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IPL Flashback: Best Bowling In An Innings In IPL History

IPL Flashback: Best Bowling in an Innings in IPL history
Best Bowling in an Innings in IPL

The Indian Premier League is now 12 years old but the best figures in an innings ever recorded stand from the first season. Sohail Tanvir, playing for Rajasthan Royals, bagged 6 wickets for 14 runs in 4 overs. The performance came against Chennai Super Kings in Jaipur. The record stood for long and it was certain that it would take a special effort from someone to better that. Let’s have a look at the Best Bowling in an Innings in IPL history.

The young West Indian pacer Alzarri Joseph came up with a stunning spell in 2019 that took him to the top of the tree. Playing for Mumbai Indians, he took 6 wickets for just 12 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Adam Zampa is the only other bowler who has taken 6 wickets in an innings. The Australian leg-spinner achieved the feat in 2016 while representing Rising Pune Supergiant as he took 19/6 against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

There are 17 other bowlers who have taken a five-wicket haul in an IPL inning. Anil Kumble has the best figures among bowlers with 5 wickets. India’s legendary spinner bagged figures of 5/5 against Rajasthan Royals while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2009.

Best Bowling in an Innings in IPL history

Player Team Overs Runs Wickets Economy Against Venue Match Date
Alzarri Joseph MI 3.4 12 6 3.27 SRH Hyderabad (Deccan) 6-Apr-19
Sohail Tanvir RR 4 14 6 3.5 CSK Jaipur 4-May-08
Adam Zampa RPS 4 19 6 4.75 SRH Visakhapatnam 10-May-16
Anil Kumble RCB 3.1 5 5 1.57 RR Cape Town 18-Apr-09
Ishant Sharma DC 3 12 5 4 KTK Kochi 27-Apr-11
Lasith Malinga MI 3.4 13 5 3.54 DC Delhi 10-Apr-11
Ankit Rajpoot KXIP 4 14 5 3.5 SRH Hyderabad (Deccan) 26-Apr-18
James Faulkner RR 4 16 5 4 SRH Hyderabad (Deccan) 17-May-13
Ravindra Jadeja CSK 4 16 5 4 DC Visakhapatnam 7-Apr-12
Amit Mishra DC 4 17 5 4.25 DC Delhi 15-May-08

-Stats as of IPL 2020

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Written by Shubham Khare

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