IPL 2024: Kolkata Knight Riders Mount Second-Highest Total in IPL Historynewsbhunt

KKR posted 272 for 7 against DC in Vizag

KKR posted 272 for 7 against DC in Vizag

The Kolkata Knight Riders beat their previous highest total – 245/6, against Punjab Kings in 2018, to set a new record.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) altered the record books on Wednesday night, registering the second-highest team total in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The likes of Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Andre Russell and Rinku Sigh wreaked havoc at the ACA-VDA stadium in Visakhapatnam, helping KKR post 272/7 in 20 over. The Knight Riders beat their previous highest total – 245/6, against Punjab Kings in 2018, to set a new record.

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Last week, the Sunrisers Hyderabad recorded the highest score of the tournament history, piling up 277/3 against Mumbai Indians. Kolkata now take the second spot on the list of highest totals in IPL, followed by the likes of Royal Challengers Bengaluru (263/5 & 248/3), Lucknow Super Giants (257/5) and Chennai Super Kings (246/5).

277/3 MI Hyderabad
272/7 DC Visakhapatnam
263/5 PWI Bengaluru
257/5 PBKS Mohali
248/3 GL Bengaluru

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KKR are now placed fifth on the list of highest team totals in T20 cricket. Nepal leads the charts with a colossal 314/3 against Mongolia in Asiad 2023.

Score Team Opposition Date & Venue
314/3 Nepal Mongolia Hangzhou, 2023
278/3 Afghanistan Ireland Dehradun, 2019
278/4 Czech Republic Turkey Ilfov County, 2019
277/3 SRH MI Hyderabad, 2024
271 KKR DC Vizag, 2024

Sunil Narine produced a six-hitting exhibition to score a blistering 85 while Raghuvanshi scored a fifty on his IPL batting debut. The former punished all Delhi bowlers alike, sending the ball over the boundary rope seven times. He also hit seven fours in his 39-ball stay. Delhi were guilty of dropping him on 53 and Narine made his opponents suffer as he notched his highest-ever score in T20 cricket.

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Raghuvanshi also fired on all cylinders, complementing Narine as the pair shared an explosive 104-run stand off 48 balls. Andre Russell (41 off 19 balls) and Rinku Singh (26 off 8 balls) provided the final flourish to KKR.

It was a forgettable performance by the Delhi bowlers as they conceded the highest total in the team’s history. KKR hit as many as 18 sixes and 28 fours.

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