Top 10: Highest Team Scores in First 10 Overs in an IPL Innings

Gone are the days when teams used to post 160-170 runs after batting for the whole 20 overs in T20s. Now the times have changed, with batters coming out all guns blazing from the first ball.

This has resulted in teams getting a huge chunk of runs by the time they reach the halfway mark of their innings, helping them reach mammoth totals. 

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen teams accumulate bucketloads of runs in the first 10 overs. This article will list the top 10 instances of teams with the highest scores in the first 10 overs in an IPL innings. 

Highest Team Scores in First 10 Overs in an IPL Innings

TeamRuns in First 10 OversInnAgainstVenueDate
Sunrisers Hyderabad1672Lucknow Super GiantsHyderabad8 May 2024
Sunrisers Hyderabad1581Delhi CapitalsDelhi20 Apr 2024
Sunrisers Hyderabad1481Mumbai IndiansHyderabad27 Mar 2024
Mumbai Indians1412Sunrisers HyderabadHyderabad27 Mar 2024
Delhi Capitals1382Sunrisers HyderabadDelhi20 Apr 2024
Kolkata Knight Riders1371Punjab KingsEden Gardens26 Apr 2024
Kolkata Knight Riders1351Delhi CapitalsVisakhapatnam3 Apr 2024
Punjab Kings1322Kolkata Knight RidersEden Gardens26 Apr 2024
Kings XI Punjab1312Sunrisers HyderabadHyderabad14 May 2014
Mumbai Indians1311Sunrisers HyderabadAbu Dhabi8 Oct 2021

Key Insights

167 runs by Sunrisers Hyderabad are the most in the first 10 overs in the IPL and overall T20s. SRH’s openers were on a roll on May 8, 2024, as they crushed down the target of 166 set by Lucknow Super Giants in just 9.4 overs.

SRH also became the first team to cross the 140-run mark in the first 10 overs in an innings. In a match against Mumbai Indians, they accumulated 148 runs at the halfway mark, breaking Kings XI Punjab’s (now Punjab Kings) 10-season-old record of 131.

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There are 3 instances of both teams scoring 130+ runs in their respective first 10 overs in an IPL match. SRH is involved in 2 of those matches.

125 out of 158 runs by SRH against Delhi Capitals were scored in the powerplay overs itself. This is the highest powerplay score in IPL’s history.

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