Top 5 successful chases in last over in the history of IPL

Top 5 successful chases in last over in the history of IPL

Gujarat recently chased down 22 runs in the final over in IPL 2022

Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan
Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Over the years, the T20 cricket has been able to reach out to more audiences and have greater appeal as compared to the other formats. This is due to the guarantee of close finishes and nail-biting moments offered by the shortest format of the game. Although the results on the last ball of the over have been regular, the ardent fans of the game keep longing for more such games.

In this context, The Indian Premier League (IPL) has provided entertainment to the cricket fans and keeps them glued to their TV sets until the very last ball of the match. The innovation of batters to score runs all around the park has been able to keep bowlers under the pump throughout the match. On the other hand, the bowlers are learning new skills to pick up the wickets in the crunch moments through their intelligence and variations.

Highest target achieved in the 20th over of IPL

5. 21 runs – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Pune Warriors India, Bengaluru 2012

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Photo Source: Twitter)

In 2012, the Pune Warriors India (PWI) were up against the mighty Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The now-defunct Pune franchise posted a total of 182 on the board, with 69 from Robin Uthappa and 34 from Jesse Ryder. Both the openers along with Ganguly, helped the team to cross the 100 mark in a matter of 11 overs. In the middle-order, Marlon Samuels provided a quickfire 34 off 20 balls, which further accelerated the team in the final few overs.

In response, RCB got off to an average start with Tillakaratne Dilshan and Mayank Agarwal getting dismissed in the powerplay overs. Just as it looked, the partnership of Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle was gradually growing at a fine rate, the former gave away his wicket in the 12th over, with the team struggling at 72/3.

Then arrived Saurabh Tiwary, who stitched a 55-run stand with Gayle, which kept the team in contention for coming home with a victory. In the 16th over, Ashish Nehra breached the defense of Gayle, who made his way back to the pavilion for 81 off 48 balls. Eventually, the game boiled down to the last over when RCB needed 21 off six balls. After a single in the first ball by Tiwary, AB smashed a single four and two massive sixes to seal the game and finished with 33* off 14 balls.

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