Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum got the IPL off to a spectacular start when he smashed 158 runs off just 73 balls in the opening game of the inaugural IPL season. He took the RCB attack to the cleaners during his knock and went on to smash 10 fours and 13 sixes. This game was easily won by Kolkata by a large margin of 140 runs.
Here we take a look at top 5 highest score in IPL by a batter:
|Pos||Player||Team||Highest Score||Strike Rate||4s||6s||Against||Venue|
|3||Quinton de Kock||LSG||140*||200||10||10||KKR||Mumbai|
|4||AB de Villiers||RCB||133*||225.42||19||4||MI||Mumbai|
It was a memorable day in the IPL when Chris Gayle rocked up for the Royal Challengers Bangalore and teed off against the Pune Warriors India bowling attack. He smashed his way to a 66-ball 175 and broke several records along the way.
Brendon McCullum got the IPL off to the best possible start with his freak innings in the very first match of the IPL, back in 2008. He opened the innings for the Kolkata Knight Riders and launched an all-out assault on the RCB bowlers.
Lucknow Supergiants acquired Quinton de Kock and the opener smashed his way to an unbeaten 140 unbeaten against KKR in the 2022 season. He shared a 210 runs-opening partnership with KL Rahul and struck 10 boundaries and 10 sixes on his way to the 3rd highest IPL score.