SRH Sets IPL Record in Thrilling Win Over RCB

In a historic IPL 2024 match, Sunrisers Hyderabad set a new record for the highest team total, defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 25 runs. The match showcased the explosive nature of T20 cricket and the immense skill of modern batsmen, with several records tumbling.

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SRH Sets IPL Record in Thrilling Win Over RCB

SRH Sets IPL Record in Thrilling Win Over RCB

In a historic IPL 2024 match at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on April 15th, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 25 runs, setting a new record for the highest team total in IPL history. SRH posted a mammoth 287/3 in their 20 overs, surpassing their own previous best of 277/3 against Mumbai Indians.

SRH's innings was spearheaded by a blistering 102 off just 41 balls from opener Travis Head, the fourth fastest century in IPL history. Head's knock included a joint-highest 38 sixes in a T20 match, as SRH hit a total of 22 sixes, the most in an IPL innings. Heinrich Klaasen also contributed a quickfire 67 to power SRH to the record total.

Faced with the daunting task of chasing 288, RCB put up a valiant effort led by Virat Kohli's 42 off 20 balls and Dinesh Karthik's heroic 83 off 35 deliveries. However, SRH's bowling attack, bolstered by the pivotal breakthrough from impact substitute Mayank Markande who dismissed Kohli with a tossed-up googly, proved too strong as RCB fell short by 25 runs. RCB's total of 262/7 was the highest score in a losing cause in T20 cricket history.

Why this matters: This record-breaking match showcased the explosive nature of T20 cricket and the immense skill and power of modern batsmen. It also highlighted the impact of tactical substitutions, with Markande's timely wicket of Kohli changing the course of the game.

The match saw several other records tumble, including the highest aggregate total in a T20 match (549 runs), the most boundaries (81) and sixes (38) in a T20 game, and seven 50+ partnerships, the most in a single innings. SRH captain Pat Cummins praised his team's aggressive batting approach and Markande's bravery in the post-match dressing room speech . "The way we batted today, I think we've left the opposition terrified," Cummins said. SRH now sits comfortably in fourth place on the points table as they prepare to face Delhi Capitals on April 20th at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

Key Takeaways

  • SRH defeated RCB by 25 runs, setting a new IPL record for highest team total (287/3).
  • Travis Head scored the 4th fastest IPL century (102 off 41 balls) with 38 sixes.
  • RCB's 262/7 was the highest score in a losing cause in T20 cricket history.
  • The match saw several records tumble, including highest aggregate total (549 runs).
  • SRH captain Cummins praised his team's aggressive batting and Markande's match-winning wicket.