IPL 2022: Gujarat Titans have done it with a dominating performance. They have won the IPL title in their maiden season and won the final match against Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets at the Narendra Modi Stadium. They have just completely outplayed RR in both departments of the game and won the match and the trophy comfortably.
Hardik Pandya and his team thrashed RR at their home ground in front of 1,25,000 spectators. After winning the toss, RR chose to bat first, but it was a completely different batting display as compared to the last match against RCB. The GT bowlers did an amazing job and restricting the strong batting line-up of Rajasthan to a below-par total of 130/9. The GT skipper was phenomenal with the ball and registered 3/17 in his four overs.
However, GT had a tough start and lost Saha and Wade early. But then Hardik and Shubman Gill added 63 runs for the third wicket to bring them back to the chase. The skipper got out after scoring 34 runs. But it was too late for RR. David Miller came in and changed the complexion of the game. He, along with Gill, added an unbeaten 47 runs and sealed the deal for GT. Miller was unbeaten on 32 off 19 balls and Gill scored 45* off 43.
So, as per the proceedings, at the end of the season there are various awards that are distributed among the best performers in various categories, so let’s check the list of awards and cash prizes given after the IPL final.
IPL 2022: Here is the complete list of awards and cash prize
The Champions: Gujarat Titans became the only second team to win the title in their debut season. They also finished the league stage at the top. GT has become the seventh team to win the IPL title. Gujarat has received an amount of INR 20 crore.
The Runner-up: It was hard luck for the Rajasthan Royals because they played really good cricket throughout the season. But they will not end without anything. RR has received the runner-up trophy with a cash prize of INR 12.5 crore.
The Third-place: Royal Challengers Bangalore ended the season in third place. RCB lost the second qualifier and got knocked out of the competition. They have won a cash prize of INR 7 crore.
The fourth-place: There was another team that made their debut and played really good cricket. Lucknow Super Giants lost to RCB and the Eliminator and ended the season in fourth place. They have won a cash prize of INR 6 crore.
Aramco Orange Cap winner: Jos Buttler has had a dream season and that is one of the reasons that RR has reached the finals. The English opener emerged as the highest run-scorer and the second highest in one season in IPL history. He ended up with 863 runs at an average of 57.53, including 4 centuries and 4 half-centuries. Thus, he won the “Orange Cap” for the season with an amount of INR 10 lakh.
Aramco Purple Cap winner: Yuzi Chahal has had his best season of his IPL career. Before this match, he was tied with Wanindu Hasaranga at 26 wickets, but he ended up taking one wicket off Hardik Pandya in the final. That has brought his wicket tally to 27 wickets. That’s why he has won the “Purple Cap” for the season, including a prize of INR 10 lakh.
IPL Emerging Player of the Season: This was one of the toughest battles this season with so many youngsters coming out and performing. But in the end, it was the pace-machine of Sunrisers Hyderabad who won this award. Umran Malik has impressed everyone this season with his pace and accuracy. He has picked up 22 wickets in 14 matches. The other two contenders were Tilak Verma (MI) and Maheesh Theekshana (CSK). Umran also won a cash prize of INR 10 lakh.
The Player with the Most sixes award: Without a doubt it was none other than Jos Buttler. There is hardly anything that he has missed this season. He hit 45 maximums in 17 games and won this award with a cash prize of INR 10 lakh. Next on the list is his countryman, Liam Livingstone, who has hit 34 sixes in 14 games. Notably, Livingstone hit the longest six (117 m) this season.
Punch Super Striker of the Season: There were a few that have set the stage on fire. Some big names have just thrashed the bowlers this season. But in the end, it was the veteran Indian wicket-keeper batsman, Dinesh Karthik, who won this award. He has scored 330 runs at the highest strike rate of 183.33. Karthik has also won the Tata Punch Car. Liam Livingstone was second with a strike rate of 182.08.
Rupay On the Go Fours of the Season: Jos Buttler has hit the most boundaries this season. He has hit 83 fours and won a cash prize of INR 10 lakh.
Upstox Most Valuable Player of the season: There is hardly anything that Jos Buttler has not done this season with his bat and that is why he is the MVP of the season. He has also won INR 10 lakh.
Cred powerplayer of the season: Once again it is Jos Buttler who has scored the most runs in the powerplay in the entire season. He has won a cash prize of INR 10 lakh.
Dream11 Game Change of IPL 2022 season: There is no one close to Jos Buttler. He has scored the highest runs, with the most sixes and fours, and has the most centuries. He has been the most impactful performer this season. He has won a cash prize of INR 10 lakh. KKR all-rounder Andre Russell was second on this list.
Fair Play Award: Two teams have won this award and both were in the finals. Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals have won this jointly.
Swiggy Instamart Fastest Delivery of the season: Before this match, Umran Malik was leading the race. But Lockie Ferguson has left his best for the final. He bowled a pacy delivery of 157.3 km/h in this match, beating the delivery of 157 km/h from Umran Malik to win this award. He also won INR 10 lakh.
Catch of the Season: There were a few contenders for this, but as per the votes from the fans at IPLT20.com, Evin Lewis has won this award. He took a one-handed catch of Rinku Singh and won that match for LSG. Lewis also won INR 20 lakh.