IPL 6: Day 21–Gayle’s Day in record books & Harmeet Singh also won MOM…

April 23, 2013 at 11:28 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Double header on a Tuesday, Not many would want it, Unless they are willing to see the fireworks of Chris Gayle.

First Game, Had one name to be written, Just CHRIS GAYLE… One man literally played against 11 Pune players and won the game hands down. Records kept tumbling as Gayle kept swinging his bat (all those tumbled records are listed below). Ballistic Gayle went on to score 175 runs in 66 balls, which had 13 fours, 17 sixes & 18 dot balls. Other played the second fiddle around him, RCB ended with the highest T20 score 263/5 in 20 overs. PWI played their 20 overs trying to reduce their deficit of defeat, and ended up scoring 133 runs, leaving them just sort of 130 runs from the target. A point to note, Gayle also picked 2 wickets in the only over he bowled.

Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match by 130 runs…

Second Game, After having a Power packed, you can’t eclipse the effort of calypso,  So it was always a dull game, where people relived the moments of glory of Chris Gayle and in between there was a match between Delhi & Punjab. Delhi batted first, back to square one as they were in the tournament till the last game, lost wickets to poor shots and poor batting efforts to sum Delhi’s score of 120 in good batting track. KXIP started off the chase in a flyer and kept the chase going even though wickets are falling every now & then. But in the end they chased it with 3 full overs to spare.

Kings XI Punjab won the match by 5 wickets with 18 balls to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 21:

– Records tumbled as Man from Caribbean took a big page on the record book, Read what all he has rewritten in the books of record.

· Fastest Individual Fifty in IPL scored in 17 balls.

· Fastest Individual Century scored in a T20 international scored in 30 balls, bettering 34 balls century of Andrew Symonds and for IPL it is 37 ball century by Yusuf pathan.

· Longest Six scored which went 119 meters bettering 112 meters also by Gayle.

· First player to hit 150 sixes in IPL tournament.

· Best Opening Partnership for IPL ever, 167 runs bettering 163 runs between Dwayne Smith & Sachin Tendulkar.

· Fastest Team Hundred in IPL history scored in 7.5 overs.

· Most sixes hit (17) by any batsmen in a T20 international, Previous best was by Graham Napier for Essex against Sussex hitting 16 sixes.

· 175 runs scored is the highest score in a T20 International by an individual batsmen, he bettered 158 runs by Bredon McCullum in IPL season 1 against RCB.

· Highest total in a T20 International game bettering 260 scored by Srilanka against Kenya, and 246 scored by CSK against RR in IPL career.

· Gayle is the only player to have scored four centuries in IPL career.

· Gayle is also the only player who has scored most runs in a ground, he has scored 1220 runs in Chinnaswamy Stadium Bangalore, bettering Hamilton Masakadza scored 1202 runs in Harare in T20s

· 192 runs scored in Boundaries & Sixes is the highest ever in a T20 international.

· 154 runs out of 175 scored by Gayle came of boundaries & Sixes

· 21 sixes scored by RCB is the highest ever by any team in an IPL game.

– Chris Gayle also scored the 800th Boundary of this season.

– RCB have won all the 6 games played in Home ground till today for this season.

– 130 runs victory by RCB is the second largest in the IPL history, first is by RCB who lost the match by 140 runs against KKR in the first season.

– This is third game in IPL won with a margin more than 100 runs.

– Fifty scored by KXIP in 4.3 overs is the fastest for this season.

– Irfan Pathan became the second all rounder to score 1000 runs & to pick 50 wickets in his IPL career.

– Parvinder Awana & Roelf Van de Merwe bowled the 16th & 17th Maiden’s of this season.

– Game won by 18 balls to spare by KXIP against Delhi is the highest ever in all the seasons.

– Roelf Van de Merwe bowled his first ever Maiden in his IPL career.

– After 6 games which was won by chasing on a trot, finally Gayle broke the shackles by winning the match Batting first.

At the end of DAY 21 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 852

Total no. of Sixes – 247

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (35) followed by Gayle (35)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (34) followed by Rohit Sharma (15)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (432) followed by Virat Kohli (333)

Purple Cap – Vinay Kumar (13) followed by Dwayne Bravo (12)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Bhuvaneswar Kumar (86) followed by Dale Steyn (85)

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 14–Gony muscles through KKR & Kohli gets back the skipped heart…

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


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.


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IPL 5: Day 22 – Rayudu held on to a cliff hanger…

April 26, 2012 at 2:29 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Match 33:

Mumbai Indians Vs Kings XI Punjab

Nothing much to write on the KXIP performance for the day, as Hussey’s desperation and Miller’s late blow and Harbhajan’s poor captaincy all aided KXIP to score more than par score of 168/3 in 20 overs.

Match 33 Scorecard:
KXIP 168/3 in 20 overs.
D.Hussey 68*              D.Miller 34*
RP Singh 1/27             C.Mckay 1/36
MI 171/6 in 19.5 overs.
R.Sharma 50               A.Rayudu 34*
A.Mahmood 2/23       P.Awana 3/39
MI WON THE MATCH BY 4 WICKETS & 1 ball to spare…

Mumbai needed a miracle to win after losing wickets in regular and it miracle came a blessing from Chwla in the penultimate over in which both Peterson & Rayudu piled up 27 runs to win, from the equation of 32 needed in 12 balls, it became 5 need of 6 balls. It was just ritual from MI to finish the game in last over with a ball to spare. Mumbai won the game in just 2 overs of insanity.

Match 34:

Chennai Super Kings Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Another match in the two days to be called with any action, all we had is just toss, in which Bangalore won the toss and decided to field first. This will certainly pull down the viewership of IPL 5. This should been a cracker of an contest after the one we had in Chennai with the highest run chase for this season.

However end of the day, Now both teams will share a point each and will join the top 4 in the points table.

Standings as on DAY 22:

Cric Standings Day 22

Interesting Stats on DAY 22:

First match in this season to finish with 1 ball to spare and also the least no. of wickets to spare as well.

– Munaf Patel bowled the 13th maiden of this season also his second maiden.

– CSK Vs RCB is the second match of this season to be called off, and it will accounted for a game played, since toss is being taken.

At the end of DAY 22:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 3

Total no. of Boundaries – 780

Total no. of Sixes – 314

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 Kevin Pietersen(16)

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

Purple Cap – Morne Morkel (16) followed by K.Pollard (11)


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IPL 4: Big Finals: CSK Vs RCB…

May 29, 2011 at 1:23 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Match 74: Big Finals:
Chennai Super Kings Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

         Match that has been waited for past 50 days, and surging past tiresome 73 games, finally here is the final’s – Chennai taking on their close neighbours Bangalore. Dhoni could do no wrong on this day as he won the coin and straight away decided to Bat first on a track which looked to slow down in the later of the innings. Hussey and Vijay proved how crucial the decision was, as both of them took RCB’s bowling apart, esp Vijay was merciless when ball was pitched in his arc of swinging arm. Balls touched crowd more often than the boundary lines. Both these players not only found boundaries, a point worth a mentioning is running between the wicket, i am damn sure, CSK would have stole minimum of 25 to 30 runs, with quick running between them. These two have been a example for the players watching throughout the world. Both Players got of to the fifties, Vijay being the first followed slowly by Hussey. After a record opening partnership stands between them, Hussey departed for well made 63 runs. Dhoni came in two hits to ground and he was gone, Murali Vijay finally got himself out, after a tiresome innings of 95 of 52 balls. Bravo and Raina hat their point to say with their six over the bowlers to finish Chennai with mammoth 205/5 in 20 overs.

Chasing a score over 10 runs per over needed a kind of start that only Gayle can give, but it wasn’t the day for him, as Ashwin “The Undertaker” who did him again and this time even before Gayle thought of touching the ball, he was caught behind for a 3 ball duck. Mayank Agarwal was the second victim of Ashwin who failed to pick the carom ball. RCB seems can bounce back when De Villers and Kolhi were batting, but once Jakathi removed De Villiers cheaply for 18, it just game Chennai all the way, Kohli went for a sweep against Raina and completely missed it to fall prey of  LBW decision. Tiwary alone batted out the 20 overs just to justify his 1.6Mn purchase. In the end a most one sided final out of all the four tournaments we have seen, CSK won the match by 58 runs…

For Chennai, its a team effort and as a unit they clicked, right from the auction where they went on to retain maximum of their players. Now, they have a proven point. CSK ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF IPL 2011………………




Match 74 Scorecard:
CSK 205/5 in 20 overs.
Murali Vijay 95             M.Hussey 63
C.Gayle 2/34               S.Arvind 2/39
RCB 147/8 in 20 overs.
Virat Kohli 35        S.Tiwary 42*
R.Ashwin 3/16     S.Jakthi 2/19
Interesting facts as on DAY 50:

– CSK became the first team to play with the unchanged team for 6 games on a trot, highest ever by any team in IPL so far.

– Zaheer Khan and Saurabh Tiwary are the players in the squad who played the finals last year, when they were with Mumbai Indians and this year they play for RCB, only irony is, they face the same opponents, CSK…

– Fastest fifty for CSK came in the finals as Chennai scored the 50 in 31 balls, this just second time in this series, they have went past fifty in the first 6 powerplay overs.

– First four of the match came after 47 balls from the bat of Hussey, but CSK have already scored 4 sixes.

– Vijay’s Fifty of 29 balls is the second fastest fifty by a CSK player.

– 100 runs in 10.3 overs, is the fastest by CSK for this season.

– 159 runs partnership between Mike hussy and Murali Vijay is the highest ever for CSK in the IPL History, bettering 106 Vs RCB in the second season of IPL.

– 159 runs between Vijay and Hussey is also the highest over opening stand in the all the season’s of IPL, previous was 155* runs between Gilchrist and Laxman Vs Mumabi in the first season.

– 205/5 is the highest score by any team in an IPL final, 168/5 is the previous best by the same team Chennai Super Kings.

– Vettori gave 34 runs in his 4 overs, without a wicket, it’s just the second instance , Vettori has gone past 30 runs in this season and both time it was against CSK, last time he was taken for 42 in his 4 overs.

– Gayle Picked up his Second duck of this season, last duck came in 7 balls, this time in 3 balls.

– Murali Vijay scored the 1900th Boundary of the tournament.

– Scott Styris is the only person in Chennai Squad who has won the Title with Deccan’s earlier and this time with CSK.

– Chennai Super Kings won all the games played in their Home Ground Chennai Chepauk, Stat says 8 out of 8 for this season and overall 18 games out of 25 played.

– Vijay’s 95 and Hussey’s 63 are the two highest scores in an IPL final. The previous-highest was also by a Chennai batsman – Suresh Raina’s unbeaten 57 against Mumbai last year. Vijay’s 95 is also his second-highest in all IPLs, next only to his 127 against Rajasthan last year.

– This is the first time in an IPL final we don’t have a maiden bowled, on the other three occasions, it was, Makaya Nitini in the first, Ryan Harris in the Second, and Ashwin the third.

Awards & Winners of IPL 2011:

Citibank Rising star of the Tournament – Iqbal Abdulla of KKR.

King of Karbonn Kamal Catches – Kieron Pollard (10 catches in 16 games, won three times the Karbon Kamal catch award)

Volkswagan Best Individual performance of the tournament – Paul Valthaty (120* against CSK)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (511 runs in 9 matches with 181.56 strike rate)

Purple Cap – L.Malinga (27 wickets in 14 matches)

Fly Kingfisher Fair play award – Chennai Super Kings (135 out of 140) (Second in a row and third time overall)

Golden Player of this Tournament – Christopher Henry Gayle

IPL Pitch and Outfield Award – Punjab Cricket Association

At the end of DAY 50:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 4

Total no.of Boundaries – 1916

Total no.of Sixes –639

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (608) followed by Virat Kohli (557)

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (28) followed by Munaf Patel (22)

Most Sixes – Chris Gayle (44) followed by MS Dhoni (23)

Most Fours – Sachin Tendulkar (67) followed by Chris Gayle (56)

Longest Six – Adam Gilchrist (122 M) followed by Albie Morkel (114 M & 109 M)


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IPL 4: DAY 37 Review…

May 15, 2011 at 12:40 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Match 58, to fight for the top place, RCB took on KKR, Stand in captain Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to field first, KKR got off to a poor start by losing top three with score being just 30, it would have be disaster if Pathan was held when he was in 7. It went down and he took charge and started hitting the skies, but even before the ball came, rain came down and match was curtailed to 13 over per side. Which left KKR 89/4 in 13 overs, and corrected score was 102 to win in 13 overs. As usual another Gayle’s Knock which made things easier for RCB, 38 from 12 balls ended the match in the 3rd over and RCB just played the fiddle out to win the game by 4 wickets and 3 balls to spare.

Match 59, Another chance for Mumbai Indians to go up the table, with listless Deccan’s take them in Wankade Stadium. As Sangakarra won the toss and decided to Bat first, but got to a hopeless start as Michael Lumb lost his stumps to yet another Malinga’s spl. Apart from last over heroics from Amit Mishra, Deccan’s batting looked so much in ordinary, Spectacular last over got Deccan’s to 135/6 in 20 overs. Out of 10 times, Mumbai would have taken this score all the 10 times, It wasn’t the case, as wickets kept on falling for Mumbai and they went on for their consecutive batting failure, Top order failed miserably, with Sachin just scoring 37 off 42 balls. Later in the game, Pollard tried with few lusty hits, but its too much for him. Bottom tabled Deccan’s pulled a stunning victory over the favourites with 10 runs.

Standings as on DAY 37:


As of Now Teams for Semi’s:

1. Chennai Super Kings, 2. Mumbai Indians, 3. Kolkata Knight Riders and 4.Royal Challengers Bangalore

Cat on wall:

1. Rajasthan Royals, 2.Kochi Tuskers Kerala and 3.Kings XI Punjab.

Out of Contention:

1. Delhi Daredevils, 2, Pune Warriors, and 3. Deccan Chargers

Interesting facts as on DAY 37:

– With the six over long on, Gayle became the highest run scorer of this tournament overtaking Shewag. For all guys out there he did this in just 7 matches.

– 7 Matches winning streak is the highest by any team in IPL, Mumbai had the previous best of 6 wins consecutively.

– Out of 120 balls, Mumbai Indians played 60 dot balls, which is the highest ever by any team for this tournament.

– Bangalore won the match with 3 balls to spare, which has happened 4th time in this tournament.

– 3 players went past 400 runs today, Gayle, Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar in the respective order.

– With 9 catches Kieron Pollard is now tied with Kallis and Shewag for the hghest no.of catches taken in the tournament.

– Out of 7 matches Gayle played, He won Man of the match in four occasions.

– Amit Mishra scored 18 runs of 6 balls and he gave 18 runs in 4 overs and picked up 1 wicket, he did neutralise his runs.

At the end of DAY 37:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 4

Total no.of Boundaries – 1555

Total no.of Sixes –482

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (436) followed by Virender Shewag (424)

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (27) followed by Munaf Patel (17)

Most Sixes – Chris Gayle (32) followed by Virender Shewag (18)

Most Fours – Virender Shewag (51) followed by Mike Hussey (48)

Longest Six – Albie Morkel (114 M & 109 M) followed by Chris Gayle (109 M)


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IPL 4: Day 7 Review…

April 15, 2011 at 12:46 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Day 7 Review:

Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Deccan Chargers

Finally, Its the de day ppl in Hyderabad had been waiting for all these days, and finally and finally, Deccan’s have a win in their Home Ground. Thanks to Dale Steyn and Chipli Who helped the cause. Again a Busy Day, So just Interesting facts for the day.

Standings as on DAY 7:

Interesting facts on Day 7:

– Deccan’s Win their first home game after 8 defeats infront of their Home crowd.

– Virat Kohli Scored the 300th Boundary of IPL 4.

– 175/5 is the second highest total of this season, batting first.

– For the first time in IPL season, Zaheer came to bat at No.3

– Sangakarra with 5 catches for the day, Over take Dhoni in highest no.of Dismissals effected by a Keeper in a match.

– B.Chipli scored his Maiden fifty in IPL Season.

– It took 7 days to have a match without even a single catch is being dropped.

At the end of DAY 7:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 0

Total no.of Boundaries – 307

Total no.of Sixes –89

Orange Cap – P.Valhathy (126) followed by B.Chipli (115)

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (7) followed by Dale Steyn (6)

Most Sixes – AB De Villers (6) followed by R.Jadeja (4)

Most Fours –P.Valhathy (20) followed by J.Kallis (14)


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IPL 3: Day 28 Review…

April 9, 2010 at 12:45 am (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Its Day 28 in IPL 3…

Match 40 Review:
Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Deccan Chargers

If u can think back, this is the match between Last year’s Finalist’s… Now every game becomes a Must win game for some one, Points table is clustered like hell, cant take any one into last four and leave out. Except for first and last rest all 6 teams are twisted and turned together. Today win for Deccan will make table much more interesting, if its Bangalore, then v can say competition will be between 4 teams for 2 slots.

Gilly won the coin and decided to Bowl First, and usual script to be written, Kallis was brilliant and scored yet another Half century, Pandey didnt make a start which RCB would have loved, as he dismissed for 1. After him Dravid walked in at No.3 (Big Surprise), played for some time, with a Classic six over Long off. Later he was dismissed to a well bowled ball from Ojha, with him another two followed back quickly, to name them Uthappa and Ross Taylor. Playing his first game in IPL Taylor failed to make an impression. Scorecard read 68/4 in 10 overs. Again i am sure even kumble would be satisfied with a score of 150-160. At the end of 16 overs score was 118/4, this is the time Kohli started to fire in all guns, he thrashed all bowlers and took them for maximum. late sixes from White made sure RCB cross a total of 184. Once again Deccan’s proved why they are the worst in last 6 overs. As RCB accumulated 92 runs in last 6 overs.

RCB 184/6 in 20 overs.

J.Kallis 68        V.Kohli 58
R.Harris 2/37     P.Ojha 2/24

DC 186/3 in 19.2 overs.

T.Suman 78*          Symonds 53*
P.Kumar 1/37    A.Kumble 1/38


A team who needed just 6 runs in last over with 3 wickets in hand, failed to achieve it. This is what Deccans will take into chase, As usual another dismal start from some opener, this time Monish Mishra as he was caught behind for 9, with score 11 in board. Suman and Gilly continued to haunt RCB and kept the run rate in and around 10 all the time, Kumble brought himself back on to remove Gilly who looked almost settle this time, and double strike came as Rohit sharma was also dismissed in space of 6 balls. Once again Chase began to play trick for DC’s, as they haven’t chased this big score so far in IPL. Suman was joined by Symo, Its always said, Big players deliver at the right time, did they say after seeing Symonds…? Ofcourse he did deliver with a beautiful aggressive innings to clinch the much needed victory for DC’s. Which meant now RCB still in 10 points and DC’s move close to 10 pointers with 8 point now. as i was saying in the front, Points Table, its time to take bets… Only gambler can predict these situations….

Standings as On DAY 28 in IPL 3:


Interesting Facts on DAY 28 in IPL 3:

– Suman Scored his Maiden Fifty.

– P.Ojha went past Amit Mishra to gain the purple Cap.

– Race for Maximum no.of fours continues as Kallis went past Sachin today, now he is with 61, 3 ahead of Master.

– 186 runs chased is the highest ever run chased by Deccans so far in IPL History.

– 186 is also the highest ever scored by Deccan’s in IPL.

– J.Kallis scored the 6th IPL fifty.

At the end of DAY 28:

Total no.of Boundaries – 1196
Total no.of Sixes – 421

Orange Cap – J.Kallis (493) followed by Sachin Tendulkar (394) and Naman Ojha(352).
Purple Cap – Pragyan Ojha(15) followed by Amit Mishra(14) and Muralitharan(12).

Most Sixes – Yusuf Pathan (23) followed by Murali Vijay (20).
Most Fours – J.Kallis (61) followed by Sachin Tendulkar (58).


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IPL 3: Day 24 Review…

April 6, 2010 at 12:58 am (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Its Sunday… Me in Chennai went to Two Movies – Angadi theru and Paiyaa… Will review it in the coming days… (certainly need a refreshing break from IPL) (for me and Blog as well, both looks monotonous):)

Match 34 Review:
Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Kings XI Punjab

Finally Kings XI broke the jinx, and pulled a stunning victory over, Kolkata Knight riders, many call it a upsetter, but i dont think so, KXIP is a good team, just failed to click tats it… After a Blitzkrieg from Gayle, KKR went on to score 200 in 20 overs, No one (even Tom Moody) would have believed that KXIP will pull this one, But its certainly the brilliant innings from the last minute inclusion Jayawardene (due to Shaun March injury), who played a Gem of an innings on his way to his maiden T20 century. On the progress helping KXIP to register their second victory of this season. (So called Upsetter, Actually i dont count KKR for semi’s contention at all 🙂 lol…)

KKR 200/3 in 20 overs.

C.Gayle 88            Ganguly  36
J.Theron 1/36      I.Pathan  1/36

KXIP 204/2 in 18.2 overs.

M.Jayawardene 110*     Sangakarra 38
S.Bond 1/32               M.Karthik 1/41



Match 35 Review:
Delhi Daredevils Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

A game expected to be a cruncher, just turned toothless giant who is trying to eat a pile of steel. Collingwood coming good for Delhi as they went on to score 184 in 20 overs, well supported by Shewag and warner in the early stages. RCB chasing looked so lethargic, esp Kallis was tied down from scoring runs, he did score 54 but off 42 balls, which really made the difference. None in the followers could manage the pressure, just fell for it. In the end its game over for RCB at 147/9 in 20 overs.

DD 184/5 in 20 overs.

P.Collingwood 75        Shewag 35
KP Appanna  1/24       Kumble 1/33

RCB 147/9 in 20 overs.

Kallis  54             Pieterson 16
A.Mishra 3/32        Sangwan 3/22


Standings as on DAY 24:


Interesting Facts on IPL 3 in DAY 24:

– Gayle scored his 2nd IPL fifty

– 33 runs scored by KKR is the highest runs scored in a Single over.

– Jayawardene scored his highest in T20 cricket.

– Jayawardene’s Century is his 1st, 12th of IPL, 2nd by KXIP player(other was Shaun

Marsh),2nd by a srilankan and 4th of this season.

– This is third time 200+ target is chased.

– J.Kallis scored the fifth IPL fifty of this season.

– Amit Mishra with 3 wickets for the day, pulls the purple cap from Muralitharan.

At the end of DAY 24:

Total no.of Boundaries – 1044
Total no.of Sixes – 372

Orange Cap – J.Kallis (425) followed by Sachin Tendulkar (349) and Naman Ojha(307).
Purple Cap – Amit Mishra (14) followed by M.Muralitharan and Pragyan Ojha with 12 each.

Most Sixes – Yusuf Pathan (21) followed by Murali Vijay (20)
Most Fours – Sachin Tendulkar (52) followed by J.Kallis (52)


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IPL 3: Day 14 Review…

March 26, 2010 at 12:05 am (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its Day 14 in IPL 3…

Match 20 Review:
Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Delhi Daredevils

After losing 3 straight games Delhi will certainly look to get back in the winning ways, but they will take on the team which really performing at his best. Still Gambhir is not back, which meant Dinesh Karthik walked out for toss along with Jumbo in his home ground. Kumble won the toss and decided to bowl first. Warner got Delhi off to a flyer, Even Shewag looked so silent on the other end.  Dale steyn was taken taken to blues, n his first over, but he came back strong to pick the man who tormented him, Warner… in another 10 balls space, Shewag departed for 12 in 11 balls… Strange to see… De villers and Karthik kept scoring runs from both ends and runrate was quite good over 9 all the time. Birthday man, Kedar Jhadev made his debut today walked in to replace Karthik after a misfortunate run out.  Oh boy, he did play a splendid innings, Good looking shots all over the ground, in the last over he did score his Maiden Fifty. Late flourish McDonald ensured DD went past 180 runs. With 20 oves down, DD 183/4…

DD 183/4 in 20 overs.

K.Jhadav 50*                DE Villers  45
Vinay Kumar 1/29         Steyn 1/42

RCB 166/9 in 20 overs.

Pandey 39             Kohli 38*
A.Mishra 2/23    McDonald 2/42


RCB certainly need a good start from their openers, which is always provided bu Kallis and Pandey. Today wasn’t an exception as both put on a very good partnership of 71 runs for the first wicket. Kallis departed for 27 to a very good delivery from Mishra. Shud i call this a twist of the game….? That’s how it looked, just bcos it triggered a huge collapse in the RCB, within the space 2 overs, array of wickets were down and RCB collapsed to 90/4 losing their top 4. Surely shud mention the bowling of Delhi, as they really bowled to the field and didnt allow Bangalore to bring the runrate down. Just to mention Kohli, Morgan tried to do something but it wasn’t to be…  Ending 166/9 in 20 overs, which meant they fell short of 17 runs.  Bangalore lost their 2 match of this season and Delhi put a hold to their losing streak.

Match 21 Review:
Chennai Super Kings Vs Mumbai Indians

The most strong team without doubt, its Mumbai Indians without doubt as they have all the things a T20 team needs… They Bat really deep almost till 10 with the availability of Zaheer and Bhajji to help out, coming to bowling Malinga and Zaheer two best Depth Bowlers without doubt, with the glimpse of Bravo, Bhajji and Mclaren bowling is really solid. Apart from this they have a fielding coach who previously coached Indian team… Robin Singh… So it shud be ok… Which means if u wanna call a Pakka Solid team then here it is…

I think i said too much abt MI’s…. Whatever with a huge cheer Sachin won the toss and decided to bowl first.  Hayden sans Mangoose walked with Parthiv walked the ground. First over was quite cool, but things heated up when Hayden decided to take on Zak, just like 2003 world cup where he smashed him… Hayden smashed here for 4 consecutive boundaries, when he decided to bring Mangoose in, Bhajji spinned one back fast to trap him right infront of the stumps. In space of another 6 balls, Patel went back to hut… Can say tats the last time Mumbai crowd cheered for a wicket, bcos, from then two men took the charge and never looked getting dismissed at any point, they did use the pace, gaps and ran very well between the wickets and mainly they made sure they get a good score on board. With 20 overs down, CSK scored 180/2, Raina on 83* and Badrinath on 55*… With a staggering partnership of 142 from 94 balls…

CSK 180/2 in 20 overs.

S.Raina 85*            Badrinath 55*
Bhajji 1/25         McLaren 1/23

MI 184/5 in 19 overs.

Sachin 72           Dhawan 56
Murali 2/32     Joginder 1/22


Chasing a score of 181 is tough for any team but as i have already mentioned in the beginning, its easy for this team, with the glimpse of Sachin, Bravo, Pollard and young indians Tare, Tiwari…. Its shud be a chase able one 8 out of 10 times. Tendulkar and Dhawan started the things good, and with the help from CSK’s bowling, scored came faster than expected, and Dhawan’s aggressive mood got past them 63  in the powerplay overs. And finally CSK broke the partnership just b4 the strategic timeout. Jakathi being the bowler, and very next over, Spin Maestro Murali sent back Tiwary for just a couple… CSK felt they were right back in the game. Is this the twist we are looking for….? Not so, Just bcos Sachin along with Pollard, and bravo made sure they get past the winning rope safely.  Not to mention the bowling performance of CSK, the worst ever seen in the IPL so far… If some had counted the no.of Full Toss they bowled, Pls let me know, i ll add up in the interesting facts… None other than Murali was convincing for a T20 game… Hope Venkatesh Prasad and Stephen Fleming had a point to note in their Black book….

Standings as on DAY 14:


Interesting Facts on DAY 14 in IPL 3:

– Jadhav scored his Maiden fifty in IPL Debut and also picked up the Man of the match award. (Extra info, Its his Birthday today)

– Both Pandey and Kallis have scored 4 times 50+ scores. Which is the highest as of now.

– RCB lost their first game in home for this season.

– Robin Uthappa scored just one six for the day and it put him in the tip of the six scrorer’s list, as he heads with 12 to his name.(Hayden and Y.Pathan with 11)

– Raina Became the 7th player to score 1000 runs in IPL. (His best being 98)

– Raina scored his 6th IPL fifty.

– This is the 7th 100 runs partnership scored in IPL 3.

– 142* is the best 3rd wicket partnership in IPL history, previous best was 121.

– Badrinath scored his 4th IPL fifty.

– 142* in 91 balls is also the second highest ever scored in IPL history.

– S.Dhawan scored his 5th IPL fifty.

– This is the first match were a wicket hasn’t fallen in the form of a catch in the first innings.

– 200th Six came from the bats of Master Sachin Tendulkar, which is also is his first ever six in this season… (he always waited for a special moment)

– when Tendulkar is in 39, he went past jayasuriya (778) who was the leading runscorer for MI. Now Sachin leads with 811.

– Tendulkar scored his 6th IPL fifty.

– 72 is the highest ever score by Sachin against CSK, which is also the highest ever scored by sachin in a T20 game.

– 181 is the highest ever score chased by MI.

– Both MI and CSK gave 14 extras exactly…

At the end of DAY 14:

Total no.of Boundaries – 634
Total no.of Sixes – 202

Orange Cap – J.Kallis (310) followed by Sachin Tendulkar (248) and Virender Shewag (198).
Purple Cap – M.Muralitharan (11) followed by Chaminda Vaas (8)


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IPL 3: DAY 12 Review…

March 24, 2010 at 12:39 pm (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its DAY 12 in IPL 3…

Match 18 Review:
Chennai Super Kings Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Raina won the toss and decided to Bowl first,  And drama started right from the very over, as Morkel and whole CSK unsuccessfully appealed for a caught behind decision for J.Kallis. (Hope all know, he is yet to be dismissed in Season 3)…  Later in the second over of Morkel Balaji seems to miss the ball in the crowd and give a reprieve for kallis again. Pandey on the other end, just kept on scoring runs in normal pace, After putting down the catch Balaji came in to bowl and Oh boy, didn’t he create history here, he just dismissed Kallis after being not out for 12 days in IPL 3…  Dravid joined Pandey and displayed few classy shots before failing to cut a delivery towards backward point.  Murali came back again to remove Pandey this time… Spin master became the purple cap owner with this wicket… He could have picked one more and very imp of Uthappa if Ashwin had holded on to one reverse sweep from him,..  CSK fielding lapse proved very costly as Uthappa being the switched to thrashing mode in the last 3 overs, and cleared the fence in ease. Which ensured RCB finished their innings with 171/5… Bowling Murali mantra was the best without any doubt, Morkel was as best in Pace…

RCB 171/5 in 20 overs.

Uthappa 68      Kohli  24
Murali 3/25         Morkel 1/28

CSK 135/7 in 20 overs.

Hayden 32                Badrinath 31
Vinay Kumar 4/40    Kumble 1/15


Chasing a score of 172 CSK needed one of their best starts, but it didn’t happen and parthiv was out in the very first over, later both Hayden and Bailey was kept really quite by RCB’s brilliant bowling, both weren’t given any room to free their arms at any stage, which meant CSK did score only 29 runs in first 6 power play overs. Run rate kept increasing all over the time and occasional boundary and six doesnt seems to bring it down… Finally Hayden brought in Mangoose to get 3 consecutive boundaries of kallis, but his surge was halted by a unexpected runout in 10th over, later Bailey agony too got over with a good moving away delivery from vinay kumar. Req runrate was never under the control of CSK, as skipper, Vijay, Badri, Morkel and Ashwin just played their part to end up in the losing side, full credit to RCB bowlers, as their line and length was spot on and they did make CSK work for every run… In the end RCB won the match by 36 runs, last two over of CSK went for 41 runs which really made the difference in the game… Without any doubt Robin Uthappa was the man of the match for his Match winning knock 68*.

Standings as on DAY 12:


Interesting facts on DAY 12 in IPL 3:

– 29/1 is lowest ever scored by CSK in first 6 overs. (Previous was 31/1 Vs KKR)

– Matthew Hayden and Robin Uthappa share the most no.of Sixes hit so far in Season 3, with 11 each.

– With this Win Bangalore extended their lead 4-2 Vs CSK.

– Muralitharan with 3 wickets for the day, took the purple cap from his fellow country man, Chaminda Vaas.

– J.Kallis overtake Sachin in no.of fours hit, Kallis with 36 and Sachin follows him with 28.

– Vinay Kumar recorded his best bowling performance today with 4/40 in 4 overs.

– Boucher and Dinesh karthik are together in most dismissals effected by Keepers. Boucher heads with 5 (3 CT and 2 ST) as well Karthik with 5 (2 CT and 3 ST).

– 52* runs scored for 6th wicket by Uthappa and Boucher is the best partnership for IPL season 3.

– KXIP have scored 203 runs off 120 balls, which is last five overs and only losing 11 wickets.

– Rajasthan have conceded the least number of sixes in the last five overs, just three in four games.

– With the win tonight, 9 Teams win the match by batting first and 8 teams win the match Chasing.

At the end of DAY 12:

Total no.of Boundaries – 537
Total no.of Sixes – 178

Orange Cap – J.Kallis (283) followed by Virender Shewag (186) and Tendulkar at (176).
Purple Cap – M.Muralitharan (9) followed by Chaminda Vaas (8)


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