It’s hard to gauge how good or bad the total posted by the Chennai Super Kings against the Kolkata Knight Riders is. The first impression is that 140 will not be a high enough score to cause any serious concern to Gautum Gambhir and his strong batting line-up, but the pitch demonstrated more than its fair share of life and if the likes of Albie Morkel can get into a good spell, then the Super Kings might have the bowling to cause some trouble.
The innings itself was brilliantly…Continue
The Chennai Super Kings host the Kolkata Knight Riders in a crucial game between two expensive teams on Monday night. The Knight Riders have been one of the Indian Premier League’s biggest under-achievers over the previous four competitions, but this season under Gautum Gambhir, it really looks like they are coming together,
Gambhir has been in stunning form and his batting form has really lifted the rest of the team with other overseas players Brendan McCullum and Jacques Kallis…Continue
The match 40 between Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians seems to be a low scoring affair. The visiting team came to Mumbai after winning their last encounter against Pune Warriors. But Mumbai Indians are the strongest team on paper and after the last loss they were expected to come back strong on their home ground.
But setting up a paltry 100 against a formidable opposition means Deccan still need to improve a lot in this season. Cameron leading the Visitors team because the…Continue
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With a plan to extend their dominance on points table, Delhi captain Sehwag decided to bat after winning the toss. These match being Kevin Pietersen last match in IPL5 in front of the home crowd, fans were hoping for some firework. But he departed early after Delhi lost opener Jayawardene. It was left on Sehwag to continue with this top notch form.
The Delhi Captain established an IPL record by scoring his 4th consecutive half century in today’s match against…Continue
With about 38 matches completed in IPL 2012 and each team having played at least 7 matches, the Delhi daredevils are leading the points table from top while Deccan are at the bottom. But given the present standing of the team, the tournament has become more challenging. Still a lot to go in the season before top 4 can be finalized.
The Indian batting great Sehwag has been in great form with the bat. He has been in top form with his bat. Having scored three consecutive…Continue
The Match 40 between Mumbai Indians and Deccan Chargers will be held in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Having lost the Last match to Delhi , Mumbai indians need to do a lot of self introspection if they have to be in top four. Sitting 7th on Points table, Mumbai indians needs to regroup. Their last match was a disaster. First the bowlers failed and then except Rayudu none other looked to be chasing a big total.
One of the best team on Paper, Mumbai Indians performance will not…Continue
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The Match 39 between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils will be a match between two captains who have opposing style of playing. On One Side we have the host Delhi team captain, Sehwag, who is on top form with his bat. On the other side we have visitor’s team captain, Dravid, who needs to motivate his men to demolish a high flying opposition.
Sitting on top of table, Delhi team has been doing well. In the last match, they completely outplayed Mumbai Indians first with the…Continue
When the captain leads from the front, it is the top news in everybody’s minds. That has been so much associated with Sourav Ganguly, he still does it at times (remember Delhi vs Pune). But this time around, it was another Bengali, not by birth but by a franchise, to lead from the front. Gambhir had a quiet tournament till now with only a single fifty against Kings XI Punjab at Mohali. This was the perfect opportunity to get back into the runs. A game in Kolkata is just not a game for the…Continue
Kolkata, riding on support of the home crowd, defeated Bangalore by 48 runs. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s chase of the target, a mammoth 191, started disastrously when they lost opener Tilakratne Dilshan for 1 in the very first over bowled by Yusuf Pathan. Pathan may be a disappointment with the bat but has been consistently opening the bowling for KKR and picking up wickets. Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle tried to consolidate the innings with the quick stand but Kohli too departed in the…Continue
Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and chose to bat first on a lively pitch in Kolkata. Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Daniel Vettori returned to the side after a back niggle. Brendon McCullum was given yet another chance in the playing XI after having a string of poor scores.
Gautam Gambhir and Brendon McCullum opened the batting again and started off fast. The duo struck a boundary each in the first over bowled by Zaheer Khan. The run rate did not fall beneath the 6 per over…Continue
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This season there have little more closer contest in the point table than the seasons before. Just a few days ago there 7 teams were locked at 8 points each though King’s XI was not one those seven sides. King’s XI have made excellent come back into the tournament even though they have missed their captain Adam Gilchrist who is out due to torn hamstring muscle. Their last two results have been quite a positive sign for the fans about the things to come. They beaten Mumbai Indian away but…Continue
The last match of both these teams saw rain dominate the proceedings. Kolkata’s match with Deccan Chargers was washed out in Kolkata while Royal Challengers Bangalore’s encounter with the Chennai Super Kings ended the same way. The teams had to split points. In the long run, this might prove to be harmful to these teams. If they continue to win, then they might make it to the play-offs. But they went on to lose some of their games, they might have to win an extra game to make up for this…Continue
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The match was completely one sided and there was no hope at any time during the match that Mumbai Indians would win. This great victory was headed by their captain Sehwag who excelled as a captain and as a batsman. His stunning 73 runs in 38 balls was an exciting innings for everyone watching the match but it put his entire team into a comfort zone because of the huge total they were able to finally post on the board.
The great captain was completely cool throughout the match and…Continue
The Delhi daredevils won the match in style, reinstating their position as the number one team in this season of the IPL. The hard hitting by the Delhi Daredevils team did not go in vain and the Mumbai Indians just couldn’t find their pace today. Most of the batsmen of the MI fell poorly and hosted very few runs on the board.
‘it wasn’t the poor batting by the MI but the excellent fielding and bowling by the DD. The DD players were all over the field and stopped brilliant shots by the…Continue
Delhi daredevils displayed their best batting performance with an amazing stint at the crease by the man who always wanted to play like Sachin. Sehwag out performed most of his other contemporaries and ensured that his team posted a huge total on the board. 207 in 20 overs is a huge task for any team, considering the fact that 3 batsmen in the team scored 50 runs. This major feat is worth a place in the record books. Pieterson hit a huge reverse shot that went all the way to a six and it had…Continue
The extraordinary batsman who has long been touted to receive the highest civilian honor of Bharat Ratna has now been honored with a membership at the Rajya Sabha. The Rajya Sabha has seen many visionaries and eminent people from the civil societies who have helped in policy making and bringing to light the problems faced by people in India.
Sachin will be taking his oath today as his nomination by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was accepted by President Pratibha Patil according to…Continue
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Sehwag has been in great form with the last match against the Pune Warriors bringing out the warrior in him. The ace batsman scored a stunning 87 runs in just 48 balls by hitting 10 sixes and 3 fours. The inspiring innings kept the audience stunned and made the total of 147 by the Pune Warriors seem extremely low.
Sehwag has always been an ardent fan of Sachin before he entered the International stage and there are many resemblances between the Master batsman and Viru, both in the…Continue
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Delhi Daredevils have been having a dream run in this season of the IPL winning five matches and losing only 2. This has moved them to the top of the points table, making Delhi a formidable side in this tournament.
Delhi Daredevils won emphatically against the Pune Warriors the last game they played with their captain Virendra Sehwag scoring a brilliant 87 runs in just 48 balls. The grit displayed by the Delhi team has been mind blowing as they continue to inch closer to victory.…Continue
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The Deccan Chargers have set an extremely promising target for the Pune Warriors to chase thanks largely to a brilliant innings from Cameron White. White scored 78 off of 46 balls dominating the bowling attack and striking some incredible blows straight down the ground. White has been something of a controversial figure in this Deccan team. It just seems like the big hitting Australian has not come off, and with his bowling less of a factor these days, there were some calling for different…Continue
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