IPL 2024: RCB vs SRH has proven to be a batting exhibition and a nightmare for bowlers

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Travis Head. Source: Sunrisers on X

RCB vs SRH: The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 witnessed a historic match between Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) that redefined the boundaries of T20 cricket.

This match added to the series’ history of high-scoring encounters, with four of the top five totals achieved during the 17th edition, two of which were recorded in this very game. The Chinnaswamy Stadium lived up to its reputation as a haven for batsmen, providing an ideal setting for both teams to flourish with the bat, leaving bowlers struggling to contain the onslaught.

RCB vs SRH: Records galore in the Garden City

The match, held at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, saw an unprecedented total of 549 runs scored, making it the highest run aggregate in any T20 match. SRH, batting first, posted a mammoth total of 287/3, the highest ever in IPL history. Travis Head, with a blistering century off just 39 balls, and Heinrich Klaasen, with a quickfire fifty, were the main architects of this record-breaking total.

In response, RCB, despite a valiant effort, fell short by 25 runs, ending their innings at 262/7. This score, however, is the highest total in a losing cause in T20 cricket. Dinesh Karthik’s 35-ball 83 was the highlight of RCB’s innings.

This match was not just about the batters. It was a tough day for the bowlers, with four RCB bowlers conceding more than 50 runs. Despite this, the bowlers played their part in the match, creating pressure situations and taking crucial wickets.

List of highest aggregate in IPL history

549 – RCB v Sunrisers Hyderabad, 2024.
523 – Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians, 2024
517 – South Africa v West Indies, 2023
515 – Quetta Gladiators v Multan Sultans, 2023
506 – Surrey v Middlesex, 2023

The match was a spectacle of boundary-hitting, with a total of 81 boundaries, including 38 sixes, being hit by both teams. This is the joint-most for a T20 match. SRH alone hit 22 sixes, the most by any team in an IPL innings.

Most boundaries in a T20 match

81 SRH vs RCB Bengaluru 2024 (43 fours and 38 sixes)
81 WI vs SA Centurion 2023 (46 fours and 35 sixes)
78 Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators Rawalpindi 2023 (45 fours and 33 sixes)

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