IPL 6: Day 49 Qualifier 1–Hussey & Raina help CSK to book themselves the 5th IPL Final…

May 22, 2013 at 12:35 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Last week in  IPL 6 and it starts with Top two teams in the table meet to decide who is gonna get the double promotion and be there on a Big Sunday..  Is it going to be fifth time for Chennai or second time for Mumbai…?

Qualifier 1, Dhoni won the coin and decided to bat first, When the big day comes, Chennai is totally a revamped team, CSK got off to a good start with 52 runs before losing Vijay while trying to up the run rate. Then came the partnership between Mr.Cricket Hussey & all time CSK star Raina, which changed the total complexion of the game. Hussey was subtle in his touch & class in anchoring along with Raina who showed the pure aggression & T20 style of batting. Both put on a 140 runs partnership in 76 balls which helped CSK to post a taunting 192/1 in 20 overs.

Mumbai without Sachin lost Aditya tare very early, but however Dwayne Smith scored a blistering blitzkrieg fifty of 21 balls to get Mumbai off to a flyer. But its that man again with golden arm for Dhoni, Sir Jadeja who picked the dangerous Smith at 68 of 28 balls. Once he is out suddenly Mumbai looked like headless chickens. Karthik got out sweeping to a straight ball, followed Skipper Rohit Sharma. For a very Brief moment Pollard looked like turning on the game with two back to back sixes off Jadeja, But u always know you can’t get away from Sir, just after hitting two sixes, so he had the last laugh by dismissing him and picking the third wicket of the day in the very same over. From then it was just Catching session for CSK, as Mumbai batsmen came to scoop the balls in the air and CSK fielders made sure they picked every one of them without missing. In the end Mumbai were bowled out for 144 in 18.4 overs.

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 48 runs and through to the finals for the fifth time in 6 seasons of IPL…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 49:

– Bravo picked up his 14th Catch of the tournament; he leads the list of highest catches taken for this season.

– Dwayne Smith scored his fifty in 21 balls, which is the fastest for him in his IPL career, bettering his previous best in 34 balls.

– Mumbai now have lost four games when they have been asked to chase more than 190+.

– 192/1 is the CSK highest score with just losing a single wicket.

– 4-0-45-0 spell by Malinga is the most expensive one in IPL.

– 140 runs partnership between Hussey & Raina was the third time both involved more than 100 runs partnership. List is topped by Gayle & Kohli pair with 5 century partnership.

– 51 runs scored by CSK in last five overs against Mumbai is the highest by any team for this season.

– 47 runs scored by CSK in powerplay overs is the highest for CSK against Mumbai , also this first time against Mumbai they have never lost a wicket till the powerplay overs were finished.

– Michael Hussey scored his 6th IPL fifty for this season and first against Mumbai Indians in his IPL career.

– 28 wickets taken by Bravo equals the most wickets taken in an IPL season along with Lasith Malinga in 2011.

– Chennai has qualified into all the finals when IPL was held in Indian Soil. In season two they were knocked out in playoffs were it was played in South Africa.

– Chennai now have both Orange Cap (Mike Hussey) & Purple Cap (Dwayne Bravo).

At the end of DAY 49 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1966

Total no. of Sixes – 649

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (81) followed by Kohli (64)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (51) followed by Rohit Sharma (28)

Orange Cap –Mike Hussey (732) followed by Chris Gayle (708)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (28) followed by James Faulkner (26)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/16 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (196) followed by Sunil Narine (180)

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

Fair play Award Winners – Chennai Super Kings




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IPL 5: Day 47–Play offs–1: Team KKR spins down DD…

May 23, 2012 at 12:20 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Finally after 6 weeks of league stages, Its time for one final stretch in IPL to decide the Winner of Season 5…

Play offs – 1:

Delhi Daredevils Vs Kolkata Knight Riders

      Having a fabulous season Delhi will look themselves as favourites to reach their first finals, It would not be easy against the team which looked technically sound than any other team this season.

Gambhir won the toss and decided to Bat first in a spin assisting track, Gambhir & McCullum provided the decent start within the 6 overs, as they were 48 runs losing the skipper to a poor running. Wicket was turning square even in the 7th over and KKR batsmen both Kallis & McCullum found it difficult to rotate the strike in the spinners over. But the best think for KKR is that, Pawan Negi is the only spinner Delhi had in the playing XI, which meant they can easily go after other bowlers. Wickets fell in quick successions then but Yusuf Pathan who had known very little this tournament provided his meat and scored vital 40 runs of 21 balls and well supported by Laxmi Shukla for his 24 runs. KKR scored 56 runs in last 4 overs which seems to have turned the game in the favour of KKR, with 3 spinners in disposal for Gambhir.

Play offs – 1 Scorecard:
KKR 162/4 in 20 overs.
Y.Pathan 40*              G.Gambhir 32
I.Pathan 1/20             P.Negi 1/18
DD 144/8 in 20 overs.
M.Jayawardene 40     N.Ojha 28
J.Kallis 2/24                S.Narine 2/24

As expected DD started with a blast from Shewag & Warner. Just before Warner got a harsh decision for caught behind and the very next ball Shewag has to make a long walk back as this time batsmen has definitely edged the ball. Naman Ojha & Jayawardene continued playing some beautiful shots round the ground before Ojha going for a ambitious cut shot and failing to go over the fielder meant he has to go for 28 well made runs. Jayawardene was the only hope for DD as he tried his level best and finally stumped in his 40. Ross Taylor was held till 5th down, which seems to be a big blunder by DD, it was all over when Taylor walked in. In the end DD has to take their second chance to be in their first ever finals.

At the end of DAY 47:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 3

Total no. of Boundaries – 1812

Total no. of Sixes – 691

Longest Six – Chris Gayle – 111,109,106,106 &106 Meters followed by Kieron Pollard – 105 Meters.

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (73) followed by G.Gambhir (64)

Most no. of Sixes –Chris Gayle (59) followed by K.Pietersen (20)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (733) followed by G.Gambhir (588)

Purple Cap – Morne Morkel (25) followed by S.Narine (24)


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IPL 4: Play off–1: CSK Vs RCB…

May 25, 2011 at 2:21 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Match 71: Play off – 1:
Chennai Super Kings Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

         A Game you can remember ever if your a ardent T20 cricket fan irrespective of which team your supporting. you will be rejoiced if you were supporting the men in yellow to win the match, as they emerged triumphant with a never die attitude and to go straight into finals for the third time in the IPL history.

Dhoni won the toss and decided to field first, how often you see Dhoni wants to chase especially in a T20 game, it was that kind of the day, May be Gayle would have made the change in the mind of Dhoni. However, things started well, as usual Ashwin struck as soon as he was hit for six, this time a Undertaker’s sign to finish off Chris Gayle, when he was trapped in front of the wicket attempting a sweep. Even though Gayle went so early Kohli along with Manish Agarwal and Luke  Pomerbach did the repair to restore RCB back in track, as well late on slaughter from Kohli ensured RCB went past 150 easily and they ended up 175/4 in 20 overs.

Disastrous start you could ever ask for, as Hussey dismissed in the very first over for a duck, followed by Vijay with a rare Taufel’s wrong decision to pavilion and scorecard read 7/2 in 2 overs. Both batsmen in the crease very well know they can’t lose another wicket in hurry and end up just like in the last match, so both Raina and Badri kept the plan simple to rotate strike till the iron is hot enough to strike. Just before that Badri was dismissed for well made 34. Finally the time for killer blow came in the over of Abimanyu Mithun both Dhoni and Raina looted 23 runs to give a kick start for dying CSK, But this guy from Caribbean, still wanted to fight back but this time with balls in his hands, he was firing in yorkers, sliders, short jab balls, none seems to connect s he kept the run rate for CSK in the check all the time till finished off in 18th over. u need other bowlers to support Gayle,but it wasn’t happening as Raina took Zaheer’s 17th over for 20 runs but he still got the wicket of Skipper Dhoni, but irony is that it brought none other than Morkel to crease. 33 needed of last two and Sreenath Arvind couldn’t do much against destructive Morkel as he leaked 21 runs, leaving just 12 to get in the final, and Morkel sealed it in style with the trademark six of the long on to seal the berth for finals in IPL 2011… CSK won the match by 6 wickets and 2 balls to spare….

Match 71 Scorecard:
RCB 175/4 in 20 overs.
V.Kohli 70*                M.Agarwal 34
D.Bollinger 1/20       R.Ashwin 1/33
CSK 177/4 in 19.4 overs.
S.Raina 73*         S.Badrinath 34
Z.Khan 2/31        S.Aravind 1/32
Interesting facts as on DAY 46:

– Raina hit the 600th six and 4th fifty of this season.

– Suresh Raina is the only batsmen to go past 400 runs mark in all the seasons of IPL so far.

– Virat Kohli’s is the third batsmen to go past 500 runs mark in this season. He is now with 514 runs.

– Mike Hussey scored the first duck of this season.

– CSK is the only team to enter finals 3 times in IPL; it will also be the first team to defend their title in the finals.

– This is first time in the tournament that a match has ended with 2 balls to spare, surprise teams have been chasing so comfortably and how boring it have been all these days.

– It’s 5th time in this season, that Ashwin has dismissed a batsmen right after hitting a six in his ball.

At the end of DAY 46:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 0

Total no.of Boundaries – 1839

Total no.of Sixes –604

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (519) followed by Virat Kohli (514)

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (27) followed by Amit Mishra (19)

Most Sixes – Chris Gayle (39) followed by MS Dhoni (21)

Most Fours –Paul Valthaty (55) followed by Virat Kohli (54)

Longest Six – Adam Gilchrist (122 M) followed by Albie Morkel (114 M & 109 M)


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