Taking a 5-wicket haul in the IPL is the dream of every bowler who participates in the competition. Taking five wickets in a T20 match is extremely difficult because a bowler only gets to bowl 24 deliveries. However, in the long history of the Indian Premier League, there have been instances when bowlers not only ended up taking five wickets but also went the distance and touched the six-wicket haul.
Taking five wickets in a match is one thing but to do so while conceding less than 10 runs in the spell is another level of achievement. There have been some instances in T20 cricket, where the bowler leaked more than 40 runs in the spell but ended up with five wickets. Such a performance generally does not make the required impact on the match’s result.
However, here’s a list of the two players who took a five-wicket haul in the IPL while giving away less than 10 runs in the spell. The following two spells turned the match completely in their team’s favor:
1. Akash Madhwal bowled a spell of 5/5 against Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2023
Akash Madhwal stunned the Lucknow Super Giants batting lineup by bowling a magnificent spell of 5/5 last night at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. It was the Eliminator match of IPL 2023, where the Mumbai Indians squared off against LSG.
Chasing 183 for a win, LSG got all out for just 101 runs. The Super Giants’ innings was derailed by three run-outs and Madhwal’s spell of 5/5.
2. Anil Kumble was the first bowler in IPL to take 5-wicket haul while conceding less than 10 runs
The first bowler to achieve this unique feat was former Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Anil Kumble. The leg-spinner accomplished the feat against the Rajasthan Royals in the 2009 season. RR got all out for just 58 runs in that game as Kumble returned with figures of 3.1-1-5-5.