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IPL 2018: Top 5 batting performances from first week

Raina Singh
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3.40K   //    14 Apr 2018, 14:48 IST

Bravo set the stage on fire  with his match winning knock in the first match.
Bravo set the stage on fire with his match-winning knock in the very first match

There was a lot of hype surrounding the 11th season of the IPL and so far it has lived up to expectations. In the first week itself, fans witnessed some mind-blowing displays.

Batsmen from all the teams have stepped up, producing some memorable innings. While KL Rahul and Sunil Narine played dashing innings at the top of the order, the likes of Andre Russell and Dwayne Bravo showed why they are the best when it comes to scoring quick runs at the death.

Here we look at the top 5 innings from the first week of IPL 2018.

#5 Sunil Narine: 50 off 19 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore

Sunil Narine using his feet against the spinners.
Sunil Narine using his feet against the spinners

The West Indies player continued his merry run against RCB when he scored an eye-catching 50 in KKR's first match.

Chasing a huge target of 177 runs, Narine got after the bowlers right from the word go as he reached 50 in just 17 balls. The left-hand batsman was particularly severe against RCB's spinners, hitting some big sixes.

This was the IPL's joint fastest 50 at the time and Narine's second under 18 balls. His cameo at the top ensured KKR won their opening game.

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