Top 5 highest IPL match aggregates
A recap of the incidents when both teams contributed in a run-feast.
The format of T20s literally revolutionised the game of cricket as scores were achieved that were unimaginable a decade ago. The power hitters of the modern era, shorter boundaries, and the big bats have all made it possible for the teams to score huge totals.
IPL has had its fair share of run feasts since its inception in the year 2008. There have been numerous occasions when the team batting first scored over 200 and the chasing team matched it. Here are five such occasions that contributed to the highest match aggregates.
#5 MI vs RCB in 2015: 431 runs
It was the 46th match of the 8th season when the Mumbai Indians played host to the Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 10th, 2015. RCB batted first after winning the toss and lost Chris Gayle early. Virat Kohli and Ab de Villiers then put up a masterclass at the Wankhede and added 215 runs for the second wicket and ensured no further loss.
Kohli scored 82 off 50 balls with 6 fours and 4 sixes but de Villiers was the star of the show as he scored a magnificent 133 off just 59 balls that took the score to a massive 235.
MI’s innings was marred by wickets falling at regular intervals. They were kept in the hunt for a while by Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard’s partnership of 70 runs for the third wicket. But there was no one else who supported and as a result, they were halted at 196 handing RCB a victory by 39 runs.