IPL 6: Day 50 Eliminator–Hodgey special get Royals to Qualifier…

May 23, 2013 at 1:16 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Eliminator it is as the name sounds, Team who loses today will get a knockout blow for this season, Winner will meet Mumbai in Kolkata for the Qualifier 2.

Sunrisers Won the toss and decided to bat first, Not off to a ideal start lost their inform opener Parthiv & Vihari cheaply as the scoreboard read 2 for 3 in 2.3 overs. Dhawan & White played the restructuring innings with a fifty partnership between both, but it came very slowly which help Royals to keep their nose ahead at all point. However Sammy gave the much needed impetus to up the scoring rate, but it was halted by one of the superp runout from the deep. Few lusty blows from Perara & Samantray helped SRH to post yet another 130+ score, 132/7 in 20 overs.

Royals will know its a tricky chase always especially with SRH bowling’s fire power. Dravid started of confidently scoring three boundaries before leading edged to point. Watson continued from where Dravid left, kept the run rate moving with few powerful blows over fence and to fence. However SRH came back strongly by picking one wicket in every over from 7-10. Which meant Royals are 57/5 in 10 overs. Samson & Hodge in the crease. Both played a singles innings for a while, Once Hodge felt he had his Eye in, he started going for shot which proved vital to keep the run rate under check at all time. Once you think game sailing towards Royals, Came Steyn to remove Samson. But Hodge & Faulkner in the the crease made sure they are crossing the line safely. It is Hodge in the end who hit the winning runs with two back to back sixes and making a mockery Pacifier. Underdogs now has two more steps to be the champs…

Rajasthan Royals won the match 4 wickets with 4 balls to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 50:

– Vikramjeet’s first over went for just two runs and he picked a wicket, which is the best over so far in IPL for him.

– Amit Mishra now has 21 wickets against Royals, the most by any bowler against any IPL team.

– 5/57 is the lowest ten over score by Rajasthan for this season.

– Brad Hodge now has first fifty for this season, overall in T20 career, 37th which equals the highest with Chris Gayle.

– Now Brad Hodge is the leading run getter in T20 cricket with 5548 runs, closely followed by Chris Gayle with 5512 runs.

– Darren Sammy scored the 650th Six for this season.

At the end of DAY 50 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1989

Total no. of Sixes – 659

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (81) followed by Kohli (64)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (51) followed by Rohit Sharma (28)

Orange Cap –Mike Hussey (732) followed by Chris Gayle (708)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (28) followed by James Faulkner (27)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/16 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (211) followed by Sunil Narine (180)

Fastest Ball of IPL 6 – Shaun Tait (153.43 KMH) followed by Dale Steyn (152.48KMH)

Fair play Award Winners – Chennai Super Kings



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