Published on March 22nd, 2023
The Sunrisers Hyderabad have made a name for themselves in the Indian Premier League (IPL) by setting high scores and successfully chasing down seemingly impossible targets.
Some of the Sunrisers’ standout batting performances have left their fans and opponents in awe. This article provides an overview of the top ten highest scores achieved by the Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL history.
The article highlights the exceptional batsmen who have played crucial roles in the Sunrisers’ success over the years. David Warner, Kane Williamson, Shikhar Dhawan, and Jonny Bairstow are some of the best batsmen who have represented the Sunrisers in the IPL.
The Sunrisers’ highest score in IPL history is 231/2, achieved against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2019 season. The match was played on May 4, 2019, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
The article goes on to list the other nine highest scores achieved by the Sunrisers in IPL history, the matches in which they were achieved, and the players who made them possible.
Despite some of the impressive scores put up by the Sunrisers, they have not always been successful in winning matches. The article also provides brief information on some of the matches where they have put up high scores but still lost to their opponents.
Top 10 SRH Highest Scores In IPL History
1. SRH (231/2) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019
In the match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 4, 2019, Sunrisers Hyderabad achieved their highest score in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history.
The match was held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, which is the home ground of Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Sunrisers Hyderabad batted first in the match and put up an impressive total of 231 runs for the loss of only two wickets in their allotted 20 overs. This was the second-highest total in the history of IPL.
The opening pair of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow provided a solid foundation for the team, with Warner scoring a brilliant century (100 runs off 55 balls) and Bairstow contributing 114 runs off 56 balls.
The partnership between the two players was the highest opening partnership in the history of IPL, and it set the tone for the rest of the innings.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad batsmen continued to score at a brisk pace throughout the innings, with contributions from players like Vijay Shankar, who scored 27 runs off 11 balls.
Royal Challengers Bangalore, in response, could only manage 113 runs for the loss of 10 wickets in their allotted 20 overs, thereby losing the match by a massive margin of 118 runs.
This was one of the biggest victories in the history of IPL in terms of runs. The Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers put in a clinical performance, with Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan taking three wickets each.
Overall, the match was a memorable one for Sunrisers Hyderabad, with their batsmen putting up a remarkable performance to achieve their highest score in the IPL and their bowlers delivering an impressive performance to win the match convincingly.
2. SRH (219/2) Vs Delhi Capitals in 2020
In the match between SRH and Delhi Capitals in the 2020 IPL season, SRH achieved a score of 219/2 in their 20 overs, which is their second-highest total in the tournament.
SRH won the toss and elected to bat first. The openers, David Warner and Jonny Bairstow, provided a solid start for their team, putting on a partnership of 77 runs for the first wicket. After Bairstow’s dismissal, Warner continued his aggressive batting and scored an unbeaten 66 runs off just 34 balls.
Kane Williamson also played a crucial role in the innings, contributing an unbeaten 41 off 26 balls. SRH scored at a remarkable run rate of 10.95 runs per over, which is an impressive feat in the T20 format. In response, Delhi Capitals could only manage to score 131/10 in their 19 overs, and SRH won the match by 88 runs.
3. SRH (212/6) Vs Punjab Kings in 2019
On April 29, 2019, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) played against Punjab Kings at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament.
After winning the toss, SRH chose to bat first and put up a competitive total of 212 runs on the board in their allotted 20 overs. The team played at a run rate of 10.6 runs per over and lost six wickets in the process.
The highlight of SRH’s innings was the superb century scored by David Warner, who was in excellent form throughout the tournament.
He scored 100 runs off just 57 balls, smashing five fours and as many as eight sixes in his innings. Warner’s innings was a treat to watch as he played some breathtaking shots and kept the scoreboard ticking for his team.
Overall, SRH’s batting performance was quite impressive as they managed to put up a massive score of 212 runs, which was a daunting target for Punjab Kings to chase down. Eventually, SRH won the match by 45 runs and it was a well-deserved victory for them.
David Warner was awarded the player of the match for his sensational century, which was instrumental in helping his team win the game.
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4. SRH (209/3) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders in 2017
On April 30, 2017, the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) faced the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad in an IPL match.
SRH won the toss and elected to bat first, and what followed was a run-fest for the home team. SRH played all their 20 overs and scored a mammoth total of 209 runs for the loss of just three wickets.
The highlight of the innings was the captain David Warner’s blistering knock of 126 runs off just 59 balls, which included 10 fours and 8 sixes.
The Australian opener dominated the KKR bowling attack right from the start and never allowed the opposition bowlers to settle in.
Along with his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan, who scored 29 runs off 30 balls, Warner set the tone for the innings and put up a 107-run partnership for the first wicket.
Warner continued to punish the KKR bowlers and was ably supported by Moises Henriques, who scored 52 runs off 39 balls, and Yuvraj Singh, who chipped in with a quickfire 15 runs off just 12 balls.
Thanks to Warner’s heroics and the contributions of the other batsmen, SRH set a daunting target of 210 runs for KKR to chase.
In the end, KKR fell well short of the target, managing to score only 161 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in their 20 overs.
5. SRH (208/7) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2016
The SRH batting innings got off to a fantastic start with their opening pair of David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan. The two batsmen put up a brilliant 82-run partnership in just 6.5 overs.
David Warner was the top scorer for SRH, contributing a whopping 69 runs off just 38 balls. His innings included 6 fours and 4 sixes. Shikhar Dhawan also played a crucial role by scoring 28 runs off 25 balls.
The middle order did not contribute much to the score, but it was the late surge by Ben Cutting that helped SRH post a total of 208 runs.
Cutting smashed 39 runs off just 15 balls, including 3 fours and 4 sixes. With this total on the board, the SRH bowlers were able to restrict RCB to 200/7 and win the match by 8 runs.
6. SRH (207/4) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2017
In the match between SRH and RCB on May 7, 2017, SRH won the toss and elected to bat first.
SRH’s openers, David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan, gave the team a solid start, with Warner scoring 28 off 24 balls and Dhawan contributing 50 off 39 balls.
However, it was Moises Henriques who played a crucial role in accelerating the scoring rate in the middle overs.
Henriques came in to bat when SRH was 84/2 in the 10th over and started playing aggressively from the outset.
He hit 4 fours and 2 sixes in his innings of 52 runs off just 37 balls, taking the score to 167/3 in the 16th over. After Henriques’ dismissal, Yuvraj Singh and Ben Cutting played useful cameos to take SRH to a total of 207/4 in their allotted 20 overs.
SRH’s bowlers then restricted RCB to 172/10 in 19.4 overs, with Rashid Khan picking up 3 wickets and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, and Siddarth Kaul taking 2 wickets each.
This impressive win helped SRH maintain their position at the top of the IPL points table.
7. SRH (207/3) Vs Punjab Kings in 2017
The match between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in the 2017 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) took place at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on April 17, 2017.
SRH won the toss and elected to bat first, and they put up a formidable total of 207 runs at a run rate of 10.35 in their allotted 20 overs, losing just 3 wickets.
The key contributor to this impressive total was Kane Williamson, who played a knock of 54 runs off just 27 balls. He hit 4 boundaries and 2 sixes in his innings, and his quickfire knock helped SRH to maintain a good run rate throughout their innings.
Other notable contributors to the SRH innings were Shikhar Dhawan, who scored 77 runs off 48 balls, and Moises Henriques, who scored 28 runs off just 14 balls.
In response, Kings XI Punjab could only manage 181 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their allotted 20 overs, and SRH won the match by 26 runs. Rashid Khan was the pick of the SRH bowlers, taking 3 wickets for just 16 runs in his 4 overs.
This was one of the highest-scoring matches of the 2017 IPL season, and it showcased SRH’s formidable batting lineup and their ability to defend big totals.
8. SRH (205/5) Vs Punjab Kings in 2014
In this match, Sunrisers Hyderabad played against the Punjab Kings and after winning the toss, chose to bat first. SRH got off to a great start, thanks to a brilliant knock by David Warner.
He scored 44 runs off just 23 balls and set the tone for the rest of the innings. The middle-order batsmen also contributed to the team’s total, with Naman Ojha scoring 36 runs and Aaron Finch scoring 20 runs.
However, despite posting a challenging total of 205 runs, SRH couldn’t defend it successfully as Punjab Kings chased down the target with ease.
This was largely due to an excellent batting performance by Punjab Kings, with Manan Vohra scoring 47 runs off just 20 balls and Wriddhiman Saha scoring an unbeaten 54 runs off 26 balls.
Despite the loss, SRH’s batting performance was impressive, especially considering the fact that they managed to score more than 200 runs against a strong bowling attack.
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9. SRH (204/3) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2018
On May 17, 2018, Sunrisers Hyderabad faced off against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in a match played at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
SRH won the toss and elected to field first. RCB batted first and posted a formidable total of 218 runs in their allotted 20 overs. In reply, SRH put up a good fight and scored 204 runs at a run rate of 10.20 runs per over, losing 3 wickets in the process.
The top scorer for SRH was Kane Williamson, who scored an impressive 81 runs off just 42 balls, but their effort fell short and they lost the match by 14 runs.
Despite the loss, SRH’s score of 204/3 in the match stands as the ninth-highest total in the IPL history.
10. SRH (201/5) Vs Rajasthan Royals in 2019
In this match, SRH won the toss and decided to field first. Rajasthan Royals put up a target of 198 runs in 20 overs with the help of Sanju Samson’s magnificent knock of 102 runs off just 55 balls.
Chasing the target, SRH openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow provided a solid start to the team by scoring 69 and 45 runs, respectively. Vijay Shankar also played a crucial role by scoring 35 runs off 15 balls, which included two fours and three sixes.
Eventually, SRH was able to surpass the target set by the Royals with a score of 201 runs in just 19 overs, winning the match by 5 wickets. This match is remembered for Samson’s century and the successful chase of the high target by SRH.