In the high-stakes world of cricket, where every ball counts, there are moments when bowlers find themselves on the receiving end of a relentless assault from batters.

Here’s a rundown of the top 10 instances where bowlers have conceded the most runs in a single innings in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL):

1. Basil Thampi (Gujarat Lions) – In 2018, while playing against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB), Thampi endured a tough outing, conceding 70 runs in his 4 overs, with an economy rate of 17.50.

Basil Thampi - Gujarat Lions
Basil Thampi – Gujarat Lions

2. Yash Dayal (Gujarat Titans) – During the 2023 season, Dayal struggled to contain Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batters, giving away 69 runs in 4 overs, at an economy rate of 17.20.

3. Reece Topley (Royal Challengers Bengaluru) – Topley faced the brunt of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batting lineup in IPL 2024, conceding 68 runs in his spell of 4 overs, managing to take just 1 wicket, with an economy rate of 17.00.

Reece Topley - RCB
Reece Topley – RCB

4. Ishant Sharma (Delhi Capitals) – Back in 2013, Sharma, representing his team against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), conceded 66 runs in his 4 overs, without managing to scalp any wickets, registering an economy rate of 16.50.

5. Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Punjab Kings) – Rahman faced a similar ordeal in 2019 against SRH, where he conceded 66 runs in 4 overs, with an economy rate matching that of Sharma.

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6. Arshdeep Singh (Punjab Kings) – Singh, during the 2023 season against Mumbai Indians (MI), saw 66 runs being scored off his 3.5 overs, although he managed to pick up a wicket, his economy rate stood at 17.20.

Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh – Punjab Kings


7. Umesh Yadav (Delhi Capitals) – Back in 2013, Yadav, bowling against RCB, gave away 65 runs in his quota of 4 overs, without any success in the wickets column, registering an economy rate of 16.25.

8. Sandeep Sharma (Punjab Kings) – In 2014, Sharma, representing his team against SRH, conceded 65 runs in his 4 overs, managing to pick up 1 wicket, with an economy rate of 16.25.

9. Anrich Nortje (Delhi Capitals) – In the most recent season, 2024, Nortje conceded 65 runs in 4 overs against MI, taking 2 wickets, but with an economy rate of 16.25.

10. Vijaykumar Vyshak – During the 2024 season, Vyshak gave away 64 runs in his 4 overs against SRH, without managing to take any wickets, with an economy rate of 16.00.

Vijaykumar Vyshak - RCB
Vijaykumar Vyshak – RCB

These instances serve as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of cricket, where even the most seasoned bowlers can find themselves on the wrong end of a batting onslaught.

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