Highest & lowest team totals and biggest chases in IPL matches.
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Chris Gayle. An IPL match or any cricket game for that matter is at it's best when result isn't known untill the last delivery is bowled. preferbly tall totals, cricket fans don't mind low scoring thrillers either once in a while given that chase was intriguing..

Now, this brings us to three questions ~ what are the highest and lowest team totals in IPL and which teams have achieved the largest chases. following are some lists to meet your answers..

Highest team totals in IPL
263 for 5 wkts by Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors, built mainly around the fastest T20 century scored by Chris Gayle, followed by some very innovative shots by AB de Villiers. RCB hit 21 sixes in their inning, another record.

246 from 20 overs is a run rate of 12.30 which Chennai Super Kings finished with against Rajasthan Royals in a match at Chepauk back on 3 April 2010. Murali Vijay was the main architect of the mamoth total, scoring amazing 127 off just 56 balls with 8 fours and as many as 11 sixes all round the park. Vijay, regarded as a test material earlier, played a chanceless innings that day and mesmerised visitors although they put up a brave fight by losing the match only by 23 runs that too thanks to superb 4 overs for just 15 runs by Doug Bollinger on one of flattest pitch you'll ever find in India.

Chennai, that day, broke their own record of 240 vs Kings XI Punjab they had scored in the first edition in 2008 at Mohali. That too was a very high scoring game with home team replying with 207 for 4 wkts.
Following list is limited to team scores more than or equal to 200.
Highest totals/scores by a team in IPL matches.
Team Score Ovs RR Inn Versus Date
Bangalore 263/5 20.0 13.15 1st Pune 23 Apr 2013
Chennai 246/5 20.0 12.30 1st Rajasthan 3 Apr 2010
Chennai 240/5 20.0 12.00 1st Punjab 19 Apr 2008
Punjab 232/2 20.0 11.60 1st Bangalore 17 May 2011
Punjab 231/4 20.0 11.55 1st Chennai 7 May 2014
Delhi 231/4 20.0 11.55 1st Punjab 23 Apr 2011
Punjab 226/6 20.0 11.30 1st Chennai 30 May 2014
Chennai 223/3 20.0 11.15 1st Hyderabad 8 May 2013
Rajasthan 223/5 20.0 11.15 2nd Chennai 3 Apr 2010
Chennai 222/5 20.0 11.10 1st Delhi 25 May 2012
Kolkata 222/3 20.0 11.10 1st Banhalore 18 Apr 2008
Punjab 221/3 20.0 11.05 1st Rajasthan 28 May 2008
Mumbai 218/7 20.0 10.90 1st Delhi 17 Mar 2010
Rajasthan 217/7 19.5 10.94 1st Deccan 24 Apr 2008
Bangalore 215/1 20.0 10.75 1st Delhi 17 May 2012
Deccan 214/5 20.0 10.70 1st Rajasthan 24 Apr 2008
Mumbai 212/6 20.0 10.60 1st Rajasthan 13 Mar 2010
Hyderabad 211/4 18.4 11.30 2nd Hyderabad 14 May 2014
Rajasthan 211/5 20.0 10.55 1st Chennai 24 May 2008
Rajasthan 211/4 20.0 10.55 1st Punjab 5 May 2009
Mumbai 209/5 20.0 10.45 1st Delhi 9 Apr 2013
Chennai 208/5 20.0 10.40 1st Bangalore 12 Apr 2012
Chennai 208/5 20.0 10.40 1st Mumbai 23 Apr 2008
Rajasthan 208/7 20.0 10.40 2nd Mumbai 13 Mar 2010
Punjab 207/4 20.0 10.35 2nd Chennai 19 Apr 2008
Delhi 207/5 20.0 10.35 1st Mumbai 27 Apr 2012
Punjab 206/4 18.5 10.93 2nd Chennai 18 Apr 2014
Chennai 205/4 20.0 10.25 1st Punjab 18 Apr 2014
Hyderabad 205/5 20.0 10.25 1st Punjab 14 May 2014
Chennai 205/5 20.0 10.25 1st Bangalore 28 May 2011
Bangalore 205/6 20.0 10.25 1st Punjab 6 May 2011
Bangalore 205/8 20.0 10.25 1st Chennai 12 Apr 2012
Punjab 204/2 18.2 11.12 2nd Kolkata 4 Apr 2010
Bangalore 204/2 18.5 10.83 2nd Punjab 16 Mar 2010
Kolkata 204/4 20.0 10.20 1st Deccan 11 May 2008
Punjab 203/3 20.0 10.15 1st Bangalore 16 Mar 2010
Chennai 202/7 20.0 10.10 2nd Punjab 30 May 2014
Mumbai 202/7 20.0 10.10 2nd Chennai 23 Apr 2008
Punjab 202/6 20.0 10.10 2nd Delhi 23 Apr 2011
Rajasthan 201/6 20.0 10.05 1st Delhi 15 May 2014
Chennai 201/7 20.0 10.05 2nd Rajasthan 24 May 2008
Kolkata 200/3 20.0 10.00 1st Punjab 4 Apr 2010
Chennai 200/3 20.0 10.00 1st Kolkata 28 Apr 2013

Lowest team totals in IPL
IPL 2009, the second edition, was played in South Africa and it wasn't a very high scoring tournament as it was very late in the domestic season and pitches had lost it's pace and asian players failed to cope up with invariable bounce. In this match played at Newlands ground in Cape Town, Rajasthan Royals had managed to limit Royal Challengers to 133 but Anil Kumble's fastish leg spin proved too hot to handle for them. Former Indian captain took 5 wickets for just 5 runs in his 3.1 overs and only 3 RR batters reached double figure scores (all making exactly 11).
Lowest totals/scores by a team in IPL matches.
Team Score Overs RR Inn Versus Date
Rajasthan 58 15.1 3.82 2nd Bangalore 18 Apr 2009
Kolkata 67 15.2 4.36 1st Mumbai 16 May 2008
Bangalore 70 15.0 4.66 1st Rajasthan 26 Apr 2014
Kochi 74 16.3 4.53 2nd Deccan 27 Apr 2011
Chennai 79 15.2 5.17 2nd Mumbai 5 May 2013
Delhi 80 19.1 4.17 1st Hyderabad 4 May 2013
Rajasthan 81 15.2 5.28 1st Kolkata 17 Apr 2011
Deccan 82 18.3 4.43 1st Bangalore 24 Apr 2010
Bangalore 82 15.1 16.1 5.38 Kolkata 18 Apr 2008
Delhi 83 17.3 4.74 2nd Chennai 18 Apr 2013
Delhi 84/9 15.4 5.36 2nd Chennai 21 Apr 2014
Delhi 87 16.1 5.38 2nd Rajasthan 30 May 2008
Bangalore 87 15.2 5.72 2nd Chennai 20 Apr 2009
Mumbai 87 12.5 6.77 2nd Punjab 10 May 2011
Punjab 92/8 20.0 4.60 2nd Chennai 20 May 2009
Rajasthan 92 19.5 4.63 1st Bangalore 18 Mar 2010
Mumbai 92 18.2 5.01 2nd Rajasthan 17 Apr 2013
Mumbai 92 19.2 4.75 1st Delhi 16 Apr 2012
Mumbai 94/8 20.0 4.70 1st Rajasthan 29 Apr 2011
Delhi 95 17.4 5.37 1st Mumbai 10 Apr 2011
Kolkata 95 15.2 6.19 2nd Mumbai 27 Apr 2009
Rajasthan 97 18.3 5.24 1st Kochi 15 May 2011
Pune 99/9 20.0 4.95 1st Punjab 7 Apr 2013
Deccan 100 14.4 6.81 2nd Chennai 4 May 2009
Deccan 100 18.4 5.43 1st Mumbai 29 Apr 2012

Biggest IPL chase
is 214, overhauled by Rajasthan Royals against Deccan Chargers in the very first edition of IPL tourmament in 2008. Riding on century from Andrew Symonds, Hyderabad based team had notched up solid 214 for 5 wickets from their 20 overs having being put in to bat but the decision didn't come to haunt captain Shane Warne as he was unbeaten at the crease when winning runs were made. Graeme Smith and Shane Watson played crucial roles in the chase, scoring 71 and 61 respectively (Watson hit 6 sixes in his 28 ball knock) and then Mohammad Kaif kept the flame burning with a 16 ball 34. Warne pulled a rabbit out of his hat by stroking two sixes and two fours in his 9 ball innings to script thrilling win for Royals off the second last ball.

Highest chases in IPL
217/7 in 19.5 overs by Rajasthan vs Deccan (214/5) at Hyderabad, 24 Apr 2008.
211/4 in 18.4 overs by Chennai, vs Bangalore (205/5) at Hyderabad, 14 May 2014.
208/5 in 20.0 overs by Chennai, vs Bangalore (205/8) at Chennai, 12 Apr 2012.
206/4 in 18.5 overs by Punjab, vs Chennai (205/4) at Abu Dhabi, 18 Apr 2014.
204/2 in 18.5 overs by Bangalore, vs Punjab (203/3) at Bangalore, 16 Mar 2010.
204/2 in 18.2 overs by Punjab, vs Kolkata (200/3) at Kolkata, 4 April 2010.
197/5 in 19.4 overs by Rajasthan, vs Deccan (196/2) at Jiapur, 17 Apr 2012.
195/4 in 19.4 overs by Chennai, vs Punjab (192/3) at Dharamsala, 18 Apr 2010.
195/5 in 14.4 overs by Mumbai, vs Rajasthan (189/4) at Mumbai, 25 May 2014.
194/4 in 18.0 overs by Punjab, vs Bangalore (190/3) at Mohali, 6 May 2013.
194/6 in 20.0 overs by Punjab, vs Deccan (190/4) at Mohali, 13 May 2012.
193/1 in 16.4 overs by Delhi, vs Deccan (187/4) at Hyderabad, 10 May 2012.
193/3 in 18.4 overs by Punjab, vs Rajasthan (192/5) at Sharjah, 20 Apr 2014.
193/4 in 19.1 overs by Punjab, vs Chennai (188/4) at Mohali, 13 April 2011.
192/5 in 19.4 overs by Kolkata, vs Chennai (190/3) at Chennai, on 27 May 2012.
191/5 in 18.5 oers by Rajasthan, vs Bangalore (190/5) at Bangalore, 11 May 2014.
190/5 in 19.1 overs by Chennai, vs Delhi (185/6) at Delhi, on 19 March 2010.
190/7 in 19.2 overs by Delhi, vs Pune (187/5) at Mumbai (DY), on 17 Apr 2011.
189/4 in 19.4 overs by Hyderabad, vs Chennai (185/3) at Ranchi, 22 May 2014.