Thursday, May 23, 2013

Rajasthan Royals will meet Mumbai Qualifier 2

Rajasthan Royals will meet Mumbai Indians in the 'IPL -2013 Qualifier 2', a battle to decide who meets Chennai Super Kings in the big final at the Eden Gardens this month. It was a result they can almost totally thanks to Hodge's 29-ball 54, inclusive of 5 sixes, two of which came off Darren Sammy last over with 10 run needed to win.
Chasing the 133 target they were set by Hyderabad, Royals were jolted as they lost 4 wickets for 7 runs in the face of some tight spin bowling by Amit Mishra and Karan Sharma. Captain Rahul Dravid was passed out after a brief counter-attack against Dale Steyn, and the slump in the center left Royals needing 60 off the last 7 overs, with Hodge and Sanju Samson in the middle.
Darren Sammy had earlier plucked an impossible, high catch at the boundary of Shane Watson (24) to turn the tide. Dishant Yagnik (0) played a horrible shot against the West Indian captain, and Mishra fooled Ajinkya Rahane (18) into a caught-and-bowled. But it turned out to be a false dawn for the Sunrisers as, for once; they failed to defend a 130-odd score.
Dhawan followed suit, hitting James Faulkner straight to short well leg chasing a successive boundary, and it was left to Sammy and Thisara Perera to swing crucial sixes as Hyderabad accrued 65 in the last 6 overs. Sammy 21-ball 29 ensured that Hyderabad breached their usually defensible score in the vicinity of 130. 

Score Details 

Sunrisers Hyderabad-132/7(20)

Highest Score
S Dhawan -33
Best Bowling
V Malik-2(14)
Rajasthan Royals-133/6(19.2)

Highest Score
B Hodge-54
Best Bowling
D Sammy-2(27)
Player of the match- B Hodge

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Chennai super kings gone IPL 5th final

The West Indian batsman D Smith (68 off 28) had smashed 6 fours and 5 sixes, and was menacing to chase down Chennai first innings total of 192/1 from 20 overs. Time for Ravindra Jadeja to enter the scene, as Raina got his hands around the ball. After that it was just a question of chipping away.
Ravindra Jadeja trapped Dinesh Karthik leg-before-wicket, and when Rohit Sharma choked by going in the air, Mumbai were going to be in big trouble. 101/4. Kieron Pollard smashed 24, a knock that built-in 2 sixes in a row off Jadeja, before the left-armer sent one at the feet, and Pollard flicked the ball straight to Hussey at short very well leg.
Dwayne Bravo then emulates his mate, by picking up3 wickets, and got the purple cap. Mohit Sharma got rid of No.10 Pragyan Ojha to give Chennai super kings win by 48 runs in the 1st qualifier, gone them into their 5th IPL final.
Score Details

Chennai Super Kings-192/1(20)

Highest Score
Suresh Raina-82(42)
Mumbai Indians-144/10(18.4)

Highest Score
D Smith -68(28)
K Pollard -24(16)

Best Bowling CKS
R Jadeja-3(31)
Player of the match-M.Hussey (CSK)

Monday, May 20, 2013

IPL -2013 Qualifier Match Details

No Date Time Team Place
1 21-May-2013 8:00 PM CHE vs MI Delhi
2. 22-May-2013 8.00PM SH vs RR Delhi
No Date Time Team Place
1 24-May-2013 8:00 PM TBC vs TBC Kolkata
2. 26-May-2013 8.00PM IPL Finals Kolkata

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

CSK beat Delhi Daredevils by 33 Runs

Chennai Super Kings beat by Delhi Daredevils their 11th loss of IPL 2013, with a 33-run victory at theChennai M.A C stadium on Tuesday.
Chasing 169 for win, Delhi were never really in the hunt as they lost Sehwag for a second-ball duck, after the Nawab of Najafgarh edged a release from Mohit Sharma to Dhoni. Unmukt Chand and Johan Botha looked good, but were in a hurry to score, and rotting with Jason Holder holding the ball in his hands.
Delhi captain David Warner launched a counter attack, but was running out of partners as Chennai sure to stamp their authority on the match. As Rohrer and Jadhav walked away without making an extensive contribution, Warner tried his best, making 44, before being caught by Murali Vijay off Albie Morkel (3/32).They completed 33 runs short at 135/9.
Score Details

Chennai- 168/4 (20) 

Highest Score 

M Dhoni -58(35)
M Vijay -31(23)

Best Bowling
U Yadav-2(26)
Delhi- 135/9 (20)
Highest Score

D Warner (C)-44(37)

Best Bowling

A Morkel-3(32)
Chennai Won by 33 Runs

Player of the match M Dhoni

Gilchrist and Azhar Stunning Punjab win by RCB

Veterans Gilchrist and Azhar Mahmood roll back the years, leading Kings XI Punjab to a 7-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in a crucial Indian Premier League game here on Tuesday.
RCB were riding high after scoring 174 for 3, courtesy a 136-run partnership in 14.2 overs between Chris Gayle (77) and captain Virat Kohli (58), but 41-year old Gilchrist and Mahmood, 38, made light work of the target with a wonderful 118-run stand for the 2nd wicket as Kings XI coasted past the target in 18.1 overs.
Parvinder Awana was the pick of Kings XI bowlers with 3 for 39 while new ball bowler Azar Mahmood came away with 2 for 25 and leg-spinner Piyush Chawla conceded just 27 runs in his 4 overs.
Bangalore bowlers came in for some penalty while they were also unlucky that a few streaky lofted shots by Adam Gilchrist and Mahmood eluded the fielders by a whisker.
The result anchor RCB to 16 points from 15 games while Kings XI moved up to 12 with 2 more matches in hand. RCB, playing at home after 3 weeks and six away games, are slated to play favorites Chennai Super Kings here on May 18. Bangalore loss meant that Mumbai, Chennai and Rajasthan qualified for the play offs.
Score Details

Bangalore- 174/5 (20)
Highest Score
C Gayle -77(53)
V Kohli- 57(43)

Best Bowling
P Awana-3 for 39
Punjab- 176/3 (18.1)
Highest Score 

A Gilchrist -85(54)
A Mahmood -61(41)
Punjab Win by 7 Wickets
Player of the match-A Gilchrist

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mumbai Beat by Sunrises Hyderabad

Kieron Pollard remorseless hitting inflicted a crush injury upon the clueless Sunrises Hyderabad on Sunday, as Mumbai Indians set an almost-assured foot in the last-4 of this season IPL fight following an improbable 7-wicket wins.
Kieron Pollard bludgeoned 8 sixes in a surreal, unbeaten 27-ball 66 to pull his team out of the pits in the nick of time. Mumbai looked out for the count when they needed 62 off the last 4 overs, and that when the killing began. Thisara Perera went for 29, including 4 sixes, in the 17th, and then Amit Mishra was pasted for 21, with 3 more sailing over the ropes.
The end came unexpectedly on the back of 2 more maximums off Perera, as Mumbai romped home with 3 balls to spare and kept their winning home record whole. They also soared to the top of the points table with this win, and gave Kolkata Knight Riders another numerical possibility to hang their hopes on.
Score Details

Hyderabad- 178/3 (20)

Highest Score
S Dhawan -59(41)
C White -43(23)
H Vihari -41(37)
Mumbai- 184/3 (19.3)

Highest Score
K Pollard -66(27)
S Tendulkar -38(31)
D Karthik -30(23)
Player of the match-K Pollard

Monday, May 13, 2013

Rajasthan in top four Beat by CSK

A brutal assault by Watson and Binny at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Sunday enabled Rajasthan Royals to steal a win from Super Kings and confirm a place in the Top Four. The pair added a scarcely-believable 93 in 7.3 overs to grab win from a precarious position, as Watson ended with a 34-ball 70, and Binny remained unconquered on a 23-ball 41, in pursuit of superb kings rather reasonable 141.
The home team looked set to deflate to their 1st home defeat this season at 45/4 in the tenth over – with Ajinkya Rahane, James Faulkner, Sanju Samson and Rahul Dravid back to back in the pavilion. The required run-rate at that point had escalate to in excess of 9 per over and R. Ashwin, one of the most dangerous bowlers to get away in the format, had all four overs remaining.
Watson and Binny smote flat, in-your-face sixes off the tall bowler to check the asking rate, and then made that arithmetic figure a non-entity with a barrage of big strikes against Holder and Bravo.
After Ashwin went for 23 in the 11th, Bravo leaked 22 in 14th, inclusive of 3 more maximums; Chris Morris 15th was the icing on Rajasthan cake – 4 successive boundaries that took Watson to a blinding half-century in 25 balls and the home team to within 12 runs – to be attained in 5 overs – of a succeed.
Score Details

Chennai- 141/4 (20)

Highest Score

M Vijay -55(50)
M Hussey -40(40)

Best Bowler

K Cooper-2(321)
Rajasthan-144/5 (17.1)

Highest Score

S Watson -70(34)
S Binny -41(23)

Player of the Match

Friday, May 10, 2013

RR in play-offs beat by Punjab

Rajasthan Royals placed one foot in the play-offs on Thursday evening, thanks to their ninth - and second consecutive away - win that brought them up to 18 points in the ongoing IPL skirmish.
Royals put up a commanding show with the bat and ball as they outplayed a curiously-subdued Kings XI Punjab by eight wickets, backing a solid fielding show with another power-packed display with the bat.
Excellent Cooper

Kevon Cooper was instrumental in stalling what had until then appeared to be a runaway innings. Punjab had tided over the first-over loss of Mandeep Singh and were cruising on a 102-run union between Gilchrist and Shaun March when he dismissed the former with a slower ball.
Cooper took the pace off yet again to claim Marsh and the dangerous David Miller and conceded just 23 off his four as Punjab made a hash of a great start. It was a dark beginning for Gilchrist, who was left fuming when he was subjected to an under-hand run-out attempt in the third over.

Score Details

Punjab- 145/6 (20)
Highest Score

S Marsh -77(64)
A Gilchrist -42(32)

Best Bowler

K Cooper-3(23)

Highest Score

A Rahane -59(49)
S Samson -47(33)
Player of the match-K Cooper

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Miller fast century RCB big lose

This game was a contest between 2 left-handed batsmen. But, in the end one of them had to bowl right-handed, and finished up on the losing side after being smashed for 22 runs in his 1st over. The bowlers name was Christopher Henry Gayle.
The batsman’s name was David Miller. For a man who is just 23, this left-handed batsman from South Africa knows a thing or two about handling force. Imagine walking in at 51/3, with the opponent on the field sitting pretty on a total of 190/3. Kings XI Punjab troubles increased as they lost David Hussey; most young batsmen would have given up hope by now.
With 123 runs needed from 60 balls, Miller got to work with Rajagopal Satish for partnership. Miller ensured that anything that was full was on time smashed for a six. Anything short was pulled away to midwicket for 4th. Good deliveries were respected, but not wasted. The ones and 2 were added to the total. highly, the strike was almost always with Miller.
Score Details

Bangalore-190/3 (20)

Highest Score

C Pujara -51(58)
C Gayle -61(33)
A de Villiers -38(19)

Kings XI Punjab

Highest Score

D Miller -101(38)
R Sathish -27-(18)
Player of the match- D Miller

Monday, May 6, 2013

Jaipur match Rajasthan Thriller Win pune out

Both teams started well with the bat, but the difference between the Rajasthan Royals and Pune Warriors was in the finishing. That's the reason why the hosts managed to maintain their unbeaten record at home.
They went to fourth in the points table, for which they should thank their batsmen. It wasn’t a match where the winner could afford to blink.
Chasing a mammoth 179-run target, Rajasthan’s openers Rahul Dravid and Ajinkya Rahane played all the right shots as Aaron Finch’s bowlers began to flinch. Both right-handers knew that they had a mountain to climb, and they ensured that Pune’s bowlers were beaten to the ropes.

If Dravid drove with élan, Rahane cut the ball with equal finesse as Rajasthan made sure that they were never too far behind the run rate.
Score Details

Pune Warriors India- 178/4 (20) 

R Uthappa -54(41)
A Finch (C)-45(32)
M Marsh -35(21)
Rajasthan-182/5 (19.5)

A Rahane -67(48)
R Dravid -58(40)
S Binny -35(13)
Player Of the match-A.Rahane

Friday, May 3, 2013

Chennai Super Kings thrill Win by KXIP

Raina resumed his love affair with Chepauk on Thursday night as Chennai Super Kings equal Royal Challengers Bangalore record of 7 succeeding IPL wins with a thrilling triumph over Kings XI Punjab.
Raina 53-ball, unbeaten 100 ultimately prevailed over the late counter-attack by lefties Shaun Marsh (73) and David Miller (51*) that took Punjab to the doorstep of what might have been a famous chase. But the pair, having joint for 95 in just 8.4 overs, ran out of ideas with the visitors needing 19 off the final over, bowled by Dwayne Bravo.
Raina hits out
Raina came in at the fall of Wriddhiman Saha and was merciless against the smorgasbord of bowling available for consumption. A majority of his 6 sixes came against the pacers Manpreet Gony and Praveen Kumar were both hit scornfully back over their heads – and the spinners, leggie Chawla especially, were smashed through the leg-side.

It was a rare failure for Chennai super star MS Dhoni, who was run-out for 2 soon after Hussey, was stumped off Chawla, but Raina Nonstop rained hits on the park without close. The Ghaziabad lad reached 3 figures in the last over, in just 53 balls, and powered Chennai to a total that proved beyond the reach of Marsh and Miller dramatic counter-attack.


Chennai Super Kings- 186/4 (20)
Highest Scores
S Raina -100*(53)
M Hussey -35(29)
Best bowling
P Awana-2(29)
Kings XI Punjab- 171/6 (20)
Highest Scores
S Marsh -73(51)
D Miller -51(26)
Best Bowling
D Bravo-3(34)
Player Of The Match-S_Raina

Monday, April 29, 2013

Hussey stunning again CSK Beet by KKR

Chennai Super Kings fielding coach Steve Rixon recently commented that they are yet to nail down their batting positions this season. Despite this, it is amazing then that the 2-time champions are happily leading the standings with 7 wins in 9 matches.
Their score of a nicely rounded 200 today against the Kolkata is their highest of the tournament yet confirmation that after a sloppy start, MS Dhoni boys are quite the team to hit now.

Michael Hussy exceptional form this season continued making many wonder if he had erred by retiring from international cricket. The Aussie pro who will be 38 in a month has scores of 20, 86*, 6, 65*, 40, 88 and 45, and he backed them up with an innings of 95 today full of trademark front-foot swing to the leg-side and placement so fine, he would shame the best recruitment firms.
Hussey performances have rather masked the short-comings of Suresh Raina. The IPL top run-getter has been underwhelming this summer. Today, Raina got his act together, in part because Hussey and Wriddhiman Saha 103-run stand had set the stage for the No. 3 to express him freely. Raina did not disappoint, making 44 off 25 to keep the high run-rate rate up.
Chennai are the clear leaders at the moment while defending champions Kolkata are languishing in 7th place. It would take an extraordinary turn of events for Gambhir team to make the play-offs now.

Score Details

Chennai Super kings-200/3 (20)
Highest Score

M Hussey -95(59)
S Raina -44(25)
W Saha -39(23)
Kolkata Knight Riders-186/4(20)

Highest Score

M Bisla (†)-92(61)
E Morgan -32(22)
Men of the Match-M.Hussey

Delhi super win sent Pune Narayan Singh stadium

Delhi Daredevils sent Pune Warriors to the bottom of IPL 2013, with a 15-run win at the brand new Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh international stadium on Sunday.
Chasing 165 for victory, Robin Uthappa and Aaron Finch began in earnest, with a 76-run partnership forthe 1st wicket that lasted 10 overs. Uthappa then tried to clear a delivery from his legs to the long leg fence, only to find the ball in Unmukt Chand’s hands. Good catch.
Three balls later, Aaron Finch was unlucky to be given caught behind by umpire C.K Nandan, who felt that the right-hander had nicked the ball to the keeper as it went down the leg side.

Delhi Daredevils- 164/5 (20)
Highest Scores
D Warner -51(25)
V Sehwag -28(26)
Best bowling
A Dinda-3(31)
Pune Warriors India-149/4 (20)
Highest Score
R Uthappa -37(33)
A Finch-37(33)
Best Bowling
I Pathan-2(29)
U Yadav-2(24)
Men of the match-D.Warner
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