IPL 6: Wright’s last rites & Parthiv’s fab puts SRH in playoff’s…

May 19, 2013 at 11:40 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Last two league games of this season of IPL 6. Both are important in their own ways, One game will decide who is going to be the wooden spooners and the other to decided the final entrant for the playoff’s.

Game 1, Who will be the wooden spooner’s…? Delhi or Pune, both lock horn for the one last time for this season. Finch won the toss and decided to bat first, Uthappa departed early but skipper stayed for bit more long to get himself a fifty in 34 balls. How ever star was Luke wright who gave the electric finish to sedated Pune’s innings with 23 ball 44 runs. Pune finished with their best home score 172/5 in 20 overs.  What to write about Delhi’s batting except for one thing, that they definitely played like a team who is going out with a wooden spoon. Dismal and sad effort from a prolific batting composition. Pathan & Gautam played for some time to improve their career runs. In the end Delhi finished at 134/9 in 20 overs.

Pune Warriors India won the match by 38 runs… 

Game 2, Last league game and a very important game as to decide the final team to enter the playoff’s. Sunrisers need to win to enter the playoff’s, if they lose RCB will sneak through for the eliminator match against Rajasthan. Gambhir won the toss and decided to bat first, both Bisla & Gambhir started off very slowly and it continued to be the trend as they never got going even at the latter stages Yusuf pathan once again played a handy knock of 49 runs of 29 balls to get a decent score of 130/7 in 20 overs. Sunrisers on the other hand started off blazing with Parthiv & Dhawan both firing in their ends. A good partnership of 89 runs came to end with a needless reverse sweep from Dhawan. Suddenly panic button was pressed in SRH camp as they lost other 3 wickets on a trot. Sammy’s playing out a maiden of Narine & Perara yorked by Shami Ahmed made even more tensed game for SRH. However T20 wold cup winning captain Darren Sammy made sure the win came from two consecutive sixes of Iqbal Abdulla to make Sunrisers to get into Playoff’s in their very first season.

Sun Risers Hyderabad won the match by 5 wickets with 7 balls to spare…

Final Standings as on DAY 47:

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So here is the final four which make the cut for the season 6 of IPL.

Chennai will take on Mumbai in the Qualifier 1, followed by Eliminator with Rajasthan Vs Hyderabad.

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 47:

– 600 runs between Uthappa & Finch is the highest by any pair for any wicket for this season of IPL.

– 456 runs scored by Aaron finch is the most scored by any Pune Batsman in the IPL history.

– 508 runs conceded by Umesh Yadav for this season is the highest ever he has conceded in any season.

– 172 runs scored by Pune in their home ground is the highest ever in IPL so far.

– KKR’s 100 came off 102 balls, which is the slowest for them in this season.

– Gautam Gambhir is now run out in IPL for the 10th time, equalling the table topper Venugopal Rao.

– This is first time Gambhir hasn’t scored a boundary in the full power play overs and remained not out till the power play overs.

– Sunrisers have won 7 out of 8 games in their home ground, only loss came against CSK.

– 89 runs partnership between Parthiv Patel & Dhawan for the first wicket is the highest for any wicket for SRH for this season.

– Cameron White picked his 10th catch of this season, making him the fourth in the list of highest catches for this season, list is topped by Bravo with 12.

At the end of DAY 47 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1935

Total no. of Sixes – 635

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (71) followed by Kohli (64)

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

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (708) followed by Mike Hussey (646)

Purple Cap –James Faulkner (26) followed by Dwayne Bravo (25)

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

~rams~

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IPL 6: DAY 35–Dravid, Rahane’s Deja vu & Sachin’s class…

May 8, 2013 at 12:35 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Game 1, Rajasthan Royals took on Delhi, Once again a dismal performance by Delhi made it so simple for Rajasthan who have been chasing comfortably for this season, esp in Jaipur. Delhi even after a big effort from Debutant Ben Rohrer scoring 63* Delhi ended up with  154/4 in 20 overs. Just like last game both Rahane & Skipper Dravid continued the partnership this time little extended to reach a century between both for the first time. Dravid departed after laying a winning platform. Watson just had some runs to score of, which he did effectively with 14 ball 28 to win the game.

Rajasthan Royals won the match 9 wickets with 13 balls to spare…

Game 2, KKR literally on the verge of exit, need to win this game to be mathematically present in the IPL context. Sachin started off the Mumbai Innings with flurry of boundaries, Even though he was dismissed, Rohit & Dinseh made sure runs are coming thick & fast. With a very good last over to end MI at 170/6 in 20 overs. KKR started their chase in a disastrous fashion to lose the skipper for 0. Situation didn’t improve much even after the incident.  Mumbai Indians made it look like a one sided game for themselves. Easy winning by 65 runs,

Mumbai Indians won the match  by 65 runs…

Standings as on DAY 35:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 35:

– Pravin Tambe became the oldest player to play in IPL, he is aged 41 year and 221 days as he made his debut today against Delhi Daredevils.

– Rajasthan have won 16 games out 19 while chasing in Jaipur.

– Pravin Tambe have never represented or played a domestic game till today.

– Shaun Tait now has conceded 51 wides in 21 games in IPL.

– Rohrer- Jadhav’s 50 run stand was the sixth for Delhi for this season.

– 63 runs scored by Ben Rohrer is his personal best in T20 international career, he bettered his previous best of 57.

– Siddarth Kaul bowled the first maiden of his IPL career, incidentally it is also the first Maiden played out by Rahul Dravid in his IPL career. It is also the 6th First over Maiden for this season.

– Dravid Rahane with 10, 50+ stands \between them now they are tied with table topper, Gayle-Kohli & Vijay –Hussey Pairs.

– This first time Rahane – Dravid pair has gone past 100 runs in their partnership, they scored 108 runs.

– Rajasthan have won all the 7 games played in Jaipur (their home ground).

– Siddarth Gaul & Balaji bowled the 27th & 28th Maiden for this season.

– Gambhir getting bowled today is 17th time in IPL, highest ever by any batsmen in IPL.

– 60 runs conceded by Ryan Mclaren is also the fourth highest in a IPL game.

– Mumbai have now won 10 games out 12 they played against KKR, highest by any other team.

– 3/27 by Harbhjan today is the best spell for this season.

– With the wicket of Balaji, Now Malinga leads the IPL wicket takers list with 92 to his name.

– Mumbai have now won all the matches in their home ground (Wankade)

– KKR became the first team to have two diamond ducks in a single game (Rayudu & Harbhajan)

At the end of DAY 35 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1452

Total no. of Sixes – 449

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (56) followed by Gayle (51)

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

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (566) followed by Mike Hussey (507)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (20) followed by Vinay Kumar (19)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (134) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (129)

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

Fair play Award – Chennai Super Kings

~rams~

 

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IPL 6: Day 32– Sammy sweeps Delhi out of Tournament…

May 4, 2013 at 11:14 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi..

Not a much to write, From Midweek madness to serene Saturday, where people would prefer to roam out, so IPL made sure, not a big smoking game, which will leave you with a feeling, WTF i missed the game…

Only game for the day, and One liner to sum it up…Dismal batting performance pushes Delhi out of IPL 6 and Hyderabad scamper through to keep their Play off hopes alive. Sammy starred with his all round performance picking 2 wickets and scoring 18 runs.

Sun Risers Hyderabad won the match by 6 wickets with 37 balls to spare…

Standings as on Day 32:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 32:

– Delhi dismissed for 80 runs is their lowest score in their IPL career; their lowest was 83 scored this season against Chennai.

– 95 runs is the lowest by Delhi when batting first in IPL career it was against Mumbai Indians in 2011.

– 26 runs scored in power play overs is the lowest for this season.

– Hyderabad has won all the 5 games played in their home ground.

– A win with 37 balls to spare is the second largest in Hyderabad in terms of balls remaining.

At the end of DAY 32 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1294

Total no. of Sixes – 406

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 (134) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (118)

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

Fair play Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 29– Ishant’s Spell & Warner’s fifty helps to cross the line…

May 2, 2013 at 12:41 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Game 1, Sunrisers take on Mumbai Indians, Mumbai won the toss and decided to bat first, but you should ask why did they…? Dwayne Smith, Rohit, and even Pollard found it difficult to get going, not to leave SRH bowled really well, but not the extent where your strike rate should be less than 100. Few lusty blows by Rayudu made sure they had 129/4 on the board. Chase was never a problem with Dhawan anchoring the innings throughout from ball 1 to ball 108, scoring 73 in 55 balls. He was well supported by Sangakarra and Vihari with 20’s. Fiery spell from Ishant Sharma earned him the Man of Match. Sunrisers won the match hands down and making the 4th team to join the 12 points list.

Sun Risers Hyderabad won the match by 7 wickets with 12 balls to spare…

Game 2, Delhi takes on KKR, another team won the toss and decided to bat first, if you think earlier in the day was a blunder, then you need to come up with a more than that for this KKR’s innings. Disastrous start by losing the skipper without even facing a ball for a Diamond Duck. KKR were 84.6 in 15 overs and going no where. Late strike from bowlers made sure they scored 136/7 in 20 overs. Even though Delhi lost both the openers in quick succession Unmukt Chand & Warner’s 95 runs partnership got Delhi almost close to victory. Delhi also have to thank KKR fielders for putting down catches and fielding pathetically.  Delhi won the second game in Raipur back to back fifties from David Warner earned him the Man of the Match.

Delhi Daredevils won the match by 7 wickets with 13 balls to spare…

Standings as on DAY 29:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 29:

– Shikhar Dhawan scored the 15th IPL fifty and second for this season.

– Strike rate of 73.68 by Pollard is his worst in IPL career, when he has scored more than 10 runs.

– 100 runs scored in 17 overs by Mumbai Indians is the slowest for this season.

– Amit Mishra continues to top the wicket takers list, now he has 90 wickets, followed by Malinga with 89.

– Ishant Sharma & Irfan Pathan bowled the 25th & 26th Maidens of this season.

– It is 11th time Sachin has been dismissed in the form of bowled in IPL, and it is third for this season.

– KKR had 60 dot balls today, which is second highest for this season, PWI has 61 dot bals.

– Sumit Narwal scored his career best 23 runs, till today he has scored only 14 runs in IPL.

– Gambhir becomes the 5th batsmen to be dismissed for Diamond duck, the other four were Kallis, Gony, Mishra & Rayudu. This is also 14th time Gambhir has been dismissed in the form of Run out.

– 37/3 by KKR in the powerplay overs is the least for them in this season.

– Unmukt Chand scored the 1200th boundary for this season.

– Unmukt Chand’s 37 runs is his best score in IPL career, his previous best was 23 runs.

– Both the teams batting first started the innings with a boundary and ended up on the losing side and both the teams chasing won the match by 7 wickets.

At the end of DAY 29 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1203

Total no. of Sixes – 367

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (52) 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 (450)

Purple Cap – James Faulkner (16) followed by Amit Mishra (16)

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 (108)

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

Fair play Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 26–Its Mr.Cricket for CSK & Warner for Delhi…

April 28, 2013 at 11:58 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Double header to kill the time in a Sunday…

First Game, Game of heavyweight’s Chennai taking on Kolkata, Gambhir won the coin and strangely decided to field first, Which helped Dhoni & Men to salve themselves from the scorching sun and make KKR pay for their mistake. Mr Cricket does it again & again for CSK. Today with another breath taking 95 runs in sapping conditions, well supported first by Saha (who got the chance because Vijay is injured) then later by Raina. As always Dhoni finished up the innings in style to post their highest score for the season. CSK ended up with mammoth 200/3 in 20 overs. Chasing almost 10 runs an over, KKR got a delicious first over from rusty Nannes who gave 14 runs away as freebies, not only that today, CSK totally looked awkward in fielding & bowling except for one or two overs. Thanks they had enough runs on the board to save themselves from the mistakes. Bisla’s monumental effort almost gave KKR the victory before Huss Monster shacked the stumps to break the hopes of KKR. A good last over from Morris ensured CSK won the match finally. They chase or defend, it doesn’t count, one thing for sure is Last over & tense moments, where CSK will emerge victorious.

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 14 runs…

Second game battle for wooden spooner’s as the last two team in the table fight out their last position to rise over the above. Everyone of the Delhi batsmen had a start but as it was the case in the tournament, failed to convert it, And again Warner played a important knock of 51 from 25 balls to put Delhi at a comfortable zone of 164/5 in 20 overs. Pune started off well, thanks to poor fielding efforts from Delhi, Finch & Uthappa made 37 runs each before getting dismissed in the same over, which opened the back door Delhi and they started sneaking past slowly & steadily, Luke Wright also helped their course with poor batting. Finally Delhi just moved up the ladder a touch up to end up at 8th position in the Standing list.

Delhi Daredevils won the match by 15 runs…

With Tournament almost half way through, from now on it becomes necessary to keep a note on Standings, So here they are…

Standings as on DAY 26:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 26:

– Wridhimaan Saha scored the 300th Six of this season.

– Suresh Raina picked up his 100th Six in his IPL Career; he is also the second in all time highest in IPL. List is topped by Gayle with 164 sixes.

– CSK now has 4 scores by their batsmen from 90 to 99. In those Hussey has two of them.

– This is second time by Kallis conceding 50 runs in an innings.

– 1/35 by Sunil Narine is the costliest spell for this season.

– CSK now has 5 century opening stands, latest one is between Saha & Hussey worth 103 runs. Only Rajasthan royals have 6 opening century stands.

– Hussey scored his 10th IPL fifty.

– 67 runs scored in Powerplay overs by CSK is the highest for this season, and their all time best is 68 runs.

– 200+ runs have been chased 4 times in IPL history so far.

– 12 extras in the Nannes first over is the most conceded in an over, previous was also 12 runs conceded by same team CSK.

– 130 runs scored in power play overs between CSK & KKR is the highest in a match for this season. (67 by CSK & 63 by KKR)

– 0/50 runs conceded by Dirk Nannes is the most expensive spell in his IPL career.

– 92 runs scored by Bisla is the best for him in his IPL career, bettering 89 he scored against the same team in the same venue last year in IPL finals.

– 351 runs scored between Yuvraj & Uthappa is the most by any pair so far in this season of IPL.

– Robin Uthappa played out the 4th Maiden of this season, which equals with Chris Gayle who also played 4 maidens so far.

– Irfan Pathan bowled the 21st Maiden of this season and personally 10th in his IPL career. Only Praveen Kumar is ahead of him with 12 Maidens.

– 63 runs scored by Delhi in the last five overs is the highest for them for this season.

– Fifty scored by David Warner in 24 balls is the fastest for him in his IPL career.

– Bhuvaneshwar Kumar has now taken 7 wickets within the powerplay overs, highest by any bowler for this season.

– Michael Hussey scored the 4th fifty of this season highest by any player, followed by Gambhir with 3 fifties.

– Michael Hussey also became the first player to score 50 boundaries for this season; he now has 51 to his name, followed by Gambhir with 40.

– CSK conceded 20 extras in today’s match against KKR, highest ever by any team for this season, the next worst by RCB who gave 16 runs against the game of Rajasthan royals.

At the end of DAY 26 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1071

Total no. of Sixes – 319

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (51) followed by Gambhir (40)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (35) followed by Rohit Sharma (17)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (450) 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.

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 19–Shewag & Miller deliver Killer Blows…

April 22, 2013 at 12:26 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Double Header Sunday, Two important games for four teams involved…

First Game, Delhi take on Mumbai, Later yet to register themselves in the point table, having lost 6 games in a trot, certainly needed a turn around, if they have any thought of Play offs. Mumbai won the toss and decided to bat first, another change in opening partnership where Dwayne Smith walked out with Sachin, but later failed to deliver, followed a straight drive from Sachin and tickle from Umesh to see Dinesh Karthik’s back as he was backing up too far. Both Rohit & Sachin up the antics to stick a partnership 96 runs between them and few lusty blows from Pollard ensured Mumbai scored 161 in 20 overs. Delhi came out with a piece of advise from the Calypso legend Viv Richards who has joined as the mentor. Oh… Man… Now the whole world want to know what Viv has said…  Both Shewag & Jayawardene came out all guns blazing and smoked Mumbai Indians bowling and stitched the highest partnership for this season to win it all hands down with 18 balls to spare. Where was this Delhi hiding all this days….? Man from Caribbean came to woke up the tigers i guess… 

Delhi Daredevils won the match by 9 wickets with 18 balls to spare…

Second Game, Where most would not be interested PWI Vs KXIP, all would have expected a low scoring affair and not a big game of cricket. But to all surprise came the highest scoring game of this season. For the first time this season Batsmen have called the shots and not the bowlers. For Pune it was Uthappa, Finch, Yuvaraj & Luke Wright who massacred the KXIP bowlers and scored 185 runs. Later KXIP in chase looked almost out when they lost Skipper Gilly & Azhar Mahmood in the space of 7 balls, leaving 5/2 in 1.1 overs. Manan Vohra came together with Mandeep Singh to get a fifty partnership before throwing his wicket away, But David Miller 80*(41) made sure his gritty knock doesn’t go vain as he and Mandeep Singh 77*(58) scored the winning runs in the penultimate ball to clinch a thriller…

Kings XI Punjab won the match by 7 wickets with 1 ball to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 19:

– Praveen Kumar bowled the 15th Maiden of this season.

– Both Praveen Kumar & Bhuvaneshwar Kumar now has taken 3 wickets in their first over in this season.

– 34 runs scored by Luke Wright in 10 balls is the highest by any player in IPL, previous best was by Albie Morkel who scored 28* in 10 balls.

– This is third time both Uthappa & Finch has stitched together a fifty partnership, highest by any team so far in this season.

– Out of 7 matches Pune has played, 5 times they have gone past 40 runs in powerplay over including today.

– Aaron Finch scored the 200th Six of this tournament.

– Sachin Tendulkar became the 24th Batsmen to reach 100 runs in this season of IPL.

– Rohit Sharma acored the 700th Boundary of this season.

– Rohit Sharma scored his 18th IPL half century; Only Gambhir is ahead of him scoring 19 IPL fifties.

– This is 6th time Kieron Pollard has ended an innings with a six in a T20 tournament.

– 2 times out of 8 occasions (including today) where Delhi have chased 160+ score, previous occasion also came against same opponent Mumbai Indians.

– This is the first time in David Warner has played & not opened the innings for Delhi daredevils.

– 151 runs partnership between Jaywardene & Shewag is the highest for any wicket in this season of IPL and also against Mumbai for any wicket for Delhi.

– 100 reached in 9.5 overs by Delhi is the fastest by any team in this season.

– Mandeep Singh became the first KXIP player to score a fifty for this season (almost after 6 games KXIP end the fifty drought). This is also Mandeep singh’s third fifty in IPL Career.

– Jaywardene became the 45th victim to be dismissed by Lasith Maliga either by Bowled or Leg Before Wicket. Overall Malinga has 86 IPL wickets.

– David Miller scored his maiden IPL fifty, his previous highest score was 34 runs against Mumbai Indians.

– This Sunday double header saw 7 fifties in just two games.

– Virender Shewag also scored the highest score by any individual for this season scoring 95*(57) bettering Virat Kohli’s 93*(47) against Sunrisers.

– IPL has seen 8 century stands for the fourth wicket including today’s 128 runs between Mandeep Singh & David Miller, in fact KXIP this is the first century partnership for fourth wicket.

– 185 runs scored by PWI is their third Highest total in IPL, and four times they have gone past 180+ runs in IPL but ironically they have lost 3 times even after a big score including the one today.

– Now Mohali joins the pitch which offer 180+ runs chase along with Bangalore where both the pitches has 4 successful 180+ score chases.

At the end of DAY 19 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 761

Total no. of Sixes – 209

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 Rohit Sharma (15)

Orange Cap – Virat Kohli (322) followed by G.Gambhir (260)

Purple Cap – Vinay Kumar (12) followed by Sunil Narine (11)

Best Batting Performance: Virender Shewag (95*(57)) 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 IPL 6 – Shaun Tait (153.43 KMH) followed by Dale Steyn (152.48KMH)

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 16–Hussey’s Yellow Sink Delhi Blue’s…

April 19, 2013 at 11:17 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Delhi needing to win to stay in hunt desperately met CSK in their den. Apart from getting CSK to Delhi, nothing went as planned for Delhi, Dhoni won the toss and decided to Bat first. Vijay & Hussey gave a start, Raina capitalised on it, Dhoni trounced Delhi to set a target of 170 runs in 20 overs. People seeing the squad in papers will feel this is definitely achievable because you have Shewag, Warner, Mahela to follow, But its all in Papers as in reality except for a new comer Kedar Jhadev no one even cared to stay in crease for a brief moment. On the other credit goes to Dhoni & Co as they kept bowling very tight, and fielding was outstanding. Which meant only one thing Delhi succumbed to their lowest ever score in IPL History.

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 86 runs…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 16:

– Suresh Raina played the 100th game for CSK, including 84 games in IPL & 16 games in Champions League, In fact it is also the 100th game for CSK, which meant, Raina hasn’t missed even a single game for CSK.

– Hussey & Murali Vijay became the first opening pair to put up 1000 runs partnership between them.

– 50 runs scored by CSK in 7.2 overs, is the fastest for them in this season.

– Suresh Raina scored the 200th Boundary of his IPL career.

– In their 100th Match, CSK picked up their 50th Win, highest ever by any IPL team.

– 3/10 by Mohit Sharma is his best IPL bowling figures.

– Delhi all out for 83 runs is their lowest score, bettering the previous lowest of 87 runs against MI.

– 86 runs victory is the second largest victory for this season, just a run behind the victory of Royals against Mumbai Indians.

– Dwayne Bravo now has 33 IPL catches to his name and he is just behind Rohit Sharma & Suresh Raina in the most catches taken list.

– Today’s loss is the straight eighth one, losing qualifier & eliminator last year and 6 on a trot this year.

At the end of DAY 16 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 628

Total no. of Sixes – 168

Longest Six – 106 Meters by Chris Gayle (SRH)

Most no. of Fours – Virat Kohli (33) followed by G.Gambhir (28)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (16) followed by Virat Kohli (11)

Orange Cap – Virat Kohli (321) followed by D.Karthik (254)

Purple Cap – Sunil Narine (10) followed by Kevon Cooper (9)

Best Batting Performance: Virat Kohli (93*(47)) Vs SRH

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (71) followed by Ishant Sharma (65)

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

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 14–Gony muscles through KKR & Kohli gets back the skipped heart…

April 17, 2013 at 12:45 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi…

Its a another double header on a weekday, but never a dull moment in both the games, edge seat thriller made Weekday more brighter esp for Cricket lovers.

Gambhir won the coin and decided to field first, KXIP got their best opening partnership 24 runs of this season, before Gilly continued his miserable tour with Bat, Mandeep singh played his part well with Vohra. Later Hussey & Miller struck a good partnership to get KXIP back in track, before Narine came up with an Hat trick to remove the 3 Batsmen in a wisp. That brought Gony into play, who muscled literally every ball he faced to get to the best score of the innings 42 of 18 balls. To end up at 157 in 20 overs.

KKR got off to a disastrous start once again as they were 1/2 in 2 overs time. But Gambhir & Morgan pulled a century partnership between them and came as close as possible to win the game, Before Gambhir edged one to Gilly, when they needed 52 from 42 balls. All of a sudden pumped up KXIP started pulling thing their way, and KKR started losing their plot esp the batsmen in the middle both Tiwary & Yusuf threw the game away, as they consumed 14 balls between these space to produce 4 runs. Which proved deadly in the end even though Rajat Bhatia tried couple of lusty blows, it wasn’t quite enough for KKR to cross the line.

Kings XI Punjab won the match by 4 runs…

If u think Wow first game was a big topsy turvy ride, Just look into the second game which unfolded later in the day. It was a big see saw battle out there between RCB & DD, which was finally settled in a super over.

Delhi who had a go with Bat first, started well than expected with Shewag & Warner, but once they were out within the space of 4 balls, Later Juneja, Mahela & Rohrer steadied the innings to get a par score, but Pathan & Jadhav ensured Delhi went past 150 runs. RCB who lost both the openers cheaply, again had a rescue act just like game one, but this time from Kohli & De Villers. De Villers was run out unexpectedly when team needed 24 runs of 24 balls, with Skipper playing well who has gone past fifty, How on earth some one could lose this game, Ask RCB as they tied it in the end where they slumped from 129/2 in 16 overs to 152/7 in 20 overs.

RCB ended up on the losing side of Super over, but this time they got to bat first and AB does it this as he thumped last two balls of Umesh Yadav to sixes, which ensured Delhi needed 16 runs to win in a super over, Delhi again tried his luck (with some help from Pathan) but in the end fell short of 5 runs. To give RCB the victory which they have got it some 30 mins before all this chaos.

Match Tied, Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match by Super Over…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 14:

– Sunil Narine picked up the first Hat Trick for this season, overall 10th Hat trick in IPL History.

– Kallis becomes the first player in IPL to become to score 2000 runs and 50 wickets.

– Gautam Gambhir scored his 19th IPL fifty in his IPL career and 3rd consecutive one of this season and 25th of this tournament in the year 2013.

– Manvinder Bisla becomes the fifth victim to be out in the very first ball of the innings for this season.

– 42 runs scored by Manpreet Gony is his Career best, bettering his previous best 34* when he was CSK.

– 23 runs conceded by Sunil Narine in an over is the highest ever he has conceded in any T20 domestic tournament, previous highest ever was 18 runs conceded in the match against RR.

– Manpreet Gony becomes the second batsmen after Suresh Raina to score two sixes against Sunil Narine.

– 105 runs partnership between Gambhir & Morgan is the third best partnership for this season.

– Being involved in a Century partnership, Gambhir now has 3 century partnership with him.

– With a wide in the very first ball Balaji conceded 100 extras in his IPL career. Becomes the 14th bowler to achieve this Wack stat.

– Mandeep Singh scored the 400th Boundary of IPL 6.

– Kedar Jadhav scored the 150th Six of IPL season 6.

– Vinay Kumar’s bowling figures for today is 4-0-21-1, this is 4th time in IPL career where he has went lesser than 6.00 economy rate.

– Ravi Rampaul bowled the 10th maiden of this season.

– Chris Gayle when scored his first runs for the day, he scored 2000 runs in his IPL career & 5000 runs overall in T20 internationals.

– Today’s opening pair for RCB Lokesh Rahul & Chris Gayle is the 31st combination for the opening slot, which is highest by any franchise in IPL.

– 84 runs scored in first 10 overs by RCB is the highest for them for this season.

– There is a funny moment when Speed gun read 173.9 KMPH of a delivery from Morne Morkel, finally everyone realised it is a mistake which should be read 137.9.

– Virat Kohli becomes the first player of this season to go past 300 runs.

– IPL 6 has the second Super over, and it is the first time in IPL there was a two super over in a season.

– RCB involved in both the Super over’s of this year, They lose one against Sunrisers & win one against Delhi.

At the end of DAY 14 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 559

Total no. of Sixes – 156

Longest Six – 106 Meters by Chris Gayle (SRH)

Most no. of Fours – Virat Kohli (33) followed by G.Gambhir (28)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (16) followed by Virat Kohli (11)

Orange Cap – Virat Kohli (321) followed by G.Gambhir (235)

Purple Cap – Sunil Narine (10) followed by Vinay Kumar (9)

Best Batting Performance: Virat Kohli (93*(47)) Vs SRH

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (61) followed by Sunil Narine (56)

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

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

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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) (, , , , , , , )

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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.

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 7- Kohli & Karthik steal the show…

April 9, 2013 at 11:52 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Both the K’s stole the day as they won their teams handsomely and made it look almost one sided.

To call it a revenge game within 2 days gap, both the teams met again this time in Bengaluru, This RCB was up to the challenge, even though Sun risers were able to register their highest score for this season, Kohli made it look so simple as RCB won the match with 14 balls to spare.

Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match by 7 Wickets with 14 balls to spare…

High scoring match which was eluding almost for 6 days now, has finally arrived in Mumbai, Thanks to Dinesh Karthik & Rohit Sharma made it they got the first 200+ score in the tournament. Delhi was never in the leather hunt, Warner tried his best with his second fifty plus score of the tournament. Still its too much to ask for…

Mumbai Indians won the match by 44 runs…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 7:

– Cameron White Scored the 50th Six of this season IPL.

– Thisara Perara went past the 100 meter mark when he crashed Henriques ball over deep midwicket it went as long as 101 meters bettering David Warner’s 99 meters.

– Cameron White has also brought up 6th IPL Fifty.

– Cameron White scored the 200th Boundary of this season.

– 93* runs by Virat Kohli was also his personal best in IPL, he bettered 73 runs scored against Delhi last year.

– 21 runs conceded by Amit Mishra is the highest ever he has conceded in a T20 Game.

– Virat Kohli’s 93* also the highest score of this season, bettering his fellow team mate Chris Gayle’s 92*.

– 74 runs scored by both the teams (37 each) in two overs 16 & 17 is the highest ever scored in these overs.

– Before this match both Delhi & Mumbai have met 10 times and both share 5 wins each.

– No.of times a Match has been won, after winning toss and deciding to bat first – Just Once.

– Irfan Pathan Bowled the second Maiden of this Season.

Irfan Pathan has bowled 9 Maiden in IPL so far and now tied for top spot with Praveen Kumar who has also bowled 9 Maidens in IPL so far.

13 Wickets by Irfan Pathan is the highest by any team bowler against Mumbai Indians.

– 209/5 by Mumbai is the highest score for this season of IPL, bettering 165 runs by Rajasthan Royals score by a mile.

– Orange Cap has been shifted three times in a day, First Gayle had it, then Kohli followed it and even before he could wear it, Dinesh Karthik took it.

– 122 runs scored in the last 9 overs is the highest scored by Mumbai in any season.

– 2/49 is the second most expensive spell by Ashish Nehra.

– 86 runs scored by Dinesh karthik is also his personal best, bettering his previous 69 runs.

– 131 runs scored between Rohit Sharma & Dinesh Karthik is the highest for third wicket for Mumbai in any seasons, their previous best was 104 runs.

– 131 runs partnership is also the highest for any wicket for this season.

– Rohit Sharma scored the 16th IPL fifty and also the joins with Gambhir & Kallis for most No. of Fifties scored in IPL.

– Unmukt Chand scored his second golden duck of this season, after being dismissed in the very first game against KKR. Also he is the 16th Victim to be out in the very first ball of the innings.

– Dale Steyn bowled the fastest ball of this season clocking 152.48 KMPH bettering Shaun Tait’s 150.19 KMPH.

At the end of DAY 7 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 254

Total no. of Sixes – 74

Longest Six – 101 Meters by Thisara Perara (SRH)

Most no. of Fours – Dinesh Karthik (21)

Most no. of Sixes – Dinesh Karthik (7)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (36) followed by Harbhajan Singh (33)

Orange Cap – Dinesh Karthik (183) followed by Virat Kohli (163)

Purple Cap – Sunil Narine & Kevon Cooper (6)

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

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