Top 10: Most Runs by a Batter in First Over in an IPL Match

Over the years, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen a rise in destructive batting displays. The lighter bats, shorter boundaries, and flat wickets have brought the beast out of the batters.

Whenever batters come out to bat, they start hammering bowlers from the very first ball. Facing the new ball is difficult, but there have been instances of batters providing flying starts to their teams in the first over itself.

On that note, let’s delve into the top 10 instances of the most runs scored by batters in the first over in an IPL match.

Most Runs in First Over in an IPL Match

PlayerRuns in 1st Over4/6AgainstVenueDate
Yashasvi Jaiswal (RR)263/2KKREden Gardens11 May 2023
Prithvi Shaw (DC)246/0KKRAhmedabad29 Apr 2021
Sunil Narine (KKR)212/2RREden Gardens15 May 2018
Naman Ojha (RR)210/3KKRDurban20 May 2009
Chris Gayle (RCB)202/2Kings XI PunjabDubai (DICS)28 Apr 2014
Chris Gayle (RCB)203/1MIChennai27 May 2011
Adam Gilchrist
(Deccan Chargers)
205/0Delhi DaredevilsCenturion22 May 2009
Yashasvi Jaiswal (RR)205/0DCGuwahati8 Apr 2023
Jake Fraser-McGurk (DC)193/1MIDelhi27 Apr 2024
Yusuf Pathan (KKR)193/1MIEden Gardens24 Apr 2013

Key Insights

26 runs scored by Yashasvi Jaiswal are the most by a batter in the first over of an IPL match. The left-hander smashed 2 sixes, 3 fours, and scored a double off Nitish Rana’s over.

6 consecutive fours slammed by Prithvi Shaw in the opening over against KKR’s Shivam Mavi. The extraordinary feat made Shaw only the second batter to hit 6 fours in 6 balls in the IPL after Ajinkya Rahane.

Jaiswal and Chris Gayle are the only 2 batters who have scored 20 or more runs in the first over of an innings twice. On both occasions, Gayle accumulated exactly 20 runs against Mumbai and Punjab.

Among the batters listed above, Jaiswal, Adam Gilchrist, and Jake Fraser-McGurk capitalised on their starts and went on to score more than 60 runs in the powerplay phase.

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Gilchrist is the only batter to smash 17 or more runs in the first over against the same team in 2 different matches. On May 13, 2009, the Australian fetched 17 runs against the Delhi Daredevils, and 10 days later, he followed it up with 20 runs.

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