19 Best Cricket Moments From The Month: May 2023

This May was absolutely spectacular and gave us some of the best moments that will truly be memorable for cricket fans. From some wholesome moments to some of the best cricket performances in the history of the IPL. With May now coming to an end, let us revisit some of the best cricket moments of this month that have left cricket enthusiasts in awe.

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1.) Chennai Super Kings Win IPL 2023, Equal Mumbai Records Of Most Wins 

With a last-ball win over GT in the IPL 2023, CSK became the champions for the 5th time and equaled the record for most wins in the IPL with Mumbai Indians.

2.) Ravindra Jadeja Wins It For CSK 

Throughout the whole IPL fans wanted Jadeja to get out just to see Dhoni bat, yet in the IPL final Jadeja won CSK the trophy by hitting 10 runs off 2 balls and proved his worth and his importance in the team.

3.) Gavaskar Runs Upto Dhoni For His Autograph

This was one of the most wholesome moments to come out of this year’s IPL. After their last match in Chepauk, Chennai this season for CSK, the players took a lap of honor on the ground as this is speculated to be Dhoni’s last IPL. Sunil Gavaskar, India’s legendary batsman didn’t want to lose this opportunity and run up to Dhoni for his autograph.

Source: IPLT20

4.) Akash Madhwal’s Fiery Spell Knocks LSG Out Of The IPL

Another uncapped player for Mumbai Indians showed his mettle and his potential in the eliminator played between Mumbai Indians and Lucknow Super Giants. Akash Madhwal, the first player from Uttarakhand to participate in the IPL, delivered a remarkable spell of 5/5, resulting in LSG’s elimination from the tournament. In addition, he achieved the extraordinary feat of matching Anil Kumble’s record of 5/5.

Source – IPL Twitter

5.) King Kohli’s Back To Back Centuries

Virat Kohli hit back-to-back centuries towards the end of the IPL season as he overtook Chris Gayle for most centuries in the IPL. His first century came against SRH and the next came against GT.

6.) Yashasvi Jaiswal Breaks Record Of Fastest Fifty In The IPL

Rajasthan Royals opener Yashasvi Jaiswal brought his fifty in just 13 balls against the KKR. By doing this he broke the record of fastest fifty in the IPL previously held jointly by KL Rahul and Pat Cummins.

7.) Dhoni Might Return Next Year?

While many speculated this IPL to be his last, in a post-match interview when asked if this is his last match at Chepauk, Dhoni replied with some ambiguity. According to his reply, he still hasn’t decided whether he’s ready to hang his boots yet and might play the next season.

8.) Shubman Gill Denies RCB A Spot In The Playoffs

Chasing 197, Shubman Gill produced a century and played an amazing inning, and sealed the victory for Gujarat Titans by hitting a six in the end and effectively knocking RCB out of the IPL 2023.

9.) Bowler Bowls A Rather Unusual Delivery

This happened in the recent County Championship fixture when Glamorgan’s opening batsman Eddie Byrom bowled this ball which rolled along the ground. After the ball was bowled all the players burst into laughter.

10.) RCB Players Take A Lap Of Honor

After their last match and effectively their last match in the season, all the RCB payers and staff took a lap of honor for the Chinnaswamy crowd and bid them farewell.

11.) Adidas Becomes The Official Kit Sponsor For ICT

Adidas became the newest kit sponsor for the Indian Cricket Team and everyone’s excited about how the team’s new jersey will look like!

12.) Lucknow Qualify For Playoffs

Lucknow Super Giants narrowly beat Kolkata Knight Riders to qualify for the playoffs. Despite Rinku’s masterclass in the end the team couldn’t chase a total of 176 runs and were short by just 1 run.

13.) Yashasvi Hits The Ball Out Of Wankhede

In an IPL match between RR and MI, young batting superstar Yashasvi hit a ball by Jofra Archer for a huge six which went outside the Wankhede stadium.

14.) The Prince Has His Best-Ever IPL

Shubman Gill who is arguably the most promising young superstar became the only second Indian in the IPL to complete 700 runs. The only other Indian player who achieved this feat is Virat Kohli.

15.) MS Dhoni Stalls Umpires To play Pathirana

Pathirana had gone out of the field and for him to bowl the next over Dhoni had to wait out the amount of time he was out, which he did by stalling the umpires. In doing so he ran the risk of getting charged with slow over-rate, this tactic proved to be beneficial as eventually Pathirana bowled beautifully and denied GT victory.

Source: IPLT20

16.) Shubman’s Scintillating Knock Allows GT To Play The Final

Against Mumbai Indians in qualifier 2, Shubman Gill produced a masterclass inning as he smashed 129 runs off just 60 balls. This also became the highest-ever score in an IPL play-off. With this knock, he also ensured that he wins the orange cap for the season.

17.) Gill Falls Prey To Dhoni’s Lightening Stumping 

Shubman Gill was in his prime and the form of his life during this IPL, scoring a huge hundred in the previous match. He was already at 39 runs off 19 balls and looked threatening when MS Dhoni the fastest wicketkeeper to play the game again delivered with his super fast lightening stumping. So much so that Dhoni’s reaction time while stumping was just 0.1 seconds!

18.) 46 Runs In One Over! Would you believe that?

In a match in a franchise league in Kuwait, between NCM Investment and Tally CC, NCM’s Vasu hit 46 runs in an over.

19.) Steve Smith’s Brilliant Catch!

Arguably one of the best test-batsman of this generation, Steve Smith shows how brilliant he is on the field. He took this amazing catch in the ongoing County Championship Division Two in a match between Sussex and Leicestershire.

With that, we come to the end of this article about the 19 best cricket moments from this month: May 2023. While this month saw a lot of incredible moments from the IPL and county championships, the next month too will be exciting as we will have the WTC finals and we will bring you the best moments from that too next month. Till then goodbye.

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