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Saturday, April 19, 2008

IPL – Clash Of The Titans! Summer Bonanza! Today’s Match – Mohali Vs Chennai / Delhi Vs Jaipur

The Indian Premier League took off with a spectacular opening ceremony at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium at Bangalore yesterday. None other than Mr.Vijay Mallya, who also hails from Bangalore, hosted the game. The stadium was jam packed with spectators and they were thoroughly entertained by a special troupe of cheerleaders and performers who were flown in from Washington for this special occasion. There was a special performance by Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy and it all ended with a spectacular round of fireworks that lit up the whole stadium and the skies! Wow! What a show it was, a truly great effort by Mr. Mallya. Trust him to do everything in style and he really knows how to add glamour to any occasion. Speaking of glamour, Shah Rukh Khan with his group of supporters from Bollywood were all there to cheer their team, the Kolkata Knight Riders in their very attractive black and yellow getup! All the 8 captains from the respective teams looked smart in the lineup at the end of the oath taking ceremony!
You can watch the inaugural ceremony of the IPL here at this link:

The first match of the DLF Indian Premier League was played yesterday between Kolkata Knight Riders and the Royal Challengers under floodlights in front of a packed crowd in Bangalore. However, the match was not entirely without controversy. Restrictions placed on news agencies by the Indian Premier League led to a row, culminating in a coverage boycott by Reuters, AP and AFP. As a result, no pictures of the match were available for newspapers or websites.
The match itself was pretty uneven with the Kolkata Knight Riders easily taking the lead with a massive contribution and spectacular display of batting by Brendon Mc Cullum who made the record of the highest individual total ever scored in a twenty20 cricket match, (158 not out) leading his team to victory. Rahul Dravid, on the other hand, captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, could not seem to do anything right even after having won the toss and electing to field first!

The IPL matches are scheduled to be played all over India at different venues. Get all the info on IPL matches and respective teams at this link:

Don’t forget to Watch Today’s Matches:
Sat 19 April 17.00 Mohali VS Chennai
Sat 19 April 20.30 Delhi VS Jaipur

Speaking of today's matches, its going to be really interesting and exciting to watch the two captains clash with each other. I am speaking of the two teams, namely Punjab XI Kings and the Chennai SuperKings. Its going to be fun to watch Yuvraj Singh pitted against Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Not only this, but, both the teams have good players who are aggressive and high hitters (Mathew Hayden, Micheal Hussey Jacob Oram and Stephan Fleming in the Chennai team) and so this match will definitely prove to be a nailbiter with lots of sixes and fours, no doubt! So, Who will be the better Captain? Who will win?

The Other two teams ie. Delhi vs Jaipur will also be interesting to see Virender Sehwag Vs Shane Warne! Delhi team has strong players to back Virender Sehwag. Will they be able to beat the Jaipur team?

Need to book tickets to the IPL matches then go to this link:

TicketPro is the place to get tickets for IPL matches. You could even buy it online. TicketPro’s Indian website has some details on getting Indian Premier League cricket match tickets.

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