Live: Mumbai Indians Vs Delhi Daredevils

  IPL T20 match result: Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Daredevils by 8 wickets.  Man of the match: Lasith Malinga (Mumbai Indians).  Live ratings for MI & DD IPL players:   Mumbai IndiansRatingDelhi DaredevilsRating    Batsmen:        Sachin Tendulkar 8/10 Virender Sehwag 6/10 Ambati Rayudu 6/10 David Warner 2/10 Rohit Sharma 7/10 Aaron Finch 4/10 R. Satish 5/10 Venugopala Rao 6/10   UnmuktChand 1/10         All-rounders:        Kieron Pollard 6/10 Irfan Pathan 5/10 Ali Murtaza 6/10 Van Der Merwe 5/10 James Franklin 5/10           Wicket-Keeper:  Wicket-Keeper:      David Jacobs 5/10 Naman Ojha 7/10     Bowlers:  Bowlers:      Lasith Malinga 10/10 Morne Morkel 6/10 Munaf Patel 4/10 Ashok Dinda 6/10 Harbhajan Singh 7/10 Umesh Yadav 5/10   Mumbai Indians won the match. MI: 99/2 in 16.5 overs. Sachin Not out on 46.  What a shot! Sixer by Sachin Tendulkar. MI: 85/2 after 15 overs. MI: 90/2 after 16 overs. Time for time-out.  After 14 overs, MI: 77/2. Boring one-sided practice match. Thanks to Lasith Malinga's fireworks.  Rohit Sharma on fire. 2 fours in 2 balls off Morne Morkel. MI: 66/2 after 12 overs. MI: 69/2 after 13 overs. Aaron Finch in.  After 10 overs, Mumbai Indians: 48/2. After 11 … [Read more...]

IPL 2008: Captaincy ratings


Indian Premier League T20 cricket tournament completed first round of league matches. Contrary to pre-tournament expectations, Rajasthan Royals played extremely well while Hyderabad Deccan Chargers disappointed with their poor performance. Captains played vital role in changing the fortunes of their teams. Every IPL franchisee is now searching for a captain like Shane Warne while Vijay Mallya is still paying price for his blind belief in Rahul Dravid. Top captains in IPL 2008:Image courtesy: www.rajasthanroyals.com1. Shane Warne: He is the best captain by miles in IPL. He is leading his young boys from front and getting sensational results. He is the coach, captain, leader, motivator, guide, inspirational figure and match winner for Rajasthan Royals. They are already started preparations for IPL 2009. He is the best captain Australia never had.Rating: 5/5. 2. Shaun Pollock: He single handily inspired demoralised Mumbai Indians to winning ways with wonderful performances with both bat and ball. They are playing exceedingly well despite absence of Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh. Pollock is an inspirational leader.Rating: 4.5/5. 3. Virender Sehwag: He is the second highest run scorer in the first round of IPL at an astonishing average of 190. Gautam Gambhir and Shikhar Dhawan are supporting him well in batting while Glenn McGrath is exceptional in bowling. He needs to take some bold decisions to strengthen middle order.Rating: 4/5. 4. Yuvraj Singh: He is leading his young team very well but he is failing to convert his good starts into match winning knocks. His belief in young bowlers like Piyush Chawla and Sreesanth despite bad start paid rich dividends.Rating: 4/5. 5. Mahendra Singh Dhoni: This cool man struggled to find an ideal batting lineup after the exit of Hayden and Hussey. His composure in crisis times and his maturity earned accolades from even opponents. But his batting still has not reached expected levels.Rating: 3.5/5. 6. Sourav Ganguly: This inspirational leader is getting full team and crowd support despite successive losses after the rousing start. His … [Read more...]