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 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 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:


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)


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IPL 4: Day 2 Review…

April 10, 2011 at 1:48 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its Double Header Saturday…

Match 2:
Deccan Chargers Vs Rajasthan Royals

Its evergreen Warne Vs New deputy Sangakarra for Deccan’s. Warne won the coin and decided to field first, Dhawan who played for Mumbai last year opened along with Jaggi, to say they gave Deccan’s a good start by scoring 40 in first 5 overs, Skipper Sanga failed as he went for a 3 ball duck, from then on Warnie kept spinning his magic wand around the Deccan’s and they never seen to out of the jinx. Few Lusty blows from Million Dollar Man Dan Christian and Ravi Teja took them to 137 in the allotted 20 overs. Warne would be very much proud to restrict DC’s for such a low score, without doubt 20-25 runs less in a good batting pitch.

DC 137/8 in 20 overs.
R.Teja 28      D.Christian 26
S.Trivedi  3/15       A.Singh 3/35
RR 142/2 in 18.5 overs.
J.Botha 67*         R.Dravid 28
D.Steyn 2/18      I.Sharma 0/24


Chasing less than 7 runs per over was not a difficult task and Royals kept it much simple and chased down the target in ease, With Botha top scoring with 67* and Dravid provided the backup by holding the other end scoring 28. No one from DC looked threating other than Steyn who seems to take game back to DC’s twice, but apart from his 24 deliveries DC’s without doubt looked very weak and Its just matter of time RR’s finished the game, which they finished with 7 balls to spare… U can’t write off these guys at any moment, esp when u have warne in ur side, Gr8 to see Shilpa shining in smiles… Smile with tongue out


Kochi Tuskers Kerala Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Kochi makes their IPL debut against last year semi finalist RCB’s, Mahela won the coin and decided to bat first in their home ground against Vettori’s RCB. All as of now know Kochi has stacked more bowlers than Batsmen, but it didn’t look of that sort as McCullum and Laxman tore apart the RCB’s Bowling in ease, esp they took out Zaheer and Dirk nannes. By the end of powerplay they went past 61/0. Once Laxman holed himself out in the deep midwicket, McCullum produced a another poor T20 Scoop to get himself out for 45.  Which put on the brakes on the scoring and few late strikes from Jadeja took them past 161 in 20 overs.

KTK 161/5 in 20 overs.
B.McCullum 45      VVS.Laxman 36
Z.Khan  1/28      T.Dilshan 1/30
RCB 162/4 in 18.4 overs.
AB De Villers 54*         M.Agarwal 33
R.Jadeja 1/28      S.Sreesanth 1/28

Before start it looked Kochi would pull of their IPL victory, after they removed Dilshan for just 1, but their poor bowling and choice of bowlers in rotating by Mahela costed them their first victory and not to leave few fantabulous batting display by AB de Villers got them past the RCB’s over the victory line comfortably with 8 balls to spare. Bowling Just sorry figures for all, just a forgettable opening performance apart from McCullum assault in the beginning. Will look fwd to better fight in future….

Standings as on Day 2:


Interesting facts as on Day 2:

– Ross Taylor scored the 50th boundary of the IPL 4.

– Sangakkarra became the first victim to be dismissed for duck in this season of IPL 4.

– Deccan’s yet to win a game in their home ground.

– Gomez (KTK) became the first batsmen to go for golden duck of IPL 4.

– Sreesanth picked the first wicket for KTK and its Dilshan.

– AB de villers scored the 25th six of IPL 4.

– Brendon McCullum scored the first runs for the KTK.

– Dale Steyn Bowled the first No Ball of this season and free hit resulted in nothing for Paunikar (RR)

– Both the matches for the day was won by Chasing and comfortably ending in the 19th over.

At the end of DAY 2:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 2

Total no.of Boundaries – 78
Total no.of Sixes – 27

Orange Cap – J.Botha (67) followed by Anirutha Srikanth (64).
Purple Cap – S.Trivedi (3) & A singh (3)

Most Sixes – AB De Villers (5) followed by Agarwal (2)
Most Fours – J.Botha (8) followed by J.Kallis (7)


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