Stats: Most runs conceded by a bowler in an innings in IPL 2018
Last night's match saw one of the highest scoring encounters in the IPL 2018.
Updated - May 18, 2018 4:07 pm
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) clinched a sensational victory against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a nervy high-scoring encounter at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Despite losing the toss, the hosts registered a pretty challenging total of 218 runs, as both AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali registered explosive half-centuries.
The visitors also delivered a sensational fight to chase down the total but fell 14 runs short. It was a very difficult and pressure time for the bowlers from both the teams as a total of 24 sixes were smacked during the whole game, in which the SRH fast bowler Basil Thampi got hammered for the most expensive figures in the history of the IPL.
ABD, Moeen explosive hitting takes over the SRH bowlers
RCB looked to be in a troublesome situation after the end of first 5 overs as both their opener were dismissed with just 38 runs on the board. However, de Villiers was looking in a sublime touch as he was striking the ball very well and the Proteas batsman was then joined by the English all-rounder Moeen Ali who never showed any hesitation and started taking on the opposition bowlers for some clean strikes. The duo compiled remarkable half-centuries in a quick time to pile on the misery for the SRH bowling line-up.
In reply to RCB’ 218, the SRH skipper Kane Williamson once again played a heroic knock of 81 runs off just 42 balls and was partnered well by Manish Pandey, who remained unbeaten on 62 runs off 38 balls. But the duo’s magnificent effort was not enough to guide SRH past the finishing line as they lost the game by 14 runs.
Thampi gets hammered for the most expensive spell in IPL history
The SRH leading fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar was not part of the playing XI for this game against RCB and young pacer Basil Thampi was drafted into the side. However, the opportunity turned out to be a miserable day for the fast bowler as he registered the most expensive figures ever in the history of the IPL. He conceded 70 runs in his 4 overs.
Behind Thampi, Ishant Sharma conceded the most runs (66) in the game against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL 2013. Fast bowler Umesh Yadav is placed third on the list of registering the most expensive figures tally, as he gave away 65 runs in 2013. Sandeep Sharma also ceded 65 runs in his expensive spell against SRH in 2014.