The 8th match of the IPL 2024 season unfolded as a marvel in its own right. Witnessing Mumbai Indians take on Sunrisers Hyderabad, the batting prowess displayed by Hyderabad’s batsmen left the Mumbai bowlers reeling.

SRH vs MI
SRH vs MI (Image source: Twitter)

Abhishek Sharma, Travis Head, and Heinrich Klaasen showcased their cricketing prowess by notching up half-centuries, marking a historic moment in IPL annals. Never before had a player achieved a half-century within 25 balls during the same innings in IPL history, making this match an extraordinary affair.

A Record-breaking Display by Abhishek, Head, and Klaasen Hyderabad set a daunting target of 277 runs for the loss of merely three wickets in their 20 overs, scripting the highest score ever recorded in IPL history.

The stellar performances by Abhishek, Head, and Klaasen significantly contributed to Hyderabad’s formidable total. Abhishek Sharma blazed through the Mumbai bowling attack, amassing 63 runs from just 23 deliveries, laced with 7 sixes and 3 fours.

Travis Head exhibited his batting prowess with a blistering knock of 62 runs off 24 balls, including 3 sixes and 9 fours. Meanwhile, Klaasen remained unbeaten on 80 runs from 34 balls, embellishing his innings with 7 sixes and 4 fours.

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Remarkably, Abhishek Sharma reached his half-century in a mere 16 balls, with Head achieving the feat in 18 balls and Klaasen in 23 balls. This unprecedented occurrence marked the first instance in both IPL history and T20 cricket where three players from a single team achieved half-centuries within 25 balls—an unprecedented spectacle.

RecordDetails
Highest Total in IPL277/3 by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the match against Mumbai Indians (MI), 2024
Most Runs in a T20 Match523 runs scored in the match between SRH and MI, 2024
Most Sixes in a T20 Match38 sixes hit in the match between SRH and MI, 2024
Highest Successful Chase in IPL246/5 chased by MI against an opponent (not specified), year not provided
Most Runs in the First 10 Overs in an IPL Match148 runs scored by SRH in the first 10 overs against MI, 2024
Most 30+ Scores in an IPL Match8 instances of batsmen scoring 30 or more runs in the match between SRH and MI, 2024
Most Runs Conceded on IPL Debut66 runs conceded by a player named Mafaka on his IPL debut, year not provided
Fastest IPL Fifties (by balls) for SRHAbhishek Sharma (16 balls), Travis Head (18 balls) in the match against MI, 2024
David Warner (20 balls) against CSK, 2015
David Warner (20 balls) against KKR, 2017
Moises Henriques (20 balls) against RCB, 2015
David Warner (21 balls) against RCB, 2016

Initially, Head claimed the milestone with an 18-ball fifty, only to be outpaced by Abhishek, who achieved the feat in just 16 balls, setting a new record for the fastest half-century in IPL history for Hyderabad.

Fastest Fifties in IPL for SRH

16 – Abhishek Sharma vs MI, Hyderabad, 2024 18 – Travis Head vs MI, Hyderabad, 2024 20 – David Warner vs CSK, Hyderabad, 2015 20 – David Warner vs KKR, Hyderabad, 2017 20 – Moises Henriques vs RCB, Hyderabad, 2015 21 – David Warner vs RCB, Bengaluru, 2016

Multiple Records Tumble in the SRH vs MI Encounter

The match witnessed several records being shattered:

  • Highest aggregate runs in a T20 match (523)
  • Most sixes in a T20 match (38)
  • Highest team total in IPL history (277/3 by SRH)
  • Highest successful chase in IPL history (246/5 by MI)
  • Most runs scored in the first 10 overs of an IPL match (148 by SRH)
  • Most instances of 30+ scores in an IPL match (8)
  • Most runs conceded by a bowler on IPL debut (66 runs by Mafaka)
  • The first occurrence of two batsmen from the same team scoring 50 runs in less than 20 balls (Head, Abhishek)
  • The first instance of two batsmen from the same team achieving half-centuries within the first 10 overs of an IPL match (Head, Abhishek)
  • The first time three batsmen from the same team achieved half-centuries within 25 balls in an IPL match (Head, Abhishek, Klaasen).

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