Posts Tagged ‘IPL-3’

IPL-3 : DECCAN BEAT BANGALORE

April 13th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Deccan Chargers beat Royal Challangers Bangalore by  at the Vidharba Cricket Association Ground at Nagpur on Monday.  Dale Steyn’s superb bowling effort wrecked Deccan Chargers top batsmen. Gilchrist, Suman and Gibbs were his victims and he got them with sheer pace and accuracy. 

Rohit Sharma and Monish Mishra somehow tried their best to stabilise the sinking ship of Deccan Chargers with an 82 run partnership. Gilchrist was the first to go out caught Uthappa when he edged the ball from Steyn. 

Rohit Sharma was out caught Pandey bowled Vinay for after scoring the vital half century for his team. At that time Deccan Chargers then stood at 133 for 6 and then Suman was caught off a rising delivery at leg slip by Taylor.  (more…)

IPL-3 : PUNJAB BEAT DELHI

April 11th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

A brilliant bowling and fielding performance from Kings XI Punjab bundled out Delhi Daredevils  for 111 runs. Delhi Daredevils won the toss and elected to bat against Kings XI Punjab at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground, Delhi on Sunday. Punjab began their bowling attack with Ramesh Powar, a spinner, and Delhi spinners virtually spun Delhi out of the ground.

Kings XI Punjab lost wickets at regular intervals with Sehwag being caught by Sodhi off the bowling of Irfan Pathan and then the slide began. A worthwhile contribution to the score came from Gautam Gambhir who scored 26 runs and was run out.

Gambhir was called for a non-existant run by Warner and was sent back without enough time for him to reach the crease. Warner was also run out for 6 and the other batsman to contribute to the score was Dinesh Karthik, who had made 17 runs. (more…)

IPL-3 : BANGALORE BEAT KOLKATTA

April 11th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kolkatta Knight Riders by seven wickets in a thrillling encounter at the Chinnaswamy Stadium Bangalore on Saturday. Rahul Dravid and Uthappa slammed half centuries to ensure a victory over Kolkatta by seven wickets. Anil Kumble won the toss and elected to field. The Kolkatta Knight Riders reached to 61 runs in the six overs. 

Ganguly and Chris Gayle hammered Praveen Kumar to 21 runs in the fifth over itself. Dale Steyn, despite the speed which he is able to generate, he was also not accurate in his bowling and both openers gave a good start to Kolkatta. 

Robin Uthappa

Brendon McCullum (45), Chris Gayle (34) and Sourav Ganguly (33) batted very well for Kolkata but the rest of the batsmen failed to produce any partnerships. 

At one stage Kolkatta were appearing to cross 180 plus in this innings but accurate bowling by Bangalore bowlers in the middle overs got three quick wickets to halt their flow of runs. Ganguly failed to read a slow ball from Vinay and was caught at square leg for 33. Manoj Tewary slashed one to point and was caught White off Kallis for 0.  (more…)

IPL-3 : PUNJAB BEAT MUMBAI

April 10th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Kings XI Punjab beat Mumbai Indians by six wickets in an exciting encounter and got  victory over the team sitting pretty on top of the table. Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bat at the PCA Stadium,Mohali, Chandigarh on Friday. Sachin Tendulkar and Shikhar Dhawan opened the innings for Mumbai.

They have included Zaheer Khan, who has been declared fit, to strengthen their pace attack. Unfortunately, Dhawan fell on the very first ball of the second over bowled by Irfan Pathan. Irfan bowled an in-swinger to Dhawan, who, trying to cut it to square-leg area, played on and was back after scoring only two runs. (more…)

IPL-3 : DECCAN BEAT BANGALORE

April 9th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Deccan Chargers beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 7 wickets in an exciting match where 55,000 spectators enjoyed a thrilling display of hard hitting shots at the Chinnaswamy Stadium Bangalore on Thursday.  Adam Gilchrist won the toss for Deccan Chargers and put the Royal Challangers Bangalore to bat.

Jacques Kallis and Manish Pandey opened the innings for Bangalore and Pandey was bowled by Ryan Harris for 1 run. The Royal Challangers lost wickets at regular interval and were 68 for 4 at the 10th over mark. Then Kallis, with the adequate support of Virat Kohli steaded the innings for Bangalore. (more…)

IPL-3 : RAJASTHAN BEAT PUNJAB

April 7th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Rajasthan Royals beat Kings XI Punjab by nine wickets and still had the lukury of five overs to spare. Such was the ferocity of the Rajasthan Royals batsmen that they made mince-meat  of all the Punjab bowlers. Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to bat at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium at Jaipur on Wednesday. 

Bisla and Jayawardane opened the innings and after four overs they were 30 for 1 with Bisla being caught by Fazal bowled Watson for 20 runs. Sangakara could not contribute much to the total and was out for 9 runs. After 10 overs they were 86 for 2.  (more…)

IPL: 3 – KOLKATTA BEAT DECCAN

April 2nd, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Kolkatta Knight Riders beat Deccan Chargers by 24 runs in an exciting encounter which went on to a clinical finish till the last over.

Saurav Ganguly

Saurav Ganguly

The Kolkatta Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat first at the Eden Gardens Kolkatta on Thursday against the Deccan Chargers. The capacity crowd at the venue had something to cheer about today as their heart throb Saurav Ganguly got back to form and slammed a half-century in their presence.

Ganguly,who is affectionately called the Prince of Kolkata, slammed 88 runs and led his team to a comfortable score of 181 for the loss of six wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Ganguly hit 9 boundaries and 5 sixes in his illustrious innings of 88 and was out caught Rohit Sharma b Pragyan Ojha. (more…)

IPL-3 : MUMBAI BEAT PUNJAB

March 31st, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field on Tuesday at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.  Bopara and Marsh opened the innings for KXIP but Bopara was packed quickly and sent to pavilion when he had made just 1 run lbw b Zaheer Khan. Thereafter, at one stage it appeared as if it was a match between Shaun Marsh and Mumbai. Lasith Malinga starred with the ball and Shikhar Dhawan shone with the bat as Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab by four wickets. (more…)

IPL-3 : DELHI BEAT KOLKATTA

March 30th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Uncategorized   No Comments »

Delhi Daredevils won the toss and elected to bat against Kolkatta Knight Riders on Monday at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi.  Warner stole the show with his splendid century and which helped  the Delhi  score to 177 for 8 wickets. Delhi had already lost three wickets – one in each of the three overs when  Virendra Sehwag Gautam Gambhir and Dinesh Kartik were all back to the stadium and KKR team was riding high. 

The KKR team could never had envisioned what cricket had in store for them. Collingwood arrived at the crease with the Delhi score reading at 38 for 3.  (more…)

IPL : 3 – MUMBAI THRASH DECCAN

March 29th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports, Uncategorized   No Comments »

Harbhajan Singh steered Mumbai to an emphatic win with wham-bam 49 which later followed by a three wicket haul at the DY Patil stadium in Mumbai. The game made a dramatic turn around for the Mumbai Indians when he hit eight fours and two sixes in front of a jam-packed stadium. Zaheer Khan also took three wickets who was ably supported from the other end by Malinga who also took 3 wickets for   wickets. This was the third striaight win for MI and stay on top of the points table. 

Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh

Deccan Chargers won the toss and elected to field.

The pivotal role for the Deccan Chargers is always played by Adam Gilchrist, who unfortunately, went down to Harbhajan for a duck to Harbhajan caught by Sachin Tendulkar. That spelt disaster for the DC. 

Thereafter Rohit Sharma scored 45 runs  with two sixes and  three fours. The other contributors for Deccan Chargers were Monish Sharma 13, Hershelle Gibbs 27 and Suman 15.  (more…)