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“Record 20 crore people watched IPL 2020 opener” BCCI secretary.



The opening match of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was watched by 20 crore, said BCCI Secretary Jay Shah on Tuesday, 22 September.

As per Shah, this was the highest-ever opening day viewership for any sporting league in any country as defending champions Mumbai Indians faced Chennai Super Kings on September 19 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. MS Dhoni-led CSK defeated the four-time IPL champions by five wickets.

tweet of Jay Shah

“Opening match of #Dream11IPL sets a new record! As per BARC, an unprecedented 20 crore people tuned in to watch the match. Highest ever opening day viewership for any sporting league in any country- no league has ever opened as big as this,” said the BCCI Secretary in a tweet while tagging BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, Uday Shankar, President of The Walt Disney Company, APAC, and Chairman of Star and Disney India – and Disney+ Hotstar.


RR thrash MI to keep playoffs hopes alive,CSK back at 8th place; updated IPL 2020 Points Table.



UPDATED IPL 2020 Points Table:

Indian Premier League P W L D NRR Pts
1 Mumbai Indians 11 7 4 0 +1.252 14
2 Delhi Capitals 11 7 4 0 +0.434 14
3 Royal Challengers Bangalore 11 7 4 0 +0.092 14
4 Kolkata Knight Riders 11 6 5 0 -0.476 12
5 Kings XI Punjab 11 5 6 0 -0.103 10
6 Rajasthan Royals 12 5 7 0 -0.505 10
7 Sunrisers Hyderabad 11 4 7 0 +0.029 8
8 Chennai Super Kings 12 4 8 0 -0.602 8
  • CSK now have 8 points from 12 games and maximum they can go upto is 12, so it is next to impossible fo them to make it to playoffs. Their NRR is also too low at this stage.
  • RCB will have to wait for one more game before they make sure they have made it to IPL Playoff.
  • MI will also have to wait for one more game before they make sure they have made it to IPL Playoff.
  • RR stand a chance to book playoffs berth.

In Dream 11 IPL 2020, Rajasthan Royals outplayed Mumbai Indians by eight wickets in the match no. 45 of Indian Premier League 2020 on Sunday to climb to sixth position in the IPL 2020 points table.

Chasing a challenging 196-runs target, RR rode on a brilliant unbeaten century by Ben Stokes and an unbeaten half-century by Sanju Samson to cross the finishing line in just 18.2 overs.

Rajasthan now have 10 points in their bag as they have won five out of their 12 games.

Earlier in the day, Chennai Super Kings finally return to winning ways as they thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 wickets in the match no. 44 of Indian Premier League 2020.

CSK moved to seventh place after winning the match, but that was shortlived as they returned to the bottom place in the points tally after RR won their game against MI.

The MS Dhoni’s side now has 8 points from 12 games and a net run rate of -0.602.

Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians are still leading the chart having accumulated 14 points so far in 11 games, while the second spot is occupied by Delhi Capitals, who also have 14 points to their name.

Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab are on fourth, fifth positions respectively, while Sunrisers Hyderabad are now seventh in the points chart.

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