IPL 6: Day 3–Mishra Pulls a rabbit out of a Hat…

April 6, 2013 at 12:04 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Another day in IPL, which continued to surprise everyone. Scoring the lowest total in the ground and being to defend that with 22 runs to spare is something no one expected to see. Thanks to Pune Warriors India for making a mess of a chase…

Sunrisers Hyderabad won the game by 22 runs…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 3:

– 126/6 runs scored by Sunrisers Hyderabad is also the lowest first innings score in Uppal Ground.

– Amit Mishra when he picked Yuvi, we went past RP Singh’s 74 wickets in IPL, which makes him all time second highest wicket taker in IPL. Lasith Maliga leads the list with 83 wickets to his name.

– Sunrisers become the 4th team to defend a total less than 126 runs in IPL. Lowest total defended is by CSK, when they defended 117 runs vs KXIP.

– Hyderabad team has won a first game in their home ground for the first time.

– PWI has lost second time while chasing a score less than 127 runs, which is also the highest ever in IPL.

At the end of DAY 3 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 76

Total no. of Sixes – 17

Longest Six – 95 Meters by Chris Gayle (KKR)

Most no. of Fours – Chris Gayle (11)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (5)

Most Economical Spell – Sunil Narine (4/13 Vs DD)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Harbhajan Singh (15 balls)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (92*) followed by Mahela Jayawardene (66).

Purple Cap – Sunil Narine (4)



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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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IPL 3: Day 2 Review…

March 14, 2010 at 12:28 am (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its Day 2 in IPL 3…

A Double Header day… Mumbai Indians Vs Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils Vs Kings XI Punjab…

Match 2 Review:

Mumbai Indians Vs Rajasthan Royals

Last year this team placed themselves at 7th, just bettered wooden spooners KKR, But i shud say they did perform much than it really seems… Yes i am Talking abt Mumbai Indians…  May be Ambani’s didnt want the same to happen in the years to come, which cleared showed their intentions in getting Kieron Pollard, even they are ready to go Bankrupt for this hard hitting all rounder….  okay Tats all history now, Today is the day where IPl 3 unveils for Mumbaikar Sachin against his old enemy Shane warne’s royals..

Sachin won the toss and decided to bat first, And they did get off to a good start, Jayasuriya coined his shots until he missed a slower one from Uniyal (a ICL returnee) scoring rate didnt drop much even though they lost Sachin and keeper tare before powerplay could finish.  Both Youngster Rayudu and Tiwary had different mind game and played a fabulous innings where they ran down next 11 overs without any further wicket and kept the run rate alive close to 10 all the time. Late fire works from Bhajji and Mclaren ensured Mumbai got their highest ever IPL total, bettering their previous best 202 vs Chennai in 2008.  Mascarenes and Uniyal picked couple of wickets each for Rajasthan Royals… Another thing, which would not have pleased warne is their 16 extras…

Chasing a target of over 10 per over, Rajasthan didnt make a much impression, losing Swapnil in the very second ball of their innings,  later Smith and rest in top 4 kept playing around him, in the half way make, RR were 69/4, needing 144 in the last 10 overs… Many would have said, it game Mumbai, but one tall man in Rajasthan had different ideas, Anyone who has seen his batting, would have said one word, BIZARRE… a blitzkrieg unleashed by Pathan over Mumbai Indians, Sachin and his bowlers ran out ideas, as rajsthan started marching and believed that they could win, and in the process , Yusuf Pathan Reached his century just in 37 balls, (i just remembered afridi scoring the same in his earlier days), such a class inninngs came to a drastic end, losing himself out of the crease on the other end. shud say, good work by R.Sathish… (may tats wat they call it turning point)… Dogra who supported him on the other end tried to keep Rajasthan hopes alive, before Two veteran last over specialist’s Malinga and Zaheer dented their hope and showed Mumbai their first victory of this season… Eventhough the margin is meager 4 runs, it all counts.. and Sachin would take it any day after seeing such a disastrous innings from a young man…

In the end its 2 points in the table for Mumbai Indians and warne men would have felt the pinch of their costly 16 extras, even 4 less could have won the match for them…

Match 3 Review:

Kings XI Punjab Vs Delhi Daredevils

Kings XI have their new Skipper Sangakarra, replacing local boy Yuvraj,  as well Delhi have their new skipper Gambhir coming in place his co partner Shewag. So both the new captain went out for toss and after a small confusion on Head and Tails in the coin, Gambhir won the toss and decided to Field first… And his bowlers, did oblige to his decision picking 4 quick wickets in quick succession, leaving KXIP trailing 44/4 in 6 overs. Later its Pathan and Bopara who paced a placid innings and got the run rate slowly up close to 8, but once Pathan departed, they wickets tumbled and in the end, few funny shot selections by tail enders (esp Sreesanth)entertained all, and reached a score of 142 losing 9 wickets.

Just Like the same Punjab innings, Delhi too had a worst start, losing both the openers in the second over itself, sreesanth being the star bowler picking both. Gambhir joined ab devillers for a short while of 35 runs, later joined Dinesh karthik for another 34 run partnership, But the Main partnership came between Skipper Gambhir and Mithun Manhas at the important time, they bith rotated the strike slowly, and took necessary risk at times, to gather a partnership of  61 runs, which virtually took the game out of punjab’s hand… U can really appreciate Punjab to make a game out of a very very moderate total, but u have to blame them, for not taking many chances given by delhi, i guess, nearly half a dozen chances are spilled out, in the form of run outs and catches.  Nevertheless Sangakarra tried to pull the rabbit out the hat, But in the end, Delhi Skipper had his answer for it… Delhi went back smiling taking their first win of the season 3.

Standings as on DAY 2:

Interesting facts of Day 2:

Yususf Pathan Scored the Fastest and his Maiden century in IPL… (100 in 37 balls), It is also the first century for Rajsthan Royals.
(FYI – Andrew symonds holds the Fastest T20 century with 34 balls)

– 212 scored by Mumbai Indians is theri best IPL total, bettering previous best 202 vs chennai, in 2008.

– This is the first time a IpL century goes in Vain, without winning the game for the team.

– 16 extras by Rajasthan Royals was their highest in all the IPL season.(Kolkatha tops the list with 28 extras)

– Y.Pathan leads for Orange cap as of now, with 100 runs.

– With this century, Yusuf  go past smith, who has been the leading run getter for Rajasthan’s…
Yusuf tops with 778 runs and smith follows with 679.

– Mumbai was the first team went with only 3 Foreign players for a match, which is the first time in IPL…

– Gambhir scored his highest score (72) as Captain, his IPl best being 86.

– Gambhir also scored his 7th IPL fifty.

– Ironically, Delhi Notched up, just their 2nd win against KXIP, out of 5 games played (40%). Which is the lowest against any IPL team by Delhi.

Thats the end of the gr8 day in IPL… Tomorrow its Chennai’s Game waiting for it…. Good Night Folks…


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