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Friday, April 2, 2010

Ganguly powered KKR win at Eden thrashing DC

KKR V/s DC. Well what to say about Mr. Sourav Ganguly, ‘When situation gets tough, tough gets going’. Brilliant innings by Dada at the top and put KKR in commanding position at great Eden. Dada led by example and inspired his team to achieve the much needed victory which keep their hopes alive for semis. KKR won the toss and elected to bat and didn’t start well as they lost Chris Gayle early. Cheteshwar Pujara replaced Mandeep Singh but he also didn’t make any difference to the team’s cause and got out. Manoj Tiwary also disappointed the crowd by getting out cheaply and KKR were looking in all sorts of problem but when ‘Dada is near then there is no fear’ Dada with the help of David Hussey gave money’s worth to the crowd by hitting sixes and brought great Eden alive. He played superb knock of 88 of just 54 balls and took the game away from DC. It was important for DC to start well for chasing score above 180 and thay did exactly same. They changed their strategy and sent Herchelle Gibbs to open the innings and soon it looked like decision proved right as Herchelle played brilliantly and gave flying start to DC alongwith Gilchrist. DC were in hunt as Gibbs and Symonds were playing well after dismissals of Gilchrist and Mohnish Mishra who played good hand of 29 but Gibbs got out to Bond’s slower ball which proved turning point in this match and finally KKR won this match convincingly.Now KKR have momentum after this victory and in next match they will be having services of Brendon McCullum which will further strengthen KKR. For DC they are good side and still tournament is open so nothing to lose after this defeat. Only thing they require is to strengthen their bowling because they lost today because of poor bowling.

Tomorrow will be a crucial encounter for KXIP as they take on most formidable team of the tournament RCB. If  KXIP lose tomorrow then they will be out of the contention of semis. So its a must win situation for KXIP. Sangakkara will be back after a ban to captain them and that is the good news for them. Shaun Marsh has already strengthen KXIPs batting and that will give some confidence to KXIP in terms of scoring runs. Its important for Yuvraj to play good innings tomorrow and get his form back. If Yuvraj clicks tomorrow KXIP will win.  RCB lost some momentum after losing 2 matches on the trot and they have to pull their socks. Anil Kumble have to be spot-on with his selection and have to include Van Der Merwe because pitches are getting slower as the tournament is progressing and helping spinners which is evident from the fact that 5 most economical bowlers in this tournament are spinners.So it’s a do or die situation for KXIP and for RCB, it they win, they will get inch closer to semis.

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