IPL 6: Day 49 Qualifier 1–Hussey & Raina help CSK to book themselves the 5th IPL Final…

May 22, 2013 at 12:35 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Last week in  IPL 6 and it starts with Top two teams in the table meet to decide who is gonna get the double promotion and be there on a Big Sunday..  Is it going to be fifth time for Chennai or second time for Mumbai…?

Qualifier 1, Dhoni won the coin and decided to bat first, When the big day comes, Chennai is totally a revamped team, CSK got off to a good start with 52 runs before losing Vijay while trying to up the run rate. Then came the partnership between Mr.Cricket Hussey & all time CSK star Raina, which changed the total complexion of the game. Hussey was subtle in his touch & class in anchoring along with Raina who showed the pure aggression & T20 style of batting. Both put on a 140 runs partnership in 76 balls which helped CSK to post a taunting 192/1 in 20 overs.

Mumbai without Sachin lost Aditya tare very early, but however Dwayne Smith scored a blistering blitzkrieg fifty of 21 balls to get Mumbai off to a flyer. But its that man again with golden arm for Dhoni, Sir Jadeja who picked the dangerous Smith at 68 of 28 balls. Once he is out suddenly Mumbai looked like headless chickens. Karthik got out sweeping to a straight ball, followed Skipper Rohit Sharma. For a very Brief moment Pollard looked like turning on the game with two back to back sixes off Jadeja, But u always know you can’t get away from Sir, just after hitting two sixes, so he had the last laugh by dismissing him and picking the third wicket of the day in the very same over. From then it was just Catching session for CSK, as Mumbai batsmen came to scoop the balls in the air and CSK fielders made sure they picked every one of them without missing. In the end Mumbai were bowled out for 144 in 18.4 overs.

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 48 runs and through to the finals for the fifth time in 6 seasons of IPL…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 49:

– Bravo picked up his 14th Catch of the tournament; he leads the list of highest catches taken for this season.

– Dwayne Smith scored his fifty in 21 balls, which is the fastest for him in his IPL career, bettering his previous best in 34 balls.

– Mumbai now have lost four games when they have been asked to chase more than 190+.

– 192/1 is the CSK highest score with just losing a single wicket.

– 4-0-45-0 spell by Malinga is the most expensive one in IPL.

– 140 runs partnership between Hussey & Raina was the third time both involved more than 100 runs partnership. List is topped by Gayle & Kohli pair with 5 century partnership.

– 51 runs scored by CSK in last five overs against Mumbai is the highest by any team for this season.

– 47 runs scored by CSK in powerplay overs is the highest for CSK against Mumbai , also this first time against Mumbai they have never lost a wicket till the powerplay overs were finished.

– Michael Hussey scored his 6th IPL fifty for this season and first against Mumbai Indians in his IPL career.

– 28 wickets taken by Bravo equals the most wickets taken in an IPL season along with Lasith Malinga in 2011.

– Chennai has qualified into all the finals when IPL was held in Indian Soil. In season two they were knocked out in playoffs were it was played in South Africa.

– Chennai now have both Orange Cap (Mike Hussey) & Purple Cap (Dwayne Bravo).

At the end of DAY 49 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1966

Total no. of Sixes – 649

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (81) followed by Kohli (64)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (51) followed by Rohit Sharma (28)

Orange Cap –Mike Hussey (732) followed by Chris Gayle (708)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (28) followed by James Faulkner (26)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/16 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (196) followed by Sunil Narine (180)

Fastest Ball of IPL 6 – Shaun Tait (153.43 KMH) followed by Dale Steyn (152.48KMH)

Fair play Award Winners – Chennai Super Kings




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IPL 6: Day 21–Gayle’s Day in record books & Harmeet Singh also won MOM…

April 23, 2013 at 11:28 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Double header on a Tuesday, Not many would want it, Unless they are willing to see the fireworks of Chris Gayle.

First Game, Had one name to be written, Just CHRIS GAYLE… One man literally played against 11 Pune players and won the game hands down. Records kept tumbling as Gayle kept swinging his bat (all those tumbled records are listed below). Ballistic Gayle went on to score 175 runs in 66 balls, which had 13 fours, 17 sixes & 18 dot balls. Other played the second fiddle around him, RCB ended with the highest T20 score 263/5 in 20 overs. PWI played their 20 overs trying to reduce their deficit of defeat, and ended up scoring 133 runs, leaving them just sort of 130 runs from the target. A point to note, Gayle also picked 2 wickets in the only over he bowled.

Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match by 130 runs…

Second Game, After having a Power packed, you can’t eclipse the effort of calypso,  So it was always a dull game, where people relived the moments of glory of Chris Gayle and in between there was a match between Delhi & Punjab. Delhi batted first, back to square one as they were in the tournament till the last game, lost wickets to poor shots and poor batting efforts to sum Delhi’s score of 120 in good batting track. KXIP started off the chase in a flyer and kept the chase going even though wickets are falling every now & then. But in the end they chased it with 3 full overs to spare.

Kings XI Punjab won the match by 5 wickets with 18 balls to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 21:

– Records tumbled as Man from Caribbean took a big page on the record book, Read what all he has rewritten in the books of record.

· Fastest Individual Fifty in IPL scored in 17 balls.

· Fastest Individual Century scored in a T20 international scored in 30 balls, bettering 34 balls century of Andrew Symonds and for IPL it is 37 ball century by Yusuf pathan.

· Longest Six scored which went 119 meters bettering 112 meters also by Gayle.

· First player to hit 150 sixes in IPL tournament.

· Best Opening Partnership for IPL ever, 167 runs bettering 163 runs between Dwayne Smith & Sachin Tendulkar.

· Fastest Team Hundred in IPL history scored in 7.5 overs.

· Most sixes hit (17) by any batsmen in a T20 international, Previous best was by Graham Napier for Essex against Sussex hitting 16 sixes.

· 175 runs scored is the highest score in a T20 International by an individual batsmen, he bettered 158 runs by Bredon McCullum in IPL season 1 against RCB.

· Highest total in a T20 International game bettering 260 scored by Srilanka against Kenya, and 246 scored by CSK against RR in IPL career.

· Gayle is the only player to have scored four centuries in IPL career.

· Gayle is also the only player who has scored most runs in a ground, he has scored 1220 runs in Chinnaswamy Stadium Bangalore, bettering Hamilton Masakadza scored 1202 runs in Harare in T20s

· 192 runs scored in Boundaries & Sixes is the highest ever in a T20 international.

· 154 runs out of 175 scored by Gayle came of boundaries & Sixes

· 21 sixes scored by RCB is the highest ever by any team in an IPL game.

– Chris Gayle also scored the 800th Boundary of this season.

– RCB have won all the 6 games played in Home ground till today for this season.

– 130 runs victory by RCB is the second largest in the IPL history, first is by RCB who lost the match by 140 runs against KKR in the first season.

– This is third game in IPL won with a margin more than 100 runs.

– Fifty scored by KXIP in 4.3 overs is the fastest for this season.

– Irfan Pathan became the second all rounder to score 1000 runs & to pick 50 wickets in his IPL career.

– Parvinder Awana & Roelf Van de Merwe bowled the 16th & 17th Maiden’s of this season.

– Game won by 18 balls to spare by KXIP against Delhi is the highest ever in all the seasons.

– Roelf Van de Merwe bowled his first ever Maiden in his IPL career.

– After 6 games which was won by chasing on a trot, finally Gayle broke the shackles by winning the match Batting first.

At the end of DAY 21 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 852

Total no. of Sixes – 247

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (35) followed by Gayle (35)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (34) followed by Rohit Sharma (15)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (432) followed by Virat Kohli (333)

Purple Cap – Vinay Kumar (13) followed by Dwayne Bravo (12)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – Sunil Narine (4/13 Vs DD)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Bhuvaneswar Kumar (86) followed by Dale Steyn (85)

Fastest Ball of IPL 6 – Shaun Tait (153.43 KMH) followed by Dale Steyn (152.48KMH)

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.


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IPL 6: Day 19–Shewag & Miller deliver Killer Blows…

April 22, 2013 at 12:26 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Double Header Sunday, Two important games for four teams involved…

First Game, Delhi take on Mumbai, Later yet to register themselves in the point table, having lost 6 games in a trot, certainly needed a turn around, if they have any thought of Play offs. Mumbai won the toss and decided to bat first, another change in opening partnership where Dwayne Smith walked out with Sachin, but later failed to deliver, followed a straight drive from Sachin and tickle from Umesh to see Dinesh Karthik’s back as he was backing up too far. Both Rohit & Sachin up the antics to stick a partnership 96 runs between them and few lusty blows from Pollard ensured Mumbai scored 161 in 20 overs. Delhi came out with a piece of advise from the Calypso legend Viv Richards who has joined as the mentor. Oh… Man… Now the whole world want to know what Viv has said…  Both Shewag & Jayawardene came out all guns blazing and smoked Mumbai Indians bowling and stitched the highest partnership for this season to win it all hands down with 18 balls to spare. Where was this Delhi hiding all this days….? Man from Caribbean came to woke up the tigers i guess… 

Delhi Daredevils won the match by 9 wickets with 18 balls to spare…

Second Game, Where most would not be interested PWI Vs KXIP, all would have expected a low scoring affair and not a big game of cricket. But to all surprise came the highest scoring game of this season. For the first time this season Batsmen have called the shots and not the bowlers. For Pune it was Uthappa, Finch, Yuvaraj & Luke Wright who massacred the KXIP bowlers and scored 185 runs. Later KXIP in chase looked almost out when they lost Skipper Gilly & Azhar Mahmood in the space of 7 balls, leaving 5/2 in 1.1 overs. Manan Vohra came together with Mandeep Singh to get a fifty partnership before throwing his wicket away, But David Miller 80*(41) made sure his gritty knock doesn’t go vain as he and Mandeep Singh 77*(58) scored the winning runs in the penultimate ball to clinch a thriller…

Kings XI Punjab won the match by 7 wickets with 1 ball to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 19:

– Praveen Kumar bowled the 15th Maiden of this season.

– Both Praveen Kumar & Bhuvaneshwar Kumar now has taken 3 wickets in their first over in this season.

– 34 runs scored by Luke Wright in 10 balls is the highest by any player in IPL, previous best was by Albie Morkel who scored 28* in 10 balls.

– This is third time both Uthappa & Finch has stitched together a fifty partnership, highest by any team so far in this season.

– Out of 7 matches Pune has played, 5 times they have gone past 40 runs in powerplay over including today.

– Aaron Finch scored the 200th Six of this tournament.

– Sachin Tendulkar became the 24th Batsmen to reach 100 runs in this season of IPL.

– Rohit Sharma acored the 700th Boundary of this season.

– Rohit Sharma scored his 18th IPL half century; Only Gambhir is ahead of him scoring 19 IPL fifties.

– This is 6th time Kieron Pollard has ended an innings with a six in a T20 tournament.

– 2 times out of 8 occasions (including today) where Delhi have chased 160+ score, previous occasion also came against same opponent Mumbai Indians.

– This is the first time in David Warner has played & not opened the innings for Delhi daredevils.

– 151 runs partnership between Jaywardene & Shewag is the highest for any wicket in this season of IPL and also against Mumbai for any wicket for Delhi.

– 100 reached in 9.5 overs by Delhi is the fastest by any team in this season.

– Mandeep Singh became the first KXIP player to score a fifty for this season (almost after 6 games KXIP end the fifty drought). This is also Mandeep singh’s third fifty in IPL Career.

– Jaywardene became the 45th victim to be dismissed by Lasith Maliga either by Bowled or Leg Before Wicket. Overall Malinga has 86 IPL wickets.

– David Miller scored his maiden IPL fifty, his previous highest score was 34 runs against Mumbai Indians.

– This Sunday double header saw 7 fifties in just two games.

– Virender Shewag also scored the highest score by any individual for this season scoring 95*(57) bettering Virat Kohli’s 93*(47) against Sunrisers.

– IPL has seen 8 century stands for the fourth wicket including today’s 128 runs between Mandeep Singh & David Miller, in fact KXIP this is the first century partnership for fourth wicket.

– 185 runs scored by PWI is their third Highest total in IPL, and four times they have gone past 180+ runs in IPL but ironically they have lost 3 times even after a big score including the one today.

– Now Mohali joins the pitch which offer 180+ runs chase along with Bangalore where both the pitches has 4 successful 180+ score chases.

At the end of DAY 19 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 761

Total no. of Sixes – 209

Longest Six – 106 Meters by Chris Gayle (SRH)

Most no. of Fours – Virat Kohli (33) followed by G.Gambhir (33)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (17) followed by Rohit Sharma (15)

Orange Cap – Virat Kohli (322) followed by G.Gambhir (260)

Purple Cap – Vinay Kumar (12) followed by Sunil Narine (11)

Best Batting Performance: Virender Shewag (95*(57)) Vs SRH

Best Bowling Figures – Sunil Narine (4/13 Vs DD)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (85) followed by Ishant Sharma (75)

Fastest Ball of IPL 6 – Shaun Tait (153.43 KMH) followed by Dale Steyn (152.48KMH)

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.


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IPL 6: Day 16–Hussey’s Yellow Sink Delhi Blue’s…

April 19, 2013 at 11:17 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Delhi needing to win to stay in hunt desperately met CSK in their den. Apart from getting CSK to Delhi, nothing went as planned for Delhi, Dhoni won the toss and decided to Bat first. Vijay & Hussey gave a start, Raina capitalised on it, Dhoni trounced Delhi to set a target of 170 runs in 20 overs. People seeing the squad in papers will feel this is definitely achievable because you have Shewag, Warner, Mahela to follow, But its all in Papers as in reality except for a new comer Kedar Jhadev no one even cared to stay in crease for a brief moment. On the other credit goes to Dhoni & Co as they kept bowling very tight, and fielding was outstanding. Which meant only one thing Delhi succumbed to their lowest ever score in IPL History.

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 86 runs…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 16:

– Suresh Raina played the 100th game for CSK, including 84 games in IPL & 16 games in Champions League, In fact it is also the 100th game for CSK, which meant, Raina hasn’t missed even a single game for CSK.

– Hussey & Murali Vijay became the first opening pair to put up 1000 runs partnership between them.

– 50 runs scored by CSK in 7.2 overs, is the fastest for them in this season.

– Suresh Raina scored the 200th Boundary of his IPL career.

– In their 100th Match, CSK picked up their 50th Win, highest ever by any IPL team.

– 3/10 by Mohit Sharma is his best IPL bowling figures.

– Delhi all out for 83 runs is their lowest score, bettering the previous lowest of 87 runs against MI.

– 86 runs victory is the second largest victory for this season, just a run behind the victory of Royals against Mumbai Indians.

– Dwayne Bravo now has 33 IPL catches to his name and he is just behind Rohit Sharma & Suresh Raina in the most catches taken list.

– Today’s loss is the straight eighth one, losing qualifier & eliminator last year and 6 on a trot this year.

At the end of DAY 16 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 628

Total no. of Sixes – 168

Longest Six – 106 Meters by Chris Gayle (SRH)

Most no. of Fours – Virat Kohli (33) followed by G.Gambhir (28)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (16) followed by Virat Kohli (11)

Orange Cap – Virat Kohli (321) followed by D.Karthik (254)

Purple Cap – Sunil Narine (10) followed by Kevon Cooper (9)

Best Batting Performance: Virat Kohli (93*(47)) Vs SRH

Best Bowling Figures – Sunil Narine (4/13 Vs DD)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (71) followed by Ishant Sharma (65)

Fastest Ball of the Tournament – Dale Steyn (152.48KMH)

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.


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IPL 6: Day 10–Mishra’s all round show edge past DD…

April 13, 2013 at 12:01 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , )


Another low scoring thriller, Thanks to Sunrisers Hyderabad for making it happen. Delhi Batsmen never got going on a flat pitch and continued to loose the wicket at wrong time to make it worse. No one got going which eventually meant they scored just 115/8 in 20 overs. Chasing a easy target Sun Risers made sure crowd got the money’s worth and produced a meaty chase with pathetic display of batting and almost threw the match away. Until Amit Mishra who is also a recent double centurion in Ranji Trophy ensured Sun Risers scrambled through the line of victory. 

Sun Risers Hyderabad won the match by 3 Wickets with 4 balls to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 10:

– Dale Steyn & Siddarth Kaul respectively bowled the 4th & 5th Maiden of this season.

– Siddarth Kaul becomes the first bowler to bowl a Maiden in IPL history.

– 145 runs was the lowest score defended in Feroza Kotla and it will remain to be as Delhi Missed a great chance of changing the tides and getting into points table.

– Dale Steyn’s spell of 4-1-11-2 is the most economical spell in terms of runs conceded.

– Thisara Perara had faced only 2 balls in 27 minutes which was the highest time taken by any batsmen spend facing very fewer balls.

– 50 runs scored in 65 balls is the slowest by Delhi in any season of IPL.

– This second time Delhi has lost four matches in a row in 6 seasons of IPL.

At the end of DAY 10 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 359

Total no. of Sixes – 106

Longest Six – 106 Meters by Chris Gayle (SRH)

Most no. of Fours – Virat Kohli (24) followed by Dinesh Karthik (21)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (14) followed by Virat Kohli (8)

Best Bowling Figures – Sunil Narine (4/13 Vs DD)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (51) followed by Ishant Sharma (44)

Fastest Ball of the Tournament – Dale Steyn (152.48KMPH)

Orange Cap – Virat Kohli (198) followed by Chris Gayle (191)

Purple Cap – Vinay Kumar (7) followed by RP Singh (6)

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.


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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).


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IPL 4: DAY 21 Review…

April 29, 2011 at 12:46 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Match 33, Bottom of the table Delhi taken on Kolkata in an important game, Delhi Bowled much better than any other game so far in the IPL, which restricted KKR to 149 in 20 overs, Without doubt Shewag was the happy man at that moment, But Shewag couldn’t keep his content for long, as his team gave wicket in regular intervals to lose the momentum and finally falling 17 runs short. Which gave KKR a imp 2 points to go up to the place 2, and unfortunately Delhi will still hung in the bottom of the table and they will be needing min of 5 wins out 7 have in hand.



Interesting facts on DAY 21:

– Yusuf Pathan played his 50th IPL game and Travis Brit made the IPL debut.

– It took 26 overs to have a spinner bowl today… Without doubt a surprising fact and Delhi becomes the first team in this season to finish of their bowling without even bowling a spinner.

– Gambhir, Shewag, & Venugopal Rao went past 200 runs in this IPL.

– Irfan’s 4-0-16-1 is his second most economical T20 performance in 75 games, when he has bowled 4 overs. The last time he did it was in the 2007 WT20 final.

– This is the first time Delhi has lost 5 games on a trot in an IPL season.

– 13th game won batting first in IPL season 4 and 19 games won batting second, hopefully trend of winning the toss and chasing is changing.

At the end of DAY 21:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 3

Total no.of Boundaries – 881

Total no.of Sixes –281

Orange Cap – Sachin Tendulkar (269) followed by P.Valhathy (261)

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (16) followed by Shane Warne (9)

Most Sixes – Paul Valhathy (12) followed by R.Jadeja (11)

Most Fours –Paul Valhathy (32) followed by K.Sangakarra (31)


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IPL 4–Day 3 Review…

April 11, 2011 at 8:26 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Match 4:
Delhi Daredevils Vs Mumbai Indians

Nothing much to pen as its almost a day down now, Kinda busy went on to watch Just go with it in Satyam… Actually Movie was too good for a romantic comedy…

Coming to Match, Malinga mauled the Delhi and they were dusted in ease with solid performance from Little Master.

DD 95/10 in 17.4 overs.
N.Ojha 29      Venugopal Rao 26
L.Malinga  5/13       H.Singh 2/14
MI 99/2 in 16.5 overs.
Sachin 46*         R.Sharma 27*
M.Morkel 1/29      Van de Merwe 0/16


No Price for guessing, and its Malinga’s five which fetched of the man of the match award. Mumbai Indians will be pretty happy in retaining Malinga.

Match 5:
Kings XI Punjab Vs Pune Warriors

Pune Warriors made a memorable debut in IPL, with their skipper Yuvaraj Singh being in the form of his lifetime. KXIP’s new deputy Gilchrist, made misjudgement of the pitch and decided to Bat first in a pitch that offered all kind of help to bowlers, KXIP bundled themselves to 112, Thanks to last minute addition Ryan Mclaren, who waged the lone battle to reach this long. Bowling was obviously good, which kept them under 6 an over.

KXIP 112/8 in 20 overs.
R.Mclaren 51      P.Chwala 15
S.Wagh  3/16      A.Thomas 2/27
PWR 113/3 in 13.1 overs.
M.Manhas 35         J.Ryder 31
R.Mclaren 1/26      P.Kumar 1/28


Pune Warriors had a cake walk , with Yuvi providing the icing on the cake, with a boundary won de match with 41 balls to spare.  With no score to defend, add insult to injury u drop couple of sitters, no way ur giving a chance to see Prethiy’s Dimple…

Standings as on DAY 3:



Interesting facts on Day 3:

– Malinga’s 5/13 is the third all time best figure in IPL. Top two were Sohail Tanvir’s 6/14 Vs Chennai in IPL 1 and Kumble’s 5/5 against Rajasthan in IPL 2.

– Malinga Bowled the first Maiden of this Season IPL 4,and that too against Virender Shewag…

– Jesse Ryder bowled the second Maiden of the Season.

– Delhi became the first team to be bowled out before completing their 20 overs quota.

– Delhi’s innings had 5 batsmen out for Duck, spl thanks to Malinga.

– Till today IPL 4 had 9 players out for duck.

– Both the Man of match players for the day are Bowlers, Malinga & Wagh.

– Pune’s Victory with 41 balls remaining is the third best in the terms of balls remaining, previous two being Bangalore’s 56 balls Vs Rajsthan in IPL 3 and Mumbai’s 87 balls vs Kolkata in IPL 1.

At the end of DAY 3:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 4

Total no.of Boundaries – 121
Total no.of Sixes – 35

Orange Cap – J.Botha (67) followed by Anirutha Srikanth (64)
Purple Cap – S.Malinga (5) followed by S.Trivedi (3)

Most Sixes – AB De Villers (5) followed by Agarwal (2)
Most Fours – J.Botha (8) followed by J.Kallis (7)


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IPL 3: Day 20 Review…

April 1, 2010 at 12:49 am (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its Day 20 in IPL 3… Its a Double header day… What a day to have two games, March 31st… Every1 who is into sales will know the importance of this date… Quite a hectic day…

Match 28 Review:
Chennai Super Kings Vs Royals Challengers Bangalore

No more turning back for Chennai as they have to win this match to say atleast they in the contention for the semifinals. On the other hand, its Royal challengers having a galla time, winning 4 games out of 6 and in the second position of the table. In the chennai’s rising heat, Kumble won the toss and decided to bat first, Thusara and Gony started the things, and Thusara gave a vital break by removing Manish Pandey early. Later in the next over Gony dropped a S I T T E R of Uthappa, where he himself got punished by him taking for 19 runs. At the end of powerplay overs RCB where 52/1… This is the time spin duo came into play (Murali and Jakathi), both bowled really well, made the ball to grip of the surface and skid before the batsmen play their shots. Uthappa wsa the first victim to Jakathi, mistimed one to long on.  Kallis and Kohli kept the things going slowly and didnt allow any wickets to fall in the middle overs. Turn around of the match u call it, Its 16th over of the match as Jakathi picked Kohli in the first ball and third ball Kallis was run out, and further in the over no runs are scored, which gave the first ever double wicket maiden for IPL.  Late surge from Pieterson and White(their first IPL game of this season) got them to a score of 161/4 in 20 overs.

RCB 161/4 in 20 overs.

J.Kallis 52             V.Kohli 34
S.Jakathi 2/17   Thusara 1/30

CSK 166/5 in 19 overs.

M.Vijay 78             S.Raina 44*
Kumble 1/16        Steyn 1/20


A Must win situation for Chennai infront their home crowd, Murali Vijay took the roll of aggressor, as he balsted 24 runs of Praveen’s 2nd over. Hayden was mere an audience with another 40,000 in the ground. At the end of 3 overs, Hayden faced just one delivery where he scored just a bye. on the other hand Murali had 37 runs. Both Hayden and Vijay continue to go past the 50 run partnership, but RCB skipper pulled himself back to remove haydos, Raina joined Vijay and runs continued to come from Vijay, he took Pieterson for 2 sixes and adrenalin rush took him and he mistimed one to long on. Dhoni and Raina just nudged singles and made suer, RCB dont make inroads easily also made sure they get that odd boundary every now and then. A big upset came when Dhoni and Morkel departed in quick succession and Kumble charged up and tried to pull the game out of the hand of CSK.  Crucial 19th over was bowled by Vinay Kumar as CSK needed 16 to win. Badri got  boundary in the 4th ball, to add twist to tale he was out the very next ball. Needing another 10 to win in last 8 balls, Chennai crowd got the glimpse of previous match with KXIP (me too), But Vinay kumar faultered at the important moment as he bowled a no ball and raina thrashed it to a six, the very next ball (free hit) also a no ball, and raina scored 2., which meant CSK won the game, but no one realised it, but to make perfect, raina smashed a boundary past mid on to seal the game for Chennai.

Match 29 Review:
Delhi Daredevils Vs Rajasthan Royals

Both the teams with 8 points, will look to take the vital lead, Gambhir won the toss and decided to bat first, last match centurion and shewag walked down, Shewag started off in the typical fashion, starting with a six and and followed by a boundary, When both the openers are abt to be settled, Narwal the bowling change worked as he picked both the openers in the space of 3 balls.. and very soon, Collingwood made a mess of a run to see himself back to pavilion, after a brief stay jadhav also departed for delhi, scorecard read 70/4 in 9 overs, with rajasthan in full control, in came Dinesh karthik alongside the skipper gambhir, both played an excellent innings to get delhi back in control, late fire power from karthik and mcdonald made sure delhi got a very defendable score of 188/6 in 20 overs.

DD 188/4 in 20 overs.

D.Karthik 69     G.Gambhir 43
Narwal 3/36     Warne 1/26

RR 121/10 in 17.4 overs.

N.Ojha 27             Y.Pathan 24
A.Mishra 3/25    F.Maharoof 2/13


Chasing 189, Rajasthan had their worst start ever, as two of their batsmen back to hut in the space of just 4 balls in first over, delhi crowd went berserk. From then on, its almost a one sided game, as Rajasthan tried to peek a look over target someone got out to pull back, it kept happening, as Ojha top scored with 27 and yusuf with 24 with a survived chance.Delhi was brilliant in the field as they held anything came their way, except for a tough chance to collingwood, David warner in spl, took 4 catches and inflected a run out with a direct hit. Eventhough Delhi didn’t have Nannes bcos of injury, Maharoof filled his shoes perfectly. Mishy bowled really well his spell and picked three important wickets, including one big fish Yusuf pathan..  In the end RR fell well short of the target with 67 runs.

Standings as on DAY 20 in IPL 3:


Interesting facts on IPL 3 on Day 20:

– 56/0 is the best score by chennai for this sesaon of IPL in the first six overs. (Finally a partnership clicked).

– 78 is the best performance by Murali vijay, bettering his previous best 42 scored in last match.

– Jakathi bowled the third maiden of this tournament. And first double wicket maiden.

– Last 14 runs scored by chennai was done with just 1 accountable delivery. (Vinay Kumar bowled two no balls).

– 74 extras conceded by CSK in 8 matches is the highest ever by any team.

– J.Kallis took the Orange cap back from Sachin, (Now sachin didn’t have to wear Orange cap with blue unifrom :D).

– Kallis scored his 4th fifty of this season and 12th in his T20 career.

– Warner joins along with sachin to effect most no.of dismissals by a fielder (4 Catches and 1 Run out)

– 67 runs victory margin is their biggest, bettering the previous best of 40 runs margin in the last game vs KKR.

– Amit mishra is now with Muralitharan for most no.of wickets with 11 each.

At the end of DAY 20:

Total no.of Boundaries – 850
Total no.of Sixes – 285

Orange Cap – J.Kallis (362) followed by Sachin Tendulkar (314) and Yusuf Pathan(274).
Purple Cap – M.Muralitharan (11) and Amit Mishra (11) followed by S.Malinga (10) and Shaun Tait (10).

Most Sixes – Yusuf Pathan (21) followed by Uthappa (14)
Most Fours – Sachin Tendulkar (47) followed by J.Kallis (46)


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IPL 3: Day 18 Review…

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Hi guys,

Its Day 18 in IPL…

Match 26 Review:
Delhi Daredevils Vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Both teams have a similar run till now, Won their first two matches and lost three games on a row and pulled back one. So which means this game gonna give the cutting edge over the other. Gambhir won the toss and decided to bat first. Surprise to see Dilshan and AB de villers out of the playing eleven and in comes Paul collingwood to take his first IPL game. Shewag walked with Warner to take guard,  Typical Shewag’s starting, went for shots right from ball one and out in ball three of first over. Next over Gambhir departed in the last ball of the over, and 3 rd over last ball Dinesh karthik departed for duck. 3 wickets in the last ball of first 3 overs. KKR are over the moon, shud say a dream start, Sharukh would have doubled his bet by this time, But things went different as David Warner and Paul Collingwood joined together to gather runs, a effortless excellent partnership, Warner did take the risk and paul just nudged singles and played around him, at one stance spinners seems to keep really tight, (there were 26 deliveries bowled without a boundary between 12 to 17 overs), Collingwood took charge and smacked few over the ground to break free the things, then came the moment for David Warner as he raised his bat in the last over to a gr8 applause infront of the home crowd. His knock of 107* is one of best ever seen in a IPL game… Another one to note is David Hussey’s Brilliant Catch to remove Collingwood, He jumped first to stop the ball from reaching six, then knows, he is off balance, throes ball back in the air, and comes back to take the ball back as a catch… Me describing will not give u the real feel, just watch it in Youtube, awesome and worth a watch too…

DD 177/4 in 20 overs.

D.Warner 107*   P.Collingwood 53
C.Langeveldt 2/35      Gayle 1/38

KKR 137/9 in 20 overs.

Gayle 30              D.Hussey 29
U.Yadav 2/27    A.Mcdonald 2/37


In a pitch that slows down as time goes on, KKR started chasing 178, start wasn’t so ideal, as Dada walked across the line to run it down third man boundary but ending up losing the leg stump. Followed Mandeep Singh, Followed Manoj Tiwary to pavilion along with the skipper in another space of 10 balls. KKR would have fancied seeing DD who bounced back after losing first 3 quickly, indeed they had two of the best batsmen out in crease, Gayle and David Hussey, who could win them the game, Gayle got the boundary every over to keep a check on the run rate, but its always in the cards, he lofted one to long on of rajat bahtia and this time mishra holded to it. (Shewag dropped him earlier) Hussey and yadav played out but couldn’t control the run rate by any means it crept to 15 per over when hussey mistimed a fulltoss. From then on, nothing more to pen as all walked to paly out 20 overs and they did successfully in doing it. and fell short of 40 runs… Handing a biggest victory margin for DD.

Standings as on Day 18 In IPL 3:


Interesting Facts on DAY 18 in IPL 3:

– Biggest win for DD in IPL, also their first home win of this year.

– David Warner scored the 10th IPL century, 2nd of this season and which is also his first ever in IPL.

– David warner century is the 5th by the Aussie in IPL. (50% domination)

– David Warner also becomes the highest scorer of this season as of today, with 107*, overtaking, Yusuf’s 100.

– 26 balls without boundary is the highest for this season.

– 128 run Partnership is the best ever 4th wicket partnership in IPL.

– Both Adam Gilchrist and Dinesh Karthik head to head in the most no.of dismissals effected by a wicketkeeper. Both tied as of now with 7 each.

– Warner Hit the 250 six of this IPL tournament.

– with 25 fours Ishant tops the list of boundary givers.

At the end of DAY 18:

Total no.of Boundaries – 770
Total no.of Sixes – 255

Orange Cap – J.Kallis (310) followed by Sachin Tendulkar (303) and Yusuf Pathan(250).
Purple Cap – M.Muralitharan (11) followed by Shaun Tait (9)

Most Sixes – Yusuf Pathan (19) followed by Hayden and Uthappa with 12 each.
Most Fours – Sachin Tendulkar (45) followed by J.Kallis (39)


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