Star Sports to air 50 greatest IPL matches from today

Mumbai, Mar 28: In a bid to bring some cheer in the lives of people, who are disappointed with the cancellation of number of sporting events due to COVID-19 pandemic, Star Sports has decided to broadcast the best matches of the IPL to help fans relive their favourite memories from the cash-rich tournament.
The IPL has always evoked wild emotions amongst its vociferous fans and this time too, Star Sports will bring back the same thrill.
From Shikhar Dhawan”s ‘thigh-fives’, Dhoni’s ‘helicopter shot” to Dwayne Bravo’s ‘champion dance’, from Rohit Sharma”s brilliant captaincy to Virat Kohli’s exhilarating performances, fans will be able to recreate those memories and experience the IPL pulse with highlights of 50 of the best matches of the IPL from the previous seasons.
Following are some of the most exciting games in IPL history which will be part of the 50 greatest matches that will be aired on the network.
IPL 2008: Match 1, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders
The match where it all began, Indian cricket stepped on to the next level when IPL was introduced in 2008, when RCB & KKR took the main stage in Bangalore and played the first ever match of IPL.
A packed Chinnaswamy stadium witnessed Brendon Mcullum’s brilliance as he massacred the RCB bowlers and scored an unbeaten 158 off 73 balls to help his team reach 222/3.
A poor performance from RCB’s top order resulted in the collapse and KKR won by a huge margin of 140 runs.
IPL 2019: Match 35, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challenge Bangalore
A testimony of why ‘King Kohli’ is best in the business, this match showcased Virat Kohli’s brilliance in batting as he went on to score his 5th IPL century and along with Moeen Ali took his team to a huge total of 213/4 in 20 overs.
KKR’s top order struggled but Nitish Rana & Andre Russell caused some worry amongst the RCB bowlers with their 100 ? run partnership but RCB managed to scrape through and win their 2nd match of the tournament. (UNI)