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IPL 2024 results: Sunrisers Hyderabad hit highest total in tournament's history in win over Mumbai Indians

Abhishek Sharma
Abhishek Sharma's 16-ball fifty was the fastest for Sunrisers in the IPL

Indian Premier League, Hyderabad:

Sunrisers Hyderabad 277-3 (20 overs): Klaasen 80* (34), Abhishek 63 (23), Head 62 (24)

Mumbai Indians 246-5: Verma 64 (34), David 42* (22),

Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 31 runs

Scorecard. Group table.

Sunrisers Hyderabad smashed 277-3 - the highest total in Indian Premier League history - in a record-breaking 31-run victory against Mumbai Indians.

Opener Travis Head hit 62 from 24 balls, Abhishek Sharma a 23-ball 63 and Heinrich Klaasen 80 not out from 34.

They took Sunrisers beyond the previous IPL record, Royal Challengers Bangalore's 263-5 in 2013.

Mumbai made a decent fist of the chase, making the match the highest-scoring T20 in history, but ended on 246-5.

Sunrisers' total was also the fourth highest in any men's T20 and the highest in a T20 franchise tournament.

The men's T20 record is held by Nepal, who scored 314-3 against Mongolia last year. Afghanistan made 278-3 against Ireland in 2019 while the Czech Republic posted 278-4 against Hungary later that year.

The previous record in a franchise tournament was Melbourne Stars' 273-2 against Hobart Hurricanes in the Australian Big Bash in 2022.

Australia international Head was dropped on five and raced to a 18-ball fifty as he put on 68 in 23 balls with Abhishek, after the loss of Mayank Agarwal for 11.

Abhishek then reached his fifty two balls quicker - thrashing three fours and seven sixes - before being dismissed at the end of the 11th over with the Sunrisers 161-3.

The scoring slowed slightly as Klaasen joined Aiden Markram but the pair took 75 from the last five overs to end with an unbroken partnership of 116 from 55 balls.

Markram ended on 42 not out from 28 balls.

South African left-armer Kwena Maphaka, 17, conceded 66 in four wicketless overs on debut. There were 18 sixes and 19 fours in Sunrisers' innings and a T20 record 38 sixes in the match.

Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan took Mumbai to 50-0 in three overs before Kishan holed out for 34 and Rohit 26.

Tilak Varma struck 64 from 34 balls and, with 113 runs needed from 48, a remarkable win was not out of the question at 165-3 after 12 overs.

But Varma was caught off Sunrisers captain Pat Cummins as the Australia skipper conceded only three runs from the 15th over to swing the game his side's way.

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