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)



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IPL 4: DAY 44 Review…

May 22, 2011 at 2:16 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Match 67, Gilly need to win 5 games out of 5 to in the playoff’s he crossed 4 successfully and he needed just one more to go past for the playoff’s. He won the toss and decided to field first, idea should have been to dismiss Deccan’s cheaply and score the run in quick pace to up the run rate. But what happened was quite opposite as DC’s found form in no time to pull KXIP in the back foot. To say they got themselves to blame, as they even dropped the sitters, not once or twice, almost five catches were put down in their innings and i didn’t count the missed run out chances. Dhawan rode on luck to get to his first half century, well supported by Ravi Teja. Finally Deccan’s finished with 198/2 in 20 overs, their ever highest against KXIP in all seasons. Must win situation, 10 runs required per over, u expect a fight back from the home team, having put in the blood and sweat to win the other 4 games, but it wasn’t the case again as KXIP batsmen showed no responsibility apart from Gilly, who scored his 9th IPL fifty, just before departing. Amit Mishra a happy bowler who picked up the first Hattrick of the season to delight Deccan’s. As KXIP bowled out for 116 in 19 overs. Deccan’s won the match y 82 runs, their highest ever winning margin in IPL so far.

Match 68, Dada’s last match for this season, apart from 32 and 18, he was also a victim of duck. so he has the last chance to say what he his. But Rain god’s seems to have no idea in watching this dead rubber, so ruled out the match when Delhi were 56/3 in 10 overs. So Sorry Dada, May be next season u can show off more…

Standings as on DAY 44:


So with KXIP losing, Its now official that top four teams featuring in the list will be playing the playoff’s irrespective of tomorrow’s results.

Interesting stats as on DAY 44:

– Gilly scored his 9th IPL fifty.

– Shaun Marsh became the fourth player to score more than 50 boundaries in this season of IPL.

– Shaun Marsh also became the first player to breach 500 runs mark in this season.

– 82 runs victory for Deccan’s is the highest ever in their IPL seasons, previous was 55 runs vs Kochi in this season.

– 198/2 is their second highest ever total in IPL history, list is topped by 214/5 Vs Rajasthan in the first season.

– Out of 6 wins for Deccan’s 5 came batting first and 1 came in chasing.

– 95* runs is the highest score for Shikhar Dhawan in his IPL career.

– Amit Mishra (Deccan Chargers) picked the first Hattrick of the season against KXIP, personally it’s his second in IPL, ironically his first Hat trick came against Deccan Chargers, for which team he has picked the Hattrick this year.

– Amit Mishra’s hattrick victim’s are – Ryan McClaren, Mandeep Singh and Ryan Harris

– Yuvraj Singh is the only other player in IPL with 2 Hattricks.

– Amit’s Mishra’s Hattrick is 7th in IPL history so far.

– This first time in IPL, Delhi Daredevils are the wooden spooners.

At the end of DAY 44:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 6

Total no.of Boundaries – 1759

Total no.of Sixes –564

Orange Cap –Shaun Marsh (504) followed by Paul Valthaty (463)

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (27) followed by Amit Mishra (19)

Most Sixes – Chris Gayle (32) followed by Shaun Marsh (20)

Most Fours –Paul Valthaty (55) followed by Shaun Marsh (52)

Longest Six – Adam Gilchrist (122 M) followed by Albie Morkel (114 M & 109 M)


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IPL 4: DAY 9 Review…

April 17, 2011 at 1:00 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Another Double header day,

Chennai back to winning ways after losing their lost match to KXIP, thanks to Mr.Cricket for coming back to form and deservingly taking Chennai home safely in their home ground.

Yet another Midas touch from Paul Valhathy demolished Deccan’s, a astonishing all round effort from Paul got KXIP to coast with dead ease.

Standings as on DAY 9:


Interesting facts on DAY 9:

– 136 runs scored between Gilly and Valhathy for the opening wicket, is the highest ever for the KXIP for the first wicket and for this season of IPL 4.

– Paul Valhalthy becomes the first player in IPL to pick 4 wickets and score 50 runs in a match.

– 8 sixes scored by KXIP in today’s match is the highest so far in this season in an innings.

– Virat Kohli scored the 400th Boundary of IPL 4.

– Out of 15 matches played in IPL so far, 11 have been won in Chasing, isn’t that tell u something.
– Amit Mishra becomes the 24th man to be dismissed in Duck.

At the end of DAY 9:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 4

Total no.of Boundaries – 439

Total no.of Sixes –129

Orange Cap – Sachin Tendulkar (201) followed by P.Valhathy (201)

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (9) followed by Dale Steyn (6)

Most Sixes – AB De Villers (8) followed by P.Valhathy (7)

Most Fours –Paul Valhathy (28) followed by S.Tendulkar (22)


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