The 20 over games are the most entertaining match where you try to reach beyond 170, to set up a decent target, beyond 170 runs is considered a promising target in the T-20 format. And if the team fails to reach the score until the second-last over, the batters try to hit as many runs as possible in the last six balls, and that’s where the match gets more interesting.
And these are the situations cricket fans love to watch when it comes down to the last over, as it turn the match into a power-hitting over as they try to eke out maximum runs in those last six balls
And in this article, we will highlight those instances where a player has scored the most runs in the last over.
#1 19 runs scored off last over (PBKS vs GT)
𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧. 𝗔. 𝗙𝗜𝗡𝗜𝗦𝗛! 👌 👌@rahultewatia02 creams two successive SIXES on the last two deliveries as the @hardikpandya7-led @gujarat_titans beat #PBKS & complete a hat-trick of wins in the #TATAIPL 2022! 👏 👏 #PBKSvGT— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 8, 2022
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Gujarat required 19 runs off the last six balls, and Pandya was run out in the second ball of the final over as the GT then needed 13 runs in three balls.
GT took singles in the third ball, which brought Tewatia to the strike, who took no time in ending the match with two sixes off two balls as Gujarat scored 19 runs off the last over and Tewatia became just the third player to smash 2 sixes off last 2 balls to win the game.
#2 22 runs scored by Dhawan vs CSK
The left-handed batsman made a mockery of Ravindra Jadeja in the match against CSK, as he went full rampant against the bowler. Shikar Dhawan hammered 22 runs off six deliveries, slamming three sixes in his over.
Ravindra Jadeja allowed the batsman to make a run before bowling a wide and later saw three deliveries going straight to the stands, and Shikhar Dhawan calmly helped the team to a thumping win.
#3 Dhoni scores 23 runs vs PBKS
No bowler would want to provoke Dhoni during the crunch games. Ice runs through his veins during the crunch matches; he is the one who decides the game in these moments. And one of these games was when CSK needed 23 off six, and Axar Patel was serving the Indian captain.
Unfortunately, Patel became the victim of Dhoni’s rage and conceded 23 runs, with three sixes and one four in the last four.
#4 Saurabh Tiwary and AB de Villers 24 runs vs PWI
Saurabh Tiwary and AB de Villers partnered in the last over to cause havoc against PWI, as they embarrassed Ashish Nehra in those six balls. Both the batsmen complemented each other well and inspired the team to a well-deserved victory.
Except for singles, both the batsmen knocked three sixes and a four, deepening the wound on already wounded Ashish Nehra and chasing down the target with ease.
#5 Rohit Sharma and Venugopal Rao 26 runs vs KKR
Rohit Sharma and Venugopal Rao exhibited great composure in the last over to hand MI an excellent win.
The duo set their mind and came up with a purpose for this match. Mashrafe Mortaza flatter to deceive in the last over as most of them were extras, taking full advantage of his extra bowling. Rohit Sharma and Venugopal Rao belted sixes and fours twice. Finishing the over with 26 runs and led the team to a well-earned win.