IPL T20 Live: DC Vs KKR

IPL 2011 Live: Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Deccan Chargers

  Match result: KKR defeated Deccan Chargers by 9 runs.  Man of the match: Jacques Kallis (KKR) & Worst of the match: Ishant Sharma (DC) - poor bowling and dropped a sitter.   Live ratings for KKR Vs DC Cricketers:  Deccan ChargersRatingKKRRating    Batsmen:       Shikhar Dhawan 3/10Jacques Kallis 8/10Ishank Jaggi 2/10Eoin Morgan 6/10JP Duminy 5/10Gautam Gambhir 7/10Raviteja 5/10Manoj Tiwary 7/10Bharat Chipli 8/10      All-rounders:       Daniel Christian 7/10 Rajat Bhatia 6/10  Yusuf Pathan 6/10  Ryan Doeschate 5/10    Wicket-Keeper:       Kumara Sangakkara 5/10Maninder Bisla 6/10    Bowlers:       Dale Steyn 7/10Iqbal Abdulla 8/10Pragyan Ojha 5/10L. Balaji 6/10Amit Mishra 8/10Jaidev Unadkat 6/10Ishant Sharma 2/10        DC Vs KKR - over by over highlights:   OverKKRDCKKR BattingDC Batting        Field Restrictions:       1 8/0 1/0 2 fours by Kallis - 2 17/0 8/0 1 four each by Bisla, Kallis Four by S. Dhawan 3 19/0 14/1 Ishant dropped Bisla Jaggi out. 4 26/0 17/2 Four by Kallis Dhawan out 5 34/0 23/2 Four by Bisla Dropped catch & four by Sangakkara 6 46/0 30/2 Good shot. 4 by Bisla. Four by Kallis Gambhir dropped a catch.         Middle overs:       7 49/0 39/2 - Four by Chipli 8 51/0 47/2 - Four by Chipli 9 55/1 53/3 Bisla out. Sangakkara out 10 65/1 63/3 4 byes & 1 four by Kallis Sixer by Chipli 11 74/1 69/3 4 runs by Gambhir - 12 83/1 80/3 1 four by Kallis Four by Chipli 13 91/2 84/4 Sixer by Kallis & OutDuminy out 14 103/2 88/5 Four each by Tiwary & GambhirChipli out 15 118/2 101/5 2 Sixers by Tiwary Four by Raviteja & Sixer by Christian         Slog overs:       16 127/2 113/5 Four by Gambhir Sixer by Christian. 17 133/3 127/6 Four by Gambhir & Out 4&6 by Christian and out18 148/3 135/7 2 Fours by Pathan & 1 four by TiwaryRaviteja out 19 155/3 144/7 Four by Pathan Four by Amit Mishra 20 163/4 154/8 Four by Pathan & Out Dale Steyn out   DC needs to score 20 runs in the last over. Wonderful last over by Jaydev Unadkut.  Daniel Christian is out after hitting four & sixer. Third … [Read more...]

IPL 2011 Preview: KKR Vs Deccan Chargers

Deccan chargers captain Kumara Sangakkara

  Kolkata Knightriders will take on Deccan Chargers at Eden Gardens on Monday. Both teams lost their first games against Chennai and Rajasthan respectively. Kolkata lost to Chennai due to poor captaincy by Gautam Gambhir while DD lost against weak Rajasthan due to lack of balance in the team.  Match venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata.  Match timing: at 8 PM on April 11.   Ratings for Teams & Captains:     KKR: Team - 8/10 & Captain - 7/10.  DC: Team - 7/10 & Captain - 8/10   Major battles:   1. KKR Batting Vs DC bowling.  2. Dale Steyn Vs Jacques Kallis.  Best strategy: Batting second on Eden Gardens is not easy especially for KKR as DC has 2 good spinners - Pragyan Ojha & Amit Mishra & Steyn.   Analysis of KKR & DD:    Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR):   KKR lost first game to Chennai due to lack of passion and uninspirational captaincy by Gautam Gambhir. Jacques Kallis's wonderful innings failed to help KKR as other batsmen played careless shots. I don't know why they dropped Ryan Does Chate. Most expensive players - Gautam Gambhir and Yusuf Pathan - are the worst performers in that match. Their strength is in the batting but bowling is not adequate - fortunately DC is not a strong batting side.  Not available for selection: Brett Lee, Brad Haddin & Shakib Al hasan.  Probable squad: Gautam Gambhir (Captain), Jacques Kallis, Maninder Bisla, Manoj Tiwary, Eoin Morgan, Rajat Bhatia, Yusuf Pathan, Iqbal Abdulla, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, L. Balaji & Sarabjit Ladda/Ryan Does Chate.   Deccan Chargers (DC):   DC has very good bowling line-up but its batting is the problem. If they can not play well against weak KKR bowling, it will be difficult for them to bounce back against stronger sides. DC already lost to weak Rajasthan Royals. Daniel Christian, Ishank Jaggi (Jharkhand) & Raviteja were impressive against RR. But, Pragyan Ojha bowled poorly while Ishant and Mishra are o.k but not exceptional.  Not available for selection: Cameroon White.  Probable squad: Kumara Sangakkara (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ishank Jaggi, JP Duminy, Daniel Christian, Raviteja, Dale Steyn, Ishant Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, Amit Mishra, Bharat Chipli/some local player.   IPL Prediction: KKR has clear edge over Deccan Chargers on the home ground. If Captain Gautam Gambhir does not repeat silly mistakes and lead team confidently, KKR will win this match.   … [Read more...]