IPL 2024: SRH creates history with highest-ever team total of 287-3 against RCB at Chinnaswamy Stadium

SRH's monumental total of 287/3 cements their position in IPL history, with this season witnessing the top three highest scores in the tournament's illustrious legacy.

Heinrich Klaasen while playing for SRH in IPL [Image credits-Instagram/heinie45]
By Omar | Apr 16, 2024 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) has once again etched their name in history, surpassing their own record for the highest team total in the IPL’s 17-year history. In a breathtaking display of batting prowess against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, SRH amassed a staggering 287/3 in 20 overs, setting a new benchmark in T20 franchise cricket. Travis Head led the charge for SRH with a scintillating century, reaching his milestone in just 39 deliveries, making it the fourth fastest century in IPL history. Head’s onslaught, coupled with a stellar performance by opener Abhishek Sharma, propelled SRH to their monumental total, leaving the RCB bowlers reeling.

Facing a depleted RCB bowling attack devoid of specialist spinners, SRH capitalized on the batting-friendly conditions at the M Chinnaswamy pitch. Head and Sharma’s explosive partnership laid the foundation for SRH’s onslaught, with Head’s maiden IPL century marking a historic moment for the team. Despite the departure of key batsmen, including Head and Sharma, SRH’s onslaught continued unabated, with Heinrich Klaasen’s fiery half-century further bolstering their total. RCB’s bowlers found themselves powerless against SRH’s relentless assault, conceding a whopping 137 runs off ten overs.

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SRH’s monumental total of 287/3 cements their position in IPL history, with this season witnessing the top three highest scores in the tournament’s illustrious legacy. As RCB faces the daunting task of chasing down the mammoth target, SRH’s record-breaking performance sets the stage for an electrifying contest and cements their status as a force to be reckoned with in the IPL arena.

Moreover, the electrifying atmosphere at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium added to the spectacle, with fans witnessing cricketing history unfold before their eyes. The roar of the crowd echoed through the stadium as SRH’s batsmen displayed their mastery over the game, leaving spectators in awe of their remarkable skill and determination.

The match also showcased the depth of talent within the SRH squad, with every player stepping up to deliver when it mattered most. From the explosive opening partnership to the late flourish provided by Aiden Markram and Abdul Samad, SRH’s batting lineup left an indelible mark on the game and left RCB struggling to contain their onslaught.

As the sun set on the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, SRH’s record-breaking performance reverberated throughout the cricketing world, serving as a testament to their unwavering commitment to excellence. With their sights set on the IPL title, SRH has laid down the gauntlet for their opponents and announced their arrival as genuine contenders for the coveted trophy.

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