IPL 5: Day 36–Warner’s Ton & CSK’s Australianisam prevails…

May 11, 2012 at 11:56 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Another enthralling day in IPL 5…

Match 55:

Delhi Daredevils Vs Deccan Chargers

Delhi’s David Warner’s swashbuckling century grounded Deccan Chargers even after scoring a decent total of 187 in 20 overs. Warner finished with 109* along with Naman Ojha who scored a unbeaten 64*.

Earlier in the day Dhawan and White made their efforts to pick up the score to 187, they did little know it would be chased with 20 balls to spare. With this win Delhi move to the Top of the table, riding past KKR who is with 17 points with the same no .of matches.

Match 56:

Chennai Super Kings Vs Rajasthan Royals

Rain intruded match started bit delayed, with enough breeze ball swung beautifully in both ways, Which Hilfenhaus used to his advantage picking up 4-1-8-2. Stringent bowling from CSK meant Royals weren’t able to pick the gaps easily and they finished with the lowest score of this season 126/6 in 20 overs.

Chennai started off again on a wrong foot, this time Vijay going for a duck. Hussey & Raina continued to score in the difficult track with slow pace. Raina departed after a sudden brain freeze shot where CSK were 36/2 in 6 overs. Dhoni & Bravo couldn’t help much in scoring, Jaddu scored 16 runs with a boundary & a six. It looked almost game Royals when Jaddu departed with a score of 84, needing 43 runs in 20 balls. But new entrant Anirutha Sreekanth & Albie Morkel had a different plan, where they went berserk for next balls and match was over and Chennai won by 4 wicket with 11 balls to spare. Both Aniruth Srikkanth & Albie Morkel had the same figures in their batting, as we can see, both scored 18 runs in 6 balls with 2 sixes and 1 boundary. Finally Australianism in CSK prevailed atleast once for this season.

Interesting facts as on Day 36:

– 109* scored by David Warner is the highest individual score of this season, bettering Rahane & Pieterson’s 103 runs.

– 126/6 is the lowest total scored by Rajasthan royals for this season.

– Andre Russell made his IPL debut for Delhi Daredevils.

– 189* runs partnership between David Warner & Naman Ojha is the highest partnership of this season, and 2nd highest of all time just behind 206 runs of Gilly & Marsh against RCB.

– David Warner scored the third ton of this season and second century in IPL.

– 380 runs scored in 36.4 is the third time highest in match aggregates for this season, but the runrate of 10.36 occupies the top position bettering 10.32 by RCB Vs CSK.

– Ben Hilfenhaus bowled the most economical spell of this season, bowling 4-1-8-2, at an economy of 2/over, he shares the record with Praveen Kumar who has 4-0-8-0.

– David Warner’s century of 52 balls is the fastest of this season.

– 28 runs scored in powerplay by Rajasthan is the lowest powerplay score for them for this season.

– Both Aniruth Srikkanth & Albie Morkel had the same figures in their batting, as we can see, both scored 18 runs in 6 balls with 2 sixes and 1 boundary.

– Victory by 11 balls for CSK is the highest no. of balls remaining for them in this season, on the other two occasions they reached the winning score in the last ball of the match one was with RCB & the other was Rajasthan Royals.

– Ben Hilfenhaus bowled the 21st Maiden of this season.

At the end of DAY 36:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 2

Total no. of Boundaries – 1362

Total no. of Sixes – 527

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

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (63) followed by V.Shewag (55)

Most no. of Sixes –Chris Gayle (37) followed by K.Pietersen (20)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (515) followed by A.Rahane (480)

Purple Cap – Morne Morkel (21) followed by L.Malinga (20)

~rams~

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IPL 5: Day 16 – Pietersen trounces Deccan & Dhoni levels Dada…

April 20, 2012 at 11:57 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Having missed to write about Day 15 in IPL 5, nothing much as gone past though. As KKR picked up their 3rd win for the season, skipper Gambhir being the role model as he lead from front with a match knock 66* from 44 balls.

Match 22:

Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Kings XI Punjab

Earlier KXIP failed to impress, though they had a win over the same opponent couple of days back. Gilly’s Hamstring didn’t help the course for KXIP as well. How ever KXIP finished with 124/7 in their 20 overs.

KKR chased with ease, Skip scored 66* and well aided by Kallis with 30*, Gambhir will finally have a laugh in face after having losing the close games. Unfortunately this was never a one, as it ended with 21 balls to spare.

Coming to Day 16….

Match 23:

Delhi Daredevils Vs Deccan Chargers

Another day with different set of options for Deccan Chargers but the result didn’t have much change, It was the same as the three before, but it would have been very different if not for a man called Pietersen from England, who changed the course of Delhi daredevils and went to score his Maiden T20 century in 64 balls to win the game for Delhi.

Match 24:

Chennai Super Kings Vs Pune Warriors India

Having won the previous encounter Dada will look to take it 2-0 up against the last year champions. But he knew it would be difficult to take down lions in their own den Chepauk. And it was the case to be…

Chennai made three changes in their line up, very rare sight though, they dropped Yo Mahesh, Albie Morkel (have to leave, due to unexpected demise of his friend back in SA ) & Murali Vijay who find it very hard to fit into the opening line up. New Opening pair, Faf & Badrinath walked with confident and gave the best opening stand for the IPL 5, with 116 between them. Late assault from Dhoni,Bravo & Jadeja ensured CSK got 164/5 in 20 overs.

Pune warriors knew this isn’t going to be an easy chase, it became more difficult when man of the match Kulasekara’s spell sent both the opener back into hut with in 4 overs time, from then on every one got a start but regular strike by Chennai bowlers kept Pune under control all the time, and never eased. Finally Dhoni & co leveled Dada’s men 1-1 all to win the game by 13 runs.

Longest Six as on Day 16:

Standings as on DAY 16:

At the end of DAY 16:

–          Bhuvaneshwara Kumar bowled the 7th free hit of this season, and Badrinath ended scoring a single in it and Ashwin bowled the 8th one and Mathews took it for a boundary.

–          First 100 run partnership for Chennai Super Kings for this season.

–          Pietersen scored the second century for this season, 103* against Deccan Chargers is also equals the highest score for this season along with Ajinkya Rahane who scored the same 103*.

–          Pietersen became the 20th Batsmen in the IPL history to score a century.

–          Faf became the 5th Player to score 2nd Half century in this season of IPL. (after Gayle, Rahane, Shah & Gambhir)

–          9 sixes hit by Pietersen is the highest no of sixes hit by a batsmen in an innings, he bettered Gayle’ 8 sixes.

–          116 runs scored between Faf du plessis & Badrinath is the highest first wicket partnership for this season and also the second highest partnership for any wicket, falling behind 121 runs scored by Rahane & Shah.

At the end of DAY 16:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 6

Total no. of Boundaries – 560

Total no. of Sixes – 245

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

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (40) followed by G.Gambhir (24)

Most no. of Sixes –Chris Gayle (15) followed by Faf.Du Plessis (12)

 Orange Cap –A.Rahane (304) followed by Faf.Du Plessis (229)

Purple Cap – Morne Morkel (12) followed by M.Patel (10)

~rams~

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IPL 4: Day 12 Review…

April 19, 2011 at 11:26 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Still its not the season Delhi looking for, they end up losing another game and this time its against Deccan’s. Boneless Batting, Spineless Bowling and worthless fielding nothing gonna get Delhi pass the winning line. Hope Shewag or may de god almighty inspire them to get back in their winning ways.

Another game, Rain plays spoil sport and RCB who’s languishing in the both of the table, just nudge up by picking up the shared point with Rajasthan, who sky up to 2nd position.

Standings as on DAY 12:

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Interesting facts on DAY 12:

– David Warner scored his 4th IPL fifty.

– Sunny Sohal scored his Maiden fifty of this season and as well its his first after coming from Kings XI Punjab.

– In the match between DD Vs DC, It had batsmen to be dismissed for a duck 25th time in this season and its Aaron Finch.

– First Match of this season is called off, without being a ball being bowled.

At the end of DAY 12:


No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 3.

Total no.of Boundaries – 540

Total no.of Sixes –169

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 R.Jadeja (8)

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

~rams~

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IPL 3: DAY 10 Review…

March 24, 2010 at 2:03 am (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Its Day 10 in IPL 3…

Its a Double Header Sunday, and the worst thing i had office to go for even on Sunday… 😦

Match 15 Review:

Deccan Chargers Vs Delhi Daredevils

Gilly won the toss ande decided to Bat first, didnt have the best of the starts just lost Mishra in the very first over, Gilly and Gibbs played their Natural game and kept the scoreboard ticking…After gilly’s Departure, Symonda joined the party but the icing is done surely by Rohit sharma, who was sedated a bit in the beginning but did his job perfectly to finish with a total of 171/6.

DC 171/6 in 20 overs.

R.Sharma 45         Symonds 35
Mishra 1/21      Ladda 1/20

DD 161/9 in 20 overs.

Warner 57        D.Karthik 46
Symonds 3/21  R.Sharma 2/42

DC WON MATCH BY 10 RUNS.

To say, Delhi and David Warner started the chase with a flyer, balls were all over the park and Delhi was crushing the Deccan Bowling. Till 10 overs things looked good and came the misfortune for delhi as they lost Warner in the form of Run out. followed de villers with a complete mess of a full toss delivery and heard the sound of timber. Wicket kept falling around and stand in skipper, Dinesh Karthik tried his best to rotate runs around him,  and really turned the match in the 18th over bowled by Rohit Sharma taking for 17 runs, making chase more interesting but it did live for few moments and its shattered by two quick wickets by Symonds and Vaas bowled the beautiful last over, which meant Delhi fall short of 10 runs. Deccan’s register their 3rd Straight win…

Match 16 Review
Kings XI Punjab Vs Chennai Super Kings

This review is gonna be BIG and Real… Just bcos i enjoyed this thriller very close in stadium…

How did i make it to MA.Chidambaram to see Match…?

I gotta admit the fact, till this long time i havent seen a match in stadium. So the eagerness was always there to watch, but didnt get the right time. Finally this week, Its my Fav IPL with a Match in Chennai, so started searching for tickets here and there, tried in online, but to see that all were sold out and i was left with No other option to see it in small screen.  All of a sudden ITC (place where i am working) was busy with IPL tickets revolving around the office, so i tried my luck over ter too…. But wasn’t so lucky enuf, as all the one’s i asked were interested for their seats.  Finally , Finally, its my friend and collegeus Swaminathan who was able to crack the pot with 1 IPL ticket, but he wasn’t interested to go alone, so he really took hell lot of effort to get one more and oh he did succeed in milking down another Rs.2000 ticket. So both of us were really happy and excited to see IPL…  Even if i had bought in online i wudn’t have spent more than 500 bucks, Somehow, Thanks to ITC and Swami, i am now with a Rs.2000 ticket with me. Here is the glimpse of it….

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But the worst thing is today, we had a internal training program going on, which will be over only in the eve, so gotta wait… Training program got over by 5 and myself and Swami went to his friends house in royapettah for watching match. From there we took a Auto to reach stadium, which is buzzing with heavy music all around and ppl was crowded everywhere, myself and swami went in search of CSK T-shirt and finally made a deal for 150 bucks and got one for each. As we are high priced, we got in very easily, within 5 mins of formal check ups we are into the stadium with a incoming crowd cheering the tamil songs.  I guess it clocked 6.15… Not much of a crowd in my stand, very few, and we are enjoying the music and cheering now and then…  Just a glimpse of the ground from the place where we sat.

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After sometime walked in one of other Colleague Vishwanth, to all our surprise, as he doesn’t watch cricket and seriously dont know anything abt it… But due to his team mates (ITC colleagues and his dept ppl )pressure he just came in…

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As the time passed on crowd started pouring in and excitement just got hyped more. As KXIP walked out of their dug out to start their practice session around 6.45 pm… Every time a player comes in crowd was cheering them, and finally raina walked out after touching the ground and praying to himself with a huge roar… (Certainly less than the reception what Dhoni wud have got)…

However things started heating up and crowd started pouring in fast and our stand was full by this time….  (Filled with small guys, Housewives, aged ppl in 60’s, middle men arund 40’s and not to leave the younger gen occupying the most of the seats… Another thing which kept all happy are a good no.of gals occupying the seats in and arund us… Certainly ground looked colourful in bright lights)… Vishwanth wanted to have something and we walked out and had samosa and came back with 3 Aquafina bottles… And its time for toss and to huge cheer, raina won the toss and decided to bowl first…

Now coming to Match review:

Inform Pathan and Bopara walked out and Albie started the things for CSK. Gony started the second over and runs started flowing from his deliveries… Its certainly encouraging to see crowd cheering every dot ball bowled, which really meant its value… Every now and then we cud hear a sound (to too tooo) and all will shout along with it… This is also new to me, being a new person, i was puzzled how come all are shouting exactly at the same time, later swami revealed me the trick.. And in the third over, Morkel removed Bopara as balaji took a very good catch in the third man region… Due want me tell how was the ground… Gony once again came back to leak runs again. Sangakarra was kept idle for some time b4 he lofted one over third man, but this time Gony being the culprit who grassed it…  Murali was bowling really well from our end, which is gr8 to see… And he did remove his former skipper Sangakarra with the delivery which looped in and patel did the formalities.  All of a sudden wickets fell in heap as balaji took pathan and murali removed another srilankan Mahela. Yuvi kept the hope alive for KXIP with fours and six then and ter… In the middle Justin Kemp walked off the field with a strain in the legs, which meant CSK was a bowler short too… Raina as a skipper took that part too…  Later in the innings  Kaif went to accelerate the score and paid the price, Murali being the benefiter.In end, KXIP punjab scrambled somehow to a score of 136/8 in their 20 overs.

I was very much satisfied with the home teams effort and very much confident that they will get their 6th win over KXIP. We both didnt feel hungry and just stayed their without going for any break.

KXIP 136/8 in 20 overs.

Yuvraj Singh 43    Irfan Pathan  39
Murali 3/16          Morkel 2/23

CSK 136/7 in 20 overs.

P.Patel 57        Hayden 33
J.Theoran 2/17 Yuvaraj  1/18

MATCH TIED.

Super Over:

CSK 9/2 in 0.5 overs.

Raina 8        Morkel 1*

KXIP 10/1 in 0.4 overs.

Yuvraj Singh 4* Mahela 6

KXIP WON THE MATCH BY SUPER OVER.

With a huge cheer Haydos and Patel walked out, Both Hayden and patel kept the hope alive and evry run they scored for cheered… Both put on a really good partnership of 65 runs before trying to pull one of Powar and lost his stumps.  Stadium was dead silent as he walked , typical chennai crowd applauded the effort of the big man… Cant really call it a twist, just bcos, skipper raina filled in hayden place and kept reaching the fence every now and then, Situation was looking pretty when CSK needed just 43 from 48 balls with 9 wickets in hand.  In came Theoron/(Tirsha)(Seems CSK liked her very as players walked back soon to see her in dug out) who gave the first vital breakthru with an excellent footwork to remove Raina with a run out and he isn’t finished as he removed Murali vijay too for a duck in the last ball of the over, and the very next over badri fell to yuvi. Tension started creeping the CSK dug out as well in the crowd too.. No one thought Chennai will make a mess of this run chase, as they did so… Parthiv Patel was carrying the hope but he too was dismissed looking for a big slog over chawla.  Few moments later its a tied game… Cant believe in my eyes, as the whole chepak crowd was left shattering and really looked clueless, how come KXIP pulled it off…  So its time for super over.. Just bcos CSk has hit more no.of sixes, they were asked to Bat first and albie started of with a single and when the whole stadium was cheering for haydos, who came out with mangoose, just left all into pieces as his timber sound was heartbreaking for many… (including me)… Raina scored a six straight above our heads and caught out the very next ball…

Which left KXIP to score 10 in 6 balls of murali, but Mahela made sure they got maximum in the very first delivery as he got half a dozen in the very first delivery, even though murali picked him as he tried the same shot again, this time finding the fielder.  Yuvi missed a ball but made sure in the next delivery his reverse flick work out to a boundary and KXIP was ecstatic without any doubt…. Priety Zinda was jumping all over the ground…

We waited for presentation to get over and new fella Theron got the man of the match rightly. Later we moved out of the stadium in no time and took a auto to get back to royapettah where we have parked the bike, just bcos its night 12, roads of chennai are so clear and swami dropped me in the room within 10 mins…

Just b4 sleep, My hands were paining, throat was very soar, i was totally exhausted but nevertheless my heart was full and without any doubt i had a best exp in my life… Thanks to ITC and Swami a lot….

Standings as on DAY 10:

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Interesting facts on DAY 10:

– KXIP registered their first ever IPL Win over CSK in the 3 yearsof IPL.

– KXIP and CSK have met previously in 5 occasions and all the time CSK being the winner.

– Rohit Sharma scored the 150th six of IPL season 3.

– Delhi conceded more sixes than any team as they top with 36 in their 5 games.

– Delhi conceded just 2 runs as extra which is their best.

At the end of DAY 10:

Total no.of Boundaries – 471
Total no.of Sixes – 164

Orange Cap – J.Kallis (264) followed by Virender Shewag (183)
Purple Cap – Chaminda Vaas (8) followed by Muralitharan, Andrew Symonds and Praveen Kumar with 6 wickets each.

~rams~

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IPL 2: Semi Final -1 Review

May 23, 2009 at 1:51 am (IPL) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its Semi’s time in IPL 2…

Semi Final 1:

Delhi Daredevils Vs Deccan Chargers

Finally its time for Knockout situation, and Do or Die battle for the teams, First up is Delhi a team who are on a roll and won maximum no.of games in this tournament and on the other  side, team who made into semi’s with the help of KKR a bit, (KKR defeated RR in a very important last game, which allowed DC to get in), not a gr8 confidence to go into semi’s.

Pitch report said, its a 160-170 track and captain winning the toss will definitely Bat first, But, on the contrary Gilly won the toss and decided to field first (just for ur remembrance, Dc lost lost 3 out of 4 games chasing, except against KKR, which was won by Rohit’s Magic), Really a brave move by Gilly and asked to shewag to take strike… Man O Man, Ryan Harries bowled a fabulous first over,he got rid of both the openers for duck and created a Maiden, a disastrous start for delhi…  Not to mention, Gilly and the whole team was in Cloud 9…  Then came Skipper Shewag and Dilshan to build the innings, Dilshan had an early reprival of missed run out by Harris.  Till the half way mark, both kept the innings going with some scintillating shots on all side of the wickets, esp shewag’s trademark shots are awesome to watch. Delhi were 83/2. Its really a gr8 comeback after a maiden double strike first over.

Once again Strategic break worked on the favor of bowling team as symonds got the prize scalp as Shewag, who needlessly tried to push a middle stump delivery for a single moving way across the stumps and finally giving trouble to umpires fingers. Surprisingly Shewag went without scoring any six today. Once he is gone, Dilshan and Ab de villers were greeted by some really smart bowling by DC, which doesn’t give any room to free their arms… Except these three, no one else crossed double figures which says the rest. Dilshan scored a well made 50 to get Delhi to a defend-able total of 153. Their main prob was, they lost 4 wickets in last 2 overs, which didn’t really help the score to go up… Actually credit to deccans’ who bowled exceptionally well, esp Harris who picked 3 wickets, RP singh had couple in the last over, and others too did a fair job for a T20 game.

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A Big Game and a Target is ahead and a must win situation for DC’s. In came the Skipper Gilly with his fellow south african partner Gibbs, First over for Delhi is a disaster, am i repeating again the same sentence, even then i am right yep, Gilly the destroyer, scored 5 consecutive boundaries of Dirk Nannes over to start the innings off to a flyer. Other hand Gibbs, got himself out, with a poor shot selection. But Gilly told, none needed, i ll finish the game guys and oh Boy he did massacre the bowling of delhi, Bowl short, Full, half volley, yorker, slower, and name u know in cricket, he knows just two words, either its Four or Six. Shewag who hasn’t bowled even a single over, went to bowl one and give 25 runs off it… in the Power-play over DC scored 84/1. Gilly scored 70 odd by that time. Finally Delhi had few smiles in the last ball before break , as they took Gilly out for 85 of just 35 balls.  But the Damage is already done, Deccans needed just 52 in last 10 overs. Symonds came to the place of Gilly, Inspired by gilly he played his array of shots before getting got at long on for 24. Suman and Rohit played a singles game to win the Semi’s comfortably and go into finals. DC winning the match by 6 wickets and 14 balls to spare. In the presentation Shewag said himself, its a day of gilly, and nothing went on their way… Yep Man , ur rite, Aussies ruled the show…

Bowling, least to write, shud mention two names, Amit Mishra and Dilshan, who did bowl really well for 7 overs between them,  kept economic rate below 5.00, which is really a gr8 task , when u have bowled to a most devastating innings played a devastating player.  Gilly showed the true class, and said , he as been in the two world cup winning finals before… With this magnificent Knock, he became the second top scorer of the tournament after Hayden. (A gr8 piece of advice to Australia, if u need to win this T20 world cup then here is the pair, which can win the matches with 10 wickets to spare, Serious man… Think Aussies…)

 

Interesting Facts on Day 35 , IPL 2:

Semi Finals 1:
– Gilchirst recorded the quickest 50 in just 17 balls in IPL. which is also the 5th fastest in T20 games.
– Gilchrist’s strike rate of 294.11 when reached his half century is the highest ever in IPL cricket while scoring a fifty. Previous best was combined held by Yusuf pathan and Brendon McCullum.
– 21 scored in the first over of Deccan’s innings, the second best in the tournament – Rajasthan had scored 22 against KKR.
– Gilchrist scored 70 runs in boundaries which is also the joint highest with Suresh Raina for a single innings in the IPL
– Gibbs scored his 4th duck today which is the most in the tournament by any player.
– With 5 sixes today, gilly has taken his total numbers in IPL to 48. (29 this year and 19 last year)
– This is also the first time Deccan’s have beaten Delhi in a IPL match in both seasons.
– Deccans have scored 2,111 runs in the league stage games, which is the highest in IPL 2.
– Opening pair of Gilly and Gibs have 505 runs in 14 innings, which is also the highest by any pair in IPL.
Its all one man stats seems to be…. sorry nothing i can do abt it… Hail Gilly….
~rams~

Semi Finals 1:

– Gilchirst recorded the quickest 50 in just 17 balls in IPL. which is also the 5th fastest in T20 games.

– Gilchrist’s strike rate of 294.11 when reached his half century is the highest ever in IPL cricket while scoring a fifty. Previous best was combined held by Yusuf pathan and Brendon McCullum.

– 21 scored in the first over of Deccan’s innings, the second best in the tournament – Rajasthan had scored 22 against KKR.

– Gilchrist scored 70 runs in boundaries which is also the joint highest with Suresh Raina for a single innings in the IPL

– Gibbs scored his 4th duck today which is the most in the tournament by any player.

– With 5 sixes today, gilly has taken his total numbers in IPL to 48. (29 this year and 19 last year)

– This is also the first time Deccan’s have beaten Delhi in a IPL match in both seasons.

– Deccans have scored 2,111 runs in the league stage games, which is the highest in IPL 2.

– Opening pair of Gilly and Gibs have 505 runs in 14 innings, which is also the highest by any pair in IPL.

Its all one man stats seems to be…. sorry nothing i can do abt it… Hail Gilly….

~rams~

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IPL 2: Day 26 Review.. Its DC Vs DD..

May 14, 2009 at 1:10 am (IPL) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi…

Its Day 26 in IPL 2…

Match 43:

Delhi Daredevils Vs Deccan Chargers

Almost a berth in Semi’s Delhi would love to seal their berth with this win, on the other end, Its Deccan’s, who need this win to get their place in semi’s…. Its almost a playoff for the semi’s berth. 

Gilly won the toss and decided to bowl first, Surprise, Shewag didn’t open for delhi, its warner and Gambhir, Warner went for a expensive pull shot and got in the mid off easily. later dilshan gave a simplest ever chance to rohit sharma, when he failed to grab that, he meant, how important catch they have missed, taking sixth over the game to 24 runs.  Even though he was after a very short cameo, he did his work. But on the other end, its gambhir who is really struggling to find the form finally ended his misery innings with a shot lofted to long on. In the end, its AB and Karthik’s show, both really made bowlers to pay a lot, esp karthik took chaminda vaas’s last over to 23 which really the turning point of the match. With a good show, Delhi ended by getting 173/7, (the same score that KKR made yesterday).

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Looking down to chase more than 8 an over, gilly started the things in his own fashion, picking the gaps and punishing the bowlers with out any mercy,  Sangwan ran over couple of wickets in the front, but nothing halted the proceedings of Deccan’s and its just a man, gilly taking all, all over the park in Kingsmead. Then came the killer break (i mean strategic time out), which really breaked the strategic formed by gilly, but he brought in a right replacement for his shoes, its symonds, took the place of another Australian, and looked at ease while playing the delhi bowlers.  

To say Deccan’s had the match in their pocket till 17th over (where they needed 25 in 18 balls with 6 wickets in hand), then came the unexpected surprise, Rajat Bhatia from no where bowled a superb over to remove Symonds and Smith and giving away just 3 in that over, later nehra chipped with 2 wickets in 19th over, last over Bhatia finished the things off for deccans, picked the rest 2. Which means, Deccan’s lost their last 7 wickets in the space of 17 deliveries and for 12 runs.

Which means, Delhi won the match by 12 runs. and remain firmly in the top of the table. Winners are two localities Bhatia and Sangwan for dashing figures.

Standings as on IPL Day 26:

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Delhi cements their place in semis and top of the table…

Interesting IPL facts on IPL day 26:

– Run out of RP singh by DD,is the 14th in this tournamanet by them, which is highest by any team in IPL season 2.
– 3/18 is the best figures for Pradhep Sangwan in T20 cricket.
– A wicket is fallen after strategic time out, this time Gilchrist
– 4 catches dropped today, 3 by Deccans (rohit, ravi teja, and rohit) and 1 by delhi’s Ab  de villers.
– 4/15 is the best figures for Rajat Bhatia and also by any delhi bowler in this season of IPL.
– Vaas recorded the worst bowling figures of this IPL season, 2/52 in his four overs.

 

– Run out of RP singh by DD,is the 14th in this tournament by them, which is highest by any team in IPL season 2.

– 3/18 is the best figures for Pradhep Sangwan in T20 cricket.

– A wicket is fallen after strategic time out, this time Gilchrist

– 4 catches dropped today, 3 by Deccans (rohit, ravi teja, and rohit) and 1 by delhi’s Ab  de villers.

– 4/15 is the best figures for Rajat Bhatia and also by any delhi bowler in this season of IPL.

– Vaas recorded the worst bowling figures of this IPL season, 2/52 in his four overs.

~rams~

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IPL 2: Day 13 Review

May 1, 2009 at 2:45 am (IPL) (, , , , , , , , )

Hi…

Match 21:

Delhi Daredevils Vs Deccan Chargers

Its a Clash of Titans, Top two teams in the table play against each other….

As the opening wasn’t gr8 for the past few games, same continue today too, Gilly after smaking nannes for couple of boundaries got carried away and lost his wicket, then gibbs went back with a duck, and batting wasn’t so gr8 by deccans’s today. they were very much clumsy, till Dwayne smith played a gem of a cracker to rescue back DC from a  gr8 trouble which they were in. But in the end it all ended up just short of 150 and delhi shud have felt a straight fwd chance to win the match. 

 

In bowling its Nannes (4-0-16-2) bowled his heart out, took the wicket of  Gilchirst after he took him for a couple of boundries, then he took in form gibbs too in his next over, which really turned the game towards delhi,  all the credit to him.  Other than him, Nehra, vettori, sangwan all chiped with the wickets.

match-21

 

Chasing just 7.5 an hour, Shewag and gambhir went after the bowling of deccans, but when shewag was abt to take the game away, deccans struck two quick blows removing both shewag and Ab in the span of 2 overs. and very soon joined them after a LBW to his name. But then, its left to dilshan and dinesh karthick who carried the way for delhi to the victory, unfortunate, dinesh karthick cudn’t stay till the end to finish off the game. but its dilshan, who took fidel edwards in black and white after being hit by a bouncer. which ended the match and as a well made 52 for dilshan. bowling ahmed got 2 wickets, purple cap doesnt seems to have a shift today, since RP singh cudn’t really make break thru’s.

In the end, it s Delhi daredevils won the match comfortably with 8 balls to spare, and they have beaten the undeafeated team in this season. which points table open to all the competitors.


Match 22:

Chennai Superkings Vs Rajasthan Royals

This game win is much necessary for both teams to stay in the semi’s hunt. 

Shane warne won the toss and after having a deep look over the wicket he decided to field first, and it did seems to work, opening partnership in DLF IPL doesn’t seem to work again, and this time its orange cap holder Mathew hayden gone for a 1. And patel followed him up. But its has nothing to do with Raina, runs started raining from his end, well supported by badrinath.  After strategic time out, badrinath fell to warne and runs started to stop a bit, scoring just 23 runs in 10-15 overs gap. but both dhoni and raina made up for it in de slog overs with some fabulous shots. Raina had a very fair chance of making a century, but with a mistaken scorecard, he went out for a shot, and missed it in de last over. Anyways, its an excelent performance for him in a tough pitch to bat on. 

While to talk abt bowling, Yusuf picked a couple and warne chiped in with one, rest where taken a back by raina’s power packed performance.

match-22

Chasing 165 wasn’t an easy job, in this pitch, and this is third time i had to write today, again opening failed, and grame smith fell for 2 to his country man Albie morkel. from then, it wasn’t conviencing enough for royals to battle out chennai’s bowling attack , it was too good to handle. (really surprised to see a big change in bowling) Yusuf and Jadeja tired their best, but its al out their hands, before they cud make a move. so Chennai cruised to a first win against RR. with 38 more runs to get. 

As i was mentioning, bowling did really come good for chennai today, Balaji picked up his 4 (3.3-0-21-4) and morkel came with twin strike in beginnnig and followed by oram and rain to have their names in the wicket takers list.

Anyways good game, but script was written very well and Raina is the hero of the day. Hats off to him….

 

Standings as on IPL day 13:

standings-10

Chennai hope to pick up a few more wins to be in the top 4. but this contest is wide open for all….

 

Intersting facts abt IPL day 13:

I didnt see the first game, went on to submit my project report, so no stats r fatcs on that…. sry for that…

 

– This is the first time CSK has defeated RR in IPL league. They have lost all three matches (2 league and 1 finals) in the previous season.

– Asnodkar of RR is the first batsman to be out HIT wicket in IPL league, morkel being 

the bowler for CSK.

– Raina had his best all round performance today. (98 runs of bat, 2 catches and 1 wicket)

– Suresh raina bettered the performance of Ab de villers, in Most runs from fours and sixes in an innings, raina scored 70 runs (10×4 and 5x 6), Ab scored just 56 out of his 105.

– Jakati is the only player chosen in the team as a specialist extra spinner and he didnt have chance to bowl r either to bat in the game. 


~rams~

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