IPL 6: Day 29– Ishant’s Spell & Warner’s fifty helps to cross the line…

May 2, 2013 at 12:41 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Game 1, Sunrisers take on Mumbai Indians, Mumbai won the toss and decided to bat first, but you should ask why did they…? Dwayne Smith, Rohit, and even Pollard found it difficult to get going, not to leave SRH bowled really well, but not the extent where your strike rate should be less than 100. Few lusty blows by Rayudu made sure they had 129/4 on the board. Chase was never a problem with Dhawan anchoring the innings throughout from ball 1 to ball 108, scoring 73 in 55 balls. He was well supported by Sangakarra and Vihari with 20’s. Fiery spell from Ishant Sharma earned him the Man of Match. Sunrisers won the match hands down and making the 4th team to join the 12 points list.

Sun Risers Hyderabad won the match by 7 wickets with 12 balls to spare…

Game 2, Delhi takes on KKR, another team won the toss and decided to bat first, if you think earlier in the day was a blunder, then you need to come up with a more than that for this KKR’s innings. Disastrous start by losing the skipper without even facing a ball for a Diamond Duck. KKR were 84.6 in 15 overs and going no where. Late strike from bowlers made sure they scored 136/7 in 20 overs. Even though Delhi lost both the openers in quick succession Unmukt Chand & Warner’s 95 runs partnership got Delhi almost close to victory. Delhi also have to thank KKR fielders for putting down catches and fielding pathetically.  Delhi won the second game in Raipur back to back fifties from David Warner earned him the Man of the Match.

Delhi Daredevils won the match by 7 wickets with 13 balls to spare…

Standings as on DAY 29:


Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 29:

– Shikhar Dhawan scored the 15th IPL fifty and second for this season.

– Strike rate of 73.68 by Pollard is his worst in IPL career, when he has scored more than 10 runs.

– 100 runs scored in 17 overs by Mumbai Indians is the slowest for this season.

– Amit Mishra continues to top the wicket takers list, now he has 90 wickets, followed by Malinga with 89.

– Ishant Sharma & Irfan Pathan bowled the 25th & 26th Maidens of this season.

– It is 11th time Sachin has been dismissed in the form of bowled in IPL, and it is third for this season.

– KKR had 60 dot balls today, which is second highest for this season, PWI has 61 dot bals.

– Sumit Narwal scored his career best 23 runs, till today he has scored only 14 runs in IPL.

– Gambhir becomes the 5th batsmen to be dismissed for Diamond duck, the other four were Kallis, Gony, Mishra & Rayudu. This is also 14th time Gambhir has been dismissed in the form of Run out.

– 37/3 by KKR in the powerplay overs is the least for them in this season.

– Unmukt Chand scored the 1200th boundary for this season.

– Unmukt Chand’s 37 runs is his best score in IPL career, his previous best was 23 runs.

– Both the teams batting first started the innings with a boundary and ended up on the losing side and both the teams chasing won the match by 7 wickets.

At the end of DAY 29 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1203

Total no. of Sixes – 367

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 Amit Mishra (16)

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 (108)

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

Fair play Award – Rajasthan Royals.



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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:


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.


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IPL 5: Day 36–Warner’s Ton & CSK’s Australianisam prevails…

May 11, 2012 at 11:56 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Another enthralling day in IPL 5…

Match 55:

Delhi Daredevils Vs Deccan Chargers

Delhi’s David Warner’s swashbuckling century grounded Deccan Chargers even after scoring a decent total of 187 in 20 overs. Warner finished with 109* along with Naman Ojha who scored a unbeaten 64*.

Earlier in the day Dhawan and White made their efforts to pick up the score to 187, they did little know it would be chased with 20 balls to spare. With this win Delhi move to the Top of the table, riding past KKR who is with 17 points with the same no .of matches.

Match 56:

Chennai Super Kings Vs Rajasthan Royals

Rain intruded match started bit delayed, with enough breeze ball swung beautifully in both ways, Which Hilfenhaus used to his advantage picking up 4-1-8-2. Stringent bowling from CSK meant Royals weren’t able to pick the gaps easily and they finished with the lowest score of this season 126/6 in 20 overs.

Chennai started off again on a wrong foot, this time Vijay going for a duck. Hussey & Raina continued to score in the difficult track with slow pace. Raina departed after a sudden brain freeze shot where CSK were 36/2 in 6 overs. Dhoni & Bravo couldn’t help much in scoring, Jaddu scored 16 runs with a boundary & a six. It looked almost game Royals when Jaddu departed with a score of 84, needing 43 runs in 20 balls. But new entrant Anirutha Sreekanth & Albie Morkel had a different plan, where they went berserk for next balls and match was over and Chennai won by 4 wicket with 11 balls to spare. Both Aniruth Srikkanth & Albie Morkel had the same figures in their batting, as we can see, both scored 18 runs in 6 balls with 2 sixes and 1 boundary. Finally Australianism in CSK prevailed atleast once for this season.

Interesting facts as on Day 36:

– 109* scored by David Warner is the highest individual score of this season, bettering Rahane & Pieterson’s 103 runs.

– 126/6 is the lowest total scored by Rajasthan royals for this season.

– Andre Russell made his IPL debut for Delhi Daredevils.

– 189* runs partnership between David Warner & Naman Ojha is the highest partnership of this season, and 2nd highest of all time just behind 206 runs of Gilly & Marsh against RCB.

– David Warner scored the third ton of this season and second century in IPL.

– 380 runs scored in 36.4 is the third time highest in match aggregates for this season, but the runrate of 10.36 occupies the top position bettering 10.32 by RCB Vs CSK.

– Ben Hilfenhaus bowled the most economical spell of this season, bowling 4-1-8-2, at an economy of 2/over, he shares the record with Praveen Kumar who has 4-0-8-0.

– David Warner’s century of 52 balls is the fastest of this season.

– 28 runs scored in powerplay by Rajasthan is the lowest powerplay score for them for this season.

– Both Aniruth Srikkanth & Albie Morkel had the same figures in their batting, as we can see, both scored 18 runs in 6 balls with 2 sixes and 1 boundary.

– Victory by 11 balls for CSK is the highest no. of balls remaining for them in this season, on the other two occasions they reached the winning score in the last ball of the match one was with RCB & the other was Rajasthan Royals.

– Ben Hilfenhaus bowled the 21st Maiden of this season.

At the end of DAY 36:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 2

Total no. of Boundaries – 1362

Total no. of Sixes – 527

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

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (63) followed by V.Shewag (55)

Most no. of Sixes –Chris Gayle (37) followed by K.Pietersen (20)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (515) followed by A.Rahane (480)

Purple Cap – Morne Morkel (21) followed by L.Malinga (20)


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IPL 3: Day 18 Review…

March 30, 2010 at 12:19 am (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its Day 18 in IPL…

Match 26 Review:
Delhi Daredevils Vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Both teams have a similar run till now, Won their first two matches and lost three games on a row and pulled back one. So which means this game gonna give the cutting edge over the other. Gambhir won the toss and decided to bat first. Surprise to see Dilshan and AB de villers out of the playing eleven and in comes Paul collingwood to take his first IPL game. Shewag walked with Warner to take guard,  Typical Shewag’s starting, went for shots right from ball one and out in ball three of first over. Next over Gambhir departed in the last ball of the over, and 3 rd over last ball Dinesh karthik departed for duck. 3 wickets in the last ball of first 3 overs. KKR are over the moon, shud say a dream start, Sharukh would have doubled his bet by this time, But things went different as David Warner and Paul Collingwood joined together to gather runs, a effortless excellent partnership, Warner did take the risk and paul just nudged singles and played around him, at one stance spinners seems to keep really tight, (there were 26 deliveries bowled without a boundary between 12 to 17 overs), Collingwood took charge and smacked few over the ground to break free the things, then came the moment for David Warner as he raised his bat in the last over to a gr8 applause infront of the home crowd. His knock of 107* is one of best ever seen in a IPL game… Another one to note is David Hussey’s Brilliant Catch to remove Collingwood, He jumped first to stop the ball from reaching six, then knows, he is off balance, throes ball back in the air, and comes back to take the ball back as a catch… Me describing will not give u the real feel, just watch it in Youtube, awesome and worth a watch too…

DD 177/4 in 20 overs.

D.Warner 107*   P.Collingwood 53
C.Langeveldt 2/35      Gayle 1/38

KKR 137/9 in 20 overs.

Gayle 30              D.Hussey 29
U.Yadav 2/27    A.Mcdonald 2/37


In a pitch that slows down as time goes on, KKR started chasing 178, start wasn’t so ideal, as Dada walked across the line to run it down third man boundary but ending up losing the leg stump. Followed Mandeep Singh, Followed Manoj Tiwary to pavilion along with the skipper in another space of 10 balls. KKR would have fancied seeing DD who bounced back after losing first 3 quickly, indeed they had two of the best batsmen out in crease, Gayle and David Hussey, who could win them the game, Gayle got the boundary every over to keep a check on the run rate, but its always in the cards, he lofted one to long on of rajat bahtia and this time mishra holded to it. (Shewag dropped him earlier) Hussey and yadav played out but couldn’t control the run rate by any means it crept to 15 per over when hussey mistimed a fulltoss. From then on, nothing more to pen as all walked to paly out 20 overs and they did successfully in doing it. and fell short of 40 runs… Handing a biggest victory margin for DD.

Standings as on Day 18 In IPL 3:


Interesting Facts on DAY 18 in IPL 3:

– Biggest win for DD in IPL, also their first home win of this year.

– David Warner scored the 10th IPL century, 2nd of this season and which is also his first ever in IPL.

– David warner century is the 5th by the Aussie in IPL. (50% domination)

– David Warner also becomes the highest scorer of this season as of today, with 107*, overtaking, Yusuf’s 100.

– 26 balls without boundary is the highest for this season.

– 128 run Partnership is the best ever 4th wicket partnership in IPL.

– Both Adam Gilchrist and Dinesh Karthik head to head in the most no.of dismissals effected by a wicketkeeper. Both tied as of now with 7 each.

– Warner Hit the 250 six of this IPL tournament.

– with 25 fours Ishant tops the list of boundary givers.

At the end of DAY 18:

Total no.of Boundaries – 770
Total no.of Sixes – 255

Orange Cap – J.Kallis (310) followed by Sachin Tendulkar (303) and Yusuf Pathan(250).
Purple Cap – M.Muralitharan (11) followed by Shaun Tait (9)

Most Sixes – Yusuf Pathan (19) followed by Hayden and Uthappa with 12 each.
Most Fours – Sachin Tendulkar (45) followed by J.Kallis (39)


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