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Chennai Super Kings Highest Score in IPL History (2024 Updated)

One of the most famous IPL franchise, Chennai Super Kings is synonymous to records in IPL. They hold several records to their name, one of them being the team with most appearances in the Finals. At one point, they were also the team with most titles in the tournament, when they won their third title.

However, that record was taken from them when Mumbai Indians won the title for a fifth time. Currently, they also boast several impressive CSK records in IPL history to their name and are joint best team in the tournament with 5 titles.

But, there is one record held by CSK, that no team has been even able to come closer to break. We are talking about the record of most 200+ scores in the history of IPL.

Did you know? Chennai Super Kings holds the current record of most 200+ runs in an inning in IPL. Yes, they have scored or breached the total of 200 runs in IPL on 28 occasions. The second best is held by RCB, who have 24 totals to their names.

In this article, however, we want to take you through the best of best knocks of Chennai Super Kings in IPL. So, buckle up as we look at the

CSK highest score in IPL

CSK or Chennai Super Kings are always at the forefront when it comes to shattering records and creating new ones. CSK have already won five IPL titles, and they look strong this year too. CSK have a strong batting lineup and is a team to reckon with in this T20 tournament.

Chennai Super Kings have scored 200+ scores a record 13 times in the tournament.

Today, let’s have a look at their top four team scores, and we’ll analyze how they scored such a big score.

Let’s have a look!

#4) CSK – 226/6 Against RCB | Bengaluru | April 23rd, 2023

In last year’s IPL league match between CSK and RCB, the men in yellow once again scored a huge 226 on the scoreboard, batting first. Thanks to Devon Conway’s blistering 83 off 45 balls with 8 fours and 8 sixes, Shivam Dubey’s 52, and some late fireworks from English all-rounder Moeen Ali’s 9-ball 19*; CSK put a mammoth total on the board.

Batting second, RCB had a huge total to pursue with its batting stars, Faf Du Plessis and Virat Kohli, donning the job of openers.

Unfortunately, batting maestro Virat Kohli (6) got out early, courtesy of being clean-bowled by Akash Singh. But, Faf continued his rampage before edging Dhoni behind the stumps. Faf Du Plessis’ 33-ball 62 with 5 boundaries and four sixes set the tempo of the match. Then, Maxwell’s 36-ball 76 (4s x 3, 6s x 8) helped RCB go past 200. With 29 runs to win from the last 2 overs, RCB could only score 21 runs and thus finished their innings at 218/8. With this, CSK won the match by 8 runs.

#3) CSK – 223/3 Against SRH | Hyderabad | May 08, 2013

CSK piled up a huge total of 223/3 in IPL 6 against SRH in Hyderabad. Winning the toss, SRH decided to bowl first, but they didn’t know what was coming! CSK’s dashing duo, Murali Vijay (29) and Mr. Cricket (Michael Hussey), gave a flying start to the team.

CSK openers added a quick 45 runs in 5.2 overs before the right-hander fell prey to SRH’s Perera. Then, Suresh Raina (99*) added a 133-run partnership with Hussey for the second wicket as CSK looked set to go past 200. At 17.2 overs, Hussey departed for 67 (42 balls, 4s x 5, 6s x 4). But Raina continued to score fluently across the ground with 11 boundaries and 3 sixes. At the end of the innings, CSK successfully put 223/3 after 20 overs.

From the very start, it looked a mammoth target for SRH. Apart from Parthiv Patel’s defiant knock of 44 (30 balls, 4s x 6, 6s x 1), Hyderabad’s top and middle order collapsed like a pack of cards in the match. Though Karn Sharma’s 39* showed some resistance at number 8, it was already too late then. At 20 overs, SRH finished their innings at 146/8, thus conceding a 77-run defeat at the hands of CSK.

#2) CSK – 240/5 Against KXIP | Mohali | April 19, 2008

Out of CSK’s top two scores, the Dhoni-led team’s 240 for 5 against KXIP way back in 2008 still continues to remain at the team’s top two highest scores. In the inaugural edition of the tournament, the CSK vs KXIP match soon became the talk of the town as both teams played well, and the match witnessed 400+ runs in just 40 overs.

Winning the toss, CSK opted to bat first, scoring a gigantic 240 on the scoreboard, courtesy Michael Hussey’s 116* off 54 balls with 8 fours and 9 sixes. He was well supported by Raina (32) and Badrinath (31) in the match, as the team posted a huge total on the board, despite losing their first three wickets for just 62 in 7.1 overs.

Chasing CSK’s huge total, KXIP got off to a flying start as both openers clicked. Karan Goel (24) and James Hopes (71) added 56 runs for the first wicket, as the match was up for a thriller. Then, Sangakkara’s 54 (33b, 4s x 5, 6s x 2) made the match more interesting. However, after the southpaw’s dismissal at 17.4, the target looked somewhat unachievable as Punjab still needed 50 runs from 14 balls. After 20 overs, Punjab finished their innings at 207/4, thus CSK won the match by 33 runs.

#1) CSK – 246/5 Against RR | Chennai | April 03, 2010

Finally, here comes CSK’s highest team score in IPL. Did you remember IPL 3 that CSK won against the legend Sachin Tendulkar’s buoyant Mumbai Indians at the latter’s home venue in the grand finale? Yes, you got that right. It was during IPL 2010 when CSK registered their highest team total on the scoreboard.

CSK scored 246 for 5 against Rajasthan Royals at Chennai at the 32nd game of the IPL 2010. Batting first, CSK got off to a flying start, with both its openers Murali Vijay (127) and Mathew Hayden (34) adding 62 runs for the first wicket. Though Hayden departed early at the 6th over, Vijay’s rampage continued.

The stylish right-hander went on to score 127 off 56 balls with 8 boundaries and 11 sixes. Then, Albie Morkel also launched a scathing attack on RR, hitting 62 off 34 balls with three boundaries and five sixes. CSK finished at 246 for 5 after 20 overs.

Chasing CSK’s huge total, RR’s Michael Lumb (37) and Naman Ojha 94* (55b, 4s x 8, 6s x 6) started with quick fireworks, adding 69 for the first wicket in 7.1 overs. After Lumb’s dismissal, Naman Ojha’s onslaught continued and got good support from Shane Watson’s 60 (25b, 4s x 5, 6s x 5). With 54 runs needed in the last 17 balls, the match thus slipped away from RR’s favor; still, they were appreciated for their fearless performance on the ground. Eventually, CSK won the match by 23 runs as RR’s innings came to a halt at 223/5 after 20 overs.

CSK Highest score in IPL Innings

ScoreOversRRInnsAgainstVenueDate
246/520.012.31RRChennai3 Apr 2010
240/520.012.01PBKSMohali19 Apr 2008
235/42011.751KKRKolkata23 Apr 2023
226/62011.31RCBBengaluru17 Apr 2023
223/320.011.151SRHHyderabad8 May 2013
222/520.011.11DCChennai25 May 2012
220/320.011.001KKRWankhede21 Apr 2021
218/420.010.91MIDelhi1 May 2021
217/72010.851LSGChennai3 Apr 2023
216/420.010.81RCBDY Patil12 Apr 2022
211/420.010.551DCPune30 Apr 2018
210/720.010.51LSGBrabourne31 Mar 2022
209/420.010.451SRHChennai11 Apr 2015

In Conclusion

Taking a look at CSK’s explosive batting performance, no record is too big for them. You may never know when they are going to shatter another record or create a new one when they are batting. As IPL 2024 is set to begin from March 29 onwards, Chennai fans can certainly expect some good batting performance from the defending champions at IPL 17.

Penned by: AHC

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