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IPL 2018: Top 5 knocks of week 1 (April 7-13) of IPL XI

ANALYST
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810   //    15 Apr 2018, 15:34 IST

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KL Rahul after scoring 50 v Delhi Daredevils

Filled with many boundaries and numerous parcels to the moon, these innings were thoroughly entertaining for everyone except the opponents and their fans. Let us have a look at the top 5 knocks of the first week of IPL 11:


#5 Dwayne Bravo 68(30) v Mumbai Indians

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Dwayne Bravo en route to his 68(30)

We are only one week into the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), and we have already witnessed some magical knocks. While the veterans have once again found their foothold in this battleground, some youngsters have also decided to grab a share of the coveted limelight.

The opening encounter of IPL 11 was turning out to be a one-sided affair when the Caribbean superstar Dwayne Bravo decided to turn things around. Chasing a target of 166 put up by defending champions Mumbai Indians, Chennai were once struggling at 75/5, when Bravo announced his arrival.

With required run rate soaring to 12 runs per over and no recognized batter except Bravo left to bat, a win looked like a far-fetched dream. But the 'champion' got his grooves right and started to smash the ball out of the park. He scored 68 runs from just 30 balls to get CSK to a great position, By the time he got out, CSK were in the driver's seat, and an injured Kedar Jadhav finished the game for them. Bravo's innings was filled with 3 boundaries and 7 sixes.


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