Top 10 most spectacular IPL matches

Top 10 most spectacular IPL matches

This article is targeted at looking at the 10 most memorable IPL matches in the history of the competition. If you want to spice up your IPL viewing - go to and win money with your favorite tournament.

Match 70 in 2011. Mumbai Indians (178-5, 20 overs) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (175-7, 20 overs) by five wickets. Mumbai Indians have a tradition to take over the victory from the hands of their rivals during the last moments of the match. The same situation happened in 2011 when Mumbai Indians made Kolkata Knight Riders lose their place in the top two. Till the 19th over Kolkata was winning, but then – things changed due to James Franklin hitting and smashing Lakshmipathy Balaji for four consecutive fours. And in the end – the amazing final ball by Ambati Rayudu.

Match 54 in 2010. Chennai Super Kings (195-4, 19.4 overs) beat Kings XI Punjab (192-3, 20 overs) by six wickets. MS Dhoni once again in this match proved he is the perfect finisher in T20 cricket matches. Chennai Super Kings required the victory to get to the semi-finals. MS Dhoni, the team’s captain needed only four deliveries to smash 16 runs and make his team win. After the match, he told it was an emotional moment for him as it was so important for the team to get to the semi-finals.

Match 53 in 2016. Rising Pune Supergiant (173-6, 20 overs) beat King’s XI Punjab (172-7, 20 overs) by four wickets. Once again, MS Dhoni is to be given credit for the victory of his team, in terms of a new franchise. It seemed that Rising Pune Supergiant would end with 22 required from the final five balls. But MS Dhoni changed the story completely, making six hittings, carrying out one of the most unbelievable chases in the history of IPL, and moving Kings XI Punjab to the bottom of the table. Indeed, that was the best performance of MS Dhoni during that season! Dhoni called that game fantastic, as well as commended his team.

Match 5 in 2018. Chennai Super Kings (205-5, 19.5 overs) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (202-6, 20 overs) by 5 wickets. This match had two prominent events ‒ Andre Russell’s world record total for an IPL player batting at seven or lower and a terrific chase in the final. Dhoni commented after the match that it had been very emotional, however, there was a dressing room where one could be expressive, but not in the field as commentators would have a lot to talk about. He added that bowlers from both sides had a difficult match, and he praised the performance of batters from both sides as well.

Match 19 in 2019. Mumbai Indians (136-7, 20 overs) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (96-10, 17.4 overs) by 40 runs. T20 matches rarely can boast of high-scoring runs. This match was also the first IPL game of a 22-year-old Antiguan Alzarri Joseph, who was overwhelmed with feelings after the game and amazed by the brilliant performance of his teammates. Rohit Sharma, the captain of the winning team commented that in the beginning, it didn’t go smoothly for their team as they didn’t bat well and lost wickets. Moreover, it was raining and everything was sticky. But then they won two early wickets, and their spinners and seamers did a great job. It was so important for them to have a good start in the tournament. The captain of the winning team gave credit to Alzarri, who had been at his best, Pollard who had played a decisive knock, and their bowlers as well.

Match 31 in 2013. Royal Challengers Bangalore (263-5, 20 overs) beat Pune Warriors India (133-9, 20 overs) by 130 runs. Chris Gayle was the man of the game, for sure. He scored 175 off 66 balls, having the highest ever individual score, fastest century (30 balls), and most sixes in an innings. Moreover, Royal Challengers Bangalore announced after the match they had the highest team total in the IPL history. The commentators called this match a very one-sided game and predicted that all talks would be around Gayle and only him.

Match 1 in 2008. Kolkata Knight Riders (222-3, 20 overs) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (82-10, 15.1 overs) by 140 runs. The player of the match was Brendon McCullum who buffeted an unbeaten 158 and hit more sixes than fours. What is more, he broke the world record for the most individual runs in T20 innings.

Final in 2017. Mumbai Indians (129-8, 20 overs) beat Rising Pune Supergiant (128-6, 20 overs) by one run. Mumbai Indians took their third title in IPL and Rohit Sharma won this title for the fourth time, which is the highest result among all the players. Rohit Sharma called this game a great one. He told the performance of the bowlers was a decisive one, and Sharma believed in their masterfulness and gave them freedom. And the man of the match was Krunal Pandya, who admitted it was a matter of preparation for the tournament.

Final in 2019. Mumbai Indians (149-8, 20 overs) beat Chennai Super Kings (148-7, 20 overs) by one run. Once again the spectators enjoyed a single-run final ball victory, which led Mumbai Indians to the top two. Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, and Lasith Malinga played crucial roles in the match. Rohit Sharma, the captain of the winning team gave his credit to the team, especially to the bowlers who brought the team back to the game at different stages.

Match 56 in 2014. Mumbai Indians (195-5, 14.4 overs) beat Rajasthan Royals (189-4, 20 overs) by five wickets. It was perhaps one of the most outstanding games in the history of IPL. Rohit Sharma, the winning captain called the performance of his team an unbelievable one. Especially he highlighted the play of Corey Anderson, the man of the match, and Rayudu.

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