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IPL is one of the most entertaining cricket tournaments that is being loved all over the world. Though it doesn’t hold international status, it’s a domestic cricket tournament. Still, it is treated as an international game. Cricket enthusiasts celebrate the time of IPL. 

And since it is played over the T-20 format, scoring a century in IPL is making history. In this article, we’re going to list out the highest individual scores in the IPL history made by the world’s best batsmen. So you can easily choose the best team for Indian Premier League online betting. Interestingly, 3 of these matches were played in M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengluru.


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Top 5 Batsmen with Highest Individual Scores in IPL History

1. Chris Gayle – 175 (RCB vs PW, 2013)

This 6’4 tall West Indian opener is famously known as the “Universal Boss” by fans. He’s the Godzilla of the cricket world, and hearing his name send chills down the bowlers’ spine. He plays exceptionally no matter in what part of the world or on what pitch.

Gayle made history in IPL 2013 while he was playing for the RCB team. He bagged the record for being the highest individual run-scorer in the history of IPL.

Scoring 175 off just 66 balls, Chris helped RCB to post the highest score of the season that was 263/5. That year RCB won by Pune Warriors by 130 runs. Chris did hit 17 sixes and 13 fours at a strike rate of 265.15.

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2. Brendon McCullum- 158(KKR vs RCB, 2008)

Former NZ captain made history when he single-handedly smashed 158 runs off just 73 balls. He helped KKR players score big runs of 222 with a smooth win against RCB by 140 runs.

McCullum made bowlers run all over the M Chinnaswamy Stadium when he hit 13 sixes and 10 fours. His 158 and not out innings also made a mark because it was the first match of the IPL inaugural season, 2008.

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3. AB de Villiers- 133(RCB vs. MI, 2015)

During IPL 2015, another RCB player, AB de Villiers, bagged the record for being the highest run-getter. The historic duo of AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli made a record partnership of 215 runs.

AB scored 133 off 59 balls at a strike rate of 225.42. He hit 19 fours and 4 sixes. His perfect betting made RCB win the match against the habitual IPL winners – Mumbai Indians by a margin of 39 runs.

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4. KL Rahul- 132(Kings XI Punjab vs RCB, 2020)

In IPL 2020, KL Rahul attached two badges to his name. First, being in the top 5 individual scorers in the history of IPL. And second, being the first Indian batsman to hit the highest individual score of 132 over 69 balls.

His magnificent innings included 7 sixes and 14 fours in the match against PBKS cricket team. This Punjab Kings skipper helped the team make 206 runs and defeated the opponent team, RCB, by 97 runs.

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5. Rishabh Pant- 128 (Daredevils vs SRH, 2018)

IPL 2018 was a great tournament for Rishabh Pant. He scored 128 over 63 balls at a strike rate of 203.17.

His great performance included 7 sixes and 15 fours. Pant helped DC team win the IPL match in their own Delhi home ground against SRH team members.

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Highest Individual Scores in IPL – List

PositionPlayerTeamRunsBalls4s6sStrike RateAgainstVenueMatch Date
1.Chris GayleRCB175661317265.15Pune WarriorsM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengluru23 Apr 2013
2.Brendon McCullumKKR158731013216.43RCBM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengluru18 Apr 2008
3.AB de VilliersRCB13359194225.42Mumbai IndiansWankhede Stadium, Mumbai10 May 2015
4.KL RahulKings XI Punjab13269147191.30RCBDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai24 Sep 2020
5.Rishabh PantDelhi Daredevils12863157203.17Sunrisers HyderabadArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi10 May 2018
6.Murali VIjayChennai Super Kings12756811226.78Rajasthan RoyalsMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai3 Apr 2010
7.David WarnerSR Hyderabad12659108213.55KKRRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad30 Apr 2017
8.Jos ButtlerRR12464118193.75SR HyderabadArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi2 May 2021
9.Virender SehwagKings XI Punjab12258128210.34CSKWankhede Stadium, Mumbai30 May 2014
10.Paul ValthatyKings XI Punjab12063192190.47CSKPCA Stadium, Mohali13 Apr 2011
11.Sanju SamsonRR11963127188.88Punjab KingsWankhede Stadium, Mumbai12 Apr 2021
12.Shane WatsonCSK11757118205.26SR HyderabadWankhede Stadium, Mumbai27 May 2018
13.Andrew SymondsDeccan Chargers11753117220.75RRRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad24 Apr 2008
14.Michael HusseyCSK1165489214.81Kings XI PunjabPCA Stadium, Mohali19 Apr 2008
15.W SahaKings XI Punjab11555108209.09KKRM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengluru1 Jun 2014
16.Shaun MarshKings XI Punjab11569117166.66RRPCA Stadium, Mohali28 May 2008
17.Manish PandeyRCB11473104156.16Deccan ChargersBuffalo Park, Centurion21 May 2009
18.S JayasuriyaMumbai Indians11448911237.50CSKWankhede Stadium, Mumbai14 May 2008
19.Jonny BairstowSR Hyderabad11456127203.57RCBRG International Stadium, Hyderabad31 Mar 2019
20.Virat KohliRCB11350128226.00Kings XI PunjabM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengluru18 May 2016
21.M JayawardeneKings XI Punjab11059143186.44KKREden Gardens, Kolkata4 Apr 2010
22.Rohit SharmaMumbai Indians10960125181.66KKREden Gardens, Kolkata12 May 2012
23.Adam GilchristDeccan Chargers10947910231.91MIWankhede Stadium, Mumbai27 Apr 2008
24.Quinton de KockDelhi Daredevils10851153211.76RCBM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Begluru17 Apr 2016
25.Ben StokesRajasthan Royals10760143178.33MIAbu Dhabi25 Oct 2020
26.Shikhar DhawanDelhi Capitals10661123173.77Kings XI PunjabDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai20 Oct 2020
27.Mayank AgarwalKings XI Punjab10650107212.00RRSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah27 Sep 2020
28.Ajinkya RahaneRR10563113166.66Delhi CapitalsSawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur22 Apr 2019
29.Hashim AmlaKings XI Punjab1046086173.33MIHolkar Stadium, Indore20 Apr 2017
30.Kevin PietersenDelhi Daredevils1036469160.93Deccan ChargersArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi19 Apr 2012
31.David MillerKings XI Punjab1013887265.79RCBPCA Stadium, Mohali6 May 2013
32.Devdutt PadikkalRCB1015282198RRWankhede Stadium, Mumbai22 Apr 2021
33.Ruturaj GaikwadCSK1016095168.33Rajasthan RoyalsAbu Dhabi2 Oct 2021
34.Steve SmithRising Pune Supergiant1015485187.03GLMCA Stadium, Pune29 Apr 2016
35.Suresh RainaCSK1005376188.67KXIPMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai2 May 2013
36.Ambati RayuduCSK1006277161.29SR HyderabadMCA Stadium, Pune13 May 2018
37.Sachin TendulkarMI10066123151.51Kochi Tuskers KeralaWankhede Stadium, Mumbai15 Apr 2011
38.Lendl SimmonsMI10061142163.93Kings XI PunjabPCA Stadium, Mohali21 May 2014
39.Yusuf PathanRR1003798270.27MIBrabourne Stadium, Mumbai13 Mar 2010
40.Ishan KishanMumbai Indians995829170.68RCBDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai28 Sep 2020
41.Prithvi ShawDelhi Capitals9955123180.00KKRArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi30 Mar 2019
42.Dinesh KarthikKKR975079194.00Rajasthan RoyalsEden Gardens, Kolkata25 Apr 2019
43.Faf du PlessisCSK9655104174.54Kings XI PunjabPCA Stadium, Mohali5 May 2019
44.Shreyas IyerDelhi Capitals9657152168.42Gujarat LionsGreen Park Stadium, Kanpur10 May 2017
45.Corey AndersonMumbai Indians954496215.90RRWankhede Stadium, Mumbai25 May 2014
46.Glenn MaxwellKings XI Punjab9543152220.93CSKAbu Dhabi18 Apr 2014
47.Manan VohraKings XI Punjab955095190.00SRHRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad17 Apr 2017
48.Naman OjhaRajasthan Royals945586170.90CSKMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai3 Apr 2010
49.Kumar SangakkaraKings XI Punjab9456131167.85MIPCA Stadium, Mohali25 Apr 2008
50.Chris LynnKKR934168226.82GLSCA Stadium, Rajkot7 Apr 2017

Highest individual score in IPL FAQs

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    What is the highest individual score in IPL?

    175 runs is the highest individual score of IPL. The Universe Boss, Chris Gayle, scripted history in the IPL 2013. No player ever made a score higher than this in any season of the IPL.

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    Which Player has the highest score in IPL?

    West Indian opener Chris Gayle has the highest score in IPL. He made 175 runs over just 66 balls and was not out in 2013.

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    Who had the highest score in IPL 2020?

    KL Rahul had the highest score in IPL 2020. He became the top Indian batsman to make this higher individual score in the IPL. He bagged 132 runs over just 69 balls.

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    What is the highest score in the IPL 2020?

    The highest individual score in IPL 2020 was 132 runs. KL Rahul made this record in his marvelous innings while he was playing for Punjab Kings. He helped Kings win the match against Kohli led RCB by a margin of 97 runs.