30 May 2016 Current Affairs: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) has won the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on 29 May 2016. In the final clash played at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by eight runs.
This was maiden Indian Premier League title for Sunrisers Hyderabad, while third final lost for Bangalore in the IPL. Earlier, it lost in finals of 2009 and 2011 editions.
Chasing the target of 209 runs, Bangalore got off to a flying start as Chris Gayle (76) and Skipper Virat Kohli (54) laid a perfect platform and forged 114-run partnership. But after the fall of the openers, no other batsman could contribute much as a result they only managed to score 200 runs for seven in 20 overs.
Earlier, propelled by skipper David Warner, Hyderabad scored 208 for 7 in their allotted 20 overs. Warner, who hit 69, finished second in run-getters' list with 848 runs. Ben Cutting of Hyderabad was declared the Man of the Match for his all round performance. He had scored 39 runs and claimed two wickets.
List of Awards and winner :
Most Valuable Player : Virat Kohli (RCB).
Orange Cap (most runs scored in the season) : Virat Kohli (RCB, 973 runs).
Purple Cap (most wickets in the season) : Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH, 23 wickets).
Emerging Player of the Tournament : Mustafizur Rahman (SRH, 17 wickets).
Best fielder of the tournament : AB De Villiers.
Best catch of the tournament : Suresh Raina (for his one-handed stunner in the slips in the KKR vs GL match).
Most sixes in IPL 2016 : Virat Kohli (RCB, 38).
Fastest 50 : Chris Morris (DD, 17 balls).
Fairplay award : Sunrisers Hyderabad.
IPL 2016 champions : Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Indian Premier League (IPL) : The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India contested every year by franchise teams representing Indian cities. The league, founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) member Lalit Modi in 2007, is scheduled over April and May of every year. The title sponsor of the IPL in 2016 is Vivo Electronics, thus the league is officially known as the Vivo Indian Premier League.
Of the 13 teams to have competed since the league's first season, six have won the title at least once. Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders have won twice, while Rajasthan Royals, Deccan Chargers and Sunrisers Hyderabad have won once. Sunrisers Hyderabad are the current champions having won the 2016 season.Until 2014, the top three teams in the tournament qualified for the Champions League Twenty20. However, the Champions League Twenty20 tournament was discontinued in 2015 and has been defunct since