Records broken by SRH while trashing down LSG, the last night

Their victory wasn’t just about securing two points; it was a night that saw them etch their names into the history books of T20 cricket.

The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batsmen put on a masterclass display of power-hitting, dismantling the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) bowling attack in an astonishing chase on Wednesday. Their victory wasn’t just about securing two points; it was a night that saw them etch their names into the history books of T20 cricket.

Records Shattered: A Night of Firsts:

SRH chased down LSG’s modest target of 166 runs in a mere 9.4 overs, with a staggering 62 balls remaining. This feat stands as the biggest win margin in chases of 150 runs or more in the history of T20 cricket, surpassing the previous record set by Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League (BBL). But this wasn’t the only record broken on the night.

Dominant Batting Throughout:

SRH’s final score of 167 in 9.4 overs is the highest ever recorded by any team by the end of the tenth over in men’s T20s (where ball-by-ball data is available). This eclipses the previous record held by Worcestershire in 2018. Their dominance extended to the powerplay overs as well. They amassed a staggering 107 runs for no loss in the first six overs, the second-highest score in T20 history during this crucial period. Interestingly, SRH themselves hold the record for the highest powerplay score (125) achieved against Delhi Capitals earlier in the season.

Six-Fest and Powerplay Prowess:

The SRH batsmen weren’t just piling on runs, they were doing it in style. With 146 sixes hit in their 12 matches so far, SRH has become the team with the most sixes in any T20 tournament, surpassing the previous record set by Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2018. Their dominance in the powerplay was further highlighted by the 80-run difference between their score and LSG’s (27 for 2) – the largest disparity in powerplay scores in IPL history.

Head and Sharma: A Match Made in T20 Heaven:

At the heart of this record-breaking chase were the openers, Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma. Head, known for his aggressive stroke- play, smashed a blistering 16-ball fifty, one of the two joint-fastest fifties for SRH in the IPL. Sharma, playing the role of the anchor, provided crucial support with a well-composed 75 off just 50 balls. Their 167-run partnership, completed in a mere 9.4 overs, boasted the highest run rate (17.27) for any 150-plus run partnership in the IPL and the second highest in all of T20 cricket.

A Night for History and Domination:

This historic win wasn’t just about the records broken; it was a statement of intent from the SRH batting unit. Their clinical chase not only secured them a crucial victory but also sent a strong message to the rest of the IPL contenders. With their second ten-wicket win while chasing a target of 150 or more (the first being against Mumbai Indians in 2020), they join Pakistan as the only teams with more than one such victory in T20 history. The 30 boundaries (16 fours and 14 sixes) scored by the openers in the first ten overs is another testament to their dominance on the night.

Looking Ahead: Can SRH Maintain the Momentum?

This phenomenal performance has propelled SRH into serious title contention. The question now is: can they maintain this momentum and translate it into consistent victories throughout the remaining matches? Their next opponent will be keenly analyzing this historic chase, looking for ways to counter their explosive batting. One thing is certain: the cricketing world will be eagerly watching to see if SRH can continue to rewrite the record books and emerge as champions.