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IPL SEASON 9 HISTORY

IPL Season 9, also known as IPL 2016, was held from April 9 to May 29, 2016. The tournament featured eight teams, with two new teams, Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions, replacing the suspended Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. Here is a brief history of the season:

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  • Sunrisers Hyderabad emerged as champions of the season, defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 runs in a thrilling final. Batting first, Sunrisers Hyderabad posted a total of 208/7, thanks to a century by captain David Warner. In response, Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 200/7 in their 20 overs, with captain Virat Kohli scoring 54 runs off 35 balls.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders and Gujarat Lions finished third and fourth, respectively, and qualified for the playoffs. However, Kolkata Knight Riders were knocked out by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the eliminator, while Gujarat Lions lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first qualifier.
  • Virat Kohli was the standout player of the tournament, scoring 973 runs in 16 matches, including four centuries and seven half-centuries. He won the Orange Cap for the leading run-scorer of the tournament. The Purple Cap for the leading wicket-taker of the season went to Bhuvneshwar Kumar of Sunrisers Hyderabad, who took 23 wickets in 17 matches.
  • The season saw some outstanding individual performances, including AB de Villiers’ 129* off 52 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Gujarat Lions, Virat Kohli’s 113 off 50 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Kings XI Punjab, and Chris Gayle’s 107 off 49 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Kings XI Punjab.
  • The tournament was not without its controversies, including a controversy over whether bowler Lasith Malinga was eligible to play for Mumbai Indians due to his participation in the Sri Lankan Premier League.

Overall, IPL Season 9 was a high-scoring and entertaining tournament that featured some exceptional individual performances and saw the emergence of some talented young players.

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