July 12, 2024

Top 5 Individual Batting Performances in IPL History

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season has given us many cherished moments. Many matches have gone down to the last ball, keeping the viewers on the edge of their seats. Some batters have been striking the ball beautifully, putting bowlers under tremendous pressure.

Cricket fans have witnessed some fantastic individual knocks and could be hoping that someday the highest individual IPL score of 175*, set by Chris Gayle, will be surpassed.

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Highest Individual Scores in IPL

Modern-day batters can take down any bowling lineup. The following players showed no mercy on the bowlers and produced one of the finest knocks in IPL history.

​​Chris Gayle (175*) – The Universe Boss

The Universe Boss went crazy when Royal Challengers Bangalore faced Pune Warriors in IPL 2013. Gayle smashed 175*, which to date is the highest IPL score. The innings consisted of 13 fours and 17 towering sixes.

Batting first, RCB scored 263 and won by 130 runs. This record is not impossible to break, but if anyone does, that will be a remarkable achievement. Harry Brook, who represents Sunrisers Hyderabad, is an exceptional talent who can come close to breaking or can break Gayle’s stunning knock.

Chris Gayle IPL Records

Highest individual score – 175*
Most sixes in IPL – 357 sixes
Most sixes in a match – 17 sixes
Fastest IPL hundred – 30 balls

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Brendon McCullum (158*) – The Pocket Dynamite

IPL’s first match saw an exceptional knock from a Kiwi pocket dynamite, Brendon McCullum. He scored 158* for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) against RCB. The Kolkata-based franchise scored 222 runs thanks to a McCullum special.

In reply, RCB could only manage 82 runs, losing by a massive margin of 140 runs. With the help of ten fours and 13 sixes, McCullum played the innings of a lifetime.

Quinton de Kock  (140*) – Powerful Southpaw

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) duo Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul came out with real intent when facing KKR in IPL 2022. De Kock kept smashing the KKR bowlers all around the park and ended up with the impressive score of 140*, courtesy of ten fours and as many sixes.

The remarkable century was a match-winning knock. It was a close finish, as LSG managed to topple the KKR team, led by Shreyas Iyer, by two runs.

AB de Villiers (133*) – Mr. 360

AB de Villiers got going for the RCB in 2015 when the team faced Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium. In his innings of 133*, the former South Africa captain smashed 19 fours and four sixes.

RCB, who set the five-time champions 235 to win, clinched the game by 39 runs. The then RCB captain Virat Kohli and De Villiers stitched together an unbeaten stand of 215 runs.

 KL Rahul (132*) – The KLassy Batter

The classy KL Rahul is the only Indian player in the top five highest individual IPL scores. The dashing batter smashed an unbeaten 132 runs while representing Kings X Punjab (then Punjab Kings) in 2020.

In the league stage fixture, KL Rahul smashed 14 fours and seven sixes against RCB. The Mohali-based franchise posted 206 and easily cruised to a 97-run win.

Note: Stats as on 17/05/2023.

Highest Individual Scores in IPL 2023

IPL 2023 has seen plenty of centuries so far. Harry Brook struck the first hundred of the season. Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill scored two centuries, while Venkatesh Iyer, Heinrich Klaasen, Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green, Prabhsimran Singh, and Yashasvi Jaiswal struck one each.

Following are the top five highest scores of the IPL 2023:

Yashasvi Jaiswal – 124 vs Mumbai Indians
Shubman Gill – 104* vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Venkatesh Iyer – 104 vs Mumbai Indians
Heinrich Klaasen – 104 vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Suryakumar Yadav – 103* vs Gujarat Titans

Note: Stats as on 25/05/2023.

Final Thoughts

Records are meant to be rewritten. IPL fans will be keen to see more brilliant individual batting performances and plenty of quality action in the world’s best T20 league.

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