Suresh Raina scored a quickfire 43-ball 90 against Dolphins © IANS (File photo)
Suresh Raina scored a quickfire 43-ball 90 against Dolphins © IANS (File photo)

By Amit Banerjee

Sep 22, 2014

The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) made a tremendous comeback from their defeat at the hands of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)  in the first game of the group stage of the ongoing Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) by destroying the opposition bowlers in the eighth game of the group stage against the Dolphins. The likes of Suresh Raina (90), Brendon McCullum (49), Ravindra Jadeja (40) and Faf du Plessis (30) made their immense contributions to their team, helping CSK post a mammoth total of 242 for the loss of six wickets against Dolphins that bolstered their chances of winning their first match of the tournament.

After a early blow in which Dwayne Smith departed for a score of seven runs, McCullum and Raina added quick runs to take their side to a total of 100 runs in less than nine overs. The middle overs saw the Dolphins batsmen looking clueless as they were smashed all over the park. As Ravichandran Ashwin took a single off the last delivery of the match, CSK equalled the record of the highest total in the history of the CLT20, which was Otago Volts’ score of 242 for four against Perth Scorchers in the 2013 edition.

Following are the list of highest innings totals both in CLT20 history as well as in all forms of T20 cricket (domestic and international):

SCORE

TEAM

OPPOSITION

VENUE

YEAR

242/4

Otago Volts

Perth Scorchers

Jaipur

2013

242/6

Chennai Super Kings

Dolphins

Bangalore

2014

215/8

Royal Challengers Bangalore

South Australia

Bangalore

2011

214/2

South Australia

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Bangalore

2011

213/4

Trinidad & Tobago

Eagles

Hyderabad

2009

Given the nature of this format being friendly for batsmen, there have been bigger totals posted in the past from various teams. The following table lists the highest totals in both international and domestic contests T20 cricket:

SCORE

TEAM

OPPOSITION

VENUE

YEAR

263/5

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Pune Warriors

Bangalore

2013

260/6

Sri Lanka

Kenya

Johannesburg

2007

254/3

Gloucestershire

Middlesex

Uxbridge

2011

250/3

Somerset

Gloucestershire

Taunton

2006

248/6

Australia

England

Southampton

2013

 

Complete coverage of Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 here

(Amit Banerjee, a reporter at CricketCountry, takes keen interest in photography, travelling, technology, automobiles, food and, of course, cricket. He can be followed on Twitter via his handle @akb287)