IPL 2020 finale week: Top five finals in Indian Premier League’s history


Sport events stopped for the coronavirus pandemic. The 13th edition of the world’s largest cricket extravaganza, the (IPL), was indefinitely postponed as a result. The tournament was to begin from March 29 but before that the Indian government enforced a countrywide lockdown to contain the coronavirus.
As we approach May 24, the planned grand finale day of IPL 2020, will air all the 12 finales played so far from.
Meanwhile, let’s take a look at top five IPL finals played:IPL 2019 Final: MI v CSKThe pendulum swung wildly for both, (CSK) and (MI). A game which never gave away the plot and a match which no cricket fan will ever forget. An experienced CSK side led by MS Dhoni and a fearless MI side led by Rohit Sharma faced each other for a record 4th time in the finals.
MI opted to bat but its top order couldn’t contribute much until Caribbean power house Keiron Pollard came out to bat and smashed a quick-fire 41 off just 25 balls that took his side to 149/8 in 20 overs.
Chasing 150, CSK began well with Faf Du Plessis leading the charge. However, MI bowlers never gave up and kept bowling a good line and length giving no room to the batsmen. Shane Watson, who batted with a bloodied knee, that kept CSK in the game. But his heroics went in vain as a lethal bowling attack consisting Jasprit Bumrah’s brilliance and Lasith Malinga’s experience helped MI win a thrilling final and lifted its 4th IPL trophy in the last 7 years.
Watch IPL 2019 final, MI vs CSK highlights here
IPL 2017 Final: MI v RPSA relatively new team in the IPL, Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) had a difficult first year in IPL 2016 but in 2017 it had out performed rest of the teams and made it to the finals under the leadership of Steve Smith.
won the toss and chose to bat, but the RPS bowlers, Jaydev Unadkat and Adam Zampa, gave no room to the batsmen to improvise. Krunal Pandya played an inspiring innings as his 47 off 38 balls ensured his team reached a respectable total of 129/8 in 20 overs.
With a low total to chase, RPS were strong favourites to emerge as the new champions of IPL but the MI bowlers held their ground and kept bowling at good lengths. With 11 runs to defend in the last over, Mitchell Johnson bowled one of the best overs of his life. He dismissed the dangerman, Steve Smith as RPS fell short of 1 run. MI cruised to its third IPL title.
Watch IPL 2017 final, MI vs RPS highlights IPL 2016 Final: SRH v RCBPlaying its third IPL final on the back of a great season, RCB were clear favourites to win its first crown in 2016. SRH, playing its first final, also had a great season with captain David Warner roaring in top form.
SRH batted first and with Warner’s great start, coupled with Yuvraj Singh’s 38 and Ben Cutting’s thunderous 39 off 15, the Orange Army were helped to 208/7 in 20 overs. RCB started off brilliantly during the chase with both openers Chris Gayle and captain Virat Kohli stitching a 100-run partnership for the opening wicket.
However, RCB collapsed spectacularly after the loss of its openers and fell 8 runs short off the target. Ben Cutting’s all-round performance which included an unbeaten 39 off 15 and 2/35 in his 4 overs, helped him win the Man of the Match award.
Watch IPL 2016 final, SRH vs RCB highlights IPL 2012 Final: KKR v CSKOpting to bat first playing in its 4th final, CSK were gunning for 3rd consecutive victory in IPL finals. Openers Mike Hussey and Murali Vijay gave the Yellow Army a dream start as they notched up 87 for the opening wicket before Shakib Al Hasan saw the back of Vijay, who departed for 42. ‘China Thala’ Suresh Raina and Hussey then took the KKR bowling attack to the cleaners dispatching the ball to all parts of the ground. Raina went on to score a belligerent 73 off just 38 balls that took CSK to a comfortable score of 190/3 in 20 overs.
Playing in its first final, KKR had to go all out to ensure the victory. After an early loss of captain Gautam Gambhir, opener Manvinder Bisla along with South African legend Jacques Kallis mustered 136 runs together that gave KKR a shot at the title. Kallis played till the second last over and ensured his team were in a winning position before falling to Ben Hilfenhaus for a match-winning 69 off 49 – his innings studded with 7 boundaries and a solitary six. KKR emerged as the champions of IPL in 2012 for the first time in IPL history.
IPL 2008 Final: CSK v RRThe inaugural seasons of the IPL in 2008 changed the face of Indian cricket. MS Dhoni-led and Shane Warne-led sauntered into the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai and treated fans to an experience that set the tone of T20 cricket in future.
Warne put the Men in Yellow to bat first and it was Raina who came to spoil RR’s party as he went on to score a quick-fire 43 off 30 balls before captain MSD walked out to complete formalities with his finishing touches to the innings. Dhoni clobbered 29 off 17 as CSK finished at 163/5 in 20 overs.
Yusuf Pathan was the star for RR as he picked up 3 wickets including the one of opener Parthiv Patel. Pathan also out played the CSK bowlers as he scored a powerful 56 off just 39 balls – an innings decorated with 4 massive sixes and 3 fours. With 8 needed in the last over, Dhoni handed the ball to Lakshmipathy Balaji, but Warne and Sohail Tanvir, batting at the other end, handled the pressure well. RR managed to scrape through in the end, winning the match by 3 wickets – the first ever champions of IPL.
Relive all 12 IPL finals at given date and time on Star Sports:
Shows

Date

Time

Channels

IPL 2019 Final: MI v CSK

24-May

11:00 AM

1, 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports First, Star Sports 1 Hindi

IPL 2018 Final: CSK v SRH

24-May

3:00 PM

Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports First, Star Sports 1 Hindi

IPL 2017 Final: MI v RPS

25-May

11:00 AM

Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports First, Star Sports 1 Hindi

IPL 2016 Final: SRH v RCB

25-May

3:00 PM

Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports First, Star Sports 1 Hindi

IPL 2015 Final: MI v CSK

26-May

11:00 AM

Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports First, Star Sports 1 Hindi

IPL 2014 Final: KXIP v KKR

26-May

3:00 PM

Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports First, Star Sports 1 Hindi

IPL 2013 Final: MI v CSK

27-May

11:00 AM

Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports First, Star Sports 1 Hindi

IPL 2012 Final: KKR v CSK

27-May

3:00 PM

Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports First, Star Sports 1 Hindi

IPL 2011 Final: CSK v RCB

28-May

11:00 AM

Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports First, Star Sports 1 Hindi

IPL 2010 Final: MI v CSK

28-May

3:00 PM

Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports First, Star Sports 1 Hindi

IPL 2009 Final: DC v RCB

29-May

11:00 AM

Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports First, Star Sports 1 Hindi

IPL 2008 Final: CSK v RR

29-May

3:00 PM

Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports First, Star Sports 1 Hindi

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