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IPL 2011 - (Indian Premier League)

Indian Premiere League
IPL 4 Result
Chennai Super Kings defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore
Chennai Super Kings : 205/5 (20)
Royal Challengers Bangalore : 147/8 (20)
  • Orange Cap - Chris Gayle, Team : Royal Challengers Runs : 608
  • Purple Cap - Lasith Malinga, Team : Mumbai Indians Wickets : 27
  • Highest Fours - Sachin Tendulkar, Fours- 67, Team Mumbai Indians
  • Highest Sixes - Chris Gayle, Sixes 44, Team Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Highest catches - KC Sangakkara , Catches: 16 , Team: Deccan Chargers
IPL 4 Auction Updates
Top 15 Priced Players of IPL 4
  • Gautam Gambhir - 11.04 Crore INR (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Yusuf Pathan - 9.66 Crore INR (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Robin Uthappa - 9.66 Crore INR (Pune Warriors)
  • Rohit Sharma - 9.06 Crore INR (Mumbai Indians)
  • Irfan Pathan - 8.74 Crore INR (Delhi Daredevils)
  • Yuvraj Singh - 1.8 Million (Pune Warriors)
  • Saurabh Tiwary - 8.28 Crore INR (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  • Mahela Jayawardene -6.80 Crore INR (Kochi)
  • David Hussey - 6.34 Crore INR (King's XI Punjab)
  • Dale Steyn - 5.5 Crore INR (Deccan Chargers)
  • Muttiah Muralitharan - 5.06 Crore INR (Kochi)
  • AB de Villiers - 5.06 Crore INR (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  • Cameron White - 5.06 Crore INR (Deccan Chargers)
  • Jacques Kallis - 4.96 Crore INR (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Ross Taylor - 4.60 Crore INR (Rajasthan Royals)
Indian Premier League Board Information
Formed By : Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
Commissioner : Sundar Raman
Game Format : Twenty-20

IPL 3 Results (25.04.10)
Chennai Super Kings defeat Mumbai Indians by 22 runs.
Chennai Super Kings : 168/5 (20)
Mumbai Indians : 146/9 (20)

Highlights DLF IPL-2010

IPL cheif suspended on last ball of IPL 3.
The chairman and commisioner of Indian Premier League, Mr. Lalit Modi was suspended from all official posts of BCCI with immediate effect on the last ball of IPL 2010. This ended a week long specualtions of his removal from the top level with much anticipated charges of indiscipline and irregualities in IPL governance. BCCI announced his removal right after the last ball of final match defying him to attend the governing body meeting next morning. Modi also declared an open war against BCCI calling his suspension unconstitutional. After the IPL T20, its MODI T20 off the field.

Chennai Super Kings win IPL 2010
Match : Chennai Super Kings V/S Deccan Chargers
Chennai Super Kings : 168/5 (20)
Mumbai Indians : 146/9 (20)
Result : Chennai Super Kings won by 22 runs

Chennai Super Kings became the champions of IPL 2010 after defeating Mumbai Indians by 22 runs at the final match. M.S Dhoni led Kings slammed Sachin led Mumbai Indians with a clinical performance in all departments. Batting first, Chennai put up 168/5 in 20 overs. Suresh raina played a cameo of 57* leading his team to a respectable total. Mumbai Indians made a slow start and couldn't accelerate till the end losing it out on the final frontier. Suresh Raina was given man of the match award an Sachin Tendulkar was selected man of the series.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Win Third Place Play Off of IPL 2010
Match : Royal Challengers Bangalore V/S Deccan Chargers
Deccan Chargers : 82-10 (18.3)
Royal Challengers Bangalore : 86-1 (13.5)
Result : Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 9 wickets

Royal Challengers Bangalore slammed Deccan Chargers in the third play off of IPL 2010. The defending champions were on the back foot right from the first ball and were totally outplayed by Bangalore boys. This proved to be a clinical performance by RCB in batting, bowling and fielding. Batting first, Deccan Chargers could only manage a total of 82 which was always a hard total to defend. Bangalore batsman crushed them apart and registered an easy victory. With this win, Bangalore assured a place in Champions League T20 2010.

Chennai Super Kings in the finals of IPL 2010
Match : Chennai Super Kings V/S Deccan Chargers
Chennai Super Kings : 142/7(20)
Deccan Chargers : 104/10(19.2)
Result : Chennai Super Kings won by 38 runs

Chennai Super Kings made it to the finals of IPL 3 defating the defending champions Deccan Chargers by 38 runs. Chennai batted first and were restricted to a feeble total of 142/7 in 20 overs due to some disciplined bowling by Deccan Chargers. But Chennai captain M.S Dhoni showed tremendous captaincy skills in shuffling his bowlers and field settings. Intense pressure on Deccan Chargers took toll on their bating line up and they collapsed at 104 in 19.2 overs, Chennai are through to theor second IPL finals. Its the final showdown between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.

Pollard takes Mumbai to the finals of IPL 3
Match : Royal Challengers Bangalore V/S Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians : 184/5(20) (20)
Royal Challengers Bangalore : 149/9 (20)
Result : Mumbai Indians won by 35 runs
Keiron Pollard cruised Mumbai Indians to the finals of IPL 2010. Sachin led Mumbai Indians defeated last year runner ups Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first semi finals by 35 runs. Mumbai batted first and registered a high total of 184/5 in 20 overs. Pollard smashed 33* off 13 balls. Royal Challengers Bangalore batsmen went astrayed under pressure and fell 35 runs short. Here again it was Pollard show who bagged three wickets for 17 runs. Mumbai is through to their first ever finals in IPL.

Kolkata retain their prestige with a 9 wickets victory over Mumbai Indians
Match : Kolkata Knight Riders V/S Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians : 133/8 (20)
Kolkata Knight Riders : 135/1 (17.3)
Result : Kolkata Knight Riders won by 9 wickets

Kolkata Knight Riders finally retained their prestige by beating Mumbai Indians, the top team of IPL 2010. The most notifying was the margin of win which was 9 wickets. With this win, Kolkata has performed its best in the IPL circuit till date. Sourav Ganguly led Knight Riders were on the move right from the word go and their bowlers restricted Mumbai Indians to 133/8 in 20 overs. After this, Ganguly himself led the batting line up making it an emphativ victory of 9 wickets. Team owner Shahrukh Khan was very pleased with the performance of his team and expressed his wish to be associated with cricket in near future.

Deccan Chargers crush Delhi Daredevils to enter semi finals of IPL 2010
Match : Deccan Chargers V/S Delhi Daredevils
Deccan Chargers : 145-7 (20)
Delhi Daredevils : 134-7 (20)
Result : Deccan Chargers won by 11 runs

Defending champions Deccan Chargers ensured a semi final spot with a thrilling victory over Delhi Daredevils. Both the teams were under pressure in this match as it could seal the fate of the losing side and Deccan Chargers maintained their composure throughout he game. Batting first, Cheargers got to 145-7 in 20 overs due to a clinical performance by Delhi bowlers. But the hard hitting batting line up of Delhi Daredevils couldn't withstand the anxiety and fell 11 runs short of he target. With this win, Deccan Chargers are through to the semis and Delhi Daredevils are knocked out of IPL 2010.

Dhoni leads Chennai Super Kings to semi finals
Match : Chennai Super Kings V/S Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab : 192-3 (20)
Chennai Super Kings : 195-4 (19.4)
Result : Chennai Super Kings won by 6 wickets

Captain M.S Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings to a zooming six wickets victory over Kings XI Punjab . It was a cruicial match for CSK as it was the final key to the semis of IPL 2010 and Dhoni unlocked the way with his renowned monstrous hitting. Punjab batted first and registered a high score of 132-3 in 20 overs. Shaun Marsh played a splendid innings scoting 88* off just 57 balls. But Dhoni was dtermined for a win and he turned the heat on his own. Chennai had lost its openers with feeble score on the board but captain cool unleashed his demon skiils to send the ball over the rope. Chennai are now through to the semis.

Kolkata Knight Riders show exit doors to Rajasthan Royals
Match : Kolkata Knight Riders V/S Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals : 132-9 (20)
Kolkata Knight Riders : 133-2 (16.1)
Result : Kolkata Knight Riders won by 8 wickets

Kolkata Knight Riders knocked out Rajasthan Royals from the IPL 2010. Rajasthan were defeated by 8 wickets in a must win game against KKR. Batting first, Rajasthan could manage to score a feeble 132-9 in 20 overs due to some disciplined bowling by Kolkata bowlers. The total was not enough from the start and Kolkata made it very easily to the target loosing only 2 wickets on the way. Kolkata captain Sourav Ganguly scored a quick fired 75 off 50 balls delivering the knoct out punch to Rajashan Royals. With this wni KKR are still in the hunt to semi finals of IPL 2010.

Mumbai Indians outplay Royal Challengers Bangalore
Match : Mumbai Indians V/S Royal Challengers Bangalore
Mumbai Indians : 191-4 (20)
Royal Challengers Bangalore : 134-9 (20)
Result : Mumbai Indians won by 57 runs

Mumbai Indians continued to roll on their winning jugernaut by defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore with a convincing margin of 57 runs. Mumbai has already made it to the semis and this win helped out in their confidence for the knock out stage ahead. Batting first, Mumbai Indians go to a mamath total of 191-4 in 20 overs. J.P Duminy played a blazing innnings of 42* off 19 balls only. Bangalore batting never seemed to be able to chase and they ended up with 134-9 in thei 20 overs. With this loss Royal Challengers Bangalore are now resting n other hopes to through to the semis.

Deccan Chargers still in the hunt for semi finals
Match : Deccan Chargers V/S Kings XI Punjab
Deccan Chargers : 174-3 (20)
Kings XI Punjab : 178-5 (19.1)
Result : Deccan Chargers won by 5 wickets

Deccan Chargers kept alive their peospects for the semi finals of IPL 2010 defeating Kings XI Punjab by 5 wickets. Punjab batted first and scored a respectable total of 174-3 in 20 overs. Opener Mahela Jayawardene scored an unbeaten 93 off 62 balls and captain Sangakkara also scored a half century for Kings XI Punjab. Deccan Chargers were off to a shaky start but Rohit sharma stood up to the challenge and saw his team through to victory. He scored 68* off 38 deliveris. With this win, DC are still in the race for semi finals spot.

Delhi Daredevils crawl closer to semi finals defeating Chennai Super Kings
Match : Delhi Daredevils V/S Delhi Daredevils
Chennai Super Kings : 112/9(20)
Delhi Daredevils : 113/4(18.4)
Result : Delhi Daredevils won by 6 wickets

A clinical performance by Delhi Daredevils bowlers saw them home against Chennai Super Kings. In a 'do or die' match for both the teams Delhi proved to be the 'b' team. However, the contest was equally competitive from the side of Chennai Super Kings. Chennai batted first and an exceptional display of skills by Delhi bowlers restricted them to 112-9 in 20 overs. Delhi seemed to achieve the target easily but the top order failed miserably and the game headed to an interesting finish. Delhi captain Gautam Gambhir scored a responsible half century and saw the team through to the victory. With this win, Delhi Daredevils have almost assured their place in semis.

Royal Challengers Bangalore inch closer to semis defeating Rajasthan Royals
Match : Rajasthan Royals V/S Royal Challengers Bangalore
Rajasthan Royals : 130/6 (20)
Royal Challengers Bangalore : 132/5 (15.4)
Result : Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 5 wickets

Royal Challengers Bangalore inched closer to the semi finals of IPL 2010 with a convincing 5 wickets win over Rajashan Royals. Challengers who were in a tough fight for semis slot made it very easily in the end. Rajasthan batted first and could only manage a total of 130-6 in 20 overs. Bangalore batsman went all guns blazing with Pieterson scoring a cracking 62 off 29 balls. RCB got to the target in 15.4 overs with 5 wickets remaining.

Chennai Super Kings outplay Kolkata Knight Riders
Match : Chennai Super Kings V/S Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders : 139-8 (20)
Chennai Super Kings : 143-1 (13.3)
Result : Chennai Super Kings won by 9 wickets

Suresh Raina stormed Chennai Super Kings to a formidable 9 wickets victory over Kolkata Knight Riders. Both the teams were desperate for a victory and Chennai sneaked through comfortably. Kolkata batted first and lost half the team at 92. A fighting half century frim Angelo Matthews enabled them to score a total of 139-8 in 20 overs. Chennai too lost Mathew Hayden early but afterwards it was all about Suresh Raina.He scored a blazing 78* off 39 deliveries helping CSK to a 9 wickets victory.

Mumbai Indians slam Delhi Daredevils by 39 runs
Match : Mumbai Indians V/S Delhi Daredevils
Mumbai Indians : 183-4 (20)
Delhi Daredevils : 144-7 (20)
Result : Mumbai Indians won by 39 runs

Mumbai Indians slammed Delhi Daredevils by 39 runs enlarging their score on the points table. Mumbai batted first and were off to a slow start. But Keiron Pollard went unleashed at death scoring 45 off 13 balls only. This got Mumbai to a mammoth 183-4 in 20 overs. Delhi Daredevils got a blazing start but lost their way in the middle falling 39 runs short. This makes Delhi to win all their remainig games to amke it to the semis.

Deccan Chargers defeat RCB by 13 runs in a thriller
Match : Deccan Chargers V/S Royal Challengers Bangalore
Deccan Chargers : 151/6(20)
Royal Challengers Bangalore : 138/10(19.4)
Result : Deccan Chargers won by 13 runs

Deccan Chargers registere their third consecutive victory in IPL 3 after defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 13 runs. With this win, Deccan Chargers are still in the race to semis of IPL 2010. The defending champions batted first and lost three wickets in quick succession. After this Rohit Sharma consolidated the innings and got Deccan to a respectable total of 151/6 in 20 overs. Royal Challengers Bangalore alsi had a shaky start. It was all about Robin Uthappa at the death but he held out to Harmeet Singh in penultimate over. This win puts four teams tied at 12 points.

Mumbai Indians through to the semis of IPL 2010.
Match : Mumbai Indians V/S Rajasthan Royals
Mumbai Indians : 174-5 (20)
Rajasthan Royals : 137-8 (20)
Result : Mumbai Indians won by 37 runs

Mumbai Indians became the first team to secure a berth in semi finals of IPL 2010. They defeated Rajashan Royals by 37 runs to make it to the semis in style. Mumbai batted first and captain Sachin Tendulkar once again proved his metal scoring 89 not out off 59 balls only. As a result, Mumbai reached a formidable total of 174-5 in 20 overs. After this, it was the bowlers turn and an exceptional effort in the field by Mumbai Indians ensured their ticket to semi finals.

Delhi Daredevils collapse against Kings XI Punjab at home
Match : Delhi Daredevils V/S Kings XI Punjab
Delhi Daredevils : 111-10 (19.4)
Kings XI Punjab : 112-3 (18.4)
Result : Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wickets

Delhi Daredevils surrendered against Kings XI Punjab at their home ground in Delhi. Delhi batted first and were caught in a chaos right from the second over when Virender Sehwag got a first ball duck. No Delhi batsman was able to spent time on the crease and they registered a feeble total of 111. Kings XI Punjab batsman went on slowly and steadily towards the target registering thei second consecutive victory in IPL 3. Delhi Daredevils now need to win 2 out of 3 left games.

Dravid stars in Bangalore win against Kolkata Knight Riders
Match : Kolkata Knight Riders V/S Royal Challengers Bangalore
Kolkata Knight Riders : 160-9 (20)
Royal Challengers Bangalore : 164-3 (17.1)
Result : Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 7 wickets

Veteran Indian batsman Rahul Dravid led Royal Challengers Bangalore to a comprehensive seven wickets victory over KKR. Sourav Ganguly led Kolkata batted first and made an ideal start. But the middle order couldn't capitalize on it and registerd a total of 160-9 in 20 overs. Royal Challengers were equal to the task and they tore Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers apart reaching their target in 17.1 overs. Rahul Dravid played a blazing innings of 52 off 35 balls only. With this win, the battle for semis has got more interesting with three teams tied at 12 points.

Deccan Chargers register their second consecutive victory
Match : Deccan Chargers V/S Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings : 138-8 (20)
Deccan Chargers : 139-4 (19.1)
Result : Deccan Chargers won by 6 wickets

Deccan Chargers registered their second consecutive successfull run chase in IPL 3 after defeating Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets. Chennai Super Kings batted first and were restricted to a feeble total of 138-8 in their 20 overs. Ryan Harris from Deccan Chargers took three wickets of CSK and played a vital role in limiting Chennai scoreboard. Deccan Chargers cashed on another master class innings from T. Suman who scored 55 off 44 balss helping his team to victory.

Kings XI Punjab upsets Mumbai Indians
Match : Kings XI Punjab V/S Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians : 154-9 (20)
Kings XI Punjab : 158-4 (19.2)
Result : Kings XI Punjab won by 6 wickets

Kings XI Punjab made the first upset of IPL 3 with a convincing six victory over Mumbai Indians. Punjab who are knocked out of the tournament had nothing to loose and they gained their confidence by defeating the top side of the season. Batiing first, Mumbai scored only 154-9 in 20 overs which was to easy for the bottom team on points table. Kinfs XI batting clicked with captain Sangakarra leading from the front and scoring a fifty. Mumbai Indians are still a win away from the semi finals.

Deccan Chargers finally chased the victory
Match : Deccan Chargers V/S Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore : 184/6(20)
Deccan Chargers : 186/3(19.2)
Result : Deccan Chargers won by 7 wickets

Deccan Chargers finally chased down their target for victory in IPL 3. After four consecutive unsuccessfull run chases, Deccan finished on a high note against Royal Challengers Bangalore. RCB batted first and scored a mamath 184/6 in their 20 overs. But the Deccan batting line up was equal to the task this time and got to winning numbers with four balls to spare. Tirumalsetti Suman and Andrew Symonds scored quick fired half centuries to help Deccan register their fourth victory in IPL 3.

Kolkata Knight Riders back with a Daredevil bang
Match : Kolkata Knight Riders V/S Delhi Daredevils
Kolkata Knight Riders : 181-3 (20)
Delhi Daredevils : 167-8 (20)
Result : Kolkata Knight Riders won by 14 runs

Kolkata Knight Riders are back in the race to semis of IPL 2010 after a convincing 14 runs victory over Delhi Daredevils. The match featured an all round performance by Kolkata captain Sourav Ganguly. His game on the field recalled the younger 'dada' of Indian cricket. Kolkata capitalized on the formidable start provided by Sourav and went on to score a mamath 181/6 in 20 overs. Delhi Daredevils looked srrong while chasing but a sudden fall of wickets costed them the match. Virender Sehwag scored 64 off 40 balls for Delhi but couldn't avoid the defeat.

Rajasthan register a comprehensive 9 wickets victory over Kings XI Punjab
Match : Rajasthan Royals V/S Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab : 153/6(20)
Rajasthan Royals : 157/1(15)
Result : Rajasthan Royals won by 9 wickets

Rajasthan Royals hammered the final nail to Punjab's coffin in IPL 3. Kings XI Punjab underwent a disastrous defeat of 9 wickets from the Royals. Punjab batted first and inspite of a good start by the top order, their batting line up collapsed all of a sudden registring a total of 153/6 in 20 overs. Rajasthan openers took the game away from Punjab right from the first ball and went on to win the game in 15 overs. Michael Lumb scored 83 off 43 deliveries for Rajasthan Royals .


Chennai Super Kings halt Mumbai's Jugernaut
Match : Chennai Super Kings V/S Mumbai Indians
Chennai Super Kings : 165/4(20)
Mumbai Indians : 141/9(20)
Result : Chennai Super Kings won by 24 runs

Chennai Super Kings finally halted the Mumbai Indians winning spree with a 24 runs victory. Chennai desperately needed this win to keep alive their prospects of semis. Dhoni led Kings batted first and went all guns blazing right from the start. They registerd a formidable total of 165/4 in 20 overs. Mumbai Indians batting line up failed miserably and they managed to put a total of 141/6 in 20 overs.

Rajasthan Royals beat Deccan Chargers by 2 runs

Match : Rajasthan Royals V/S Deccan Chargers
Rajasthan Royals : 159/10(19.5)
Deccan Chargers : 157/10(19.5)
Result : Rajasthan Royals won by 2 runs

Rajasthan Royals pulled off a sensational 2 runs victory over Deccan Chargers. Rajasthan captain Shane Warne repeated his heroic performances on the field taking four cruicial wickets at the death. Rajasthan Royals batted first and put up a total of 159 only. But their bowlers backed themselves and restricted the formidable batting line up of Deccan Chargers to 157. Rohit Sharma seemed to be the only warrior for Deccan Chargers scoring 73 off 44 balls. The defending champions choked once again at the end.

Delhi Daredevils defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 37 runs

Match : Delhi Daredevils V/S Royal Challengers Bangalore
Delhi Daredevils : 184/5(20)
Royal Challengers Bangalore : 147/9 (20)
Result : Delhi Daredevils won by 37 runs

Delhi Daredevils inched a step closer to the semi finals of IPL 2010 after defeating Roal Challengers Bangalore with a cinvincing margin of 37 runs. Delhi were off to a shaky start after wiining the toss and electing to bat first. After this, Paul Collingwood played a broef cameo at the death overs taking Delhi to 184/5 in their 20 overs. Bangalore's formidable batting line up surrendered to the pressure of a high scpre and were able to pu tup 147/9 in their 20 overs/ With this win, Delhia re second in the points table and just a victory away for their berth n semis.

Kings XI Punjab register their second victory in IPL 3

Match : Kings XI Punjab V/S Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders : 200-3 (20)
Kings XI Punjab : 204-2 (18.2)
Result : Kings XI Punjab won by 8 wickets

Kings XI Punjab registered their second victory in IPL 3 after defeating Kolkata Kight Riders by 8 wizkets. Kolkata batted first and put a massive total of 200/3 in their 20 overs.Opener Chris Gayle scored a a quick fired 88 of just 42 balls. Contributions from Ganguly amd Tiwary added to the otal and ensured a victory. But Shahrukh's men were disspointing on the field. Kings XI Punjab seemed to have its day and they chsed this mamath tager quite conveneiently. Road to semis has got more togh for Kolkata Knight Riders

Mumbai Indians enter semi finals of IPL 2010

Match : Mumbai Indians V/S Deccan Chargers
Mumbai Indians : 178-5 (20)
Deccan Chargers : 115-10 (18.2)
Result : Mumbai Indians won by 63 runs

Mumbai Indians ensured their place in the semi finals of IPL 2010 after defetaing the defending champions Deccan Chargers with a strong margin of 63 runs. Mumbai batted first and captain Sachin couldn't repeat the magical innigs. Bt later on in the innings, Saurabh Tiwary and Ambati Rayudu plaed some brilliant shots all around the wicket and got Mumbai to a defendable toal of 178-5 in 20 overs. Deccan batsman were not upto the mark and they lost wickets at regular intervals. Mumbai seem to be on a roll with 7 wins out of eight matches.

Murali Vijay scores a ton for CSK to defeat Rajasthan Royals by 24 runs

Match : Chennai Super Kings V/S Rajasthan Royals
Chennai Super Kings : 246-5 (20)
Rajasthan Royals : 223-5 (20)
Result : Chennai Super Kings won by 23 runs

Murali Vijay slammed his first IPL century to help CSK defeat Rajasthan Royals by 23 runs. Chennai batted first and opener Murali Vijay was on the fire right from start. He hit 11 blazing sixes in his 127 off 56 balls. Chennai put up a mamath 246-5 in their 20 overs. Rajasthan gave an exceptional shot at the target scoring 223-5 in thei 20 overs. At one time, Shane Watson seemed to take Rajasthan Royals home with ihs flawless hitting but was bowled by his fellow countrymen Doug Bollinger. Opener Naman Ojha also played an unbeaten knock of 34 but couldn't avoid the loss.

Kings XI Punjab crashes out of IPL 2010

Match :Kings XI Punjab V/S Royal Challengers Bangalore
Kings XI Punjab : 181-5 (20)
Royal Challengers Bangalore : 184-4 (19.1)
Result : Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 6 wickets

Kings XI Punjab crashed out of IPL 2010 after a 6 wickets loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore. Punjab, who were in a do or die situation couldn't pull this match out to stay alive in the competition. Batting first, they put up a total of 181-5 in 20 overs but were not able to defend it. Bangalore batsman were equal to the task and inspite of some initial blows, they managed asix wickets victory. Kevin Pieterson scored an unbeaten 66 off 44 balss. Punjab's dreams of semis are shattered after this defeat.

Kolkata Knight Riders defeat Deccan Chargers by 24 runs

Match : Kolkata Knight Riders V/S Deccan Chargers
Kolkata Knight Riders : 181/6(20)
Deccan Chargers : 157/5(20)
Result : Kolkata Knight Riders won by 24 runs

Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Deccan Chargers by 24 runs with a responsible innings from captain Sourav Ganguly. KKR batted first and Sourav pressed the accelerator right from start scpring a blazed 88 runs. Kolkata registerd a mamath total of 181/6 which was quite defendable. Deccan Chargers started the innings with extreme aggression but Kolkata bolwlers chipped in at right times taking wickets. In the end, Deccan felt 24 runs short of victory.

Delhi Daredevils become second in IPL after defeating Rajasthan Royals

Match : Delhi Daredevils V/S Rajasthan Royals
Delhi Daredevils : 188/6 (20)
Rajasthan Royals : 121/10 (17.4)
Result : Delhi Daredevils won by 67 runs

Delhi Daredevils rose to second position in IPL 3 with a comprehensive 67 runs victory over Rajasthan Royals. Delhi Daredevils batted first and suffered initial setbacks by losing its openers early. Afterwards, Dinesh Karthik went all guns blazing scoring 69 off 38 balls taking his team to a formidable total of 188/6 in 20 overs. Rajsthan Royals lost 2 wickets in the first over and couldn't recover from it scoring 121/10.

Chennai Super Kings degeat Royal Challengers by 5 wickets

Match : Chennai Super Kings V/S Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore : 161/4 (20)
Chennai Super Kings : 165/5 (19)
Result : Chennai Super Kings won by 5 wickets

Chennai Super Kings defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 wickets to register their third victory in IPL 3. Royal Challengers batted first and went off to a flier. But Chennai bowlers put the brakes on scoring in the final overs restrictring Bangalore to 161/4 in 20 overs. After this, Chennai batting line up fired with full force getting to the target in 19 overs. Opener Murali Vijay was the top scorer (78 runs off 39 balls).

Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab by 4 wickets

Match : Mubai Indians V/S Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab : 163/10 (20)
Mubai Indians : 164/6 (19.3)
Result : Mubai Indians won by 4 wkts

Mumbai Indians ensured a berth in semi finals of IPL 2010 after beating Kings XI Punjab by 4 wickets. Sachin led Mumbai are at the top of points table with a total of 12 points. Kings XI batted first scoring a total of 163/10 in 20 overs. Mumbai Indians got a solid start by opener Shikhar Dhawan but Punjab bowlers pulled the game to their side in the middle. At the end Saurabh Tiwary played a quick fire 31 to see Mumbai home. This is Punjab's sixth loss in seven matches.

Warner storms Delhi Daredevils to victory against KKR

Match : Delhi Daredevils V/S Kolkata Knight Riders
Delhi Daredevils : 177/4 (20)
Kolkata Knight Riders : 137/9 (20)
Result : Delhi Daredevils won by 40 runs

David Warner of Delhi Daredevils muscled his first IPL hundred by scoring 106* against Kolkata Knight Riders. The blazing innings helped Delhi to a 40 run victory over KKR. Daredevils had a shaky start and lost three wickets in quick succession. But Warner and Collingwood held the innings together getting Delhi to a total of 177/4 in 20 overs. Kolkata batsman looked under pressure from the start and could onl ymanage to score 137/10 in their 20 overs.

Mumbai Indians defeat Deccan Chargers by 41 runs

Match : Mumbai Indians V/S Deccan Chargers
Mumbai Indians : 172-7 (20)
Deccan Chargers : 131-10 (17.4)
Result : Mumbai Indians won by 41 runs

Mumbai Indians topped the IPL table with a 41 runs victory over Deccan Chargers. The road to semis seem to be easy for Mumbai Indians with 10 points on the table. Mumbai batted first and captain Sachin led from the front scoring a 50. Afterwards their was a batting collapse but the fireworls from Harbhajan Singh at the end made the difference and got Mumbai to 172-7 in 20 overs. Deccan Chargers had a shaky start and couldn't recover from till the end. Harbhajan Singh showed a clinical performance with bat and bowl.

Rajasthan Royals defeat Chennai Super Kings by 17 runs

Match : Rajasthan Royals V/S Deccan Chargers
Rajasthan Royals : 177-8 (20)
Chennai Super Kings : 160-6 (20)
Result : Rajasthan Royals won by 17 runs

Rajasthan Royals registered fourth win a row by defeating Chennai Super Kings in a close match. Rajasthan Royals wopn the toss and elected to bat. Opener Naman Ojha was equal to the task and let his team to a flyer. He scored 80 off 49 balls to helo Rajsthan to get to a defendable total of 177/8 in 20 overs. The Chennai batsman got starts but couldn't capitalize and lost wickets at regular intervals. Disciplined bowling from Rajasthan nailed the final hit in Chennai Super Kings coffon and Rajasthan won by 17 runs.

Kolkata detfeat Kings XI Punjab by 39 runs

Match : Kings Xi Punjab V/S Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders : 183/5 (20)
Kings Xi Punjab : 144/6(20)
Result : Kolkata Knight Riders won by 39 runs

Kolkata Knight Riders ended their win drought by defeating Kings XI Punjab with a convincing margin of 39 runs. This is the fifth loss for Punjab in six matches. Kolkata Knoght Riders batted first and captain Sourav Ganguly provided them a solid start. After a shake in the middle overs, Manoj Tiwary went after the Punjab bowling at death and took his team to a respectable total of 183/5. Kings XI batting collapsed right from the start and went off to a score of 144/6 in their 20 overs. This maybe the opening for Kolkata Knight Riders for their road to semis.

Rajasthan Royals defeat Deccan Chargers by 8 wickets

Match : Rajasthan Royals V/S Deccan Chargers
Deccan Chargers : 148/9 (20)
Rajasthan Royals : 151/2 (15.4)
Result : Rajasthan Royals won by 8 wickets

Rajasthan Royals registered their third consecutive win by defeating Deccan chargers with a convincing margin of 8 wickets. Rajasthan were at the top of their game right from the start and they restricted the Deccan Chargers to 148/9 in twenty overs. Deccan Chargers lost wickets at regulat intervals which led to a debacle in batting. Rajasthan Royals raced to the target in 15.4 overs. Yusuf Pathan was given man of the match award.

Mumbai Indians On The Top After 5 Wkt Win Over CSK

Match : Mumbai Indians V/S Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings : 180/2 (20)
Mumbai Indians : 181/5 (19)
Result : Mumbai Indians won by 5 wkts

Mumbai Indians outplayed Chennai Super Kings to reach at the top of IPL 3. Sachin led Mumbai Indians showed a clinical performance with the bat and shot down a mamath target of 180 set by Chennai. Super Kings batted first and put up an exceptional display of fierce hitting by Suresh raina and S.Badrinath. But Mumbai were equal to the task led by skipper Sachin himself and got themselves at the peal of IPL 3 T20.

Delhi Daredevils defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 17 runs

Match : Delhi Daredevils V/S Royal Challengers Bangalore
Delhi Daredevils : 183/4 (20)
Royal Challengers Bangalore : 166/9 (20)
Result : Delhi Daredevils won by 17 runs

Delhi Daredevils halted the winning streak if Royal Challengers Bangalore by defeating them with a sustainable margin of 17 runs. Delhi, who were desperate for a victory after 3 consecutive losses showed the class of T20 with all departments clicking together. Batting first, Delhi put on a total of 183/4 which was defended very well by their bowlers. Bangalore batsman were not able to achieve the target and suffered their firat loss in five matches.

Rajasthan Royals Win Important Match Against Kings XI Punjab

Match : Rajasthan Royals V/S Kings XI Punjab
Rajasthan Royals : 183/5 (20)
Kings XI Punjab : 152/10 (19.1)
Result : Rajasthan Royals won by 31 runs

Rajsthan Royals defeated Kings XI punjab by 31 runs to register their second consecutive victory in DLF IPL 2010. Royals were up to the mark in the all important game for both the sides. Batting first, Rajasthan Royals put up a challenging total of 183 for Punjab. Adam Voges played a cameo helipng his team to this respectable total. Kings XI Punjab batting collapdes infront of some disciplined bowling by Royals. The road to semis is now more tough for Kings XI Punjab.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Register Fourth Consecutive Win

Match : Royal Challengers Bangalore V/S Chennai Super Kings
Royal Challengers Bangalore : 171/5 (20)
Mumbai Indians : 135\7 (20)
Result : RCB won by 36 runs

Royal Challengers Bangalore seem to be on a winning jugernaut. Last year runner ups register their fourth consecutive win after beating Chennai Super Kings by 36 runs. A blazing half century from Robin Uthappa enabled RCB to put up a total of 171/5 in 20 overs. Afterwards, it was all about the paceman Vinay Kumar who bagged four wickets to ensure Bangalore's fourth consecutive victory. Vijay Mallya's men appear to paint the country red.

Mumbai Indians Beat Kolkata Knight Riders By Seven Wickets

Match : Mumbai Indians V/S Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders : 155/3 (20)
Mumbai Indians : 156/3 (18.3)
Result : Mumbai Indians win by Seven Wickets

Mumbai Indians defeated Kokata Knight Riders by seven wickets making it to the top of points table in IPL 3. Mumbai Indians made ab exceptional display of bowling skiils and didn't allowed Kolkata batsman any room to plat their shots. Due to this disciplined bowling performance, Kolkata could only manage a score of 155/3 in 20 overs. Afterwards, it was all Sachin Tendulkar show. He hit the Kolkata bowlers all over the park and helped his team get to the top slot.

Kings XI Punjab Beat Chennai Super Kings By Super Over

Match : Kings XI Punjab V/S Chennai Super Kings
Kings XI Punjab : 136/8 (20)
Chennai Super Kings : 136/7 (20)
Result : Deccan Chargers win by Super Over

Kings XI Punjab registered their first victory in IPL 3 with an adenturous victory over Chennai Super Kings. The nail bitiing match went down to the wire when both the teams tied at 136 runs each. This led to the Super Over finish in which Punjab chased down the target of 10 set by Chennai Super Kings. Juan Taylor of Kings XI Punjab was given man of he match award for his exclellent bowling in the match as well as in the super over. Punjab are away on the points table with a bang.

Deccan Chargers Beat Delhi Daredevils To Register Their Third Victory

Match : Deccan Chargers V/S Delhi Daredevils
Deccan Chargers : 171/6 (20)
Kings XI Punjab : 161/9 (20)
Result : Deccan Chargers win by 10 runs

Deccan Chargers continued their dream run in IPL 3 registring their third concsecutive victory over Delhi Daredevils. The Delhi Daredevils looked cruising to victory when the opener David Warner was on the pitch strikng the ball very hard. But after his wicket no real resentment came from the middle order except Dinesh Karthik who took Delhi closer to the target. Aussie all rounder Andrew Symonds turned the tide in second last over taking two wickets in quick session and takinh his side home.

Royal Challengers At The Top After Defeating Mumbai Indians

Match : Royal Challengers Bangalore V/S Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians : 151/9 (20)
Royal Challengers Bangalore : 152/3 (20)
Result : Royal Challengers Bangalore win by 7 runs

Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Mumbai Indians by seven wickets to register their third consecutive win in IPL 2010. Mumbai Indians failed to put up a good total inspit of a good partnership between Sachin Tendulkar and Saurabh Tiwary. The team managed to score only 151/9 in their twenty overs. Royal Challengers were equal to the task and chased the target in 19.1 overs. Jacques Kallis and Manish Pandey put up a century partnership and helped Bangalore win the game. With this win, RCB climbed up to the top spot on IPL 3 points table.

Rajasthan Royals Win Their First Game Of IPL 3

Match : Rajasthan Royals V/S Kolkata Knight Riders
Rajasthan Royals : 168/7 (20)
Kolkata Knight Riders : 134/5 (20)
Result : Rajasthan Royals win by 34 runs

Rajasthan Royals won their first match in IPL 3 with beating Kolkata Knight Riders by a convincing margin of 34 runs. Royals, who were in search for a victory from last three games finally registered one against Sourav led Knight Riders. Rajasthan batted first putting up a competitive total of 168/7. In reply, Kolkata could only manage 134/5 in their 20 overs. Yusuf Pathan of Rajasthan Royals bowled out a superb spell which helped his team accumulate first points in the ranking table of DLF IPL 2010.

Deccan Chargers Win A Thriller Against Kings XI Punjab

Match : Deccan Chargers V/S Kings XI Punjab
Deccan Chargers : 170/7 (20)
Kings XI Punjab : 164/8 (20)
Result : Deccan Chargers win by 6 runs

Defending champions Deccan Chargers won their second game in a row beating Kings XI Punjab in a close tie by a narrow margin of 6 runs. Chargers got of to a blazing start by Adam Gilchrist but couldn't capitalize on it dur to frequent fall of wickets. They could manage a total og 170/7 only in their 20 overs. But the Deccan bowlers made a match out of it also and ran through Punjab's top order. Some resentment from the middle order got Punjab close to victory but couldn't ensure the feast and fell short by 6 runs. For Deccan Chargers, Abdrew Symonds scorder 53.

Hayden Storms Chennai To Victory Against Daredevils

Match : Delhi Daredevils V/S Chennai Super Kings
Mumbai Indians : 185/6 (20)
Delhi Daredevils : 190/5 (19.1)
Result : Chennai Super Kings win by 5 wickets

Aussie veteran Matthhew Hayden played a splendid innings of 93 off 43 balls and helped Chennai Super Kings register a win against Delhi Daredevils. Delhi won the toss and elected to bat but the batting didn't performed as expected and the teammanged a total of 185/6 in 20 overs. Chennai Super Kings batsmen came all guns blazing and got off to a flier. The kings got to 190/5 in 19.1 overs. Delhi suffreed their second successive loss.

Praveen Kumar Strikes First Hat Trick Of IPL 3

Match : Bangalore Royal Challaengers V/S Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals : 92/10 in 19.5 overs
Bangalore Royal Challaengers : 93/0 in 10.4 overs
Result : Bangalore Royal Challaengers win by 10 wickets

Praveen Kumar struck the first hat trick of IPL 3 against Rajasthan Royals. The match between Rajasthan and Bangalore witnessed a clinical bowling performance by the Royal Challengers. Dale Steyn bowled his heart out with a constant speed of 150 kmh and Jaques Kallis showed his muscular bowling skills bagging two wickets. Praveen Kumar got his hat trick and captain Kumble was the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets for 9 runs in 3 overs. Rajasthan suffered a 10 wicket scolding and are still waiting for their first win.

Mumbai Indians Put Up IPL's Highest Total

Match : Mumbai Indians V/S Delhi Daredevils
Mumbai Indians : 218/7 (20)
Delhi Daredevils : 120/10 (16.3)
Result : Mumbai Indians win by 98 runs

Mumbai Indians registered the highest total in IPL history scoring a mamath 218/7 against Delhi Daredevils at Feroz Shah Kotla. Mumbai captain Sachin Tendulkar and batsman Saurabh Tiwary scored quick half centuries to help the team reach such a formidable total. Besides this, brief bangs from Sanath Jayasuriya and Ambati Rayudu ensured a full fledged victory for Mumbai Indians. Bowling was also at its best and they restricted the muscular Delhi Daredevils to 120. Delhi captain Gautam Gambhir suffered an injury which led to his absence on the batting strip. Mumbai Indians are now at the top of points chart in the tournament.

Dhoni Ruled Out Of IPL For 10 Days

Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been ruled out of IPL for 10 days due to an elbow injury. Dhoni was hit on the elbow by Shane Bond delievery during the match against KKR. CSK seems to suffer alot for his loss.

Chennai Super Kings Defeats KKR

Match : Chennai Super Kings V/S Kolkata Knight Riders
Result : CSK win by 55 runs

Chennai Super Kings registered their first win of the tournament with a convincing performance against Kolkata Knight Riders. Dhoni led Super Kings made a slow start but kicked off in kast 5 overs with captain Dhoni in full flow. He scored 66 off 33 balls to help his team to a respectable total of 164/3. The Kolkata batsmen had a bad day out and could only manage 109 as a whole. Hope KKR don't loose the momentum like past instances.

Kallis Storms Bangalore To First Win

Match : Royal Challengers Bangalore V/S Kings XI Punjab
Result : RCB win by 8 wickets.

Veteran South African player Jacques Kallis hammered a quick fired 93 not out to help Royal Challengers in their first win of the tournament. Kings XI Punjab scored a mamath 203/3 in their 20 overs and seemed quite convinced for their first win. But the mosntrous hitting from Kallis took Challengers home with 7 balls to spare. For Punjab, Ravi Bopara was the scorrer with 77 off 50 balls.

Sehwag's Quick Fire 75 Helps Delhi To Second Win
A blazzing 75 off only 34 balls by Virender Sehwag helped Delhi Daredevils to their second win in the tournament. Delhi defeated Rajasthan Royals by six wickets in one sided encounter outplaying Rajsthan in every aspect of the game. Sehwag muscled the fastest IPL half century and showed no respect for any bowler. Rajsthan scored 141/6 in their 20 overs and Delhi surpassed the total in 17.1 overs with six wickets in hand. This win places Delhi Daredevils on the top of the points table.

Deccan Chargers Outplay Chennai Super Kings
After a dissapointing defeat in theor first match. Deccan Cgargers were all gerade up in their second tie against Chennai Super Kings. All the big hitters of Deccan Chargers took the Chennai bowling attack hand to hand and registerd a stiff target of 191 for the Chennai Super Kings. Veteran Sri Lankan paceman Chaminda Vaas made the difference at Deccan bowling and restricted Chennai Super Kings to 151/9. Deccan Chargers got back to winning ways with a 31 run victory over CSK.

Kolkata Defeats Royal Challangers Bangalore
The 'korbo lorbo jitbo re' boys seemed to be on a role as they registered their second consecutive win in DLF IPL 2010. Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Royal Challangers in a one sided game at the Eden Gardens. Winners of IPL 1 were resrticted to a feeble 112 by some excellent bowling from Knight Riders and a flurry of stupid shots by Challengers batsman. As a result, the RCB got to 112 which was surely a low total to defend. A fast sparkling half century from Kolkata opener Manoj Tiwary added to the cause and the Knoght Riders cruised to the top slot in IPL 2010 with a convincing victory over RCB.

Daredevils Win a Close Battle
Delhi Daredevils clinched a close encounter with Kings XI Punjab in a thrilling match at the PCA stadium Mohali. Kings XI scored 142/9 and the Daredevils achieved the total with five wickets remaining and 1 ball to spare. Delhi captain Gautam Gambhir played a responsible knock of 72 runs in 54 balls to help his team kick off on the points table. Hope the big guns of Daredevils will fire in the next game.

Yusuf Pathan Slams Fastest IPL 100 but Royals Lose Out
The dynamite of Rajasthan Royals made a devastating explosion in its first match against the Mumbai Indians at DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai. Yusuf Pathan slammed the fastest centuries in IPL but the innings coul not help his team get to the mammath total of 212 by Mumbai Inidans. Pathan completed the century in 37 balls with some monstrous hits over the boundary line. But rest of Rajasthan Royals were not equal to the task and were limited to 208 in their 20 over slot. A narrow escape for the Mumbai Indians.

Kolkata Wins the Inaugral Encounter Against Deccan Chargers
Kolkata Knight Riders won the opening match of DLF IPL 2010. Sourav led Knight Riders defeated yhe defending champions Deccan Chargesr in a close encounter which went down to the wire till the last ball. Kolkata defended their total of 161 in an exceptional manner against a formidable battibfg line up of Deccan Chargers scoring a 11 run victory. Shahrukh owned Riders recovered very well after he initial damage done by the Deccan bowlers and registered a respectable total of 161. Afterwards, it was all about the saga of Kolkata bowlers and the Deccan batting line up were caught napping. Hope this time Kolkata will make it big.

DLF IPL-2010 FROM March 12, 2010
Third season of DLF Indian Premier League is scheduled to commence on 12 March 2010. After a dream run in South Africa last year, IPL is back on home soil with all eight teams geared up for the final frontrier. Players have beem shuffled in the pre tournament auction and the stage is set for the 'third battle of IPL'. First match will be held at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai featuring last time champion Deccan Chargers and Shahrukh's Kolkata Knight Riders. Stay tuned for latest updates on DLF IPL-2010.

AUCTION FOR DLF IPL-2010
Auction of players for the third edition of DLF IPL was held in Mumbai on 19 January 2010. With heavyweights like Shahid Afridi, K. Pollard and Shane Bond out for sale, the auction witnessed a fierce competition in bids for the best players in the roaster. K.Pollard from West Indies and Shane Bond from New Zealand hit the jackpot bagging a price of USD 750,000 each. Pollard was bought by Mumbai Indians and Sane Bond went to Kolkata Knight Riders. The most surprising fact of the bidding was that no team quoted for any player from Pakistan. A total of 11 Pakistani players including Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal and Sohal Tanvir went unsold at the auction. Other successfull bids included Mohd. Kaif of India to Kings XI Punjab and Wayne Parnell of South Africa to Delhi Daredevils. Below is a list of all the successfull bids at the auction of DLF IPL-2010.

Players Auctioned For DLF IPL-2010
Player Nationality Rerved Price (USD) Bidding Price (USD) Team
Damien Martyn Australia 100,000 100,000 Rajasthan Royals
Adam Voges Australia 50,000 50,000 Rajasthan Royals
Eoin Morgan 14 200,000 220,000 Royal Challengers
Mohammad Kaif India 100,000 250,000 Kings XI Punjab
Shane Bond New Zealand 100, 000 750,000 Kolkata Knight Riders
Yusuf Abdulla South Africa 50,000 50,000 Kings XI Punjab
Justin Kemp South Africa 100,000 100,000 Chennai Super Kings
Wayne Parnell South Africa 200,000 610,000 Delhi Daredevils
Thissara Perera Sri Lanka 50,000 50,000 Chennai Super Kings
Kieron Pollard West Indies 250,000 750,000 Mumbai Indians
Kemar Roach West Indies 100,000 720,000 Deccan Chargers
Harshal Patel India Mumbai Indians
Harmeet Singh India Deccan Chargers
Ashok Menaria India Royal Challengers


Deccan Chargers are the DLF IPL 2009 CHAMPIONS
The DLF Indian Premier League a Twenty20 Cricket competition, formed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and approved by International Cricket Council (ICC) has been a runaway hit in its Season 2 played in South Africa. The IPL included eight domestic teams of India representing the following cities- Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Jaipur, Chennai, Chandigarh and Hyderabad. Participation of foreign players in these domestic Indian teams has been one of the striking features of the IPL. The IPL Season 2 started in South Africa with a dazzling opening ceremony on 18th April and ended with the Final played in Johannesburg on May 24th between Deccan Chargers and Royal Challengers Bangalore. It was quiet amazing in the DLF Season 2 to witness two teams which were stacked at the bottom in the last year's IPL to face off each other in the Final match played at Johannesburg. Deccan Chargers managed to turn the tables upside down, proved all the cricketing pundits wrong who did write them off considering their last year's performace and emerged as the winners of the DLF IPL 2009.

DLF IPL 2009 FINAL
  • Deccan Chargers were crowned the 2009 DLF IPL CHAMPIONS after defeating the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 runs in a nail biting Final encounter at Johannesburg. Anil Kumble won the toss and put the Deccan Chargers to bat first. The Deccan Chargers innings got a poor start when their skipper Adam Gilchrist was bowled over without scoring any run by his counterpart Anil Kumble. Inspite of that early loss the Deccan Chargers managed to score a decent total of 143 runs in their alloted 20 overs. Herschelle Gibbs scored an unbeaten 53 runs in just 48 balls and the Deccan Chargers innings was further cemented by Andrew Symonds (33 runs) and Rohit Sharma (24 runs).
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore in their response seemed to be on their way to winning the Final but faultered in the end and fell short of the target by 6 runs. Pragyan Ojha bagged three important wickets for the Deccan Chargers but it was the veteran Anil Kumble the skipper of the loosing side who was adjudicated the Man of the Match for his 4 wicket haul and economical bowling performance.
24-MAY
Semi Final-II
  • In an exciting semi final played at Johannesburg yesterday, the Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets. Batting first the Chennai Super Kings managed a total of 146 runs in their alloted 20 overs. Royal Challengers Bangalore surpassed that total with key batting contributions coming from youngsters Manish Pandey, Virat Kohli and the veteran Rahul Dravid. For his crucial innings (48 runs in 35 balls) opening the batting for RCB, Manish Pandey was named the Man of the Match.
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore will now face the Deccan Chargers in the crucial final tie of IPL Season 2 to determine who are crowned the 2009 IPL Champions.
23-MAY
Semi Final-I
  • Deccan Chargers, the bottom ranked team of last year's IPL stopped the march of Delhi Daredevils (top ranked team of IPL Season 2) towards the final by defeating them in their semi final clash at Pretoria. It was the retired Austrailan wicket keeper and the captain of the Deccan Chargers Adam Gilchrist who single handedly ensured his team reached the finals of the IPL by scoring a stupendous knock of 85 runs off just 35 balls.
  • Deccan Chargers will face the winners of the other semi final which takes place later today at Johannesburg between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings.
22-MAY
  • Delhi Daredevils defeated the Mumbai Indians by 4 wickets yesterday at Pretoria. Batting first the Mumbai Indians posted a decent total of 165/8 with good batting contributions coming from Sachin Tendulkar and A M Rahane. Delhi Daredevils in their response were given a good support by their openers Warner and Gambhir. Skipper Sehwag made a fine contribution of 50 runs off 27 balls and earned the Man of the Match in the process.
  • In the second match played yesterday at Pretoria, the Royal Challengers defeated Deccan Chargers by 12 runs.
    Batting first RCB piled on 170 runs in their alloted 20 overs thanks to a brilliant unbeaten innings of 114 runs off 73 balls by the young Manish Pandey who was adjudicated the Man of the Match.
21-MAY
  • As anticipated by us yesterday Kolkata Knight Riders did crash the party for the Rajasthan Royals. All hopes for a semi-final birth were blown away for the Rajasthan Royals after their 4 wickets loss to the Knight Riders.
  • In the battle of the Kings yesterday, the Chennai Super Kings defeated Kings XI Punjab by 24 runs and in all likelihood have ensured that Kings XI Punjab are not through to the semi finals.
  • Pretoria is host to two matches today. First match sees Mumbai Indians take on Delhi Daredevils and in the second encounter Deccan Chargers face off Royal Challengers Bangalore.
20-MAY
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated the Delhi Daredevils by 7 wickets in their match at Johannesburg yesterday.
  • Two exciting matches lined-up in Durban today as the race for the semi-final position hots up. It would be interesting to see if KKR crashes the party for Rajasthan Royals or not when the two meet up today. Chennai to take on Kings XI Punjab in the second match.
19-MAY
  • A spectacular 189 run chase by the Kolkata Knight Riders gave them their 2nd victory of the tournament defeating the Chennai Super Kings in their encounter at Pretoria yesterday.
  • A spectacular 189 run chase by the Kolkata Knight Riders gave them their 2nd victory of the tournament defeating the Chennai Super Kings in their encounter at Pretoria yesterday.
18-MAY
  • In the first match played in Johannesburg yesterday, Kings XI Punjab defeated Deccan Chargers by 1 run. For his economical bowling spell which included a hat-trick, Yuvraj Singh was named Man of the Match.
  • Delhi Daredevils defeated Rajasthan Royals by 14 runs in their encounter in Bloemfontein yesterday.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders to take on Chennai Super Kings today in their battle in Pretoria.
17-MAY
  • Yesterday, Chennai Super Kings defeated Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets, ending the possible hopes of the Mumbai Indians of a semi final birth.
  • Johannesburg was witness to the second match played yesterday between Kolkata Knight Riders and Deccan Chargers. A thrilling encounter and last minute blitzkrieg by Rohit Sharma saw the Deccan Chargers dash all hopes of the KKR for that elusive 2nd victory in the tournament. Deccan Chargers won by 6 wickets.
16-MAY
  • Kings XI Punjab defeated Delhi Daredevils by 6 wickets in their encounter in Bloemfontein yesterday. Man of the Match award was given to Brett Lee.
15-MAY
  • In the first match played in Durban yesterday the Bangalore Royal Challengers defeated Chennai Super Kings by 2 wickets. For his 46 runs off 50 balls L Taylor was named Man of the Match.
  • Second encounter at Durban saw a last over thriller of a match between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians. Rajasthan Royals held on to their nerves under the dynamic captaincy of Shane Warne and won the match by 2 runs.
  • Delhi Daredevis to take on Kings XI Punjab in Bloemfontein today.
14-MAY
  • In the only matched played yesterday at Durban Delhi Daredevils defeated the Deccan Chargers by 12 runs.
  • Two important matches are scheduled to be played in Durban today. Bangalore Royal Challengers take on the Chennai Super Kings and in the second match Mumbai Indians face the Rajasthan Royals.
13-MAY
  • Yesterday turned out to be another bad day for the Kolkata Knight Riders. Bangalore Royal Challengers defeated the Knight Riders by 6 wickets. Ross Taylor was named Man of the Match for his brilliant unbeaten innings of 81 runs off just 33 balls.
  • Second clash at Pretoria yesterday saw the Mumbai Indians defeating Kings XI Punjab by 8 wickets. Dwayne Bravo played an excellent knock of 70 runs off 59 balls in his role as an opener for the Mumbai Indians.
  • Delhi Daredevis to take on Deccan Chargers today in Durban.
12-MAY
  • Deccan Chargers defeated the Rajasthan Royals by 53 runs. Dwayne Smith scored a brilliant 47 runs off just 32 balls and earned the Man of the Match in the process.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders would look to salvage some pride and aim for their second elusive win in the tournament when they take on the Bangalore Royal Challengers today in Pretoria.
  • Today's second clash at Pretoria will see Sachin Tendulkar led Mumbai Indians take on Yuvraj Singh's Kings XI Punjab.
11-MAY
  • Mumbai Indians took on Bangalore Royal Challengers at Port Elizabeth yesterday. Sanath Jayasuriya gave the Mumbai Indians a good start by scoring 29 runs off just 27 balls. The good foundation was further cemented with impressive batting performances by Rahane and Duminy. Man of the match award was bagged by J P Duminy of the Mumbai Indians for an unbeaten knock of 59 runs off 41 balls.
  • Johannesburg was witness to the second match played yesterday wherein the Kolkata Knight Riders took on the Delhi Daredevils. Poor performance by Kolkata Knight Riders continued in this match as well as they tasted defeat once again in the tournament at the hands of the Delhi Daredevils. For his excellent economical spell at the rate of 3.5 runs/over and a 3-wicket haul Amit Mishra was named Man of the Match.
10-MAY
  • In the first match played yesterday, Kings XI Punjab defeated the Deccan Chargers by 3 wickets. For his impressive 43 off just 28 balls, Mahela Jayawardene was named Man of the Match.
  • The second match played at Kimberly yesterday saw the Chennai Super Kings take on Rajasthan Royals. CSK managed to defeat the Rajasthan Royals convincingly by 7 wickets. S Badrinath for his unbeaten innings of 41 ball 59 runs was declared the Man of the Match.
9-MAY
  • Delhi Daredevils despite a poor fielding day managed to thrash the Mumbai Indians convincingly by 7 wickets. Ashish Nehra was named man of the match.
  • Sachin Tendulkar described dropping of Sanath Jayasuriya as a difficult decision and also acknowledged that his side needs to put on big totals in the upcoming matches.
  • Two big matches to be played in Kimberly today. Deccan Chargers take on Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings take on Rajasthan Royals.
8-MAY
  • The Battle Royale at Pretoria yesterday saw Rajasthan Royals take on the the Bangalore Royal Challengers. Rajasthan Royals put up a good show and defeated the Royal Challengers by 7 wickets.
  • In the battle of the 'Kings', the Chennai Super Kings turned up triumphant over the Kings XI Punjab team defeating them by 12 runs.
  • Delhi Daredevils take on the Mumbai Indians today in their match in East London.
7-MAY
  • Deccan Chargers defeated the Mumbai Indians by 19 runs. Rohit Sharma was adjudicated the man of the match for his 4 wicket haul which included a hatrick and also a good performance with the bat.
6-MAY
  • Rajasthan Royals continued their impressive form in the tournament when they defeated Kings XI Punjab by 78 runs yesterday in Durban.
  • The second Durban encounter yesterday saw continuance of a dismal show by the Kolkata Knight Riders where they were thrashed by the Delhi Daredevils by 9 wickets.
  • Delhi Daredevils have reclaimed the top position in the DLF IPL 2009 with 10 points whereas the Kolkata Knight Riders are still struggling at the bottom of the points tally. KKR dropped as far as 4 catches in yesterday's crucial tie against the Delhi Daredevils.
5-MAY
  • Yesterday's only match was played at East London between the Chennai Super Kings and Deccan Chargers. Chennai Super Kings dominated the match and defeated Adam Gilchrist led Hyderabad Deccan Chargers comfortably by 78 runs. Mahinder Singh Dhoni was named man of the match for his unbeaten effort of 58 runs off just 37 balls.
  • Rajasthan Royals face the upbeat Kings XI Punjab team today.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders would look at salvaging some pride in the IPL tournament as they take on the Delhi Daredevils today in Durban.
4-MAY
  • First match played yesterday seemed like a Bollywood battle as Shahrukh Khan's Kolkata Knight Riders faced off against Preity Zinta's Kings XI Punjab. It was the gutsy Sri Lankan batsman Jayawardene with an unbeaten knock of 52 runs who saw Kings XI through to a well deserved victory over the Kolkata Knight Riders.
  • Yesterday's second match was more like a corporate battle in which Mukesh Ambani's Mumbai Indians squared off against Dr. Vijay Mallya's Bangalore Royal Challengers team. It was a brilliant batting performance by Kallis and Uthappa from the Royal Challengers which ensured their victory over the Mumbai Indians. Jacques Kallis was named man of the match for his innings of 69 runs off just 59 balls.
  • Shane Warne's trump card bowler Kamran Khan will not be able to bowl further in the tournament for the Rajasthan Royals as his action was reported as suspect by the IPL technical committee comprising of Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri and Lalit Modi.
3-MAY
  • Rajasthan Royals won their match against the Deccan Chargers by 3 wickets.
  • Second match played between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils was won by CSK by 18 runs.For his 4-wicket haul Jakati was named man of the match.
2-MAY
  • The poor run for Kolkata Knight Riders continued as they lost their match against Mumbai Indians by 9 runs.
  • In the second match of the day Bangalore Royal Challengers defeated the Kings XI Punjab by 8 runs.
  • It was the day of the captains. Yuvraj Singh, the Kings XI Punjab captain managed to get a hatrick with the ball but it was the veteran Anil Kumble, captain of Royal Challengers who picked up two important wickets and impressed everyone with his captaincy.
1-MAY
  • Delhi Daredevils defeated Hyderabad Deccan Chargers by 6 wickets. Man of the match was Dirk Nannes who was picked in the team ahead of Glenn Mcgrath. Nannes was very economical at 4 runs per over and pickefd up two crucial wickets for the Daredevils.
  • Second match played at Pretoria saw the Chennai Super Kings take on Rajasthan Royals. Chennai Super Kings won the match by 38 runs and Suresh Raina was declared Man of the Match for his 55 ball inning of 98 runs.
  • Suresh Raina was disappointed after missing out on a well deserved century by just 2 runs. The scoreboard erred in displaying a 100 by Raina while he was 2 short and that error cost him dearly as he got a little complacent after that and got out in the process.
  • 30-APR
    • Yesterday saw the Bollywood Badshah Shahrukh Khan's Kolkata Knight Riders face off against the King of Good Times Vijay Mallya's team of Bangalore Royal Challengers. The Knight Riders were defeated convincngly by the Royal Challengers. Man of the match was Mark Boucher.
    • In the second match of the day, the magic of Sachin and Sanath couldn't rescue the Mumbai Indians against King's XI Punjab. Both were out cheaply as Mumbai Indians couldn't manage to chase an easy target of 120 runs set by the King's XI Punjab. Man of the match was Kumar Sangakkara for his unbeaten innings of 45 runs.
    29-APR
    • The only match of IPL played yesterday saw Delhi Daredevils take on last years IPL champions Rajasthan Royals.
    • Delhi Daredevils won the toss, elected to bat and posted a total of 143 with a 50 run (in 40 balls) contribution coming from their in form batsman A B de Villiers.
    • Rajasthan Royals lost their 5 wickets in quick succession and were in deep trouble during their chase.
    • Yusuf Pathan came to the rescue of the Rajasthan Royals as he steered his team to a victory along with Graeme Smith. They scored 62 and 44 runs respectively and Yusuf was declared man of the match for his sixer studded innings of 62 runs.
    28-APR
    • Old is Gold they say. Port Elizabeth, the venue for yesterdays match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders was witness to that adage. Tendulkar and Jayasuriya two of the seniormost players of the IPL who have nothing left to prove of their cricketing prowess shared a century opening wicket stand. Jayasuriya scored 52 runs off 32 balls and Tendulkar who was adjudicated the man of the match scored 68 runs in just 45 balls. Mumbai Indians defeated the Kolkata Knight Riders by a comfortable 92 runs.
    • In yesterdays second encounter at Durban the Deccan Chargers defeated M S Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets and the Deccan Chargers are now leading the points tally in the season 2 of IPL. Captain Adam Gilchrist and Herschelle Gibbs were the star batsmen for the Deccan Chargers.
    27-APR
    • Delhi Daredevils continued their impressive streak yesterday at Port Elizabeth as they defeated the Bangalore Royal Challengers by 6 wickets.
    • The second match saw Kings XI Punjab take on the defending champions Rajasthan Royal in Cape Town. The result was a win for Kings XI Punjab by 27 runs.
    • Marching orders were given to Sanjay Bangar and Akash Chopra by the Kolkatta Knight Riders. Joy Bhattacharya, the CEO of Kolkata Knight Riders justified this decision by stating that these were senior players and there was no point keepimg them in the bench when they couldn't find a place in the scheme of things for the coach and the team management.
    26-APR
    • Deccan Chargers defeated Mumbai Indians by 12 runs in their encounter at Durban yesterday.
    • The match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings in Cape Town was called off because due to rain.
    25-APR
    • Yesterday saw Kings XI Punjab defeating Bangalore Royal Challengers by 7 wicket.
    • Jacques Kallis and Ravi Bopara played scintillating knocks of 62 and 85 respectively and were largely responsible for Kings X1 victory. Ravi Bopara was named man of the match.
    • Mumbai Indians to take on Deccan Chargers in Durban today.
    • Both Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders would like to change their last match's performance into a victory when they face each other tonight.
    24-APR
    Two thrilling encounters in the IPL 2009.
    • The match between Delhi Daredevils was a last ball thriller, Delhi daredevils defeating Chennai Super Kings by 9 runs.
      AB De Villers and Tilakratne Dilshan shined with the bat for the Delhi Daredevils scoring 105 not out and 50 respectively. A brilliant quick fire 57 off just 27 runs by Matthew Hayden couldn't save the day for Chennai Super Kings.
    • Second match saw the Rajasthan Royals defeat Kolkata Knight Riders in perhaps the most exciting match of the IPL so far.
      The RR and KKR were both tied at 150 runs when the Super Over method was applied to determine the winner. Kolkatta Knight Riders made 15 runs in their Super Over but were outclassed by Yusuf Pathan's brilliance with the bat and the Rajasthan Royals got victory over this exciting nail biting thriller.
    • Bangalore Royal Challengers to take on Kings XI Punjab today in Durban.
    23-APR
    • Adam Gilchrist dazzles with the bat and leads Deccan Chargers to a victory over Bangalore Royal Challengers.
    • Dhoni's CSK take on Viru's mighty Delhi Daredevils today.
    • Spin wizard Shane Warne leads the Rajasthan Royals in their match up against KKR.
    • Shahrukh Khan's KKR get negative publicity through an anonymous online blogger allegedly run by a KKR player.
    • An alleged KKR player who dons the identity of 'Fake KKR Player' is turning out to be an embarassment for the Knight Riders.
    22-APR
    • Rain plays a dampner in South Africa..
    • Yesterday's two crucial matches affected due to Rain..
    • Bangalore Royal Challengers to face Deccan Chargers today.
    • Shahrukh Khan throws a party for his Kolkata Knight Riders after yesterday's win over Kings XI Punjab.
    Highlights of Previous Matches:
    • Deccan Chargers, the bottom ranked team of last year's IPL stopped the march of Delhi Daredevils (top ranked team of IPL Season 2) towards the final by defeating them in their semi final clash at Pretoria.
    • In an exciting semi final played at Johannesburg yesterday, the Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets.
    • Kolkata Knight Riders scored a victory over Rajasthan Royals by 4 wickets.
      Rajasthan Royals couldn't manage a decent total on board batting first as they managed to score 101 in their alloted 20 overs. Laxmi Ratan Shukla scored an unbeaten 48 runs off 46 balls and earned the Man of the Match for his efforts.
    • Chennai Super Kings defeated Kings XI Punjab by 24 runs.
      Muttaih Muralitharan was named the Man of the Match for his excellent spell of 4 overs costing just 8 runs and picking 2 wickets in the process.
    • Delhi Daredevils tasted defeat at the hands of the Royal Challengers Banglore by 7 wickets.
      Batting first the Delhi Daredevils posted a decent 134 on board in their alloted 20 overs. In their response the RCB thanks to a brilliant unbeaten innings of 58 runs in 56 balls by Jacques Kallis reached the target of 135 without much discomfort. Kallis was named Man of the Match
    • The Kings XI Punjab managed to defeat Deccan Chargers by 1 run in a thrilling encounter at Johannesburg. Yuvraj Singh, the skipper of Kings XI Punjab led by example by extracting his second hat-trick of the tournament. For a fine economical bowling performance, Yuvraj Singh was adjudicated the Man of the Match.
    • Delhi Daredevils defeated Rajasthan Royals by 14 runs at Bloemfontein.
    • A B de Villiers was named Man of the Match for his stupendous knock of an unbeaten 79 runs off just 55 balls.
    • Bangalore Royal Challengers won by 2 wickets in their crucial tie against the Chennai Super Kings in Durban yesterday. Batting first Chennai Super Kings managed a total of 129 on board which was achieved by the Royal Challengers with fine batting contributions coming from Virat Kohli and Taylor.
    • Mumbai Indians lost to Rajasthan Royals in a humdinger of a match.
      The match stretched on to the last over where under the able guidance of Shane Warne the Rajasthan Royals held on to their nerves and bowled the Mumbai Indians 3 runs short of a victory.
    • In a thrilling encounter at Durban yesterday, Deccan Chargers lost their nerves in the end to the resilient Delhi Daredevils. From a comfortable 149/3, the Deccan Chargers innings collapsed to 161 all out as they lost seven wickets in a span of 17 deliveries.
      Rajat Bhatia was named Man of the Match for inititating the magical turnaround for the Delhi Daredevils when he picked up four scalps in just 9 deliveries.
    • Another Day. Another Match. Another Shocker for the Kolkata Knight Riders. KKR tasted defeat once again in the DLF IPL, this time at the hands of the Bangalore Royal Challengers.
      For his excellent unbeaten knock of 81 runs off just 33 balls, Ross Taylor was named Man of the Match.
    • Mumbai Indians defeated the Kings XI Punjab team by 8 wickets.
      Dwayne Bravo played a wonderful innings of 70 runs off just 59 balls. However, it was Harbhajan Singh who was named Man of the Match for his economical bowling performance at the rate of 2.25 runs per over.
    • Deccan Chargers defeated Rajasthan Royals by 53 runs. Dwayne Smith was named Man of the Match.
      The gamble to play the veteran Sri Lankan pacer Chaminda Vaas paid off for Adam Gilchrist (Skipper of Deccan Chargers) as Vaas finished off with figures of 2 for 19. In the end it was a collective team effort by the Deccan Chargers who after setting a target of 167 runs, wrapped up the Rajasthan Royals innings at 113.
    • Bangalore Royal Challengers lost their match against Mumbai Indians.
      Rahane and Duminy were impressive in the match. JP Duminy was named the Man of the Match.
    • The encounter in Johannesburg between Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders was won by the former. Amit Mishra for his excellent bowling performance was named Man of the Match.
    • Delhi Daredevils defeated Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets.
      Ashish Nehra was named man of the match for his impressive bowling performance.
    • Rajasthan Royals won their match against the Bangalore Royal Challengers by 7 wickets.
      Amit Singh was named the man of the match for his impressive performance with the ball when he picked up 4 wickets to shatter the hopes of the Kings XI Punjab to put up a formidable total on the board while batting first. The Kings XI innings was wrapped up at 105, a small total which was surpassed easily by the Rajasthan Royals easily in the 15th over at the loss of just 3 wickets.
    • Chennai Super Kings defeated the Kings XI Punjab by 12 runs.
      Matthew Hayden picked up the man of the match award for his impressive show with the bat.
    • Rajasthan Royals posted an impressive total of 211/4 and wrapped up the Kings XI Punjab innings at 133/8. The South African skipper Graeme Smith finally got into the thick of the things in the tournament scoring a quick fire 77 runs off just 44 balls and earning the man of the match in the process. He was well supported by Ravinder Jadeja who scored 33 runs off just 12 balls.
    • Dismal performance for the Kolkata Knight Riders coninued in the second IPL match played yesterday in Durban when they got a sound thrashing at the hands of the Delhi Daredevils.
      Kolkata Knight Riders could not defend the total of 154/3 and dropped as far as 4 catches while fielding.
    • M S Dhoni scripted a fine victory for the Chennai Super Kings over the Deccan Chargers in the match played at East London.
      Batting first the Chennai Super Kings scored 178/3 with an impressive unbeaten innings of 58 runs from their skipper Dhoni. In response the Deccan Chargers innings was wrapped up at 100 runs, S Jakati from the CSK picking up a 4-wicket haul once again.
    • Kings XI Punjab v/s Kolkata Knight Riders. Kings XI Punjab won by 6 wickets.
      It was a last ball thriller of a match which saw many exciting twists and turns. In the end it was the Kings XI Team who held onto their nerves and defeated the Kolkata Knight Riders.
    • Bangalore Royal Challengers v/s Mumbai Indians. Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 9 wickets. Batting first, the Mumbai Indians scored 149 runs in their alloted 20 overs with contributions coming from Dwayne Bravo and Sanath Jayasuriya. The Royal Challengers were equally good in their response with Kallis and Uthappa leading the chase with the bat scoring 69 and 66 runs respectively.
    • Bangalore Royal Challengers registered their win over Kings XI Punjab by 8 runs.
      From the loosing side, Yuvraj Singh the Kings XI Punjab captain was named man of the match for his hatrick with the ball. However, it was the veteran Anil Kumble, captain of Royal Challengers who picked up the dangerous Sangakkara, in the end managing two wickets and was most impressive with his captaincy.
    • Mumbai Indians v/s Kolkata Knight Riders. Mumbai Indians won by 9 runs.
      It was an excellent show by Mumbai Indians as they went pass the challenge from the Kolkata Knight Riders. Impressive performances by the batsmen and bowlers of Mumbai Indians. J P Duminy shined with the bat scoring 52 runs off 37 balls and Zaheer Khan took 3 wickets. Duminy was named man of the match.
    • Rajasthan Royals tasted defeat at the hands of the Chennai Super Kings by 38 runs.
      It was the day of Suresh Raina of CSK in the entire match when he impressed one and all by a superb all round performance with the bat, ball and in the field. He scored a quick 98 runs (55 balls) to help CSK raise an impressive total of 164 on board.
    • Delhi Daredevils defeated the Hyderabad Deccan Chargers by 6 wickets.
      Delhi Daredevils has shown in this competition that anyone from their team is capable enough to get them to the path of victory. The Daredevil openers Sehwag and Gambhir were considered to be the star performers for the team. But they haven't translated all those expectations into results so far. However, it hasn't stopped the victorious form of Delhi Daredevils. New stars are emerging with every performance. The stars for yesterdays match for the Daredevils were Tilakratne Dilshan (46 balls 52 runs) and D Nannes who removed the dangerous Gilchrist and Gibbs and was excellent with an economy rate of 4 runs per over.
    • Bangalore Royal Challengers defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets.
      The Kolkata Knight Riders batted first and managed a total of just 139 runs on board. Mark Boucher lead the Royal Challengers to a victory by 5 wickets.
    • Kings XI Punjab won their match against the Mumbai Indians by 3 runs.
      The innings never took off for Mumbai Indians after their star batsmen Tendulkar and Jayasuriya were out cheaply in their chase towards the target of 120 runs set by Kings XI Punjab batting first. Man of the match was Kumar Sangakkara for his unbeaten knock of 45 runs.
    • Rajasthan Royals defeated Delhi Daredevils by 5 wickets.
      The chips were down for the Royals after they had lost 5 quick wickets in their chase of the Delhi Daredevils total of 143 runs. Then came the in form Yusuf Pathan, who hit a flurry of sixes to take Rajasthan Royals to the road to victory along with the South African captain Graeme Smith who steadied the innings from the other end.Yusuf Pathan was named man of the match for scoring a quickfire 62 off just 30 balls.
    • Mumbai Indians defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 92 runs.
    • Chennai Super Kings were defeated by 6 wickets at the hands of Deccan Chargers who are now leading the points tally in the season 2 of the IPL.
    • Kings XI Punjab won their match against Rajasthan Royals by 27 runs.
    • Bangalore Royal Challengers were defeated by 7 wickets at the hands of an energetic Kings XI side. For his 59 ball 85 runs innings Ravi Bopara was named Man of the Match. Kallis with his 62 runs, Abdullah and Irfan Pathan with 4 and 3 wickets respectively were the other shining stars in the Kings XI team.
      • The complete list of Indian Premier League team franchise and their owners is as following :

        Team Owner
        Mumbai Indians Mukesh Ambani (Reliance Industries Limited)
        Bangalore Royal Challengers Dr. Vijay Mallya (UB group)
        Deccan Chargers J Krishan (Deccan Chronicle)
        Chennai Super Kings N Srinivasan ( India Cements)
        Delhi Dare Devils G.M. Rao (GMR Group)
        Kings XI Punjab Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia, Karan Paul (Apeejay Surendera Group) and Mohit Burman (Dabur)
        Kolkata Knight Riders Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla Mehta and Jai Mehta
        Rajasthan Royals Emerging Media Group, Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra


        2009 IPL Team Standings:
        Team Played Won Lost Points Net Run Rate
        Rajasthan Royals 14 6 7 13 -0.35
        Kings XI Punjab 14 7 7 14 -0.48
        Chennai Super Kings 14 8 5 17 +0.95
        Delhi Daredevils 14 10 4 20 +0.31
        Mumbai Indians 14 5 8 11 +0.30
        Kolkata Knight Riders 14 3 10 7 -0.79
        Royal Challengers Bangalore 14 8 6 16 -0.19
        Deccan Chargers 14 7 7 14 +0.20


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