IPL 2013: 10 facts about the final at Eden Gardens

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Updated: Sunday, May 26, 2013, 12:22 [IST]
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IPL 2013: 10 facts about the final

Kolkata, May 26: After 75 matches spread across various venues and contested for more than 50 days, here we are for the final of IPL 2013. Two-time champions Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens tonight at 8PM IST.

Recap of previous 5 finals

Here are the 10 things you need to know about the IPL 6 final

1. Chennai Super Kings are playing in their 5th final in six years, most by any team in IPL history

2. Kolkata's Eden Gardens is hosting the final for the first time

3. Mumbai Indians are in the final for the second time

4. CSK have won the title twice, 2010 and 2011

5. Today's match is a repeat of 2010 final. CSK had won that game by 22 runs in Mumbai

6. Michael Hussey has a chance to become the first Orange Cap holder to win the title. He is currently the leading run scorer with 732

7. Hussey can claim a record for most runs in a single edition if he scores 2 more. The maximum in one edition is 733 by Chris Gayle

8. CSK have lost 2 finals, in 2008 to Rajasthan Royals and in 2012 against Kolkata Knight Riders

9. Dwayne Bravo needs 1 wicket to take the Purple Cap. He has 28 so far and is tied with James Faulkner. However, Faulkner holds the Cap with better economy rate

10. This year's head-to-head record between the finalists is 2-1 in favour of MI. They had beaten CSK in both league games (home and away). In playoffs, CSK had won


Story first published:  Sunday, May 26, 2013, 11:40 [IST]
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