IPL 6: Day 6–Set & Game 2 for Team Royals…

April 9, 2013 at 12:07 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi…

Rajasthan Royals continued their dream run by defeating the defending IPL champions KKR. Royals team pick started with a big surprise as they picked 5 fast bowlers without even a single spinner.

Royals started off in their own slow fashion as always and when the time came to accelerate, wickets fell off, but somehow, Hodge & Yagnik provided the much needed late impetus to propel Rajasthan to 144 runs. Kolkata started off well in first over but after then, bowlers called their shots and kept KKR always under control and never allowed KKR to set themselves up for an assault. Eoin Morgan was the only bright phase KKR innings had, but he ran out of partners to help him out.

Rajasthan Royals won the match by 19 runs…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 6:

– Shaun Tait bowled the fastest ball of this season when he clocked 150.1 KMPH, which bettered 149.2 KMPH by Mitchell Johnson.

– Yusuf Pathan averages 19.27 in his last 18 IPL innings with a strike rate of 113. His best score in this period is 40*.

– When Manoj Tiwary scored his 8th run, he went past 1000 runs in IPL Career.

– Kallis is out for duck for the third time against Royals highest by him against any team in IPL.

– Sreesanth has conceded more than 14 runs in his first over in 23 occasions including the one today.

– 18 runs conceded by Sunil Narine is the highest runs conceded by him in any domestic T20 tournament.

– Victory by Rajasthan royals today is the first of its kind, Because Royals have never won a game if they have scored less than 145 runs before, and In fact they last 14 games before this.

– 115 boundaries scored by Rahul Dravid is the second highest for Rajasthan Royals, top scorer is Shane Watson with 122 boundaries.

– 7 times both Rahane & Dravid has involved in a 50+ partnership.

– 125 runs scored by KKR is the lowest score against Royals.

At the end of DAY 6 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 191

Total no. of Sixes – 46

Longest Six – 99 Meters by David Warner (DD)

Most no. of Fours – David Warner (13)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle, Dinesh Karthik & Kieron Pollard (5)

Most Economical Spell – Sunil Narine (4/13 Vs DD)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Sreesanth (27) followed by Mitchell Johnson (26)

Orange Cap – David Warner (98) followed by Dinesh Karthik (97)

Purple Cap – Sunil Narine & Kevon Cooper (6)

~rams~

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IPL 5 – Day 10 – KKR delicates past Royals…

April 14, 2012 at 12:37 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi All,

Match 15:

Rajasthan Royals Vs Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR have lost their match against Royals in Jaipur, so they will look to set the record straight in their home ground Eden gardens. Dravid won the coin and decided to bat first, had a positive start, where the first wicket fell for 45 runs on the board, poor running and a shot a selection later made it 49/3 in the space of another 12 deliveries, Goswami & Shah ticked together for bit long to get a 59 runs partnership, but they failed to accelerate the score as much as they expected, few strikes from Botha & Hodge gave an on par score of 131/5 in 20 overs.

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Being a tricky chase, KKR started with much caution, but not before Skipper ran out his Kolkata counterpart, when the scorecard read 22/1 in 4 overs, Kallis and Bisla grinned the deliveries to pick up single and boundaries every now and then, run rate wasn’t taunting at any time. Tiwary & Shakib ul Hassan joined the party later after few late strikes, to finish off the game with 4 balls to spare.

Shakib Ul Hassan, picked up the man of the match for his 3 for 17 and 16 runs of bat.

Standings as on DAY 10:

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Interesting Facts as on Day 10:

–          Both the innings had 31 has the highest score, Royals had Shah with 31 and Kallis matched the same for KKR.

–          23.2 overs were bowled by spinners for the day as they accumulated to give 135 runs and picked up 7 wickets out of 10 to fall.

At the end of DAY 10:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 0

Total no. of Boundaries – 335

Total no. of Sixes – 155

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

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (23) followed by G.Gambhir (13)

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

Orange Cap – A.Rahane (157) followed by Owasis Shah (144)

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

~rams~

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IPL 2: Day 33 Review

May 21, 2009 at 1:56 am (IPL) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi folks…

Its Day 33 in IPL Season 2.

If some one says Low scoring matches in T20 game aren’t interesting, Then ask them to watch today’s Games. Another low scoring day and exciting Cricket action.

Match 53:

Rajasthan Royals Vs Kolkata Knight Riders

A very very important game for Rajasthan, as this win will put them in the semi’s and on the other hand we have wounded Bengal tigers to spoil the party for defending champions. It all started as McCullum won the toss and decided to field first, but he would have felt his decision is bad, as Brad hodge bowled the first over, Naman Ojha took the over for 22 runs which had 3 sixes in it. If McCullum felt bad, then its just for one over, his remaining bowlers came like gold, as they started striking right lengths, wickets kept on felling one by one. None seems to hold the crease more than 15 mins, all kept a very short duration as they were in a hurry to pack up. Not only to blame them KKR bowled and esp fielded brilliantly, they have effected 3 run outs which are really crucial and the one of Yusuf was the turning point of the game. Shane stayed for a while, but couldn’t do much as he perished for 18, which is also the second highest score in the team’s performance. RR scored 101 for 9 in 20 overs. First match for Charl Langeveldt came really good, picked up 3 wickets, it seems all came good for KKR but little more late to act to the opportunities.

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Looking down a easy score, McCullum looked so confident as he started the proceeding with a boundary, but tats  all the momentum they had,  very soon , KKR players too followed the suit of RR,  as one after the other kept walking back to pavilion, until the gr8 partnership of 57 came between Laxmi Ratan Shukla and Agarkar was the turning point of the match, as these two batted very sensibly to take the game away from RR. In the end, KKR won the match by 4 wickets, Two persons who took it from the champions are the last two who batted out for KKR. Bowling, ya pretty impressive, they made a game out of 100 runs score and it went to wire till 19.3 overs.  Hats off to their efforts. And Shane Warne, We will definitely Miss You…..

 

Match 54:

Chennai Super Kings Vs Kings XI Punjab

Chennai being sitting pretty in the semi finals spot, they play this game for their momentum to keep going and again the Opponents KXIP, its a must win game, they win they are into semi’s if not, they are out of semi’s. Its Just a DO r Die battle for them, they have been doing well in the past few games to keep their hope alive, lets c , whether they can make it up till the end. 

Dhoni won the toss and decide to Bat first (this is 7th time he wins the toss this season), Just to check the bench strength, CSK left out Hayden, Albie, Jakathi and Tyagi, came in Bailey, Gony, Thusara and R.Ashwin as replacements, Dhoni justified the spinner ashwin pick to state KXIP had abt 6 left handers in the squad. 

Patel and Bailey walked out and displayed some classy stuffs before bailey ran himself out in the 5th over to yuvi’s accurate throw. Later patel was also out for 32 runs while trying cut one of powar, which disarrayed the stumps instead. The killer blow came when Sreesanth bowled the 10 th  over just before the time break, He removed badrinath while trying to hook one over mid wicket, and got rid of Skipper Dhoni of a in swinging ripper. which left CSK 70/4 in 10 overs, later in the second half Punjab did really bowl well, and restricted the scoring rate of Chennai, none looked to get the things going as every one left wondering whats going on. Chennai scored just 46 in the last 10 overs losing 5 more wickets in the course. Bowling was quite impressive from Punjab bowlers as everyone chipped with wickets and also kept their economy rate below 6 an over, which is indeed a excellent job in T20 game.

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Any team would have felt really happy to chase 117 in a T20 game, that too when your playing for a semi finals berth, with a good batting line up. Cricket is a game u can’t make any guesses and especially don’t make them on T20 games, many a times u get it wrong for sure. KXIP had a dreadful start as they lost Sunny sohal cheaply for 3 caught on the leg side. Then Katich and Luke Pom got the things down and rotated the strike for another 5 overs calm, but in came the swirling wind from the hands of Murali, which took off the leg stumps of Katich, who moved across to far.  Guess not spinner tied the web around KXIP batsmen both Luke Pom and Yuvraj got held into it as they scored just 12 runs in the space of next five overs, which meant that runrate has gone upto 9 an over, no more holding up frustrated yuvi went to cut a shooter from raina and failed to connect the low bounce ending his misery innings of 6 from 18 balls.  If this is Yuvi then guess how tough for others, yep, other felt the heat and couldn’t stand for it, kept on walking back soon, and the KXIP hopes had the final nail in coffin as Ashwin held a return catch from Sangakarra. All the other got out when trying to create something out of nothing.  Seriously nothing went for KXIP as they planned in batting, failed miserably, which also showed them the exit of IPL 2.

Bowling, Man, what to to tell abt the spin trio, Murali, Ashwin and Raina, they bowled 12 overs and gave just 38 runs and not only that picked up 6 wickets, which really turned the match for Chennai. Murali was exceptionally best who gave just 8 runs, not in a single over, in his all 4 overs and picked two crucial wickets up front. Other than bowling a special credit must be given to Dhoni for his extraordinary captaincy which was also a huge boon for CSK. Remember he won this game with players dusting out the benches and defended a total of 116, which you wouldn’t call it a T20 total. In the end, Chennai won the match comfortable with 24 runs and seal the second spot in IPL season 2. They will expect to face either Deccan’s or Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Standings as on Day 33 in IPL 2:

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With an unexpected defeat to Rajasthan Royals pulls them out of Semis and Kings XI defeat gives a bright chance for the top 4 teams looking as such to qualify.  Any how net run rate will help both RCB and DC to go through the semi’s. Kings XI punjab will have a 1% hope that RCB is defeated with a margin of 80 to 90 runs, then they may see a chance. But as of now, Top four places seems 99% confirmed, battle for 2maro will be for the places 3rd and 4th. and to decide who will play who.

Interesting Facts on IPL 2 Day 33:

– 57* is the highest 7th wicket partnership in Kingmead and for KKR which is constructed between Agarkar and Shukla.
– Brad Hodge bowled the most expensive first over of the game giving away 22 runs.
– Ravindra Jadeja tops the RR’s scorers Chart with 295 runs. He is also the top scorer to make this runs without even a single 50+ score.
– Shane hit 14 sixes, which is highest by any bowler in this tournament.
– RR equalled the lowest score of 101 in 20 over along with KKR who scored the same against Deccans.
– KKR scored just 38 runs in the first 10 overs, which is the third lowest in this season.
– CSK has a sad record of not winning even a single game in Durban Kingmead, which is been broken today.
– With this win over KXIP, Chennai have won all the 5 games they have played against them.
– KXIP innings had just 5 boundaries and 1 six against CSK today.
– CSK tops the list of Boundaries scored 250 (181 Boundaries and 69 sixes).
– KXIP also recored their lowest ever score in this tournament 92/8 in 20 overs.
– Irfan Pathan topped the list of wickets taken with 17 to his name.

 

– 57* is the highest 7th wicket partnership in Kingsmead and for KKR which is constructed between Agarkar and Shukla.

– Brad Hodge bowled the most expensive first over of the IPL season 2 giving away 22 runs.

– Ravindra Jadeja tops the RR’s scorers Chart with 295 runs. He is also the top scorer to make this runs without even a single 50+ score.

– Shane hit 14 sixes, which is highest by any bowler in this tournament.

– RR equalled the lowest score of 101 in 20 over along with KKR who scored the same against Deccans.

– KKR scored just 38 runs in the first 10 overs, which is the third lowest in this season.

– CSK has a sad record of not winning even a single game in Durban Kingsmead, which is been broken today.

– With this win over KXIP, Chennai have won all the 5 games they have played against them.

– KXIP innings had just 5 boundaries and 1 six against CSK today.

– CSK tops the list of Boundaries scored 250 (181 Boundaries and 69 sixes).

– KXIP also recorded their lowest ever score in this tournament 92/8 in 20 overs.

– Irfan Pathan topped the list of wickets taken with 17 to his name.

 

~rams~

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IPL 2: Day 6 Review

April 24, 2009 at 1:49 am (IPL) (, , , , , , , )

Hi….

Its Day 6 in Ipl 2….

Match 9:

Chennai Super Kings Vs Delhi Daredevils

Its game which cud give second win either to any of the teams, which they will cherish a lot.

Strange a bit Dhoni lost the toss and Shewag decided to bat first. We could hear from the commentator Sunny that its a batting paradise. So gr8 game is on…

Daredevils had a unexpected starting lossing Gambhitr in the very first ball and shewag in the next over last ball… scorecard read 8/2 in 2 overs… Making the blistering start chennai let their nerves to relax, which ended as a fatal mistake, Ab de villers and Dilshan made the difference they were all over the park….  No one seems to stop them from clearing boundries. Finally morkel took dilshan, but he dropped the match (tats i how see it), he dropped the catch of Ab de villers when he is in 50, where he went on to make a brilliant century. None other than these two looked so impressive for delhi and for chennai Balaji did a good job in his 4 overs, 4-0-19-3.  (Dont ask abt the rest… 😦 ) (just for the info Flintoff made a half century but in bowling 4-0-50-0)

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Chennai started with a powerplay from the big man, Hayden, who scored at a very fast pace as he usually does, in the end of first ten overs, its more than required, its 105/2, just needing 85 in last ten overs it looked so simple in equation, but it wasn’t Dhoni lost himself after strategic time out… (which make up an interesting fact that, its 4th time batsmen is out in the very next over after strategic time out.) till 15th over its all in the bags of chennai, but then no one couldnt understand, how they lost the plot, runs came very much tidy, and its all over before they cud do anything, and wickets fell down in the regular intervals which gave delhi a chance to sneak in and they finally walked away with victory with 9 runs…

2 persons who gets into lime light are Ab de villers for his 54 ball 105 and Pradhep Sangwan who is the pick of the bowler, picked three important wickets at very important time, which really made the difference between Chennai and Delhi. Overall its a gr8 match, if u didnt watch u missed a superp one…

 

Match 10:

Rajashtah Royals Vs Kolkata Knight Riders

If i say CSK vs DD is a gr8 match, then how could say this, Its much better than before, and u cud see 2 more extra overs (super over)….

Rajasthan royals needs this win very badly losing their first two games, and KKR will look to get their second win.

RR didnt start off well, last wickets in regular intervals and its only yusuf pathan made the moves for royals… once when he departed, run rate slowed down a bit and they ended up near 150 with the help from ravindra jadeja, raut and mascarenes.

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Just like RR, KKR  lost couple of early wickets and if its yusuf pathan for RR’s its Chris Gayle for KKR’s… and it all went slow and steady for the KKR, Its price of Kolkata who held up his best innings for this match, produced it, his couple of sixes of munaf patel were so classic, just like seeing ganguly in the oval, England… I shud say they saw the victory almost close to them and they let it down in the final over. Eihter balme it on Yashpal (who got out to warne in the 19th over, even after repeated warning by ganguly, just asking him to stay in the crease), later himself went down in the final over to kamran khan… Finally it made the difference, Ishant faced the last ball needing 2 to win, hit straight to warne in short cover and tried to sneak second , which is a thin air, and failed, and match went to Super Over. Man, spare a thought for this person Kamran Khan, bowled extremely well 4-0-18-3 (esp the last over giving just 6 runs and the wicket of Ganguly in it )

Super Over:

KKR to bat first, and their Three batsmen are Gayle, Mccullum and Ganguly and the bowler for RR is again Kamran Khan who bowled a beautiful last over.

Gayle scored 13 for them with 3 boundaries and mcculum scored a single. Scoring chart: 1, 1, wide, 4, 4, 4, W

KKR score 15/1 in their super over.

RR chasing 16 sent out Yusuf Pathan and Ravindra jadeja, mascarenes as a follow up, and Ajantha Mendis will bowl for KKR. Its just Yusuf’s show and he walked as a icing in the cake. Scoring chart: 6, 2, 6, 4 and two more balls left….

Finally Its Rajasthan Royals won the match in Super over.

Man, What a game… IPL is exicting isnt….?

Standings as on IPL day 6:

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Interesting facts of Day 6:

# DD and CSK match aggregate of 369 was the highest in the tournament, bettering yesterday’s best 344 between deccans and Bangalores.

# Again, 189 is the highest score by any team in IPL 2009, bettering deccans 184.

# AB de Villiers became the first Delhi batsman and seventh overall to register a hundred in the IPL. He joined Adam Gilchrist, Sanath Jayasuriya , Shaun Marsh, Brendon McCullum, Andrew Symonds  and Michael Hussey .

# His outstanding innings — unbeaten 105 off 54 balls — is also his first hundred in Twenty20 and for this IPL 2009 season.

# Dilshan registered his first fifty the IPL, reaching his 50 off only 24 balls.

# Andrew Flintoff  (4-0-50-0) registered his worst bowling figures in the IPL and this is his first time in an IPL innings, he could not claim a wicket.

# Matthew Hayden posted his fourth IPL fifty and a total of 166  to take back the Orange cap from Rahul Dravid. (Its been a war between both… 😀 )

#First IPL game to go into Super Over is RR and KKR.

Couldnt make much out of second game, lost all my mind in a fabulous game…. if u know any then let me know….  As off its good Night…. Meet u 2maro folks…

~rams~

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