2008 Indian Premier League

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2008 Indian Premier League
Ipl.svg
Administrator(s) BCCI
Cricket format Twenty20
Tournament format(s) Double round-robin and knockout
Host(s)  India
Champions Rajasthan Royals
Participants 8
Matches played 59
Attendance 3,422,000 (58,000 per match)
Man of the Series Australia Shane Watson, Rajasthan
(472 runs and 17 wickets)
Most runs AustraliaShaun Marsh, Punjab (616)
Most wickets PakistanSohail Tanvir, Rajasthan (22)
Official website www.iplt20.com
2009

The 2008 Indian Premier League season was the debut season of the Indian Premier League, established by the BCCI in 2007. The season commenced on 18 April 2008 with the final match held on 1 June 2008. The competition started with a double round robin group stage, in which each of the 8 teams played a home match and an away match against every other team. These matches were followed by two semi-finals and a final.[1]

In a match which went down to the last ball, Rajasthan Royals defeated Chennai Super Kings in the final to win the title,[2] with Yusuf Pathan named the player of the match and Shane Watson adjudged the player of the tournament.[3] Sohail Tanvir won the purple cap for being the top wicket-taking bowler while Shaun Marsh won the orange cap for leading run-scorer in the tournament. Shreevats Goswami was awarded the best under-19 player award and the special award for Fair Play was won by the Chennai Super Kings.

Player auctions[edit]

Mahendra Singh Dhoni who was bought by the Super Kings for $1.5 Million was the most expensive cricketer of the tournament.

The auctions were conducted on 20 February 2008 with Mahendra Singh Dhoni winning the highest bid of US$1.5 million.[4]

Nat Player Franchise Price (USD)
India Dhoni, Mahendra SinghMahendra Singh Dhoni Chennai Super Kings 1,500,000
Australia Gilchrist, AdamAdam Gilchrist Deccan Chargers 700,000
Sri Lanka Muralitharan, MuttiahMuttiah Muralitharan Chennai Super Kings 600,000
Sri Lanka Jayawardene, MahelaMahela Jayawardene Kings XI Punjab 475,000
Australia Warne, ShaneShane Warne Rajasthan Royals 450,000
Pakistan Akhtar, ShoaibShoaib Akhtar Kolkata Knight Riders 425,000
India Kumble, AnilAnil Kumble Royal Challengers Bangalore 500,000
India Singh, HarbhajanHarbhajan Singh Mumbai Indians 850,000
Sri Lanka Jayasuriya, SanathSanath Jayasuriya Mumbai Indians 975,000
Sri Lanka Sangakkara, KumarKumar Sangakkara Kings XI Punjab 700,000
Australia Ponting, RickyRicky Ponting Kolkata Knight Riders 400,000
Australia Lee, BrettBrett Lee Kings XI Punjab 900,000
Australia Symonds, AndrewAndrew Symonds Deccan Chargers 1,350,000
New Zealand Vettori, DanielDaniel Vettori Delhi Daredevils 625,000
Australia Hayden, MatthewMatthew Hayden Chennai Super Kings 375,000
New Zealand McCullum, BrendonBrendon McCullum Kolkata Knight Riders 700,000
New Zealand Oram, JacobJacob Oram Chennai Super Kings 675,000
New Zealand Fleming, StephenStephen Fleming Chennai Super Kings 350,000
South Africa Smith, GraemeGraeme Smith Rajasthan Royals 250,000
South Africa Gibbs, HerschelleHerschelle Gibbs Deccan Chargers 575,000
Jamaica Gayle, ChrisChris Gayle Kolkata Knight Riders 800,000
Pakistan Malik, ShoaibShoaib Malik Delhi Daredevils 500,000
Pakistan Afridi, ShahidShahid Afridi Deccan Chargers 675,000
Pakistan Khan, YounisYounis Khan Rajasthan Royals 225,000
Pakistan Asif, MohammadMohammad Asif Delhi Daredevils 650,000
South Africa Kallis, JacquesJacques Kallis Royal Challengers Bangalore 900,000
India Khan, ZaheerZaheer Khan Royal Challengers Bangalore 450,000
India Sreesanth Kings XI Punjab 625,000
India Karthik, DineshDinesh Karthik Delhi Daredevils 525,000
South Africa de Villiers, ABAB de Villiers Delhi Daredevils 300,000
South Africa Boucher, MarkMark Boucher Royal Challengers Bangalore 450,000
India Patel, ParthivParthiv Patel Chennai Super Kings 325,000
Pakistan Akmal, KamranKamran Akmal Rajasthan Royals 150,000
South Africa Morkel, AlbieAlbie Morkel Chennai Super Kings 675,000
India Agarkar, AjitAjit Agarkar Kolkata Knight Riders 350,000
South Africa Pollock, ShaunShaun Pollock Mumbai Indians 550,000
India Pathan, IrfanIrfan Pathan Kings XI Punjab 925,000
New Zealand Styris, ScottScott Styris Deccan Chargers 175,000
Sri Lanka Maharoof, FarveezFarveez Maharoof Delhi Daredevils 225,000
Sri Lanka Dilshan, TillakaratneTillakaratne Dilshan Delhi Daredevils 250,000
Australia White, CameronCameron White Royal Challengers Bangalore 500,000
India Pathan, YusufYusuf Pathan Rajasthan Royals 475,000
India Sharma, JoginderJoginder Sharma Chennai Super Kings 225,000
India Gambhir, GautamGautam Gambhir Delhi Daredevils 725,000
India Uthappa, RobinRobin Uthappa Mumbai Indians 800,000
India Laxman, V. V. S.V. V. S. Laxman Deccan Chargers 375,000
India Jaffer, WasimWasim Jaffer Royal Challengers Bangalore 150,000
India Sharma, RohitRohit Sharma Deccan Chargers 750,000
India Kaif, MohammadMohammad Kaif Rajasthan Royals 675,000
India Raina, SureshSuresh Raina Chennai Super Kings 650,000
India Tiwary, ManojManoj Tiwary Delhi Daredevils 675,000
Sri Lanka Silva, ChamaraChamara Silva Deccan Chargers 100,000
Australia Hussey, DavidDavid Hussey Kolkata Knight Riders 625,000
Australia Bracken, NathanNathan Bracken Royal Challengers Bangalore 325,000
India Singh, R. P.R. P. Singh Deccan Chargers 875,000
India Kartik, MuraliMurali Kartik Kolkata Knight Riders 425,000
South Africa Ntini, MakhayaMakhaya Ntini Chennai Super Kings 200,000
Sri Lanka Malinga, LasithLasith Malinga Mumbai Indians 350,000
Sri Lanka Vaas, ChamindaChaminda Vaas Deccan Chargers 200,000
India Powar, RameshRamesh Powar Kings XI Punjab 170,000
Pakistan Gul, UmarUmar Gul Kolkata Knight Riders 150,000
South Africa Steyn, DaleDale Steyn Royal Challengers Bangalore 325,000
Sri Lanka Fernando, DilharaDilhara Fernando Mumbai Indians 150,000
India Sharma, IshantIshant Sharma Kolkata Knight Riders 950,000
India Chawla, PiyushPiyush Chawla Kings XI Punjab 400,000
India Patel, MunafMunaf Patel Rajasthan Royals 275,000
Sri Lanka Zoysa, NuwanNuwan Zoysa Deccan Chargers 110,000
Australia McGrath, GlennGlenn McGrath Delhi Daredevils 350,000
Australia Hussey, MichaelMichael Hussey Chennai Super Kings 250,000
Zimbabwe Taibu, TatendaTatenda Taibu Kolkata Knight Riders 125,000
Guyana Sarwan, RamnareshRamnaresh Sarwan Kings XI Punjab 225,000
Australia Katich, SimonSimon Katich Kings XI Punjab 200,000
Australia Langer, JustinJustin Langer Rajasthan Royals 200,000
Guyana Chanderpaul, ShivnarineShivnarine Chanderpaul Royal Challengers Bangalore 200,000
South Africa Bosman, LootsLoots Bosman Mumbai Indians 150,000

Venues[edit]

Chennai Mumbai Mohali
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium
Capacity:50,000
Wankhede Stadium
Capacity: 45,000
PCA Stadium
Capacity: 30,000
MAC Chepauk stadium.jpg Wankhede-1.jpg LightsMohali.png
Kolkata Bangalore Navi Mumbai
Eden Gardens
Capacity:80,000
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
Capacity:45,000
DY Patil Stadium
Capacity: 55,000
Eden Gardens.jpg MChinnaswamy-Stadium.jpg
Hyderabad Delhi Jaipur
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
Capacity:55,000
Feroz Shah Kotla
Capacity:48,000
Sawai Mansingh Stadium
Capacity:30,000
Uppal stadium.jpg Feroz Shah Kotla - WI vs RSA03.jpg

Rules and regulations[edit]

Points in the group stage were awarded as follows:

Points
Results Points
Win 2 points
No result 1 point
Loss 0 points

In the event of tied scores after both teams have faced their quota of overs, a bowl-out will determine the winner, even in the group stage.[5]

In the group stage, teams will be ranked on the following criteria:[6]

  1. Higher number of points
  2. If equal, higher number of wins
  3. If still equal, net run rate
  4. If still equal, lower bowling strike rate
  5. If still equal, result of head to head meeting.

Teams and standings[edit]

Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
Rajasthan Royals (C) 14 11 3 0 22 +0.632
Kings XI Punjab 14 10 4 0 20 +0.509
Chennai Super Kings (R) 14 8 6 0 16 −0.192
Delhi Daredevils 14 7 6 1 15 +0.342
Mumbai Indians 14 7 7 0 14 +0.570
Kolkata Knight Riders 14 6 7 1 13 −0.147
Royal Challengers Bangalore 14 4 10 0 8 −1.161
Deccan Chargers 14 2 12 0 4 −0.467
(C) = Eventual champion; (R) = Runner-up.

League progression[edit]

Team Group matches Knockout
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 SF F
Chennai Super Kings 2 4 6 8 8 8 8 10 12 12 14 14 14 16 W L
Deccan Chargers 0 0 0 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Delhi Daredevils 2 4 4 6 8 8 8 8 8 10 10 12 13 15 L
Kings XI Punjab 0 0 2 4 6 8 10 10 12 14 16 18 18 20 L
Kolkata Knight Riders 2 4 4 4 4 4 6 8 10 10 10 10 11 13
Mumbai Indians 0 0 0 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 12 12 12 14
Rajasthan Royals 0 2 4 6 8 10 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 22 W W
Royal Challengers Bangalore 0 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 8 8
Win Loss No result
  • Note: The total points at the end of each group match are listed.
  • Note: Click on the points (group matches) or W/L (playoffs) to see the match summary.

Results[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Visitor team → CSK DC DD KXIP KKR MI RR RCB
Home team ↓
Chennai Super Kings Deccan
8 wickets
Delhi
8 wickets
Chennai
18 runs
Chennai
9 wickets
Chennai
6 runs
Rajasthan
10 runs
Bangalore
14 runs
Deccan Chargers Chennai
7 wickets
Delhi
9 wickets
Punjab
7 wickets
Kolkata
23 runs
Mumbai
25 runs
Rajasthan
3 wickets
Bangalore
5 wickets
Delhi Daredevils Chennai
4 wickets
Delhi
12 runs
Punjab
6 runs (D/L)
Match
abandoned
Delhi
5 wickets
Delhi
9 wickets
Delhi
10 runs
Kings XI Punjab Chennai
33 runs
Punjab
6 wickets
Punjab
4 wickets
Punjab
9 runs
Punjab
66 runs
Punjab
41 runs
Punjab
9 wickets
Kolkata Knight Riders Chennai
3 runs (D/L)
Kolkata
5 wickets
Kolkata
23 runs
Kolkata
3 wickets
Mumbai
7 wickets
Rajasthan
6 wickets
Kolkata
5 runs
Mumbai Indians Mumbai
9 wickets
Deccan
10 wickets
Mumbai
29 runs
Punjab
1 run
Mumbai
8 wickets
Mumbai
7 wickets
Bangalore
5 wickets
Rajasthan Royals Rajasthan
8 wickets
Rajasthan
8 wickets
Rajasthan
3 wickets
Rajasthan
6 wickets
Rajasthan
45 runs
Rajasthan
5 wickets
Rajasthan
65 runs
Royal Challengers Bangalore Chennai
13 runs
Bangalore
3 runs
Delhi
5 wickets
Punjab
6 wickets
Kolkata
140 runs
Mumbai
9 wickets
Rajasthan
7 wickets
Home team won Visitor team won
  • Note: Results listed are according to the home (horizontal) and visitor (vertical) teams.
  • Note: Click on a result to see a summary of the match.

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
   
30 May — Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
1 Rajasthan Royals 192/9 (20 overs)
4 Delhi Daredevils 87 all out (16.1 overs)
Rajasthan won by 105 runs 
1 June — DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
3 Chennai Super Kings 163/5 (20 overs)
1 Rajasthan Royals 164/7 (20 overs)
Rajasthan won by 3 wickets 
31 May — Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
2 Kings XI Punjab 112/8 (20 overs)
3 Chennai Super Kings 116/1 (14.5 overs)
Chennai won by 9 wickets 
   

Fixtures[edit]

Group stage[edit]

18 April 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders
222/3 (20 overs)
v
Royal Challengers Bangalore Home team
82 all out (15.1 overs)
Brendon McCullum 158* (73)
Zaheer Khan 1/38 (4 overs)
Praveen Kumar 18* (15)
Ajit Agarkar 3/25 (4 overs)
Kolkata won by 140 runs
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Umpires: Asad Rauf and Rudi Koertzen
Player of the match: Brendon McCullum (Kolkata)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to field.

19 April 2008
17:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Chennai Super Kings
240/5 (20 overs)
v
Kings XI Punjab Home team
207/4 (20 overs)
Michael Hussey 116* (54)
Irfan Pathan 2/47 (4 overs)
James Hopes 71 (33)
Muttiah Muralitharan 1/33 (4 overs)
Chennai won by 33 runs
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
Umpires: Mark Benson and Suresh Shastri
Player of the match: Michael Hussey (Chennai)
  • Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to bat.

19 April 2008
20:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Rajasthan Royals
129/8 (20 overs)
v
Delhi Daredevils Home team
132/1 (15.1 overs)
Ravindra Jadeja 29 (23)
Farveez Maharoof 2/11 (4 overs)
Gautam Gambhir 58* (46)
Shane Watson 1/31 (4 overs)
Delhi won by 9 wickets
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Umpires: Aleem Dar and GA Pratapkumar
Player of the match: Farveez Maharoof (Delhi)
  • Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bat.

20 April 2008
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Deccan Chargers
110 all out (18.4 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders Home team
112/5 (19 overs)
Andrew Symonds 32 (39)
Murali Kartik 3/17 (3.4 overs)
David Hussey 38* (43)
Chaminda Vaas 2/9 (3 overs)
Kolkata won by 5 wickets
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Umpires: Billy Bowden and Krishna Hariharan
Player of the match: David Hussey (Kolkata)
  • Deccan Chargers won the toss and elected to bat.

20 April 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Mumbai Indians
165/6 (20 overs)
v
Royal Challengers Bangalore
166/5 (19.4 overs)
Robin Uthappa 48 (38)
Zaheer Khan 2/17 (4 overs)
Mark Boucher 39* (19)
Harbhajan Singh 2/36 (4 overs)
Bangalore won by 5 wickets
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Steve Davis and Daryl Harper
Player of the match: Mark Boucher (Bangalore)
  • Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bat.

21 April 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kings XI Punjab
166/8 (20 overs)
v
Rajasthan Royals Home team
168/4 (18.1 overs)
Yuvraj Singh 57 (34)
Shane Warne 3/19 (4 overs)
Shane Watson 76* (49)
Irfan Pathan 1/21 (4 overs)
Rajasthan won by 6 wickets
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Umpires: Aleem Dar and Russell Tiffin
Player of the match: Shane Watson (Rajasthan)
  • Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to bat.

22 April 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Deccan Chargers
142/8 (20 overs)
v
Delhi Daredevils
143/1 (13 overs)
Rohit Sharma 66 (36)
Mohammad Asif 2/19 (4 overs)
Virender Sehwag 94* (41)
R. P. Singh 1/27 (3 overs)
Delhi won by 9 wickets
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
Umpires: Ian Howell and Amiesh Saheba
Player of the match: Virender Sehwag (Delhi)
  • Deccan Chargers won the toss and elected to bat.

23 April 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Chennai Super Kings
208/5 (20 overs)
v
Mumbai Indians
202/7 (20 overs)
Matthew Hayden 81 (46)
Musavir Khote 2/29 (3 overs)
Abhishek Nayar 45* (20)
Joginder Sharma 2/29 (4 overs)
Chennai won by 6 runs
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Umpires: Daryl Harper and GA Pratapkumar
Player of the match: Matthew Hayden (Chennai)
  • Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field.

24 April 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Deccan Chargers
214/5 (20 overs)
v
Rajasthan Royals
217/7 (19.5 overs)
Andrew Symonds 117* (53)
Yusuf Pathan 2/20 (2 overs)
Graeme Smith 71 (45)
Shahid Afridi 3/28 (4 overs)
Rajasthan won by 3 wickets
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
Umpires: Asad Rauf and Mark Benson
Player of the match: Yusuf Pathan (Rajasthan)
  • Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to field.

25 April 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Kings XI Punjab
182 all out (20 overs)
v
Mumbai Indians
116/9 (20 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 94 (56)
Harbhajan Singh 3/32 (4 overs)
Dwayne Bravo 23 (21)
Piyush Chawla 2/16 (4 overs)
Punjab won by 66 runs
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
Umpires: Aleem Dar and Amiesh Saheba
Player of the match: Kumar Sangakkara (Punjab)
  • Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field.

26 April 2008
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders
147/9 (20 overs)
v
Chennai Super Kings Home team
152/1 (17 overs)
Laxmi Ratan Shukla 42 (33)
Jacob Oram 3/32 (4 overs)
Mathew Hayden 70* (49)
Ajit Agarkar 1/19 (3 overs)
Chennai won by 9 wickets
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Umpires: Billy Bowden and Arani Jayaprakash
Player of the match: Jacob Oram (Chennai)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat.

26 April 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Royal Challengers Bangalore
135/8 (20 overs)
v
Rajasthan Royals
138/3 (17.1 overs)
Ross Taylor 44 (20)
Shane Watson 2/20 (4 overs)
Shane Watson 61* (41)
Zaheer Khan 1/24 (4 overs)
Rajasthan won by 7 wickets
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Umpires: Ian Howell and Mark Benson
Player of the match: Shane Watson (Rajasthan)
  • Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to field.

27 April 2008
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Delhi Daredevils
158/8 (20 overs)
v
Kings XI Punjab Home team
162/6 (19.3 overs)
Manoj Tiwary 39 (34)
VRV Singh 3/29 (4 overs)
Simon Katich 75 (52)
Mohammad Asif 2/39 (4 overs)
Punjab won by 4 wickets
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
Umpires: Rudi Koertzen and Ivaturi Sivaram
Player of the match: Simon Katich (Punjab)
  • Delhi Daredevils won the toss and elected to bat.

27 April 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Mumbai Indians
154/7 (20 overs)
v
Deccan Chargers
155/0 (12.0 overs)
Dwayne Bravo 34 (18)
R. P. Singh 2/15 (4 overs)
Adam Gilchrist 109* (47)
Dhawal Kulkarni 0/8 (1 over)
Deccan won by 10 wickets
DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
Umpires: Asad Rauf and Suresh Shastri
Player of the match: Adam Gilchrist (Deccan)
  • Deccan Chargers won the toss and elected to field.

28 April 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Chennai Super Kings
178/5 (20 overs)
v
Royal Challengers Bangalore Home team
165 all out (19.4 overs)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni 65 (30)
Zaheer Khan 3/38 (4 overs)
Ross Taylor 53 (34)
Manpreet Gony 3/34 (4 overs)
Chennai won by 13 runs
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Umpires: Billy Doctrove and Russell Tiffin
Player of the match: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Chennai)
  • Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to bat.

29 April 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Kolkata Knight Riders
137/8 (20 overs)
v
Mumbai Indians
138/3 (18.4 overs)
Laxmi Ratan Shukla 40* (22)
Sanath Jayasuriya 3/14 (4 overs)
Dwayne Bravo 64* (53)
Ashok Dinda 1/12 (4 overs)
Mumbai won by 7 wickets
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Umpires: Billy Bowden and Arani Jayaprakash
Player of the match: Sanath Jayasuriya (Mumbai)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat.

30 April 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Delhi Daredevils
191/5 (20 overs)
v
Gautam Gambhir 86 (54)
Jacques Kallis 2/39 (4 overs)
Jacques Kallis 54 (44)
Glenn McGrath 4/29 (4 overs)
Delhi won by 10 runs
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Umpires: Aleem Dar and Ivaturi Sivaram
Player of the match: Glenn McGrath (Delhi)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to field.

1 May 2008
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Rajasthan Royals
196/7 (20 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
151 all out (19.1 overs)
Swapnil Asnodkar 60 (34)
Umar Gul 3/31 (4 overs)
Sourav Ganguly 51 (39)
Shane Watson 2/22 (3.1 overs)
Rajasthan won by 45 runs
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Umpires: Rudi Koertzen and GA Pratapkumar
Player of the match: Swapnil Asnodkar (Rajasthan)
  • Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bat.

1 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Deccan Chargers
164/8 (20 overs)
v
Kings XI Punjab
167/3 (18.5 overs)
Rohit Sharma 76* (42)
Piyush Chawla 3/28 (4 overs)
Shaun Marsh 84* (62)
Nuwan Zoysa 1/32 (4 overs)
Punjab won by 7 wickets
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
Umpires: Billy Doctrove and Russell Tiffin
Player of the match: Shaun Marsh (Punjab)
  • Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to field.

2 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Chennai Super Kings
169/6 (20 overs)
v
Delhi Daredevils
172/2 (19 overs)
Virender Sehwag 71 (41)
Joginder Sharma 1/35 (4 overs)
Delhi won by 8 wickets
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Umpires: Billy Bowden and Krishna Hariharan
Player of the match: Virender Sehwag (Delhi)
  • Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to bat.

3 May 2008
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Royal Challengers Bangalore
156/8 (20 overs)
v
Deccan Chargers
153/6 (20 overs)
Wasim Jaffer 44 (37)
R. P. Singh 3/41 (4 overs)
Rohit Sharma 57 (42)
Praveen Kumar 3/23 (4 overs)
Bangalore won by 3 runs
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Umpires: Billy Doctrove and Suresh Shastri
Player of the match: Praveen Kumar (Bangalore)
  • Deccan Chargers won the toss and elected to field.

3 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Kings XI Punjab
178/6 (20 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
169/6 (20 overs)
Shaun Marsh 40 (32)
Umar Gul 2/27 (4 overs)
David Hussey 71 (46)
Irfan Pathan 2/18 (4 overs)
Punjab won by 9 runs
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
Umpires: Daryl Harper and Ivaturi Shivram
Player of the match: Irfan Pathan (Punjab)
  • Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to bat.

4 May 2008
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Mumbai Indians
162/8 (20 overs)
v
Delhi Daredevils
133 all out (18.5 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 34 (16)
Yo Mahesh 3/33 (4 overs)
Virender Sehwag 40 (20)
Ashish Nehra 3/25 (4 overs)
Mumbai won by 29 runs
DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
Umpires: Rudi Koertzen and Ian Howell
Player of the match: Shaun Pollock (Mumbai)
  • Delhi Daredevils won the toss and elected to field.

4 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Chennai Super Kings
109 all out (19 overs)
v
Rajasthan Royals Home team
110/2 (14.2 overs)
Albie Morkel 42 (33)
Sohail Tanvir 6/14 (4 overs)
Graeme Smith 35* (44)
Muttiah Muralitharan 1/20 (4 overs)
Rajasthan won by 8 wickets
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Umpires: Asad Rauf and Arani Jayaprakash
Player of the match: Sohail Tanvir (Rajasthan)
  • Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to bat.

5 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Royal Challengers Bangalore
126 all out (19.2 overs)
v
Kings XI Punjab
127/4 (18.2 overs)
Rahul Dravid 66 (51)
Piyush Chawla 3/25 (4 overs)
Shaun Marsh 39 (34)
Praveen Kumar 2/22 (4 overs)
Punjab won by 6 wickets
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Umpires: Steve Davis and Billy Doctrove
Player of the match: Sreesanth (Punjab)
  • Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to field.

6 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Chennai Super Kings
144/7 (20 overs)
v
Deccan Chargers
148/3 (18 overs)
Suresh Raina 32 (21)
R. P. Singh 2/12 (3 overs)
Adam Gilchrist 54 (36)
Manpreet Gony 1/15 (3 overs)
Deccan won by 7 wickets
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Umpires: Mark Benson and Russell Tiffin
Player of the match: Adam Gilchrist (Deccan)
  • Deccan Chargers won the toss and elected to field.

7 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Rajasthan Royals
103 all out (16.2 overs)
v
Mumbai Indians Home team
104/3 (15.1 overs)
Swapnil Asnodkar 39 (36)
Ashish Nehra 3/13 (3 overs)
Robin Uthappa 34* (21)
Shane Watson 2/26 (4 overs)
Mumbai won by 7 wickets
DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
Umpires: Daryl Harper and Rudi Koertzen
Player of the match: Ashish Nehra (Mumbai)
  • Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field.

8 May 2008
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Delhi Daredevils
187/5 (20 overs)
v
Chennai Super Kings
188/6 (20 overs)
Gautam Gambhir 80 (49)
Balaji, J Morkel 2/35 (4 overs) each
Stephen Fleming 44 (28)
Pradeep Sangwan 2/29 (4 overs)
Chennai won by 4 wickets
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Umpires: Aleem Dar and Russell Tiffin
Player of the match: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Chennai)
  • Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to field.

8 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Kolkata Knight Riders
129/7 (16 overs)
v
David Hussey 26 (12)
Dale Steyn 3/27 (4 overs)
Mark Boucher 50* (40)
Sourav Ganguly 1/7 (3 overs)
Kolkata won by 5 runs
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Umpires: Asad Rauf and Ian Howell
Player of the match: Sourav Ganguly (Kolkata)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rain reduced play to 16 overs per side.

9 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Deccan Chargers
140/8 (20 overs)
v
Rajasthan Royals Home team
141/2 (16 overs)
Adam Gilchrist 61 (49)
Shane Warne 2/20 (4 overs)
Yusuf Pathan 68 (37)
R. P. Singh 1/24 (4 overs)
Rajasthan won by 8 wickets
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Umpires: Mark Benson and Amiesh Saheba
Player of the match: Yusuf Pathan (Rajasthan)
  • Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to field.

10 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Chennai Super Kings
181/4 (20 overs)
v
Kings XI Punjab
163/9 (20 overs)
Subramaniam Badrinath 64 (47)
Sreesanth 2/29 (4 overs)
Shaun Marsh 58 (38)
Lakshmipathy Balaji 5/24 (4 overs)
Chennai won by 18 runs
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Umpires: Arani Jayaprakash and Brian Jerling
Player of the match: Lakshmipathy Balaji (Chennai)
  • Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to field.

11 May 2008
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders
204/4 (20 overs)
v
Deccan Chargers Home team
181/7 (20 overs)
Sourav Ganguly 91 (57)
Paidikalva Vijaykumar 1/21 (3 overs)
Venugopal Rao 71* (42)
Ashok Dinda 3/33 (4 overs)
Kolkata won by 23 runs
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
Umpires: Aleem Dar and Amiesh Saheba
Player of the match: Sourav Ganguly (Kolkata)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat.

11 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Delhi Daredevils
156/7 (20 overs)
v
Rajasthan Royals Home team
159/7 (19.1 overs)
Farveez Maharoof 39 (16)
Shane Watson 2/21 (4 overs)
Shane Watson 74 (40)
Amit Mishra 2/27 (3 overs)
Rajasthan won by 3 wickets
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Umpires: Steve Davis and Rudi Koertzen
Player of the match: Shane Watson (Rajasthan)
  • Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to field.

12 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Kings XI Punjab Home team
144/1 (15.4 overs)
Mark Boucher 39 (32)
Sreesanth 3/29 (4 overs)
Shaun Marsh 74* (51)
Vinay Kumar 1/11 (2 overs)
Punjab won by 9 wickets
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
Umpires: Daryl Harper and Ivaturi Shivram
Player of the match: Shaun Marsh (Punjab)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat.

13 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Kolkata Knight Riders
133/6 (20 overs)
v
Delhi Daredevils
110 all out (17.5 overs)
Salman Butt 48 (44)
Farveez Maharoof 2/25 (4 overs)
Amit Mishra 31 (32)
Shoaib Akhtar 4/11 (3 overs)
Kolkata won by 23 runs
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Umpires: Asad Rauf and Ian Howell
Player of the match: Shoaib Akhtar (Kolkata)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat.

14 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Chennai Super Kings
156/6 (20 overs)
v
Mumbai Indians Home team
158/1 (13.5 overs)
Subramaniam Badrinath 53 (33)
Dhawal Kulkarni 3/33 (4 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 114* (48)
Joginder Sharma 1/24 (3 overs)
Mumbai won by 9 wickets
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Billy Doctrove and Amiesh Saheba
Player of the match: Sanath Jayasuriya (Mumbai)
  • Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field.

15 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Delhi Daredevils
194/4 (20 overs)
v
Deccan Chargers
182/9 (20 overs)
Gautam Gambhir 79 (48)
Pragyan Ojha 2/19 (2 overs)
Rohit Sharma 35 (18)
Amit Mishra 5/17 (4 overs)
Delhi won by 12 runs
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Umpires: Brian Jerling and GA Pratapkumar
Player of the match: Amit Mishra (Delhi)
  • Deccan Chargers won the toss and elected to field.

16 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders
67 all out (15.2 overs)
v
Mumbai Indians Home team
68/2 (5.3 overs)
Ajit Agarkar 15 (14)
Shaun Pollock 3/12 (4 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 48* (17)
Ishant Sharma 1/29 (2.3 overs)
Mumbai won by 8 wickets
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Billy Doctrove and Daryl Harper
Player of the match: Shaun Pollock (Delhi)
  • Deccan Chargers won the toss and elected to field.

17 May 2008
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Rajasthan Royals
197/1 (20 overs)
v
Graeme Smith 75* (49)
Anil Kumble 1/32 (4 overs)
Rahul Dravid 75* (36)
Sohail Tanvir 3/10 (4 overs)
Rajasthan won by 65 runs
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Umpires: Billy Bowden and Suresh Shastri
Player of the match: Graeme Smith (Rajasthan)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to field.

17 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Delhi Daredevils
118/4 (11 overs)
v
Kings XI Punjab
94/3 (8 overs)
Virender Sehwag 51* (26)
James Hopes 2/2 (1 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 36* (17)
Pradeep Sangwan 1/12 (1 over)
Punjab won by 6 runs (D/L)
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Umpires: Arani Jayaprakash and Rudi Koertzen
Player of the match: Mahela Jayawardene (Punjab)
  • Delhi Daredevils won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rain interrupted play after during Delhi's innings and reduced the match to 11 overs per side. Rain then ended play after 8 overs in Punjab's innings. Their par score was 88 runs according to the Duckworth–Lewis method.

18 May 2008
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Kolkata Knight Riders
149/5 (20 overs)
v
Chennai Super Kings
55/0 (8 overs)
Salman Butt 73 (54)
Makhaya Ntini 4/21 (4 overs)
Stephen Fleming 32* (20)
Ashok Dinda 0/10 (2 overs)
Chennai won by 3 runs (D/L)
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Umpires: Asad Rauf and Krishna Hariharan
Player of the match: Makhaya Ntini (Chennai)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rain ended play after 8 overs in Chennai's innings. Their par score was 52 runs according to the Duckworth–Lewis method.

18 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Mumbai Indians
178/7 (20 overs)
v
Deccan Chargers Home team
153/7 (20 overs)
Abhishek Nayar 38 (24)
R. P. Singh 3/35 (4 overs)
Venugopal Rao 57 (38)
Dwayne Bravo 3/24 (4 overs)
Mumbai won by 25 runs
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
Umpires: Billy Doctrove and Daryl Harper
Player of the match: Dwayne Bravo (Mumbai)
  • Deccan Chargers won the toss and elected to field.

19 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Royal Challengers Bangalore
154/7 (20 overs)
v
Delhi Daredevils
158/5 (18.2 overs)
Shreevats Goswami 52 (42)
Farveez Maharoof 2/13 (4 overs)
Virender Sehwag 47 (19)
Anil Kumble 2/18 (4 overs)
Delhi won by 5 wickets
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Umpires: Steve Davis and GA Pratapkumar
Player of the match: Shreevats Goswami (Bangalore)
  • Delhi Daredevils won the toss and elected to field.

20 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Kolkata Knight Riders
147/8 (20 overs)
v
Rajasthan Royals
150/4 (16.3 overs)
Sourav Ganguly 32 (34)
Sohail Tanvir 3/26 (4 overs)
Yusuf Pathan 48* (18)
Umar Gul 2/30 (3.3 overs)
Rajasthan won by 6 wickets
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Umpires: Brian Jerling and Rudi Koertzen
Player of the match: Yusuf Pathan (Rajasthan)
  • Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to field.

21 May 2008
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kings XI Punjab
189/4 (20 overs)
v
Mumbai Indians Home team
188 all out (20 overs)
Shaun Marsh 81 (56)
Siddharth Chitnis 2/40 (4 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 65 (46)
Yuvraj Singh 2/12 (2 overs)
Punjab won by 1 run
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Billy Bowden and GA Pratapkumar
Player of the match: Shaun Marsh (Punjab)
  • Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field.

21 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Chennai Super Kings Home team
112/8 (20 overs)
Rahul Dravid 47 (39)
Albie Morkel 4/32 (4 overs)
Stephen Fleming 45 (40)
Anil Kumble 3/14 (4 overs)
Bangalore won by 14 runs
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Umpires: Daryl Harper and Ivaturi Shivram
Player of the match: Anil Kumble (Bangalore)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat.

22 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Umpires: Arani Jayaprakash and Brian Jerling
  • Match abandoned due to rain.

23 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Deccan Chargers
175/4 (20 overs)
v
Kings XI Punjab Home team
178/4 (19.3 overs)
Rohit Sharma 50 (27)
Ramesh Powar 1/20 (4 overs)
Shaun Marsh 60 (46)
Pragyan Ojha 2/30 (4 overs)
Punjab won by 6 wickets
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
Umpires: Asad Rauf and Steve Davis
Player of the match: Shaun Marsh (Punjab)
  • Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to field.

24 May 2008
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Rajasthan Royals
211/5 (20 overs)
v
Chennai Super Kings Home team
201/7 (20 overs)
Graeme Smith 91 (51)
Albie Morkel 2/35 (4 overs)
Albie Morkel 71 (40)
Sohail Tanvir 3/33 (4 overs)
Rajasthan won by 10 runs
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Umpires: Daryl Harper and Suresh Shastri
Player of the match: Albie Morkel (Chennai)
  • Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bat.

24 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Mumbai Indians
176/8 (20 overs)
v
Delhi Daredevils Home team
179/5 (19.5 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 66 (42)
Yo Mahesh 4/36 (4 overs)
Dinesh Karthik 56* (32)
Dwayne Smith 2/22 (3 overs)
Delhi won by 5 wickets
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Umpires: Billy Bowden and Krishna Hariharan
Player of the match: Dinesh Karthik (Delhi)
  • Delhi Daredevils won the toss and elected to field.

25 May 2008
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Deccan Chargers
165 all out (20 overs)
v
Herschelle Gibbs 47 (34)
Vinay Kumar 3/27 (4 overs)
Misbah-ul-Haq 34 (28)
Dwaraka Ravi Teja 1/19 (2 overs)
Bangalore won by 5 wickets
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
Umpires: Asad Rauf and Rudi Koertzen
Player of the match: Vinay Kumar (Bangalore)
  • Deccan Chargers won the toss and elected to bat.

25 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kings XI Punjab
174/6 (20 overs)
v
Kolkata Knight Riders Home team
175/7 (19.4 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 64 (45)
Umar Gul 4/23 (4 overs)
Sourav Ganguly 86* (53)
VRV Singh 2/28 (4 overs)
Kolkata won by 3 wickets
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Umpires: Steve Davis and Ivaturi Shivram
Player of the match: Umar Gul (Kolkata)
  • Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to bat.

26 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Mumbai Indians
145/7 (20 overs)
v
Rajasthan Royals Home team
146/5 (20 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 38 (37)
Sohail Tanvir 4/14 (4 overs)
Niraj Patel 40* (29)
Dilhara Fernando 2/27 (4 overs)
Rajasthan won by 5 wickets
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Umpires: Billy Bowden and Krishna Hariharan
Player of the match: Sohail Tanvir (Rajasthan)
  • Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to field.

27 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Deccan Chargers
147/8 (20 overs)
v
Chennai Super Kings
148/3 (19.2 overs)
Venugopal Rao 46 (46)
L Balaji 2/34 (4 overs)
Suresh Raina 54* (43)
PM Sarveesh Kumar 1/38 (2 overs)
Chennai won by 7 wickets
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
Umpires: Brian Jerling and Amiesh Saheba
Player of the match: Suresh Raina (Chennai)
  • Deccan Chargers won the toss and elected to bat.

28 May 2008
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Royal Challengers Bangalore
122/9 (18 overs)
v
Mumbai Indians
126/1 (16 overs)
Cameron White 26 (20)
Dilhara Fernando 4/18 (4 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 54 (37)
Dale Steyn 1/14 (4 overs)
Mumbai won by 9 wickets
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Umpires: Billy Bowden and Arani Jayaprakash
Player of the match: Dilhara Fernando (Mumbai)
  • Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain reduced play to 18 overs per side.

28 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Home team Kings XI Punjab
221/3 (20 overs)
v
Rajasthan Royals
180/7 (20 overs)
Shaun Marsh 115 (69)
Yusuf Pathan 1/24 (2 overs)
Niraj Patel 57 (39)
Piyush Chawla 3/35 (4 overs)
Punjab won by 41 runs
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
Umpires: Steve Davis and Krishna Hariharan
Player of the match: Shaun Marsh (Punjab)
  • Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to field.

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

30 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Rajasthan Royals
192/9 (20 overs)
v
Delhi Daredevils
87 all out (16.1 overs)
Shane Watson 52 (29)
Farveez Maharoof 3/34 (4 overs)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 33 (22)
Shane Watson 3/10 (3 overs)
Rajasthan won by 105 runs
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Billy Bowden and Rudi Koertzen
Player of the match: Shane Watson (Rajasthan)
  • Delhi Daredevils won the toss and elected to field.

31 May 2008
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kings XI Punjab
112/8 (20 overs)
v
Chennai Super Kings
116/1 (14.5 overs)
Ramesh Powar 28* (21)
Manpreet Gony 2/14 (4 overs)
Suresh Raina 55* (34)
Irfan Pathan 1/24 (4 overs)
Chennai won by 9 wickets
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Asad Rauf and Daryl Harper
Player of the match: Makhaya Ntini (Chennai)
  • Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to bat.

Final[edit]

1 June 2008
20:15 (D/N)
Scorecard
Chennai Super Kings
163/5 (20 overs)
v
Rajasthan Royals
164/7 (20 overs)
Suresh Raina 43 (30)
Yusuf Pathan 3/22 (4 overs)
Yusuf Pathan 56 (39)
Albie Morkel 2/25 (4 overs)
Rajasthan won by 3 wickets
DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
Umpires: Billy Bowden and Rudi Koertzen
Player of the match: Yusuf Pathan (Rajasthan)
  • Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to field.

Statistics[edit]

Batting[edit]

Most runs[edit]

Player Team Mat Inns Runs Balls SR Ave HS 100 50 4s 6s
Australia Shaun Marsh Kings XI Punjab 11 11 616 441 139.68 51.44 115 1 5 59 26
India Gautam Gambhir Delhi Daredevils 14 14 534 379 140.89 41.07 86 0 5 68 8
Sri Lanka Sanath Jayasuriya Mumbai Indians 14 14 514 309 166.34 42.83 114* 1 2 57 31
Australia Shane Watson Rajasthan Royals 15 15 472 311 151.76 47.20 76* 0 4 46 19
South Africa Graeme Smith Rajasthan Royals 11 11 441 362 121.82 49.00 91 0 3 54 8

     Tournament's leading scorer wore an orange cap when fielding.[7]

Best batting strike rate[edit]

Minimum 150 runs scored, minimum 7 innings played
Player Team Mat Inns Runs Balls SR Ave HS 100 50 4s 6s
India Virender Sehwag Delhi Daredevils 14 14 406 220 184.54 33.83 94* 0 3 46 21
India Yusuf Pathan Rajasthan Royals 16 15 435 243 179.01 31.07 68 0 4 43 25
Sri Lanka Sanath Jayasuriya Mumbai Indians 14 14 514 309 166.34 42.83 114* 1 2 57 31
India Yuvraj Singh Kings XI Punjab 15 14 299 184 162.50 23.00 57 0 1 24 19
Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara Kings XI Punjab 10 9 320 198 161.61 35.55 94 0 4 41 8

Bowling[edit]

Most wickets[edit]

Player Team Mat Ov Wkts Econ Ave SR BBI
Pakistan Sohail Tanvir Rajasthan Royals 11 41.1 22 6.46 12.09 11.2 6/14
Australia Shane Warne Rajasthan Royals 15 52.0 19 7.76 21.26 16.4 3/19
India Sreesanth Kings XI Punjab 15 51.1 19 8.63 23.26 16.1 3/29
Australia Shane Watson Rajasthan Royals 15 54.1 17 7.07 22.52 19.1 3/10
India Manpreet Gony Chennai Super Kings 16 60.0 17 7.38 26.05 21.1 3/25

     Tournament's leading wicket taker wore a purple cap when fielding.[8]

Note: Economy rate acts as a tie-breaker if players are level for most wickets.

Best economy[edit]

Minimum 20 overs bowled
Player Team Mat Ov Econ Wkts Ave SR BBI
India Sourav Ganguly Kolkata Knight Riders 12 20.0 6.40 6 21.33 20.0 2/21
Pakistan Sohail Tanvir Rajasthan Royals 11 41.1 6.46 22 12.09 11.2 6/14
South Africa Shaun Pollock Mumbai Indians 13 46.0 6.54 11 27.36 25.0 3/12
India Irfan Pathan Kings XI Punjab 14 53.0 6.60 15 23.33 21.2 2/18
Australia Glenn McGrath Delhi Daredevils 14 54.0 6.61 12 29.75 27.0 4/29

Man of the Match awards[edit]

No. of awards Player Team
5 Australia Shaun Marsh Kings XI Punjab
4 India Yusuf Pathan Rajasthan Royals
4 Australia Shane Watson Rajasthan Royals

Cricinfo IPL XI[edit]

On 5 June 2008, Cricinfo announced what it referred to as the 'pick of the IPL crop' in its 'short-form all-star XI' for the IPL. The team of the tournament consisted of:

Controversies[edit]

Cheerleaders[edit]

The IPL has been criticised by a few politicians and feminists for bringing in foreign cheerleaders, which is seen by many to not be in the traditional spirit of the game, as well as being against some Indian sensibilities.[9] Two cheerleaders from London were asked to leave the ground at Mohali "because of the colour of their skin" by Wizcraft International Entertainment, which handles the team Kings XI Punjab. Ellesha Newton and Sherinne Anderson, both from London and of African ancestry were allegedly barred from entering the stadium by employees of Wizcraft International Entertainment on the pretext that "people don’t like dark girls here".[10] Both the girls also allege that an employee referred to them with the racial slur ″nigger″.[11]

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said a probe would be initiated by the IPL only if the two women officially complain to IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.

BCCI and IPL officials are surprised that the two cheerleaders did not complain about the alleged racist behaviour while they were in India and spoke about it only after they returned to London.

"We have not received any complaint from any cheerleaders that they were asked to leave by the Mohali-based Kings XI Punjab franchise recently because of the colour of their skin," BCCI joint secretary M.P. Pandove said in Mohali.[12]

Sreesanth – Harbhajan Singh altercation[edit]

On 25 April 2008, following the Kings XI Punjab's victory over the Mumbai Indians at Mohali, Punjab player Sreesanth was slapped under his eye by Harbhajan Singh, the stand-in captain of Mumbai. The incident came to light as Sreesanth was caught by TV cameras sobbing inconsolably on the field before the presentation ceremony. Sreesanth had since downplayed the incident saying he had no complaints against Harbhajan who was "like an elder brother" to him. Harbhajan's team had lost their third consecutive match when he apparently reacted violently to Sreesanth's approaching him and reportedly saying "hard luck". The footage of the slap has not yet been released for public viewing. The BCCI launched an investigation into the incident and decided to ban Harbhajan for the remainder 11 matches of the Twenty20 tournament.[13][14][15][16]

References[edit]

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  8. ^ "After Orange, IPL now introduces Purple Cap". The Times of India. 12 May 2008. Archived from the original on 21 May 2008. Retrieved 13 May 2008. 
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  11. ^ Banerjee, Poulomi (21 May 2008). "Cheerleaders called ‘niggers’ – Details of racial abuse at Mohali match out in the open". The Telegraph (Calcutta, India). Archived from the original on 26 May 2008. Retrieved 21 May 2008. 
  12. ^ Cheerleader claims racist slur at IPL match
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