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272/7 – KKR register second-highest IPL total ever vs DC



Sunil Narine

showcased a spectacular display of power-hitting, smashing an electrifying 85 runs, while young

Angkrish Raghuvanshi

marked his IPL batting debut with a fifty as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) posted a formidable total of 272/7 against Delhi Capitals (DC) in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.
This staggering score became the second-highest in the history of the cash-rich league, surpassing RCB’s 263/5 against the now-defunct Pune Warriors India (PWI) back in 2013.

The record for the highest innings score of 277/3 remains with Sunrisers Hyderabad, achieved against Mumbai Indians just last week.

Narine’s explosive innings saw him punish every Delhi bowler, dispatching the ball over the boundary rope seven times in his 39-ball innings, complemented by seven fours. Despite being dropped on 53, Narine capitalised on the opportunity, achieving his highest-ever score in T20 cricket.
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Raghuvanshi, who missed out on batting in his debut IPL match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, showcased his prowess with a rapid-fire 54 off 27 balls, forming a scintillating 104-run partnership with Narine off just 48 balls.

Andre Russell contributed a quickfire 41 off 19 balls, while Rinku Singh added a late flourish with 26 off 8 balls, further bolstering KKR’s imposing total.
Highest team totals in the IPL

  • 277/3 – SRH vs MI, Hyderabad, 2024
  • 272/7 – KKR vs DC, Vizag, 2024
  • 263/5 – RCB vs PWI, Bengaluru, 2013
  • 257/5 – LSG vs PBKS, Mohali, 2023
  • 248/3 – RCB vs GL, Bengaluru, 2016

The Delhi bowlers endured a forgettable outing, conceding their team’s highest-ever total. KKR unleashed a barrage of boundaries, amassing 18 sixes and 28 fours.
Narine kickstarted his boundary spree by dispatching a short ball from Khaleel Ahmed to the deep point. The West Indian particularly targeted veteran pacer Ishant Sharma, plundering 26 runs in the fourth over, which included three sixes and two fours, setting the tone for the innings.
KKR’s mammoth total also made entry into the top-5 of highest team totals in the history of Twenty20 cricket.
Highest team totals in T20 cricket

  • 314/3 – Nepal vs Mongolia, Hangzhou, 2023
  • 278/3 – Afghanistan vs Ireland, Dehradun, 2019
  • 278/4 – Czech Republic vs Turkey, Ilfov County, 2019
  • 277/3 – SRH vs MI, Hyderabad, 2024
  • 272/7 – KKR vs DC, Vizag, 2024

Despite DC’s efforts to dismiss Narine and Raghuvanshi in consecutive overs, Russell’s onslaught with full tosses ensured KKR’s dominance, as he effortlessly sent the ball to the boundary.
(With PTI inputs)

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