IPL 6: Day 31–Back in form Yusuf deliver for KKR…

May 3, 2013 at 11:40 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


I never thought I would write the top heading for this season, that what it looked like, it was just time before KKR team would have decided to make Hard hitting Yusuf Pathan sit in bench but it was not to be.

Defending Champions need to win all their remaining games to qualify for Play off. Royals won the toss and decided to Bat first, a slow start but strange & bizarre tactics fro Dravid kept the runs in bay and wickets kept on falling without anyone consolidating the fall. Dravid coming at no.8 didn’t help any cause. KKR also bowled well and kept the pressure always. Royals trying to defend 133 runs, started off well by picking 2 quick wickets but that it, Both Kallis & Yusuf Pathan ensured they crossed the line without any more fuss. Pathan got almost close a Half century and missed by a run, when Kallis struck a boundary when team need 3 runs of 18 balls.

Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by 8 wickets with 16 balls to spare…

Standings as on DAY 31:


Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 31:

– Dravid batting at the 8th position today is the first time in his IPL career.

– Bisla scored the 400th six for this season.

– After 11 innings Yusuf Pathan has gone past 30 runs in IPL.

– Rajasthan have never won a match scoring less than 135 runs, now the wack record stands 12-0.

At the end of DAY 31 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1282

Total no. of Sixes – 404

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (55) followed by Gayle (45)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (37) followed by Rohit Sharma (23)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (505) followed by Mike Hussey (485)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (19) followed by Vinay Kumar (18)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (120) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (118)

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 3: Day 37 Review…

April 18, 2010 at 2:57 am (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its Day 37 in IPL 3… I am sure, many would have missed my updates for the past few days, even me too… To blame it on the broken internet card. No access to net, and i cant be crazy going over to net centre to have my blog updated.  Finally its all done, Here i am back to update as ever.

I am not going to ping back on the past results, will go thru from Day 37 and rest 7 matches ahead…. Gonna be a real cracker…

Match 52 Review:

Mumbai Indians Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

A Must win game for RCB to book their semi’s berth, and they are up against a team in dream run, Just before things could get started all of a sudden Bomb scare came and few small explosions happened outside the stadium which created panic among all and delayed the proceeding, finally all started well, just with delay.

Kumble won the toss and decided to Bowl first, Bengaluru crowd knows this is the last game for them, so they were cheering their home team to core. Things went well for kumble than expected shud say, Sachin was kept quite with good bowling and just before powerplay was over, he was caught in deep by Taylor. Mclaren continued to hurdle round the wicket and kept his job simple to rotate strike and Rayudu did the explosive stuff, as he crashed bowled from the time he is in. Once again its kallis who took rayudu to put break on his run. Pollard came in to hit hattrick six, and went back to a clueless googly from Kumble. In came the real star of the day, ad JP Duminy blasted the last few overs to hit the total of 191/4 in 20 overs.

MI 191/4 in 20 overs.

A.Rayudu 46      JP.Duminy 42*
Kallis  2/41       Kumble 1/38

RCB 134/9 in 20 overs.

Kohli 37         Pieterson 21
K.Pollard 3/28      Harbhajan Singh 2/28


Chasing a target of almost 10 an over needs a good start, but start wasn’t the idle one as expected as Pandey went for an expensive shot and caught by Zaheer, and followed Kallis, then Dravid, Pieterson, Uthappa… All the big five names are out and back to hut, u cant expect much from rest to take RCB home, Rather Kohli and Taylor just tried to pull themselves closer to the victory margin, atleast to reduce the runrate margin, but it wasn’t quite enuf for them to get past 148 runs mark which will put them above the Chennai who is second in the net runrate as of now. RCB lost 9 wickets to get themselves to 134. Kieron Pollard included 3 wickets along with his 3 sixes for the day. Mumbai winning the match by a margin of 57 runs. (Bangalore didn’t want this to happen but me and other CSK fans wanted it.. 🙂 )

Match 53 Review:

Rajasthan Royals Vs Kolkata Knight Riders

A Much much important game for Royals, in simple WIN or Exit match for them, they take on KKR who is also in same position, even though win doesn’t gurantee their place in semi’s, they will like to keep the options open till the end.

Due to delayed start in previous match, we were not able to see first four overs of the match, Royals won the toss and decided to take guard first, Watson and Ojha gave the best start to say, 57 runs in 6 overs, without a wicket loss, cant get any better for warne’s men.  On the other hand Dada was scraching his head and looking for the vital breakthru,  He called in Shukla to bowled, who gave him the gold by removing Watson, possible Yusuf too, if Karthik has held on to a stunning running catch, but wasn’t to be… But they needn’t be worried as new comer Unadkat bowled his golden spell to take off Ojha and Yusuf with brilliant delivery as well the catching. Just when all thought Royals are in comfortable zone, they succumbed adn lost wickets in hurry, and ended scoring just 132/9 in 20 overs, not to over praise the KKR bowling, to be guilt on Royals poor batting display.

RR 132/9 in 20 overs.

S.Watson 44       A.FInch 21
Unadkat 3/26       A.Dinda 2/24

KKR 133/8 in 16.1 overs.

S.Ganguly 75*         C.Pujara 45*
K.Khan 2/13      A.Finch 0/5


Kolkata begin the chase with one thing in mind to wrap this game before 13 overs, which will put them above RCB in net runrate, but Royals aren’t the one’s who will let u do easily as Kamaran Khan took a double blow in the third over, picking McCullum and Gayle in 3 balls space. Ganguly slowed on after this blow, joined Pujara along side to play out a plausible knock. Dada produced some of his classic’s which are real treat to watch. Both sticked together till the end to reach the victory margin, even though they win, they didnt go for the kill, which may affect them badly, if they have a chance to make to semi’s. Dada was pretty happy with winning the game atleast in 16th over.

Standings as on IPL 3 in DAY 37:

Interesting Facts on IPL 3 in Day 37:

– Shane Bond bowled the 9th maiden over of this IPL Season.

– Ganguly scored his seventh IPL fifty.

– Ganguly and Pujara’s partnership of 111* is the best 3rd wicket partnership for KKR in IPL so far.

– A Win by 8 wickets and 23 balls to spare are the biggest win in wickets and balls for KKR in IPL so far.

– Rohit Sharma hit the 500th six of IPL yesterday, against KXIP.

– Till now, 151 is the lowest score defended by any team in IPL 3. (Team being RR)

At the end of DAY 37:

Total no.of Boundaries – 1534
Total no.of Sixes – 522

Orange Cap – Sachin Tendulkar (561) followed by J.Kallis (542) and S.Ganguly(451).
Purple Cap – Pragyan Ojha(18) followed by Amit Mishra(16) and Vinay Kumar(16).

Most Sixes – Robin Uthappa (25) followed by Yusuf Pathan (24).
Most Fours – Sachin Tendulkar(77) followed by J.Kallis (62).

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IPL 3: Day 9…

March 21, 2010 at 9:14 am (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its another double header day and things started on Day 9…

Will Review it, bit later as i was engaged with a Mokkai Movie Kacheri AaRAMBAM last nite and later joined the UNO gang to be busy till 3 and today i have office to go:(…

Just standings and facts for the day 9…


Interesting Facts on DAY 9:

– Kallis scored his 3rd IPL fifty off this season…

– Kallis continues to be not out in all of this 4 four innings played.

At the end of DAY 9…

Total no.of Boundaries – 420
Total no.of Sixes – 141

Orange Cap – J.Kallis (264) followed by Virender Shewag (183)
Purple Cap – Chaminda Vaas (7) followed by Praveen Kumar (6)…

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