IPL 3: Day 5 Review…

March 17, 2010 at 12:27 am (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys, Its another Double header day… Day 5 in IPL Season 3….

Match 7 Review:
Kings XI Punjab Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Both the teams lost their opening game and looking to turnround their fortunes… Sangakarra won the toss and decided to Bat first,  Kings XI Punjab started their things slowly, and kept on increasing the run rate time by time… Yep indeed, right from over 8, run rate kept on increasing every over and it didnt stop at any instance and they went on to score a mammoth total of 203… Without any doubt preity Zinta was smiling and she had all the reasons for… Ravi Bopara being the top scorer with 77…

KXIP 203/3 in 20 overs.

Ravi Bopara 77     M.Bisla 75
D.Steyn 1/36     J.Kallis 1/39

RCB 204/2 in 18.5 overs.

Jacques Kallis 89*     Robin Uthappa 51
P.Chawla 1/20           B.Sharma 1/37


Royal Challengers had a real challenge infront of them, without any doubt, but both Kallis and Pandey started the proceedings really well… Kept the run rate always under check, didnt allow to to creep above 12, evev if it, didnt last more than 5 to 6 deleiveries. Robin Uthappa played a gem of an innings to get a fast 50, to alter the plans of sangakarra, actually he ran out of ideas at one stage as all bowlers went for bang bang, by Kallis ans Uthappa…  Kallis was so brilliant and he didnt give any chance to KXIP and the bowlers, later its just formality for kohli to finish the things off with Kallis in the other end. Kallis remained unbeaten.  Just to note still 7 more balls remaining in the innings… Now u could certainly call it a compromising win…


Match 8 Review:
Chennai Super Kings Vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Being last in the standings, Dhoni will certainly look to improve the performance and be back in the top of the tables. As expected he won the toss and decided to Bat first, but the things didnt look good as Matthew Hayden departed early just scoring a single. Murali Vijay and Raina did take the things slowly as they scored in singles, v cant blame them too, as ball wasn’t coming on to bat, plus u had a very inconsistent bounce, could see many balls keeping really low…  As both Murali Vijay and raina departed in the space of 3 balls, both Dhoni and Badrinath joined together and still run rate wasn’t so gr8. They were at 96 after 14 overs, but next six overs were the time Dhoni unleashed his arrogance and CSK scored 83 runs in the brief session… Ending CSK’s innings as with 164, at once they looked to settle down for 140, but its Dhoni power which got to a good score… 

CSK 164/3 in 20 overs
M.S.Dhoni 66*   S.Badrinath 43*
Shukla 1/37     Ishant 1/38


KKR 109/10 in 19.2 overs
W.Saha 22            M.Karthik 21
J.Kemp 3/12      Balaji 2/9


Chasing a score of 165 is always possible in a T20 game, plus KKR had the support of their home crowd, so its gonna be a huge plus… But the things were real different as morkel picked the highest T20 scorer in the very second ball of the match for a Duck… From then on, KKR never looked for a moment that they are on to the chase, and they kept losing wicket in regular intervals. Match was quite over, when chennai had Mathews by the end of 10th over, and they were needing 94 runs in the last 10 overs and its last 4 wickets in the crease. so its all written and we could see Eden gardens getting empty by this time, last 4 just kept nudging single here there and played the inevitable. in the end its curtains from a direct hit from Badrinath. Justin Kemp picked 3 wickets and Balaji picked 2 to his name.  Finally a happy fan got chance to write a winning moment… With this win, CSK go straight up to 3rd position… 🙂 😀

Standings as on Day 5:


Interesting IPL Facts as on DAY 5:

– Dhoni scored the 50th six of the tournament

– KXIP is the only team in this season of IPL to survive first 6 overs without losing a wicket.

– Manvider Bisla scored his Maiden IPL fifty of 36 balls.

– Bopara and Bisla’s  partnership of 129 is the best by KXIP.

– 129 is also the best first wicket partnership for this season as they go past 101 by Brad hodge and Manoaj Tiwary (KKR).

– RCB has lost 6 out of 7 matches in home, other team being DC who lost all their matches in home.

– 74 runs was the best partnership for RCB for first wicket in all the IPL. Manish Pandey and jacques Kallis  bettered the previous best performance was 69 by Jacques Kallis and S.Goswami

– Longest six was scored bu Uthappa – 98 meters

– Uthappa scored the second Fastest 50 (19) in IPL, and fastest in this season.

– A match aggregate of 407 runs (203+204) is the second best total match aggregate of this season. (top one being Mumbai and Rajasthan with 420 runs)

– 31/1 is the lowest ever total scored by CSK in the first 6 overs.

At the end of DAY 5…

Total no.of Boundaries – 236
Total no.of Sixes – 88
Purple Cap – Chaminda Vaas (5) followed by Angelo Matthews (5)
Orange Cap – J.Kallis (154) followed by Ravi Bopara (133)..



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