IPL 6: Day 52 Qualifier–Bhajji puts Mumbai back in finals for the second time…

May 25, 2013 at 1:36 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Just two games left for this season of IPL, and one is here today, Qualifier 2 between Underdogs Rajasthan taking on Mighty Mumbai Indians. Mumbai missing out against CSK will have a second chance to make it to finals, spirited Royals will look to make to the finals for the second time in their IPL career.

Qualifier 2, Dravid won the toss and decided to bat first, as always Dravid & Rahane gave a decent start of 44 runs for the first wicket before Rahane sweeps one between legs of Harbhajan to be castled. Quick two wicket in 8th & 9th over pushed Royals back, Dravid & Binny struck for a brief moment before Dravid was out to a loose shot off Bhajji again. However Yagnik & Hodge again propelled royals to a good score of 165 with some innovative shots. Bhajji was the star for Mumbai as he picked three crucial wickets & two important catches to add.

Needing 166 to win, Mumbai got off to a best start you could ask for, both Tare & destructive smith put on 70 runs in 9 overs. Later was dismissed off copper for 35. Karthik tied ends with Smith to continue the chase. Sudden surge of wickets gave Dravid’s Men a thin line of hope but Rayudu held his nerve to score 15 runs of penultimate over from Cooper, which almost sealed the game for Mumbai. However Rishi Dhawan first ball paddle sweep made it sure that Mumbai will face Chennai for the second time in IPL finals. Will it be Chennai again or Mighty Mumbai will lift the cup for the first ever time…? Answer has to be awaited till Sunday…

Mumbai Indians won the match 4 wickets with 1 ball to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 52:

– This is just second time in 16 matches Rajasthan have failed to defend a score of 165+.

– 3-23 is the second best figures for this season, falling behind 3-14.

– Pollard’s wicket of Kevon cooper is the 50th in his IPL career.

– Dravid has hit 69 fours this season which is the most by him in any IPL season; previous best was 67 fours in last season.

– Today is the second time Dravid has played beyond 15 overs in 17 innings of this season.

– This is 7th time Mumbai have chased a score 165+ out of 21 times they have chased.

At the end of DAY 52 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 2026

Total no. of Sixes – 666

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (81) followed by Dravid (69)

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

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

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

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (211) 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 4: Play Off–2: RCB Vs MI…

May 28, 2011 at 7:42 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Match 73: Play off – 2:
Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Mumbai Indians

       After losing the first chance to be in the finals, New format gave RCB a one more shot at the cherry to be in the finals, after Mumbai winning over the KKR, they are set to face RCB to be in Finals against Chennai Super Kings.

Sachin won the toss and wanted to field first, on a pitch which looked to favour more for batsmen than the bowlers. Seemed a bad choice and one man who decimated throughout the tournament and a nemesis for bowlers CHRIS GAYLE, turned hot once again. GAYLESTROM struck the Chepauk and  Mumbai, Hopeless Mumbai dropped the chances came their way to add salt in wound. Gayle and Agarwal went on to add 113 runs for the first wicket in just 10.4 overs and finally Mumbai Indians held a catch to send Agarwal on the way back on 41 runs. Gayle smashed few more volley’s before getting out to 89 runs. RCB failed to accelerate once Gayle was dismissed, as they scored just 37 runs in 32 balls, which gave Mumbai a slight hope to come and chase 185 runs scored by RCB.

Sachin came out in the field with a job in his hands to do, along with Blizzard, But Blizzard failed to give the start which he gave in the last game as MI lost their first wicket for just 23 runs on the board, Promoted Harbhajan formula didn’t work on this day as he too went for 13 runs, and after sometime its Skipper Tendulkar who was also forced to depart just before the 8th over. From then on RCB started rocking the boat and one by one fell down as the time passed on. None seems to threaten RCB at any moment, Finally its RCB all the way as MI finished their IPL 2011 with 142/8 in 20 overs. RCB winning the match by 43 runs…


Match 73 Scorecard:
RCB 185/4 in 20 overs.
Chris Gayle 89             M.Agarwal 41
M.Patel 2/27               K.Pollard 1/24
MI 142/8 in 20 overs.
S.Tendulkar 40         R.Sathish 18
D.Vettori 3/19        Syed Mohammed 2/25
Interesting facts as on DAY 49:

– Chris Gayle became the first player in any tournament to win 6 Man of the Match awards.

– RCB qualify for the finals for the second time in the IPL.

– Its second time in IPL, that South Indian teams will battle out for the title, previous time was in 2009, as Deccan’s faced Bangalore.

– Any one south team has been a part in the all the four finals of IPL so far, three times its extreme end of south, Men in Yellow.

– Chris Gayle scored his 3rd Fifty of this tournament, along with his 2 big Hundreds.

At the end of DAY 49:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 3

Total no.of Boundaries – 1898

Total no.of Sixes –622

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (608) followed by Sachin Tendulkar (553)

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (28) followed by Munaf Patel (22)

Most Sixes – Chris Gayle (44) followed by MS Dhoni (21)

Most Fours – Sachin Tendulkar (67) followed by Chris Gayle (56)

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


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