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The highest final-over targets successfully chased down in the IPL
<b>Runs required in 20th over: 23</b><br> <b>Chased by</b>: <A href="http://www.espncricinfo.com/indian-premier-league-2016/engine/match/981005.html" target="_blank"><b>Rising Pune Supergiants</b> v Kings XI Punjab, 2016</a><br> In the final game of the season for both teams out of the playoff race, Kings XI Punjab had a spinner, Axar Patel, bowl the final over. MS Dhoni even refused to take a run when the ball nearly reached the boundary, but sealed it with 4, 6, 6 off the final three balls.© BCCI
© BCCIRuns required in 20th over: 23
Chased by: Rising Pune Supergiants v Kings XI Punjab, 2016
In the final game of the season for both teams out of the playoff race, Kings XI Punjab had a spinner, Axar Patel, bowl the final over. MS Dhoni even refused to take a run when the ball nearly reached the boundary, but sealed it with 4, 6, 6 off the final three balls.
<b>Runs required in 20th over: 21</b><br> <b>Chased by</b>: <A href="http://www.espncricinfo.com/ipl2009/engine/current/match/392228.html" target="_blank"><b>Deccan Chargers</b> v Kolkata Knight Riders, 2009</a><br> The day Rohit Sharma dashed Kolkata's hopes of ending a seven-match losing streak. First up was a full toss from Mashrafe Mortaza, also a no-ball because only three fielders were in the 30-yard circle, that Rohit dispatched for four. Three more boundaries from Rohit, including a six off the final ball, left Mashrafe with figures of 4-0-58-0 in his only IPL game.© Associated Press
© Associated PressRuns required in 20th over: 21
Chased by: Deccan Chargers v Kolkata Knight Riders, 2009
The day Rohit Sharma dashed Kolkata's hopes of ending a seven-match losing streak. First up was a full toss from Mashrafe Mortaza, also a no-ball because only three fielders were in the 30-yard circle, that Rohit dispatched for four. Three more boundaries from Rohit, including a six off the final ball, left Mashrafe with figures of 4-0-58-0 in his only IPL game.
<b>Runs required in 20th over: 21</b><br> <b>Chased by</b>: <A href="http://www.espncricinfo.com/indian-premier-league-2012/engine/current/match/548327.html" target="_blank"><b>Royal Challengers Bangalore</b> v Pune Warriors, 2012</a><br> After getting the strike, AB de Villiers scooped Ashish Nehra for a four and a six. He hit a straight six as well and followed it with a single off the fifth ball. With three required, Saurabh Tiwary launched a yorker gone wrong over long-on.© AFP
© AFPRuns required in 20th over: 21
Chased by: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Pune Warriors, 2012
After getting the strike, AB de Villiers scooped Ashish Nehra for a four and a six. He hit a straight six as well and followed it with a single off the fifth ball. With three required, Saurabh Tiwary launched a yorker gone wrong over long-on.
<b>Runs required in 20th over: 21</b><br> <b>Chased by</b>: <A href="http://www.espncricinfo.com/indian-premier-league-2011/engine/match/501267.html" target="_blank"><b>Mumbai Indians</b> v Kolkata Knight Riders, 2011</a><br> L Balaji would count himself unlucky to be here. Three of his first four balls resulted in edges from James Franklin that went for fours: the fourth was guided past extra cover for another. A single off the fifth left Ambati Rayudu with four to get, and he had his Miandad moment.© Associated Press
© Associated PressRuns required in 20th over: 21
Chased by: Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders, 2011
L Balaji would count himself unlucky to be here. Three of his first four balls resulted in edges from James Franklin that went for fours: the fourth was guided past extra cover for another. A single off the fifth left Ambati Rayudu with four to get, and he had his Miandad moment.
<b>Runs required in 20th over: 18</b><br> <b>Chased by</b>: <A href="http://www.espncricinfo.com/indian-premier-league-2011/engine/match/501267.html" target="_blank"><b>Mumbai Indians</b> v Deccan Chargers, 2012</a><br> This time Franklin and Rohit combined; Rohit against his former team. Franklin took four off the first, but only three off the next two, leaving Rohit with 11 off three. Daniel Christian was prone to bowling full tosses, and two of them went sailing over the ropes.© AFP
© AFPRuns required in 20th over: 18
Chased by: Mumbai Indians v Deccan Chargers, 2012
This time Franklin and Rohit combined; Rohit against his former team. Franklin took four off the first, but only three off the next two, leaving Rohit with 11 off three. Daniel Christian was prone to bowling full tosses, and two of them went sailing over the ropes.

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  • saurabh20892 on May 23, 2016, 3:47 GMT

    What about the Courney Anderson show in IPL in which they were required to chase 190 odd in 13 overs (so as to better the NRR). But could only manage 1 run less but hit a six of the next ball (leg stump full toss) by Faulkner to better the NRR!!!

  • cricendulkar on May 22, 2016, 10:17 GMT

    This match which included a SRT special was a stunner.Though MI needed only 16 off the last over,only two was scored off first 3 balls.Dwayne Smith, playing his first game for Mumbai Indians this year, smashed three boundaries off the final three deliveries.The gravity of that over can be determined by the fact that Smith got the MOM for 24(9) in a match in which SRT scored 74 off 44.

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