IPL to the surprise of everyone



This IPL has been full of shocks and surprises.Though the matches were low scoring every match promised something exciting.But one of the matches today just lacked the quality it should have had.
Todays Ist match between Kolkatta and punjab meant a lot to the both teams.punjab was desperate to avenge its loss against bangalore challengers while kolkatta were finally looking for some momentum.Kolkatta elected to bat themselves in and started quite slowly and Chris Gayle bid good bye to the tournament with quite lacklustre performances impressing none.Certainly the Knight riders lost it out here due to the same reason the lack of team spirit truly echoed on with their batting and bowling performances.Late strikes from the promising Bradd Hodge and Wan Vunder Wyk help Kolkatta post a heathy total of 153/3.So it was all upto the bowlers now.they had reasonably good total to play it out.Kings Punjab never looked like in trouble whole throughout the innings except a few nervous moments after the dismissal of Yuvraj Singh.However there was some spice added to it.Yuvi and ishant had a steamy exchange of words between them which the referree is sure going to take a note of.finally all done mahela playing a responsible innings and 7 to win of the last over.mahela and irfan tensely managed it with irfan hitting a boundary of the last ball of the 20th over bowled by agarkar,the chucker and punjab march ahead on the table while kolkatta continued their dismal run of form.So Kolkatta is now starring down the barrel with just one win of 8 matches.Quite a disaster!Shahrukh should think more carefully on investing on this team.Its certainly a talented team but results do matter so the better they plan their team the more better for them in the next season.
The second match was termed to be a no contest between the inform mumbai indains and a mismatched opponent royal challengers.But the bangalore team has pulled off a rearkable victory against the bombay team with a bg margin that too by 9 wickets.Mumbai Indians had their worst of starts in the tournament with the top order reeling at 34/3.But they found a hero in the ramp”ageing” Jayasuriya and gritty contributions from Bravo and the lower order helped them to manage a total of 149/7.This was considered good witnessing the batting collapses of teams while chasing totals.B’lore opened with Kallis and Jaffer.They kept the scoreboard ticking until Jaffer was hold out for 7.There started the recovery of the extremely talented but underperforming challengers.Kallis found out his lost aggression from somewhere and robin uthappa too didnt falter.They never looked in trouble.Sachin looked bemused at their batting nut nothing could stop the both today.This was probably was their one of their most comprehensive wins in this season.Mumbai Indians were truly outclassed by a resurgent challengers team.

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