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MUMBAI: The Indian Premier League mania is reaching a crescendo on social media. The excitement of the eighth season of the tournament continued this week on micro blogging site Twitter with close to 62.7 million live impressions.

Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) fans are roaring on Twitter making them the favourites this week. The team in yellow is closely followed by defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (@KKRiders) and 2013 champions Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan). Given their popularity, the most talked about game this week was Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings.

The top Tweets Per Minute (TPM) moments during the match window for the same period are as follows:

- Kings XI Punjab wins in the super over against Rajasthan

- Royal Challengers Bangalore's AB de Villiers hits 24 off one over by Lasith Malinga from Mumbai Indians

- AB de Villiers falls for 42 to Kieron Pollard from Mumbai Indians with RCB on 129/6

- Dwayne Smith of Chennai Super Kings brings up his 50 versus Mumbai Indians

- Chennai Super King’s Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Bravo bring up 107 off 7 overs against Mumbai Indians

Ranking of most mentioned IPL teams on Twitter from 16 - 22 April, 2015.

Chennai Super Kings leads the pack closely followed by Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians. Rajasthan Royals are next in the list keenly followed by Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab. Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad complete the final tally.

Most Retweeted Tweets about the Indian Premier League for the same period is as follows:

#MIvCSK (17 April)

#RCBvMI (19 April)

#RRvKXIP (21 April)

#RRvCSK (19 April)

#DDVSvKKR (20 April)

#KXIPvKKR (18 April)

#SRHvKKR (22 April)

#SRHvRR (16 April)

#SRHvDD (18 April)

Some of the most retweeted moments are given below. KKR' s Shah Rukh Khan congratulating his boys was the most retweeted.

@iamsrk: Always & Everytime…a mature innings..@GautamGambhir. & my man @iamyusufpathan in the thick of things again. Morne & Umesh deadly. Love KKR -https://twitter.com/iamsrk/status/590212393260621824

@realpreityzinta: OMG ! What a game I'm still shaking  SUPER OVER !!! @lionsdenkxip Are u Kidding me Still shaking I swearSo proud #KXIP - https://twitter.com/realpreityzinta/status/590584295535828993

@mohitfreedom: #RRvsCSK Even in these T20 matches, u can't come close to athleticism of @SauravGhosal  Sure to be No1 sometime soon and fly #India's flag -https://twitter.com/mohitfreedom/status/58975497091376742

With the momentum gathering pace, the game has only begun.

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