MiD DAY highlights the changes in the T20 tourney on IPL-I anniversary
MiD DAY tells you what has changed in the T20 extravaganza since the inaugural final on June 1, 2008
>> Then Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne is no longer part of IPL. His farewell match was against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede on May 20, 2011.
>> Man of the 2008 final, Yusuf Pathan is now part of IPL-V champions Kolkata Knight Riders. However, he didn’t hit the high notes and was one of the flops of Edition V
>> Umpire Rudi Koertzen, who stood in the 2008 final, is no more an ICC official. He last officiated on July 24, 2010 during Aus vs Pak Test at Leeds.
>> Pakistan players are not part of the IPL anymore after the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai. Royals’ Sohail Tanvir was awarded the Best Bowler prize for IPL 1
>> After the 2008 IPL final, DY Patil Stadium hosted only four neutral games — the semi-finals, 3rd place play-off and final in 2010. DY was the home ground for Deccan Chargers in 2010 while in 2011, it played host to Pune Warriors.
>> Chennai Super Kings played three finals after this and were crowned champions twice
>> Royals failed to qualify for the top four after being crowned champions in Season One
>> Number of teams increased from eight to 10 in 2011. Kochi were disqualified for Season V
>> Except Shane Watson, none from Royals’ 2008 playing XIare part of the current squad
>> Then IPL commissioner Lalit Modi is no more on the hot seat
Chennai Super Kings: P Patel c Akmal b Pathan 38, S Vidyut c Jadeja b Pathan 16, S Raina c Jadeja b Watson 43, J Morkel c Akmal b Pathan 16, MS Dhoni not out 29, C Kapugedera c Asnodkar b Sohail Tanvir 8, S Badrinath not out 6.
Extras: (B1, Lb2, W3, Nb1) 7. Total: (five wickets; 20 overs)163
Fall of wickets 1-39, 2-64, 3-95, 4-128, 5-148.
Bowling: Sohail Tanvir 4-0-40-1, Watson 4-0-29-1, Munaf 2-0-14-0, Y Pathan 4-0-22-3, Trivedi 2-0-21-0, Warne 4-0-34-0.
Rajasthan Royals: N Patel b Gony 2, S Asnodkar c Raina b Morkel 28, Kamran Akmal run out 6, S Watson b Muralitharan 28, Y Pathan run out 56, M Kaif c Dhoni b Muralitharan 12, R Jadeja c Kapugedera b Morkel 0, S Warne not out 9, Sohail Tanvir not out 9.
Extras: (B1, Lb6, W5, Nb 2) 14 . Total: (seven wickets; 20 overs) 164.
Fall of wickets: 1-19, 2-41, 3-42, 4-107, 5-139, 6-139, 7-143 .
Bowling: Ntini 4-1-21-0, Gony 4-0-30-1, Morkel 4-0-25-2, Balaji 4-0-42-0, Muralitharan 4-0-39-2.
Result: Rajasthan Roayls won by three wickets (last ball result)