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Indian Premier League Cricket Tournament 2008, a.k.a. the first season of IPL, ended on 1st June 2008, with Rajasthan Royals being the winners.

Indian Premier League 2008


DLF Indian Premier League made its debut in the year 2008, with the opening of its first season. The tournament started on 18th April 2008, with the first match having Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers (Bangalore) as the opponents. Over the next 43 days, matches continued to take place between the eight IPL teams. A double round robin group stage paved the way for the competition. Each of the eight teams in the tournament played a home match and an away match, against all the other seven teams. After the double-round matches, four teams went to the semifinals.

The semi-finalists were Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings. The first semi-final took place between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils, on 30th May 2008. The second semi-final was played by Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings, on 31st May 2008. Both the matches were played in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Rajasthan Royals, winners of first semi-final, and Chennai Super Kings, winners of second semi-final, played the final on 1st June 2008, the venue being DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai. Rajasthan Royals emerged as the winners of IPL Cricket Tournament 2008.
    Results
  • Winners of IPL 2008 - Rajasthan Royals
  • Player of the Final Match - Yusuf Pathan
  • Player of the Tournament - Shane Watson
  • Purple Cap - Sohail Tanvir, for being the Top Wicket-taking Bowler
  • Orange Cap - Shaun Marsh, for being the Leading Run-scorer in the Tournament
  • Best under-19 Player Award - Shreevats Goswami
  • Special Award for Fair Play - Chennai Super Kings, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Team Mat Won Lost N/R Pts RR
Rajasthan Royals 14 11 3 0 22 +0.632
Kings XI Punjab 14 10 4 0 20 +0.509
Chennai Super Kings 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 14 4 10 0 8 -1.160
Deccan Chargers 14 2 12 0 4 -0.467


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