Rajasthan Royals have been in the Indian Premier League since its inception in 2008 and have played over 200 matches, striving to notch some big numbers on the scoreboard.

The Royals’ first IPL match was played on April 19, 2008, against Delhi Daredevils at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The Royals batted first and scored a modest 129/8 and went on to lose by nine wickets.

In the next match against Kings XI Punjab at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, the Royals managed to score their first 150-plus score, putting up 168/4 in a successful run chase for their first win in the IPL.

The first 200-plus total didn’t take too long. In only their third IPL match, the Royals hammered 217/7 against the Deccan Chargers at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad to win the match by three wickets.

The chase was led by Graeme Smith’s 71 (45 balls), Yusuf Pathan’s 61 (28 balls), Mohammad Kaif’s 34 (16 balls) and sprinkled with a little Shane Warne magic which produced an unbeaten 22 in just nine deliveries to take the Royals over the line with a ball to spare. As a result, Rajasthan Royals became the first team to successfully chase down a total of 200-plus in the IPL. 

In all, the team has surpassed the 200-run mark on 21 occasions in the tournament. Here’s a look at Rajasthan Royals’ highest score in the IPL.

RR highest score in IPL

Score Opponent Venue Year Result
226/6 Kings XI Punjab Sharjah 2020 Won by 4 wickets
224/8 Kolkata Knight Riders Eden Gardens 2024 Won by 2 wickets
223/5 Chennai Super Kings Chennai 2010 Lost by 23 runs
222/2 Delhi Capitals Wankhede 2022 Won by 15 runs
220/3 Sunrisers Hyderabad Delhi 2021 Won by 55 runs
217/7 Deccan Chargers Hyderabad 2008 Won by 3 wickets
217/5 Kolkata Knight Riders Brabourne 2022 Won by 7 runs
217/4 Royal Challengers Bangalore Bengaluru 2018 Won by 19 runs
217/7 Punjab Kings Wankhede 2021 Lost by 4 runs
216/7 Chennai Super Kings Sharjah 2020 Won by 16 runs

226/6 vs KXIP, IPL 2020

RR’s highest score in IPL came in 2020 when they scored 226/6 against Kings XI Punjab in Sharjah. The Royals were chasing a target of 224 and won the match by four wickets and three balls to spare. This was also the highest successful run chase in the history of the IPL. Sanju Samson top scored with 85 runs off just 42 balls at an astonishing strike rate of 202.38. He was adjudged Player of the Match for his innings which consisted of seven sixes and four fours. Samson found able support in Steve Smith, who scored a quickfire 50 off 27 balls, and Rahul Tewatia, whose half century consisted of seven maximums. Rajasthan scored a total of 18 sixes and 14 fours in their innings.

224/8 vs KKR, IPL 2024

Rajasthan Royals equalled the highest successful run chase in the IPL recorded by them in 2020, when they beat Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens. In a battle for the position at the top of the IPL 2024 standings, KKR managed 223/6 on the back of Sunil Narine’s maiden T20 century. For the Royals, Avesh Khan and Kuldeep Sen took two wickets each. In the run chase, Jos Buttler stood tall with an unbeaten 107 off just 60 balls, steering his team over the line on the last ball. The Royals were on the backfoot at 121/6 in the 13th over. But a cameo from Rovman Powell and some late power-hitting from Buttler got the Royals home.

Interestingly, Punjab Kings surpassed this record 10 days later against the same opponent at the same venue, when they successfully chased 262.

223/5 vs CSK, IPL 2010

Before the match against KXIP in IPL 2020, the Royals’ record of their highest team score stood for 10 years. In IPL 2010, Rajasthan Royals scored 223/5 against Chennai Super Kings but ultimately ended up on the losing side. Chasing a mammoth 247, the Royals fell short by 23 runs. Naman Ojha was the Royals’ top-scorer with 94 off 55, comprising eight boundaries and six sixes. Even Shane Watson’s blitzkrieg 60 off 25 balls, consisting of five boundaries and five sixes, couldn’t help the Royals. The team scored 13 sixes and 20 fours in all.

222/2 vs DC, IPL 2022

Jos Buttler scored a brilliant century at the top of the innings to help Rajasthan Royals to 222/2 in their IPL 2022 win against Delhi Capitals at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Buttler won the Player of the Match award for scoring 116 off 65 balls, a knock adorned with nine fours and as many sixes. Devdutt Padikkal, the other opener for RR, scored 54 off 35 balls and the opening partnership gathered 155 runs. Samson provided the perfect finish, scoring an unbeaten 46 off just 19 balls, laced with five fours and three sixes. Delhi fell short in the chase by 15 runs. The Royals hit an aggregate of 14 sixes and 21 boundaries in their batting essay.