IPL- first T20 league in the World to host 600 matches


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

Venue: Bangalore

Date: April 18, 2008

Landmark match: 50th

Played between: Deccan Chargers and Royal Challengers Bangalore

Venue: Hyderabad

Date: May 25, 2008

Landmark match: 100th

Played between: Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings

Venue: Durban

Date: May 14, 2009

Landmark match: 200th

Played between: Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils

Venue: Delhi

Date: April 23, 2011

Landmark match: 300th

Played between: Deccan Chargers and Kings XI Punjab

Venue: Hyderabad

Date: May 8, 2012

Landmark match: 400th

Played between: Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders

Venue: Hyderabad

Date: April 16, 2014

Landmark match: 500th

Played between: Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders

Venue: Kolkata

Date: May 7, 2015

Landmark match: 600th

Played between: Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians

Venue: Indore

Date: April 20, 2017


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