IPL 6: Day 22– Dwayne’s Special gift on Master’s B’day…

April 25, 2013 at 12:19 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


A Day the Whole nation was celebrating the not because of this match, Its is because of the Master who has been regarded as God of Cricket celebrating his 40th birthday today but still young as ever. Smile

Right coming to context, It’s East Vs West or to say Mumbai Vs Kolkata in Eden Gardens. Rain gods, finally waved hands to see a game, which had a delayed start of 30 mins, without any loss in the overs. KKR won the toss and decided to bat first, Started of in a blistering fashion, Mumbai tied up in the later overs and finally late surge from Tiwary & Morgan made sure KKR got 159 runs in 20 overs. In came the Bday boy along with Dwayne Smith for the chase,but to all disappointment he went back for just 2 runs seeing his middle stumps rooted by a vicious turner from Sunil Narine. Dwayne kept the runrate in check with lusty blows here & then. After his departure, Rohit & Pollard kept the chase going with thirties to their names, but when both departed and Mumbai need 10 runs in the last over, It is Singh is King Harbhajan who delivered the much needed killer Blow of six to win the game for Mumbai.

Mumbai Indians won the match by 5 wickets with 1 ball to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 22:

– 4 Sixes Conceded by Sachitra Senanayake is the highest no. of sixes conceded by him in a T20 game.

– Dwayne Smith scored 500 runs in his IPL career.

– Dinesh Karthik scored his 150th Boundary in his IPL career; list is topped by Virender Shewag.

– KKR has a very dubious record of losing 9 out of 11 games played against MI in the IPL history including the game tonight.

– Till today, most conceded by Harbhajan against KKR is 26 runs, ironically, those were scored in the very first over itself.

– 46 runs scored by KKR in the first three overs is the highest for this season.

– Rohit Sharma has captained only 4 domestic games and this is his Maiden captain stint in his IPL career.

– This is third game Sachin has played on his birthday, first occasion was in Sharjah & secondly was in 2011 in an IPL game and now the third.

– Manoj Tiwary scored the 250th Six of this season.

– 12 out 17 times Balaji has gone less than 8 runs when he bowled the penultimate over.

– This is third time Sunil Narine has picked 3 or more wickets in this season of IPL.


At the end of DAY 21 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 876

Total no. of Sixes – 260

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (35) followed by Gayle (35)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (34) followed by Rohit Sharma (17)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (432) followed by Virat Kohli (333)

Purple Cap – Sunil Narine (14) followed by Vinay Kumar (13)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Bhuvaneswar Kumar (86) followed by Dale Steyn (85)

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

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.



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$$$ IPL 3 – Its Auction Time $$$

January 19, 2010 at 7:08 pm (IPL) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its time for IPL season 3…. I am sure, u would  have followed me during the IPL season 2… That’s the time i was just killing my time in home, without knowing what to do next… Now the scenario is totally different, not sure whether i can even follow the games constantly…

Whatever, will try to update the blog as and when i find time…

Now, coming to today’s Hot news…


Its AUCTION TIME in IPL season 3…

11 slots are auctioned with 67 players from all the 9 test playing nations,

And indeed all the franchises shown keen interest to get in some key players.Glitzy auction was attended by Franchises owners like, Vijay Mallya with RCB skipper Anil Kumble, Nita Ambani for Mumbai Indians, Ness Wadia and Preity zinda for KXIP, Shilpa Shetty for Rajasthan Royals.

Kieron Pollard, a newly revealed tornado of Trinidad and Tobago was the hottest star of the day, where bid rose from $200,000 to $750,000 (approx. 3.42 crores) in no time. Four Franchises bided for the maximum limit…. Chennai Super Kings, RCB, KKR and Mumbai Indians tried really hard to keep hard hitting all rounder Pollard with their team, but in the end, it Ambani’s who won the undisclosed silent tie breaker bid and took Pollard to Mumbai.

Same thing went on for Shane bond of New Zealand too…. Bids went on from $100K to $750K, where KKR and Deccan’s fought hard for the kiwi speedster, in the end another silent tie breaker ended in favor of KKR. (just for info, Shane bond was ICL returnee)

Another new West Indian player who rocked this year was Kemar Roach of Trinidad and Tobago(Hope u all remember his fiery spell against against Ricky Ponting) who price also went in sky in no time and finally sold out for second best price $720,000 to Deccan Chargers.

Wayne Parnell, South African Pacer, who was finally won by Delhi Daredevils was sold out for $610,000. Another South african player who was sold out is Yusuf Abdulla for $50,000 to KXIP.

After bidding for key players Chennai was able to get Justin Kemp for $100,000 and Thisara perara (lankan pacer) for $50,000.

Left Hander Eoin Morgan found his place in RCB with the price of $220,000.

Its gr8 day for Indian Players as all the four playre who have listed for Auction ws sold out. After a long time Mohd. Kaif makes his way into visible cricket with KXIP grabbing him for $250,000. Followed him Ashok Menaria to RCB, Harmeet Singh to Deccan’s and finally Harshal Patel for Mumbai Indians. (hope they get a single game atleast to prove)

Another ICL returnee Damien Martyn, was sold out to Rajasthan royals for $100,000 and another Australian who was picked by the same was Adam Voges for $50,000.

Only thing which was so sad was that None of the 11 Pakistani players are even taken for Bid (in case if u have forgot, they are ICC world Twenty-20 Champions), Franchises are perplexed about the Visa problem for Pakistani players. So no one found their places in IPL season 3, which included key players like Shahid Afridi(Currently he’s the Skipper of Pakistan T20 team), Umar and Kamaran Akmal and speedster Umar Gul..

So finally the chosen 11 are:

1. Kieron Pollard – $750,000 (Mumbai Indians)

2. Shane Bond – $750,000 (Kolkata Knight Riders)

3. Kemar Roach – $720,000 (Deccan Chargers)

4. Wayne Parnell – $610,000 (Delhi Daredevils)

5. Mohammed Kaif – $250,000 (Kings XI Punjab)

6. Eoin Morgan – $ 220,000 (Royal Challengers)

7. Damien Martyn – $100,000 (Rajasthan Royals)

8. Justin Kemp – $100,000 (Chennai Super Kings)

9. Adam Voges – $50,000 (Rajasthan Royals)

10. Yusuf Abdulla – $50,000 (Kings XI Punjab)

11. Thisara Perara – $50,000 (Chennai Super Kings)

apart from these 11,

3 other Indians are picked by draft system who will be getting a sum of Rs.8,oo,000.

Ashok Menaria – Royal Challengers Bangalore

Harmeet Singh – Deccan Chargers

Harshal Patel – Mumbai Indians.

That’s it from the centre as of now, pls look over this place for new updates about IPL 3….


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