SRH’s 277/3 is not the highest score in the T20 format – A look at the totals of the top teams | Cricket News

Records tumbled left, right and center as Sunrisers Hyderabad smashed 277 for three, the highest total in IPL history, leaving Mumbai Indians shocked on Wednesday. Travis Head (62 off 24) and Abhishek Sharma (63 off 23) put in a sensational power-hitting performance that saw the latter snatch the franchise record for fastest 50 from the Australian within a matter of minutes. Heinrich Klaasen (80 points from 34 balls) provided the fireworks in the end and helped SRH break an eleven-year-old record. The previous highest total in the IPL was 263 for five, achieved by Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2013.

It rained fours and sixes throughout the innings as Head and Sharma toyed with the Mumbai Indians attack.

Head, who was surprisingly left out of the starting XI in the opening match, cemented his status as one of the most dangerous batsmen in the game with a blistering performance.

He broke David Warner’s record of fastest fifty by an SRH batsman with a half-century in 18 balls before Sharma surpassed Head’s feat 20 balls later by reaching the milestone in 16 balls.

Head, who was dropped by compatriot Tim David early in his innings, opened his front leg and hit boundaries at will, collecting a total of nine fours and three sixes.

The southpaw completed his fifty with an inside-out four on middle before firing a bouncer off Gerald Coetzee for a six over deep midwicket, prompting opposition captain Hardik Pandya to appreciate the Australian’s brutal attack.

When Head left, Sharma went hammer and tongs, targeting mainly the cow corner region with his seven sixes and three boundaries.

It has been a nightmarish start to the IPL for 17-year-old South African pacer Kwena Maphaka, who made it into the Mumbai Indians squad on the back of his exploits in the U-19 World Cup.

He leaked as many as 66 runs in his four overs. The left-arm pacer failed to recover from Head’s onslaught in his second over where he conceded 22 runs.

With the majority of Mumbai bowlers sent to the cleaners, it was surprising that Mumbai Indians captain Pandya waited until the 13th over to give Jasprit Bumrah his second over.

After Sharma was sent off, the in-form Klaasen ensured that SRH’s six-pointer didn’t end. In the end, Klaasen had seven sixes, with the maximum coming from a Bumrah bouncer.

Klaasen almost took SRH over the finish line with his stunning strike against KKR at the Eden Gardens.

Former captain Aiden Markram hit 42 off 28 balls.

However, SunRisers Hyderabad’s 277/3 is not the highest score in the shortest format.

Highest team totals in the format (T20I and T20 combined)
1. Nepal 314/3 vs. Mongolia, 2023
2. Afghanistan 278/3 vs Ireland, 2019
3. Czech Republic 278/4 vs. Türkiye, 2019
4. SunRisers Hyderabad 277/3 vs Mumbai Indians, 2024
5. Punjab 275/6 v Andhra, 2023

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