Best Innings of Mayank Agarwal in IPL
A proven performer in domestic cricket for Karnataka, Mayank Agarwal was a hot commodity when he first went up for auction in the IPL.
Having represented his local side Royal Challengers Bangalore along with Delhi Daredevils and Rising Pune Supergiant, Agarwal joined Kings XI Punjab in 2018 and has been extremely successful there.
He has grown tremendously as a batsman in the IPL, with this list of the top 5 innings of Mayank Agarwal explaining exactly how and why he has gone on to break into the national side on the back of his impressive showings in domestic and IPL cricket.
5 Best Innings of Mayank Agarwal in IPL
Here are the top 5 Best Batting Performance of Mayank Agarwal in IPL:
5. 43 (21) vs Mumbai Indians (2019)
Kicking off this list of the top 5 innings of Mayank Agarwal in his IPL career is a match-winning knock that he played for Kings XI Punjab against Mumbai Indians in 2019. Batting first, Mumbai had set Kings XI a challenging target of 177 thanks to a half-century from Quentin de Kock. However, Kings XI got off to a rollicking start thanks to their openers, KL Rahul and Chris Gayle. Their fireworks at the start made life easier for Agarwal, who came in at number three to score 43 off 21 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes, helping his side claim an 8-wicket win and taking home the man of the match award.
4. 52 (40) vs Kings XI Punjab (2015)
The next entry on this list of the top 5 Best Innings of Mayank Agarwal in IPL career comes from 2015 when he was playing for Delhi Daredevils against his current side Kings XI Punjab. Kings XI batted first and were restricted to 118/8 in their 20 overs thanks to a four-wicket haul from Nathan Coulter-Nile. Delhi did not have any such troubles while chasing, with Agarwal’s 52 off 40 balls, with 6 fours and a six, helped them cruise to a 9-wicket win with more than 6 overs to spare.
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3. 58 (34) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (2019)
Back to 2019 with this next entry, which is another stylish half-century scored against Kolkata Knight Riders. Unfortunately, this one would come in a losing cause thanks to the efforts of Andre Russell, whose 17-ball 48 powered KKR to 218/4 in the first innings. Although Kings XI made a good fist of the chase, Agarwal’s 58 off 34 balls, with 6 fours and a six, and David Miller’s 59 were the only scores of note as they ended up on just 190/4 in reply.
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2. 64* (30) vs Mumbai Indians (2012)
Going all the way back to 2012 for the next entry in the list of the top 5 Best Batting Performance of Mayank Agarwal in IPL cricket, we travel back to when Agarwal used to represent Royal Challengers Bangalore. Coming in at number 6, the young Agarwal top-scored for his local side with an unbeaten 64 off just 30 balls, smashing 6 fours and 4 sixes on his way to helping RCB post 171/6 in the first innings. However, Ambati Rayudu’s magnificent 81 off 54 balls, along with Kieron Pollard’s 52 off 31 balls, snatched victory for Mumbai, who overhauled the target with 2 balls to go.
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1. 68 (48) vs Kings XI Punjab (2015)
Topping this list of the top 5 innings of Mayank Agarwal in IPL cricket is his 68 off 48 balls that he hit against Kings XI Punjab while playing for Delhi Daredevils in 2015. Agarwal seems to really like playing against his current side since he scored the fifties both times they faced off in that edition of the tournament. Batting first, Kings XI posted 165/7 in their 20 overs. Agarwal opened the batting once again, partnering Shreyas Iyer, and stroked 7 fours and 2 sixes in his stylish knock. Delhi had to wait till the penultimate delivery to seal the win but eventually went home victorious by 5 wickets, with Agarwal taking home the man of the match award.
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