IPL 6: Day 37–Cooper’s Slower delivery & Gambhir’s late fifty highlights the day…

May 10, 2013 at 12:37 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


A very important game for three side to be in playoff’s on a double header day.

Game 1, KXIP took on Royals, both needing a win, especially KXIP. Dravid won the coin and decided to field first as he always wanted to be. KXIP lost Mandeep Singh in the very first over, which meant Skipper Gilly who is back in the side has to put down his natural game and has to consolidate with his country man Marsh. That’s what happened as both put on a century stand but in 13 overs, not very much likely for a destructive pair. None other than these were worth mentioning as KXIP ended less than par score of 145/6 in 20 overs. Cooper picked a 3/23 in 4 overs. Dravid went early with just 5 runs on the board, But Rahane & Watson continued their good form to build a platform of 66 runs between which allowed Sanju samson along with Rahane to finish the match with an over to spare. This win also means Royals are almost into playoff, provided some one doesn’t play a bluff.

Rajasthan Royals won the match 8 wickets with 6 balls to spare…

Game 2, KKR needed a win just to keep their mathematical hope alive as KXIP lost the previous match. Skipper Gambhir finally played a more sensible innings along with Ten Doeschate to keep KKR scoreboard moving Late strike from Bhatia & Tiwary made sure KKR crossed 150, as they ended 152/6 in 20 overs.As usual Pune continued to display a poor & pathetic performance with bat. Uthappa & Mathews scored couple of 30’s apart from that nothing to highlight in the Pune’s batting card.

Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by 46 runs…

Standings as on DAY 37:


Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 37:

– 40 runs scored by Matthews is the highest for this season.

– Bisla stumped by Rawat off Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is the first stumping for Bhuvaneshwar in his career, overall in this season it is sixth for a seam bowler.

– Pune has never won a game against KKR, stat is 4-0 including today.

– Rajasthan royals won their 7th game in straight while chasing.

– Rahane scored 4th IPL fifty of this season and 10th overall in his IPL career.

– Chawla has picked Watson thrice including today, highest by any bowler in IPL.

– 102 runs between Gilly & Marsh is the third century partnership for this season for KXIP and it is also the slowest of all three.

– PWI have lost their 11th game for this season.

At the end of DAY 37 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1527

Total no. of Sixes – 478

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (61) followed by Gayle (51)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (40) followed by Rohit Sharma (25)

Orange Cap – Mike Hussey (574) followed by Chris Gayle (566)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (21) followed by JP Faulkner (19)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (147) followed by Sunil Narine (141)

Fastest Ball of IPL 6 – Shaun Tait (153.43 KMH) followed by Dale Steyn (152.48KMH)

Fair play Award – Chennai Super Kings



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Day 3: A Day where legend held back their names high….

April 7, 2012 at 1:37 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Match 3:

Mumbai Indians Vs Pune Warriors

After Winning the game against defending champions in their own den, Mumbai must be pretty confident to make their progress against underdogs Pune Warriors. Dada Ganguly lead the side for the first game in IPL.

As expected Mumbai made early in roads and Pune wasn’t making much fuss in making running, as they ended up scoring 129/9 in 20 overs. Thanks to some good depth bowling by Malinga & Munaf.

Anyone in the world will back up Mumbai to win the game with ease, but that’s not the case it was to be, as Dinda & Murali Karthik reduced powerful Mumbai to 5/3 in 2 overs. From then its Dadagiri, as Ganguly tighten the ends and won the game very easily with 28 runs to spare.


Match 4:

Kings XI Punjab Vs Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals under new skipper, Dravid, looked to have a fresh start for the season. Gilly won the coin and decided to field first, Skipper opened along with Rahane, both was in full mood as runs came very thick and hard. Rahane being the bulk scorer. He fell couple short of his well deserved century. As RR finished with 191/4 in 20 overs.

KXIP not much of a success for many as every one including skipper got to a start, except for Mandep singh none was bale to cross 30+. Which sums it up overall. Nothing to take away from Royals who bowled, fielded brilliantly. Especially Devon copper of T&T mad a dream debut for Royals. In the end Its Royals smiled with 31 runs to spare.


Interesting Stats as on DAY 3:

–          Rajasthan Royals have won 13 games out of 18 games played in the Jaipur, which is 72% highest for any home team.

–          After Shoaib Aktar, Kevon Cooper becomes the second bowler to pick up 4 wickets in an IPL debut.

–          191/4 is the highest total for this season.

–          Rahul Dravid becomes the first victim to be out right after the Strategic Time out.

–          Devon Cooper became the first player to start his debut with a six as a scoring shot.

–          Devon Cooper also became the first player to be the part of 7 dismissals out of 9 fallen wickets, highest ever by any player. (4 Wicket, 2 Catch & 1 run out)

–          Gilchrist scored his 83rd six in IPL.

–          Both Rahul Dravid & Ajinka Rahane made their T20 Debut against England as the openers and now they do it for Rajasthan Royals.

At the end of DAY 3:

No.of Catches dropped for the day – 2

Total no. of Boundaries – 85

Total no. of Sixes – 25

Longest Six – Mandeep Singh – 86 Meters

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (16)

Most no. of Sixes – I.Pathan (3)

Orange Cap – A.Rahane (98) followed by J.Franklin (57).

Purple Cap – A.Dinda (4)


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IPL 2: Day 9 Review

April 27, 2009 at 4:58 am (IPL) (, , , , )

Hi guys,

Its Day 9 in IPL 2….

Match 14:

Delhi Daredevils Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Its on Song Delhi team taking on a feeble Bangalore side.

Match was almost one sided and right from the beginning, Delhi seems to be in the track, never lost their plot.

For bangalore, once again a disastrous start, by losing kallis in the very first delivery of the match, and they recovered a bit, with the help of cameo work from pietersen and boucher and taylor too… Finally Bangalore reached a target of 149 in their 20 overs, which seems to be pretty less for a formidable batting side of delhi.

RCB 149/7 in 20 overs

Pietersen 37         Boucher 36

Taylor 31               Kohli 22

Amit Mishra 4-0-19-1

Asish nehra 4-0-34-2


And delhi started the ininngs not so well as anticipated, they lost shewag very early, but dilshan and Ab in de back kept playing their shots to keep them always above the run rate required. But things seems to be bit tough for Delhi, when spinners Kumble and appanna came into play, thye really bowled well and stopped the flow of runs, and appanna id pick the wicket of AB, which seems to give a hope for Bangalore, but its later Manhas joined with resolute Dilshan to finish of the things with 4 balls to spare.

DD 150/4 in 19.2 Overs

Dilshan 67         Manhas 23

Devillers 21       Gambhir 16

Pankaj Singh 4-0-31-2

K Appanna 4-0-24-1

Finally Delhi got thru safely with 6 wickets in hand and to win their third match in a row comfortably.


Match 15:

Kings XI Punjab Vs Rajasthan Royals

Both the teams finally had a bit of success before this game, so both will like to keep the momentum going on.

Its Kings XI started the match, again a wicket in the very first delivery of the match, very poor run out to start the match. RR kept KXIP always at the brink by picking up wickets at the right time and in perfect intervals, which acted as a brake for accelerating scores. Credit goes to young 18 year old chap Kamaran khan who bowled exceptionally well along with the senior partner Munaf patel.


Then, if u say, KXIP started badly, then take a superlative form of bad, They started off very badly and didnt seem to be in hunt at any time. always they were lagging in their req run rate, which kept on creeping in the death overs.  And bowling is also too good for RR to handle, both Pathan and Abdulla bowled really well to pick up ppl early out of crease.


Standings as on Day 9:


Still Deccans heading the way…. Lets c its pretty early to say.


Interesting facts on Day9:

– This is 4 out of 5 times, that the opening partnership of BRC failed to get of the mark.

– Its 7th time, a player is out after startegic time break, this time its ross taylor of BRC.

– This is the first time in IPL, that two matches in a day has yielded a first ball wicket.

– Shane warne and Jadeja recorded the Best 7th wicket partnership of 60 runs, for this IPL season.

– This is the first Ipl innings (by Rajasthan Royals) which didn’t yield any sixes.

– Today, De villers was found short of his crease against their match in BRC, but he was ruled not out instead, Very strange decision..

Thats all from the centre today, sorry for pretty delayed review, its almost 5 in the morning in India now… got held up with my proj… Feeling so sleepy… Have a gr8 day guys…. 


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