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

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


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

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

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

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

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 50:

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

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

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

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

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

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

At the end of DAY 50 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1989

Total no. of Sixes – 659

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

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

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

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

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

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

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

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

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

Fair play Award Winners – Chennai Super Kings



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IPL 6: Day 6–Set & Game 2 for Team Royals…

April 9, 2013 at 12:07 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Rajasthan Royals continued their dream run by defeating the defending IPL champions KKR. Royals team pick started with a big surprise as they picked 5 fast bowlers without even a single spinner.

Royals started off in their own slow fashion as always and when the time came to accelerate, wickets fell off, but somehow, Hodge & Yagnik provided the much needed late impetus to propel Rajasthan to 144 runs. Kolkata started off well in first over but after then, bowlers called their shots and kept KKR always under control and never allowed KKR to set themselves up for an assault. Eoin Morgan was the only bright phase KKR innings had, but he ran out of partners to help him out.

Rajasthan Royals won the match by 19 runs…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 6:

– Shaun Tait bowled the fastest ball of this season when he clocked 150.1 KMPH, which bettered 149.2 KMPH by Mitchell Johnson.

– Yusuf Pathan averages 19.27 in his last 18 IPL innings with a strike rate of 113. His best score in this period is 40*.

– When Manoj Tiwary scored his 8th run, he went past 1000 runs in IPL Career.

– Kallis is out for duck for the third time against Royals highest by him against any team in IPL.

– Sreesanth has conceded more than 14 runs in his first over in 23 occasions including the one today.

– 18 runs conceded by Sunil Narine is the highest runs conceded by him in any domestic T20 tournament.

– Victory by Rajasthan royals today is the first of its kind, Because Royals have never won a game if they have scored less than 145 runs before, and In fact they last 14 games before this.

– 115 boundaries scored by Rahul Dravid is the second highest for Rajasthan Royals, top scorer is Shane Watson with 122 boundaries.

– 7 times both Rahane & Dravid has involved in a 50+ partnership.

– 125 runs scored by KKR is the lowest score against Royals.

At the end of DAY 6 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 191

Total no. of Sixes – 46

Longest Six – 99 Meters by David Warner (DD)

Most no. of Fours – David Warner (13)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle, Dinesh Karthik & Kieron Pollard (5)

Most Economical Spell – Sunil Narine (4/13 Vs DD)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Sreesanth (27) followed by Mitchell Johnson (26)

Orange Cap – David Warner (98) followed by Dinesh Karthik (97)

Purple Cap – Sunil Narine & Kevon Cooper (6)


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IPL 4: DAY 38 Review…

May 16, 2011 at 12:06 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Match 60, KXIP need 3 out of 3 to be in the play offs, Gilly the captain who has done it for Deccan’s two years ago to win 4 out of 4 and make it semi’s and eventually going on to win the cup in the second season. Hopes won the toss and decided to field first, Again a failed batting performance for Gilchrist, but Paul Valthaty and Shaun Marsh made amends, as they went on to put 102 run partnership. Once both departed of consecutive deliveries run rate slowed down and KXIP ended their innings with 170/6 in 20 overs. Delhi showed no intent in winning the game, that to after losing the first 3 wicket, they were buried dead alive. DD finished at 141/8 in 20 overs, giving KXIP a much needed win with 29 runs slack. All now Gilly and Preity will be hoping for is just 2 wins. We can say, if Gilly can pull next one against RCB’s then, they are well and truly home as they will face Deccan’s in the final encounter.

Match 61, Warne’s Royals needed this win badly to stay in the competition, A very important game for Rajasthan, but to me its the worst game they ever played for this season, Poor shot right from the beginning led no where other than to bundle out less 100, with paltry 97 in 18.3 overs. Where a score of 180 is par one just because of shorter boundaries on both ends. Kochi Tuskers did no wrong as McCullum and Hodge no time in wasting scored the 98 runs in just 7.2 overs with the loss of 2 wickets. KTK decimated Royals and they chucked them out of competition of this season. Hopefully Royals sans Warne should do well.

Standings as on DAY 38:


As of Now Teams for Semi’s:

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

Cat on wall:

1.Kings XI Punjab and 2. Kochi Tuskers Kerala (Just Mathematically, nothing serious)

Out of Contention:

1. Delhi Daredevils, 2, Pune Warriors, 3. Rajasthan Royals and 4. Deccan Chargers.

Interesting facts as on DAY 38:

– Victory for KTK with 76 balls to spare is the highest ever for the season, and second highest for IPL. List was topped by Mumbai’s victory over Kolkata with 87 balls to spare in first season of IPL. Ironically both the times wicket victory margin was 8 wickets. To add up in the twenty20 internationals, this is 4th highest in terms of balls remaining.

– Praveen Kumar bowled the 25th Maiden of this tournament, and he is also the only bowler to bowl 6 Maidens in the IPL tournament. He has bowled 4 in this season.

– Rajasthan Royals become the 3rd team officially to be knocked out of this tournament after Delhi and Deccan, after winning the IPL cup in 2008, they are yet to make into final four, and now they score Hattrick. (Not the way Warne would have wanted his IPL career to end)

– Paul Valthaty became the second batsmen to score 50+ boundaries in IPL this season, he went past Shewag’s 51.

– Paul Valthaty also went past Chris Gayle to pick up the Orange cap from him; he was the sixth batsmen to go past 400 run mark this season.

– Brad Hodge became the 11th bowler to pick 4 or more wickets for this season.

– Paul Valthaty scored his 2nd Fifty of this season.

– Brad Hodge scored the 1600th Boundary and Brendon McCullum scored the 500th Six of IPL 4.

– 102 runs partnership between Paul Valthaty and Shaun Marsh is their highest 2nd wicket partnership for this season.

At the end of DAY 38:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 5

Total no.of Boundaries – 1606

Total no.of Sixes –505

Orange Cap – Paul Valthaty (438) followed by Chris Gayle (436)

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

Most Sixes – Chris Gayle (32) followed by Paul Valthaty (19)

Most Fours –Paul Valthaty (52) followed by Virender Shewag (51)

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


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IPL 4: DAY 28 Review…

May 5, 2011 at 11:59 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Match 45, Giant KKR Vs Giant Killers KTK, Gambhir won the toss and what else he want to field, as he expected his bowlers delivered very fast by removing McCullum and Parthiv Patel.  Jayawardene held the innings and went past his fifty in gritty times, late surge from Brad Hodge made sure KTK went past 156/5 in 20 overs. KKR went on to get the best start of the tournament, with Kallis and Morgan setting the perfect platform, But a double strike from Gomez got KTK back into game and from then, KTK kept the necessary checks to pull KKR just before the ropes, Even a Valiant 66 from Morgan couldn’t help the cause as they fell short of 17 runs.

Match 46, A dumbstruck match that’s what any1 who witnessed will describe it, One man can’t win a 11 men game, no i am wrong, Just one man can win it all… Yes, It’s possible if u call yourself Virender Shewag… A Superlative pronoun Century from the Delhi skipper, told the tale for Deccan’s as they have won only one of their home games in this season, and it will be to.  Sangakarra, Duminy, Christian all powered Deccan’s past 175/5 in 20 overs, Delhi started off with the worst ever fashion, but One man did it all, so rest can feel so safe around him. A Astounding 119 got Delhi home with 4 wickets and 6 balls to spare. With this Delhi pickup an important win, to keep them in competition.

Standings as on DAY 28:


Interesting facts on DAY 28:

– 69 runs between Kallis and Morgan is the best opening partnership for KKR for this season.

– Kallis went past 300 runs for this season and he is fifth one to do so.

– R.Gomez bowled the 4th Double wicket Maiden of this season, Praveen Kumar, Dougie Bollinger and Sreesanth were the others.

– Bret Lee bowled the 18th Maiden and Gomez bowled the 19th of this season.

– Gambhir picked up his first duck of this season and that too a golden one.

– Eoin Morgan scored his first IPL fifty.

– 1200th boundary was scored by Virender Shewag.

– Shewag scored his first IPL century in IPL and 3rd by a Delhi Player, his previous best was 94*Vs Deccan Chargers.

– Shewag’s Century is the 4th one of this season and 16th overall in IPL so far.

– Shewag’s is the first man to go past 400 runs mark in IPL 4.

– Shewag also went past his 1500 IPL runs for Delhi Daredevils, he is now with 1516.

– 119 by Shewag is also the highest ever by any Delhi Player, previous were 107* by Warner and 105* by AB de Villers.

At the end of DAY 28:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 6

Total no.of Boundaries – 1210

Total no.of Sixes –382

Orange Cap – Virender Shewag (422) followed by Sachin Tendulkar (351)

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (22) followed by Iqbal Abdulla (12)

Most Sixes – Virender Shewag (18) followed by Yuvraj Singh (15)

Most Fours – Virender Shewag (51) followed by K.Sangakarra (40)

Longest Six – Albie Morkel (114 M & 109 M) followed by David Hussey (106 M)


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