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


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.



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


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.


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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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