Super Kings super

Kings vs Super Kings

The first game of the night saw two teams with similar sounding names compete – The Chennai “Super Kings” took on the “Kings” XI Punjab. One was lead by the captain of the World cup winning T20 team, and the other was lead by the vice-captain. After the inaugural game between Bangalore and Kolkata, it seemed 222 in twenty overs was going to be hard to beat, and yet Chennai managed to score 240 without breaking a sweat. Punjab stayed in the game a lot longer than the what the final score shows – ending up with a score of 207.

Daredevils vs Royals

Finally a low scoring game. But it was only because Jaipur failed with the bat. The Jaipur Royals look like one of the weakest teams in the tournament at the moment.  The match saw the return of Shane Warne and Glen McGrath – one of the deadliest bowling combinations in the world. But this time, they bowled for opposing teams.

The game ended up being one sided with Delhi easily overhauling the score with about 5 overs to spare.

The Aussies

There were 9 Aussies playing last night and some of their performances stood out – Hussey was brilliant and McGrath looked as if he never stopped playing. Hopes was outstanding with the bat, but took a stick while bowling. Some of the others weren’t bad either – Hayden chipped in with a quick fire 25 and Shane Watson scored 21 before he was run out.

Hussey outdoes McCullum

McCullum’s innings in the first match was a one-off innings. A hundred in 53 balls would be hard to beat. Or so we thought. Hussey outdid that with a hundred of just 50 balls! And if he had come in to bat any earlier, he would have even beaten McCullum’s score. The main difference between Kolkatta’s innings and Chennai’s innings was that, the partnerships weren’t one sided. Raina and Badrinath in particular looked impressive with scores of 32 and 31* scoring a tad faster than Hussey.


7 responses to “Super Kings super

  1. Pingback: In favour of the Super Kings

  2. Away from the madness of IPL–interesting news in Deccan Herald today

    Indian Hockey federation Secretary general Jyothikumaran has resigned after a news crew sting–caught on camera—-he took Rs 2 lakh and was promised another Rs 3 lakh for his promise to include a senior player for a particular tournament

    Does this happen in Indian Cricket selection too?

  3. No they are not so cheap, cricketers get paid in crores so its higher.Just joking. I don’t think so.I can never see players like sachin,dravid,kumble or even ganguly paying their way in..

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  5. did anyone notice last night–when v Sehwag reached his 50 and waved to the crowd, there was no applause–he kept encouraging them to applaud–and they didn’t it–because the match was at Hyderabad and not Delhi

    Long time ago, a friend of mine told me that most Indians’ middle name is ,’PAROCHIAL”–How true!!!!!

  6. @govinda iyer
    It would have def been different had the venue been Chennai…

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