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IPL 10: 5 best batting performances in the league stage

The has been some tremendous batting performances in the group stage.

Rishabh Pant of Delhi Daredevils
Rishabh Pant of Delhi Daredevils. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

With the IPL group stage done and dusted we have finally got the four teams that will compete in the playoffs. While Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant will lock horns in the Qualifier 1 tomorrow, defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad will be going head on against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the eliminator clash on 18th May.

The group stage saw some terrific performances being dished out by almost all the teams with some remaining consistent throughout to qualify for the playoffs. Mumbai Indians were arguably the best all-round team in the tournament with most of their players clicking together as a unit, It was again a season for the batsmen and some of the individual innings took IPL by storm. So with the group stage done and dusted let’s have a glance at 5 top knocks from the group stage of IPL 10.

Chris Lynn- 93* of 41 deliveries (Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions)

Chris Lynn
Chris Lynn. (Photo Source: BCCI)

The man from Queensland took the IPL by storm in only the 3rd game of the tournament as he belted the Gujarat Lions bowlers all around the Saurashtra Cricket Stadium. The spectators were treated to some scintillating display of strokeplay by the swashbuckling batsman as Knight Riders chased down the stiff target of 184 with more than 5 overs to spare.

He also shared an unbroken 184 runs partnership with captain Gautam Gambhir as Kolkata won with all 10 wickets in hand. Lynn went berserk from the outset and kept smashing the listless GL bowlers to different parts of the ground. His innings of 93 contained 6 fours and 8 sixes and it was carnage on display for the Rajkot crowd. This innings set the tone for KKR for the remaining games.

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