Most Runs Conceded in a ‘Single Over’ in IPL History

As the Indian Premier League (IPL) has grown in popularity and viewership, so have the feats that its players have managed. The IPL has seen some talented players from all over the world competing against each other. But along with the talented players, some of the worst bowling performances have also been recorded in the IPL.

One such incredible feat is conceding the highest runs in a single over. In IPL history, this has been done on different occasions, with the highest being a sensational 37 most runs by Chris Gayle. Indeed, it is a testament to the strength of the competition that this feat has been achieved seven times.

Here is a list of the top expensive overs in IPL history.

List of Batsmen to Score Most Runs In One Over In IPL

  Player Bowler Runs Match Venue Year
1 Chris Gayle Prasanth Parameswaran 36 RCB Vs. KTK  M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 2011
2 Ravindra Jadeja Harshal Patel 36 CSK Vs. RCB Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 2021
3 Pat Cummins Daniel Sams 35 KKR Vs. MI MCA International Stadium, Pune  2022
4 Suresh Raina  Parvinder Awana 33 CSK Vs. KXIP Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 2014
5 Chris Gayle Ravi Bopara 33 KKR Vs. KXIP Eden Gardens, Kolkata  2010 
6 Chris Gayle Rahul Sharma  31 RCB Vs. PWI Bangalore 2012

Chris Gayle Scored 37 Runs In a Single Over of Prasanth Parameswaran in 2011

Chris Gayle is unstoppable when he is in the game to attack the ball. The “Universe Boss” currently holds the record for scoring the highest runs in an over against the Kochi Tuskers Kerala.

The most runs conceded in an over is undoubtedly held by Chris Gayle in the 2011 season. The runs scored by the batsman of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Gayle, was an astonishing 37 in one over of Prasanth Parameswaran. This was the highest ever recorded in IPL history.

Although Prashanth is a competent bowler, that day was the most difficult of his life. Gayle scored one of the 36 runs with his bat coming off a no-ball. In that seven-ball over, the left-hander scored 37 runs with four maximums and three boundaries at a strike rate of 514.28. 

Ravindra Jadeja Scored 37 Runs In a Single Over of Harshal Patel in 2021

In the 2021 season, Harshal Patel achieved his greatest performance. In fact, he earned the “Purple Cap” for taking the most wickets throughout the IPL cricket season.

He did, however, go for enough in one over during one match with Chennai Super Kings. In his opening three overs, Harshal Patel was outstanding. But the last over that he bowled to CSK captain Ravindra Jadeja was unexpected.

In the over, Harshal Patel bowled seven pitches, including a no-ball, and conceded 37 runs. Five sixes, a boundary, and a double were all struck by Jadeja. With that, the over became one of the most expensive in IPL history.

Pat Cummins Scored 35 Runs In a Single Over of Daniel Sams in 2022

Daniel Sams, an all-around player for Mumbai Indians, is the most recent addition to the list. It occurred during the 14th match of the 2022 IPL when the Mumbai Indians played the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Whilst trying to reach the 162 run goal, KKR lost five wickets for 101 runs. But then Pat Cummins made a brief appearance. The highest number of runs scored was fifty in just 14 balls, the joint-fastest in the IPL, to help KKR win the game.

In his innings, he attacked Daniel Sams. He arrived to throw the 16th over, and Cummins destroyed him. On the fifth ball of that over, the no-ball, he smacked a double in addition to two fours and four sixes.

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Suresh Raina Scored 33 Runs In a Single Over of Parvinder Awana in 2014

Suresh Raina, a seasoned Indian batter, has shattered many records in IPL. The 2014 IPL season was one of his best. That was the game between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings (now Punjab Kings).

Raina was taking the final pitch of the power play when Parwinder Awana entered the game. The left-hander started the over by surprising him with two consecutive sixes.

After that, he failed to hit any sixes but slammed five boundaries in the next five balls. Awana’s sixth delivery was a no-ball, which lost him another boundary and produced a 33-run over at a strike rate of 457.14.

Chris Gayle Scored 33 Runs In a Single Over of Ravi Bopara in 2010

In T20 cricket, Ravi Bopara is a mighty bowler. But he fell prey to Gayle’s harshness in one of the matches. It was a 2010 IPL cricket match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings). 

Bopara, though, is also incredibly skilled with the ball. But it was unfortunate for him that Gayle was not in attack mode. The striker took a single on the opening ball of the over and brought the left-hander in on strike.

The 42-year-old struck four consecutive sixes and one boundary in the successive five balls. Bopara did, however, also bowl a few wides, which ultimately resulted in a 33-run over.

Chris Gayle Scored 31 Runs In a Single Over of Rahul Sharma in 2012

The name Chris Gayle is well-known throughout the cricketing globe. He is capable of wiping out any bowlers team by himself. His IPL cricket game performance stats are incredible.

When a spinner bowls to him, they constantly wish that Gayle takes a single and moves to the non-striker end. He struck leg-spinner Rahul Sharma for 30 runs in one over during a game between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Pune Warriors in the 2012 season.

Saurabh Tiwary took the first ball for a single and a strike to Gayle; the next five balls were thrown into the stands. In that over, he smashed five straight sixes.

Indian Premier League: Thrilling and Entertaining

The Indian Premier League cricket tournament has seen its share of surprises. IPL history has seen phenomenal records regarding the highest runs conceded in one over. The worst bowling attack of bowlers led to expensive overs that changed the result of the match.

In the history of the IPL, we have witnessed both fantastic and awful performances. For fans worldwide, the upcoming season will be more thrilling and enjoyable.

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