IPL 4: DAY 40 Review…

May 18, 2011 at 12:58 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Match 63, To summarize in one word – Adam Gilchrist. That’s all i got to say as one man decimated a team which won 7 games in a row. After winning the toss Gilly decided to bat first, after 6 overs, KXIP were 30 odd runs after losing Valthaty. this is the time one of the world’s most destructive batsmen found his best form. Gilchrist blazed away the RCB bowlers all over the Dharmasala stadium, on one occasion he went for the mountain which went 122 meters long. Shaun Marsh also joined the party along with Gilly as both played some kind of PS2 cricket as they smashed ball after ball. Gilly finally scored his 2nd IPL century, and Marsh was not out for 79. KXIP ended with the tournament’s best score of 232/2. One of the best start needed for RCB if they have extend their winning streak, but it did happen opposite as Gayle played a maiden before getting out for a duck. From then on few played shots then and there but nothing seems to match the run rate as it was always in the Dharmasala mountains. Far away to the reach for any team. Finally KXIP bowled out RCB for the first time in this season and winning the match by 111 runs.

Standings as on DAY 40:


As of Now Teams for Semi’s:

1. Royal Challengers Bangalore 2. Chennai Super Kings, 3. Mumbai Indians, and 4.Kolkata Knight Riders.

Cat on wall:

1.Kings XI Punjab and 2. Kochi Tuskers Kerala (Just Mathematically, nothing serious)

Out of Contention:

1. Delhi Daredevils, 2, Pune Warriors, 3. Rajasthan Royals and 4. Deccan Chargers.

Interesting facts as on DAY 40:

– One of the Gilly’s six went past the mountains of Dharmasala as long as 122 meters, which is also the longest for this tournament.

– Adam Gilchrist scored the second century in the IPL; he is also the second player after Chris Gayle to achieve this feat.

– Adam Gilchrist’s first six of the day was also his 100th T20 international six.

– 232/2 is the third highest ever score in IPL history; list is topped both times by Chennai with 246 and 240 Vs Rajasthan and KXIP respectively.

– Gilchrist’s catch of AB de Villers’s is the 50th dismissal in IPL so far.

– KXIP’s massive victory also ended the seven match winning streak by Royal challengers Bangalore.

– 27 extras bowled by Bangalore are the highest ever in this season, Kochi will be happy to leave the position after bowling 23 extras.

– This is the first time RCB’s have been bowled out in this season.

– Praveen Kumar bowled the 27th Maiden of this season, also personally 7th for this season, highest by anyone so far in IPL.

– Piyush Chawla became the 12th bowler to pick 4 wickets are more in this season of IPL.

– 206 runs partnership between Shaun Marsh and Adam Gilchrist is the highest ever for any wicket in IPL and even for T20 internationals.

– 206 runs partnership bettered 152* between Kallis and Gambhir for this season of IPL.

– 206 runs partnership bettered 186 runs between Justin Langer and Cameron White for Somerset vs Gloucestershire in 2006.

– Gilchrist is also the 13th player to score 2 centuries in the T20 Internationals.

– 111 runs victory is the second highest margin in the IPL history as the KKR still tops with 140 run victory margin vs Bangalore in the first season, and for this season this is the highest bettering 85 runs margin by RCB themselves against KXIP.

At the end of DAY 40:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 3

Total no.of Boundaries – 1655

Total no.of Sixes –535

Orange Cap –Shaun Marsh (491) followed by Paul Valthaty (458)

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (27) followed by Munaf Patel (17)

Most Sixes – Chris Gayle (32) followed by Shaun Marsh(20)

Most Fours –Paul Valthaty (54) followed by Virender Shewag (51)

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



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IPL 4: DAY 29 Review…

May 7, 2011 at 1:17 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Another day one man stealing the show.

Match 47, RCB takes on KXIP, both after a break, Just for the namesake i did say that. As Gilly won the toss and decided to field first, he ll be happy only once for his decision when Ryan Harris bowled a second over Maiden, From then on, Its Gayle’s brutal force massacred the KXIP bowlers all over the park, to become the first player to register second century in IPL history so far. Yesterday Shewag did forgot to mention the name of Gayle in his presentation about the game changers, So Gayle did make a strong statement to him. With some more lusty blows RCB went past 205/6 in 20 overs.  KXIP having already chased a score above 200 once against Delhi, seems will give a fight, but it wasn’t the case as Gilly went for a first ball duck and from then on, KXIP even tried hard to maintain a runrate of 6 per over, eventually they got there as they ended the innings with 120/9 in 20 overs. Bowling of RCB was easy with so many runs on the board and batsmen are ready to give it a go every ball. Aravinf picked 4 wickets, and again Gayle picked 3 to his name. Just one word u can hear in Chinnaswamy Stadium its GAYLE GAYLE GAYLE….

Standings as on DAY 29:


Interesting facts on DAY 29:

– Chris Gayle’s 3rd six was the longest for the day as it went 109 meters.

– Chris Gayle becomes the first Player to hit two centuries in IPL history so far.

– RCB’s 205/6 is the highest score for them over the four seasons of IPL , previous was 204/2 Vs KXIP in the last season and its the second highest score of this season below 231/4 by Delhi.

– Victory margin of 85 runs is the highest ever by RCB in the IPL history so far, previous was 75 runs against Royals in IPL 2.

– 85 runs margin victory is also the highest for this season bettering Deccan’s 55 runs vs Kochi.

– Gilchrist went for another first ball duck and its second time in this season.

– S.Aravind recorded his career best bowling figures of 4-0-14-4.

– Ryan Harris bowled the 20th Maiden of this season.

At the end of DAY 29:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 2

Total no.of Boundaries – 1244

Total no.of Sixes –394

Orange Cap – Virender Shewag (422) followed by Sachin Tendulkar (351)

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (22) followed by Iqbal Abdulla (12)

Most Sixes – Chris Gayle (21) followed by Virender Shewag (18)

Most Fours – Virender Shewag (51) followed by K.Sangakarra (40)

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


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IPL 3: Day 5 Review…

March 17, 2010 at 12:27 am (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys, Its another Double header day… Day 5 in IPL Season 3….

Match 7 Review:
Kings XI Punjab Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Both the teams lost their opening game and looking to turnround their fortunes… Sangakarra won the toss and decided to Bat first,  Kings XI Punjab started their things slowly, and kept on increasing the run rate time by time… Yep indeed, right from over 8, run rate kept on increasing every over and it didnt stop at any instance and they went on to score a mammoth total of 203… Without any doubt preity Zinta was smiling and she had all the reasons for… Ravi Bopara being the top scorer with 77…

KXIP 203/3 in 20 overs.

Ravi Bopara 77     M.Bisla 75
D.Steyn 1/36     J.Kallis 1/39

RCB 204/2 in 18.5 overs.

Jacques Kallis 89*     Robin Uthappa 51
P.Chawla 1/20           B.Sharma 1/37


Royal Challengers had a real challenge infront of them, without any doubt, but both Kallis and Pandey started the proceedings really well… Kept the run rate always under check, didnt allow to to creep above 12, evev if it, didnt last more than 5 to 6 deleiveries. Robin Uthappa played a gem of an innings to get a fast 50, to alter the plans of sangakarra, actually he ran out of ideas at one stage as all bowlers went for bang bang, by Kallis ans Uthappa…  Kallis was so brilliant and he didnt give any chance to KXIP and the bowlers, later its just formality for kohli to finish the things off with Kallis in the other end. Kallis remained unbeaten.  Just to note still 7 more balls remaining in the innings… Now u could certainly call it a compromising win…


Match 8 Review:
Chennai Super Kings Vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Being last in the standings, Dhoni will certainly look to improve the performance and be back in the top of the tables. As expected he won the toss and decided to Bat first, but the things didnt look good as Matthew Hayden departed early just scoring a single. Murali Vijay and Raina did take the things slowly as they scored in singles, v cant blame them too, as ball wasn’t coming on to bat, plus u had a very inconsistent bounce, could see many balls keeping really low…  As both Murali Vijay and raina departed in the space of 3 balls, both Dhoni and Badrinath joined together and still run rate wasn’t so gr8. They were at 96 after 14 overs, but next six overs were the time Dhoni unleashed his arrogance and CSK scored 83 runs in the brief session… Ending CSK’s innings as with 164, at once they looked to settle down for 140, but its Dhoni power which got to a good score… 

CSK 164/3 in 20 overs
M.S.Dhoni 66*   S.Badrinath 43*
Shukla 1/37     Ishant 1/38


KKR 109/10 in 19.2 overs
W.Saha 22            M.Karthik 21
J.Kemp 3/12      Balaji 2/9


Chasing a score of 165 is always possible in a T20 game, plus KKR had the support of their home crowd, so its gonna be a huge plus… But the things were real different as morkel picked the highest T20 scorer in the very second ball of the match for a Duck… From then on, KKR never looked for a moment that they are on to the chase, and they kept losing wicket in regular intervals. Match was quite over, when chennai had Mathews by the end of 10th over, and they were needing 94 runs in the last 10 overs and its last 4 wickets in the crease. so its all written and we could see Eden gardens getting empty by this time, last 4 just kept nudging single here there and played the inevitable. in the end its curtains from a direct hit from Badrinath. Justin Kemp picked 3 wickets and Balaji picked 2 to his name.  Finally a happy fan got chance to write a winning moment… With this win, CSK go straight up to 3rd position… 🙂 😀

Standings as on Day 5:


Interesting IPL Facts as on DAY 5:

– Dhoni scored the 50th six of the tournament

– KXIP is the only team in this season of IPL to survive first 6 overs without losing a wicket.

– Manvider Bisla scored his Maiden IPL fifty of 36 balls.

– Bopara and Bisla’s  partnership of 129 is the best by KXIP.

– 129 is also the best first wicket partnership for this season as they go past 101 by Brad hodge and Manoaj Tiwary (KKR).

– RCB has lost 6 out of 7 matches in home, other team being DC who lost all their matches in home.

– 74 runs was the best partnership for RCB for first wicket in all the IPL. Manish Pandey and jacques Kallis  bettered the previous best performance was 69 by Jacques Kallis and S.Goswami

– Longest six was scored bu Uthappa – 98 meters

– Uthappa scored the second Fastest 50 (19) in IPL, and fastest in this season.

– A match aggregate of 407 runs (203+204) is the second best total match aggregate of this season. (top one being Mumbai and Rajasthan with 420 runs)

– 31/1 is the lowest ever total scored by CSK in the first 6 overs.

At the end of DAY 5…

Total no.of Boundaries – 236
Total no.of Sixes – 88
Purple Cap – Chaminda Vaas (5) followed by Angelo Matthews (5)
Orange Cap – J.Kallis (154) followed by Ravi Bopara (133)..


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IPL 2: Day 14 Review

May 2, 2009 at 1:38 am (IPL) (, , , , , , )

Hi guys…

Its day 14 in IPL Season 2.

Another good day for cricketing fans.

Match 23:

Mumbai Indians Vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Mumbai won de toss and decided to Bat first, Cant say they had a good start, jayasuriya went out when the scores are at 19. Surprised to see Bhajji in first down, but his intentions are very clear from the very first ball, he want to clear the ropes, but fell to Murali karthik, later sachin carried the innings with few breeze sixes and all of a sudden KKR looked so good in bowling and MI started struggling a bit, but in the ned its brilliance of JP duminy got them to a total of 148. Bowilng, surprise 7 bowlers r used, and ishant ran off as 4-0-24-1. other just dont really make it sense in mentioning.


Chasing 149, KKR had a very bad start, even the change of opening pair, didnt seems to work for them, Ganguly gone for a duck in the very first ball and gayle followed him after couple of shots. KKR really didnt show any enthu in winning the match, they were progressing very slow, Thanks to missed run out by Bhajji, Hodge capitalised on it  and built a partnership with Van wyk which went on to give some chances for KKR, but its all too late to pick up.  after the loss of Van wyk and hodge in the over before the last. In the end its Mumbai won the match by 9 runs comfortable.

Bredon McCullum played very poorly in this season, which is also the reason for the downfall of KKR, he scored 31 till now in 6 matchs and he scored 21 in one match, which makes just 10 in all the other 5 matchs. Hope they come back to redeem their reputation.

Match 24:

Royal challengers Bangalore Vs Kings XI Punjab

Kumble came as the captain for RCB, as the skipper Pietersen left to home for series against west indies. And again, as we were seeing, a wicket fell on the very first over, its jesse ryder this time, went just for 2. In batting, i can tpoint out any sepratley , bcoss all chipped in with 10’s and close to 20’s…. Its only one person who stand out of the list is Merwe, who had a dream 18th over, in which he clubbed 16 runs before getting out, and that over yielding 21 runs, which really made the difference. 

Bowling, Yep…. a spl mention for Yuvi, the skipper of KXIP, who picked up the Hat Trick today, victims are Kallis , Uthappa and Boucher, which really put the breaks in scoring. also Yusuf abdulla, who took the purple cap with 4 wickets today. 


Chasing 146, Punjab came out with yuvraj as the opener, which seems to be a dream run for KXIP, he clubbed the bowlers for maximum very often and he set the highest opening partnership for Punjab (70), out of those 70 yuvi scored 50 and very next ball he was out to Jumbo… I shud say, till 15 overs, Match was very much in the handds of KXIP, then RCB came out of no where to bowl few real good overs, and they won it bcos of their depth bowling, Kumble himslef shouldered the performance with VD Merwe and P kumar.

In the end , RCB won the match by 8 runs…. beleive it….

Standings as on Day 14:


This table is wide open, for any one to grab any place they wish…. Wait and Watch….


Interesting IPL facts day 14:


– KXIP set their highest ever opening partnership, (70 runs)

– Yuvraj picked up his first ever Hat Trick, and he is the fourth person to pick up the hat trick. 

– Strategic time out yielded one more wicket, which becomes 11th time, this time its Karan goel of KXIP.

– Kumble holds a record of winning all his maiden games in all format as a captain. (won first ODI, First Test and first T20 games as a captain)

– Yuvraj recd his first MOM award in the losing cause.

– Y.Abdulla picks the purple cap from Malinga after picking up four wickets against RCB.

– Yuvraj 2nd six of today, was the 200th six of this IPL Season.

– Ganguly became the 12th man to be dismissed in the very first ball (Golden Duck) of this IPL season.

– Hodge made his maiden fifty in IPL season.

– Kolkata became the first team to use Seven bowlers within first ten overs.

– Yusuf Abdulla became the first bowler for Punjab and for this season IPL to bowl first over as a Wicket Maiden.

– RCB beat KXIP for the first time after losing 3 games previously. (2 in last season and 1 in this season)


Good Night guys…. Got Viva today i shud say today, its 1.30 in the morning…. will prepare the ppt and will go to sleep….


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IPL 2: Day 7 Review

April 25, 2009 at 12:33 am (IPL) (, , , )


Its day 7 in IPL 2…..

Match 11:

Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Kings XI Punjab

Its game where Punjab finally had their full 20 overs match and they won it in style with 7 wickets and 1 over to spare…

Royal challengers as always lost their opening wicket so cheaply, and then its a good show from kallis and ryder, other than these two none kept going…. in the middle Ross taylor sticked a bit for his little 35, but the main problem was, everytime they accelerated, a wicket goes down and it had the rakes on pushing hard…. in the end its 168/9. In bowling Pathan and local boy Abdulla did really well to keep RCB in their toes all the time.

RCB 168/9 in 20 overs.

Kallis – 62                        Taylor – 35

Ryder – 32

Abudulla  4-0-31-4 and I.Pathan 4-0-35-3

KXIP 173/3 in 19 overs.

Bopara 84                     Yuvraj 30

Sangakarra 26

Anil kumble 4-0-19-1

Chasing 169, Goel gave a good start with bopara, witha opening partnership of 52. Nothing much others have to do, other than just to stick aroung bopara, to win the match, which both sangakarra and yuvraj did well to win the match. But it could have been a turn of fortunes if Rahul dravid had takena ctach when bopara is in his 20’s…. But thats de way it goes… Fortune favors the brave…. Even in the short stay , we cud sense of real yuvraj, he was ruling the roost in his meticulous shots over the ground. (ofcourse y not, this is the ground, where he scored his 6 sixes), but today, we could see only one of those, even that’s spl, y…? Check out the intersting facts….

Overall a good match…

Standings as on Day 7:


Interesting facts on Day 7:

– Its 5th time in IPL that a batsmen gets out after a strategic time out, its Rahul dravid today.

– Bopara scored 84, which is the highest score for himself and by any Punjab KXIP player.

– Today is Sachin’s birthday, (loved to see him in action rather than having 2maro)

– Yuvraj singh hits the 100th of the tournament IPL 2009… (already hundered is done…? Gr8…:) )

– Both Bangalore and Deccan now share the record for losing most games (12) in the IPL.

Didn’t see the macth today due to my project work…. so will update as i have with me…. till then its bye…


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