List: The Best 5 Bowling Figures in IPL History 

From the advent of the Indian Premier League, the T20 format has got a super buzz from in the cricketing sphere, in the very first successful year after the title win of Rajasthan Royals. IPL has become a mega business sports platform all over the world. But if we talk in the perspective of performance, we all have witnessed some fabulous archives in both bowling & batting departments, like Chris Gayle’s huge ton of 175* (66) against Pune warriors India, which became an all-time hit in the memories of IPL fans. In that match, Chris Gayle smashed out 13 fours & 17 sixes with a murderous strike of 265.15. That was the most-watched match on the platforms like Youtube & Instagram. You can check the list of highest individual scores in IPL here.

If we talk about the latest knocks, Rahul Tewatia of Rajasthan Royals has come before the eyes of all. In the first encounter of IPL 2020 between both teams, Rahul Tewatia smacked 5 sixes in an over of West Indian pacer Sheldon Cottrell, which made him an overnight superstar in the cricket world. No one can forget Anil Kumble’s magical figures of 5/5 in just 3.1 overs against the Rajasthan Royals in 2009. Let’s discuss the top 5 bowling performances written in golden words in the history of IPL.

#1 Alzarri Joseph 6/12 MI vs SRH in 2019

In an encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Alzarri Joseph took 6/12 in 3.4 overs. Including a few big wickets like David Warner, Deepak Hooda, Vijay Shankar & Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. SRH had won the toss and elected to bowl first in anticipation of the dew factor in the second innings. But their equation got altered completely, as Mumbai Indians stepped into bowl, Alzarri Joseph gave early blows to the likes of David Warner & Vijay Shankar and later ripped through the whole lineup of tail-enders.

#2 Sohail Tanvir 6/14 RR vs CSK in 2008

In that season, Sohail Tanvir was an ambitious bowler who debuted for the national side of Pakistan just a few times ago. The MS Dhoni led-side had been invited to bat first and got all out on just 109, and the one & only cause behind this is Sohail Tanvir’s vicious and equally disciplined fast bowling which ripped through the batting line-up of Chennai Super Kings. Undoubtedly, Tanvir got the man of the match award for this extraordinary work. This is one of the most memorable spells in IPL history, positioned at number 2nd in the list.

#3 Adam Zampa 6/19 CSK vs SRH in 2016

Adam Zampa was on the fresh verge of his IPL debut in 2016 as he was playing only the 2nd match of the season. But though he was fresh blood in the circuit, he outperformed all the other great bowlers by getting to the magical figure of 6/19 in 4 overs with a brilliant economy of 3.50 in a high-run-conceiving tournament like IPL. He helped Chennai restrict SRH on a total of 137/8, CSK chased it down on a significant loss of 8 wickets that they could have won easily.

#4 Anil Kumble 5/5 RCB vs RR in 2009

Anil Kumble looked so staggered in the initial seasons of IPL while he used to play in Royal Challengers Bangalore. In the league encounter of the 3rd season, Anil Kumble shocked the whole cricketing fraternity, as he picked up 5 wickets by just leaking 5 runs in a spell of just 5 overs. This is an absolute record of Kumble picking a 5 wicket haul in such a cheap economy through the whole spell.

#5 Ishant Sharma 5/12 DC vs KTK in 2011

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Ishant Sharma is ranked at no 5 in the list, as he is the third-best pacer with such invincible bowling figures in all the editions of IPL till the time. Ishant was playing under the leadership of Kumar Sangakkara in Deccan Chargers, where he picked a 5 wicket haul in just 3 overs against Kochi Tuskers Kerala. DC had set a mini target of 130 runs for KTK, but Ishant Sharma restricted the batters of Kochi tuskers on himself and won the game.

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