Who hit the Most Runs & Sixes in the 20th Over of IPL Innings?

Former Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni once again proved to be the best finisher as he smashed the most runs and sixes in the 20th over of the IPL innings and continues to dominate with his aggressive batting style.

The 42-year-old ex-Indian cricketer holds the record of achieving the most runs and sixes in the 20th over, not only in the ongoing season but also in the entire IPL history.

Despite batting lower in the order, MS Dhoni is still achieving many sensation records. He remains unbeaten in all 7 innings of the IPL 2024, he batted so far and scored 96 runs from just 35 balls by hitting 9 fours and 8 sixes at a strike rate of 259.46.

Along with Dhoni, other talented batters rank behind him on the list by accumulating the most runs in the 20th over and smashing a huge number of sixes. Also, it would be interesting to find out which batter smashed the most runs in the 20th over of an IPL innings, including the successful run chases.

MS Dhoni scores in IPL 2024

Here is a breakdown of MS Dhoni’s 96 runs from 35 balls in the IPL 2024 season so far as listed below:

  • *37 runs from 16 balls ( including 4 fours and 3 sixes) vs Delhi Capitals (DC).
  • *1 run from 2 balls vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
  • *1 run from 3 balls vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
  • * 20 runs from 4 balls (including 3 sixes) vs Mumbai Indians (MI).
  • * 28 runs from 9 balls (including 3 fours and 2 sixes) vs Lucknow Super Giants (LSG).
  • * 4 runs from 1 ball vs Lucknow Super Giants (LSG).
  • * 5 runs from 2 balls (including 1 four)  vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

Most Runs in the 20th over of the Indian Premier League (IPL)

Here is the list of the top 10 batters who have scored the maximum runs in the 20th over, and these stats are collected till the current edition of the Indian Premier League so far:

S.NoBatterNationInningsRuns
1.MS DhoniINDIA101781
2.Kieron PollardWEST INDIES62405
3.Ravindra JadejaINDIA75368
4.Dinesh KarthikINDIA46292
5.Hardik PandyaINDIA41287
6.Rohit SharmaINDIA28257
7.Ab de VilliersSOUTH AFRICA33225
8.Dwayne BravoWEST INDIES41213
9.David MillerSOUTH AFRICA33202
10.Virat KohliINDIA26196

Batters with Most Sixes in the 20th over of the IPL

Once again you will find MS Dhoni in the top position of the below-mentioned list of best batters who struck the most sixes in the 20th over of the IPL as tabulated below in detail:

S.NoBatterNationSixesBalls
1.MS DhoniINDIA65319
2.Kieron PollardWEST INDIES33189
3.Ravindra JadejaINDIA29171
4.Hardik PandyaINDIA28117
5.Rohit SharmaINDIA2388
6.Ab de VilliersSOUTH AFRICA1988
7.Dinesh KarthikINDIA18130
8.David MillerSOUTH AFRICA1891
9.Andre RussellWEST INDIES1883

Most Runs and Sixes in the 20th Over of IPL 2024

Interestingly, MS Dhoni is in the leading position in the list when compared to the other in-form batters by smashing the most sixes and scoring maximum runs in the 20th over of the IPL 2024 season so far:

  1. MS Dhoni: 66 runs in 19 balls with 6 sixes and 358.5 strike rate (stats collected till the CSK vs SRH match on 28th April 2024).
  2. Romario Shepherd: 47 runs from 13 balls with 5 sixes and 361.33 strike rate.
  3. Dinesh Karthik: 39 runs from 14 balls with 4 sixes and 278.57 strike rate.

Notably, MS Dhoni maintains a massive strike rate in the last over in comparison with Romario Shepherd and Dinesh Karthik.

Top 5 Batters with the most runs in the 20th Over of an inning in an IPL match

Here is  the list of the top 5 batters who have scored the most runs in the 20th overs of an innings in a single IPL match:

S.No BatterOpposition TeamRuns scored in the 20th overBalls FacedYear
1.Ravindra Jadeja (CSK)Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB)367 (including a no-ball)2021
2.Romario Shepherd (MI)Delhi Capitals (DC)3262024
3.Rinku Singh (KKR)Gujarat Titans (GT)3052023
4.Hardik Pandya (MI)Rising Pune Super Giants (RPSG)  and Rajasthan Royals (RR)28 & 266 and 5 balls2017 and 2020
5.Rishabh Pant (DC)Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)2652018

Top 5 Batters with the most runs in the 20th Over of IPL successful run chases

Here is  the list of the top 5 batters who have scored the most runs in the last overs of the successful run chases:

S.No BatterOpposition TeamRuns scored in the 20th overYear
1.Rinku Singh (KKR)Gujarat Titans (GT)302023
2.Rohit Sharma (Deccan Chargers)Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)222009
3.MS Dhoni (Rising Pune Super Giants)Punjab Kings (PBKS)222016
4.Axar Patel (DC)Chennai Super Kings (CSK)202020
5.Tim David (MI)Rajasthan Royals (RR)182023  

Conclusion:

From the above stats, it becomes clear that MS Dhoni scored 66 out of 96 runs and smashed 6 out of 8 sixes in the 20th over of the IPL 2024.

Ultimately, Dhoni ranks at the top position for most runs and sixes in the 20th over of IPL innings. However, Ravindra Jadeja holds the impressive record for scoring the most runs in a single innings of a 20th over in the entire IPL history.

Whereas, in a high-pressure chase, Rinku Singh surpassed the previous joint record of MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma ( 22 runs) by scoring 30 runs in just 5 balls during the last over of an innings. 

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