Top 5 performances in IPL 10 so far that ended up in a losing cause

Top 5 performances in IPL 10 so far that ended up in a losing cause

It doesn't happen always that the best performance of the match comes from the winning side

Manan Vohra
Manan Vohra. (Photo Source: BCCI)

The 10th edition of the IPL has been a big hit so far courtesy some brilliant performances from the Indian as well as overseas players. The quality of cricket has been a top notch that has resulted in an increased amount of viewership. The fans are attracted to the league this time more than ever. The stadiums have been packed to the rafters more often than not and they have been treated to some excellent performances by the batsmen as well as the bowlers.

Where the winning side grabs all the limelight and the top performers of that side are remembered mostly. But it doesn’t happen always that the best performance of the match comes from the winning side. In this season so far, we have witnessed some wonderful performances from players but unfortunately, they belonged to the losing side. There is nothing more heartbreaking for a cricketer to try his best and yet lose the match.

Here are 5 such superb performances that ended up in a losing cause.

#1 Samuel Badree’s 4/9 vs Mumbai Indians

Samuel Badree
Samuel Badree. (Photo Source: BCCI)

The West Indian was warming the benches of Royal Challengers Bangalore in their first 3 games and was brought into the side in the 4th match against Mumbai Indians at home. RCB batted first and scored 142/5 which looked like a walk in the park for the Mumbai line-up. But Badree an immediate impact after his selection in the side as he picked up a hattrick in the third over of the innings.

The leg-spinner removed Parthiv Patel, Mitchell McClenaghan and Rohit Sharma off consecutive deliveries and pushed MI on the back foot. Especially the dismissal of Rohit off a googly was a fabulous a sight to watch. He picked up another wicket of Nitish Rana and ended with stunning figures of 4/9 in his allotted 4 overs.

MI were down to 4/7 and then 5/33 after 8 overs and the target of 143 looked far away. But Kieron Pollard came to their rescue and played a magnificent knock of 70 off just 47 balls with 3 fours and 5 sixes. He was beautifully supported by Krunal Pandya as the duo added 93 runs for the 6th wicket. MI got home with 7 balls to spare and Badree’s heroics went in vain.

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