• V Sehwag of Delhi has scored 424 runs in IPL 2011 from eleven matches. He has scored one hundred and two fifties. He also earned the distinction of becoming the first batsman to score 50 boundary fours in IPL 2011. He has scored 51 boundary fours. He has scored 18 boundary sixes.

    CH Gayle of Bangalore has scored 26 boundary sixes from five games.  He became the first batsman to score 25 or more boundary sixes in IPL 2011. ST Jayasuriya of Mumbai {31}, SE Marsh of Mohali {26} and YK Pathan of Jaipur {25} have scored 25 or more boundary sixes. AC Gilchrist of Hyderabad had the distinction of scoring 29 boundary sixes in IPL 2010. RV Uthappa of Bangalore {27} and M Vijay of Chennai {26} had scored 25 or more boundary sixes in IPL 2009.

    At the end of Game Number 52 in the ongoing edition the following batsmen have scored 50 plus sixes in IPL – AC Gilchrist {70}: YK Pathan {69}: SK Raina {68}: Yuvraj Singh {66}: RG Sharma {63}: V Sehwag {60} and CH Gayle {52}.
     

    SK Raina {1695} and SR

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  • Most of us watching the Delhi Daredevils take on the Deccan Chargers at Hyderabad, described the proceedings to be nothing short of being terribly bizarre. I, for one, had never witnessed something so awfully awkward, at least till this one – Delhi Daredevils spinner Yogesh Nagar got a wicket, the on-field umpire checked with the third-umpire if Yogesh had overstepped and he was spot on. Yogesh had indeed overstepped the line and hence it wasn't a legal delivery. The batsman got a reprieve. Of course, there's nothing out of the ordinary about this. But the same sequence was repeated after just a couple of deliveries—another wicket, another referral and another reprieve. Obviously the on-field umpire got it right on both occasions with regards to his suspicion that Yogesh may have overstepped. But that, for me, opened a can of worms.

     

    While it's always good to ask for assistance from the third-umpire to get an accurate decision, I'm a little wary about this particular incident. How

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  • What is wrong with West Indian cricket? Everything it would seem. On and off the field it lurches from one crisis to another. With the players and the Cricket Board at loggerheads it is unlikely that things will improve. Perhaps this is reflected by the on field happenings. The West Indies are No 7 in the ICC Test rankings and No 8 in the ODI rankings. They have just gone down to a rather experimental Pakistan side with the home advantage obviously meaning nothing. Senior players like Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Ramnaresh Sarwan have been dropped amidst a lot of acrimony even though the last named figured in the final two games against Pakistan. Gayle and Kieron Pollard two of their best known players are currently playing in the IPL. And their ten-wicket capitulation at the hands of Pakistan in the World Cup quarterfinal is too fresh in memory. 

     

    It is always sad to see a great side slip down the ladder and playing standards falling to an abysmal level. Australia has

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