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IPL Highest Individual Score

 

With the pitches being made batting-friendly these days there is no shortage of boundaries and sixes or close encounters which ends up in nail-biting finishes for the crowd to go insane. From international players to the domestic circuit, players are carefully selected by the franchises keeping their home grounds in mind. Here are the top 5 highest individual scores in IPL history

List of IPL highest individual scores:

 

#5) Chris Gayle (128* against DD) & Rishabh Pant (128* against SRH)

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One the legend of T-20 cricket and another, a budding young talent from India, this is what IPL is all about. This time the “Universal Boss” went all guns blazing and scored 128* off 62 balls to take up the 5th spot as well. This amazing knock included 13 maximums and 7 fours which helped RCB to register a 21 run win against the Delhi.

This young talent by name Rishabh Pant did not spare even the best bowling attack of the IPL. This left-hander took on the lights of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan to score his maiden hundred and reached 128* off 63 deliveries. His ferocious knock included 15 fours and 7 sixes by which DD comfortably chased down the target set by SRH under 19 overs.

 

#4) AB De Villiers (129* against GL)

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AB De occupies the fourth spot as well by making Gujarat Lion as his victim this time. As he is known “Mr.360” attacked the poor Gujarat bowlers from the word go. He smashed the GL bowlers all around the park to score an unbeaten knock of 129 in just 52 balls.

Once again forging a strong 229 run partnership with Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers helped RCB to power its way to a total of 248/3.

 

#3) AB De Villiers (133* against MI)

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This South African is known for his batting skills and athleticism he brings on the field. His shots all around the stadium and the timing he puts behind his strokes are insanely enjoyed by the fans. With an exceptional partnership with the skipper, Villiers smashed the bowlers all around the park, as he is known to do so and managed to score an unbeaten 133 out of 59 balls.

AB De Villiers knock included 4 sixes and 19 fours which propelled RCB to a massive total of 235/1 at the end of 20 overs.

 

#2) Brendon McCullum (158* against RCB)

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It was mayhem in the opening match of the IPL back in 2008. The Kiwi opener did not fail to render the hopes kept on him. Mccullum, in his usual style, came down the track and smashed the bowlers over their head. He lit the night sky with his blistering knock of 158 off 73 balls which included 13 maximums and 10 fours.

With the help of his amazing knock, KKR scored 222/3 at the end of 20 overs. This knock from Brendon McCullum actually changed the course of the game and the way people looked at batting and overall T-20 cricket.

 

#1) Chris Gayle (175* against PWI)

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There is no surprise in seeing this big Caribbean at the top of the list. His amazing power coupled with fine batting skills and a batting-friendly pitch is to be definitely feared. Playing for RCB, with Chinnaswamy being the home ground which is a graveyard for bowlers, the crowd saw meteors the whole evening. With RCB relying heavily on Chris, he did not let that hope drop. Gayle ruthlessly smashed the Pune bowlers out of the park in every direction possible.

He scored 175 out of 66 balls by creating a record of the highest individual score in T-20s. He also recorded the fastest hundred in T-20s by reaching that point in just 30 balls. This record-breaking knock included 17 sixes and 13 boundaries. Royal Challengers recorded a massive 130 run victory against the Warriors on that day. Gayle was also successful in picking 2 wickets in the match.

Chris Gayle scored the highest individual score in IPL history ever.

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