Highest Powerplay Scores of KKR in IPL

Highest Powerplay Scores of KKR in IPL: The powerplay, an important rule in T20 cricket, sets the stage for the first six overs when only two fielders are allowed outside the 30-yard circle. During the Indian Premier League, teams aim to make the most of this period when there are fewer fielders patrolling the outfield. In this blog, we explore how Kolkata Knight Riders, two-time IPL winners, have smashed the highest powerplay scores in IPL history.

KKR Highest Powerplay Scores in IPL

Highest Powerplay Scores of KKR in IPL History

SR NoScoreOpponent TeamDate

#1. 105/0 vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2017  -Highest Powerplay Score of KKR in IPL

The chase of 159 against Royal Challengers Bangalore looked daunting, but Kolkata Knight Riders openers Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn unleashed a storm in the first six overs!.

They carved out a staggering 105 runs in the powerplay, the highest ever in IPL history, without losing a single wicket! Narine blasted his way to 54 off just 17 balls, while Lynn smashed 50 off 22 deliveries, setting the stage for a dominant victory.

Their blistering start as batsmen completely blew away RCB’s bowling attack during an Indian Premier League match, etching their names in the record books for the highest ever powerplay score. 

 #2. 76/1 vs kings xi Punjab (KXIP) in 2017

In a 2017 Indian Premier League match, Kolkata Knight Riders had a strong start in their run chase against Kings XI Punjab. They swiftly reached a score of 76/1 in just six overs. KKR’s captain Gautam Gambhir played a remarkable innings, scoring 72 runs, while Narine also showcased his batting prowess by smashing 37 runs off 18 balls during an exciting powerplay. With their dominant performance in the Indian Premier League, KKR comfortably won the match by 8 wickets.

#3. 73/1 vs GL in 2017   

In 2017, while batting first against Gujarat Lions, KKR made an impressive score of 73/1 within the initial six overs. Robin Uthappa took full advantage of the field restrictions during the powerplay and played a fantastic innings, smashing 72 runs off just 48 balls.

Despite KKR’s strong batting performance, they ended up losing the game. They posted a total of 187/5 on the scoreboard.

#4. 68/2 vs RCB in 2018  

In a match against RCB in 2018, KKR’s openers Narine and Chris Lynn played a crucial role in their run chase. Together, they contributed 68 runs in the first six overs, with Lynn losing his wicket during that time.

Narine, however, continued his excellent form and scored a quick 50 runs off just 19 balls. With their strong batting performance, KKR secured a victory with 4 wickets in hand and one over to spare.

#5. 68/0 vs PWI in 2012

In 2012, during a match at home, KKR achieved their fifth highest powerplay score against Pune Warriors India. The credit for this impressive score goes to KKR’s captain, Gautam Gambhir, who played a brilliant innings, scoring 56 runs off just 38 balls.

KKR chose to bat first and managed to post a total of 150/5 in their allotted 20 overs. They went on to defend this total successfully, winning the match by 7 runs.


In summary, Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn holds the record for the highest powerplay score in IPL history achieved in 2017, smoking 105 without loss in six overs. Gambhir, Uthappa and Narine also provided explosive starts for KKR over the years alongside Lynn. But KKR needs to further boost their powerplay run rate.  

Who hit fastest fifty for KKR in powerplay?

Sunil Narine reached 50 off just 17 balls against RCB in 2017.

What is the average powerplay score in IPL?  

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

When did KKR score 105 runs in powerplay overs?

KKR blasted 105/0 within 6 overs against RCB while chasing in 2017.

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