Top-10 Highest Individual Scores in the History of the IPL

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Who holds the record for the highest individual score in the IPL so far? This article answers the question and looks at the nine next best scores. Chris Gayle, who scored 175 in 2013, leads the pack, followed by McCullum, De Villiers, Pant, Vijay, Warner, Sehwag, Valthaty, Watson and Symonds.

1. Chris Gayle – 175* Runs in 2013

RCB faced off against Pune Warriors at Bengaluru in a group match on 23 April 2013. Gayle and Dilshan shared an opening partnership of 167 in 13.4 overs when Dilshan got out for 33 off 36 balls. Gayle finished with an unbeaten 175 off 66 balls to help RCB to a score of 263/5. After a relatively quiet start, Gayle reached 22 off 11 balls at end of over 4. In over 5, from Marsh, Gayle hit four sixes and a four. Gayle got to 50 off 17 balls and when Marsh was replaced by Murtaza, the latter was dispatched for two sixes and a four. In the next over, Finch disappeared for 29 runs to leave Gayle at 95 off 27 balls. A six off Dinda in the next over brought Gayle to 102 off 30 balls. Gayle ended up hitting 13 fours and 17 sixes in his record-breaking knock. On the contrary, the Pune Warriors’ innings proved to be an anticlimax with the visitors restricted to 133/9, paving the way for RCB to win by 130 runs.

2. Brendon McCullum – 158* Runs in 2008

Kolkata Knight Riders scored 222/3 in the first innings of the very first IPL match in Bengaluru on 18 April 2008 on the back of Brendon McCullum’s unbeaten knock of 158 off 73 balls with 10 fours and 13 sixes. Such was McCullum’s dominance that the next best score was Ponting’s 20. In reply, RCB were bowled out for 82. Brendon’s score had remained a record for the highest individual score all until Gayle broke it in 2013.

3. AB de Villiers – 133* Runs in 2015

On 10 May 2015, RCB took on Mumbai Indians in a group match at Mumbai. Batting first, they scored 235/1 thanks to De Villiers’s unbeaten innings of 133 off 59 balls with 19 fours and 4 sixes and his unbroken 2nd-wicket stand of 215 with Kohli (82 off 50 balls). Replying, MI could manage only 196/7 in their allotted overs, enabling RCB to register a 39-run victory.

4. Rishabh Pant – 128* Runs in 2018

In a group match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Delhi on 10 May 2018, Delhi Capitals’ batsman Rishabh Pant smashed the SRH bowlers for an unbeaten 128 runs off 63 balls with 15 fours and 7 sixes. Coming to the wicket when DC were a precarious 21/2, Pant helped his side to a daunting score of 187/5. However, sadly for Pant and DC, SRH registered a 9-wicket win thanks to Dhawan (92 off 50 balls) and Williamson (83 off 53).

5. Murali Vijay – 127 Runs in 2010

Murali Vijay scored 127 off 56 balls, including 8 fours and 11 sixes, in Chennai on 3 April 2010 and shared an opening stand of 62 with Hayden (34 off 21 balls) and a 152-run partnership for the 3rd wicket with Albie Morkel (62 off 34 balls) to propel Chennai Super Kings to a first-innings score of 246/5 against Rajasthan Royals. RR, in reply, were restricted to 223/5, leaving CSK the winners by 23 runs.

Top-10 Highest Individual Scores in the History of the IPL

6. David Warner – 126 Runs in 2017

Warner shared an opening stand of 139 with Dhawan (29 off 30 balls) to help Sunrisers Hyderabad to a score of 209/3 in a group game against Kolkata Knight Riders in Hyderabad on 30 April 2017. Warner’s 126 off 59 balls contained 10 fours and 8 sixes. In reply, KKR could make only 161/7 in their allotted overs, enabling SRH to win the match by 48 runs.

7. Virender Sehwag – 122 Runs in 2014

Kings XI Punjab took on CSK in the second qualifier in Mumbai on 30 May 2014. Sehwag smashed 122 off 58 balls with 12 fours and 8 sixes to propel his side to a daunting score of 226/6. In reply, CSK could manage only 202/7 in their allotted overs, making Kings XI the winners by 24 runs. During the knock, Sehwag shared a 1st-wicket stand of 110 with Manan Vohra and a 63-run partnership for the 3rd wicket with DA Miller.

8. Paul Valthaty – 120* Runs in 2011

On 13 April 2011, CSK and KXIP met in Mohali in a group game. Batting first CSK scored 188/4 in their allotted overs. Kings XI replied with 193/4 in 19.1 overs on the back of opener PC Valthaty’s unbeaten knock of 120 off 63 balls. During his knock, Valthaty shared useful partnerships with Gilchrist, Shaun Marsh, Sunny Singh and Dinesh Karthik. He had 19 fours and 2 sixes in his match-winning innings.

9. Shane Watson – 117* Runs in 2018

Chasing 179 to win against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL final in Mumbai on 27 May 2018, CSK chased down the target with 8 wickets and 9 balls to spare thanks to an innings of opener Shane Watson who scored an unbeaten 117 off 57 balls with 11 fours and 8 sixes. During the innings, Watson shared a 2nd-wicket partnership of 117 with Suresh Raina who scored 32 off 24 balls. Watson’s innings helped seal the 3rd title win for Chennai Super Kings.

10. Andrew Symonds – 117* Runs in 2008

In a group match in Hyderabad on 24 April 2008, Deccan Chargers faced off against Rajasthan Royals. Batting first, Chargers scored 214/5 in their allotted overs on the back of Andrew Symonds’s unbeaten innings of 117 off 53 balls with 11 fours and 7 sixes. Symonds shared a 4th-wicket stand of 11 with Rohit Sharma but unfortunately for him and Deccan Chargers, Rajasthan Royals chased down the target in 19.5 overs with 3 wickets to spare.

High scores

PlayerRunsBalls4s6sSRTeamOppositionGroundMatch Date
CH Gayle175*661317265.15RCBv WarriorsBengaluru23 Apr 2013
BB McCullum158*731013216.43KKRv RCBBengaluru18 Apr 2008
AB de Villiers133*59194225.42RCBv Mum IndiansMumbai10 May 2015
KL Rahul132*69147191.30Kings XIv RCBDubai (DSC)24 Sep 2020
AB de Villiers129*521012248.07RCBv Guj LionsBengaluru14 May 2016
CH Gayle128*62713206.45RCBv DaredevilsDelhi17 May 2012
RR Pant128*63157203.17Daredevilsv SunrisersDelhi10 May 2018
M Vijay12756811226.78Super Kingsv RoyalsChennai3 Apr 2010
DA Warner12659108213.55Sunrisersv KKRHyderabad (Deccan)30 Apr 2017
V Sehwag12258128210.34Kings XIv Super KingsMumbai30 May 2014
PC Valthaty120*63192190.47Kings XIv Super KingsMohali13 Apr 2011
V Sehwag11956136212.50Daredevilsv ChargersHyderabad (Deccan)5 May 2011
SV Samson11963127188.88Royalsv Punjab KingsMumbai12 Apr 2021
A Symonds117*53117220.75Chargersv RoyalsHyderabad (Deccan)24 Apr 2008
SR Watson117*57118205.26Super Kingsv SunrisersMumbai27 May 2018
CH Gayle11757712205.26RCBv Kings XIBengaluru6 May 2015
MEK Hussey116*5489214.81Super Kingsv Kings XIMohali19 Apr 2008
WP Saha115*55108209.09Kings XIv KKRBengaluru1 Jun 2014
SE Marsh11569117166.66Kings XIv RoyalsMohali28 May 2008
ST Jayasuriya114*48911237.50Mum Indiansv Super KingsMumbai14 May 2008
MK Pandey114*73104156.16RCBv ChargersCenturion21 May 2009
JM Bairstow11456127203.57Sunrisersv RCBHyderabad (Deccan)31 Mar 2019
M Vijay11358154194.82Super Kingsv DaredevilsChennai25 May 2012
V Kohli11350128226.00RCBv Kings XIBengaluru18 May 2016
DPMD Jayawardene110*59143186.44Kings XIv KKRKolkata4 Apr 2010
AC Gilchrist109*47910231.91Chargersv Mum IndiansMumbai27 Apr 2008
DA Warner109*54107201.85Daredevilsv ChargersHyderabad (Deccan)10 May 2012
RG Sharma109*60125181.66Mum Indiansv KKRKolkata12 May 2012
V Kohli1095558198.18RCBv Guj LionsBengaluru14 May 2016
V Kohli108*5887186.20RCBv SupergiantsBengaluru7 May 2016
Q de Kock10851153211.76Daredevilsv RCBBengaluru17 Apr 2016
DA Warner107*6995155.07Daredevilsv KKRDelhi29 Mar 2010
BA Stokes107*60143178.33Royalsv Mum IndiansAbu Dhabi25 Oct 2020
CH Gayle10749109218.36RCBv Kings XIBengaluru6 May 2011
S Dhawan106*61123173.77Capitalsv Kings XIDubai (DSC)20 Oct 2020
AC Gilchrist1065589192.72Kings XIv RCBDharamsala17 May 2011
SR Watson1065796185.96Super Kingsv RoyalsPune20 Apr 2018
MA Agarwal10650107212.00Kings XIv RoyalsSharjah27 Sep 2020
AB de Villiers105*5456194.44Daredevilsv Super KingsDurban23 Apr 2009
AM Rahane105*63113166.66Royalsv CapitalsJaipur22 Apr 2019
SR Watson104*5995176.27Royalsv KKRMumbai (BS)16 May 2015
HM Amla104*6086173.33Kings XIv Mum IndiansIndore20 Apr 2017
CH Gayle104*63111165.07Kings XIv SunrisersMohali19 Apr 2018
HM Amla1046085173.33Kings XIv Guj LionsMohali7 May 2017
AM Rahane103*60125171.66Royalsv RCBBengaluru15 Apr 2012
KP Pietersen103*6469160.93Daredevilsv ChargersDelhi19 Apr 2012
BA Stokes103*6376163.49Supergiantv Guj LionsPune1 May 2017
CH Gayle102*55107185.45RCBv KKRKolkata22 Apr 2011
SV Samson102*55104185.45Royalsv SunrisersHyderabad (Deccan)29 Mar 2019
SV Samson1026385161.90Daredevilsv SupergiantPune11 Apr 2017
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