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IPL 2: KXIP vs RCB : Match 11 Review April 25, 2009

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WCUP CRICKET WORLD CUP ENGLAND SRI LANKAI haven’t have had the opportunity to watch the match last night. Therefore will not be able to comment or present my view, However I’m not to leave you disappointed. Here’s a excerpt from the Deccan Chronicle, Chennai edition. Do come back for more detailed analysis post me watching the highlights ūüėõ

April 25, 2009; Durban, South Africa: RaviBopara (84) led Kings XI Punjab‚Äôs to their first victory in the second edition of the Indian Premier League as they defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by a handsome seven-wicket margin here on Friday. (more…)

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IPL 2: RR vs KKR : Match 10 Review April 24, 2009

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rajasthan-royals-yusufApril 24,2009 Newlnds Capetown: Kolkatta Knight Riders set a target of 16 for the Rajasthan Royals who won the match off with 2 balls to spare. Yusuf Pathan hit 2 sixes and a boundary in his valiant 18 that brought Rajasthan Royals the first valid 2 points in the IPL. The players shaked hands as Ganguly left the field disappointed following his team’s decision to bowl Ajantha Mendis. Confused? This could well be called the final result of the match. Rajasthan Royals won their first match of the season in what is called the ‘Super over’ rule. Both teams were tied at a score of 150 at the end of their 20 overs. Read on to find out what is Super Over and how it all fared. (more…)

IPL 2: DC vs RCB : Match 8 Review April 24, 2009

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gilchrist-deccan-chargersApril 22 2009, Newlands Capetown: Finally, there was no rain and the match started on time. The Weather was good, and the pitch good for batting. More like the Indian Sub-continent. The day belonged to Adam Gilchrist and Rohit Sharma who scored 123 between them off just 75 deliveries, 88 of them coming in boundaries. A chase of 185 was always going to be tough for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, They however put up a great fight under lights at Newlands courtesy Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli. Bangalore fell short of the target by just 24 runs as Deccan Chargers won two out of two. (more…)

IPL 2: MI vs RR : Match 7 Review April 22, 2009

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rainThe Rain gods continued to spray problems for the Season 2 of the Indian Premier League. Most of the matches played so far, have had rain interruptions, Match 7 a victim of a complete washout. Match 7 between the defending champions Rajasthan Royals and the Mumbai Indians was called-off two and half hours after the scheduled start of play.

This day turned out to be the worst as far as the spectators are concerned.¬† The opening game of the Tuesday double-header between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab was decided on Duckworth-Lewis hardly ten overs into the chase. Here’s hoping the rest of the tournament is no more rain affected. Rain rain stay away. Both teams shared a point each, Mumbai Indians now lead the pioints table with three points against their name.

IPL 2: KKR vs KXIP : Match 6 review April 22, 2009

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saurav-kkrNot the best of the win’s as Shah Rukh Khan may call it, but the man is happy for Kolkatta Knight Riders won their second match against the¬† Kings XI Punjab to register their first points in the tournament. Sourav Ganguly made yet another comeback with the ball as he picked up 2 wickets to help restrict KXIP to a score of 158 for 6. Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum scored quick runs before rain stopped play with KKR 11 runs over the Duckworth Lewis par score. (more…)

IPL 2: CSK vs RCB : Match 5 review April 21, 2009

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csk-mathew-hayden20 April 2009, Port elizabeth, South Africa:Mathew Hayden, The Big New South Wales batsman, also ex-Australian cricketer stepped up to prove his buy for the Chennai Super Kings. In an innings of 65 off 43 balls Hayden murdered the Bangalore Royal challenger bowlers to take CSK to their first victory of the season, almost winning the match single handedly. His power hitting ensured that CSK reached a scre well out of the reach of the opposition as Muralitharan spinned a web around the RCB batsman to seal the deal for the Chennai Super Kings. In an almost one sided affair, Match 5 brought in some entertainment for the crowd. (more…)

IPL 2: DC vs KKR : Match 3 Review April 20, 2009

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rp-singh-deccan-chargersApril 19 2009, Capetown: They finished in the last spot last year, and what could have been a better series opener for them as the Deccan Chargers won their first match against the Kolkata Knight Riders. what was a mountain of expectation from Brendon Mccullum, after he scored 158 off 73 balls in season 1 opener, turned to be an easy climb for the Deccan chargers. They were outplayed in very department by the DC. It has been a weekend to savour for bowlers, and each member of Deccan’s attack did their bit to leave Kolkata scrambling to reach triple-digits. Herschelle Gibbs, coming off a triumphant series against Australia, and Rohit Sharma, back in the country where he made his name in 2007, then made sure Deccan’s campaign didn’t begin in the dismal way last season’s had. (more…)

IPL 2: DD vs KXIP : Match 3 Review April 20, 2009

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daniel-vettoriApril 19 2009, CapeTown: Rain rain Go away, Come Again Another Day…. A poem that the spectators and the players had been singing for most part of the day. Day 2 of the IPL season 2 saw more rain showers and delays. When the rain finally stopped, The match was reduced to a 14 over affair between the sides. With Sehwag on one team, the Delhi Daredevils were favorites from the start.

Frequent showers ruined the first match of Sunday’s double-header in Cape Town, reducing the target required by Delhi Daredevils to only 54 in six overs, a goal they reached with all wickets intact. The victory, however, was set up by Daniel Vettori’s remarkable spell which brought an abrupt halt to Kings XI Punjab’s burgeoning momentum and gave Delhi a manageable target to chase. (more…)

IPL 2: BRC vs RR : Match 2 Review April 20, 2009

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rahul-dravidApril 18 2009, Capetown South Africa: Last years Champions Rajasthan Royals find themselves at the bottom of the table after losing their opening match against the under-dogs, Bangalore Royal Challengers. After finishing 7th in the last year’s tournament, a determined and a new-look Royal Challenger team took center stage in their bright red-gold uniforms to create history by bowling out the Rajasthan Royals for the lowest total in world T20 history. It was the oldies that did the job for the Royal Challengers, first it was Rahul Dravid with the bat and then it was Anil Kumble with the ball. Vijay Mallaya couldn’t have asked for a better opening performance from the team than this one. (more…)

IPL 2: Team Preview : Deccan Chargers April 17, 2009

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dcThey finished bottom last season but their moves this time don’t inspire much optimism. Deccan’s batting woes were well documented – Shahid Afridi, Herschelle Gibbs and Scott Styris failed to make an impact – but their bowling was the weakest in the competition. RP Singh was unable to repeat his ICC World Twenty20 heroics, while Chaminda Vaas and Nuwan Zoysa posed little threat. But this time, Deccan brought Fidel Edwards and another West Indian, the allrounder Dwayne Smith, having signed Australian allrounder Ryan Harris before the auction. (more…)