IPL 2: Semi Final -1 Review

May 23, 2009 at 1:51 am (IPL) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its Semi’s time in IPL 2…

Semi Final 1:

Delhi Daredevils Vs Deccan Chargers

Finally its time for Knockout situation, and Do or Die battle for the teams, First up is Delhi a team who are on a roll and won maximum no.of games in this tournament and on the other  side, team who made into semi’s with the help of KKR a bit, (KKR defeated RR in a very important last game, which allowed DC to get in), not a gr8 confidence to go into semi’s.

Pitch report said, its a 160-170 track and captain winning the toss will definitely Bat first, But, on the contrary Gilly won the toss and decided to field first (just for ur remembrance, Dc lost lost 3 out of 4 games chasing, except against KKR, which was won by Rohit’s Magic), Really a brave move by Gilly and asked to shewag to take strike… Man O Man, Ryan Harries bowled a fabulous first over,he got rid of both the openers for duck and created a Maiden, a disastrous start for delhi…  Not to mention, Gilly and the whole team was in Cloud 9…  Then came Skipper Shewag and Dilshan to build the innings, Dilshan had an early reprival of missed run out by Harris.  Till the half way mark, both kept the innings going with some scintillating shots on all side of the wickets, esp shewag’s trademark shots are awesome to watch. Delhi were 83/2. Its really a gr8 comeback after a maiden double strike first over.

Once again Strategic break worked on the favor of bowling team as symonds got the prize scalp as Shewag, who needlessly tried to push a middle stump delivery for a single moving way across the stumps and finally giving trouble to umpires fingers. Surprisingly Shewag went without scoring any six today. Once he is gone, Dilshan and Ab de villers were greeted by some really smart bowling by DC, which doesn’t give any room to free their arms… Except these three, no one else crossed double figures which says the rest. Dilshan scored a well made 50 to get Delhi to a defend-able total of 153. Their main prob was, they lost 4 wickets in last 2 overs, which didn’t really help the score to go up… Actually credit to deccans’ who bowled exceptionally well, esp Harris who picked 3 wickets, RP singh had couple in the last over, and others too did a fair job for a T20 game.

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A Big Game and a Target is ahead and a must win situation for DC’s. In came the Skipper Gilly with his fellow south african partner Gibbs, First over for Delhi is a disaster, am i repeating again the same sentence, even then i am right yep, Gilly the destroyer, scored 5 consecutive boundaries of Dirk Nannes over to start the innings off to a flyer. Other hand Gibbs, got himself out, with a poor shot selection. But Gilly told, none needed, i ll finish the game guys and oh Boy he did massacre the bowling of delhi, Bowl short, Full, half volley, yorker, slower, and name u know in cricket, he knows just two words, either its Four or Six. Shewag who hasn’t bowled even a single over, went to bowl one and give 25 runs off it… in the Power-play over DC scored 84/1. Gilly scored 70 odd by that time. Finally Delhi had few smiles in the last ball before break , as they took Gilly out for 85 of just 35 balls.  But the Damage is already done, Deccans needed just 52 in last 10 overs. Symonds came to the place of Gilly, Inspired by gilly he played his array of shots before getting got at long on for 24. Suman and Rohit played a singles game to win the Semi’s comfortably and go into finals. DC winning the match by 6 wickets and 14 balls to spare. In the presentation Shewag said himself, its a day of gilly, and nothing went on their way… Yep Man , ur rite, Aussies ruled the show…

Bowling, least to write, shud mention two names, Amit Mishra and Dilshan, who did bowl really well for 7 overs between them,  kept economic rate below 5.00, which is really a gr8 task , when u have bowled to a most devastating innings played a devastating player.  Gilly showed the true class, and said , he as been in the two world cup winning finals before… With this magnificent Knock, he became the second top scorer of the tournament after Hayden. (A gr8 piece of advice to Australia, if u need to win this T20 world cup then here is the pair, which can win the matches with 10 wickets to spare, Serious man… Think Aussies…)

 

Interesting Facts on Day 35 , IPL 2:

Semi Finals 1:
– Gilchirst recorded the quickest 50 in just 17 balls in IPL. which is also the 5th fastest in T20 games.
– Gilchrist’s strike rate of 294.11 when reached his half century is the highest ever in IPL cricket while scoring a fifty. Previous best was combined held by Yusuf pathan and Brendon McCullum.
– 21 scored in the first over of Deccan’s innings, the second best in the tournament – Rajasthan had scored 22 against KKR.
– Gilchrist scored 70 runs in boundaries which is also the joint highest with Suresh Raina for a single innings in the IPL
– Gibbs scored his 4th duck today which is the most in the tournament by any player.
– With 5 sixes today, gilly has taken his total numbers in IPL to 48. (29 this year and 19 last year)
– This is also the first time Deccan’s have beaten Delhi in a IPL match in both seasons.
– Deccans have scored 2,111 runs in the league stage games, which is the highest in IPL 2.
– Opening pair of Gilly and Gibs have 505 runs in 14 innings, which is also the highest by any pair in IPL.
Its all one man stats seems to be…. sorry nothing i can do abt it… Hail Gilly….
~rams~

Semi Finals 1:

– Gilchirst recorded the quickest 50 in just 17 balls in IPL. which is also the 5th fastest in T20 games.

– Gilchrist’s strike rate of 294.11 when reached his half century is the highest ever in IPL cricket while scoring a fifty. Previous best was combined held by Yusuf pathan and Brendon McCullum.

– 21 scored in the first over of Deccan’s innings, the second best in the tournament – Rajasthan had scored 22 against KKR.

– Gilchrist scored 70 runs in boundaries which is also the joint highest with Suresh Raina for a single innings in the IPL

– Gibbs scored his 4th duck today which is the most in the tournament by any player.

– With 5 sixes today, gilly has taken his total numbers in IPL to 48. (29 this year and 19 last year)

– This is also the first time Deccan’s have beaten Delhi in a IPL match in both seasons.

– Deccans have scored 2,111 runs in the league stage games, which is the highest in IPL 2.

– Opening pair of Gilly and Gibs have 505 runs in 14 innings, which is also the highest by any pair in IPL.

Its all one man stats seems to be…. sorry nothing i can do abt it… Hail Gilly….

~rams~

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