Mumbai Indians Zoomed to the top of the IPL Standings for the first time ever in IPL as they dismantled Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets keeping their unbeaten streak against KKR intact after five clashes. Mumbai bowlers did well to restrict the Knight Riders to 155 and then Sachin and Co chased down the score with 9 balls to spare.
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Tournament favourites Delhi Daredevils crashed to a 98-run defeat at their home ground as Mumbai Indians put up a brilliant all round show. It was truly a clinical performance from the Mumbai Indians outfit first with their batsmen amassing 218 runs which is their highest score in IPL so far and then their bowlers finishing off the job with 3 overs to spare. It was disappointing to see a strong batting line up like Delhi which is capable of overhauling the biggest of targets come a cropper. Although it has to be said that Delhi didn’t have the resources of Gautam Gambhir who pulled up a hamstring early in the match but even if he had batted the result would have been the same but surely Delhi could have avoided such a huge defeat. With this thumping victory, Mumbai Indians jumped to the top of standings, while Delhi slipped to third, behind KKR. Read more... (677 words, 1 image, estimated 2:42 mins reading time)
“I’ve played cricket for 21 years and I have seen Sachin Tendulkar as the best batsman against whom I have played as he has murdered attacks and hit them all over the park. But today was the best innings I have ever seen,” No Guesses for who made that comment. Yes the spin wizard Shane Warne showering praise on his team mate Yusuf Pathan who almost won the game single handedly with his ferocious 37 ball 100 which also happens to be the fastest in IPL and 2nd fastest in the history of T20 cricket.
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Yes we finally know who will play whom in the semi finals and it took the last league match to decide that..What better can you ask for IPL this year. The Royal Challengers are on a roll winning their 4th consecutive match and will definitely give some headache for Dhoni when they meet in the semi finals on Saturday. The Chargers on the other hand have lost 3 in a row and will definitely will be hoping that there is a change of fortune tomorrow for the all important semifinal match against the Table leaders Delhi.. Read more... (975 words, 2 images, estimated 3:54 mins reading time)
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The Deccan Chargers grabbed a stunning Victory from the Jaws of defeat and the exact opposite holds for the Kolkata Knight Riders. They have been on the wrong side all this IPL and they had a wonderful chance to regain some lost pride and would have definitely if it was not for the last over. Needing 21 from the last over Rohit Sharma, the bowling all-rounder 😀 finally came good with the bat and got the Chargers home. It was a see saw battle with both the teams having their moments in the match but when it mattered the most the Chargers kept their cool and are now just a win away from booking a berth in the Semifinals. Read more... (1456 words, 2 images, estimated 5:49 mins reading time)
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It was a clash of Titans and there was going to be only one winner and it was Warne who walked away with the Man of the Match award for leading his side to victory against Mumbai. 3 runs from 6 balls with 3 wickets in hand. Everyone would have put their money on Mumbai Indians for sure but Munaf Patel had different ideas. He bowled a superb last over giving away just 1 run taking 1 wicket and there were 2 run outs effected. The over had all the drama that you would expect in T20 but for Mumbai it was once again a Heartbreak . It had happened last year too when Mumbai Indians lost to Kings 11 of the last ball. Last time it might have been the brilliance of Yuvraj Singh but this time Mumbai Indians had themselves to blame. Read more... (852 words, 2 images, estimated 3:24 mins reading time)
It was once again a match where the Chargers were on course to a victory but gifted it to the DareDevils in the end.Gilchrist won the toss and decided to field first which was strange as they have always been posting scores and then trying to defend them . Maybe there was something for the bowlers and Vaas struck in his first over when Warner tried to hit one out of the park but only managed to get it to the midoff fielder Venugopal Roa.Dilshan came in and played 2 handsome shots to boundaries and in the next over Rohit Sharma dropped the simplest of catches that you would ever get. RP got one to bounce sharply which caught the glove and should have been taken and it proved to be costly as Dilshan plundered the next over from Shoaib for 20 runs. But finally he got out to a good running catch from Ravi Teja of Symonds.Gambhir was looking out of sorts at the other end and could only manage 19 before Ojha got him. Sehwag was back for this match and came in was dropped by Symonds of Smith..It was a dolly and it was hard to believe that a fielder like symonds had dropped it. But the Chargers didnt have to wait long as Sehwag was caught by the same man Symonds of Vaas. AB and Karthik came together and got the score past 130 before AB was out to Smith. Bhatia tried to hit one out of the park of the very ball he faced from Ojha and could only manage to get himself out. Karthik was the only hope to get Delhi past 150 and what a knock from the keeper !!!!!! Delhi didnt get 150 but they got 173 thanks to 23 runs which came of the last over of Vaas where Karthik was at his supreme best. Read more... (491 words, estimated 1:58 mins reading time)
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Nothing is going right for the KKR. For once they posted a good total, their highest in this IPL and they had to end up on the losing side. KKR again started badly losing Dada and Ghosh under 6 overs and just 21 runs on the board. That brought Mccullum and David Hussey together. Hussey was playing his first match and didnt look rusty at all. But the star of the innings was Mccullum who finally managed to get something going for him. He was striking the ball sweetly and along with Hussey got the knight riders past 100 in the 10th over. But Hussey got out for a quick fire 43 of 27 but Mccullum was going great guns and he stayed there till the end to give knight riders a perfect score to defend. Read more... (732 words, 1 image, estimated 2:56 mins reading time)
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