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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Raina reigns supreme; Chennai Super Kings demolish Kolkata Knight Riders

Suresh Raina wielded his bat with such might that his glittery knock not only dented the chances of Kolkata Knight Riders getting into the semi-finals of the IPL 2010 Championship but also helped Chennai stay the course to book a semi-final berth in the IPL 2010 Championship. Chennai Super Kings with the victory over Kolkata Knight Riders has allayed the doubts that have sprung up in the minds of many as to its potentials to stay as strong contenders to lift the IPL 2010 Championship.

The CSK bowlers bowled exceedingly well to reduce the KKR’s total to 139 for 8 in the allotted 20 overs, and when the chase got underway, CSK looked set to reach the target with ease, which it did by consuming only 13.3 overs, with just the fall of Mathew Hayden’s wicket. Murli Vijay and Suresh Raina were in top form, as they strangled the hopes of KKR reaching the semi-finals of the IPL 2010 Championship. The stormy Suresh Raina was in a hurry as he scored 78 from 39 balls and Murli Vijay continued with his top form by notching up 50 from 40 balls to lay a solid platform for a convincing victory.

Chennai Super Kings, with the win, have ascended to the second spot in the points table of the IPL 2010 Championship and look set to challenge the other strong contenders vying for the IPL 2010 Championship. KKR, meanwhile, with the dismal performance have ended up their trot to reach the coveted semi-final stage in the IPL 2010 Championship, though they have two more matches in the preliminary stage of the IPL 2010 Championship.

Chennai Super Kings will now have to fire on all cylinders to outwit the opponents and to claim the IPL 2010 Championship, which entirely depends on the batsmen to come good in all the other matches in the IPL 2010.

Mumbai Indians continue with their winning streak

April, 13 2010

Mumbai Indians continue with their great form as they have registered yet another convincing victory over the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL 2010 Championship, played at Mumbai today.

Mumbai Indians threw the gauntlet when they finished their innings at 183/4, scored in the 20 overs, with Keiron Pollard coming good with an unbeaten 45 struck only in 13 balls, which included 5 sixes and 2 fours. Sachin Tendulkar (30), Ambati Rayudu (24) and Saurabh Tiwary (38) were the other useful contributors for Mumbai Indians.

Delhi Daredevils gave a fitting reply until the 6th over, after which, they started to lose wickets at regular intervals to end up scoring 144/7 in the allotted 20 overs in the IPL 2010 tourney played today. Mumbai Indians with 9 wins from the 12 IPL 2010 matches tops the list, while the Delhi Daredevils remain at the third position in the points table related to the IPL 2010 championship.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Do or Die for Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings

April 12, 2010

The game between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders to be held on Tuesday is sure to become one of the captivating twenty 20 matches in the IPL 2010 Championship. Both Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings have 10 points to their credit after having played 11 matches in the IPL 2010 Championship.

Though a win for both the teams could brighten their chances of booking the semi-final berth, it certainly isn’t a guarantee that the team that wins this IPL 2010 match on Tuesday is going to become a sure semi-final participant. The previous encounter between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings played earlier resulted in a victory scored by the Chennai Super Kings.

Both Mahendra Singh Dhoni as well as Saurav Ganguly faces a tall order, as they will have to win this game to keep their hopes alive for a semi-final berth. The match at Chennai is sure to throw some thrilling moments, as the IPL 2010 is coming to a dramatic close.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Mumbai Indians book their semi-final berth in the IPL 2010 Championship; Sachin Tendulkar sizzles

The little master let loose of yet another ace up his sleeve to guide Mumbai Indians to a convincing victory against the Rajasthan Royals and with it a semi-final berth in the IPL 2010 championship. Leading from the front, Sachin Tendulkar, with a brisk unbeaten 89 off 59 balls, which included 2 sixes and 10 fours, set the winning rhythm for the Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians, batting first, scored 174 for 5, with Jean-Paul Duminy and Keiron Pollard chipping in with 31 and 25 respectively to put the team on the path to victory. For the Rajasthan Royals, Shane Watson claimed 3 wickets to be the most successful bowler.

Rajasthan Royals were out of sorts in their chase to reach the target, as wickets fell at regular intervals, and finally Rajasthan Royals succumbed to score just 137/8 in the allotted 20 overs, having made to grind for the runs most of the time by some wonderful bowling display on the part of Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians now become the first participant to march ahead and register a semi-final berth in the IPL 2010.

Mumbai Indians has reigned supreme so far in the IPL 2010 championship and has clearly emerged the topper in the IPL 2010 points table with 16 points collected from the 11 matches played so far in this IPL 2010 championship. The batting genius Sachin Tendulkar who has proved that he has got the guile and energy to meet the vagaries of twenty 20 games was declared the ‘Man of the Match’, and also is the leading run scorer so far in the IPL 2010 championship, as he now has 512 runs to his credit from 11 IPL 2010 matches. Also, this happens to be a momentous occasion for the Mumbai Indians as they have entered the semi-finals for the first time in the IPL championship.

IPL 2010 Schedule-Remaining twenty 20 matches in the IPL 2010 tourney

Remaining matches in Indian Premier League 2010 Championship

This is the schedule for twenty 20 matches in the IPL 2010, which happen to be the remaining twenty 20 matches in the IPL 2010 Championship.

11 April – 4PM –Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils
11 April – 8PM –Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals
12 April – 8PM –Bangalore Royal Challengers vs Deccan Chargers
13 April – 4PM –Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians
13 April – 8PM –Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings
14 April – 8PM –Bangalore Royal Challengers vs Rajasthan Royals
15 April – 8PM –Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings
16 April – 8PM –Deccan Chargers vs Kings XI Punjab
17 April – 4PM –Mumbai Indians vs Bangalore Royal Challengers
17 April – 8PM –Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders
18 April – 4PM –Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab
18 April – 8PM –Deccan Chargers vs Delhi Daredevils
19 April – 8PM –Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders
21 April – 8PM – 1st Semi-Final Match – Team 1 vs Team 2
22 April – 8PM – 2nd Semi-Final Match – Team 3 vs Team 4
24 April – 8PM – 3rd Place Match – Team A vs Team B
25 April – 8PM – Final Match IPL 2010 – Team 1 vs Team 2
IPL schedule for the matches that are to take place from 21.03.2010
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Doomsday for Chennai Super Kings; Deccan Chargers put up a spirited performance

April 11, 2010

Chennai Super Kings scripted a pathetic performance which has left the side in the lurch, at a time when it had started to promise a lot to reach the semi-finals stage in the IPL 2010. Though cricket is game of uncertainties, the IPL 2010 has been throwing more uncertainties through the many twenty 20 games that have been staged so far in the Indian Premier League 2010 championship.

Despite a spirited opening partnership between the macho Hayden and an aspiring Murali Vijay, which saw Chennai Super Kings race to 41 in just 4.4 overs, before Hayden was dismissed, the Chennai Super Kings failed to make the best of it, as it struggled to post 138/8 in the allotted 20 overs. Barring Suresh Raina, even the much touted Dhoni failed to make a mark let alone register decent performances in the IPL 2010 championship match against the Deccan Charger. Double digit individual score had become a peak unclimbed by most of the middle order batsmen of Chennai Super Kings.

On their part, the Deccan Chargers exhibited an all-round display with the bat and ball, when the batsmen notched up the needed of 139 in 19.1 overs in losing only 4 wickets after the bowlers had bowled their heart out to reduce the Chennai Super Kings to a gettable total of 138 in the IPL 2010 match played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association at Nagpur. T.Suman, with a responsible 55, ensured that Deccan Chargers reach the target without much fuss.

The race for the fourth spot for the semi-final berth is gaining momentum, and the IPL 2010 has further more in store to offer the twenty 20 enthusiasts.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Murli Vijay helps keep Chennai Super Kings hope alive; Mumbai Indians on a roller coaster ride

April, 4 2010

The dramatic events of the star-lit IPL 2010 are unfurling at a rapid pace as the IPL 2010 unveiled yet another day of lusty hitting, when Murli Vijay knocked the stuffing out of Deccan Chargers, as he notched up a well compiled ton at a brisk rate and has also helped to keep the hopes of Chennai Super Kings alive. Chennai Super Kings with the victory over Deccan Chargers will have to conjure more twenty 20 tricks in the upcoming twenty 20 matches to stay as strong contenders for the IPL 2010 title.

In another IPL 2010 match, Mumbai Indians put the boot into the beleaguered Deccan Chargers team and has strongly conveyed its intention to clinch the IPL 2010 title by occupying the top position in the IPL points table. A quick fire 55 from Amabati Rayudu laid the platform for yet another convincing victory, with the bowlers doing the rest by dismissing Deccan Chargers for a paltry 115.

The battle for the fourth position for the semi-final spot in the IPL 2010 is reaching new heights, as the Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals battle it out to win the coveted semi-final spot in the IPL 2010 tourney.

Friday, April 2, 2010

IPL 2010 – Royal Challengers Bangalore thrash Kings XI Punjab; Placed second in the IPL 2010 Points Table

April, 2 2010

Since the start on March 14, IPL 2010 has witnessed some adrenaline-pumping twenty 20 matches, as the clash for the title has further geared up to offer an entertaining climax. In a match against the Kings XI Punjab, the Royal Challengers Bangalore scored an emphatic win, with Kevin Pietersen and Virat Kohli coming good for the RCB, and in effect guiding the RCB side to a victory to occupy the second place in the IPL2010 points table, next only to the Mumbai Indians.

As the thirst for the IPL 2010 title is hotting up, Mumbai Indians with 12 points seems to be the hot favorites with the RCB securing 10 points staying close behind the heels of the Mumbai Indians. The Delhi Daredevils also with 10 points from 8 IPL 2010 matches scores over the RCB in the Run rate, as it also rates its chances high.

The IPL 2010 is sure to throw further excitement, as the Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Deccan Chargers as well as Chennai Super Kings have been resorting to all sorts of tricks to clinch the fourth spot for the IPL 2010 semi-finals. Whatever be the outcome, and regardless of the mighty team that is going to walk away with the winner’s tile in the IPL 2010, this tourney has certainly been a run-feast for the twenty 20 maniacs, and it has also unveiled some big-hitting innings from the blades of powerful and lusty hitters, of which some were even cannibalistic, and still has a lot in store to excite the modern cricket-viewing fanatics.

As we lay in wait, Mumbai Indians, has stayed as clear favorites to emerge as champions in the IPL 2010 twenty 20 cup.