March 20th, 2023 | Updated on March 31st, 2023
Delhi Capitals (DC) is one of the most consistent teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL), having made it to the playoffs six times in the past few years, including reaching the final in the 2020 season.
Despite their competitive performances, they have yet to clinch an IPL title, but their strong batting lineup is a significant advantage for the team.
The Delhi Capitals’ batting lineup boasts some of the most prominent power-hitters in the history of the IPL.
The likes of Virender Sehwag, Kevin Pietersen, Rishabh Pant, and David Warner have all featured for the franchise and have contributed significantly to the team’s success.
With such big-hitting batsmen in their ranks, the DC team has posted some enormous totals in the IPL.
Over the years, Delhi Capitals have set some of the highest totals in the IPL history. In the 2017 edition of the tournament, DC scored a mammoth 231/4 against Kings XI Punjab, which remains their highest-ever total in the tournament.
In the same year, they also posted a score of 209/4 against Gujarat Lions, which is the second-highest total in their IPL history.
In the 2020 IPL season, Delhi Capitals once again showcased their batting prowess by scoring some significant totals.
They posted a score of 196/4 against Royal Challengers Bangalore, which is their third-highest total in the IPL.
They also scored 189/3 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the same season, which is the fourth-highest total in their IPL history.
Overall, Delhi Capitals has a strong batting lineup that has the ability to post big scores and put the opposition under pressure.
With the likes of Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith, and Marcus Stoinis in their ranks, the franchise is well-positioned to continue setting high totals and challenging for the IPL title in the upcoming seasons.
Top 10 DC Highest Scores
1. DC(231/4) Vs Punjab Kings in 2011
The 2011 IPL season witnessed an incredible performance by Delhi Capitals (DC) against Punjab Kings (formerly Kings XI Punjab) at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi.
DC went on to post their highest-ever total of 231/4 in the tournament, batting first after KXIP won the toss and chose to bowl.
DC’s openers, David Warner and Virender Sehwag, put up an outstanding opening partnership of 146 runs in just 11.4 overs, which set the tone for the rest of the innings.
Sehwag played a stunning innings, smashing 77 off just 35 balls, including eight fours and four sixes. On the other hand, Warner also played his part, scoring a quickfire 77 off 48 balls, which included seven fours and four sixes.
DC’s innings was further bolstered by cameos from Venugopal Rao and Naman Ojha, who scored 22 off 14 balls and 22 off 10 balls, respectively. In the end, DC posted an enormous total of 231/4, which was a mammoth target for KXIP to chase.
In reply, KXIP started off positively, with Paul Valthaty and Adam Gilchrist putting up a decent partnership.
However, they lost wickets at regular intervals, and none of their batsmen could score a big innings.
Shaun Marsh top-scored for KXIP with 95 off 46 balls, but his innings could only reduce the margin of defeat.
KXIP finished their innings at 202/6, falling short by 29 runs in the end. The match was a one-sided affair, with DC’s incredible performance with the bat and ball earning them a comfortable victory.
It was undoubtedly one of the most memorable performances by DC in the IPL history, and their highest-ever total in the tournament remains unbeaten to this day.
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2. DC(228/4) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders in 2020
Delhi Capitals’ (DC) second-highest IPL total came against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 2020 season. The match was played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, and after winning the toss, KKR opted to bowl first.
DC’s openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw, provided a steady start to their innings, adding 56 runs in just 5.5 overs. Shaw, in particular, played an impressive knock, scoring 66 runs off 41 balls, including four fours and six sixes.
However, the real fireworks came from the skipper, Shreyas Iyer, who played an unbeaten knock of 88 off just 38 balls, including seven fours and six sixes. Iyer’s aggressive batting propelled DC’s score to 228/4, which was their second-highest total in IPL history.
In the second innings, KKR started off positively, with opener Shubman Gill playing a good knock.
However, they lost wickets at regular intervals, and none of their batsmen could stay long enough to put up a significant partnership. Nitish Rana top-scored for KKR with 58 off 35 balls, but his innings couldn’t get the job done.
In the end, KKR could only manage to score 210/8, falling short by 18 runs. DC’s bowlers did a decent job, with Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje taking two wickets each.
DC’s victory was their first against KKR after five consecutive losses, and it was a crucial win for them in the tournament.
Overall, it was an excellent performance by DC, with both their batting and bowling coming together to secure a comfortable victory.
Their total of 228/4 remains one of the highest in IPL history, and their win against KKR was a memorable moment for the team and their fans.
3. DC(219/4) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders in 2018
In the 2018 season of the IPL, Delhi Capitals scored their third-highest IPL total of 219/4 against Kolkata Knight Riders in Delhi.
After winning the toss, KKR chose to bowl first, and DC’s openers Prithvi Shaw and Colin Munro gave the team a solid start with a quick partnership of 59 runs in just seven overs.
The real hero of the innings, however, was DC’s skipper Shreyas Iyer, who played an outstanding innings of 93* off just 40 balls.
Iyer’s innings was laced with three fours and ten sixes, and he played an instrumental role in taking DC’s total beyond the 200-run mark.
In response, KKR could not put up a strong challenge and lost wickets at regular intervals, failing to chase the massive target set by DC.
They could only manage to score 164/9 in their 20 overs, resulting in a comprehensive 55-run victory for Delhi.
The DC bowlers did a fantastic job, with Trent Boult and Amit Mishra taking three wickets each. DC’s win over KKR was their third consecutive victory in the tournament, and it helped them climb up the table in the points tally.
Overall, it was a memorable match for Delhi Capitals, with both their batting and bowling units firing on all cylinders.
Shreyas Iyer’s unbeaten knock of 93* will go down as one of the best innings in IPL history, and the team’s victory over KKR was a significant moment in their campaign.
4. DC(215/5) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders in 2022
In the 2022 season of the IPL, Delhi Capitals posted their fourth-highest total of 215/5 against Kolkata Knight Riders in a match played at the Brabourne Stadium on 10th April 2022.
After winning the toss, DC chose to bat first and got off to a flying start with openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw adding 88 runs in just 8.4 overs.
Shaw played an aggressive innings of 56 off 28 balls, including six fours and four sixes, while Dhawan contributed 37 off 21 balls.
Steve Smith and Rishabh Pant also chipped in with valuable contributions of 27 and 30 runs, respectively.
DC scored at a run rate of 10.75 runs per over, which was quite impressive. Despite losing a few wickets towards the end, they managed to cross the 200-run mark and set a daunting target for KKR.
In response, KKR got off to a poor start and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. They could only manage to score 139/9 in their 20 overs, falling short of the target by a massive 76 runs.
DC’s win over KKR was their second victory of the season, and it helped them climb up the table in the points tally.
Overall, it was an excellent batting performance by Delhi Capitals, with their top order firing on all cylinders.
Prithvi Shaw’s aggressive innings set the tone for the rest of the innings, while Steve Smith and Rishabh Pant played crucial cameos to take the team’s total beyond the 200-run mark.
Their comprehensive victory over KKR was a memorable moment in their campaign and showcased their dominance in the tournament.
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5. DC(214/3) Vs Gujarat Lions in 2017
In this match, DC’s top order dominated the Gujarat Lions’ bowling attack. Sanju Samson, the opener, played an outstanding innings of 61 runs off just 31 balls, including 7 fours and 2 sixes.
Along with Samson, Karun Nair also played a crucial knock of 64 runs off 45 balls.
Rishabh Pant and Corey Anderson added quickfire cameos towards the end of the innings to take DC’s total to an imposing 214/3.
In response, Gujarat Lions lost wickets at regular intervals and were eventually bundled out for just 192 runs in 19.4 overs. With this win, DC moved up to second place in the points table, setting themselves up for a successful season.
6. DC (213/6) Vs Mumbai Indians in 2019
DC put up a strong batting performance against Mumbai Indians in the 2019 season, scoring their 6th highest IPL total of 213/6.
Batting first after winning the toss, DC got off to a good start, thanks to a solid opening partnership between Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan.
Shaw scored a quickfire 24 off 16 balls, while Dhawan anchored the innings with a steady knock of 43 off 36 balls.
However, it was Rishabh Pant’s blistering knock of 78 off just 27 balls, including 7 fours and 7 sixes, that took DC’s score past the 200-run mark. Pant’s 78 is the highest score by a Delhi Capitals player in IPL.
Colin Ingram also played a crucial role in the middle overs, scoring 47 off 32 balls, as DC finished with an imposing total of 213/6. Despite a valiant effort from MI’s batsmen, they fell short by 37 runs, giving DC a comfortable victory.
7. DC(207/5) Vs Mumbai Indians in 2012
In this match, DC won the toss and chose to bat first. They had a strong start with openers Virender Sehwag and Mahela Jayawardene scoring 73 runs together in 8.3 overs.
Sehwag made 73 off just 39 balls with the help of 12 fours, while Jayawardene scored 55 off 41 balls.
Captain Ross Taylor also played a crucial role in the team’s total, scoring 55 off 26 balls with 5 fours and 4 sixes.
Kieron Pollard was the pick of the bowlers for Mumbai, taking 2 wickets for 33 runs in his 4 overs. In response, Mumbai Indians could only manage 181/9 in their 20 overs, and DC won the match by 26 runs.
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8. DC(207/8) Vs Rajasthan Royals in 2022
In the match against Rajasthan Royals in the 2022 season, Delhi Capitals posted a total of 207/8 in their allotted 20 overs.
Despite losing a few wickets early on, the middle order consisting of Steve Smith, Shreyas Iyer, and Marcus Stoinis steadied the innings with useful contributions.
Steve Smith played a crucial knock of 64 off 40 balls, while Shreyas Iyer and Marcus Stoinis scored 43 and 40 runs respectively.
However, their total wasn’t enough as Rajasthan Royals chased it down with ease, winning the match by 7 wickets.
9. DC(207/3) Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2022
In the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on 5th May 2022 at the Brabourne Stadium, Delhi Capitals were able to score 207 runs for the loss of 3 wickets, making it the second time in the 2022 season they scored 207 runs.
The openers, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan, provided a solid start with a partnership of 91 runs in just 7.1 overs.
Shreyas Iyer played a captain’s knock, scoring 81 runs off 44 balls, including 6 fours and 4 sixes, and along with Shimron Hetmyer’s unbeaten 27-ball 44, they helped Delhi Capitals set a formidable total of 207/3.
Sunrisers Hyderabad put up a good fight but eventually fell short and were restricted to 171/7, giving Delhi Capitals a comfortable 36-run victory.
10. DC(205/4) Vs Pune Supergiants
In this match, Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to bat first. Their openers Sanju Samson and Sam Billings provided a solid start, adding 69 runs in the first six overs.
Samson scored 31 off 22 balls, while Billings made 24 off 17 balls. Rishabh Pant, the wicket-keeper batsman, played a brilliant innings of 36 runs off 22 balls before getting dismissed by Imran Tahir.
However, the real damage was done by Corey Anderson and Chris Morris, who remained unbeaten on 39 off 22 balls and 38 off 9 balls, respectively.
Anderson smashed two fours and three sixes in his innings, while Morris hit four sixes and a boundary. Their partnership of 69 runs off just 21 balls helped Delhi reach a massive total of 205/4 in their 20 overs.
Pune Supergiants, in response, could only manage to score 108/10 in 16.1 overs, thus losing the match by 97 runs.
Delhi Capitals bowlers Pat Cummins, Chris Morris, and Amit Mishra took two wickets each and restricted Pune to a low total. With this win, Delhi Capitals registered their biggest victory in terms of runs in the history of IPL.