Most Expensive overs in IPL History – Know this record for 1st to 20th over

Indian premier league is a twenty over format, where players tend to strike the ball right from the powerplay. The record for the most expensive first over is held by Abu Nechim where he concedes 27 runs off of Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal in 2011 when Mumbai was playing against RCB.

inningsoversPartner 1Partner 2total_runBatting TeamBowler
11CH GayleMA Agarwal27Punjab KingsAN Ahmed
12CA LynnSP Narine25Kolkata Kinght RidersCV Varun
23CH GayleTM Dilshan37Royal Challengers BengaluruP Parameswaran
14D PadikkalJC Buttler26Rajasthan RoyalsBasil Thampi
15CH GayleTM Dilshan28Royal Challengers BengaluruMR Marsh
26BB McCullumSK Raina33Chennai Super KingsP Awana
27ML HaydenSK Raina24Chennai Super KingsAM Salvi
18CH GayleTM Dilshan29Royal Challengers BengaluruAJ Finch
29D BrevisTilak Varma29Mumbai IndiansRD Chahar
210KL RahulMA Agarwal25Punjab KingsCH Morris
111KD KarthikSP Narine25Kolkata Kinght RidersS Gopal
212AD RussellSW Billings30Kolkata Kinght RidersOF Smith
113CH GayleMK Tiwary33Kolkata Knight RidersRS Bopara
114CH GayleKK Nair27Punjab KingsRashid Khan
115AC GilchristSE Marsh30Punjab KingsJJ van der Wath
216PJ CumminsVR Iyer35Kolkata Kinght RidersDR Sams
217KA PollardRG Sharma29Mumbai IndiansNLTC Perera
118AB de VilliersV Kohli30Royal Challengers BengaluruDJ Bravo
119AB de VilliersV Kohli30Royal Challengers BengaluruS Kaushik
120MS DhoniRA Jadeja37Chennai Super KingsHV Patel

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Most Expensive overs from 1st to 20th

1st Over – Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal (27 runs of Abu Nechim )

Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal scores a hefty 27 runs in a single over out which 7 runs come off of extras. This feat occurred in the match of Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Mumbai Indians in 2011, where the bowling attack was opened by Abu Nechim Ahmed. The first ball went for a wide where Agarwal ran giving the strike to Chris gayle. In the subsequent balls, Gayle strikes 3 fours and 1 six and one of the balls goes for a wide 4 constituting for 27 runs. Eventually Mayank and Gayle ends up having a partnership of 113 runs and RCB ends up with 184 on the score board Which Mumbai fails to chase Their highest scorer being Sachin Tendulkar with 40 runs in 24 balls, they end up scoring just 142 runs

Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal              Sunil Narina and Chris Lynn

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2nd over – Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine (25 runs of Varun Chakravarthy)

Back in 2019 when Punjab Kings roped in the mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy for a whooping 8.42 crores, had a worst start to his IPL season when he conceded 25 runs off Kolkata Knight Riders’ opener Sunil Narine, who was given the strike by Chris Lynn in the first ball, followed by 3 sixes, a four and a double in the middle. Although he did take the wicket of Nitish Rana in the following overs.

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3rd over – Chris Gayle and Tilakaratne Dilshan (37 runs of Prasanth Parameshwaran)

Once again in 2011 the grinding RCB top order blasted upon the new Kochi Tuskers Kerala’s Prasanth Parameshwaran in 2011 edition of Indian Premier League. Universe Boss Chris Gayle had hit 4 sixes (one of a no ball ) and 3 fours conceding 37 runs in a single over. out of which one ball went for a 91 meters 6 down the ground.

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4th over – Devdutt Padikkal and Jos Buttler (26 runs of Basil Thampi)

In the 14th edition of Indian Premier League in 2022, against Mumbai Indians Jos Buttler gave a sensational start to Rajasthan Royals in the Navi Mumbai’s DY Patil Stadium. He scored a massive 26 runs out of Basil Thampi out of which one was a 101 m long six. Buttler went on to hit 32 balls half century when Mumbai Skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and put Rajasthan to bat

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5th over – Chris Gayle and Tilakaratne Dilshan (28 runs of Mitchell Marsh)

In the very famous match of Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Pune Warriors India, where Chris Gayle had hit the highest individual score of 175 runs, and the highest t20 score with 263 runs which on till a really long time until SRH broke the record thrice in 2024. Mitchell Marsh was punished with 28 runs that over with 4 sixes and four in that over. Although Dilshan was just a spectator for a long time, Gayle had crushed own Warriors completely.

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6th over – Brendon McCullum and Suresh Raina (33 of Parvinder Awana)

Suresh Raina’s 33-run assault off Parvinder Awana in the sixth over of Chennai Super Kings’ 227-run chase against Kings XI Punjab in Mumbai in 2014. Raina made a mockery of a huge run chase back then and Parvinder Awana of KXIP was given a special treatment of sorts in the match where Raina had hit 2 sixes and 5 fours (one no ball). However, he looses his wicket dur to a run out and Chennai eventually looses by 24 runs

Bar graph of Most expensive overs in the IPL history

7th over – Mathew Hayden and Suresh Raina (24 runs of Aavishakar Salvi)

Aavishakar Salvi was right arm medium fast pacer, who played for Delhi Daredevils in the South African leg of IPL in the 2009 edition. n their match against Chennai Super Kings Mathew Hayden had hit him for 2 sixes and a four. The over also had 3 singles and a four off a wide in the first ball which constituted 24 runs in the 7th over in Durban

8th over – Chris Gayle and Tilakaratne Dilshan (29 runs of Aaron Finch)

In the same 2011 match of RCB and PWI, where Gayle had broken all sorts of Records for RCB and for himself in the T20, fed up all trying all combinations, Warriors hand the ball to part time bowler Aaron Finch to test their luck but all in vain, as Gayle hits 5 sixes and a four in 5 balls after a quick single by Dilshan, listing Finch to have the most expensive over spell

9th over – Dewald Brewis and Tilak Verma (29 runs of Rahul Chahar)

Young Mumbai Indians (MI) batter Dewald Brevis stamped his authority in the IPL, hitting four consecutive sixes off Punjab Kings’ leg-spinner Rahul Chahar. Chasing a mammoth target of 199 runs, Punjab reduced MI to 32/2, leaving two youngsters in Brevis and Tilak Varma in the middle. In the 9th over when Tilak gave a single putting brevis on strike, he struck a four followed by 4 sixes to put put up 29 runs of that over

10th over – KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal (25 runs off Chris Morris)

The most expensive 10th over is held by Chris Morris when he conceded 25 runs of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal in their Match Against Kings XI Punjab

11th over – Dinesh Karthik and Sunil Narine (25 runs of Shreyas Gopal)

In the Match against Kolkata Knight Riders, Shreyas Gopal had conceded 25 runs in his 11th over which accounted for a six and 3 fours hit by Dinesh Karthik followed by a single to Sunil Narine who had then struck another six making Gopal him the bowler with costliest 11th over in the game

12th over – Andre Russel and Sam Billings (30 runs of Odean Smith)

Punjab Kings’ Odean Smith stands in the top giving 30 runs on his 12th over against Kolkata Knight Riders. Russell, who had a sore shoulder in the previous game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, got stuck into the Punjab bowlers. In the 12th over, he hit Odean Smith for a four and three sixes. Billings too hit a six off the last ball as the duo amassed 30 off the over.

Most expensive overs in the IPL history
Most expensive overs in the IPL history

13th over – Chris Gale and Manoj Tiwary (33 runs of Ravi Bopara)

Back in 2011 when Chris Gayle used to play for Kolkata Knight Riders, Ravi Bopara was given the ball for the 13th over by Kumar Sangakkara who was captaining Kings XI Punjab. Gayle had hit 4 sixes off Bopara, after Tiwary took a single to put him on strike in the first ball. The four sixes were followed by 7 wide runs (5w 2w) and a single by tiwary in the last fair delivery. However KKR lost that match all thanks to Jaywardhane’s century.

14th over – Chris Gayle and Karun Nair (27 runs of Rashid Khan)

Afgan’s Rashid Khan known for his ultimate leg spin and low economy spells was one conceded for 27 runs by Chris gayle and Karun Nair in the match of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab in 2018. Gayle had hit 4 sixes off Rashid after Nair put him to strike in the first ball. The last ball had conceded 2 runs which surprised the commentators quite a bit as Gayle is not usually the running kind of a person

15th over – Shaun Marsh and Adam Gilchrist (30 runs of Johan Van der wath)

In the 2011 match of RCB vs KXIP, Shaun marsh punished  van der wath by hitting 3 fours and 3 sixes in the 15th over.Marsh and Gilchrist had smashed The RCB bowlers left right and center to score a mammoth 232 runs. Eventually Punjab won the match by 111 runs when they took out the entire team of Bengaluru for 121 runs.

16th over – Pat Cummins and Venkatesh Iyer (35 runs of Daniel Sams)

KKR finished the game in the 16th over with 35 runs from Daniel Sams’ over. Pat Cummis smashed Sams for 35 runs in their match against Mumbai Indians in 2022. This made Pat Cummins the fastest fifty in IPL at that time when he made 50 of 15 balls levelling KL Rahul.

17th over – Keiron Pollard and Rohit Shamra (29 runs of Thisara Parera)

Back in 2013 when SRH came in as a brand new team, their encounter with Mumbai Indians was nothing short of a nightmare towards the end of the game. The rampage started in the 17th over when Parera was handed the ball. The first ball was hit for a six by rohit sharma followed by a single to put pollard on strike who hit a four and 3 sixes of the last 4 balls. Eventually Mumbai Indians won the match by 7 wickets and 3 balls remaining

18th over – AB De Villiers and Virat Kohli (30 runs of  DJ Bravo)

In the 2016 editions where 2 new teams joined the tournament in place of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, AB and Virat Kohli had hit an amazing 229 runs which still remains as the highest partnership in a single match. In the 18th over kohli hits 10 runs in the first 2 balls. followed by a double and a single giving the strike to AB. Who hits 2 sixes and a four off a no ball constituting the 30 runs

19th over – AB De Villiers ad Virat Kohli (30 runs of Shivil Kaushik)

Continuing their rampage of their previous over Kohli hit Shivil Kaushik for 4 sixes and four, getting a double in the last ball to end the over with 30 runs

20th over – Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Ravinra Jadeja (37 runs of Harshal Patel)

Harshal Patel the star of the bowling attack of then RCB led by Virat Kohli in 2022 had dismissed the likes of well set Faf Du Plesis , Suresh Raina and Ambatti Rayudu. His stats showed 3-14-3 before the last over. The started the Ravindra Jadeja show. Jadeja had hit 4 sixes out of the 3 legal deliveries and a no ball, which continued wit a double in the free hit. He hit another six off the fifth ball and completed the over with a four off the final ball. scoring 37 runs of the last over making it the most expensive overs in the history of IPL

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