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RCB Highest Score in Indian T20: Record-Breaking Performance

By First Games Team May 8, 2024

The Indian Premier League (Indian T20) is famous for exciting T20 cricket matches, characterized by explosive batting and high scores. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is known for its aggressive batting style. Today, we explore RCB's impact on high-scoring Indian T20 matches and the importance of achieving the top team score.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian T20

Since the Indian T20 started in 2008, RCB has been a favorite among fans. The team includes top batsmen like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Chris Gayle, known for their powerful hitting and high-scoring abilities. RCB's aggressive batting style continues to thrill audiences and redefine T20 cricket norms. Their matches are always eagerly anticipated for the excitement they bring, with each player contributing to the team's legacy of explosive performances on the field.

The RCB's highest score in Indian T20 history stands at 263/5 in 20 overs, making it the record-breaking highest-ever team total in the Indian Premier League (Indian T20).

List Of RCB Highest Score in Indian T20

Team Score Overs RR Inns Opposition Ground Match Date
RCB 263/5 20 13.15 1 v Pune Warriors Bengaluru 23 Apr 2013
RCB 262/7 20 13.1 2 v SRH Bengaluru 15 Apr 2024
RCB 248/3 20 12.4 1 v Guj Lions Bengaluru 14 May 2016
RCB 235/1 20 11.75 1 v MI Wankhede 10 May 2015
RCB 227/4 20 11.35 1


Bengaluru 12 Apr 2016
RCB 226/3 20 11.3 1 v PBKS Bengaluru 6 May 2015
RCB 221 20 11.05 2 v KKR Eden Gardens 21 Apr 2024
RCB 218/6 20 10.9 1 v SRH Bengaluru 17 May 2018
RCB 218/8 20 10.9 2 v CSK Bengaluru 17 Apr 2023
RCB 215/1 20 10.75 1 v DC Delhi 17 May 2012
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A Look at RCB’s Highest Score in Indian T20

263/5 against Pune Warriors India (2013)

RCB’s highest score in Indian T20 history was led by the explosive performance of Gayle Storm. Chris Gayle's unstoppable batting display thrilled home fans as he smashed 17 maximums, scoring an unbeaten 175 off just 66 deliveries.

RCB's monumental innings of 263/5 in 20 overs, achieved against Pune Warriors India, remains the franchise's highest total ever. Pune struggled in response, managing only 133 runs and entering their batting innings in a deflated state.

262/7 against Sunrisers Hyderabad (2024)

During the Indian T20 2024 match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) posted a strong score of 262/7, their second-highest in Indian T20 history. Despite RCB's impressive performance, SRH secured victory with a total of 287/3 in 20 overs. RCB's determined chase highlighted their batting skills and competitive spirit, showcasing their ability to excel in challenging situations in the Indian T20.

248/3 against Gujrat Lions (2016)

RCB decided to bowl first after winning the toss against Gujarat Lions, but their luck didn't go beyond the toss. Kohli and de Villiers delighted the home crowd by scoring 109 and 129 runs respectively, showing off their exceptional batting skills.

Together, they hit a total of 20 sixes and 15 boundaries, helping RCB reach a total of 248 runs. Eventually, the Gujarat Lions were bowled out for 104, resulting in RCB securing the largest margin of victory in Indian T20 history.

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235/1 against Mumbai Indians (2015)

In one of RCB's best Indian T20 matches against the Mumbai Indians, De Villiers and Kohli batted brilliantly. The Mumbai Indians' bowlers struggled to cope with their aggressive batting and couldn't find effective strategies to stop them.

Both players remained not out in the match against Mumbai Indians at home, with Kohli scoring 82 runs off 50 deliveries and the former South African captain scoring 133 runs off 59. Together, they hit a total of 26 boundaries and 9 sixes, while Mumbai Indians were restricted to 196 runs as Harshal Patel took two wickets.

227/4 against Sunrisers Hyderabad (2016)

In the home match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, RCB showed a glimpse of the upcoming season. Despite Gayle's early exit, Kohli and de Villiers kept up the attack with their batting prowess.

The Sunrisers bowlers couldn't stop Kohli and de Villiers, who scored 75 and 82 runs. Sarfaraz Khan also contributed to RCB's total of 227 runs. Watson and Yuzvendra Chahal each took two wickets to limit Hyderabad to 182 runs.

226/3 against Punjab Kings (2015)

Punjab Kings decided to bowl first against Royal Challengers Bangalore after winning the toss. Gayle and Kohli started the innings for RCB. Gayle played an explosive innings, scoring 117 runs off 57 deliveries, which made a big impact on the match. Sreenath Aravind led RCB's bowling attack with four wickets, restricting Punjab Kings to a low total of just 88 runs.

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221 (20.0) against Kolkata Knight Riders (2024)

In the Indian T20 2024 match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) posted a strong total of 221 runs in 20 overs, contributing to their list of highest scores in the tournament. Despite RCB's efforts, KKR managed to chase down the target and secure victory with a score of 222/6 in 20 overs.

218/6 against Sunrisers Hyderabad (2018)

RCB's highest score in the Indian T20 came against Sunrisers Hyderabad in a thrilling match at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. RCB showed great determination to secure a crucial victory over SRH by 14 runs, fueled by brilliant half-centuries from AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali. RCB posted a formidable total of 218/6, while SRH managed only 204 runs in response.

On the list of RCB's highest scores in the Indian T20, two more notable performances stand out. One occurred on April 17, 2023, against CSK in Bengaluru, where RCB scored 218/8 in 20 overs with an impressive run rate of 10.9. In another memorable match on May 17, 2012, against DC in Delhi, RCB posted 215/1 in 20 overs at a run rate of 10.75. These impressive batting displays showcase RCB's ability to dominate with the bat and achieve formidable scores against top opponents in different venues over the years.

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  • Which year is the RCB score the highest? Arrow
    RCB achieved their highest IPL score of 263/5 against Pune Warriors India in 2013.
  • Who is the highest run scorer for RCB in IPL? Arrow
    Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Chris Gayle are among the highest run scorers for RCB in the IPL.
  • What is the highest IPL score of all time? Arrow
    The highest IPL score ever recorded is 287/3, achieved by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) against RCB in IPL 2024. This historic total was achieved in 20 overs, with Travis Head playing a key role by scoring the fourth-fastest century in IPL history during this remarkable performance.
  • When did RCB score 49? Arrow
    RCB suffered a setback when they were bowled out for 49 runs in just 9.4 overs by Kolkata Knight Riders during IPL 2017.
  • How many times has RCB scored 200 in IPL? Arrow
    The IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has showcased their explosive batting prowess by scoring 200 or more runs on 31 occasions throughout IPL history.


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