Best Innings Of Dwayne Bravo In IPL
One of the most entertaining players in world cricket, Dwayne Bravo is also one of the most versatile. An extremely wily bowler, Bravo gets a lot of wickets with his accuracy and clever variations in pace. However, his free-stroking style of batting also gets him big runs, with his West Indian flair making him a real asset in T20 cricket.
Having played for Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Lions, and Chennai Super Kings, the West Indian has played several excellent knocks in the IPL, some of which are covered in the following list of the top 5 best innings of Dwayne Bravo in the tournament.
Top 5 Best Innings Of Dwayne Bravo In IPL
5. 50* (40) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (2009)
We start this list of the top 5 Best Innings Of Dwayne Bravo in IPL back in 2009 when he used to play for Mumbai Indians. This edition of the tournament was played in South Africa, which seemed to suit Bravo’s style of batting. Playing against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Bravo’s unbeaten 50 off 40 balls helped his side post 149/4 in the first innings.
However, whatever problems the Mumbai batsmen faced were not an issue for Bangalore, who rode to a 9-wicket win on the back of half-centuries from Jacques Kallis and Robin Uthappa.
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4. 62* (36) vs Rajasthan Royals (2015)
We jump forward to 2015 for the next entry on this list of the top 5 innings of Dwayne Bravo, by which time he had moved on to Chennai Super Kings. Playing against Rajasthan Royals, Bravo scored a sparkling 62* off 36 balls coming in low down in the batting order, helping the men in blue post 156/4 with 8 fours and 1 six. Unfortunately, his knock was not enough to take his team to victory, as a 144-run opening partnership between Ajinkya Rahane and Shane Watson was enough for the Royals to secure an easy 8-wicket win.
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3. 64* (53) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (2008)
The next knock on this list of the top 5 Best Batting Performance of Dwayne Bravo in IPL comes from the inaugural edition of the tournament, back in his Mumbai Indians days. Batting first, Kolkata Knight Riders were restricted to 137/8 in 20 overs, with Bravo contributing with one wicket. He then continued his excellent performance with the bat, coming in at number 5 to score an unbeaten 64 off 53 balls with 8 fours and 1 six as he took his side to a comfortable 7-wicket win.
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2. 68 (30) vs Mumbai Indians (2018)
From 2008 we jump forward 10 years to 2018 for the next knock on this list of the top 5 Best Innings Of Dwayne Bravo in IPL, scored against his former side Mumbai Indians for Chennai Super Kings. Mumbai had posted a challenging 165/4 in the first innings thanks to useful contributions from Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, and Krunal Pandya. Chennai were not in good shape until Bravo came in to bat, but were frontrunners when he left. During this time, the West Indian scored 68 off 30 balls with3 fours and 7 big sixes as he helped his side to a 1-wicket win off the penultimate ball, taking home the man of the match award.
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1. 70* (59) vs Kings XI Punjab (2009)
Back to 2009 and South Africa for the next entry on this list, which was scored against Kings XI Punjab for Mumbai Indians. Punjab had been restricted to just 119/9 in the first innings thanks to a disciplined bowling attack, setting Mumbai an eminently achievable target of 120 to win. Surprisingly, Bravo was bumped up the order and opened the batting with Sanath Jayasuriya. This decision paid off big time, with Bravo hitting 7 fours and 3 sixes on his way to an unbeaten 70 off 59 balls and Mumbai cruised to an 8-wicket win with 3.4 overs to go.
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