IPL 5: Day 33 – KKR floor DD to take Top spot…

May 7, 2012 at 11:52 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Match 51:

Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Delhi Daredevils

Table toppers class, nothing more to write about form or how important this game is, as almost both teams have already made it to playoff’s.

Shewag won the toss and decided to bat first, Skipper’s charm didn’t work out as much as expect as he fell for 23 runs, missing out on his 6th consecutive half century. Warner after early struggle, when about to break shackles, he fumbled as well as DD were 49/2. Jayawardene along with stumbling Taylor does the patch ups to bring back DD on track. Irfan pathan provided the necessary impetus in the end to bring Delhi to a respectable total of 153/9 in 20 overs. Sunil Narine being the mystery striker for KKR along with Kallis this time.

KKR started off very well as both Gambhir & McCullum showed their class and picked up the boundaries and singles with ease. As 50 came in 5 overs. Gambhir dismissed at 36, then Kallis took charge along with McCullum who also picked up his first fifty of this season, Every thing was smooth as silk until both the batsmen failed to hook Umesh Yadav and was dismissed in the consecutive balls, but by then game was over and Yusuf Pathan & Das in the end ensured it happened with 8 balls to spare.

KKR wont he match by 6 wickets and 8 balls to spare…

Standings as on DAY 33:

Interesting facts as on Day 33:

–           Brett Lee bowled the 20th Maiden of this which is again a first over maiden, played out by David Warner.

–          Sunil Narine bowled the 100th Dot ball of this season, highest ever by a spinner for this season.

–          KKR won their 6th game in succession.

–          Virender Shewag (468) went past Ajinkya Rahane (463) to pick up the orange cap.

–          Morne Morkel equalled the 20 wickets with the highest no. of wickets taken along with L.Malinga, but Malinga will still hold to the purple cap with better economic rate.

–          Gambhir went past 50 boundaries for this season; he is now with 51 to his name.

–          Ironically, Top three Batsmen of this season are Indians (Shewag, Rahane & Gambhir) and top three bowlers are foreign players (Malinga, Morkel & Narine)

 At the end of DAY 33:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 3

Total no. of Boundaries – 1237

Total no. of Sixes – 475

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

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (61) followed by V.Shewag (54)

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

Orange Cap – V.Shewag (468) followed by A.Rahane (463)

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

~rams~

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IPL 2: Day 33 Review

May 21, 2009 at 1:56 am (IPL) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi folks…

Its Day 33 in IPL Season 2.

If some one says Low scoring matches in T20 game aren’t interesting, Then ask them to watch today’s Games. Another low scoring day and exciting Cricket action.

Match 53:

Rajasthan Royals Vs Kolkata Knight Riders

A very very important game for Rajasthan, as this win will put them in the semi’s and on the other hand we have wounded Bengal tigers to spoil the party for defending champions. It all started as McCullum won the toss and decided to field first, but he would have felt his decision is bad, as Brad hodge bowled the first over, Naman Ojha took the over for 22 runs which had 3 sixes in it. If McCullum felt bad, then its just for one over, his remaining bowlers came like gold, as they started striking right lengths, wickets kept on felling one by one. None seems to hold the crease more than 15 mins, all kept a very short duration as they were in a hurry to pack up. Not only to blame them KKR bowled and esp fielded brilliantly, they have effected 3 run outs which are really crucial and the one of Yusuf was the turning point of the game. Shane stayed for a while, but couldn’t do much as he perished for 18, which is also the second highest score in the team’s performance. RR scored 101 for 9 in 20 overs. First match for Charl Langeveldt came really good, picked up 3 wickets, it seems all came good for KKR but little more late to act to the opportunities.

match 53

Looking down a easy score, McCullum looked so confident as he started the proceeding with a boundary, but tats  all the momentum they had,  very soon , KKR players too followed the suit of RR,  as one after the other kept walking back to pavilion, until the gr8 partnership of 57 came between Laxmi Ratan Shukla and Agarkar was the turning point of the match, as these two batted very sensibly to take the game away from RR. In the end, KKR won the match by 4 wickets, Two persons who took it from the champions are the last two who batted out for KKR. Bowling, ya pretty impressive, they made a game out of 100 runs score and it went to wire till 19.3 overs.  Hats off to their efforts. And Shane Warne, We will definitely Miss You…..

 

Match 54:

Chennai Super Kings Vs Kings XI Punjab

Chennai being sitting pretty in the semi finals spot, they play this game for their momentum to keep going and again the Opponents KXIP, its a must win game, they win they are into semi’s if not, they are out of semi’s. Its Just a DO r Die battle for them, they have been doing well in the past few games to keep their hope alive, lets c , whether they can make it up till the end. 

Dhoni won the toss and decide to Bat first (this is 7th time he wins the toss this season), Just to check the bench strength, CSK left out Hayden, Albie, Jakathi and Tyagi, came in Bailey, Gony, Thusara and R.Ashwin as replacements, Dhoni justified the spinner ashwin pick to state KXIP had abt 6 left handers in the squad. 

Patel and Bailey walked out and displayed some classy stuffs before bailey ran himself out in the 5th over to yuvi’s accurate throw. Later patel was also out for 32 runs while trying cut one of powar, which disarrayed the stumps instead. The killer blow came when Sreesanth bowled the 10 th  over just before the time break, He removed badrinath while trying to hook one over mid wicket, and got rid of Skipper Dhoni of a in swinging ripper. which left CSK 70/4 in 10 overs, later in the second half Punjab did really bowl well, and restricted the scoring rate of Chennai, none looked to get the things going as every one left wondering whats going on. Chennai scored just 46 in the last 10 overs losing 5 more wickets in the course. Bowling was quite impressive from Punjab bowlers as everyone chipped with wickets and also kept their economy rate below 6 an over, which is indeed a excellent job in T20 game.

match 54

Any team would have felt really happy to chase 117 in a T20 game, that too when your playing for a semi finals berth, with a good batting line up. Cricket is a game u can’t make any guesses and especially don’t make them on T20 games, many a times u get it wrong for sure. KXIP had a dreadful start as they lost Sunny sohal cheaply for 3 caught on the leg side. Then Katich and Luke Pom got the things down and rotated the strike for another 5 overs calm, but in came the swirling wind from the hands of Murali, which took off the leg stumps of Katich, who moved across to far.  Guess not spinner tied the web around KXIP batsmen both Luke Pom and Yuvraj got held into it as they scored just 12 runs in the space of next five overs, which meant that runrate has gone upto 9 an over, no more holding up frustrated yuvi went to cut a shooter from raina and failed to connect the low bounce ending his misery innings of 6 from 18 balls.  If this is Yuvi then guess how tough for others, yep, other felt the heat and couldn’t stand for it, kept on walking back soon, and the KXIP hopes had the final nail in coffin as Ashwin held a return catch from Sangakarra. All the other got out when trying to create something out of nothing.  Seriously nothing went for KXIP as they planned in batting, failed miserably, which also showed them the exit of IPL 2.

Bowling, Man, what to to tell abt the spin trio, Murali, Ashwin and Raina, they bowled 12 overs and gave just 38 runs and not only that picked up 6 wickets, which really turned the match for Chennai. Murali was exceptionally best who gave just 8 runs, not in a single over, in his all 4 overs and picked two crucial wickets up front. Other than bowling a special credit must be given to Dhoni for his extraordinary captaincy which was also a huge boon for CSK. Remember he won this game with players dusting out the benches and defended a total of 116, which you wouldn’t call it a T20 total. In the end, Chennai won the match comfortable with 24 runs and seal the second spot in IPL season 2. They will expect to face either Deccan’s or Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Standings as on Day 33 in IPL 2:

standings 355gh

With an unexpected defeat to Rajasthan Royals pulls them out of Semis and Kings XI defeat gives a bright chance for the top 4 teams looking as such to qualify.  Any how net run rate will help both RCB and DC to go through the semi’s. Kings XI punjab will have a 1% hope that RCB is defeated with a margin of 80 to 90 runs, then they may see a chance. But as of now, Top four places seems 99% confirmed, battle for 2maro will be for the places 3rd and 4th. and to decide who will play who.

Interesting Facts on IPL 2 Day 33:

– 57* is the highest 7th wicket partnership in Kingmead and for KKR which is constructed between Agarkar and Shukla.
– Brad Hodge bowled the most expensive first over of the game giving away 22 runs.
– Ravindra Jadeja tops the RR’s scorers Chart with 295 runs. He is also the top scorer to make this runs without even a single 50+ score.
– Shane hit 14 sixes, which is highest by any bowler in this tournament.
– RR equalled the lowest score of 101 in 20 over along with KKR who scored the same against Deccans.
– KKR scored just 38 runs in the first 10 overs, which is the third lowest in this season.
– CSK has a sad record of not winning even a single game in Durban Kingmead, which is been broken today.
– With this win over KXIP, Chennai have won all the 5 games they have played against them.
– KXIP innings had just 5 boundaries and 1 six against CSK today.
– CSK tops the list of Boundaries scored 250 (181 Boundaries and 69 sixes).
– KXIP also recored their lowest ever score in this tournament 92/8 in 20 overs.
– Irfan Pathan topped the list of wickets taken with 17 to his name.

 

– 57* is the highest 7th wicket partnership in Kingsmead and for KKR which is constructed between Agarkar and Shukla.

– Brad Hodge bowled the most expensive first over of the IPL season 2 giving away 22 runs.

– Ravindra Jadeja tops the RR’s scorers Chart with 295 runs. He is also the top scorer to make this runs without even a single 50+ score.

– Shane hit 14 sixes, which is highest by any bowler in this tournament.

– RR equalled the lowest score of 101 in 20 over along with KKR who scored the same against Deccans.

– KKR scored just 38 runs in the first 10 overs, which is the third lowest in this season.

– CSK has a sad record of not winning even a single game in Durban Kingsmead, which is been broken today.

– With this win over KXIP, Chennai have won all the 5 games they have played against them.

– KXIP innings had just 5 boundaries and 1 six against CSK today.

– CSK tops the list of Boundaries scored 250 (181 Boundaries and 69 sixes).

– KXIP also recorded their lowest ever score in this tournament 92/8 in 20 overs.

– Irfan Pathan topped the list of wickets taken with 17 to his name.

 

~rams~

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