IPL 2023: Most Runs Conceded by a Bowler in an IPL Innings

Basil Thampi tops the unwanted list by leaking 70 runs in his four-over spell for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2018

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Indian Premier League has established itself among the most competitive tournaments in the sports arena. It has impacted the cricket game to a great extent over the years. With the rise of IPL, the batters have found new ways of scoring runs which make the job of bowlers more difficult. Sometimes if a bowler is not having a great day, it can lead to him being too much expensive. It also depends if a set batsman is playing against a bowler which can prompt the particular batsman to go for the big shots. In this article, we will be discussing the 5 bowling performances in IPL where the bowlers conceded the most runs in an innings.

In the IPL game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, the SRH bowler Basil Thampi gave away 70 runs which is a record in this regard. RCB had a bad start in this game as they lost their first 2 wickets for 38 runs. Thereafter it was all about smashing all over the park as AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali and Colin de Grandhomme played some explosive innings putting SRH on the backfoot. Among the bowlers, Basil Thampi had to bear the brunt of this assault the most. RCB finished their innings after scoring 218/6 in 20 overs and managed a win by 14 runs in the end.

In IPL game against Kolkata Knight Riders, the Gujarat Titans Bowler Yash Dayal gave 69 runs in his 4 overs quota. He was taken to the cleaners in last over as Rinku singh smashed 5 sixes in his last over, eventually chasing 30 runs in last over.

In IPL 2013, Ishant Sharma of SRH did not have a great day with the ball as he went for too many runs in his 4-over quota. CSK had scored 223/3 in their 20 overs with Suresh Raina playing a brilliant knock of 99 runs off 52 balls including 11 fours and 3 sixes. Ishant Sharma conceded 66 runs in his 4 overs, which was the record for most expensive bowling figures at that time. Chasing this big total, SRH could score only 146/8 thus losing the match by 77 runs.

In the IPL 2019 game between SRH and Punjab, it was time for SRH batters to attack with the bat as they put up a total of 212/6 in 20 overs. David Warner was the top scorer for them with 81 runs off 56 balls. Mujeeb Ur Rahman was the bowler for Punjab who was targeted the most by SRH batters. He conceded 66 runs in his 4 overs, which was a record for that season. SRH won this match by 45 runs as they restricted the Punjab team to 167/8.

In the IPL 2023 game between PBKS and MI, Mumbai Indians chased massive total of 215 in 18.5 overs , MI batters went bonkers against the Punjab bowler Arshdeep Singh and as they smashed him 66 runs in his 3.5 overs.

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Umesh Yadav and Sandeep Sharma are next in this unwanted list with 65-runs conceded in an innings. Umesh had this terrible bowling performance against RCB when he was playing for the Delhi franchise. Apart from Sandeep Sharma, all the other bowlers went wicketless in their spell. Sandeep Sharma picked 1 wicket in a game against SRH but went away for 65 runs. Sandeep featured for the Punjab team in this IPL match played in 2014.

Most Runs Conceded in an IPL Innings

Player Overs Runs Wickets Economy Against Year
Basil Thampi 4 70 0 17.50 RCB 2018
Yash Dayal 4 69 0 17.20 KKR 2023
Ishant Sharma 4 66 0 16.50 CSK 2013
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 4 66 0 16.50 SRH 2019
Arshdeep Singh 3.5 66 1 17.20 MI 2023
Umesh Yadav 4 65 0 16.25 RCB 2013
Sandeep Sharma 4 65 1 16.25 SRH 2014

*Last updated on  May 30, 2023.

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