Match Report:


Aussie trio among record-breaking IPL run-fest

More than 500 runs scored and 38 sixes hit in remarkable batting onslaught in Hyderabad

Records tumbled in Sunrisers Hyderabad's Indian Premier League victory over Mumbai Indians, which set a new mark for the highest-scoring T20 match in history.

The hosts set a new IPL record of 3-277, but Mumbai put up a fierce fight in their chase before ending up 31 runs short on 5-246.

It was little consolation but they contributed to a new record aggregate of 523 runs, surpassing the 517 set by South Africa and the West Indies a year ago.

The match finished with 38 sixes, another record for the most hit in a T20 game.

Aussie opener Travis Head gave Sunrisers an explosive start with 62 from 24 balls and Abhishek Sharma contributed 63 off 23, but South Africa's Heinrich Klaasen was the star turn, smashing 80 not out off 34, including seven sixes and four fours.

Aiden Markram made an unbeaten 42, with a strike rate of 150, as Sunrisers surpassed the previous IPL best of 5-263, set by Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors in 2013.

Mumbai set off at a tremendous pace, thrashing 56 runs off the first 19 balls.

They kept pace for a long time – reaching 150 in the 10th over – but all five batters were caught as they tried in vain to match the huge asking rate.

Pat Cummins (2-35), the Sunrisers captain, took the key wicket of opener Rohit Sharma (26 off 12 balls) and later Tilak Varma (64 off 34).

Varma's wicket effectively ended the chase as it left Mumbai 4-182 in the 15th over, though Australian Tim David didn't die wondering, crashing three sixes in an unbeaten 42 from 22 balls.

Australians in IPL 2024

Delhi Capitals: Mitch Marsh (A$1.2m), David Warner (A$1.16m), Jhye Richardson (A$890,000), Jake Fraser-McGurk (A$92,000)

Gujarat Titans: Spencer Johnson (A$1.78m), Matthew Wade (A$446,000)

Kolkata Knight Riders: Mitchell Starc (A$4.43m)

Lucknow Super Giants: Marcus Stoinis (A$1.7m), Ashton Turner (A$178,000)

Mumbai Indians: Tim David (A$1.53m)

Punjab Kings: Nathan Ellis (A$135,000)

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Cameron Green (A$3.15m), Glenn Maxwell (A$2m)

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Pat Cummins (A$3.67m), Travis Head (A$1.2m)

*Prices in AUD, conversions correct at time of auction