All IPL Finals: History, Records, and Exciting Moments

History of the IPL Finals

All IPL Finals: History, Records, and Exciting MomentsIPL 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.

In this article, we will take a trip down memory lane and relive all IPL Finals that have taken place so far. We will also highlight some of the most remarkable records and exciting moments of the tournament’s history. So, fasten your seatbelts and get ready for a thrilling ride!

History of the IPL Finals:

The IPL finals have been played since the inception of the league in 2008. The first IPL final 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. Other successful teams include the Chennai Super Kings, who have won the tournament three times, and the Kolkata Knight Riders, who have won it twice.

The IPL finals have also seen some of the greatest players in cricket history competing against each other. Virat Kohli, who was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping 17 crore in the IPL 2023 auction, is one such player. Kohli is one of the most successful batsmen in IPL history and has been instrumental in his team’s success over the years.

What Makes the IPL Finals So Thrilling?

The IPL finals are not just about cricket. They are a celebration of the spirit of the game, bringing together players, fans, and cricketing legends from around the world. The atmosphere in the stadium during an IPL final is electric, with fans cheering for their favorite teams and players.

The IPL finals are also a showcase of some of the most innovative and exciting cricketing strategies. Teams often come up with new and unconventional tactics to outwit their opponents, adding to the excitement of the game.

All IPL Finals: A Walk Down Memory Lane

  • The First IPL Final: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings
  • IPL Finals Through the Years: A Quick Recap
  • The Most Memorable Moments in IPL Finals

The Dominance of the Mumbai Indians in IPL Finals

  • Mumbai Indians: The Most Successful Team in IPL History
  • The Impact of Rohit Sharma in Mumbai Indians’ IPL Final Victories
  • How Mumbai Indians Have Built a Winning Culture in IPL Finals

Chennai Super Kings: The Kings of Consistency in IPL Finals

  • The Role of MS Dhoni in Chennai Super Kings’ Success in IPL Finals
  • Chennai Super Kings’ Winning Strategy in IPL Finals
  • The Most Memorable Chennai Super Kings’ IPL Final Victories

Kolkata Knight Riders: Two-Time Champions of the IPL Finals

  • Kolkata Knight Riders’ Triumph in IPL 2012 Finals
  • How Kolkata Knight Riders Outsmarted Their Opponents in IPL 2014 Finals
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: A Well-Oiled Machine in IPL Finals

IPL Finals – A Battle of the Titans

The IPL finals are the most awaited matches of the tournament. It is the battle of the titans, where the two best teams of the season face each other for the ultimate prize. Over the years, the IPL finals have witnessed some breathtaking performances from the players.

From Chris Gayle’s explosive innings in 2011 to Lasith Malinga’s last-over heroics in 2019, the finals have provided us with some unforgettable moments.

The IPL finals are not just about the teams, but also about the players. The likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, and AB de Villiers have all played crucial roles in their team’s success in the IPL finals.

The IPL finals also provide a platform for young and upcoming players to showcase their talent on the big stage. Players like Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant, and Prithvi Shaw have all made a mark in the IPL finals.

All IPL Finals: History, Records, and Exciting Moments

IPL 2008 Finals – Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings

The first IPL Finals took place on 1st June 2008 between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings. Rajasthan Royals won the match by 3 wickets and were crowned as the champions of the inaugural edition of IPL. Shane Watson was named the Player of the Match for his all-around performance.

IPL 2009 Finals – Deccan Chargers vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

The second edition of the IPL Finals was played between Deccan Chargers and Royal Challengers Bangalore on 24th May 2009. 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.

IPL 2010 Finals – Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings

The IPL Finals of 2010 saw Mumbai Indians taking on Chennai Super Kings on 25th April 2010. 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.

IPL 2011 Finals – Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Chennai Super Kings faced off against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL Finals of 2011 on 28th May 2011. Chennai Super Kings successfully defended their 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.

IPL 2012 Finals – Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders

The IPL Finals of 2012 saw Chennai Super Kings taking on Kolkata Knight Riders on 27th May 2012. 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.

IPL 2013 Final Match

Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2013 Season 6 final match, 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 were the highlight of the match, leading Mumbai Indians to victory.

Dwayne Bravo picked 4 wickets for Chennai Super Kings. Chennai Super Kings top order failed to perform, with MS Dhoni’s unbeaten 63 off 45 not being enough to secure the win. 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 Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians was a thrilling encounter 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. The high-scoring match was a treat for the fans and a testament to the hard-hitting talent of the IPL players.

IPL 2016 Final Match:

Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight runs in a high-scoring match. Ben Cutting played a crucial role in Sunrisers Hyderabad’s victory with 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 Royal Challengers Bangalore a strong start.

IPL 2017 Final Match:

Mumbai Indians beat Pune Warriors India by one run in a low-scoring match. Krunal Pandya was the standout performer for Mumbai Indians, scoring 47 runs off 38 balls. Pune Warriors India gave a tough fight, with Steve Smith’s 51 runs off 50 balls and Ajinkya Rahane’s 44 runs off 38 balls.

IPL 2018 Final Match:

Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets in a high-scoring match. Shane Watson played an unbeatable inning of 115 runs off 57 balls, while Hyderabad’s Kane Williamson and Yusuf Pathan played big innings to reach near 180.

IPL 2019 Final Match:

Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by one run in a highly-strung match. Kieron Pollard played a bomb-blasting inning of 45 runs off 25 balls, while Shane Watson’s 80 runs off 59 balls led Chennai Super Kings to fight the hardest. Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling performance of 4/14 earned him the Player of the Match award.

IPL 2020 Final Match:

Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by five wickets in a match where Trent Boult’s pace variations helped Mumbai Indians restrict Delhi Capitals to 156/7. Ishan Kishan’s quickfire innings of 33 run off 19 balls and Rohit Sharma’s 68 runs off 51 balls provided the foundation for Mumbai Indians’ chase, which was sealed by Kieron Pollard’s unbeaten innings.

The rest of IPL final list is below

2008Rajasthan RoyalsChennai Super KingsDY Patil Stadium, Mumbai
2009Deccan ChargersRoyal Challengers BangaloreWanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
2010Chennai Super KingsMumbai IndiansDY Patil Stadium, Mumbai
2011Chennai Super KingsRoyal Challengers BangaloreM. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
2012Kolkata Knight RidersChennai Super KingsM. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
2013Mumbai IndiansChennai Super KingsEden Gardens, Kolkata
2014Kolkata Knight RidersKings XI PunjabM. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
2015Mumbai IndiansChennai Super KingsEden Gardens, Kolkata
2016Sunrisers HyderabadRoyal Challengers BangaloreM. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
2017Mumbai IndiansRising Pune SupergiantRajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
2018Chennai Super KingsSunrisers HyderabadWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
2019Mumbai IndiansChennai Super KingsRajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
2020Mumbai IndiansDelhi CapitalsDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
2021Chennai Super KingsKolkata Knight RidersDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
2022Rajasthan RoyalsGujarat TitansAhmedabad

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.

Alice Mirza

Cricket is Alice Mirza’s passion, and he loves playing, watching, and discussing the game. The Cricket blog is my way of spreading my thoughts about the game. Previously, I ghost-wrote for a few websites. For me, cricket is more than just a game.

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