IPL 2022 – 3 Highest totals that were scored without losing a single wicket in the tournament’s history
Opening partnerships have always been important in any format of the game, but they can be especially important in the shorter format to establish the tone of the innings. When bowlers find it difficult to break the opening partnership, especially in a prominent event like the Indian Premier League (IPL), the strain can pile on them, and it can also demoralize the opposing team.
Big starting partnerships frequently offer the push for a large total to be posted, and a strong finish may just enhance the momentum factor. Such top-opening partnerships can have an impact on IPL matches, and fans can relax and watch the hitters’ devastation.
The records change, but one thing remains constant: the pleasure provided by these batters in the cash-rich competition has never been compromised. In this article, we are going to talk about the 3 highest totals scored without losing a wicket in the tournament’s history.
Number 1. Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings – IPL 2020 – 181/0
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) met in IPL 2020 Match 18 in Dubai, where veteran campaigners Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson displayed high-class batting.
Kings batted first and scored 178 runs, with KL Rahul emerging as the team’s top batter. In response, Faf and Watson crushed the opposition’s average bowling attack, scoring 100 runs in 10 overs.
The pair kept up their excellent run and chased down the score in 17.4 overs. Watson won man of the match for his 83* off 53, while Faf got 87* off 53.
Number 2. Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions – IPL 2017 – 184/0
At Rajkot, KKR faced Gujarat Lions in the third match of the 2017 season. The Lions scored 183 runs, with Suresh Raina leading the way with 68 runs off 51 balls.
In response, the KKR team’s openers were Chris Lynn and Gautam Gambhir. The two gave the team a fantastic start, with Gambhir doing an excellent job of steering the team at a good pace and accelerating at regular intervals. He finished with 76* off 48 balls, including 12 fours.
Lynn, who scored 93* off 41 balls with six fours and eight sixes, had his finest performance in the Big Bash League (BBL). With 31 balls remaining, the duo chased down the score.
Number 3. Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders – IPL 2022 – 210/0
The batters of the former side recorded the highest-ever total without losing a wicket in Match 66 of the IPL 2022 between Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Mumbai. In a must-win match, the established opening combo of KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock came through for the side.
Quinton’s early-inning drop catch proved costly for the opposition. They had a great start and were consistently scoring boundaries. Quinton smashed four sixes in a row in LSG’s 19th over, then followed it up with four consecutive fours in the innings’ last over. In the end, he was unbeaten on 140 off 70 balls, contributing to the team’s total of 210.
With 68* off 51 balls, Rahul played second fiddle in this partnership. KKR’s middle-order was remarkable in their efforts to get close to the total, but they fell short by two runs in an exciting game end.