IPL 6: Day 34–David Miller smokes RCB out of the park…

May 7, 2013 at 12:22 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


"If it’s in the V, it’s in the tree. If it’s on the arc, it’s out of the park." That was the advice David Miller got from his father ahead of this match. And now the whole world will be chatting it like Gayathri mantra.

Game 51, Hussey won the toss and decided to field first, As usual RCB stated with Gayle Assault to add up to it, this time Che Pujara also got a chance to get a fifty. As always for RCB, ABD finished the innings in a blistering fashion to end up with more than par score of 190/3 in 20 overs. KXIP didn’t have a start they were expecting losing Shaun Marsh early and followed both Mandeep & Gurkreet Singh. Skipper also left with out making any big impact in the stroke of 10th over with scorecard read 64/4, needing 127 in 60 balls. Till 13th over game was well and truly with RCB as KXIP was trailing by 95 with 42 balls to spare. Everyone thought it just formality for RCB to wipe it out, but David Miller strong young lad from South Africa, who has been fighting a lone battle for last few games, showed/proved his mettle by striking it hard and clear. Add to the woes, one the best fielder & skipper Kohli dropped a straight forward chance of David miller when he was 41. In the end Satish helped himself with a 20 but its again a One man show Killer Miller doing it for KXIP… From the stage of 95 needed of 42 balls, and winnings with 12 balls to spare says it all..

Kings XI Punjab won the match 6 wickets with 12 balls to spare…

Standings as on DAY 34:


Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 34:

– Michael Nesar giving away 62 runs in his four over is the second most runs given by any bowler in IPL.

– 62 runs given by Michael Nesar is also the highest ever by a debut bowler in IPL.

– RCB with an opening stand of 102 today is the third for them this season, highest by any team for this season.

– 58 runs scored by RCB in the powerplay equals their highest scored for this season against PWI.

– Manpreet Gony has taken 10 wickets against RCB, most wickets taken by Gony against any other opposition.

– David Miller average’s 322 while chasing for this season.

– 101* in 38 balls is the third fastest hundered in IPL T20. List is topped with Gayle with 30 balls & Yusuf Pathan with 37 balls.

– 130 runs partnership between Sathish & David Miller is the highest for the 5th wicket for this season.

– The last five overs (13-18) of RCB went for 99 runs, highest ever scored in those overs in IPL career.

– Bangalore have now played 5 away games and won just a game against Pune and lost the rest 4.

– David Miller today: First 18 balls 27 runs (1×4,1×6) SR 150.00, Next 20 balls 74 runs (7×4,6×6) SR 370.00.

– This is also the first century for David Miller in a T20 international.

At the end of DAY 34 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1390

Total no. of Sixes – 437

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 (24)

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



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IPL 6: Day 27–Beauty & Blistering, Samson & Rohit Sharma respectively…

April 30, 2013 at 1:29 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Back to Back double header for 3 days in a row now. You tend to feel bored, You shouldn’t be, Because IPL just gave two of their best games on a Monday and that in a month end. Have to feel sorry for those who definitely missed it.

Game 1, RCB looking to pluck their away game losing streak in Jaipur, but before that Dravid won the toss and decided to field first. As always Gayle gave a brisk start, but Middle order of RCB didn’t capitalise much on it. Kohli, Henriqures & ABD played a kind of slow innings compared to their standards. But Vinay Kumar’s three sixes in the last over kept RCB over the par score. 171/6 in 20 overs. Dravid & co started the chase, but this time it was another Master stroke from the Skipper, brought Sanju Samson, 18 years of age young lad first down. he showed class in pull, elegance in inside out’s and innovation in Dilscoop. Still he departed after a good Maiden IPL fifty, Watson and Binny with last stroke ensured Royals fortress remained unconquered and RCB will have their fourth away game losses in a row now.

Rajasthan Royals won the match by 4 wickets with 1 ball to spare…

Game 2, Mumbai takes on KXIP, Gilly decided to sit and came in skipper David Hussey, Rohit sharma who won the coin decided to bat first, as he decided, it looked like his sole responsibility to get Mumbai to a decent score, which he did fantastically by scoring 79 runs of 39 balls. Other Mumbai players stayed to support him, which meant Mumbai made 174/3 in 20 overs. Chasing started wayward, as KXIP lost two of the good players cheaply, Hussey & Marsh who got it first game tried his best to up the antic, before big man from Caribbean again pull out a one hand blinder to send March on his way back. Stiller Miller & Praveen Kumar played their parts to get close as much possible, but in the end 27 runs from David Hussey in last over made difference.

Mumbai Indians won the match by 4 runs… 

Standings as on DAY 27:


Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 27:

– Ajit Chandila’s first over went for 13 runs highest for him in this season.

– Sreesanth & Ravi Rampaul bowled the 22nd & 23th Maiden of this season.

– This is 17th time Sreesanth gone more than 15 runs in an over in his IPL career.

– 0/38 by Ajit Chandila is the most expensive over in his IPL career.

– Abhinav Mukund made his IPL debut, after playing with CSK for three years, now he gets his first game for RCB after getting picked last year.

– Virat Kohli reached 2000 runs in his IPL career; he is the ninth batsmen to do so.

– 22 runs conceded by James Faulkner in the last over, is the highest he has ever conceded in his T20 career.

– 63 runs scored by Sanju Samson is his highest score in a T20 game, bettering his previous best 41*.

– Sanju Samson became the youngest player to score a fifty in a IPL tournament, he is 18 year old.

– David Hussey became the third batsmen to score 5000 runs in T 20, after Brad Hodge & Chris gayle.

– David Hussey’s last over went for 27 runs which is highest for this season, Rohit Sharma was the tormentor.

– 19th Fifty scored by Rohit Sharma equalled the highest no. of fifties scored in IPL with Gambhir.

– Rohit Sharma became the third batsmen to hit 100 sixes in IPL career.

– Kieron Pollard now has 50 IPL sixes to his name.

– There was 2 sixes scored of Malinga today, Which is also the first occasion in this season he has conceded a six.

– Now IPL has 500 fifties including the latest by David Miller.

– 14 runs conceded by Harbhajan in his 4 over spell is the most economical in his IPL career.

– Gayle scored the 1100th boundary for this season of IPL.

– In today’s both the matches first innings had three sixes scored in the last over of their match, which propelled their team score over 170+. For RCB it was Vinay Kumar & MI it was their skipper & Birthday boy Rohit Sharma. Ironically one ended on a winning side and the other on the losing note.

At the end of DAY 27 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1127

Total no. of Sixes – 347

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (51) 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 (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.


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IPL 6: Day 8–Hussey make KXIP bleed Yellow…

April 11, 2013 at 11:08 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Champions are back when they thumped KXIP with a 10 wicket victory. KXIP started well with David Hussey and Gurkreet Singh, as they were 106/4 in 14 overs. Some tight bowling from CSK and poor shot selection from KXIP batsmen ensured that they are all out for 138 with a ball left. Chennai started off slowly and went berserk as the time passed on, KXIP had to ruin themselves as they missed 2 to 3 chances which was there for taking.

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 10 Wickets with 16 balls to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 8:

– Partnership of 139 runs between Hussey & Vijay is the highest for any wicket in this tournament bettering 132 runs by Dinesh Karthik & Rohit Sharma.

– Partnership of 139 runs is also the highest for any wicket against KXIP in any season, and also best in Mohali ground again for any wicket.

– Both Hussey Brother’s David & Michael went past 1000 runs in IPL career.

– Victory by 10 wickets is the first for this season.

– Chris Morris made his IPL debut, and his debut wicket came as Azhar Mahmood tried to slog and ended in the hands of Ashwin.

At the end of DAY 8 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 283

Total no. of Sixes – 79

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 Mitchell Johnson (34)

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

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

Purple Cap – Sunil Narine & Kevon Cooper (6)

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.


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IPL 5: Day 31 – Eden takes down Dada & Dravid’s Double R back in track…

May 6, 2012 at 12:11 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Double header Saturday…

Match 47:

Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Pune Warriors India

Prince of Kolkata returns to his home ground Eden Garden as the opposition skipper, Must Win situation, a lose here will put Pune Warriors out of contention for this year’s IPL. KKR on a winning roll, will like to continue the same without doubt.

Gambhir won the toss and without any hesitation decided to bat first, and got off to one of the best starts for this season, When Gambhir departed to a well made fifty, KKR were 113/1 in 12.3 overs. McCullum followed skipper soon, Some tight bowling & brilliant fielding kept KKR under pressure and runs dried up totally. Eventually KKR finished with 150/5 in 20 overs. Dada would be very happy as they restricted KKR under the par score, for Pune, Mathews was the strike bowler.

Clarke opened the innings with Uthappa, but even before both could get started Marchant de Lange who is playing his first game for this season picked up both the openers. For some reason Dada didn’t come to bat upfront and kept him at the back, may be he was avoiding to bat in front of his home crowd, but that was not the case as Pune Warriors fell like pack of cards, with score 55/5 in 8 overs and Ganguly had to walk in as the 7th Batsmen. To speak genuinely he was more than OK than the other games he played. He along with Mathews tried to bring back Pune into game and they almost did as well. Both brought the game so close as 24 needed from 16 balls one stage, but its the mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine again who has been main tormentor for Pune, as he picked 4-1-13-1. As the wickets fell at wrong time and Pune fell 7 runs short to victory.

KKR won the match by 7 runs.

Match 48:

Rajasthan Royals Vs Kings XI Punjab

Again a must win game for Royals, Dravid won the toss and decided to bat first, to note on front, they made five changes with respect to the last game. They dropped Shah & Hogg to get Shaun Tait & Botha back in squad. Rahane failed early today as he was gone for 5 runs. But Skipper continued where he left, scored another 46 runs along side with Watson’s 36, Menaria’s 34. Late strike from Hodge got Royals to 177/6 in 20 overs. Ryan Harris picked up 4 wickets, Thanks to Shaun marsh who plucked two impossible catches.

KXIP started off in a wrong note as Mandeep fell in the second over, Saini as well didn’t stick too long, perished for Shaun Tait’s pace. Double strike came in the consecutive overs, for Royals were Hussey mistimed one to long on and Marsh next over missed a straight forward ball to hear sound of timber. Scorecard read 59/4 in 8 overs. From then on it was kind of ritual that KXIP has to play out, no excitement what so ever. Azhar tried few gimmicks for some time along with debutant Gurkreet Singh. Nothing much though as KXIP folded out for 134/8 in 20 overs.

Rajasthan Royals won the game by 43 runs…

Standings as on DAY 31:

Interesting facts as on Day 31:

–          Sunil Narine & Shane Watson bowled the 16th & 17th Maidens of this season, both being wicket maidens.

–          19 extras bowled by Pune Warriors equalled the highest no. of extras bowled in a match along with Kings XI Punjab & Royal Challengers Bangalore.

–          When Ganguly scored 6 runs, he went past to score 500 runs in Eden gardens.

–          With a loss against KKR, Now Pune Warriors India lost 5 games in a row.

–          Shane Watson scored 1000 runs in IPL and incidentally he is the quickest to achieve this feat.

–          Dravid has gone past 25 runs or more in his last 8 consecutive innings including this one.

–          73 sixed conceded by Piyush CHawla is the most no. of sixes conceded by a bowler in IPL so far.

–          Gurukreet Singh made his IPL debut for KXIP.

–          Shaun Marsh on 11 went past 600 runs in Mohali ground.

–          Rajasthan Royals have never lost a game when they have scored 160+ runs, and the record continues to stay.

–          44 runs scored in the last 9 overs by KKR is the lowest scored by KKR in the IPL history so far.

–          8 catches dropped for the day is the highest ever for this season, Royals – 3, KXIP – 1 and Pune topped with 4.

–          Rahul Dravid scored the 50th boundary of this season.

At the end of DAY 31:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 8

Total no. of Boundaries – 1144

Total no. of Sixes – 439

Longest Six – Chris Gayle – 111 & 106 Meters followed by Kieron Pollard – 105 Meters.

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (60) followed by V.Shewag (51)

Most no. of Sixes –Chris Gayle (29) followed by K.Pietersen (20)

Orange Cap –A.Rahane (463) followed by V.Shewag (445)

Purple Cap – Morne Morkel (19) followed by L.Malinga (17)


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IPL 3: Day 29 Review…

April 10, 2010 at 2:26 am (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Its Day 29 in IPL 3…

Match 41 Review:
Kings XI Punjab Vs Mumbai Indians

Finally, Its not a must win game for any of these two teams, KXIP will play for pride infront their home crowd for the one last time in season 3. Mumbai will look to book their semi’s berth and don’t want to take any chance in it.

Sachin won the toss and decided to Bat first, in a very good batting track, Mumbai pulled in JP duminy to his first IPL game of this season, which made D.Bravo to sit out. KXIP almost had a renewed team, as new 5 made into squad, atleast it good they try out all now. (Good for next season) Mumbai got off to a bad start as S.Dhawan chopped one on to his stumps,  Rayudu and Sachin continued in boundaries, runs came quick, Sanga needed desperate break thru gave the ball to Chawla, he responded with 3 big wickets, Which also include Sachin in it, Mumbai looked in a spot of bother at 74/4 in 10 overs, Sathish and Duminy played some quite overs,once Sathish departed, Pollard played a brief innings, To say, excellent bowling from KXIP which really surprised me, (without doubt many would have too, how come this team bowled so bad all this tournament..?) Duminy punched few shots to get Mumbai past 150 run mark and they ended with 154 in 20 overs, losing 9 wickets, 3 in last one.

MI 154/9 in 20 overs.

JP Duminy 35       A.Rayudu 33
P.Chawla 3/24     I.Pathan 3/29

KXIP 158/4 in 19.2 overs.

K.Sangakarra 56         A.Barath 33
L.Malinga 2/36      JP Duminy 1/15


To say KXIP will be very much happy with their bowling performance now its time for Batsmen to stand up and give a win for their team. To mark it, Mahela went on to blaze ball all over the park and scored a quick fire 31, which his team badly needed, Barath and Sanga continued the Run hunt and it was quite eventful,played slowly and steadily towards the target. After Barath, Yuvi joined Sanga, but he wasn’t troubling the bowlers, as he was troubled by them in contrary. played a miserable innings of 15 runs in 21 balls. (not the yuvi u wanna see in T20 world cup, hope it passes off…) Finally Sanga got KXIP so close to victory but just before crossing the line, he was caught in deep, while leaving he said to Pathan “Finish it off Mate”… He did it in style and KXIP pull another Upsetter over table toppers this time. Are we to see any more of these…? Shud wait and see… Without doubt Preity Smile lenghted more than a mile… 🙂

Standings as on DAY 29 in IPL 3:


Interesting Facts on IPL 3 in DAY 29:

– KXIP Bowled 5 MI batsmen, which is the highest ever in an IPL in a single Innings.

– Sachin went past 400 runs in IPL today, he is 23 runs short of reaching 4 digit

figure. (977 runs in IPL career)

– Race for no.of Boundaries is still on as Sachin tied today with Kallis with 61 each.

– 3/24 by P.Chawla is the best bowling performance by any bowler for KXIP in this season.

– KXIP conceded just 1 wide and 3 leg byes and overall 4 extras in this match, which is

the most economical performance by any IPL team.

– Mumbai also conceded same no.of extras, but 3 wides and 1 leg bye which let KXIP to be

the best.

– To add, this is the match which conceded least no.of extras in IPL so far. (Just 8)

– Malinga(13) went past Murali(12) to occupy third position in most wickets list.

At the end of DAY 28:

Total no.of Boundaries – 1231
Total no.of Sixes – 426

Orange Cap – J.Kallis (493) followed by Sachin Tendulkar (423) and Naman Ojha(352).
Purple Cap – Pragyan Ojha(15) followed by Amit Mishra(14) and Malinga(13).

Most Sixes – Yusuf Pathan (23) followed by Murali Vijay (20).
Most Fours – J.Kallis (61) tied with Sachin Tendulkar (61).


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IPL 3: Day 13 Review…

March 25, 2010 at 1:26 am (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its Day 13 in IPL 3…

Match 19 Review:
Kings XI Punjab Vs Rajasthan Royals

Both teams are the in the bottom of the table, and coming back after a win, who ever wins will climb up to 5th place of the table. So this game is certainly important for both the team. KXIP will like to drive on their home ground advantage, but ironically they have lost their previous home games.

Sanga won the toss and decided to Bowl first, KXIP brought back Sreesanth in place of Powar. (May be CSK cud have won on the other day if Sreesanth was ter…. 🙂 ) Lumb and Naman Ojha started the things off well, runs came in thick, even though Sreesanth wasn’t at his best, he picked Ojha and gave KXIP the vital breakthru. After a good knock by Lumb, he was removed by Sanga with a smart bit of work behind the stumps… Fazal and Yusuf Pathan joined the crease and played their game, just bcos they had a very good platform to walk for, Pathan was once reprieved by his brother Irfan, but not the second time, Yuvi being the bowler. From then on, its just two man’s show as Fazal and Adam Voges played a classy and breezy T20 knock to put down a score of 183 in 20 overs, in pitch which seemed to help bowlers a bit…

RR 183/5 in 20 overs.

A.Voges 45*      Fazal  45
Sreesanth 1/20  Chawla 1/29

KXIP 152/10 in 19.1 overs.

Bisla 35                Sangakarra 29
S.Tait 3/22    S.Trivedi 2/25


KXIP would certainly love to have a very good start to chase a score of 184, It seemed they got a good one, as they last their first wicket for 41, with just four overs gone… And Bisla came in and his idea was clearly defined and he went on blazing from the ball one… At the end of 6 overs they were at 76/1… No team could get a better start than this, which brought down the run rate close to 7.5… But Rajasthan Skipper came up a plan and set up Bisla and Bisla fell prey for it… Which u can call it twist for the day…  Later Trivedi picked Yuvi, which made royals to get back into the game, and all of a sudden panic in KXIP and they lost wickets in hurry, one after the other followed and no one tried to score are to the least tried to keep the wicket, Mahela came in 6th down, didnt have much option rather to attack the bowling, which he failed miserably… Yusuf Pathan bowled a beautiful little spell picking up two crucial wickets… Tait ended the match with a Straight yorker to the throat of Srivatsava who couldn’t digest it…

Adam Voges won the Man of the Match for his innings which ensured 2 points for RR.

In the end, Its Royals who ride high and move to 5th position just behind CSK…  Things are really getting serious for KXIP now, if they have to qualify for semi’s…

Standings as on DAY 13:


Interesting facts on DAY 13 in IPL 3:

– 76 runs scored by KXIP in the first six is the best ever scored by KXIP in IPL. and so far the best for this season.

– Bopara (197) overtook Shewag (186) and back to second spot for race of Orange Cap.

– Yusuf Pathan scored just one six, but it takes him to share the honor for most no.of six scored along with Mathew Hayden and Robin Uthappa all scoring 11 sixes.

– Until now only 3 Maidens have been bowled, 2 by Chaminda Vaas and 1 by Albie Morkel.

– 3/22 is the best bowling performance by Shaun Tait in IPL.

– This is third time a team has been dismissed before completing 20 overs. (previous two were Rajatshan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders)

At the end of DAY 12:

Total no.of Boundaries – 569
Total no.of Sixes – 185

Orange Cap – J.Kallis (283) followed by Ravindra Bopara (197) and Virender Shewag (186).
Purple Cap – M.Muralitharan (9) followed by Chaminda Vaas (8)


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