T20 cricket was revolutionized by the invention of the Indian Premier League in 2008. Since it’s inception, the teams in the league every now and then reach new levels. What used to be a safe score in ODI cricket a decade ago, is now a chasable one in the shortest format of the game.
Royal Challengers Bangalore has been one franchise that has possessed massive strength in the batting department. They hold the record for the top 2 highest totals in IPL history. Both of those came at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
The top score of 263/5 came against the now-defunct Pune Warriors India in 2013. That innings also had the highest ever individual score by a batsman in the league. Chris Gayle had scored 175* from just 66 balls as the ball flew to all parts of the stadium. PWI could make just 133.
The second-highest total for RCB came against Gujarat Lions in 2016. They scored 248/3 against the Brendon McCullum-led side. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers both had scored centuries in that game. It was also the only incident that two batsmen reached 3 figures in the same innings. Kohli scored 109 from 55 balls while de Villiers made 129 from 52 balls. In reply, GL got out for just 104 in 18.4 overs.
|Highest totals in IPL|
|263/5||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Pune Warriors India||2013|
|248/3||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Gujarat Lions||2016|
|246/5||Chennai Super Kings||Rajasthan Royals||2010|
|245/6||Kolkata Knight Riders||Kings XI Punjab||2018|
|240/5||Chennai Super Kings||Kings XI Punjab||2008|
|235/1||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Mumbai Indians||2015|
-Stats as of IPL 2020
While RCB holds the record for the highest total, they also have the infamous lowest total to their name. In the 2017 season, the Virat Kohli-led side got out for just 49. They were chasing Kolkata Knight Riders’ 131 at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. None of the RCB batsmen could make a double-digit score that night.
|Lowest totals in IPL|
|49||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Kolkata Knight Riders||2017|
|58||Rajasthan Royals||Royal Challengers Bangalore||2009|
|66||Delhi Capitals||Mumbai Indians||2017|
|67||Delhi Capitals||Kings XI Punjab||2017|
|67||Kolkata Knight Riders||Mumbai Indians||2008|
-Stats as of IPL 2020