Match 52: The table toppers Mumbai Indians crushed RCB by 57 runs on their home turf and the big loss meant their run rate took a beating but remained just high enough to make them favourites for the semi final berth. The match was delayed by an hour due to a couple of low-intensity blasts outside the stadium but once the match started the crowd were treated to some power hitting by the Mumbai boys who posted 191 on the board which in the end proved too much for the boys in red.
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He was bought for $800,000 in 2008 auction with the hope that he could demolish the opposition but he couldn’t live up to that reputation in the inaugural version when he played for Mumbai Indians .However this year playing for Bangalore Royal Challengers he has played some amazing innings using his ability to find the boundary with brute power as well as crafty innovation while managing to shift roles when plans have had to be altered. Yes I am talking about Robin Uthappa whose bludgeoning innings of 68 from just 38 balls inspired Royal Challengers Bangalore to an emphatic 36-run victory over Chennai Super Kings. Read more... (475 words, 1 image, estimated 1:54 mins reading time)
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Cape town is proving to be lucky for Deccan Chargers unlike Hyderabad where they lost all the matches. The good part is that they have one match chasing and another batting first. By virtue of yesterday’s win Deccan Chargers are sitting pretty at the top of the table. That’s why I have always thought that history might have some effect but what matters is how you play that day and chargers are surely at the top of their game. Read more... (565 words, estimated 2:16 mins reading time)
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It is not often that a world class spinner who has the world record for the most number of wickets is left out of the team. Chennai Super kings didn’t make that blunder again and it paid immediate dividends and Murali picked up the man of the match award. It was one way traffic from ball one…Hayden showed that he has not lost one bit of his batting prowess despite retiring from international cricket. It was a blazing knock from him which set the Bangalore Royal challengers on the back foot and they couldn’t recover from it though they pulled it back a little bit. Read more... (372 words, 1 image, estimated 1:29 mins reading time)
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