Most Runs Scored in Last 5 Overs by Teams in IPL

Most Runs Scored in Last 5 Overs by Teams in IPL:The last five overs of a T20 innings, called the death overs phase, often dictate match results. With only a few overs left, batting teams aim to score quick runs and set challenging targets. In this blog, we look at IPL teams that scored the most runs in the last five overs.

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Most Runs Scored in Last 5 Overs by Teams in IPL

SR NoTeamScoreOpponent TeamDateVenue
3RCB91KKR2019Eden Gardens
4MI89RCB2020Dubai (DSC)
5MI89PBKS2020Abu Dhabi

1. RCB: 112 Runs vs GL   in 2016 (Bengaluru)

In 2016, during an IPL match, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) witnessed an outstanding performance from their players in the death overs. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers showcased their batting prowess by scoring a significant number of runs in the last five overs against Gujarat Lions.

Together, they accumulated a whopping 112 runs. Virat Kohli contributed 113 runs, while AB de Villiers smashed an impressive unbeaten 129. As a result of their exceptional batting, RCB achieved a massive total of 248/3.

In response, Gujarat Lions struggled and could only manage to score 104 runs. The strong batting display by RCB during the death overs played a vital role in their victory.

 2. PBKS: 96 Runs vs MI in 2023 (Wankhede)

In a match in 2022, during their IPL career, the PBKS franchise made a remarkable total of 96 runs in the final five overs against MI. This incredible feat was achieved through the powerful hitting of Sam Curran (52 runs off 35 balls) and Jitesh Sharma (25 runs off 7 balls).

Their late assault on the MI bowlers proved to be crucial in helping PBKS reach a team total of 214/8. Unfortunately for MI, they fell short by 12 runs, unable to match the strong performance of the PBKS team.

3. RCB: 91 Runs vs KKR  in 2019 (Eden Gardens)

In the 13th edition of the IPL, specifically in 2019, the RCB team witnessed an incredible performance in the death overs. They managed to score a commendable 91 runs in the final five overs against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Leading the charge was none other than Virat Kohli, who showcased his exceptional batting skills and scored his fifth IPL century, accumulating 100 runs off 58 balls. Additionally, Moeen Ali also played a crucial role by contributing a quickfire 66 runs off just 28 balls.

With their impressive batting display, RCB set a formidable total of 213/4. The match reached its climax in the last over, where RCB emerged victorious in a thrilling fashion.

4. MI: 89 Runs vs RCB in 2020 (Dubai(DSC))

In the 2020 IPL season, Mumbai Indians secured two entries in the top 5 list for the highest runs scored in the death overs. A notable instance occurred during a match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, where MI’s Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard displayed an explosive performance, accumulating 89 runs in the last 5 overs.

This remarkable effort propelled Mumbai Indians to a total of 201/5. The match concluded in a tie, ultimately resulting in Royal Challengers Bangalore clinching victory in the Super Over.

 5. MI: 89 Runs vs PBKS in 2020 (Abu Dhabi)

MI were able to secure their second entry in this exclusive list in 2020 against Punjab Kings, thanks to powerful innings from Hardik Pandya (30* off 11 balls) and Pollard (47* off 20 balls). MI concluded with a total of 191/4 and comfortably defended it to secure the victory.

Challenges in Death Overs

Scoring in the death overs becomes challenging due to bowling variations like slower balls and yorkers, combined with strategic field settings that place most fielders on the boundary line.

Batsmen require a combination of power, precise timing, and innovative stroke play to consistently hit boundaries. Additionally, remaining calm under scoreboard pressure is crucial for success in these high-pressure situations.

Ideal Skill Sets

The most successful death overs batsmen showcase remarkable hand-eye coordination, allowing them to skillfully hit moving balls into strategic gaps. They possess the raw power to clear boundaries effortlessly, adapting to changes in the bowling attack. Innovation is key for disrupting field settings, and an unwavering temperament adds to the vital qualities needed for success in these crucial moments.


To sum it up, RCB’s outstanding performance of scoring 112 runs against Gujarat Lions stands as the highest total in the last five overs of an IPL innings to date. MI and RCB lead the charts with multiple entries, showcasing their explosive finishers. As matches become more closely contested, the ability to excel in death overs batting will increasingly play a pivotal role in determining match outcomes.

Who hit 175* in death overs for RCB?

Chris Gayle hit 175* for RCB but it wasn’t only in the death overs.

Which team scored 100+ runs in death overs?

RCB holds the record with 112 runs scored in death overs vs Gujarat Lions in 2016.

Who scored most runs for PBKS in death overs vs MI?

Sam Curran (52 runs) and Jitesh Sharma (25 runs) starred for PBKS vs MI in death overs.

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