Indian Premier League is one of the best sports leagues in the world and it is the No. 1 league in the cricket world. IPL started in 2008 and since then it is one of the biggest entertaining cricket leagues.
Players from all over the world participate and earn huge money, name, and fame by performing in this league. IPL is also called a cash-rich league and it is mainly known for the batman dominating with hard-hitting sixes.
In this article, we are going to list the top team who have hit the most sixes in an inning in IPL history:
3) 20 sixes – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujrat Lions in IPL 2016
RCB is one of the most dangerous teams known in IPL history. The top 2 highest team totals in IPL history are on the name of RCB only. Talking about this instance RCB was playing against Gujrat Lions and batting first RCB scored a total of 248 runs in just 20 overs.
Till now this is the 2nd highest team total in IPL history. Virat Kohli (109 runs in 55 balls) and AB De Villiers (129* runs in 52 balls) both scored centuries in this match and RCB became the only team whose 2 batsmen scored a century in a single match.
Both Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers shared 20 sixes of this inning. AB De Villiers hit 12 maximums and captain Virat Kohli hit 8 maximums. Chasing 249 was never easy for Gujrat Lions and they got all out for just 104 runs in 18.4 overs and RCB won the match by 144 runs.
2) 20 sixes – Delhi Daredevils vs Gujrat Lion in IPL 2017
Delhi Daredevils now known as Delhi Capitals is at number 2nd with 20 sixes on the list of most sixes in an inning in IPL by the team. Delhi was playing against Gujrat Lions on their home grounds. Gujrat Lions batting first scored 208/7 in 20 overs.
Delhi Daredevils achieved this target within just 17.3 overs and in this chase, Delhi batsmen hit 20 maximums. Out of those 20 sixes, Rishabh Pant (97 runs in 43 balls) hit 9 sixes followed by opening batsman Sanju Samson (61 runs in 31 balls) who hit 7 sixes.
Shreyas Iyer and Corey Anderson shared 2-2 sixes each and Delhi Daredevils scored 20 sixes in that inning and also won the match easily.
1) 21 Sixes – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Pune Warriors India in IPL 2013
The Universal Boss Chris Gayle played one of the monstrous innings on that day against Pune Warriors India. Chris Gayle scored 175 runs in just 66 balls and recorded the highest ever individual score in T20 cricket history ever.
With this brutal inning of Chris Gayle RCB scored 263/5 in 20 overs and recorded the highest team total in IPL history ever. In this inning, RCB player hit 21 sixes, and out of those Chris Gayle only hit 17 maximums.
Chris Gayle with those 17 sixes still holds the record of most sixes in an inning by a batsman in IPL history. Other than him AB De Villers hit 3 sixes and RCB’s captain Virat Kohli also hit one-six out of those 21 sixes. Chasing that big target was not possible for PWI and RCB won the match with 130 runs.
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