IPL 9 was a successful tournament which saw some brilliant batting performances from individual players from all eight teams in the competition. Despite players with superb batting there were some instances that there innings did not result in their teams winning the matches for their franchise.
Here we look at the top 5 knocks which came in a losing cause.
1. Steve Smith’s unbeaten 101 vs Gujarat Lions
Steve Smith was at his best in the 25th match at MCA Stadium, Pune on 29th April 2016 against Gujarat Lions. It was an exceptional knock by Steve Smith who batted superbly. The Australian cricket just timed the ball from the word go. In that knock he smashed Gujarat Lions to all parts of the ground. He took the attack to the bowlers and did not allow the bowlers to settle. His knock of 101 off 54 balls helped Pune Super Giants to post a competitive total of 195 for 3. Gujarat Lions openers gave the team a flying start which eased the pressure on others. At the end , Gujarat Lions won the match by 3 wickets on the last ball.