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“Most runs, most sixes: Records Shattered as SRH and MI Deliver Unprecedented Carnage in IPL”

In a high-octane clash between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Mumbai Indians (MI), the cricketing world witnessed an extraordinary display of power-hitting and record-breaking performances. SRH’s opening batsman, Travis Head, set the stage on fire with a breathtaking innings, hammering 62 runs off just 24 deliveries. His explosive knock laid the foundation for SRH’s onslaught. Following Head’s blitzkrieg, Abhishek Sharma took center stage, showcasing his batting prowess by smashing 63 runs off a mere 23 balls, thus surpassing Head to claim the franchise record for the fastest fifty. The duo’s onslaught left the MI bowlers reeling, unable to contain the onslaught.

However, the fireworks didn’t cease with Head and Sharma’s heroics, as Heinrich Klaasen joined the party with a scintillating performance. Klaasen’s unbeaten 80 off 34 balls further propelled SRH to a monumental total, shattering an 11-year-old IPL record previously held by Royal Challengers Bangalore. SRH’s total of 263/5 surpassed the previous record, adding another feather to their cap.

Despite facing a daunting target, Mumbai Indians displayed resilience and determination in their chase. Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Naman Dhir, and Tilak Varma provided fireworks of their own, showcasing remarkable stroke play and aggression. Varma’s impressive 64 off 34 balls kept MI’s hopes alive in what seemed like an improbable chase.

However, the momentum shifted decisively in SRH’s favor following the dismissal of Tilak Varma. Captain Hardik Pandya and Tim David fought valiantly, but brilliant spells from SRH’s bowlers, including Jaydev Unadkat, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Pat Cummins, proved to be decisive. Despite Tim David’s unbeaten 42 off 22 deliveries, MI fell short by 31 runs, succumbing to SRH’s relentless onslaught.

The match witnessed multiple records being shattered, etching its name in IPL history as one of the most exhilarating and record-breaking encounters. SRH’s dominant performance and MI’s valiant chase captivated fans worldwide, reaffirming the excitement and unpredictability that the IPL is renowned for.

Highest team totals in the IPL:

First and foremost, SRH broke the record for the most runs in a single innings by a team in the Indian Premier League. Royal Challengers Bengaluru earlier held the record with 263/5 against the Pune Warriors India.

  • 277/3 – SRH vs MI, Hyderabad, 2024
  • 263/5 – RCB vs PWI, Bengaluru, 2013
  • 257/5 – LSG vs PBKS, Mohali, 2023
  • 248/3 – RCB vs GL, Bengaluru, 2016
  • 246/5 – CSK vs RR, Chennai, 2010

Highest overall total in T20s

The 523 runs scored in the MI vs SRH IPL 2024 is the most overall runs in a T20 match. The previous best was 517 runs in a T20I between South Africa and West Indies.

Most sixes in a Men’s T20 match:-

The game also saw the most number of sixes being hit in a T20 match. The IPL record was 33, which was set in 2018 during the match between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Chennai Super Kings.

  • 38 – SRH vs MI, Hyderabad, IPL 2024
  • 37 – Balkh Legends v Kabul Zwanan, Sharjah, APL 2018
  • 37 – SNKP vs JT, Basseterre, CPL 2019
  • 36 – Titans vs Knights, Potchefstroom, CSA T20 Challenge 2022
  • 35 – JT vs TKR, Kingston, CPL 2019

Most sixes in team innings in the IPL:

Mumbai Indians also hit the fourth-highest number of sixes in a single innings in IPL history. Despite scoring 31 runs less than SRH, they hit two more sixes than the side. MI remained only a six short of equalling RCB’s record.

  • 21 – RCB vs PWI, Bengaluru, 2013
  • 20 – RCB vs GL, Bengaluru, 2016
  • 20 – DC vs GL, Delhi, 2017
  • 20 – MI vs SRH, Hyderabad, 2024
  • 18 – RCB vs PBKS, Bengaluru, 2015

Highest overall total in an IPL match:-

Both teams combined to score over 500 runs, which is a first in IPL’s rich history. The record earlier stood at 469 during the third season of the tournament.

  • 523 – SRH vs MI, Hyderabad, 2024
  • 469 – CSK vs RR, Chennai, 2010
  • 459 – PBKS vs KKR, Indore, 2018
  • 458 – PBKS vs LSG, Mohali, 2023
  • 453 – MI vs PBKS, Mumbai WS, 2017

Nuggets – More Records:-

  • Abhishek Sharma and Travis Head became the first batting pair in IPL to complete fifties in less than 20 balls.
  • MI’s 246/5 in the highest total in a losing cause in the IPL. The previous best was RR’s 223/5 against CSK in 2010 in Chennai.

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Author:- Apoorva Arora

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