May 3, 2008

Top 5 Highest totals runs in Indian Premier League (IPLT20)

The 20th match was over. I am eager to write about the highest total scorer in the Indian Premier League. The articles I am writing will be changed because it is the middle of the tournament. I have collected 5 teams that scored the highest total. Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Deccan Chargers and Kings XI Punjab have achieved the top five positions.

Chennai Super Kings 240/5: It was the 2nd match of Indian Premier League. The match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab was taken place at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. The Captain MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat first. Interesting thing is that just scoring 2 runs he was trapped by lbw. MEK Hussey the Australian batsman scored 116 runs (not out). That time it was the second highest score in the Indian Premier League. Chennai Super Kings cashed 240 by twenty boundaries and 16 over-boundaries. Among them MEK Hussey hit 8 boundaries and 9 over-boundaries. Chennai has accomplished the two highest total score still now. The second total is 208/5 against Mumbai Indians. It was the fifth highest total in IPLT20

Kolkata Knight Riders 222/3: The second highest score holder Kolkata Knight Riders cashed this run in the inaugural ceremony of the ongoing Indian Premier League. That day the total stadium was full of cheerful. The match was held between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rahul Dravid on 18 April at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. The day-night match was totally colorful because of inaugural ceremony. BB McCullum is the New Zealand batsman who scored 158 form 73 balls. In his highest run he hit 10 boundaries and 13 over boundaries and his strike rate was 216.43. It was the most total runs that time and the opposite team cashed just 82 runs. The one bats man scored 18 runs and that was highest and everyone was under 10 runs. Sourav Ganguly leaded Kolkata Knight Riders cashed this runs for 15 boundaries and 14 over-boundaries.

Rajasthan Royals 217/7: This is the only team that is leaded by foreign captain Shane Warne. Besides he is doing the job of responsible coach. Rajasthan Royals is the third highest score holder of the IPLT20 tournament. It scored 217 runs against Deccan Chargers at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad, on 24 April. The match was full of pressure because of losing a few wickets in Afridi’s last over. Rajasthan Royals’ Captain Shane Warne’s aggressive batting against Symonds bowling.

Deccan Chargers 214/5: In the same match against Rajasthan Royals, Deccan Chargers cashed 214/5 runs. Deccan Chargers lost the toss but got bat first. The batsmen bat without pressure and cashed huge runs of 215. To score this run Australian batsman A Symonds himself add 117 runs from 53 balls and hit 11fours and 7 sixes. May be it was the highest hited fours in a match that was 24 and 9 sixes too.

Kings XI Punjab 207/4: Although the score of Kings XI Punjab 207 is the 6th highest score of the IPLT20 but I have added it just for Chennai Super Kings. Anyway now Kings XI Punjab is one of the stronger team in the IPLT20. It scored this runs against Chennai Super Kings. This is the same match of when Chennai scored 240 runs the highest total in the IPLT20. Running behind 240 runs on this match Kings XI Punjab failed to reach the target.

This is a rough list of the highest total. It will be changed by the time being. After the end of the IPLT20 I will give a complete list of the highest total score.