Highest Scores by RCB in IPL
One of the most admired teams in the IPL, RCB, is the definitive underachievers in the history of the competition. Regardless of boasting the likes of AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, etc. the squad is yet to win the fight and has finished at the base of the table in two of the previous three seasons.
Nevertheless, one of the main reasons why they are so well-liked is because the team promises immense box office value. Fans have been delighted to total spectacles in the past with exciting, aggressive cricket by Virat Kohli and co. Some of the figures put up by the RCB batsmen are just astonishing and dare belief.
That being said, let us look at the 5 highest scores ever scored by RCB in IPL history.
#5) 226/3 vs Kings XI Punjab (2015)
Kings XI Punjab who was led by George Bailey won the toss and chose to bowl first and it was all RCB from then on. Kohli was first sent off after 11 overs with a score of over 110. The Gayle storm was in full swing that night with the West Indian international crushing a 117 off 57 deliveries.
Ab De Villiers, the primary run-getter for the squad that year, scored a victorious 47 runs off 24 deliveries as well as four maximums and three boundaries.
In 2015, RCB made 226 runs against KXIP which comes at number fifth in RCB highest scores list.
#4) 227/4 vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (2016)
The fixture opposite to the Sunrisers Hyderabad at home was a sign of the kind of season RCB was about to have. Though Gayle got out near the beginning, Kohli and de Villiers carried on the blitz. The pair scored 75 and 82 respectively as the Sunrisers bowlers had no response to the dazzling stroke-making.
Sarfaraz Khan put the last touches as the Bengaluru based side scored 227.
In 2016, RCB made 227 runs against SRH which comes at number fourth in RCB highest scores list.
#3) 235/1 vs Mumbai Indians (2015)
The energetic pair of Kohli and de Villiers recorded one of the maximum partnerships in IPL history. While playing in front of a crowded Mumbai stadium and after losing their opener Chris Gayle in the fourth over, it added extra weight on these two but this duet flourishes under pressure.
It was a complete attack of the biblical extent from de Villiers and Kohli. Kohli totaled 82 runs off 50 deliveries whereas the former South African captain jagged up 133 runs off 59 delivers as both remained victorious. Altogether, they hit 24 boundaries and 8 maximums as Mumbai were restricted to 196.
In 2015, RCB made 235 runs against MI which comes at number third in RCB highest scores list.
#2) 248/3 vs Gujarat Lions (2016)
This was carnage in Bangalore. Playing in front of a crowded home stadium, Kohli and de Villiers with them scoring 109 and 129 respectively put on a show for their supporters. Just to put things into perception, the first wicket was knocked out in the fourth over and the next two wickets fell in the last two deliveries of the innings.
Together, they hit 20 sixes and 15 boundaries as the team scored 248. The Gujarat Lions were eventually bowled out for 104 with RCB recording the biggest margin of win in the history of IPL.
In 2016, RCB made 248 runs against Gujarat Lions which comes at number second in RCB highest scores list.
#1) 263/5 vs Pune Warriors India (2013)
Two words – Gayle storm. This fixture saw Gayle at his utter, overwhelming best. Not anything was going to stop Gayle from going crazy that day. The West Indies international scored a victorious 175 off just 66 deliveries as he put 17 maximums into the stands.
It was a traumatizing incident for the PWI squad as Gayle singled out them apart, bowler by bowler. RCB scored the maximum total in franchise history with a massive 263 for the loss of five wickets from their share of 20 overs as De Villiers applied the concluding touches to the innings with 31 runs off just eight deliveries. As an outcome, Pune’s were by now disheartened even before coming out to bat and were limited to a mere 133 for the loss of nine wickets at the end of 20 overs.