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Another record falls; Most sixes in IPL history have been hit this season

The 17th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) changed the dynamics of T20 cricket and saw one record topple after another. Delhi Capitals’ match against Lucknow Super Giants on Tuesday saw the ongoing season witness the highest number of sixes in a single edition of the cash-rich league.

A total of 20 towering maximums were hit during the high-scoring run-fest between DC and LSG. The Capitals ultimately emerged victorious with a 19-point win. The 20 sixes brought the total number of maximums in the current season to 1,125, which is the most in any season. The number will increase as there are still a handful of matches left to play in the tournament.

In the previous season the total number of sixes was 1,124. In 2022, the ball sailed into the stands 1,062 times. The count over the last three seasons clearly indicates the trend of dividing into sixes and indicates the dominance of the batters. In addition, a handful of records have already fallen during the current season of the cash-rich league.

The Punjab Kings chased down a target of 262 set by the Kolkata Knight Riders at the iconic Eden Gardens. This was the highest successful chase in the history of T20 cricket. This match also featured the most sixes in a T20 match, with a whopping 42. Before the Kings pulled off the record-breaking heist, the Knights recorded the highest total at Eden Gardens (261/6 in T20 format).

Sunrisers Hyderabad have etched their names in the history books by posting the highest total of 287/3 in the IPL against the Royal Challengers Bengaluru. They had already broken the record in the season by posting a total of 277/3 against Mumbai Indians.

The Lucknow Super Giants, who are still fighting for a spot in the play-offs, completed the highest successful chase at Chepauk by improving a total of 211 runs. In the same match against Chennai Super Kings, Marcus Stoinis broke the record for the highest individual score in a chase with his knock of 124*.

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