In the history of the IPL, cricket fans have witnessed many innings where a team made huge runs without losing a wicket. So, opening partnership plays a critical role in the shortest format of the game where the game can change at any instance. It becomes more vital in a tournament like Indian Premier League as it may influence the overall mood of the innings. The burden of getting wickets rises on the bowlers when they have a hard time disrupting the opening combination. Thus, huge starting pairings frequently serve as the catalyst for the adding of a large total. The excitement provided by these hitters in the lucrative league never appears to be reduced, regardless of how the records vary.
List of Highest Score in IPL without Wicket
So, let's take a closer look at some of the highest score in IPL without losing a wicket:
- 210/0 (Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders in 2022)
The Lucknow Super Giants are sitting at the top position for making the highest score in the IPL without losing a wicket. In the 66th match of the Indian Premier League against KKR, the duo of KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock made an unbeaten 210 runs in a pair for the first wicket. Throughout their entire innings, de Kock contributed 140 runs whereas KL Rahul added 68 runs including 2 extra runs, thus creating the highest score in IPL without a wicket. The Kolkata Knight Riders responded admirably, and their middle order was outstanding, but they ended two runs short and lost the game.
- 184/0 (Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions in 2017)
The Kolkata Knight Riders stand at the 2nd position for making the highest score without losing a wicket in the history of IPL. The pair of Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn has done this feat in the 3rd match of the Indian Premier League 2017 against Gujarat Lions. Gujarat Lions got the opportunity to bat first and added a total of 183 runs on the scoreboard. In reply, Gambhir and Lynn started well and added undefeated 184 runs in a pair and thus beat the Lions by 10 wickets. Gambhir added unbeaten 63 runs whereas Lynn contributed unbeaten 93 runs.
- 181/0 (Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings in 2020)
Chennai Super Kings came in 3rd place for making the highest score in IPL without a wicket. In the 18th match of the IPL 2020 against Punjab Kings, the pair of Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis achieved this accomplishment while chasing down the target of 179 runs. Punjab Kings added 178 runs on the scoreboard while batting first and thus set a target of 179 for the Kings. Faf and Watson started incredibly and added 181 runs for the first wicket without losing any wicket and got the victory for their team. Shane Watson was named Man of the Match for his outstanding unbeaten 83 runs whereas Faf du Plessis also added crucial unbeaten 87 runs.
- 181/0 (Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals in 2021)
Royal Challengers Bangalore is sitting at the 4th position for making the highest score in the history of IPL without losing a wicket. In the 16th match of the IPL 2021 against Rajasthan Royals, the pair of Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal did this feat by making unbeaten 181 runs in a pair for the first wicket. Rajasthan Royals batted first and set the target of 178 runs for Bangalore which was easily achieved by RCB in just 16.3 overs. The incredible unbeaten 101 runs from 52 balls along with Virat’s 72 runs helped them to create such a record partnership.
- 163/0 (Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals in 2012)
The team Mumbai Indians stand at the 5th position for contributing the highest score in the Indian Premier League without wickets. In the 72nd match of IPL 2012 against Rajasthan Royal, the Royals got the chance to bat first and they added 162 runs on the scoreboard. In reply, Sachin Tendulkar and Dwayne Smith came out to the middle in order to chase down the target and added 163 runs in a pair without losing their wicket and thus creating the 5th highest total in IPL without a wicket. Sachin added 58 runs whereas Smith contributed 87 runs that helped them to achieve the victory in the 18th over.