IPL 6: DAY 35–Dravid, Rahane’s Deja vu & Sachin’s class…

May 8, 2013 at 12:35 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Game 1, Rajasthan Royals took on Delhi, Once again a dismal performance by Delhi made it so simple for Rajasthan who have been chasing comfortably for this season, esp in Jaipur. Delhi even after a big effort from Debutant Ben Rohrer scoring 63* Delhi ended up with  154/4 in 20 overs. Just like last game both Rahane & Skipper Dravid continued the partnership this time little extended to reach a century between both for the first time. Dravid departed after laying a winning platform. Watson just had some runs to score of, which he did effectively with 14 ball 28 to win the game.

Rajasthan Royals won the match 9 wickets with 13 balls to spare…

Game 2, KKR literally on the verge of exit, need to win this game to be mathematically present in the IPL context. Sachin started off the Mumbai Innings with flurry of boundaries, Even though he was dismissed, Rohit & Dinseh made sure runs are coming thick & fast. With a very good last over to end MI at 170/6 in 20 overs. KKR started their chase in a disastrous fashion to lose the skipper for 0. Situation didn’t improve much even after the incident.  Mumbai Indians made it look like a one sided game for themselves. Easy winning by 65 runs,

Mumbai Indians won the match  by 65 runs…

Standings as on DAY 35:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 35:

– Pravin Tambe became the oldest player to play in IPL, he is aged 41 year and 221 days as he made his debut today against Delhi Daredevils.

– Rajasthan have won 16 games out 19 while chasing in Jaipur.

– Pravin Tambe have never represented or played a domestic game till today.

– Shaun Tait now has conceded 51 wides in 21 games in IPL.

– Rohrer- Jadhav’s 50 run stand was the sixth for Delhi for this season.

– 63 runs scored by Ben Rohrer is his personal best in T20 international career, he bettered his previous best of 57.

– Siddarth Kaul bowled the first maiden of his IPL career, incidentally it is also the first Maiden played out by Rahul Dravid in his IPL career. It is also the 6th First over Maiden for this season.

– Dravid Rahane with 10, 50+ stands \between them now they are tied with table topper, Gayle-Kohli & Vijay –Hussey Pairs.

– This first time Rahane – Dravid pair has gone past 100 runs in their partnership, they scored 108 runs.

– Rajasthan have won all the 7 games played in Jaipur (their home ground).

– Siddarth Gaul & Balaji bowled the 27th & 28th Maiden for this season.

– Gambhir getting bowled today is 17th time in IPL, highest ever by any batsmen in IPL.

– 60 runs conceded by Ryan Mclaren is also the fourth highest in a IPL game.

– Mumbai have now won 10 games out 12 they played against KKR, highest by any other team.

– 3/27 by Harbhjan today is the best spell for this season.

– With the wicket of Balaji, Now Malinga leads the IPL wicket takers list with 92 to his name.

– Mumbai have now won all the matches in their home ground (Wankade)

– KKR became the first team to have two diamond ducks in a single game (Rayudu & Harbhajan)

At the end of DAY 35 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1452

Total no. of Sixes – 449

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (56) followed by Gayle (51)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (40) followed by Rohit Sharma (25)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (566) followed by Mike Hussey (507)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (20) followed by Vinay Kumar (19)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/20 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (134) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (129)

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

Fair play Award – Chennai Super Kings

~rams~

 

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IPL 6: Day 34–David Miller smokes RCB out of the park…

May 7, 2013 at 12:22 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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"If it’s in the V, it’s in the tree. If it’s on the arc, it’s out of the park." That was the advice David Miller got from his father ahead of this match. And now the whole world will be chatting it like Gayathri mantra.

Game 51, Hussey won the toss and decided to field first, As usual RCB stated with Gayle Assault to add up to it, this time Che Pujara also got a chance to get a fifty. As always for RCB, ABD finished the innings in a blistering fashion to end up with more than par score of 190/3 in 20 overs. KXIP didn’t have a start they were expecting losing Shaun Marsh early and followed both Mandeep & Gurkreet Singh. Skipper also left with out making any big impact in the stroke of 10th over with scorecard read 64/4, needing 127 in 60 balls. Till 13th over game was well and truly with RCB as KXIP was trailing by 95 with 42 balls to spare. Everyone thought it just formality for RCB to wipe it out, but David Miller strong young lad from South Africa, who has been fighting a lone battle for last few games, showed/proved his mettle by striking it hard and clear. Add to the woes, one the best fielder & skipper Kohli dropped a straight forward chance of David miller when he was 41. In the end Satish helped himself with a 20 but its again a One man show Killer Miller doing it for KXIP… From the stage of 95 needed of 42 balls, and winnings with 12 balls to spare says it all..

Kings XI Punjab won the match 6 wickets with 12 balls to spare…

Standings as on DAY 34:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 34:

– Michael Nesar giving away 62 runs in his four over is the second most runs given by any bowler in IPL.

– 62 runs given by Michael Nesar is also the highest ever by a debut bowler in IPL.

– RCB with an opening stand of 102 today is the third for them this season, highest by any team for this season.

– 58 runs scored by RCB in the powerplay equals their highest scored for this season against PWI.

– Manpreet Gony has taken 10 wickets against RCB, most wickets taken by Gony against any other opposition.

– David Miller average’s 322 while chasing for this season.

– 101* in 38 balls is the third fastest hundered in IPL T20. List is topped with Gayle with 30 balls & Yusuf Pathan with 37 balls.

– 130 runs partnership between Sathish & David Miller is the highest for the 5th wicket for this season.

– The last five overs (13-18) of RCB went for 99 runs, highest ever scored in those overs in IPL career.

– Bangalore have now played 5 away games and won just a game against Pune and lost the rest 4.

– David Miller today: First 18 balls 27 runs (1×4,1×6) SR 150.00, Next 20 balls 74 runs (7×4,6×6) SR 370.00.

– This is also the first century for David Miller in a T20 international.

At the end of DAY 34 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1390

Total no. of Sixes – 437

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (56) followed by Gayle (51)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (40) followed by Rohit Sharma (24)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (566) followed by Mike Hussey (507)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (20) followed by Vinay Kumar (19)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/20 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (134) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (129)

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

Fair play Award – Chennai Super Kings

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 33–Brute less Johnson & Romantic Rahane & Dravid Pair wins the hearts…

May 6, 2013 at 12:37 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Game 1, Table topper CSK take on Mumbai, in Mumbai. Sachin & Smith started off slowly in a two paced wicket, Good bowling from CSK always kept Mumbai under control and picked wickets at regular intervals. Late surge from Rohit sharma & Harbhajan gave Mumbai a decent total of 139/5 in 20 overs. It looked like a easy chase for CSK who were on a roll, but it wasn’t to be even after Pollard dropping thrice Michael Hussey in the three consecutive balls of the first over. Johnson came back in his second over and picked three important wickets to put CSK under pressure. However CSK failed to rise from the slump and dived deeper as they tried to rescue. At one point they were probable of even posting the lowest ever IPL score 58 runs, but somehow got out and ended on 79 all out with almost 28 balls to spare.

Mumbai Indians won the match by 60 runs… 

Game 2, Royals host Pune this time very important game for royals as they the mid table crisis heats up after every game. Uthappa continued from the last game, played some sublime strokes through off side. Finch well supported him to get 97 runs opening partnership. Marsh & Matthews made sure the opening stand score is justified with a good finish as PWI ended 178/4 in 20 overs. Needing almost 9 runs an over Dravid opened with Rahane, in fact both a gave a treat to cricket lovers by playing classical cover drives, Straight drive, Lofted straight sixes. It was romance between Bat & Ball and everyone enjoyed to core. However as both departed quickly and the followed foreigners wasn’t able to do what they should but It was Sanju Samson & Stuart Binny who helped Royals cross the line with a ball to spare.

Rajasthan Royals won the match by 5 wickets with 1 ball to spare…

Standings as on DAY 33:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 33:

– Chennai all out for 79 runs is the lowest score in this season of IPL. It is also the lowest score for Chennai in all seasons of IPL so far.

– This is the first time Chennai have been dismissed for a score less than 100.

– CSK have never won a game against Mumbai in Wankade Stadium, Mumbai. Stat stands 5-0.

– CSK missed out the chance of becoming the only team to record 8 wins in a row. Now they are equalled with RCB with 7 wins in a row.

– Malinga is now tied with Amit Mishra for most wickets taken in IPL with 91 a piece.

– This is also the first time CSK has been 4 down before powerplay overs were over.

– Ojha has dismissed Dhoni 6 times in IPL.

– This is the first time in IPL, three catches are dropped by the same fielder for the same Batsman in the three consecutive deliveries

– 139 runs defended by Mumbai in Wankade is their New best, bettering 159 runs defended previously.

– Ravindra Jadeja opened the bowling in a T20 game for the second time and went on to concede 4 runs in it.

– Mumbai is the only team to have won more matches than CSK, they extended the lead today, with 8-5.

– Uthappa has played 87 IPL matches and ironically lost 52 matches which makes him the most by any single player in IPL history to do so.

– Uthappa scored hi 8th IPL fifty.

– Rahul Dravid scored his 10th IPL fifty; it is also the 2nd fifty against PWI in this season.

– Rahul Dravid went past 2000 runs in his IPL career.

– Both Rahane & Dravid now has 9 fifty plus stands between them, third highest in the IPL history.

– 97 runs partnership between Uthappa & Finch is the best for both, bettering the previous best of 96 runs.

– Rajasthan Royals have won all their six games in Jaipur.

– Mike Hussey became the second Batsmen for this season to go past 500 runs.

At the end of DAY 33 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1351

Total no. of Sixes – 423

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (56) followed by Finch (46)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (37) followed by Rohit Sharma (24)

Orange Cap –Mike Hussey (507) followed by Chris Gayle (505)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (20) followed by Vinay Kumar (18)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/20 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (134) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (129)

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

Fair play Award – Chennai Super Kings

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 32– Sammy sweeps Delhi out of Tournament…

May 4, 2013 at 11:14 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Not a much to write, From Midweek madness to serene Saturday, where people would prefer to roam out, so IPL made sure, not a big smoking game, which will leave you with a feeling, WTF i missed the game…

Only game for the day, and One liner to sum it up…Dismal batting performance pushes Delhi out of IPL 6 and Hyderabad scamper through to keep their Play off hopes alive. Sammy starred with his all round performance picking 2 wickets and scoring 18 runs.

Sun Risers Hyderabad won the match by 6 wickets with 37 balls to spare…

Standings as on Day 32:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 32:

– Delhi dismissed for 80 runs is their lowest score in their IPL career; their lowest was 83 scored this season against Chennai.

– 95 runs is the lowest by Delhi when batting first in IPL career it was against Mumbai Indians in 2011.

– 26 runs scored in power play overs is the lowest for this season.

– Hyderabad has won all the 5 games played in their home ground.

– A win with 37 balls to spare is the second largest in Hyderabad in terms of balls remaining.

At the end of DAY 32 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1294

Total no. of Sixes – 406

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (55) followed by Gayle (45)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (37) followed by Rohit Sharma (23)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (505) followed by Mike Hussey (485)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (19) followed by Vinay Kumar (18)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/20 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (134) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (118)

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

Fair play Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 31–Back in form Yusuf deliver for KKR…

May 3, 2013 at 11:40 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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I never thought I would write the top heading for this season, that what it looked like, it was just time before KKR team would have decided to make Hard hitting Yusuf Pathan sit in bench but it was not to be.

Defending Champions need to win all their remaining games to qualify for Play off. Royals won the toss and decided to Bat first, a slow start but strange & bizarre tactics fro Dravid kept the runs in bay and wickets kept on falling without anyone consolidating the fall. Dravid coming at no.8 didn’t help any cause. KKR also bowled well and kept the pressure always. Royals trying to defend 133 runs, started off well by picking 2 quick wickets but that it, Both Kallis & Yusuf Pathan ensured they crossed the line without any more fuss. Pathan got almost close a Half century and missed by a run, when Kallis struck a boundary when team need 3 runs of 18 balls.

Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by 8 wickets with 16 balls to spare…

Standings as on DAY 31:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 31:

– Dravid batting at the 8th position today is the first time in his IPL career.

– Bisla scored the 400th six for this season.

– After 11 innings Yusuf Pathan has gone past 30 runs in IPL.

– Rajasthan have never won a match scoring less than 135 runs, now the wack record stands 12-0.

At the end of DAY 31 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1282

Total no. of Sixes – 404

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (55) followed by Gayle (45)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (37) followed by Rohit Sharma (23)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (505) followed by Mike Hussey (485)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (19) followed by Vinay Kumar (18)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/20 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (120) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (118)

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

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

 

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IPL 6: Day 30–Raina’s Century & ABD’s blitzkrieg sums up…

May 3, 2013 at 12:29 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Certainly its Midweek Madness as IPL  is going crazy by having third double header on a week on this same week.

Game 1, CSK in the form of their life met KXIP in their den, Saha & Hussey pair started the innings from the place where they left, As both departed bit earlier today than expected and Dhoni went for a non existent second run to leave the crease very early. So it was another Super Kings day to step up the scoring shoes and it was none other than IPL top scorer Suresh Raina, who did in style with a Century the only record missing in his IPL career resume. Shacky start by KXIP losing David hussey bit quick didn’t help them either. But Shaun Marsh & David Miller struck a partnership between them and got the important runs at crucial junctures and kept the chase always on till the last 6 balls bowled, Dwayne Bravo just made the important difference between both sides by just bowling the last over for just 3 runs and picking 3 wickets. CSK continue to roar in their den.

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 15 runs…

Game 2, not much fancied one as of now, Pune hosting RCB, Yes, What you think is right, this is the team which Gayle torn into pieces and went on to make record books re written. RCB won the toss and went on to pile up the runs in gradual pace today because Gayle has to depart bit early. However it is, in the end its ABD who stole the show and game from Pune Warriors India, by picking 26 runs in the last over bowled by Dinda. PWI as always started of by losing wickets in regular intervals, but for one change Robin Uthappa played a matured and classy knock but it was a lone battle waged which was too much and in the end Pune fell short. Giving RCB the much needed first away for this season.

Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match by 17 runs…

Standings as on DAY 30:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 30:

– 7 consecutive wins by CSK now equals the highest no. of consecutive wins recorded by RCB in IPL 2011.

– Shaun Marsh scored his 15th IPL Fifty, highest by any individual player for KXIP.

– Raina bowled his first over for this season and went for 19 runs.

– Now Mohit Sharma has taken 10 wickets in the powerplay over, highest by any team bowler.

– Raina became the 21st Batsmen in IPL to score a century, he bettered his previous best of 98.

– Mike Hussey was out by Stumping for the first time in his IPL career.

– 631 runs scored by Hussey – Raina is the second best by a pair in Chepauk, List is also topped by Hussey – Vijay Pair.

– Aaron Finch becomes the second batsmen to be out right after scoring a six.

– 26 runs scored off in the last over by AB against Ashok Dinda is the second highest, David Hussey conceded 27 runs is the topper.

– 75 runs scored by Uthappa is the highest for him in his IPL career.

– RCB has hit 484 sixes across all season which is second highest; list is topped by as expected CSK with 499 sixes.

– Saurabh Tiwary & Gayle is the 32nd opening combination tried by RCB, highest by any team in IPL.

– Royal Challengers won their first game away for this season, after losing 4 away games in a trot.

– Gayle became the first player to score 500 runs for this season.

– Pune Warriors now have lost 10 games out of 13 played in their home ground Pune.

– With the win by RCB batting first, as of today, 21 games are won batting first and 23 in chasing, and 2 ended up in a tie.

At the end of DAY 29 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1260

Total no. of Sixes – 397

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (55) followed by Gayle (45)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (37) followed by Rohit Sharma (23)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (505) followed by Mike Hussey (485)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (19) followed by Vinay Kumar (18)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/20 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (120) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (118)

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

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 29– Ishant’s Spell & Warner’s fifty helps to cross the line…

May 2, 2013 at 12:41 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Game 1, Sunrisers take on Mumbai Indians, Mumbai won the toss and decided to bat first, but you should ask why did they…? Dwayne Smith, Rohit, and even Pollard found it difficult to get going, not to leave SRH bowled really well, but not the extent where your strike rate should be less than 100. Few lusty blows by Rayudu made sure they had 129/4 on the board. Chase was never a problem with Dhawan anchoring the innings throughout from ball 1 to ball 108, scoring 73 in 55 balls. He was well supported by Sangakarra and Vihari with 20’s. Fiery spell from Ishant Sharma earned him the Man of Match. Sunrisers won the match hands down and making the 4th team to join the 12 points list.

Sun Risers Hyderabad won the match by 7 wickets with 12 balls to spare…

Game 2, Delhi takes on KKR, another team won the toss and decided to bat first, if you think earlier in the day was a blunder, then you need to come up with a more than that for this KKR’s innings. Disastrous start by losing the skipper without even facing a ball for a Diamond Duck. KKR were 84.6 in 15 overs and going no where. Late strike from bowlers made sure they scored 136/7 in 20 overs. Even though Delhi lost both the openers in quick succession Unmukt Chand & Warner’s 95 runs partnership got Delhi almost close to victory. Delhi also have to thank KKR fielders for putting down catches and fielding pathetically.  Delhi won the second game in Raipur back to back fifties from David Warner earned him the Man of the Match.

Delhi Daredevils won the match by 7 wickets with 13 balls to spare…

Standings as on DAY 29:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 29:

– Shikhar Dhawan scored the 15th IPL fifty and second for this season.

– Strike rate of 73.68 by Pollard is his worst in IPL career, when he has scored more than 10 runs.

– 100 runs scored in 17 overs by Mumbai Indians is the slowest for this season.

– Amit Mishra continues to top the wicket takers list, now he has 90 wickets, followed by Malinga with 89.

– Ishant Sharma & Irfan Pathan bowled the 25th & 26th Maidens of this season.

– It is 11th time Sachin has been dismissed in the form of bowled in IPL, and it is third for this season.

– KKR had 60 dot balls today, which is second highest for this season, PWI has 61 dot bals.

– Sumit Narwal scored his career best 23 runs, till today he has scored only 14 runs in IPL.

– Gambhir becomes the 5th batsmen to be dismissed for Diamond duck, the other four were Kallis, Gony, Mishra & Rayudu. This is also 14th time Gambhir has been dismissed in the form of Run out.

– 37/3 by KKR in the powerplay overs is the least for them in this season.

– Unmukt Chand scored the 1200th boundary for this season.

– Unmukt Chand’s 37 runs is his best score in IPL career, his previous best was 23 runs.

– Both the teams batting first started the innings with a boundary and ended up on the losing side and both the teams chasing won the match by 7 wickets.

At the end of DAY 29 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1203

Total no. of Sixes – 367

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (52) followed by Gayle (43)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (36) followed by Rohit Sharma (23)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (484) followed by Mike Hussey (450)

Purple Cap – James Faulkner (16) followed by Amit Mishra (16)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/20 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (120) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (108)

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

Fair play Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 28–Goliath(Dhoni) thumps down David this time…

April 30, 2013 at 11:51 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Last time when these two teams met, to a big surprise Pune defeated CSK, courtesy Steven Smith’s handy knock. Can the history repeat itself. Not really with a kind of form Men in yellow as of now.

Chennai won the toss and decided to Bat first, Lost the openers in quick succession, in form Hussey departed very early, finally giving a chance for Badrinath to bat, He stitched a partnership with Suresh Raina and gave CSK a solid platform for the skipper Dhoni to unleash himself in the last 5 overs and he just killed PWI by scoring 45 of 16 balls to end the CSK innings with 164/3 in 20 overs. PWI never looked like they are going to chase this score stated losing wickets in heaps, they lost top 4 in no time and 6 down in 9 overs summed up the whole game. Mohit Sharma bowled well to pick 3 crucial top order wickets. As always Steven Smith was the only man who tried to put a fight, but too much for him to handle.

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 37 runs… 

Standings as on DAY 28:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 28:

– Mohit Sharma now has 9 wickets in the powerplay overs, most by any bowler for this season, followed by Johnson & Bhuvaneshwar Kumar at 7.

– Ravindra Jadeja bowled the first no ball in his IPL career, previous to that ball he has bowled 774 balls in IPL.

– It is also the first time Jadeja has opened the bowling for any team in IPL.

– Steven Smith crossed 500 IPL runs today, becomes the third one to cross without scoring a fifty in the total runs scored. Other two were Jadeja & Nayar.

– Suresh Raina scored his 16th IPL fifty, which is also his second slowest which came off 42 balls.

– Raina & Badrinath now has 8 fifty partnership between them.

– Hussey dismissal in 5 runs is the lowest score he has been dismissed for this season.

– MS Dhoni scored the 350th six for this season.

– Bhuvaneshwar Kumar bowled the 24th Maiden of this season.

– CSK have won 6 games on a trot now on this season of IPL.

– A victory by 37 runs for CSK against PWI is the highest for them, previous best was 25 runs in 2012.

At the end of DAY 28 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1149

Total no. of Sixes – 356

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (52) followed by Gayle (43)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (36) followed by Rohit Sharma (23)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (484) followed by Mike Hussey (450)

Purple Cap – James Faulkner (16) followed by Dwayne Bravo (16)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/20 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (110) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (108)

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

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 27–Beauty & Blistering, Samson & Rohit Sharma respectively…

April 30, 2013 at 1:29 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi..

Back to Back double header for 3 days in a row now. You tend to feel bored, You shouldn’t be, Because IPL just gave two of their best games on a Monday and that in a month end. Have to feel sorry for those who definitely missed it.

Game 1, RCB looking to pluck their away game losing streak in Jaipur, but before that Dravid won the toss and decided to field first. As always Gayle gave a brisk start, but Middle order of RCB didn’t capitalise much on it. Kohli, Henriqures & ABD played a kind of slow innings compared to their standards. But Vinay Kumar’s three sixes in the last over kept RCB over the par score. 171/6 in 20 overs. Dravid & co started the chase, but this time it was another Master stroke from the Skipper, brought Sanju Samson, 18 years of age young lad first down. he showed class in pull, elegance in inside out’s and innovation in Dilscoop. Still he departed after a good Maiden IPL fifty, Watson and Binny with last stroke ensured Royals fortress remained unconquered and RCB will have their fourth away game losses in a row now.

Rajasthan Royals won the match by 4 wickets with 1 ball to spare…

Game 2, Mumbai takes on KXIP, Gilly decided to sit and came in skipper David Hussey, Rohit sharma who won the coin decided to bat first, as he decided, it looked like his sole responsibility to get Mumbai to a decent score, which he did fantastically by scoring 79 runs of 39 balls. Other Mumbai players stayed to support him, which meant Mumbai made 174/3 in 20 overs. Chasing started wayward, as KXIP lost two of the good players cheaply, Hussey & Marsh who got it first game tried his best to up the antic, before big man from Caribbean again pull out a one hand blinder to send March on his way back. Stiller Miller & Praveen Kumar played their parts to get close as much possible, but in the end 27 runs from David Hussey in last over made difference.

Mumbai Indians won the match by 4 runs… 

Standings as on DAY 27:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 27:

– Ajit Chandila’s first over went for 13 runs highest for him in this season.

– Sreesanth & Ravi Rampaul bowled the 22nd & 23th Maiden of this season.

– This is 17th time Sreesanth gone more than 15 runs in an over in his IPL career.

– 0/38 by Ajit Chandila is the most expensive over in his IPL career.

– Abhinav Mukund made his IPL debut, after playing with CSK for three years, now he gets his first game for RCB after getting picked last year.

– Virat Kohli reached 2000 runs in his IPL career; he is the ninth batsmen to do so.

– 22 runs conceded by James Faulkner in the last over, is the highest he has ever conceded in his T20 career.

– 63 runs scored by Sanju Samson is his highest score in a T20 game, bettering his previous best 41*.

– Sanju Samson became the youngest player to score a fifty in a IPL tournament, he is 18 year old.

– David Hussey became the third batsmen to score 5000 runs in T 20, after Brad Hodge & Chris gayle.

– David Hussey’s last over went for 27 runs which is highest for this season, Rohit Sharma was the tormentor.

– 19th Fifty scored by Rohit Sharma equalled the highest no. of fifties scored in IPL with Gambhir.

– Rohit Sharma became the third batsmen to hit 100 sixes in IPL career.

– Kieron Pollard now has 50 IPL sixes to his name.

– There was 2 sixes scored of Malinga today, Which is also the first occasion in this season he has conceded a six.

– Now IPL has 500 fifties including the latest by David Miller.

– 14 runs conceded by Harbhajan in his 4 over spell is the most economical in his IPL career.

– Gayle scored the 1100th boundary for this season of IPL.

– In today’s both the matches first innings had three sixes scored in the last over of their match, which propelled their team score over 170+. For RCB it was Vinay Kumar & MI it was their skipper & Birthday boy Rohit Sharma. Ironically one ended on a winning side and the other on the losing note.

At the end of DAY 27 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1127

Total no. of Sixes – 347

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (51) followed by Gayle (43)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (36) followed by Rohit Sharma (23)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (484) followed by Mike Hussey (445)

Purple Cap – James Faulkner (16) followed by Sunil Narine (15)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/20 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (110) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (99)

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

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 26–Its Mr.Cricket for CSK & Warner for Delhi…

April 28, 2013 at 11:58 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Double header to kill the time in a Sunday…

First Game, Game of heavyweight’s Chennai taking on Kolkata, Gambhir won the coin and strangely decided to field first, Which helped Dhoni & Men to salve themselves from the scorching sun and make KKR pay for their mistake. Mr Cricket does it again & again for CSK. Today with another breath taking 95 runs in sapping conditions, well supported first by Saha (who got the chance because Vijay is injured) then later by Raina. As always Dhoni finished up the innings in style to post their highest score for the season. CSK ended up with mammoth 200/3 in 20 overs. Chasing almost 10 runs an over, KKR got a delicious first over from rusty Nannes who gave 14 runs away as freebies, not only that today, CSK totally looked awkward in fielding & bowling except for one or two overs. Thanks they had enough runs on the board to save themselves from the mistakes. Bisla’s monumental effort almost gave KKR the victory before Huss Monster shacked the stumps to break the hopes of KKR. A good last over from Morris ensured CSK won the match finally. They chase or defend, it doesn’t count, one thing for sure is Last over & tense moments, where CSK will emerge victorious.

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 14 runs…

Second game battle for wooden spooner’s as the last two team in the table fight out their last position to rise over the above. Everyone of the Delhi batsmen had a start but as it was the case in the tournament, failed to convert it, And again Warner played a important knock of 51 from 25 balls to put Delhi at a comfortable zone of 164/5 in 20 overs. Pune started off well, thanks to poor fielding efforts from Delhi, Finch & Uthappa made 37 runs each before getting dismissed in the same over, which opened the back door Delhi and they started sneaking past slowly & steadily, Luke Wright also helped their course with poor batting. Finally Delhi just moved up the ladder a touch up to end up at 8th position in the Standing list.

Delhi Daredevils won the match by 15 runs…

With Tournament almost half way through, from now on it becomes necessary to keep a note on Standings, So here they are…

Standings as on DAY 26:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 26:

– Wridhimaan Saha scored the 300th Six of this season.

– Suresh Raina picked up his 100th Six in his IPL Career; he is also the second in all time highest in IPL. List is topped by Gayle with 164 sixes.

– CSK now has 4 scores by their batsmen from 90 to 99. In those Hussey has two of them.

– This is second time by Kallis conceding 50 runs in an innings.

– 1/35 by Sunil Narine is the costliest spell for this season.

– CSK now has 5 century opening stands, latest one is between Saha & Hussey worth 103 runs. Only Rajasthan royals have 6 opening century stands.

– Hussey scored his 10th IPL fifty.

– 67 runs scored in Powerplay overs by CSK is the highest for this season, and their all time best is 68 runs.

– 200+ runs have been chased 4 times in IPL history so far.

– 12 extras in the Nannes first over is the most conceded in an over, previous was also 12 runs conceded by same team CSK.

– 130 runs scored in power play overs between CSK & KKR is the highest in a match for this season. (67 by CSK & 63 by KKR)

– 0/50 runs conceded by Dirk Nannes is the most expensive spell in his IPL career.

– 92 runs scored by Bisla is the best for him in his IPL career, bettering 89 he scored against the same team in the same venue last year in IPL finals.

– 351 runs scored between Yuvraj & Uthappa is the most by any pair so far in this season of IPL.

– Robin Uthappa played out the 4th Maiden of this season, which equals with Chris Gayle who also played 4 maidens so far.

– Irfan Pathan bowled the 21st Maiden of this season and personally 10th in his IPL career. Only Praveen Kumar is ahead of him with 12 Maidens.

– 63 runs scored by Delhi in the last five overs is the highest for them for this season.

– Fifty scored by David Warner in 24 balls is the fastest for him in his IPL career.

– Bhuvaneshwar Kumar has now taken 7 wickets within the powerplay overs, highest by any bowler for this season.

– Michael Hussey scored the 4th fifty of this season highest by any player, followed by Gambhir with 3 fifties.

– Michael Hussey also became the first player to score 50 boundaries for this season; he now has 51 to his name, followed by Gambhir with 40.

– CSK conceded 20 extras in today’s match against KKR, highest ever by any team for this season, the next worst by RCB who gave 16 runs against the game of Rajasthan royals.

At the end of DAY 26 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1071

Total no. of Sixes – 319

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (51) followed by Gambhir (40)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (35) followed by Rohit Sharma (17)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (450) followed by Mike Hussey (445)

Purple Cap – James Faulkner (16) followed by Sunil Narine (15)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/20 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (110) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (99)

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

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

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