The on-going 10th edition of the IPL 2017 achieved a unique landmark recently. The match between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians on Thursday was the 600th match of the Indian Premier League.
Mumbai Indians won the match played at Indore’s Holkar Cricket Stadium by eight wickets after Jos Buttler’s 77 runs from 37 balls helped chase down the 199-run target set by Kings XI Punjab via Hashim Amla’s unbeaten 104.
The landmark 600th match comes in the 10th season of the Indian Premier League and does not include the six matches which were abandoned without a toss.
According to Hindustan Times news report, The Indian Premier League thus also becomes the first franchise T20 league in the world to have hosted 600 matches.
Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore share the record for most matches played over the 10 seasons of the Indian Premier League.
Both Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore have played 146 matches to lead the franchises for most number of matches played by a single team.
Among individuals, current Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina has played the most matches in the Indian Premier League.
Raina has played 152 matches collectively while representing Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Lions.
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli holds the record of playing most matches for a single franchise. Kohli has represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in 146 matches over 10 years of the Indian Premier League.
Landmark match: 1st
Played between: Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders
Date: April 18, 2008
Landmark match: 50th
Played between: Deccan Chargers and Royal Challengers Bangalore
Date: May 25, 2008
Landmark match: 100th
Played between: Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings
Date: May 14, 2009
Landmark match: 200th
Played between: Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils
Date: April 23, 2011
Landmark match: 300th
Played between: Deccan Chargers and Kings XI Punjab
Date: May 8, 2012
Landmark match: 400th
Played between: Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders
Date: April 16, 2014
Landmark match: 500th
Played between: Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders
Date: May 7, 2015
Landmark match: 600th
Played between: Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians
Date: April 20, 2017