Highest Totals in BBL History | 5 Biggest BBL Innings Scores

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Like other T20 leagues, BBL is a tournament where batters have played counter-attacking cricket and taken down the best bowling attacks. The likes of Glenn Maxwell, Chris Lynn, Aaron Finch, etc., have made life extremely difficult for bowlers and went on to post big totals for their respective franchises. Some of the biggest totals in T20 history have come in the BBL. 

Highest Totals in BBL History

As mentioned above, some of the biggest and finest T20 team batting performances have come in BBL. Melbourne Stars hold the record for highest BBL score after registering a mammoth 273 against Hobart Hurricanes in the 2021-22 edition. Sydney Thunder, Adelaide Strikers, Hobart Hurricanes, and Perth Scorchers also feature in the top five highest totals in the BBL chart. 

2021-22Melbourne Stars273/2 (20 overs)Hobart Hurricanes
2020-21Sydney Thunder232/5 (20 overs)Sydney Sixers
2022-23Adelaide Strikers230/3 (19.3 overs)Hobart Hurricanes
2022-23Hobart Hurricanes229/4 (20 overs)Adelaide Strikers
2021-22Perth Scorchers229/7 (20 overs)Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Stars – 273/2, 20 overs vs Hobart Hurricanes

Melbourne Stars was ruthless when it hosted Hobart Hurricanes in the 2021-22 season league stage fixture. The Hurricanes bowlers had to face the rage of Glenn Maxwell, who smashed an unbeaten 154 in an innings that saw 22 fours and four sixes. Melbourne Stars posted 273 thanks to Glenn Maxwell’s record BBL knock and Marcus Stoinis’ unbeaten 75 off 31 balls. Hobart Hurricanes never got going and lost the match by 106 runs. The 273/2 is also the fifth-highest total in T20 history.

Sydney Thunder – 232/5, 20 overs vs Sydney Sixers

The Sydney Derby in the 2020-21 edition witnessed the second-highest total in BBL history. Sydney Thunder fans had a day to remember, thanks mainly to Alex Hales, who struck 110 off just 56 balls. The Englishman was ably supported by Callum Ferguson, Sam Billings, and Ben Cutting, all of whom made handy contributions. The Thunder amassed 232 runs, which proved too much for the Sydney Sixers, who lost the match by 46 runs.

Adelaide Strikers – 230/3, 19.3 overs vs Hobart Hurricanes

Adelaide Strikers batters were at their best when they took on the Hobart Hurricanes in a high-scoring match in the 2022-23 edition. Batting first, Hobart Hurricanes set the Strikers a target of 230. Matthew Short and Chris Lynn ripped apart the Hurricanes bowlers. The duo stitched together 124 runs off just 54 balls. Short struck a hundred, while Lynn made 64 off just 29 balls. Strikers chased down 230 in the final over of the match. It is the most successful chase in BBL history. 

Hobart Hurricanes – 229/4, 20 overs vs Adelaide Strikers

Hobart Hurricanes registered their highest-ever and BBL’s fourth-most total against Adelaide Strikers in the 2022-23 season. Ben McDermott, Caleb Jewell, and Zak Crawley scored quick-fire half-centuries, powering the Hurricanes to a mammoth 229/4. However, they failed to defend the total as Matthew Short and Chris Lynn steered Adelaide Strikers home with three balls to spare. All-rounder Faheem Ashraf leaked 61 runs from 3.3 overs.

Perth Scorchers – 229/7, 20 overs vs Melbourne Stars

Five-time BBL winners Perth Scorchers gave an outing to forget for Melbourne Stars bowlers in the 2021-22 BBL edition. Josh Inglis, Faf du Plessis, Nick Hobson, and Aaron Hardie produced lightning knocks to help the Scorchers post 229/7 in their 20 overs. There were half-centuries for Inglis and Du Plessis, while Hobson and Hardie made quickfire 46 and 30, respectively. In reply, Melbourne Stars fell short by 61 runs. 

Concluding Thoughts

The T20 format has freed up the batters, who play without fear. Batters put the bowlers under pressure early on, paving the way for big totals. Cricket fans are likely to witness even bigger scores in the upcoming editions of the BBL.

For More Details You can also read BBL Winning Captains List From 2011-12 to 2022-23

FAQs about Highest Totals in BBL History

What is the highest total in BBL history?

Melbourne Stars’ 273/2 against Hobart Hurricanes is the highest total in BBL history. 

What is the most successful chase in BBL history?

The most successful chase in BBL history is 230/3 in 19.3 overs by Adelaide Strikers against Hobart Hurricanes in the 2022-23 season.