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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 2023 online betting. Interestingly, 2 of these matches were played in M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengluru.


The Table of Content

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 โ€“ List

PositionPlayerTeamRunsBalls4s6sStrike RateAgainstVenueMatch Date
1.Chris GayleRCB175661317265.15Pune WarriorsM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengluru23 Apr 2013
2.Brendon McCullumKKR158731013216.43RCBM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengluru18 Apr 2008
3.Quinton de KockLucknow Super Giants140701010200.00Kolkata Knight RidersDr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai18 May 2022
4.AB de VilliersRCB13359194225.42Mumbai IndiansWankhede Stadium, Mumbai10 May 2015
5.KL RahulKings XI Punjab13269147191.30RCBDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai24 Sep 2020
6.AB de VilliersRoyal Challengers Bangalore129521012248.07Gujarat LionsM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru14 May 2016
7.Chris GaylePunjab Kings12862713206.45Delhi CapitalsArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi17 May 2012
8.Rishabh PantDelhi Daredevils12863157203.17Sunrisers HyderabadArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi10 May 2018
9.Murali VIjayChennai Super Kings12756811226.78Rajasthan RoyalsMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai3 Apr 2010
10.David WarnerSR Hyderabad12659108213.55KKRRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad30 Apr 2017
11.Jos ButtlerRR12464118193.75SR HyderabadArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi2 May 2021
12.Virender SehwagKings XI Punjab12258128210.34CSKWankhede Stadium, Mumbai30 May 2014
13.Paul ValthatyKings XI Punjab12063192190.47CSKPCA Stadium, Mohali13 Apr 2011
14Virender SehwagPunjab Kings11956136212.50Deccan ChargersRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad5 May 2011
15.Sanju SamsonRR11963127188.88Punjab KingsWankhede Stadium, Mumbai12 Apr 2021
16.Shane WatsonCSK11757118205.26SR HyderabadWankhede Stadium, Mumbai27 May 2018
17.Andrew SymondsDeccan Chargers11753117220.75RRRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad24 Apr 2008
18.Chris GayleRoyal Challengers Bangalore11757712205.26Punjab KingsM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru6 May 2015
19.Michael HusseyCSK1165489214.81Kings XI PunjabPCA Stadium, Mohali19 Apr 2008
20.Jos ButtlerRajasthan Royals1166599178.46Delhi CapitalsWankhede Stadium, Mumbai22 Apr 2022

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 2023?

    Quinton De Kock had the highest score in IPL 2023. He became the top Indian batsman to make this higher individual score in the IPL. He bagged 140 runs.

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    What is the highest score in the IPL 2023?

    The highest individual score in IPL 2023 was 140 runs. Quinton De Kock made this record in the match with Kolkata Knight Riders. He helped Lucknow IPL team win the match against KKR by a margin of 75 runs.