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 4: DAY 23 Review…

May 1, 2011 at 12:03 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Match 36, With a must win Situation for Delhi, Shewag went in to bat with Warner, Pitch was so footballer’s friendly which is so it hardly had any bounce, most of the balls kept low. Its de pitch where every1 was struggling and Delhi skipper alone playing in some kind of different track, he was so fluent and smacking the balls all over the park. Finally they ended the innings with 157/7 in 20 overs, which is more than enough in this wicket, and indeed it was, Kochi went in without any plan to play out in a different pitch, had nothing to do, just losing the wicket to the balls keeping low all the time. Finally Shewag having a big smile with 38 runs victory over KTK, which also put an end to 5 straight defeats for Delhi.

Match 37, Its been a long gap for KXIP as they take field almost after a week time against KKR who seems to be in prime form under the new cool head Gambhir, Hardly pressure of batting goes down the order as the top order looks so stable. As a formula, Gambhir won the toss and decided to field first, KXIP looked so jittery as they went for some headless running at the top which seems to be the death blow for them, Except Dinesh karthik, none helped KXIP to stabilize which meant KXIP finished their 20 overs with just 119 runs on the board. Needing exactly six an over, KKR had a small set back after losing Kallis and Morgan, But Captain cool and Manoj Tiwary played down the rest overs with unbroken 85 runs partnership to seal the 8 wickets victory for KKR.

Standings as on DAY 23:


Interesting facts on DAY 23:

– Till Today IPL 4 has 55 ducks and as expected special number goes to Ajit Agarkar who secured the fiftieth duck of this season in the game between Delhi and KKR two days back.

– KKR’s 8 wicket win is the 8th 8 wicket win in this season.

– Sreesanth bowled the 14th Maiden of this season and 3rd Double wicket maiden after Praveen Kumar and Doug Bollinger.

– Shewag scored his 10th IPL fifty and the score of 80 is the best for this season, bettering 70 scored against KKR.

– It’s also the fiftieth match for Shewag in IPL.

– Shewag’s in the last fifteen balls scored 49 runs, ever highest by any player in IPL 4.

– Bredon McCullum went past 200 runs in IPL season 4, he is now with 203 runs.

– This is third time for KTK to be all out in this season, highest by any team.

– 85* runs between Gambhir and Tiwary for third wicket is the highest for KKR’s in this season.

At the end of DAY 23:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 1

Total no.of Boundaries – 961

Total no.of Sixes –313

Orange Cap –Virat Kohli (294) followed by Virender Shewag (288)

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (17) followed by Iqbal Abdulla (10)

Most Sixes – Yuvraj Singh (13) followed Chris Gayle (12)

Most Fours –Virender Shewag (36) followed by Paul Valthaty (33)

Longest Six – David Hussey (106 M) followed by Shaun Marsh (105 M)


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IPL 3: Day 16 Review…

March 28, 2010 at 2:19 am (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its Day 16 in IPL 3…

Match 23 Review
Kings XI Punjab Vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Both teams languishing in the bottom of the table, will look to win this and move up, which also means, who ever loses will stay in the bottom of the table… More than KKR its a very imp game for KXIP to pull this one…

Ganguly won the toss and decided to Bat first, he walked out with Gayle to open the innings, for KXIP its Brett Lee who is back to their squad opened the things up, shud say not a gr8 start for KXIP for their strike bowler, he gave up 19 runs in over 1. Sanga made quick movement in bowling got srivatsava, and it did bring immediate reward, as they got Gayle with a good catch from Bisla. Mandeep singh, young indian player walked in as the first down, but couldn’t make much impact, fell to a well direct short delivery. Tiwary joined the skipper to mend the things from there on, of course they did it well, scored 79 runs between them in a span of 57 deliveries. Dada got out after making fifty.. He quite happy playing his part. From then on its one man show, as Young Tiwary took charge and got runs coming in thick. esp in last over of Pathan he picked 21 runs which really changed the course of the match. (first and last over together made up 40 runs)… KXIP took almost 1 hr and 45 mins to finish up the bowling, which means Sanga will be in trouble again. This time Match ban is wide open…. Preity isn’t smiling anymore….

KKR 183/5 in 20 overs.

M.Tiwary 75*      Ganguly  50
Pathan 2/42      Srivatsava 2/23

KXIP 144/6 in 20 overs.

Yuvaraj 24        Sangakarra 30
S.Bond 2/24    Agarkar 2/32


Sangakarra sent out Yuvi as the opener in a Must win game along with Bopara. To all their shock, Bond stuck in the very second ball to send Bopara back to hut…  Which got Bisla in, both did play out the Powerplay overs. Yuvi took Agarkar for a Boundary and followed by half a dozen, but Agarkar came back to pin Yuvi, Tiwary being the brilliant catch taker. i cant write much about anyone as none performed exceptionally, just came in chipped for one r two overs and left the crease. One partnership which could have made the difference is that of srilankan’s Mahela and Sangakarra, but it didnt stick quite effectively… Pathan, Goel in the end just reduced the margin of loss. KXIP ended losing the match by 39 runs. Serious come back from Sharukh boys, Good Job…

Standings as on DAY 16:


Interesting Facts on DAY 16 in IPL 3:

– Previously both team has won 2 games each, by the end, Its KKR edge past KXIP.

– Ganguly became the first man in this season to be dismissed in a free hit delivery. (any way it didnt count.. 🙂 )

– 19/0 is the highest ever scored by KKR in the very first over in this season.

– Before this match KKR’s avg score was 139.

– Most sixes conceded by any bowler P.Chawla heads with 37, followed by Shane warne 36 and praveen kumar 35. (till today)

– Manoaj Tiwary scored his 2nd IPL fifty.

– 183/5 is their Highest ever total against KXIP.

– 39 runs victory is the second biggest win for KKR in IPL tournament.

– Manaoj Tiwary secured his 2nd Man of the Match Award.

– Manaoj TIwary became the first player to receive all the three awards for a day. (DLF Maximum Sixes, Karbonn Kamal Catch and Man of the Match).

– Ironically last match of KXIP vs RR.. RR also made 183/5 in 20 overs… which they failed to chase by 31 runs.

At the end of DAY 16:

Total no.of Boundaries – 685
Total no.of Sixes – 223

Orange Cap – J.Kallis (310) followed by Sachin Tendulkar (248) and Yusuf Pathan(242).
Purple Cap – M.Muralitharan (11) followed by Chaminda Vaas (8) and Vinay Kumar (8).


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IPL 2: Day 4 Review

April 22, 2009 at 1:01 am (IPL) (, , , , , , , )


Its day 4 in IPL, Today i got busy with my MBA project work so couldn’t see the match.

Match 6:


This match is very much critical for both the teams, since both the teams lost their first match… 

KXIP made a sedated start bcos of losing Goel in the early spell to sharma and later managed to reach a respectable total 158, with help of the skipper Yuvraj and also from Jaywardene and Irfan pathan adding to the cause.. In the bowling dept, both dada and Ishant did well to conceded juts 24 runs in their full quota of 4 overs each and ended up picking 2 and 1 wickets respectively.

KXIP 158/6 in 20 overs


I Pathan   32                     K Sangakkara 26

Yuvraj Singh 38             Jayawardene 31

Ganguly – 4-0-24-2,     Ishant Sharma – 4-0-24-1


The second off started bit slow for KKR either, but its all just for two overs, then came, this 6.2 feat tall person from carribean and demolished the bowling attack of KXIP, Yuvraj ran out off ideas and resources. in simple words, he was like a child who lost himself in a huge crowd, didn’t know what to do. May be they hav to blame themselves for this cause, becuase Gayle was dropped twice, first by Karan goel in 2 and later in 32 by sangakarra. This reminded me a classical sentence in Cricket “CATCHES WIN MATCHES” its cent percent true and KXIP lost it… Even rain got into tears on seeing gayle in fire , so he sent out some demons to cool the mother earth, and its no way back to ground. Then came the Duckworth and Lewis and said, Man ur already 11 runs ahead than KXIP, so u win the game. I think its high time for priety to pray to god to save KXIP to save them from rain atleast, their second match is also affected by rain and they ended up in a losing side…


KKR 79/1 in 9.2 overs

Chris Gayle 44             B. Mcculum 21

VS Malik 2-0-23-1     Chawla 2-0-8-0

And finally its happy KKR and SRK.

Match 7:


Its between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians. Wow man what a match it wud have been… Really its a gr8 pleasure to watch sachin and warne again in action together. Somehow rain gods didnt have mercy to make the way for the match. So its one point each to share….


IPL DAY 4 Interesting fatcs:

– KKR Vs KXIP  is the second match this season to be given result thru D/L method. (first one was DD Vs KXIP)

– RR Vs MI (Match 7) was the second match to be abandoned without even taking toss. (First is Match 47: Between DD Vs KKR, in Delhi last season of IPL)

– Chris Gayle scored his Highest score in T20 today. (Previous best being 16)

– With a shared point MI top the standings table, followed by Chennai Superkings. (as of now)

Didn’t watch the match, so very much limited updates i have today… Meet u 2maro hope to give bit more… Till then its Good bye and Signing off…


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