IPL 6: Day 15–Mishra’s Magical spell & Rahane’s Scintillating Batting call the shots…

April 18, 2013 at 12:07 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Second Double Header in a week day, Very tough for all the Cricket lovers…

How to lose a game which was almost won comfortably…? Pune Warriors may be able to give the best answers. If you have seen the match between Sunrisers and PWI. You would be kicking by seeing SRH batting display and say, one of the worst shot selections i have ever seen. PWI Batsmen said, Boss, We are yet to display our skills of batting for you…That’s the kind of Match it was, Apart from Amit Mishra’s Hattrick which PWI awarded to him, nothing was so bright to talk about this match.

Sun Risers Hyderabad won the match by 11 runs…

Second Match of the day, People expected Mumbai to win it hands down, If not a good fighting game which should provide enough entertainment, But What we got was a absolute shocker, as Mumbai bowled to the worst, Batted like gully cricket, and to sum up all, they were all out with 10 balls to spare. Nothing to leave credit out from Rajasthan, they pouched to the opportunities provided, Dravid’s masterstroke of bring Yagnik in No.3 instead of him, proved very effective, and to his luck, Bowling came damn good on the day it mattered most. It is just another day for Rajasthan, where everything clicked in their Fortress Jaipur.

Rajasthan Royals won the match by 87 runs…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 15:

– When Parthiv Patel Scored his first runs for the day, he went past 1000 runs in IPL Career.

– This is the first time Sunrisers has been three down before powerplay overs are completed.

– 3-18 by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is his best bowling figures in IPL career.

– 25/4 in powerplay overs by SRH is the second lowest for this season, lowest has come from PWI when they scored 24/2 against KXIP.

– 119 runs defended by Sunrisers is the lowest ever defended in IPL in India.

– Lowest total defended in IPL is 116 runs by CSK in South Africa, In India its 120 runs by Mumbai Indians against Pune Warriors.

– This is the first time four wickets have fallen in an over, (19th Over by Amit Mishra).

– Amit Mishra picked up the 11th IPL Hat trick, and 3rd of his own bowling in IPL.

– This is first time in the season, Mumbai have failed to pick a wicket in between powerplay overs.

– 58 runs scored between Watson & Rahane for the opening wicket is the highest ever opening partnership against Mumbai Indians for Rajasthan.

– 54 runs scored in powerplay overs by Rajasthan is the highest ever for them in this season.

– Rajasthan Royals became the third to go past 50 before Powerplay was over; two other teams are KXIP & Pune Warriors.

– Rishi Dhawan became the first bowler of this season to bowl to No balls in a row.

– Ajinkya Rahane scored the 7th IPL fifty & first of this season.

– Siddarth Trivedi & James Faulkner bowled the 11th & 12th Maiden of this season.

– 42 runs scored by Mumbai in first 10 overs is their lowest ever in IPL history.

– Rajasthan have never lost a match when they have scored more than 175 runs, now it is 11th time record kept intact.

– A defeat for Mumbai with 87 runs is the second heaviest ever for them in IPL History, Heaviest was 105 Vs RR in 2008.

– 92 runs scored by Mumbai is also the lowest score for this season by any team, and Mumbai’s second Lowest total ever in IPL.

– Mitchell Johnson scored the 600th Boundary for this season.

At the end of DAY 14 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 604

Total no. of Sixes – 164

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.



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IPL 5: Day 13 – Delhi annihilates Mumbai to top the table…

April 17, 2012 at 4:11 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Match 19:

Delhi Daredevils Vs Mumbai Indians

Who ever wins this have a bright chance to top the table, which no one will be looking to miss out, early advantage is very much essential in long tournaments like IPL.

Shewag won the toss and decided to put Mumbai into bat infront their home crowd, To say as a Mumbai fan, disappointment started right from the toss, and followed till the end of the innings. Where only two of the Mumbai batsmen were able to get to double figures, one being their skipper Harbhajan Singh who had to come in as early as 10th over and fought alone till 19th over for his 33 runs. Rohit sharma being the other to score 29 runs. Bowling from Delhi looked completely different and bowlers called their shots. All the bowlers were among the wickets, and kept their strike rate under 6 runs/over, except for Agarkar who went for 27 in 3.2 overs.
Having to chase less than 5 runs per over, was as easy as it looked, with batting line up starting with Shewag, followed by Jayawardene,Pietersen & Taylor, best in the business to say. Mumbai tried their level best with some tight bowling upfront, but nothing to stop the inevitable. As Delhi crossed the winning runs in 14.5 overs. Shewag being the top scorer with 32 runs. For Mumbai RP singh picked up 2 wickets for themselves.

Interesting Facts as on Day 13:

–          Pathan & Munaf bowled the 6th & 7th Maiden overs respectively.

–          92/10 is the lowest total scored for this season, previous was 97/9 by KKR (rain curtailed match), when in full quota of 20 overs bowled – Mumbai again comes with 101/9 against Pune.

–          185 runs as a match aggregate is the lowest of this season.

–          Only 2 batsmen were able to get into double digits in Mumbai Innings, (Rohit Sharma & Harbhajan Singh)

–          Umesh Yadav became the bowler to hold the best strike rate with 2.75 (11 runs in 4 overs), he overtook; Dale steyn unforgettable spell of 12 runs in 4 overs against Mumbai Indians.

–          Victory with 31 balls remaining is the second highest in terms of no. of balls remaining, list topped by Delhi again with 40 balls against CSK.

At the end of DAY 13:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 3

Total no. of Boundaries – 423

Total no. of Sixes – 188

Longest Six – Kieron Pollard – 105 Meters followed by Chris Gayle – 103 Meters

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (35) followed by G.Gambhir (17)

Most no. of Sixes – Owasis Shah (11) followed by F.de Plessis (10)

Orange Cap –A.Rahane (260) followed by Owasis Shah (204)

Purple Cap – M.Patel (10) followed by L.Malinga (9)


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IPL 4: DAY 33 Review…

May 11, 2011 at 1:19 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Match 53, Its the Match Dada will remember as he made his debut for this season of IPL and won the game with a Not out innings. Deccan’s home ground seems to still cursed and they just have one victory in their home ground and it will be till the next season of IPL starts in Hyderabad. Not a gr8 finish for a good start from Deccan’s and few poor fielding efforts let their team down. Ryder, Uthappa and Back in Action Ganguly sealed the game for PWI with 6 wickets and 10 balls to spare, Even though this win does no good nor bad to both these teams, Its a game for DADA fans.

Match 54, Mighty Mumbai take on KXIP who now have to win all of their remaining games 5 out of 5 will get a place in Semi’s. Not a new Scenario for KXIP skipper Gilchrist as he has already done the same with Deccan’s. With few pep words from team Owner Preity Zinda seems to have effect, as KXIP were in fire right from the start, even though Munaf patel and Kieron Pollard seems to have brakes, KXIP raced past to 163/8 in 20 overs. Following it, Mumbai Indians displayed a dismal batting performance of this season, without any reason shots were taken and went cheaply as MI bowled themselves out in the 13th over for 87 runs, their lowest ever in IPL history. KXIP won the match by 76 runs their highest ever in IPL History. If u remember very well Mumbai was the only team in last season that wasn’t bowled out before 20 overs, even in the finals they were just 9 down…

Standings as on DAY 33:


As of Now Teams for Semi’s:

1. Mumbai Indians, 2. Chennai Super Kings, 3. Kolkata Knight Riders

Cat on wall:

1. Royal Challengers Bangalore 2. Rajasthan Royals, 3.Kochi Tuskers Kerala and 4.Kings XI Punjab.

Out of Contention:

1. Delhi Daredevils, 2, Pune Warriors, and 3. Deccan Chargers

Interesting facts as on DAY 33:

– Lasith Malinga became the first bowler to pick 25 wickets in an IPL season.

– Lasith Malinga is also now the highest wicket taker in IPL, with 59 wickets to his name.

– Munaf Patel became the fourth bowler to pick five wickets in IPL 4; other three were Malinga, Harbhajan Singh and Ishant Sharma If ur wondering, Yes, 3 are from Mumbai Indians, just leaving the odd guy Ishant Sharma from Deccan’s.

– Munaf’s five wicket haul is the only one which didn’t get him the Man of the Match Award and also which ended up on the losing cause, where other 3 bowlers 5 wicket haul did both. (Thanks to Bala for this stat)

– 76 runs victory by KXIP is their highest victory margin bettering 66 runs victories over the same rivals Mumbai Indians in the first season of IPL.

– Mitchell Marsh (PWI) and Bhargav Bhatt (KXIP) picked up 4 wickets each on the same day and both picked up the man of the match for their efforts.

– It’s one of the days, we didn’t even see a fifty from anyone of the batsmen even after two full games, Manish Pandey was the closest to come, and who was plumb when he was in 49.

–  Praveen Kumar bowled the 24th Maiden of this tournament.

– Few days back Mumbai Indians recorded their lowest IPL score 94/8 in 20 overs Vs Rajasthan Royals and today they overrun it with 87 all out Vs KXIP, Ironically their lowest total before this season was 116/9 Vs KXIP in the very same ground Mohali.

At the end of DAY 33:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 2

Total no.of Boundaries – 1433

Total no.of Sixes –430

Orange Cap – Virender Shewag (424) followed by Mike Hussey (388)

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (26) followed by Munaf Patel (17)

Most Sixes – Chris Gayle (26) followed by Virender Shewag (18)

Most Fours – Virender Shewag (51) followed by Mike Hussey (47)

Longest Six – Albie Morkel (114 M & 109 M) followed by Chris Gayle (109 M)


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