Top 5: Most Runs Scored in Last 5 Overs by Teams in IPL

The last 5 overs in a T20 game is the real cruising time for the batting team, as this finishing phase shapes the batting side’s innings. Many IPL teams with the best finishers usually take the best advantage of this game phase. Specialised finishing batsmen are so needy because batting in this circumstance is an imperial task, as the whole field is open, and the boundary riders are especially standing out to restrict the big shots.

But the Indian Premier League is the best league where real entertainment occurs in the last 5 overs provided by the finest finishers of the world playing for varied franchises. Some of the notorious names are AB De Villiers, MS Dhoni, Andre Rusell, Yuvraj Singh & Hardik Pandya. RCB & CSK are considered the most lethal sides when scoring in daddy figures in the last couple of overs. And the reason is pretty simple & unhindered due to the presence of stalwart batters at the position of the lower middle order. 

So, let’s see the top 5 teams who scored the most runs in the last 5 overs in IPL:

1. RCB (112 Runs) vs GL in 2016 (Bengaluru)

A second league meet up between Royal Challengers Bangalore & Gujarat Lions has ended in a catastrophe for Suresh Raina, leading Gujarat. Batting first, AB De Villiers & Virat Kohli have thumped the mediocre bowling line-up of Gujarat Lions. Both the batters have scored tons in the game, and in the last 5 overs, they have collected 112 runs. Both the batters have taken RCB to the flyover of 248/3 in their 20 overs. While batting second, Chris Jordan & Yuzvendra Chahal rattled GL on the score of just 104 runs in 18.4 overs. 

2. PBKS (96 Runs) vs MI in 2023 (Wankhede)

It was a three-men show: First, Sam Curran and Harpreet Singh punished Arjun Tendulkar with 31 runs over, and then, with the dismissal of Harpreet, Jitesh Sharma walked in. Sharma and Curran ensured Punjab made the best of the remaining overs taking the team total over 200. Thanks to this slaughter, PBKS went from 118/4 at the end of the 15th to 214/8 on the 20th. Sharma finished with a high-quality 7-ball 25, and the skipper in Curran scored a valuable half-century.

3. RCB (91 Runs) vs KKR in 2019 (Eden Gardens)

In this league encounter of IPL 2019, Virat Kohli & Moeen Ali have wreaked havoc against the bowlers of Kolkata Knight Riders. Virat Kohli has scored 5th ton of his IPL career by smashing 100(58) and Moeen Ali 66(28) standing on the other end. Both batsmen have collected 91 runs in the last 5 overs against a weak bowling attack of KKR and put the score of 213/4 in 20 overs. While batting second, KKR fought back hard but stayed behind just by 10 runs

4. MI (89 Runs) vs RCB in 2020 (Dubai(DSC))

In the third position, Mumbai Indians charged in with some aggression involving the top knocks of Ishan Kishan & Kieron Pollard making 89 runs in the ending 5 overs of the game. Royal Challengers Bangalore also made their impact with superb innings from AB de Villiers & Shivam Dube in a nail-biting encounter of IPL 2020. Finally, the match went into the super over, and RCB won the game in a nerve holding match by all 10 wickets.

5. MI (89 Runs) vs PBKS in 2020 (Abu Dhabi)

Mumbai Indians are the first team in the list to make its position at no 4 with a blistering collection of 89 Runs in the death overs against Punjab Kings in the IPL 2020. The stalwart finishing pair of Kieron Pollard & Hardik Pandya made a cameo of 47*(20) & 30*(11), and Mumbai scored 191/4 in 20 overs. While the poor batting line-up of Punjab Kings could only make up to 143/8, Mumbai won the match by 48 runs.

Next on the list:

RR (88 Runs) vs RCB in 2018 (Bengaluru)

LSG (88 Runs) vs KKR in 2022 (DY Patil, Mumbai)

RCB (88 Runs) vs MI in 2015 (Wankhede)

CSK (87 Runs) vs SRH in 2013 (Hyderabad)

RR (86 Runs) vs PBKS in 2020 (Sharjah)

KKR (86 Runs) vs Deccan Chargers in 2008 (Hyderabad)

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