With essentially the most versatile batting line up within the competitors, RCB have all the time been in command of the batting facet of their recreation. And with the likes of run machine Virat Kohli, the dynamic AB de Villiers, the explosive Chris Gayle for a very long time of their ranks and a bunch of gifted all-rounders, the franchise continues to be a batting powerhouse.
Through the years there have been many excessive scoring encounters within the IPL and RCB are proper on the high on the subject of scoring in bulk in opposition to the opposition. As a matter of reality, RCB maintain the document for scoring the 2 highest group totals in IPL historical past.
TimesofIndia.com right here takes a take a look at the highest 5 highest scores posted by RCB over the previous 12 editions of the match:
263/5 vs Pune Warriors in 2013
Matches on the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru have usually turned out to be run fests. A flat deck to go together with quick boundaries has made the stadium a paradise for the batsmen and a nightmare for the bowlers. And the house group RCB most of the time have wreaked havoc on opposition bowling assaults in their very own yard. On one such event in 2013, the RCB batting lineup and particularly Chris Gayle went berserk slamming 263/5 in opposition to the now defunct Pune Warriors. The rating just isn’t solely the best whole for the Bangalore based mostly franchise however can be the best whole ever within the historical past of the competitors. Using on a blitzkrieg from Gayle, RCB blew away the opposition. Gayle, who was in carnage mode, blasted 175 not out off simply 66 deliveries — additionally the best particular person rating by a batsman in IPL. With the assistance of 21 fours and an equal variety of sixes, RCB placed on the mammoth rating on the board, which nonetheless continues to stay as the best IPL group whole even after 6 years. Aside from Gayle, an 8-ball 31 cameo from AB de Villiers additionally performed a stable function in RCB posting the best ever IPL whole. For sure, the Pune batsmen surrendered in entrance of the large activity forward of them, solely managing 133/9 in 20 overs.
248/Three vs Gujarat Lions in 2016
The AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli camaraderie has simply been a deal with to look at for cricket followers across the globe. Two of essentially the most dynamic batsmen of all time coming collectively for a group has been a dream state of affairs for the followers. And it was on Could 14, 2016 when the duo confirmed their magic to the world, stitching collectively some of the entertaining partnerships the world has ever witnessed. The 229-run stand between Kohli and de Villiers for the second wicket helped RCB submit 248/four in opposition to Gujarat Lions (now defunct) in a gaggle match. The scintillating effort from the 2 helped RCB submit the second highest whole within the historical past of the match. Each Kohli and de Villiers scored tons that day, however the skipper’s 109 was overshadowed by de Villiers’ blitz, as Mr. 360 that day because the fours and sixes off his bat on the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru mesmerised everybody. The 78-minute onslaught from de Villers ended with him notching up an unbeaten 129 off simply 52 deliveries. With the assistance of 16 fours and 20 sixes, the RCB batsmen wreaked havoc on the Gujarat bowlers as they discovered no place to cover. The Lions finally went on to lose the match by an enormous 144-run margin.
235/1 vs Mumbai Indians in 2015
Mumbai Indians have for a very long time been some of the balanced sides within the competitors. Together with a bunch of fiery batsmen, additionally they have among the most ferocious bowlers of their facet. However on Could 10, 2015 the likes of Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya discovered themselves caught in a Virat Kohli-AB de Villiers storm, because the duo simply fully blew away the Mumbai-based franchise on the Wankhade Stadium. Electing to bat first within the opposition’s den, Kohli and de Villiers produced a sensational effort, bringing the opposition bowlers to their knees. An unbeaten 215-run stand noticed the skipper scoring 85 off 50 balls. However the destructor in chief as soon as once more was de Villiers, who simply belted the MI bowlers to all corners of the park. On the finish of the 82-minute de Villiers mayhem, the batting virtuoso completed at 133* off simply 59 deliveries. With the assistance of 26 fours and 9 sixes, RCB posted a frightening whole in opposition to MI, earlier than seeing a counter punch from the house group. Though MI fell in need of the goal, attending to 196/7 after 20 overs, they nonetheless gave a terrific struggle to RCB in that encounter.
227/four vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2016
One of the vital distinctive options of RCB’s batting line up has been that each one the gamers and never simply AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli have all the time been hungry for runs. Though the accountability of scoring runs has been majorly on the shoulders of the highest order batsmen, the center order has additionally chipped in at any time when the chance has arisen. On April 12, 2016 the RCB batting order struck in unison to place up 227/four in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad. After a uncommon high order failure by Chris Gayle, Virat and de Villiers as soon as once more did many of the scoring for the group with a 157-run partnership for the second wicket, but it surely was teen Sarfaraz Khan who gave the group that large push within the demise overs to take them previous the 200-run mark. Kohli scored a cracking 51-ball 75, whereas de Villiers ended up with a 42-ball 82. However with each the set batsmen out simply earlier than the ultimate assault, Sarfaraz got here into his personal, smacking a 10-ball 35 to carry the group. With 20 fours and 14 sixes RCB posted a difficult whole of 227/four on the board for the guests. The Hyderabad batsmen tried to place up struggle however finally misplaced the match by 45 runs.
226/Three vs Kings XI Punjab in 2015
Chris Gayle has not been part of RCB arrange after 2017 however there was a time when the Jamaican batting powerhouse was the showstopper for the group. For 7 years, Gayle was the destructor in chief of the group and the franchise completed some nice feats due to the harmful left-handed opener. Gayle, who scored 5 of his document six IPL tons taking part in for RCB, on a number of events single-handedly received the sport for his franchise. And a kind of events was on Could 6, 2015, when Gayle took the Kings XI Punjab bowlers to the cleaners, scoring a mind-boggling 117 off 57 balls. Smoking the Punjab bowlers everywhere in the park, the Gayle onslaught tore aside the Punjab bowling assault. And becoming a member of him in that destruction was AB de Villiers, who notched up a fast 47 off 24 balls. With the assistance of 14 fours and 18 sixes, RCB that day managed 226/3 — their fifth highest whole ever within the IPL. Skipper Virat Kohli too in that match scored a secure 32, however many of the destruction that day was achieved by Gayle and de Villiers. A deflated KXIP, shaken by the Gayle storm surrendered whereas chasing, being bundled out for a paltry 88.