Indian Premier League (IPL) has established itself among the most competitive tournaments in the history of sports. It has impacted the game of cricket game to a great extent over the years. With the rise of IPL, the batsmen have managed to find various ways of scoring runs which make the job of bowlers more difficult. Sometimes when bowlers are not having a great day, it can lead to him being too much expensive.
It also depends if a set batsman is playing facing the bowlers which can prompt the particular batsman to go for the big shots. Let’s discuss the 5 bowling performances in IPL where the bowlers conceded the most runs in an innings.
#1 Basil Thampi
In the IPL game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, the SRH bowler Basil Thampi conceded as many as 70 runs in the history of the IPL. RCB had a bad start in the game as they lost the first two wickets for just 38 runs. Thereafter it was all about smashing all over the park as AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali and Colin de Grandhomme played some explosive innings putting SRH on the backfoot.
Among the bowlers, Basil Thampi was at the receiving end of the fiery had to bear the brunt of this assault the most. RCB finished their innings after scoring 218/6 in 20 overs and managed a win by 14 runs in the end.
#2 Ishant Sharma
In IPL 2013, Ishant Sharma, who was plying his trade for the SRH, did not have a great day with the ball as he ended up conceding too many runs in his 4-over quota. CSK had amassed as many as 223/3 in their 20 overs with Suresh Raina playing a brilliant knock of 99 runs off 52 balls including 11 fours and 3 sixes.
Ishant Sharma gave away 66 runs in his 4 overs, which was the record for most expensive bowling figures at that time. Chasing this big total, SRH succumbed to the CSK bowler as they only managed to score 146/8 thus losing the match by 77 runs.