All IPL Finals Matches List : History, Records, and Exciting Moments – The IPL Finals is one of the most anticipated events in the cricket world. It is the grand finale of the Indian Premier League, where the top two teams compete to be crowned as the champion of the tournament. The thrill, excitement, and drama of the IPL Finals have never failed to impress cricket fans worldwide.
History of the IPL Finals Matches:
The IPL finals matches have been played since the inception of the league in 2008. The first IPL final match was contested between the Rajasthan Royals and the Chennai Super Kings, with the Rajasthan Royals emerging as the champions. Since then, the IPL finals have been a regular fixture in the cricketing calendar, attracting millions of viewers from around the world.
Top Teams in IPL Finals:
Over the years, several teams have dominated the IPL finals. The Mumbai Indians are the most successful team in IPL history, having won the tournament a record five times. The Chennai Super Kings are the second-most successful team, with five titles. The Kolkata Knight Riders are third with two titles.
Other teams that have reached the IPL finals include the Rajasthan Royals (2008, 2022), Royal Challengers Bangalore (2009, 2011, 2016), Sunrisers Hyderabad (2016, 2018), Rising Pune Supergiant (2017), Delhi Capitals (2020), and Gujarat Titans (2023).
List of Matches of IPL Finals
IPL 2008 Finals – Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings
The first IPL Finals took place on June 1, 2008, between the Rajasthan Royals and the Chennai Super Kings at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. The Rajasthan Royals won the match by 3 wickets and were crowned as the champions of the first-ever IPL season.
Shane Watson was named the Player of the Match for his all-around performance. He scored 58 runs and took 3 wickets to help the Royals win the title.
The match was a close and exciting contest, with both teams fighting hard for victory. The Royals won the toss and elected to field first. The Super Kings scored 163 runs in 20 overs, with Suresh Raina top-scoring with 43 runs.
The Royals got off to a slow start in their chase, but Watson and Yusuf Pathan played key roles in taking the team to victory. Watson scored 58 runs off 43 balls, while Pathan scored 44 runs off 21 balls. The Royals ultimately reached the target with 3 wickets in hand.
IPL 2009 Finals – Deccan Chargers vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
The second edition of the IPL Finals was played on May 24, 2009, between the Deccan Chargers and the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Deccan Chargers won the match by 6 runs and clinched their maiden IPL title.
Adam Gilchrist was awarded the Player of the Match for his blistering knock of 85 runs off 35 balls. He helped the Chargers post a total of 143 runs in 20 overs, which proved to be too much for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore got off to a good start in their chase, but they lost wickets at regular intervals and fell short of the target by 6 runs.
IPL 2010 Finals – Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings
The IPL Finals of 2010 was played on April 25, 2010, between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. Mumbai Indians won the match by 22 runs and lifted their first-ever IPL trophy.
Sachin Tendulkar’s brilliant knock of 48 runs off 45 balls helped Mumbai Indians to set a target of 169 runs. Lasith Malinga’s 3 wickets in the match earned him the Player of the Match award.
The Mumbai Indians got off to a slow start in their batting innings, but Tendulkar anchored the innings and helped his team post a respectable total. Malinga then bowled a brilliant spell of fast bowling to pick up three wickets and help Mumbai Indians win the match.
IPL 2011 Finals – Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
The Chennai Super Kings faced off against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL Finals of 2011 on May 28, 2011, at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The Chennai Super Kings successfully won IPL champion title by winning the match by 58 runs.
Murali Vijay’s outstanding innings of 95 runs off 52 balls and Doug Bollinger’s 4 wickets in the match earned them the Player of the Match award.
The Chennai Super Kings got off to a flying start in their batting innings, with Vijay and Michael Hussey putting on a 100-run partnership for the first wicket. Vijay continued to score freely and helped his team post a total of 205 runs in 20 overs.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore never really got going in their chase and were bundled out for 147 runs in 17.4 overs. Bollinger led the bowling attack for the Chennai Super Kings, picking up 4 wickets.
IPL 2012 Finals – Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders
The IPL Finals of 2012 was played on May 27, 2012, between the Chennai Super Kings and the Kolkata Knight Riders at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by 5 wickets and clinched their first-ever IPL title.
Manvinder Bisla’s stunning knock of 89 runs off 48 balls helped Kolkata Knight Riders chase down the target of 191 runs. Bisla was awarded the Player of the Match for his outstanding performance.
The Kolkata Knight Riders got off to a slow start in their chase, but Bisla accelerated in the middle overs and helped his team get back on track. He was well supported by Jacques Kallis and Yusuf Pathan, who also scored valuable runs. Bisla hit the winning runs in the final over to give Kolkata Knight Riders their maiden IPL title.
IPL 2013 Final Match
The Mumbai Indians defeated the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2013 Season 6 final match, which was held in Kolkata. Mumbai Indians won the toss and batted first, scoring 148/9 in 20 overs. Kieron Pollard’s innings of 63 runs off 45 balls was the highlight of the match, and he led the Mumbai Indians to victory.
Dwayne Bravo picked up 4 wickets for the Chennai Super Kings, but their top order failed to perform, with only MS Dhoni’s unbeaten 63 off 45 runs not being enough to secure the win. The Mumbai Indians won the match by 23 runs, and Kieron Pollard was named the Player of the Match.
IPL 2014 Final Match
The IPL 2014 Season 7 final match between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders was an exhilarating high-scoring affair held in Bangalore. Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and chose to field first. Wriddhiman Saha’s scintillating century of 115 runs off 55 balls and Manan Vohra’s 67 off 52 helped Kings XI Punjab set an imposing target of 199/4 in 20 overs.
In reply, Kolkata Knight Riders started poorly, but Manish Pandey’s blistering 94 off 50 balls ensured that they never lost track of the chase. Pandey’s partnership with Yusuf Pathan made the road to victory easy.
Even though KKR lost some wickets rapidly, Piyush Chawla returned to the pavilion, ensuring the win. Karanveer Singh took four wickets for Kings XI Punjab. Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by three wickets with three balls to spare, and Manish Pandey was named the Player of the Match.
IPL 2015 Final Match
The IPL 2015 Season 8 final match between the Chennai Super Kings and the Mumbai Indians was a thrilling final match held in Kolkata. Chennai Super Kings won the toss and chose to field first. Mumbai Indians put up an impressive score of 202/5 in 20 overs, with Lendl Simmons, Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, and Ambati Rayudu contributing equally to the innings.
The hard-hitting cricket by Mumbai Indians entertained the crowd, with Dwayne Bravo taking two wickets for Chennai Super Kings.
Chennai Super Kings did not make a good start to their innings, but Darren Smith’s exceptional performance of 57 runs provided some hope. However, the other players failed to play big innings, and Chennai Super Kings lost the game, scoring only 161/8 in 20 overs.
McClenaghan took three wickets, while Harbhajan Singh and Malinga took two wickets each for Mumbai Indians.
In the end, Mumbai Indians won the match by 41 runs, and Rohit Sharma was named the Player of the Match for his crucial contribution to Mumbai Indians’ innings.
IPL 2016 Final Match:
The Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight runs in a high-scoring match in the IPL 2016 Final. Ben Cutting played a crucial role in the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s victory with a splendid innings of 39 runs off 15 balls, while Chris Gayle’s extraordinary innings of 76 runs off 38 balls and Virat Kohli’s 54 runs off 35 balls gave the Royal Challengers Bangalore a strong start.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore needed 21 runs off the last over to win, but Cutting bowled brilliantly to take two wickets and restrict them to 200/7 in 20 overs.
IPL 2017 Final Match:
The Mumbai Indians defeated the Pune Warriors India by one run in a thrilling low-scoring match in the IPL 2017 Final. Krunal Pandya was the standout performer for the Mumbai Indians, scoring a crucial 47 runs off 38 balls. The Pune Warriors India gave a tough fight, with Steve Smith scoring 51 runs off 50 balls and Ajinkya Rahane scoring 44 runs off 38 balls.
In the end, the Mumbai Indians held their nerve to win the match by a narrow margin of one run. It was a memorable victory for the Mumbai Indians, as it was their third IPL title in six years.
IPL 2018 Final Match:
The Chennai Super Kings defeated the Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets in a high-scoring match in the IPL 2018 Final. Shane Watson played an unbeaten knock of 115 runs off 57 balls, while Hyderabad’s Kane Williamson and Yusuf Pathan played big innings to help their team reach a total of 178/6 in 20 overs.
Watson’s knock was the highest individual score in an IPL final, and he was named the Player of the Match for his outstanding performance. The Chennai Super Kings chased down the target with ease, winning the match with nine balls to spare.
IPL 2019 Final Match:
The Mumbai Indians defeated the Chennai Super Kings by one run in a thrilling IPL 2019 Final. Kieron Pollard played a match-winning knock of 45 runs off 25 balls, while Shane Watson scored a valiant 80 runs off 59 balls for the Chennai Super Kings.
In the end, it was Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling performance of 4/14 that earned him the Player of the Match award. He bowled the final over of the match and defended 9 runs to help Mumbai Indians clinch their fourth IPL title.
IPL 2020 Final Match:
The Mumbai Indians defeated the Delhi Capitals by five wickets in the IPL 2020 Final. Trent Boult’s pace variations helped the Mumbai Indians restrict the Delhi Capitals to 156/7. Ishan Kishan’s quickfire innings of 33 runs off 19 balls and Rohit Sharma’s 68 runs off 51 balls provided the foundation for the Mumbai Indians’ chase, which was sealed by Kieron Pollard’s unbeaten innings.
The Mumbai Indians won their fifth IPL title with this victory, and they are now the most successful team in the tournament’s history.
IPL 2021 Final Math:
Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs to win IPL 2021 Final. Faf du Plessis and MS Dhoni scored half-centuries for CSK, while Shubman Gill and Andre Russell scored fifties for KKR. Deepak Chahar was named the Player of the Match for his two wickets.
IPL 2022 Final Match:
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 Final was played on May 29, 2022, between the Gujarat Titans (GT) and the Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. GT won the match by 7 wickets to clinch their maiden IPL title.
RR batted first and scored 130/9 in 20 overs, thanks to a half-century from Yashasvi Jaiswal (50). GT chased down the target in 18.1 overs, with Shubman Gill (45) and Hardik Pandya (34) leading the way.
GT’s bowlers were brilliant on the night, with Rashid Khan picking up three wickets, while Yash Dayal and Hardik Pandya picked up two wickets each. Rashid Khan was named the Player of the Match for his outstanding performance.
IPL 2023 Winner of Final Match
CSK won the toss and elected to field, with GT scoring 214 runs for 4 wickets, setting the record for the highest team total in an IPL final. Due to inclement weather, the Super Kings’ innings was delayed by over an hour, and the target was adjusted by the Duckworth–Lewis–Stern (DLS) method to 171 runs in 15 overs. The team would ultimately win by five wickets, securing their fifth IPL title. CSK player Devon Conway was named player of the match.
IPL final Matches Winners List
|2023||Mohammed Shami||Gujarat Titans||17||28|
|2022||Yuzvendra Chahal||Rajasthan Royals||17||27|
|2021||Harshal Patel||Royal Challengers Bangalore||15||32|
|2020||Kagiso Rabada||Delhi Capitals||17||30|
|2019||Imran Tahir||Chennai Super Kings||17||26|
|2018||Andrew Tye||Kings XI Punjab||14||24|
|2017||Bhuvneshwar Kumar||Sunrisers Hyderabad||14||26|
|2016||Bhuvneshwar Kumar||Sunrisers Hyderabad||17||23|
|2015||Dwayne Bravo||Chennai Super Kings||17||26|
|2014||Mohit Sharma||Chennai Super Kings||16||23|
|2013||Dwayne Bravo||Chennai Super Kings||18||32|
|2012||Morne Morkel||Delhi Daredevils||16||25|
|2011||Lasith Malinga||Mumbai Indians||16||28|
|2010||Pragyan Ojha||Deccan Chargers||16||21|
|2009||RP Singh||Deccan Chargers||16||23|
|2008||Sohail Tanvir||Rajasthan Royals||11||22|
Who holds the record for the most runs in IPL finals?
Suresh Raina holds the record for the most runs in IPL finals, with 369 runs in 10 innings.
Who has won the most IPL finals?
Mumbai Indians have won the most IPL finals, with 5 titles to their name.
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