Top 10: Most Runs (Overall) in the 20th Over in IPL

The most entertaining phase in the matches of the Indian Premier League is that of death overs, which last from the 16th-20th over. The lower-middle-order batters mostly show their raw hitting skills in these sets of overs. In the previous decade, the wiki-batters played at that position and were responsible for finishing off the innings delightfully. But, as the era of T20 cricket prevailed its impact and influence, the teams have created the new template of having certain death over batters in the line-up. They used to be mostly from the column of all-rounders, such as the names Hardik Pandya, Andre Russell, Yusuf Pathan, and Yuvraj Singh.

However, it is the CSK captain, MS Dhoni, who is the first to reach 500 runs in the 20th overs in IPL cricket.

This stat list is among the weird ones which cater to the in-depth knowledge of IPL archives registered in its 16 years of a long journey. The finishing batters who have exploded some heroic knocks in the past have clinically enlisted in this chronicle. This job of finishing is highly tough in itself, as the batsman has to settle and knock big hits in a very small remaining quota of balls.

So, for picking up the best finishers of the Indian Premier League, here is the list of top 10 Batsmen who have scored the most runs in the 20th over of IPL innings:

Most Runs in the 20th Over in IPL

MS Dhoni814104246.6669
Kieron Pollard40562214.2833
Ravindra Jadeja38077209.9430
Dinesh Karthik29247214.7020
Hardik Pandya28741245.2928
Rohit Sharma25728282.4123
AB de Villiers22533255.6819
David Miller22235222.0019
Dwayne Bravo21341202.8515
Andre Russell20327230.6818
Virat Kohli19626233.3313

Stats Insights

MS Dhoni has a tally of more than 600 runs with a thumping strike rate of 243.96 while battling out matches for Chennai Super Kings. The sixer-superstar is also the first to hit 50 sixes in the 20th over of the tournament. He has finished many impossible-looking target stuff in the last over and made the side of CSK victorious.

Ravindra Jadeja’s 37-run-over against Harshal Patel in the 2021 season is the most runs scored in the 20th over in IPL matches. Here are the 15 most expensive overs in IPL history.

Rohit Sharma is the only opener on this list, and his strike rate of 281.80 is the highest for anyone with more than 200 runs in this phase. He is the second individual after MS Dhoni, along with Dinesh Karthik, to play the most matches in the history of IPL. Check into Rohit’s top batting innings in the IPL tournament here.

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The list is banged by the players of two mega franchises, CSK & MI. Hardik Pandya has been signed by Gujarat now, but his number tally of more than 200 runs was purely grabbed when he used to play from the side of Mumbai Indians. He has been engaged till the 20th over in more than 30 innings, where he has smashed 15 fours and 23 sixes with a strike rate of 242.46. He has made Mumbai victorious at the end, even at the last ball of the innings.

Bonus Stats: Most Sixes in a Single IPL Season

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