India’s premier T20 competition initially begins with league-stage fixtures. The teams battle it amongst themselves in a bid to qualify for the playoffs. Passing the first stage is literally a tough challenge. In this era, we have ten teams in the competition.
However, the best four teams that tick all the boxes in most of the games are bound to crack the code and make it to the playoffs. Furthermore, the journey gets even more challenging. Some teams switched gears when it mattered the most and defeated the opponents by a bigger margin in playoffs.
There is no better feeling than chipping in with a clinical performance against the opponent in the IPL Playoffs. Let’s look at the three teams that piled up the biggest win margin by runs in an IPL Playoffs game.
1. Rajasthan Royals
During the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League, Rajasthan Royals chipped in with a massive win over Delhi Capitals in the first semi-final. The Royals got the better of Delhi Capitals by a huge margin of 105 runs at Wankhede Stadium. Batting first, RR posted 192/9 in 20 overs and in response, DC were skittled out for 87 runs.
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2. Chennai Super Kings
During the IPL 2012 season, Chennai Super Kings thumped Delhi Capitals by a big margin of 86 runs in the second qualifier at Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. Batting first, CSK posted a colossal total of 222/5 in their quota of 20 overs. In reply, Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) were bowled out for 136 runs.
3. Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians locked horns with Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator battle in the IPL 2023 season. Batting first, Mumbai Indians posted a challenging total of 182/8 in their designated quota of 20 overs. In reply, Lucknow Super Giants were skittled out for 101 runs. Rohit Sharma and Co won the game by 81 runs, which is the third-biggest win by runs in an IPL Playoffs game.
Updated as of May 25, 2023*