April 19, 2009
2009 IPL cricket Cape Town: opening match photos
For more photos of the opening day of the IPL tournament, see our IPL photo gallery.
The opening match of the 2009 IPL tournament in Cape Town on April 18 saw the Mumbai Indians score the first victory against the Chennai Super Kings.
Fans of Sachin Tendulkar’s team were happy to see the Mumbai Indians score 165/7 from their 20 overs, restricting the Chennai Super Kings to 146/7.
Later that day, in the second game of the double header, the Rajasthan Royals were soundly beaten by the Royal Challengers Bangalore. With a score of 58 all out, the Rajasthan Royals set a new record for the lowest innings total in the DLF IPL yet, performing even worse than the Kolkata Knight Riders’ score of 62 all out against the Mumbai Indians in Mumbai last year.
The excitement in the stadium throughout the day was terrific, with fans dressed to impress.
Photographs by Karin Schermbrucker 2009