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‘Happiest person in the world’: Kavya Maran’s reaction goes viral as SRH thrashed MI for 277/3. View | Cricket News

For SunRisers Hyderabad, Wednesday will be remembered for a long time. Not only did they defeat Mumbai Indians by 31 runs, but they did so after scoring 277/3 in the first innings – the highest IPL score of all time. Three SRH batters smashed quickfire fifties and SRH made MI look like an ordinary team. Travis Head, playing his first IPL game this season, scored a 24-ball 62 while Abhishek Sharma hit 63 off 23 to lay the foundation. Heinrich Klassen (80 points without a break) and Aiden Markram (42 points without a break) took the late lead and brought the hosts over the 250 mark. The previous highest total was 263 for five, achieved by Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2013.

SRH owner Kavya Maran was thrilled and was able to cheer on her team fervently from the stands. “Happiest person in the world,” wrote one X user.

Earlier, the fifties of Heinrich Klassen, Abhishek Sharma and Travis Head tore apart the Mumbai Indians (MI) bowling attack as SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) posted 277/3 in their 20 overs on Wednesday, the highest score in IPL history recorded.

MI captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and asked hosts SRH to bat first at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

Openers Mayank Aggarwal and Travis Head came to bat. Both batters played attack shots from the start of the inning. They built a partnership of 45 runs in just 4 overs before Mayank was dismissed by Hardik on the first ball of the innings. He was able to score 11 runs.

SRH completed their fifty in the 4.4 overs. Head hit a boundary off the bowling of Pandya.

After Mayank’s dismissal, Abhishek Sharma came to bat. Along with Head, he built a partnership of 68 runs off just 23 balls. Head was sent back to the pavilion after playing an outstanding knock of 62 runs in 24 balls, complemented by nine fours and three sixes in the innings.

The hosts touched the 100-run mark on the last ball of the seventh over when Abhishek hit a six off leg-spinner Piyush Chawla.

After Head’s wicket, former SRH captain Aiden Markram came to support Abhishek. Both batters played brilliantly and put up a partnership of 48 runs in just 19 balls before Abhishek was dismissed after playing a wonderful innings of 63 runs in just 23 balls with the help of seven maximums and three boundaries.

The Hyderabad franchise reached the 150-run mark on the second ball of the 11th over when the left-hand batsman scored a single off the bowling of Chawla.

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