IPL Game-Changing Overs: Turning Defeat into Victory

Explore the crucial overs in IPL history that turned losing into winning! See the bowlers and batsmen whose incredible performances completely changed the game.

1. RINKU SINGH 5 balls, 5 sixes 

Rinku Singh smashed five successive sixes when the side needed 28 to win off the last five balls against the Gujarat Titans in IPL 2023. Yash Dayal was at the receiving end of an exhibition of power-hitting from Rinku as the Kolkata Knight Riders registered an unbelievable three-wicket victory over the defending champions in Ahmedabad.

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It was a record-breaking match where, on one side, Rashid Khan took a hat trick, and on the other hand, after 2 overs, he took 5 consecutive sixes in 5 balls in a match that will be written in history forever.

On one hand, Yash Dayal would like to forget this match, and on the other hand, Rinku Singh has become a star performer for Kolkata after this match.

 2. LASITH MALINGA – Defend 9 runs in the final 

The magic of Yorkers was seen in the case of 9 runs in the last over of the IPL final

9 runs were needed in the last over and after Watson was run out, Mumbai took the wicket of Shardul Thakur on the last ball and gave a very thrilling victory. On one hand, Watson’s brilliant innings (89 runs off 59 balls) could not bring Chennai’s victory. Mumbai Indians win their fourth trophy in the IPL and give Lasith Malinga a memorable farewell.

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3. SANDEEP SHARMA – Dhoni not finishing in his style

Sandeep Sharma Best IPL Performance
Sandeep Sharma (Photo Source: IANS)

Dhoni and Jadeja could not bring victory in front of Sandeep Sharma‘s brilliant bowling.

CSK vs. RR: In the last over, Sandeep used all his experience to give Rajasthan a memorable victory against M.S. DHONI and Ravindra Jadeja.

He held his nerves and got success in fetching a three-run victory for his team with his efficient bowling. Sandeep had to defend 21 runs off the last over, with Chennai chasing 176 to win. Sandeep started the over with two wides; after that, Dhoni hit two sixes on the leg side in that over, but 5 runs were needed on the last ball, but only 1 run was scored on the last ball, and Rajasthan won that match by 4 runs.  

4. RAVINDRA JADEJA (JADDU) – In Action Hits 37 Runs in Last Over

Ravindra Jadeja 37 runs in 1 over
Ravindra Jadeja (Photo Source: IANS)

Sir Jadeja hits 37 runs in the last over of the first innings against RCB

Ravindra Jadeja has smashed a record of 37 runs off the final over against RCB pacer Harshal Patel. His team’s total was 154-4 at the end of the 19th over and 191-4 at the end of the 20th over.

He hit 5 sixes and a four in Harshal Patel’s 20th over, with one of the sixes coming off a no-ball for his 28-ball 62. After his heroics with the bat, he picked up three wickets and effected a run-out as Bangalore suffered their first defeat of the campaign. By winning this match, Chennai reached the top of the table with four wins from five games.

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5. RAHUL TEWATIYA – 12 Runs in 2 Balls

Rahul Tewatia - 12 Runs in 2 Balls
Rahul Tewatia (Photo Source: IANS)

12 runs were needed in 2 balls, and Tewatia hit 2 massive sixes in the last 2 balls, giving the Gujarat Titans a six-wicket win against Punjab.

The last over was a thriller; 12 runs were needed in the last 2 balls. Rahul gave his team a splendid victory by hitting 2 sixes in 2 consecutive balls, and Gujarat won the match by 6 wickets.

After the victory against Punjab, he said, “AMAZING FEELING.” There was nothing to think about; just go there and hit sixes. The last ball was off the middle of the bat, and I knew it was a six.

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