High-scoring games have become a norm in T20 cricket, over the years many teams have gone past the 200-run mark and plenty of players have managed to get to a century and then there are some who have even breached the 150 mark. In the Indian Premier League’s first-ever game, Brendon McCullum smashed an unbeaten 158 and lit the Chinnaswami Stadium on fire. There have been other players as well who have breached the 150 mark in the IPL and helped their team towards success.
In the T20 format, it is not so common to see a player hitting a century in the 20-over format but some cricketers have enjoyed batting in small Indian grounds and have made it a habit. Over the years right from the start of the opening night, there have been some breathtaking and destructive innings played by top-notch cricketers. In this article, we will list the 5 highest individual scores made by batters in the Indian Premier League. The list includes some flashy international crickets and some of these innings will be remembered for a lifetime.
List of Top 5 individual scores in IPL
1. Chris Gayle – 175* of 66 balls.
Chris Gayle holds the record for scoring the most runs in an inning, he got this record after smashing 175 runs off 66 balls against Pune Warriors while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2013 season. Gayle got to his century in only 30 balls and then went past his 150 as well and ended with 166*.
2. Brendon McCullum – 158* of 73 balls.
Brendon McCullum set the stage on fire when he smacked 158 runs off 73 balls in the inaugural match of the first-ever IPL season. McCullum played this knock while being part of Kolkata Knight Riders against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The knock included 10 boundaries and 13 maximums, it remained the highest score for a long time before Chris Gayle broke the record.
3. Quinton de Kock – 140* of 70 balls.
In the 2022 IPL season, Quinton de Kock playing for the Lucknow Super Giants against Kolkata Knight Riders, smashed a magnificent 140* off 70 balls. He shared an unbeaten 210-run partnership with KL Rahul who scored an unbeaten 68 off 51 deliveries. The South African wicketkeeper hammered 10 boundaries and a few huge sixes as well.
4. AB de Villiers – 133* of 59 balls
In the 2015 IPL match played between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore, AB de Villiers played a memorable knock of 133 runs off 59 balls. Mr. 360 hit 19 boundaries and 4 maximums in his fantastic innings.
5. KL Rahul – 132* of 69 balls.
In the 2020 season of the IPL which was played in UAE, the Punjab skipper KL Rahul hammered 132 runs in an inning against his ex-franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. This is the highest individual score by an Indian player in the IPL. Rahul smacked 14 boundaries and 7 maximum in his outstanding knock.
Top 5 individual scores in the Indian Premier League
|Royal Challengers Bangalore
|Quinton de Kock
|Kolkata Knight Riders
|AB de Villiers
|Royal Challengers Bangalore