IPL T-20 Cricket began today 8th of April 2011

The opening ceremony of IPL T-20 Cricket Match began at 6:00 p.m today at Chinnaswamy Stadium at Chennai. The First Match of the season IPL-4 held between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders.

The Opening Ceremony of IPL-4 T-20 started at 6:00 p.m today, 8th April 2011 and went on till 7:30 p.m.at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Chennai.

One after the other Captains of all the parcipating Teams of IPL appeared and signed on the special panel.

M.S. Dhoni( CSK), Gautam Gambir (KKR),Kumar Sangakara (Kings XI Punjab),Dale Steyn (Deccan Chargers),Shane Warne (Rajasthan Royals),Virendra Sewag (Delhi Dare Devils),AB De Villiers (Royal Challengers),Yuvraj Singh (Sahara Pune Warriors), Mahela Jayawardene (Team Kochi), Sachin Tendulkar (Mumbai Indians).

It was a great fun to watch the various performance of group dances, music, bands of drums. Two funny dancers were seen performing on a long pole and a globe. Popular singers sang songs and Sunidhi Chauhan was also there. Shah Rukh Khan, owner of Kolkata Knight Riders performed an excellent dance items. It was nice to watch him dance to the tune of some Tamil Songs, with Shriya Saran( a Tamil film heroine).

The fireworks displayed during the opening ceremony were fantastic.

Chennai Kings Team
M.S. Dhoni in actionM.S. Dhoni, Captain
Srikanth Aniruddha
Murali Vijay
Suresh Raina
Subramaniam Badrinath
Albie Morkel
Scott Styris
Ravichandran Ashwin
Shadab Jakati
Suraj Randiv
Tim Southee

Kolkata Knight Riders TeamGautam Gambir Captain of KKRGautam Gambir (Captain)
Jacques Kallis
Eoin Morgan
Manoj Tiwari
Laxmi Ratan Shukla
Manvinder Bisla
Yusuf Pathan
Iqbal Abdullah
Rajat Bhatia
Sarabjit Ladda
Laxmipathi Balaji

M.S. Dhoni, Captain of CSK won the toss and chose to bat first. Gautam Gambir, Captain of KKR was happy to bowl.

Aniruddha Shrikant played very well and scored quickly 64 runs in 55 balls and with the support of M.S.Dhoni, Raina and Kallis and Yusuf Pathan CSK completed the score of 153/4.

KKR chased CSK very brilliantly but unfortunately lost the game over a very narrow margin with score 151/7. If Gautam Gambir played in his usual form, KKR could have easily chased CSK. But that's the way Cricket goes. No one can predict anything.

Chennai Super Kings won the match by just 2 runs.

It was a pity to see Yusuf Pathan dropping a catch, which could have fetched him an award of Karbonn Kamaal catch worth Rs.1 lac.

Aniruddha Shrikant - Man of the Match

Aniruddha Shrikant was declared as Man of the Match and also awarded for hitting the most sixes.

Since it was a match with only 20 overs, the game went-on very fast and ended without making the viewers bored.


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