Top 3 innings in the IPL in a losing cause
IPL matches have been thrilling and full of entertainment. One team has to eventually lose, but they try hard until the last ball is bowled. Let us have a look at the top 3 knocks in the losing cause in the history of the IPL
Rishabh Pant 128(63) vs SRH, 2018
got off to a good start with a 36-ball fifty before picking up the pace against a strong Shakib-Rashid-Bhuvi onslaught. After reaching his 100th run, he destroyed Bhuvi, the league’s best bowler, for 26 ferocious runs. Although the second inning’s dew made the batting appear simpler, it was actually one of the most complete ones ever. When Rishabh Pant walked into bat, the Cricket match prediction highly favored the Sunrisers Hyderabad. But Pant singlehandedly pulled things in the favor of Delhi.
Suresh Raina 87(25) vs KXIP, 2014
There is no need to introduce this inning. Raina walked in at 1-1 in a chase of 227 with the pressure of the qualifier. The CSK dugout was on its feet for the majority of the second half of his innings due to the disrespect shown to Johnson and Awana’s pace. He chased after each ball and gave the impression that no bowler would be able to get him out.
No other batter has ever had a better SR while scoring 50+ until Mr. IPL, who was the victim of a running mixup before scoring an 87 so rapidly. A few of the still-standing records set that day by the men in yellow include the most runs scored by a batsman in a powerplay, 100 for the team, and 33 off Awana in an over.
Yusuf Pathan 100(37) vs MI, 2010
Yusuf came in at 40/3 in the seventh over of a 213-run chase against Mumbai in their home when the team was scoring at 6 RPO. took his time and developed a feel for the field, scoring just 15 points off of his first 14 balls. He went on to smash Sathish, Murtaza, and McLaren like the champion he was, scoring 85 more runs off the following 22 deliveries.
The biggest theft of all time would have been committed by RR had it not been for the run-out disaster.