CLT20 Recap: The Firsts in CLT20

Before 2008, the UEFA Champions League is considered as the most prestigious tournament. Few Cricket enthusiasts, took a leaf out of UEFA Champions League and started their own version of Champions League and named it as Champions League T20. It was in 2008, the tournament was scheduled to take place. But the Mumbai terror attacks issued an alarm warning. The tournament was scrapped and took place in 2009 for the first time Some players who took part in the inaugural edition especially in the opening match will go in the history books. Here are the players who had their names in the record books for becoming the first player to achieve a certain feet in the CLT20.

First Match Day in CLT20: 8 October 2009

First venue in CLT20: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

First Umpires in CLT20: Brian Jerling (South Africa) and Russell Tiffin (Zimbabwe)

First Third Umpire in CLT20: Shavir Tarapore (India)

First Match Referees in CLT20: Srinivas Venkataraghavan (India)

First two teams to play in CLT20 match: Cape Cobras and Royal Challengers Bangalore

First toss won in CLT20: Royal Challengers Bangalore

Bowler who bowled the First Ball in CLT20: Charl Langaveldt (Cape Cobras)

Batsman who faced the first Ball in CLT20: Jacques Kallis (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

First CLT20 run scored by: Jacques Kallis (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

First Boundary scored by: Jacques Kallis (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

First six scored by: Robin Uthappa (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

First Fifty scored by: Robin Uthappa (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

First Century scored by: Andrew Puttick (Cape Cobras)

First 100 metre six scored by: David Warner (New South Wales)

First batsman to get dismissed bowled: Justin Ontong (Cape Cobras)

First batsman to get dismissed caught by others: Robin Uthappa (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

First batsman to get dismissed caught behind: Jacques Kallis (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

First batsman to get dismissed run-out: Rahul Dravid (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

First batsman to get dismissed stumped: Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

First batsman to get dismissed LBW: Rille Rossouw (Diamond Eagles)

First team to score 100+ runs in an innings: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Cape Cobras.

First team to score 200+ runs in an innings: Trinidad and Tobago vs Deccan Chargers

First Wicket taken by: Charl Langaveldt (Cape Cobras)

First no-ball bowled by: Anil Kumble (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

First wide bowled by: Charl Langaveldt (Cape Cobras)

First Maiden bowled by: Brett Lee (New South Wales)

First four wicket haul taken by: Dwayne Bravo (Trinidad and Tobago)

First fifer taken by: Shaun Tait (South Australia Redbacks in the 2012 edition)

First team to get dismissed: Otago Volts

First team to dismiss their opponents: Cape Cobras

First Catch taken by: Herschelle Gibbs (Cape Cobras)

First run-out effected by: Vernon Philander (Cape Cobras)

First stumping effected by: Ryan Canning (Cape Cobras)

First 50+ partnership: Robin Uthappa and Rahul Dravid (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

First 100+ Partnership: Phil Hughes and David Warner (New South Wales)

First Man of the Match Award winner: JP Duminy (Cape Cobras)

First Player of the tournament winner: Brett Lee (New South Wales))

First Golden Bat Winner: JP Duminy (Cape Cobras)

First Golden Ball winner: Dwayne Bravo (Trinidad and Tobago)

First Champions: New South Wales