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

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

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

Player Runs Balls 4s 6s SR Team Opposition Ground Match Date
CH Gayle 175* 66 13 17 265.15 RCB v Warriors Bengaluru 23 Apr 2013
BB McCullum 158* 73 10 13 216.43 KKR v RCB Bengaluru 18 Apr 2008
AB de Villiers 133* 59 19 4 225.42 RCB v Mum Indians Mumbai 10 May 2015
KL Rahul 132* 69 14 7 191.30 Kings XI v RCB Dubai (DSC) 24 Sep 2020
AB de Villiers 129* 52 10 12 248.07 RCB v Guj Lions Bengaluru 14 May 2016
CH Gayle 128* 62 7 13 206.45 RCB v Daredevils Delhi 17 May 2012
RR Pant 128* 63 15 7 203.17 Daredevils v Sunrisers Delhi 10 May 2018
M Vijay 127 56 8 11 226.78 Super Kings v Royals Chennai 3 Apr 2010
DA Warner 126 59 10 8 213.55 Sunrisers v KKR Hyderabad (Deccan) 30 Apr 2017
V Sehwag 122 58 12 8 210.34 Kings XI v Super Kings Mumbai 30 May 2014
PC Valthaty 120* 63 19 2 190.47 Kings XI v Super Kings Mohali 13 Apr 2011
V Sehwag 119 56 13 6 212.50 Daredevils v Chargers Hyderabad (Deccan) 5 May 2011
SV Samson 119 63 12 7 188.88 Royals v Punjab Kings Mumbai 12 Apr 2021
A Symonds 117* 53 11 7 220.75 Chargers v Royals Hyderabad (Deccan) 24 Apr 2008
SR Watson 117* 57 11 8 205.26 Super Kings v Sunrisers Mumbai 27 May 2018
CH Gayle 117 57 7 12 205.26 RCB v Kings XI Bengaluru 6 May 2015
MEK Hussey 116* 54 8 9 214.81 Super Kings v Kings XI Mohali 19 Apr 2008
WP Saha 115* 55 10 8 209.09 Kings XI v KKR Bengaluru 1 Jun 2014
SE Marsh 115 69 11 7 166.66 Kings XI v Royals Mohali 28 May 2008
ST Jayasuriya 114* 48 9 11 237.50 Mum Indians v Super Kings Mumbai 14 May 2008
MK Pandey 114* 73 10 4 156.16 RCB v Chargers Centurion 21 May 2009
JM Bairstow 114 56 12 7 203.57 Sunrisers v RCB Hyderabad (Deccan) 31 Mar 2019
M Vijay 113 58 15 4 194.82 Super Kings v Daredevils Chennai 25 May 2012
V Kohli 113 50 12 8 226.00 RCB v Kings XI Bengaluru 18 May 2016
DPMD Jayawardene 110* 59 14 3 186.44 Kings XI v KKR Kolkata 4 Apr 2010
AC Gilchrist 109* 47 9 10 231.91 Chargers v Mum Indians Mumbai 27 Apr 2008
DA Warner 109* 54 10 7 201.85 Daredevils v Chargers Hyderabad (Deccan) 10 May 2012
RG Sharma 109* 60 12 5 181.66 Mum Indians v KKR Kolkata 12 May 2012
V Kohli 109 55 5 8 198.18 RCB v Guj Lions Bengaluru 14 May 2016
V Kohli 108* 58 8 7 186.20 RCB v Supergiants Bengaluru 7 May 2016
Q de Kock 108 51 15 3 211.76 Daredevils v RCB Bengaluru 17 Apr 2016
DA Warner 107* 69 9 5 155.07 Daredevils v KKR Delhi 29 Mar 2010
BA Stokes 107* 60 14 3 178.33 Royals v Mum Indians Abu Dhabi 25 Oct 2020
CH Gayle 107 49 10 9 218.36 RCB v Kings XI Bengaluru 6 May 2011
S Dhawan 106* 61 12 3 173.77 Capitals v Kings XI Dubai (DSC) 20 Oct 2020
AC Gilchrist 106 55 8 9 192.72 Kings XI v RCB Dharamsala 17 May 2011
SR Watson 106 57 9 6 185.96 Super Kings v Royals Pune 20 Apr 2018
MA Agarwal 106 50 10 7 212.00 Kings XI v Royals Sharjah 27 Sep 2020
AB de Villiers 105* 54 5 6 194.44 Daredevils v Super Kings Durban 23 Apr 2009
AM Rahane 105* 63 11 3 166.66 Royals v Capitals Jaipur 22 Apr 2019
SR Watson 104* 59 9 5 176.27 Royals v KKR Mumbai (BS) 16 May 2015
HM Amla 104* 60 8 6 173.33 Kings XI v Mum Indians Indore 20 Apr 2017
CH Gayle 104* 63 1 11 165.07 Kings XI v Sunrisers Mohali 19 Apr 2018
HM Amla 104 60 8 5 173.33 Kings XI v Guj Lions Mohali 7 May 2017
AM Rahane 103* 60 12 5 171.66 Royals v RCB Bengaluru 15 Apr 2012
KP Pietersen 103* 64 6 9 160.93 Daredevils v Chargers Delhi 19 Apr 2012
BA Stokes 103* 63 7 6 163.49 Supergiant v Guj Lions Pune 1 May 2017
CH Gayle 102* 55 10 7 185.45 RCB v KKR Kolkata 22 Apr 2011
SV Samson 102* 55 10 4 185.45 Royals v Sunrisers Hyderabad (Deccan) 29 Mar 2019
SV Samson 102 63 8 5 161.90 Daredevils v Supergiant Pune 11 Apr 2017
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