Top five unforgettable matches
The DLF Indian Premier League that started 44 days back has reached its climax. Each of the 59 matches of the tournament had something to remember and something to forget. We give you the best of the matches that will remain embedded in our memories for a long time.
The DLF Indian Premier League that started 44 days back has reached its climax. Each of the 59 matches of the tournament had something to remember and something to forget. We give you the best of the matches that will remain embedded in our memories for a long time. (PTI Photo)
No match can top the charts other than the IPL final between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings. The match went down to the wire and was a complete <em>paisa vasool</em>. Yusuf Pathan took three wickets and made 56 runs. It just brought back the memories of World T20 final. The scores were levelled and Royals needed one run off the last ball. Tanvir hit the last ball and Rajasthan camp erupted with joy. Despite ending on a losing side, Dhoni was very much the captain we know. Only, this time he missed out on the title. (PTI Photo)
It wasn't just wickets and runs that captured our imagination; it was acrobatic fielding as well. An unforgettable superman-like effort from the Punjab dasher fetched a one-run thrilling win over Mumbai Indians. This was the game that dashed Mumbai’s semi-final hopes. (PTI Photo)
That was the peak of Kolkata's season. Shoaib Akhtar was released by Pakistan Cricket Board to play in the IPL. After warming the bench for a couple of games, Akhtar's made his IPL debut against Delhi Daredevils. It was a dramatic first spell that got him 4 wickets and helped the Knights trounce the Devils. (PTI Photo)
Brendon McCullum in the inaugural match of the IPL, showed what this tournament was all about. It was the perfect start for the tournament. McCullum's 158 will always be remembered by anyone who saw the Knight that night. It was the first IPL century and the fastest Twenty-20 hundred ever hit. (PTI Photo)
With 17 needed off the last over it was a stupendous show from Shane Warne. This time he fired with the bat and gave Rajasthan the Royal spirit which stayed with them till the final. He hit two sixes to reach the victory mark. (PTI Photo)