The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been the exhibition of some incredible games over the years. within the 14 years of its existence, there are countless unforgettable matches that have sent the fanatics during a state of frenzy.
Into its 14th edition, the foremost popular short-format league of the globe has given some thrilling chases, the foremost recent of which came when the 2 of the fiercest rivals – Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings – met in what’s billed as IPL’s El Clasico.
After MI’s skipper opted to field, Mumbai was given a perfect start as their frontline pacer Trent Boult struck early to dismiss an in-form batter in Ruturaj Gaikwad cheaply. What transpired was some hitting for the ages as on the rear of blistering half-centuries from Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, and Ambati Rayudu, the Chennai Super Kings, in hunt of their sixth consecutive victory, posted a mammoth 218/4 on the board. If Plessis and Ali’s knocks were threatening, Rayudu’s 27-ball 72 was hitting at his murderous best.
Out in pursuit of the second-highest chase within the tournament’s history, Mumbai Indians were provided a brisk start by openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock. Although, Super Kings clawed their way back in, striking thrice in an exceeding space of 13 balls to derail the chase. Similar fortune befell upon Mumbai, who too had struck regularly during CSK’s putting in place the target before Rayudu’s mayhem bailed them out and took the tally to what sounded like a near-insurmountable total.
Here are the highest 5 successful chases within the IPL history:
|Rajasthan Royals||226/6||223||Kings XI Punjab||2020|
|Mumbai Indians||219/6||219||Chennai Super Kings||2021|
|Rajasthan Royals||217/7||215||Deccan Chargers||2008|
|Delhi Daredevils||214/3||209||Gujarat Lions||2017|
|Kings XI Punjab||211/4||206||Sunrisers Hyderabad||2014|
Scripting an improbable comeback from a dangerous position, Kieron Pollard unfurled the foremost brutal of assaults, hitting eight sixes and 6 fours in an 87-run knock that came in precisely 34 balls to require his team across the road on the last ball of the sport.
While this was just one of the historic chases of this enthralling league, there are a bunch of such games within the past. Mumbai’s 219-run chase ranks second on the list of highest successful chases within the history of the league, the primary being a nail-biting encounter between former Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) and Rajasthan Royals within the 2020 edition, where the latter chased 223.
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Last Updated on May 1, 2021