On This Day: IPL started first in 14 years, McCullum scored a century in the first match


New Delhi. On this day 14 years ago, the picture of the game changed due to the experiment in T20 cricket in India. 18 April 2008 was the day when the first match of IPL was played. The match took place between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. In this first match of the Indian Premier League, KKR batsman Brendon McCullum created history by scoring a century. He scored 158 runs while batting fast.

In this opening match of IPL played in Bangalore, RCB won the toss and fielded first. Openers Sourav Ganguly and Brendon McCullum, who came out to open the innings of KKR, started strongly. However, captain Ganguly got out after scoring 10 runs. After this, Ricky Ponting, who came to bat, played an innings of 20 runs. David Hussey got out after scoring 12 runs. While 158 runs came off McCullum’s bat. In this way, KKR scored 222 runs for 3 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs.

McCullum hits a blistering century
In this match, where the rest of KKR’s batsmen were scoring runs per ball, but on the other hand Brendon McCullum’s slaughter continued. Taking an aggressive stance, he razed the bowlers of RCB. McCullum played an unmatched innings of 158 runs in 73 balls with the help of 10 fours and 13 sixes. His innings was recorded as the highest score in the history of IPL for many years.

RCB bundled out for 82 runs
Chasing a target of 223 runs for victory, the Royal Challengers Bangalore team was all out for 82 runs. None of the team’s batsmen could stand in front of KKR’s superb bowling. If we look at the scorecard of RCB, then Rahul Dravid 2, Wasim Jaffer 6, Virat Kohli 1, Jacques Kallis 8, Cameron White 6, Mark Boucher 7, Balachandra Akhil 0, Ashley Noffke 9, Praveen Kumar 18 not out, Zaheer Khan 3 and Sunil Joshi also scored 3 runs. In this way the team of Royal Challengers Bangalore was all out for 82 runs in 15.1 overs. RCB’s 82 runs included an extra 19 runs.

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World’s most prestigious cricket league
It has been 14 years since the Indian Premier League started. It has become the most prestigious league of the country and the world. Every cricketer in the world wants to participate in IPL. Today many countries are organizing T20 leagues on the lines of IPL. But he has not got that much fame. On the other hand, this league is constantly touching new heights.

Tags: Brendon McCullum, IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore

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