IPL 2: Semi Final – 2 Review

May 24, 2009 at 12:49 am (IPL) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its Semi final – 2 in IPL season 2…

Semifinal – 2:

Chennai Super Kings Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Two competitive south teams, playing down for finals with another team from south Deccan’s….

Kumble won the toss and decided to chase, since this ground has a very good record in chasing…  Chennai came out well with Parthiv and Hayden, scored 61 runs for the first wicket. in this partnership surprisingly, Patel dominated hayden, very soon opener left the job to Raina and Dhoni, Both these batsmen didn’t find their real class act today, just ran away singles and close two’s… Boundaries are very much rare in their partnership. they sticked till 15 overs with just a score around 110.  It didn’t kick to a huge total in the end, just finishing up to 146 in 20 overs. Which is a par less score in this ground.  Bowling was fantastic, Kumble armoured his men with confidence and made them to feel it…  When u look at the economic rate, you  ll surely  say “All did a brilliant job in a T20 game”. 

All came up with the goods, when needed….

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Chasing moderately low score in this ground, Kallis and inform Manish started the things in boundaries, But Gony struck with a feature touch nick to keeper of Kallis, which signaled the first blow for RBC, very soon Van de Merwe was gone after a catch was dropped by Murali. Leaving 22/2 in 3 overs. RBC was in a spot of bother to say…. But in came the Indian Wall “Dravid” and Young player Manish who responded well under the gr8 man, Both simply played a stunning and match winning innings for RBC. They played the important part of the game with caution and necessary aggression. Which almost sealed them the finals berth. 72 runs Partnership did the trick for them, Chennai could have snicked a slight hope , when they got Dravid and Manish in quick succession, but Ross and Kohli ensured nothing went away from Bangalore… And finally winning the game by 6 wickets, which is also their sixth win in a row… Gr8 going guys… Winning seventh in a row, will be a dream for them…

 

Interesting facts on IPL 2 Semi finals 2:

– 59/1 is the highest ever score made by Bangalore in their first 6 overs.
– with 572 runs, Matthew Hayden still leads the top of the runs scoring chart. (hope he stays in top) Followed by DC skipper, Gilly who is trailing by 77 runs.
– Murali finishes the table with the best bowling figure for chennai, who’s economy rate is just 5.22.
– CSK had a record of scoring an average 51 runs in their first 6 overs, which they did today too. Which is also the highest average by any team in IPL.
– Ironically in Johannesberg, team chasing won 5 games and team batting first has won just one game till now including this match.
– Bangalore haven’t lost even a single match in this ground, they have defeated Mumbai, Delhi and now Chennai too…
– out of 5 games, Chennai won 2 and Bangalore won 3 as of now.
– Dhoni didnt hit a single boundary in his 30 ball knock 28.
– 475 runs was scored by Chennai for the first wicket in this season.
– 72 runs between Dravid and Manish Pandey recorded the best 3rd wicket partnership for RBC.
– Both Bangalore and Deccan’s are last year’s 7th and 8th position finishers of IPL 2008… Just see the chance of fortunes, now they are in finals… Cricket is a funny game anything can happen to anyone at anytime… Keep ur eyes open… Next year u can see KKR in finals too…
– Kumble has won 7 games out of 9 as a Captain now…

– 59/1 is the highest ever score made by Bangalore in their first 6 overs.

– With 572 runs, Matthew Hayden still leads the top of the runs scoring chart. (hope he stays in top) Followed by DC skipper, Gilly who is trailing by 77 runs.

– Murali finishes the table with the best bowling figure for Chennai, who’s economy rate is just 5.22.

– CSK had a record of scoring an average 51 runs in their first 6 overs, which they did today too. Which is also the highest average by any team in IPL.

– Ironically in Johannesberg, team chasing won 5 games and team batting first has won just one game till now including this match.

– Bangalore haven’t lost even a single match in this ground, they have defeated Mumbai, Delhi and now Chennai too…

– Out of 5 games, Chennai won 2 and Bangalore won 3 as of now.

– Dhoni didn’t hit a single boundary in his 30 ball knock 28.

– 475 runs was scored by Chennai for the first wicket in this season.

– 72 runs between Dravid and Manish Pandey recorded the best 3rd wicket partnership for RBC.

– Both Bangalore and Deccan’s are last year’s 7th and 8th position finishers of IPL 2008… Just see the chance of fortunes, now they are in finals… Cricket is a funny game anything can happen to anyone at anytime… Keep ur eyes open… Next year u can see KKR in finals too…

– Kumble has won 7 games out of 9 as a Captain now…

~rams~

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