Society Magazine

Eliminator 2 - SRH out - KKR Wins Rain Shortened Match !

Posted on the 18 May 2017 by Sampathkumar Sampath
The 2nd eliminator at Bengaluru was different – it appears to me, that it becomes too batsmen dominated in a chase when D/L comes to play, especially with the chasing team having all 10 wikets ~ - is is difficult to get 48 in Six or 129 in 20 ? After the toss, both captains acknowledged that they had got what they wanted. Kolkata Knight Riders had always been a chasing side, said Gautam Gambhir.  They contained SRH throughout – they had brought back  Nathan Coulter-Nile executing those plans perfectly in a crunch game. The Australia fast bowler hadn't played a single game since being struck on the grille by a Dan Christian bouncer at the start of May. On his return, he took 3 for 20 on a ground that , even with it's relaid surface, is not one that is pace-friendly. He bowled the 19th over when Sunrisers had relatively well-set batsmen at the crease;  with six wickets still in hand.  Commentators were expecting Yuvi do a Dhoni – but things were different.  He forced Vijay Shankar, a batsman in the traditional mould, to try and hit him on the up on this pitch. It got him a wicket first ball. Then, with the same length he found Chris Jordan's leading edge and took a smart one-handed catch, diving to his left.  It cost KKR,  three runs. Eliminator 2 - SRH out - KKR wins rain shortened match ! With half their Eliminator completed, Kolkata Knight Riders' players must have sat in their dugout, cursing. Cursing the weather, the scheduling, themselves. It  rained, and rained some more. Were this match to be washed out, Knight Riders would be knocked out, since they had finished fourth on the league table and Sunrisers third. They had lost their last two matches and blown a massive chance to finish in the top two.  But the playing conditions for playoffs allow for a five-over match to begin as late as 12.26am - nearly four-and-a-half hours past the scheduled match start - and for a Super Over to be played as far into the night as 1.20am. And so, three hours and 18 minutes after the rain had begun - a wait longer than most T20 games - Knight Riders' batsmen began the task of following up their bowlers' good work. Instead of 129 in 20 overs, they chased in panic  48 in six; lost three wickets in 1.1 overs. But a shortened second innings favours the chasing team in a most exaggerated manner.  Gautam Gambhir eased them past the early jitters with an unbeaten 32 off 19 balls. For us with remembrance, way back on 27th Jan 1985 at Sector 16 Chandigarh, in a rain shortened match, England made 121, Alan Lamb top scoring 33.  Kapil gave only 17 in his 3 overs, while Thirumalai Ananthanpillai Sekhar took 3 for 23 in 3 accounting for Mi8ke Gatting, David Gower and Phil Edmonds India chasing required 11 off the last, Chris Cowdrey bowled his only over – Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri and Lalchand Rajput were at the crease and India managed 3 runs.  With regards – S. Sampathkumar 18th May 2017.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Five Things I Loved About My Wedding – Kayleigh

    Five Things Loved About Wedding Kayleigh

    This is the fourth in a series of blog posts with a focus on those little things that make a wedding special. It is called Five Things I Loved About My Wedding. Read more

    The 24 May 2017 by   Wedincentralpark
  • Democracy and the Politics of Intolerance

    Democracy Politics Intolerance

    A democracy allows government to reflect the will of the people. Or does it? Here I would like to understand a bit better the dynamics through which radical... Read more

    The 24 May 2017 by   Dlittle30
  • Cable Girls – 1920s Era Women with a Modern Twist

    Cable Girls 1920s Women with Modern Twist

    Las Chicas del Cable – four women in 1920s Madrid – Cloche hats, colorful flapper frocks and bobbed hair. What’s not to enjoy about the new Netflix produced... Read more

    The 24 May 2017 by   Glamourdaze
  • BADASS Art Journal Page - All of Me....

    BADASS Journal Page Me....

    Embracing all parts of me and surrounded by miracles - Art Journal PageI found a couple of passports photos of myself recently and I was criticizing them becaus... Read more

    The 24 May 2017 by   Realityarts
  • Dutch Apple Loaf

    Dutch Apple Loaf

    This Dutch Apple Loaf is my kind of cake, soft and moist,  and filled with juicy chunks of apple and pecan nuts.  For a lovely hint of sweetness I have... Read more

    The 24 May 2017 by   Shadesofcinnamon
  • A Jumbo Passion Project

    The climber, facing away from the wall, gingerly peers over his toes to watch his sky-blue T-shirt flutter to the ground. He takes a deep breath, then turns in... Read more

    The 24 May 2017 by   Thervproject
  • Top 3 Dim Sum Restaurants in Chinatown

    Restaurants Chinatown

    Chicago’s Chinatown is home to some of the best restaurants in the city. Sundays can be especially crowded in this area, usually around brunch, as dim sum, a... Read more

    The 24 May 2017 by   Urbanmatter Chicago