IPL 4: DAY 17 Review…

April 24, 2011 at 11:52 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Two games on a Sunday and both ended One sided…

Standings as on DAY 17:


Interesting Facts as on Day 17:

– Gomez became the first player of the tournament to be out for duck 2nd time and its overall its 37th duck in this season.

– RR Vs KTK match had almost 29.1 overs bowled without even a six and finally it came from the bat of Rahul Dravid… Would you believe it…?

– 102* runs partnership between Rohit Sharma and Symonds is their highest ever for the fifth wicket so far in IPL.

– Malinga’s wicket of his skipper was also his 100th T20 wicket.

– Victory with 35 balls remaining is the highest so far in IPL for Rajasthan.

At the end of DAY 17:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 2

Total no.of Boundaries – 771

Total no.of Sixes –244

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 13 Review….

April 20, 2011 at 11:39 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Finally two games lasted for all the forty overs, actually Mumbai game should not have taken them till the last ball, but however, it was. Mumbai’s last ball victory take them to six point to be tied with the KKR for the top spot.

Second game had its effect till the very last ball, Kochi having nothing to defend, defended with some superp bowling and fielding, and not to forget poor batting from KKR to lose the match. KTK 6 runs victory gets them to 6 points in the league table and be the third team to be tied for the top spot.

Standings as on DAY 13:


Interesting facts on DAY 13:

– James Franklin’s first ball in IPL this season went for 8 runs, highest by any bowler for a single ball.

– Mumbai Indians becomes the first team of this season to win the game in the last ball of the match.

– Tendulkar gets out after three consecutive not out innings, his batting average is 236 as of now.

– Yuvraj Singh picks up his first duck for this season and as well its de first with Pune Warriors

– Kochi defended the lowest total of this season so far, its 132, previous was 153 by Chennai.

At the end of DAY 13:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 0

Total no.of Boundaries – 581

Total no.of Sixes –180

Orange Cap – Sachin Tendulkar (236) followed by P.Valhathy (201)

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (11) followed by Yusuf Pathan (7)

Most Sixes – R.Jadeja (11) followed by AB de Villers (8)

Most Fours –Paul Valhathy (28) followed by S.Tendulkar (24)


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IPL 4–Day 3 Review…

April 11, 2011 at 8:26 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Match 4:
Delhi Daredevils Vs Mumbai Indians

Nothing much to pen as its almost a day down now, Kinda busy went on to watch Just go with it in Satyam… Actually Movie was too good for a romantic comedy…

Coming to Match, Malinga mauled the Delhi and they were dusted in ease with solid performance from Little Master.

DD 95/10 in 17.4 overs.
N.Ojha 29      Venugopal Rao 26
L.Malinga  5/13       H.Singh 2/14
MI 99/2 in 16.5 overs.
Sachin 46*         R.Sharma 27*
M.Morkel 1/29      Van de Merwe 0/16


No Price for guessing, and its Malinga’s five which fetched of the man of the match award. Mumbai Indians will be pretty happy in retaining Malinga.

Match 5:
Kings XI Punjab Vs Pune Warriors

Pune Warriors made a memorable debut in IPL, with their skipper Yuvaraj Singh being in the form of his lifetime. KXIP’s new deputy Gilchrist, made misjudgement of the pitch and decided to Bat first in a pitch that offered all kind of help to bowlers, KXIP bundled themselves to 112, Thanks to last minute addition Ryan Mclaren, who waged the lone battle to reach this long. Bowling was obviously good, which kept them under 6 an over.

KXIP 112/8 in 20 overs.
R.Mclaren 51      P.Chwala 15
S.Wagh  3/16      A.Thomas 2/27
PWR 113/3 in 13.1 overs.
M.Manhas 35         J.Ryder 31
R.Mclaren 1/26      P.Kumar 1/28


Pune Warriors had a cake walk , with Yuvi providing the icing on the cake, with a boundary won de match with 41 balls to spare.  With no score to defend, add insult to injury u drop couple of sitters, no way ur giving a chance to see Prethiy’s Dimple…

Standings as on DAY 3:



Interesting facts on Day 3:

– Malinga’s 5/13 is the third all time best figure in IPL. Top two were Sohail Tanvir’s 6/14 Vs Chennai in IPL 1 and Kumble’s 5/5 against Rajasthan in IPL 2.

– Malinga Bowled the first Maiden of this Season IPL 4,and that too against Virender Shewag…

– Jesse Ryder bowled the second Maiden of the Season.

– Delhi became the first team to be bowled out before completing their 20 overs quota.

– Delhi’s innings had 5 batsmen out for Duck, spl thanks to Malinga.

– Till today IPL 4 had 9 players out for duck.

– Both the Man of match players for the day are Bowlers, Malinga & Wagh.

– Pune’s Victory with 41 balls remaining is the third best in the terms of balls remaining, previous two being Bangalore’s 56 balls Vs Rajsthan in IPL 3 and Mumbai’s 87 balls vs Kolkata in IPL 1.

At the end of DAY 3:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 4

Total no.of Boundaries – 121
Total no.of Sixes – 35

Orange Cap – J.Botha (67) followed by Anirutha Srikanth (64)
Purple Cap – S.Malinga (5) followed by S.Trivedi (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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IPL 3: Day 19 Review…

March 31, 2010 at 12:21 am (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its Day 19 in IPL 3…

Match 27 Review:
Kings XI Punjab Vs Mumbai Indians

Two teams of total contrast to say, One team heads the points table and the other just languishing in the bottom of the table and really finding difficult to find back the form.  Sachin won the toss and decided to bowl first, With the formidable team to backup, he can merely ignore them.  Mahela being the new captain for KXIP, (Dont think Sangakarra was removed from the squad bcos of his performance) he is fined for the slow over rate, Remember last match he took 1.45 hours to bowl 20 overs. Another fact to add, Today, Sachin took almost the same hours to bowl…. So keep ur eyes open for a MI, May be without Sachin for the next match, r just some fine will do too….

Coming back to match, KXIP needed a better start than previous outings, But it wasn’t the case, as Zak removed Bopara cheaply for a single, Shaun Marsh back into team in place of Sangakarra(if u very well remember he is the orange cap winner in 2008), Shaun started the things of well, inspite of losing Bisla too cheaply, Stand in Skipper and Marsh did play really well, eventhough the boundaries are hard to come, both too risky singles and ran well between the wickets. But one too many in the end, ended their partnership with a bizarre runout. Out of form Yuvraj didnt make much impression either,  in between Shaun marsh scored his 6th IPL fifty,(first of this season in his very first game). Just when KXIP thought to accelerate, Slinger Malinga came to destroy their hope as he removed Pathan and Marsh in back to back deliveries. From then on wickets fell every over, and many didnt make trouble to scorecard, except Chawla who got KXIP to a score if 163 with few lus(c)ty blows… 🙂 Preity was quite contented with the score it seems…

KXIP 163/10 in 20 overs.

S.Marsh 57           P.Chawla 22
Malinga 4/22      Zaheer 3/34

MI 164/6 in 19.3 overs.

S.Dhawan 50    S.Tiwary 31
Bopara 3/31    Pathan 1/20


After a commendable bowling performance, Mumbai began well the chase, as Sachin became the highest run getter in IPL and now the proud owner of Orange Cap. (Seriously Orange doesn’t look cool with dark blue, Whatever), Just when he crossed Kallis, he was caught in long on and had to head back to pavilion, Pollard walked in at no.3 to all surprise,  Both Dhawan and pollard played out another 5 overs and scored the required run rate score, in the brief innings Pollard had a go at chwla, taking him for a four and six. Bopara came in to bowl and he did pick Dhawan who just completed his fifty. All of a sudden runs dried up and KXIP started feeling they are having the chance in the game, As Rayudu walked back to a soft dismissals followed Bravo, after a highest six(not longest)…  With 3 overs to go 31 to win, Tiwary and Satish sticked together and got the necessary runs and held their nerves, Eventhough Tiwary was out in the last ball of 19th over, Sathish kept himself cool and faced Brett lee and did score 6 runs which is necessary to take Mumabi Indians home (Thanks to sloppy fielding from KXIP), to the joy of Mukesh Ambani, whos jumping in the lobby. To mention eventhough KXIP got the necessary runs r either their Bowling was good, Fielding so poor, which has totally let their team down. Mumbai Indians won the match by 4 wickets and points table will have no reflections just other than the increased points for Mumbai Indians.

Standings as on Day 19 in IPL 3:


Interesting Facts on Day 19 IPL 3:

– Shaun Marsh scored his 6th IPL fifty.

– Again today, KXIP had 26 balls without boundary between 3 to 8 overs and they are now

tied with KKR for the same record.

– 15 out of 26 matches are won team batting first, and lst 4 games are won by team batting first.

– KXIP concede 8.62 runs per over, as u could expect worst in IPL 2010 by any team.

– MI just broke the record by having 32 balls without boundary, which will be the highest of this season now.

– 21 extras conceded by MI is the highest number of freebies offered by any team, KXIP held this record with 18 extras.

– After 19 days, Kallis’s Orange Cap has been taken by Sachin Tendulkar, he went past 310 of J.kallis.

– Malinga’s figure 4/22 is the second best of this IPL season, just failed to better his fellow countryman Angelo Matthews 4/19.

At the end of DAY 19:

Total no.of Boundaries – 798
Total no.of Sixes – 260

Orange Cap – Sachin Tendulkar (314) followed by J.Kallis (310) and Yusuf Pathan(250).
Purple Cap – M.Muralitharan (11) followed by S.Malinga (10) and Shaun Tait (9).

Most Sixes – Yusuf Pathan (19) followed by Hayden and Uthappa with 12 each.
Most Fours – Sachin Tendulkar (47) followed by J.Kallis (39)


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