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3 Most Expensive Overs in IPL History

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Most Expensive Overs in IPL: IPL is one cricket tournament that gives the fans, value for money, and excitement at the same time. As the matches in the tournament are of 20 overs, every batsman plans on making the most of this opportunity, and so do the bowlers as they plan on taking maximum wickets, at the best average and hone their skills as well as get through selectors list to make it to the national level.

Most Expensive Overs in IPL

As the tournament is all about entertainment and is loved for explosive batting performances by batsmen, let’s take a look at three of the most expensive overs in the history of the game:

Expensive Overs in IPL

33 runs, Ravi Bopara to Manoj Tiwary and Chris Gayle

It was the 34th match during IPL 2011 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab at the Eden Gardens when Ravi Bopara was called to bowl. The KKR team looked good at 89 after the end of 12 overs in their opening stand, and like a lot of cricket fans would have anticipated, Chris Gayle made the most of this opportunity and smashed the highest runs in an over during IPL. Here’s the breakup for all to enjoy:

The over: (33 runs)

  • 12.1 – Ravi Bopara to Manoj Tiwary – One run
  • 12.2 – Ravi Bopara to Chris Gayle – SIX
  • 12.3 – Ravi Bopara to Chris Gayle – SIX
  • 12.4 – Ravi Bopara to Chris Gayle – SIX
  • 12.5 – Ravi Bopara to Chris Gayle – SIX
  • 12.6 – Ravi Bopara to Chris Gayle – 5 wides
  • 12.6 – Ravi Bopara to Chris Gayle – 1 wide + 1 run
  • 12.6 – Ravi Bopara to Manoj Tiwary – One run

While the team scored 200 in 20 overs, KKR still lost thanks to the century by Mahela Jayawardene.

33 runs – ParvinderAwana to Suresh Raina

The match was played during the second qualifier of the 2014 season between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab. Thanks to Virender Sehwag’s splendid knock of 122, KXIP set the score at 227 for CSK.

Despite CSK getting 100 runs in the first 6 overs, and Suresh Raina’s splendid knock of 87 runs in just 25 balls, CSK lost the match by 24 runs and was knocked out of the tournament. Here’s how the over went (33 runs):

  • 5.1 – ParvinderAwana to Suresh Raina – SIX
  • 5.2 – ParvinderAwana to Suresh Raina – SIX
  • 5.3 – ParvinderAwana to Suresh Raina – FOUR
  • 5.4 – ParvinderAwana to Suresh Raina – FOUR
  • 5.5 – ParvinderAwana to Suresh Raina – No ball + FOUR
  • 5.5 – ParvinderAwana to Suresh Raina – FOUR
  • 5.6 – ParvinderAwana to Suresh Raina – FOUR
  • 37 runs – Prasanth Parameswaran to Chris Gayle

The 2011 season saw some of the most amazing scores being made and records being created. If the 33 run performance during Ravi Bopara’s spell toto Manoj Tiwary and Chris Gayle at the start of the article was something to go by, Chris Gayle followed the same journey and scored 37 runs for RCB against Kochi Tuskers Kerala the same year. Prasanth Parameswaran was on the receiving end of these hits, and as KTK set the score at 126, with 127 to win for RCB, the first and second over went for 9 and 20 respectively. Gayle scored the most amount of runs in the 3rd over and hit three fours and four sixes to score 37 runs, which included a no ball.

Here’s how the over went (37 runs)

  • 2.1 – Prasanth Parameswaran to Chris Gayle – SIX
  • 2.2 – Prasanth Parameswaran to Chris Gayle – No ball + SIX
  • 2.2 – Prasanth Parameswaran to Chris Gayle – FOUR
  • 2.3 – Prasanth Parameswaran to Chris Gayle – FOUR
  • 2.4 – Prasanth Parameswaran to Chris Gayle – SIX
  • 2.5 – Prasanth Parameswaran to Chris Gayle – SIX
  • 2.6 – Prasanth Parameswaran to Chris Gayle – FOUR

This performance helped RCB as they won the match by nine wickets.

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