Friday, May 6, 2011

Gaylestorm hits Kings XI

Chris Gayle scored a blistering 107 off 49 balls which contained 10 fours and 9 sixes in the RCB vs King's XI Punjab match.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Now its time for Raiphy to hog the limelight as KTK beats Kolkatta Knight Riders by 17 runs

     Today Raiphy Vincent Gomez produced his best ever bowling performance to  help KTK to restrict Kolkatta  to 139 for 7 in 20 overs while chasing KTK's score of 156.

Gomez: "It's my best spell in this level. I stuck to my basics on a slow wicket. I wanted to keep my role going." He had the figures of 2 for 14 in 4 overs.  

  KTK scored 156 for  5  in 20 overs.  Jayawardhene batted beautifully for  55. Brad Hodge scored a quick fire 35 off 19 balls which contained  3 fours and 2 sixes. 

                               In its reply  Kolkatta Knight Riders were cruising steadily with openers Jacques Kallis and Eoin Morgen took the score to 69 in 10 overs.  Then Raiphy  clean bowled Kallis for 45.  Goutham Gambhir got out in the very next ball.   VinayKumar took 2 wickets and RP Singh took the wicket of Mark Boucher in the last ball of the match. Prasanth Parameswaran bowled a restrictive spell. He gave away only 21 runs in his 4 overs. KKR could score only 139 in 20 overs.  Morgan top scored with 66 from 51 balls.

Brad Hodge was the Man of the match.

Brief scores:
Kochi Tuskers Kerala 156-5 in 20 overs (M. Jayawardene 55, B. Hodge 35 not out, M. Klinger 29; J. Unadkat 2-25) bt Kolkata Knight Riders 139-7 in 20 overs (E. Morgan 66, J. Kallis 45; R. Gomez 2-14, V. Kumar 2-28) by 17 runs 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ganguly signs for Pune Warriors

"I was approached by them yesterday and I've confirmed about my availability to them. I am leaving for Mumbai today and the details will be announced there," Ganguly told reporters on Tuesday.

Confirming the development, Pune Warriors team director Abhijit Sarkar said that roping in Ganguly was not a gamble and he would prove his worth with the former India captain being the "best cricketing brain" in the country. 

Kochi slashes ticket rates for Thursday's match

Kochi:  KTK  decided to slash ticket prices for the next match against Kolkata Knight Riders to be played here on May 5. The KTK team management also informed that it has taken a conscious decision to reduce the ticket prices that will now start at Rs 250. The sale of tickets for the match will begin on Tuesday. As per the new ticketing slab, the gallery tickets will be priced at Rs 250 (all upper tiers), Rs 400 (all second tiers) from the earlier rates of Rs 400 and Rs 600 respectively. Meanwhile the price of other tickets will remain the same. The 55,000capacity Kaloor Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium witnessed a poor turnout of about 20,000 for KTK's last match at home against Deccan Chargers. This is one of the major reasons that prompted the authorities to reduce the ticket prices.
"We want to give the crowd the maximum opportunity to watch some good exciting cricket," said a KTK representative.

Prasanth Paramasewaran gets the Man of the match award in his debut match

Prasanth took the wicket of Sehwag in his very first over.
"I am very happy, and I thank God and my family for supporting me. Even though he hit me for a six, I was confident that I could take his wicket," Parameswaran said. 

Kochi Tuskers thrashes Delhi Daredevils

  Kochi Tuskers beat Delhi Daredevils by 7 wickets with 5 overs to spare.  Kochi's good bowling restricted Delhi  to  140/6.   Young Kerala left-arm  bowler Prasanth Parameswaran took the wicket of Virender Sehwag  very early in the innings.  He also took the wicket of Venugopal Rao in the 18th over.  Sreesanth bowled beautifully.

   Brendon McCullum gave Kochi  a rollicking start.  He scored a blistering 37 off 19 balls (5x4, 2x6).   Delhi's hapless bowler Umesh Yadav went for 23 runs in his only over. Kochi's 50 came in the 4th over.  Thereafter KTK lost 3 quick wickets. But in the end Parthiv Patel (37* off 31 balls) and Brad Hodge (24 ) guided Kochi to  an emphatic victory.  Kochi scored 141/3  in 15 overs.

  Prasanth Parameswaran was the Man of the Match.

Delhi Daredevils: Virender Sehwag (capt), Morne Morkel, Irfan Pathan, Travis Birt, Roelof van der Merwe, Ajit Agarkar, Y Venugopal Rao, Umesh Yadav, Naman Ojha (wk), David Warner, Yogesh Nagar. 

Kochi Tuskers Kerala: Mahela Jayawardene (capt), Brendon McCullum, Parthiv Patel (wk), Brad Hodge, Ravindra Jadeja, Raiphi Gomez, Rudra Pratap Singh, Sreesanth, Michael Klinger, R Vinay Kumar, P Parameswaran. 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Prasanth Parameswaran takes the wicket of Sehwag

Kochi Tuskers today  fielded 3 Kerala bowlers, Sreesanth, Raiphy Vincent Gomes and Prasanth Parameswaran against Delhi Daredevils.  Prasanth Parameswaran took the prized  wicket of Virender Sehwag 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Duncan Fletcher: India's new coach

Duncan Fletcher, a former Zimbabwean all-rounder who rose to prominence during his eight-year stint as England coach, was awarded a two-year contract Wednesday by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Former Indian players like KapilDev and Sunil Gavaskar has expressed their displeasure about this appointment. They preferred Indian coaches like Venkatesh Prasad, Robin Singh and Amarnath.