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Best IPL Matches (2008 – 20) | Absolute Best IPL Matches | Updated 2021

IPL, undoubtedly the most popular domestic T-20 tournament in the cricket world.

As cricket fans, we have witnessed nail-biting finishes, remarkable comebacks, exceptional fielding in IPL, which has redefined the standards of T20s.

It’s not that the comebacks and finishes are limited to teams like Mumbai Indians or CSK, but all franchisees together have made IPL what it is today.

IPL is in its 13th edition and is one of the most highly viewed tournaments in the world.

So, today, we will talk about the Best IPL matches from each edition and would highly recommend you guys check them out

Content List: Best IPL Matches (2008 – 20)

1) Best IPL Matches (2008)
2) Best IPL Matches (2009)
3) Best IPL Matches (2010)
4) Best IPL Matches (2011)
5) Best IPL Matches (2012)
6) Best IPL Matches (2013)
7) Best IPL Matches (2014)
8) Best IPL Matches (2015)
9) Best IPL Matches (2016)
10) Best IPL Matches (2017)
11) Best IPL Matches (2018)
12) Best IPL Matches (2019)
13) Best IPL Matches (2020)

Best IPL Matches (2008)

1) KKR vs. RCB ( Match 1, IPL 2008):

This was the very first match of this tournament and is significant for many reasons because it set the standard of IPL.

In this match, KKR faced RCB at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, and winning the toss, RCB skipper Dravid opted to bat first.

But there came batting wrath in the form of Brendon McCullum, who scored 158 in just 73 balls to help KKR finish with 222 runs.

RCB’s batting order fell like a pack of cards as they lost all their wickets at the score of 82 runs

2) RR vs. Deccan Chargers ( Match 9, IPL 2008):

It was the 9th match of IPL 2008, and Deccan Chargers was up against Rajasthan Royals at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Royals sent Chargers to bat first, but they put on a mammoth total of 214, with Andrew Symonds scoring 117 runs off just 53 balls.

Chasing 215, RR had a bad start, but Graeme Smith (71 off 45) and Yusuf Pathan (61 off 28) kept RR in the hunt.

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At 18.4 overs, RR was struggling at 196-7, but RR captain Shane Warne scored a quick 22 off nine balls to help RR secure a thrilling victory

3) RR vs. CSK ( Final, IPL 2008 )

It was the final of the 2008 IPL, and Shane Warne’s Rajasthan Royals faced MS Dhoni’s CSK at DY Patil Sports Stadium, Navi Mumbai.

CSK, having lost twice to the Royals before the final, had an additional point to prove other than winning the title

Royals won the toss, opted to bowl first, and restricted CSK at 163, with Suresh Raina scoring 43 off 30 balls.

Chasing 164, the Royals lost three early wickets, but Watson and Yusuf Pathan got them out of trouble.

In the last over, the Royals needed eight runs that they won, with Sohail Tanvir hitting the winning runs.

Best IPL Matches (2009)

1) KKR vs. RR ( Match 10, IPL 2009 )

It was the 10th match of IPL 2009, and McCullum’s KKR was up against the Warne’s RR at Newlands Cricket Ground, Capetown.

KKR, winning the toss, opted to field first and managed to restrict RR at 150, with Yusuf Pathan top-scoring with an explosive 42 off 21 balls.

In reply, KKR, under Ganguly’s leadership (46 off 30), managed to score the same runs as fans witnessed the first super Over in IPL history.

Gayle hit three boundaries as KKR scored 15 off the first super over, but Yusuf smashed two sixes to win it for the royals.

2) KXIP vs. MI ( Match 20, IPL 2009):

This was the 20th match of IPL 2009, and MI was up against KXIP at the Kingsmead Stadium in Durban.

Winning the toss, KXIP opted to bat first but could only manage 119 runs, with Sangakarra scoring 45 off 44 balls.

Chasing a small total of 120 runs seemed easy, but MI lost wickets at regular intervals and made things tough for themselves.

MI needed 12 runs off the last over with Duminy (59 off 63) on strike, but Yusuf Abdulla gave only eight runs to provide KXIP with a three-run victory

3) RCB vs. Deccan Chargers ( Final, IPL 2009 )

The 2009 IPL final and Gilchrist’s Deccan Chargers’ were up against Kumble’s RCB at the Wanderers Cricket Stadium in Johannesburg.

Winning the toss, RCB opted to field first and put on a respectable 143 runs, with Kieron Pollard top-scoring with 53 runs in 48 balls.

Chasing 144 in the final under lights was not easy, and RCB kept losing wickets at regular intervals to make it even harder.

Rudolf Van der Merwe (32 off 21) and Ross Taylor (27 off 20) tried but failed as RCB lost by six runs, and Chargers clinched their 1st IPL title.

Best IPL Matches (2010)

1) MI vs. RR ( Match 2, IPL 2010 )

It was the 2nd match of IPL 2010, and Rajasthan Royals (RR) was up against MI at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

MI elected to bat first and put on a massive total of 212 runs, with Ambati Rayudu and Saurabh Tiwari scoring half-centuries.

Chasing 213, RR had a bad start and lost three wickets at 40 runs in the 7th over.

But Yusuf Pathan had other ideas in mind as he scored an explosive 100 runs off 37 balls to help RR reach 173 in 17.1 overs.

After Yusuf got out, Paras Dogra (41 off 29) took charge of RR batting but was brilliantly run-out by Malinga to give MI a four-run victory.

2) CSK vs. KXIP ( Match 16, IPL 2010 )

It was the 16th match of IPL 2010, and CSK was up against their arch-rivals KXIP at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

CSK sent KXIP to bat, and with helpful contribution from Yuvraj (43 off 28) and Irfan Pathan (39 off 32), could only manage 136 runs

Chasing 137, CSK started strong with scoring 97 runs for two wickets in 12.5 overs but lost six crucial wickets in the next six overs.

CSK needed ten runs in the final over but could only manage nine runs, and the tied match went for a super over

Batting first in the super over, CSK could only manage ten runs, and KXIP quickly chased this target with two balls to spare

3) RR vs. Deccan Chargers ( Match 36, IPL 2010 )

It was the 36th match of IPL 2010, and Rajasthan Royals was up against DC at Vidarbha Cricket Stadium in Nagpur.

The Royals elected to bat first but got all out in the 20th over for 159 runs, with Shane Watson top-scoring with 58 runs off 36 balls.

Chasing 160, DC had a great start with captain Adam Gilchrist scoring 34 runs off 17 balls.

Even though the middle order fumbled, Rohit Sharma scored a quick 73 runs off 44 balls to help DC reach 157-7 in 19.2 overs.

But Siddharth Trivedi picked wickets of Harmeet Singh and Rohit Sharma in the next three deliveries to give RR a two-run victory.

Best IPL Matches (2011)

1) CSK vs. KKR ( Match 1, IPL 2011 )

It was the opening match of IPL 2011, and defending champions CSK was up against KKR at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Winning the toss, CSK opted to bat first but could only manage 153 runs, with Aniruddha Srikkanth scoring 64 runs off 55 balls.

Chasing 154, KKR started well with 64 runs opening partnership, and even though they lost wickets, they were always in the game.

KKR needed only needed nine runs in the last over, with Laxmi Ratan Shukla and Rajat Bhatia still at the crease

But, Southee picked Shukla in the 2nd ball, and KKR could not hold on to their nerves to give CSK a narrow two-run victory

2) KKR vs. MI ( Match 70, IPL 2011 )

It was the last group-league match of IPL 2011, and KKR was up against MI at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata.

Winning the toss, MI sent KKR to bat and managed to restrict them at 175, with Kallis scoring 59 off 42 balls.

Chasing 176, MI had a bad start, but Tendulkar and Harbhajan put on a 57 partnership to steady the MI run chase.

But the middle order didn’t click, and when Pollard got out, MI still had to get 40 runs off 15

MI’s James Franklin ensured that they need 21 from the last over, and by hitting four consecutive boundaries in the last over, secured a win for MI

3) CSK vs. RCB ( 1st Qualifier, IPL 2011 )

This was the first qualifier of IPL 2011, and Chennai Super Kings was up against RCB at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

RCB elected to bat first and posted 175, with Virat Kohli top-scoring with 70 runs off 44 balls.

Chasing 176 in a knockout match, CSK lost both their openers with just three runs when Suresh Raina (73 off 50) came for the rescue.

He stitched partnerships with Badrinath, MS, and Albie Morkel, which meant CSK required 33 off the last two overs.

Raina and Morkel scored 21 runs off the 19th, and Morkel smashed two fours and a six in the last over to win it for CSK.

Best IPL Matches (2012)

1) CSK vs. RCB ( Match 13, IPL 2012 )

It was the 13th match of IPL 2012, and the defending champions CSK was up against RCB in Bangalore.

RCB elected to bat first and set a huge target of 206 for CSK to win, thanks to Gayle (68 off 35) and Aggarwal (45 off 26)

Faf du Plessis (71 off 46 balls) got good support from Raina (23 off 14) and Dhoni (41 off 24), and when Dhoni got out, CSK needed 43 runs in 2 overs.

Even with Albie Morkel at the crease, the target looked impossible to chase, but then captain Vettori asked Kohli to bowl the last over.

With 28 runs needed off the penultimate over, Albie Morkel hit Kohli for two fours and three sixes to win it for CSK.

2) KKR vs. KXIP ( Match 17, IPL 2012 )

It was the 17th match of IPL 2012, and KKR was up against KXIP at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata.

Winning the toss, KKR sent KXIP to bat first and restricted KXIP to a meager 134, with Narine taking five wickets.

Chasing a small total of 135, KKR were at 73-2 in the 12th over, and it was Debabrata Das who took them in a winning position.

KKR simply needed only 13 runs off the last two overs, with Ryan ten Doeschate and Das at the crease

But Praveen Kumar and Harmeet Singh bowled brilliantly to restrict KKR and give KXIP a two-run victory.

3) CSK vs. MI ( Match 49, IPL 2012 )

It was the 49th match of IPL 2012, and MI was up against CSK at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Winning the toss, MI sent CSK to bat first and restricted them at 173, with Murali Vijay top-scoring with 41 off 29 balls.

Chasing 174, MI, Sachin, and Rohit Sharma stitched a good partnership, but Sachin’s wicket changed things quickly.

The middle-order fumbled, and MI suddenly slipped to 160-8 in 19.3 overs, with them needing 14 off the last three balls.

Dwayne Smith was the only recognized batter at the crease, along with RP Singh and Smith smashed the last three balls for six and two fours to help MI win by two wickets.

Best IPL Matches (2013)

1) MI vs. RCB ( Match 2, IPL 2013 )

It was the 2nd match of IPL 2013, and Virat’s RCB was up against Rohit Sharma’s MI in Bangalore.

Winning the toss, MI sent RCB to bat first and restricted them to a target of 156, with Gayle scoring 92 off 58 balls.

Ponting and Tendulkar added 52 runs for the first wicket, but three quick wickets in the middle overs put MI on the backfoot

But Dinesh Karthik played a superb knock of 60 off 37, and in the last over, MI was at 147-3, needing only nine runs to win.

But Vinay Kumar held the nerve, picked wickets of Karthik and Rayudu to help RCB snatch a 2-run victory.

2) SRH vs. RCB ( Match 7, IPL 2013 )

It was the 7th match of IPL 2013, and Kohli’s RCB was up against the Sangakarra’s SRH at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.

RCB, winning the toss, opted to bat first but could only manage 130 runs at the loss of 8 wickets, with Virat scoring 46 off 44 balls.

Restricting 131, RCB’s pace battery bowled with a lot of content and aggression and took the match in the super over.

SRH scored 20 runs in super over, and even with a good attempt from Gayle, RCB could only manage 13 and lost in the super over.

3) RCB vs. Delhi Daredevils ( Match 21, IPL 2013 )

It was the 21st match of IPL 2013, and RCB was up against DD at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

Winning the toss, RCB opted to field first and managed to restrict them to 152 runs, with Jaydev Unadkat picking two wickets.

Chasing 153, De Villiers and Kohli played superbly, and when De Villiers got out, they only needed 24 runs in the last four overs.

But, after that, RCB lost wickets at regular intervals, and the match eventually went for a super over.

Batting first, RCB scored 15 runs, and RCB’s Ravi Rampaul only gave away 11 runs to DD to help RCB win the match.

Best IPL Matches (2014)

1) KKR vs. RCB ( Match 11, IPL 2014 )

It was the 11th match of IPL 2014, and KKR was up against RCB at Sharjah in the first phase of that year’s IPL.
RCB managed to win the toss in the flat Sharjah wicket and send KKR to bat first.

But, KKR lost wickets in regular intervals and managed only 150 runs, thanks to Kallis (43 off 42 ) and Chris Lynn (45 off 31 )

RCB chasing 151 started with a solid 67 opening partnership and needed only nine in the last over to clinch an easy victory over the knights.

But in the fourth ball of that over, Lynn took a stunning catch in the deep to dismiss AB de Villiers, which helped KKR steal a two-run victory.

2) KKR vs. RR ( Match 19, IPL 2014 )

It was the 19th match of IPL 2014, and KKR was up against the Rajasthan Royals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Rajasthan Royals opted to bat first and scored 152 runs at the loss of five wickets, with Rahane scoring 72 off 59 balls.

But KKR, with the help of Gambhir (45 off 44), Suryakumar (31 off 19), Shakib (29 off 18), too scored 152 runs in their 20 overs.

So, this tied match went on to the super over, which also ended in a tie with both teams scoring 11 runs in the super over.

But, Rajasthan scored more boundaries than KKR in their 20 overs, and so they were declared the winner of the match

3) MI vs. RR ( Match 56, IPL 2014 )

Mumbai Indians is one team in IPL that has always made remarkable comebacks, and this match was no different.

Mumbai Indians opted to field first in their last group league match and had to chase the target in 14.3 overs to qualify for the playoffs.

Sanju Samson (74 off 47 balls) and Karun Nair (50 off 27 balls) helped the Royals score a mammoth 189 at the loss of 4 wickets.

MI started well, and in the end, MI needed a boundary off the last ball with MI wicketkeeper Aditya Tare on strike.

Tare smashed that final delivery off James Faulkner for a six to help MI reach the playoffs.

4) KKR vs. KXIP ( Final, IPL 2014 )

It was the final of the 2014 IPL, where KKR faced KXIP, who lost their last two matches against KKR in that edition of IPL.

The M.A.Chidambaram Stadium in Bengaluru was flat as always, and KKR winning the toss, opted to field first.

KXIP had the chance to prove people thinking they’re no match for KKR, and they proved just that.

Kolkata’s own Wriddhiman Saha played a match-defining inning of 115 runs from 55 balls and helped KXIP finish at 199.

KKR, chasing 200, had a poor start, but Manish Pandey’s stable 94 runs off 50 balls helped KKR reach 179 in 18 overs

In the end, Piyush Chawla scored a quick 13 off 5 balls to help seal victory for KKR.

Best IPL Matches (2015)

1) RR vs. KXIP ( Match 18, IPL 2015 )

It was the 18th match of IPL 2015, and Rajasthan Royals was up against Kings XI Punjab at Motera in Ahmedabad.

KXIP, winning the toss, sent royals to bat first, and they posted a good total of 191, with Ajinkya Rahane scoring 74 off 54 balls.

KXIP lost Sehwag early, but Shaun Marsh (65 off 40) and David Miller (54 off 30) stitched a good partnership to stabilize the KXIP innings

Defending 14 runs in the last over, James Faulkner bowled well, but a boundary off the last ball took the match in the super over.

In the Super Over, batting first, KXIP scored 15 runs and easily defended the total giving only six runs

2) CSK vs. DD ( Match 21, IPL 2015 )

It was the 21st match of IPL 2013, and CSK was up against DD at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Winning the toss, DD opted to field first and managed to restrict them to 150 runs, with Nathan Coulter-Nile picking three wickets.

Chasing 151, Albie Morkel (73 off 55) kept DD in the hunt when wickets were falling at regular intervals from the other end.

At the 17.4 overs mark, DD lost Coulter-Nile at 123 and, in the last over, needed 19 to pull off an impossible victory.

With two wickets in hand, Morkel hit one six and two boundaries and could only manage 17 runs as DD lost just by one run.

3) KKR vs. KXIP ( Match 44, IPL 2015 )

It was the 44th match of IPL 2015, and KKR was up against the KXIP at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata.

KXIP, winning the toss, opted to bat first and scored a big total of 183, with the help of explosive batting from Maxwell (43 off 22) and David Miller (27 off 11)

Chasing 184, KKR lost wickets at regular intervals and was at 83-4 at the end of 11 overs when Russell and Pathan joined the crease.

Russell (51 off 21) and Pathan (29 off 19) added 53 runs in the next four overs, and when Russell got out, KKR still had to get 25 in three overs.

Piyush Chawla scored a quick 18 off 11 balls to help KKR win by one wicket with one ball to spare

Best IPL Matches (2016)

1) MI vs. Gujarat Lions ( Match 9, IPL 2016 )

It was the 9th match of IPL 2016, and Gujarat Lions was up against MI at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Winning the toss, Lions sent MI to bat first and restricted them at 143 runs, with Parthiv Patel top-scoring with 34 off 29 balls.

Chasing 144, Aaron Finch (67 off 54) kept Lions in the hunt when wickets were falling at regular intervals from the other end.

At the 18.4 overs mark, they lost Praveen Kumar at 131 and, in the last over, needed ten runs to win with only three wickets in hand.

In the last ball, needing one to win, Finch pulled the ball to the boundary to help Lions register a 3-wicket victory

2) Delhi Daredevils vs. Gujarat Lions ( Match 23, IPL 2016 )

It was the 23rd match of IPL 2016, and Gujarat Lions was up against Kings XI Punjab in Vizag.

Delhi restricted the lions at 172 runs, with Dwayne Smith(53 off 30) and McCullum (60 off 36) scoring most of the runs.

Chasing 172, DD lost quick wickets and were at 57/4, needing 115 runs from 54 balls, which looked impossible to achieve

But then, Chris Morris joined Duminy in the middle and provided an exhibition of clean hitting by hitting sixes at will.

With literally nobody from the other end, Morris displayed his batting prowess but came short, giving Lions a narrow one-run victory.

3) RPSG vs. KXIP ( Match 53, IPL 2016 )

It was the 53rd match of IPL 2016, and Rising Pune Supergiants was up against Kings XI Punjab in Vizag.

KXIP, winning the toss, opted to bat first and scored 173 runs, with Murali Vijay scoring 59 off 51 balls.

Chasing 174, RPSG lost wickets at regular intervals and at the 14th over, they were at 86 runs with the loss of five wickets.

But MS Dhoni scored a 32-ball 64 with five sixes and four boundaries, and RPS needed 23 runs from the last over

MS scored seven runs of the first three and hit 16 runs from the last three to win the match.

Best IPL Matches (2017)

1) MI vs. KKR ( Match 7, IPL 2017 )

It was the 9th match of IPL 2017, and KKR was up against MI at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Winning the toss, MI sent KKR to bat first and restricted them at 178 runs, with Manish Pandey top-scoring with 81 off 47 balls.

Chasing 179, MI had a solid opening stand of 65 runs, but they kept losing wickets at regular intervals in the middle overs.

Batting at No.3, Nitish Rana (50 off 29) kept MI in the run chase, but MI still had to manage 19 runs off nine balls when he got out.

But Hardik Pandya played an absolute gem of an innings (29 off 11) to get MI past the winning line with a 4-wicket win

2) MI vs. Gujarat Lions ( Match 35, IPL 2017 )

It was the 35th match of IPL 2017, and Rohit’s MI was up against the Raina’s Gujarat Lions in Rajkot.

Gujarat Lions opted to bat first but could only manage 153 runs at the loss of nine wickets, with Ishan Kishan scoring 48 off 35 balls.

But, good bowling from Basil Thampy (3-29) and James Faulkner (2-34) ensured that MI could also manage 153 after 20 overs.

So, the match ended in a tie, but Jasprit Bumrah made sure that the lions could only manage six runs in the super over.

Having scored 11 runs before Lions went on to bat, MI snatched another impossible victory by a margin of five runs.

3) MI vs. RPSG ( Final, IPL 2017 )

It was the final of the 2017 IPL, and Rising Pune Supergiant faced the mighty Mighty Mumbai Indians at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat first but could only manage 129-8, with Krunal Pandya scoring a match-defining 47 off 38 balls.

Defending 129, MI’s Johnson(3/26), Bumrah(2/25), and Malinga showed immense control and gave no freebies to the RPS batters.

Even though Smith (51) and Rahane (44) played well, the rest of the batting fumbled in the middle.

Dhoni went ahead of an in-form Manoj Tiwary, which proved to be a wrong decision, and they also lost skipper Steve Smith and Manoj Tiwary in the last over.

As a result, RPS finished at 128/6, and MI pulled off a sensational one-run victory to lift the IPL 2017 crown.

Best IPL Matches (2018)

1) MI vs. CSK ( Match 1, IPL 2018 )

It was the 1st match of IPL 2018, and CSK was up against MI at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Winning the toss, CSK sent MI to bat first and restricted them at 165 runs, with Suryakumar Yadav top-scoring with 43 off 29 balls.

Chasing 165, CSK lost wickets at regular intervals, and things only changed when Kedar Jadhav joined Dwayne Bravo at the crease.

CSK needed 47 off 21 balls with only two wickets in hand, and Bravo scored a quick 68 off 30 balls to take CSK closer to the total

In the last over, needing 6 to win with one wicket in hand, Jadhav played sensibly to help CSK manage a 1-wicket victory

2) CSK vs. KKR ( Match 5, IPL 2018):

It was the 5th match of IPL 2018, and Dinesh Karthik’s KKR was up against MS Dhoni’s CSK that was making a comeback after a 2-year suspension.

CSK, playing in their home ground (MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai), won the toss and opted to bowl first

KKR’s Andre Russell played a destructive 88 off 36 balls to help the visitors put on a mammoth total of 205

Chasing 206, Watson (42 off 19) and Rayudu (39 off 26) gave a good start, and when Dhoni got out, CSK still had to get 51 runs off 21 balls.

But, Sam Billings played a defining 56 off 23 balls along with Jadeja (11 off 7) and Bravo(11 off 5) to help CSK win the match with one ball to spare

3) MI vs. SRH ( Match 23, IPL 2018):

It was the 23rd match of IPL 2018, and MI was up against SRH at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

SRH winning the toss, opted to bowl first, and managed to restrict MI at a score of 147, with Evin Lewis, Krunal Pandya, and Pollard scoring the bulk of the runs

Chasing 148, SRH had a good start, but Markande and Bumrah put brakes on SRH’s run-scoring, picking regular wickets.

With just one wicket in hand, SRH needed ten off the last over, and Billy Stanlake hit a boundary off the last ball to help SRH secure a thrilling victory.

Best IPL Matches (2019)

1) KKR Vs. Delhi Capitals ( Match 9, IPL 2019 )

It was the 9th match of IPL 2019, and KKR was up against Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi

Delhi Capitals sent KKR to bat first, and they posted a good total of 185, with Andre Russell scoring a quick 62 off 28 balls.

Delhi Capitals lost Dhawan early, but Prithvi Shaw (99 off 55), with his excellent batting, helped capitals reach the exact total.

Then, this match went into the Super Over, and batting first, Capitals only managed ten runs from the Prasidh Krishna over.

Kagiso Rabada, defending ten runs, only gave away seven runs and helped capitals win the match

2) KKR Vs. RCB ( Match 17, IPL 2019 )

It was the 17th match of IPL 2019, and KKR was up against RCB at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

KKR fielded first, and RCB, with help from Kohli (84 off 49) and De Villiers ( 63 off 32), posted a massive total of 205 runs

In response, KKR was going strong and scored 93 runs inside ten overs, but after that, they kept losing wickets at regular intervals.

They lost Nitish Rana in the 16th over with 67 runs to get in the last four overs, with Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik at the crease.

Andre Russell scored an insane 48 runs off 13 balls, including a 29 run over against Southee to help KKR win by five wickets

3) MI vs. CSK (Final, 2019):

It was the final of the 2019 IPL, and Rohit Sharma’s MI faced MS Dhoni’s CSK at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

Winning the toss, MI opted to bat first but could only manage 149 runs, with Kieron Pollard top-scoring with a quick 41 runs.

Defending 149, Bumrah (2-14) and Mitchell McClenaghan’s (2-24) superb bowling meant CSK needed only nine off the last over.

Malinga (1-49), who had a bad day till then, bowled a superb last over to help MI win the match by one run.

Best IPL Matches (2020)

1) Delhi Capitals vs. KXIP ( Match 2, IPL 2020):

It was the 2nd match of IPL 2020, and KXIP was up against Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

KXIP, fielding first, restricted Capitals within 157 runs, with Stoinis playing a game-changing inning of 53 runs off just 21 balls.

KXIP lost wickets at regular intervals, and when they lost their 6th wicket, they still needed 52 runs in their last four overs

But Aggarwal batted brilliantly (89 off 60), and with one needed off the last ball, Stoinis picked Chris Jordan, and the match ended in a tie.

But Rabada picked two wickets, conceding only two runs in the super over, and capitals scored three runs comfortably to win the match

2) RR vs. KXIP ( Match 9, IPL 2020):

It was the 9th match of IPL 2020, and KXIP was up against RR at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

KXIP, batting first, managed to score a mammoth total of 226 runs, with Mayank Aggarwal scoring a superb century (106 off 50 balls).

Chasing 226, RR cruised with putting 100 runs on the board in the 9th over, but Smith’s wicket suddenly put them on the back foot.

Samson got out, and RR needed 66 off 23 balls, and suddenly a new hero emerged to the occasion.

Rahul Tewatia scored 30 off Sheldon Cottrell and 19 off Mohammad Shami, and with some help from Joffra, RR chased down the total quickly by five wickets

3) MI vs. KXIP ( Match 36, IPL 2020):

It was the 36th match of IPL 2020, and KL Rahul’s KXIP was up against Rohit’s MI at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

MI, batting first, managed 176 runs, with Pollard and Nathan Coulter-Nile adding an unbeaten 57 for the 7th wicket.

Chasing 177, KXIP batters showed character against a strong MI bowling attack and ran the same MI.

Both Bumrah and Shami bowled brilliantly and conceded five runs each, and the first super over ended in a tie.

Chris Jordan only conceded 11 runs in the second super over, which KXIP, with help from Gayle and Aggarwal, chased down easily with two balls to spare

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