IPL 6: Day 54 Big Finals–Pollard gives Mumbai the First IPL trophy…

May 27, 2013 at 1:18 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


After a journey for 54 days, It has reached a stage where Chennai will meet Mumbai a dejavu of 2010 finals. Will Chennai make history repeat itself or Mumbai will help themselves to win their first ever IPL trophy.

Big Finals – Rohit Sharma won the important toss and decided to bat in a slow and tricky pitch. Not a ideal start would have wanted as Mumbai were three down with 16 on the board, with skipper being the last victim. Karthik along with Rayudu struck for a moment and made damage control to put Mumbai Indians back on track., Once karthik was dismissed in came Man from Caribbean, Kieron pollard, who owned this format of cricket, played a gem of an innings even though people around him kept walking away from him. He ended the match with two monumental back to back sixes to give Mumbai a good score of 148/9 in a tricky pitch.

Chennai needing less than 150 to win, got off to a dreadful start, losing 3 wickets that of Hussey, Raina & Badrinath with just 3 on the board. It was Karthik & Rayudu who did the damage control form Mumbai from same position, but Vijay & Bravo failed to do and Jadeja followed with a worst shot of his lifetime to get out for a duck. Which made CSK 39/6 in the half way. Chennai was left alone with their skipper to do the job, but even for him it was too big pill to swallow. However he tried as much as he could, which is clearly visible by the fact, Dhoni has scored 63 runs and all the other 10 players put together scored just 62 runs. In the end Mumbai Indians won their first ever IPL trophy and became the champs of IPL 2013/Season 6.

However even before Mumbai could soak in the happiness of lifting the cup, Sachin announced himself saying that he is retiring from the IPL cricket. Expected him to play for one more season, but still Legend has made his call when his team has delivered a the icing in cake for him.

Mumbai Indians won the match 23 runs…

Mumbai Indians are the champions Indian Premier League Season 6…

Awards & Winners of IPL 2011:

Young Player of the Tournament – Sanju Samson of Rajasthan Royals.

Catch of the season – Gurkreet Mann Singh of Kings XI Punjab (for the catch of Ross Taylor)

Longest Six of the tournament – Chris Gayle (119 meters against PWI)

Orange Cap – Michael Hussey (733 runs in 17 IPL innings)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (32 wickets in 17 innings)

Fair play award – Chennai Super Kings

Most valuable Player – Shane Watson of Rajasthan Royals.

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 54:

– This is just the 13th match out of 37 played in Eden gardens won by team batting first.

– Mitchell Johnson now has 16 wickets in powerplay overs highest by any bowler for this season; he was closely followed by Mohit Sharma with 15.

– Rohit Sharma has just scored 12 runs in all the three playoff matches.

– 3/34 is the worst powerplay score for Mumbai for this season.

– This is fourth time a team has lost 6 wickets before scoring 50 runs, CSK have been there twice and both against Mumbai.

– History continues to repeat as table toppers in league stage have never won the tournament, this time CSK loses it after topping the table.

– 4/42 by Bravo is the second most expensive spell in IPL after picking 4 wickets.

– 148 runs target set Mumbai Indians is the lowest for an IPL final which is held in India. Deccan’s set 143 in 2009 but it was in SA.

– This is also the first time Mumbai have defeated Chennai in a knockout situation games.

– Dwayne Bravo became the first bowler to pick 32 wickets in an IPL season, previous best was 28 by Malinga.

– It is an ironical fact none of the Orange cap winner’s have been able to help their team to win the trophy, IPL 1 – Shaun Marsh, IPL 2 – Matthew Hayden, IPL 3 – Sachin, IPL 4 and 5 – Chris Gayle
IPL 6 – M Hussey.

– It is also an ironical fact that Chennai have lost all their matches played on a Sunday in this season, and continued the trend even in finals.

At the end of DAY 54 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 2051

Total no. of Sixes – 675

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (81) followed by Kohli & Dravid (64)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (51) followed by Kieron Pollard (29)

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

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (32) followed by James Faulkner (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



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IPL 6: Day 27–Beauty & Blistering, Samson & Rohit Sharma respectively…

April 30, 2013 at 1:29 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Back to Back double header for 3 days in a row now. You tend to feel bored, You shouldn’t be, Because IPL just gave two of their best games on a Monday and that in a month end. Have to feel sorry for those who definitely missed it.

Game 1, RCB looking to pluck their away game losing streak in Jaipur, but before that Dravid won the toss and decided to field first. As always Gayle gave a brisk start, but Middle order of RCB didn’t capitalise much on it. Kohli, Henriqures & ABD played a kind of slow innings compared to their standards. But Vinay Kumar’s three sixes in the last over kept RCB over the par score. 171/6 in 20 overs. Dravid & co started the chase, but this time it was another Master stroke from the Skipper, brought Sanju Samson, 18 years of age young lad first down. he showed class in pull, elegance in inside out’s and innovation in Dilscoop. Still he departed after a good Maiden IPL fifty, Watson and Binny with last stroke ensured Royals fortress remained unconquered and RCB will have their fourth away game losses in a row now.

Rajasthan Royals won the match by 4 wickets with 1 ball to spare…

Game 2, Mumbai takes on KXIP, Gilly decided to sit and came in skipper David Hussey, Rohit sharma who won the coin decided to bat first, as he decided, it looked like his sole responsibility to get Mumbai to a decent score, which he did fantastically by scoring 79 runs of 39 balls. Other Mumbai players stayed to support him, which meant Mumbai made 174/3 in 20 overs. Chasing started wayward, as KXIP lost two of the good players cheaply, Hussey & Marsh who got it first game tried his best to up the antic, before big man from Caribbean again pull out a one hand blinder to send March on his way back. Stiller Miller & Praveen Kumar played their parts to get close as much possible, but in the end 27 runs from David Hussey in last over made difference.

Mumbai Indians won the match by 4 runs… 

Standings as on DAY 27:


Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 27:

– Ajit Chandila’s first over went for 13 runs highest for him in this season.

– Sreesanth & Ravi Rampaul bowled the 22nd & 23th Maiden of this season.

– This is 17th time Sreesanth gone more than 15 runs in an over in his IPL career.

– 0/38 by Ajit Chandila is the most expensive over in his IPL career.

– Abhinav Mukund made his IPL debut, after playing with CSK for three years, now he gets his first game for RCB after getting picked last year.

– Virat Kohli reached 2000 runs in his IPL career; he is the ninth batsmen to do so.

– 22 runs conceded by James Faulkner in the last over, is the highest he has ever conceded in his T20 career.

– 63 runs scored by Sanju Samson is his highest score in a T20 game, bettering his previous best 41*.

– Sanju Samson became the youngest player to score a fifty in a IPL tournament, he is 18 year old.

– David Hussey became the third batsmen to score 5000 runs in T 20, after Brad Hodge & Chris gayle.

– David Hussey’s last over went for 27 runs which is highest for this season, Rohit Sharma was the tormentor.

– 19th Fifty scored by Rohit Sharma equalled the highest no. of fifties scored in IPL with Gambhir.

– Rohit Sharma became the third batsmen to hit 100 sixes in IPL career.

– Kieron Pollard now has 50 IPL sixes to his name.

– There was 2 sixes scored of Malinga today, Which is also the first occasion in this season he has conceded a six.

– Now IPL has 500 fifties including the latest by David Miller.

– 14 runs conceded by Harbhajan in his 4 over spell is the most economical in his IPL career.

– Gayle scored the 1100th boundary for this season of IPL.

– In today’s both the matches first innings had three sixes scored in the last over of their match, which propelled their team score over 170+. For RCB it was Vinay Kumar & MI it was their skipper & Birthday boy Rohit Sharma. Ironically one ended on a winning side and the other on the losing note.

At the end of DAY 27 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1127

Total no. of Sixes – 347

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (51) followed by Gayle (43)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (36) followed by Rohit Sharma (23)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (484) followed by Mike Hussey (445)

Purple Cap – James Faulkner (16) followed by Sunil Narine (15)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (110) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (99)

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 22– Dwayne’s Special gift on Master’s B’day…

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


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.


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


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.


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IPL 6: Day 4–Dravid’s Class & Pollard’s Leap of Faith…

April 7, 2013 at 1:03 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


First Double header for this season and Yes, Both the matches provided the entertainment people waited for without any fringe of doubt.

Rajasthan Royals just scampered through as Delhi hit a panic button in the end and self destructed themselves to hand Royals the first win of this season.

Rajasthan Royals won the match by 5 runs…  

One Man Show, Say it batting bowling or Fielding, It is pollard who won the match for Mumbai Indians single handed. Ms Dhoni came so close but a leap from 6.7” giant kept him short from crossing the winning line.

Mumbai Indians won the match by 9 runs…  

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 4:

– When Rahane scored his first boundary, He has scored 100 boundaries in his IPL Career.

– 45 runs scored by Rajasthan Royals in the powerplay overs is the highest in Feroza Kotla.

– Out of 66 innings played by Rahul Dravid in IPL, he has gone past Minimum 20 runs in 40 occasions, that’s something you call Mr. Dependable.

– Rahul Dravid scored his 8th IPL fifty, and also he is the second oldest to score a fifty in IPL. Oldest came from Adam Gilchrist.

– 65 runs scored by Rahul Dravid is also his highest Score in IPL Career.

– Rahul Dravid played Ranji trophy with Roger Binny and today he played IPL Cricket with his son Stuart Binny.

– Kevon Copper’s Wicket picked up by Ashish Nehra is his 50th IPL wicket.

– This is first time David Warner has taken 49 deliveries for hitting a six.

– 44 ball fifty by David Warner is also the slowest IPL T20 Fifty.

– 4-24 by Umesh Yadav is the best figures for him in IPL Career.

– Tendulkar’s Golden Duck was the second time in his IPL Career, first was Vs RCB last year.

– Ankit Rajpoot picked up his first wicket IPL Career and its none other than former Aussie World cup winning captain Ricky Ponting.

– David Warner scored the 100th Boundary of this season of IPL.

– Mitchell Johnson bowled the fastest ball of this season, which clocked 149.20 KMPH and followed by Umesh Yadav with 147.93 KMPH

– When Ambati Rayudu mistimed an Off Cutter to third man and it rested in the hands of Dirk Nannes to give the First IPL wicket for Ben Laughlin.

– Dwayne Smith wicket is also the 50th IPL wicket for Ravichandran Ashwin.

– 38 balls faced by Kieron Pollard is the highest ever in an innings in his IPL Career.

– Both Murali Vijay & Ravichandran Ashwin played their 50th Game in IPL for CSK.

– Suresh Raina played his 82nd game for CSK, highest ever by player representing a club.

– MS Dhoni scored the 10th IPL Fifty.

– 24 balls fifty by MS Dhoni is the second fastest in his IPL Career, Previous was Vs MI which he scored in 20 balls.

– Only 2 times out of 10 times MS Dhoni’s fifty has gone in Vain, previous occasion been in 2011 against RCB.

– This is also the 4th time in IPL; CSK has lost their first match of the season.

At the end of DAY 4 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 124

Total no. of Sixes – 36

Longest Six – 99 Meters by David Warner (DD)

Most no. of Fours – David Warner (13)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle, Dinesh Karthik & David Warner (5)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled –Mitchell Johnson (26) followed by Harbhajan Singh (25)

Orange Cap – David Warner (98) followed by Dinesh karthik (97)

Purple Cap – Sunil Narine (4)


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Day 8: Trinidadian steals the limelight…

April 12, 2012 at 12:38 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Match 12:

Mumbai Indians Vs Rajasthan Royals

Mumbai with a last ball victory in the last match and Rajasthan having won both their games comfortably, someone will like to keep up the winning streak.

Dravid won the coin and ironically decided to bowl first, having won both the previous games batting first, he could gone for the same, may be he had dew in his mind though.

Levi, Suman & Sharma gave a start to set up the blast to continue for the Trinidadian Kieron Pollard, as he went berserk to take on the bowlers, showed no respect what so ever, massacred every one to get to his half century and ended up with 64 from 33 balls. which included 6 fours and 4 sixes. To finish it in style Bhaji joined the party to pick up two more sixes, to finish the innings with 197/6, Highest total of this season.

Having to chase a tough score, Rajasthan lost their skipper and first down in the second over, many would have felt it would be a one more one sided contest, but England batsman Owasis Shah turned the heat on, as he also went equally berserk like Pollard, apart from having a class in his stroke, rather than the power which the later has. With Menaria and Shah in the crease, looked Rajasthan are in the chase very much, but its again the slinger Malinga, who got the very important double strike to remove Shah and Botha in the very same over, which changed the game. From then on, Royals tried to close in, by end they fell short of 27 runs of the target. Not bad as anyone expected. Royals can still put up their head for the fight they have put in.

Interesting Facts as on Day 8:

–          Top three Bowlers in IPL 5 are from the same team Munaf with 10 and followed by Kieron Pollard and Slinger Malinga with 9 each.

–          76 runs scored by Owasis Shah is the second best score in this tournament so far, it bettered 73* by Rohit Sharma.

–          197/6 is the highest total of this season so far, it went past 193/6 by Chennai.

–          367 runs, total match aggregate is the highest for this season, previous was 351 runs between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan royals on 6th April.

–          96 runs partnership between Pollard and Rayudu is the best partnership for any wicket for this season; it was followed by the second best performance which came later in the day with 82 runs between Owasis Shah and Rahane.

At the end of DAY 8:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 1

Total no. of Boundaries – 258

Total no. of Sixes – 124

Longest Six – Kieron Pollard – 105 Meters followed by Ravindra Jadeja – 102 Meters

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (20) followed by G.Gambhir (11)

Most no. of Sixes – K.Pollard (7) followed by O.Shah(6)

Orange Cap – A.Rahane (138) followed by Owasis Shah (113)

Purple Cap – M.Patel (10) followed by L.Malinga (9)


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IPL 3: Semi-final 1 – MI Vs RCB…

April 22, 2010 at 12:33 am (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Its Semis time in IPL 3….

Match 57 Review:
Mumbai Indians Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Two old Indian warhorse’s meet together for one more time in this season, Sachin Vs Kumble,Latter won the toss and decided to Bat infront of the home crowd in a good batting track.. But start wasn’t the best u can expect as the Man in form Sachin dismissed for 9 in the 2nd over of the match.. After few lusty shots Dhawan also gone to a poor piece of running between the wickets. Abhisek Nayar and Rayudu played the sensible innings of building the partnership, But kumble brought in a surprising bowling change, he got Pieterson to bowl, and O boy he did pick out Nayar, who is just getting in the groove, other end Jumbo sent back Duminy, which left Mumbai at 81/4 in 10 overs, Tiwary joined Rayudu to built on the very important partnership of 67 runs to rescue Mumbai from the deep trouble, this could have been well cut short if Bangalore would have been bit more alert in the field. As rayudu departed, it seemed its blessing in disguise, as Pollard announced himself with array of shots to the fences, ending himself not out at 33 from just 13 balls. Which really gave Mumbai the necessary impetus to defeat RCB.Not to leave out Tiwary who scored a brilliant half century and ran with full dedication and keeping team in the mind.

MI 184/5 in 20 overs.

Tiwary 52*       Rayudu 40
Steyn 2/43    Pieterson 1/20

RCB 149/9 in 20 overs.

Ross Taylor 31*       Uthappa  26
K.Pollard  3/17      Malinga 2/24


185 runs to chase, needed a best start, RCB got Dravid to open with Kallis (really strange to see this, is someone said they are test players…?) Right from the beginning Dravid was going for shots and Kallis was playing the subdued innings, But luck ran out for Kallis as he was dismissed for 11 from 9 balls. Pieterson joined Dravid to build the innings and steady the ship until Harbhajan storm stuck again picking Pieterson with a wide Stumping,. Just in the brink of time out in 9 overs, RCB 80/2, But just after the time break RCB’s last hope dented as Two wickets (Uthappa and Dravid) gone in the consecutive deliveries, Dravid sacrificed  himself for Ross Taylor. From then on No one gave the momentum for the chase and run rate never came around 14… Which meant the curtains for RCB in this season of IPL. Without doubt Kieron Pollard is the star with 3 wickets to his name.

Interesting Facts on DAY 57:

– This is the first time in this season Tendulkar is out in a Single figure.

– 3rd time in this IPL 2 No-balls are bowled in a same overs, latest being Kumble.

– K.Pollard played is 5oth T20 game.

– 16 Sixes hit by S.Tiwary is the highest among the Mumbai Indians

– For the first time in IPL Mumbai will go into finals.

At the end of DAY 41:

Total no.of Boundaries – 1648
Total no.of Sixes – 562

Orange Cap – Sachin Tendulkar (570) followed by J.Kallis (553) and S.Ganguly(493).
Purple Cap – Pragyan Ojha(20) followed by Amit Mishra(17) and Harbhajan(17).

Most Sixes – Robin Uthappa (27) followed by Yusuf Pathan (24).
Most Fours – Sachin Tendulkar(79) followed by J.Kallis (20).


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$$$ IPL 3 – Its Auction Time $$$

January 19, 2010 at 7:08 pm (IPL) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its time for IPL season 3…. I am sure, u would  have followed me during the IPL season 2… That’s the time i was just killing my time in home, without knowing what to do next… Now the scenario is totally different, not sure whether i can even follow the games constantly…

Whatever, will try to update the blog as and when i find time…

Now, coming to today’s Hot news…


Its AUCTION TIME in IPL season 3…

11 slots are auctioned with 67 players from all the 9 test playing nations,

And indeed all the franchises shown keen interest to get in some key players.Glitzy auction was attended by Franchises owners like, Vijay Mallya with RCB skipper Anil Kumble, Nita Ambani for Mumbai Indians, Ness Wadia and Preity zinda for KXIP, Shilpa Shetty for Rajasthan Royals.

Kieron Pollard, a newly revealed tornado of Trinidad and Tobago was the hottest star of the day, where bid rose from $200,000 to $750,000 (approx. 3.42 crores) in no time. Four Franchises bided for the maximum limit…. Chennai Super Kings, RCB, KKR and Mumbai Indians tried really hard to keep hard hitting all rounder Pollard with their team, but in the end, it Ambani’s who won the undisclosed silent tie breaker bid and took Pollard to Mumbai.

Same thing went on for Shane bond of New Zealand too…. Bids went on from $100K to $750K, where KKR and Deccan’s fought hard for the kiwi speedster, in the end another silent tie breaker ended in favor of KKR. (just for info, Shane bond was ICL returnee)

Another new West Indian player who rocked this year was Kemar Roach of Trinidad and Tobago(Hope u all remember his fiery spell against against Ricky Ponting) who price also went in sky in no time and finally sold out for second best price $720,000 to Deccan Chargers.

Wayne Parnell, South African Pacer, who was finally won by Delhi Daredevils was sold out for $610,000. Another South african player who was sold out is Yusuf Abdulla for $50,000 to KXIP.

After bidding for key players Chennai was able to get Justin Kemp for $100,000 and Thisara perara (lankan pacer) for $50,000.

Left Hander Eoin Morgan found his place in RCB with the price of $220,000.

Its gr8 day for Indian Players as all the four playre who have listed for Auction ws sold out. After a long time Mohd. Kaif makes his way into visible cricket with KXIP grabbing him for $250,000. Followed him Ashok Menaria to RCB, Harmeet Singh to Deccan’s and finally Harshal Patel for Mumbai Indians. (hope they get a single game atleast to prove)

Another ICL returnee Damien Martyn, was sold out to Rajasthan royals for $100,000 and another Australian who was picked by the same was Adam Voges for $50,000.

Only thing which was so sad was that None of the 11 Pakistani players are even taken for Bid (in case if u have forgot, they are ICC world Twenty-20 Champions), Franchises are perplexed about the Visa problem for Pakistani players. So no one found their places in IPL season 3, which included key players like Shahid Afridi(Currently he’s the Skipper of Pakistan T20 team), Umar and Kamaran Akmal and speedster Umar Gul..

So finally the chosen 11 are:

1. Kieron Pollard – $750,000 (Mumbai Indians)

2. Shane Bond – $750,000 (Kolkata Knight Riders)

3. Kemar Roach – $720,000 (Deccan Chargers)

4. Wayne Parnell – $610,000 (Delhi Daredevils)

5. Mohammed Kaif – $250,000 (Kings XI Punjab)

6. Eoin Morgan – $ 220,000 (Royal Challengers)

7. Damien Martyn – $100,000 (Rajasthan Royals)

8. Justin Kemp – $100,000 (Chennai Super Kings)

9. Adam Voges – $50,000 (Rajasthan Royals)

10. Yusuf Abdulla – $50,000 (Kings XI Punjab)

11. Thisara Perara – $50,000 (Chennai Super Kings)

apart from these 11,

3 other Indians are picked by draft system who will be getting a sum of Rs.8,oo,000.

Ashok Menaria – Royal Challengers Bangalore

Harmeet Singh – Deccan Chargers

Harshal Patel – Mumbai Indians.

That’s it from the centre as of now, pls look over this place for new updates about IPL 3….


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