IPL Match Results
New Delhi, May 21: Two-time champions Chennai Super Kings made it to a 5th final in 6 years of Indian Premier League (IPL) with a resounding 48-run victory over Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 1 here at Feroz Shah Kotla on Tuesday night. MI will have another chance on May 24 to reach the title clash as they face the winners of Eliminator game between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Once CSK had 192/1 batting first, they had one foot in the final. The bowlers complemented well despite an early onslaught by opener Dwayne Smith. MI’s chase ended at 144 all out in 18.4 overs.
Earlier, left-handers Michael Hussey (86 not out) and Suresh Raina (82 not out) powered CSK to a mammoth 192/1 in 20 overs. Hussey and Raina’s unfinished partnership for 2nd wicket yielded 140 runs in just 76 balls. Hussey reclaimed the Orange Cap and now has 732 runs this season.
Here are the highlights
# CSK stormed into their 5th final in 6 years of IPL
# Final will be held in Kolkata on May 26
# MI will face the winner of Rajasthan Royals-Sunrisers Hyderabad game in Qualifier 2 on May 24 in Kolkata
Hyderabad, May 20: Sunrisers Hyderabad chief coach Tom Moody has said reaching play-offs of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was rewarding and satisfying for the team.
“Lot of people at the beginning of the tournament gave us no hope whatsoever. So it is very rewarding and satisfying that we managed to work well as a team and jell well as a team and surprised few people,” the Australian said after Sunrisers beat Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets here Sunday night to storm into play-offs.
Moody believes the challenge ahead for the team was exciting. “This is only one step. We had set the goal to qualify. We have reached that and achieved that. Now we need to gather ourselves and plan and prepare appropriately. We got a few days to do that,” he said.
Sunrisers, who finished fourth on the table with 20 points, will clash with third placed Rajasthan Royals in the eliminator to be played in Delhi, May 22.
“I don’t think play-offs will bring more pressure than today’s. Today was final for us. If we hadn`t win today we would not have been going to Delhi. Our next game is no different from any other game we played this tournament. As far as I am concerned every game is important to us. Play-offs in Delhi is no different from that. So our whole process and preparation will be no different,” said Moody.
Hyderabad, May 19: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets to storm into the play-offs of the sixth Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Rajiv Gandhi international stadium Sunday night.
The home side achieved the 131 target with the loss of five wickets with seven balls to spare, but not before some anxious moments.
Requiring 15 off last two overs, Darren Sammy hit Abdullah for two consecutive sixes to seal the match, much to the delight of the over 32,000 crowd.
Sunrisers’ openers had scored 89 in 12th over and were looking set for a comprehensive win when loss of five wickets with the addition of just 22 runs in six overs made things suddenly difficult for them. Sammy’s hits, however, provided relief.
Earlier, Sunrisers made a brisk start with openers Parthiv Patel and Shikhar Dhawan. Patel struck two consecutive boundaries in the second over bowled by Pradeep Sangwan, who was playing only the second match of this season.
The wicket-keeper batsman then welcomed Sunil Narine with a boundary and hit two boundaries in a row to Yousuf Pathan in the next over.
Till then all six boundaries came from Patel’s willow. An aggressive Dhawan also began to open up, hitting Pathan over the fence. That over from Pathan, sixth of the inning, went for 15 runs.
The openers laid a solid foundation by scoring 45 in the first six overs.
Dhawan jumped high and hit a bouncer from Kallis over covers for a delightful six. The southpaw sent the next delivery for a boundary through extra-cover. There was no stopping this 27-year-old as he blasted two more boundaries in the next over bowled by Shami Ahmed.
Mohali, May 11: Sunrisers Hyderabad remained in contention for a place in the playoffs with a 30-run victory against Kings XI Punjab here at PCA Stadium on Saturday night. KXIP failed to chase down a target of 151 with Darren Sammy starring with the ball by taking 4/22. The defeat meant KXIP are knocked out of top-four race.
Earlier, Parthiv Patel made the most of two dropped catches to score a half century which helped SRH to 150/7 in 20 overs. It was due to Patel and Thisara Perera that SRH managed to reach 150. At one stage the visitors were struggling at 52/5 in 8.4 overs. Patel and Perera accelerated in the end to get to a good score.
Here are the highlights
# SRH registered 8th victory from 13 outings. They are 5th in the Points Table
# KXIP lost their 8th game in 13 and they are at 6th. KXIP are knocked out of top-four race
# KXIP are the 4th team after Pune Warriors, Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders to miss out playoffs
# In the final 5 overs, KXIP needed 58 runs. From 4 they required 55. In last 12 balls they needed 44
# At the start of the final over, KXIP were still 40 away from the target of 151. They lost 2 wickets and scored only 9 and went down by 30 runs
Pune, May 11: Mumbai Indians moved closer to a playoff spot by defeating Pune Warriors by 5 wickets here in Match 58 of IPL 2013 on Saturday evening. This was MI’s 9th win in 13 games and put them in second position in the points table. Pune’s dismal show continued with 12th defeat in 14 matches.
MI chased down a small target of 112 in 18.5 overs. Captain Rohit Sharma top scored with 37. Mitchell Johnson took 2/8 in his four overs as Mumbai Indians kept Pune Warriors to a low score of 112/8 in 20 overs. The left-arm paceman bowled 16 dot balls of his 24 and had the wickets of Robin Uthappa and Kane Richardson. Lasith Malinga also had two wickets while Harbhajan had 1. Yuvraj Singh was the top scorer for the home team with 33.
Here are the highlights
# MI moved to second spot with 18 points. Pune stay at the bottom with just 4 points in 14 outings
# Pune lost their 9th game in a row and overall 12th this season
# Dwayne Smith was bowled for a duck off the first ball of the innings by Ashok Dinda
Mohali, May 9: Rajasthan Royals almost assured themselves of a play-off berth in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after they defeated Kings XI Punjab by 8 wickets at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here Thursday.
Chasing a target of 146, Ajinkya Rahane struck a fine unbeaten 59, his second consecutive half-century, and the young Sanju Samson remained not out on 47 to guide Rajasthan Royals to 147 for two with an over to spare.
p>Put in, a 102-run partnership between skipper Adam Gilchrist (42) and his compatriot Shaun Marsh (77) set the foundation of a big total for Kings XI. But they suffered a batting collapse losing five wickets for 41 runs and managed 145 for six in 20 overs.
Pacer Kevon Cooper did most of the damage in the death overs with his three for 23 and was also adjudged Man of the Match.
With the loss, Kings XI’s play-off chances are almost bleak while Rajasthan Royals jumped to the second place with 18 points from 13 matches. Kings XI Punjab have 10 points from 12 matches.
While chasing, Rajasthan lost skipper Rahul Dravid (4) early in the second over to left spinner Bipul Sharma (1/21), who sent one through bat and pad to rattle the stumps.
Kings XI needed some quick wickets, to make the most of Dravid’s early dismissal. But Rahane and Shane Watson (31) then forged a 66-run stand for the second wicket to take the match away from them.
Watson struck three fours and a six during his 25-ball innings that came to an end in the 10th over after he was castled by leggie Piyush Chawla.
With another 73 runs needed to win from 10 overs, Rahane and the 18-year-old Samson went about scoring runs in business-like fashion.