Which one is your favorite innings by a batsman in Indian Premier League history? Here is our pick of 10 greatest or best IPL Innings as of 2017.
There are lots of things that make IPL special, and one of these things are the astonishing innings played by best batsmen of the world. Every year we witness a better version of every player and their game. Here is our pick of top 10 best IPL innings of all time as of Season 10, 2017.
Top 10 Best IPL Innings By A Batsman As Of 2017
1. Chris Gayle’s 175 off 66 balls
It was a perfect contest scheduled between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Pune Warriors back in Season 2013 when he made sure every bowler of Pune’s squad is punished and helped the team put up at a mammoth total of 263 for 5, in which Gayle alone scored 175 runs off 66 balls.
2. Suresh Raina’s 87 off 25 balls
It was the second playoff in IPL 2014 when Raina played a superb inning of 87 runs in total, and these came off in just 25 balls he faced.
3. Virat Kohli’s 108 off 58 balls
Against Rising Pune Supergiants, he was able to hit 108 off just 58 balls after Gayle went back to the pavilion without scoring many runs, AB de Villiers also left early, but with Kohli’s innings, RCB was well in control of the game.
4. Adam Gilchrist’s 86 off 35 balls
In the semi-final against the Delhi Daredevils in 2009, he scored 85 runs off 35 balls. By the time he left the pitch the total score was 102 in the 10th over, which helped Deccan Chargers in winning the second IPL title.
5. David Miller’s 101 off 38 balls
David Miller is one of three reasons why Kings XI have been able to dominate some of their games, Marsh and Maxwell being other two. In IPL 2013, against Royal Challengers Bangalore, David was hitting almost everywhere on the wagon wheel. He scored an astonishing 101 off just 38 balls making it one of the memorable knocks of the tournament.
6. Manvinder Bisla’s 89 off 48 balls
It was the final of 2012 IPL and Super Kings were up against Knight Riders. Chennai’s dream of winning three consecutive IPL titles was crushed by Manvinder Bisla who scored 89 off just 48 balls in a final pressure game helping his side reach home in the end.
7. MS Dhoni’s 54 off 29 balls
It was Super Kings v Kings XI in back in 2010 when Captain Cool after Raina and Badrinath were done giving hope, was able to hit the ball sky high regularly. Dhoni with 54 off just 29 balls made sure Chennai qualifies for the semis by winning this must-win game.
8. M Vijay’s 95 off 52 balls
One of the best IPL Innings came in the final of IPL 2011 when Murli Vijay score brilliant 95 off 52 balls which included 159 runs partnership with Michael Hussey for the first wicket.
9. Brendon McCullum’s 158 off 73 balls
It was back in 2008 when Kolkata Knight Riders went against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first ever game of Indian Premier League. McCullum played a memorable inning by scoring 158 off just 73 balls with a strike rate of 216.
10. Kevin Pietersen’s 103 off 64 balls
Where all other batsmen of Daredevils failed to deliver against Deccan Chargers in 2012, KP with superb timed shots was able to get his maiden t20 ton, and with this score, made sure that his side ends up winning the match.
Indian Premier League is one of the most exciting tournaments in the cricket world, and a lot of credit go to batsmen like these who has played fierce and fabulous innings. These are our pick of 10 most popular, greatest and best IPL Innings of all time as of 2017.