Chennai Super Kings beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 58 runs in the final of the IPL 2011 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Chennai Super Kings who won the toss and elected to bat were given a great start by their openers, Murali Vijay and Michael Hussey, with a opening partnership of 159 runs. Murali Vijay scored 95 of 52 ball with help of four fours and six sixes.
Chennai Super Kings lost some quick wickets towards the end which restricted them to 206 runs which was still a very good score.
In reply, Royal Challengers Bangalore lost their opener Chris Gayle early to Ravichandran Ashwin. After losing Gayle early Royal Challengers Bangalore were unable to build any partnerships and they ended with only 147 in their 20 overs.
Saurabh Tiwary and Virat Kohli contributed 42 and 37 respectively.
Chris Gayle won the Orange Cap for maximum runs in the tournament. He scored 608 runs from 12 matches. Lasith Malinga who plays for the Mumbai Indians got the Purple Cap for most wickets. He took 28 wickets from 16 matches.
Kieron Pollard was awarded for taking most catches in the tournament. Kings XI Punjab batsman Paul Valthaty was awarded the Best Individual Performance in the IPL for his 120 against Chennai.
Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore