Friday, April 26, 2013

KKR vs MI: 24/4/2013

The match started differently, with KKR scoring 26 runs in the first over. And then they went on to lose. Malinga bowled one over, the last of the KKR innings, to remind himself and the viewers about his true potential.

Absurd LBW decisions continued (Dinesh Karthik). It must be for this reason, a lot of absurd LBW decisions to be part and parcel of the scripts, that Hawkeye is not being used to verify the umpiring decisions, in the telecast of IPL6 matches. 

The experts and the commentators emphasized in the beginning that the wicket would get slower and slower as the match progressed. Gavaskar categorically said that if KKR could post 160, they should win. KKR posted 159 and lost, MI easily chasing down in a predominantly one sided chase, duly aided by KKR bowling and fielding. While the punters were misled, an escape route was left for Gavaskar to say later that he had said 160, not 159.

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