Highest Powerplay Scores of CSK in IPL

Highest Powerplay Scores of CSK in IPL :The powerplay refers to the first six overs of each innings in T20 cricket when only two fielders are allowed outside the 30-yard circle. Teams look to maximize run scoring during these overs when fielding restrictions apply. Here we look at the highest powerplay scores registered Chennai Super Kings.

Highest Powerplay Scores of CSK in IPL

Highest Powerplay Scores Made by CSK in the History of IPL

SR NoTeamScoreOpponent TeamDate
1CSK100/2KXIP2014
2CSK90/0MI2015
3CSK75/1KKR2018
4CSK73/1LSG2022
5CSK70/0KXIP2014
6CSK69/1RR2018

#1. 100/2 vs KXIP in 2014


The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) scored their highest total during the powerplay, 100 runs for the loss of 2 wickets, in a playoff game against Kings XI Punjab in 2014. Suresh Raina was the star of the match, scoring a quick 87 runs from just 25 balls.

This helped CSK reach the 100-run mark in the first six overs while they were chasing a big target of 227 runs set by Kings XI Punjab. This performance is still a record for the highest runs scored in the powerplay by CSK in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL), second only to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) who scored 105 runs in the powerplay in 2017.

#2. 90/0 vs MI in 2015


The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) scored their second-highest total during the powerplay in a match against the Mumbai Indians in 2015. The opening batsmen, Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum, played aggressively and scored 62 and 46 runs respectively in just 30 and 20 balls. They helped CSK score 90 runs without losing any wickets in the first six overs. CSK went on to win the match comfortably by 6 wickets.

#3. 75/1 vs KKR in 2018  


In 2018, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) scored 75 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in the powerplay while chasing a total of 202 runs set by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu gave CSK a strong start. In the end, CSK reached the target with one ball left, thanks to Sam Billings who finished the game in style.

#4. 73/1 vs LSG in 2022


In a high-scoring game in 2022 against the new team, Lucknow Super Giants, the opening batsmen of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Robin Uthappa and Moeen Ali, quickly scored 73 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in the powerplay. Moeen was the top scorer with 93 runs, helping CSK to set a big total of 210 runs for 7 wickets.

#5. 70/0 vs KXIP in 2014


In 2014, the opening batsmen of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum, played very well against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). They scored 70 runs without losing any wickets in the first six overs. Smith scored 66 runs and McCullum scored 67 runs. However, CSK ended up losing the high-scoring match. 

#6. 69/1 vs RR in 2018  


In 2018, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) scored 69 runs and lost 1 wicket in the first six overs against the Rajasthan Royals. Shane Watson scored a century in just 43 balls. Despite this strong start and setting a total of 204 runs for 5 wickets, CSK lost their momentum after the powerplay and the Royals won the match by 64 runs.

Powerplay Challenges

In a 2018 match against the Rajasthan Royals, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) scored 69 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in the first six overs, thanks to Shane Watson’s fast century. However, despite setting a total of 204 runs for 5 wickets, CSK lost the game by 64 runs as they couldn’t keep up the fast scoring after the powerplay.

In the powerplay, which is the first six overs of a match, only two fielders are allowed outside the circle. This rule puts pressure on the bowlers to bowl accurately and defend the boundaries. At the same time, the batters have to keep the score moving and take advantage of the limited fielders outside the circle

Conclusion  


In summary, Suresh Raina’s fast scoring led the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to their highest score in the powerplay, 100 runs for the loss of 2 wickets, in 2014. Over the years, opening batsmen Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith have also given CSK strong starts. Looking ahead, CSK needs to score faster in the powerplay to improve their overall run rate.

Who hit the fastest fifty for CSK in powerplay? 

Suresh Raina reached his 50 in just 16 balls against KXIP in 2014.

What is the average powerplay score in IPL?

The average powerplay score in IPL games is around 60-65 runs.

When did CSK score 100 runs in powerplay overs?

CSK scored 100/2 in the powerplay while chasing against KXIP during the 2014 IPL playoffs.

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