IPL 6: Day 52 Qualifier–Bhajji puts Mumbai back in finals for the second time…

May 25, 2013 at 1:36 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi…

Just two games left for this season of IPL, and one is here today, Qualifier 2 between Underdogs Rajasthan taking on Mighty Mumbai Indians. Mumbai missing out against CSK will have a second chance to make it to finals, spirited Royals will look to make to the finals for the second time in their IPL career.

Qualifier 2, Dravid won the toss and decided to bat first, as always Dravid & Rahane gave a decent start of 44 runs for the first wicket before Rahane sweeps one between legs of Harbhajan to be castled. Quick two wicket in 8th & 9th over pushed Royals back, Dravid & Binny struck for a brief moment before Dravid was out to a loose shot off Bhajji again. However Yagnik & Hodge again propelled royals to a good score of 165 with some innovative shots. Bhajji was the star for Mumbai as he picked three crucial wickets & two important catches to add.

Needing 166 to win, Mumbai got off to a best start you could ask for, both Tare & destructive smith put on 70 runs in 9 overs. Later was dismissed off copper for 35. Karthik tied ends with Smith to continue the chase. Sudden surge of wickets gave Dravid’s Men a thin line of hope but Rayudu held his nerve to score 15 runs of penultimate over from Cooper, which almost sealed the game for Mumbai. However Rishi Dhawan first ball paddle sweep made it sure that Mumbai will face Chennai for the second time in IPL finals. Will it be Chennai again or Mighty Mumbai will lift the cup for the first ever time…? Answer has to be awaited till Sunday…

Mumbai Indians won the match 4 wickets with 1 ball to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 52:

– This is just second time in 16 matches Rajasthan have failed to defend a score of 165+.

– 3-23 is the second best figures for this season, falling behind 3-14.

– Pollard’s wicket of Kevon cooper is the 50th in his IPL career.

– Dravid has hit 69 fours this season which is the most by him in any IPL season; previous best was 67 fours in last season.

– Today is the second time Dravid has played beyond 15 overs in 17 innings of this season.

– This is 7th time Mumbai have chased a score 165+ out of 21 times they have chased.

At the end of DAY 52 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 2026

Total no. of Sixes – 666

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (81) followed by Dravid (69)

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

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

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

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (211) 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

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 31–Back in form Yusuf deliver for KKR…

May 3, 2013 at 11:40 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi…

I never thought I would write the top heading for this season, that what it looked like, it was just time before KKR team would have decided to make Hard hitting Yusuf Pathan sit in bench but it was not to be.

Defending Champions need to win all their remaining games to qualify for Play off. Royals won the toss and decided to Bat first, a slow start but strange & bizarre tactics fro Dravid kept the runs in bay and wickets kept on falling without anyone consolidating the fall. Dravid coming at no.8 didn’t help any cause. KKR also bowled well and kept the pressure always. Royals trying to defend 133 runs, started off well by picking 2 quick wickets but that it, Both Kallis & Yusuf Pathan ensured they crossed the line without any more fuss. Pathan got almost close a Half century and missed by a run, when Kallis struck a boundary when team need 3 runs of 18 balls.

Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by 8 wickets with 16 balls to spare…

Standings as on DAY 31:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 31:

– Dravid batting at the 8th position today is the first time in his IPL career.

– Bisla scored the 400th six for this season.

– After 11 innings Yusuf Pathan has gone past 30 runs in IPL.

– Rajasthan have never won a match scoring less than 135 runs, now the wack record stands 12-0.

At the end of DAY 31 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1282

Total no. of Sixes – 404

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.

 

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IPL 6: Day 24–Kallis’s all round effort gets KKR home…

April 27, 2013 at 12:19 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

HI…

Just a game today, Not much fuss about it though, Both the teams hovering around in the middle and bottom of the table trying to fight their way out of threshold. KXIP started much better for the first time in this season, Gilly looked like he was striking form before he was dismissed. Mandeep, Vohra, Hussey & in the last Gurukreet played their part as well with one last good over by Gurukreet made sure, KXIP finished at 149/ in 20 overs. KKR started off in a shacky fashion as they lost inform Skipper and out of form Yusuf in the very next deliveries n the 2nd over. But its again the old veteran Kallis who stayed along with Bisla to made sure he had a 60 runs partnership to bring the innings in  track, later Kallis departed but quick fire Morgan ensure momentum was kept with the required run rate to help KKR safely pass through the winning line.

Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by 6 wickets with 10 balls to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 24:

– Sachitra Senanayake bowled the 19th maiden of this season.

– This is also the first time Gilchrist has fully played out a Maiden in his IPL career.

– 45/0 at the end of powerplay overs by KXIP is the first time they haven’t lost a wicket in powerplay overs but ironically they lost their first wicket on 6.1 overs.

– Sarabjit Ladda picked up Miller wicket today, which came after almost 3 years. He played in 2010 IPL and then now he is playing and picking a wicket.

– 0/29 by Senanayake is the first wicketless spell by him in this season of IPL.

– 8 runs scored by Gambhir is the first score of this season, where he has scored less than 20 runs.

– Chawla became the first spinner to concede 2000 IPL runs in his IPL career. He is also the fourth bowler to do so.

At the end of DAY 24 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 937

Total no. of Sixes – 281

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (40) followed by Gambhir (37)

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) & Dwayne Bravo (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 22– Dwayne’s Special gift on Master’s B’day…

April 25, 2013 at 12:19 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi…

A Day the Whole nation was celebrating the not because of this match, Its is because of the Master who has been regarded as God of Cricket celebrating his 40th birthday today but still young as ever. Smile

Right coming to context, It’s East Vs West or to say Mumbai Vs Kolkata in Eden Gardens. Rain gods, finally waved hands to see a game, which had a delayed start of 30 mins, without any loss in the overs. KKR won the toss and decided to bat first, Started of in a blistering fashion, Mumbai tied up in the later overs and finally late surge from Tiwary & Morgan made sure KKR got 159 runs in 20 overs. In came the Bday boy along with Dwayne Smith for the chase,but to all disappointment he went back for just 2 runs seeing his middle stumps rooted by a vicious turner from Sunil Narine. Dwayne kept the runrate in check with lusty blows here & then. After his departure, Rohit & Pollard kept the chase going with thirties to their names, but when both departed and Mumbai need 10 runs in the last over, It is Singh is King Harbhajan who delivered the much needed killer Blow of six to win the game for Mumbai.

Mumbai Indians won the match by 5 wickets with 1 ball to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 22:

– 4 Sixes Conceded by Sachitra Senanayake is the highest no. of sixes conceded by him in a T20 game.

– Dwayne Smith scored 500 runs in his IPL career.

– Dinesh Karthik scored his 150th Boundary in his IPL career; list is topped by Virender Shewag.

– KKR has a very dubious record of losing 9 out of 11 games played against MI in the IPL history including the game tonight.

– Till today, most conceded by Harbhajan against KKR is 26 runs, ironically, those were scored in the very first over itself.

– 46 runs scored by KKR in the first three overs is the highest for this season.

– Rohit Sharma has captained only 4 domestic games and this is his Maiden captain stint in his IPL career.

– This is third game Sachin has played on his birthday, first occasion was in Sharjah & secondly was in 2011 in an IPL game and now the third.

– Manoj Tiwary scored the 250th Six of this season.

– 12 out 17 times Balaji has gone less than 8 runs when he bowled the penultimate over.

– This is third time Sunil Narine has picked 3 or more wickets in this season of IPL.

 

At the end of DAY 21 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 876

Total no. of Sixes – 260

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 (17)

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

Purple Cap – Sunil Narine (14) followed by Vinay Kumar (13)

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.

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 12–Gambhir’s Fifty & Faulkner’s show goes the extra mile…

April 14, 2013 at 11:43 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Double Header Sunday…

Till now Sunrisers are having easy opponents to face off, But when met the defending champions, It was not to be… KKR’s top order ensured runs are on the board by the end of 20 overs and bowlers made sure they win the match with a Big margin… It was actually as easy as I have written.. 

Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by 48 runs…

Switching to Jaipur Sawai Mansingh Stadium so called fortress of Royals remained intact even after the game, As Kings XI failed to breach the Wall… A Low Scoring match, as Punjab was bowled out in 18.4 overs for meagre 124 runs, which gave Royals enough time to chase through even after a blistering start from Watson, Royals kept the hunt alive till 19.2 overs and finally crossed the line to get themselves to 3rd place in the table.

Rajasthan Royals won the match by 6 Wickets with 4 ball to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 12:

– Gambhir won the toss four times in Eden and all the times he decided to Bat first and more importantly all the games are been won by KKR.

– Gambhir has scored 18 fifties which is highest by any player now.

– Gambhir has now 14 bowled times, which equals second highest with Dravid & Sangakarra. List is topped by Kallis with 15 to his name.

– 22 runs conceded by Thisara Perara in his last over, is also the highest ever conceded by him in any T20 internationals.

– 71 runs scored between 15 to 20 overs by KKR is the highest ever for them in Eden gardens.

– With a six of Narine today, Thisara Perara is among the 11 others who have scored a six against Sunil Narine’s Bowling. Added fact Suresh Raina is the only Batsmen to hit Narine for 2 sixes.

– KKR’s victory margin of 48 runs is the highest for them in Eden gardens, bettering 47 runs victory Vs RCB in last season.

– 48 runs victory is also the highest for this season in terms of runs margin, bettering Mumbai Indians 44 runs victory against Delhi.

– David Hussey scored his 50th six of his IPL career.

– Sreesanth bowled the 6th Maiden of this season and his 3rd in his IPL career which has 137 overs to it.

– With Ajit Chandila opening the bowling today, RR have opened the bowling attack with spin 33 times in their IPL Career.

– Gilchrist recorded his 7th IPL duck, which the second highest now, List is topped by Manish Pandey & Amit Mishra sharing 8 ducks.

– This is 6th time Sreesanth has picked 2 or more wickets in an over.

– When Dravid out for 9 runs today, It was only the 7th time he is out on a Single digit in 32 games for Royals.

– Sixless innings from Rajasthan Royals to going through the victory is the 4th time in IPL season.

– KXIP are yet to win a match in Jaipur against Rajasthan Royals.

At the end of DAY 12 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 471

Total no. of Sixes – 136

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 Vinay Kumar (8)

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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IPL 6: Day 1–Narine Spins Delhi out of Eden…

April 4, 2013 at 12:10 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi…

IPL is back, and as expected my blog is back in action… As the year’s pass on, Jobs gets tougher and getting space for personal life/interests gets deteriorated. However it is true to myself, as i have been totally away from blogging, and now thanks to this IPL which still keeps me kicking inside the world of Blogging.

As last year I may not blog more about how the events in the match turned out, as there are many sites and live viewers who will have their say/views. I ll just update the interesting stats, which will give a kick for passionate followers of IPL.

So, Game on… Who is going to meet CSK this year in finals….? Will have to wait for another 51 days to know it…

Interesting Facts as on Day 1:

First Toss – Gautam Gambhir – Decided to Bowl First

First Four – Mahela Jayawardene (DD) of Brett Lee (KKR)

First Six – Mahela Jayawardene (DD) of Brett Lee (KKR)

First Wicket – Unmukt Chand (DD) bowled of Brett Lee (KKR)

First ball faced – Unmukt Chand (DD)

First Ball Bowled – Brett Lee (KKR)

First Powerplay – 45/2 in 6 overs.

First Catch – Kallis takes David Warner in slips of Sunil Narine.

First Runout – Shahbaz Nadeem out with a combined effort from Bisla & Sunil Narine.

First Fifty – Mahela Jayawardene of 46 balls.

First Extras – Brett Lee (Byes)

Interesting Stats:

– Unmukt Chand became the 2nd Victim to be dismissed of the very first ball of the tournament opener; previous was Manoj Tiwary in 2010.

– Unmukt Chand is also the 15th batsmen to be dismissed of the very first ball of the game.

– Umpire Simon Taufel who is standing on 44th game became the highest standing umpire in IPL by passing Billy Doctrove’s 43.

– First six in 18.4 overs is the longest wait for the First IPL six, previous was in 2009, where everyone waited till 17.2 overs.

– Jayawardene scored his 10th IPL fifty.

– Irfan Pathan bowled the first maiden for this season; it is also the 20th time in an IPL match first over is a Maiden.

– Irfan Pathan has bowled 8 Maiden in IPL so far and at the second position, Praveen Kumar holds the top place by 9 Maiden to his name.

At the end of DAY 1 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 29

Total no. of Sixes – 3

Longest Six – 78 Meters by Gautam Gambhir (KKR)

Most no. of Fours – Mahela Jayawardene (8)

Most no. of Sixes – Gambhir, Jayawardene & Yusuf pathan – 1 Six.

Most Economical Spell – Sunil Narine (4/13 Vs DD)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Sunil Narine (14 balls)

Orange Cap – Mahela Jayawardene (66) followed by Gautam Gambhir (42).

Purple Cap – Sunil Narine (4)

~rams~

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IPL 5: Day 31 – Eden takes down Dada & Dravid’s Double R back in track…

May 6, 2012 at 12:11 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Double header Saturday…

Match 47:

Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Pune Warriors India

Prince of Kolkata returns to his home ground Eden Garden as the opposition skipper, Must Win situation, a lose here will put Pune Warriors out of contention for this year’s IPL. KKR on a winning roll, will like to continue the same without doubt.

Gambhir won the toss and without any hesitation decided to bat first, and got off to one of the best starts for this season, When Gambhir departed to a well made fifty, KKR were 113/1 in 12.3 overs. McCullum followed skipper soon, Some tight bowling & brilliant fielding kept KKR under pressure and runs dried up totally. Eventually KKR finished with 150/5 in 20 overs. Dada would be very happy as they restricted KKR under the par score, for Pune, Mathews was the strike bowler.

Clarke opened the innings with Uthappa, but even before both could get started Marchant de Lange who is playing his first game for this season picked up both the openers. For some reason Dada didn’t come to bat upfront and kept him at the back, may be he was avoiding to bat in front of his home crowd, but that was not the case as Pune Warriors fell like pack of cards, with score 55/5 in 8 overs and Ganguly had to walk in as the 7th Batsmen. To speak genuinely he was more than OK than the other games he played. He along with Mathews tried to bring back Pune into game and they almost did as well. Both brought the game so close as 24 needed from 16 balls one stage, but its the mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine again who has been main tormentor for Pune, as he picked 4-1-13-1. As the wickets fell at wrong time and Pune fell 7 runs short to victory.

KKR won the match by 7 runs.

Match 48:

Rajasthan Royals Vs Kings XI Punjab

Again a must win game for Royals, Dravid won the toss and decided to bat first, to note on front, they made five changes with respect to the last game. They dropped Shah & Hogg to get Shaun Tait & Botha back in squad. Rahane failed early today as he was gone for 5 runs. But Skipper continued where he left, scored another 46 runs along side with Watson’s 36, Menaria’s 34. Late strike from Hodge got Royals to 177/6 in 20 overs. Ryan Harris picked up 4 wickets, Thanks to Shaun marsh who plucked two impossible catches.

KXIP started off in a wrong note as Mandeep fell in the second over, Saini as well didn’t stick too long, perished for Shaun Tait’s pace. Double strike came in the consecutive overs, for Royals were Hussey mistimed one to long on and Marsh next over missed a straight forward ball to hear sound of timber. Scorecard read 59/4 in 8 overs. From then on it was kind of ritual that KXIP has to play out, no excitement what so ever. Azhar tried few gimmicks for some time along with debutant Gurkreet Singh. Nothing much though as KXIP folded out for 134/8 in 20 overs.

Rajasthan Royals won the game by 43 runs…

Standings as on DAY 31:

Interesting facts as on Day 31:

–          Sunil Narine & Shane Watson bowled the 16th & 17th Maidens of this season, both being wicket maidens.

–          19 extras bowled by Pune Warriors equalled the highest no. of extras bowled in a match along with Kings XI Punjab & Royal Challengers Bangalore.

–          When Ganguly scored 6 runs, he went past to score 500 runs in Eden gardens.

–          With a loss against KKR, Now Pune Warriors India lost 5 games in a row.

–          Shane Watson scored 1000 runs in IPL and incidentally he is the quickest to achieve this feat.

–          Dravid has gone past 25 runs or more in his last 8 consecutive innings including this one.

–          73 sixed conceded by Piyush CHawla is the most no. of sixes conceded by a bowler in IPL so far.

–          Gurukreet Singh made his IPL debut for KXIP.

–          Shaun Marsh on 11 went past 600 runs in Mohali ground.

–          Rajasthan Royals have never lost a game when they have scored 160+ runs, and the record continues to stay.

–          44 runs scored in the last 9 overs by KKR is the lowest scored by KKR in the IPL history so far.

–          8 catches dropped for the day is the highest ever for this season, Royals – 3, KXIP – 1 and Pune topped with 4.

–          Rahul Dravid scored the 50th boundary of this season.

At the end of DAY 31:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 8

Total no. of Boundaries – 1144

Total no. of Sixes – 439

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

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (60) followed by V.Shewag (51)

Most no. of Sixes –Chris Gayle (29) followed by K.Pietersen (20)

Orange Cap –A.Rahane (463) followed by V.Shewag (445)

Purple Cap – Morne Morkel (19) followed by L.Malinga (17)

~rams~

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IPL 3: Day 5 Review…

March 17, 2010 at 12:27 am (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys, Its another Double header day… Day 5 in IPL Season 3….

Match 7 Review:
Kings XI Punjab Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Both the teams lost their opening game and looking to turnround their fortunes… Sangakarra won the toss and decided to Bat first,  Kings XI Punjab started their things slowly, and kept on increasing the run rate time by time… Yep indeed, right from over 8, run rate kept on increasing every over and it didnt stop at any instance and they went on to score a mammoth total of 203… Without any doubt preity Zinta was smiling and she had all the reasons for… Ravi Bopara being the top scorer with 77…

KXIP 203/3 in 20 overs.

Ravi Bopara 77     M.Bisla 75
D.Steyn 1/36     J.Kallis 1/39

RCB 204/2 in 18.5 overs.

Jacques Kallis 89*     Robin Uthappa 51
P.Chawla 1/20           B.Sharma 1/37

RCB WON MATCH BY 8 WICKETS

Royal Challengers had a real challenge infront of them, without any doubt, but both Kallis and Pandey started the proceedings really well… Kept the run rate always under check, didnt allow to to creep above 12, evev if it, didnt last more than 5 to 6 deleiveries. Robin Uthappa played a gem of an innings to get a fast 50, to alter the plans of sangakarra, actually he ran out of ideas at one stage as all bowlers went for bang bang, by Kallis ans Uthappa…  Kallis was so brilliant and he didnt give any chance to KXIP and the bowlers, later its just formality for kohli to finish the things off with Kallis in the other end. Kallis remained unbeaten.  Just to note still 7 more balls remaining in the innings… Now u could certainly call it a compromising win…

 

Match 8 Review:
Chennai Super Kings Vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Being last in the standings, Dhoni will certainly look to improve the performance and be back in the top of the tables. As expected he won the toss and decided to Bat first, but the things didnt look good as Matthew Hayden departed early just scoring a single. Murali Vijay and Raina did take the things slowly as they scored in singles, v cant blame them too, as ball wasn’t coming on to bat, plus u had a very inconsistent bounce, could see many balls keeping really low…  As both Murali Vijay and raina departed in the space of 3 balls, both Dhoni and Badrinath joined together and still run rate wasn’t so gr8. They were at 96 after 14 overs, but next six overs were the time Dhoni unleashed his arrogance and CSK scored 83 runs in the brief session… Ending CSK’s innings as with 164, at once they looked to settle down for 140, but its Dhoni power which got to a good score… 

CSK 164/3 in 20 overs
M.S.Dhoni 66*   S.Badrinath 43*
Shukla 1/37     Ishant 1/38

 

KKR 109/10 in 19.2 overs
W.Saha 22            M.Karthik 21
J.Kemp 3/12      Balaji 2/9

 
CSK WON MATCH BY 55 RUNS.

Chasing a score of 165 is always possible in a T20 game, plus KKR had the support of their home crowd, so its gonna be a huge plus… But the things were real different as morkel picked the highest T20 scorer in the very second ball of the match for a Duck… From then on, KKR never looked for a moment that they are on to the chase, and they kept losing wicket in regular intervals. Match was quite over, when chennai had Mathews by the end of 10th over, and they were needing 94 runs in the last 10 overs and its last 4 wickets in the crease. so its all written and we could see Eden gardens getting empty by this time, last 4 just kept nudging single here there and played the inevitable. in the end its curtains from a direct hit from Badrinath. Justin Kemp picked 3 wickets and Balaji picked 2 to his name.  Finally a happy fan got chance to write a winning moment… With this win, CSK go straight up to 3rd position… 🙂 😀

Standings as on Day 5:

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Interesting IPL Facts as on DAY 5:

– Dhoni scored the 50th six of the tournament

– KXIP is the only team in this season of IPL to survive first 6 overs without losing a wicket.

– Manvider Bisla scored his Maiden IPL fifty of 36 balls.

– Bopara and Bisla’s  partnership of 129 is the best by KXIP.

– 129 is also the best first wicket partnership for this season as they go past 101 by Brad hodge and Manoaj Tiwary (KKR).

– RCB has lost 6 out of 7 matches in home, other team being DC who lost all their matches in home.

– 74 runs was the best partnership for RCB for first wicket in all the IPL. Manish Pandey and jacques Kallis  bettered the previous best performance was 69 by Jacques Kallis and S.Goswami

– Longest six was scored bu Uthappa – 98 meters

– Uthappa scored the second Fastest 50 (19) in IPL, and fastest in this season.

– A match aggregate of 407 runs (203+204) is the second best total match aggregate of this season. (top one being Mumbai and Rajasthan with 420 runs)

– 31/1 is the lowest ever total scored by CSK in the first 6 overs.

At the end of DAY 5…

Total no.of Boundaries – 236
Total no.of Sixes – 88
Purple Cap – Chaminda Vaas (5) followed by Angelo Matthews (5)
Orange Cap – J.Kallis (154) followed by Ravi Bopara (133)..

~rams~

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