IPL 5: Day 44 – Deccan’s play first of the spoiler’s to knock Rajasthan out…

May 19, 2012 at 12:44 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

So many have gone past in a week where I have been busy in my native place to attend two year once festival for our deity.  Everything went well and here I am back to blog…

Few things that I could have missed…,

1. Dwayne Bravo’s Miandad style finish against KKR.

2. Chris Gayle’s blistering knock of 128* from 62 balls against DD.

3. Rohit Sharma’s Classic century of 109* runs against RCB.

4. Fiery Ben Hilfenhaus bowling DD out of the match.

5. Inspired Hussey & Gurukreet take KXIP live another day.

6. Gilly’s come back in style to smile for all reasons.

Match 68:

Rajasthan Royals Vs Deccan Chargers

It’s one of the two games that Royals have to win to be in the playoff’s, For Deccan, it will be a spoiler if they can win it.

Dravid won the toss and decided to bat first, Not the kind of start he expected as Rahane & Watson departed with meagre scores. Dravid with standed with few classic shots, but not before lofting Gony to the deep square hands with 39 runs to his name. Shah & Menaria tried to build the momentum, but they failed to do so, Eventually losing wickets at the wrong times. As RR finished with 126/8 in 20 overs.

Deccan’s would have felt that they are in with a fair chance to win their 2nd game in front of their home crowd. Both Akshath Reddy & Dhawan gave a solid start scoring 63 runs in 8 overs, put the runrate way below the expected.  But still DC wasn’t through with the game easily as Rajasthan pecked back with couple of wickets quickly, but this time Deccan’s didn’t press the panic button as they held their nerves quite well to pull off a 5 wicket victory and put Rajasthan out of contention.
Deccan Chargers won the game by 5 wickets with 8 Balls to spare…

Standings as on DAY 44:

Qualification Scenario for the teams in contention:

RR is out of the contention of this IPL 5…  It leave us with MI, CSK, KXIP & RCB fighting for the last two spots…

For CSK to qualify – Its Simple as that  KXIP & RCB has to lose their next matches…  

For KXIP to qualify – Have win their next game and wait for RCB to lose their game, that’s enough as they will knock CSK out as they will move to 18 points.

For RCB to qualify – Just win the next game against – DC.

For MI – If KXIP or RCB have lost then they are through with 18 points they have, if both have won their games then its a virtual knockout game against RR, Need to win to enter… 

Interesting facts as on Day 44:

–          Win against Rajasthan Royals for Deccan Chargers is only their second victory in their home ground in Hyderabad in all the five season played.

–          Gayle is the first player in IPL to score more than 700 runs in an IPL season; previous best was by Sachin Tendulkar 618 runs in Season 3.

–          Gayle is also the Highest run scorer in the tournament with 128* runs.

–          Deccans’s 3rd victory of this season, and it is just against the second team, because they won both their previous matches against PWI.

–          Shikhar Dhawan went past Rahane to take the top scorer spot after Gayle, he is now with 564 runs and Rahane following with   548.

–          Michael Hussey scored the 600th six of IPL

At the end of DAY 44:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 3

Total no. of Boundaries – 1697

Total no. of Sixes – 647

Longest Six – Chris Gayle – 111,109,106,106 &106 Meters followed by Kieron Pollard – 105 Meters.

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (71) followed by R.Dravid (62)

Most no. of Sixes –Chris Gayle (57) followed by K.Pietersen (20)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (706) followed by S.Dhawan (564)

Purple Cap – S.Narine (21) followed by L.Malinga (21) & Morne Morkel (21).



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IPL 3: 3rd Place Play off – RCB Vs DC…

April 25, 2010 at 2:02 am (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Its Day 44 in IPL and its a 3rd place play off day.

Match 59 Review:
Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Deccan Chargers

Both Last Year Finalist’s this year missing out and now playing for a place in Champions league, Gilly won the toss and decided to Bat first, As last time in finals Kumble opened the bowling against Gilly and the result is same as he was again out in the third ball of the first over (Nostalgic of last year finals) but this time to a fantastic catch by Kallis. From then on i can write only abt two ppl Anirudh Singh who scored almost half of the total and Venugopal rao who scored second max. Rest all had their noodles getting prepared in two mins, so they all r in hurry to go for it. Yep Not more than 2 mins any1 stayed in crease. When Anirudh was dismissed they were 78/6 in 15 overs, after 15 balls they were all out for 82 runs. Which really meant the innings for the day. Just in simple not a day for DC’s… RCB captain again replicated his figures of 4/16 and the real star of the day.

DC 82/10 in 18.3 overs.

Anirudh Singh 40      V.Rao 24
A.Kumble 4/16      Kallis 2/3

RCB 86/1 in 13.5 overs.

Dravid 35*       K.Pieterson 29*
R.Sharma 1/24    Symonds 0/17


Chasing the lowest ever target in this season, RCB were at ease, No real pressure and even to say No gr8 deal of pressure from Bowlers as well, it clear that they dont have a target to defend, when ur team is bowled out for paltry 82 runs, all u can do is bowl ur overs and finish ur formalities. (U can’t offer win declare in International matches, So sad…, if it was, today was an opportunity). To write in simple, Kallis played a sedated innings, even though chasing score was mere 80 odd, and finally ended his dreadful innings by hitting one back to rohit sharma. Dravid and Pieterson finished off the match with a thumping win for RCB. Mallya got a reason to smile now, without doubt… RCB qualify for Champions League which will be held later in this year.

Interesting facts on DAY 44 in IPL 3:

– 82 is the Lowest ever total scored by Deccan’s in IPL so far, previous was 100 against

CSK in last season.

– For the first time in this season, four batsmen have been dismissed for duck.

– 69 dot balls BY Deccan’s is the max by any team in an ipl game so far.

– Kallis went past Sachin in runs scored but Orange Cap is still with Sachin as the scores are valid only in the league game and this is just a play off game.

– This is also the first match where two maidens are bowled in a same match.(Steyn and


– 11th and 12th Maidens of IPL are bowled by Steyn and Kallis respectively.

– Dravid went past 200 runs in IPL this season and overall went past 900 runs today.

– 50 scored in 9.5 overs by RCB is the slowest one of this tournament.

At the end of DAY 44:

Total no.of Boundaries – 1685
Total no.of Sixes – 572

Orange Cap – J.Kallis (572) followed by Sachin Tendulkar (570) and S.Ganguly(493).
Purple Cap – Pragyan Ojha(21) followed by Amit Mishra, Kumble and Harbhajan at 17.

Most Sixes – Robin Uthappa (27) followed by Yusuf Pathan (24) and Murali Vijay (24).
Most Fours – Sachin Tendulkar(79) followed by J.Kallis (67).


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