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IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby Going South » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:49 am

IPL is here !
yey!

This thread is used as a common discussion platform for all IPL matches each day.

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby Leo » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:19 am

Good Luck Mustafiz.
Time is the Best Speaker

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby Going South » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:22 am

welcome back chennai.

whistle podu !!!

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:51 am

Leo wrote:Good Luck Mustafiz.

Last year I supported the Fizz cos he was playing for Sunrisers.
This year, he is with Mumbai Indians, so I will not be able to support him (it's against my principles :-)).

Who are our other players in the IPL this year, Leo?
Shakib aachhe to?
Or Taamim?

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby Leo » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:29 am

Shakib in Sunrisers :)

Tamim didn't get any team.
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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby Going South » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:42 am

yes. shakib is with us.

Just realized that SRH got most muslim stars than any team.


shakib alhassan
rashid khan
yusuf pathan
khaleel ahmed
mohammad nabi
mehdi hasan
syed khaleel ahmed

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby squarecut » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:17 am

I feel that the first match between Mumbai Indians and CSK would be won by Mumbai Indians. I have based my guess on the fact that CSK consists of largely ageing players (including their captain).

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:40 am

Leo wrote:Shakib in Sunrisers :)

Tamim didn't get any team.

Leo wrote:Shakib in Sunrisers :)

Tamim didn't get any team.


Whaaatttt???
Tamim didn't get picked?

Is this punishment for that 2007 World Cup match? :-)

Am glad at least Shakib is there for me to root for.
I like Sunrisers, so I will be rooting for every Sunrisers player.

My order of liking teams:
1) Sunrisers (cos Hyderabad)
2) Kings' XI (cos mostly unheard of players ; never even heard of Ben Dwarshuis, Mujeeb ur Rehman, Manzoor Dar, Mayank Dagar, Pardeep Sahu. And hey, they also have my Mayank Agarwal. :-))
3) Delhi Daredevils (cos they've never won - and they have 3M - Munro, Maxwell, Morris )
4) KKR (cos Shah Rukh Khan)
5) RR
6) CSK
7) RCB (I should be supporting RCB but just can't bring myself to. There's sth fake about the franchise itself, nothing to do even with the playes)
8) MI (permanently last in terms of liking for me)

There's not much to choose between 4,5,6 for me. When they play each other, I don't care who wins or loses.

Note: RR would have been in the top-3 earlier, but now Dravid isn't associated with RR anymore, right?

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby Leo » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:15 am

Shakib and Mustafiz are proved performer in T20I. Tamim performs but not that significant.
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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby Going South » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:57 pm

rusty MI.
EXPECT low score.

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby Going South » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:00 pm

flood gates are open.
3 down.

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby squarecut » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:02 pm

Mumbai Indians are proving too strong for the oldie players of CSK.

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:03 pm

CSK losing their way here.
Watson, Raina, Rayudu gone.
Uphill task from here.

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:07 pm

Keen to see how Kedhar Jadhav does this season.
He came into RCB last year with high hopes - but did zilch.
Was it the RCB curse, but was it Kedar?
We'll know this year. :-)

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby squarecut » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:09 pm

Dhoni used to be a finisher in ODI long time ago. Based on that reputation, people think that he is a finisher in T20 also. That is not the case. Dhoni has been quite a poor batsman in T20.

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:15 pm

Now Dhoni goes.

All these players are living on past reputation.

Watson, Raina, Dhoni in particular.

At one time, these guys could hit sixes at will.

Now they struggle to even get 20 runs on the board.

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:17 pm

Boycs' favourite Mark Wood has made an impressive debut for CSK today: 4-0-49-0.

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:33 pm

Just checked Jadeja's IPL batting record.
Playing in his 10th season, he's yet to get a 50 in the IPL?
HS is 48.

And his IPL average SR is 122.

Hmm.

He's better than that!

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:37 pm

Jadhav retired hurt.
Chahar out to the first ball he faced.

This is a sad CSK side.

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:38 pm

Ah, Bhajji in.
To bat AGAINST Mumbai Indians.
This should be fun. :-)

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:45 pm

Between Mark Wood and Imran Tahir,
6-0-72-1.

Two wasted overseas players for CSK.

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:48 pm

Bhajji gone.
Boycs' fav at the crease. :-)

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:55 pm

Mayank Markande - unheard-of player.
Bowls leg-breaks/googlies.
4-0-23-3 on debut.
Naturally, is a Mumbai Indians' player.
Their youngsters always do well - whether Pandya brothers or Bumrah.
And, being an Indian player, he doesn't use up an overseas slot.

Contrast with Imran Tahir.
Uses up a slot - and is rubbish.

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:58 pm

raja wrote:Bhajji gone.
Boycs' fav at the crease. :-)

Boycs' fav out - scored 1 off 3.
Impressive debut for CSK.

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:03 pm

Hardik Pandya 4-0-24-3 to go with his batting.
He was born for this format.

MI's overseas players have done nothing in this game.
Pollard didn't get to bat at all.
Lewis failed.
Fizz and McClenaghan didn't do much.

It is MI's Indian players who are the true stars of the squad..

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:05 pm

Though in a losing cause, fantastic batting here from Bravo.

Guys like Dhoni and Raina, who have already made tons of money and have no real motivation to work hard now, have let down CSK.

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby Going South » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:06 pm

good over for chennai.

they might win if they don’t lose wickets

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby Going South » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:08 pm

what a knock.
wow.

welcome IPL

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:11 pm

Bravo gone.

And MI win, cos Kedar Jadhav cannot bat.

Fantastic start to IPL2018.

Terrific innings from Bravo, though in vain.

The other batsmen left him with too much to do.

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:12 pm

Oh, Jadhav has come in to bat.
But no use.

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby Going South » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:13 pm

do i see a runner ?

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby Going South » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:13 pm

7 from 4 needed

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:14 pm

1 required off 2.

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby Going South » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:15 pm

what a six.

do we get super over ?

amazing.

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby Going South » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:16 pm

what a statement match.

IPL has arrived.

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:18 pm

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

Brilliant!

One of the best IPL games ever!

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:43 pm

This might be my favourite IPL game of all-time.
MI losing when they had the game in their control for 99% of it.
Stuff of dreams! :-)
They might still go on to win the trophy (I still think they will), but I might already have seen my best game of this season. :-)

Thank you, Bravo. You've made me very happy tonight!

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:49 pm

Just SO good to see Bumrah go for 20 in his last over.

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby Going South » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:58 pm

chennai wins.

hahahahahaha

mumbai screwed it themselves on an easy winnable match.

bravo bravo

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:25 am

Still haven't got over the MI loss. :-)
But then, for many seasons now, they've been losing the first match of the tournament - and going on to do very well, even winning.
So this doesn't say much for the rest of the matches.
But I will savour this for a long long time. :-)

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Re: IPL2018: April 07 to May 27, 2018

Postby raja » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:44 am

So DD has settled for Plunkett.
The good thing is he's likely to be available for the whole season.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/ ... daredevils

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Re: IPL2018: April 07 to May 27, 2018

Postby raja » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:48 am

"You will be surprised to see our bowling dominating in this IPL. It will be a pleasant surprise for everyone to see RCB's bowling coming along nicely this season, and not just relying on batting," Kohli said.

Is it too early to LOL? :-)

http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/10 ... en-gardens

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:08 am

DD 61/2 after 8.

This is a no-tension game for me, cos I like both teams.
Doesn't matter who wins or loses.

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby Going South » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:32 am

100/3

ok start. anybody game.

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:52 am

So even after 6 wickets down, DD have Dan Christian and Morris at the crease?
That's an impressive line-up.

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:55 am

Ok, so I just looked at Dan Christian's stats - and guess what?
He has an IPL SR of 122, after batting in 32 innings!
His T20I SR is 96 from 7 innings!!!

And all this while I've been thinking he's a dangerous T20 batsman.
He might be, but he sure doesn't have the numbers to show for it.

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby raja » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:08 pm

Mohit Sharma has been a quiet performer all these years.
Not just in IPL but for BCCI too, in ODIs.
I don't know why he lost his place.

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Re: IPL2018: April 07 to May 27, 2018

Postby Going South » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:33 pm

i am all set to watch 2nd match in full today. getting ready. high expectations

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Re: IPL 2018 - Live match thread

Postby Going South » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:35 pm

166 is not a great score to defend.