There are lots of nail-biting close encounter T20 cricket matches in the Indian Premier League starting from 2008 till 2019. In this article, we are going to list the top 13 matches with short margin results which includes both 1 run and 1 wicket.
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Close Encounter Matches With 1 Run Margin
There were 10 close encounters matches happened from the IPL season 2008 till the last IPL season 2019. There were league matches and few final matches in that. Overall, Mumbai Indians have won 3 close encounter thrillers with just 1 run margin in the IPL history. Both Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Kings XI Punjab won 2 matches with 1 run margin. Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals and Gujarat Lions have won 1 match each with 1 run margin. When it comes to losing side, CSK and Delhi Capitals both have lost 2 times in short margin(1) matches.
KXIP Vs Mumbai Indians Thriller In IPL 2008
In this close encounter match, Kings XI Punjab has batted first and they have scored totally 189 runs for the loss of 4 wickets from 20 overs. Whereas Mumbai Indians were able to make only 188 runs from the given 20 overs after losing all their wickets. This match was played in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on 21st May 2008. KXIP’s Shaun Marsh was given the “Player of the Match” award.
Kings XI Punjab Vs Deccan Chargers Close Encounter In 2009
In IPL 2009 season, KXIP again made it with a 1 run win against Deccan Chargers on 17th May, 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa. In this 49th IPL league match of 2009 IPL, Kings XI Punjab team have scored 134 runs in their first innings by losing 7 wickets from twenty overs. While chasing Punjab’s 134 runs, Deccan Chargers team were able to score only 133 runs for 8 wickets from 20 overs. Kings XI’s Yuvraj Singh was selected as “Man of the Match”.
Delhi Capitals Vs Rajasthan Royals Thriller Encounter In IPL 2012
Delhi Capitals IPL team made their close margin win against Rajasthan Royals IPL team on 29th April 2012 in Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi. Delhi’s Sehwag was given the man of the match award for his contribution on runs. Delhi Capitals have set the target of 153 runs for Rajasthan team. Though Rajasthan Royals didn’t lose much wickets, they were able to put only 151 runs.
Mumbai Indians Vs Pune Warriors Close Encounter
In the same IPL 2012 season, there were one more 1 run close and thriller encounter cricket T20 match between Mumbai Indians and Pune Warriors India IPL teams. This close T20 game was played at PWI’s home ground Pune on 3rd May 2012. Mumbai Indians batted first and put 120 runs on the scoreboard for the loss of 9 wickets from the limited 20 overs. After playing the complete 20 overs in the 2nd innings, Pune Warrior was able to score 119 runs only for the loss of six wickets.
Chennai Super Kings Vs Delhi Capitals Close Encounter Thriller In IPL 2015
In IPL 2015, the mighty Chennai Super Kings registered their first win in a close encountered cricket match on 9th April, 2015. It was the 2nd league match of the season between Delhi Capitals and CSK. CSK have scored 150 runs for 7 wickets initially in their batting innings. In the bowling innings of Chennai Super Kings, CSK were able to restrict the Delhi Capitals team exactly on 149 runs. Chennai’s Ashish Nehra was given the “Player of the Match” award for his excellent bowling.
Gujarat Lions Vs Delhi Capitals
Again Delhi Capitals loses one more close match in IPL 2016. This time, DC has failed to chase Gujarat Lions first innings score 172 runs. This match was played in Delhi on 27th April 2016. Delhi team have scored only 171 runs from the 20 overs for the loss of 5 wickets.
RCB Vs KXIP Match With 1 Run Margin
This is the second close encounter match on the same season IPL 2016. The match was between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab on 9th May 2016 in Mohali, Chandigarh. Royal Challengers Bangalore batted first and have put 175 runs on board after losing six wickets. While chasing the first innings score of 175 runs, KXIP were able to score 174 runs. Shane Watson was given the Man of the Match award.
Mumbai Indians Vs Rising Pune Supergiant – Close Encounter In IPL 2017 Final
This is the 8th close thriller match in the IPL history, and the match was between MI and RPS IPL teams. This IPL final match was played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on 21st May 2017. The Mumbai Indians team set the target for this critical match as 130 runs for RPS. At the end of 2nd inning’s 20th over, Rising Pune team have scored only 128 runs for the loss of 5 wickets.
CSK Vs RCB Close Encounter In IPL 2019
This close encounter match was between MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings and Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL team on 21st April, 2019 in Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. Before winning this nail-biting thriller T20 cricket match against CSK, RCB have already lost a league match with Chennai Super Kings. In this match, Royal Challengers had batted first and scored 161 runs, whereas CSK was able to score only 160 runs.
Mumbai Vs Chennai Close Encounter In IPL 2009 Final
Again a bad luck match for Chennai Super Kings in the last year’s IPL final 2019. After winning the toss, Rohith Sharma MI’s skipper has elected to bat first. Mumbai Indians have scored 149 runs from 20 overs. While chasing the target, CSK had started well with the help of Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis, later the lost few quick wickets and finally, they were able to score 148 runs only.
Close Encounter Matches With 1 Wicket Difference
There were 3 IPL matches which resulted in 1 wicket margin in the IPL history. The first match was between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders in Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 9th May, 2015. The second match was between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2008. In that match Chennai Super Kings have won the match by 1 wicket margin. The third and final match was between Sunrisers and Mumbai Indians, in which SRH beat Mumbai Indians on 12th April 2018.