Although there is a high voltage match in IPL history it can’t get better than the ultimate title IPL finals that are what team is fighting and competing for. Read out the story of IPL finals from the 2008 first season of IPL to the 2019 12th season of IPL.
IPL finals from 2008 to 2019
Look out for the first IPL final between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super King.
1.IPL 2008-RAJASTHAN ROYALS WON BY 3 WICKETS
Rajasthan Royals had won the toss and put Chennai Super Kings to bat on a good batting pitch. The openers got good starts. Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni finished off well and CSK posted (above par) score 164 runs in 20 overs.
Chasing 164 wasn’t going to be easy on the slightly two-paced surface and Rajasthan was hobbling at 42 for 3 but the 65-run stand between Yusuf Pathan and Shane Watson provided the impetus. Another mini-collapse put them in a spot of bother but Warne and Tanvir put on handy 21 in a harum-scarum final leg.
2.IPL 2009-DECCAN CHARGES WON BY SIX RUNS
RCB won the toss and chose to field. H. Gibbs top-scored (53 of 48 balls) and anchored the innings throughout and all batsmen batted around him. The wickets were falling at regular intervals hence they posted a decent target 144.
Deccan Chargers invoked the bull in their emblem to successfully defend a modest total, beat Royal Challengers Bangalore and win a tournament they had ended up last in the previous season. They bowled with fire, fielded aggressively and sledged and hustled – almost literally – to victory in a final that twisted and turned and lived up to the occasion.
3.IPL 2010-CHENNAI SUPER KINGS WON BY 22 RUNS
CSK won the toss and chose to field. Suresh Raina capitalized on two dropped catches to score a crucial fifty, and Chennai Super Kings defended with aggression, smartness, and flair to win the third IPL. Chennai was struggling at 68 for 3 after 12 overs when Dhoni got into the act: 100 runs were added in the last eight, and Raina scored 44 at a strike-rate of 200 after the first drop. The win concluded a fourth consecutive one-sided knockout in the tournament.
4.IPL 2011-CHENNAI SUPER KINGS WON BY 58 RUNS
It was 8 in a row at home and 2nd-time champions in a row. Yet another title to MS Dhoni. They played like champions and emerged champions. Their display today reminded one of the days when Australia ruled the roost.
On the big day, they bring out their best game and crush the opposition. Once Ashwin set up Gayle and then took him out for a duck, then it was always going be one side that was going to win. RCB has done really well to get this far and they have to thank one man – Chris Gayle for leading them single-handedly and inspiring them.
5.IPL 2012-KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS WON BY 5 WICKETS
KKR were really up against it when they had to chase a total of 191. They had their backs to the wall when they lost their skipper and the in-form batsman Gambhir. Bisla then showed everyone just why he was picked in place of McCullum.
He unleashed some fearless cricket and really tore through Chennai’s attack. Kallis played some nonchalant cricket alongside him and just kept rotating the strike. Manoj Tiwary then batted like the real finisher and kept his composure to strike a boundary to seal the victory.
6.IPL 2012-MUMBAI INDIANS WON BY 23 RUNS
Mumbai Indians clinched their first IPL Trophy as they defeated Chennai Super Kings by a convincing 23-run margin in the Pepsi IPL 2013 final at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday night. Batting first, MI posted 148 after opting to bat first before their bowlers restricted CSK to 125.
7.IPL 2014-KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS WON BY 3 WICKETS
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) to win the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 title on June 1. By doing so, KKR has become the second team to win two IPL titles. It was a high-scoring match in the IPL 7 final and there were a lot of good and great performances. Special innings from Manish Pandey, someone needed to produce an innings to topple Saha and it was up to the local boy – Pandey, who has been brought up on this wicket, to provide it.
8.IPL 2015-MUMBAI INDIANS WON BY 41 RUNS
The Mumbai Indians have crowned champions of IPL 2015 after they registered a resounding victory over the Chennai Super Kings in the title-clash at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Rohit Sharma kept his love affair with the venue after he blitzed his way to a half-century first up and then ended the day lifting the coveted IPL Trophy.
After setting CSK a target of 203, the MI bowlers kept striking at regular intervals, took all the opportunities that came their way and restricted their opponents to 161-8 to win by 41 runs.
9.IPL 2016-SUNRISES HYDERABAD WON BY 8 RUNS
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) bowlers put up an incredible performance to ruin Virat Kohli’s fairy tale season beating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 8 runs in a high-octane summit clash walking away with their maiden Indian Premier League trophy, here tonight (May 29). In a battle between IPL’s best batting and bowling line-ups, the Orange Army came up trumps despite initial blistering from Chris Gayle and Kohli, defending their total of 208/7 by restricting the home team to 200/7.
10.IPL 2017-MUMBAI INDIANS WON BY 1 RUN
Mumbai Indians defeated Rising Pune Supergiant in a low-scoring final to win the Indian Premier League (IPL) title here on Sunday (May 21) In a match that went right down to the last ball, Mumbai registered a one-run victory in the packed Rajiv Gandhi International stadium. This was Mumbai’s third IPL title.
11.IPL 2018-CHENNAI SUPER KINGS WON 8 WICKETS
With Chennai Super Kings winning their third IPL title, the MS Dhoni-led side emerged as the best team of the tournament. While the batsmen were outstanding for CSK, the bowlers came out good too. The win in the final will perhaps be the most satisfying one for the team as it came against mighty Sunrisers Hyderabad.
12.IPL 2019-MUMBAI INDIANS WON BY 1 RUN
Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings by 1 run in a last-ball thriller to become the 1st team to win the Indian Premier League for the 4th time.
Shane Watson played a starring role for Chennai Super Kings in an IPL final for the second successive year but his efforts were in vain as MI made a spectacular comeback.
It was a tense final. It was a thriller. After fortunes shifted both ways, Chennai Super Kings needed 9 off the final over but Lasith Malinga, who had gone for 20 in his previous over, gave away only 7 in the final over of the season to seal a sensational victory for Mumbai Indians.
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