- Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians faced off in the final, with Mumbai Indians emerging as champions after a thrilling finish. Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to bat, posting a total of 202/7 in their 20 overs. In response, Mumbai Indians chased down the target with one ball to spare, with Rohit Sharma scoring a match-winning knock of 50 runs off 26 balls.
- Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals finished third and fourth, respectively, and qualified for the playoffs. However, Sunrisers Hyderabad were knocked out by Chennai Super Kings in the first qualifier, while Rajasthan Royals lost to Mumbai Indians in the second qualifier.
- The Orange Cap for the leading run-scorer of the season went to David Warner of Sunrisers Hyderabad, who scored 562 runs in 14 matches. The Purple Cap for the leading wicket-taker of the season went to Dwayne Bravo of Chennai Super Kings, who took 26 wickets in 16 matches.
- The tournament saw some outstanding individual performances, including Chris Gayle’s 117 off 57 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Kings XI Punjab, AB de Villiers’ 133* off 59 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Mumbai Indians, and Andre Russell’s 4/20 for Kolkata Knight Riders against Kings XI Punjab.
- The season also had its fair share of controversies, including a spot-fixing scandal that involved Rajasthan Royals’ players Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan. The trio were later banned from cricket for life by the BCCI.
Overall, IPL season 8 was an entertaining tournament that showcased some exceptional cricketing talent, as well as some unfortunate controversies.