IPL 5: Day 31 – Eden takes down Dada & Dravid’s Double R back in track…

May 6, 2012 at 12:11 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Double header Saturday…

Match 47:

Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Pune Warriors India

Prince of Kolkata returns to his home ground Eden Garden as the opposition skipper, Must Win situation, a lose here will put Pune Warriors out of contention for this year’s IPL. KKR on a winning roll, will like to continue the same without doubt.

Gambhir won the toss and without any hesitation decided to bat first, and got off to one of the best starts for this season, When Gambhir departed to a well made fifty, KKR were 113/1 in 12.3 overs. McCullum followed skipper soon, Some tight bowling & brilliant fielding kept KKR under pressure and runs dried up totally. Eventually KKR finished with 150/5 in 20 overs. Dada would be very happy as they restricted KKR under the par score, for Pune, Mathews was the strike bowler.

Clarke opened the innings with Uthappa, but even before both could get started Marchant de Lange who is playing his first game for this season picked up both the openers. For some reason Dada didn’t come to bat upfront and kept him at the back, may be he was avoiding to bat in front of his home crowd, but that was not the case as Pune Warriors fell like pack of cards, with score 55/5 in 8 overs and Ganguly had to walk in as the 7th Batsmen. To speak genuinely he was more than OK than the other games he played. He along with Mathews tried to bring back Pune into game and they almost did as well. Both brought the game so close as 24 needed from 16 balls one stage, but its the mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine again who has been main tormentor for Pune, as he picked 4-1-13-1. As the wickets fell at wrong time and Pune fell 7 runs short to victory.

KKR won the match by 7 runs.

Match 48:

Rajasthan Royals Vs Kings XI Punjab

Again a must win game for Royals, Dravid won the toss and decided to bat first, to note on front, they made five changes with respect to the last game. They dropped Shah & Hogg to get Shaun Tait & Botha back in squad. Rahane failed early today as he was gone for 5 runs. But Skipper continued where he left, scored another 46 runs along side with Watson’s 36, Menaria’s 34. Late strike from Hodge got Royals to 177/6 in 20 overs. Ryan Harris picked up 4 wickets, Thanks to Shaun marsh who plucked two impossible catches.

KXIP started off in a wrong note as Mandeep fell in the second over, Saini as well didn’t stick too long, perished for Shaun Tait’s pace. Double strike came in the consecutive overs, for Royals were Hussey mistimed one to long on and Marsh next over missed a straight forward ball to hear sound of timber. Scorecard read 59/4 in 8 overs. From then on it was kind of ritual that KXIP has to play out, no excitement what so ever. Azhar tried few gimmicks for some time along with debutant Gurkreet Singh. Nothing much though as KXIP folded out for 134/8 in 20 overs.

Rajasthan Royals won the game by 43 runs…

Standings as on DAY 31:

Interesting facts as on Day 31:

–          Sunil Narine & Shane Watson bowled the 16th & 17th Maidens of this season, both being wicket maidens.

–          19 extras bowled by Pune Warriors equalled the highest no. of extras bowled in a match along with Kings XI Punjab & Royal Challengers Bangalore.

–          When Ganguly scored 6 runs, he went past to score 500 runs in Eden gardens.

–          With a loss against KKR, Now Pune Warriors India lost 5 games in a row.

–          Shane Watson scored 1000 runs in IPL and incidentally he is the quickest to achieve this feat.

–          Dravid has gone past 25 runs or more in his last 8 consecutive innings including this one.

–          73 sixed conceded by Piyush CHawla is the most no. of sixes conceded by a bowler in IPL so far.

–          Gurukreet Singh made his IPL debut for KXIP.

–          Shaun Marsh on 11 went past 600 runs in Mohali ground.

–          Rajasthan Royals have never lost a game when they have scored 160+ runs, and the record continues to stay.

–          44 runs scored in the last 9 overs by KKR is the lowest scored by KKR in the IPL history so far.

–          8 catches dropped for the day is the highest ever for this season, Royals – 3, KXIP – 1 and Pune topped with 4.

–          Rahul Dravid scored the 50th boundary of this season.

At the end of DAY 31:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 8

Total no. of Boundaries – 1144

Total no. of Sixes – 439

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

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (60) followed by V.Shewag (51)

Most no. of Sixes –Chris Gayle (29) followed by K.Pietersen (20)

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

Purple Cap – Morne Morkel (19) followed by L.Malinga (17)



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IPL 3: Day 31 Review…

April 12, 2010 at 1:34 am (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Its Day 31 in IPL 3…. Another Double Header Sunday…

Match 44 Review:
Kings XI Punjab VS Delhi Daredevils

Kings XI wouldn’t mind pulling another upsetter here today, on the othre side, Gambhir dont want to leave the things to the end… As he won the toss and decided to Bat first in Kotla track. (Avg score here is 190). Shewag walked out with Warner to start the things, To correct myself, Nothing started as Shewag gone in the very first ball he faced, Skipper came in place of him, he did play a fine innings with boundaries flowing from his bat, All of a sudden came the twist or the bad luck for Delhi, as two of the Delhi Batsmen ran themselves out in space of 3 balls. From then on, no looking back as KXIP tied knots so tight and runs dried up and nothing went in the way for Delhi, As One after the Other Walked back to Pavilion, Excellent Bowling from KXIP shud say, as Spinners spinned the web and casted them. Karthik played a Placid innings scoring 17 from 35 balls. Late play from Mithun Manhas got past them to three figures. As Delhi failed to complete their 20 overs quota aggregated Nelson score. 111 in 19.4 overs.

DD 111/10 in 19.4 overs.

Gambhir 26       M.Manahas 26
P.Chawla 2/16     I. Pathan 3/24

KXIP 112/3 in 18.4 overs.

K.Sangakarra 33       Jayawardene 38
Collingwood 2/16      A.Mishra 1/15


Chasing the score less than six an over is always tricky, as u end up playing very slowly and finally seeing ur run per over raising over 8 and ending up with a tough chase, may be even losing it. But that’s not the script for KXIP chase today, They did start off brilliantly with Jayawardene and never once allowed run rate to pop up over six at any point of time, calm and collective innings from all the batsmen, didn’t try to blast the bowlers, they know their targets and all did the things in style to pull another Upsetter.  No one to mention in spl, in  a low target chasing game, Sangakarra, Yuvi, Jayawardene  all did fair to their job. Nothing much from bowling, rather than delaying the victory till 19th over. DD now needs to win 2 out of their remaining 3 games for semi’s spot. Its getting more closer as the days go on…

Match 45 Review:
Mumbai Indians Vs Rajasthan Royals

Once again its the clash between two very old rivalries, Shane Warne Vs Sachin Tendulkar, remember the last match, more than 400 runs have been scored right in the day 2 of this season IPL. Check this link for more – https://rams4u.wordpress.com/2010/03/14/ipl-3-day-2-review/

Mumbai got back Veteran Jayasuriya back in the squad, he opened with Sachin, but Jayasuriya failed to impress as he was caught just for 1, soon Rayudu followed back Pavilion in the same over, Watson being the double striker. Tiwary played few shots down the ground, before he too perished to a shorter delivery from Watson, Responsibility came in the shoulders of Sachin and Duminy to rescue the team, They both stood together to do the job, Both did bat out the middle overs brilliantly and gathered run in decent pace.Duminy was out in the 13th over, when he mistimed a pull of trivedi. Pollard played a cameo but the real Star of the Mumbai is Sachin without doubt, from over 1 to over 20 he hold the game together and gave the momentum it needed, After 20 overs he remained unbeaten on 89, overtaking Kallis for the Orange cap. Bowling except Shane watson none look to build on the early road opened,  Even Warne failed to create magic.

MI 174/5 in 20 overs.

Sachin 89*         JP Duminy 31
S.Watson 3/37     Trivedi 1/35

RR 137/8 in 20 overs.

A.Voges 28           A.Dole 30
Zaheer 2/17      K.Pollard 1/19


Chasing 175 runs, Royals got off to a worst possible start losing 3 of their best batsmen back to pavilion in no time, Two good deliveries and one bad call costed Rajasthan dearly, Shane watson paid the price for the bad call from Fazal, After some time, Fazal paid for his fault, as he was ran out by Abshiek, and it continued to him too… 3 run out in a row hurt Royals down, finally their only hope Yusuf came in, he started off with a six of Pollard, but the very next ball, Mumbai closed the match as he was caught in close fine leg Harbhajan easily. Not to blame any one from here, just batted to reduced the trailing runs, Dole tried to compensate for his missed catch of Sachin, but its all late, as Mumbai roared the match by 37 runs and became the first team to enter into the semis of this season. I will certainly say, Sachin as a lone man taken Mumbai to the semi’s…Rajasthan could have fancied their chances better if Aditya Dole holded on to a catch offered by Sachin in 45.

Standings as on Day 31 in IPL 3:


Interesting Facts on DAY 31 in IPL 3:

– There is a Period where 46 balls went  without boundary today for DD, which is highest ever for them.

– 111 is the lowest ever total scored by Delhi,Lowest total scored in Kotla ground, for

both Previous was 120.

– Delhi’s innings was the first one to end without even a single six.

– Side batting second has always won the game between KXIP and DD.

– Its 5th time Gambhir is been run out in this tournament and 3rd consecutive.

– Tendulkar scored his Second & Third six of the tournament, also with third six, he

took back the Orange Cap from Kallis.

– Everytime Tendulkar scored fifty, Mumbai Indians won the game.

– Mumbai Indians became the first team to qualify for the Semi finals of this season.

– This is the first time Mumbai featuring in the IPL semi final, which means only one

other team yet to reach semis in IPL, it is Sharukh’s KKR.

– Zaheer bowled the third Maiden of this season.

– Rajasthan Royals lost their first game in their home ground.

– With 3 run outs for the day by Rajasthan, they head the list with 19 run outs in just

12 games.

– Sachin registered his best score of this season 89*, ironically it is also the best

score of Kallis, who is the close rival for Orange Cap.

At the end of DAY 31:

Total no.of Boundaries – 1320
Total no.of Sixes – 460

Orange Cap – Sachin Tendulkar (512) followed by J.Kallis (501) and S.Ganguly(366).
Purple Cap – Pragyan Ojha(16) followed by Amit Mishra(15) and Vinay Kumar(14).

Most Sixes – Yusuf Pathan (24) followed by Robin Uthappa (22).
Most Fours – Sachin Tendulkar(71) followed by J.Kallis (61).


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IPL 2: Day 31 Review..CSK Vs KKR..

May 19, 2009 at 1:13 am (IPL) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys…

Its 31st day in IPL 2.

Match 51:

Chennai Super Kings Vs Kolkata Knight Riders

A game which will help CSK to sit pretty in the semi’s spot, KKR again a game for pride, they game dead close to win the game but lost it in the mortaza’s over. Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat first. This is the first game between KKR and CSK as the previous game was washed out without even a ball being bowled.  Surprise, Man with Orange Cap, Hayden was given rest and George Bailey came into action in his place, (guess chennai thought KKR is an easy cake walk). Patel and Bailey had a solid start giving 60 runs in the power play overs. Just when things are looking good for patel, he has gone for a run out, then Bailey followed the same suit. But Raina and Dhoni was in no mood to relax, as they puched the ball with out any mercy, all over the fence, Raina made a effective 52 of 37 balls, before he skied a full toss ball to point fielder. Then after a long time Albie back in form hit some blistering shots, (man he got some power, good to see him back in form) for a cameo of 22*, which is also his best in this season. Bowling, nothing so specific worth mentioning as seen in the below picture. Dinda picked Raina tats all.

match 51

A out of form team chasing the highest score in IPL season 2 to win, No one would have dreamt abt it, (guess bet makers wud have made hell lot of money tonight). Yep, All of a sudden a man who is back in form McCullum fired up in cylinders took the attack to Chennai and balls where flying all over the park. no one to put the brake in shoes, on the other end, provided the hope for Chennai to win the match, playing 14 balls and scoring just 4. but Chennai luck ran out as he was out to murali, just clipping the bails. then in came Hodge, man, both know exactly what they have to do, and it did come for them today. Mishits didn’t carry r either went for sixes, all came together for them and another twist when McCullum was bowled(which was confirmed by Third umpire) again a ball clipping the stumps off, just like stumping.  But as we know fortune favors the brave, and it did, Saha took the strike without any fear and it came to them, Balaji bowled a worst over giving 19 runs in the 19th over, which signalled curtains for CSK, Raina bowled a super over in the end, but he had just 6 to defend, which was very tough and KKR tasted their first ever Victory in this season (remember last win came off D/L method against KXIP). KKR won the match by 7 wickets…

Bowling only Murali showed his class stuff, just conceding 16 in his 4 overs.  Which means KKR scored 173 in 16 overs, if u break down the innings of Dada, it further shortens to 169 in 13.4 overs, which means they scored at the rate of 12.31 to win the match.  (169 runs in 82 balls, excluding murali bowling and dada batting)…. Gr8 effort but i think KKR back in form for no use.  Hope they maintain till next season to get the roads to their way next year.

Finally good see, McCullum signing the ball once for Vodafone start of the match and smiling in the presentation ceremony. Overall finally a reason for SRK to smile…. 

Standings as on IPL 2 Day 31:

standings 31

Chennai eventhough they lost match, as of now, it seem they can certainly make it to semi’s even they lose the match against KXIP. 

How its possible:

Can take the worst scenario. Delhi losing both, still in top with 18, which means MI and RCB get 2 points each, CSK losing to KXIP, means KXIP with 16 points qualify for semis, CSK will remain in 15.  Rajasthan royals winning against KKR takes them also to 15 points, but as far as the net run rate is concern RR is in negative(-0.36), its not possible to get past Chennai who is well in positive(+0.93), which means they will be still ahead of RR’s. Now coming to last match , RCB Vs DC, both will be in 14 points in this stage, (provided RCB won the match against Delhi) , Who ever wins this match will go to semi’s.  Even if the match doesn’t happen both will get 1 point and it will be 15 all, even then, net runrate will take chennai into semi’s.

Think of a scenario, where RR can get in, by pulling RCB and DC. if RCB loses against delhi, they can’t qualify to semi’s, but if they defeat DC, it means both will still in be 14 points, which will allow RR to go to semi’s provided they have beaten KKR. 

Real fun comes, when RR loses, KXIP loses, RCB loses against delhi alone and Deccans lose. All KXIP, RCB and DC will be in 14 points, which means as of now, DC and RCB can qualify for semi’s with net runrate. 

Man, i guess i have did lots of calculations… Need to give some rest to my mind… Good night folks…

Interesting facts on Day 31 IPL 2:

Hell lot of portions topped for KKR in day 31…
– 189, Highest ever total in IPL 2, its also the highest T20 total in Supersports ground.
– Highest ever successful chase in IPl 2.
– 377 is also the highest total aggregate in IPL 2.
– Brad hodge with 359 runs becomes the top scorer.
– McCullum with 12 sixes took over gayle in the topper list for KKR.
– 90 is the highest 2nd wicket partnership(McCullum and Hodge) for KKR.
– 56* is the highest 4th wicket partnership(Hodge and Saha) for KKR.
– MCCUllum 50 of 21 balls, equalled the record of fastest fifty by Yusuf pathan.
– Albie Morkel scored his best figures 22* for this IPL season.


Hell lot of portions topped for KKR in day 31…

– 189, Highest ever total in IPL 2, its also the highest T20 total in Supersports ground.

– Highest ever successful chase in IPl 2.

– 377 is also the highest total aggregate in IPL 2.

– Brad hodge with 359 runs becomes the top scorer.

– McCullum with 12 sixes took over gayle in the topper list for KKR.

– 90 is the highest 2nd wicket partnership(McCullum and Hodge) for KKR.

– 56* is the highest 4th wicket partnership(Hodge and Saha) for KKR.

– McCullum 50 of 21 balls, equalled the record of fastest fifty by Yusuf pathan.

– Albie Morkel scored his best figures 22* for this IPL season.

– Out of 81 runs McCullum scored 62 runs came of boundaries and sixes, which is the third highest in the tournament, list is topped by Devillers.

– Economic rate of 8.58 make balaji the worst bowler for Chennai.



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