In less than two months, sixty top-notch matches were scheduled. As a result, the emotions with each game soared sky-high. Similar to other seasons this time around IPL displayed last ball defeats and wins. Moreover, there were whirlwind knocks and sensational catches, which kept the audience glued to the screen. Here is a list of the top 10 highlights of the IPL 2020.
Part 1: Top 10 IPL 2020 Highlights
1. The tournament finally sets on roll
This time around, the tournament was uncertain due to the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic. Speculations went on for months and it was the worst hit when 13 members of the Chennai Super Kings team tested positive for Covid 19. It was a massive relief when the first ball of IPL 2020 was bowled in the encounter between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. Rohit Sharma smacked an outswinger at length from Deepak Chahar between the cover and point boundary. Below is given the link for the first ball of IPL 2020.
2. First Super Over of IPL 2020
It did not take long for the 13th edition of the tournament to witness the first of the five super over. The second league match between Delhi Capitals and Kings Eleven Punjab had all the drama of a super over where Kagiso Rabada defended one run from three balls.
3. Tewatia hit five sixes in an over
This was the match played between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab at Sharjah. Rajasthan Royals were chasing a huge score of 224. Tewatia came out to bat when Rajasthan has just crossed the 100-run mark in the ninth over. Tewatia turned things around when he smashed five big sixes of Shelton Cottrel and helped Rajasthan to chase the target down.
4. Superman Pooran
The standard of fielding in the first few matches was below par. However, Nicholas Pooran of Kings XI Punjab made up for it. Sanju Samson hit a ball from spinner Murgan Ashwin that was easily sailing out of the rope. However, a flying Pooran grabbed it and threw it down inside the boundary saving a certain six.
5. Ishan Kishan’s 99
This match was played between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Mumbai Indians needed 80 runs off the last four over with Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard in the crease. It resulted in an excellent exhibition of power hitting as Mumbai managed to tie the score but lost the game in super over.
6. Two super over
This match between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab went on to be the replay of the 2019 world cup final with two super over in the same match. Astonishingly, it was again a New Zealander in pacer Trent Bolt who failed to see his team off the winning line.
7. The Universe Boss
Chris Gayle made his presence felt in style smashing a half-century batting at number 3. He guided his team Kings XI Punjab to a rocking eight-wicket victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
8. No. 7 in demand
The moment it became clear that Chennai Super Kings is not going to make it to the playoffs nostalgia dripped in as the tournament could be the last IPL of skipper MS Dhoni. Thus, his jersey was in high demand. Pandya brothers and Joss butler were happy to get one and posed with it.
9. Definitely Not
When commentator Danny Morrison asked Dhoni if the last group match was Dhoni’s last in Chennai Super Kings colours captain cool was prompt to reply “definitely not”.
10. Mumbai Indians retain the crown
Mumbai Indians successfully defended their title beating Delhi Capitals by five wickets in the grand final.
Part 2: Best IPL moments of all time
1. Brendon McCullum’s 158 of 73 balls
If anyone doubted the longevity of the IPL tournament then Brendon McCullum’s blistering 158 not out showed the potential of the tournament in its very first match. In this match, the New Zealander smashed 15 sixes as a part of the individual score that remained the highest individual total for several years.
2. Dhoni smacks 51 runs from just 20 balls
This inning was a classic cameo from MS Dhoni. He came into bat when Chennai Super Kings were struggling and was staring at a below-par score. However, MS Dhoni helped his team to pose a competitive 187 hitting 51 out of 20 balls. Eventually, his team won the match.
3. Ganguly’s Celebration
This is one of the magic moments in the history of the IPL where Sourav Ganguly clean bowled Kevin Pietersen with his first delivery in the tournament. A timeless moment indeed.
4. De Villers 47 of 17 balls
This match was played between RCB i.e. Royal Challengers Bangalore and Deccan Chargers. Batting for RCB, he scored 47 runs from 17 balls and helped his team to post a competitive total of 181 runs.
5. Rajasthan Chased Down 217
It was the very first edition of the IPL and Rajasthan Royals successfully chased down 214 runs with a single ball to spare thereby defeating Deccan Chargers.
6. Dwayne Smith scoring 14 runs from three balls
Although he was jet-lagged, yet he managed to score 14 runs in three balls and helped his team Mumbai Indians to cross the line against Chennai Super Kings.
7. Hat-Tricks of Hat-Tricks by Mishra
Amit Mishra became the only person in the History of IPL to register a hat trick of hat tricks. He achieved this feat in the year 2013 where helped his team Sunrisers Hyderabad to clinch a win against Pune Warriors in a low scoring thriller.
Part 3: Watch and Download IPL videos with VidMate
Are you passionate about watching the IPL? If yes, then watch it with Vidmate. This app allows you to download all the IPL moments which you want to see again or missed it. You can stream HD quality IPL videos online or can download it in a few seconds through this app. Below are some steps of watching IPL through Vidmate without any charge.
Step 1: Download the app from the official website and install it.
Step 2: Open the app and type ‘IPL videos’ in the search bar. You can also type any other keywords.
Step 3: Click on the desired video.
Step 4: Hit the red color download icon present below the video to download it.
Step 5: Again hit the download option and choose the required pixel.