IPL 6: Day 54 Big Finals–Pollard gives Mumbai the First IPL trophy…

May 27, 2013 at 1:18 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi…

After a journey for 54 days, It has reached a stage where Chennai will meet Mumbai a dejavu of 2010 finals. Will Chennai make history repeat itself or Mumbai will help themselves to win their first ever IPL trophy.

Big Finals – Rohit Sharma won the important toss and decided to bat in a slow and tricky pitch. Not a ideal start would have wanted as Mumbai were three down with 16 on the board, with skipper being the last victim. Karthik along with Rayudu struck for a moment and made damage control to put Mumbai Indians back on track., Once karthik was dismissed in came Man from Caribbean, Kieron pollard, who owned this format of cricket, played a gem of an innings even though people around him kept walking away from him. He ended the match with two monumental back to back sixes to give Mumbai a good score of 148/9 in a tricky pitch.

Chennai needing less than 150 to win, got off to a dreadful start, losing 3 wickets that of Hussey, Raina & Badrinath with just 3 on the board. It was Karthik & Rayudu who did the damage control form Mumbai from same position, but Vijay & Bravo failed to do and Jadeja followed with a worst shot of his lifetime to get out for a duck. Which made CSK 39/6 in the half way. Chennai was left alone with their skipper to do the job, but even for him it was too big pill to swallow. However he tried as much as he could, which is clearly visible by the fact, Dhoni has scored 63 runs and all the other 10 players put together scored just 62 runs. In the end Mumbai Indians won their first ever IPL trophy and became the champs of IPL 2013/Season 6.

However even before Mumbai could soak in the happiness of lifting the cup, Sachin announced himself saying that he is retiring from the IPL cricket. Expected him to play for one more season, but still Legend has made his call when his team has delivered a the icing in cake for him.

Mumbai Indians won the match 23 runs…

Mumbai Indians are the champions Indian Premier League Season 6…

Awards & Winners of IPL 2011:

Young Player of the Tournament – Sanju Samson of Rajasthan Royals.

Catch of the season – Gurkreet Mann Singh of Kings XI Punjab (for the catch of Ross Taylor)

Longest Six of the tournament – Chris Gayle (119 meters against PWI)

Orange Cap – Michael Hussey (733 runs in 17 IPL innings)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (32 wickets in 17 innings)

Fair play award – Chennai Super Kings

Most valuable Player – Shane Watson of Rajasthan Royals.

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 54:

– This is just the 13th match out of 37 played in Eden gardens won by team batting first.

– Mitchell Johnson now has 16 wickets in powerplay overs highest by any bowler for this season; he was closely followed by Mohit Sharma with 15.

– Rohit Sharma has just scored 12 runs in all the three playoff matches.

– 3/34 is the worst powerplay score for Mumbai for this season.

– This is fourth time a team has lost 6 wickets before scoring 50 runs, CSK have been there twice and both against Mumbai.

– History continues to repeat as table toppers in league stage have never won the tournament, this time CSK loses it after topping the table.

– 4/42 by Bravo is the second most expensive spell in IPL after picking 4 wickets.

– 148 runs target set Mumbai Indians is the lowest for an IPL final which is held in India. Deccan’s set 143 in 2009 but it was in SA.

– This is also the first time Mumbai have defeated Chennai in a knockout situation games.

– Dwayne Bravo became the first bowler to pick 32 wickets in an IPL season, previous best was 28 by Malinga.

– It is an ironical fact none of the Orange cap winner’s have been able to help their team to win the trophy, IPL 1 – Shaun Marsh, IPL 2 – Matthew Hayden, IPL 3 – Sachin, IPL 4 and 5 – Chris Gayle
IPL 6 – M Hussey.

– It is also an ironical fact that Chennai have lost all their matches played on a Sunday in this season, and continued the trend even in finals.

At the end of DAY 54 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 2051

Total no. of Sixes – 675

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

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

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (51) followed by Kieron Pollard (29)

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

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (32) followed by James Faulkner (28)

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: Day 49 Qualifier 1–Hussey & Raina help CSK to book themselves the 5th IPL Final…

May 22, 2013 at 12:35 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Last week in  IPL 6 and it starts with Top two teams in the table meet to decide who is gonna get the double promotion and be there on a Big Sunday..  Is it going to be fifth time for Chennai or second time for Mumbai…?

Qualifier 1, Dhoni won the coin and decided to bat first, When the big day comes, Chennai is totally a revamped team, CSK got off to a good start with 52 runs before losing Vijay while trying to up the run rate. Then came the partnership between Mr.Cricket Hussey & all time CSK star Raina, which changed the total complexion of the game. Hussey was subtle in his touch & class in anchoring along with Raina who showed the pure aggression & T20 style of batting. Both put on a 140 runs partnership in 76 balls which helped CSK to post a taunting 192/1 in 20 overs.

Mumbai without Sachin lost Aditya tare very early, but however Dwayne Smith scored a blistering blitzkrieg fifty of 21 balls to get Mumbai off to a flyer. But its that man again with golden arm for Dhoni, Sir Jadeja who picked the dangerous Smith at 68 of 28 balls. Once he is out suddenly Mumbai looked like headless chickens. Karthik got out sweeping to a straight ball, followed Skipper Rohit Sharma. For a very Brief moment Pollard looked like turning on the game with two back to back sixes off Jadeja, But u always know you can’t get away from Sir, just after hitting two sixes, so he had the last laugh by dismissing him and picking the third wicket of the day in the very same over. From then it was just Catching session for CSK, as Mumbai batsmen came to scoop the balls in the air and CSK fielders made sure they picked every one of them without missing. In the end Mumbai were bowled out for 144 in 18.4 overs.

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 48 runs and through to the finals for the fifth time in 6 seasons of IPL…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 49:

– Bravo picked up his 14th Catch of the tournament; he leads the list of highest catches taken for this season.

– Dwayne Smith scored his fifty in 21 balls, which is the fastest for him in his IPL career, bettering his previous best in 34 balls.

– Mumbai now have lost four games when they have been asked to chase more than 190+.

– 192/1 is the CSK highest score with just losing a single wicket.

– 4-0-45-0 spell by Malinga is the most expensive one in IPL.

– 140 runs partnership between Hussey & Raina was the third time both involved more than 100 runs partnership. List is topped by Gayle & Kohli pair with 5 century partnership.

– 51 runs scored by CSK in last five overs against Mumbai is the highest by any team for this season.

– 47 runs scored by CSK in powerplay overs is the highest for CSK against Mumbai , also this first time against Mumbai they have never lost a wicket till the powerplay overs were finished.

– Michael Hussey scored his 6th IPL fifty for this season and first against Mumbai Indians in his IPL career.

– 28 wickets taken by Bravo equals the most wickets taken in an IPL season along with Lasith Malinga in 2011.

– Chennai has qualified into all the finals when IPL was held in Indian Soil. In season two they were knocked out in playoffs were it was played in South Africa.

– Chennai now have both Orange Cap (Mike Hussey) & Purple Cap (Dwayne Bravo).

At the end of DAY 49 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1966

Total no. of Sixes – 649

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 (26)

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 46–Azhar’s Heroics & Kohli’s Aggression for the day…

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

Hi…

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:

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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

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 39–Parthiv’s Best & Misery Mitchell…

May 12, 2013 at 10:55 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi…

Double header again on IPL, in  no time its Match 58 & 59. 13 more to go after today…

Game 1, Another PWI’s dismal show and this time against mighty Mumbai Indians. PWI scored 112 in 20 overs which is not even a contest for Mumbai even though continued to pick wickets in regular interval. Over & all one thing to mention is Mumbai finally fielded their Million dollar man Glenn Maxwell as Pollard was injured. Misery Mitchell finished the neat job for Mumbai in the first innings to set the tone and Bhajji finished it with a Bhagnam dance to move second spot in points table.

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

Game 2, Sunrisers took on KXIP on a very important game, Being a must win game, Sunriser’s finally came good with bat, thanks to Parthiv patel 61 and late contribution from Perara. 150 exactly on the board, KXIP on a tricky chase lost Mandeep early, however none of KXIP batsmen showed no hurry in chase and went in a very slow pace, which back fired them in the end. Even Pomersbach being not out in crease didn’t help in the course of victory. Sunrisers won the game comfortably in the end.

Sun Risers Hyderabad won the match by 30 runs…

Standings as on DAY 39:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 39:

– PWI have lost their 12th game in a row now.

– Rajagopal Satish scored the 500th IPL six for this season.

– Virat Kohli became the third player to score 500+ runs in IPL 6.

– Jaidev Unadkat became the second player to get a 5fer for this season.

– J. Unadkat 5/25 is also the best bowling figures in his IPL career.

– 4-0-8-2 is the most economical spell bowled by Mitchell Johnson is the best by any bowler for this season.

– Virat Kohli became the 11th batsmen to score 99 runs in T20 international among the 11, 9 were remained not out, only Virat & Hales are to be dismissed in 99.

– 61 runs scored by Parthiv patel is his career best, bettering his previous best 57.

– Out of 13 matches played by SRH, on 10 occasions they failed to reach 100 runs in 10 times.

– Pune Warriors have fielded 25 players till today highest by any team in IPL.

– Dwayne smith became the third victim to be out in the very first ball of innings.

– Pune Warriors have not even scored a boundary in the last 9 overs, and its second time they have done it.

– Mandeep became the first player to be out on a pair for this season.

At the end of DAY 39 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1609

Total no. of Sixes – 501

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (61) followed by Gayle (52)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (40) followed by Rohit Sharma (25)

Orange Cap – Mike Hussey (574) followed by Chris Gayle (570)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (21) followed by Vinay Kumar (20)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/20 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (160) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (145)

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 36–Raina powers CSK to qualifiers…

May 9, 2013 at 1:38 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi…

As expected Chennai became the first team to qualify for the play offs. Sun risers won the toss and decided to field first. But Sanga’s decision to bowl first was good for just first 6 balls. Murali Vijay then took Ishant for hat trick of sixes. Later he departed, Hussey & raina displayed a subliminal form of batting. A pleasure it was when Raina was striking it exactly in the covers of off side where field will not be able to get too. Raina finished the innings with a boundary and left stranded in 99*. CSK scoring a mammoth 223/4 in 20 overs.. Sunrisers never looked like chasing at any point of time, Dhawan was the man who could have pulled out some miracles but spot on Dhoni removed him cheaply, later it was a procession and CSK sealed the deal as the time passed.

 Chennai Super Kings won the match by 77 runs…

Standings as on DAY 36:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 36:

– This is the first game won by a team batting first in Hyderabad for this season.

– Sunrisers lost their first game in home for this season; they have now won 5 games out 6 played in Hyderabad.

– Dale Steyn Bowled the 30th Maiden of this season.

– Mike Hussey has played out 3 Maidens including the one he played in the first over.

– 50 runs scored in first six overs by CSK is the highest for any team in Hyderabad, previous best was 41 by Home team.

– 91/1 in ten overs is also the highest for this venue bettering Sun risers 61 runs.

– Mike Hussey now has 5 fifties for this season, highest by any player.

– Amit Mishra bowled the first No-ball of his career in IPL, he has bowled 1554 balls before delivering a no ball today.

– 66 runs conceded by Ishant Sharma is the highest ever by any bowler in IPL history, beating 63 runs conceded by Aaron & Dinda.

– Hussey & Raina now has 1018 runs partnership between them, this is the fourth pair to do it.

– Hussey now has two 1000 runs pair, one with opener Vijay and followed by Raina.

– 223 runs scored by Chennai is the second highest for this season by any team. It is also the highest scored in this venue bettering 217 scored by Royals.

– Chennai become the only team to hit 2 200+ scores for this season.

– 77 runs victory by CSK is the 5th away win for them, which equals CSK’s their record of winning 5 games away.

At the end of DAY 36 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1484

Total no. of Sixes – 465

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (61) followed by Gayle (51)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (40) followed by Rohit Sharma (25)

Orange Cap – Mike Hussey (574) followed by Chris Gayle (566)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (21) followed by Vinay Kumar (19)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/20 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (147) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (129)

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 33–Brute less Johnson & Romantic Rahane & Dravid Pair wins the hearts…

May 6, 2013 at 12:37 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi…

Game 1, Table topper CSK take on Mumbai, in Mumbai. Sachin & Smith started off slowly in a two paced wicket, Good bowling from CSK always kept Mumbai under control and picked wickets at regular intervals. Late surge from Rohit sharma & Harbhajan gave Mumbai a decent total of 139/5 in 20 overs. It looked like a easy chase for CSK who were on a roll, but it wasn’t to be even after Pollard dropping thrice Michael Hussey in the three consecutive balls of the first over. Johnson came back in his second over and picked three important wickets to put CSK under pressure. However CSK failed to rise from the slump and dived deeper as they tried to rescue. At one point they were probable of even posting the lowest ever IPL score 58 runs, but somehow got out and ended on 79 all out with almost 28 balls to spare.

Mumbai Indians won the match by 60 runs… 

Game 2, Royals host Pune this time very important game for royals as they the mid table crisis heats up after every game. Uthappa continued from the last game, played some sublime strokes through off side. Finch well supported him to get 97 runs opening partnership. Marsh & Matthews made sure the opening stand score is justified with a good finish as PWI ended 178/4 in 20 overs. Needing almost 9 runs an over Dravid opened with Rahane, in fact both a gave a treat to cricket lovers by playing classical cover drives, Straight drive, Lofted straight sixes. It was romance between Bat & Ball and everyone enjoyed to core. However as both departed quickly and the followed foreigners wasn’t able to do what they should but It was Sanju Samson & Stuart Binny who helped Royals cross the line with a ball to spare.

Rajasthan Royals won the match by 5 wickets with 1 ball to spare…

Standings as on DAY 33:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 33:

– Chennai all out for 79 runs is the lowest score in this season of IPL. It is also the lowest score for Chennai in all seasons of IPL so far.

– This is the first time Chennai have been dismissed for a score less than 100.

– CSK have never won a game against Mumbai in Wankade Stadium, Mumbai. Stat stands 5-0.

– CSK missed out the chance of becoming the only team to record 8 wins in a row. Now they are equalled with RCB with 7 wins in a row.

– Malinga is now tied with Amit Mishra for most wickets taken in IPL with 91 a piece.

– This is also the first time CSK has been 4 down before powerplay overs were over.

– Ojha has dismissed Dhoni 6 times in IPL.

– This is the first time in IPL, three catches are dropped by the same fielder for the same Batsman in the three consecutive deliveries

– 139 runs defended by Mumbai in Wankade is their New best, bettering 159 runs defended previously.

– Ravindra Jadeja opened the bowling in a T20 game for the second time and went on to concede 4 runs in it.

– Mumbai is the only team to have won more matches than CSK, they extended the lead today, with 8-5.

– Uthappa has played 87 IPL matches and ironically lost 52 matches which makes him the most by any single player in IPL history to do so.

– Uthappa scored hi 8th IPL fifty.

– Rahul Dravid scored his 10th IPL fifty; it is also the 2nd fifty against PWI in this season.

– Rahul Dravid went past 2000 runs in his IPL career.

– Both Rahane & Dravid now has 9 fifty plus stands between them, third highest in the IPL history.

– 97 runs partnership between Uthappa & Finch is the best for both, bettering the previous best of 96 runs.

– Rajasthan Royals have won all their six games in Jaipur.

– Mike Hussey became the second Batsmen for this season to go past 500 runs.

At the end of DAY 33 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1351

Total no. of Sixes – 423

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (56) followed by Finch (46)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (37) followed by Rohit Sharma (24)

Orange Cap –Mike Hussey (507) followed by Chris Gayle (505)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (20) followed by Vinay Kumar (18)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/20 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (134) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (129)

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 30–Raina’s Century & ABD’s blitzkrieg sums up…

May 3, 2013 at 12:29 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi..

Certainly its Midweek Madness as IPL  is going crazy by having third double header on a week on this same week.

Game 1, CSK in the form of their life met KXIP in their den, Saha & Hussey pair started the innings from the place where they left, As both departed bit earlier today than expected and Dhoni went for a non existent second run to leave the crease very early. So it was another Super Kings day to step up the scoring shoes and it was none other than IPL top scorer Suresh Raina, who did in style with a Century the only record missing in his IPL career resume. Shacky start by KXIP losing David hussey bit quick didn’t help them either. But Shaun Marsh & David Miller struck a partnership between them and got the important runs at crucial junctures and kept the chase always on till the last 6 balls bowled, Dwayne Bravo just made the important difference between both sides by just bowling the last over for just 3 runs and picking 3 wickets. CSK continue to roar in their den.

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 15 runs…

Game 2, not much fancied one as of now, Pune hosting RCB, Yes, What you think is right, this is the team which Gayle torn into pieces and went on to make record books re written. RCB won the toss and went on to pile up the runs in gradual pace today because Gayle has to depart bit early. However it is, in the end its ABD who stole the show and game from Pune Warriors India, by picking 26 runs in the last over bowled by Dinda. PWI as always started of by losing wickets in regular intervals, but for one change Robin Uthappa played a matured and classy knock but it was a lone battle waged which was too much and in the end Pune fell short. Giving RCB the much needed first away for this season.

Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match by 17 runs…

Standings as on DAY 30:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 30:

– 7 consecutive wins by CSK now equals the highest no. of consecutive wins recorded by RCB in IPL 2011.

– Shaun Marsh scored his 15th IPL Fifty, highest by any individual player for KXIP.

– Raina bowled his first over for this season and went for 19 runs.

– Now Mohit Sharma has taken 10 wickets in the powerplay over, highest by any team bowler.

– Raina became the 21st Batsmen in IPL to score a century, he bettered his previous best of 98.

– Mike Hussey was out by Stumping for the first time in his IPL career.

– 631 runs scored by Hussey – Raina is the second best by a pair in Chepauk, List is also topped by Hussey – Vijay Pair.

– Aaron Finch becomes the second batsmen to be out right after scoring a six.

– 26 runs scored off in the last over by AB against Ashok Dinda is the second highest, David Hussey conceded 27 runs is the topper.

– 75 runs scored by Uthappa is the highest for him in his IPL career.

– RCB has hit 484 sixes across all season which is second highest; list is topped by as expected CSK with 499 sixes.

– Saurabh Tiwary & Gayle is the 32nd opening combination tried by RCB, highest by any team in IPL.

– Royal Challengers won their first game away for this season, after losing 4 away games in a trot.

– Gayle became the first player to score 500 runs for this season.

– Pune Warriors now have lost 10 games out of 13 played in their home ground Pune.

– With the win by RCB batting first, as of today, 21 games are won batting first and 23 in chasing, and 2 ended up in a tie.

At the end of DAY 29 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1260

Total no. of Sixes – 397

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (55) followed by Gayle (45)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (37) followed by Rohit Sharma (23)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (505) followed by Mike Hussey (485)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (19) followed by Vinay Kumar (18)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/20 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (120) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (118)

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

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 28–Goliath(Dhoni) thumps down David this time…

April 30, 2013 at 11:51 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi..

Last time when these two teams met, to a big surprise Pune defeated CSK, courtesy Steven Smith’s handy knock. Can the history repeat itself. Not really with a kind of form Men in yellow as of now.

Chennai won the toss and decided to Bat first, Lost the openers in quick succession, in form Hussey departed very early, finally giving a chance for Badrinath to bat, He stitched a partnership with Suresh Raina and gave CSK a solid platform for the skipper Dhoni to unleash himself in the last 5 overs and he just killed PWI by scoring 45 of 16 balls to end the CSK innings with 164/3 in 20 overs. PWI never looked like they are going to chase this score stated losing wickets in heaps, they lost top 4 in no time and 6 down in 9 overs summed up the whole game. Mohit Sharma bowled well to pick 3 crucial top order wickets. As always Steven Smith was the only man who tried to put a fight, but too much for him to handle.

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 37 runs… 

Standings as on DAY 28:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 28:

– Mohit Sharma now has 9 wickets in the powerplay overs, most by any bowler for this season, followed by Johnson & Bhuvaneshwar Kumar at 7.

– Ravindra Jadeja bowled the first no ball in his IPL career, previous to that ball he has bowled 774 balls in IPL.

– It is also the first time Jadeja has opened the bowling for any team in IPL.

– Steven Smith crossed 500 IPL runs today, becomes the third one to cross without scoring a fifty in the total runs scored. Other two were Jadeja & Nayar.

– Suresh Raina scored his 16th IPL fifty, which is also his second slowest which came off 42 balls.

– Raina & Badrinath now has 8 fifty partnership between them.

– Hussey dismissal in 5 runs is the lowest score he has been dismissed for this season.

– MS Dhoni scored the 350th six for this season.

– Bhuvaneshwar Kumar bowled the 24th Maiden of this season.

– CSK have won 6 games on a trot now on this season of IPL.

– A victory by 37 runs for CSK against PWI is the highest for them, previous best was 25 runs in 2012.

At the end of DAY 28 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1149

Total no. of Sixes – 356

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (52) followed by Gayle (43)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (36) followed by Rohit Sharma (23)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (484) followed by Mike Hussey (450)

Purple Cap – James Faulkner (16) followed by Dwayne Bravo (16)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/20 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (110) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (108)

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 26–Its Mr.Cricket for CSK & Warner for Delhi…

April 28, 2013 at 11:58 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Double header to kill the time in a Sunday…

First Game, Game of heavyweight’s Chennai taking on Kolkata, Gambhir won the coin and strangely decided to field first, Which helped Dhoni & Men to salve themselves from the scorching sun and make KKR pay for their mistake. Mr Cricket does it again & again for CSK. Today with another breath taking 95 runs in sapping conditions, well supported first by Saha (who got the chance because Vijay is injured) then later by Raina. As always Dhoni finished up the innings in style to post their highest score for the season. CSK ended up with mammoth 200/3 in 20 overs. Chasing almost 10 runs an over, KKR got a delicious first over from rusty Nannes who gave 14 runs away as freebies, not only that today, CSK totally looked awkward in fielding & bowling except for one or two overs. Thanks they had enough runs on the board to save themselves from the mistakes. Bisla’s monumental effort almost gave KKR the victory before Huss Monster shacked the stumps to break the hopes of KKR. A good last over from Morris ensured CSK won the match finally. They chase or defend, it doesn’t count, one thing for sure is Last over & tense moments, where CSK will emerge victorious.

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 14 runs…

Second game battle for wooden spooner’s as the last two team in the table fight out their last position to rise over the above. Everyone of the Delhi batsmen had a start but as it was the case in the tournament, failed to convert it, And again Warner played a important knock of 51 from 25 balls to put Delhi at a comfortable zone of 164/5 in 20 overs. Pune started off well, thanks to poor fielding efforts from Delhi, Finch & Uthappa made 37 runs each before getting dismissed in the same over, which opened the back door Delhi and they started sneaking past slowly & steadily, Luke Wright also helped their course with poor batting. Finally Delhi just moved up the ladder a touch up to end up at 8th position in the Standing list.

Delhi Daredevils won the match by 15 runs…

With Tournament almost half way through, from now on it becomes necessary to keep a note on Standings, So here they are…

Standings as on DAY 26:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 26:

– Wridhimaan Saha scored the 300th Six of this season.

– Suresh Raina picked up his 100th Six in his IPL Career; he is also the second in all time highest in IPL. List is topped by Gayle with 164 sixes.

– CSK now has 4 scores by their batsmen from 90 to 99. In those Hussey has two of them.

– This is second time by Kallis conceding 50 runs in an innings.

– 1/35 by Sunil Narine is the costliest spell for this season.

– CSK now has 5 century opening stands, latest one is between Saha & Hussey worth 103 runs. Only Rajasthan royals have 6 opening century stands.

– Hussey scored his 10th IPL fifty.

– 67 runs scored in Powerplay overs by CSK is the highest for this season, and their all time best is 68 runs.

– 200+ runs have been chased 4 times in IPL history so far.

– 12 extras in the Nannes first over is the most conceded in an over, previous was also 12 runs conceded by same team CSK.

– 130 runs scored in power play overs between CSK & KKR is the highest in a match for this season. (67 by CSK & 63 by KKR)

– 0/50 runs conceded by Dirk Nannes is the most expensive spell in his IPL career.

– 92 runs scored by Bisla is the best for him in his IPL career, bettering 89 he scored against the same team in the same venue last year in IPL finals.

– 351 runs scored between Yuvraj & Uthappa is the most by any pair so far in this season of IPL.

– Robin Uthappa played out the 4th Maiden of this season, which equals with Chris Gayle who also played 4 maidens so far.

– Irfan Pathan bowled the 21st Maiden of this season and personally 10th in his IPL career. Only Praveen Kumar is ahead of him with 12 Maidens.

– 63 runs scored by Delhi in the last five overs is the highest for them for this season.

– Fifty scored by David Warner in 24 balls is the fastest for him in his IPL career.

– Bhuvaneshwar Kumar has now taken 7 wickets within the powerplay overs, highest by any bowler for this season.

– Michael Hussey scored the 4th fifty of this season highest by any player, followed by Gambhir with 3 fifties.

– Michael Hussey also became the first player to score 50 boundaries for this season; he now has 51 to his name, followed by Gambhir with 40.

– CSK conceded 20 extras in today’s match against KKR, highest ever by any team for this season, the next worst by RCB who gave 16 runs against the game of Rajasthan royals.

At the end of DAY 26 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1071

Total no. of Sixes – 319

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (51) followed by Gambhir (40)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (35) followed by Rohit Sharma (17)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (450) followed by Mike Hussey (445)

Purple Cap – James Faulkner (16) followed by Sunil Narine (15)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/20 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (110) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (99)

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 20– Aggressive Hussey floors Watto power…

April 23, 2013 at 1:51 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi…

A Game of D’s, Dhoni Vs Dravid, Mass Vs Class… Always a treat to watch this combination for any cricket lover and definitely for me too…Dravid won the Toss and decided to Bat first, A simple one liner was the royals batting, Just Watson show all the way, Showed no mercy to any bowler ad he hardly worried about what length or line they bowled, Sheer display of Watto Powerhouse which allowed him to go past first century mark in this season of IPL. Binny and other Rajasthan players played around him to get to a score of 185 runs in 20 overs.

Chasing 185+ is always tough for any team and if one team could do with ease then it has to be CSK with the kind of batting line up they have, Only problem for them is Raina & Badrinath have not come to form yet. But it gave an opportunity today to the Later to get back his golden knick with bat, who scored his first six in this season IPL & first fifty of this season. Raina also empowered Hussey all the way who looked aggressive right from the word go and always kept the required run rate under control. At one stage when Dravid pulled a stunning run out & wickets of Jadeja + Dhoni trickled a small confusion in the CSK dugout, but Bravo ensured to clear the ropes comfortably once in the last over to get past the win line in style with a ball to spare…

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 5 wickets with 1 ball to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 20:

– Shane Watson scored the first century of this season of IPL; it is also the 25th century for IPL tournament in all seasons.

– Watson’s 101 runs over shined Shewag’s 95* for the highest score for this season.

– Shane Watson’s Century is also the fourth one for a Rajasthan Royal Player.

– Out of 7 innings Murali Vijay is out for a single digit in 4 of them.

– 58 runs scored by CSK in the powerplay overs is the highest for them in this season.

– This season has been made to wait longest to get the first century (30 matches), previous season was the slowest which took 18 matches.

– This is the first time Rajasthan Royals have lost a match when they have scored more than 162 runs, their record stands 15 – 0 till today, as now it will be rewritten as 15-1.

– Suresh Raina scored his 15th IPL fifty and also his first six for this season.

– Chennai has chased 5 times (including today) the score anything above 185+ and lost 3 times.

– Ravindra Jadeja scored his 3rd IPL duck and first as a Chennai Super King.

– 49 runs conceded by Kevon Cooper is the highest in any T20 international game.

– This is fourth time in IPL out of 25 occasions an IPL century has ended up in a losing side, previous century scorer are Symonds, Yusuf Pathan, Tendulkar & now Watson.

– Michael Hussey became the second player after Virat Kohli to breach 300 runs mark for this season.

– Both 185 runs target set yesterday by PWI and today by RR are achieved by chasing team exactly in the penultimate ball of the match, this is also the second match for CSK to win a game with just a ball to spare.

At the end of DAY 20 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 791

Total no. of Sixes – 220

Longest Six – 106 Meters by Chris Gayle (SRH)

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (35) followed by Gambhir (33)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (17) followed by Rohit Sharma (15)

Orange Cap – Virat Kohli (322) followed by M.Hussey (305)

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

Best Batting Performance: Shane Watson (101(61)) Vs CSK

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

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

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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