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:

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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)

~rams~

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IPL 4: DAY 19 Review…

April 27, 2011 at 1:45 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Another single game day, thankfully too, i had to blog abt the yesterday’s one too, so bit less work to do… What to do yaar, Month end works catching up….

Another close game, thanks to Warner and Hopes, Delhi looked like they got some kind of curse, they can’t even win now in their home pitches. With Hopes getting his fifty Delhi lurked beyond 160, with late lusty blows from 1.9Mn Irfan. Gayle and Kohli looked to finish the game and get ready for the party as they went abt 10 to 12 runs per over. Few poor shot, excellent fielding all seems to have pulled back the game for Delhi, but it wasn’t so, as Skipper Vettori and Syed got RCB past the winning run with 3 wickets in hand, Which delighted the owner Sid Mallya who shared with his lady love Deepika Padukone with a gapless HUG….

Standings as on DAY 19:

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Interesting facts on DAY 19:

– Dilshan became the second player after Gomez (KTK) to get second duck in IPL 4.

– James Hopes became the first batsmen to be out in a NO-Ball which was referred to third umpire in IPL, and eventually getting the reprieve, Abimanyu Mithun was in the receiving end. Sachin came close for this instance in the last game but some controversy got him back to pavilion.

– 18 extras given by Bangalore is the second highest in the season, table was topped by Rajasthan with 19 extras vs Kolkata.

– Virat Kohli becomes the sixth batsmen to join the 200 runs club, now he is with 227.

– Virat Kohli with his 4th IPL fifty went past Rahul Dravid’s 1132 runs to become the second top scorer for RCB. Now Kohli is with 1137 runs, still the RCB most run scorer is Now KKR’s Kallis with 1271 runs.

At the end of DAY 19:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 1

Total no.of Boundaries – 818

Total no.of Sixes –260

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

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

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

Most Fours –Paul Valhathy (32) followed by S.Tendulkar (29)

~rams~

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