T20 cricket is full of action and entertainment because it brings more boundaries and wickets to the game. Every team wants to score as many as possible runs for their team to set a high total. That is why even a 200 total is not a safe target in T20 cricket nowadays. T20 cricket has been played all over the world with many different T20 leagues.
One such exciting league is the Caribbean Premier League, which will kick off on September 1. The CPL is among the top T20 leagues in the world that feature big stars from the game. And in this article, we will cover the list of highest totals in an innings in the history of the CPL.
3. St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots (242/6) against Jamaica Tallawahs in 2019
This game is registered as the highest runs scored in one CPL match in history. This match features both the third and fourth highest CPL totals. It was the seventh game of the 2019 season between the Jamaica Tallawahs and St. Kitts & Nevis. After winning the toss, St. Kitts chose to bowl first. But it was a wrong decision. Jamaica went on to score a huge total of 241/4 in their 20 overs. Chris Gayle scored a brilliant century and made 116 runs, and Chadwick Walton scored 73 runs off 36.
It was a huge and impossible task for St. Kitts. They needed a good start. That is what happened as well. Chasing this huge target, they made 86 runs in the first six overs, courtesy of a 17-ball fifty from Evin Lewis, who made 53 off 18 balls. Devon Thomas (71 off 40), Laurie Evans (41 off 20), and Fabian Allen (37* off 15) all contributed significantly to the CPL’s largest chase. St. Kitts made 242/6 in 18.5 overs, winning the match by four wickets.
2. Jamaica Tallawahs (255/5) against St. Lucia Kings in 2021
The second highest score came in the 3rd match of the 2021 season between the Jamaica Tallawahs and St. Lucia Kings. After winning the toss, St. Lucia bowled first and Jamaica got a dream start. In fact, the top five batters made really good contributions. Chadwick Walton (47) and Kennar Lewis (48) added 81 runs for the first wicket in just six overs. The team score was 199/4 in 17.2 when Andre Russell came to the crease.
After that, it was complete carnage. He went unleashed and scored the fastest CPL fifty off just 14 balls. Russell remained unbeaten on 50* off 14 balls with three fours and six maximums. Thus, Jamaica scored a massive 255/5 in their 20 overs. In response to a big target, St. Lucia could not do much and got all out for just 135 runs, losing the match by 120 runs.
1. Trinbago Knight Riders (267/2) against Jamaica Tallawahs (Highest CPL Total)
The highest CPL total came in the 10th match of the 2019 season, in a match between Trinbago Knight Riders and Jamaica Tallawahs at Kingston. After winning the toss, Jamaica chose to bowl first. Trinbago had a good start and both openers added 55 runs for the first wicket. They then had two big partnerships for the second and third wickets, which helped Trinbago reach the highest CPL total ever.
Lendl Simmons made 86 runs off just 42 balls, with eight fours and five sixes. Colin Munro was unlucky to miss a century and remained not out of 96 off 50 balls, while skipper Kieron Pollard played a cameo of 45* off 17 balls with four boundaries and three sixes. Thus, Trinbago scored a mammoth total of 267/2 in their 20 overs. In reply, Jamaica also batted brilliantly and were on track to chase down the target. But they could only manage 226/5 in their 20 overs and lost the
List of Highest Score in CPL
|Trinbago||267/2||20.0||1||Tallawahs||Kingston||13 Sep 2019|
|Tallawahs||255/5||20.0||1||Kings||Basseterre||27 Aug 2021|
|Patriots||242/6||18.5||2||Tallawahs||Basseterre||10 Sep 2019|
|Tallawahs||241/4||20.0||1||Patriots||Basseterre||10 Sep 2019|
|Stars||226/6||20.0||1||Tridents||Gros Islet||17 Aug 2018|
|Tallawahs||226/5||20.0||2||Trinbago||Kingston||13 Sep 2019|
|JT||226/4||20.0||1||GAW||Providence||28 Sep 2022|
|GAW||226/7||20||1||BR||Providence||17 Sep 2023|
|Tallawahs||225/6||19.3||2||Trinbago||Port of Spain||10 Aug 2018|
|Kings||224/2||20.0||1||Patriots||Basseterre||4 Sep 2021|
|Trinbago||223/6||20.0||1||Tallawahs||Port of Spain||10 Aug 2018|
|Trinbago||218/5||19.5||2||Stars||Gros Islet||16 Aug 2018|