IPL 2011 Final Winner: Chennai vs Bangalore

IPL 2011 Final Winner: The Chennai Super Kings emerged victorious in the final match of the 2011 Indian Premier League (IPL), defeating the Royal Challengers Bangalore by a commanding margin of 58 runs.

In CSK vs RCB final 2011 victory marked their second IPL championship title in four years of competition, and they have consistently qualified for the knock-out stage every year. For Bangalore, this was the second time they fell short in the finals, having previously finished as runners-up in 2009.

IPL 2011 Final Statistics – IPL 2011 Final Winner?

Winning TeamChennai Super Kings
Highest Scorer (Orange Cap)Chris Gayle (608 runs)
Highest Wickets TakerLasith Malinga (28)
Man of the SeriesChris Gayle
Winning Team CaptainMS Dhoni
Maximum SixesChris Gayle
Runner Up TeamRoyal Challengers Bangalore

Chennai won the toss in the high-stakes 2011 IPL final match, and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni confidently chose to bat first. Michael Hussey and Murali Vijay provided a blazing start, reaching the 50-run mark in just six overs, and went on to establish a record first-wicket partnership.

The duo added an impressive 159 runs during their partnership at the crease, spanning 14.5 overs. While Hussey played a more anchoring role, he still managed to score 63 runs off 45 balls, including three fours and three sixes.

However, it was Vijay’s aggressive batting that truly dismantled Bangalore’s hopes. He struck a remarkable 95 runs off just 52 balls, smashing four fours and six sixes.

Vijay was dismissed in the 19th over, seemingly hampered by cramps and exhaustion, which prevented him from completing a flawless century. Dhoni, who had promoted himself to the number three position, quickly accumulated 29 runs with Vijay, taking most of the strike himself.

IPL 2011 Final Winner: Chennai vs Bangalore

Bravo delivered a blistering 22 runs off just 13 balls, including two sixes, in the CSK final 2011. With about ten balls remaining, the subsequent batsmen attempted to hit aggressively, but Chris Gayle took two wickets in the final over, raising concerns that Chennai might fall short of 200. However, Dwayne Bravo came in and smashed the last ball for a six, bringing their total to 205 for five.

The run chase hinged on Gayle’s performance. Unfortunately, he was dismissed for a three-ball duck after Ravichandran Ashwin had him caught behind the wicket.

Mayank Agarwal was dismissed for ten runs, and by the third over, Bangalore was already struggling at 16 for two wickets. Any remaining hope rested on Virat Kohli, who fought valiantly in a losing cause, scoring 35 runs off 32 balls.

However, the innings’ top score belonged to Saurabh Tiwary, who came in later in the order and managed 42 runs. This dismal performance reflected Bangalore’s struggles on the day. Ashwin’s outstanding bowling figures of three for 16 in four overs and Shadab Jakati’s two for 21 were instrumental in Chennai’s victory.

CSK vs RCB 2011 IPL Final Scorecard

Chennai Super Kings Innings

Michael Hussey
c Mithun b Syed Mohammad
Murali Vijay
c Vettori b Aravind
MS Dhoni (c)
c Kohli b Aravind
Suresh Raina
b Gayle
Albie Morkel
c Kohli b Gayle
S Badrinath
not out
Dwayne Bravo
not out
Extras9 (b 0, lb 7, w 2, nb 0, p 0)
Total205 (5 wkts, 20 Ov)
Did not batWriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shadab Jakati, Doug Bollinger

IPL 2011 Final Scorecard: CSK Fall of Wickets

Fall of Wickets
159-1 (M Hussey, 14.5), 188-2 (Vijay, 18.1), 188-3 (Dhoni, 18.2), 199-4 (Albie Morkel, 19.4), 199-5 (Raina, 19.5)

CSK vs RCB IPL Final Match: RCB Bowlers

Zaheer Khan40300007.50
Sreenath Aravind303920213.00
Chris Gayle40342008.50
JS Mohammad303910013.00
Daniel Vettori40340008.50
Abhimanyu Mithun202200011.00

Royal Challengers Bangalore Innings

Mayank Agarwal
b R Ashwin
Chris Gayle
lbw b Raina
Virat Kohli
lbw b S Raina
AB de Villiers
lbw b S Jakati
Luke Pomersbach
c & b S Jakati
Saurabh Tiwary
not out
Daniel Vettori
c & b R Ashwin
Abhimanyu Mithun
c D Bollinger b DJ Bravo
Zaheer Khan
c M Hussey b D Bollinger
JS Mohammad
not out
Extras6 (b 2, lb 2, w 1, nb 1, p 0)
Total147 (8 wkts, 20 Ov)
Did not batSreenath Aravind

IPL 2011 Final Scorecard: RCB Fall of Wickets

Fall of Wickets
1-1 (Gayle, 0.4), 16-2 (Mayank Agarwal, 2.3), 48-3 (de Villiers, 6.3), 62-4 (Pomersbach, 8.3), 69-5 (Kohli, 9.6), 70-6 (Vettori, 10.2), 92-7 (Mithun, 12.6), 130-8 (Zaheer, 18.4)

CSK vs RCB IPL 2011 Final Match: CSK Bowlers

Ravichandran Ashwin40163004.00
Albie Morkel30240008.00
Doug Bollinger30281019.33
Shadab Jakati40212105.25
Suresh Raina40391009.75
Dwayne Bravo20151007.50

Who Won the IPL 2011 final Match?

The Chennai Super Kings won the IPL 2011 final match.

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