This edition of Pepsi IPL is the 6th edition of IPL after succesfull and entertaining 5 IPLs. How is your memory of the first IPL and all the events that took place first in IPL history?
Who faced the first ball ? Who took the first hat-trick ? Who bowled the first maiden? Who faced the first free-hit? Who bagged the first Golden Duck?
How many of these questions can you answer?
Here is a list of everything that occurred first in IPL’s history!
(Note: Those records which were achieved in the very first match are not mentioned with match numbers, others have the match number. And those which were not achieved in the first edition are mentioned with the year.)
First Venue – Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
First Toss won – Royal Challengers Bangalore
First run by a batsman – 4 by Brendon McCullum on the 8th delivery of the match (Before the first legal run, 3 extras were scored, 2 leg byes and 1 wide).First run – Sourav Ganguly off the 1st ball in IPL, a leg bye
First Four – Brendon McCullum, off the 8th ball by Zaheer Khan.
First Six – Brendon McCullum, off the 10th ball by Zaheer Khan.
First batsman dismissed – Sourav Ganguly, on 32nd ball by Zaheer Khan, caught by Jacques Kallis.
First Duck – Balachandra Akhil, on 50th ball by Ajit Agarkar, caught by Ricky Ponting.
First Golden Duck – Chaminda Vaas, Match no. 4, DC vs KKR. Ball by Ajit Agarkar, caught by Sourav Ganguly.
First free-hit faced – Matthew Hayden, ball by Brett Lee, Match no. 2, CSK vs KXIP.
First batsman caught – Sourav Ganguly, caught by Jacques Kallis.
First batsman bowled – Rahul Dravid, bowled by Ishant Sharma.
First batsman run-out – Ashley Noffke, run out by Ajit Agarkar/Wriddhiman Saha.
First batsman LBW – Mahendra Singh Dhoni, LBW by James Hopes, Match no. 2, CSK vs KXIP.
First batsman stumped – Robin Uthappa, stumped by Mark Boucher, Match no. 5, MI vs RCB.
First 50 – Brendon McCullum
First 100 – Brendon McCullum
First 150 – Brendon McCullum
First delivery – Praveen Kumar to Sourav Ganguly.
First wicket – Zaheer Khan, dismissed Sourav Ganguly.
First maiden – Glenn McGrath, Match no. 3, DD vs RR.
First 3 wicket haul – Ajit Agarkar (3/25).
First 4 wicket haul – Glenn McGrath (4/29), Match no. 17, DD vs RCB.
First 5 wicket haul – Sohail Tanvir Match no. 24, RR vs CSK.
First 6 wicket haul – Sohail Tanvir Match no. 24, RR vs CSK.
First hat-trick – Lakshmipathy Balaji Match no. 31, CSK vs KXIP. Dismissed Irfan Pathan, Piyush Chawla and VRV Singh.
First bowler to concede 40 or more runs in a match – Ashley Noffke (40/1).
First bowler to concede 50 or more runs in a match – James Hopes (53/1), Match no. 2, KXIP vs CSK.
First bowler to concede 60 or more runs in a match – Varun Aaron (63/2), second qualifier, DD vs CSK, 2012 (He is the only bowler to concede 60 or more runs in a match).
Only bowler in IPL to give away 60 or more runs in a match
First extra – Leg bye by Praveen Kumar to Sourav Ganguly on first ball of the IPL.
First wide – Praveen Kumar to Brendon McCullum.
First no-ball – Brett Lee to Matthew Hayden, in Match no. 2, KXIP vs CSK
First byes – Jacqueus Kallis to Ricky Ponting.
First 50-run partnership – Sourav Ganguly and Brendon McCullum. They added 61 runs for the 1st wicket.
First 100-run partnership – Gautam Gambhir and Shikhar Dhawan, Match no. 3, DD vs RR. They added 112* runs for the 2nd wicket.
First 150-run partnership – Adam Gilchrist and VVS Laxman, Match no. 14, DC vs MI. They added 155* runs for the 1st wicket.
First 200 runs partnership – Adam Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh, Match no. 63, KXIP vs RCB, 2011. They added 206 runs for the 2nd wicket.
First team to score 200 runs in a match – KKR vs RCB, KKR scored 222/3.
First team to be dismissed in less than 100 in a match – RCB vs KKR, RCB dismissed for 82 (15.1).
First team to score over 200 runs while chasing – KXIP vs CSK, Match no. 2. CSK 240/5, KXIP 204/7.
First team to chase a target of 150 or more – RR vs MI, Match no. 5. MI 165/6, RCB 166/5 (19.4).
First team to chase a target of 200 or more – RR vs DC, Match no. 9. DC 214/5, RR 217/7 (19.5).
First match to be tied – KKR vs RR, Cape Town, Match no. 10, 2009. RR 150/6, KKR 150/8. RR won in Super Over.
First match won by 1 run – KXIP vs MI, Match no. 45. KXIP set a target of 190 and MI Needed 19 from the last over and 2 runs off the last ball.
First match won by 2 wickets – RCB vs CSK, Durban, Match no. 44, 2009 (No team has won a match by 1 wicket yet). CSK 129(19.4), RCB 132/8(19.4).
First match won by 10 wickets – DC vs MI, Match no. 14. MI 154/7, DC 155/0(12).
First match won by a team on the last ball while chasing – CSK vs DD, Match no. 28. CSK chased down 188, with 15 runs needed off the last over and 1 run needed off of the last ball.
First catch – Jacques Kallis to dismiss Sourav Ganguly, KKR vs RCB.
First run-out – Ajith Agarkar/Wriddhiman Saha to dismiss Ashley Noffke, KKR vs RCB.
First fielder to take 3 catches in a match – Abhishek Nayar, Match no. 5, MI vs RCB.
First fielder to take 4 catches in a match – Sachin Tendulkar, Match no. 38, MI vs KKR.
First Man of the Match – Brendon McCullum.
First Player of the Tournament – Shane Watson.
First Orange Cap – Shaun Marsh.
First Purple Cap – Sohail Tanvir.
First Rising Start of the Tournament – Shreevats Goswamy (RCB).
First Fair Play Award – Chennai Super Kings.
First IPL Champions – Rajasthan Royals.