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Despite early bouncers, IPL 2020 scores a big hit

It was far from an easy pitch for the Indian Premier League this year. Pandemic fears, sponsorship hiccups, date and venue issues… all threatened the much loved T20 league. But shaking it all off the Dream 11 IPL 2020 has scored a major hit with a 28 per cent increase in viewership over the last edition.

According to TV rating agency Broadcast Audience Research Council, IPL 2020 garnered 400 billion minutes of TV consumption in total. It surpassed the previous record held by last year’s cricket (ODI) World Cup, which had seen 356 billion minutes of consumption — both TV and out of home — with TV alone totalling 344 billion minutes.

According to BARC, IPL 2020 tournament was watched by 405 million viewers, a steep rise over the previous edition which had recorded 326 billion minutes of TV consumption.

“It’s the biggest IPL the nation has seen and the response from fans and advertisers has been stupendous,” said Sanjog Gupta, Head – Sports of Star India, the official IPL broadcaster.

Star India said that the total TV viewership during the tournament reached 31.57 million average impressions.

IPL’s reach increased with the broadcaster beaming the tournament also in five regional language channels — Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bangla, and Kannada.

There were other factors, too, for the record viewership. The tournament was a welcome break from the melancholy and boredom caused by the pandemic, said Anuj Kapoor, Assistant Professor of Marketing, IIM-Ahmedabad. He felt the winning formula was in creating an optimal mix of suspense and surprise in the content.

 

Loyal fan base

According to Giraj Sharma, founder-director of Behind the Moon, a brand consultancy, over the years IPL has almost reached a cult status in India, and has a loyal fan base. “When you serve up matches to this loyal fan base that are so tight that the result is decided in the last over or even leading to a super-over, it is bound to get more eyeballs,” he said.

Going forward will this surge in viewership make the broadcasting and webcasting rights for the tournament costlier? As it is, entities like Amazon and Facebook have entered the fray. Star India’s broadcast rights for IPL will end by 2022.

Broadcasting rights

Sharma felt that the interest shown by new age companies as well as the rising global popularity of IPL would certainly push  the cost of broadcasting rights skywards.

But Kapoor warned that marketers need to be cautious as the surprise factor of the IPL will eventually decrease in magnitude and, therefore, they need to be cognizant of the cost they pay to advertise. Ultimately, the broadcasting fees will be transferred to them in the form of advertising fees, he cautioned.

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IPL 2020 Match 41: Mumbai Indians to take on Chennai Super Kings | Sports


Oct 23, 2020, 10:14AM ISTSource: TOI.in

For the first time in their history, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are staring at the possibility of not making it to the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs. Even though MS Dhoni’s men have lost seven games out of 10 and are at the bottom of the table with only six points, they still have a mathematical chance of qualifying for the playoff stage if they win all their remaining four games, starting with the match against Mumbai Indians in Sharjah on Friday.

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IPL 2020: Updated points table, orange cap, purple cap standings after KKR vs RR match


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IPL 2020: Updated points table, orange cap, purple cap standings after KKR vs RR match&nbsp

Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) thrashed Rajasthan Royals (RR) in match No.54 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season 13 on Sunday. While skipper Morgan played a captain’s knock, pace ace Pat Cummins rattled the formidable batting order of the Rajasthan Royals as Kolkata eased past Steve Smith and Co. by 60 runs to keep their playoffs hopes alive this season.   

Batting first at the Dubai International Stadium, KKR witnessed an early setback in the form of Nitish Rana, who was dismissed by Jofra Archer in the first over of Kolkata’s innings. Rescuing the Knight Riders from a mini-collapse, skipper Morgan put up a show with the bat and top-scored with a gritty 68-run knock. Riding on Morgan’s unbeaten half-century, KKR managed to post a competitive 191-7 in 20 overs. 

In reply, Royals suffered a shocking top-order collapse as pacer Cummins bagged four wickets to put the 2008 champions on the back foot. Chasing the challenging 192-run target, RR only managed to score 131-9 in 20 overs. With the win, KKR eliminated RR from the playoffs race with a massive 60-run win. Having said that, let’s check the updated points table, Orange, and Purple cap holder after the match between KKR and RR at Dubai. 

Points table

Rajasthan Royals became the third team to bow out from the 13th season of the cash-rich tournament. The Royals have joined the likes of Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings in the bottom half of the IPL 2020 points table. KKR have climbed to the fourth spot with a win over RR. 

Orange Cap

KXIP skipper KL Rahul continues to lead the Orange Cap standings with 670 runs from 14 matches. Delhi Capitals (DC) opener Shikhar Dhawan is second on the list with 471 runs. CSK opener Faf Du Plessis has taken the third spot in the standings after a gritty knock against KXIP. 

Purple Cap

Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah is still leading the Purple Cap standings with 23 wickets. The Mumbai pacer is followed by Kagiso Rabada is occupying the second spot despite bagging the same number of wickets. RR pacer Archer climbed to the third spot after matchday 54 of the IPL 2020. 

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IPL 2020 Match Fixtures, Schedule

Date & Time Match & Venue Result Oct 12, Mon
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 28th Match
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah RCB won by 82 runs
Royal Challengers Bangalore
194/2
Kolkata Knight Riders
112/9 (20 ov, target 195) Oct 13, Tue
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings, 29th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai Chennai Super Kings won by 20 runs
Chennai Super Kings
167/6
Sunrisers Hyderabad
147/8 (20 ov, target 168) Oct 14, Wed
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals, 30th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai Delhi Capitals won by 13 runs
Delhi Capitals
161/7
Rajasthan Royals
148/8 (20 ov, target 162) Oct 15, Thu
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab, 31st Match
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah Kings XI won by 8 wickets
Royal Challengers Bangalore
171/6
Kings XI Punjab
177/2 (20 ov, target 172) Oct 16, Fri
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 32nd Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi Mumbai Indians won by 8 wickets
Kolkata Knight Riders
148/5
Mumbai Indians
149/2 (16.5/20 ov, target 149) Oct 17, Sat
4:00 PM BDT l 3:30 PM IST l 10:00 AM GMT l 02:00 PM Local Time Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 33rd Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai RCB won by 7 wickets
Rajasthan Royals
177/6
Royal Challengers Bangalore
179/3 (19.4/20 ov, target 178) Oct 17, Sat
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings, 34th Match
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah Capitals won by 5 wickets

Chennai Super Kings
179/4
Delhi Capitals
185/5 (19.5/20 ov, target 180)

Oct 18, Sun
4:00 PM BDT l 3:30 PM IST l 10:00 AM GMT l 02:00 PM Local Time Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 35th Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi Match tied (Kolkata Knight Riders won the Super Over)

Kolkata Knight Riders
163/5
Sunrisers Hyderabad
163/6 (20 ov, target 164)

Oct 18, Sun
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab, 36th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium ,Dubai Match tied (Kings XI Punjab won on second Super Over)

Mumbai Indians
176/6

Kings XI Punjab
176/6 (20 ov, target 177)

Oct 19, Mon
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time

Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, 37th Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi Rajasthan Royals won by 7 wickets

Chennai Super Kings
125/5
Rajasthan Royals

126/3 (17.3/20 ov, target 126)

Oct 20, Tue
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals, 38th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai Kings XI won by 5 wickets

Delhi Capitals
164/5
Kings XI Punjab
167/5 (19/20 ov, target 165)

Oct 21, Wed
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 39th Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi RCB won by 8 wickets
Kolkata Knight Riders
84/8
Royal Challengers Bangalore
85/2 (13.3/20 ov, target 85) Oct 22, Thu
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 40th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 8 wickets
Rajasthan Royals
154/6
Sunrisers Hyderabad
156/2 (18.1/20 ov, target 155) Oct 23, Fri
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians, 41st Match

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Mum Indians won by 10 wickets
Chennai Super Kings
114/9
Mumbai Indians
116/0 (12.2/20 ov, target 115) Oct 24, Sat
4:00 PM BDT l 3:30 PM IST l 10:00 AM GMT l 02:00 PM Local Time Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals, 42nd Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi KKR won by 59 runs

Kolkata Knight Riders
194/6
Delhi Capitals
135/9 (20 ov, target 195)

Oct 24, Sat
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 43rd Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai Kings XI won by 12 runs
Kings XI Punjab
126/7
Sunrisers Hyderabad
114 (19.5/20 ov, target 127) Oct 25, Sun
4:00 PM BDT l 3:30 PM IST l 10:00 AM GMT l 02:00 PM Local Time Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, 44th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai Super Kings won by 8 wickets
Royal Challengers Bangalore
145/6
Chennai Super Kings
150/2 (18.4/20 ov, target 146) Oct 25, Sun
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians, 45th Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi Royals won by 8 wickets
Mumbai Indians
195/5
Rajasthan Royals
196/2 (18.2/20 ov, target 196) Oct 26, Mon
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab, 46th Match
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah Kings XI won by 8 wickets
Kolkata Knight Riders
149/9
Kings XI Punjab
150/2 (18.5/20 ov, target 150) Oct 27, Tue
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals, 47th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai Sunrisers won by 88 runs
Sunrisers Hyderabad
219/2
Delhi Capitals131 (19/20 ov, target 220) Oct 28, Wed
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 48th Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi Mumbai Indians won by 5 wickets
Royal Challengers Bangalore
164/6
Mumbai Indians
166/5 (19.1/20 ov, target 165) Oct 29, Thu
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 49th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai Super Kings won by 6 wickets
Kolkata Knight Riders
172/5
Chennai Super Kings
178/4 (20 ov, target 173) Oct 30, Fri
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals, 50th Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi Sunrisers won by 5 wickets
Royal Challengers Bangalore
120/7
Sunrisers Hyderabad
121/5 (14.1/20 ov, target 121) Oct 31, Sat
4:00 PM BDT l 3:30 PM IST l 10:00 AM GMT l 02:00 PM Local Time Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians, 51st Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai Mumbai Indians won by 9 wickets
Delhi Capitals
110/9
Mumbai Indians
111/1 (14.2/20 ov, target 111) Oct 31, Sat
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 52nd Match
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah Sunrisers won by 5 wickets
Royal Challengers Bangalore
120/7
Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad
121/5 (14.1/20 ov, target 121) Nov 01, Sun
4:00 PM BDT l 3:30 PM IST l 10:00 AM GMT l 02:00 PM Local Time Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab, 53rd Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi Super Kings won by 9 wickets
Kings XI Punjab
153/6
Chennai Super Kings154/1 (18.5/20 ov, target 154) Nov 01, Sun
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, 54th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai KKR won by 60 runs
Kolkata Knight Riders
191/7
Rajasthan Royals
131/9 (20 ov, target 192) Nov 02, Mon
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 55th Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi Delhi Capitals won by 6 wickets
Royal Challengers Bangalore
152/7
Delhi Capitals
154/4 (19/20 ov, target 153) Nov 03, Tue
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians, 56th Match
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 10 wickets
Mumbai Indians
149/8
Sunrisers Hyderabad
151/0 (17.1/20 ov, target 150) Qualifier 1 Nov 05, Thu
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals
Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai Mumbai Indians won by 57 runs
Mumbai Indians
200/5
Delhi Capitals
(20 ov, target 201)143/8 Nov 06, Fri
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Eliminator
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 6 wickets
Royal Challengers Bangalore
131/7
Sunrisers Hyderabad
(19.4/20 ov, target 132)
132/4 Qualifier 2 Nov 08, Sun
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals, Qualifier 2
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi Capitals won by 17 runs
Delhi Capitals
189/3
Sunrisers Hyderabad
172/8 (20 ov, target 190) Final Nov 10, Tue
8:00 PM BDT l 7:30 PM IST l 02:00 PM GMT l 06:00 PM Local Time Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians, Final
Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai  

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