272/7 – Kolkata Knight Riders register second-highest IPL total ever against Delhi Capitals | Cricket News


New Delhi: Sunil Narine Scored a brilliant 85 runs while displaying brilliant power-hitting at a young age. Angkrish Raghuvanshi Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) started their IPL batting career with a half-century as they scored a strong score of 272/7 against Delhi Capitals (DC) in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.
The staggering score became the second highest in the history of the cash-rich league, surpassing RCB's 263/5 against the now-defunct Pune Warriors India (PWI) in 2013. The record for the highest innings score of 277/3 remains. With Sunrisers Hyderabad, the same was achieved against Mumbai Indians just last week. Narine's explosive innings saw him punish every Delhi bowler, sending the ball across the boundary seven times with seven fours in his 39-ball innings. Despite being out for 53, Narine took advantage of the opportunity and achieved his highest score in T20 cricket.
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Raghuvanshi, who had missed batting in his first IPL match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, displayed his prowess with a quickfire 54 off 27 balls and stitched a brilliant 104-run partnership with Narine off just 48 balls.
Andre Russell played a quickfire inning of 41 runs in 19 balls, while Rinku Singh scored 26 runs in 8 balls to further strengthen KKR's total.
Highest team score in IPL

  • 277/3 – SRH vs MI, Hyderabad, 2024
  • 272/7 – KKR vs DC, Vizag, 2024
  • 263/5 – RCB vs PWI, Bengaluru, 2013
  • 257/5 – LSG vs PBKS, Mohali, 2023
  • 248/3 – RCB vs GL, Bengaluru, 2016

Delhi bowlers gave a forgettable performance and gave their team the highest score till date. KKR hit a flurry of boundaries with the help of 18 sixes and 28 fours.
Narine started his boundary by sending a short ball from Khaleel Ahmed to deep point. West Indies particularly targeted experienced fast bowler Ishant Sharma and conceded 26 runs in the fourth over, which included three sixes and two fours, which set the tone for the innings.
KKR's huge score also entered the top-5 highest scoring teams in the history of Twenty20 cricket.
Highest team score in T20 cricket

  • 314/3 – Nepal vs Mongolia, Hangzhou, 2023
  • 278/3 – Afghanistan vs Ireland, Dehradun, 2019
  • 278/4 – Czech Republic vs Türkiye, Ilfov County, 2019
  • 277/3 – SRH vs MI, Hyderabad, 2024
  • 272/7 – KKR vs DC, Vizag, 2024

Despite DC's efforts to dismiss Narine and Raghuvanshi in consecutive overs, Russell's onslaught with full tosses ensured KKR's dominance as he sent the ball across the boundary with ease.
(With PTI inputs)

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