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  • Chennai Super Kings vs Bangalore Royal C...
    by anccricket on May 28, 2011 at 3:43 PM
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    Chennai Super Kings won their second successive IPL title by inflicting a crushing 58-run defeat over Royal Challengers Bangalore at MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on Saturday. Chasing a mammoth victory target of 206 runs, Bangalore could manage 147/8 as Ravichandran Ashwin took three wickets. Ashwin had Chris Gayle caught behind by MS Dhoni for a duck as Bangalore got off to a disastrous start. Ashwin struck on the fourth ball of the RCB innings to give CSK the first breakthrough. Ashwin struck again in his next over when he clean bowled Mayank Agarwal by a carom ball. Shadab Jakati then dismissed AB de Villiers and Luke Pomersbach in his successive overs. Jakati first trapped de Villiers plumb in front of the wicket and in his next over took an easy return catch to dismiss Pomersbach. Virat Kohli hit a six and a four in his 32-ball 35 before he was trapped plumb in front of the wicket by Suresh Raina. Ashwin then took his third wicket by taking a return catch to dismiss RCB captain Daniel Vettori for a first ball duck. Earlier, Murali Vijay's 52-ball 95 and Michael Hussey's 45-ball 63 powered Chennai to 205/5. Sreenath Aravind dismissed Vijay and MS Dhoni off successive deliveries but that was little consolation for RCB as the damage had already been done. Vijay's knock was studded with 6 sixes and 4 fours and he was caught by RCB captain Daniel Vettori at mid-off. On the next delivery, Aravind had Dhoni caught by Virat Kohli at long-on. Dhoni, who came in at number three, hit 2 sixes in his 13-ball 22 before falling to Aravind. Chris Gayle dismissed Albie Morkel and Suresh Raina off successive deliveries to place CSK at 199/4 but Dwayne Bravo hit the last delivery for a six to take CSK to 205/5. Hussey put up a 159-run stand with Vijay before Jamaluddin Syed Mohammad had him caught by Abhimanyu Mithun at long-on off a full toss. The Vijay-Hussey stand is the highest partnership for any wicket for CSK in IPL. Hussey hit 3 sixes and 3 fours in his 45-ball 63 before falling to Syed. Hussey reached his fifty off 40 balls and alongwith Vijay brought up CSK's 150 in 14.2 overs. Vijay hit a 29-ball fifty and alongwith Hussey brought up CSK's 100 in 10.3 overs. Vijay's 50 is the second fastest half-century by a CSK batsman. Vijay and Hussey brought up Chennai 50 in the fifth over and apart from the big shots, the highlight of their partnership was their superb running between the wickets. The start came after Chennai captain MS Dhoni won the toss and chose to bat. Chennai are unchanged for the sixth game on the trot and Bangalore have also retained the eleven that beat Mumbai Indians on Friday. Teams: Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Capt.), Murali Vijay, Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina, Albie Morkel, Subramaniam Badrinath, Dwayne Bravo, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Doug Bollinger, Shadab Jakati. Royal Challengers Bangalore: Daniel Vettori (Capt.), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Saurabh Tiwary, Luke Pomersbach, Sreenath Aravind, Abhimanyu Mithun, Zaheer Khan, Jamaluddin Syed Mohammad.

  • Chennai Super Kings vs Bangalore Royal C...
    by anccricket on May 28, 2011 at 3:39 PM
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    The Chennai Super Kings romped home to an emphatic 58-run win over the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai to win the 2011 Indian Premier League on Saturday. ter setting Bangalore a formidable target of 206 to win the match, a superb bowling performance by Ravichandran Ashwin, who took 3 for 16 from his four overs, and a fluidly struck 95 from Murali Vijay, set up their win. Bangaloreâ??s hopes rested squarely on the broad shoulders of their opening batsman Chris Gayle who coming into the match was in tremendous form. But after Ashwin beguiled the giant West Indian with his first two balls, he then lured him into a flash outside offstump that was superbly caught by Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni behind the stumps and set them on course for victory. Their hopes would have been lifted as Virat Kohli and AB de Viliers both got themselves in and possessed the obvious ability to chase down the big target. De Villiers looked to be at his fluid best as his 12 runs all came from boundaries, but he was trapped in front trying to pull a ball that didnâ??t bounce from Shadab Jakati to leave Bangalore teetering at 48 for three. He was followed shortly thereafter by Luke Pomersbach while Kohli made 35 at just better then a run a ball, including a single four and a six, before falling leg before wicket to Suresh Raina. When captain Daniel Vettori departed as the sixth wicket with just 70 on the board the match was all but over. Saurabh Tiwary struck 42 not out as the innings fizzled out with the din of the buoyant Chennai fans and the nightâ??s sky lit up with fireworks greeting their sideâ??s success. Earlier on an IPL record opening batting partnership of 159 between Mike Hussey and Murali Vijay for Chennai saw them post an impressive 205 for five. Captain MS Dhoni won the toss and chose to bat first on an excellent pitch but in stifling conditions. Vijay went on to score 95 from just 52 balls before mis-timing a drive in the 19th over to be caught by Daniel Vettori off the bowling of Sreenath Avarind departing the ground to a standing ovation. Earlier both played exceptionally, mixing classic strokeplay and brutal aggression to lay a platform for Chennai to defend their title, flaying a hapless Bangalore bowling attack. Hussey in particular played a typically workmanlike innings, knocking the ball to all corners of the park. He was eventually out for 65, caught at the long-on boundary having struck three sixes and four fours. But it was Vijay who starred for the home side. From the outset he played with aggressive intent and showed an ability to clear the ropes reaching his 50 from just 29 balls. The duo brought up the record 150-run partnership in the 15th over. Captain Dhoni came to the wicket in and was his usual belligerent self hitting a quick-fire 22 from 13, including two sixes. He was out straight after Vijay after which Chris Gayle snaffled both Suresh Raina and Albie Morkel who went for single figures. It's been a fine season so far for Dhoni as he lifted the IPL trophy just months after winning the World Cup as the captain of India. Teams: Chennai Super Kings: M Vijay, MEK Hussey, SK Raina, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), JA Morkel, S Badrinath, DJ Bravo, WP Saha, R Ashwin, DE Bollinger, SB Jakati Royal Challengers Bangalore: CH Gayle, MA Agarwal, V Kohli, AB de Villiers (wk), SS Tiwary, LA Pomersbach, DL Vettori (capt), S Aravind, A Mithun, Z Khan, J Syed Mohammad

  • Chennai Super Kings vs Bangalore Royal C...
    by anccricket on May 28, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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    The Chennai Super Kings romped home to an emphatic 58-run win over the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai to win the 2011 Indian Premier League on Saturday. ter setting Bangalore a formidable target of 206 to win the match, a superb bowling performance by Ravichandran Ashwin, who took 3 for 16 from his four overs, and a fluidly struck 95 from Murali Vijay, set up their win. Bangaloreundefined??t bounce from Shadab Jakati to leave Bangalore teetering at 48 for three. He was followed shortly thereafter by Luke Pomersbach while Kohli made 35 at just better then a run a ball, including a single four and a six, before falling leg before wicket to Suresh Raina. When captain Daniel Vettori departed as the sixth wicket with just 70 on the board the match was all but over. Saurabh Tiwary struck 42 not out as the innings fizzled out with the din of the buoyant Chennai fans and the nightundefined??s success. Earlier on an IPL record opening batting partnership of 159 between Mike Hussey and Murali Vijay for Chennai saw them post an impressive 205 for five. Captain MS Dhoni won the toss and chose to bat first on an excellent pitch but in stifling conditions. Vijay went on to score 95 from just 52 balls before mis-timing a drive in the 19th over to be caught by Daniel Vettori off the bowling of Sreenath Avarind departing the ground to a standing ovation. Earlier both played exceptionally, mixing classic strokeplay and brutal aggression to lay a platform for Chennai to defend their title, flaying a hapless Bangalore bowling attack. Hussey in particular played a typically workmanlike innings, knocking the ball to all corners of the park. He was eventually out for 65, caught at the long-on boundary having struck three sixes and four fours. But it was Vijay who starred for the home side. From the outset he played with aggressive intent and showed an ability to clear the ropes reaching his 50 from just 29 balls. The duo brought up the record 150-run partnership in the 15th over. Captain Dhoni came to the wicket in and was his usual belligerent self hitting a quick-fire 22 from 13, including two sixes. He was out straight after Vijay after which Chris Gayle snaffled both Suresh Raina and Albie Morkel who went for single figures. It's been a fine season so far for Dhoni as he lifted the IPL trophy just months after winning the World Cup as the captain of India. Teams: Chennai Super Kings: M Vijay, MEK Hussey, SK Raina, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), JA Morkel, S Badrinath, DJ Bravo, WP Saha, R Ashwin, DE Bollinger, SB Jakati Royal Challengers Bangalore: CH Gayle, MA Agarwal, V Kohli, AB de Villiers (wk), SS Tiwary, LA Pomersbach, DL Vettori (capt), S Aravind, A Mithun, Z Khan, J Syed Mohammad

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai In...
    by anccricket on May 28, 2011 at 3:30 PM
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    As expected, Chris Gayle came to the party once again. The hard-hitting Jamaican, opening the innings for Royal Challengers Bangalore, hammered Mumbai Indians' pacer Abu Nechim all over the park and forced him to concede 27 runs in his first over. The fate of the match was sealed and it was a matter of time before RCB wrapped it up. The dashing West Indian left-hander showed no mercy to any MI bowler during his quick-fire knock 89 (47b, 9x4, 5x6) knock and took Royal Challengers Bangalore total to a massive 185 for four wickets in the second eliminator at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Friday. It was a pretty difficult total to chase down and MI batsmen had to deliver their best to overcome the challenge from Zaheer Khan, Daniel Vettori and S Aravind on a pitch where batting second was never easy. Mumbai Indians succumbed to the pressure and eventually lost the match by 43 runs, dashing their hopes of reaching the IPL for the second consecutive time. It was a strange decision by Mumbai Indians skipper Sachin Tendulkar to bowl first after winning the toss on a Chepauk track where the side batting first has won six out of seven games in this year's IPL so far. Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Daniel Vettori (3-19) and Aravind (2-27) got early breakthroughs and never let MI recover from the slump. Tendulkar (40) tried his best before missing a ball from RCB spinner Syed Mohammad to be stumped by wicketkeeper AB de Villers. There was not a single solid partnership by the MI batsmen in the middle and Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu and Rohit Sharma failed to deliver when it mattered most. Gayle received immense support from rookie Karnataka batsman Mayank Agarwal 41 (31b, 4x4, 2x6) at the top. Agarwal was dropped twice -- by Laisth Malinga and Rohit -- but the diminutive opener looked determined to score and was not afraid while taking on the likes of Harbhajan Singh, Munaf Patel and Malinga. Gayle is in lethal form in the tournament and he has almost single-handedly guided RCB into the final. The former West Indian skipper has made life miserable for rival bowlers in the past fortnight and it was obvious that he would go after every MI bowler on Friday evening. His intention was clear from very first ball when he hit Nechim for two consecutive fours in the first over and ended it with a six and a four. A brilliant start by RCB put huge pressure on MI and they had no clue about stopping the man on fire. RCB should have scored 20-30 more runs but Virat Kohli (8) and Luke Pomersbach (4) could not contribute much in the middle overs. MI's main strike bowler Lasith Malinga was cautious in his approach while tackling Gayle and did not concede too many runs. Munaf Patel (2-27) was the only bowler who did his job well for Mumbai.

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai In...
    by anccricket on May 28, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    As expected, Chris Gayle came to the party once again. The hard-hitting Jamaican, opening the innings for Royal Challengers Bangalore, hammered Mumbai Indians' pacer Abu Nechim all over the park and forced him to concede 27 runs in his first over. The fate of the match was sealed and it was a matter of time before RCB wrapped it up. The dashing West Indian left-hander showed no mercy to any MI bowler during his quick-fire knock 89 (47b, 9x4, 5x6) knock and took Royal Challengers Bangalore total to a massive 185 for four wickets in the second eliminator at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Friday. It was a pretty difficult total to chase down and MI batsmen had to deliver their best to overcome the challenge from Zaheer Khan, Daniel Vettori and S Aravind on a pitch where batting second was never easy. Mumbai Indians succumbed to the pressure and eventually lost the match by 43 runs, dashing their hopes of reaching the IPL for the second consecutive time. It was a strange decision by Mumbai Indians skipper Sachin Tendulkar to bowl first after winning the toss on a Chepauk track where the side batting first has won six out of seven games in this year's IPL so far. Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Daniel Vettori (3-19) and Aravind (2-27) got early breakthroughs and never let MI recover from the slump. Tendulkar (40) tried his best before missing a ball from RCB spinner Syed Mohammad to be stumped by wicketkeeper AB de Villers. There was not a single solid partnership by the MI batsmen in the middle and Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu and Rohit Sharma failed to deliver when it mattered most. Gayle received immense support from rookie Karnataka batsman Mayank Agarwal 41 (31b, 4x4, 2x6) at the top. Agarwal was dropped twice -- by Laisth Malinga and Rohit -- but the diminutive opener looked determined to score and was not afraid while taking on the likes of Harbhajan Singh, Munaf Patel and Malinga. Gayle is in lethal form in the tournament and he has almost single-handedly guided RCB into the final. The former West Indian skipper has made life miserable for rival bowlers in the past fortnight and it was obvious that he would go after every MI bowler on Friday evening. His intention was clear from very first ball when he hit Nechim for two consecutive fours in the first over and ended it with a six and a four. A brilliant start by RCB put huge pressure on MI and they had no clue about stopping the man on fire. RCB should have scored 20-30 more runs but Virat Kohli (8) and Luke Pomersbach (4) could not contribute much in the middle overs. MI's main strike bowler Lasith Malinga was cautious in his approach while tackling Gayle and did not concede too many runs. Munaf Patel (2-27) was the only bowler who did his job well for Mumbai.

  • Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders ...
    by anccricket on May 28, 2011 at 3:06 PM
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    Mumbai Indians defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets in the Eliminator clash of the Indian Premier League here in Mumbai on Wednesday in the IPL Eliminator. Earlier, allrounder Ryan ten Doeschate scored maiden IPL half-century to power Kolkata towards fighting 147/7 total against Mumbai. Brief Scores: Kolkata Knight Riders: 147 for seven in 20 overs. (R T Doedchate 70 not out, Yusuf Pathan 26; M Patel 3/27). Mumbai Indians: 148 for six in 19.2 overs. (A Blizzard 51, S Tedulkar 36; J Kallis 2/18) Doeschate helped Kolkata to make good recovery after top-order fumble. Doeschate scored unbeaten 70 runs off 49 balls. His innings was studded with six boundaries and three sixes. Shakib-al-Hasan (26) and Yusuf Pathan (26) also made vital contribution to the total. For Mumbai, Munaf Patel scalped three wickets while Malinga, Harbhajan Singh and Kulkarni took one wicket each. At one stage, Kolkata was struggling for 20/4. Earlier, Kolkata Knight Riders received fourth jolt as Dhawal Kulkarni dismissed Manoj Tiwary for four runs. Munaf Patel claimed his second wickets as he sentpack Goswami for duck. Harbhajan Singh gave the second jolt to Kolkata Knight Riders as he scalped skipper Gautam Gambhir for just four runs. Earlier, Munaf Patel provided early jolt to Kolkata Knight Riders as he dismissed dangerous Jacques Kallis for 7 runs. Sachin Tendulkar took stunning catch off Munaf patel to dismiss Kallis. Mumbai Indians skipper Sachin Tendulkar won the toss and elected to field against Kolkata Knight Riders in the eliminator game of IPL 2011 here at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. Mumbai has made some changes in the playing XI. Blizzard, Munaf and Dhawal Kulkarni are back in the side. Kolkata has kept the team unchanged. The winner of this game will play Royal Challengers Bangalore in the qualifire-2 to set the IPL final with Chennai Super Kings. It is expected to be a high scoring match but dew factor may come in the second innings. Teams: MI: A Blizzard, Sachin Tendulkar, Ambati Rayudu, Rohit Sharma, K Pollard, James Franklin, TL Suman, Harbhajan Singh, Dhawal Kulkarni, Munaf Patel, Laisth Malinga KKR: Jacques Kallis, S Goswami, Gautam Gambhir, Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Rajat Bhatia, Shakib Al Hasan, Brett Lee, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Iqbal Abdulla

  • Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders ...
    by anccricket on May 28, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    Mumbai Indians defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets in the Eliminator clash of the Indian Premier League here in Mumbai on Wednesday in the IPL Eliminator. Earlier, allrounder Ryan ten Doeschate scored maiden IPL half-century to power Kolkata towards fighting 147/7 total against Mumbai. Brief Scores: Kolkata Knight Riders: 147 for seven in 20 overs. (R T Doedchate 70 not out, Yusuf Pathan 26; M Patel 3/27). Mumbai Indians: 148 for six in 19.2 overs. (A Blizzard 51, S Tedulkar 36; J Kallis 2/18) Doeschate helped Kolkata to make good recovery after top-order fumble. Doeschate scored unbeaten 70 runs off 49 balls. His innings was studded with six boundaries and three sixes. Shakib-al-Hasan (26) and Yusuf Pathan (26) also made vital contribution to the total. For Mumbai, Munaf Patel scalped three wickets while Malinga, Harbhajan Singh and Kulkarni took one wicket each. At one stage, Kolkata was struggling for 20/4. Earlier, Kolkata Knight Riders received fourth jolt as Dhawal Kulkarni dismissed Manoj Tiwary for four runs. Munaf Patel claimed his second wickets as he sentpack Goswami for duck. Harbhajan Singh gave the second jolt to Kolkata Knight Riders as he scalped skipper Gautam Gambhir for just four runs. Earlier, Munaf Patel provided early jolt to Kolkata Knight Riders as he dismissed dangerous Jacques Kallis for 7 runs. Sachin Tendulkar took stunning catch off Munaf patel to dismiss Kallis. Mumbai Indians skipper Sachin Tendulkar won the toss and elected to field against Kolkata Knight Riders in the eliminator game of IPL 2011 here at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. Mumbai has made some changes in the playing XI. Blizzard, Munaf and Dhawal Kulkarni are back in the side. Kolkata has kept the team unchanged. The winner of this game will play Royal Challengers Bangalore in the qualifire-2 to set the IPL final with Chennai Super Kings. It is expected to be a high scoring match but dew factor may come in the second innings. Teams: MI: A Blizzard, Sachin Tendulkar, Ambati Rayudu, Rohit Sharma, K Pollard, James Franklin, TL Suman, Harbhajan Singh, Dhawal Kulkarni, Munaf Patel, Laisth Malinga KKR: Jacques Kallis, S Goswami, Gautam Gambhir, Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Rajat Bhatia, Shakib Al Hasan, Brett Lee, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Iqbal Abdulla

  • Chennai Super Kings vs Bangalore Royal C...
    by anccricket on May 28, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    Chennai Super Kings scored a whopping 59 runs in the last four overs to shock Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets and book a place in the Indian Premier League final. Everything is not lost for Bangalore here as they will get another chance by taking on the winner of the Mumbai-Kolkata clash on May 27 for a place in the final. Unbeaten Suresh Raina (73) and Albie Morkel (28) held their nerves till the end to take the game away from Challengers - who controlled the match for the most part. Man of the match Raina crafted a brilliant half-century in just 41 balls and shared 61 for the fourth wicket with Dhoni to lay the platform - much to the frustration of Royal Challengers. Dhoni struck a big sixer against Zaheer in the 17th over to build on the momentum however the paceman snared the prized scalp the next ball to ease some unsettling nerves. Raina and Morkel then added 46 runs in just three overs to win the battle of southern giants. Bangalore started with a bang, when new-ball pair of Zaheer Khan and Sreenath Aravind removed openers Michael Hussey and Murali Vijay for a fourth-ball duck and 5 respectively (both LBW) to leave the defending champions wobbling on seven for two inside the first two overs. However, Suresh Raina and Subramaniam Badrinath stubbornly defied Bangalore bowlers mixing intermittent strokes of adventure with determined batting. They added 63 runs for the third wicket before Badrinath was done in by Abhimanyu Mithun, when he mistimed one for an easy catch to Sreenath Aravind at the deep cover region. Badri struck five boundaries in his 34 runs to fortify Chennai's position as skipper MS Dhoni walked in with a job in his hands. Earlier, Virat Kohli smashed a rapid-fire 70 not out and Luke Pomersbach an 18-ball 29 to revive Royal Challengers after losing hurricane Chris Gayle early against Chennai Super Kings. Kohli scored his sixth IPL half-century in just 36 balls and scored 18 runs off Albie Morkel's 19th over, with two six and a four, to deflate Chennai and put Bangalore's final bid back on track. Super Kings ran into defiance when Kohli and Pomersbach, who added 48 runs for the fourth wicket in astute consolidation, scored easily against Shadab Jakati and Dwayne Bravo to bring a steadying influence in Bangalore's camp. Kohli added another brisk 42 runs with Saurabh Tiwary for the fifth wicket and batted till the end to swing fortunes firmly Challengers' way. Bangalore lost opener Gayle - their most prolific batsman in the ongoing Twenty20 tournament - in the fourth over of their innings, when a straight delivery from Ravichandran Ashwin caught the big-hitting batsmen on his pads. Umpire Simon Taufel was forced to raise his finger on the spirited appeal from Super Kings. Gayle looked in good touch when he pulled a huge six off Ashwin before going for a sweep next delivery and missing it completely. Ashwin has been Dhoni's go-to bowler whenever he wants to take a wicket or stem the flow of runs and the off-spinner delivers every time he runs in to bowl. One wonders why Piyush Chawla was preferred over Ashwin at the World Cup. Yet to get their batting combination right, Bangalore went in with Mayank Agarwal and Gayle today - their sixth opening pair - in 15 IPL matches with no success. Gayle departed early and Agarwal too lived dangerously for his 33-ball 34. Unlike other days Chennai opened their bowling with Albie Morkel and Doug Bollinger today who capitalised on the early swing. The pacers with their accurate seam bowling gave away little in the first three overs that probably helped Ashwin. However in-form Kohli and Luke Pomersbach ensured Challengers post a challenging total for Super Kings.

  • Chennai Super Kings vs Bangalore Royal C...
    by anccricket on May 28, 2011 at 2:48 PM
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    Chennai Super Kings scored a whopping 59 runs in the last four overs to shock Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets and book a place in the Indian Premier League final. Everything is not lost for Bangalore here as they will get another chance by taking on the winner of the Mumbai-Kolkata clash on May 27 for a place in the final. Unbeaten Suresh Raina (73) and Albie Morkel (28) held their nerves till the end to take the game away from Challengers - who controlled the match for the most part. Man of the match Raina crafted a brilliant half-century in just 41 balls and shared 61 for the fourth wicket with Dhoni to lay the platform - much to the frustration of Royal Challengers. Dhoni struck a big sixer against Zaheer in the 17th over to build on the momentum however the paceman snared the prized scalp the next ball to ease some unsettling nerves. Raina and Morkel then added 46 runs in just three overs to win the battle of southern giants. Bangalore started with a bang, when new-ball pair of Zaheer Khan and Sreenath Aravind removed openers Michael Hussey and Murali Vijay for a fourth-ball duck and 5 respectively (both LBW) to leave the defending champions wobbling on seven for two inside the first two overs. However, Suresh Raina and Subramaniam Badrinath stubbornly defied Bangalore bowlers mixing intermittent strokes of adventure with determined batting. They added 63 runs for the third wicket before Badrinath was done in by Abhimanyu Mithun, when he mistimed one for an easy catch to Sreenath Aravind at the deep cover region. Badri struck five boundaries in his 34 runs to fortify Chennai's position as skipper MS Dhoni walked in with a job in his hands. Earlier, Virat Kohli smashed a rapid-fire 70 not out and Luke Pomersbach an 18-ball 29 to revive Royal Challengers after losing hurricane Chris Gayle early against Chennai Super Kings. Kohli scored his sixth IPL half-century in just 36 balls and scored 18 runs off Albie Morkel's 19th over, with two six and a four, to deflate Chennai and put Bangalore's final bid back on track. Super Kings ran into defiance when Kohli and Pomersbach, who added 48 runs for the fourth wicket in astute consolidation, scored easily against Shadab Jakati and Dwayne Bravo to bring a steadying influence in Bangalore's camp. Kohli added another brisk 42 runs with Saurabh Tiwary for the fifth wicket and batted till the end to swing fortunes firmly Challengers' way. Bangalore lost opener Gayle - their most prolific batsman in the ongoing Twenty20 tournament - in the fourth over of their innings, when a straight delivery from Ravichandran Ashwin caught the big-hitting batsmen on his pads. Umpire Simon Taufel was forced to raise his finger on the spirited appeal from Super Kings. Gayle looked in good touch when he pulled a huge six off Ashwin before going for a sweep next delivery and missing it completely. Ashwin has been Dhoni's go-to bowler whenever he wants to take a wicket or stem the flow of runs and the off-spinner delivers every time he runs in to bowl. One wonders why Piyush Chawla was preferred over Ashwin at the World Cup. Yet to get their batting combination right, Bangalore went in with Mayank Agarwal and Gayle today - their sixth opening pair - in 15 IPL matches with no success. Gayle departed early and Agarwal too lived dangerously for his 33-ball 34. Unlike other days Chennai opened their bowling with Albie Morkel and Doug Bollinger today who capitalised on the early swing. The pacers with their accurate seam bowling gave away little in the first three overs that probably helped Ashwin. However in-form Kohli and Luke Pomersbach ensured Challengers post a challenging total for Super Kings.

  • Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals IPL ...
    by cricketfan on April 22, 2011 at 12:19 AM
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    Mohali, Apr 21, Shaun Marsh hit a quick-fire 71 and Paul Valthaty smashed 46 runs as Kings XI Punjab spanked Rajasthan Royal by 48 runs to score their third consecutive win in the Indian Premier League here on Thursday. Punjab top-order yet again put up a dominating show and helped the side post an imposing 195 for seven, highest total so far in the fourth edition, after being invited to bat. Apart from Marsh and Valthaty, skipper Adam Gilchrist (28) and Dinesh Karthik (21) did well for the Punjab on the batting-friendly PCA track. The hosts then restricted Rajasthan to 147 for seven and jumped to third place in the points table with six points from three wins in four matches. Punjab had beaten defending champions Chennai Super Kings and 2009 champions Deccan Chargers in their early outings. Rajasthan, the 2008 champions, suffered third consecutive defeat and slipped to fifth spot with five points. The visitors had done well by conceding just 26 runs in the last five overs of the Punjab innings but the total still proved way out of their reach as their batsmen let them down yet again. A good start was imperative to stand any chance in the contest but the Rajasthan openers -- Rahul Dravid (8) and Swapnil Asnodkar (9) -- failed to do the job. Big guns such as Shane Watson (24) and Ross Taylor (0) also failed to fire and credit goes to some very disciplined bowling by Punjab bowlers. Paceman Praveen Kumar (2/22) was very impressive in his opening spell as he bowled Asnodkar early in the innings and saw the back of the dangerous Watson in his last over. Spinner Piyush Chawla trapped big hitter Taylor for a duck and by the eighth over Rajasthan were out of the contest. Stuart Binny (30) and Ashok Menaria (34) later hit some lusty shots but their knocks only reduced the defeat margin. Earlier, Marsh anchored the Punjab innings after the openers -- Gilchrist (28 off 16) and Valthaty (46 off 31) -- provided a flying start by plundering 67 runs in 4.2 overs. Marsh was supported well by Karthik as the two raised 70 runs for the third wicket but the Australian left-hander could not provide the finishing touches as the hosts fell short of the 200-run mark. Marsh's 42-ball innings was adorned with six fours and three sixes -- all coming in a single over off Shane Warne. The hosts were cruising towards a 200-plus score at one stage as they were 169 for two in 15 overs but Rajasthan bowlers made a good comeback in the last five overs as they gave away just 26 runs and took five wickets. Australian pace duo of Shuan Tait (3/23) and Shane Watson (2/24) shared five wickets between them and bowled four of the last five overs. At the start, both Gilchrst and Valthaty were out off no balls in the first and second over respectively and Rajasthan paid a very heavy price for the two mistakes as the hosts went on to rattle up the fastest team-fifty and team-hundred. In three overs, Punjab had 52 runs on the board with Gilchrist and Valtahty hammering Siddharth Trivedi and Tait all around the park. Punjab skipper was the first to get reprieve as he was bowled off a no ball in the first over off Trivedi, who over-stepped. Then in the second over Tait had Valthaty caught at third slip but on a back foot no-ball. That proved very costly as Valthaty smashed Trivedi for three fours and two sixes in the next over. A bamboozled Shane Warne introduced himself in the attack but Gilchrist hardly gave any respect to his former Australian teammate as he smashed the leg-spinner for a six over mid-wicket and scored a four in the next ball. Shane Watson finally provided the visitors a breakthrough by dismissing Gilchrist but Marsh and Valthaty continued to punish the rival bowlers as Punjab raised the fastest team-hundred -- in just 9.2 overs. The hundred came with Valthaty lofting Warne for a huge six on a short ball but the leg-spinner retaliated by having the danger-man caught at long-off on a miscued shot. Marsh too was in awesome touch and hit some classy boundaries and one such shot was a cover-drive off spinner Abhishek Raut. Marsh then hit Warne for three sixes in the 14th over and raised his fifty in the process. Karthik added salt to the woes of Rajasthan by hitting three consecutive boundaries off Trivedi in the next over. However, three quick wickets stopped the rot as Shaun Tait dismissed Karthik, Abhishek Nayar (1) was run out and Marsh got out while attempting another big shot.

  • Kochi Tuskers Kerala vs Kolkata Knight R...
    by cricketfan on April 21, 2011 at 12:59 AM
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    Kolkata, Apr 20, Ravindra Jadeja came up with a brilliant allround display to help the resurgent Kochi Tuskers Kerala halt Kolkata Knight Riders three-match winning run with a narrow six-run victory in a low-scoring Indian Premier League clash here on Wednesday. Jadeja was the star for the Kochi team as he scored 29 from 18 balls to help his team post 132 for seven and then scalped two wickets as the Tuskers restricted the Knight Riders to 126 for nine at the Eden gardens here. Put into bat, Kochi had a flying start, thanks to the in-form pair of Brendon McCullum and Mahela Jayawardene but the Knight Riders restricted them to 132 for seven with a fine bowling effort by Yusuf Pathan (3/20) and Shakib-Al-Hasan (3/28). Defending the total, the Tuskers bowlers Jadeja (2/25), Rudra Pratap Singh (2/25) did a tidy job and was supported well by their bowling colleagues as Kochi halted Kolkata's three-match winning run at the Eden Gardens here. With 12 runs required from 26 balls, RP conceded 12 runs from his fourth and penultimate over of the match to bring the equation to 14 from the last one. But with R Vinay Kumar (1/21) bowling his slower deliveries accurately, it proved to be an uphill task in the end as the Tuskers notched their third straight victory. Tuskers now joins Mumbai Indians and the Knight Riders with six points each but the hosts retained the pole position by means of net run-rate. Chasing a modest 133, Knight Riders needed to play sensible cricket but the hosts made a mess of the seemingly low score getting themselves out one by one. Three quick wickets from three overs -- in the form of Jacques Kallis (6), Gautam Gambhir (3) and Manvinder Bisla (16) -- put Knight Riders in a spot of bother. R Vinay Kumar, RP and Jadeja took one each as Knight Riders were 37/3 after the first powerplay. Knight Riders batting mainstay Kallis became victim of a Vinay Kumar short ball, while in a space of five balls Gambhir saw his middle stump shattered by his former India teammate RP Singh. In the next over, Jadeja had Bisla castled to set the stage for the spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan to capitalise. Brought in place of Thisara Perera, Muralitharan returned with one wicket but he held the Knight Riders batsmen together giving away 18 runs from his four overs quota. Just when the duo of Tiwary and Morgan were looking to set the platform, a fine fielding effort by skipper Mahela Jayawardene ran Morgan out to break their 36-run partnership from 38 balls. However, undeterred Tiwary hit two fluent boundaries off RP but only to see Shakib getting bowled at the other end in the same over. Pathan, who hurt his knee while taking the catch of Jadeja, came in with a runner and the big-hitter showed his intention with a big six of Powar before being dismissed in the next ball, in what seemed to be a decisive blow for the Knight Riders. Tiwary, who looked at ease all this while, was then outfoxed by a smart wide ball by Jadeja and was stumped. With Tiwary gone and Knight Riders at 101/7, it was just a formality for the Tuskers to complete the victory. Earlier, Jadeja top-scored for the Tuskers with a nice cameo of 29 from 18 balls studded with three sixes and one boundary at Eden Gardens here. The Tuskers had a breezy start, thanks to McCullum who smashed Lee for two boundaries and one six for 15 runs in the third over. Gambhir soon brought in the spin duo of Iqbal Abdulla and Shakib to put brakes on the run flow. There were some anxious moments but McCullum and Jaywardene continued their march as the duo ensured the team score 45 without any loss in the first powerplay. McCullum raced to 23 from 19 balls hitting two boundaries and one six, while Jaywardene was equally elegant in his 25 off 27 balls (5x4). But their superb start was undone by Pathan who strangled the Tuskers with his slow off-spin and claimed three wickets giving away just 20 runs. From a blistering start of 49 for no loss, Tuskers were reduced to 65 for four in 30 balls to see their run-rate dip sharply. Wickets continued to tumble for Kochi but Jadeja who came into bat after the dismissal of Parthiv Patel in the 12th over, looked unruffled and launched attack on the Knight Riders bowlers to see the side get past 100. Earlier, the first breakthrough came in the form the dangerman, McCullum, who got a top-edge from a Shakib delivery for a soft dismissal. The skipper followed suit in what appeared to be a dubious lbw decision as Kochi slipped to 51 for two after eight overs to spread cheers in the home side's camp. Having scalped Jayawardene, Pathan bagged his second wicket in the form of Brad Hodge (2) when the Australian inside-edged a delivery onto his stumps. Pathan then claimed the crucial wicket of Patel who was looking in fine nick with nine from 11 balls. The left-hander was caught plumb infront of wicket when he was trying to defend a Pathan delivery down the wrong line.

  • Mumbai Indians vs Pune Warriors IPL 4 20...
    by cricketfan on April 21, 2011 at 12:56 AM
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    Mumbai, Apr 20 Mumbai Indians carved out a hard-fought seven-wicket victory over Pune Warriors in a low- scoring Indian Premier League clash that went down to the last ball, at the Wankhede Stadium here today. Chasing a modest target after bowling out the opposition for 118 in 17.2 overs, Mumbai looked on course with Sachin Tendulkar (35 off 39 balls) and Ambati Rayudu (37 off 40) at the crease, but after their dismissals, the home team made heavy weather of the task before finally ending up with 124 for three in 20 overs. Mumbai's Munaf Patel was declared Man of the Match for returning impressive figures of three for right. Requiring five off the last over, and then one off the last ball, Rohit Sharma (20 not out off 18 balls)) hoisted left-arm spinner Murali Kartik over long-off for a six to complete the victory. Sharma and Andrew Symonds (16 off 15 balls) put on an unfinished partnership of 35 runs to see Mumbai home for their third win in four outings. After the early loss James Franklin, Tendulkar and Rayudu added 74 runs in 12 overs for the second wicket to put the home team in sight of a comprehensive victory. A flick boundary by Tendulkar off Shrikant Wagh early into his innings was an indication of the kind of form the batsman was in. Rayudu blossomed in the company of his captain and drove Wayne Parnell through cover and then lofted the left-arm pacer over mid-wicket. After six overs the score was 32 for one and the 50 came up in only 45 balls. The duo's dismissals in quick succession affected the run rate for a while, but Sharma and Symonds stepped up the tempo in the nick of time. Tendulkar was dismissed for the first time in four games, having come into this match following a brilliant 100 not out against Kochi on April 17, before Rayudu also departed six runs later. Twenty runs were needed off the last 18 balls, before Symonds struck two fours in the first two balls off Wayne Parnell to bring down the required run-rate. Thereafter Symonds and Sharma hung on to complete the task. Earlier, Robin Uthappa smashed a quick-fire 45 but the top-order put up a pathetic display as Pune were shot out in less than 20 overs. Uthappa cracked a six and six fours in his 27-ball knock to help Pune rally from a sorry-looking 17 for four and get past the 100-run mark. The initial damage was done by Assam seamer Abu Nechim, who replaced an injured Harbhajan Singh in the playing XI. He took two wickets in three balls in the fourth over before Patel also grabbed a couple in three balls to leave Pune on the ropes. Score Board: Pune Warriors: Jesse Ryder c Tendulkar b Ahmed 12, Tim Paine b Patel 2, Mithun Manhas c Rayudu b Ahmed 0, Robin Uthappa c Pollard b Murtaza 45, Yuvraj Singh c Rayudu b Patel 0, Mohnish Mishra c Rohit b Murtaza 12, Murali Kartik c Symonds b Malinga 11, Wayne Parnell b Franklin 9, Rahul Sharma c Murtaza b Patel 13, Shrikant Wagh c Symonds b Malinga 2, Alfonso Thomas (not out) 0. Extras (LB-6, W-2, NB-4) 12. Total (all out, 17.2 overs) 118. Fall of wickets: 1-16, 2-17, 3-17, 4-17, 5-52, 6-87, 7-98, 8-111, 9-118. Bowling: Ali Murtaza 4-0-18-2, Lasith Malinga 4-0-28-2, Abu Nechim Ahmed 3-1-13-2, Munaf Patel 2.2-0-8-3, Kieron Pollard 1-0-13-0, James Franklin 3-0-32-1. Mumbai Indians: James Franklin c Manhas b Wagh 6, Sachin Tendulkar c Thomas b Rahul 35, Ambati Rayudu c Rahul b Thomas 37, Rohit Sharma (not out) 20, Andrew Symonds (not out) 16. Extras (B-2, LB-6, W-2) 10. Total (for 3 wkts, 20 overs) 124. Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-83, 3-89. Bowling: Alfonso Thomas 4-0-16-1, Shrikant Wagh 2-0-9-1, Murali Kartik 4-0-29-0, Wayne Parnell 4-0-28-0, Rahul Sharma 3-0-14-1, Jesse Ryder 2-0-15-0, Yuvraj Singh 1-0-5-0.


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