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IPL 2018: Top 5 batting performances so far

Vivek Shetty
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5.34K   //    27 Apr 2018, 16:27 IST

Virat and De Villiers Celebrating their victory
Virat and De Villiers Celebrating their victory

Its been just 2 weeks since the 11th Edition of Indian Premier League began and it has already seen numerous nail-biting finishes and thrilling encounters.

The season saw the return of CSK and RR after 2 years but there are big names who will miss this year's IPL which it includes the likes of David Warner, Steve Smith, and Mitchell Starc to name a few.

Only 4 teams have won batting first and it looks as if this season will be the year of the batsmen with already 3 centuries being scored in the first two weeks.

This season has seen many scintillating performances by the batsmen who have managed to secure victory for their respective teams from the jaws of defeat. That being said let us look at some top performances by the batsmen who managed to turn the tides into their team's favor.


#5 Sam Billings (CSK vs KKR)

Billing's played the innings of his life
Billing's played the innings of his life

Chennai faced Kolkata in their second match after securing victory over their rivals Mumbai Indians in a thrilling encounter.

Deciding to bat first KKR put up a mammoth score of 205, courtesy of Andre Russel's marvelous innings.

Shane Watson and Ambati Rayadu gave a flying start to Chennai's innings, scoring over 70 runs in their first 5 overs. But after Watson's dismissal, Chennai scored at a very slow rate and kept losing wickets at regular intervals.

Chennai were in a spot of bother when Sam Billings walked out with only 101 runs on the board with just 9 overs left to play. He stitched together a crucial partnership of 54 runs along with Dhoni.

After Dhoni's dismissal, Billings came on his own and changed the tide of the game by scoring 56 off just 23 balls which included just 2 fours and 5 huge sixes with an incredible strike rate of 243.

Though Billings didn't finish off the game, his innings laid the foundation for CSK to snatch another victory from the jaws of defeat.


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