Bengaluru, April 19: The Indian Premier League (IPL) is undoubtedly the biggest cricket extravaganza in the country which has entered its 10th edition this time.
Starting its journey in 2008, IPL became an instant success and very popular event among the Indian masses. Fans welcomed it with open arms and flocked the stadiums in thousands to cheer for their favourite teams and players.
The tournament was like a uniting force which brought together hundreds of cricketers across the globe. (Top 10 scores)
The biggest selling point of this tournament is its entertainment quotient which remains on a high throughout the course of it.
While the sixes and fours from the willows of the batsmen excite and attract the fans, the scintillating bowling performances too catch many eyeballs. Often the bowlers of a side outshine the batsmen with their impeccable shows and match winning performances.
From Rajasthan Royals (RR) paceman Sohail Tanvir's 6/14 against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the opening season of IPL to Monday night's (April 17) Bhuvneshwar Kumar's fifer against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), bowlers have never failed to entertain the supporters.
As IPL enters its 10th season, we look at the best bowling figures in the history of the league.
Here are top 10 bowling figures in IPL (as on April 18, 2017)
1. 6/14 in 4 overs by Sohail Tanvir (Rajasthan Royals - RR) Vs Chennai Super Kings - CSK in Jaipur - May 4, 2008
2. 6/19 in 4 overs by Adam Zampa (Rising Pune Supergiant - RPS) Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Visakhapatnam - May 10, 2016
3. 5/5 in 3.1 overs by Anil Kumble (Royal Challengers Bangalore - RCB) Vs RR in Cape Town - April 18, 2009
4. 5/12 in 3 overs by Ishant Sharma (Deccan Chargers - DC) Vs Kochi Tuskers Kerala - KTK in Kochi - April 27, 2011
5. 5/13 in 3.4 overs by Lasith Malinga (Mumbai Indians - MI) Vs Delhi Daredevils - DD in Mumbai - April 10, 2011
6. 5/16 in 4 overs by Ravindra Jadeja (CSK) Vs DC in Visakhapatnam - April 7, 2012
7. 5/16 in 4 overs by James Faulkner (RR) Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - SRH in Hyderabad - May 17, 2013
8. 5/17 in 4 overs by Amit Mishra (DD) Vs DC in Delhi - May 15, 2008
9. 5/17 in 4 overs by Andrew Tye (Gujarat Lions - GL) Vs Rising Pune Supergiant - RPS in Rajkot - April 14, 2017
10. 5/18 in 4 overs by Harbhajan Singh (MI) Vs CSK in Mumbai - April 22, 2011