First IPL game
Took place in Bengaluru between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Kolkata Knight Riders.
First IPL ton
Was scored by KKR’s Brendon McCullum (158*) in the same game. KKR won by 140 runs.
First IPL winners
Were the Rajasthan Royals, who beat the Chennai Super Kings. The Royals lost their first IPL game against the Delhi Daredevils.
2009 IPL winner
The Deccan Chargers, who won the SA-hosted 2009 edition, folded in 2012 after financial difficulties.