ICL 20-20 Indian Championship 2007–08

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ICL 20-20 Indian Championship 2007/08
Administrator(s) ICL
Cricket format Twenty20
Tournament format(s) Round-robin tournament and Knockout
Host(s)  India
Champions Chennai Superstars
Participants 6

The Indian Cricket League 20-20 Indian Championship 2007/08 was the first tournament in the debut season of the ICL. The season commenced on the 30 November 2007 and the final match was held on 16 December 2007. The league consisted of six teams and each team played each other once prior to classification matches.[1]

2007 season[edit]

The inaugural season for the Indian Cricket League was scheduled to begin in October 2007 but later shifted to start from November 30 with six club teams. The Chennai Superstars emerged as the inaugural ICL champions, beating the Chandigarh Lions by 12 runs in the final.[2] Superstars bowler Shabbir Ahmed was declared Man of the Match for claiming four wickets, including a hat-trick while Superstars batsman Ian Harvey was declared Player of the Tournament for scoring 266 runs in 7 matches and taking 9 wickets.

Fixtures & Results[edit]

No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Result
Group Stage
1st Match November 30 Chandigarh Lions Chris Cairns Delhi Jets Marvan Atapattu Lions by 9 runs
2nd Match December 1 Chennai Superstars Stuart Law Kolkata Tigers Craig McMillan Superstars by 6 runs
3rd Match December 1 Hyderabad Heroes Inzamam-ul-Haq Mumbai Champs Brian Lara Heroes by 33 runs
4th Match December 2 Delhi Jets Marvan Atapattu Hyderabad Heroes Inzamam-ul-Haq Jets by 5 wickets
5th Match December 2 Chandigarh Lions Chris Cairns Kolkata Tigers Craig McMillan Tigers by 43 runs
6th Match December 4 Chennai Superstars Stuart Law Mumbai Champs Brian Lara Superstars by 38 runs
7th Match December 5 Chandigarh Lions Chris Cairns Hyderabad Heroes Inzamam-ul-Haq Lions by 6 wickets
8th Match December 7 Delhi Jets Marvan Atapattu Mumbai Champs Brian Lara Jets by 24 runs
9th Match December 8 Chandigarh Lions Chris Cairns Chennai Superstars Stuart Law Superstars by 4 wickets
10th Match December 8 Delhi Jets Marvan Atapattu Kolkata Tigers Craig McMillan Tigers by 4 wickets
11th Match December 9 Chennai Superstars Stuart Law Hyderabad Heroes Inzamam-ul-Haq Heroes by 7 wickets
12th Match December 9 Chandigarh Lions Chris Cairns Mumbai Champs Brian Lara Lions by 38 runs
13th Match December 10 Kolkata Tigers Craig McMillan Mumbai Champs Brian Lara Champs by 7 runs
14th Match December 12 Chennai Superstars Rajagopal Sathish Delhi Jets Marvan Atapattu Jets by 6 wickets
15th Match December 12 Hyderabad Heroes Inzamam-ul-Haq Kolkata Tigers Craig McMillan Tigers by 53 runs

Standings[edit]

Points Table
Team M W L NR Pts NRR
Kolkata Tigers 5 3 2 0 6 0.93
Delhi Jets 5 3 2 0 6 0.35
Chandigarh Lions 5 3 2 0 6 0.32
Chennai Superstars 5 3 2 0 6 0.18
Hyderabad Heroes 5 2 3 0 4 -0.054
Mumbai Champs 5 1 4 0 2 -1.240

Knock-out[edit]

Match Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Result Man of the Match
Knock-Out Phase
Semi-Final December 14 Kolkata Tigers Craig McMillan Chennai Superstars Stuart Law Superstars by 93 runs Rajagopal Sathish (Superstars)
5th/6th Place Play-Off December 15 Hyderabad Heroes Ambati Rayudu Mumbai Champs Brian Lara Heroes by 25 runs Abdul Razzaq (Heroes)
Semi-Final December 15 Delhi Jets Marvan Atapattu Chandigarh Lions Chris Cairns Lions by 4 wickets Abbas Ali (Jets)
3rd/4th Place Play-Off December 16 Delhi Jets Marvan Atapattu Kolkata Tigers Craig McMillan Jets by 5 wickets Marvan Atapattu (Jets)
Final December 16 Chandigarh Lions Chris Cairns Chennai Superstars Stuart Law Superstars by 12 runs Shabbir Ahmed (Superstars)

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