Most Expensive Over in IPL

IPL's Most Expensive Overs - Most Runs in an IPL Over? Nortje Hit For 32 Runs by Romario Shepherd

Harshal Patel has the unwanted record of bowling the most expensive over in IPL history. Strategic bowling and explosive batting are the keys to victory in the IPL, but one thing makes or breaks a match - one expensive over. Let's see the bowlers who have bowled these overs, the batters who capitalized, and the impact these overs had on the game. 

Top Five Most Expensive Overs in IPL History

  1. Harshal Patel (RCB) - 37 runs against CSK Ravindra Jadeja in 2021
  2. Prashanth Parmeswaran (KKT) - 37 runs against RCB Chris Gayle in 2011
  3. Daniel Sams (MI) - 35 runs against KKR Pat Cummins in 2022
  4. Parwinder Awana (PBKS) - 33 runs against CSK Suresh Raina in 2014
  5. Ravi Bopara (PBKS) - 33 runs against KKR Chris Gayle in 2010

DC's Anrich Nortje bowled the most expensive over in IPL 2024. He was hit for 32 runs by Romario Shepherd in the MI vs DC Match 20 at Mumbai.

Harshal Patel - 37 runs (RCB vs CSK, 2021)

Harshal Patel bowled the most expensive over in the history of the IPL. The Purple Cap winner of IPL 2021 bowled the final over of the innings for RCB against CSK and conceded 37 runs (6, 6, 6nb, 6, 2, 6, 4) from Ravindra Jadeja's bat. This over helped CSK score 191 and win the match by 69 runs. Before this over, Harshal Patel had figures of 3/14 in 3 overs.

Prashanth Parmeswaran - 37 runs (KTK vs RCB, 2011)

Prashanth Parmeswaran has bowled the joint most expensive over in the IPL. Playing for the now-defunct Kochi Tuskers Kerala in 2011, Parmeswaran conceded 37 runs in a single over against Chris Gayle. Gayle hit (6, 6nb, 4, 4, 6, 6, 4), and RCB won the match by nine wickets. Parmeswaran played only eight games in his IPL career and took nine wickets.

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Daniel Sams - 35 runs (MI vs KKR, 2022)

Australia's left-arm pacer Daniel Sams bowled the third-most expensive over in IPL history. He conceded 35 runs against another Australian, Pat Cummins. Needing 35 runs from 30 balls, Cummins hit 6, 6, 4, 6, 2nb, 4, and 6 in the six legal deliveries to finish the game in the same over. He also completed the second-fastest IPL fifty in the same innings.

Parwinder Awana - 33 runs (PBKS vs CSK, 2014)

Parwinder Awana, who played for Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in 2014, joined the list of bowlers with the most expensive over in the IPL. Defending 226 runs against CSK in Qualifier 2, Suresh Raina hit Awana for 33 runs (6, 6, 4, 4, 4nb, 4, 4) on his way to 87 runs off 25. CSK scored 202 in their 20 overs.

Ravi Bopara - 33 runs (PBKS vs KKR, 2010)

Ravi Bopara holds the third-joint record for bowling, which is the most expensive over in the IPL. Playing for Kings XI Punjab in 2010, Bopara was hit for 33 runs (1, 6, 6, 6, 5w, 2w, 1) in the 13th over against Chris Gayle. KKR posted 201 runs, which Punjab comfortably chased down by eight wickets in 18.2 overs. Mahela Jayawardene remained unbeaten on 110 off just 59 balls.

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Most Runs Scored in an Over in IPL History - Most Expensive Overs

Here is the list of most expensive overs in IPL history from 2008 to 2024.

BowlerRuns ConcededBatterTeamAgainstVenueYear
Harshal Patel37 runsRavindra JadejaRCBCSKWankhede2021
Prashanth Parmeswaran37 runsChris GayleKTKRCBBengaluru2011
Daniel Sams35 runsPat CumminsMIKKRPune2022
Parwinder Awana33 runsSuresh RainaPBKSCSKWankhede2014
Ravi Bopara33 runsChris GaylePBKSKKRKolkata2010
Anrich Nortje32 runsRomario ShepherdDCMIWankhede2024
Yash Dayal31 runsRinku SinghGTKKRAhmedabad2023
Rahul Sharma31 runsChris GaylePWIRCBBengaluru2012
Arjun Tendulkar31 runsSam Curran, Harpreet SinghMIPBKSWankhede2023
Abhishek Sharma31 runsNicholas Pooran, Marcus StoinisSRHLSGHyderabad2023

FAQs

Which is the most expensive over in IPL history?

The most expensive over in IPL history is shared by two bowlers:

1. Prashanth Parameswaran (Kochi Tuskers Kerala) in 2011 was smashed for a whopping 37 runs by Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore).

2. Harshal Patel (Royal Challengers Bangalore) in 2021 dished out another 37-run over, this time punishment coming from the bat of Ravindra Jadeja (Chennai Super Kings).

Which is the most expensive first over in IPL history?

Abu Nechim has the record of the most expensive first over in IPL. Playing for MI against RCB in Qualifier 2 of IPL 2011, Nechim conceded 27 runs against Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal.

Which is the most expensive over in IPL 2024?

Anrich Nortje the record of the most expensive over in IPL 2024. In the MI vs DC Match 20 at Mumbai, Romario Shepherd hit Nortje for 32 runs (4,6,6,6,4,6) in the 20th over of first innings. 


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