Batsmen who produced high-scoring innings with the highest strike rates have kept audiences captivated. Consider the top five IPL innings with the highest rate.
Yes we know that the die-hard cricket fans and especially the Indian cricket fans now know that Indian Premier League is one of the most exciting and thrilling cricket league of the world. In the due course of its 15 years, it has provided a diverse range of scoring pitches, not to mention some high scoring pitches, which some teams have fully utilised. Batsmen who produced high-scoring innings with the highest strike rates have kept audiences enthralled.
Boundaries were raining on the grounds during these innings, and fans relished them. Consider the top five IPL innings with the highest rate.
1. Royal Challengers Bangalore (263/5)
The only name heard in the stadium that day was The Universe Boss, Chris Gayle’s havoc at Chinnaswamy stadium, and Royal Challengers Bangalore fans couldn’t have asked for anything better on that day. On April 23, 2013, a match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Pune Warriors set a wonderful and nearly impossible to break record for the highest score in IPL history. RCB scored 263 for 5, with Chris Gayle scoring 175 off 66 balls with 13 fours and 17 massive sixes at a strike rate of 265.15. To reach this total, the team smashed 21 sixes and fours. Gayle’s havoc has allowed Royal Challengers Bangalore to post a total of 263 at a strike rate of 219.16, which is still the highest to date and has yet to be surpassed.
2. Royal Challengers Bangalore (248/3)
Royal Challengers Bangalore is experts at setting records, whether it’s for the highest or lowest score or for anything else. Every Royal Challengers Bangalore fan remembers May 14, 2016 as the day they witnessed a special partnership between their favourite batting pair, ABD and Virat Kohli. This pair smashed the Gujarat Lions bowlers in this match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions, both scoring centuries and setting the record for the highest partnership in IPL history. In this innings, 16 fours and 29 sixes were hit, and the fans at Chinnaswamy stadium were once again entertained. The team scored 246 runs at a strike rate of 206.5, which ranks second in IPL history.
3. Chennai Super Kings (246/5)
Chennai Super Kings, one of the most successful franchises of the Indian Premier League, has been a consistent and fan favourite team. The Chennai Super Kings vs. Rajasthan Royals match on May 23, 2010 in Chennai’s Chidambaram Stadium has given Chennai Super Kings fans a cherry to savour forever in their very own stadium. Chennai Super Kings scored 246 for 5 against Rajasthan Royals’s bowling attack, smashing 19 fours and 18 sixes all over the stadium. Murali Vijay and Morkel were the main key players for Chennai Super Kings in this match, scoring 127 and 61 runs at a strike rate of 226 and 187, respectively. The strike rate was 204.16 in the innings, and the Rajasthan Royals team tried their hardest to chase but fell short by 23 runs, leaving Chennai Super Kings unbeaten.
4. Kolkata Knight Riders (245/6)
Kolkata Knight Riders has a strong batting lineup, but they have not always performed well. But when they get going, they’re unstoppable, and on May 12, 2018, all were at their best in a match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. The batting lineup had just started hitting so well that all of the batsmen on that day had strike rates greater than 200, with the exception of two who had strike rates greater than 150. The strike rate speaks volumes about the firepower. Narine and Dinesh Kartik were the main players, scoring 75 and 50 points respectively. The team posted a total of 245 for 6 at the end of the innings at a strike rate of 203.26, and despite their best efforts, losing wickets on a regular basis cost Kings XI Punjab the match after scoring 214/8, and Kolkata celebrated the victory.
5. Chennai Super Kings (240/5)
The IPL demonstrated to the world in its first season that it will be one of the best cricketing leagues in the world. Both teams presented us with this entertaining knock in the second match of 2008 between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab. Kings XI Punjab chose to bowl, and Chennai Super Kings responded forcefully despite the fact that their openers fell cheaply. Michael Hussey was the star with the bat, scoring the first ever IPL century with 117 runs off 54 balls, and he was supported by some worthy cameos from the lower order.
In this inning, a total of 21 fours and 16 sixes were hit all over the park at a strike rate of 200, and they scored 240 runs. Kings XI Punjab batted well as well, but was unable to reach the target, and Chennai Super Kings won the match by 33 runs in the end.