The cash-rich Indian Premier League has seen some magical innings. Ahead of IPL 2021, let’s look at some of the best IPL innings so far.
Brendon McCullum 158, 2008
The first game in the history of IPL was played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Kolkata was led by Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid was the skipper of the RCB. Brendon McCullum from the Knight Riders amassed 158* off just 73 deliveries that included 10 fours and 13 sixes. Till date it remains the only IPL century from a Knight.
Yusuf Pathan 100, 2010
Mumbai Indians set a total of 212/6 in an IPL 2010 match against Rajasthan Royals which was not easy to chase down. Moreover, RR had a disastrous start and they were 66/4 in 10th over. Yusuf Pathan scored a massive hundred off just 37 deliveries with nine fours and eight sixes and took his side close to victory.
Chris Gayle 175*, 2013
In 2013 Chris Gayle was representing Royal Challengers Bangalore. During a match against Pune Warriors Gayle scored unbeaten 175 in 66 deliveries with 13 fours and 17 sixes. It is the fastest T20 hundred and the highest individual score in T20s. Even those 17 maximums were the most smashed in a T20 innings at that time.
David Miller 101*, 2013
Royal Challengers Bangalore set a target of 191 for Kings XI Punjab. Punjab were reduced to 64/4 in 10 overs, still needing 127 off the last 10. David Miller went on to score the third fastest century of the tournament and hammered eight fours and seven sixes. Thus, he helped the Punjab side record a famous victory.
AB de Villiers 129*, 2016
A match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions in 2016 saw an AB de Villiers on slaught who scored unbeaten 129 in 52 balls with 10 fours and 12 sixes. Virat Kohli (109 off 55) and de Villiers stitched in 229 for the second wicket which is still an IPL record. He helped RCB put up 112 runs in the last five overs.