The Indian Premier League is regarded as the most innovative invention when it comes to the world of cricket. IPL season 1 introduced to us 8 teams which became bonded to us immediately. Read the rest of this entry
GILLY BOMB FAILS BUT ROHIT TAKES DC TO
It was not the best starts for the Defending Champs. The team expected Adam Gilchrist to score and give them a brisk start. Gilly trying to hit it on the on side miscued it and it went high and only fell in the hands of Yusuf Pathan. The weakened side- Rajasthan Royals went on high spirits with the wicket of the danger man.
It was about to turn worse for the Royals as Gibbs thrashed one Royal Bowler. But, RR did not let it happen as they picked up yet another with but not Gibbs it was Laxman. Shane Warne bowled himself in the th over. It looked like he was back in form as he picked up the wicket of Gibbs in his th ball.
Just after another over, Symonds who was looking dangerous fell short of the crease when Jhunjhunwala threw as if he had a bullet arm. Venugopal Rao and T Suman didn’t have much experience so they too departed without troubling the scores. It looked like a one man stand with Rohit Sharma just short by one run of his fifty. Rahul Sharma’s last over blitzkreig took the team to.
YUSUF PATHAN MAKES IT A CAKE WALK FOR RR
From the start of the tournament itself, RR looked a batting weak and heavily relied on Yusuf Pathan. Micheal Lumb gave the best start he could give for the Royals partnered by Naman Ojha. The Powerplay yielded runs with runs scored by Micheal Lumb.
All Naman had to do was to give the strike to Lumb. He was striking the ball with ease. Just after the powerplay Naman Ojha too tried to take the attack but was stumped.
At / and about runs a over, it was a perfect stage set for Yusuf Pathan to take the attack. He did so in the process he gave an easy win for the Royals. The Chargers were charging up to attack Pathan, Symonds was sledging and a slip with a attacking field set for him. He hit it for a six out of his first ball.
Lumb and Pathan had a run partnership. Pathan hit balls out of the rope in great fashion along with his fours. But, at last he won it as usual for the Rajasthan Royals and their owner Shilpa Shetty was waving the flag and shouting HALLA BOL.
Naman Ojha, Micheal Lumb, Faiz Fazal, Adam Voges, Yusuf Pathan, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Paras Dogra, Shane Warne, Sumit Narwal, Siddharth Trivedi, Shaun Tait.
Adam Gilchrist, VVS Laxman, Herchelle Gibbs, Andrew Symonds, Rohit Sharma, T Suman, Venugopal Rao, Chaminda Vaas, RP Singh, Rahul Sharma, Pragyan Ojha
EDITED BY ADITHYA R
The 6th in the history of Indian Premier League and first this year, Praveen Kumar become 1st person to take the hat trick this year in M Chinnaswamy stadium at Bangalore.
He got it in a low scoring match and his 3 explosions meant that Rajasthan was restricted to a under hundred.
Brought back into the attack in the 17th over, Praveen removed Damien Martin, Sumit Narwal and Paras Dogra consecutively.
Here is a video of Kumar’s hat trick from IPL Youtube