Indian Premier League Season 5
2012 Indian Premier League
IPL 5 to kick off in Chennai
April 1 2012
The 2012 Indian Premier League season, abbreviated as IPL 5 or the 2012 IPL, will be the fifth season of the Indian Premier League, established by the Board of Control for Cricket
in India (BCCI) in 2007. The tournament will be hosted by India and the opening ceremony will be held in M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, the home venue for 2011 Champions Chennai Super Kings
. The tournament will begin on 4 April and end on 27 May 2012. This season the number of teams in the league went from ten to nine with the termination of Kochi Tuskers Kerala.
Indian Premier League Season 4
2011 DLF Indian Premier League
Chennai Super Kings retain Indian Premier League title
may 29 2011
Chennai Super Kings successfully defended their Indian Premier League title on home soil by beating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 58 runs. A superb innings of 95 from 52 balls from Murali Vijay, adding 159 in 14.5 overs with Mike Hussey (63), powered Chennai to a humongous total of 205 and then a brilliant bowling spell by Ashwin (3/16) finished off Bangalore winning by 58 runs and lifting the IPL trophy at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai. India captain Mahendra Dhoni lifted the trophy for the second successive year. Chennai have now contested three of the IPL's four finals, winning for the last two years.
Indian Premier League final, Chennai: Chennai Super Kings 205-5 (20 overs) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 147-8 (20 overs) by 58 runs