Highest Powerplay Score in IPL: Indian Premier League is the most loved and followed cricketing league in the world. The league has the 20 overs format where 6 overs powerplay is included in an inning.
And powerplay plays a very important role in Cricket if a team is able to score well by keeping wickets in hand then the rest of the inning can lead to a good total or if they are chasing then this can lower the required run rate at the end.
In the powerplay, only two fielders are allowed out of the 30-yard circle where all other fields must be within the circle. So, it gives the chance to batsman score big hits without being worried about getting caught.
There are many unforgettable powerplay innings in the IPL that we will revisit in this post. This post will share the top 10 highest powerplay score in IPL:
Highest Powerplay Score in IPL
|Royal Challengers Bangalore
|46th Match IPL 2017
|M Chinnaswamy Stadium
|Kings XI Punjab
|Qualifier 2 Match IPL 2014
|12th Match IPL 2015
|61st Match IPL 2011
|39th Match IPL 2014
|9th Match IPL 2018
|Semi-final 1 IPL 2009
|55th Match IPL 2021
|Zayed Cricket Stadium
|22nd Match IPL 2017
|32nd Match IPL 2022
#1 KKR (105/0) vs RCB In 2017
Kolkata Knight Riders lead the table of highest powerplay scores in IPL by a team, they scored 105 runs without losing any wickets in the 46th Match IPL 2017 against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
In that match, KKR won the match and elected to field first. Bangalore set a target of 159 runs after losing 6 wickets on the board. Mandeep Singh 52 (43) and Travis Head 75* (47) played an excellent inning that lead their team to a good total.
From the KKR side, Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine come to open and both played a dangerous knock. Sunil Narine scored 54 runs in just 17 balls and Chris Lynn 50 runs in just 22 balls. Their smashed innings made a record that day, they created the record for the highest powerplay score in IPL.
KKR chased the target by losing 4 wickets in just 15.1 overs and won the match by 6 wickets.
#2 CSK (100/2) vs KXIP in IPL 2014
Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2014 scored 100 runs by losing 2 wickets in the Powerplay, which is the second highest powerplay score in IPL. CSK is the second most successful IPL franchise with 4 IPL trophies after Mumbai Indias who have won IPL 5 times.
CSK is led by the former legendary Indian captain MS Dhoni, however, the team had bad luck last season. They finished at the bottom of the table by winning just 4 matches out of 14 total played.
In Qualifier 2 IPL 2014 match, CSK won the toss and invited KXIP to bat first. In the first inning, Kings XI Punjab had set the target of 227 by losing 6 wickets on the board. Dwayne Smith and Faf Du Plessis came to open from the CSK side, CSK lost their first wicket at the score of 1 Faf Du Plessis came back to the pavilion.
Then Suresh Raina came to bat, his excellent knock made it possible for CSK to create the record for the highest powerplay score in IPL that day. He played an inning of 87 runs in just 25 balls. However, CSK lost that match by 24 runs but that inning won everyone’s heart.
#3 CSK (90/0) vs Mumbai Indians in IPL 2015
Another highest powerplay score by CSK, 90 runs in the first six overs without giving any wicket away in the 12th match of IPL 2015.
Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bat first on their home ground, they set a total of 184 by losing 7 wickets for CSK to chase. Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum opened from the CSK side, both batsman made a partnership of 109 runs from which 90 runs came in the powerplay itself without losing any wickets.
With the help of these two excellent innings, CSK won the match by 6 wickets and 20 balls remaining.
#4 KTK (87/2) vs Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2011
Kochi Tuskers Kerala was part of IPL 2011 along with another new team in that season, Rising Pune Super Giants. Sri Lankan well-known Cricketer Mahela Jayawardene was the captain of the team.
In the 61st match in IPL 2011, KTK created history by scoring 87 runs in the powerplay which is the 4th highest powerplay score in IPL. KTK won the toss and invited Rajasthan to bat first, KTK all out Rajasthan at a low total of just 97 runs in 18.3 overs.
Brendon McCullum and Mahela Jayawardene came to open from Kochi’s side. KTK lose their first wicket at 26 runs. And then Brendon McCullum bowled to Doshi at an individual score of 29 runs in just 12 balls.
After that, Parthiv Patel and Brad Hodge played a smashed inning and led KTK to victory in 7.2 overs. They scored 87 runs in the first 6 overs of the powerplay, which became a record.
#5 KXIP (86/1) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2014
39th Match IPL 2014, KXIP won the toss and invited Shikhar Dhawan-led Sunrisers Hyderabad to bat first. SRH set the target of 205 by losing 5 wickets in the 20 overs.
Virendra Sehwag and Manan Vohra came to open from the KXIP side, Sehwag went to the pavilion very soon with an individual score of 4 runs in 2 balls. Then Saha and Vohra made a partnership of 91 runs and 86 out of 91 came in the first 6 overs of powerplay.
With this fast knock in the powerplay, KXIP chased the target in 18.4 overs after losing 4 wickets. W Saha played an excellent inning of 54 runs in just 26 balls and M Vohra 47 runs in just 20 balls. Later, Glenn Maxwell does the rest with his smashed inning of 43 runs in 22 balls.
#6 MI (84/0) vs Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2018
9th Match of IPL 2019, Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils. MI scored 84 runs without losing any wickets in the powerplay which become one of the highest powerplay scores in IPL.
MI was invited to bat first by DD, Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis came to open and made the partnership of 102 runs for their teams.
With the help of the first wicket partnership, MI was able to set a target of 194 runs on the board after losing 7 wickets. However, they lose the match by 7 wickets. Jason Roy’s smashed inning of 91 runs in 53 balls made his team win.
#7 DC (84/1) vs Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2009
Deccan Charges also hold a position in the highest powerplay score in IPL, they have once scored 84 runs after losing one wicket against Delhi Daredevils in the IPL 2009.
In semi-final 1 of IPL 2009, Deccan Chargers won the toss and elected to bowl first. Delhi Daredevils set the target of 153 runs after losing 8 wickets in 20 overs.
Deccan Chargers lost their first wicket at the score of 22 runs, but the smashing inning of Adam Gilchrist led DC to create this record for the highest score in IPL powerplay. He scored 85 runs in just 35 balls.
#8 MI (83/1) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2021
Match no. 55 in IPL 2021, Mumbai Indians vs Hyderabad was played in Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi. MI won the toss and elected to bat first, Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan came to open from the Mumbai Indians’ side.
Ishan Kishan played an excellent inning of 84 runs in just 32 balls that helped Mumbai Indians to create this record that day.
Mumbai Indians set the target of 235 runs after losing 9 wickets in 20 overs. Sunrisers Hyderabad in the second inning only could able to reach 193 runs after losing 8 wickets in 20 overs. Thus, MI won the match by 42 runs.
#9 KXIP (82/1) vs Mumbai Indians in IPL 2017
Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field first. Hashim Amla and Shaun Marsh came to open from the KXIP side. KXIP lost their first wicket at the score of 46 runs, Shaun Marsh went back to the pavilion at an individual score of 26 runs in 21 balls.
But Hashim Amla was hitting the boundaries continuously from one side, he scored a century and went back not out in that match. This great inning of his helped the KXIP match to set 198 runs on the board and 82 runs in powerplay after losing one wicket.
But KXIP did not make it to the victory, they lost by 8 wickets. Jos Buttler’s smashed inning of 77 runs in 37 balls and Nitish Rana’s 62 runs in 34 balls inning helped Mumbai Indians to register the win in that match.
#10 DC (81/0) vs Punjab Kings in IPL 2022
In the recently concluded IPL 2022, Delhi Capitals scored 81 runs in a powerplay against Punjab Kings in the 32nd Mach of the season at Brabourne Stadium.
DC won the toss and elected to bowl first, KXIP set a low score chase for the Delhi Capitals, they all out at a score of 115 runs.
Prithivi Shaw and David Warner came to open from the Delhi Capitals side, they both made a partnership of 83 runs for the first wicket and 81 out of this came in the powerplay.
Prithvi Shaw caught Ellis in Deepak Chahar’s over at an individual score of 41 runs in 20 balls and David Warner played an excellent inning of 60* runs in 30 balls. Delhi Capitals won the match by 9 wickets.