Players List: 50 Runs and 3 Wickets in the Same IPL Game

All-rounders in T20 cricket are worth the gold. All-rounders help in having a perfect team combination. Multi-skilled cricketers give the luxury of a bigger batting depth or more bowling options. Scoring a fifty or taking a 3 wicket haul is a great achievement in T20 cricket. But what about having both achievements together in an IPL match. That’s an astonishing thing to do in an IPL match that only a few cricketers have accomplished.

This article will look at the great all-round performances in the IPL where a player scored a 50+ and took at least 3 wickets in the same IPL match.

Here’s the list:

1) Shane Watson vs DC – 52 Runs & 3/10 (2008)

Shane Watson was the first cricketer in the history of IPL to create this record of 50+ runs and 3 wickets in an IPL match. He did this against DC in 1st semi-final of IPL 2008. While batting first, Shane Watson scored 52 runs in 29 balls and took RR to a total of 192.

In the 2nd innings, Shane Watson grabbed 3 wickets which included crucial wickets of Sehwag, Gambhir, and Dhawan. This effort helped Rajasthan reach the final of IPL 2008.

2) Yusuf Pathan vs CSK – 56 Runs & 3/22 (2008)

Yusuf created this record in the IPL final against CSK in 2008. He bowled a brilliant spell and took 3 wickets of Parthiv, Vidyut, and destructive Albie Morkel.

Yusuf didn’t stop here and played a crucial knock of 56 runs in a high-pressure match. He came to bat in a critical situation of 42/3 while chasing 164 in IPL 2008 Final. Yusuf batted with great maturity and scored 56 runs off 39 balls. This all-round effort of Yusuf helped Rajasthan Royals win their first IPL title.

3) Yuvraj Singh vs RCB – 50 runs & 3/22 (2009) 

Yuvraj Singh, at his peak, was a very destructive batsman and a brilliant left-arm spinner. Yuvraj showed his first glimpses as an all-rounder in the IPL against RCB in 2009. Yuvraj, while bowling first, took 3 important wickets of Kallis, Uthappa, and Boucher, which helped KXIP restrict RCB to 145.

After this, Yuvraj opened the innings for KXIP and played a fiery inning of 50 runs in 34 balls. Even though KXIP couldn’t win the match, Yuvraj got the Man of Match award for his brilliant all-around performance.

4) Paul Valthaty vs Deccan Chargers – 75 runs & 4/29 (2011)

Paul Valthaty surprised everyone with his performance in IPL 2011 and emerged as a match-winner for Punjab. Valthaty grabbed 4 crucial wickets of Shikhar, Sangakkara, Chipli, and Daniel (Christian) while bowling first against Deccan Chargers.

Then in the 2nd innings, he set up the run chase for Punjab by scoring 75 runs off 47 balls, which helped Kings XI Punjab win that match.

5) Yuvraj Singh vs DC – 66 runs & 4/29 (2011)

Yuvraj Singh once again finds a place here. He created this achievement while playing for Pune Warriors against Delhi capitals in 2011. Yuvraj came in to bat at No4 and scored an unbeaten knock of 66 runs which included five sixes.

Yuvraj returned with the ball in the 2nd innings and took 4 crucial wickets, giving away just 29 runs in 4 overs. Once again, Yuvraj’s team couldn’t win the match, but he grabbed the man of the match award.

6) Chris Gayle vs KXIP – 107 runs & 3/21 (2011)

Chris Gayle set the entire IPL 2011 by storm with his six-hitting abilities. WI legend Chris Gayle took IPL to another level with his swagger. Similar scenes were when he scored 107 runs off 49 balls against Kings XI Punjab. This furious innings included 10 fours and 9 sixes.

While defending the target, Chris Gayle continued his golden run and took 3 wickets of Valthaty, (Dinesh) Karthik, and Chawla. RCB won the match comfortably, with Gayle awarded the man of the match award.

7) Shane Watson vs MI – 89 runs & 3/19 (2011)

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson is one of the best all-rounders in the history of IPL. He delivered a great all-round performance in the match against MI in 2011. In the first innings with the ball, Watson took 3 wickets, giving away just 19 runs in 4 overs. This also included important wickets of Pollard and Rayudu, which helped Rajasthan restrict MI to 133 runs.

While chasing the target, Watson opened the innings, scored 89 runs off 47 balls, and took Rajasthan Royals to a comfortable win.

8) Kieron Pollard vs RR – 64 runs & 4/44 (2012)

Pollard is famous for his destructiveness with the bat and street smart bowling. He showed glimpses of this against RR in 2012. Kieron Pollard came to bat at a situation of 64/3 and played a brave knock of 64 runs in 33 balls which helped Mumbai Indians post a target of 198.

While defending the target, Pollard also took 4 wickets with the ball, which helped MI easily defend the target against RR. This all-around performance of Pollard also earned him a man of the match award. Here are five players with the most MoM awards in IPL.

9) Yuvraj Singh vs RR – 84 runs & 4/35 (2014)

This all-round performance from Yuvraj Singh is one of the most impactful performances in the history of the IPL. Against RR, he came to bat when RCB was struggling at 40/3. Yuvraj Singh played a clutch knock of 83 runs in 38 balls and helped RCB set a total of 190.

Not only with the bat, but Yuvraj was also a lone warrior with the ball. He grabbed 4 important wickets of Watson, Samson, Binny, and Karun (Nair) and gave away 35 runs in 4 overs. This freak performance of Yuvraj ended in heartbreak as RCB lost the match.

10) JP Duminy vs SRH – 54 runs & 4/17 (2015)

Duminy is an experienced middle-order batsman who can bowl some handy off-spin. While batting first against SRH in IPL 2015, Duminy played a mature knock of 54 runs which took Delhi to a respectable total of 167 runs.

Duminy also showed his experience with the ball and took 4 wickets of Warner, Dhawan, Bopara, and Morgan. He gave away just 17 runs in 4 overs. This helped Delhi win the match by 4 runs against SRH.

11) Marcus Stoinis vs DD – 52 runs & 3/40 (2016)

Australian all-rounder Stoinis is a hard-hitting batsman who can give a few overs with the ball. Stoinis proved his utility as an all-rounder against Delhi in IPL 2016. Stoinis opened the batting for Punjab and scored 52 runs, which helped Punjab set a target of 182.

Stoinis also picked up 3 wickets of De Kock, Samson, and Billings with the ball. This all-round performance of Stoinis helped Punjab win the match by 9 runs.

12) Hardik Pandya vs RCB – 50 runs & 3/28 (2018)

Hardik Pandya undoubtedly is one of the greatest all-rounders in the history of the IPL who can change the game with both bat and ball. While bowling first against RCB in IPL 2018, Hardik grabbed 3 prestigious wickets of Virat, Mandeep, and Washington. 

Later in the match, Hardik came to bat in a precarious situation of 47 for 4 while chasing a target of 168. Hardik played alone warrior knock, kept calm in a pressure situation, and scored 50 runs even though this tremendous effort couldn’t help MI win the game.

13) Ravindra Jadeja vs RCB – 62 runs & 3/13 (2021)

Sir Ravindra Jadeja has been an integral part of CSK with bat and ball over the years. However, since IPL 2020, Jadeja has taken his batting abilities to the next level. In the match against RCB in 2021, Jadeja came to bat when CSK needed a strong finish. Jadeja didn’t disappoint and played a furious knock of 62 runs in 28 balls which included 38 runs last over against Harshal Patel.

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Jadeja also showed his value with the ball in the 2nd innings, where he took 3 valuable wickets of ABD, Maxwell, and Sundar. This all-around effort of Jadeja helped CSK win comfortably by 69 runs.

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