Highest Team Totals of KKR in IPL

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team has won the Indian Premier League (IPL) two times. Over the years, KKR has excited fans with their powerful batting lineup. Their batting lineup has included big hitters like Brendon McCullum, Gautam Gambhir, Andre Russell and more.

In this blog post, we look at KKR’s top 5 highest scores when batting first in IPL matches. This includes amazing innings from players like McCullum, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa and more match-winners over the years. Keep reading to remember KKR’s epic batting performances in some high-scoring thrillers.

Highest Team Totals of KKR in IPL

List of Highest Score in IPL by Kolkata Knight Riders

245/6PBKSIndore12/05/2018KKR Won by 31 Runs
232/2MIKolkata28/04/2019KKR Won by 34 Runs
222/3RCBBengaluru18/04/2008KKR Won by 140 Runs
218/4PBKSKolkata27/03/2019KKR Won by 28 Runs
206/5RCBBengaluru05/04/2019KKR Won by 5 Wickets
204/4ChargersHyderabad11/05/2008KKR Won by 23 Runs
203/5RCBKolkata19/04/2019RCB Won by 10 Runs
202/6CSKChennai10/04/2018CSK Won by 5 Wickets
200/7PBKSBengaluru01/06/2014Won by 3 Wickets
200/3PBKSKolkata04/04/2010KXIP Won by 8 Wickets

1st Highest: 245/6 vs PBKS in 2018 

Score: Kolkata scored 245 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs

Match Summary: Kolkata’s highest score came in 2018 against the Punjab Kings (formerly Kings XI Punjab) team. After winning the coin toss, Punjab chose to bowl first. But their decision did not work out well.Sunil Narine, opening the batting, scored 75 runs off 36 balls, with 9 fours and 4 sixes.

All the other batters also played good cameos for the team. At the end, captain Dinesh Karthik scored 50 runs off 23 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes to help his team reach the huge total of 245 runs for 6 wickets.It was a record-breaking performance by KKR.

However, Punjab also batted well. Captain KL Rahul gave them a good start, scoring 66 runs off 29 balls. But Punjab only reached 214 runs for 8 wickets and lost the match by 31 runs.

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2nd Highest: 232/2 vs MI in 2019

Score: Kolkata scored 232 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 20 overs against Mumbai Indians in 2019.

Match Summary: Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field first. However, their decision backfired as Kolkata put on a massive total. Openers Shubman Gill (76 runs off 45 balls) and Chris Lynn (54 runs off 29 balls) provided a quick start.

Then Andre Russell smashed an unbeaten 80 runs off just 40 balls to propel Kolkata to 232/2.In response, Mumbai Indians could only manage 198/7 in their 20 overs. Russell was named Player of the Match for his all-round performance – his 80 runs, 2 wickets and 2 catches. Kolkata won the high-scoring thriller by 34 runs.

3rd Highest: 222/3 vs RCB in 2008 

Score: Kolkata scored 222 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 20 overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2008. This was the first ever IPL match.

Match Summary: Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to field first in the inaugural IPL match. The decision backfired as Kolkata openers Brendon McCullum and Sourav Ganguly went on the attack right from the start.

McCullum smashed the first ever IPL century, remaining unbeaten on 158 runs off just 73 balls, with 10 fours and 13 sixes. His sensational knock helped KKR post 222/3.In response, the RCB batting lineup collapsed to just 82 all out in 15.1 overs. Kolkata won the match convincingly by 140 runs as McCullum was awarded Player of the Match for his blistering 158.

 4th Highest: 218/4 vs PBKS in 2019 

Score: Kolkata Knight Riders scored 218 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs against Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2019.

Match Summary:

  • KKR won the toss and elected to bat first in the match played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 27th March 2019.
  • Openers Chris Lynn (24 runs off 9 balls) and Sunil Narine (75 runs off 36 balls) gave KKR a blistering start.
  • Middle order batsmen Nitish Rana (63 runs off 34 balls) and Robin Uthappa (67 not out off 50 balls) continued the momentum with attacking half-centuries.
  • However, the highlight was Andre Russell’s explosive unbeaten 48 runs off just 17 balls towards the end that propelled KKR to the huge total of 218/4.
  • In response, Kings XI Punjab could only manage 190/4 in their 20 overs, losing the match by 28 runs.
  • Russell was named Player of the Match for his all-round performance – 48 runs and 2 wickets.

So in summary, stunning knocks from Lynn, Narine, Rana, Uthappa and Russell helped KKR post 218/4, which they defended successfully by 28 runs over Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2019.

5th Highest: 206/5 vs RCB in 2019

Score: Kolkata Knight Riders scored 206 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2019.

Match Summary:

  • Batting first after losing the toss, KKR were led by attacking half-centuries from Nitish Rana (85 runs off 52 balls) and Andre Russell (48 runs off 31 balls).
  • Rana played the anchor role while Russell provided the late charge, smashing 6 sixes in his innings.
  • Their knocks helped KKR post a competitive 206/5 in their 20 overs.
  • In response, RCB gave KKR a scare thanks to blistering knocks from Virat Kohli (84 off 49) and Moeen Ali (66 off 28).
  • However, they fell just 5 runs short as KKR restricted them to 201/3 to prevail in a high-scoring thriller.

So in summary, stunning batting by Rana and Russell led KKR to 206/5, which their bowlers barely defended by 5 runs over RCB in a tense IPL 2019 contest.


The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have always had one of the most powerful batting lineups in Indian Premier League (IPL) history. Their ability to score runs quickly in the first six overs and at the end of the innings is unmatched.

KKR currently has match-winners like Shreyas Iyer, Andre Russell and Venkatesh Iyer. So we hope KKR will make many more huge scores in future seasons! Their batting strength makes them one of the most thrilling teams to watch in the IPL.

What is the highest score by KKR in IPL history?

KKR’s highest ever IPL score is 245/6 which they posted against PBKS in IPL 2018.

Who hit the fastest IPL fifty for KKR?

Yusuf Pathan holds the record for KKR’s fastest IPL fifty, reaching the mark in 15 balls against SRH in IPL 2017.

When did Brendon McCullum score 158 for KKR?

Brendon McCullum smashed an unbeaten 158 for KKR against RCB in the first ever match of IPL 2008.

Who hit 6 sixes in an over for KKR?

Ross Taylor hit 6 sixes in an over for KKR against RCB’s Rahul Sharma in IPL 2012.


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