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IPL 8 garners 74.7 mn live impressions on Twitter Fan Index in first week

Between April 8 and 15, the opening match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians got the most live impressions

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | April 22, 2015

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With 74.7 million live impressions during the opening eight days of the eighth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), there is considerable excitement across Twitter over the tournament. While defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders have had a stop-start beginning, the Rajasthan Royals have rushed out of the gates. Chennai Super Kings continue to be crowd favourites; their first match versus Delhi Daredevils is the most talked about game on Twitter during this period.

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Below are the games ranked in descending order of the most live impressions:

1.      #KKRvMI (April 8)

2.      #CSKvDD (April 9)

3.      #KKRvRCB (April 11)

4.      #CSKvSRH (April 11)

5.      #RCBvSRH (11th April)

6.      #MIvKXIP (April 12)

7.      #RRvMI (April 14)

8.      #DDvRR (April 12)

9.      #KXIPvRR (April 10)

10.  #KXIPvDD (April 15)

Top moments, on the basis of Tweets per minute, between April and 15 were as follows:

1.      Chennai Super Kings beats Delhi Daredevils by 1 run

2.      Royal Challengers Bangalore defeats Kolkata Knight Riders by 3 wickets

3.      Kolkata Knight Riders defeats Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets

4.      Chennai Super King’s Brendon McCullum brings up his century off 56 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad

5.      Kings XI Punjab defeats Mumbai Indians by 18 runs

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Most mentioned batsmen and bowlers on Twitter during the live match windows with the proverbial #OrangeCap and #PurpleCap went to the most mentioned batsman and bowler, respectively.

Batsmen: 1.      Yuvraj Singh (Orange Cap)

2.      Rohit Sharma

3.      Chris Gayle

Bowlers: 1.       Harbhajan Singh (Purple Cap)

2.       Morne Morkel

3.       Ashish Nehra

Ranking of most mentioned IPL teams on Twitter from April 8 to April 15:

1.      Kolkata Knight Riders 2.      Chennai Super Kings 3.      Mumbai Indians 4.      Delhi Daredevils 5.      Kings XI Punjab 6.      Royal Challengers Bangalore 7.      Rajasthan Royals 8.      Sunrisers Hyderabad

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Most retweeted Tweets about the Indian Premier League between April 8 and 15 were:

1.       @iamsrk: Well played RCB & well played KKR. Congrats to the winning side….& we will meet again in Bangalore next. Missed being at Eden. Lov u KKR

2.       @iamsrk: In Delhi for launch of Mahagun projects. Will miss my KKR boys. Edenites shout loud enuff to make up for my absence.

3.       @iamsrk: Happy match was in our favour coa it was AbRam’s 1st match. Nerves…fielding on both sides as brittle as Gauti’s bat tonite….love u Kolkata.

4.       @iamsrk: Taking so many kids for the KKR match….it’s like I am a class teacher Incharge of Nursery to Higher Secondary…

5.       @YUVSTRONG12: Now that actually looks like @GautamGambhir size bat ! #IPL2015

6.       ?@Suriya_offl: Mappillaiiii sooopper mappillaiii!!  #whattasaveraina #csk

7.       @chikkipanday: Well done @iamsrk & @KKRiders

8.       @IamRaina: Great  stop viru bhai still rocking can't wait to see your attacking batting @virendersehwag

9.       @virendersehwag: Wow old is gold nehra ji on fire . Love ur work nehra ji keep doing that ...

10.    @ABdeVilliers17: First game in Bangalore for #IPL2015 tonight. Excited to play in front of this crowd again!

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