2016 IPL Final: Highlights, Match Report Everything you Need to Know

The Indian Premier League is the most entertaining league in India because the sport has a huge fan base in the country, and the favorite teams of many Indians are going head-to-head, competing to be crowned as the league’s champions. The 2016 IPL saw Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad battle it out in a high-octane final. The two sides went hard at each other as they fought for the title of IPL 2016 winner.

2016 IPL Final RCB VS SRH – Match Highlights

In the high-stakes showdown in the IPL 2016 final that left fans on the edge of their seats, we look at the 2016 IPL final highlights between RCB and SRH. In the 2016 IPL final match, SRH defeated RCB by 8 runs and emerged as the winners. Under the leadership of David Warner, the Sunrisers managed to set the tone in the early game with an incredible batting performance.

Warner’s performance in the match played a very crucial role in setting a firm foundation for the team by scoring 69 runs in just 38 deliveries, not to mention the contribution of Yuvraj Singh and Ben Cutting.

The Royal Challenger’s destructive Chris Gayle, fueled by a spirited chase, managed to knock 76 runs in 38 balls. However, led by the skillful Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the SRH bowling unit rose to the occasion.

Match Info (Date, Time, Venue, and Squads)

The final of IPL 2016 between the Challengers and the Sunrisers was played on May 29, 2016, at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, India. The match between RCB and SRH started at 8:00 p.m. IST.

The IPL 2016 Final Squad for the two teams is as below:

RCB Squad

Players Role
Virat Kohli (Captain) Top-Order Batter
Chris Gayle All-Rounder
AB de Villiers Wicket-Keeper-Batter
KL Rahul Wicket-Keeper-Batter
Shane Watson All-Rounder
Sachin Baby Batter
Stuart Binny All-Rounder
Chris Jordan Bowler
Iqbal Abdulla All-Rounder
Sreenath Aravin Bowler
Yuzvendra Chalal Bowler

SRH Squad

Players Role
David Warner (Captain) Opening Batter
Shikhar Dhawan Opening Batter
Moises Henriques All-Rounder
Yuraj Singh Middle-Order Batter
Deepak Hooda All-Rounder
Ben Cutting All-Rounder
Naman Ojha Wicketkeeper-Batter
Bipul Sharma All-Rounder
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Bowler
Barinder Sran Bowler
Mustafizur Rahman Bowler

2016 IPL Final Pitch Report

The IPL 2016 final pitch proved to be a batting paradise for SRH. Warner’s contribution to the team played an important role and helped the SRH get off to a flying start. It was an intense match for both teams because both teams are equal in strengths. The line-up also played a significant role for both the home team and the away team, but unfortunately, only one team was crowned as the IPL 2016 final winner.

It was also a high-scoring game for both teams, ending the 2016 IPL final scorecard for SRH with 208/7 in 20 overs, whereas RCB came very close to the target, ending the innings at 200/7. It was a match that left the fans on the edge of their seats.

2016 IPL Final Toss

SRH managed to win the qualifier 2 against GL and qualified for the finals. Before the start of the 2016 IPL final match, SRH won the toss and elected to bat first against RCB, which proved to give SRH an upper hand right from the start of the 2016 IPL final match and went on to dominate the 2016 IPL final scorecard. After an intense battle, SRH notched up a narrow victory to emerge as the IPL 2016 final winner.


The IPL 2016 final match scorecard is provided below.

IPL 2016 final match scorecard of SRH

Batter R B 4s 6s SR
David Warner 69 38 8 3 181.58
Shikhar Dhawan 28 25 3 1 112
Moises Henriques 4 5 0 0 80
Yuvraj Singh 38 23 4 2 165.22
Deepak Hooda 3 6 0 0 50
Ben Cutting 39 15 3 4 260
Naman Ojha 7 4 1 0 175
Bipul Sharma 5 3 1 0 166.67
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1 1 0 0 100

IPL 2016 final match scorecard of RCB

Batter R B 4s 6s SR
Chris Gayle 76 38 4 8 200
Virat Kohli 54 35 5 2 154.29
AB de Villiers 5 6 0 0 83.33
KL Rahul 11 9 1 0 122.22
Shane Watson 11 9 0 1 122.22
Sachin Baby 18 10 1 1 180
Stuart Binny 9 7 0 1 128.57
Chris Jordan 3 4 0 0 75
Iqbal Abdulla 4 2 1 0 200

Sunrisers Hyderabad Innings in the IPL 2016 final

SRH got off to a flying start thanks to a wonderful batting display by stalwarts Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli, who were smashing fours and sixes early on. The pair managed to score 114 runs in just 10.3 overs, with Gayle alone contributing 76 runs with 4 fours and 8 sixes. The Sunrisers’ attack was under pressure as Gayle scored runs at will. After Gayle and Kohli were dismissed, RCB struggled to get the scoreboard ticking.

Match Results

SRH managed to maintain a positive 2016 IPL final scorecard for their team and came out as the IPL 2016 final winners.

Man of the Match

Ben Cutting was declared the man of the match.

Man of the Tournament

Virat Kohli was awarded the man of the tournament for his great batting during the tournament. Kohli smashed 973 runs in 16 matches and was awarded the Orange Cap. This record is considered to be the most runs by a player in a single IPL tournament. Kohli also scored 7 half-centuries and 4 centuries during the IPL 2016.

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