IPL 6: Day 31–Back in form Yusuf deliver for KKR…

May 3, 2013 at 11:40 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


I never thought I would write the top heading for this season, that what it looked like, it was just time before KKR team would have decided to make Hard hitting Yusuf Pathan sit in bench but it was not to be.

Defending Champions need to win all their remaining games to qualify for Play off. Royals won the toss and decided to Bat first, a slow start but strange & bizarre tactics fro Dravid kept the runs in bay and wickets kept on falling without anyone consolidating the fall. Dravid coming at no.8 didn’t help any cause. KKR also bowled well and kept the pressure always. Royals trying to defend 133 runs, started off well by picking 2 quick wickets but that it, Both Kallis & Yusuf Pathan ensured they crossed the line without any more fuss. Pathan got almost close a Half century and missed by a run, when Kallis struck a boundary when team need 3 runs of 18 balls.

Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by 8 wickets with 16 balls to spare…

Standings as on DAY 31:


Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 31:

– Dravid batting at the 8th position today is the first time in his IPL career.

– Bisla scored the 400th six for this season.

– After 11 innings Yusuf Pathan has gone past 30 runs in IPL.

– Rajasthan have never won a match scoring less than 135 runs, now the wack record stands 12-0.

At the end of DAY 31 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1282

Total no. of Sixes – 404

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (55) followed by Gayle (45)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (37) followed by Rohit Sharma (23)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (505) followed by Mike Hussey (485)

Purple Cap – Dwayne Bravo (19) followed by Vinay Kumar (18)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

Best Bowling Figures – James Faulkner (5/20 Vs SRH)

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (120) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (118)

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 4: DAY 42 Review…

May 19, 2011 at 11:41 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Match 65, was equally important for two reason, first is KKR need to win this badly to keep themselves ahead of KXIP, who may pull them back any moment. Secondly, Dada Ganguly will be playing against Kolkata after being dropped in the auction by their home team. Gambhir won the toss and decided to field first, PWI went in and did no good in rising the score, more than them doing, pitch was doing enough for the spinners to pick quick wickets and put warriors on the back foot. No one seems to inspire the score the total in the end PWI 118/7 in 20 overs. KKR started the easy chase with early jitters and they lost Goswami early, but Tiwary and Gambhir kept holding on the ends strong, until Tiwary pull one on to stumps. With a befitting half century from the skipper KKR sealed the game in style, Thanks to Yusuf too, who played his bit, as KKR crossed the line by losing 7 wickets and scoring 119 runs. Which also means KKR picks up the very important 2 points to leave KXIP to win the last game again with huge margin… Lets see what Gilly can do about it…

Standings as on DAY 42:


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

Out of Contention:

1. Delhi Daredevils, 2, Pune Warriors, 3. Rajasthan Royals, 4. Kochi Tuskers Kerala and 5. Deccan Chargers.

Interesting facts as on DAY 42:

– Gambhir scored his second fifty of this season and 10th overall in IPL.

– Today’s match had just 3 sixes being hit, one each by Ganguly, Tiwary and Yusuf Pathan.

– This is 6th time in this season a team have won by 7 wickets margin.

– Gambhir went out opener for the first time in this season.

– KKR won their 4th game chasing for this season, which also means they have won 4 batting first, rather to say, they have been asked to bat first, because whenever Gambhir wins the toss he will field first.

At the end of DAY 42:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 0

Total no.of Boundaries – 1697

Total no.of Sixes –547

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 3: Day 15 Review…

March 27, 2010 at 1:03 am (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its Day 15 in IPL 3…

Match 22 Review:
Rajasthan Royals Vs Deccan Chargers

Both the teams coming after very good wins, will look to keep the things and momentum going their way.  Gilly won the toss and decided to bat first… But i am sure he didn’t expect to see himself back in pavilion in the very first after deciding to bat first. Gibbs came in place of gilly and smashed shots to mend for the early exit of skipper. Laxman once again tried to play a ugly pull shot to get himself out… I guess he shud realise, T20 is not only abt slogging but also abt class, just like the one from Little master yesterday. Symonds joined Gibbs and made sure they cross 50 before powerplay overs, Desperately needing a breakthru Warne brought himself on and did produce one of the beauty of his old times to remove settled Gibbs… Can call this twist of the day…? Ofcourse on the course of the match it is indeed. Deccan’s lost their plot and lost wickets in regular intervals and kudos to excellent fielding effort too… Even half chances were converted… Rohit Sharma after being included in the world cup squad, he made sure, he made justice to selection panel, stayed till the end and fell a single short of his 50. Overall a dismal performance from deccans and brilliant performance from Royals to restrict them under 150…

DC 148/9 in 20 overs.

R.Sharma 49                Gibbs  25
S.Tait  3/22       Narwal 2/35

RR 151/2 in 15.4 overs.

Y.Pathan 73*   M.Lumb 45
P.Ojha 1/40    Symonds 0/9


Rajasthan royals would have taken a score less tha 150 any day in a good batting surface and infront of their home crowd. They did begin well their chase as Lumb gave them a blistering start, they raised fifty in just 5 overs. Gilly needed some one to give him a break, as expected he turned to golden arm boy, Pragyan Ojha, O well!!! he did provide the vital breakthru required, but it didn’t bring fortunes in turn it brought in a nemesis named Yusuf Pathan. he is just in one mood tat is to kill the opposition and he did tat with a surgery knife’s precision. Sure, the whole DC would have felt the pain… May be v can say, deccan’s lacked a bowler who could trouble Yusuf with a shorter delivery, not even a single one bowled at him. So no regrets for Rajasthan royals as the went on for a thumping win with 8 wickets in hand. Massacre Pathan scored 73* with 8 huge hits over the ropes.

Next game for Royals is Vs CSK… To say i am bit scared now… God pls get some one to bowl shorter deliveries at Yusuf…. Match is on Sunday… Waiting for it eagerly…

Standings as on DAY 15:


Interesting Facts on DAY 15 in IPL 3:

– Gilly leads in most no.of sixes hit in IPL tournament so far, with 57, Yusuf is just in verge to go past, as he is now at 56.

– Yusuf Pathan got his 3rd Man of the Match award of this season.

– Yusuf pathan scored his 6th ipl fifty.

– With 8 sixes for the day, he takes a unassasible lead in most no.of sixes hit by any. He leads with 19, followed by Robin Uthappa in 12.

– Shane Warne’s 1/15 is the best bowling performance for him in this IPL.

– Lumb became the 12th batsmen to be run out for Rajasthan Royals in this season of IPL.

At the end of DAY 15:

Total no.of Boundaries – 652
Total no.of Sixes – 217

Orange Cap – J.Kallis (310) followed by Sachin Tendulkar (248) and Yusuf Pathan(242).
Purple Cap – M.Muralitharan (11) followed by Chaminda Vaas (8) and Vinay Kumar (8).


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IPL 3: Day 9…

March 21, 2010 at 9:14 am (IPL, IPL 3) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its another double header day and things started on Day 9…

Will Review it, bit later as i was engaged with a Mokkai Movie Kacheri AaRAMBAM last nite and later joined the UNO gang to be busy till 3 and today i have office to go:(…

Just standings and facts for the day 9…


Interesting Facts on DAY 9:

– Kallis scored his 3rd IPL fifty off this season…

– Kallis continues to be not out in all of this 4 four innings played.

At the end of DAY 9…

Total no.of Boundaries – 420
Total no.of Sixes – 141

Orange Cap – J.Kallis (264) followed by Virender Shewag (183)
Purple Cap – Chaminda Vaas (7) followed by Praveen Kumar (6)…

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IPL 2: DAY 11 Review

April 29, 2009 at 4:52 am (IPL) (, , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its day 11 in IPL…

Match 18:

Rajasthan Royals Vs Delhi Daredevils

Delhi won the toss and decided to bat first, without any negligence, but warne said, he wud have bowled first if he has won the toss… Tat was quite interesting… Any how, his words proved right and DD were 42/3 after first 6 overs. (which is their lowest first 6 over total in 4 games.)

De villers again scored a brilliant 50 and late work from vettori helped delhi to take the team to a respectable total of 143 in 20 overs. 

Bowling of RR mentions a spl applause, esp from Munaf patel who bowled a wicket maiden 19th over. and his figures 4-1-14-2



Chasing a Meager target of 143, things didnt really go well for Rajasthan, they strated fumbling right from the beginning and ended up 64/5 in 11 overs. which left 80 to score in remaining 9 overs, at the rate of 9 per over. But nothing seems to be big, infront this big man, Yusuf Pathan he scored a swashbucling 62 of 30 balls to take home Rajasthan their second and must needed win. Nothing to take away from Grame smith who held the innings together right from the beginning till the end… Did a fabulous job of staying rooted to the crease and rotating strikes for yusuf. In the end, Its Rajasthan Royals won the match by 5 wickets with 9 balls to spare. Mishra was the pick of the bowlers, unless he was destroyed by yusuf in his last over. 4-0-34-3.


Standings as on Day 11:



Interesting Facts on Day 11 IPL:


– Grame Smith and Yusuf Pathan recorded the Highest ever 6th wicket partnership of 83 runs.

– Munaf Patel bowled his first Wicket maiden over in T20 format, Tat too a critical 19th over.

– Yusuf Pathan Bettered his Strike by 206.66 (previous best was 200 (42 off 21 balls))scoring 62 of 3o deliveries for this IPL season.

– Yusuf Pathan scored 6 sixes, equalling AB de villers record for most no.of sixes in an innnigs.

– DD dropped 3 catches today and 2 were off Yusuf pathan, and the very next ball Yusuf scored Boundary and six respectively.

– Its 8 th time wicket goes down after strategic time out, today its twin strike for Mishra, Warne and Jadeja.

Bye for now…


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