Most Expensive Over in IPL
We know the T20 format’s tendency to offer late over heists, the Indian Premier League has been full up with a lot of 11th-hour heists that have proceeded to leave both the audience and pundits bewildered. Here are the top five best moments in IPL which helped the team to win the game or shift the momentum.
Here is the list of Top 5 Most Expensive Over in IPL:
#5) Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Kolkata, 2013
Ravindra Jadeja achieved a good couple of runs off Balaji to bring the equation down to 27 off the last 3 overs. Jadeja struck 10 off Sunil Narine’s over to bring it down to 17 off the last 2, before proceeding to hit the first two balls of the last but one over to nearly seal the deal for his side.
He ended with 36 off just 14 balls and bowling figures of 3-20, to get himself a much deserving Man of the Match award.
This match earns the fifth position in our Most Expensive Over in IPL.
#4) Kolkata Knight Riders vs Deccan Chargers, Johannesburg, 2009
Rohit proceeded to hit Mortaza for a 6 over mid-wicket, 4 to wide long-on, and finished off with a Brobdingnagian 6 over backward square-leg to top off an unforgettable final over heist transferring the KKR team and Mortaza into the realms of misery.
This match earns the fourth position in our Most Expensive Over in IPL.
#3) Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai, 2012
RCB had secured a grand total of 205 runs in 20 overs. When they had to defend, CSK still had 43 runs off 18 overs. RCB’s then captain Daniel Vettori turned to Virat Kohli to bowl the 19th over. Chennai’s hopes were completely hung up on Albie Morkel who had just come in. Morkel easily took 28 runs off Kohli, by hitting three immense sixes over long-on and a pair of boundaries after which they had 15 of the last six balls.
Morkel did get out in the last over but Bravo and Jadeja finished off the job to attain an incredible win.
This match earns the third position in our Most Expensive Over in IPL.
#2) Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
MI celebrated after Rayudu’s astounding heist which was a do-or-die game for both the sides, particularly the Mumbai Indians, who had to chase down 190 in 14.3 overs to blow the Royals out of the tournament.
Ambati Rayudu’s effort brought the equation to 8 off the last two balls which he then reduced it to 2 off the final delivery with a six over long-leg. Anyway, while completing the second run, Rayudu was run-out the next ball, but Aditya Tare’s 6 off the very next ball made sure that Rayudu’s efforts didn’t go in vain as MI beat RR by one decimal point to knock them out of the tournament.
This match earns the second position in our Most Expensive Over in IPL.
#1) Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Pune Warriors India, Bengaluru, 2012
But AB de Villiers was brought to the crease after a yorker from Ashish Nehra to Chris Gayle in the 16th over, with RCB still wanting 10 an over.
AB de Villiers who struck only fours and sixes in the first ten balls he faced, brought the target down to 21 off the final over. Manoj Tiwary finished the proceedings with a last-ball six to cap off a brilliant win for RCB engineered on the genius of one man- AB de Villiers.