Lowest and Highest Powerplay Score in IPL Historyby Sonali Mishra Human Resource Executive
On May 7, 2017, history was created when Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine of KKR conquered the highest powerplay score in IPL history against the RCB at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
Two-time winners of the Indian Premier League, the KKR highest score in powerplay was 105 runs from the first six overs. The duo surpassed the previous highest powerplay score of 100 runs scored by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 2014 edition.
During the match, the partnership between Lynn and Narine was phenomenal. They made KKR the team with the highest powerplay score in IPL history. Without getting out, they both managed a feat making the match more remarkable.
What is Powerplay and Why it’s Important?
In the T20 format league, the first six overs of the batting teams’ innings are known as the powerplay and hold a great prominence. A true cricket fan can never miss first 6 overs as it is the Showtime of tremendous batting from batsmen playing in sync thrashing the bowling team.
However, if the batsmen are overwhelmed in the efforts of taking advantage of the powerplay, they can also risk the trump of the whole team by losing wickets in the first six overs. But, it’s worth taking the risk because if they score high runs without losing many wickets; it benefits the whole team which puts them ahead in the match.
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Two Ways to Assure Triumph in the Crucial Powerplay Hour
In the shortest format, powerplays usually go only in two ways. Either the batting team bestows enormous efforts in the first six overs or the bowling team instead put-ups crucial bowling tricks hence keeping their opponents on the back foot. The first 6 overs can very much hold the power to determine the success and failure of the team if the openers or top-order batsmen struggle to score in the initial overs.
Indian Premier League has seen some exceptional batting display by the batsmen of different teams. Many teams have scored at a run rate of more than 16 during many matches. Stunning isn’t it?
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