You Won’t Believe How Many 250+ Scores have been made this Season!

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season has been witnessing an unprecedented surge in high-scoring games, with the Delhi Capitals setting a new benchmark in their latest encounter. On a sunny Saturday afternoon at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, the Capitals turned the game into a veritable run-fest against the Mumbai Indians, recording their highest-ever IPL score of 257/4.

The match, which saw the Capitals notch their second consecutive 200-plus score at home, was highlighted by the explosive batting of young Jake Fraser-McGurk, who blazed his way to an 84 off just 27 balls. Tristan Stubbs provided ample support with a dazzling unbeaten 48 from 25 deliveries.

25th Time

This season has been remarkable for the sheer number of high totals, with the Capitals’ latest feat marking the 25th time a team has crossed the 200-run threshold. More notably, it’s the eighth instance this year that a team has breached the 250-run mark – a milestone that had only been achieved ten times in the previous 17 years of IPL history.

The Capitals’ 257/4 against the Mumbai Indians is a testament to the evolving dynamics of the game, where aggressive batting and high-risk strategies are increasingly becoming the norm.

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Here’s a look at the 250-plus team totals in IPL history:

TeamTeam TotalOversRun-rateInningsOppositionVenueDate
SRH287/32014.351v RCBBengaluru15-Apr-24
SRH277/32013.851v MIHyderabad27-Mar-24
KKR272/72013.61v DCVisakhapatnam03-Apr-24
SRH266/72013.31v DCDelhi20-Apr-24
RCB263/52013.151v WarriorsBengaluru23-Apr-13
Punjab Kings262/218.414.032v KKREden Gardens26-Apr-24
RCB262/72013.12v SRHBengaluru15-Apr-24
KKR261/62013.051v Punjab KingsEden Gardens26-Apr-24
DC257/42012.851v MIDelhi27-Apr-24
LSG257/52012.851v Punjab KingsMohali28-Apr-23

As the IPL 2024 season progresses, fans and analysts alike will be watching closely to see if this trend of high scores continues, and which team will next join the elite list of 250-plus scorers.

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