IPL 6: Day 15–Mishra’s Magical spell & Rahane’s Scintillating Batting call the shots…

April 18, 2013 at 12:07 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Second Double Header in a week day, Very tough for all the Cricket lovers…

How to lose a game which was almost won comfortably…? Pune Warriors may be able to give the best answers. If you have seen the match between Sunrisers and PWI. You would be kicking by seeing SRH batting display and say, one of the worst shot selections i have ever seen. PWI Batsmen said, Boss, We are yet to display our skills of batting for you…That’s the kind of Match it was, Apart from Amit Mishra’s Hattrick which PWI awarded to him, nothing was so bright to talk about this match.

Sun Risers Hyderabad won the match by 11 runs…

Second Match of the day, People expected Mumbai to win it hands down, If not a good fighting game which should provide enough entertainment, But What we got was a absolute shocker, as Mumbai bowled to the worst, Batted like gully cricket, and to sum up all, they were all out with 10 balls to spare. Nothing to leave credit out from Rajasthan, they pouched to the opportunities provided, Dravid’s masterstroke of bring Yagnik in No.3 instead of him, proved very effective, and to his luck, Bowling came damn good on the day it mattered most. It is just another day for Rajasthan, where everything clicked in their Fortress Jaipur.

Rajasthan Royals won the match by 87 runs…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 15:

– When Parthiv Patel Scored his first runs for the day, he went past 1000 runs in IPL Career.

– This is the first time Sunrisers has been three down before powerplay overs are completed.

– 3-18 by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is his best bowling figures in IPL career.

– 25/4 in powerplay overs by SRH is the second lowest for this season, lowest has come from PWI when they scored 24/2 against KXIP.

– 119 runs defended by Sunrisers is the lowest ever defended in IPL in India.

– Lowest total defended in IPL is 116 runs by CSK in South Africa, In India its 120 runs by Mumbai Indians against Pune Warriors.

– This is the first time four wickets have fallen in an over, (19th Over by Amit Mishra).

– Amit Mishra picked up the 11th IPL Hat trick, and 3rd of his own bowling in IPL.

– This is first time in the season, Mumbai have failed to pick a wicket in between powerplay overs.

– 58 runs scored between Watson & Rahane for the opening wicket is the highest ever opening partnership against Mumbai Indians for Rajasthan.

– 54 runs scored in powerplay overs by Rajasthan is the highest ever for them in this season.

– Rajasthan Royals became the third to go past 50 before Powerplay was over; two other teams are KXIP & Pune Warriors.

– Rishi Dhawan became the first bowler of this season to bowl to No balls in a row.

– Ajinkya Rahane scored the 7th IPL fifty & first of this season.

– Siddarth Trivedi & James Faulkner bowled the 11th & 12th Maiden of this season.

– 42 runs scored by Mumbai in first 10 overs is their lowest ever in IPL history.

– Rajasthan have never lost a match when they have scored more than 175 runs, now it is 11th time record kept intact.

– A defeat for Mumbai with 87 runs is the second heaviest ever for them in IPL History, Heaviest was 105 Vs RR in 2008.

– 92 runs scored by Mumbai is also the lowest score for this season by any team, and Mumbai’s second Lowest total ever in IPL.

– Mitchell Johnson scored the 600th Boundary for this season.

At the end of DAY 14 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 604

Total no. of Sixes – 164

Longest Six – 106 Meters by Chris Gayle (SRH)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.



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

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


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.


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IPL 4: DAY 44 Review…

May 22, 2011 at 2:16 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Match 67, Gilly need to win 5 games out of 5 to in the playoff’s he crossed 4 successfully and he needed just one more to go past for the playoff’s. He won the toss and decided to field first, idea should have been to dismiss Deccan’s cheaply and score the run in quick pace to up the run rate. But what happened was quite opposite as DC’s found form in no time to pull KXIP in the back foot. To say they got themselves to blame, as they even dropped the sitters, not once or twice, almost five catches were put down in their innings and i didn’t count the missed run out chances. Dhawan rode on luck to get to his first half century, well supported by Ravi Teja. Finally Deccan’s finished with 198/2 in 20 overs, their ever highest against KXIP in all seasons. Must win situation, 10 runs required per over, u expect a fight back from the home team, having put in the blood and sweat to win the other 4 games, but it wasn’t the case again as KXIP batsmen showed no responsibility apart from Gilly, who scored his 9th IPL fifty, just before departing. Amit Mishra a happy bowler who picked up the first Hattrick of the season to delight Deccan’s. As KXIP bowled out for 116 in 19 overs. Deccan’s won the match y 82 runs, their highest ever winning margin in IPL so far.

Match 68, Dada’s last match for this season, apart from 32 and 18, he was also a victim of duck. so he has the last chance to say what he his. But Rain god’s seems to have no idea in watching this dead rubber, so ruled out the match when Delhi were 56/3 in 10 overs. So Sorry Dada, May be next season u can show off more…

Standings as on DAY 44:


So with KXIP losing, Its now official that top four teams featuring in the list will be playing the playoff’s irrespective of tomorrow’s results.

Interesting stats as on DAY 44:

– Gilly scored his 9th IPL fifty.

– Shaun Marsh became the fourth player to score more than 50 boundaries in this season of IPL.

– Shaun Marsh also became the first player to breach 500 runs mark in this season.

– 82 runs victory for Deccan’s is the highest ever in their IPL seasons, previous was 55 runs vs Kochi in this season.

– 198/2 is their second highest ever total in IPL history, list is topped by 214/5 Vs Rajasthan in the first season.

– Out of 6 wins for Deccan’s 5 came batting first and 1 came in chasing.

– 95* runs is the highest score for Shikhar Dhawan in his IPL career.

– Amit Mishra (Deccan Chargers) picked the first Hattrick of the season against KXIP, personally it’s his second in IPL, ironically his first Hat trick came against Deccan Chargers, for which team he has picked the Hattrick this year.

– Amit Mishra’s hattrick victim’s are – Ryan McClaren, Mandeep Singh and Ryan Harris

– Yuvraj Singh is the only other player in IPL with 2 Hattricks.

– Amit’s Mishra’s Hattrick is 7th in IPL history so far.

– This first time in IPL, Delhi Daredevils are the wooden spooners.

At the end of DAY 44:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 6

Total no.of Boundaries – 1759

Total no.of Sixes –564

Orange Cap –Shaun Marsh (504) followed by Paul Valthaty (463)

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (27) followed by Amit Mishra (19)

Most Sixes – Chris Gayle (32) followed by Shaun Marsh (20)

Most Fours –Paul Valthaty (55) followed by Shaun Marsh (52)

Longest Six – Adam Gilchrist (122 M) followed by Albie Morkel (114 M & 109 M)


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IPL 3: Day 7 Review

March 18, 2010 at 11:54 pm (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its Day 7 in IPL…

Match 7 Review:
Rajasthan Royals Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Its the war between to gr8 leggie’s of all time… (Kumble was so called as a Leg Spinner, even then it wasn’t to be, he is the greatest Indian bowler of all time…Not even a second thought in it…)

After having last both their previous game, Warne’s men will look to open their account, they got in Damien Martyn(ICL returnee) and Michael Lamb makes their debut today… On the other hand RCB put in the same winning team back on track.

Jumbo won the toss and decided to bowl first, and bowlers kept the runrate in the check all the time and it rise not even once above 6 per over, (which is seriously surprising in a T20 game). Ojha tried to break free and perished to Kallis, and i gotta repeat it again and again as all Batsmen followed the same suit, till 19.5 overs. Yusuf seems to had some luck charm as he was dropped twice and went on to top score 26 runs but, couldn’t escape from a direct hit later from Kohli. Praveen Kumar joined the party later in the 17th over by picking up the first Hattrick of this season. All credit goes to RCB bowlers, as they kept the ball short and they didnt give any room to work out the delivery, even v could see Yusuf pathan swinging his bats all the time and nothing connecting… To say in a word, Brilliant pal, Executed perfectly… BRAVO…

RR 92/10 in 19.5 overs.

Y.Pathan 26         D. Martyn 19
A.Kumble 3/9      P.Kumar 3/18

RCB 93/0 in 10.3 overs.

J.Kallis 44*    M.Pandey 42*
Warne 0/12     M.Patel 0/23


Nothing much to pen about the chase, as RCB know its a cake walk, they went on tongs to get the target, just a normal T20 game fetched the winning run in 10.3 overs, with 57 balls to spare. RCB scored 14 boundaries and a 6 in the progress to their empathetic win over Rajasthan Royals. Without any doubt Mallya had all the reasons in the world to smile in the presentations…

Standings as on DAY 7:


Interesting Facts on Day 7:

On the contrary to yesterday, today is the day of lowest’s…

– 44/2 is the lowest scored by any team in first 10 overs in IPL so far.

– Rajasthan Royals innings had 67 dot balls, which is also a unique record for being high numbers.

– Yusuf Pathan hit the 100th six of IPL season 3.

– Yusuf Pathan’s second six was the longest as it lengthed 102 meters, bettering 98 meters previous best by Robin uthappa.

– RCB became the third team to chase the target without losing any wicket. Deccan Chargers(2008) and Delhi Daredevils(2009) are the two teams previously two win the match by 10 wickets.

– Praveen Kumar becomes the first one to pick Hattrick for season 3 and seventh to secure this feat.

– Previous one’s to have taken Hattrick’s are as follows in their order to secure the feat.

1.  Lakshmipathy balaji(CSK)
2. Amit Mishra (DD)
3. Makaaya Ntini (CSK)
4.Yuvraj Singh (KXIP)
5. Rohit Sharma (DC)
6. Yuvraj Singh (KXIP)
7. Praveen Kumar (RCB)

– 57 balls victory is the Second biggest win by balls, previous was 87 balls by Mumbai Indians over Kolkata.

– Jacques Kallis secured his third continous Man of the Match award and another point to note is he is yet to be dismissed in this season. Still reamins not out after 3 fabulous innings.

At the end of DAY 7…

Total no.of Boundaries – 288
Total no.of Sixes – 102

Orange Cap – J.Kallis (198) followed by Ravi Bopara (133).
Purple Cap – Chaminda Vaas (5) followed by Angelo Matthews, Praveen Kumar And Maharoof with same 5 wickets to their name.


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