IPL 6: Day 19–Shewag & Miller deliver Killer Blows…

April 22, 2013 at 12:26 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Double Header Sunday, Two important games for four teams involved…

First Game, Delhi take on Mumbai, Later yet to register themselves in the point table, having lost 6 games in a trot, certainly needed a turn around, if they have any thought of Play offs. Mumbai won the toss and decided to bat first, another change in opening partnership where Dwayne Smith walked out with Sachin, but later failed to deliver, followed a straight drive from Sachin and tickle from Umesh to see Dinesh Karthik’s back as he was backing up too far. Both Rohit & Sachin up the antics to stick a partnership 96 runs between them and few lusty blows from Pollard ensured Mumbai scored 161 in 20 overs. Delhi came out with a piece of advise from the Calypso legend Viv Richards who has joined as the mentor. Oh… Man… Now the whole world want to know what Viv has said…  Both Shewag & Jayawardene came out all guns blazing and smoked Mumbai Indians bowling and stitched the highest partnership for this season to win it all hands down with 18 balls to spare. Where was this Delhi hiding all this days….? Man from Caribbean came to woke up the tigers i guess… 

Delhi Daredevils won the match by 9 wickets with 18 balls to spare…

Second Game, Where most would not be interested PWI Vs KXIP, all would have expected a low scoring affair and not a big game of cricket. But to all surprise came the highest scoring game of this season. For the first time this season Batsmen have called the shots and not the bowlers. For Pune it was Uthappa, Finch, Yuvaraj & Luke Wright who massacred the KXIP bowlers and scored 185 runs. Later KXIP in chase looked almost out when they lost Skipper Gilly & Azhar Mahmood in the space of 7 balls, leaving 5/2 in 1.1 overs. Manan Vohra came together with Mandeep Singh to get a fifty partnership before throwing his wicket away, But David Miller 80*(41) made sure his gritty knock doesn’t go vain as he and Mandeep Singh 77*(58) scored the winning runs in the penultimate ball to clinch a thriller…

Kings XI Punjab won the match by 7 wickets with 1 ball to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 19:

– Praveen Kumar bowled the 15th Maiden of this season.

– Both Praveen Kumar & Bhuvaneshwar Kumar now has taken 3 wickets in their first over in this season.

– 34 runs scored by Luke Wright in 10 balls is the highest by any player in IPL, previous best was by Albie Morkel who scored 28* in 10 balls.

– This is third time both Uthappa & Finch has stitched together a fifty partnership, highest by any team so far in this season.

– Out of 7 matches Pune has played, 5 times they have gone past 40 runs in powerplay over including today.

– Aaron Finch scored the 200th Six of this tournament.

– Sachin Tendulkar became the 24th Batsmen to reach 100 runs in this season of IPL.

– Rohit Sharma acored the 700th Boundary of this season.

– Rohit Sharma scored his 18th IPL half century; Only Gambhir is ahead of him scoring 19 IPL fifties.

– This is 6th time Kieron Pollard has ended an innings with a six in a T20 tournament.

– 2 times out of 8 occasions (including today) where Delhi have chased 160+ score, previous occasion also came against same opponent Mumbai Indians.

– This is the first time in David Warner has played & not opened the innings for Delhi daredevils.

– 151 runs partnership between Jaywardene & Shewag is the highest for any wicket in this season of IPL and also against Mumbai for any wicket for Delhi.

– 100 reached in 9.5 overs by Delhi is the fastest by any team in this season.

– Mandeep Singh became the first KXIP player to score a fifty for this season (almost after 6 games KXIP end the fifty drought). This is also Mandeep singh’s third fifty in IPL Career.

– Jaywardene became the 45th victim to be dismissed by Lasith Maliga either by Bowled or Leg Before Wicket. Overall Malinga has 86 IPL wickets.

– David Miller scored his maiden IPL fifty, his previous highest score was 34 runs against Mumbai Indians.

– This Sunday double header saw 7 fifties in just two games.

– Virender Shewag also scored the highest score by any individual for this season scoring 95*(57) bettering Virat Kohli’s 93*(47) against Sunrisers.

– IPL has seen 8 century stands for the fourth wicket including today’s 128 runs between Mandeep Singh & David Miller, in fact KXIP this is the first century partnership for fourth wicket.

– 185 runs scored by PWI is their third Highest total in IPL, and four times they have gone past 180+ runs in IPL but ironically they have lost 3 times even after a big score including the one today.

– Now Mohali joins the pitch which offer 180+ runs chase along with Bangalore where both the pitches has 4 successful 180+ score chases.

At the end of DAY 19 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 761

Total no. of Sixes – 209

Longest Six – 106 Meters by Chris Gayle (SRH)

Most no. of Fours – Virat Kohli (33) followed by G.Gambhir (33)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (17) followed by Rohit Sharma (15)

Orange Cap – Virat Kohli (322) followed by G.Gambhir (260)

Purple Cap – Vinay Kumar (12) followed by Sunil Narine (11)

Best Batting Performance: Virender Shewag (95*(57)) Vs SRH

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (85) followed by Ishant Sharma (75)

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 5: Day 47–Play offs–1: Team KKR spins down DD…

May 23, 2012 at 12:20 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Finally after 6 weeks of league stages, Its time for one final stretch in IPL to decide the Winner of Season 5…

Play offs – 1:

Delhi Daredevils Vs Kolkata Knight Riders

      Having a fabulous season Delhi will look themselves as favourites to reach their first finals, It would not be easy against the team which looked technically sound than any other team this season.

Gambhir won the toss and decided to Bat first in a spin assisting track, Gambhir & McCullum provided the decent start within the 6 overs, as they were 48 runs losing the skipper to a poor running. Wicket was turning square even in the 7th over and KKR batsmen both Kallis & McCullum found it difficult to rotate the strike in the spinners over. But the best think for KKR is that, Pawan Negi is the only spinner Delhi had in the playing XI, which meant they can easily go after other bowlers. Wickets fell in quick successions then but Yusuf Pathan who had known very little this tournament provided his meat and scored vital 40 runs of 21 balls and well supported by Laxmi Shukla for his 24 runs. KKR scored 56 runs in last 4 overs which seems to have turned the game in the favour of KKR, with 3 spinners in disposal for Gambhir.

Play offs – 1 Scorecard:
KKR 162/4 in 20 overs.
Y.Pathan 40*              G.Gambhir 32
I.Pathan 1/20             P.Negi 1/18
DD 144/8 in 20 overs.
M.Jayawardene 40     N.Ojha 28
J.Kallis 2/24                S.Narine 2/24

As expected DD started with a blast from Shewag & Warner. Just before Warner got a harsh decision for caught behind and the very next ball Shewag has to make a long walk back as this time batsmen has definitely edged the ball. Naman Ojha & Jayawardene continued playing some beautiful shots round the ground before Ojha going for a ambitious cut shot and failing to go over the fielder meant he has to go for 28 well made runs. Jayawardene was the only hope for DD as he tried his level best and finally stumped in his 40. Ross Taylor was held till 5th down, which seems to be a big blunder by DD, it was all over when Taylor walked in. In the end DD has to take their second chance to be in their first ever finals.

At the end of DAY 47:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 3

Total no. of Boundaries – 1812

Total no. of Sixes – 691

Longest Six – Chris Gayle – 111,109,106,106 &106 Meters followed by Kieron Pollard – 105 Meters.

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (73) followed by G.Gambhir (64)

Most no. of Sixes –Chris Gayle (59) followed by K.Pietersen (20)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (733) followed by G.Gambhir (588)

Purple Cap – Morne Morkel (25) followed by S.Narine (24)


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IPL 5: Day 27 – Day of Double S’s ; Sanga & Shewag Scintillate…

May 2, 2012 at 12:17 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Another double header on a holiday…

Match 42:

Deccan Chargers Vs Pune Warriors India

Deccan’s having won their only game against Pune, will like to make it 2-0 for this season. Pune started off in bright note, but light seems to be fading in Dada’s army as they continue their losing streak.

Sangakarra who sat out last match came back as Skipper won the toss and decided to bat first. As always DC had a slow start, but they didn’t lose many wicket this time just a couple, Both Sangakarra & Cameron white stitched in a very important partnership between them and smacked the PWI bowlers out of the park as they piled up 122 runs in the last 9 overs, esp 18 & 19th overs yielded 25 runs a each, one bowled by Ganguly & Nehra.

Pune also had a first ball wicket, this time Manish Pandey being the victim, Clarke who just joined the team, along with Dada try to make amends to get themselves in the game, eventhough they found boundaries every now & then it wasn’t enough for the runrate as it kept on creeping. Ganguly & Clarke got themselves out in their forties. Smith & Uthappa tried to bring themselves close,  even after most shabbiest fielding display by DC, PWI fell short of 13 runs.

Match 43:

Rajasthan Royals Vs Delhi Daredevils

Just Couple of days back both teams met against each other and it went till the last ball and Delhi scampered through to win with 1 run. Rajasthan will like to change the fortunes in their fortress Jaipur.

Dravid won the coin battle and decided bat first on a good batting track, Royals started off to a flyer both Dravid & Rahane looked in prime form and playing strokes at their will. Once Rahane departed to a reverse sweep, score read 71/1 in 9 overs but the scenario itself got reversed, as Royals were 95/5 in no time, with 13 overs gone past them. Dravid tried to steady the thing, still he was scoring, but runs weren’t coming from the other end, which kept Royals under the score they looked for. As they completed their 20 overs with 141/6. Pawan Negi being the main tormentor who picked up 4 main key wickets in the middle overs to strangle royals less than the par score.

If Royals had to win this one, they need to pick Shewag upfront, which they failed to do so, the result is written as the wall, Shewag picked up his consecutive fifth fifty to demolish royals. By the time they picked up his wicket, he finished the game and left for the icing. KP playing the last game for this season of IPL played a handy 36 in the winning cause.

Delhi Daredevils won the match by 6 wicket & 28 balls to spare.

Standings as on DAY 27:

Interesting facts as on Day 27:

–          Deccan Chargers picked up their second win of this season; ironically both their wins have come against same team Pune Warriors.

–          Rahul Dravid scored the 1000th Boundary for this season of IPL.

–          Virender Shewag became the first player in T20 history to score 5 fifties consecutively.

–          157 runs between Sangakarra & Cameron White is the highest partnership for this season, they bettered Pandey & Uthappa’s 145 runs for 3rd wicket against Delhi.

–          157 runs between Sangakarra & Cameron White is also the third time highest in IPL so far, falling behind 159 runs between Hussey & Vijay & 206 runs between Marsh & Gilly both against RCB.

–          This is the first win for Delhi Daredevils in Jaipur in the IPL history so far.

–          Both the innings of the match DC Vs PWI had a first ball wicket, for DC it was Parthiv Patel & PWI it was Manish Pandey.

–          Shewag also is now second in the list the most no. of fifties scored in IPL with 13 to his name. Kallis & Gambhir top with 14 to their names.

At the end of DAY 27:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 6

Total no. of Boundaries – 1023

Total no. of Sixes – 399

Longest Six – Chris Gayle – 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 (25) followed by K.Pietersen (20)

Orange Cap –A.Rahane (458) followed by V.Shewag (445)

Purple Cap – Morne Morkel (19) followed by L.Malinga (15)


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IPL 5–Day 25: Morkel & Steyn fire powers steal the show…

April 29, 2012 at 11:30 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Was taken off from net for couple of day due to some unavoidable situations, Never mind, its time to be back…

Match 39:

Delhi Daredevils Vs Rajasthan Royals

     Delhi’s prime form continued as their skipper notched up fourth consecutive fifty in IPL and some good bowling kept Delhi to 152 runs, which is a par score when you compare the batting fire power of Delhi.

 Match 39

     Chasing a total of 153 was made elegant and easy by both the opener’s Dravid & Rahane, they found boundaries when ever necessary and kept the run rate in control. At the end of 18th over Royals need 15 runs of 12 balls with 9 wickets in hand, it game Rajasthan for all taking, but out of no where Morne Morkel produced one of the best depth over to restrict it to a 3 run over with the prize scalp of Hodge in it. Rahane wasn’t bogged he tried his level best, even picking up a six in the 4th ball of last over, but still he missed the very important last ball to connect, but Naman Ojah doesn’t fail to connect the stumps and Owasis shah failed to make it to the other end. Its a thrilling one run victory for the table toppers.

Match 40:

Deccan Chargers Vs Mumbai Indians

    Deccan’s win in last game didn’t help much in their batting to improve, not to blame the batting, some class bowling from Malinga & Bhajji also didn’t help Deccan to build a partnership in a seeming wicket. Deccan’s managed to go past lowest score of this season 92 and finished the line with exactly 100 on board. Malinga picked 4, Skipper & Franklin picked a couple each.

Match 40

     Sachin & Levi walked out to face Steyn, and Levi was gone in the very first ball of the match, Steyn didn’t stop as he followed with fiery spell to restrict Mumbai from the victory, but he failed to get the support from his counterparts who leaked runs in regular intervals. Mumbai in the end won the game by 5 wicket to spare with 11 balls in hand, if not for steyn, it would have been much more higher than it looks.

Standings as on DAY 25:

Standings (5)

Interesting facts as on Day 25:

– Shewag became the first player to score 4 consecutive fifty in IPL history.

– 10 runs from 4 overs by Dale Steyn is the most economical bowling by any bowler for this season, he bettered Umesh Yadav’s 11 runs of 4 overs.

– Delhi registered the first 1 run victory for this season.

– 6th Match in IPL season 5 which went till the last ball.

– Shewag & Gayle are the only two players who have scored 4 fifties this season.

– Cameron Whote became the fourth Skipper to be dismissed for a duck, after Gambhir, Shewag & Harbhajan in this season.

– Dravid & Rahane set the 5th 50 runs partnership between them, highest ever by any pair for this season.

– Lasith Malinga became the first bowler to inflict two Golden ducks in a match, Cameron White & Veer Pratap Singh.

– Rahane became the first to go past 400 runs mark in this season of IPL.

– 100 runs scored by Deccan is the second lowest score for this season, just above Mumbai’s 92 runs.

At the end of DAY 25:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 3

Total no. of Boundaries – 939

Total no. of Sixes – 380

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

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (43) followed by G.Gambhir (28)

Most no. of Sixes –Chris Gayle (19) followed by K.Pietersen (14)

Orange Cap –A.Rahane (416) followed by V.Shewag (372)

Purple Cap – Morne Morkel (18) followed by L.Malinga (15)


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IPL 5: Day 18–Captain Cool’s Coolness & Red Hot Dada seal the day…

April 22, 2012 at 12:14 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi All,

Another double header day in IPL 5…

Match 26:

Chennai Super Kings Vs Rajasthan Royals

   Having won the last two games Chennai will look to continue their winning stance, with this win it will be three in a row for them in their fortress Chepauk. Royals will like to ease the things and go for a win.

Dravid won the toss and decided to bat first, Not much from the openers just gave a regular opening stand between Dravid & Rahane. Innings mattered came from Owasis Shah and Ashok Menaria who stitched a 92 runs partnership between them, Even though wickets were in hand for Royals they failed to accelerate the scores, thanks to some good bowling from Kulasekara. Royals finished the innings with 146/3 in 20 overs.

Match 26

Less then 7.5 runs/over to chase, CSK had another good opening partnership between Faf & Badri, and later Faf joined Raina to propel the scorecard slowly and steadily. Royals kept themselves in the hunt always by not gifting to many runs and by some tight fielding. All of a sudden both the set batsmen Raina & Faf gone in the same over, which brought Bravo & Dhoni in the crease, Captain cool got the match to tense up and waited till the last ball to steal the victory, It has now become an habit for Dhoni and he seems to be doing just fine, other than keeping his fans heart in their mouth. CSK won the game by 7 wickets…

Match 27:

Pune Warriors India Vs Delhi Daredevils

   Last year Wooden Spooners Delhi is the table toppers for this season, what a change of fortunes for them, They seems to be almost unbeatable with Bowling lead front by Morne Morkel & Pathan. Batting looking destructive & formidable with names like Shewag, Pietersen, Taylor, Jayawardene and add Pathan. The Best in the business. Dada having lost their last two games, need to win this back to get back on track.

Delhi won the toss and decided to chase for the 6th time in this season, to say Delhi is the only team which haven’t batted first for this season of IPL. Pune Lost Uthappa early, but Skipper Ganguly joined with Ryder to get into a very important partnership to get PWI to a big score. They share 93 runs between them, late assault from Smith and Ryder made sure PWI reach their highest total for this season of IPL. Ryder got himself out in the last over with 86 to his name.Smith got a quick 34 from13 balls. PWI finished with 192/3 in 20 overs.

Match 27

Having to chase down a mammoth, Shewag & co started very cautiously and very soon they lost Jayawardene for a nothing shot, Later both Shewag & Pietersen  broke loose after couple of overs, as runrate started to creep up and went on & on, until Pune’s Skipper Ganguly decided to take the matter to his own hands and oh boy, didn’t he have a golden arm as he removed Pietersen of the very first delivery he bowled, later he added Irfan also to his account, as he finished with 2/27 in 20 overs. Shewag too perished to bring down the creeping run rate and Murali Karthik being the beneficiary. Ross Taylor & Yogesh nagar tried to avoid the inevitable, but some good death bowling kept DD under the target and they faced their second defeat of this season. As PWI won the match by 20 runs. And its none other than DADA GIRI all the way to win the game with 41 runs with bat, 2 wicket with ball and a catch to add the spice.

Standings as on DAY 18:
Standings (2)

Interesting Facts as on Day 18:

– Du Plessis became the third player to score 3rd fifty for this season, others were Chris gayle & Owasis Shah.

– Irfan pathan bowled the 10th Maiden for this season, and second by himself for this season.

– Delhi Daredevils is the only team which has never batted first in this tournament so far.

– Morne Morkel bowled the 9th front foot No Ball of this season and Jesse ryder took it for 2 runs on the off side.

– 93 runs partnership between Ganguly and Jesse Ryder is the highest partnership for PWI for any wicket.

– 10th IPL fifty for Shewag and first one for this season.

– Faf Du Plessis became the second batsmen after Rahane to cross 300 runs mark in this season of IPL.

– Fourth Match to be finished on the last ball of the innings and two times it was done by Chennai Super Kings and the others were Mumbai & Bangalore. Incidentally it is also the fourth game of this season to be won with 7 wickets to spare.

– 2/27 by Sourav Ganguly is his best bowling figures in IPL so far.

At the end of DAY 18:

No. of Catches dropped for the day – 4

Total no. of Boundaries – 644

Total no. of Sixes – 275

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

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (43) followed by G.Gambhir (24)

Most no. of Sixes –Chris Gayle (19) followed by K.Pietersen (14)

Orange Cap –A.Rahane (319) followed by Faf du Plessis (302)

Purple Cap – Morne Morkel (15) followed by M.Patel (10)


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Day 7: Office calls and Match misses…

April 11, 2012 at 11:49 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , )

Due to some unexpected office works I was held from the evening to midnight, and both the matches got missed. So nothing more to have a say now, it all done and dusted.

Overall both the matches were almost one sided as there was no contest between bat and ball by any means.

Chennai’s dismal show of running between the wicket, and Gayle’s mistimed pull were the down under of the day.

Hope the champs are back in form very soon.  Just got the stats from the website, so just updating it for the day.

Interesting Facts as on Day 7:

–          9 out 0f 21 times team batting first have won in Bengaluru.

–          53 is the fastest team fifty for this season, which came in 5.1 overs.

–           Number of batsmen to get run out in the game – the most in an IPL encounter. The Mumbai Indians (5) v Kings XI Punjab (0) match at Mumbai in 2008, and the Delhi Daredevils (2) v Royal Challengers Bangalore (3) match at Bangalore in 2010 also witnessed five run outs each.

–          Murali Vijay became only the second batsman in IPL history to be dismissed without facing a ball. Interestingly, the only other such instance also came for Chennai Super Kings against Delhi Daredevils, at Durban in 2009 when L Balaji was run out without facing a ball.

–          40 Delhi Daredevils won the match with 40 balls to be spare – the biggest defeat for Chennai Super Kings in terms of balls remaining. Mumbai Indians had beaten them with 37 balls to spare at Mumbai in 2008.

–          44 Runs scored by Chennai Super Kings in the last 10 overs – the least for any side facing their full 20 overs in IPL 2012. 

–          110 for eight – Chennai Super Kings’ lowest total against Delhi Daredevils. They had made 112 for nine at Chennai in 2010.

–          60  Runs scored by Kolkata Knight Riders in the first six overs – the maximum by any side in IPL 2012. Rajasthan Royals had made 57 against      Kings XI Punjab at Jaipur on April 6.

–          28  Number of balls taken by Gautam Gambhir to reach his fifty – the fastest fifty in IPL 2012. Mumbai Indians’ Richard Levi had taken 34 balls against Chennai Super Kings in the opening game.

–          10.3  Overs taken by Royal Challengers Bangalore to reach their fifty – the slowest team fifty in the tournament. Mumbai Indians had taken 10.1 and 10.2 overs against Pune Warriors India on April 6 and Deccan Chargers on April 9 respectively. 

–          10  Number of bowlers to take 50 wickets in IPL. Zaheer Khan became the latest entrant to this club with the wicket of Gambhir.

–           Number of batsmen to aggregate 1,500 runs in IPL. Gautam Gambhir joined Suresh Raina, Sachin Tendulkar, Adam Gilchrist, Rohit Sharma and Jacques Kallis in achieving this feat.

–           Number of bowlers to take three four-wicket hauls in IPL. L Balaji is the latest – Anil Kumble was the first.

–          100  Shewag scored the 100th six of IPL 5.


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Day 4: Champions mean Business – That’s for the day…

April 8, 2012 at 12:29 am (Cricket, Experiences, IPL, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Match 5:

Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Delhi Daredevils

Last Year’s runners up RCB will look to clinch the title this year, on the other end we have Shewag’s team which won the rain albeit game against KKR. Will the winning momentum in swing their favour. Definitely coin swung in their way and they decided to field first, Chasing being the winning formula. As expected Bowler’s provided with much needed strikes for Shewag, still AB de Villers kept hanging in the other end and got closer to 1578, a defentable total for their bowlers.

After winning last game, DD’s should have gone into kill, but Shewag went for an early duck, which slowed down from then on, and Murali & Dan Vettori applied the brakes more swiftly and DD’s crashed instantly, and RCB won the game by 20 runs.

Match 6:

Chennai Super Kings Vs Deccan Charger

Depleted Deccan Chargers takes on wounded Chennai Super Kings, home ground for Deccan’s have never been an happy hunting ground, still toss went in their favour, and again Cameron White decided to field first. Even though CSK had a slow start, Now and then every other player pressed the runs button, starting with Du Plesis, then followed Badri, Jaddu & finally Bravo finished with flourish to get the highest score of the season 5.

Needing to bat out of the skin, Deccans’ started going for everything, didn’t mind whether its coming on to bat or not. Most of the times result on this type of games are most expected only, and here it was a 74 runs victory over the opposition. 2 Million Dollar man, Jaddu won the man of the match award, and justified his money.

Interesting Stats as on DAY 4:

–          AB De Villers scored 1000 runs in IPL career.

–          Aaron Finch became the first player to start the innings with a boundary.

–          Virender Shewag was out in the first ball for the third time and he has also been out oon the second ball two times to add up.

–          Till now only 1 Maiden is being bowled in IPL season 5, and its none other than L.Malinga.

–          Daniel Harris, who made his debut for Deccan chargers, is actually a Doctor in profession, who has a hospital running in South Australia.

–          Bravo went past 500 runs in his IPL career.

–          After Devon Cooper, Today Danial Harris started his IPL career with a Boundary to his name.

–          193/6 is the highest total of this season, bettering yesterday’s best 191/4 by Rajasthan Royals.

–          Jakathi, this time became the first bowler to pick the six hitter’s wicket, Cameron White being at the receiving end.  (If u guys remember Ashwin had made this an habit last season, he almost got 6 dismissals in this fashion.)

–          102 Meters six is the longest six for this season, Jadeja being the long runner.

At the end of DAY 4:

No.of Catches dropped for the day – 2

Total no. of Boundaries – 133

Total no. of Sixes – 48

Longest Six – Ravindra Jadeja – 102 Meters

Most no. of Fours – A.Rahane (16)

Most no. of Sixes – D.Bravo (5)

Orange Cap – A.Rahane (98) followed by I.Pathan (66).

Purple Cap – R.Jadeja(5)


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IPL 5 – Match 2:Delhi Daredevils Vs Kolkata Knight Riders

April 6, 2012 at 12:56 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2012, IPL 5) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Match 2:

Delhi Daredevils Vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Hi all,

Its time Delhi mates lock horns against each other… Rain gods weren’t kind enough to start the game in time, as it was pouring cats & dogs till 9.30 pm, and then it eased off, great efforts from groundsmen made possible to have a 12 over game finally.

Shewag won the first battle and decided to field first, KKR had a disastrous star if u could say so, they were 4 down, even before 4 overs could complete and Skipper was left stranded at the other end, It didn’t matter much as Gambhir also left to some Brilliant bowling by Morne Morkel. Shukla made few last minute glitches to make KKR’s total look defend-able.

Aaron Finch and Shewag got Delhi to a good start, and runs were coming in ease, looked Delhi will win it with 10 wickets to spare, but Kallis removed Finch, and the very next over Bhatia took out Shewag and 2 quite overs in the middle meant, run rate was over 10 and needed a big over to pull it back, Oh Boy, Pathan got promoted up the order today, and he made justice to it, score 3 amazing sixer’s to win the game for Delhi comfortablely with 5 balls to spare.

Interesting Facts as on Day 2:

–          3/18 by Morne Morkel is his best bowling figure in IPL season. (surprise to see which he can’t do in 20 over game, he did in 12 over game)

–          30 runs scored by Aaron finch is also his Best IPL score, his previous best was 23 runs.

–          This is first rain curtailed match of this season; all the seasons had matches curtailed by rain gods.

–          Marchant de Lange – South African fast bowler made his debut for KKR today.

–          Last season, Delhi has lost both the matches played against KKR in the same venue, and both times they were chasing.

–          A point to note Delhi Daredevils were the Wooden Spooner’s of last season.


At the end of DAY 1:

No.of Catches dropped for the day – 1

Total no. of Boundaries – 29

Total no. of Sixes – 15

Longest Six – Richard Levi – 85 Meters

Most no. of Fours – Richard Levi (6)

Most no. of Sixes – Richard Levi (3)

Orange Cap – Richard Levi (50) followed by Irfan Pathan (42).

Purple Cap – M.Morkel (3)


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IPL 4: DAY 30 Review…

May 8, 2011 at 12:53 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Match 48, Two inform teams meet out to get themselves well set for second position, But it wasn’t the case as rain played the spoilsport and CSK was once again in the receiving end and Duckworth Lewis favoured KKR to win the match by 10 runs.

Match 49, Another decider game for Delhi and Mumbai’s game to cement their place in Semi’s. As always Mumbai got off to a good start, following it Rayudu and Rohit Sharma gave the necessary impetus to get Mumbai to their second highest total of this season 178/4. Only Shewag can save them can he do it again, Nope… Delhi was 7/4 in 4 overs and game was over by then and the rest tried to pass time to evade the impossible. Finally its Mumbai Indians who will be the first team to cement their place in Semi’s, which also means that Delhi is out of the context for this season of IPL. Hard luck Shewag….

Standings as on DAY 30:


Interesting facts on DAY 30:

– 15/2 in the power play over’s for CSK is their lowest ever in IPL history so far and as well for this season.

– 4-0-8-2 is the second best economical spell bowled by Lee, best was still Rahul Sharma’s 4-0-7-2.

– In this season, there have been two matches curtailed by Rain, and both the time CSK was in the receiving end unfortunately.

– Rohit Sharma scored the 400th Six of IPL 4.

– Irfan Pathan and Malinga bowled the 21st and 22nd Maiden’s respectively of this season.

– Out of 26 times Dhoni won the toss, he has decided to bat first in 20 occasions.

– Delhi has been bowled out only twice in this season of IPL and both times credit goes to Mumbai Indians.

At the end of DAY 30:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 5

Total no.of Boundaries – 1298

Total no.of Sixes –402

Orange Cap – Virender Shewag (424) followed by Sachin Tendulkar (365)

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (24) followed by Iqbal Abdulla (13)

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

Most Fours – Virender Shewag (51) followed by Sachin Tendulkar (41)

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


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IPL 4: DAY 28 Review…

May 5, 2011 at 11:59 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Match 45, Giant KKR Vs Giant Killers KTK, Gambhir won the toss and what else he want to field, as he expected his bowlers delivered very fast by removing McCullum and Parthiv Patel.  Jayawardene held the innings and went past his fifty in gritty times, late surge from Brad Hodge made sure KTK went past 156/5 in 20 overs. KKR went on to get the best start of the tournament, with Kallis and Morgan setting the perfect platform, But a double strike from Gomez got KTK back into game and from then, KTK kept the necessary checks to pull KKR just before the ropes, Even a Valiant 66 from Morgan couldn’t help the cause as they fell short of 17 runs.

Match 46, A dumbstruck match that’s what any1 who witnessed will describe it, One man can’t win a 11 men game, no i am wrong, Just one man can win it all… Yes, It’s possible if u call yourself Virender Shewag… A Superlative pronoun Century from the Delhi skipper, told the tale for Deccan’s as they have won only one of their home games in this season, and it will be to.  Sangakarra, Duminy, Christian all powered Deccan’s past 175/5 in 20 overs, Delhi started off with the worst ever fashion, but One man did it all, so rest can feel so safe around him. A Astounding 119 got Delhi home with 4 wickets and 6 balls to spare. With this Delhi pickup an important win, to keep them in competition.

Standings as on DAY 28:


Interesting facts on DAY 28:

– 69 runs between Kallis and Morgan is the best opening partnership for KKR for this season.

– Kallis went past 300 runs for this season and he is fifth one to do so.

– R.Gomez bowled the 4th Double wicket Maiden of this season, Praveen Kumar, Dougie Bollinger and Sreesanth were the others.

– Bret Lee bowled the 18th Maiden and Gomez bowled the 19th of this season.

– Gambhir picked up his first duck of this season and that too a golden one.

– Eoin Morgan scored his first IPL fifty.

– 1200th boundary was scored by Virender Shewag.

– Shewag scored his first IPL century in IPL and 3rd by a Delhi Player, his previous best was 94*Vs Deccan Chargers.

– Shewag’s Century is the 4th one of this season and 16th overall in IPL so far.

– Shewag’s is the first man to go past 400 runs mark in IPL 4.

– Shewag also went past his 1500 IPL runs for Delhi Daredevils, he is now with 1516.

– 119 by Shewag is also the highest ever by any Delhi Player, previous were 107* by Warner and 105* by AB de Villers.

At the end of DAY 28:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 6

Total no.of Boundaries – 1210

Total no.of Sixes –382

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

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

Most Sixes – Virender Shewag (18) followed by Yuvraj Singh (15)

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

Longest Six – Albie Morkel (114 M & 109 M) followed by David Hussey (106 M)


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