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Highest powerplay score in IPL 2024 (expected)

The expected highest powerplay score in IPL 2024 should be in the excess of 80 runs, going by past trends. Chennai Super Kings holds the record for the highest powerplay score in IPL history, smashing 87 runs against Kings XI Punjab at Wankhede in 2014. Since then, there have been some explosive batting performances in IPL powerplay. With the level of competition increasing, fans can expect some high scores in IPL 2024, which will feature some of the league’s biggest names.

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Here are the top 10 highest score in IPL powerplay:

Team

Opponent

Powerplay Score

Chennai Super Kings Kings XI Punjab

87

Deccan Chargers Delhi Daredevils

74

Sunrisers Hyderabad Mumbai Indians

63

Kolkata Knight Riders Rajasthan Royals

62

Sunrisers Hyderabad Kolkata Knight Riders

62

Rajasthan Royals Chennai Super Kings

59

Royal Challengers Bangalore Punjab Kings

59

Mumbai Indians Chennai Super Kings

59

Sunrisers Hyderabad Chennai Super Kings

59

Chennai Super Kings Sunrisers Hyderabad

56

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Highest powerplay score in IPL 2023

The IPL 2023 season saw some big scores in the powerplay. While we await the highest powerplay score in IPL 2024, here are some of the biggest one last season:

  • Rajasthan Royals 85 v Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Lucknow Super Giants 80 v Chennai Super Kings
  • Chennai Super Kings 79 v Lucknow Super Giants
  • Rajasthan Royals 78 vs Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Gujarat Titans 78 v Lucknow Super Giants
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore 75 v Chennai Super Kings
  • Lucknow Super Giants 74 vs Punjab Kings
  • Mumbai Indians 72 v Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Lucknow Super Giants 72 v Gujarat Titans
  • Mumbai Indians 72 vs Gujarat Titans

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Highest powerplay score in IPL

Let’s look at some highlights of the highest powerplay score in IPL history:

CSK vs Kings XI Punjab

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) produced a remarkable powerplay performance against Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in the 2014 IPL season, scoring 87 runs in the first six overs. This aggressive start, led by Brendon McCullum’s explosive batting, set the tone for a dominant batting display by CSK.

McCullum, known for his attacking style, smashed the ball to all parts of the ground, taking advantage of the fielding restrictions. CSK’s strong start laid the foundation for a mammoth total, and they went on to score 205 runs in their 20 overs. This powerplay performance by CSK remains one of the most memorable in IPL history, showcasing the team’s ability to seize the initiative from the outset.

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Deccan Chargers vs Delhi Daredevils

In a match during the 2011 IPL season, the Deccan Chargers set a record for the highest powerplay score against the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), amassing 74 runs in the first six overs. Led by the aggressive batting of Adam Gilchrist and Shikhar Dhawan, the Chargers came out all guns blazing, taking full advantage of the fielding restrictions.

Gilchrist, known for his explosive batting at the top of the order, played a particularly destructive innings, hitting boundaries at will. The Chargers’ blistering start laid the foundation for a formidable total, and they went on to score 175 runs in their 20 overs. This powerplay performance by the Chargers remains a testament to their batting prowess in the IPL.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians

In 2018 IPL season, Sunrisers Hyderabad achieved their highest IPL powerplay score of 63 runs against Mumbai Indians. SRH’s openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Alex Hales, played pivotal roles in this achievement with their aggressive stroke play. The duo took advantage of the fielding restrictions to score boundaries and keep the run rate high.

Despite facing a strong bowling attack from Mumbai Indians, including the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Mitchell McClenaghan, Dhawan and Hales managed to find gaps in the field and hit boundaries regularly. SRH’s strong start laid the foundation for a competitive total, and they went on to score 178 runs in their 20 overs. This powerplay performance by SRH showcased their ability to dominate the early overs and set the tone for the rest of the innings.

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Conclusion

The highest powerplay score in IPL history team is held by Chennai Super Kings against Kings XI Punjab in a high-octane match. This year, the questions remains, who will have highest score in powerplay in IPL? There are many contenders, including CSK, MI, GT, LSG, and RR. However, that question is yet to be answered. Until IPL 2024 kicks off, one cannot be certain of who will hold this coveted title.

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