Any batsman’s dream is to hit a bowler for six or four on every delivery. In test cricket, this is an uncommon occurrence, but in ODI and T20 cricket, hitters strive to attack the bowler on every ball. This is extremely beneficial to batting teams because it not only improves batsmen’s strike rates but also increases a team’s run rate. As a result, the batting team set the highest target for the bowling team. In this article, we will visualize the top 10 players who have scored the most runs in an over of IPL.
1. Ravindra Jadeja 37 Runs in One Over
Ravindra Jadeja hit 37 runs in an over of IPL 2021 to Harshal Patel to set a record for highest runs in an over in IPL. This is still the most expensive over in IPL history. R Jadeja hit 05 sixes and 01 four in that over. Here is how that over went:
2. Chris Gayle 37 Runs in One Over
Chris Gayle set a record by scoring 36 runs in an over in the 2011 IPL and was announced as the player of the match award in that match. One of the 07 balls he faced in an over was a free hit, which Gayle smashed for six runs. The unlucky bowler was the Prasanth Parameswaran who represented Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the 2011 season of IPL. Chris Gayle hit 5 sixes and 03 fours on 07 balls. Here is how Gayle hit him in that over with a 514 strike rate.
During this period, Gayle was at the peak of his career and he played some good knocks in the Indian Premier League. He was the leading run scorer for two seasons in the Indian Premier League (2011 and 2012) and scored 608 and 733 runs, respectively.
3. Suresh Raina 32 Runs in Over
Suresh Raina scored 32 runs in an over during the 2014 IPL season. He scored 87 runs in total, which is still the highest score by an individual in the IPL’s Powerplay. He hit Parvinder Awana with 02 sixes and 04 fours.
4. Virat Kohli 30 Runs in One Over
Virat Kohli had a fantastic season in the 2016 IPL, setting numerous records. The winning Orange cap and the most runs in the season were the most notable achievements. He blasted 30 runs in an over against Shivil Kaushik of the Gujrat Lions, including 04 sixes and 01 four. RCB was able to set a massive target of 248 against Gujarat Lions due to Kohli’s aggressive batting style.
5. Pat Cummins 30 Runs in Over
Pat Cummins is primarily renowned as a bowler, but he is also a hitter. He demonstrated his hitting prowess in IPL 2021 when he scored 30 runs in an over against Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede Stadium. With 04 sixes and 01 four, Sam Curran was the unlucky bowler. In total, he scored the highest runs of his IPL career i.e 66*.
6. Chris Gayle 30 Runs in Over
Chris Gayle achieved this feat twice, the first in 2011 and the second in 2012 when he scored 30 runs in an over. He hit 05 sixes and 01 four to spin bowler of Pune Warriors India Rahul Sharma. In total, Chris Gayle scored 81 runs on 48 balls.
7. Rahul Tewatia 30 Runs in Over
In the IPL, Rahul Tewatia is a well-known all-rounder. In season 2020, he scored 30 runs in an over against Sheldon Cotterel of Kings XI Punjab at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. He hit 05 sixes in that over with a strike rate of 500. In total, he scored 53 runs on 31 balls.
8. Virender Sehwag 30 Runs in One Over
Sehwag is one of the most aggressive batters in the history of cricket. He’s done it in the 1st season of IPL as well. In a match against the Deccan Chargers in 2008, he set a record for the most runs scored in an over. He smashed 30 runs against Andrew Symonds of Deccan Chargers including 03 fours and 03 sixes. At the end of the team innings, Sehwag scored 94* runs on 41 balls.
9. Shaun Marsh 30 Runs in Over
Shaun Marsh was a standout performer in the IPL’s early years. He hit 30 runs in an over in the 2011 season of IPL. He hit 03 sixes and 03 fours to JJ Wander Vath of RCB. His magical innings helped Kings XI Punjab to post a big total of 231 runs against RCB.
10. Hardik Pandya 28 Runs in One Over
Hardik Pandya hit 28 runs on 6 balls in 2017 IPL season against Rising Pune Supergiant. To Ashok Dinda, he smashed four sixes and one four, and he was bowled out on the penultimate delivery. Hardik Pandya’s inning was not enough to preserve Mumbai from loss.