IPL 2: Day 29 Review

May 17, 2009 at 12:59 am (IPL) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all…

Its day 29 in IPL, and another Double header Saturday…

Match 47:

Chennai Super Kings Vs Mumbai Indians

A very important game for Mumbai to be in the contention of semi finals spot. Sachin won the toss and decided to bat first, After a failed opening order in the last game, Mumbai switched back to Jayasuriya to the opening slot with bravo. But Bravo didn’t last for long, as ever morkel drew the first blood for chennai.  Bur Sanath showed his aggressive intent very clearly, as he went after Tyagi, for couple of sixes. but bowler had the last laugh in the end of the over, as he was dismissed for quick 30.  Later Duminy joined Tendulkar to keep the things going for Mumbai, they were 70/2 in 10 overs,  But as when they are back from the break, what else u expect a wicket and yes, its Sachin this time. Nayar joined his position with JP Duminy with a 65 run partnership which really gave some respectable score fro Mumbai to bowl at.  Nayar was reprieved once by Skipper Dhoni himself when he was in 16, missed a easy stumping chance of Raina.  In the end two more wickets fell just to get one more extra run every time.  Finally Mumbai Scored 147/5 in their 20 overs.

Bowling was just good for chennai, good job by Raina and Murali, as they kept their economy rate below six and kept the batsmen guessing all the time.

match 47

Needing 148 to win, As we have seen 9 times already, Parthiv  (who came in place of Murali Vijay) became the 10th victim to be out in the very first ball. Not the start Chennai would like to have… As this happened, v could see hayden has started playing so slow, he waited for the balls to reach him and played pretty ODI natured game. Raina, who came in, just had two sixes so fast and went back soon.. Then badrinath joined him, in first 10 overs, Chennai were 56/2, which means, they needed  92 to win the last 10. Seems , chennai has relaxed a bit lot than expected, As usual another wicket was down after break time and badri walked, and Skipper joined Hayden, after a long period of time hayden started throwing his bat and walked over the pitch, and as did so , he signalled the end for Mumbai. Both Haydos and Dhoni scripted a empathic win over Mumbai, pulling down the screen for Mumbai’s semi’s hope. 

Bowling was good enough, but we have to put the blame on the captaincy of Sachin, who bowled Kulkarni’s 4 overs (which wasn’t necessary at all), which was very expensive and allowed hayden to be back in the touch. Few options in choosing the bowling looked so silly and in the end Mumbai paid the price for it.  Second consecutive year, Mumbai was out in the league stage.

 

Match 48:

Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Deccan Chargers

Its a game fro pride for KKR and a must win for DC for semi’s. KKR brought Masrafe mortaza back to squad, played his first game for this IPL season. Gilly won the toss and decided to chase, KKR started off well, McCullum puts a ball out of the ground to start off.  But he was out so soon.  Ganguly had few good shots but really his watch wasn’t working and he couldn’t time anything coming to him, looked so rusty and failed to connect the ball to its merit, to say he has been a debt for KKR in this innings, he played 41 balls to get his 33 runs. (sorry Dada its a T2o game) In came, Hussey, who showed what the T20 game is and how to play it. Man he was staggering and at his best nick, finally out by run out, it seems thats the only way he could have got out.  Good Show from Hussey and Hodge got KKR to 160, which really looked as a good score in this track. 

Bowling Ryan Harris , Andrew Symonds and Rohit Sharma had success and bowled pretty decently,  but in the depth bowling they faulted and which let the score to move up.

match 48

For semi’s Deccans. need to win this game, Gilly and Gibbs went out to make the mark and leave it easy for the players in the end… They did start really well, Gilly fired some superb sixes, which sailed over the fence, but its hussey again who gave the breakthrough and gilly was caught in the deep mid wicket. Then gibbs gone after the break trying to bring down the run rate. By the end of 16 overs, DC needed about 43 runs in 4 overs with 8 wickets in hand, they mortaza took  symonds with a gr8 run out of a no ball, and all of a sudden, KKR pumped up and felt tat the can win the game and came so close to a superb win which wud have been their second, Needing 21 to win last over McCullum gave the ball to Mortaza and it didnt start well as he bowled a no ball (since only 3 fielders r inside the circle) and he cudnt held the nerve at the important time and gave away all the runs needed (5+NB, 1, 1, 6, wide, 2, 4) , needing just a single in the last ball… What on the world Mortaza things no one cud know, he bowled a short ball when evry1 is inside the ring saving single, even fine leg is inside, which means even an edge would have got the runs…. Nothing to blame a lot, All to say, KKR doesnt have any Luck to win the game, eventhough u have 99% effort u need that 1% luck to take u thru…. Sorry KKR u didnt have it this time… Its Rohit Sharma the Hero of DC won the game for them with a fabulous game of 32 just of 13 balls… Hats of to him and a deserving MOM.

I have to feel sorry for McCullum, Man, how much this man does, but nothing goes his way or for his team, He was so tensed when the first ball of last over called as No Ball, we cud see the heated argument between him and umpires, which show how badly he wants this game…. May be he shudn’t have chosen Mortaza for last over, any one cud have bowled and things cud have been different. But all lost is lost… Hope Atleast they have a good IPL season 3.

Standings as on IPL Day 29:

standings 29

Top two teams so comfortable for semi’s berth… rest two places is open for other four to grab….

Interesting Facts on IPL Day 29:

– Both Hayden and Jp Duminy scored the 5th fifty, the highest in this tournament
– Hayden also becomes the first player to cross 500 run mark in this IPL season.
– 26 Extras given by Mumbai is the Highest ever given by any team in this IPL Season.
– Hayden scored his first boundary in 13 over.
– Parthiv patel became the 10th batsmen to be dismissed of the very first ball of the match.
– For both Chennai and Mumbai 10 over 5th ball yielded the wicket, Sachin for Mumbai and Badrinath for Chennai.
– KKR scored 28 runs in the 18th over, which is the best over in IPL this season. (batsmen – Hussey and Saha) (bowler – Rp Singh and Harmeet Singh)
– RP singh became the first bowler of this season to be removed from bowling attack bcos of two waist high no balls.
– Economy-rate of 5.60 by Suresh Raina is the best by a Chennai bowler in this season.
– M.Mortaza Bowled the worst spell of IPL 2, figures read as 4-0-58-0
– 400th six was scored by Sanath Jayasuriya

 

– Both Hayden and Jp Duminy scored the 5th fifty, the highest in this tournament

– Hayden also becomes the first player to cross 500 run mark in this IPL season.

– 26 Extras given by Mumbai is the Highest ever given by any team in this IPL Season.

– Hayden scored his first boundary in 13 over.

– Parthiv patel became the 10th batsmen to be dismissed of the very first ball of the match.

– For both Chennai and Mumbai 10 over 5th ball yielded the wicket, Sachin for Mumbai and Badrinath for Chennai.

– KKR scored 28 runs in the 18th over, which is the best over in IPL this season. (batsmen – Hussey and Saha) (bowler – Rp Singh and Harmeet Singh)

– RP singh became the first bowler of this season to be removed from bowling attack bcos of two waist high no balls.

– Economy-rate of 5.60 by Suresh Raina is the best by a Chennai bowler in this season.

– M.Mortaza Bowled the worst spell of IPL 2, figures read as 4-0-58-0

– 400th six was scored by Sanath Jayasuriya.

~rams~

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