In the 2024 Indian Premier League, the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) carried on their batting avalanche, destroying the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) by a whopping 10-wicket margin. Another record-breaking show of power hitting propelled them to an overwhelming victory, shattering a trail of benchmarks in the process.

Powerplay Onslaught: SRH Redefines Aggression

From the very first over, SRH dominated. In the Powerplay (first six overs), they scored an incredible 107 runs, which is the second-highest total ever documented in a Twenty20 competition when ball-by-ball statistics are available. Their own record of 125/0 against the Delhi Capitals (DC) earlier this season was surpassed by this accomplishment.

This aggressive batting performance strengthened SRH’s standing as the unchallenged Powerplay champs. They made history by being the first side to score more than 100 runs in the Powerplay twice in a single IPL season.

LSG Falter in Powerplay Contrast

LSG, on the other hand, had the lowest batting Powerplay total in IPL history, managing only a pitiful 27/2 during their Powerplay. This week’s record of 69 runs was surpassed by this 80-run deficit in Powerplay scores, making it the largest ever seen in an IPL game.

Head and Sharma: A Partnership for the Ages

Abhishek Sharma and Travis Head, the openers, were the focal points of the SRH batting assault. Head’s obsession with the Powerplay continued as he scored his fourth fifty-plus run score in the first six overs of the current season, which is the most by any player in an IPL edition and the second-most altogether.

With this successful performance, Head ties Jake Fraser-McGurk for the most fifty scored in less than 20 balls—three, all in 2024—in the Indian Premier League. Along with his earlier-season fifty against the Mumbai Indians (MI), his 16-ball fifty against LSG is the joint-fastest for SRH.

After that, the two put up the fastest 150-run partnership in SRH history against LSG and the third-highest partnership for any wicket in the team’s history. This combination fell short of their own record-breaking 30-ball partnership against DC earlier this season, but it was nevertheless achieved in a mere 34 balls—the fewest balls taken by any pair to establish a 100-run stand in IPL history. Their stand’s blistering run rate of 17.27 is the second-highest of any 100+ run partnership in the Indian Premier League.

SRH Rewrite Chasing History

SRH batted relentlessly throughout the duration of the innings. They achieved the third-fastest century in T20 cricket history, reaching 100 runs in just 5.4 overs. Only their own record of five overs against DC this season and South Africa’s 5.3 overs against the West Indies in 2023 rank higher than this accomplishment.

As they reached the midway point of their innings, SRH had established the greatest total in an uninterrupted innings at this point in IPL history—167 runs—without losing a wicket. Their own record of 158/4 versus DC earlier in the season was surpassed by this. Their 148/2 vs MI also puts them in third place on this esteemed list.

Dominant Victory: SRH Wrap Up Chase with Record to Spare

The pursuit was really an exercise in protocol. The SRH openers were undefeated as they chased a modest goal of 166, winning with a record 62 balls remaining. This beats the previous record of DC’s chase against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in 2022, which they set with 57 balls left. This triumph over the Melbourne Stars in T20 cricket surpasses the record for the earliest team to chase down a target of 150+ runs, which was set by Brisbane Heat in 2018–19.

A Season of Sixes: SRH Breaks Another Record

The 2024 Indian Premier League season is now known for its six-hitting. The league has crossed the 1000-six milestone with to SRH’s impressive performance versus LSG. This is the third time this accomplishment has been made in a single IPL season. This feat comes after the record-breaking 1124 in 2023 and the 1062 sixes hit in 2022. It’s interesting to note that in the 57th game, off the 13079th, the season’s 1000th six was hit.

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