IPL 6: Day 4–Dravid’s Class & Pollard’s Leap of Faith…

April 7, 2013 at 1:03 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


First Double header for this season and Yes, Both the matches provided the entertainment people waited for without any fringe of doubt.

Rajasthan Royals just scampered through as Delhi hit a panic button in the end and self destructed themselves to hand Royals the first win of this season.

Rajasthan Royals won the match by 5 runs…  

One Man Show, Say it batting bowling or Fielding, It is pollard who won the match for Mumbai Indians single handed. Ms Dhoni came so close but a leap from 6.7” giant kept him short from crossing the winning line.

Mumbai Indians won the match by 9 runs…  

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 4:

– When Rahane scored his first boundary, He has scored 100 boundaries in his IPL Career.

– 45 runs scored by Rajasthan Royals in the powerplay overs is the highest in Feroza Kotla.

– Out of 66 innings played by Rahul Dravid in IPL, he has gone past Minimum 20 runs in 40 occasions, that’s something you call Mr. Dependable.

– Rahul Dravid scored his 8th IPL fifty, and also he is the second oldest to score a fifty in IPL. Oldest came from Adam Gilchrist.

– 65 runs scored by Rahul Dravid is also his highest Score in IPL Career.

– Rahul Dravid played Ranji trophy with Roger Binny and today he played IPL Cricket with his son Stuart Binny.

– Kevon Copper’s Wicket picked up by Ashish Nehra is his 50th IPL wicket.

– This is first time David Warner has taken 49 deliveries for hitting a six.

– 44 ball fifty by David Warner is also the slowest IPL T20 Fifty.

– 4-24 by Umesh Yadav is the best figures for him in IPL Career.

– Tendulkar’s Golden Duck was the second time in his IPL Career, first was Vs RCB last year.

– Ankit Rajpoot picked up his first wicket IPL Career and its none other than former Aussie World cup winning captain Ricky Ponting.

– David Warner scored the 100th Boundary of this season of IPL.

– Mitchell Johnson bowled the fastest ball of this season, which clocked 149.20 KMPH and followed by Umesh Yadav with 147.93 KMPH

– When Ambati Rayudu mistimed an Off Cutter to third man and it rested in the hands of Dirk Nannes to give the First IPL wicket for Ben Laughlin.

– Dwayne Smith wicket is also the 50th IPL wicket for Ravichandran Ashwin.

– 38 balls faced by Kieron Pollard is the highest ever in an innings in his IPL Career.

– Both Murali Vijay & Ravichandran Ashwin played their 50th Game in IPL for CSK.

– Suresh Raina played his 82nd game for CSK, highest ever by player representing a club.

– MS Dhoni scored the 10th IPL Fifty.

– 24 balls fifty by MS Dhoni is the second fastest in his IPL Career, Previous was Vs MI which he scored in 20 balls.

– Only 2 times out of 10 times MS Dhoni’s fifty has gone in Vain, previous occasion been in 2011 against RCB.

– This is also the 4th time in IPL; CSK has lost their first match of the season.

At the end of DAY 4 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 124

Total no. of Sixes – 36

Longest Six – 99 Meters by David Warner (DD)

Most no. of Fours – David Warner (13)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle, Dinesh Karthik & David Warner (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)



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IPL 5: Day 32 – Dwayne Smith & ABdV pull off nail biting HEISTS for home teams…

May 7, 2012 at 12:35 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

If u have missed the Day 32 in IPL 5… Certainly its worth watching again in Youtube… Don’t Miss it, provided u aren’t a Chennai & Deccan fan. 🙂

Match 49:

Chennai Super Kings Vs Mumbai Indians

With Points table in an hustle, Chennai needed to win this to keep themselves safe and ahead of others. Same the case for Mumbai as well.

Bhajji won the toss and decided to bowl first in Wankade Stadium, Mumbai. Chennai got off to a poor running as Du plessis went as a dead duck to a poor call from Murali Vijay’s call, how veer he made it with some good hitting after that. Raina, Bravo & Dhoni joined the party to make a good score, Malinga’s bowling in death was accurate as ever, where Mumbai conceded only 13 runs in last 12 balls bowled.

Mumbai started off with a maiden by Franklin, once he departed, Sachin joined Rohit Sharma and displayed once of the classy knock you could watch all day long, one word to describe was they were cruising to victory like a space ship. When Tendulkar was caught by brilliance of Faf, Mumbai needed 40 runs of 25 balls, Easy u would say with 8 wickets in hand, But CSK kept their nerves to pick up bunch of wickets from then, as Mumbai need 16 runs in last over. Ben Hilfenhaus bowled the first three balls beautifully for just 2 runs & a wicket, but next three balls was absolute blenders as he fed the hungry Dwanye smith with full tosses and he ate CSK and burped for 6,4,4 to win the game for Mumbai.

Mumbai Indians won the game by 2 wicket in the last ball. 

Match 50:

Deccan Chargers vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Deccan already in the party spoilers list nothing much to think about, RCB has to win this one without doubt, if not they will fall behind in the end of this season.

Vettori dropped himself for Murali to come in, Kohli capped the RCB team and won the toss and decided to field first.

Dr.Danial Harris got a game and he showed his master-class in the opening slots, by finding over the fence more than couple of times, Dhawan as well was in good knick as both piled on the runs. Another mix up with the opening pairs, as this time it was Danial harris who has to make a long walk back. White joined the dance and Sanga ended with a upbeat to finish with 181/1 in 20 overs

RCB again started of well, Dilshan being the aggressor and Gayle was rotating strike around him, When Gayle was about to explode, DC go this wicket, very soon they picked up Kohli with a stunning catch from Dale Styen. 78 runs from 36 balls, it was almost game for DC, until one man from South africa decided against it, AB de Villers smacked all around the park, esp the 18th over by Dale Steyn went for 23 runs which really turned match on its head. To say in the end RCB won the game more than comfortable with 7 balls to spare. One & Only AB de Villers could have done that as he smacked 47 runs from 17 balls.

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

Standings as on DAY 32:

Interesting facts as on Day 32:

–          Murali Vijay went past 1000 runs in IPL career.

–          This is third time both Du Plessis & Murali Vjay has been involved in the run outs.

–          Ben Hilfenhaus & Dale Steyn bowled the 18th & 19th Maidens of this season respectively.

–          Maiden bowled by Ben Hilfehaus is also the second occasion in which first over given as Maiden by James Franklin, first was by Praveen Kumar of KXIP.

–          Sachin Tendulkar scored the first half century for this season.

–          Chris Gayle scored the 100th Six in IPL Career.

–          Rohit Sharma scored the 500th IPL six of this season.

–          Both the Maiden over Bowlers Steyn & Hilfehaus bowled the important 18th & 20th overs and conceded 23 & 16 runs respectively.

–          2 wickets victory by Mumbai is the victory by lowest remaining wickets by any team in this season of IPL.

–          Lasith took over the purple cap from Morne morkel with 20 wickets to his name.

–          126 runs between Sachin & Rohit Sharma is the best 2nd wicket partnership of this season, bettering 121 by Owasis Shah & Rahane.

–          Game 49 is the 5th game of this season to be finished in the last ball, Both Mumbai & Chennai have featured twice & RCB once.

At the end of DAY 32:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 4

Total no. of Boundaries – 1210

Total no. of Sixes – 470

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

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (61) followed by V.Shewag (51)

Most no. of Sixes –Chris Gayle (31) followed by K.Pietersen (20)

Orange Cap –A.Rahane (463) followed by V.Shewag (445)

Purple Cap – L.Malinga (20) followed by Morne Morkel (19).


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IPL 4: DAY 15 Review…

April 23, 2011 at 1:57 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Its another day, Two high voltage performance sunk the opposition to dead.

First of it was Chris Gayle, Man some kind of power this man has and he tonked the KKR out of the park in no time, chasing 171 with 11 balls to spare, and scoring a magnificent century. Which paved the way for RCB to register a 9 wickets win in ease Vs KKR.

Later in the day, Rohit sharma inspired by him almost got to an hundred before falling to a aussie bad omen number 87, another one was Harbhajan who turned round the game woth a 5 wicket haul. CSK had bundled their sorts with Bhaji singing bangara, Finally Mumbai won the match by 8 runs.

Standings as on DAY 15:


Interesting facts on DAY 15:

– Chris Gayle’s 5th six of his innings went for 104 meters which is the highest ever for this season, next ones are 101 by Gayle himself and 99 by valhathy.

– 171/5 is the highest score recorded by KKR this season.

– Gayle hit the 200th six and 650th boundary of IPL 4.

– Chris Gayle scored the Maiden Century and 3rd Century of this season and overall 15th century in IPL so far.

– Chris Gayle 102* is also his personal best bettering 88 when he was with KKR.

– 7 sixes in an innings by Chris Gayle is the highest ever.

– Albie Morkel bowled the first first over maiden and sixth Maiden overall in this season of IPL.

– This is third time RCB has chased down a down target with 9 wickets to spare in IPL.

– 71* is the best score for Badrinat, his 2nd fifty in IPL 4 and overall 8th in IPL career.

– 87 by Rohit Sharma is also his personal highest, bettering 76* scored when he was with Deccan Chargers.

– Harbhajan picked up the maiden 5 wicket haul, other than Malinga he is another to pickup 5 wicket haul by a Mumbai Indian.

At the end of DAY 15:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 3

Total no.of Boundaries – 679

Total no.of Sixes –212

Orange Cap – P.Valhathy (247) followed by Sachin Tendulkar (241)

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (13) followed by Harbhajan Singh (7)

Most Sixes – R.Jadeja (11) followed by Paul Valhathy (10)

Most Fours –Paul Valhathy (32) followed by S.Tendulkar (25)


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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 2: Day 29 Review

May 17, 2009 at 12:59 am (IPL) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all…

Its day 29 in IPL, and another Double header Saturday…

Match 47:

Chennai Super Kings Vs Mumbai Indians

A very important game for Mumbai to be in the contention of semi finals spot. Sachin won the toss and decided to bat first, After a failed opening order in the last game, Mumbai switched back to Jayasuriya to the opening slot with bravo. But Bravo didn’t last for long, as ever morkel drew the first blood for chennai.  Bur Sanath showed his aggressive intent very clearly, as he went after Tyagi, for couple of sixes. but bowler had the last laugh in the end of the over, as he was dismissed for quick 30.  Later Duminy joined Tendulkar to keep the things going for Mumbai, they were 70/2 in 10 overs,  But as when they are back from the break, what else u expect a wicket and yes, its Sachin this time. Nayar joined his position with JP Duminy with a 65 run partnership which really gave some respectable score fro Mumbai to bowl at.  Nayar was reprieved once by Skipper Dhoni himself when he was in 16, missed a easy stumping chance of Raina.  In the end two more wickets fell just to get one more extra run every time.  Finally Mumbai Scored 147/5 in their 20 overs.

Bowling was just good for chennai, good job by Raina and Murali, as they kept their economy rate below six and kept the batsmen guessing all the time.

match 47

Needing 148 to win, As we have seen 9 times already, Parthiv  (who came in place of Murali Vijay) became the 10th victim to be out in the very first ball. Not the start Chennai would like to have… As this happened, v could see hayden has started playing so slow, he waited for the balls to reach him and played pretty ODI natured game. Raina, who came in, just had two sixes so fast and went back soon.. Then badrinath joined him, in first 10 overs, Chennai were 56/2, which means, they needed  92 to win the last 10. Seems , chennai has relaxed a bit lot than expected, As usual another wicket was down after break time and badri walked, and Skipper joined Hayden, after a long period of time hayden started throwing his bat and walked over the pitch, and as did so , he signalled the end for Mumbai. Both Haydos and Dhoni scripted a empathic win over Mumbai, pulling down the screen for Mumbai’s semi’s hope. 

Bowling was good enough, but we have to put the blame on the captaincy of Sachin, who bowled Kulkarni’s 4 overs (which wasn’t necessary at all), which was very expensive and allowed hayden to be back in the touch. Few options in choosing the bowling looked so silly and in the end Mumbai paid the price for it.  Second consecutive year, Mumbai was out in the league stage.


Match 48:

Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Deccan Chargers

Its a game fro pride for KKR and a must win for DC for semi’s. KKR brought Masrafe mortaza back to squad, played his first game for this IPL season. Gilly won the toss and decided to chase, KKR started off well, McCullum puts a ball out of the ground to start off.  But he was out so soon.  Ganguly had few good shots but really his watch wasn’t working and he couldn’t time anything coming to him, looked so rusty and failed to connect the ball to its merit, to say he has been a debt for KKR in this innings, he played 41 balls to get his 33 runs. (sorry Dada its a T2o game) In came, Hussey, who showed what the T20 game is and how to play it. Man he was staggering and at his best nick, finally out by run out, it seems thats the only way he could have got out.  Good Show from Hussey and Hodge got KKR to 160, which really looked as a good score in this track. 

Bowling Ryan Harris , Andrew Symonds and Rohit Sharma had success and bowled pretty decently,  but in the depth bowling they faulted and which let the score to move up.

match 48

For semi’s Deccans. need to win this game, Gilly and Gibbs went out to make the mark and leave it easy for the players in the end… They did start really well, Gilly fired some superb sixes, which sailed over the fence, but its hussey again who gave the breakthrough and gilly was caught in the deep mid wicket. Then gibbs gone after the break trying to bring down the run rate. By the end of 16 overs, DC needed about 43 runs in 4 overs with 8 wickets in hand, they mortaza took  symonds with a gr8 run out of a no ball, and all of a sudden, KKR pumped up and felt tat the can win the game and came so close to a superb win which wud have been their second, Needing 21 to win last over McCullum gave the ball to Mortaza and it didnt start well as he bowled a no ball (since only 3 fielders r inside the circle) and he cudnt held the nerve at the important time and gave away all the runs needed (5+NB, 1, 1, 6, wide, 2, 4) , needing just a single in the last ball… What on the world Mortaza things no one cud know, he bowled a short ball when evry1 is inside the ring saving single, even fine leg is inside, which means even an edge would have got the runs…. Nothing to blame a lot, All to say, KKR doesnt have any Luck to win the game, eventhough u have 99% effort u need that 1% luck to take u thru…. Sorry KKR u didnt have it this time… Its Rohit Sharma the Hero of DC won the game for them with a fabulous game of 32 just of 13 balls… Hats of to him and a deserving MOM.

I have to feel sorry for McCullum, Man, how much this man does, but nothing goes his way or for his team, He was so tensed when the first ball of last over called as No Ball, we cud see the heated argument between him and umpires, which show how badly he wants this game…. May be he shudn’t have chosen Mortaza for last over, any one cud have bowled and things cud have been different. But all lost is lost… Hope Atleast they have a good IPL season 3.

Standings as on IPL Day 29:

standings 29

Top two teams so comfortable for semi’s berth… rest two places is open for other four to grab….

Interesting Facts on IPL Day 29:

– Both Hayden and Jp Duminy scored the 5th fifty, the highest in this tournament
– Hayden also becomes the first player to cross 500 run mark in this IPL season.
– 26 Extras given by Mumbai is the Highest ever given by any team in this IPL Season.
– Hayden scored his first boundary in 13 over.
– Parthiv patel became the 10th batsmen to be dismissed of the very first ball of the match.
– For both Chennai and Mumbai 10 over 5th ball yielded the wicket, Sachin for Mumbai and Badrinath for Chennai.
– KKR scored 28 runs in the 18th over, which is the best over in IPL this season. (batsmen – Hussey and Saha) (bowler – Rp Singh and Harmeet Singh)
– RP singh became the first bowler of this season to be removed from bowling attack bcos of two waist high no balls.
– Economy-rate of 5.60 by Suresh Raina is the best by a Chennai bowler in this season.
– M.Mortaza Bowled the worst spell of IPL 2, figures read as 4-0-58-0
– 400th six was scored by Sanath Jayasuriya


– Both Hayden and Jp Duminy scored the 5th fifty, the highest in this tournament

– Hayden also becomes the first player to cross 500 run mark in this IPL season.

– 26 Extras given by Mumbai is the Highest ever given by any team in this IPL Season.

– Hayden scored his first boundary in 13 over.

– Parthiv patel became the 10th batsmen to be dismissed of the very first ball of the match.

– For both Chennai and Mumbai 10 over 5th ball yielded the wicket, Sachin for Mumbai and Badrinath for Chennai.

– KKR scored 28 runs in the 18th over, which is the best over in IPL this season. (batsmen – Hussey and Saha) (bowler – Rp Singh and Harmeet Singh)

– RP singh became the first bowler of this season to be removed from bowling attack bcos of two waist high no balls.

– Economy-rate of 5.60 by Suresh Raina is the best by a Chennai bowler in this season.

– M.Mortaza Bowled the worst spell of IPL 2, figures read as 4-0-58-0

– 400th six was scored by Sanath Jayasuriya.


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