Thursday, April 11, 2013

Chennai kings are really super : IPL 2013 (Day-9)

Day - 9 , 11-04-2013

Today's Matches 

Match no : 12
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders @ 4:00 PM IST
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Match no : 13
Pune Warriors India vs Rajasthan Royals @ 8:00 PM IST
Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune

Highlights of day 8

  • Chennai Super Kings bounced back yesterday after their initial defeat against MI. The commanding victory by 10 wickets against KIXP proved Chennai are one of the strong contenders of IPL trophy 2013. Meanwhile this is the 6th time a team is winning the match by 10 wickets in IPL.
  • Australian brothers Michael Hussey playing for CSK and David Hussey representing KIXP were the top scorers for their respective teams. David Hussey scored 41 where as unbeaten 86 runs by Michael Hussey made him awarded with the man of the match.

Matches of the day

    • First match of the day will be between RCB and KKR. The Royal Challengers are flying high after the huge victory against Sunrisers. The joining of wicket keeper cum batsman AB de Villiers to the team has further strengthened the middle order.  
    • Most sixes in IPL are hit by RCB's Chris Gayle. Till the last match a total of 134 sixes were smashed by this giant player. CSK's Suresh Raina is in the 2nd place with 97 sixes, followed by KIXP's Adam Gilchirst with 87 sixes.
    • The second match of the day will be between winners of both their initial games Rajasthan Royals and looser of both their initial games Pune Warriors. 
    • Pune warriors hold the record for loosing most matches in a streak. In 2012 season of  IPL, Pune lost 9 matches continuously. 

    Just for laughs :)

    Chennai Super king's all rounder Ravindra Jadeja is very popular among Facebook and Twitter users where he is jokingly referred as Sir Ravindra Jadeja. His teammates Suresh Raina, R Ashwin and even captain cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni tweeted many funny Sir Ravindra Jadeja jokes on twitter.

    Some of the funny tweets by M. S. Dhoni ( Jadeja are :
    • God realised Rajani Sir is getting old so he created Sir Ravindra Jadeja
    • Sir Jadeja once wanted to make a slit mountain to play as a kid now v all call it mt. everest
    • Leaving for practice at 3pm but the stadium is coming so that sir Jadeja can practice
    • Whenever Sir Jadeja makes an error its an invention and on a daily basis v get plenty of those, all patent pending.
    • Sir Jadeja doesn't run to take the catch but the ball finds him and lands on his hand
    • When Sir Jadeja drives his jeep, his jeep remains still and road moves and wen he goes in to bat the pavilion moves to the wkt.

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013

    Cute looks of south actress Richa Gangopadhyaya

    Virat Darshan : IPL 2013(Day 8)

    Day - 8 , 10-04-2013

    Today's Matches 

    Match no : 11
    Kings IX Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings @ 8:00 PM
    Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali

    Highlights of day 7

    • It was Virat all the way yesterday at Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore. Leading from front, Skipper Virat Kohli scored unbeaten 93 with 11 boundaries and 4 massive sixes. Royal Challengers defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 7 wickets to record their second win of the tournament.
    • The orange cap which Virat Kohli recived at the end of first match was transferred to Dinesh Karthik at the end of Mumbai Indian Innings. Karthik scored 86 runs of 48 balls which included 14 boundaries and 2 sixes. Veteran player Rohith Sharma too played brilliantly by scoring unbeaten 74 which helped Mumbai Indians to set a huge target of 210 for Delhi Daredevils.
    • Delhi Daredevils faced their successive third defeat of the tournament. The spectacular catch by Ricky Ponting at cover to dismiss Unmukth Chand was the highlight of the day. 

    • Only match of the day will be played between Punjab and Chennai. Chennai have won the fair play award 3 times in IPL ( 2008, 2010 & 2011) & Punjab won the same in 2009. In 2012 the fair play award was bagged by Rajasthan Royals.
    • The highest partnership by runs is in the name of Adam Gilchirst and Shaun Marsh of KIXP. In the 2011 season they scored together 206 runs for the second wicket against RCB. 

    Just for laughs :)

    Husband and wife are watching an IPL match together.

    After few minutes :

    Wife : Is this Brett Lee?
    Husband : No, this is Chris Gayle, Brett Lee is a bowler.

    Wife : Okay, Oh see one more wicket gone.

    Husband : No this is just the replay of last one.

    Wife : Okay, Seems like India is going to win the match.

    Husband : Its between Bangalore and Kolkata.

    Wife : How many runs they need to win the match?

    Husband : 76 of 32 balls.
    Wife : Oh that's very easy, Just 2 runs per ball.

    Husband turns off the TV.

    Wife turns on TV again and starts watching "Saraswatichandra" serial.

    Husband : Who is  Saraswatichandra?

    Wife : Just shut up, Don't you dare to disturb me !!!


    Tuesday, April 9, 2013

    Brothers playing for different teams in Indian Premier League

    • Both Pathan brothers who represented Indian national team are well known to Indian cricket fans. Irfan Pathan is a useful all rounder for Delhi Daredevils where as his elder brother is a hard hitting batsman of Kolkata Knight Riders. 

    • South African All rounder Albie Morkel is representing CSK where as his younger brother Morne Morkel is representing the Delhi Daredevils. Morne Morkel was the orange cap winner in 2012 edition of IPL with 25 wickets.

    • New Zealand's wicket keeper and striking batsman Brendon McCullum is a key player of Kolkata Knight   Riders. He is the first century maker of IPL tournament, and the score of  158 he made in that match is still the highest and could not be broken by any other batsman till date. His elder brother Nathan McCullum is a useful player of Sunrisers Hyderabad.

    • Former Australian cricketer Michael Hussey is an important left hand batsman of Chennai Super Kings. Nick named as "Mr. Cricket", Michael Hussey is the second batsman to score a century in IPL. His younger brother David Hussey is representing Kings IX Punjab. David also captained KIXP in few matches in 2012 during the absence of Adam Gilchirst.

    • West Indian Dwayne Bravo who plays for many league's in T20 format is an aggressive all rounder of Chennai Super Kings. His younger half brother Darren Bravo was also picked up by Deccan Chargers for the 2012 IPL team, but he could not participate in the same due the Australia's tour of West Indies during the same time.

    • The leading run-getter for Kings IX Punjab and also the Orange cap winner in the 2008 IPL edition, Shaun Marsh is a key batsman of Kings IX Punjab. Shaun's younger brother Mitchell Marsh is part of Pune Warriors India. Shaun and Mitchell are son's of well known former Australian player Geoff Marsh.

    Monday, April 8, 2013

    Super Over rules in T20 cricket

    Many cricket lovers witnessed a tied match yesterday in IPL tournament. However, the Sunrisers who scored more runs than RCB in the super over were the winners. 

    But what would have happened if Chris Gayle hit a six in the last ball of the super over he faced? The scores would have tied in the super over too, but RCB would have been the winners !!!

    Before the start of a super over, each team needs to nominate 3 batsmen and a bowler. And the team which plays second in the tied match will play first in the super over. If any two out of three batsmen are out, that'e end of innings for that team.

    In case if the scores in the super overs are also equal, the winner is declared based on the highest number of sixes scored by the team. If the sixes hit by both the teams are equal, the team which has scored most boundaries will be the winner.

    Super Duper Over - Day 6 at IPL 2013

    Day - 6 , 08-04-2013

    Today's Matches 

    Match no : 8
    Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders @ 8:00 PM
    Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur 

    • One more match, one more last over suspense drama, but RCB bowler Vinay Kumar could not restrict Sunrisers from scoring 130 which resulted the match being a tie and the winner had to be decided through super over. The two massive sixes by Cameron White and the splendid super duper over by Dale Steyn helped Sunrisers Hyderabad to record their successive second win of the tournament. 
    • Man of the match was undoubtedly 19 year old youngster, Hanuma Vihari for his unbeaten 44 runs and the match winning wicket of Chris Gayle. This Hyderabad boy, a member of Indian team which won the ICC Under 19 world cup in 2012 took the wicket of Chris Gayle in the very first ball of the over he bowled in the match. 
    • This is the third instance a match becoming a tie in IPL tournament. The match between RR & KKR in 2009 and KIXP & CSK in 2010 resulted in a tie earlier.
    • In the earlier match of the day Kings IX Punjab trashed Pune Warriors by 8 wickets. Manan Vohra was man of the match for his unbeaten 44 of just 28 balls.   

    • The winners in their first matches of this IPL edition, Kolkata & Rajasthan are going face each other in Jaipur today. 
    • Rajasthan Royals hold the record for scoring lowest total in an IPL match. They scored just 58 runs in the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2009. 
    • Kolkata Knight riders hold the record for beating their opponent by a biggest margin in an IPL match. In 2008, KKR beat RCB by an record margin of 140 runs.

    Players above 40 years in Indian Premier League - 2013

    T20 cricket is generally termed as the game of youngsters but the veteran players are also not much behind in showcasing their cricketing skills. Players like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid are still the game changers of this shorter version of game. 

    Sachin Tendulkar is going to complete his 40th Birthday on 24th of this month. ( DOB : 24-Apr-1973). 

    But  in this edition of IPL, there are 5 more players who are senior to Sachin Tendulkar and are already crossed 40. !!!

    Muttiah Muralidharan, ace spinner of Royal Challengers Bangalore and Adam Gilchirst, Wicketkeeper cum Skipper of Kings IX Punjab are both 41 years old.

    And interestingly all the other three players above 40 are representing Rajasthan Royals in this edition of IPL.

    Skipper Rahul Dravid just celebrated his 40th birthday on 11th of January this year. Australian Spinner Brad Hogg is 42 years old and is the oldest cricketer of this season.

    Hold on, there is one more Indian player above 40 in this IPL edition whose name is probably unheard by many. 42 years old Pravin Tambe who was selected for the Mumbai team this year for the Vijay Hazare Trophy was a surprising inclusion in the Royal Challengers team of the season. 

    Sunday, April 7, 2013

    CSK vs MI - A thriller : Interesting facts N stats - IPL T20-2013 ( Day-5 )

    Day - 5 , 07-04-2013

    Today's Matches 

    Match no : 6
    Pune Warriors India  vs Kings IX Punjab @ 4:00 PM
    Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune

    Match no : 7
    Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore  @ 8:00 PM
    Rajiv Gandhi cricket stadium, Hyderabad 

    • Cricket lovers could not ask for anything more. They witnessed two absolute thrilling matches on Saturday. But the teams which could hold their nerve till the last over snatched victories from their opponents.

    • In the first match Rajasthan made a decent total of 165 with the useful contribution by Rahul Dravid  & Stuart Binny who both represented Karnataka in domestic cricket. Delhi Daredevils were in full control of the match till David Warner was in the crease. But the tragic run out of Warner in 19th over and the terrific last over by Kevin  Cooper helped Rajasthan to steal victory from Delhi Daredevils.

    • 40 year old Rahul Dravid, the "WALL" of Indian cricket was awarded Man of the match for his heroic knock of 65 from 51 balls.

    • The second match between MI & CSK saw many dramatic moments. The tiff between Pollard and Bravo or the Tit for Tat by Dhoni to Pollard, cricket lovers enjoyed all these moments along with the brilliant cricketing performances. 

    • Mumbai had lost 6 wickets when the score board read only 86, but it was Pollard whose brilliant knock of 57 helped Mumbai to score a defensible total of 148. It was almost one man show by captain cool MS Dhoni for CSK but the brilliant catch by Pollard in the last over of the match sealed the victory for MI. Pollard received the man of the match award for his all round performance.


        • Kings IX Punjab are going to play their first match of the tournament against Pune Warriors India. The tragedy with Punjab is they have never won their first match of the tournament in all the previous 5 IPL seasons but are keen to break this record this time under the captaincy of Adam Gilchrist. Apart from being the captain of team, Adam Gilchrist is also the coach of Punjab.

        • Shaun Marsh who won the Orange cap for his batting performances in the first season of IPL in 2008, is going to miss the initial few matches for his team due to injuries.

        • Wicket keeper cum Captain, Adam Gilchrist holds the record for highest dismissals with a total of 55. CSK skipper MS Dhoni is in the 2nd place.

        • Its the time for Sunrisers Skipper Kumar Sangakkara to show his batting skills in IPL. The talented batsman has scored only 50 runs in the last 7 matches of IPL.

        • Spinner Amit Mishra who represents Sunrisers is the second highest wicket taker in the IPL tournaments with a total of 77 wickets. Speed star Lasith Maling leads the list with a total of 83 wickets.