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7 best performances from foreign players in IPL 2016 that don't fade away

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15.33K   //    01 Jun 2016, 18:43 IST

It might be the ‘Indian’ Premier League, but the tournament has always helped foreign players in more ways than one. Indeed, out of the 9 editions that have been played, the MVP award for the best player of the tournament was won by foreign players for an astonishing 7 times.

Many foreign players got their international career on track by playing well in the IPL—just ask Shane Watson. In fact, it is the inclusion of the foreigners that make this league as demandable as it is now.

In the 2016 edition of the IPL, a great many foreigners performed a great many times and created memories that don't fade away, quite like the Axe Signature range of body perfumes. Let's take a look at the top 7 performances by foreigners:

#7 Ben Cutting vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

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In the most important game of it all, the best performance came from the player from whom it was least expected.

Ben Cutting’s all-round display in the final was the perfect helping hand that shepherded them to their maiden IPL title. When he came to bat, only 4 overs were left to play and SRH had 147 runs on board. By the time he was done, he desecrated Shane Watson for 24 runs in the last over and took the score to a gargantuan 208.

To beat the Challengers, a score of over 200 was a must and his innings just that. Even then, a Gayle inspired RCB were chasing it down with ease, but he once again came in and took the wicket of Gayle to begin the implosion of the Challengers.

He got a man of the match for his brilliance and will remember this game for a long time.

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