RCB vs SRH: Visitors make second-highest T20 total in history at Chinnaswamy; Head, Klaasen shine

Australian batter Travis Head cracked the fourth-fastest ton in IPL history

Travis Head and Heinrich Klaasen Sunrisers Hyderabad batters Travis Head and Heinrich Klaasen run between the wickets during the IPL match against Royal Challengers Bengaluru | PTI

Australian batter Travis Head cracked the fourth-fastest ton in IPL history, while Heinrich Klaasen smashed a fiery half-century as Sunrisers Hyderabad posted 287 for 3 playing against Royal Challengers Bengaluru on Monday. Chinnaswamy Stadium witnessed the birth of the highest-ever total in the history of IPL and second-highest in all forms of T20.

SRH had on March 27 smashed a sensational 277/3 against Mumbai Indians to reset the previous record.

Travis kept a cool head as he smashed a 39-ball hundred, and shared a 108-run stand with opener Abhishek Sharma (34 off 22) to guide former IPL champions to a record total.

The opener was dismissed soon after by Lockie Ferguson on 102 runs from 41 balls. He struck eight maximums and nine boundaries.

Wicketkeeper-batter Heinrich Klaasen, however, kept punishing the RCB bowlers, scoring a 31-ball 67, studded with seven sixes as SRH batters made merry on a docile pitch.

Aiden Markram (32 not out off 17 balls ) and Abdul Samad (37 not out off 10 balls) then gave SRH innings the finishing touch.

Brief Scores: Sunrisers Hyderabad 287 for 3 in 20 overs (Abhishek Sharma 34, Travis Head 102, Heinrich Klaasen 67, Aiden Markram 32 not out, Abdul Samad 37 not out; Lockie Ferguson 2/52) vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru

- With PTI inputs

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