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 5: Day 9 – Morkel’s Blitz & Marsh’s Bliss seal the day…

April 13, 2012 at 1:24 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

It’s been a fantastic day in IPL 5, One of the best match of this season has gone through.

Match 13:

Chennai Super Kings Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

And again Dhoni lost the coin and had to field first in Chepauk, having lost their previous home game, they needed to win this in front of their home crowd, and also the fortress. Both Mayank Agarwal & Gayle gave a good fifty run start, surprising Gayle being the dormant partner. But thats all the time he kept himself quite and from then he swung his bat in all directions to make a carnage in Chennai’s bowling, 162 came up in 16 overs, he notched up 100 runs partnership between Kohli. However, close to 220 was always on, unless 5 wickets fell of the last 8 balls bowled, it didn’t help the cause. which meant RCB were 205/8 in 20 overs. A very good score in any T20 game.

Having to chase a big score, Chennai needed a good start and finally they got that with first fifty run partnership, but its the old veteran Muralidharan, who previously played with Chennai, claimed Murali to a blinder return catch. Raina flexed his muscles for time, but couldn’t stay long though, Dhoni promoted himself up the order cam smacked few before mistiming a helicopter shot. It boiled down to Bravo & Morkel, who has to face the penultimate over of Virat Kohli… And what has happened six balls after that was a massacre Kohli can’t take it off from his dreams. He pummeled 28 runs of that over, leaving 15 to get in the final Vinay kumar over. Having scored 28 runs, Chennai managed the 15 runs in the last over thanks to Bravo’s one hand sixer, and Jadeja’s kitchen sink style shot to win the game in the very last ball. It was a cracker of the day….

Match 14:

Pune Warriors India Vs Kings XI Punjab

Having won the other two games Dada will like to make it a hat-trick, and Gilly and team doesn’t want the same to be in the losing front. Gilly won the coin and decided to field first in a good bowling pitch, and Mascarnenhas made the best use of the condition and picked up his first 5 wicket haul in IPL. Which meant PWI got bowled out for 115 in 19 overs.

Having to chase less than 6 runs an over, is always a good deal, but not if u lose the wicket on the very first ball of the game. From then its Aussie’s time as both Marsh and Gilly stitched a 50 runs partnership between them, before losing out. Marsh never lost this cool, he was calm and the glimpses of IPL season 1 began to show in his class. Not much support needed from other end in a low score chasing game, still Chawla stayed there to finish the game for Kings XI Punjab and to bring the dimple smile out of Preethi Zinda’s face.



Interesting Facts as on Day 9:

–          RCB registered the fastest team fifty of the season by scoring in 4.5 overs, bettering KKR’s 5.1 overs.

–          97 runs in first 10 overs is the highest total in the first 10 overs for this season.

–          109 runs between Gayle & Kohli is the highest of this season also the first 100 runs & above partnership.

–          56 runs for the first wicket is the first fifty runs partnership between Murali & Faf Du Plessis.

–          23 sixes scored (12-RCB & 11 CSK) is the Most sixes in any match in IPL history so far.

–          28 runs in 19th over is the highest scored in an over for this season.

–          Second 5 wicket haul in this season, Ravindra Jadeja was the other who took 5 wicket haul this season, against Deccan Chargers.

–          Second time in IPL 5, a wicket has fallen on the very first ball of the over, this time its Paul Valthathy, and last time it was Murali Vijay running short.

–          Shaun March became the quickest to reach 1000 runs in IPL, in just 21 innings.

–          50 runs scored by Chris Gayle in 27 balls is the fastest fifty for this season, bettered 28 ball fifty by Gambhir.

–          Parvinder Awana made his debut for KXIP.

–          Shaun Marsh scored the 150th Six of IPL 5.

–          413 runs scored as the aggregate is the highest ever for this season, bettering yesterday’s aggregate of 367 by Rajasthan & Mumbai.

–          Second game of this season to finish in the last ball of the match.

–          Pune Warriors became the first team of this season to bowl their innings without even offering a single extra.

–          With 6 sixes, Gayle scored the maximum no. of sixes by an individual in an innings, bettering Bravo’s 5 sixes.

At the end of DAY 9:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 5

Total no. of Boundaries – 311

Total no. of Sixes – 150

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

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (20) followed by G.Gambhir (11)

Most no. of Sixes – F.de Plessis (8) followed by K.Pollard (7)

 Orange Cap – A.Rahane (138) followed by F.de Plessis (128)

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


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IPL 4: DAY 31 Review…

May 9, 2011 at 12:33 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Match 50, Jaywardene locks horns with Vettori, on an important game to keep themselves safe for the coming games. As he won the coin and decided to bat, things looke good when they were 64/1 in 9 overs, but from then, its Men in Green proved too much to keep Tuskars out of the game as they ended with just paltry 125/9 in 20 overs. Later in the match One man with mission Gayle went ballistic once again to give KTK a huge shock as he piled 37 runs in an over, with 4 sixes and 3 boundaries including a no ball. Which literally closed the doors for KTK and its over as Kohli and Dilshan finished the rituals with 9 wickets to spare along with 41 deliveries.

Match 51, With 7 loses on trot for Yuvi and a crucial game for KXIP, as Gilly decided to bat first, he wasn’t there to make his decision right but Shaun marsh, Dinesh Karthik and Valthaty tried level best to bring KXIP to 119/8 in 20 overs. Again Rahul Sharma was the key bowler for Pune, as he picked two crucial opening wickets at the right time. A 6 run per over chase was always easy and it was as Ryder, Uthappa and later Yuvi all chipped in to end the 7 match losing streak for Pune. Eventhough they are out of contention for this season, Yuvi was very sure to spoil the party of others.

Standings as on DAY 31:


As of Now Teams for Semi’s:

1. Mumbai Indians, 2. Kolkata Knight Riders and 3. Royal Challengers Bangalore

Cat on wall:

1. Chennai Super Kings, 2. Rajasthan Royals, 3.Kochi Tuskers Kerala and 4. Kings XI Punjab.

Out of Contention for this season:

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

Interesting facts on DAY 31:

– Victory with 41 balls to spare is the tied for the highest along with Pune for this season, personally for RCB this is their second best in terms of balls remaining in IPL, Best was 56 balls vs Rajasthan in last season.

– 37 runs scored by Chris Gayle is the highest ever scored in an over in IPL and to take for, in the T20 internationals too, Yuvi scored only 36 runs when he went 6 times over the rope.

– Bredon McCullum scored the 1300th Boundary of IPL 4.

– Dilshan scored the second fifty of this season.

– Praveen Kumar Bowled the 23rd Maiden of this season.

At the end of DAY 31:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 2

Total no.of Boundaries – 1350

Total no.of Sixes –411

Orange Cap – Virender Shewag (424) followed by Sachin Tendulkar (365)

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (24) followed by Rahul Sharma (13)

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

Most Fours – Virender Shewag (51) followed by Paul Valthaty (42)

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


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