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:

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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)

~rams~

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IPL 4: Day 2 Review…

April 10, 2011 at 1:48 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its Double Header Saturday…

Match 2:
Deccan Chargers Vs Rajasthan Royals

Its evergreen Warne Vs New deputy Sangakarra for Deccan’s. Warne won the coin and decided to field first, Dhawan who played for Mumbai last year opened along with Jaggi, to say they gave Deccan’s a good start by scoring 40 in first 5 overs, Skipper Sanga failed as he went for a 3 ball duck, from then on Warnie kept spinning his magic wand around the Deccan’s and they never seen to out of the jinx. Few Lusty blows from Million Dollar Man Dan Christian and Ravi Teja took them to 137 in the allotted 20 overs. Warne would be very much proud to restrict DC’s for such a low score, without doubt 20-25 runs less in a good batting pitch.

DC 137/8 in 20 overs.
R.Teja 28      D.Christian 26
S.Trivedi  3/15       A.Singh 3/35
RR 142/2 in 18.5 overs.
J.Botha 67*         R.Dravid 28
D.Steyn 2/18      I.Sharma 0/24

RR WON THE MATCH BY 8 WICKETS.

Chasing less than 7 runs per over was not a difficult task and Royals kept it much simple and chased down the target in ease, With Botha top scoring with 67* and Dravid provided the backup by holding the other end scoring 28. No one from DC looked threating other than Steyn who seems to take game back to DC’s twice, but apart from his 24 deliveries DC’s without doubt looked very weak and Its just matter of time RR’s finished the game, which they finished with 7 balls to spare… U can’t write off these guys at any moment, esp when u have warne in ur side, Gr8 to see Shilpa shining in smiles… Smile with tongue out

 

MATCH 3:
Kochi Tuskers Kerala Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Kochi makes their IPL debut against last year semi finalist RCB’s, Mahela won the coin and decided to bat first in their home ground against Vettori’s RCB. All as of now know Kochi has stacked more bowlers than Batsmen, but it didn’t look of that sort as McCullum and Laxman tore apart the RCB’s Bowling in ease, esp they took out Zaheer and Dirk nannes. By the end of powerplay they went past 61/0. Once Laxman holed himself out in the deep midwicket, McCullum produced a another poor T20 Scoop to get himself out for 45.  Which put on the brakes on the scoring and few late strikes from Jadeja took them past 161 in 20 overs.

KTK 161/5 in 20 overs.
B.McCullum 45      VVS.Laxman 36
Z.Khan  1/28      T.Dilshan 1/30
RCB 162/4 in 18.4 overs.
AB De Villers 54*         M.Agarwal 33
R.Jadeja 1/28      S.Sreesanth 1/28
RCB WON THE MATCH BY 6 WICKETS.

Before start it looked Kochi would pull of their IPL victory, after they removed Dilshan for just 1, but their poor bowling and choice of bowlers in rotating by Mahela costed them their first victory and not to leave few fantabulous batting display by AB de Villers got them past the RCB’s over the victory line comfortably with 8 balls to spare. Bowling Just sorry figures for all, just a forgettable opening performance apart from McCullum assault in the beginning. Will look fwd to better fight in future….

Standings as on Day 2:

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Interesting facts as on Day 2:

– Ross Taylor scored the 50th boundary of the IPL 4.

– Sangakkarra became the first victim to be dismissed for duck in this season of IPL 4.

– Deccan’s yet to win a game in their home ground.

– Gomez (KTK) became the first batsmen to go for golden duck of IPL 4.

– Sreesanth picked the first wicket for KTK and its Dilshan.

– AB de villers scored the 25th six of IPL 4.

– Brendon McCullum scored the first runs for the KTK.

– Dale Steyn Bowled the first No Ball of this season and free hit resulted in nothing for Paunikar (RR)

– Both the matches for the day was won by Chasing and comfortably ending in the 19th over.

At the end of DAY 2:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 2

Total no.of Boundaries – 78
Total no.of Sixes – 27

Orange Cap – J.Botha (67) followed by Anirutha Srikanth (64).
Purple Cap – S.Trivedi (3) & A singh (3)

Most Sixes – AB De Villers (5) followed by Agarwal (2)
Most Fours – J.Botha (8) followed by J.Kallis (7)

~rams~

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