IPL 6: Day 46–Azhar’s Heroics & Kohli’s Aggression for the day…

May 19, 2013 at 1:05 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Game 1, Last game in cricket field for the Australian Wicket keeping legend Gilchrist. Rohit won the toss and decided to field first, Both the openers didn’t make a big impression as they departed with 6 on the board. It was left to Azhar Mahmood & Marsh to take the KXIP into safety, which they both did perfectly with timed aggression with a partnership of 148 runs. Later scoring 80 of 44 balls and Marsh got 63 from 47 balls. Manan Vohra late 20 made sure KXIP scored 183 in 20 overs. Mumbai was totally out of form today, no one looked to get going at any point and credit also goes to KXIP bowlers who kept Mumbai always in the bay. However best part is when Gilly bowled the last over for the first time in his cricketing career and picked wicket in the very first ball. Later followed the Gilly’s own version of Gagnam style to end the veteran’s cricketing career.

Kings XI Punjab won the match by 50 runs…

Game 2, Just time pass for the crowd should we call it, rain curtailed match and 8 overs per side. Tailor made situation for players like Gayle, Kohli & ABD. RCB in a do or die situation came really good with skipper leading from the front scoring a quick fifty. Few skiers from Gayle in the middle overs made sure to get mammoth 106/2 in 8 overs. CSK never got into chase, late strike from Dhoni & Vijay made sure CSK scored 82 runs. RCB won a very important game and now they will be hoping KKR to win the game against SRH tomorrow and make way for RCB to playoff’s.

Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match by 24 runs…

Standings as on DAY 46:


All eyes on tomorrow’s last game of this season, which will decide the last spot of playoff’s. KKR wins – RCB through, if SRH wins they go through. Simple equation, without any doubt the whole Bangalore will be watching the match rather than Kolkata.

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 46:

– Azhar Mahamood became the fourth bowler in T20 cricket to pick 200 wickets, others were Alfonso Thomas – 216, Dirk Nannes – 214 and Malinga – 209.

– With 7-5 wins, KXIP is the only team to have more victories than loses against Mumbai Indians.

– Gilly ended his career with 2069 runs in IPL in 80 innings.

– 148 runs partnership between Mahmood & Marsh is the third highest for the third wicket in IPL.

– Mumbai today used 8 bowlers which is 10th time in 784 IPL innings.

– Lasith Malinga became the first bowler to pick 100 IPL wickets.

– Piyush Chawla getting Rohit Sharma bowled is the 23rd of the type for Chawla, highest by any bowler in IPL.

– Adam Gilchirst bowled for the first time in his all formats of cricket and he picked wicket in his very first ball. Harbhajan being the famous victim.

– A victory by 50 runs for KXIP against Mumbai is the third time to get victory more than 50 runs.

– Kohli’s fifty of 28 balls is the fastest in his IPL career, bettering his previous which came of 31 balls.

– Virat Kohli becomes the third batsmen to score more than 600 runs for this season after Hussey & Gayle.

– Adithya Tare scored the 600th six of IPL 6.

– 22 points scored by Mumbai & Chennai equals the highest secured by Rajasthan in 2008 and by Delhi in 2012.

– Zaheer has dismissed Dhoni for the 6th time in 12 IPL innings.

– Gayle became the first batsmen for this season to score 700+ runs for this season, also to score 50+ sixes.

At the end of DAY 46 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1843

Total no. of Sixes – 595

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (71) followed by Kohli (64)

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

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (708) followed by Mike Hussey (646)

Purple Cap –James Faulkner (26) followed by Dwayne Bravo (25)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (183) followed by Sunil Narine (163)

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

Fair play Award – Chennai Super Kings



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IPL 5: Day 28 – All round KXIP sail past Bengaluru…

May 3, 2012 at 12:18 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Match 44:

Kings XI Punjab Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Having won the last game against Chennai in Chennai, KXIP will be much confident than RCB who had a washed out game.

David Hussey won the toss and decided to field first, RCB lost Mayank Agarwal early, but Kohli & Gayle came together to gel in a good partnership for RCB which longed for 119 runs for the second wicket, just when both looked set and ready to launch the assault, both had been dismissed. Also some very good death bowling from KXIP ensured RCB fell two runs short of 160 mark. Azhar Mahmood being the key player in which KXIP allowed only 30 runs in last 5 overs.

KXIP needed 8 runs an over to chase the target, in form player Shaun Marsh went for a expansive drive which exposed the bat pad gap, for McDonald to seize the opportunity, he went for 8.  Mandeep Singh & Saini got together for a small time got a fifty partnership in no time after Mandeep Hussey joined Saini for another 50 runs partnership, which almost took KXIP to the door of victory. But all of a sudden some frenetic running between wickets costed KXIP 3 wickets in 8 balls to get the equation to 5 runs of last 6 balls, with 2 new batsmen in the crease. How ever Chawla ensure he is no muck with the bat, who slammed the length ball into the crowd in the penultimate ball to seal the victory for KXIP.

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

Standings as on DAY 28:

Interesting facts as on Day 28:

–          Praveen Kumar bowled the most economical spell for this season, 4-0-8-0, he had 16 dot deliveries in the 24 balls he bowled and rest 8 balls had singles written on it.

–          Praveen Kumar also bettered Dale Steyn for the best economical bowling for this season, which had the figures of 4-0-10-2.

–          Chris Gayle went past the longest six of the tournament with 111 meters bettering his own 106 meters; Abhishek Nayar was in the bowling end this time.

–          Chris Gayle scored the 400th Six of this season.

–          Chris Gayle became the third player of this season to go past 400 run mark; he is now with 407 runs.

–          4 wickets victory has happened second time in this season which happed previously for Mumbai Indians against KXIP, ironically both team won the match on the penultimate ball, leaving 1 ball to spare.

–          Nitin Saini picked up his Maiden half century in IPL.

At the end of DAY 28:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 2

Total no. of Boundaries – 1048

Total no. of Sixes – 413

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

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (60) followed by V.Shewag (51)

Most no. of Sixes –Chris Gayle (29) followed by K.Pietersen (20)

Orange Cap –A.Rahane (458) followed by V.Shewag (445)

Purple Cap – Morne Morkel (19) followed by L.Malinga (15)


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