Top performances in IPL 2021 yet: The extravaganza, Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) is commencing in a full swing within India. It has been an immense success for the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) to hold the league despite the COVID interruptions.
As the league is down and dusted with 5 matches, we have seen a couple of top performers contributing with the bat and the ball. In just five matches, even a hundred and as many as two five-wicket-hauls have been yielded.
Let’s have a closer look at all of the top-notched performances. Here you go:
Here are the Top performances in IPL 2021 yet
IPL 2021 Match 1 RCB vs MI: Harsha Patel 5-wicket-haul:
The inaugural game of the IPL 2021 took place between the Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore. People were expecting Rohit’s men to triumph by the end but the Kohli-led army defeated Indians by 2 wickets chasing 160 runs successfully.
Harsha Patel, the right-arm medium-bowler, inspired the watchers with a five-wicket-haul coming in the first match. Surprisingly, he conceded only 27 runs in 4 overs picking all of the mid-order batters to the finisher.
He named the wickets of Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, and Marco Jansen at an economy of 6.75.
IPL 2021 Match 2 CSK vs DC: Avesh Khan, Chris Woakes Magical spells:
As the second match of the IPL 2021 took place between the Delhi Capitals and experienced Chennai Super Kings, everyone suspected a comeback for CSK beginning with a triumph.
The opposite happened as DC declared a conquest over the Dhoni-led men by 7 wickets and spared 8 balls as well. All thanks to the DC bowlers who blew CSK batters up. Chris Woakes and Avesh Khan grasped 2 wickets each.
The 2 wickets do no sound appealing but adding that they yielded 18 and 23 runs in 3 and 4 overs sequentially, makes the statement much more appealing to describe the depth of one of the best IPL performances yet.
IPL 2021 Match 2 CSK vs DC: Shikar Dhawan’s terrific knock with Prithvi’s magical contribution:
As discussed above, the DC army blew CSK away, it happened not only from the bowlers’ end but the batsmen equally contributed.
Shikar Dhawan, the aggressive opener with consistent batting tricks, slammed 85 runs off just 54 balls to take a lead over CSK men troubling them mentally. Other than him, Prithvi Shaw wonderfully contributed with 72 runs coming off 38 balls.
CSK, despite giving a target of 189 runs to Rishabh Pant’s team, failed later with the ball as DC’s batter successfully chased posting 190 runs losing only three wickets.
IPL 2021 Match 3 KKR vs SRH: Rashid Khan’s troubling bowling spell for the Riders:
The third match of the fourteenth edition of the world’s cash-rich league interfered with the Sun Risers Hyderabad and the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Rashid Khan, one of the world’s best spinners, conceded only 24 runs inspiringly in 4 overs and plucked two of the Riders. Among all of the SRH’s bowlers, Rashid’s economy remains the lowest as he maintained it as 6.00.
His spell can be termed in the list of the Top performances in IPL 2021 yet.
IPL 2021 Match 3 KKR vs SRH: Nitish Rana’s sensible knock:
Nitish Rana of the KKR invigorated the watchers with his exclusive batting at MA Chidambaram Stadium for which he got the man of the match award.
Having scored 80 runs, he faced only 56 balls. The magnificent inning included 9 fours and 4 sixes at a strike rate of 142.86.
His contribution helped KKR to post a target of 188 runs for David Warner and co. The orange army failed in the deciding inning as they fell short of runs.
IPL 2021 Match 4 PBKS vs RR: KL Rahul leading with the bat:
Punjab Kings (PBKS) looked to lead from the front after their immense struggle in the last season of the IPL ultimately failing to reach the playoffs.
KL Rahul, the captain of the team, began as an explosive batter as he did last season. Despite losing in between as a team, Rahul was the Orange Cap holder having the most runs in the season 2020.
Continuing his form, the skipper in red slammed 91 runs off just 50 balls to post a target of 222 for Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals. It remains the highest-ever target in IPL 2021 matches winded up yet.
IPL 2021 Match 4 PBKS vs RR: Sanju Samson contributing for RR to chase the magnificent target:
In reply to Rahul’s knock, RR’s captain, Sanju Samson came in a mood to smash PBKS’s bowlers. He did it but the team failed to chase 222 runs and departed on 217 – slightly away, 4 runs.
Samson was the man of the match for 119 runs coming off 63 balls. His striking inning contributed to a strike rate of 188.89 including 12 fours and 7 sixes.
IPL 2021 Match 5 MI vs KKR: Andre Russell 5-wicket-haul:
Mumbai Indians won the match but Andre Rusell of KKR won the hearts. In five matches coiled up yet, Russell becomes the second man yet to clinch a five-wicket-haul.
Amazingly, he took only two overs to come up with a record-breaking bowling spell. Conceding 15 runs, he got an economy of 7.50 but yet very very inspiring stat to be on the top of the charts. Russell targetted Pollard, Jansen, K Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, and Rahul Chahar.
IPL 2021 Match 5 MI vs KKR: Rahul Chahar’s 4-wicket-haul:
In reply to KKR’s powered bowling, MI had to do something. Hence, they clashed with Rahul Chahar who yielded only 27 runs delivering 4 overs sending four KKR batsmen to the pavilion.
Rahul’s plan included all the top-order batsmen as Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, and Eoin Morgan were troubled on 57, 33, 5, and 7 runs respectively.