Highest Totals of RCB in IPL History

Highest totals of RCB in IPL: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is one of the most popular franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL) thanks to its explosive batting firepower over the years. RCB has always been known for posting massive totals on the board in IPL matches. 

Here we will revisit RCB’s 5 highest team totals in the 16-year history of IPL. We will also highlight the batting exploits of RCB stalwarts like Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, and Virat Kohli in those record-breaking innings.

Highest Totals of RCB in IPL History

Royal Challengers Bangalore Highest Score in IPL

263/520.013.15Pune WarriorsBengaluru23 Apr 2013
248/320.012.4Guj LionsBengaluru14 May 2016
235/120.011.75MIWankhede10 May 2015
227/420.011.35SRHBengaluru12 Apr 2016
226/320.011.3KXIPBengaluru6 May 2015
218/620.010.9SRHBengaluru17 May 2018
218/82010.9CSKBangalore17 Apr 2023
215/120.010.75DCDelhi17 May 2012
213/220.010.65Guj LionsRajkot18 Apr 2017
213/420.010.65KKRKolkata19 Apr 2019
212/22010.6LSGBengaluru10 Apr 2023
211/315.014.06KXIPBengaluru18 May 2016

#1. RCB’s Highest IPL Total: 263/5 vs PWI in 2013 

RCB scored their highest-ever total in IPL history against Pune Warriors India (PWI) in 2013. RCB batted first after winning the toss and got a great start with Chris Gayle’s amazing inning. Gayle, also known as the ‘Universe Boss’, made a record-breaking score of 175 runs off just 66 balls. He hit 13 fours and an incredible 17 sixes, with a strike rate of 265.15.

Gayle’s outstanding performance helped RCB reach a score of 263/5 in 20 overs, which is the highest-ever score in IPL. In response, Pune Warriors struggled and only managed to score 133 runs, resulting in a massive 130-run victory for RCB. Gayle’s score of 175* remains the highest individual score in IPL till now.

#2. 248/3 vs GL in 2016

RCB achieved their second-highest IPL total against Gujarat Lions (GL) in 2016. This time, it was AB de Villiers who played an exceptional innings to lead RCB to a score of 248/3 while batting first.

De Villiers was in outstanding form, scoring 129 runs off only 52 balls, including 10 fours and 12 huge sixes. Thanks to his brilliant century, RCB set a challenging target of 249 runs for GL.

The batting lineup of Gujarat Lions, which included players like Aaron Finch, Brendon McCullum, and Dwayne Smith, struggled against RCB’s bowling attack. They could only manage to score 104 runs before getting all out in 18.4 overs, resulting in a massive 144-run victory for RCB.

#3. 235/1 vs MI in 2015 IPL  

During an IPL 2015 league match against Mumbai Indians (MI), RCB achieved another huge total while batting first, making 235/1 in 20 overs.

AB de Villiers, the talented South African player, played a starring role once again with the bat. He scored an unbeaten 133 runs off just 59 balls, helping RCB reach the formidable total. De Villiers hit 12 fours and 8 sixes with an incredible strike rate of 225.42.

In response, Mumbai Indians put up a strong fight with half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard. However, chasing 236 runs proved to be too difficult as MI finished with a score of 196/7 in 20 overs. RCB won the match by a margin of 39 runs.

#4. 227/4 vs SRH in 2016   

In an IPL 2016 league match, RCB played against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) and scored a massive total of 227/4 while batting first.

RCB’s captain, Virat Kohli, played a crucial role by scoring a well-played half-century, making 75 runs off 51 balls. AB de Villiers also contributed with a quick 82 runs off 42 balls, providing the finishing touch to RCB’s innings. Their partnership helped RCB reach a strong total of 227/4 in 20 overs.

In response, SRH had a good start but lost momentum after David Warner got out. They finished with a score of 182/7, losing the match by 45 runs. RCB successfully defended their total, thanks to outstanding performances by bowlers like Shane Watson and Kane Richardson.

#5. 226/3 vs KXIP in 2015

RCB achieved their fifth highest IPL total in the 2015 season against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Veteran opener Chris Gayle played an outstanding inning, scoring 117 runs off just 57 balls, which helped RCB reach a score of 226/3.

Gayle’s impressive innings included 10 fours and 8 big sixes, with a fantastic strike rate of 205.26. In the bowling department, RCB performed exceptionally well and bowled out Punjab for a mere 88 runs in just 13.1 overs.

Spinner Iqbal Abdulla played a crucial role, taking 4 wickets for just 12 runs. RCB secured a massive victory by 138 runs, which remains their biggest win in IPL history.

Who hit the highest individual score in IPL history? 

Chris Gayle holds the record for the highest individual score in IPL history. Playing for RCB, he smashed 175* off 66 balls against Pune Warriors India in 2013.

Against which team did RCB score 263/5 in 2013? 

RCB’s highest-ever IPL total of 263/5 came against Pune Warriors India (PWI) in 2013. Chris Gayle smashed 175* in that match.

Who scored a century for RCB versus Gujarat Lions in 2016? 

It was AB de Villiers who hammered 129* off just 52 balls, including 12 sixes versus Gujarat Lions in 2016. RCB scored 248/3 in that match.

When did RCB score 235/1 versus Mumbai Indians in IPL? 

Ans. RCB notched up 235/1 against Mumbai Indians in 2015 IPL. AB de Villiers smashed 133* off 59 balls in that game. 

Who scored centuries for RCB versus KXIP in 2015 & SRH in 2016? 

Chris Gayle scored 117 versus KXIP in 2015. Against SRH in 2016, Virat Kohli (75) and AB de Villiers (82*) scored fine half-centuries.


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