• IPL 2011: Match No 18: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals at Kolkata on 17.04.11: Kolkata won by eight wickets

    Jaipur was dismissed for 81 runs in this game providing the tenth occasion of a team dismissed all out for a total of less than 100 runs in IPL. Other nine occasions are - 58 by Jaipur vs Bangalore at Cape Town on 18.04.09 : 67 by Kolkata vs Mumbai at Mumbai on 16.05.00 : 82 by Hyderabad s Bangalore at Mumbai on 24.04.10 : 82 by Bangalore vs Kolkata at Bangalore on 18.04.08 : 87 by Delhi vs Jaipur at Mubai on 30.05.10 : 87 by Bangalore vs Chennai at Port Eliabeth on 20.04.09 : 92 by Jaipur vs Bangalore ot Bangalore on 18.03.10 : 95 by Deli vs Mumbai at Delhi on 10.04.01 and 95 by Kolkata vs Mumbai at Port Elizabeth on 27.04.09

    Jaipur's all out for 81 in this game provide the third occasion of its dismissal for a score less than 100 runs in IPL. The other two occasions are - Jaipur vs Bangalore at Cape Town on 18.04.09 and 92 by Jaipur vs Bangalore ot Bangalore on

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  • The IPL is into its second week. We are already having an overdose of preaching from the pulpits of coaching Gurus of various teams on their preparations and their secret strategies. Though I did express my intention to deal with both the short term and long term preparations, I have decided to concentrate on the more foundational part and leave the short term to the Gurus pontificating from the coaching manuals.

    As distinct from preparation for the game ahead, the preparation for the season and preparation for the long term development of the game requires Cricket administrators exercising their vision with the help of experts, much in the manner of a political leadership framing policies for a country and implementing them with the help of experts and bureaucrats.

     

    It has been said over the years that 'a minute spent in organizing saves hours'. One could say that it is only a truism but nowhere is it more truly exercised than on the cricket field. Here it is not saving hours which

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  • Yuvraj Singh's 66 in this game provide the 50th occasion of a captain scoring a fifty in IPL. His knock represents the first fifty by a Pune captain in IPL. It also represents the fourth occasion of a captain batting at number four scoring a fifty in IPL. It also represents the sixth occasion of a captain scoring a fifty against Delhi in IPL.

    Yuvraj Singh's 66 in this game represent the fourth occasion of his scoring a fifty as a captain in IPL.

    JD Ryder {60} and Yuvraj Singh {66} scored fifties in this game providing the 69th occasion of two batsmen scoring fifties in IPL and the eighth such occasion in IPL 2011.

    V Sehwag's IPL aggregate at the end of this game stood at 1020. He became the 12th   batsman to reach the milestone of 1000 plus runs in IPL. Others are – SK Raina {1437} : SR Tendulkar {1371} : JH Kallis {1319} : AC Gilchrist {1301} : G Gambhir {1202} : RG Sharma {1197} : MS Dhoni {1127} : ML Hayden {1107} : KC Sangakkara {1107} : YK Pathan {1044} and SC Ganguly {1031}.

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