IPL 5: Day 34 – Watson’s One Man Show & Mandeep’s Heroics…

May 9, 2012 at 12:35 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Match 52:

Pune Warriors India Vs Rajasthan Royals

Important game for Dravid to get a win against slightly easier team to beat at this stage rather to face Chennai & Mumbai and decide the place for Play off’s. Dada its time to restore some pride for himself and for his team as well, who knows this very well may be his last season of IPL.

Ganguly won the toss and decided to bat first, Finally Dada back to his place, opened the innings along with Aussies counter part Clarke, didn’t click for long, Dada departed just before powerplay for 14 runs of 16 balls. To say i can’t write anything much about anyone as everyone was struggling to get the ball out of the pitch, Majumadar who play two exquisite shots which are the only two sixes for Pune innings.  Credit to Rajasthan bowlers as well, they have been fantastic bowled to their field and plan. Tait,Botha & Binny were too good on the day. As Pune finished their innings with 125/6 in 20 overs which had only 5 fours and 2 sixes.

Chasing a score close to 6 an over is a cake walk, but u never know, just when we thought that Smith pulled off a blinder to remove inform Rahane to remove for a duck. Dravid was also out too soon, but Watson decided to make it a one man show and he did as well. He pummelled 10 fours and 4 sixes to score 90 runs in just 51 balls and sealed the match for Rajasthan Royals in 16.2 overs. All to say Just man was there in second innings and it is Shane Watson from Australia.

Rajasthan Royals won the game by 7 Wickets with 22 balls to spare…

Match 53:

Deccan Chargers Vs Kings XI Punjab

Same as Rajasthan important game for Kings XI Punjab who is also at 10 points need this win to be in the tournament with tough games coming up especially a couple against Delhi, too tough to say though. On the other side take away two points team at this stage for any opponent in IPL 5.

Deccan’s won the toss and decided to field first, Thankfully KXIP obliged and got to a flying start with Marsh & Mandeep with 55 runs in 6 odd overs. Mandeep’s brilliance in batting was quite clearly displayed as he despatched the DC bowlers in ease, excellent textbook shot as well, with 8 fours and 3 hits over the fence Mandeep finally missed a straighter one trying to slog, while he was at 75 runs. Miller gave the late surge to boost KXIP total as it looked inflate enough to fly away for victory. 170/5 in 20 overs.

Deccan Chargers didn’t show much hope in chasing the score, as they they 2 wickets for 31 runs, fromthen Dr.Harris & White tried to come back in the game with 40 odd runs partnership, but KXIP stand in skipper decided to bowl just one over in which he picked both the set batsmen to pavilion. Batsmen who came down the order just played out, to be fair to them pitch was quite uneven in the bounce as well. they can’t do much about it. In the end DC finished with 145/8 in 20 overs.

KXIP won the game by 25 runs.

Standings as on DAY 34:

Interesting facts as on Day 34:

–           5 fours and 2 sixes a total of just 32 runs scored by Pune warriors in boundary is the lowest runs scored in boundaries.

–          90* is the highest score for Shane Watson bettering 89 not out in season 1.

–          Pune Warriors didn’t bowl even a single extra for a day.

–          Anustip Majumdar made his IPL debut for Pune Warriors India.

–          Rajasthan’s 22 balls victory is the highest ever by any other team other than Delhi daredevils who top the list with better than this. List goes as 40, 31, 28 & 24 balls.

–          75 runs for Mandeep singh is the highest score in IPL career.

At the end of DAY 34:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 3

Total no. of Boundaries – 1282

Total no. of Sixes – 490

Longest Six – C. Gayle – 111 & 106 Meters followed by K. 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 34 Review

May 22, 2009 at 1:04 am (IPL) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Its Day 34 in IPL Season 2… And also the final day for the league stage games…

Match 55:

Delhi Daredevils Vs Mumbai Indians

Not a very important game for both the teams,  Delhi will look to have a winning momentum before they get into semi’s. Mumbai will try to have a game for pride before they pack their bags. Shewag won the toss and decided to field first, Mumbai back with the traditional openers, Sanath and Sachin, but it didn’t last long, MI lost wickets in quick successions leaving 28/3 in 4.3 overs.  Then Skipper joined with rahane to build the innings and gor MI beond 100 run mark and got himself out, then nothing was so gr8 rest chipped with few numbers to name ending the innings with 165/8. Bowling, Nannes and Sangwan bowled really well to chip up with wickets.

match 55

Delhi seemed so cool right from the beginning, No panic at any stage, Back in form Shewag and Gambhir stirred the things up well for delhi and its in the end its a cake walk, In simple, delhi had a nice icing on the cake in the end of league matches. Shewag and Gambhir back in form, bowlers doing a fair job and everything is looking good for Semis 2maro. Bowling, cant really pick much, other than Bhajji who came close twice to pick up a Hat trick, other than that, its all just underwritten…. Finally delhi top the table with 4 wicket victory.

Match 56:

Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Deccan Chargers

A fairly important game for RCB as they will keep an eye on the Net run rate and Deccans are more comfortable to get in at any cause. Kumble won the important toss and decided to Bat first,  Which is right, bcos u never want to have net runrate in mind and u go in for a chase. (finally u may end up exiting like south africa did in T20 world cup).  I think RCB have a curse on the no 7, this is 3rd time for them a wicket fell on 7, this time its Kallis, instead of Uthappa…  later Van de merwe and Manish Pandey carried the innings well with a reasonable scoring rate. The real show came, when the 19 year boy from Karnataka, went berserk against the bowlers, and went on to score the first T20 century by an Indian, this will be the best feeling for his life time. in the ned, few sixes from Virat Kohli helped RCB to get a score of 170/4 in 20 overs. Bowling, Except Ojha and Symonds, none seems to be impressive, Rp singh purple cap holder, went for plenty today especially in his last over he went for 23 runs, which was the big over of the match.

match 56

The equation was If DC wins the match in 11.1 overs, then RCB may lose out in Net run rate and KXIP can sneak in thru.

As always, deccan’s had a good start courtesy Gibbs, he scored at fast pace, and gilly kept knocking the singles around him,  finally gilly was out when he tried to pull a slower delivery of akhil,  score was 68/1 in 6.5 overs.  Things looked good, but RCB ensured they kept hunting down the wickets in the regular intervals, which didn’t allow DC’s for a stable chase, Bowling looked really good, Akhil and Jumbo picked couple each and rest bowled a decent ones to restrict DC’s. In the end, DC failed to reach the target by 12 runs, think back, how costly the last over of DC was…. U cant blame any1 now, finally its a unexpected and resurgent RCB making the way to 3rd place in table and will face Chennai a day after tomorrow in Semi finals 2.

Final Standings of Teams in IPL season 2:

standings 34

Finally and Finally Top four teams are fixed, 

Semi Finals 1: Delhi Daredevils  Vs Deccan Chargers on 22nd night 8 Pm.

Semi Finals 2: Chennai Super Kings Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore on 23rd night 8 Pm.

 

Interesting Facts on Day 34 in IPL 2:

– Last ball by JP duminy went for a six, which is also the first ever six scored against by JP Duminy’s bowling in this tournament.
– Shewag scored his first 50 of this season IPL.
– Ironically Mumbai scored same 165 in the opening game of IPL 2 against CSK, and they went on to win by 19 runs.
– 4/17 is the best bowling figures of Harbhajan in a T20 game.
– 24 runs is the second highest number of extras conceded by any team in IPL 2, Mumbai is in the top with 26 runs against CSK.
– For delhi 3 bowlers share the top postion with 12 wickets to their name. (Nehra, Nannes and Sangwan)
– Gilchirst has 410 runs to his name, which makes him 4th one to go beyond the mark of 400 runs. (Hayden, Villers, and Raina are the others)
– Bangalore scored 106 runs in the last 10 overs.
– Manish Pandey became the first indian to score a T20 Century, this is also the second century in IPL season 2, Villers scoring the first one against CSK.
– Gibbs scored 3rd fifty of this season, which make him the only deccan batsmen with 3 r more fifties.
– Praveen Kumar recorded his worst bowling figures, as he went for 45 runs in his 4 over spell.

 

– Last ball by JP duminy went for a six, which is also the first ever six scored against by JP Duminy’s bowling in this tournament.

– Shewag scored his first 50 of this season IPL.

– Ironically Mumbai scored same 165 in the opening game of IPL 2 against CSK, and they went on to win by 19 runs.

– 4/17 is the best bowling figures of Harbhajan in a T20 game.

– 24 runs is the second highest number of extras conceded by any team in IPL 2, Mumbai is in the top with 26 runs against CSK.

– For delhi 3 bowlers share the top position with 12 wickets to their name. (Nehra, Nannes and Sangwan)

– Gilchirst has 410 runs to his name, which makes him 4th one to go beyond the mark of 400 runs. (Hayden, Villers, and Raina are the others)

– Bangalore scored 106 runs in the last 10 overs.

– Manish Pandey became the first Indian to score a T20 Century, this is also the second century in IPL season 2, Villers scoring the first one against CSK.

– Gibbs scored 3rd fifty of this season, which make him the only deccan batsmen with 3 r more fifties.

– Praveen Kumar recorded his worst bowling figures, as he went for 45 runs in his 4 over spell.

 

~rams~

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