IPL's Closing Surge: Teams with Most Runs in Last 5 Overs

IPL's Closing Surge: Teams with Most Runs in Last 5 Overs

In T20 cricket, teams always capitalize on the right time, whether it's during the powerplay when there are field restrictions or at the back end of the innings with some fiery hitters. In the Indian Premier League, we've seen that some teams have mastered the art of scoring over 200 runs and have developed their own strategies to achieve this.

In the tournament's history, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Chennai Super Kings have recorded the most 200-plus totals. Once more, Mumbai Indians capitalized on the last five overs in the game against Delhi Capitals, scoring 96 runs, thanks to Romario Shepherd. To recognize this, we've identified the top four occasions where a team scored the most runs in the last five overs of an innings in IPL history.

4. Royal Challengers Bangalore - 91 Runs vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 2019

The Indian Premier League's unluckiest team, Royal Challengers Bangalore, has boasted some serious pinch hitters in recent years. From Chris Gayle to AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, and now Glenn Maxwell, they've all known how to take on the bowlers and build momentum in the final overs of their batting.

In the 2019 edition, in a game against KKR, RCB set a massive score of 213 runs while batting first. Virat Kohli's century and Moeen Ali's fiery 66-run knock off just 28 deliveries played pivotal roles in achieving this score. Both batsmen took on the likes of Prasidh Krishna and Kuldeep Yadav, scoring 91 runs in the last five overs of the innings to reach this respectable total.

3. Punjab Kings - 96 Runs vs Mumbai Indians, 2023

In recent years, the Punjab Kings have shown significant improvement, both in the quality of their batters and bowlers. They have made a noticeable impact against the league's strongest teams. Through scouting young talents like Jitesh Sharma, they have executed their game plan admirably on the ground.

During the 2023 season, both clashes against Mumbai Indians were blockbuster encounters. In the first match, Sam Curran and Jitesh Sharma took on bowlers like Jofra Archer, Jason Behrendorff, and Cameron Green, smashing 96 runs in the last five overs, including eight sixes. This particular display of hitting secured the third position in terms of most runs scored in the last five overs.

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2. Mumbai Indians - 96 Runs vs Delhi Capitals, 2024

Since the beginning of the Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians have boasted serious ball hitters. From Kieron Pollard to Thisara Perera, Hardik Pandya, and now Tim David, all these players possess formidable hitting skills in the latter part of the innings.

In the recently concluded game against Delhi Capitals, the Mumbai Indians team amassed a mammoth total of 234 runs, with 96 runs scored in the last five overs alone. Romario Shepherd smashed 32 runs against Anrich Nortje in those final overs, while the remaining runs were a result of Tim David's heroics, as he scored 45 off just 21 deliveries.

1. Royal Challengers Bangalore - 112 Runs vs Gujarat Lions, 2016

If there was one glorious year for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, it has to be 2016. In that season, RCB not only reached the final, but cricketing fans also witnessed Virat Kohli's masterclass. He scored 973 runs, including four hundreds, in a single IPL season, while AB de Villiers also made some staggering contributions.

In an unforgettable game against Gujarat Lions, both Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers smashed centuries, propelling RCB's total to 248 runs. Despite having the likes of Dwayne Bravo, Praveen Kumar, and Dhawal Kulkarni, Gujarat leaked 112 runs in the last five overs, marking the highest run leak by any team in IPL history.


In conclusion, the IPL's closing surge, characterized by explosive batting displays in the last five overs, showcases the teams' prowess in capitalizing on the final stretch. Historical data shows that teams like Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Chennai Super Kings have excelled in this aspect. Stay updated with the latest cricket action and live scores with the Fast Live Line app and website. Whether you're a cricket enthusiast or a live line guru, Fast Live Line ensures you never miss a moment of the thrilling IPL action. Download the app or visit the website now for real-time cricket live line updates.

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