When And Where Was The First IPL Match Played?

When And Where Was The First IPL Match Played?

The IPL 2023 is in full swing, with so many exciting games happening that are being enjoyed by fans all across the world. The 16th edition of the IPL is looking even more exciting than before as so many matches are going down till the last wire. 

We also witnessed a new record this time during a match between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings where the live viewership on Jio Cinema went up to 24 million, the highest ever it has gone!

Looking back, IPL has come a long way and no one could have really predicted this one when it first started out. But when did the IPL start? When and where was the first-ever IPL match played?

If you have these questions in your mind, then you have come to the right place! In this blog, we will be going back in time and look at the roots of IPL. We will be checking out when and where the first IPL match was played. 

So sit tight and enjoy this stroll down the memory lane!

When Did IPL Start?

IPL has now entered its 16th edition in the year 2023. It was started in 2008 by BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) under the leadership of then vice-president, Mr. Lalit Modi. 

When and where was the first IPL match played?

The first ever IPL match was played on 18th April 2008 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore. KKR batted first and put up a mammoth 222 runs on the board. Their charge was led by Brendon McCullum, who alone scored 158 runs off just 73 balls. 

RCB were given a huge task in the first IPL match itself to which they failed miserably. They managed to score only 82 runs, before getting all out in the 15th over. The likes of Ajit Agarkar, Ashok Dinda, and Sourav Ganguly were too much for the RCB attack. 

KKR won the match by 140 runs, and McCullum scored IPL’s first-ever century. The match was completely one-sided but has cemented its place in the history books as the inaugural point of what would turn out to be the world’s biggest sporting event. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who won the first-ever IPL?

The inaugural IPL was won by the Rajasthan Royals in 2008. 

2. How many teams played in the first IPL?

A total of 8 teams played in the first IPL:
1. Chennai Super Kings
2. Deccan Chargers
3. Delhi Daredevils
4. Kings XI Punjab
5. Kolkata Knight Riders
6. Mumbai Indians
7. Rajasthan Royals
8. Royal Challengers Bangalore

3. Which edition of the IPL is happening in 2023?

The 16th edition of the IPL is being played in 2023.

4. How many overseas players are allowed in an IPL lineup?

A maximum of 4 overseas players can play an IPL match for a team. 

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