Anirudha Srikkanth stars in a 2-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the season opener with a responsible 64 off 55 balls and is adjudged Player of the match. – April 8.
Albie Morkel builds on Suresh Raina’s 73* by hammering a match-winning 28 off 10 balls as the Lions edge out Royal Challengers Bangalore with 2 balls to spare in the qualifier to book a spot in the final.– May 24.
Chennai Super Kings meet Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final. The match is famously remembered for Ravichandran Ashwin’s first over dismissal of Chris Gayle for a duck which tilted the match in Lions’ favour. CSK became the first team to win the IPL twice in succession. Murali Vijay (95 off 52 balls) was adjudged Player of the match. – May 28.
Chennai Super Kings also became the first team to win the IPL tournament at home and also turned Chidambaram Stadium into a Fortress by winning all their home games. – May 28.