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) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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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

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 50 Eliminator–Hodgey special get Royals to Qualifier…

May 23, 2013 at 1:16 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Eliminator it is as the name sounds, Team who loses today will get a knockout blow for this season, Winner will meet Mumbai in Kolkata for the Qualifier 2.

Sunrisers Won the toss and decided to bat first, Not off to a ideal start lost their inform opener Parthiv & Vihari cheaply as the scoreboard read 2 for 3 in 2.3 overs. Dhawan & White played the restructuring innings with a fifty partnership between both, but it came very slowly which help Royals to keep their nose ahead at all point. However Sammy gave the much needed impetus to up the scoring rate, but it was halted by one of the superp runout from the deep. Few lusty blows from Perara & Samantray helped SRH to post yet another 130+ score, 132/7 in 20 overs.

Royals will know its a tricky chase always especially with SRH bowling’s fire power. Dravid started of confidently scoring three boundaries before leading edged to point. Watson continued from where Dravid left, kept the run rate moving with few powerful blows over fence and to fence. However SRH came back strongly by picking one wicket in every over from 7-10. Which meant Royals are 57/5 in 10 overs. Samson & Hodge in the crease. Both played a singles innings for a while, Once Hodge felt he had his Eye in, he started going for shot which proved vital to keep the run rate under check at all time. Once you think game sailing towards Royals, Came Steyn to remove Samson. But Hodge & Faulkner in the the crease made sure they are crossing the line safely. It is Hodge in the end who hit the winning runs with two back to back sixes and making a mockery Pacifier. Underdogs now has two more steps to be the champs…

Rajasthan Royals won the match 4 wickets with 4 balls to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 50:

– Vikramjeet’s first over went for just two runs and he picked a wicket, which is the best over so far in IPL for him.

– Amit Mishra now has 21 wickets against Royals, the most by any bowler against any IPL team.

– 5/57 is the lowest ten over score by Rajasthan for this season.

– Brad Hodge now has first fifty for this season, overall in T20 career, 37th which equals the highest with Chris Gayle.

– Now Brad Hodge is the leading run getter in T20 cricket with 5548 runs, closely followed by Chris Gayle with 5512 runs.

– Darren Sammy scored the 650th Six for this season.

At the end of DAY 50 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1989

Total no. of Sixes – 659

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 (27)

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

~rams~

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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) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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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:

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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

~rams~

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IPL 6: DAY 35–Dravid, Rahane’s Deja vu & Sachin’s class…

May 8, 2013 at 12:35 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Game 1, Rajasthan Royals took on Delhi, Once again a dismal performance by Delhi made it so simple for Rajasthan who have been chasing comfortably for this season, esp in Jaipur. Delhi even after a big effort from Debutant Ben Rohrer scoring 63* Delhi ended up with  154/4 in 20 overs. Just like last game both Rahane & Skipper Dravid continued the partnership this time little extended to reach a century between both for the first time. Dravid departed after laying a winning platform. Watson just had some runs to score of, which he did effectively with 14 ball 28 to win the game.

Rajasthan Royals won the match 9 wickets with 13 balls to spare…

Game 2, KKR literally on the verge of exit, need to win this game to be mathematically present in the IPL context. Sachin started off the Mumbai Innings with flurry of boundaries, Even though he was dismissed, Rohit & Dinseh made sure runs are coming thick & fast. With a very good last over to end MI at 170/6 in 20 overs. KKR started their chase in a disastrous fashion to lose the skipper for 0. Situation didn’t improve much even after the incident.  Mumbai Indians made it look like a one sided game for themselves. Easy winning by 65 runs,

Mumbai Indians won the match  by 65 runs…

Standings as on DAY 35:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 35:

– Pravin Tambe became the oldest player to play in IPL, he is aged 41 year and 221 days as he made his debut today against Delhi Daredevils.

– Rajasthan have won 16 games out 19 while chasing in Jaipur.

– Pravin Tambe have never represented or played a domestic game till today.

– Shaun Tait now has conceded 51 wides in 21 games in IPL.

– Rohrer- Jadhav’s 50 run stand was the sixth for Delhi for this season.

– 63 runs scored by Ben Rohrer is his personal best in T20 international career, he bettered his previous best of 57.

– Siddarth Kaul bowled the first maiden of his IPL career, incidentally it is also the first Maiden played out by Rahul Dravid in his IPL career. It is also the 6th First over Maiden for this season.

– Dravid Rahane with 10, 50+ stands \between them now they are tied with table topper, Gayle-Kohli & Vijay –Hussey Pairs.

– This first time Rahane – Dravid pair has gone past 100 runs in their partnership, they scored 108 runs.

– Rajasthan have won all the 7 games played in Jaipur (their home ground).

– Siddarth Gaul & Balaji bowled the 27th & 28th Maiden for this season.

– Gambhir getting bowled today is 17th time in IPL, highest ever by any batsmen in IPL.

– 60 runs conceded by Ryan Mclaren is also the fourth highest in a IPL game.

– Mumbai have now won 10 games out 12 they played against KKR, highest by any other team.

– 3/27 by Harbhjan today is the best spell for this season.

– With the wicket of Balaji, Now Malinga leads the IPL wicket takers list with 92 to his name.

– Mumbai have now won all the matches in their home ground (Wankade)

– KKR became the first team to have two diamond ducks in a single game (Rayudu & Harbhajan)

At the end of DAY 35 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1452

Total no. of Sixes – 449

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (56) followed by Gayle (51)

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

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (566) followed by Mike Hussey (507)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (20) followed by Vinay Kumar (19)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (134) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (129)

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

Fair play Award – Chennai Super Kings

~rams~

 

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IPL 6: Day 33–Brute less Johnson & Romantic Rahane & Dravid Pair wins the hearts…

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

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Game 1, Table topper CSK take on Mumbai, in Mumbai. Sachin & Smith started off slowly in a two paced wicket, Good bowling from CSK always kept Mumbai under control and picked wickets at regular intervals. Late surge from Rohit sharma & Harbhajan gave Mumbai a decent total of 139/5 in 20 overs. It looked like a easy chase for CSK who were on a roll, but it wasn’t to be even after Pollard dropping thrice Michael Hussey in the three consecutive balls of the first over. Johnson came back in his second over and picked three important wickets to put CSK under pressure. However CSK failed to rise from the slump and dived deeper as they tried to rescue. At one point they were probable of even posting the lowest ever IPL score 58 runs, but somehow got out and ended on 79 all out with almost 28 balls to spare.

Mumbai Indians won the match by 60 runs… 

Game 2, Royals host Pune this time very important game for royals as they the mid table crisis heats up after every game. Uthappa continued from the last game, played some sublime strokes through off side. Finch well supported him to get 97 runs opening partnership. Marsh & Matthews made sure the opening stand score is justified with a good finish as PWI ended 178/4 in 20 overs. Needing almost 9 runs an over Dravid opened with Rahane, in fact both a gave a treat to cricket lovers by playing classical cover drives, Straight drive, Lofted straight sixes. It was romance between Bat & Ball and everyone enjoyed to core. However as both departed quickly and the followed foreigners wasn’t able to do what they should but It was Sanju Samson & Stuart Binny who helped Royals cross the line with a ball to spare.

Rajasthan Royals won the match by 5 wickets with 1 ball to spare…

Standings as on DAY 33:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 33:

– Chennai all out for 79 runs is the lowest score in this season of IPL. It is also the lowest score for Chennai in all seasons of IPL so far.

– This is the first time Chennai have been dismissed for a score less than 100.

– CSK have never won a game against Mumbai in Wankade Stadium, Mumbai. Stat stands 5-0.

– CSK missed out the chance of becoming the only team to record 8 wins in a row. Now they are equalled with RCB with 7 wins in a row.

– Malinga is now tied with Amit Mishra for most wickets taken in IPL with 91 a piece.

– This is also the first time CSK has been 4 down before powerplay overs were over.

– Ojha has dismissed Dhoni 6 times in IPL.

– This is the first time in IPL, three catches are dropped by the same fielder for the same Batsman in the three consecutive deliveries

– 139 runs defended by Mumbai in Wankade is their New best, bettering 159 runs defended previously.

– Ravindra Jadeja opened the bowling in a T20 game for the second time and went on to concede 4 runs in it.

– Mumbai is the only team to have won more matches than CSK, they extended the lead today, with 8-5.

– Uthappa has played 87 IPL matches and ironically lost 52 matches which makes him the most by any single player in IPL history to do so.

– Uthappa scored hi 8th IPL fifty.

– Rahul Dravid scored his 10th IPL fifty; it is also the 2nd fifty against PWI in this season.

– Rahul Dravid went past 2000 runs in his IPL career.

– Both Rahane & Dravid now has 9 fifty plus stands between them, third highest in the IPL history.

– 97 runs partnership between Uthappa & Finch is the best for both, bettering the previous best of 96 runs.

– Rajasthan Royals have won all their six games in Jaipur.

– Mike Hussey became the second Batsmen for this season to go past 500 runs.

At the end of DAY 33 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1351

Total no. of Sixes – 423

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (56) followed by Finch (46)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (37) followed by Rohit Sharma (24)

Orange Cap –Mike Hussey (507) followed by Chris Gayle (505)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (20) followed by Vinay Kumar (18)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (134) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (129)

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

Fair play Award – Chennai Super Kings

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 31–Back in form Yusuf deliver for KKR…

May 3, 2013 at 11:40 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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I never thought I would write the top heading for this season, that what it looked like, it was just time before KKR team would have decided to make Hard hitting Yusuf Pathan sit in bench but it was not to be.

Defending Champions need to win all their remaining games to qualify for Play off. Royals won the toss and decided to Bat first, a slow start but strange & bizarre tactics fro Dravid kept the runs in bay and wickets kept on falling without anyone consolidating the fall. Dravid coming at no.8 didn’t help any cause. KKR also bowled well and kept the pressure always. Royals trying to defend 133 runs, started off well by picking 2 quick wickets but that it, Both Kallis & Yusuf Pathan ensured they crossed the line without any more fuss. Pathan got almost close a Half century and missed by a run, when Kallis struck a boundary when team need 3 runs of 18 balls.

Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by 8 wickets with 16 balls to spare…

Standings as on DAY 31:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 31:

– Dravid batting at the 8th position today is the first time in his IPL career.

– Bisla scored the 400th six for this season.

– After 11 innings Yusuf Pathan has gone past 30 runs in IPL.

– Rajasthan have never won a match scoring less than 135 runs, now the wack record stands 12-0.

At the end of DAY 31 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1282

Total no. of Sixes – 404

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (55) followed by Gayle (45)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (37) followed by Rohit Sharma (23)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (505) followed by Mike Hussey (485)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (19) followed by Vinay Kumar (18)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (120) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (118)

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 27–Beauty & Blistering, Samson & Rohit Sharma respectively…

April 30, 2013 at 1:29 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Back to Back double header for 3 days in a row now. You tend to feel bored, You shouldn’t be, Because IPL just gave two of their best games on a Monday and that in a month end. Have to feel sorry for those who definitely missed it.

Game 1, RCB looking to pluck their away game losing streak in Jaipur, but before that Dravid won the toss and decided to field first. As always Gayle gave a brisk start, but Middle order of RCB didn’t capitalise much on it. Kohli, Henriqures & ABD played a kind of slow innings compared to their standards. But Vinay Kumar’s three sixes in the last over kept RCB over the par score. 171/6 in 20 overs. Dravid & co started the chase, but this time it was another Master stroke from the Skipper, brought Sanju Samson, 18 years of age young lad first down. he showed class in pull, elegance in inside out’s and innovation in Dilscoop. Still he departed after a good Maiden IPL fifty, Watson and Binny with last stroke ensured Royals fortress remained unconquered and RCB will have their fourth away game losses in a row now.

Rajasthan Royals won the match by 4 wickets with 1 ball to spare…

Game 2, Mumbai takes on KXIP, Gilly decided to sit and came in skipper David Hussey, Rohit sharma who won the coin decided to bat first, as he decided, it looked like his sole responsibility to get Mumbai to a decent score, which he did fantastically by scoring 79 runs of 39 balls. Other Mumbai players stayed to support him, which meant Mumbai made 174/3 in 20 overs. Chasing started wayward, as KXIP lost two of the good players cheaply, Hussey & Marsh who got it first game tried his best to up the antic, before big man from Caribbean again pull out a one hand blinder to send March on his way back. Stiller Miller & Praveen Kumar played their parts to get close as much possible, but in the end 27 runs from David Hussey in last over made difference.

Mumbai Indians won the match by 4 runs… 

Standings as on DAY 27:

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Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 27:

– Ajit Chandila’s first over went for 13 runs highest for him in this season.

– Sreesanth & Ravi Rampaul bowled the 22nd & 23th Maiden of this season.

– This is 17th time Sreesanth gone more than 15 runs in an over in his IPL career.

– 0/38 by Ajit Chandila is the most expensive over in his IPL career.

– Abhinav Mukund made his IPL debut, after playing with CSK for three years, now he gets his first game for RCB after getting picked last year.

– Virat Kohli reached 2000 runs in his IPL career; he is the ninth batsmen to do so.

– 22 runs conceded by James Faulkner in the last over, is the highest he has ever conceded in his T20 career.

– 63 runs scored by Sanju Samson is his highest score in a T20 game, bettering his previous best 41*.

– Sanju Samson became the youngest player to score a fifty in a IPL tournament, he is 18 year old.

– David Hussey became the third batsmen to score 5000 runs in T 20, after Brad Hodge & Chris gayle.

– David Hussey’s last over went for 27 runs which is highest for this season, Rohit Sharma was the tormentor.

– 19th Fifty scored by Rohit Sharma equalled the highest no. of fifties scored in IPL with Gambhir.

– Rohit Sharma became the third batsmen to hit 100 sixes in IPL career.

– Kieron Pollard now has 50 IPL sixes to his name.

– There was 2 sixes scored of Malinga today, Which is also the first occasion in this season he has conceded a six.

– Now IPL has 500 fifties including the latest by David Miller.

– 14 runs conceded by Harbhajan in his 4 over spell is the most economical in his IPL career.

– Gayle scored the 1100th boundary for this season of IPL.

– In today’s both the matches first innings had three sixes scored in the last over of their match, which propelled their team score over 170+. For RCB it was Vinay Kumar & MI it was their skipper & Birthday boy Rohit Sharma. Ironically one ended on a winning side and the other on the losing note.

At the end of DAY 27 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1127

Total no. of Sixes – 347

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (51) 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 (445)

Purple Cap – James Faulkner (16) followed by Sunil Narine (15)

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 (99)

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

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 25–Fiery Faulkner & Muscly Smith does it…

April 28, 2013 at 1:52 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Double Header Weekend is back…

First Game, Rajasthan made it much more simpler than I could right here… Faulkner, Chandila & Cooper bowled excellently to reduce SRH to 29/6 in 6 overs after choosing to bat first. Just when they thought SRH may not even cross fifty, Thanks again to Mishra & Darren Sammy who played the game of his life to bring them back in game with his hard fought 60 runs. SRH finished at 144 runs, more than they should have actually got for a kind of start they had. Rahane didn’t make much impression but Skipper & Binny played a supporting role to One Man Army Watson to score 98* blistering runs to win the match in ease.

Rajasthan Royals won the match by 8 wickets with 13 balls to spare…

Second game, If i just said first was no contest, this was quite a contest till Gayle was dismissed, then one word Dismal… Mumbai started off with a blast, Pollard, Karthik & Bhajji in the end made sure Mumbai got to a highest score against RCB 194 runs in 20 overs. Then began the real Battle, walked in the Predator with his heavy swing arms, but Mitchell Johnson & Malinga were on par with their bowling skills to keep him in the Bay, But it was the Turbanator who picked up the Predator. Once he left, procession followed and in the end 8th wicket partnership between Ravi Rampaul & Vinay Kumar reduced the deficit by 51 run partnership, which made sure RCB went on to lose their 3 away game as well.

Mumbai Indians won the match by 58 runs…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 25:

– 20 runs scored in Ishant’s 3rd over was the expensive for this season and his 2nd expensive one overall.

– Watson’s fifty of 39 balls is the slowest among the 10 IPL fifty he has.

– 53 runs scored in first ten overs by Royals is the lowest for this season.

– Now Sangakarra has 34 catches behind the stumps, he shares the second position with Dhoni now. List is topped by Gilchrist with 47 catches.

– This is 11th time Royals have chased down a score more than 145 runs ot of 24 times they have been asked for.

– 7th, 8th and 9th wickets for Sunrisers scored 115 runs in the game against Rajasthan which is the highest for Sunrisers for these wickets.

– 5/20 by James Faulkner is the best performance for him in IPL career. It is also the best bowling figures for this season of IPL bettering Sunil Narine’s 4/13.

– 60 runs scored is the highest score for Darren Sammy, previous was 41*.

– This is 7th time for the 7th wicket partnership has crossed fifty runs in IPL career.

– 29/6 is the second lowest score by any team in IPL so far, List is topped by Kochi’s 11/6. Ironically that has also happened exactly on the same day 27th April.

– Rajasthan Royals now have a record of 20-9 win Vs loss record in Sawai Mansingh Stadium.

– 2/21 by Harbhajan Singh is the best spell for this season.

– Gayle has never scored a Six against Slinger Malinga and till now he has faced 44 balls from him.

– 194 runs scored by Mumbai Indians is their best score against RCB in all seasons, their previous best was 191 runs.

– Rayudu becomes the 4th batsmen to be dismissed for Diamond Duck, the other three were Kallis, Gony & Mishra.

– 1/43 by Syed Mohammed is the most expensive spell by him in all the ten IPL games.

– RCB have won all the three games against Mumbai when they played in Wankade, and finally today Mumbai pulled one back.

– RCB has lost all the three away games played this season, Chennai & Hyderabad & now Mumbai.

– A Victory by 58 runs for Mumbai against RCB is the highest for them in the IPL career.

– Vinay Kumar scored the 1000th Boundary of this season of IPL.

– James Faulkner also now holds the purple cap with 16 wickets, followed by Sunil Narine with 14 wickets.

– Dale Steyn bowled the 20th Maiden of this season.

At the end of DAY 25 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1001

Total no. of Sixes – 299

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (40) followed by Gambhir (37)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (35) followed by Rohit Sharma (17)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (450) followed by Mike Hussey (350)

Purple Cap – James Faulkner (16) followed by Sunil Narine (14)

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 Ishant Sharma (89)

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

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

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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) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi..

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.

~rams~

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IPL 6: Day 12–Gambhir’s Fifty & Faulkner’s show goes the extra mile…

April 14, 2013 at 11:43 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Double Header Sunday…

Till now Sunrisers are having easy opponents to face off, But when met the defending champions, It was not to be… KKR’s top order ensured runs are on the board by the end of 20 overs and bowlers made sure they win the match with a Big margin… It was actually as easy as I have written.. 

Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by 48 runs…

Switching to Jaipur Sawai Mansingh Stadium so called fortress of Royals remained intact even after the game, As Kings XI failed to breach the Wall… A Low Scoring match, as Punjab was bowled out in 18.4 overs for meagre 124 runs, which gave Royals enough time to chase through even after a blistering start from Watson, Royals kept the hunt alive till 19.2 overs and finally crossed the line to get themselves to 3rd place in the table.

Rajasthan Royals won the match by 6 Wickets with 4 ball to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 12:

– Gambhir won the toss four times in Eden and all the times he decided to Bat first and more importantly all the games are been won by KKR.

– Gambhir has scored 18 fifties which is highest by any player now.

– Gambhir has now 14 bowled times, which equals second highest with Dravid & Sangakarra. List is topped by Kallis with 15 to his name.

– 22 runs conceded by Thisara Perara in his last over, is also the highest ever conceded by him in any T20 internationals.

– 71 runs scored between 15 to 20 overs by KKR is the highest ever for them in Eden gardens.

– With a six of Narine today, Thisara Perara is among the 11 others who have scored a six against Sunil Narine’s Bowling. Added fact Suresh Raina is the only Batsmen to hit Narine for 2 sixes.

– KKR’s victory margin of 48 runs is the highest for them in Eden gardens, bettering 47 runs victory Vs RCB in last season.

– 48 runs victory is also the highest for this season in terms of runs margin, bettering Mumbai Indians 44 runs victory against Delhi.

– David Hussey scored his 50th six of his IPL career.

– Sreesanth bowled the 6th Maiden of this season and his 3rd in his IPL career which has 137 overs to it.

– With Ajit Chandila opening the bowling today, RR have opened the bowling attack with spin 33 times in their IPL Career.

– Gilchrist recorded his 7th IPL duck, which the second highest now, List is topped by Manish Pandey & Amit Mishra sharing 8 ducks.

– This is 6th time Sreesanth has picked 2 or more wickets in an over.

– When Dravid out for 9 runs today, It was only the 7th time he is out on a Single digit in 32 games for Royals.

– Sixless innings from Rajasthan Royals to going through the victory is the 4th time in IPL season.

– KXIP are yet to win a match in Jaipur against Rajasthan Royals.

At the end of DAY 12 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 471

Total no. of Sixes – 136

Longest Six – 106 Meters by Chris Gayle (SRH)

Most no. of Fours – Virat Kohli (26) followed by Dinesh Karthik (25)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (14) followed by Rohit Sharma (10)

Orange Cap – Virat Kohli (256) followed by Dinesh Karthik (224)

Purple Cap – Kevon Cooper (8) followed by Vinay Kumar (8)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (61) followed by Ishant Sharma (52)

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

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

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