Indian Premier League witness new records being scripted with each passing edition. However, some records will remain unbreakable in the tournament. Records are meant to be broken. Anything can happen in the T20 format. Today we will talk about some such records which are not likely to be broken, so let’s see which records are there.
Biggest Batting Partnership
RCB had an impressive season in 2016 with strong performances from both Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. The RCB skipper scored 973 runs, while AB de Villiers scored 687 runs in a single IPL season. Kohli recorded 4 centuries in a single IPL season which is still a record for any player. AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli’s 229-run partnership is the highest ever in IPL history for any wicket. Notably, the pair also became the only duo to record a 200+ run partnership two times in the tournament. RCB defeated Gujrat Lions by a margin of 144 runs in the IPL. At that time, it was the largest margin of victory for any team in IPL.
Highest Team Total in a Match
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) leading the table with the highest team score in IPL history. They scored 263 runs with the loss of 5 wickets against Pune Warriors India (PWI) on 23 April 2013 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Chris Gayle scored 175 runs off 66 balls. Gayle hit 13 fours and 17 big sixes. He scored the fastest century (30 balls) in IPL history while AB de Villiers scored 31 off just 8 balls to help RCB to 263/5, the highest team score in IPL history. They crushed the Pune team by 130 runs.
Lowest Team Total in a Match
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) leading the table with both the highest and lowest team score in IPL history. They bowled out for just 49 runs in 9.4 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on 23 April 2017 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. This is one of the most famous matches in the IPL. RCB had restricted KKR to 131 in the first innings. However, KKR fought back in beast mode to dismiss the star-studded RCB batting lineup for only 49 runs in 9.4 overs. This to date remains the lowest score in IPL history.
Most Runs by a Player in a Single Innings
Chris Gayle’s heroics in the IPL can never be forgotten. The Universe Boss set the record for the highest score by an individual in IPL. He scored an unbeaten 175-run knock for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors in 2013 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Chris Gayle scored 175 runs off 66 balls. Gayle hit 13 fours and 17 big sixes. He scored the fastest century (30 balls) in IPL history to help RCB to 263/5, the highest team score in IPL history. They crushed the Pune team by 130 runs.
Most Runs in a Season
Kohli is one of the greatest batsmen of all time. A prolific run machine at his peak and the best chaser in the modern-day game. Virat Kohli smashed 973 runs in IPL 2016. He is the only player to have crossed the 900-run mark in an IPL season. Rajasthan Royal’s opener Jos Buttler came close to his tally in 2022, having smashed 863 runs. He also equalled Kohli’s count of four tons in a season. In 2016, SRH skipper David Warner failed to breach Kohli’s tally as well (848). 973 runs in 16 matches with an injured left hand as well. It wasn’t just an IPL record, but overall no batsman has scored as many runs in any other T20 tournament in the world – international or domestic. Kohli’s unbelievable run saw him score runs at an average of over 81.