IPL 2019 : Top 5 matches of the season
- Multiple last over finishes made the 12th season of IPL the most closely contested one.
The Indian Premier League is the topmost cricket league of the world not because of the fact that all the international stars play in this tourney but also due to the quality of the matches the league delivers. All the 8 teams had solid squads heading into the 12th season; this guaranteed the cricket fans a once in a lifetime experience.
Mumbai Indians won their 4th IPL championship this year while MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings proved that age is just a number in the sport of cricket. Royal Challengers Bangalore became the first team to lose the first 6 matches of their IPL campaign whereas Sunrisers Hyderabad accomplished a unique feat of making it to the play-offs with just 12 points.
Amidst the creation of these records, there were a lot of matches which went all the way down to the wire. Here's a look at the top 5 matches of the 12th edition of IPL -
#5 Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 10
The new-look Delhi Capitals started off the season on a positive note with a victory against Mumbai Indians. They lost their second encounter versus Chennai and were up against an undefeated Kolkata Knight Riders side in the 10th game of the tournament.
Kolkata batted first and posted 185 on the board thanks to Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik's half-centuries. In reply, Prithvi Shaw led the charge for Delhi and took his team closer to the target. 6 runs were required off the final over as Karthik handed the ball to Kuldeep Yadav.
Yadav bowled a fantastic final over, conceding only 5 runs to take the match to a super over.
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Delhi scored 10 runs in the super over while Kolkata could only manage 7 from Kagiso Rabada's six deliveries as the Proteas pacer helped Delhi secure the vital two points.
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