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Kochi Tuskers Kerala Crush Chennai Super Kings

April 19, 2011

Kochi Tuskers Kerala, with help from rain and Ravindra defeated the Chennai Super Kings in Kochi today. I expected Raina to go apeshit on KTK but their ungainly large hands helped them field well and effect run outs more accurately. No such luck for Chennai with aerial shots landing in gaps and stumps being missed by mere micro millimeters and batsmen just grounding their bats. And the rain, that was unlucky too.

Just like in the CL T20 match linked to above, the Duckworth Lewis didn’t help at all tonight, adding just two to the total. Any player will tell you this is bullshit; in a T20 match the planning of the innings changes radically for every over cut short and the DL calculated par score just doesn’t take that into account. I thought the IPL was ready to employ the VJD method for rain curtailed games and I was looking forward to it but that didn’t happen evidently.

Chennai were 65/2 after 9 overs with two new batsmen at the crease when it began raining. Upon resumption, the match was reduced to 17 overs per side and CSK finished at 131/4 with Raina scoring 50. Brendon McCullum, on the third anniversary of his amazing knock in the first ever IPL match made short work of the total, taking on Doug Bollinger, Albie Morkel and Shadab Jakati superbly. He picked up his second Man of the Match award in a row, making some faithful fan very happy in fantasy cricket. He was supported well by all the Kochi batsmen, Mahela, Parthiv, Hodge and Jadeja.

Jadeja has improved terribly in his last two matches, batting and bowling brilliantly which is very frustrating because this could mean a return to team India. Where he may perform amazingly which would be awesome or he may perform like he’s done in his chances so far which would suck like hell. Maybe he performs best under an overseas captain like an ET that sucks on it’s own planet but is the shizz on planet Earth.

But we must leave this depressing match for what is turning out to be the highlight of my posts, today’s

Paul Valthaty Update

In a stunning development, I’ve learnt that Paul Valthaty is not a Malayali as originally thought but in fact Paul Valthaty is actually from Andhra Pradesh. I don’t know what to make of this sensational twist. Who is Paul Valthaty really?

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Anish permalink
    April 19, 2011 2:00 am

    KTK have just gone from being a laughing stock to beating the 2 best teams (arguably). Happy fucking Vishu!

  2. Anish permalink
    April 19, 2011 2:02 am

    Heard this on TV as well but aren’t they NOT using the DL method for IPL? I read somewhere they were using the Jayadevan system.

  3. Anish permalink
    April 19, 2011 2:05 am

    Sorry for the triple post but I don’t understand the orgy of lolwtf everyone keeps in their barren hearts for Jadeja. Even against MI everyone in the stadium was dissing him (before the 2 sixes at the end – murtaza chutya). Why do people not like him?

    • April 19, 2011 2:14 am

      Ind vs Eng, T20 WC 2009 and Ind vs Aus, T20 WC 2010. Standout fuckall performances, the 2010 one overshadowed the rest of the team’s inept show by a big margin. And that ODI where Sachin scored 175.

      Even I thought IPL was using the VJD method, just realized that the article [link] didn’t say they had confirmed, it was just a presentation they had to evaluate it. I think it deserves a go, DL ain’t working man.

      Arguably nahi, they are the best teams IMO. Would be even more impressive if the Indian guys threw their weight around better. Imagine RP returning for the tour of England and repeating his magic from last time.

    • April 19, 2011 2:18 am

      Jadeja just needs to carry his domestic form into international cricket, he was highest wicket taker in the Ranji two years ago but was pretty average when playing for India. Can’t blame him for not starting with a bang but it’s not like he improved later on. Unless he does that, he’s just an IPL bully.

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