IPL 6: Day 37–Cooper’s Slower delivery & Gambhir’s late fifty highlights the day…

May 10, 2013 at 12:37 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


A very important game for three side to be in playoff’s on a double header day.

Game 1, KXIP took on Royals, both needing a win, especially KXIP. Dravid won the coin and decided to field first as he always wanted to be. KXIP lost Mandeep Singh in the very first over, which meant Skipper Gilly who is back in the side has to put down his natural game and has to consolidate with his country man Marsh. That’s what happened as both put on a century stand but in 13 overs, not very much likely for a destructive pair. None other than these were worth mentioning as KXIP ended less than par score of 145/6 in 20 overs. Cooper picked a 3/23 in 4 overs. Dravid went early with just 5 runs on the board, But Rahane & Watson continued their good form to build a platform of 66 runs between which allowed Sanju samson along with Rahane to finish the match with an over to spare. This win also means Royals are almost into playoff, provided some one doesn’t play a bluff.

Rajasthan Royals won the match 8 wickets with 6 balls to spare…

Game 2, KKR needed a win just to keep their mathematical hope alive as KXIP lost the previous match. Skipper Gambhir finally played a more sensible innings along with Ten Doeschate to keep KKR scoreboard moving Late strike from Bhatia & Tiwary made sure KKR crossed 150, as they ended 152/6 in 20 overs.As usual Pune continued to display a poor & pathetic performance with bat. Uthappa & Mathews scored couple of 30’s apart from that nothing to highlight in the Pune’s batting card.

Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by 46 runs…

Standings as on DAY 37:


Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 37:

– 40 runs scored by Matthews is the highest for this season.

– Bisla stumped by Rawat off Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is the first stumping for Bhuvaneshwar in his career, overall in this season it is sixth for a seam bowler.

– Pune has never won a game against KKR, stat is 4-0 including today.

– Rajasthan royals won their 7th game in straight while chasing.

– Rahane scored 4th IPL fifty of this season and 10th overall in his IPL career.

– Chawla has picked Watson thrice including today, highest by any bowler in IPL.

– 102 runs between Gilly & Marsh is the third century partnership for this season for KXIP and it is also the slowest of all three.

– PWI have lost their 11th game for this season.

At the end of DAY 37 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1527

Total no. of Sixes – 478

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (61) followed by Gayle (51)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (40) followed by Rohit Sharma (25)

Orange Cap – Mike Hussey (574) followed by Chris Gayle (566)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (21) followed by JP Faulkner (19)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/20 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (147) followed by Sunil Narine (141)

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 28–Goliath(Dhoni) thumps down David this time…

April 30, 2013 at 11:51 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Last time when these two teams met, to a big surprise Pune defeated CSK, courtesy Steven Smith’s handy knock. Can the history repeat itself. Not really with a kind of form Men in yellow as of now.

Chennai won the toss and decided to Bat first, Lost the openers in quick succession, in form Hussey departed very early, finally giving a chance for Badrinath to bat, He stitched a partnership with Suresh Raina and gave CSK a solid platform for the skipper Dhoni to unleash himself in the last 5 overs and he just killed PWI by scoring 45 of 16 balls to end the CSK innings with 164/3 in 20 overs. PWI never looked like they are going to chase this score stated losing wickets in heaps, they lost top 4 in no time and 6 down in 9 overs summed up the whole game. Mohit Sharma bowled well to pick 3 crucial top order wickets. As always Steven Smith was the only man who tried to put a fight, but too much for him to handle.

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 37 runs… 

Standings as on DAY 28:


Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 28:

– Mohit Sharma now has 9 wickets in the powerplay overs, most by any bowler for this season, followed by Johnson & Bhuvaneshwar Kumar at 7.

– Ravindra Jadeja bowled the first no ball in his IPL career, previous to that ball he has bowled 774 balls in IPL.

– It is also the first time Jadeja has opened the bowling for any team in IPL.

– Steven Smith crossed 500 IPL runs today, becomes the third one to cross without scoring a fifty in the total runs scored. Other two were Jadeja & Nayar.

– Suresh Raina scored his 16th IPL fifty, which is also his second slowest which came off 42 balls.

– Raina & Badrinath now has 8 fifty partnership between them.

– Hussey dismissal in 5 runs is the lowest score he has been dismissed for this season.

– MS Dhoni scored the 350th six for this season.

– Bhuvaneshwar Kumar bowled the 24th Maiden of this season.

– CSK have won 6 games on a trot now on this season of IPL.

– A victory by 37 runs for CSK against PWI is the highest for them, previous best was 25 runs in 2012.

At the end of DAY 28 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1149

Total no. of Sixes – 356

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (52) 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 (450)

Purple Cap – James Faulkner (16) followed by Dwayne Bravo (16)

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 (108)

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 19–Shewag & Miller deliver Killer Blows…

April 22, 2013 at 12:26 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Double Header Sunday, Two important games for four teams involved…

First Game, Delhi take on Mumbai, Later yet to register themselves in the point table, having lost 6 games in a trot, certainly needed a turn around, if they have any thought of Play offs. Mumbai won the toss and decided to bat first, another change in opening partnership where Dwayne Smith walked out with Sachin, but later failed to deliver, followed a straight drive from Sachin and tickle from Umesh to see Dinesh Karthik’s back as he was backing up too far. Both Rohit & Sachin up the antics to stick a partnership 96 runs between them and few lusty blows from Pollard ensured Mumbai scored 161 in 20 overs. Delhi came out with a piece of advise from the Calypso legend Viv Richards who has joined as the mentor. Oh… Man… Now the whole world want to know what Viv has said…  Both Shewag & Jayawardene came out all guns blazing and smoked Mumbai Indians bowling and stitched the highest partnership for this season to win it all hands down with 18 balls to spare. Where was this Delhi hiding all this days….? Man from Caribbean came to woke up the tigers i guess… 

Delhi Daredevils won the match by 9 wickets with 18 balls to spare…

Second Game, Where most would not be interested PWI Vs KXIP, all would have expected a low scoring affair and not a big game of cricket. But to all surprise came the highest scoring game of this season. For the first time this season Batsmen have called the shots and not the bowlers. For Pune it was Uthappa, Finch, Yuvaraj & Luke Wright who massacred the KXIP bowlers and scored 185 runs. Later KXIP in chase looked almost out when they lost Skipper Gilly & Azhar Mahmood in the space of 7 balls, leaving 5/2 in 1.1 overs. Manan Vohra came together with Mandeep Singh to get a fifty partnership before throwing his wicket away, But David Miller 80*(41) made sure his gritty knock doesn’t go vain as he and Mandeep Singh 77*(58) scored the winning runs in the penultimate ball to clinch a thriller…

Kings XI Punjab won the match by 7 wickets with 1 ball to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 19:

– Praveen Kumar bowled the 15th Maiden of this season.

– Both Praveen Kumar & Bhuvaneshwar Kumar now has taken 3 wickets in their first over in this season.

– 34 runs scored by Luke Wright in 10 balls is the highest by any player in IPL, previous best was by Albie Morkel who scored 28* in 10 balls.

– This is third time both Uthappa & Finch has stitched together a fifty partnership, highest by any team so far in this season.

– Out of 7 matches Pune has played, 5 times they have gone past 40 runs in powerplay over including today.

– Aaron Finch scored the 200th Six of this tournament.

– Sachin Tendulkar became the 24th Batsmen to reach 100 runs in this season of IPL.

– Rohit Sharma acored the 700th Boundary of this season.

– Rohit Sharma scored his 18th IPL half century; Only Gambhir is ahead of him scoring 19 IPL fifties.

– This is 6th time Kieron Pollard has ended an innings with a six in a T20 tournament.

– 2 times out of 8 occasions (including today) where Delhi have chased 160+ score, previous occasion also came against same opponent Mumbai Indians.

– This is the first time in David Warner has played & not opened the innings for Delhi daredevils.

– 151 runs partnership between Jaywardene & Shewag is the highest for any wicket in this season of IPL and also against Mumbai for any wicket for Delhi.

– 100 reached in 9.5 overs by Delhi is the fastest by any team in this season.

– Mandeep Singh became the first KXIP player to score a fifty for this season (almost after 6 games KXIP end the fifty drought). This is also Mandeep singh’s third fifty in IPL Career.

– Jaywardene became the 45th victim to be dismissed by Lasith Maliga either by Bowled or Leg Before Wicket. Overall Malinga has 86 IPL wickets.

– David Miller scored his maiden IPL fifty, his previous highest score was 34 runs against Mumbai Indians.

– This Sunday double header saw 7 fifties in just two games.

– Virender Shewag also scored the highest score by any individual for this season scoring 95*(57) bettering Virat Kohli’s 93*(47) against Sunrisers.

– IPL has seen 8 century stands for the fourth wicket including today’s 128 runs between Mandeep Singh & David Miller, in fact KXIP this is the first century partnership for fourth wicket.

– 185 runs scored by PWI is their third Highest total in IPL, and four times they have gone past 180+ runs in IPL but ironically they have lost 3 times even after a big score including the one today.

– Now Mohali joins the pitch which offer 180+ runs chase along with Bangalore where both the pitches has 4 successful 180+ score chases.

At the end of DAY 19 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 761

Total no. of Sixes – 209

Longest Six – 106 Meters by Chris Gayle (SRH)

Most no. of Fours – Virat Kohli (33) followed by G.Gambhir (33)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (17) followed by Rohit Sharma (15)

Orange Cap – Virat Kohli (322) followed by G.Gambhir (260)

Purple Cap – Vinay Kumar (12) followed by Sunil Narine (11)

Best Batting Performance: Virender Shewag (95*(57)) Vs SRH

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (85) followed by Ishant Sharma (75)

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 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 6: Day 9–Gayle & Finch at their Destructive Best…

April 11, 2013 at 11:42 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


       Gaylestrom again struck in Bangalore Chinnasamy stadium as RCB trounced KKR in their home ground. KKR rode on their Skipper’s half century and some added support from Yusuf & Tiwary made sure KKR scored 154/8 in 20 overs. Second half almost a one man show as always Gayle found almost every nook and corner of the ground to send the ball. 85 from 50 balls made sure Bangalore crossed the line with enough time.

Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match by 8 Wickets with 15 balls to spare…

       Rajasthan Royals got off to a decent start thanks to ever dependable Wall, who yet again scored a 50. But not much support from other end and wickets at wrong time made sure they made just 145/5 in 20 overs. If its Gayle for RCB, then replica is called Aaron Finch who turned topsy turvy PWI opening slot to power slot. Well aided by Uthappa & Yuvi to finish the game and put an end to their 11 match losing streak.

Pune Warriors India won the match by 7 Wickets with 8 balls to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 9:

– When Kallis went past 12 runs in the game today, he has accumulated 2000 runs in his IPL Career and also he is the first overseas player to do so.

– Kallis bowled the third maiden of this season.

– 17th IPL Fifty for Gayle now he is a joint topper with Gautam gambhir for most fifties in IPL Career.

– Gayle’s last six went for 106 meters, which is also the longest for this season bettering Thisara Perara’s 101 meters.

– 2nd and 3rd No balls are bowled by Henriques & Bhuvaneshwar Kumar respectively and follow up free hits were gracefully despatched to boundaries by Gayle & Dravid.

– Kushal Perara became the second person and third time in IPL to be out in the very first ball of the match.

– 4th No Ball came from Sreesanth and Free hit was sent into crowd by Robin Uthappa.

– Both Gayle & Kohli now involved in ten 50+ partnership, which beats the toppers from CSK who has done it 9 times Hussey & Vijay.

– 64 runs scored by PWI in Powerplay overs is the highest for this season for any team.

– 1/41 by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is the most expensive spell for him IPL Career.

– 43 ball fifty from Rahul Dravid was the second slowest in IPL career, 44 balls against KXIP in opening season was the slowest.

– This is the first win for PWI against Rajasthan Royals in their IPL Career.

– Ross Taylor scored the 100th Six of this season.

– Harmeet Singh picked his Debut wicket Ross Taylor caught at Deep midwicket.

– PWI finally ended their 11 matches losing streak.

At the end of DAY 9 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 339

Total no. of Sixes – 102

Longest Six – 106 Meters by Chris Gayle (SRH)

Most no. of Fours – Virat Kohli (24) followed by Dinesh Karthik (21)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (14)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Suni Narine (38) followed by Dale Steyn (36)

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

Orange Cap – Virat Kohli (198) followed by Chris Gayle (191)

Purple Cap – Vinay Kumar (7 wickets)

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.


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IPL 5: Day 34 – Watson’s One Man Show & Mandeep’s Heroics…

May 9, 2012 at 12:35 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Match 52:

Pune Warriors India Vs Rajasthan Royals

Important game for Dravid to get a win against slightly easier team to beat at this stage rather to face Chennai & Mumbai and decide the place for Play off’s. Dada its time to restore some pride for himself and for his team as well, who knows this very well may be his last season of IPL.

Ganguly won the toss and decided to bat first, Finally Dada back to his place, opened the innings along with Aussies counter part Clarke, didn’t click for long, Dada departed just before powerplay for 14 runs of 16 balls. To say i can’t write anything much about anyone as everyone was struggling to get the ball out of the pitch, Majumadar who play two exquisite shots which are the only two sixes for Pune innings.  Credit to Rajasthan bowlers as well, they have been fantastic bowled to their field and plan. Tait,Botha & Binny were too good on the day. As Pune finished their innings with 125/6 in 20 overs which had only 5 fours and 2 sixes.

Chasing a score close to 6 an over is a cake walk, but u never know, just when we thought that Smith pulled off a blinder to remove inform Rahane to remove for a duck. Dravid was also out too soon, but Watson decided to make it a one man show and he did as well. He pummelled 10 fours and 4 sixes to score 90 runs in just 51 balls and sealed the match for Rajasthan Royals in 16.2 overs. All to say Just man was there in second innings and it is Shane Watson from Australia.

Rajasthan Royals won the game by 7 Wickets with 22 balls to spare…

Match 53:

Deccan Chargers Vs Kings XI Punjab

Same as Rajasthan important game for Kings XI Punjab who is also at 10 points need this win to be in the tournament with tough games coming up especially a couple against Delhi, too tough to say though. On the other side take away two points team at this stage for any opponent in IPL 5.

Deccan’s won the toss and decided to field first, Thankfully KXIP obliged and got to a flying start with Marsh & Mandeep with 55 runs in 6 odd overs. Mandeep’s brilliance in batting was quite clearly displayed as he despatched the DC bowlers in ease, excellent textbook shot as well, with 8 fours and 3 hits over the fence Mandeep finally missed a straighter one trying to slog, while he was at 75 runs. Miller gave the late surge to boost KXIP total as it looked inflate enough to fly away for victory. 170/5 in 20 overs.

Deccan Chargers didn’t show much hope in chasing the score, as they they 2 wickets for 31 runs, fromthen Dr.Harris & White tried to come back in the game with 40 odd runs partnership, but KXIP stand in skipper decided to bowl just one over in which he picked both the set batsmen to pavilion. Batsmen who came down the order just played out, to be fair to them pitch was quite uneven in the bounce as well. they can’t do much about it. In the end DC finished with 145/8 in 20 overs.

KXIP won the game by 25 runs.

Standings as on DAY 34:

Interesting facts as on Day 34:

–           5 fours and 2 sixes a total of just 32 runs scored by Pune warriors in boundary is the lowest runs scored in boundaries.

–          90* is the highest score for Shane Watson bettering 89 not out in season 1.

–          Pune Warriors didn’t bowl even a single extra for a day.

–          Anustip Majumdar made his IPL debut for Pune Warriors India.

–          Rajasthan’s 22 balls victory is the highest ever by any other team other than Delhi daredevils who top the list with better than this. List goes as 40, 31, 28 & 24 balls.

–          75 runs for Mandeep singh is the highest score in IPL career.

At the end of DAY 34:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 3

Total no. of Boundaries – 1282

Total no. of Sixes – 490

Longest Six – C. Gayle – 111 & 106 Meters followed by K. Pollard – 105 Meters

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (61) followed by V.Shewag (54)

Most no. of Sixes –Chris Gayle (31) followed by K.Pietersen (20)

Orange Cap – V.Shewag (468) followed by A.Rahane (463)

Purple Cap – L.Malinga (20) followed by Morne Morkel (20)


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