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

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

Hi…

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

~rams~

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IPL 6: Wright’s last rites & Parthiv’s fab puts SRH in playoff’s…

May 19, 2013 at 11:40 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi..

Last two league games of this season of IPL 6. Both are important in their own ways, One game will decide who is going to be the wooden spooners and the other to decided the final entrant for the playoff’s.

Game 1, Who will be the wooden spooner’s…? Delhi or Pune, both lock horn for the one last time for this season. Finch won the toss and decided to bat first, Uthappa departed early but skipper stayed for bit more long to get himself a fifty in 34 balls. How ever star was Luke wright who gave the electric finish to sedated Pune’s innings with 23 ball 44 runs. Pune finished with their best home score 172/5 in 20 overs.  What to write about Delhi’s batting except for one thing, that they definitely played like a team who is going out with a wooden spoon. Dismal and sad effort from a prolific batting composition. Pathan & Gautam played for some time to improve their career runs. In the end Delhi finished at 134/9 in 20 overs.

Pune Warriors India won the match by 38 runs… 

Game 2, Last league game and a very important game as to decide the final team to enter the playoff’s. Sunrisers need to win to enter the playoff’s, if they lose RCB will sneak through for the eliminator match against Rajasthan. Gambhir won the toss and decided to bat first, both Bisla & Gambhir started off very slowly and it continued to be the trend as they never got going even at the latter stages Yusuf pathan once again played a handy knock of 49 runs of 29 balls to get a decent score of 130/7 in 20 overs. Sunrisers on the other hand started off blazing with Parthiv & Dhawan both firing in their ends. A good partnership of 89 runs came to end with a needless reverse sweep from Dhawan. Suddenly panic button was pressed in SRH camp as they lost other 3 wickets on a trot. Sammy’s playing out a maiden of Narine & Perara yorked by Shami Ahmed made even more tensed game for SRH. However T20 wold cup winning captain Darren Sammy made sure the win came from two consecutive sixes of Iqbal Abdulla to make Sunrisers to get into Playoff’s in their very first season.

Sun Risers Hyderabad won the match by 5 wickets with 7 balls to spare…

Final Standings as on DAY 47:

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So here is the final four which make the cut for the season 6 of IPL.

Chennai will take on Mumbai in the Qualifier 1, followed by Eliminator with Rajasthan Vs Hyderabad.

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 47:

– 600 runs between Uthappa & Finch is the highest by any pair for any wicket for this season of IPL.

– 456 runs scored by Aaron finch is the most scored by any Pune Batsman in the IPL history.

– 508 runs conceded by Umesh Yadav for this season is the highest ever he has conceded in any season.

– 172 runs scored by Pune in their home ground is the highest ever in IPL so far.

– KKR’s 100 came off 102 balls, which is the slowest for them in this season.

– Gautam Gambhir is now run out in IPL for the 10th time, equalling the table topper Venugopal Rao.

– This is first time Gambhir hasn’t scored a boundary in the full power play overs and remained not out till the power play overs.

– Sunrisers have won 7 out of 8 games in their home ground, only loss came against CSK.

– 89 runs partnership between Parthiv Patel & Dhawan for the first wicket is the highest for any wicket for SRH for this season.

– Cameron White picked his 10th catch of this season, making him the fourth in the list of highest catches for this season, list is topped by Bravo with 12.

At the end of DAY 47 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1935

Total no. of Sixes – 635

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 (196) 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

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 45– Amit Mishra helps Sunriser’s to set one foot on Playoff’s…

May 17, 2013 at 11:39 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi..

Been a gap in the IPL updates, heavy travel, troubled heath kept me away from the updates for a while. Happy to be back…

A very important game for Sunrisers to keep them in the hunt of Playoff’s position. Cameron white won the toss and decided to Bat first, and he would have thought a dreadful start even in dreams as SRH lost Dhawan, Parthiv & Cameron White for just 5 on the board. Vihari along with Samantray steadied a bit, before going for a skier. Sammy joined Samantray and scored very important 56 runs between them, Late strike from Perara made sure Sunrisers scored 136/9 in 20 overs. Bowling star was Faulkner who picked up his second 5 wickets haul against Sunrisers for the second time for this season. Chasing 130+ was never easy in the Hyderabad pitch and it proved to be again. Dravid had a good opening but apart from him everyone else struggled in the pitch. No one from Rajasthan got going, last minute rush from Kevon Cooper made sure Royals didn’t lose it big. In end Royals were strangled at 113/9 in 20 overs.  A Spell of 4-0-8-2 from Amit Mishra which proved too much for Royals in the end.

Sun Risers Hyderabad won the match by 23 runs… 

Standings as on DAY 45:

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This win means RCB have to win their game tomorrow against CSK to stay in the tournament, if they lose its curtains. With this win Sunrisers also knocked mathematical chance of KXIP for qualifying.

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 45:

– James Faulkner became the first bowler to pick two 5 wickets haul in the same season of IPL history.

– Amit Mishra is the 6th Batsmen to be out for a diamond duck.

– Both the five fers of James Faulkner has come against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

– Biplab Samantray scored his Maiden fifty in IPL career.

– Sunriser’s Fifty of 67 balls equalled the slowest for this season along with Pune.

– Rahul Dravid became the 13th player to score more than 400 runs for this season.

– James Faulkner’s 5/16 is the best bowling figures for this season bettering his previous best 5/20 against the same opposition Sunrisers.

– 113/9 is the lowest score by Rajasthan have scored for this season. Previous was 117 Vs RCB.

– Stuart Binny is finally dismissed after 8 games on a trot remaining not out.

– A six to start off for Dravid is the seventh in his IPL career, where he has hit a six inside power play overs.

– Rajasthan became the first team to finish off all their 16 games for this season.

At the end of DAY 45 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 (70) followed by Kohli (58)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (47) followed by Rohit Sharma (27)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (680) followed by Mike Hussey (640)

Purple Cap –James Faulkner (26) followed by Dwayne Bravo (24)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (175) 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

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 23–Captain Cool does it again & again & again for CSK…

April 26, 2013 at 12:41 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi…

Its a typical CSK screenplay written game for Chennai Ground. Opposition has a bad start, then in the death CSK bowlers will lose the plot to concede more runs in  last, then CSK follows up with a blistering opening partnership, Few quite overs and fall of wickets at wrong time, take the required run rate up to 12 runs per over possible even higher, then as always there will be Captain Cool who will finish the match in the last over with a hit to fence.

Nothing much changed, Sunrisers got to a poor start as they were 61/4 in 10 overs, then late surge by Dhawan & Ashish Reddy made sure SRH scored 159/6 in 20 overs. CSK with the help of Hussey & Vijay got a start of 65 runs in 7 overs. Then came the quite overs and fall of wickets of Hussey, Raina & Bravo. Required run rate was close to 12 runs when Bravo was out, As per the script Dhoni stayed till the end to finish the match with a six & followed it by couple of boundaries to win the match for CSK.

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 5 wickets with 2 balls to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 23:

– Karan Sharma’s spell of 4-1-8-0 is the most economical spell bowled for this season.

– Karan Sharma bowled the 18th Maiden of this season.

– Raina became the first batsmen to score 1000 runs in their Home ground (Chennai), Gayle has 968 runs in Bangalore.

– 65 runs partnership between Vijay & Hussey is the tenth time this pair has gone past 50 runs partnership, joint highest with Gayle & Kohli.

– 58 runs scored in power play overs by CSK is the joint highest for them this season, they scored same numbers against RR.

– MSD scored his 11th IPL Fifty and also gone past 2000 runs in his IPL career.

– This is the first time Dwayne Bravo dismissed Darren Sammy in a T20 international.

– 59 runs scored by SRH in the last four is the highest ever for them in IPL career.

– Two boundaries scored of Ashwin’s last over is the first of the kind for this season for him.

– It is fifth time Dhoni has finished an innings on the wining note out of 6 times he has remained not out while chasing in IPL career.

– With 3 wickets to his name to Amit Mishra, Now he is the joint highest wicket taker with Malinga with 88 wickets to name.

– Three sixes conceded by Steyn in his 4 overs is the first time in IPL career.

– 1-45 by Dales Steyn is the second most expensive spell in IPL, and 4th in his T20 career.

– Out of 6 games Chennai have won, 4 have been completed in the last over.

– Dwayne Bravo picked up his 10th Catch for this season highest by any player in IPL 6, followed by Ashish Reddy with 7.

– There was an incident, Where 8 runs required of 4 balls and Ashish Reddy bowled a wayward delivery which went for a wide boundary, that’s what umpire said so. But Dhoni straightaway went up to him and said, he nicked the ball, then umpire turned down his wide signal and gave it as four runs of the bat. Captain cool certainly earned some points in Fairplay for his team.

At the end of DAY 23 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 908

Total no. of Sixes – 270

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (40) followed by Gayle (35)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (34) followed by Rohit Sharma (17)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (432) followed by Mike Hussey (350)

Purple Cap – Sunil Narine (14) followed by Amit Mishra (14)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (94) followed by Bhuvaneswar Kumar (86)

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 17– Vihari’s eloquence outshine KXIP…

April 19, 2013 at 11:50 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi..

A Match in Hyderabad, What would you expect other than a low scoring thriller. Of course that’s what has happened again. And Again SRH comes out winners, winning all the three games in their home ground.

Gilly’s team started of well with Gilly himself finding some middle of the bats, Chawla getting promotion in his batting order also proved his mettle. KXIP was sailing safe until they clicked the self destruct button in 17th over, losing 4 wickets in 5 balls, Disaster written all over it. Which finally meant they finished with 123 runs on board. SRH shaky chasers as always continued taking their chances while Vihari was anchoring on one end. How ever there were tense moment with couple of wickets from Gony, But Srilankan Dynamite Thisara Perara ate the length deliveries from Azhar mahamood for three sixes to seal the game for SRH. Most importantly SRH will take the top spot with this win..

Sun Risers Hyderabad won the match by 5 Wickets with 7 ball to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 17:

– Praveen Kumar bowled the 12th maiden of this season.

– KXIP is the only team which doesn’t have a half centurion even after 5 games.

– 134 runs is the lowest score defended by KXIP in India.

– 11 Sixes by KXIP is the lowest by any team till now in this season of IPL, RCB tops with 35 sixes.

– 24 runs scored by Piyush Chawla is his personal best in IPL career.

– 21 runs conceded by Azhar Mohammed in the penultimate over is the highest ever by him in his IPL Career.

– 46 runs scored by Hanuman Vihari is his highest score in IPL career, bettering 44* scored against RCB.

At the end of DAY 17 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 647

Total no. of Sixes – 175

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 D.Karthik (254)

Purple Cap – Amit Mishra (11) followed by Sunil Narine (10)

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

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (85) followed by Ishant Sharma (75)

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

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 5– India Knows Manan Vohra & Hanuma Vihari…

April 8, 2013 at 12:45 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi…

A double header day, which unearthed some exciting hidden Indian talent to the world, say it batting, bowling, or Fielding which showcased by Gurkreet’s flying catch of Ross Taylor…

To start off the day, most boring match except for Preethi Zinda and KXIP fans no one was excited about the match, in fact Pune could have given a bye rather to play this sorry game. 100% one sided match won by KXIP.

Kings XI Punjab won the match by 8 Wickets with 42 balls to spare…

Just when u thought IPL is boring, It came up with a Super over match very next to keep it alive… SRH and RCB put up a gallant fight to tie the match and fight out it. In the end Cameroon white’s 2 sixes were two much to handle for Chris Gayle against Steyn’s class.

Sun Risers Hyderabad won the match Super Over…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 5:

– 8 ducks by Manish Pandey has made him the top of the list in the no. of ducks scored in IPL career.

– 24 runs scored in Powerplay overs by Pune is the lowest for this season, and also the second lowest of all time, Lowest is also by PWI when they scored 23 runs.

– 38 runs scored in first 10 overs by PWI is also the lowest by any team in IPL.

– 99/9 is also the lowest score for PWI.

– PWI lost their 10th game in their home ground.

– KXIP for the first time have won the first game of the IPL season.

– 5 times including today, Gilchrist has scored 3 or more boundaries in the first over.

– Gilchrist went past 1000 runs in IPL career, and he is 5th to reach this milestone.

– A win for KXIP with 46 balls remaining is the highest ever for them in terms of balls remaining.

– Hanuma Vihari got his first IPL wicket (Chris Gayle) in his very first ball bowled by him in any T20 game.

– SRH VS RCB, First Super over of this season and third time in IPL all seasons where over 330 matches played till today in 6 seasons.

– 20 runs scored by SRH is the highest ever scored in a Super Over, bettering RR’s 18 runs that’s when Yusuf Pathan gone mad.

– Hanuma Vihari’s 44 is the highest score for him in IPL, bettering his previous best of 34 runs.

 

At the end of DAY 5 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 166

Total no. of Sixes – 40

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 –Mitchell Johnson (26) followed by Harbhajan Singh (25)

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

Purple Cap – Sunil Narine (4)

~rams~

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IPL 5: Day 44 – Deccan’s play first of the spoiler’s to knock Rajasthan out…

May 19, 2012 at 12:44 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

So many have gone past in a week where I have been busy in my native place to attend two year once festival for our deity.  Everything went well and here I am back to blog…

Few things that I could have missed…,

1. Dwayne Bravo’s Miandad style finish against KKR.

2. Chris Gayle’s blistering knock of 128* from 62 balls against DD.

3. Rohit Sharma’s Classic century of 109* runs against RCB.

4. Fiery Ben Hilfenhaus bowling DD out of the match.

5. Inspired Hussey & Gurukreet take KXIP live another day.

6. Gilly’s come back in style to smile for all reasons.

Match 68:

Rajasthan Royals Vs Deccan Chargers

It’s one of the two games that Royals have to win to be in the playoff’s, For Deccan, it will be a spoiler if they can win it.

Dravid won the toss and decided to bat first, Not the kind of start he expected as Rahane & Watson departed with meagre scores. Dravid with standed with few classic shots, but not before lofting Gony to the deep square hands with 39 runs to his name. Shah & Menaria tried to build the momentum, but they failed to do so, Eventually losing wickets at the wrong times. As RR finished with 126/8 in 20 overs.

Deccan’s would have felt that they are in with a fair chance to win their 2nd game in front of their home crowd. Both Akshath Reddy & Dhawan gave a solid start scoring 63 runs in 8 overs, put the runrate way below the expected.  But still DC wasn’t through with the game easily as Rajasthan pecked back with couple of wickets quickly, but this time Deccan’s didn’t press the panic button as they held their nerves quite well to pull off a 5 wicket victory and put Rajasthan out of contention.
Deccan Chargers won the game by 5 wickets with 8 Balls to spare…

Standings as on DAY 44:

Qualification Scenario for the teams in contention:

RR is out of the contention of this IPL 5…  It leave us with MI, CSK, KXIP & RCB fighting for the last two spots…

For CSK to qualify – Its Simple as that  KXIP & RCB has to lose their next matches…  

For KXIP to qualify – Have win their next game and wait for RCB to lose their game, that’s enough as they will knock CSK out as they will move to 18 points.

For RCB to qualify – Just win the next game against – DC.

For MI – If KXIP or RCB have lost then they are through with 18 points they have, if both have won their games then its a virtual knockout game against RR, Need to win to enter… 

Interesting facts as on Day 44:

–          Win against Rajasthan Royals for Deccan Chargers is only their second victory in their home ground in Hyderabad in all the five season played.

–          Gayle is the first player in IPL to score more than 700 runs in an IPL season; previous best was by Sachin Tendulkar 618 runs in Season 3.

–          Gayle is also the Highest run scorer in the tournament with 128* runs.

–          Deccans’s 3rd victory of this season, and it is just against the second team, because they won both their previous matches against PWI.

–          Shikhar Dhawan went past Rahane to take the top scorer spot after Gayle, he is now with 564 runs and Rahane following with   548.

–          Michael Hussey scored the 600th six of IPL

At the end of DAY 44:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 3

Total no. of Boundaries – 1697

Total no. of Sixes – 647

Longest Six – Chris Gayle – 111,109,106,106 &106 Meters followed by Kieron Pollard – 105 Meters.

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (71) followed by R.Dravid (62)

Most no. of Sixes –Chris Gayle (57) followed by K.Pietersen (20)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (706) followed by S.Dhawan (564)

Purple Cap – S.Narine (21) followed by L.Malinga (21) & Morne Morkel (21).

~rams~

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Day 4: Champions mean Business – That’s for the day…

April 8, 2012 at 12:29 am (Cricket, Experiences, IPL, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Match 5:

Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Delhi Daredevils

Last Year’s runners up RCB will look to clinch the title this year, on the other end we have Shewag’s team which won the rain albeit game against KKR. Will the winning momentum in swing their favour. Definitely coin swung in their way and they decided to field first, Chasing being the winning formula. As expected Bowler’s provided with much needed strikes for Shewag, still AB de Villers kept hanging in the other end and got closer to 1578, a defentable total for their bowlers.

After winning last game, DD’s should have gone into kill, but Shewag went for an early duck, which slowed down from then on, and Murali & Dan Vettori applied the brakes more swiftly and DD’s crashed instantly, and RCB won the game by 20 runs.

Match 6:

Chennai Super Kings Vs Deccan Charger

Depleted Deccan Chargers takes on wounded Chennai Super Kings, home ground for Deccan’s have never been an happy hunting ground, still toss went in their favour, and again Cameron White decided to field first. Even though CSK had a slow start, Now and then every other player pressed the runs button, starting with Du Plesis, then followed Badri, Jaddu & finally Bravo finished with flourish to get the highest score of the season 5.

Needing to bat out of the skin, Deccans’ started going for everything, didn’t mind whether its coming on to bat or not. Most of the times result on this type of games are most expected only, and here it was a 74 runs victory over the opposition. 2 Million Dollar man, Jaddu won the man of the match award, and justified his money.

Interesting Stats as on DAY 4:

–          AB De Villers scored 1000 runs in IPL career.

–          Aaron Finch became the first player to start the innings with a boundary.

–          Virender Shewag was out in the first ball for the third time and he has also been out oon the second ball two times to add up.

–          Till now only 1 Maiden is being bowled in IPL season 5, and its none other than L.Malinga.

–          Daniel Harris, who made his debut for Deccan chargers, is actually a Doctor in profession, who has a hospital running in South Australia.

–          Bravo went past 500 runs in his IPL career.

–          After Devon Cooper, Today Danial Harris started his IPL career with a Boundary to his name.

–          193/6 is the highest total of this season, bettering yesterday’s best 191/4 by Rajasthan Royals.

–          Jakathi, this time became the first bowler to pick the six hitter’s wicket, Cameron White being at the receiving end.  (If u guys remember Ashwin had made this an habit last season, he almost got 6 dismissals in this fashion.)

–          102 Meters six is the longest six for this season, Jadeja being the long runner.

At the end of DAY 4:

No.of Catches dropped for the day – 2

Total no. of Boundaries – 133

Total no. of Sixes – 48

Longest Six – Ravindra Jadeja – 102 Meters

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (16)

Most no. of Sixes – D.Bravo (5)

Orange Cap – A.Rahane (98) followed by I.Pathan (66).

Purple Cap – R.Jadeja(5)

~rams~

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IPL 4: DAY 44 Review…

May 22, 2011 at 2:16 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Match 67, Gilly need to win 5 games out of 5 to in the playoff’s he crossed 4 successfully and he needed just one more to go past for the playoff’s. He won the toss and decided to field first, idea should have been to dismiss Deccan’s cheaply and score the run in quick pace to up the run rate. But what happened was quite opposite as DC’s found form in no time to pull KXIP in the back foot. To say they got themselves to blame, as they even dropped the sitters, not once or twice, almost five catches were put down in their innings and i didn’t count the missed run out chances. Dhawan rode on luck to get to his first half century, well supported by Ravi Teja. Finally Deccan’s finished with 198/2 in 20 overs, their ever highest against KXIP in all seasons. Must win situation, 10 runs required per over, u expect a fight back from the home team, having put in the blood and sweat to win the other 4 games, but it wasn’t the case again as KXIP batsmen showed no responsibility apart from Gilly, who scored his 9th IPL fifty, just before departing. Amit Mishra a happy bowler who picked up the first Hattrick of the season to delight Deccan’s. As KXIP bowled out for 116 in 19 overs. Deccan’s won the match y 82 runs, their highest ever winning margin in IPL so far.

Match 68, Dada’s last match for this season, apart from 32 and 18, he was also a victim of duck. so he has the last chance to say what he his. But Rain god’s seems to have no idea in watching this dead rubber, so ruled out the match when Delhi were 56/3 in 10 overs. So Sorry Dada, May be next season u can show off more…

Standings as on DAY 44:

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So with KXIP losing, Its now official that top four teams featuring in the list will be playing the playoff’s irrespective of tomorrow’s results.

Interesting stats as on DAY 44:

– Gilly scored his 9th IPL fifty.

– Shaun Marsh became the fourth player to score more than 50 boundaries in this season of IPL.

– Shaun Marsh also became the first player to breach 500 runs mark in this season.

– 82 runs victory for Deccan’s is the highest ever in their IPL seasons, previous was 55 runs vs Kochi in this season.

– 198/2 is their second highest ever total in IPL history, list is topped by 214/5 Vs Rajasthan in the first season.

– Out of 6 wins for Deccan’s 5 came batting first and 1 came in chasing.

– 95* runs is the highest score for Shikhar Dhawan in his IPL career.

– Amit Mishra (Deccan Chargers) picked the first Hattrick of the season against KXIP, personally it’s his second in IPL, ironically his first Hat trick came against Deccan Chargers, for which team he has picked the Hattrick this year.

– Amit Mishra’s hattrick victim’s are – Ryan McClaren, Mandeep Singh and Ryan Harris

– Yuvraj Singh is the only other player in IPL with 2 Hattricks.

– Amit’s Mishra’s Hattrick is 7th in IPL history so far.

– This first time in IPL, Delhi Daredevils are the wooden spooners.

At the end of DAY 44:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 6

Total no.of Boundaries – 1759

Total no.of Sixes –564

Orange Cap –Shaun Marsh (504) followed by Paul Valthaty (463)

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (27) followed by Amit Mishra (19)

Most Sixes – Chris Gayle (32) followed by Shaun Marsh (20)

Most Fours –Paul Valthaty (55) followed by Shaun Marsh (52)

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

~rams~

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