• YK Pathan became the second batsman in IPL to score seventy plus sixes after AC Gilchrist. YK Pathan's 70th six was his first six of his innings of A Mithun. At the end of this game he has scored 72 sixes. AC Gilchrist has scored 71 sixes. Thus YK Pathan holds the record for most sixes in IPL with 72 sixes to his credit.

     

    YK Pathan scored his tenth six in IPL 2011 when he hit CH Gayle for his second six of his innings. He became the 17th batsman to score ten or more sixes in IPL 2011.

     

    YK Pathan was playing his 50th innings in IPL in this game. He became the eighth batsman to play 50 plus innings in IPL. Others are - AC Gilchrist {57}, SK Raina {56}, JH Kallis {54}, RG Sharma {53}, Yuvraj Singh {53}, G Gambhir {51} and V Sehwag {50}. JH Kallis's and G Gambhir's figures include the innings they played in this game.

     

    Rain interrupted the game when Kolkata score card read 69 for 3. The game was stopped at 4.57 PM and was resumed at 6.15 PM - a total of 78 minutes were lost. The game

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  • DPMD Jayawardene scored 76 runs in this game to provide the 74th occasion of a batsman scoring a fifty in IPL 2011. His knock represents the 14th occasion of a captain scoring a fifty in IPL 2011.

     

    DPMD Jayawardene's 76 in this game represent his third fifty while leading Kochi. The other two occasions are - 56 vs Mumbai at Mum-WS on 18.04.11, 55 vs Kolkata at Kochi on 05.05.11. He earned the distinction of becoming the second captain to score three fifties in IPL 2011 after V Sehwag of Delhi.

     

    DPMD Jayawardene's 76 in this game represents the fourth occasion of a Kochi batsman scoring a fifty in IPL 2011.

     

    DPMD Jayawardene's 76 in this game represent his third fifty in IPL 2011. The other two occasions are - 56 vs Mumbai at Mum-WS on 18.04.11, 55 vs Kolkata at Kochi on 05.05.11. Thus his knock in this game represents his highest score in IPL 2011.

     

    His 76 in this game was in a losing cause providing the fourth occasion of a captain's fifty going in vain in IPL 2011. The other

    Read More »from IPL Match No 57: Kochi Tuskers Kerala vs Kings XI Punjab
  • With the ICC Cricket Committee coming out strongly in favour of day-night Test matches to save the game's traditional format it is no more a question of whether but when the inaugural Test under lights will be played. The committee at its meeting at Lord's expressed the view that steps should be taken quickly to promote the traditional format and called for the immediate introduction of day-night matches to give a boost to the game in countries where attendances are low and unfortunately this seems to be the rule rather than the exception.

     

    The committee was of the view that recent successful testing with pink balls could well mean that floodlit Tests can start as soon as possible. There has been some resistance to the move by traditionalists who believe that there should be no major changes as far as Test cricket is concerned.  But as former Australian captain Steve Waugh said last year "a day-night Test would be a chance to be part of history by taking the game in a different

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