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 37–Cooper’s Slower delivery & Gambhir’s late fifty highlights the day…

May 10, 2013 at 12:37 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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A very important game for three side to be in playoff’s on a double header day.

Game 1, KXIP took on Royals, both needing a win, especially KXIP. Dravid won the coin and decided to field first as he always wanted to be. KXIP lost Mandeep Singh in the very first over, which meant Skipper Gilly who is back in the side has to put down his natural game and has to consolidate with his country man Marsh. That’s what happened as both put on a century stand but in 13 overs, not very much likely for a destructive pair. None other than these were worth mentioning as KXIP ended less than par score of 145/6 in 20 overs. Cooper picked a 3/23 in 4 overs. Dravid went early with just 5 runs on the board, But Rahane & Watson continued their good form to build a platform of 66 runs between which allowed Sanju samson along with Rahane to finish the match with an over to spare. This win also means Royals are almost into playoff, provided some one doesn’t play a bluff.

Rajasthan Royals won the match 8 wickets with 6 balls to spare…

Game 2, KKR needed a win just to keep their mathematical hope alive as KXIP lost the previous match. Skipper Gambhir finally played a more sensible innings along with Ten Doeschate to keep KKR scoreboard moving Late strike from Bhatia & Tiwary made sure KKR crossed 150, as they ended 152/6 in 20 overs.As usual Pune continued to display a poor & pathetic performance with bat. Uthappa & Mathews scored couple of 30’s apart from that nothing to highlight in the Pune’s batting card.

Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by 46 runs…

Standings as on DAY 37:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 37:

– 40 runs scored by Matthews is the highest for this season.

– Bisla stumped by Rawat off Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is the first stumping for Bhuvaneshwar in his career, overall in this season it is sixth for a seam bowler.

– Pune has never won a game against KKR, stat is 4-0 including today.

– Rajasthan royals won their 7th game in straight while chasing.

– Rahane scored 4th IPL fifty of this season and 10th overall in his IPL career.

– Chawla has picked Watson thrice including today, highest by any bowler in IPL.

– 102 runs between Gilly & Marsh is the third century partnership for this season for KXIP and it is also the slowest of all three.

– PWI have lost their 11th game for this season.

At the end of DAY 37 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1527

Total no. of Sixes – 478

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (61) followed by Gayle (51)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (40) followed by Rohit Sharma (25)

Orange Cap – Mike Hussey (574) followed by Chris Gayle (566)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (21) followed by JP Faulkner (19)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (147) followed by Sunil Narine (141)

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 24–Kallis’s all round effort gets KKR home…

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

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

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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.

~rams~

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

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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.

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 17– Vihari’s eloquence outshine KXIP…

April 19, 2013 at 11:50 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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A Match in Hyderabad, What would you expect other than a low scoring thriller. Of course that’s what has happened again. And Again SRH comes out winners, winning all the three games in their home ground.

Gilly’s team started of well with Gilly himself finding some middle of the bats, Chawla getting promotion in his batting order also proved his mettle. KXIP was sailing safe until they clicked the self destruct button in 17th over, losing 4 wickets in 5 balls, Disaster written all over it. Which finally meant they finished with 123 runs on board. SRH shaky chasers as always continued taking their chances while Vihari was anchoring on one end. How ever there were tense moment with couple of wickets from Gony, But Srilankan Dynamite Thisara Perara ate the length deliveries from Azhar mahamood for three sixes to seal the game for SRH. Most importantly SRH will take the top spot with this win..

Sun Risers Hyderabad won the match by 5 Wickets with 7 ball to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 17:

– Praveen Kumar bowled the 12th maiden of this season.

– KXIP is the only team which doesn’t have a half centurion even after 5 games.

– 134 runs is the lowest score defended by KXIP in India.

– 11 Sixes by KXIP is the lowest by any team till now in this season of IPL, RCB tops with 35 sixes.

– 24 runs scored by Piyush Chawla is his personal best in IPL career.

– 21 runs conceded by Azhar Mohammed in the penultimate over is the highest ever by him in his IPL Career.

– 46 runs scored by Hanuman Vihari is his highest score in IPL career, bettering 44* scored against RCB.

At the end of DAY 17 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 647

Total no. of Sixes – 175

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 – Amit Mishra (11) followed by Sunil Narine (10)

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.

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IPL 6: Day 14–Gony muscles through KKR & Kohli gets back the skipped heart…

April 17, 2013 at 12:45 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Its a another double header on a weekday, but never a dull moment in both the games, edge seat thriller made Weekday more brighter esp for Cricket lovers.

Gambhir won the coin and decided to field first, KXIP got their best opening partnership 24 runs of this season, before Gilly continued his miserable tour with Bat, Mandeep singh played his part well with Vohra. Later Hussey & Miller struck a good partnership to get KXIP back in track, before Narine came up with an Hat trick to remove the 3 Batsmen in a wisp. That brought Gony into play, who muscled literally every ball he faced to get to the best score of the innings 42 of 18 balls. To end up at 157 in 20 overs.

KKR got off to a disastrous start once again as they were 1/2 in 2 overs time. But Gambhir & Morgan pulled a century partnership between them and came as close as possible to win the game, Before Gambhir edged one to Gilly, when they needed 52 from 42 balls. All of a sudden pumped up KXIP started pulling thing their way, and KKR started losing their plot esp the batsmen in the middle both Tiwary & Yusuf threw the game away, as they consumed 14 balls between these space to produce 4 runs. Which proved deadly in the end even though Rajat Bhatia tried couple of lusty blows, it wasn’t quite enough for KKR to cross the line.

Kings XI Punjab won the match by 4 runs…

If u think Wow first game was a big topsy turvy ride, Just look into the second game which unfolded later in the day. It was a big see saw battle out there between RCB & DD, which was finally settled in a super over.

Delhi who had a go with Bat first, started well than expected with Shewag & Warner, but once they were out within the space of 4 balls, Later Juneja, Mahela & Rohrer steadied the innings to get a par score, but Pathan & Jadhav ensured Delhi went past 150 runs. RCB who lost both the openers cheaply, again had a rescue act just like game one, but this time from Kohli & De Villers. De Villers was run out unexpectedly when team needed 24 runs of 24 balls, with Skipper playing well who has gone past fifty, How on earth some one could lose this game, Ask RCB as they tied it in the end where they slumped from 129/2 in 16 overs to 152/7 in 20 overs.

RCB ended up on the losing side of Super over, but this time they got to bat first and AB does it this as he thumped last two balls of Umesh Yadav to sixes, which ensured Delhi needed 16 runs to win in a super over, Delhi again tried his luck (with some help from Pathan) but in the end fell short of 5 runs. To give RCB the victory which they have got it some 30 mins before all this chaos.

Match Tied, Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match by Super Over…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 14:

– Sunil Narine picked up the first Hat Trick for this season, overall 10th Hat trick in IPL History.

– Kallis becomes the first player in IPL to become to score 2000 runs and 50 wickets.

– Gautam Gambhir scored his 19th IPL fifty in his IPL career and 3rd consecutive one of this season and 25th of this tournament in the year 2013.

– Manvinder Bisla becomes the fifth victim to be out in the very first ball of the innings for this season.

– 42 runs scored by Manpreet Gony is his Career best, bettering his previous best 34* when he was CSK.

– 23 runs conceded by Sunil Narine in an over is the highest ever he has conceded in any T20 domestic tournament, previous highest ever was 18 runs conceded in the match against RR.

– Manpreet Gony becomes the second batsmen after Suresh Raina to score two sixes against Sunil Narine.

– 105 runs partnership between Gambhir & Morgan is the third best partnership for this season.

– Being involved in a Century partnership, Gambhir now has 3 century partnership with him.

– With a wide in the very first ball Balaji conceded 100 extras in his IPL career. Becomes the 14th bowler to achieve this Wack stat.

– Mandeep Singh scored the 400th Boundary of IPL 6.

– Kedar Jadhav scored the 150th Six of IPL season 6.

– Vinay Kumar’s bowling figures for today is 4-0-21-1, this is 4th time in IPL career where he has went lesser than 6.00 economy rate.

– Ravi Rampaul bowled the 10th maiden of this season.

– Chris Gayle when scored his first runs for the day, he scored 2000 runs in his IPL career & 5000 runs overall in T20 internationals.

– Today’s opening pair for RCB Lokesh Rahul & Chris Gayle is the 31st combination for the opening slot, which is highest by any franchise in IPL.

– 84 runs scored in first 10 overs by RCB is the highest for them for this season.

– There is a funny moment when Speed gun read 173.9 KMPH of a delivery from Morne Morkel, finally everyone realised it is a mistake which should be read 137.9.

– Virat Kohli becomes the first player of this season to go past 300 runs.

– IPL 6 has the second Super over, and it is the first time in IPL there was a two super over in a season.

– RCB involved in both the Super over’s of this year, They lose one against Sunrisers & win one against Delhi.

At the end of DAY 14 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 559

Total no. of Sixes – 156

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 G.Gambhir (235)

Purple Cap – Sunil Narine (10) followed by Vinay Kumar (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 (61) followed by Sunil Narine (56)

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

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 8–Hussey make KXIP bleed Yellow…

April 11, 2013 at 11:08 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi..

Champions are back when they thumped KXIP with a 10 wicket victory. KXIP started well with David Hussey and Gurkreet Singh, as they were 106/4 in 14 overs. Some tight bowling from CSK and poor shot selection from KXIP batsmen ensured that they are all out for 138 with a ball left. Chennai started off slowly and went berserk as the time passed on, KXIP had to ruin themselves as they missed 2 to 3 chances which was there for taking.

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 10 Wickets with 16 balls to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 8:

– Partnership of 139 runs between Hussey & Vijay is the highest for any wicket in this tournament bettering 132 runs by Dinesh Karthik & Rohit Sharma.

– Partnership of 139 runs is also the highest for any wicket against KXIP in any season, and also best in Mohali ground again for any wicket.

– Both Hussey Brother’s David & Michael went past 1000 runs in IPL career.

– Victory by 10 wickets is the first for this season.

– Chris Morris made his IPL debut, and his debut wicket came as Azhar Mahmood tried to slog and ended in the hands of Ashwin.

At the end of DAY 8 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 283

Total no. of Sixes – 79

Longest Six – 101 Meters by Thisara Perara (SRH)

Most no. of Fours – Dinesh Karthik (21)

Most no. of Sixes – Dinesh Karthik (7)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (36) followed by Mitchell Johnson (34)

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

Orange Cap – Dinesh Karthik (183) followed by Virat Kohli (163)

Purple Cap – Sunil Narine & Kevon Cooper (6)

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

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IPL 5: Day 17–Gayle & AB seal it for RCB…

April 21, 2012 at 12:32 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Match 25:

Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Kings XI Punjab

Both teams languishing at the bottom of the table and who ever wins this will join the middle level battle of 6 pointers. Vettori won the toss and decided to chase for the day. With Gilly (Hamstring Injury) missing out David Hussey did the skipper job.

As always KXIP had a poor start, as they were 2 down in no time, and score card was below 30 and five overs gone, Hussey & Marsh tried to resurrect the things around, Marsh failed earlier than expected, Hussey rode on luck for some time and eventually passing out to a inside edge on 41, New Entrant Azhar mahmood had a go at the end to get KXIP to a score of 164/6 in 20 overs.

Match 25

RCB got off to a dreadful start any would even dream off, they were 25/3 in 5 overs, Leaving Gayle & AB to do the job, KXIP felt it would be game if they can pick any one of the batsmen in the crease, but that’s what they failed to do, until both the batsmen put on a 131 runs partnership between them. Both played with elegance more than power, it was a delight to watch these as they picked the games in precision, and Gayle’s power was unleashed now and then to keep the run rate at control. KXIP struck late with couple of blows, and it was way over, and finally McDonald & Vettori finished the formalities to go up to 6 points in the table. along with 4 others with 6 points each.

Standings as on DAY 17:

Standings (1)

Interesting Facts as on Day 17:

– Chris Gayle scored the 250th Six of IPL 5.

– AB and Gayle scored their 7th & 8th IPL fifties respectively.

– 131 runs partnership between Chris Gayle & AB de villers is the highest for any wicket, as they bettered 121 runs between Rahane & Shah.

– Chris Gayle became the first to score third fifty for this season.

– Parvinder Awana registered his best bowling figures in IPL 4-0-34-4.

– This is the first match of this season to finish with 3 balls to spare; we already have 2 each for 5 & 4 balls finishes.

At the end of DAY 17:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 1

Total no. of Boundaries – 589

Total no. of Sixes – 252

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

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

Most no. of Sixes –Chris Gayle (19) followed by Faf.Du Plessis (12)

Orange Cap –A.Rahane (304) followed by Chris Gayle (246)

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

~rams~

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