IPL 6: Day 49 Qualifier 1–Hussey & Raina help CSK to book themselves the 5th IPL Final…

May 22, 2013 at 12:35 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Last week in  IPL 6 and it starts with Top two teams in the table meet to decide who is gonna get the double promotion and be there on a Big Sunday..  Is it going to be fifth time for Chennai or second time for Mumbai…?

Qualifier 1, Dhoni won the coin and decided to bat first, When the big day comes, Chennai is totally a revamped team, CSK got off to a good start with 52 runs before losing Vijay while trying to up the run rate. Then came the partnership between Mr.Cricket Hussey & all time CSK star Raina, which changed the total complexion of the game. Hussey was subtle in his touch & class in anchoring along with Raina who showed the pure aggression & T20 style of batting. Both put on a 140 runs partnership in 76 balls which helped CSK to post a taunting 192/1 in 20 overs.

Mumbai without Sachin lost Aditya tare very early, but however Dwayne Smith scored a blistering blitzkrieg fifty of 21 balls to get Mumbai off to a flyer. But its that man again with golden arm for Dhoni, Sir Jadeja who picked the dangerous Smith at 68 of 28 balls. Once he is out suddenly Mumbai looked like headless chickens. Karthik got out sweeping to a straight ball, followed Skipper Rohit Sharma. For a very Brief moment Pollard looked like turning on the game with two back to back sixes off Jadeja, But u always know you can’t get away from Sir, just after hitting two sixes, so he had the last laugh by dismissing him and picking the third wicket of the day in the very same over. From then it was just Catching session for CSK, as Mumbai batsmen came to scoop the balls in the air and CSK fielders made sure they picked every one of them without missing. In the end Mumbai were bowled out for 144 in 18.4 overs.

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 48 runs and through to the finals for the fifth time in 6 seasons of IPL…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 49:

– Bravo picked up his 14th Catch of the tournament; he leads the list of highest catches taken for this season.

– Dwayne Smith scored his fifty in 21 balls, which is the fastest for him in his IPL career, bettering his previous best in 34 balls.

– Mumbai now have lost four games when they have been asked to chase more than 190+.

– 192/1 is the CSK highest score with just losing a single wicket.

– 4-0-45-0 spell by Malinga is the most expensive one in IPL.

– 140 runs partnership between Hussey & Raina was the third time both involved more than 100 runs partnership. List is topped by Gayle & Kohli pair with 5 century partnership.

– 51 runs scored by CSK in last five overs against Mumbai is the highest by any team for this season.

– 47 runs scored by CSK in powerplay overs is the highest for CSK against Mumbai , also this first time against Mumbai they have never lost a wicket till the powerplay overs were finished.

– Michael Hussey scored his 6th IPL fifty for this season and first against Mumbai Indians in his IPL career.

– 28 wickets taken by Bravo equals the most wickets taken in an IPL season along with Lasith Malinga in 2011.

– Chennai has qualified into all the finals when IPL was held in Indian Soil. In season two they were knocked out in playoffs were it was played in South Africa.

– Chennai now have both Orange Cap (Mike Hussey) & Purple Cap (Dwayne Bravo).

At the end of DAY 49 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1966

Total no. of Sixes – 649

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

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

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (51) followed by Rohit Sharma (28)

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

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (28) followed by James Faulkner (26)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/16 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (196) 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 10–Mishra’s all round show edge past DD…

April 13, 2013 at 12:01 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , )


Another low scoring thriller, Thanks to Sunrisers Hyderabad for making it happen. Delhi Batsmen never got going on a flat pitch and continued to loose the wicket at wrong time to make it worse. No one got going which eventually meant they scored just 115/8 in 20 overs. Chasing a easy target Sun Risers made sure crowd got the money’s worth and produced a meaty chase with pathetic display of batting and almost threw the match away. Until Amit Mishra who is also a recent double centurion in Ranji Trophy ensured Sun Risers scrambled through the line of victory. 

Sun Risers Hyderabad won the match by 3 Wickets with 4 balls to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 10:

– Dale Steyn & Siddarth Kaul respectively bowled the 4th & 5th Maiden of this season.

– Siddarth Kaul becomes the first bowler to bowl a Maiden in IPL history.

– 145 runs was the lowest score defended in Feroza Kotla and it will remain to be as Delhi Missed a great chance of changing the tides and getting into points table.

– Dale Steyn’s spell of 4-1-11-2 is the most economical spell in terms of runs conceded.

– Thisara Perara had faced only 2 balls in 27 minutes which was the highest time taken by any batsmen spend facing very fewer balls.

– 50 runs scored in 65 balls is the slowest by Delhi in any season of IPL.

– This second time Delhi has lost four matches in a row in 6 seasons of IPL.

At the end of DAY 10 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 359

Total no. of Sixes – 106

Longest Six – 106 Meters by Chris Gayle (SRH)

Most no. of Fours – Virat Kohli (24) followed by Dinesh Karthik (21)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (14) followed by Virat Kohli (8)

Best Bowling Figures – Sunil Narine (4/13 Vs DD)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (51) followed by Ishant Sharma (44)

Fastest Ball of the Tournament – Dale Steyn (152.48KMPH)

Orange Cap – Virat Kohli (198) followed by Chris Gayle (191)

Purple Cap – Vinay Kumar (7) followed by RP Singh (6)

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.


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IPL 4: DAY 21 Review…

April 29, 2011 at 12:46 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Match 33, Bottom of the table Delhi taken on Kolkata in an important game, Delhi Bowled much better than any other game so far in the IPL, which restricted KKR to 149 in 20 overs, Without doubt Shewag was the happy man at that moment, But Shewag couldn’t keep his content for long, as his team gave wicket in regular intervals to lose the momentum and finally falling 17 runs short. Which gave KKR a imp 2 points to go up to the place 2, and unfortunately Delhi will still hung in the bottom of the table and they will be needing min of 5 wins out 7 have in hand.



Interesting facts on DAY 21:

– Yusuf Pathan played his 50th IPL game and Travis Brit made the IPL debut.

– It took 26 overs to have a spinner bowl today… Without doubt a surprising fact and Delhi becomes the first team in this season to finish of their bowling without even bowling a spinner.

– Gambhir, Shewag, & Venugopal Rao went past 200 runs in this IPL.

– Irfan’s 4-0-16-1 is his second most economical T20 performance in 75 games, when he has bowled 4 overs. The last time he did it was in the 2007 WT20 final.

– This is the first time Delhi has lost 5 games on a trot in an IPL season.

– 13th game won batting first in IPL season 4 and 19 games won batting second, hopefully trend of winning the toss and chasing is changing.

At the end of DAY 21:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 3

Total no.of Boundaries – 881

Total no.of Sixes –281

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 K.Sangakarra (31)


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IPL 3: Day 6 Review…

March 18, 2010 at 12:53 am (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its Day 6 in IPL season 3…

Match 9 Review:
Mumbai Indians Vs Delhi Daredevils

Delhi Daredevils having won their first two games, will look to continue their streak, but tha will not be just easy bcos, its Mumbai Indians, who has just got back two of their best West Indian Players back into squad, after their Zimbabwe tour. Without doubt i am talking about Dwayne Bravo and Kieron pollard(Costliest pick of IPL ever)…

And no one could forget Kotla track after the last match has been abandoned here due to worst unplayable pitch condition, but things look different today, Gauti won the toss and to all surprise he decided to field first. (do u call this as local boy’s confident or Over confident…?) Sachin was quite happy to bat first and it did show, as he started the proceedings with a boundary over cover.  That’s just a start for a tornado to swindle up Delhi in their home ground, Things got worse as skipper Gambhir left the field due to Hamstring injury and may be its all for Yogesh Nagar (Substitute for Gambhir) to pick Jayasuriya with a blinder in Mid on. But It didnt stop anything as Sachin raised passed his fifty in 23 balls. Tiwary, Rayudu, Tare all chipped in with runs to pile up the total. In end, Mumbai amassed a total of 218 in their 20 overs.

MI 218/7 in 20 overs.

Sachin 62            S.Tiwary 61
S.Ladda 2/44     Mishra 1/44

DD 120/9 in 16.3 overs.

Fervez Maharoof 28    Shewag 26
Jayasuriya 2/17           Bravo 2/11


Target of 219 is always a tough one, but with the glimpse of Dilshan, devillers and Shewag, Delhi would have banked upon them to deliver the goods, Dilshan started the things with a lusty blow over mid off for a boundary. Things looked good for 21 deliveries, and 22nd ball of the innings Malinga provided the vital break thru by removing his own countryman Dilshan. Devillers joined Shewag and kept things quite well till 6 overs, as they were 60/1 in 6 overs.  Sachiin brought in, Bravo right after powerplay was lifted, boy oh boy, he change the fortune of Delhi in just one over, removed Both Shewag and Devillers in the space of four balls. After then Nothing much to write abt delhi’s batting as Mumbai roared with another srilankan old war horse Jayasuriya to get his two scalps. Just like that Mumbai won the match in style with a thumping margin of 98, which will lift their runrate somewhere over +2.5… (if delhi loses their semis spot with runrate,then, they will serious look back this game for sure….)… Gambhir was still absent due to his Hamstring injury. (another latest to join the injury list)…

Already Dhoni CSK Skipper will miss out 10 days of action, due to injury in left hand(got hit by a 140 kmph delivery), which CSK will miss his action for minimum of 4 matches, and the new stand in Captain will be Suresh Raina (Serious Surprise, when u have many other senior players in team)… Whatever CSK will certainly miss the best ever Indian Captain Cool Mahi…: ( … Praying for him to comeback soon… – a CSK fan…

Standings as on DAY 6:


Interesting Facts on DAY 6:

Its Day of many Highest… So check out what are they…

– 50 scored by MI in 4.2 overs is the second fastest by any IPL team.

– 112 scored by MI is the highest ever scored in first 10 overs in IPL.

– 218 by MI is the highest total scored by any IPL team this season, bettering their previous best 212.

– 98 runs victory margin is again the highest victory margin for this season, bettering yesterday’s chennai best of 55.

– 17 extras given by delhi is the highest no.of freebies given by any IPL team for this season. (previous was 16 by Rajasthan)

– Sachin’s fifty of 23 balls is the fastest ever by any Mumbai Indian in IPL.(Beware Kieron Pollard has just come… 🙂 )

– Dinesh Karthik leads the list of Most Dismissal effected by a kepper for IPL 3, with a tally of 4 to his name. (1 Catch and 3 Stumpings)

At the end of DAY 6…

Total no.of Boundaries – 269
Total no.of Sixes – 99
Purple Cap – Chaminda Vaas (5) followed by Angelo Matthews (5)
Orange Cap – J.Kallis (154) followed by Ravi Bopara (133)..


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