Two teams from South defeated two north teams at Feroze Shah Kotla and Barabati stadiums.
Hayden powered CSK to sensational victory with his mongoose bat which was first time used on Indian soil and used effectively. Another Australian Symonds powered DC to win with his intelligent hitting and and bowling and was perfectly supported by Sri Lankan veteran bowler Chaminda Vaas who is holding purple cap currently for his superb bowling. Irfan Pathan tired his level best by hitting big blows to achieve victory but his efforts went in vain. Superb maiden IPL 50 by Irfan. Delhi tried their level best by scoring good score of 185 but that was just not enough for them because they fell short of one bowler and I feel they made mistake by dropping Maharoof who was in good form and experimented with David Warner. All in all good wins for both South teams. For North teams I must say Delhi lost its way since their captain Gambhir got injured and they lost the momentum by losing tow matches on trot after winning the first 2 match of the tournament. As far as KXIP is concerned they just lost all 3 matches they played so far in this tournament and they are sitting at bottom with RR. Tough ask ahead for Delhi and KXIP and they have pull themselves up if they wants to qualify for finals. Delhi still have fair chance but if KXIP just lose one match than their chances will become bleak to qualify for semi-finals.
Coming to tomorrow's encounters, I feel it will be most important match for RR against KKR if RR lose here I feel they will not be able to qualify for semi-finals and this will not do any good to their confidence. Another batttle will be between MI and RC. MI looks formidable after the inclusion of Bravo and Pollard and their younger players Rayadu and Tiwary playing well in middle-order and master is also superb form.. Most importantly MI have won both their matches and they are unbeaten yet. As far as RC are concerned they are resurgent side after losing first match against KKR. They made good recovery by winning next two matches and momentum will be with them. I feel both these team will qualify for the semi-finals looking to their form and kind of players they have in their ranks. Kallis(RC) is still undefeated in this tournament after3 matches, will he get out tomorrow?