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Most Memorable Moments of the IPL!

Indian Premier League is one of the most popular T20 leagues in the world. Today it has created history by completing it’s 1000 matches. The 1000th match of the IPL was played at the Wankhede between five-time champions Mumbai Indians and first-ever champions Rajasthan Royals. The first match was played on 18th April 2008 at Chinnaswamy Stadium between RCB and KKR. Today it is celebrated as a festival and becomes an emotion for his fans all over India.

In the sixteen years of IPL, we have seen many best performances by teams, batsmen, bowlers and fielders. When we remember these performances, our heart fills with enthusiasm. So let’s take a look at five of the most memorable IPL moments ever.

Best Moments of the IPL!

#1 Chris Gayle 175* against Pune Warriors

On April 23, during the 31st match of IPL 2013, Chris Gayle created history by smashing the highest individual score in T20 cricket. The former West Indies captain hit an unbeaten 175 off 66, smacking 13 fours and a whopping 17 sixes against Pune Warriors. Also, Gayle reached his hundred, which is still the fastest century in IPL history, in just 30 balls. With this inning, he helped RCB to reach a mammoth total of 263. RCB became the first team to breach 250 in the IPL.

#2 Virat Kohli’s 973 Runs in IPL 2016

In 2016, Virat Kohli was at his smashing best. He scored 973 runs in 16 matches at an average of 81.08. He also scored seven half-centuries and four centuries in that 9th edition. No batter in the history of the IPL has been able to match his record yet. Kohli’s brilliant performances in the tournament helped his team to reach the finals single-handedly but lost by 8 runs. Also, he earned his first Orange Cap.

Also find out: How the 1000th IPL game played between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals unfolded.

#3 MI vs PBKS Double Super Over

This is the first and only instance of two super overs occurring in the same game. Coming into bat after winning the toss, Mumbai Indians put up a total of 176 runs for 6 wickets. In response, PBKS Skipper Rahul hit a quick 77-run but not helped his team to achieve that target. The first super-over, both teams scored only 5 runs. In the second super-over, MI came to bat first and scored 11. In response, Gayle hit a 6 off the very first ball of Trent Boult and made it easy for Mayank Agarwal. Mayank hit a four on the third ball and PBKS won the match.

#4 MI qualify in the most dramatic style

This is one for the mathematicians. Mumbai Indians needed to beat Rajasthan Royals’ 189 in 14.3 overs to qualify for the playoffs and knock the Royals out of first position. Corey Anderson’s 95 off 44 brought them close, but when Ambati Rayudu was run out trying for a match-winning second, it looked like it was all over. Was it, though, truly the case? Confusion prevailed as Mumbai’s brain trust estimated that the additional runs from a boundary would boost the run rate just enough to close the deal. Aditya Tare faced his first ball and duly crushed a James Faulkner full toss over square leg for six, shattering the hearts of the Royals. Also Read: Top Knocks of the IPL 2024 so far!

#5 Rinku Singh 5 Sixes in the Last Over

With 29 runs to win off the final over, Umesh Yadav took a single off the first ball. With 28 need off 5 balls, Rinku Singh smashed 5 consecutive sixes to Yash Dayal and achieved the target of 205. His performance was not short of magic. This feat will leave in the head of every cricket fan.

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Chaitanya Kale
Chaitanya Kale
Chaitanya is an enthusiastic mind, hailing from the small town of Indore. He is currently pursuing MBA in Sports Management from Symbiosis Institute. He has a great passion for sports even though he doesn't play any game professionally. he is passionate to contribute his best to sports industry through his knowledge, skills and interest.

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