A look at the top five bowling figures in IPLLast updated on Mar 04, 2019, 01:30 am
Over the years in the Indian Premier League (IPL), we have witnessed some breathtaking bowling spells that helped sides win matches.
The cash-rich league is known to be batsmen friendly, but still certain top class bowlers have dominated the proceedings.
With the IPL 2019 starting this month, here we look at the top five bowling figures in the history of the tournament.
Sohail Tanvir scripted this record a decade back
Former Pakistani pacer Sohail Tanvir played a solid role for Rajasthan Royals in the inaugural campaign in 2008.
The left-arm pacer holds the record for delivering the best bowling figures (6/14).
He scripted this feat against Chennai Super Kings.
CSK were bowled out for a paltry 109 after his heroics.
Royals then went on to chase the target with eight wickets to spare.
Adam Zampa rocked the Orange Army in 2016
Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa dictated the show against eventual title winners Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2016.
Playing for Rising Pune Supergiant, the Aussie notched figures of 6/19.
He is the only bowler alongside Tanvir to claim six wickets in an IPL match.
His brilliance saw SRH get restricted to 137/8.
But Pune couldn't build on the same and lost the match by four runs (133/8).
Anil Kumble rocked Newlands with stupendous performance
Legend Anil Kumble stood out for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2009 edition of the IPL.
The leg-spinner helped his side enjoy a commanding win over the Royals.
Riding on a a sensational 66 by Rahul Dravid, RCB posted 133/8.
In reply, RR were bowled out for just 58.
Kumble ripped apart the oppositions with figures of 5/5 in 19 deliveries at Newlands, Cape Town.
Ishant Sharma blew Kochi Tuskers away in 2011
Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma may have just earned a comeback to the IPL with Delhi Capitals after years of oblivion, but he stood out for the Chargers in 2011.
Ishant decimated Kochi Tuskers with a brilliant spell of 5/12.
Chargers posted a paltry 129/7 and needed to rely on the bowlers.
Ishant responded with his magic and handed Chargers a 55-run win.
Veteran Lasith Malinga showed his class against Delhi
Lasith Malinga has given the fans plenty to cheer for with his wicket-taking attributes for Mumbai Indians.
Malinga is also the leading wicket-taker (154).
In 2011, the Sri Lankan weaved his magic against Delhi at their own backyard.
Malinga was unstoppable as he notched figures of 5/13.
Delhi managed 95 runs and that saw MI win the match by eight wickets.