Most Thrilling Last Overs in IPL History

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Most Thrilling Last Overs in IPL

#1. Mumbai Indian vs Rising Pune Supergiant, 2017 IPL Final

Mumbai opener failed that too in IPL final and Mumbai were 8 for 2 in 2.4 after that Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu added some runs but that wasn’t enough. Mumbai middle-order collapse and Mumbai were 79 for 7 in 14.1 over when Krunal Pandya and Mitchell Johnson at the crease. Then both added 50 runs for 8 wickets and Mumbai finishes with 129 for 8 in 20 overs. 130 wasn’t a big total in the T20 format. After losing Tripathi early Rahane and Smith added 54 runs for a 2nd wicket.

Most Thrilling Last Overs in IPL History

Pune required 59 runs in 49 balls with 8 wickets in hand. Smith scored his fifty and that looks like he will finish the game for Pune in 18 or 19th over but Bumrah and Malinga’s fabulous effort keep Mumbai chance in a game. Rohit Sharma gave a ball to Mitchell Johnson to defend 11 runs. Manoj Tiwari hit first ball four but on the next ball, he got out for 7.  On 3rd ball skipper Smith departs on 52 which is the Most Thrilling Last Overs in IPL History. Pune required 7 runs in 3 balls with Sundar and Christian in the crease. But this pair only manage to score 5 runs and Mumbai on the match and won the IPL trophy for the third time.

Last over- 4, wk, wk, 1B, 2, 2+wk

#2. Rising Pune Supergiant vs Kings XI Punjab 2016

Both Rising Pune Supergiant and Kings XI Punjab already out of the tournament so both teams wanted to win their last league match.  Murali Vijay (59) and Gurkeerat Singh (51) help Kings XI Punjab to reach 172 for 7. While chasing 173 Rising Pune Supergiant struggled a bit and Pune was 86 for 5 in 13.2. Then Dhoni added 58 runs with Thisara Perera for 6th wicket that too in 31 balls.

Most Thrilling Last Overs in IPL History

MS Dhoni at the crease with 23 required off the last over. Captain Murli Vijay gave a ball to Axar Patel. Dhoni refused the single on the first ball. One came from wide and on second ball Dhoni hit for a maximum over long-on which makes this match as Most Thrilling Last Overs in IPL History. The third ball he hit through cover but Amla stopped a boundary and Pune required 16 off 3. Then Dhoni hit a four and two sixes finish the game for his team. Dhoni scored unbeaten 64 in just 32 balls.

Last over – 0, wd, 6, 0, 4, 6, 6

#3. Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Pune Warrior India, 2012

Wicketkeeper-batsman Robin Uthappa’s 69 help Pune Warrior India to reach 182 and it looks like a good score to defend. From Royal Challengers Bangalore Chris Gayle’s 48 balls 81 control the game for RCB but in the middle over RCB struggled a bit. Royal Changers required 28 runs in 2 overs. Ashok Dinda bowled really well in that he gave only 7 runs.

Most Thrilling Last Overs in IPL History

AB De Villiers and Saurabh Tiwary were at the crease. Skipper Saurav Ganguly gave responsibility to Ashish Nehra to defend 21 runs in last over. Tiwary took a single on the first ball then ABD hit four and two sixes on the next three balls. On fifth ball ABD took single and Royal Challengers Bangalore need 3 runs on the last ball. Then Saurabh Tiwary hit six and won the game for his team.

Last over – 1, 4, 6, 6, 1, 6

#4. Deccan Chargers vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 2009

Brad Hodge (48), David Hussey (43) and Saurav Ganguly (33) help his team to reach 160 in 20 overs. While chasing captain Adam Gilchrist (43) and Herschell Gibbs (28) added 68 runs for the first wicket but after that Deccan Chargers were 128 for 4 in 17 overs and Rohit Sharma and Venugopal Rao in the crease. 33 in 3 overs wasn’t a big task but Mashrafe Mortaza and Ajit Agarkar only gave 12 runs in two overs and Deccan chargers required 21 runs from last over.

Kolkata was in a good position but Mashrafe Mortaza started final over with no ball and Rohit hit for four. Deccan required 14 off 4, Mortaza bowled juicy full toss and Rohit hit over midwicket for six. On the last two balls, Deccan required 5 runs and Rohit hit for four and six and finishes the game for his team. Rohit Sharma scored an unbeaten 13 ball 32.

Last over – 4nb, 1lb, 1, 6, wd, 2, 4, 6

#5. Mumbai  Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai 2015

Mumbai openers failed to give a good start and the middle order collapse Hardik Pandya scored unbeaten 61 in 31 balls and his partnership of 92 runs with Kieron Pollard helped Mumbai Indians to reach 171 for 4. Kolkata opener gave a good start but in the middle overs KKR lost quick wickets but then Pathan help his team by scoring important fifty.

Kolkata Knight Rider were 160 for 6 in 19 over and Yousuf Pathan (52) & Piyush Chawla at the crease. Kolkata required 12 runs in last over. As Pathan still in the crease so KKR were in the driving seat. Captain Rohit Sharma called Kieron Pollard to bowl last over. On the first ball, Pollard took the wicket of Yousuf Pathan that was a big wicket for Mumbai. On the next two balls, Umesh Yadav scored 5 runs. KKR required 6 runs in 3 balls. Piyush Chawla failed to score a single run on the next 3 balls and makes match most thrilling last overs in IPL History & Mumbai won the match by 5 runs.

Last over – wk, 4, 1, 0, 0, 0  

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