IPL 6: Day 46–Azhar’s Heroics & Kohli’s Aggression for the day…

May 19, 2013 at 1:05 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Game 1, Last game in cricket field for the Australian Wicket keeping legend Gilchrist. Rohit won the toss and decided to field first, Both the openers didn’t make a big impression as they departed with 6 on the board. It was left to Azhar Mahmood & Marsh to take the KXIP into safety, which they both did perfectly with timed aggression with a partnership of 148 runs. Later scoring 80 of 44 balls and Marsh got 63 from 47 balls. Manan Vohra late 20 made sure KXIP scored 183 in 20 overs. Mumbai was totally out of form today, no one looked to get going at any point and credit also goes to KXIP bowlers who kept Mumbai always in the bay. However best part is when Gilly bowled the last over for the first time in his cricketing career and picked wicket in the very first ball. Later followed the Gilly’s own version of Gagnam style to end the veteran’s cricketing career.

Kings XI Punjab won the match by 50 runs…

Game 2, Just time pass for the crowd should we call it, rain curtailed match and 8 overs per side. Tailor made situation for players like Gayle, Kohli & ABD. RCB in a do or die situation came really good with skipper leading from the front scoring a quick fifty. Few skiers from Gayle in the middle overs made sure to get mammoth 106/2 in 8 overs. CSK never got into chase, late strike from Dhoni & Vijay made sure CSK scored 82 runs. RCB won a very important game and now they will be hoping KKR to win the game against SRH tomorrow and make way for RCB to playoff’s.

Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match by 24 runs…

Standings as on DAY 46:

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All eyes on tomorrow’s last game of this season, which will decide the last spot of playoff’s. KKR wins – RCB through, if SRH wins they go through. Simple equation, without any doubt the whole Bangalore will be watching the match rather than Kolkata.

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 46:

– Azhar Mahamood became the fourth bowler in T20 cricket to pick 200 wickets, others were Alfonso Thomas – 216, Dirk Nannes – 214 and Malinga – 209.

– With 7-5 wins, KXIP is the only team to have more victories than loses against Mumbai Indians.

– Gilly ended his career with 2069 runs in IPL in 80 innings.

– 148 runs partnership between Mahmood & Marsh is the third highest for the third wicket in IPL.

– Mumbai today used 8 bowlers which is 10th time in 784 IPL innings.

– Lasith Malinga became the first bowler to pick 100 IPL wickets.

– Piyush Chawla getting Rohit Sharma bowled is the 23rd of the type for Chawla, highest by any bowler in IPL.

– Adam Gilchirst bowled for the first time in his all formats of cricket and he picked wicket in his very first ball. Harbhajan being the famous victim.

– A victory by 50 runs for KXIP against Mumbai is the third time to get victory more than 50 runs.

– Kohli’s fifty of 28 balls is the fastest in his IPL career, bettering his previous which came of 31 balls.

– Virat Kohli becomes the third batsmen to score more than 600 runs for this season after Hussey & Gayle.

– Adithya Tare scored the 600th six of IPL 6.

– 22 points scored by Mumbai & Chennai equals the highest secured by Rajasthan in 2008 and by Delhi in 2012.

– Zaheer has dismissed Dhoni for the 6th time in 12 IPL innings.

– Gayle became the first batsmen for this season to score 700+ runs for this season, also to score 50+ sixes.

At the end of DAY 46 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1843

Total no. of Sixes – 595

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (71) followed by Kohli (64)

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

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (708) followed by Mike Hussey (646)

Purple Cap –James Faulkner (26) followed by Dwayne Bravo (25)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (183) followed by Sunil Narine (163)

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

Fair play Award – Chennai Super Kings

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 33–Brute less Johnson & Romantic Rahane & Dravid Pair wins the hearts…

May 6, 2013 at 12:37 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Game 1, Table topper CSK take on Mumbai, in Mumbai. Sachin & Smith started off slowly in a two paced wicket, Good bowling from CSK always kept Mumbai under control and picked wickets at regular intervals. Late surge from Rohit sharma & Harbhajan gave Mumbai a decent total of 139/5 in 20 overs. It looked like a easy chase for CSK who were on a roll, but it wasn’t to be even after Pollard dropping thrice Michael Hussey in the three consecutive balls of the first over. Johnson came back in his second over and picked three important wickets to put CSK under pressure. However CSK failed to rise from the slump and dived deeper as they tried to rescue. At one point they were probable of even posting the lowest ever IPL score 58 runs, but somehow got out and ended on 79 all out with almost 28 balls to spare.

Mumbai Indians won the match by 60 runs… 

Game 2, Royals host Pune this time very important game for royals as they the mid table crisis heats up after every game. Uthappa continued from the last game, played some sublime strokes through off side. Finch well supported him to get 97 runs opening partnership. Marsh & Matthews made sure the opening stand score is justified with a good finish as PWI ended 178/4 in 20 overs. Needing almost 9 runs an over Dravid opened with Rahane, in fact both a gave a treat to cricket lovers by playing classical cover drives, Straight drive, Lofted straight sixes. It was romance between Bat & Ball and everyone enjoyed to core. However as both departed quickly and the followed foreigners wasn’t able to do what they should but It was Sanju Samson & Stuart Binny who helped Royals cross the line with a ball to spare.

Rajasthan Royals won the match by 5 wickets with 1 ball to spare…

Standings as on DAY 33:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 33:

– Chennai all out for 79 runs is the lowest score in this season of IPL. It is also the lowest score for Chennai in all seasons of IPL so far.

– This is the first time Chennai have been dismissed for a score less than 100.

– CSK have never won a game against Mumbai in Wankade Stadium, Mumbai. Stat stands 5-0.

– CSK missed out the chance of becoming the only team to record 8 wins in a row. Now they are equalled with RCB with 7 wins in a row.

– Malinga is now tied with Amit Mishra for most wickets taken in IPL with 91 a piece.

– This is also the first time CSK has been 4 down before powerplay overs were over.

– Ojha has dismissed Dhoni 6 times in IPL.

– This is the first time in IPL, three catches are dropped by the same fielder for the same Batsman in the three consecutive deliveries

– 139 runs defended by Mumbai in Wankade is their New best, bettering 159 runs defended previously.

– Ravindra Jadeja opened the bowling in a T20 game for the second time and went on to concede 4 runs in it.

– Mumbai is the only team to have won more matches than CSK, they extended the lead today, with 8-5.

– Uthappa has played 87 IPL matches and ironically lost 52 matches which makes him the most by any single player in IPL history to do so.

– Uthappa scored hi 8th IPL fifty.

– Rahul Dravid scored his 10th IPL fifty; it is also the 2nd fifty against PWI in this season.

– Rahul Dravid went past 2000 runs in his IPL career.

– Both Rahane & Dravid now has 9 fifty plus stands between them, third highest in the IPL history.

– 97 runs partnership between Uthappa & Finch is the best for both, bettering the previous best of 96 runs.

– Rajasthan Royals have won all their six games in Jaipur.

– Mike Hussey became the second Batsmen for this season to go past 500 runs.

At the end of DAY 33 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1351

Total no. of Sixes – 423

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (56) followed by Finch (46)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (37) followed by Rohit Sharma (24)

Orange Cap –Mike Hussey (507) followed by Chris Gayle (505)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (20) followed by Vinay Kumar (18)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/20 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (134) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (129)

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

Fair play Award – Chennai Super Kings

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 30–Raina’s Century & ABD’s blitzkrieg sums up…

May 3, 2013 at 12:29 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Certainly its Midweek Madness as IPL  is going crazy by having third double header on a week on this same week.

Game 1, CSK in the form of their life met KXIP in their den, Saha & Hussey pair started the innings from the place where they left, As both departed bit earlier today than expected and Dhoni went for a non existent second run to leave the crease very early. So it was another Super Kings day to step up the scoring shoes and it was none other than IPL top scorer Suresh Raina, who did in style with a Century the only record missing in his IPL career resume. Shacky start by KXIP losing David hussey bit quick didn’t help them either. But Shaun Marsh & David Miller struck a partnership between them and got the important runs at crucial junctures and kept the chase always on till the last 6 balls bowled, Dwayne Bravo just made the important difference between both sides by just bowling the last over for just 3 runs and picking 3 wickets. CSK continue to roar in their den.

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 15 runs…

Game 2, not much fancied one as of now, Pune hosting RCB, Yes, What you think is right, this is the team which Gayle torn into pieces and went on to make record books re written. RCB won the toss and went on to pile up the runs in gradual pace today because Gayle has to depart bit early. However it is, in the end its ABD who stole the show and game from Pune Warriors India, by picking 26 runs in the last over bowled by Dinda. PWI as always started of by losing wickets in regular intervals, but for one change Robin Uthappa played a matured and classy knock but it was a lone battle waged which was too much and in the end Pune fell short. Giving RCB the much needed first away for this season.

Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match by 17 runs…

Standings as on DAY 30:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 30:

– 7 consecutive wins by CSK now equals the highest no. of consecutive wins recorded by RCB in IPL 2011.

– Shaun Marsh scored his 15th IPL Fifty, highest by any individual player for KXIP.

– Raina bowled his first over for this season and went for 19 runs.

– Now Mohit Sharma has taken 10 wickets in the powerplay over, highest by any team bowler.

– Raina became the 21st Batsmen in IPL to score a century, he bettered his previous best of 98.

– Mike Hussey was out by Stumping for the first time in his IPL career.

– 631 runs scored by Hussey – Raina is the second best by a pair in Chepauk, List is also topped by Hussey – Vijay Pair.

– Aaron Finch becomes the second batsmen to be out right after scoring a six.

– 26 runs scored off in the last over by AB against Ashok Dinda is the second highest, David Hussey conceded 27 runs is the topper.

– 75 runs scored by Uthappa is the highest for him in his IPL career.

– RCB has hit 484 sixes across all season which is second highest; list is topped by as expected CSK with 499 sixes.

– Saurabh Tiwary & Gayle is the 32nd opening combination tried by RCB, highest by any team in IPL.

– Royal Challengers won their first game away for this season, after losing 4 away games in a trot.

– Gayle became the first player to score 500 runs for this season.

– Pune Warriors now have lost 10 games out of 13 played in their home ground Pune.

– With the win by RCB batting first, as of today, 21 games are won batting first and 23 in chasing, and 2 ended up in a tie.

At the end of DAY 29 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1260

Total no. of Sixes – 397

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (55) followed by Gayle (45)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (37) followed by Rohit Sharma (23)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (505) followed by Mike Hussey (485)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (19) followed by Vinay Kumar (18)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/20 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (120) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (118)

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

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 28–Goliath(Dhoni) thumps down David this time…

April 30, 2013 at 11:51 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Last time when these two teams met, to a big surprise Pune defeated CSK, courtesy Steven Smith’s handy knock. Can the history repeat itself. Not really with a kind of form Men in yellow as of now.

Chennai won the toss and decided to Bat first, Lost the openers in quick succession, in form Hussey departed very early, finally giving a chance for Badrinath to bat, He stitched a partnership with Suresh Raina and gave CSK a solid platform for the skipper Dhoni to unleash himself in the last 5 overs and he just killed PWI by scoring 45 of 16 balls to end the CSK innings with 164/3 in 20 overs. PWI never looked like they are going to chase this score stated losing wickets in heaps, they lost top 4 in no time and 6 down in 9 overs summed up the whole game. Mohit Sharma bowled well to pick 3 crucial top order wickets. As always Steven Smith was the only man who tried to put a fight, but too much for him to handle.

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 37 runs… 

Standings as on DAY 28:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 28:

– Mohit Sharma now has 9 wickets in the powerplay overs, most by any bowler for this season, followed by Johnson & Bhuvaneshwar Kumar at 7.

– Ravindra Jadeja bowled the first no ball in his IPL career, previous to that ball he has bowled 774 balls in IPL.

– It is also the first time Jadeja has opened the bowling for any team in IPL.

– Steven Smith crossed 500 IPL runs today, becomes the third one to cross without scoring a fifty in the total runs scored. Other two were Jadeja & Nayar.

– Suresh Raina scored his 16th IPL fifty, which is also his second slowest which came off 42 balls.

– Raina & Badrinath now has 8 fifty partnership between them.

– Hussey dismissal in 5 runs is the lowest score he has been dismissed for this season.

– MS Dhoni scored the 350th six for this season.

– Bhuvaneshwar Kumar bowled the 24th Maiden of this season.

– CSK have won 6 games on a trot now on this season of IPL.

– A victory by 37 runs for CSK against PWI is the highest for them, previous best was 25 runs in 2012.

At the end of DAY 28 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1149

Total no. of Sixes – 356

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (52) followed by Gayle (43)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (36) followed by Rohit Sharma (23)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (484) followed by Mike Hussey (450)

Purple Cap – James Faulkner (16) followed by Dwayne Bravo (16)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/20 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (110) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (108)

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

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 26–Its Mr.Cricket for CSK & Warner for Delhi…

April 28, 2013 at 11:58 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Double header to kill the time in a Sunday…

First Game, Game of heavyweight’s Chennai taking on Kolkata, Gambhir won the coin and strangely decided to field first, Which helped Dhoni & Men to salve themselves from the scorching sun and make KKR pay for their mistake. Mr Cricket does it again & again for CSK. Today with another breath taking 95 runs in sapping conditions, well supported first by Saha (who got the chance because Vijay is injured) then later by Raina. As always Dhoni finished up the innings in style to post their highest score for the season. CSK ended up with mammoth 200/3 in 20 overs. Chasing almost 10 runs an over, KKR got a delicious first over from rusty Nannes who gave 14 runs away as freebies, not only that today, CSK totally looked awkward in fielding & bowling except for one or two overs. Thanks they had enough runs on the board to save themselves from the mistakes. Bisla’s monumental effort almost gave KKR the victory before Huss Monster shacked the stumps to break the hopes of KKR. A good last over from Morris ensured CSK won the match finally. They chase or defend, it doesn’t count, one thing for sure is Last over & tense moments, where CSK will emerge victorious.

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 14 runs…

Second game battle for wooden spooner’s as the last two team in the table fight out their last position to rise over the above. Everyone of the Delhi batsmen had a start but as it was the case in the tournament, failed to convert it, And again Warner played a important knock of 51 from 25 balls to put Delhi at a comfortable zone of 164/5 in 20 overs. Pune started off well, thanks to poor fielding efforts from Delhi, Finch & Uthappa made 37 runs each before getting dismissed in the same over, which opened the back door Delhi and they started sneaking past slowly & steadily, Luke Wright also helped their course with poor batting. Finally Delhi just moved up the ladder a touch up to end up at 8th position in the Standing list.

Delhi Daredevils won the match by 15 runs…

With Tournament almost half way through, from now on it becomes necessary to keep a note on Standings, So here they are…

Standings as on DAY 26:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 26:

– Wridhimaan Saha scored the 300th Six of this season.

– Suresh Raina picked up his 100th Six in his IPL Career; he is also the second in all time highest in IPL. List is topped by Gayle with 164 sixes.

– CSK now has 4 scores by their batsmen from 90 to 99. In those Hussey has two of them.

– This is second time by Kallis conceding 50 runs in an innings.

– 1/35 by Sunil Narine is the costliest spell for this season.

– CSK now has 5 century opening stands, latest one is between Saha & Hussey worth 103 runs. Only Rajasthan royals have 6 opening century stands.

– Hussey scored his 10th IPL fifty.

– 67 runs scored in Powerplay overs by CSK is the highest for this season, and their all time best is 68 runs.

– 200+ runs have been chased 4 times in IPL history so far.

– 12 extras in the Nannes first over is the most conceded in an over, previous was also 12 runs conceded by same team CSK.

– 130 runs scored in power play overs between CSK & KKR is the highest in a match for this season. (67 by CSK & 63 by KKR)

– 0/50 runs conceded by Dirk Nannes is the most expensive spell in his IPL career.

– 92 runs scored by Bisla is the best for him in his IPL career, bettering 89 he scored against the same team in the same venue last year in IPL finals.

– 351 runs scored between Yuvraj & Uthappa is the most by any pair so far in this season of IPL.

– Robin Uthappa played out the 4th Maiden of this season, which equals with Chris Gayle who also played 4 maidens so far.

– Irfan Pathan bowled the 21st Maiden of this season and personally 10th in his IPL career. Only Praveen Kumar is ahead of him with 12 Maidens.

– 63 runs scored by Delhi in the last five overs is the highest for them for this season.

– Fifty scored by David Warner in 24 balls is the fastest for him in his IPL career.

– Bhuvaneshwar Kumar has now taken 7 wickets within the powerplay overs, highest by any bowler for this season.

– Michael Hussey scored the 4th fifty of this season highest by any player, followed by Gambhir with 3 fifties.

– Michael Hussey also became the first player to score 50 boundaries for this season; he now has 51 to his name, followed by Gambhir with 40.

– CSK conceded 20 extras in today’s match against KKR, highest ever by any team for this season, the next worst by RCB who gave 16 runs against the game of Rajasthan royals.

At the end of DAY 26 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1071

Total no. of Sixes – 319

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (51) followed by Gambhir (40)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (35) followed by Rohit Sharma (17)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (450) followed by Mike Hussey (445)

Purple Cap – James Faulkner (16) followed by Sunil Narine (15)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/20 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (110) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (99)

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

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 23–Captain Cool does it again & again & again for CSK…

April 26, 2013 at 12:41 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Its a typical CSK screenplay written game for Chennai Ground. Opposition has a bad start, then in the death CSK bowlers will lose the plot to concede more runs in  last, then CSK follows up with a blistering opening partnership, Few quite overs and fall of wickets at wrong time, take the required run rate up to 12 runs per over possible even higher, then as always there will be Captain Cool who will finish the match in the last over with a hit to fence.

Nothing much changed, Sunrisers got to a poor start as they were 61/4 in 10 overs, then late surge by Dhawan & Ashish Reddy made sure SRH scored 159/6 in 20 overs. CSK with the help of Hussey & Vijay got a start of 65 runs in 7 overs. Then came the quite overs and fall of wickets of Hussey, Raina & Bravo. Required run rate was close to 12 runs when Bravo was out, As per the script Dhoni stayed till the end to finish the match with a six & followed it by couple of boundaries to win the match for CSK.

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 5 wickets with 2 balls to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 23:

– Karan Sharma’s spell of 4-1-8-0 is the most economical spell bowled for this season.

– Karan Sharma bowled the 18th Maiden of this season.

– Raina became the first batsmen to score 1000 runs in their Home ground (Chennai), Gayle has 968 runs in Bangalore.

– 65 runs partnership between Vijay & Hussey is the tenth time this pair has gone past 50 runs partnership, joint highest with Gayle & Kohli.

– 58 runs scored in power play overs by CSK is the joint highest for them this season, they scored same numbers against RR.

– MSD scored his 11th IPL Fifty and also gone past 2000 runs in his IPL career.

– This is the first time Dwayne Bravo dismissed Darren Sammy in a T20 international.

– 59 runs scored by SRH in the last four is the highest ever for them in IPL career.

– Two boundaries scored of Ashwin’s last over is the first of the kind for this season for him.

– It is fifth time Dhoni has finished an innings on the wining note out of 6 times he has remained not out while chasing in IPL career.

– With 3 wickets to his name to Amit Mishra, Now he is the joint highest wicket taker with Malinga with 88 wickets to name.

– Three sixes conceded by Steyn in his 4 overs is the first time in IPL career.

– 1-45 by Dales Steyn is the second most expensive spell in IPL, and 4th in his T20 career.

– Out of 6 games Chennai have won, 4 have been completed in the last over.

– Dwayne Bravo picked up his 10th Catch for this season highest by any player in IPL 6, followed by Ashish Reddy with 7.

– There was an incident, Where 8 runs required of 4 balls and Ashish Reddy bowled a wayward delivery which went for a wide boundary, that’s what umpire said so. But Dhoni straightaway went up to him and said, he nicked the ball, then umpire turned down his wide signal and gave it as four runs of the bat. Captain cool certainly earned some points in Fairplay for his team.

At the end of DAY 23 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 908

Total no. of Sixes – 270

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (40) followed by Gayle (35)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (34) followed by Rohit Sharma (17)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (432) followed by Mike Hussey (350)

Purple Cap – Sunil Narine (14) followed by Amit Mishra (14)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (94) followed by Bhuvaneswar Kumar (86)

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

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 20– Aggressive Hussey floors Watto power…

April 23, 2013 at 1:51 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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A Game of D’s, Dhoni Vs Dravid, Mass Vs Class… Always a treat to watch this combination for any cricket lover and definitely for me too…Dravid won the Toss and decided to Bat first, A simple one liner was the royals batting, Just Watson show all the way, Showed no mercy to any bowler ad he hardly worried about what length or line they bowled, Sheer display of Watto Powerhouse which allowed him to go past first century mark in this season of IPL. Binny and other Rajasthan players played around him to get to a score of 185 runs in 20 overs.

Chasing 185+ is always tough for any team and if one team could do with ease then it has to be CSK with the kind of batting line up they have, Only problem for them is Raina & Badrinath have not come to form yet. But it gave an opportunity today to the Later to get back his golden knick with bat, who scored his first six in this season IPL & first fifty of this season. Raina also empowered Hussey all the way who looked aggressive right from the word go and always kept the required run rate under control. At one stage when Dravid pulled a stunning run out & wickets of Jadeja + Dhoni trickled a small confusion in the CSK dugout, but Bravo ensured to clear the ropes comfortably once in the last over to get past the win line in style with a ball to spare…

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 5 wickets with 1 ball to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 20:

– Shane Watson scored the first century of this season of IPL; it is also the 25th century for IPL tournament in all seasons.

– Watson’s 101 runs over shined Shewag’s 95* for the highest score for this season.

– Shane Watson’s Century is also the fourth one for a Rajasthan Royal Player.

– Out of 7 innings Murali Vijay is out for a single digit in 4 of them.

– 58 runs scored by CSK in the powerplay overs is the highest for them in this season.

– This season has been made to wait longest to get the first century (30 matches), previous season was the slowest which took 18 matches.

– This is the first time Rajasthan Royals have lost a match when they have scored more than 162 runs, their record stands 15 – 0 till today, as now it will be rewritten as 15-1.

– Suresh Raina scored his 15th IPL fifty and also his first six for this season.

– Chennai has chased 5 times (including today) the score anything above 185+ and lost 3 times.

– Ravindra Jadeja scored his 3rd IPL duck and first as a Chennai Super King.

– 49 runs conceded by Kevon Cooper is the highest in any T20 international game.

– This is fourth time in IPL out of 25 occasions an IPL century has ended up in a losing side, previous century scorer are Symonds, Yusuf Pathan, Tendulkar & now Watson.

– Michael Hussey became the second player after Virat Kohli to breach 300 runs mark for this season.

– Both 185 runs target set yesterday by PWI and today by RR are achieved by chasing team exactly in the penultimate ball of the match, this is also the second match for CSK to win a game with just a ball to spare.

At the end of DAY 20 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 791

Total no. of Sixes – 220

Longest Six – 106 Meters by Chris Gayle (SRH)

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (35) followed by Gambhir (33)

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

Orange Cap – Virat Kohli (322) followed by M.Hussey (305)

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

Best Batting Performance: Shane Watson (101(61)) Vs CSK

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.

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 18–Sir “RJ’s” Roar & Vinay’s breeze soothe the day…

April 20, 2013 at 11:42 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi…

Weekend and you get a double header… Yes, when everyone looking over 150’s & 160’s, Just as Ravi Shastri says in air, Just what the doctor ordered for the day is score of 120’s it is…

KKR took on CSK who was looking well set, Gambhir won the coin and decided to Bat first, started off well infact as they brought a surprise element of Yusuf Pathan opening with Gambhir, not a bad ploy as they got to a partnership of 46 runs, before young Hussey halted the process with a stunner in third man. Followed some sign of madness from KKR and sheer brilliance in fielding from CSK to struck a killer blow in KKR to end up with 119/9 in 20 overs. Where they were 46/1 in 5.5 overs, 73 runs from 85 balls later bowled. Just as KKR surprised, CSK surprised with a new opener Ravi Ashwin in front, Innovation is fine, but Batting innovation from CSK mates were not quite enough to pull the game easily from KKR. Not to leave KKR also bowled well and picked important wickets at right time. As always no worries as SIR RJ is in the team, as he finished the game with a well composed innings of 36 from 14 balls. He also with ball picked 3 wickets and had two catches while fielding. Can u just take him out of the game…?

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 4 wickets with 5 balls to spare…

Another game, Homecoming for Rajasthan Skipper Dravid still he would liked a win for his team, But Rajasthan were simply outplayed in all department, except for some part where Binny & Dravid played some good innings between them, Royals had nothing to cheer about as they ended just  one run lesser than KKR scored in the first game. 118/9 in 20 overs.  Easy Chase for a team with the like’s of Gayle,Kohli & ABD, Lost two of those mentioned names cheaply but Man in front lead with a sensible knock to go past the winning line. Vinay Kumar picked 3 important wickets to pick the MOM award.

Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match by 7 wickets with 13 balls to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 18:

– Ravi Ashwin & Ravi Rampaul bowled the 13th & 14th Maiden of IPL 6, and ironically both are Wicket Maidens.

– This is the first time Ashwin has opened a innings in a IPL game, the highest order of batting previously was in the position of No.7.

– 11 runs scored by Ashwin equalled his best score in IPL career.

– 47 balls between 7.5 to 15.5 overs, CSK had not scored a boundary, highest by any other team in this season of IPL.

– 70 runs scored by CSK in 15 overs is the lowest score they have made in this season so far.

– It is 4th time CSK Skipper Dhoni was Run Out in his 73 games for CSK.

– CSK have never lost a game when they were chasing anything less than 120 runs, and in fact this is 3rd time.

– 119 runs by KKR is the lowest for them this season, which just below 125 which they scored against SRH.

– This is first time in T20 career Kallis is out for a Diamond Duck (which means out without facing even a single ball, mostly Run outs).

– KKR have never won a game in Kolkata against CSK, now the record stands 5-0.

– Ajit Chandila scored his first runs in IPL career.

– Both KKR & RR started the match with a boundary of the very first ball of the match, and ironically both ended up scoring less than 120.

– Shane Watson bowled his first over in 2013 in any format, and to his joy, he picked Dilshan edging to keeper in the fourth ball of the same over.

– This is the first time Gayle has gone past 40 run mark without even hitting a single Six.

At the end of DAY 18 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 692

Total no. of Sixes – 187

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 Virat Kohli (11)

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

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

Best Batting Performance: Virat Kohli (93*(47)) 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 the Tournament – Dale Steyn (152.48KMH)

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

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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) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi..

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.

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 13–Steven Smith continues to remain a throne in CSK’s Flesh…

April 15, 2013 at 11:50 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Just when everyone thought Pune are walking dead, when they stepped into Chepauk. Even Ross Taylor at toss said, we don’t have anything to loss. That’s the mind set which gave them the much needed or to say much deserved Victory in Lion’s den.

Pune started off in a empathic fashion, not like their usual way, they loss wickets in heap, Finch scored a much need fifty, Steven smith who was warming the bench got a chance as Mathews was forcefully rested due to Srilankan ban in Chennai. Smith still remained in the form he left over from the last season where he scored 44 from 22 balls, today he scored 39 runs of 16 balls, who also reverse swept Chris Morris for a big six. In the end Pune scored 159 runs in 20 overs. Chennai was a bit different side even after having 5 batsmen and 4 all rounders, CSK failed to accelerate at any point of the game, when ever they tried Wicket haunted back them. Which eventually meant Pune are back in winnings ways, Will it continue…? That’s the only big question….

Pune Warriors India won the match by 24 runs…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 13:

– In Today’s match CSK didn’t have even a single overseas player to occupy the top 5 slot (M.Vijay, Anirutha Srikanth, S.Raina, R.Jadeja & MS.Dhoni)

– This is 15th time a match started off with a wicket Maiden.

– Bhuvaneshwar Kumar bowled the 9th maiden of this season.

– This is second time Anirutha srikanth has opened the innings and out for a duck.

– 42 runs conceded by Dirk Nannes is the second highest in IPL career, highest is against KKR conceding 49 runs in 2009.

– Steven smith in his 15 IPL innings has gone past 10 runs 14 occasions.

– 135 runs CSK is the fourth lowest total in IPL, and ironically all the other three times they have scored 112 runs.

– 8-6 is the Win-Loss combination for CSK when they chase in Chepauk, not at their best.

– A Loss by 24 runs is the third heaviest loss for CSK in terms of runs, on the contrary 24 runs victory is the second biggest win for Pune Warriors.

At the end of DAY 13 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 497

Total no. of Sixes – 144

Longest Six – 106 Meters by Chris Gayle (SRH)

Most no. of Fours – Virat Kohli (26) followed by Dinesh Karthik (25)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (14) followed by Rohit Sharma (10)

Orange Cap – Virat Kohli (256) followed by Dinesh Karthik (224)

Purple Cap – Kevon Cooper (8) followed by Dwayne Bravo (8)

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

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (61) followed by Ishant Sharma (52)

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

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

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