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.



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IPL 5: Day 31 – Eden takes down Dada & Dravid’s Double R back in track…

May 6, 2012 at 12:11 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Double header Saturday…

Match 47:

Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Pune Warriors India

Prince of Kolkata returns to his home ground Eden Garden as the opposition skipper, Must Win situation, a lose here will put Pune Warriors out of contention for this year’s IPL. KKR on a winning roll, will like to continue the same without doubt.

Gambhir won the toss and without any hesitation decided to bat first, and got off to one of the best starts for this season, When Gambhir departed to a well made fifty, KKR were 113/1 in 12.3 overs. McCullum followed skipper soon, Some tight bowling & brilliant fielding kept KKR under pressure and runs dried up totally. Eventually KKR finished with 150/5 in 20 overs. Dada would be very happy as they restricted KKR under the par score, for Pune, Mathews was the strike bowler.

Clarke opened the innings with Uthappa, but even before both could get started Marchant de Lange who is playing his first game for this season picked up both the openers. For some reason Dada didn’t come to bat upfront and kept him at the back, may be he was avoiding to bat in front of his home crowd, but that was not the case as Pune Warriors fell like pack of cards, with score 55/5 in 8 overs and Ganguly had to walk in as the 7th Batsmen. To speak genuinely he was more than OK than the other games he played. He along with Mathews tried to bring back Pune into game and they almost did as well. Both brought the game so close as 24 needed from 16 balls one stage, but its the mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine again who has been main tormentor for Pune, as he picked 4-1-13-1. As the wickets fell at wrong time and Pune fell 7 runs short to victory.

KKR won the match by 7 runs.

Match 48:

Rajasthan Royals Vs Kings XI Punjab

Again a must win game for Royals, Dravid won the toss and decided to bat first, to note on front, they made five changes with respect to the last game. They dropped Shah & Hogg to get Shaun Tait & Botha back in squad. Rahane failed early today as he was gone for 5 runs. But Skipper continued where he left, scored another 46 runs along side with Watson’s 36, Menaria’s 34. Late strike from Hodge got Royals to 177/6 in 20 overs. Ryan Harris picked up 4 wickets, Thanks to Shaun marsh who plucked two impossible catches.

KXIP started off in a wrong note as Mandeep fell in the second over, Saini as well didn’t stick too long, perished for Shaun Tait’s pace. Double strike came in the consecutive overs, for Royals were Hussey mistimed one to long on and Marsh next over missed a straight forward ball to hear sound of timber. Scorecard read 59/4 in 8 overs. From then on it was kind of ritual that KXIP has to play out, no excitement what so ever. Azhar tried few gimmicks for some time along with debutant Gurkreet Singh. Nothing much though as KXIP folded out for 134/8 in 20 overs.

Rajasthan Royals won the game by 43 runs…

Standings as on DAY 31:

Interesting facts as on Day 31:

–          Sunil Narine & Shane Watson bowled the 16th & 17th Maidens of this season, both being wicket maidens.

–          19 extras bowled by Pune Warriors equalled the highest no. of extras bowled in a match along with Kings XI Punjab & Royal Challengers Bangalore.

–          When Ganguly scored 6 runs, he went past to score 500 runs in Eden gardens.

–          With a loss against KKR, Now Pune Warriors India lost 5 games in a row.

–          Shane Watson scored 1000 runs in IPL and incidentally he is the quickest to achieve this feat.

–          Dravid has gone past 25 runs or more in his last 8 consecutive innings including this one.

–          73 sixed conceded by Piyush CHawla is the most no. of sixes conceded by a bowler in IPL so far.

–          Gurukreet Singh made his IPL debut for KXIP.

–          Shaun Marsh on 11 went past 600 runs in Mohali ground.

–          Rajasthan Royals have never lost a game when they have scored 160+ runs, and the record continues to stay.

–          44 runs scored in the last 9 overs by KKR is the lowest scored by KKR in the IPL history so far.

–          8 catches dropped for the day is the highest ever for this season, Royals – 3, KXIP – 1 and Pune topped with 4.

–          Rahul Dravid scored the 50th boundary of this season.

At the end of DAY 31:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 8

Total no. of Boundaries – 1144

Total no. of Sixes – 439

Longest Six – Chris Gayle – 111 & 106 Meters followed by Kieron Pollard – 105 Meters.

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (60) followed by V.Shewag (51)

Most no. of Sixes –Chris Gayle (29) followed by K.Pietersen (20)

Orange Cap –A.Rahane (463) followed by V.Shewag (445)

Purple Cap – Morne Morkel (19) followed by L.Malinga (17)


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IPL 4: DAY 14 Review…

April 21, 2011 at 11:55 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Full Aussie flavoured Match as, Two Aussie veterans face each other, Warne won the coin from Gilly and decided to chase, which has been a trend in IPL in this season so far. Nothing much to do by Warnie bowler, as they were massacred by KXIP batsmen and RR bowlers picked two wickets in two no balls, and both of the openers. In simple nothing went right and its de day for Preity to be all smiles and dimple, which see was able to keep it all de day till the end, As KXIP won the match by 48 runs.

Standings as on DAY 14:


Interesting facts on DAY 14:

– KXIP scored their first fifty runs in just 2.5 overs, which is the fastest ever in the IPL history, and i think its gonna be as long as IPL stays.

– Shaun Tait bowled the fifth Maiden of IPL 4.

– Shane warne picked up his 50th IPL wicket and its Paul Valhathy.

– Sid Trivedi figures 4-0-59-0 is the worst bowling figures tied down with RP singh.

– 195/7 is the highest score by any team this season , previous was also by KXIP 193/5 vs CSK.

– Sunny Singh scored the 600th Boundary of IPL 4.

– Both Tait and Trivedi picked the wickets of Gilchrist and Valhathy in the first and second over respectively, but to see them continue to smash them all over the park, because they both did overstep on both the occasions, which is also the first instance in this season of IPL.

– Shaun March scored the first fifty of this season and his 8th one overall in IPL.

At the end of DAY 14:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 4

Total no.of Boundaries – 616

Total no.of Sixes –189

Orange Cap – P.Valhathy (247) followed by Sachin Tendulkar (236)

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (11) followed by Yusuf Pathan (7)

Most Sixes – R.Jadeja (11) followed by Paul Valhathy (10)

Most Fours –Paul Valhathy (32) followed by S.Tendulkar (24)


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IPL 3: Day 27 Review…

April 8, 2010 at 1:00 am (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Its Day 27 in IPL 3…

Match 38 Review:
Rajasthan Royals Vs Kings XI Punjab

After their last win Kings XI will be confident to pull one more, But on the other side u have a Magician who keeps on pulling rabbits out of the hat, (esp the la(o)st one against DC’). Another big plus for Royals is they play in their Fortress home ground, where they have a formidable record of winning games. In simple its like winning a marathon without legs for the opponents.

Sangakarra won the toss and decided to Bat first, Bisla and Jayawardene started the things quite good, right from the beginning Bisla wasn’t quite comfortable in crease, as he mistimed few before lofting one to square leg. Jayawardene continued with Sanga for short while and later joined Yuvi to create some fire works, Shane warne at the receiving end. At the end of 11overs KXIP were 103/2 with a runrate of 9.3.. This is the time magician again started weaving magic potion on KXIP, he called Dole back to get double strike. Shud make a point on warne’s brilliant captaincy. Opposition was going almost 10 an over and man almost nearing his 50 was facing still warne persisted to have himself positioned in wide slip to pouch to a brilliant one and send back Jayawardene. Twist happened as both the batsmen playing shots in ease are back to pavilion, From then on nothing went in the way for KXIP. as they faltered continuously, No one really pushed on the gas and runs came just like test match. Believe it or not just 50 runs came from the last 9 overs. and no boundaries in the last five overs. Tat says it all…

KXIP 153/6 in 20 overs.

M.Jayawardene 44    Yuvraj 28
S.Trivedi 2/22      A.Dole  2/36

RR 157/1 in 15 overs.

M.Lumb 83        N.Ojha 44*
Bopara 1/18         Powar 0/18


All those who have seen the chase will say one word, MASSACRE. Michael Lumb just had one idea in his mind, its to make ball see the fence. And he kept doing it atleast twice r thrice an over. Well aided by worst bowling from KXIP. Just one man show as Lumb stole all the honors for the day, Naman Ojha and Yusuf just added icing in the cake to finish off the things in three quarter overs. One thing will make Sangakarra happy is that, he ll not be penalised for slow over rate, LOL… In end RR outclassed KXIP and send them an official note of exit in IPL 3.

Match 39 Review:
Delhi Daredevils Vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Another Must win game here., this time for KKR’s. Dada infront of his home crowd won the toss and decided to Bat first, Two Big G’s (Gayle and Ganguly) got Kolkata to one of their best start, first ten overs went wicket less, and KKR had scored 88 runs in the process. Gayle was the first one to depart as he tried for the second six of Rajat bhatia and missing it completely, Later in the over Ganguly completed his 50 with a huge cheer from the crowd. But couldn’t build just like the last time as he gone to a lovely slower one from vettori. McCullum mistimed a run and ran himself out in short time, Matthews and Tiwary carried the rest of the innings with late power from them got KKR past 180 runs.

KKR 181/3 in 20 overs.

Ganguly 56           Mathews 46*
R.Bhatia 1/30      D.Vettori  1/30

DD 167/8 in 20 overs.

Shewag 64          Gambhir 47
A.Dinda 2/21         A.Mendis 2/22


One win to inch closer for Delhi, without doubt they will fancy to take this down, Ashok Dinda started with fire as his first over kept troubling Warner finally getting him see his timber rolling back. From then on joined later skipper Shewag and current skipper Gambhir to steady the things, with these Indian openers in crease any target is achievable, it certainly look though, as they scored 99 runs in between them in the space of 60 balls to bring victory closer, But Gambhir was very much unfortunate when he himself ran out to a direct hit from Dada.(Not surprised 🙂 ) Can say this is the turning point too, as Collingwood failed today to make an impression, Shewag the only hope continued to haunt Ganguly, Dada turned towards his most experienced bowler Agarkar, it did give result in hand as he removed Shewag, this is the time game totally changed upside down, Even though delhi needed just 48 from 32 balls, Ganguly inspired his men and he himself fell down to stop the balls, Bowlers bowled in right length and line, fielding improved all came together for KKR as they closed in a win with 14 runs. Karthik tried his best but not quite enough to get them past. KKR gained very important 2 point, which meant points table now has been opened up for 5 teams to fight for 3 places. Really getting tough now for all… And interesting for viewer who can exercise their maths and stats skills.

Standings as on DAY 27:


Interesting Facts on IPL 3 in DAY 27:

– Rajasthan Royals have never lost a game in their Home turf, with today’s win they all

take the tally 8-0.

– Sreesanth(6) has bowled most no balls in IPL so far.

– Fifty in 3.5 overs is the fastest for an IPL team this season.

– Michael Lumb scored his Maiden Fifty in IPL, which also means 83 runs is his Best


– Manoaj Tiwary hit the 400th six of IPL 3.

– Gambhir’s Run out dismissal is his fourth of the season and now, he is tied with Shane

warne for most no.of run outs.

– Shewag scored his 7th IPL fifty.

– 34 ball fifty is the slowest fity by Shewag out of the other 6 scored previously.

– No boundaries were scored in the last five overs, KXIP achieved this unique one.

At the end of DAY 27:

Total no.of Boundaries – 1164
Total no.of Sixes – 406

Orange Cap – J.Kallis (425) followed by Sachin Tendulkar (394) and Naman Ojha(352).
Purple Cap – Amit Mishra(14) followed Pragyan Ojha(13) and Muralitharan(12).

Most Sixes – Yusuf Pathan (23) followed by Murali Vijay (20).
Most Fours – Sachin Tendulkar (58) followed by J.Kallis (52).


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IPL 3: Day 13 Review…

March 25, 2010 at 1:26 am (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its Day 13 in IPL 3…

Match 19 Review:
Kings XI Punjab Vs Rajasthan Royals

Both teams are the in the bottom of the table, and coming back after a win, who ever wins will climb up to 5th place of the table. So this game is certainly important for both the team. KXIP will like to drive on their home ground advantage, but ironically they have lost their previous home games.

Sanga won the toss and decided to Bowl first, KXIP brought back Sreesanth in place of Powar. (May be CSK cud have won on the other day if Sreesanth was ter…. 🙂 ) Lumb and Naman Ojha started the things off well, runs came in thick, even though Sreesanth wasn’t at his best, he picked Ojha and gave KXIP the vital breakthru. After a good knock by Lumb, he was removed by Sanga with a smart bit of work behind the stumps… Fazal and Yusuf Pathan joined the crease and played their game, just bcos they had a very good platform to walk for, Pathan was once reprieved by his brother Irfan, but not the second time, Yuvi being the bowler. From then on, its just two man’s show as Fazal and Adam Voges played a classy and breezy T20 knock to put down a score of 183 in 20 overs, in pitch which seemed to help bowlers a bit…

RR 183/5 in 20 overs.

A.Voges 45*      Fazal  45
Sreesanth 1/20  Chawla 1/29

KXIP 152/10 in 19.1 overs.

Bisla 35                Sangakarra 29
S.Tait 3/22    S.Trivedi 2/25


KXIP would certainly love to have a very good start to chase a score of 184, It seemed they got a good one, as they last their first wicket for 41, with just four overs gone… And Bisla came in and his idea was clearly defined and he went on blazing from the ball one… At the end of 6 overs they were at 76/1… No team could get a better start than this, which brought down the run rate close to 7.5… But Rajasthan Skipper came up a plan and set up Bisla and Bisla fell prey for it… Which u can call it twist for the day…  Later Trivedi picked Yuvi, which made royals to get back into the game, and all of a sudden panic in KXIP and they lost wickets in hurry, one after the other followed and no one tried to score are to the least tried to keep the wicket, Mahela came in 6th down, didnt have much option rather to attack the bowling, which he failed miserably… Yusuf Pathan bowled a beautiful little spell picking up two crucial wickets… Tait ended the match with a Straight yorker to the throat of Srivatsava who couldn’t digest it…

Adam Voges won the Man of the Match for his innings which ensured 2 points for RR.

In the end, Its Royals who ride high and move to 5th position just behind CSK…  Things are really getting serious for KXIP now, if they have to qualify for semi’s…

Standings as on DAY 13:


Interesting facts on DAY 13 in IPL 3:

– 76 runs scored by KXIP in the first six is the best ever scored by KXIP in IPL. and so far the best for this season.

– Bopara (197) overtook Shewag (186) and back to second spot for race of Orange Cap.

– Yusuf Pathan scored just one six, but it takes him to share the honor for most no.of six scored along with Mathew Hayden and Robin Uthappa all scoring 11 sixes.

– Until now only 3 Maidens have been bowled, 2 by Chaminda Vaas and 1 by Albie Morkel.

– 3/22 is the best bowling performance by Shaun Tait in IPL.

– This is third time a team has been dismissed before completing 20 overs. (previous two were Rajatshan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders)

At the end of DAY 12:

Total no.of Boundaries – 569
Total no.of Sixes – 185

Orange Cap – J.Kallis (283) followed by Ravindra Bopara (197) and Virender Shewag (186).
Purple Cap – M.Muralitharan (9) followed by Chaminda Vaas (8)


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