IPL 6: Day 25–Fiery Faulkner & Muscly Smith does it…

April 28, 2013 at 1:52 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Double Header Weekend is back…

First Game, Rajasthan made it much more simpler than I could right here… Faulkner, Chandila & Cooper bowled excellently to reduce SRH to 29/6 in 6 overs after choosing to bat first. Just when they thought SRH may not even cross fifty, Thanks again to Mishra & Darren Sammy who played the game of his life to bring them back in game with his hard fought 60 runs. SRH finished at 144 runs, more than they should have actually got for a kind of start they had. Rahane didn’t make much impression but Skipper & Binny played a supporting role to One Man Army Watson to score 98* blistering runs to win the match in ease.

Rajasthan Royals won the match by 8 wickets with 13 balls to spare…

Second game, If i just said first was no contest, this was quite a contest till Gayle was dismissed, then one word Dismal… Mumbai started off with a blast, Pollard, Karthik & Bhajji in the end made sure Mumbai got to a highest score against RCB 194 runs in 20 overs. Then began the real Battle, walked in the Predator with his heavy swing arms, but Mitchell Johnson & Malinga were on par with their bowling skills to keep him in the Bay, But it was the Turbanator who picked up the Predator. Once he left, procession followed and in the end 8th wicket partnership between Ravi Rampaul & Vinay Kumar reduced the deficit by 51 run partnership, which made sure RCB went on to lose their 3 away game as well.

Mumbai Indians won the match by 58 runs…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 25:

– 20 runs scored in Ishant’s 3rd over was the expensive for this season and his 2nd expensive one overall.

– Watson’s fifty of 39 balls is the slowest among the 10 IPL fifty he has.

– 53 runs scored in first ten overs by Royals is the lowest for this season.

– Now Sangakarra has 34 catches behind the stumps, he shares the second position with Dhoni now. List is topped by Gilchrist with 47 catches.

– This is 11th time Royals have chased down a score more than 145 runs ot of 24 times they have been asked for.

– 7th, 8th and 9th wickets for Sunrisers scored 115 runs in the game against Rajasthan which is the highest for Sunrisers for these wickets.

– 5/20 by James Faulkner is the best performance for him in IPL career. It is also the best bowling figures for this season of IPL bettering Sunil Narine’s 4/13.

– 60 runs scored is the highest score for Darren Sammy, previous was 41*.

– This is 7th time for the 7th wicket partnership has crossed fifty runs in IPL career.

– 29/6 is the second lowest score by any team in IPL so far, List is topped by Kochi’s 11/6. Ironically that has also happened exactly on the same day 27th April.

– Rajasthan Royals now have a record of 20-9 win Vs loss record in Sawai Mansingh Stadium.

– 2/21 by Harbhajan Singh is the best spell for this season.

– Gayle has never scored a Six against Slinger Malinga and till now he has faced 44 balls from him.

– 194 runs scored by Mumbai Indians is their best score against RCB in all seasons, their previous best was 191 runs.

– Rayudu becomes the 4th batsmen to be dismissed for Diamond Duck, the other three were Kallis, Gony & Mishra.

– 1/43 by Syed Mohammed is the most expensive spell by him in all the ten IPL games.

– RCB have won all the three games against Mumbai when they played in Wankade, and finally today Mumbai pulled one back.

– RCB has lost all the three away games played this season, Chennai & Hyderabad & now Mumbai.

– A Victory by 58 runs for Mumbai against RCB is the highest for them in the IPL career.

– Vinay Kumar scored the 1000th Boundary of this season of IPL.

– James Faulkner also now holds the purple cap with 16 wickets, followed by Sunil Narine with 14 wickets.

– Dale Steyn bowled the 20th Maiden of this season.

At the end of DAY 25 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1001

Total no. of Sixes – 299

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (40) followed by Gambhir (37)

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

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (450) followed by Mike Hussey (350)

Purple Cap – James Faulkner (16) followed by Sunil Narine (14)

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 Ishant Sharma (89)

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 25: Morkel & Steyn fire powers steal the show…

April 29, 2012 at 11:30 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Was taken off from net for couple of day due to some unavoidable situations, Never mind, its time to be back…

Match 39:

Delhi Daredevils Vs Rajasthan Royals

     Delhi’s prime form continued as their skipper notched up fourth consecutive fifty in IPL and some good bowling kept Delhi to 152 runs, which is a par score when you compare the batting fire power of Delhi.

 Match 39

     Chasing a total of 153 was made elegant and easy by both the opener’s Dravid & Rahane, they found boundaries when ever necessary and kept the run rate in control. At the end of 18th over Royals need 15 runs of 12 balls with 9 wickets in hand, it game Rajasthan for all taking, but out of no where Morne Morkel produced one of the best depth over to restrict it to a 3 run over with the prize scalp of Hodge in it. Rahane wasn’t bogged he tried his level best, even picking up a six in the 4th ball of last over, but still he missed the very important last ball to connect, but Naman Ojah doesn’t fail to connect the stumps and Owasis shah failed to make it to the other end. Its a thrilling one run victory for the table toppers.

Match 40:

Deccan Chargers Vs Mumbai Indians

    Deccan’s win in last game didn’t help much in their batting to improve, not to blame the batting, some class bowling from Malinga & Bhajji also didn’t help Deccan to build a partnership in a seeming wicket. Deccan’s managed to go past lowest score of this season 92 and finished the line with exactly 100 on board. Malinga picked 4, Skipper & Franklin picked a couple each.

Match 40

     Sachin & Levi walked out to face Steyn, and Levi was gone in the very first ball of the match, Steyn didn’t stop as he followed with fiery spell to restrict Mumbai from the victory, but he failed to get the support from his counterparts who leaked runs in regular intervals. Mumbai in the end won the game by 5 wicket to spare with 11 balls in hand, if not for steyn, it would have been much more higher than it looks.

Standings as on DAY 25:

Standings (5)

Interesting facts as on Day 25:

– Shewag became the first player to score 4 consecutive fifty in IPL history.

– 10 runs from 4 overs by Dale Steyn is the most economical bowling by any bowler for this season, he bettered Umesh Yadav’s 11 runs of 4 overs.

– Delhi registered the first 1 run victory for this season.

– 6th Match in IPL season 5 which went till the last ball.

– Shewag & Gayle are the only two players who have scored 4 fifties this season.

– Cameron Whote became the fourth Skipper to be dismissed for a duck, after Gambhir, Shewag & Harbhajan in this season.

– Dravid & Rahane set the 5th 50 runs partnership between them, highest ever by any pair for this season.

– Lasith Malinga became the first bowler to inflict two Golden ducks in a match, Cameron White & Veer Pratap Singh.

– Rahane became the first to go past 400 runs mark in this season of IPL.

– 100 runs scored by Deccan is the second lowest score for this season, just above Mumbai’s 92 runs.

At the end of DAY 25:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 3

Total no. of Boundaries – 939

Total no. of Sixes – 380

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

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (43) followed by G.Gambhir (28)

Most no. of Sixes –Chris Gayle (19) followed by K.Pietersen (14)

Orange Cap –A.Rahane (416) followed by V.Shewag (372)

Purple Cap – Morne Morkel (18) followed by L.Malinga (15)


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IPL 4: DAY 25 Review…

May 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

I know its dead to write anything past two days, Still… Something is better than nothing… So just Something for u…

Match 40, Mumbai Indians proving their mettle once again, this time KXIP in the receiving end, Solid Fifties from Rayudu and Sachin, lead MI to 159/5 in 20 overs. Later chasing 160 runs against Mumbai wasn’t easy at any times, and it wasn’t so too… Marsh and Valthathy showed some promise before perishing to the creeping run rate. And Mumbai finally winning the match by 23 runs.

Match 41, Match which defined that Delhi has no place to go for hiding, as they faced a humiliating defeat in front their home crowd, Delhi scored paltry of 140 runs in a very good batting track, which made the game easy for KTK as they went past 141 with 7 wicket and 30 balls to spare.

Interesting facts on DAY 25:

– Three batsmen went past 300 runs for this season of IPL, Sachim Shewag and Valthathy, Another point to note is all three are Indians…

– Sachin scored his 11th and Rayudu scored his 5th IPL fifties.

– Parameshwaran picked up his Maiden IPL wicket and its Virender Shewag and later in the day he also picked up his first Man of the match award.

At the end of DAY 25:

Total no.of Boundaries – 1070

Total no.of Sixes –343

Orange Cap –Sachin Tendulkar (327) followed by Virender Shewag (303)

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (19) followed by Shane Warne (11)

Most Sixes – Paul Valthaty (14) followed Yuvraj Singh (13)

Most Fours –Virender Shewag (38) followed by Paul Valthaty (34)

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


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IPL 3: Day 25 Review…

April 6, 2010 at 1:47 am (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Its Day 25 in IPL…

Match 36 Review:
Deccan Chargers Vs Rajasthan Royals

A very important game for Three teams (am i confusing…?) Really not, third team looking close to this game is CSK, who ever win will make tough for the CSK, so they will be keen in this match result.

Both teams Must win situation, Two Australian Legends head to Head. Gilly Vs Warne. Who will prevail.. Game had the answer for all who will be missing their nails by now (If u had nails u would have spitted out in this NAIL biting finish)..

Deccan home away home doesn’t favour in toss too, Shane won the toss and decided to Bat First,  Cant say the best of the start, Lost both their openers in the third over, but not Watson as he continued play the innings where he left in the last game, (aided by Harris who also joined the list of catch missers) End of six overs, RR are 48/2… Fazal played along with Watson,who did play most part of the innings, finally Ojha got the best of Fazal, dismissing him in the 11th over, scorecard was 94/3 then, To add worry to injury Yusuf was caught out just for 4. Shilpa and Shamita kicked the chairs, which really meant the importance. Watson Continued to roll, at the end of 15 overs RR were 128/4, RR would certainly want to make up 180 from this position tat too with watson still in crease, (Plus u can count on Deccan’s last five over worst average of 11.32 runs), But it all went myth as Deccan’s spurred with wickets and RR went on for leather hunt, finally dismissing before finishing of the allotted 20 overs for 159. Deccan’s certainly pulled back the game on track, which shud really boost their confidence when they come into strike.

RR 159/10 in 19.5 overs.

S.Watson 58        Fazal 36
RP Singh 3/17      Harmeet Singh 2/25

DC 157/10 in 19.5 overs.

R.Sharma 73             Gilchrist 34
S.Warne 4/21       S.Trivedi 3/16


After a better performance in Bowling, DC looked quite positive in batting, Gilly took Watson’s over to start the proceeding, Shane got the debutant Dole to bowl at laxman , which resulted immediately as he was pouched in deep square for just 6. Gilly took him also but eventually Dole got him with a shorter delivery which troubled him throughout this season. Symonds and Rohit played sensible innings to sustain the scoring rate. Symonds was also constantly troubled by bouncers from rajasthan bowlers, finally it did pay dividend as he was out for 15 in 11th over. Sharma was joined by Aniruth singh, both almost closed the gates for Royals as scorecard was 112/3. needing 48 from 38 balls. Any day in T20 game with 7 wickets in hand, call it icing in the cake. Spin Legend Shane warne had other ideas as he started to spin the web sharp leaving rohit and venomed on rest wh0 didnt have much exposure to class act, All of sudden 141/7 in 18 overs. Needing another 19 in last 2 overs, Rohit still around proved his selection right by picking 13 runs (Inclusive of one boundary and a six)in the penultimate over, leaving just 6 needed of last one. This isn’t new for Rajasthan as they have been in this situation many a times, Trivedi bowled the last over to choke Deccan’s to lose the match in the end,still leaving one ball to face. Rohit sharma who was the last man to dismissed throwed down his bat in disgust. Can feel how will it be to battle all alone with no one to help around, feeling sorry for this man… In the end Rajasthan prevail the nail biting finish to give headache to CSK. Bcos RR go past CSK with 10 point. Tomorrow’s game is certainly the game for Chennai, they have play their skin out, to beat a team like Mumbai.

Standings as on Day 25 in IPL 3:


Interesting Facts on Day 25 in IPL 3:

– Shane watson scored his 6th ipl fifty.

– RR have the lowest 1st batting average score of 152 in IPL 2010.

– Deccan chargers scored their fifty in 5.1 overs, which is fastest by any team against

RR in this season.

– Shane warne has conceded 43 sixes, highest by any bowler in IPL, followed by P.Chawla

with 42.

– Rajasthan Royals has never lost a match when they have scored 150+.

– This is second time Royals winning the match by 2 runs.

– Stats go more worse for Deccan’s in winning the home game, now they have won only 2

out of 12 played in home. (worst by any team)

– For the first time in this season, both the teams have been dismissed before playing

out their allotted 20 overs.

– Shane Watson’s 10 Ball over is the highest for this season. (6 legal + 4 wides).

– Rohit Sharma Crossed 1000 runs in IPL, and he is the 4th one to do after Gilly, Raina and Hayden.

At the end of DAY 25:

Total no.of Boundaries – 1073
Total no.of Sixes – 381

Orange Cap – J.Kallis (425) followed by Sachin Tendulkar (349) and Naman Ojha(308).
Purple Cap – Amit Mishra(14) followed Pragyan Ojha(13) and Muralitharan(12).

Most Sixes – Yusuf Pathan (21) followed by Murali Vijay (20)
Most Fours – Sachin Tendulkar (52) and J.Kallis (52) tied for top spot.


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IPL 2: Day 25 Review

May 13, 2009 at 1:07 am (IPL) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Another Double header day in IPL, and its 25th Day in IPL season 2.

Match 41:

Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Kolkata Knight Riders

A game of pride for KKR and a must win game to see themselves in semi’s for RCB. McCullum won the toss and decided to bat first, Yep, to say, it was the day of Brendon, he did extremely well, lead from the front with a superb knock of 84 not out. well supported by David Hussey. with a fabulous innings from these two, KKR reached their highest score of the tournament 173 in 20 overs, which looked so much competitive in the pitch. In bowling, Vinay did pickup couple of wickets in the beginning, but they failed to strike in at the important times. 

KKR 173/4 in 20 overs

McCullum 84*        David Hussey 43

Vinay Kumar 2/33     Kumble 1/28

RCB 176/4 in 19.2 overs

Ross Taylor 81*     Kallis 32

M.Karthik 2/28     Mendis 1/21

Its always tough chasing a score of 174 for the opposition, yes RCB felt tat so, they went for the shots right from the beginning, kallis and ryder gave a good opening partnership, before McCullum took a stunning catch (i guess it shud be the catch of the tournament as of now) of Kallis to send him back to pavilion, and with 2 other quick blows, KKR really looked like winning their second game of the season.  At a stage RCB needed 94 of 48 balls, which is almost at the run rate of 12 an over. But it all looked so easy for one man from Kiwi land, Its ross taylor, who took KKR by horns and left them pampered in the end. scored a winning 81* of just 33 balls.  Bowling wasn’t worth mentioning except karthik who did trouble the batsmen a bit, rest a simple sorry performance. 

Spare a thought for this gentleman, Brendon McCullum, He made a valiant knock of 84 runs, took a blinder and did his job perfectly, but still then they lose the match. Nothing more to say for this poor guy, guess he has having a bad time, try out Indian pooja’s it shud work u Brendon. 


Match 42:

Mumbai Indians Vs Kings XI Punjab

A much need game for both here, team which ever wins will look close to semi’s….  Yuvi won the toss and decided to bat first, but it didn’t prove worthy, since all KXIP batsmen had a cat walk from ground to pavilion, only sunny sohal had some guts to play some shots, rest all just made their special appearance on the screen, Pathan dreadful runout, Yuvi’s ridiculous shot, Sohal’s casualness…. Oh dear oh dear all proved very costly for KXIP, they ended up scoring just 119 in their 20 overs. A special mention has to be made for the stupendous bowling display by Bhajji and JP Duminy, who really bowled well and picked up the crucial wickets in the right time. 

match 42

Just Needing 6 an over, it shud be a easy job, but MI was well aware, they have fallen short of 3 runs to the same target and to the same opposition, as expected KXIP spur a surprise by picking jayasuriya very early for just 4.  Actually MI 11/1 in 4 overs, but it is to blame on Sreesanth who bowled a very poor over, giving away 21 runs in the over, which really turned the game to Mumbai’s way, even though they lost rahane later, but it didn’t matter for Master blaster and Bravo to take home safely, with more than 3 overs to spare.

MI won the match by 6 wickets.

Standings as on Day 25:

standings 25

Interesting facts on IPL Day 25:

– Piyush Chawla became the third player in IPL to be idsmissed without even facing a single delivery.
– Both Bredon McCullum and Ross Taylor recored their highest score of 84 and 81 respectively for this season of IPL. Its also their first 50+ score in this season.
– 174 is the highest score recored by KKR in this season, they bettered 154.
– Ishant had a poor run tonight, recording his worst figures of 4-0-40-0
– 19, 18, 17 all these are freebies given by KXIP in the last 3 games.
– Mumbai used 8 bowlers, Left out are sachin, Nayar, and takawale (keeper)
– Sreesanth recorded the worst economic rate of 21.00
– This second time in a row, KXIP made 119 in 20 overs against MI. (but last time they won by 3 runs)
– 2.25 is the best economical figures ever recorded by Bhajji in T20 cricket.


– Piyush Chawla became the third player in IPL to be dismissed without even facing a single delivery.

– Both Bredon McCullum and Ross Taylor recorded their highest score of 84 and 81 respectively for this season of IPL. Its also their first 50+ score in this season.

– 174 is the highest score recorded by KKR in this season, they bettered 154.

– Ishant had a poor run tonight, recording his worst figures of 4-0-40-0

– 19, 18, 17 all these are freebies given by KXIP in the last 3 games.

– Mumbai used 8 bowlers, Left out are sachin, Nayar, and takawale (keeper)

– Sreesanth recorded the worst economic rate of 21.00

– This second time in a row, KXIP made 119 in 20 overs against MI. (but last time they won by 3 runs)

– 2.25 is the best economical figures ever recorded by Bhajji in T20 cricket.



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