Cricket is a beloved game. IPL is the biggest T20 league in the world. We have seen some game-changing moments in the IPL. A good player can turn the result of the match into his team’s favor. Furthermore, it has since grown to be one of the most awaited events in our country. Here, we are presenting “Top 10 game-changing moments in the IPL”.
1. Lucknow Supergiants Vs. Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings set the total of 210 runs on the scoreboard within the allotted 20 overs. Robin Uthappa scored a rapid half-century for Chennai, while Shivan Dubey contributed with 49 runs and smashed four fours and two sixes in the innings. On the other hand, Lucknow had a good start with openers KL Rahul(40) and Quinton de Kock(61). Evin Lewis scored a rapid knock of 55 runs in just 23 balls. Lucknow chased down the target in just 19.3 overs with three balls remaining.
2. Mumbai Indians Vs. Rajasthan Royals
Matches between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians are always full of excitement and thrills. Rajasthan set the total of 212 runs on the scoreboard within the allotted 20 overs. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a ton against Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians had a challenging start, but Suryakumar Yadav and Cameron Green scored 55 and 44 runs, respectively, shifting the momentum towards Mumbai Indians. Tim David contributed with 45 runs in just 14 balls, scripting the victory story for Mumbai Indians, showcasing why they are a champion team.
3. Rajasthan Royals Vs. Punjab Kings
Rajasthan Royals became the first team to chase the massive target of 224 runs in the IPL against Punjab Kings. Mayank Aggarwal scored an outstanding knock of 106 runs for Punjab Kings. It felt like Punjab would surely win this match. Sanju Samson scored an impressive knock of 85 runs, Steve Smith and Rahul Tewatia scored fast fifties, making the chase easy for Rajasthan. Rajasthan secured an epic victory over Punjab with three balls remaining.
4. Rajasthan Royals Vs. Kolkata Knight Riders
Yuzvendra Chahal is an important player for India and Rajasthan as well. He claimed his fifer against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL. He dismissed the middle order of KKR. Rajasthan definitely outplayed Kolkata and Yuzi did an amazing job in the match. He is indeed the game-changer of the match.
5. Harbhajan Singh (MI Vs CSK)
It was another fifer by a Mumba Indians bowler. Harbhajan Singh also claimed his fifer against arch-rivals Chennai. The matches between Mumbai and Chennai are always thrilling. It was one of his best bowling performances in the IPL.
6. Lasith Malinga (MI Vs DD)
Lasith Malinga is famous for his bowling action as well as his hairstyle. He is one of the best pacers in cricket history. It is always difficult to bat against him. He claimed his five wickets haul against Delhi in the IPL.
7. Mumbai Indians Vs. Chennai Super Kings
Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are the two most successful teams of the IPL. CSK set a total of 218 runs on the scoreboard within the allotted 20 overs. Ambati Rayadu was the highest scorer for Chennai. Mumbai needed 219 runs to seal the victory. Mumbai had given a great start by opening batters Quinton de Kock and Captain Rohit Sharma. Kieron Pollard, 87 runs innings was the game-changer for Mumbai Indians. The Caribbean batter smashed six fours and eight sixes in the innings. Mumbai Indians registered a remarkable victory over arch-rivals Chennai in the high-scoring thriller game.
8. Rashid Khan’s Hat Trick
Afghani player, Rashid Khan is one of the best spinners in the world. He again reminded the world why he is best by taking the first hat-trick of the IPL 2023 against Kolkata Knight Riders. He always impressed with the ball and bat. He dismissed Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, and Shardul Thakur in three consecutive deliveries to turn the table in his favor.
9. Rinku Singh’s Five Sixes
Rinku Singh smoked Yash Dayal and smashed five consecutive sixes in a row against defending champions Gujrat Titans in IPL season 16. Rinku's five sixes in the final over took Kolkata Knight Riders to a stunning victory over Hardik's GT. Every cricket fan will remember this unforgettable moment.
10. Jadeja’s winning knock In IPL Finale
Chennai Super Kings needed 10 runs to win in the last 2 balls against Gujarat Titans. MS Dhoni walked off the field with no runs. Then, Ravindra Jadeja entered the field and smashed one six and four in the last 2 balls. CSK registered an excellent win over Hardik’s Gujarat. Sir Jadeja was the game-changer of the match.