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) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi..

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:

image

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~

Advertisements

Permalink Leave a Comment

IPL 6: Day 14–Gony muscles through KKR & Kohli gets back the skipped heart…

April 17, 2013 at 12:45 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi…

Its a another double header on a weekday, but never a dull moment in both the games, edge seat thriller made Weekday more brighter esp for Cricket lovers.

Gambhir won the coin and decided to field first, KXIP got their best opening partnership 24 runs of this season, before Gilly continued his miserable tour with Bat, Mandeep singh played his part well with Vohra. Later Hussey & Miller struck a good partnership to get KXIP back in track, before Narine came up with an Hat trick to remove the 3 Batsmen in a wisp. That brought Gony into play, who muscled literally every ball he faced to get to the best score of the innings 42 of 18 balls. To end up at 157 in 20 overs.

KKR got off to a disastrous start once again as they were 1/2 in 2 overs time. But Gambhir & Morgan pulled a century partnership between them and came as close as possible to win the game, Before Gambhir edged one to Gilly, when they needed 52 from 42 balls. All of a sudden pumped up KXIP started pulling thing their way, and KKR started losing their plot esp the batsmen in the middle both Tiwary & Yusuf threw the game away, as they consumed 14 balls between these space to produce 4 runs. Which proved deadly in the end even though Rajat Bhatia tried couple of lusty blows, it wasn’t quite enough for KKR to cross the line.

Kings XI Punjab won the match by 4 runs…

If u think Wow first game was a big topsy turvy ride, Just look into the second game which unfolded later in the day. It was a big see saw battle out there between RCB & DD, which was finally settled in a super over.

Delhi who had a go with Bat first, started well than expected with Shewag & Warner, but once they were out within the space of 4 balls, Later Juneja, Mahela & Rohrer steadied the innings to get a par score, but Pathan & Jadhav ensured Delhi went past 150 runs. RCB who lost both the openers cheaply, again had a rescue act just like game one, but this time from Kohli & De Villers. De Villers was run out unexpectedly when team needed 24 runs of 24 balls, with Skipper playing well who has gone past fifty, How on earth some one could lose this game, Ask RCB as they tied it in the end where they slumped from 129/2 in 16 overs to 152/7 in 20 overs.

RCB ended up on the losing side of Super over, but this time they got to bat first and AB does it this as he thumped last two balls of Umesh Yadav to sixes, which ensured Delhi needed 16 runs to win in a super over, Delhi again tried his luck (with some help from Pathan) but in the end fell short of 5 runs. To give RCB the victory which they have got it some 30 mins before all this chaos.

Match Tied, Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match by Super Over…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 14:

– Sunil Narine picked up the first Hat Trick for this season, overall 10th Hat trick in IPL History.

– Kallis becomes the first player in IPL to become to score 2000 runs and 50 wickets.

– Gautam Gambhir scored his 19th IPL fifty in his IPL career and 3rd consecutive one of this season and 25th of this tournament in the year 2013.

– Manvinder Bisla becomes the fifth victim to be out in the very first ball of the innings for this season.

– 42 runs scored by Manpreet Gony is his Career best, bettering his previous best 34* when he was CSK.

– 23 runs conceded by Sunil Narine in an over is the highest ever he has conceded in any T20 domestic tournament, previous highest ever was 18 runs conceded in the match against RR.

– Manpreet Gony becomes the second batsmen after Suresh Raina to score two sixes against Sunil Narine.

– 105 runs partnership between Gambhir & Morgan is the third best partnership for this season.

– Being involved in a Century partnership, Gambhir now has 3 century partnership with him.

– With a wide in the very first ball Balaji conceded 100 extras in his IPL career. Becomes the 14th bowler to achieve this Wack stat.

– Mandeep Singh scored the 400th Boundary of IPL 6.

– Kedar Jadhav scored the 150th Six of IPL season 6.

– Vinay Kumar’s bowling figures for today is 4-0-21-1, this is 4th time in IPL career where he has went lesser than 6.00 economy rate.

– Ravi Rampaul bowled the 10th maiden of this season.

– Chris Gayle when scored his first runs for the day, he scored 2000 runs in his IPL career & 5000 runs overall in T20 internationals.

– Today’s opening pair for RCB Lokesh Rahul & Chris Gayle is the 31st combination for the opening slot, which is highest by any franchise in IPL.

– 84 runs scored in first 10 overs by RCB is the highest for them for this season.

– There is a funny moment when Speed gun read 173.9 KMPH of a delivery from Morne Morkel, finally everyone realised it is a mistake which should be read 137.9.

– Virat Kohli becomes the first player of this season to go past 300 runs.

– IPL 6 has the second Super over, and it is the first time in IPL there was a two super over in a season.

– RCB involved in both the Super over’s of this year, They lose one against Sunrisers & win one against Delhi.

At the end of DAY 14 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 559

Total no. of Sixes – 156

Longest Six – 106 Meters by Chris Gayle (SRH)

Most no. of Fours – Virat Kohli (33) followed by G.Gambhir (28)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (16) followed by Virat Kohli (11)

Orange Cap – Virat Kohli (321) followed by G.Gambhir (235)

Purple Cap – Sunil Narine (10) followed by Vinay Kumar (9)

Best Batting Performance: Virat Kohli (93*(47)) Vs SRH

Best Bowling Figures – Sunil Narine (4/13 Vs DD)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (61) followed by Sunil Narine (56)

Fastest Ball of the Tournament – Dale Steyn (152.48KMPH)

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

Permalink Leave a Comment

IPL 5: Day 32 – Dwayne Smith & ABdV pull off nail biting HEISTS for home teams…

May 7, 2012 at 12:35 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

If u have missed the Day 32 in IPL 5… Certainly its worth watching again in Youtube… Don’t Miss it, provided u aren’t a Chennai & Deccan fan. 🙂

Match 49:

Chennai Super Kings Vs Mumbai Indians

With Points table in an hustle, Chennai needed to win this to keep themselves safe and ahead of others. Same the case for Mumbai as well.

Bhajji won the toss and decided to bowl first in Wankade Stadium, Mumbai. Chennai got off to a poor running as Du plessis went as a dead duck to a poor call from Murali Vijay’s call, how veer he made it with some good hitting after that. Raina, Bravo & Dhoni joined the party to make a good score, Malinga’s bowling in death was accurate as ever, where Mumbai conceded only 13 runs in last 12 balls bowled.

Mumbai started off with a maiden by Franklin, once he departed, Sachin joined Rohit Sharma and displayed once of the classy knock you could watch all day long, one word to describe was they were cruising to victory like a space ship. When Tendulkar was caught by brilliance of Faf, Mumbai needed 40 runs of 25 balls, Easy u would say with 8 wickets in hand, But CSK kept their nerves to pick up bunch of wickets from then, as Mumbai need 16 runs in last over. Ben Hilfenhaus bowled the first three balls beautifully for just 2 runs & a wicket, but next three balls was absolute blenders as he fed the hungry Dwanye smith with full tosses and he ate CSK and burped for 6,4,4 to win the game for Mumbai.

Mumbai Indians won the game by 2 wicket in the last ball. 

Match 50:

Deccan Chargers vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Deccan already in the party spoilers list nothing much to think about, RCB has to win this one without doubt, if not they will fall behind in the end of this season.

Vettori dropped himself for Murali to come in, Kohli capped the RCB team and won the toss and decided to field first.

Dr.Danial Harris got a game and he showed his master-class in the opening slots, by finding over the fence more than couple of times, Dhawan as well was in good knick as both piled on the runs. Another mix up with the opening pairs, as this time it was Danial harris who has to make a long walk back. White joined the dance and Sanga ended with a upbeat to finish with 181/1 in 20 overs

RCB again started of well, Dilshan being the aggressor and Gayle was rotating strike around him, When Gayle was about to explode, DC go this wicket, very soon they picked up Kohli with a stunning catch from Dale Styen. 78 runs from 36 balls, it was almost game for DC, until one man from South africa decided against it, AB de Villers smacked all around the park, esp the 18th over by Dale Steyn went for 23 runs which really turned match on its head. To say in the end RCB won the game more than comfortable with 7 balls to spare. One & Only AB de Villers could have done that as he smacked 47 runs from 17 balls.

RCB won the match by 5 wickets with 7 balls to spare…

Standings as on DAY 32:

Interesting facts as on Day 32:

–          Murali Vijay went past 1000 runs in IPL career.

–          This is third time both Du Plessis & Murali Vjay has been involved in the run outs.

–          Ben Hilfenhaus & Dale Steyn bowled the 18th & 19th Maidens of this season respectively.

–          Maiden bowled by Ben Hilfehaus is also the second occasion in which first over given as Maiden by James Franklin, first was by Praveen Kumar of KXIP.

–          Sachin Tendulkar scored the first half century for this season.

–          Chris Gayle scored the 100th Six in IPL Career.

–          Rohit Sharma scored the 500th IPL six of this season.

–          Both the Maiden over Bowlers Steyn & Hilfehaus bowled the important 18th & 20th overs and conceded 23 & 16 runs respectively.

–          2 wickets victory by Mumbai is the victory by lowest remaining wickets by any team in this season of IPL.

–          Lasith took over the purple cap from Morne morkel with 20 wickets to his name.

–          126 runs between Sachin & Rohit Sharma is the best 2nd wicket partnership of this season, bettering 121 by Owasis Shah & Rahane.

–          Game 49 is the 5th game of this season to be finished in the last ball, Both Mumbai & Chennai have featured twice & RCB once.

At the end of DAY 32:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 4

Total no. of Boundaries – 1210

Total no. of Sixes – 470

Longest Six – Chris Gayle – 111 & 106 Meters followed by Kieron Pollard – 105 Meters.

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (61) followed by V.Shewag (51)

Most no. of Sixes –Chris Gayle (31) followed by K.Pietersen (20)

Orange Cap –A.Rahane (463) followed by V.Shewag (445)

Purple Cap – L.Malinga (20) followed by Morne Morkel (19).

~rams~

Permalink Leave a Comment

IPL 5: Day 20–Dashing De Villers Does it for RCB…

April 24, 2012 at 12:31 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Howdy,

Match 30:

Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Rajasthan Royals

        Royals who lost to Chennai on the last ball of the match, will look to get back one in their home ground, where they have won all the three games played in their fortress Jaipur. RCB having AB & Gayle in deadly form will like to continue their good run. Dravid won the toss and surprisingly decided to chase, interesting point to note, Royals have never lost a game, in which they have scored more than 160+… Which Dravid should of thought though before the call.

RCB was slow of the blocks to get away, Gayle was unwell and Kohli opened along with Dilshan, but it didn’t last long though, 60 runs came up in 10 overs having lost 2 wickets. Unwell Gayle was trapped infront of the stumps, and two destructive batsmen in T20 cricket joined hands to demolish the end overs of Royals, both piled up 82 runs in last 5 overs, to finish with 189/3 in 30 overs. De Villers being the most destructive as he scored the fastest 50 of this season as well. in the Meanwhile Dilshan carried the bat through the innings with 76* and Dilshan AB de Villers with 59* of just 23 balls.

Match 30

Royals needing a tough chase, had a indifferent start, as Rahane looked more restricted and Dravid looked more fluent on both side of the wicket. Once again both Dravid & Rahane stitched a 56 runs partnership between them, Rahane left the crease after a shaky indifferent start for him. Dravid scored the first fifty of the season but run rate was keeping on to grow, pressure succumbed 3 more wickets quickly, Shah,Goswami & Dravid in order and K Appana being the lone wicket taker.Nothing much in the deep as they walked in with 15 required per over. As Royals ended up with 143/7 in 20 overs.

RCB won the game by 46 runs.

Standings as on DAY 20: 

Standings (4)

Interesting Facts as on Day 20:

– Kevon Cooper bowled the 12 Maiden of IPL 5.

– Rahul Dravid scored the 6th IPL fifty.

– Rahane & Dravid is the most successful opening pair for this season so far, as both have four 50+ opening stands between them.

– 4/19 is the best T20 figures for K Appanna, he now also 9th Bowler for this season to pick 4 wickets in a match.

– 19 runs given as extras by Royals equalled the top spot along with King XI, who offered the same to Rajasthan Royals in their opening game.

– 46 runs victory is the third highest for this season, falling behind 59 runs by Rajasthan against RCB & 74 runs by CSK against DC.

– 122* runs of partnership between AB de Villers and Dilshan is the second highest in terms of runs, they fall behind 131 runs scored by Gayle & De Villers for the same 4th Wicket against Kings XI Punjab.

– De Villers scored the second fastest fifty of this season with 21 balls, list topped by 19 balls fifty from Owasis Shah.

At the end of DAY 20:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 1

Total no. of Boundaries – 728

Total no. of Sixes – 293

Longest Six – Chris Gayle – 106 Meters followed by Kieron Pollard – 105 Meters.

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (44) followed by R.Dravid (30)

Most no. of Sixes –Chris Gayle (19) followed by Owasis Shah(15)

Orange Cap –A.Rahane (332) followed by Faf du Plessis (302)

Purple Cap – Morne Morkel (15) followed by K.Pollard (11)

~rams~

Permalink 1 Comment

IPL 5: Day 17–Gayle & AB seal it for RCB…

April 21, 2012 at 12:32 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Match 25:

Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Kings XI Punjab

Both teams languishing at the bottom of the table and who ever wins this will join the middle level battle of 6 pointers. Vettori won the toss and decided to chase for the day. With Gilly (Hamstring Injury) missing out David Hussey did the skipper job.

As always KXIP had a poor start, as they were 2 down in no time, and score card was below 30 and five overs gone, Hussey & Marsh tried to resurrect the things around, Marsh failed earlier than expected, Hussey rode on luck for some time and eventually passing out to a inside edge on 41, New Entrant Azhar mahmood had a go at the end to get KXIP to a score of 164/6 in 20 overs.

Match 25

RCB got off to a dreadful start any would even dream off, they were 25/3 in 5 overs, Leaving Gayle & AB to do the job, KXIP felt it would be game if they can pick any one of the batsmen in the crease, but that’s what they failed to do, until both the batsmen put on a 131 runs partnership between them. Both played with elegance more than power, it was a delight to watch these as they picked the games in precision, and Gayle’s power was unleashed now and then to keep the run rate at control. KXIP struck late with couple of blows, and it was way over, and finally McDonald & Vettori finished the formalities to go up to 6 points in the table. along with 4 others with 6 points each.

Standings as on DAY 17:

Standings (1)

Interesting Facts as on Day 17:

– Chris Gayle scored the 250th Six of IPL 5.

– AB and Gayle scored their 7th & 8th IPL fifties respectively.

– 131 runs partnership between Chris Gayle & AB de villers is the highest for any wicket, as they bettered 121 runs between Rahane & Shah.

– Chris Gayle became the first to score third fifty for this season.

– Parvinder Awana registered his best bowling figures in IPL 4-0-34-4.

– This is the first match of this season to finish with 3 balls to spare; we already have 2 each for 5 & 4 balls finishes.

At the end of DAY 17:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 1

Total no. of Boundaries – 589

Total no. of Sixes – 252

Longest Six – Chris Gayle – 106 Meters followed by Kieron Pollard – 105 Meters.

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (40) followed by G.Gambhir (24)

Most no. of Sixes –Chris Gayle (19) followed by Faf.Du Plessis (12)

Orange Cap –A.Rahane (304) followed by Chris Gayle (246)

Purple Cap – Morne Morkel (12) followed by M.Patel (10)

~rams~

Permalink Leave a Comment

IPL 5: Day 14 – Hodge & Gayle power the victory…

April 19, 2012 at 11:04 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Its been a excellent day as two high scoring games ended to the team chasing it…

Thanks to Brad Hodge & Chris Gayle being the starts who won the game for their sides Rajasthan & Bangalore respectively.

Interesting Facts as on Day 14:

–          62 runs of first 6 overs scored by Rajasthan Royals is the highest powerplay score for this season.

–          50 runs of 4.5 overs is the fastest team fifty of this season.

–          Brad Hodge scored the 200th Six of IPL 5.

–          31 runs scored of Rahul Sharma’s over by Chris Gayle is the highest runs scored in a single over, he bettered Morkel’s 28 runs.

–          393 aggregate runs scored between Rajasthan Royals Vs Deccan Chargers is the second highest, falling behind 413 runs by CSK Vs RCB.

–          Rahane became the first to go past 300 runs for this season of IPL.

–          8 sixes scored by Chris Gayle against Pune is the highest no.of sixes hit by a batsmen in an innings for this season, he toppled his own record of 6 sixes against Chennai.

–          Amit Singh took over from Gony as the worst bowler of this season, by conceding 55 runs in his 4 overs, where Gony gave 1 short of the same.

 

At the end of DAY 14:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 3

Total no. of Boundaries – 486

Total no. of Sixes – 222

Longest Six – Chris Gayle – 106 Meters followed by Kieron Pollard – 105 Meters.

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (40) followed by G.Gambhir (17)

Most no. of Sixes –Chris Gayle (15) followed by Owasis Shah (11)

 Orange Cap –A.Rahane (304) followed by Owasis Shah (216)

Purple Cap – M.Patel (10) followed by L.Malinga (9)

~rams~

Permalink Leave a Comment

IPL 4: Day 2 Review…

April 10, 2011 at 1:48 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its Double Header Saturday…

Match 2:
Deccan Chargers Vs Rajasthan Royals

Its evergreen Warne Vs New deputy Sangakarra for Deccan’s. Warne won the coin and decided to field first, Dhawan who played for Mumbai last year opened along with Jaggi, to say they gave Deccan’s a good start by scoring 40 in first 5 overs, Skipper Sanga failed as he went for a 3 ball duck, from then on Warnie kept spinning his magic wand around the Deccan’s and they never seen to out of the jinx. Few Lusty blows from Million Dollar Man Dan Christian and Ravi Teja took them to 137 in the allotted 20 overs. Warne would be very much proud to restrict DC’s for such a low score, without doubt 20-25 runs less in a good batting pitch.

DC 137/8 in 20 overs.
R.Teja 28      D.Christian 26
S.Trivedi  3/15       A.Singh 3/35
RR 142/2 in 18.5 overs.
J.Botha 67*         R.Dravid 28
D.Steyn 2/18      I.Sharma 0/24

RR WON THE MATCH BY 8 WICKETS.

Chasing less than 7 runs per over was not a difficult task and Royals kept it much simple and chased down the target in ease, With Botha top scoring with 67* and Dravid provided the backup by holding the other end scoring 28. No one from DC looked threating other than Steyn who seems to take game back to DC’s twice, but apart from his 24 deliveries DC’s without doubt looked very weak and Its just matter of time RR’s finished the game, which they finished with 7 balls to spare… U can’t write off these guys at any moment, esp when u have warne in ur side, Gr8 to see Shilpa shining in smiles… Smile with tongue out

 

MATCH 3:
Kochi Tuskers Kerala Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Kochi makes their IPL debut against last year semi finalist RCB’s, Mahela won the coin and decided to bat first in their home ground against Vettori’s RCB. All as of now know Kochi has stacked more bowlers than Batsmen, but it didn’t look of that sort as McCullum and Laxman tore apart the RCB’s Bowling in ease, esp they took out Zaheer and Dirk nannes. By the end of powerplay they went past 61/0. Once Laxman holed himself out in the deep midwicket, McCullum produced a another poor T20 Scoop to get himself out for 45.  Which put on the brakes on the scoring and few late strikes from Jadeja took them past 161 in 20 overs.

KTK 161/5 in 20 overs.
B.McCullum 45      VVS.Laxman 36
Z.Khan  1/28      T.Dilshan 1/30
RCB 162/4 in 18.4 overs.
AB De Villers 54*         M.Agarwal 33
R.Jadeja 1/28      S.Sreesanth 1/28
RCB WON THE MATCH BY 6 WICKETS.

Before start it looked Kochi would pull of their IPL victory, after they removed Dilshan for just 1, but their poor bowling and choice of bowlers in rotating by Mahela costed them their first victory and not to leave few fantabulous batting display by AB de Villers got them past the RCB’s over the victory line comfortably with 8 balls to spare. Bowling Just sorry figures for all, just a forgettable opening performance apart from McCullum assault in the beginning. Will look fwd to better fight in future….

Standings as on Day 2:

image

Interesting facts as on Day 2:

– Ross Taylor scored the 50th boundary of the IPL 4.

– Sangakkarra became the first victim to be dismissed for duck in this season of IPL 4.

– Deccan’s yet to win a game in their home ground.

– Gomez (KTK) became the first batsmen to go for golden duck of IPL 4.

– Sreesanth picked the first wicket for KTK and its Dilshan.

– AB de villers scored the 25th six of IPL 4.

– Brendon McCullum scored the first runs for the KTK.

– Dale Steyn Bowled the first No Ball of this season and free hit resulted in nothing for Paunikar (RR)

– Both the matches for the day was won by Chasing and comfortably ending in the 19th over.

At the end of DAY 2:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 2

Total no.of Boundaries – 78
Total no.of Sixes – 27

Orange Cap – J.Botha (67) followed by Anirutha Srikanth (64).
Purple Cap – S.Trivedi (3) & A singh (3)

Most Sixes – AB De Villers (5) followed by Agarwal (2)
Most Fours – J.Botha (8) followed by J.Kallis (7)

~rams~

Permalink Leave a Comment