IPL 6: Day 28–Goliath(Dhoni) thumps down David this time…

April 30, 2013 at 11:51 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi..

Last time when these two teams met, to a big surprise Pune defeated CSK, courtesy Steven Smith’s handy knock. Can the history repeat itself. Not really with a kind of form Men in yellow as of now.

Chennai won the toss and decided to Bat first, Lost the openers in quick succession, in form Hussey departed very early, finally giving a chance for Badrinath to bat, He stitched a partnership with Suresh Raina and gave CSK a solid platform for the skipper Dhoni to unleash himself in the last 5 overs and he just killed PWI by scoring 45 of 16 balls to end the CSK innings with 164/3 in 20 overs. PWI never looked like they are going to chase this score stated losing wickets in heaps, they lost top 4 in no time and 6 down in 9 overs summed up the whole game. Mohit Sharma bowled well to pick 3 crucial top order wickets. As always Steven Smith was the only man who tried to put a fight, but too much for him to handle.

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 37 runs… 

Standings as on DAY 28:

image

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 28:

– Mohit Sharma now has 9 wickets in the powerplay overs, most by any bowler for this season, followed by Johnson & Bhuvaneshwar Kumar at 7.

– Ravindra Jadeja bowled the first no ball in his IPL career, previous to that ball he has bowled 774 balls in IPL.

– It is also the first time Jadeja has opened the bowling for any team in IPL.

– Steven Smith crossed 500 IPL runs today, becomes the third one to cross without scoring a fifty in the total runs scored. Other two were Jadeja & Nayar.

– Suresh Raina scored his 16th IPL fifty, which is also his second slowest which came off 42 balls.

– Raina & Badrinath now has 8 fifty partnership between them.

– Hussey dismissal in 5 runs is the lowest score he has been dismissed for this season.

– MS Dhoni scored the 350th six for this season.

– Bhuvaneshwar Kumar bowled the 24th Maiden of this season.

– CSK have won 6 games on a trot now on this season of IPL.

– A victory by 37 runs for CSK against PWI is the highest for them, previous best was 25 runs in 2012.

At the end of DAY 28 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1149

Total no. of Sixes – 356

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (52) followed by Gayle (43)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (36) followed by Rohit Sharma (23)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (484) followed by Mike Hussey (450)

Purple Cap – James Faulkner (16) followed by Dwayne Bravo (16)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (110) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (108)

Fastest Ball of IPL 6 – Shaun Tait (153.43 KMH) followed by Dale Steyn (152.48KMH)

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

Advertisements

Permalink Leave a Comment

IPL 6: Day 26–Its Mr.Cricket for CSK & Warner for Delhi…

April 28, 2013 at 11:58 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi all,

Double header to kill the time in a Sunday…

First Game, Game of heavyweight’s Chennai taking on Kolkata, Gambhir won the coin and strangely decided to field first, Which helped Dhoni & Men to salve themselves from the scorching sun and make KKR pay for their mistake. Mr Cricket does it again & again for CSK. Today with another breath taking 95 runs in sapping conditions, well supported first by Saha (who got the chance because Vijay is injured) then later by Raina. As always Dhoni finished up the innings in style to post their highest score for the season. CSK ended up with mammoth 200/3 in 20 overs. Chasing almost 10 runs an over, KKR got a delicious first over from rusty Nannes who gave 14 runs away as freebies, not only that today, CSK totally looked awkward in fielding & bowling except for one or two overs. Thanks they had enough runs on the board to save themselves from the mistakes. Bisla’s monumental effort almost gave KKR the victory before Huss Monster shacked the stumps to break the hopes of KKR. A good last over from Morris ensured CSK won the match finally. They chase or defend, it doesn’t count, one thing for sure is Last over & tense moments, where CSK will emerge victorious.

Chennai Super Kings won the match by 14 runs…

Second game battle for wooden spooner’s as the last two team in the table fight out their last position to rise over the above. Everyone of the Delhi batsmen had a start but as it was the case in the tournament, failed to convert it, And again Warner played a important knock of 51 from 25 balls to put Delhi at a comfortable zone of 164/5 in 20 overs. Pune started off well, thanks to poor fielding efforts from Delhi, Finch & Uthappa made 37 runs each before getting dismissed in the same over, which opened the back door Delhi and they started sneaking past slowly & steadily, Luke Wright also helped their course with poor batting. Finally Delhi just moved up the ladder a touch up to end up at 8th position in the Standing list.

Delhi Daredevils won the match by 15 runs…

With Tournament almost half way through, from now on it becomes necessary to keep a note on Standings, So here they are…

Standings as on DAY 26:

image

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 26:

– Wridhimaan Saha scored the 300th Six of this season.

– Suresh Raina picked up his 100th Six in his IPL Career; he is also the second in all time highest in IPL. List is topped by Gayle with 164 sixes.

– CSK now has 4 scores by their batsmen from 90 to 99. In those Hussey has two of them.

– This is second time by Kallis conceding 50 runs in an innings.

– 1/35 by Sunil Narine is the costliest spell for this season.

– CSK now has 5 century opening stands, latest one is between Saha & Hussey worth 103 runs. Only Rajasthan royals have 6 opening century stands.

– Hussey scored his 10th IPL fifty.

– 67 runs scored in Powerplay overs by CSK is the highest for this season, and their all time best is 68 runs.

– 200+ runs have been chased 4 times in IPL history so far.

– 12 extras in the Nannes first over is the most conceded in an over, previous was also 12 runs conceded by same team CSK.

– 130 runs scored in power play overs between CSK & KKR is the highest in a match for this season. (67 by CSK & 63 by KKR)

– 0/50 runs conceded by Dirk Nannes is the most expensive spell in his IPL career.

– 92 runs scored by Bisla is the best for him in his IPL career, bettering 89 he scored against the same team in the same venue last year in IPL finals.

– 351 runs scored between Yuvraj & Uthappa is the most by any pair so far in this season of IPL.

– Robin Uthappa played out the 4th Maiden of this season, which equals with Chris Gayle who also played 4 maidens so far.

– Irfan Pathan bowled the 21st Maiden of this season and personally 10th in his IPL career. Only Praveen Kumar is ahead of him with 12 Maidens.

– 63 runs scored by Delhi in the last five overs is the highest for them for this season.

– Fifty scored by David Warner in 24 balls is the fastest for him in his IPL career.

– Bhuvaneshwar Kumar has now taken 7 wickets within the powerplay overs, highest by any bowler for this season.

– Michael Hussey scored the 4th fifty of this season highest by any player, followed by Gambhir with 3 fifties.

– Michael Hussey also became the first player to score 50 boundaries for this season; he now has 51 to his name, followed by Gambhir with 40.

– CSK conceded 20 extras in today’s match against KKR, highest ever by any team for this season, the next worst by RCB who gave 16 runs against the game of Rajasthan royals.

At the end of DAY 26 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 1071

Total no. of Sixes – 319

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (51) followed by Gambhir (40)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (35) followed by Rohit Sharma (17)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (450) followed by Mike Hussey (445)

Purple Cap – James Faulkner (16) followed by Sunil Narine (15)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Dale Steyn (110) followed by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (99)

Fastest Ball of IPL 6 – Shaun Tait (153.43 KMH) followed by Dale Steyn (152.48KMH)

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

Permalink Leave a Comment

IPL 6: Day 21–Gayle’s Day in record books & Harmeet Singh also won MOM…

April 23, 2013 at 11:28 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi…

Double header on a Tuesday, Not many would want it, Unless they are willing to see the fireworks of Chris Gayle.

First Game, Had one name to be written, Just CHRIS GAYLE… One man literally played against 11 Pune players and won the game hands down. Records kept tumbling as Gayle kept swinging his bat (all those tumbled records are listed below). Ballistic Gayle went on to score 175 runs in 66 balls, which had 13 fours, 17 sixes & 18 dot balls. Other played the second fiddle around him, RCB ended with the highest T20 score 263/5 in 20 overs. PWI played their 20 overs trying to reduce their deficit of defeat, and ended up scoring 133 runs, leaving them just sort of 130 runs from the target. A point to note, Gayle also picked 2 wickets in the only over he bowled.

Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match by 130 runs…

Second Game, After having a Power packed, you can’t eclipse the effort of calypso,  So it was always a dull game, where people relived the moments of glory of Chris Gayle and in between there was a match between Delhi & Punjab. Delhi batted first, back to square one as they were in the tournament till the last game, lost wickets to poor shots and poor batting efforts to sum Delhi’s score of 120 in good batting track. KXIP started off the chase in a flyer and kept the chase going even though wickets are falling every now & then. But in the end they chased it with 3 full overs to spare.

Kings XI Punjab won the match by 5 wickets with 18 balls to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 21:

– Records tumbled as Man from Caribbean took a big page on the record book, Read what all he has rewritten in the books of record.

· Fastest Individual Fifty in IPL scored in 17 balls.

· Fastest Individual Century scored in a T20 international scored in 30 balls, bettering 34 balls century of Andrew Symonds and for IPL it is 37 ball century by Yusuf pathan.

· Longest Six scored which went 119 meters bettering 112 meters also by Gayle.

· First player to hit 150 sixes in IPL tournament.

· Best Opening Partnership for IPL ever, 167 runs bettering 163 runs between Dwayne Smith & Sachin Tendulkar.

· Fastest Team Hundred in IPL history scored in 7.5 overs.

· Most sixes hit (17) by any batsmen in a T20 international, Previous best was by Graham Napier for Essex against Sussex hitting 16 sixes.

· 175 runs scored is the highest score in a T20 International by an individual batsmen, he bettered 158 runs by Bredon McCullum in IPL season 1 against RCB.

· Highest total in a T20 International game bettering 260 scored by Srilanka against Kenya, and 246 scored by CSK against RR in IPL career.

· Gayle is the only player to have scored four centuries in IPL career.

· Gayle is also the only player who has scored most runs in a ground, he has scored 1220 runs in Chinnaswamy Stadium Bangalore, bettering Hamilton Masakadza scored 1202 runs in Harare in T20s

· 192 runs scored in Boundaries & Sixes is the highest ever in a T20 international.

· 154 runs out of 175 scored by Gayle came of boundaries & Sixes

· 21 sixes scored by RCB is the highest ever by any team in an IPL game.

– Chris Gayle also scored the 800th Boundary of this season.

– RCB have won all the 6 games played in Home ground till today for this season.

– 130 runs victory by RCB is the second largest in the IPL history, first is by RCB who lost the match by 140 runs against KKR in the first season.

– This is third game in IPL won with a margin more than 100 runs.

– Fifty scored by KXIP in 4.3 overs is the fastest for this season.

– Irfan Pathan became the second all rounder to score 1000 runs & to pick 50 wickets in his IPL career.

– Parvinder Awana & Roelf Van de Merwe bowled the 16th & 17th Maiden’s of this season.

– Game won by 18 balls to spare by KXIP against Delhi is the highest ever in all the seasons.

– Roelf Van de Merwe bowled his first ever Maiden in his IPL career.

– After 6 games which was won by chasing on a trot, finally Gayle broke the shackles by winning the match Batting first.

At the end of DAY 21 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 852

Total no. of Sixes – 247

Longest Six – 119 Meters by Chris Gayle against PWI.

Most no. of Fours – Mike Hussey (35) followed by Gayle (35)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (34) followed by Rohit Sharma (15)

Orange Cap – Chris Gayle (432) followed by Virat Kohli (333)

Purple Cap – Vinay Kumar (13) followed by Dwayne Bravo (12)

Best Batting Performance: Chris Gayle 175*(66)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Bhuvaneswar Kumar (86) followed by Dale Steyn (85)

Fastest Ball of IPL 6 – Shaun Tait (153.43 KMH) followed by Dale Steyn (152.48KMH)

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

Permalink Leave a Comment

IPL 6: Day 9–Gayle & Finch at their Destructive Best…

April 11, 2013 at 11:42 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2013, IPL 6) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi…

       Gaylestrom again struck in Bangalore Chinnasamy stadium as RCB trounced KKR in their home ground. KKR rode on their Skipper’s half century and some added support from Yusuf & Tiwary made sure KKR scored 154/8 in 20 overs. Second half almost a one man show as always Gayle found almost every nook and corner of the ground to send the ball. 85 from 50 balls made sure Bangalore crossed the line with enough time.

Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match by 8 Wickets with 15 balls to spare…

       Rajasthan Royals got off to a decent start thanks to ever dependable Wall, who yet again scored a 50. But not much support from other end and wickets at wrong time made sure they made just 145/5 in 20 overs. If its Gayle for RCB, then replica is called Aaron Finch who turned topsy turvy PWI opening slot to power slot. Well aided by Uthappa & Yuvi to finish the game and put an end to their 11 match losing streak.

Pune Warriors India won the match by 7 Wickets with 8 balls to spare…

Interesting Stats IPL 6 Day 9:

– When Kallis went past 12 runs in the game today, he has accumulated 2000 runs in his IPL Career and also he is the first overseas player to do so.

– Kallis bowled the third maiden of this season.

– 17th IPL Fifty for Gayle now he is a joint topper with Gautam gambhir for most fifties in IPL Career.

– Gayle’s last six went for 106 meters, which is also the longest for this season bettering Thisara Perara’s 101 meters.

– 2nd and 3rd No balls are bowled by Henriques & Bhuvaneshwar Kumar respectively and follow up free hits were gracefully despatched to boundaries by Gayle & Dravid.

– Kushal Perara became the second person and third time in IPL to be out in the very first ball of the match.

– 4th No Ball came from Sreesanth and Free hit was sent into crowd by Robin Uthappa.

– Both Gayle & Kohli now involved in ten 50+ partnership, which beats the toppers from CSK who has done it 9 times Hussey & Vijay.

– 64 runs scored by PWI in Powerplay overs is the highest for this season for any team.

– 1/41 by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is the most expensive spell for him IPL Career.

– 43 ball fifty from Rahul Dravid was the second slowest in IPL career, 44 balls against KXIP in opening season was the slowest.

– This is the first win for PWI against Rajasthan Royals in their IPL Career.

– Ross Taylor scored the 100th Six of this season.

– Harmeet Singh picked his Debut wicket Ross Taylor caught at Deep midwicket.

– PWI finally ended their 11 matches losing streak.

At the end of DAY 9 in IPL 6:

Total no. of Boundaries – 339

Total no. of Sixes – 102

Longest Six – 106 Meters by Chris Gayle (SRH)

Most no. of Fours – Virat Kohli (24) followed by Dinesh Karthik (21)

Most no. of Sixes – Chris Gayle (14)

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

Most Dot Balls Bowled – Suni Narine (38) followed by Dale Steyn (36)

Fastest Ball of the Tournament – Dale Steyn (152.48KMPH)

Orange Cap – Virat Kohli (198) followed by Chris Gayle (191)

Purple Cap – Vinay Kumar (7 wickets)

Fairplay Award – Rajasthan Royals.

~rams~

Permalink Leave a Comment

IPL 4: DAY 44 Review…

May 22, 2011 at 2:16 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Match 67, Gilly need to win 5 games out of 5 to in the playoff’s he crossed 4 successfully and he needed just one more to go past for the playoff’s. He won the toss and decided to field first, idea should have been to dismiss Deccan’s cheaply and score the run in quick pace to up the run rate. But what happened was quite opposite as DC’s found form in no time to pull KXIP in the back foot. To say they got themselves to blame, as they even dropped the sitters, not once or twice, almost five catches were put down in their innings and i didn’t count the missed run out chances. Dhawan rode on luck to get to his first half century, well supported by Ravi Teja. Finally Deccan’s finished with 198/2 in 20 overs, their ever highest against KXIP in all seasons. Must win situation, 10 runs required per over, u expect a fight back from the home team, having put in the blood and sweat to win the other 4 games, but it wasn’t the case again as KXIP batsmen showed no responsibility apart from Gilly, who scored his 9th IPL fifty, just before departing. Amit Mishra a happy bowler who picked up the first Hattrick of the season to delight Deccan’s. As KXIP bowled out for 116 in 19 overs. Deccan’s won the match y 82 runs, their highest ever winning margin in IPL so far.

Match 68, Dada’s last match for this season, apart from 32 and 18, he was also a victim of duck. so he has the last chance to say what he his. But Rain god’s seems to have no idea in watching this dead rubber, so ruled out the match when Delhi were 56/3 in 10 overs. So Sorry Dada, May be next season u can show off more…

Standings as on DAY 44:

image

So with KXIP losing, Its now official that top four teams featuring in the list will be playing the playoff’s irrespective of tomorrow’s results.

Interesting stats as on DAY 44:

– Gilly scored his 9th IPL fifty.

– Shaun Marsh became the fourth player to score more than 50 boundaries in this season of IPL.

– Shaun Marsh also became the first player to breach 500 runs mark in this season.

– 82 runs victory for Deccan’s is the highest ever in their IPL seasons, previous was 55 runs vs Kochi in this season.

– 198/2 is their second highest ever total in IPL history, list is topped by 214/5 Vs Rajasthan in the first season.

– Out of 6 wins for Deccan’s 5 came batting first and 1 came in chasing.

– 95* runs is the highest score for Shikhar Dhawan in his IPL career.

– Amit Mishra (Deccan Chargers) picked the first Hattrick of the season against KXIP, personally it’s his second in IPL, ironically his first Hat trick came against Deccan Chargers, for which team he has picked the Hattrick this year.

– Amit Mishra’s hattrick victim’s are – Ryan McClaren, Mandeep Singh and Ryan Harris

– Yuvraj Singh is the only other player in IPL with 2 Hattricks.

– Amit’s Mishra’s Hattrick is 7th in IPL history so far.

– This first time in IPL, Delhi Daredevils are the wooden spooners.

At the end of DAY 44:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 6

Total no.of Boundaries – 1759

Total no.of Sixes –564

Orange Cap –Shaun Marsh (504) followed by Paul Valthaty (463)

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (27) followed by Amit Mishra (19)

Most Sixes – Chris Gayle (32) followed by Shaun Marsh (20)

Most Fours –Paul Valthaty (55) followed by Shaun Marsh (52)

Longest Six – Adam Gilchrist (122 M) followed by Albie Morkel (114 M & 109 M)

~rams~

Permalink Leave a Comment

IPL 4: DAY 33 Review…

May 11, 2011 at 1:19 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Match 53, Its the Match Dada will remember as he made his debut for this season of IPL and won the game with a Not out innings. Deccan’s home ground seems to still cursed and they just have one victory in their home ground and it will be till the next season of IPL starts in Hyderabad. Not a gr8 finish for a good start from Deccan’s and few poor fielding efforts let their team down. Ryder, Uthappa and Back in Action Ganguly sealed the game for PWI with 6 wickets and 10 balls to spare, Even though this win does no good nor bad to both these teams, Its a game for DADA fans.

Match 54, Mighty Mumbai take on KXIP who now have to win all of their remaining games 5 out of 5 will get a place in Semi’s. Not a new Scenario for KXIP skipper Gilchrist as he has already done the same with Deccan’s. With few pep words from team Owner Preity Zinda seems to have effect, as KXIP were in fire right from the start, even though Munaf patel and Kieron Pollard seems to have brakes, KXIP raced past to 163/8 in 20 overs. Following it, Mumbai Indians displayed a dismal batting performance of this season, without any reason shots were taken and went cheaply as MI bowled themselves out in the 13th over for 87 runs, their lowest ever in IPL history. KXIP won the match by 76 runs their highest ever in IPL History. If u remember very well Mumbai was the only team in last season that wasn’t bowled out before 20 overs, even in the finals they were just 9 down…

Standings as on DAY 33:

image

As of Now Teams for Semi’s:

1. Mumbai Indians, 2. Chennai Super Kings, 3. Kolkata Knight Riders

Cat on wall:

1. Royal Challengers Bangalore 2. Rajasthan Royals, 3.Kochi Tuskers Kerala and 4.Kings XI Punjab.

Out of Contention:

1. Delhi Daredevils, 2, Pune Warriors, and 3. Deccan Chargers

Interesting facts as on DAY 33:

– Lasith Malinga became the first bowler to pick 25 wickets in an IPL season.

– Lasith Malinga is also now the highest wicket taker in IPL, with 59 wickets to his name.

– Munaf Patel became the fourth bowler to pick five wickets in IPL 4; other three were Malinga, Harbhajan Singh and Ishant Sharma If ur wondering, Yes, 3 are from Mumbai Indians, just leaving the odd guy Ishant Sharma from Deccan’s.

– Munaf’s five wicket haul is the only one which didn’t get him the Man of the Match Award and also which ended up on the losing cause, where other 3 bowlers 5 wicket haul did both. (Thanks to Bala for this stat)

– 76 runs victory by KXIP is their highest victory margin bettering 66 runs victories over the same rivals Mumbai Indians in the first season of IPL.

– Mitchell Marsh (PWI) and Bhargav Bhatt (KXIP) picked up 4 wickets each on the same day and both picked up the man of the match for their efforts.

– It’s one of the days, we didn’t even see a fifty from anyone of the batsmen even after two full games, Manish Pandey was the closest to come, and who was plumb when he was in 49.

–  Praveen Kumar bowled the 24th Maiden of this tournament.

– Few days back Mumbai Indians recorded their lowest IPL score 94/8 in 20 overs Vs Rajasthan Royals and today they overrun it with 87 all out Vs KXIP, Ironically their lowest total before this season was 116/9 Vs KXIP in the very same ground Mohali.

At the end of DAY 33:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 2

Total no.of Boundaries – 1433

Total no.of Sixes –430

Orange Cap – Virender Shewag (424) followed by Mike Hussey (388)

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (26) followed by Munaf Patel (17)

Most Sixes – Chris Gayle (26) followed by Virender Shewag (18)

Most Fours – Virender Shewag (51) followed by Mike Hussey (47)

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

~rams~

Permalink Leave a Comment

IPL 4: DAY 31 Review…

May 9, 2011 at 12:33 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Match 50, Jaywardene locks horns with Vettori, on an important game to keep themselves safe for the coming games. As he won the coin and decided to bat, things looke good when they were 64/1 in 9 overs, but from then, its Men in Green proved too much to keep Tuskars out of the game as they ended with just paltry 125/9 in 20 overs. Later in the match One man with mission Gayle went ballistic once again to give KTK a huge shock as he piled 37 runs in an over, with 4 sixes and 3 boundaries including a no ball. Which literally closed the doors for KTK and its over as Kohli and Dilshan finished the rituals with 9 wickets to spare along with 41 deliveries.

Match 51, With 7 loses on trot for Yuvi and a crucial game for KXIP, as Gilly decided to bat first, he wasn’t there to make his decision right but Shaun marsh, Dinesh Karthik and Valthaty tried level best to bring KXIP to 119/8 in 20 overs. Again Rahul Sharma was the key bowler for Pune, as he picked two crucial opening wickets at the right time. A 6 run per over chase was always easy and it was as Ryder, Uthappa and later Yuvi all chipped in to end the 7 match losing streak for Pune. Eventhough they are out of contention for this season, Yuvi was very sure to spoil the party of others.

Standings as on DAY 31:

image

As of Now Teams for Semi’s:

1. Mumbai Indians, 2. Kolkata Knight Riders and 3. Royal Challengers Bangalore

Cat on wall:

1. Chennai Super Kings, 2. Rajasthan Royals, 3.Kochi Tuskers Kerala and 4. Kings XI Punjab.

Out of Contention for this season:

1. Delhi Daredevils, 2, Pune Warriors, and 3. Deccan Chargers

Interesting facts on DAY 31:

– Victory with 41 balls to spare is the tied for the highest along with Pune for this season, personally for RCB this is their second best in terms of balls remaining in IPL, Best was 56 balls vs Rajasthan in last season.

– 37 runs scored by Chris Gayle is the highest ever scored in an over in IPL and to take for, in the T20 internationals too, Yuvi scored only 36 runs when he went 6 times over the rope.

– Bredon McCullum scored the 1300th Boundary of IPL 4.

– Dilshan scored the second fifty of this season.

– Praveen Kumar Bowled the 23rd Maiden of this season.

At the end of DAY 31:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 2

Total no.of Boundaries – 1350

Total no.of Sixes –411

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

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (24) followed by Rahul Sharma (13)

Most Sixes – Chris Gayle (26) followed by Virender Shewag (18)

Most Fours – Virender Shewag (51) followed by Paul Valthaty (42)

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

~rams~

Permalink Leave a Comment

IPL 4: DAY 27 Review…

May 5, 2011 at 6:53 pm (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Match 43, Chennai takes on Rajasthan in their home ground, where just like their opponent’s Rajasthan Chennai have a fantastic record this season, having played 4 and won all those in style. Royals got off to a classic T20 Start, thanks to Dravid, who even looked better than hard hitting Shane Watson, At the middle they were well set with 86/0 in 10 overs, looked to go beyond 180 in ease, but some brilliant bowling, fielding and excellent catches turned the match upside down for CSK, Allowing RR to finish at 147/6 in 20 overs. The chase looked so easy even after losing Vijay so early, Raina and Hussey made the things so simpler and played with the clear plan to chase down 148. Eventually CSK won their 5th Home game i style with 8 wickets and 8 balls to spare.

Match 44, Game of life and death for Pune but it wasn’t seen in their performance, as they had their best bowler Alfonso Thomas going for 53 in his 4 overs. Tendulkar, Rayudu, Suman and Pollard all had their go to get Mumbai to 160/7 in 20 overs. Only stand out performance for Pune was Rahul Sharma who finished with the magical figures of 4-0-7-2, with awesome economical rate less than 2. But its always said one man can’t win 11 person’s game. In the chase Uthappa and Pandey tried their best to get close the score and none looked to go for the kill, Attitude made the task so easier for MI bowlers and they won the game easily as PWI went past 139/7 in 20 overs, leaving 21 runs short of the desired target.

Standings as on DAY 27:

image

Interesting facts on DAY 27:

– Rahul Dravid scored the first Fifty in the Rajasthan Royals Jersey and 6th overall.

– 86/0 in first 10 overs is the highest ever score for Royals for this season.

– Manish Pandey scored his first fifty for Pune Warriors.

– Suresh Raina scored his 14th and Michael Hussey scored his 5th IPL fifties.

– 137 runs between Hussey and Raina for 2nd wicket is tied with two more occasions for the 2nd best wicket partnership, ironically on all the three 137’s Raina was out there and Vijay was their twice and now Hussey.

– 137 runs partnership between Raina and Hussey is the third best Partnership of IPL 4.

– 86 runs partnership between Rahul Dravid and Shane Watson for the first wicket is the highest for Royals in this season of IPL; it’s also the highest for any wicket.

– Pune Warriors had 3 Golden ducks in their innings which is the

– Mithun Manhas (PWI) became the second batsmen to secure 3rd duck in his 9th innings, other one was Gomez (KTK).

– Rahul Sharma’s figure of 4-0-7-2 is the best economical spell bowled in the IPL 4 so far.

– Rajasthan Royals had no sixes been hit in  their match against CSK.

–  Harbhajan Singh bowled the 17th Maiden of IPL season 4.


At the end of DAY 27:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 2

Total no.of Boundaries – 1146

Total no.of Sixes –365

Orange Cap –Sachin Tendulkar (351) followed by Michael Hussey (327)

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

Most Sixes – Yuvraj Singh (15) followed Paul Valthaty (14)

Most Fours – Michael Hussey (39) followed by Virender Shewag (38)

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

~rams~

Permalink Leave a Comment

IPL 4: DAY 24 Review…

May 2, 2011 at 12:45 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Busy Sunday, No time to write or to make up the stats, just piling up whatever comes to be spontaneously.

Match 38, Pune with the disaster season, another match to represent their going, Six straight loses, highest by any team in IPL so far. Poor Fielding and pathetic bowling (even after accumulating 5 specialist bowlers) mad it too easy for Rajasthan to win the game with 6 wickets and 3 balls to spare.

Match 39, Another game on Home turf  where Chennai emerges again out of ashes just like phoenix, to claw back the DC’s and win the game by 19 runs.

Standings as on DAY 24:

image

Interesting facts on DAY 24:

– Sunny Sohal’s Fifty of 25 balls is the second fastest of the season, best was still with Paul Valtathy with 23 balls.

– Sunny Sohal scored the 1000th Boundary of IPL 4.

– 64/0 in powerplay overs is the ever highest by DC in this season.

– After winning 5 tosses in a row, Yuvi lost a toss for a change today against RR, but his fate of winning the games are not yet back for his side.

– This is third match that won with 3 balls to spare, Bangalore, Chennai and Rajasthan today.

– Out of 5 wins for Chennai, 4 have come in batting first and all the games are played in Chennai Chepauk in their home turf.

– Albie broke through the records of Longest sixes as he went very long with 114 meters in Chennai, just a ball before he clobbered 109 meters as well.

–          Alfonso Thomas and Rahul Sharma bowled the 15th and 16th Maiden of IPL respectively

At the end of DAY 24:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 4

Total no.of Boundaries – 1008

Total no.of Sixes –332

Orange Cap –Virat Kohli (294) followed by Virender Shewag (288)

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (17) followed by Shane Warne (11)

Most Sixes – Yuvraj Singh (13) followed Chris Gayle (12)

Most Fours –Virender Shewag (36) followed by Paul Valthaty (33)

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

~rams~

Permalink Leave a Comment

IPL 4: DAY 18 Review…

April 27, 2011 at 1:31 am (Cricket, IPL, IPL 2011, IPL 4) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

To say lucky in the very last moment and thanks to the unknown faces who decided not to watch the match in stadium… Myself and my team got the tickets in the very last moment, in simple an over has been bowled in stadium. Somehow made it to the stadium and without doubt its gonna go down as one of the best match of this season.

I just say that only for one reason, Chennai’s fielding… Awesome man, Diving, Flying, Rolling, Mudding, Whatever u name it to stop the ball, it was there, even 142 (a very very par score in Chennai Pitch) looked like 180 odd. I certainly have no doubt CSK could have saved abt 25-30 runs in the field, Which was the match eventually.

Last time IPL in stadium was KXIP Vs CSK, Which ended in draw, KXIP winning in the super over with yuvi’s reverse sweep. Once again Yuvi was threatening to repeat the history, but luck ran out soon… CSK won the match by handsome 25 runs…

CSKu Whisle Podu Mammmmmmu……..

Standings as on DAY 18:

image

Its such an important win for Chennai as they get right back themselves in Top 4….

Interesting Facts as on Day 18:

– Yuvraj Singh scored his 1000th IPL run.

– Mithun Manhas hit the 250th six of IPL season 4.

– Chennai is the only team in the league have won all the three matches in defending.

– First match in IPL 4, to have all the top four batsmen to be dismissed in the fashion of Bowled.

– Ashwin bowled the 7th Maiden of this Season.

– Jerome Taylor became the first batsman of this season to be run out of a Substitute fielder and it’s Abinav Mukund who was fielding for Murali vijay’s Leg cramps.

– Mike Hussey’s 4th IPL fifty for Chennai Super Kings, got him past Murali vijay in highest run getter for CSk this season, MK Hussey now with 193 runs and followed by Vijay at 180 runs.

At the end of DAY 18:

No.of Catches Dropped for the day – 2

Total no.of Boundaries – 788

Total no.of Sixes –250

Orange Cap – Sachin Tendulkar (269) followed by P.Valhathy (261)

Purple Cap – S.Malinga (16) followed by Shane Warne (9)

Most Sixes – Paul Valhathy (12) followed by R.Jadeja (11)

Most Fours –Paul Valhathy (32) followed by S.Tendulkar (29)

~rams~

Permalink Leave a Comment

Next page »