Saturday, April 27, 2013

KXIP vs KKR on 26/4/2013

Missing easy run-out chances (Morgan), dropping simplest of catches (Mandeep Singh), hitting shots up in the air and/or straight to fielders for the sole purpose of getting out (David Hussey, Vora, Miller, and others), giving catching practice to the wicket keeper (Pathan), wrong/absurd umpiring decisions, all was there.

The starting odds in f/o KKR were 1.65 or so and remained about so even when Gilchrist was on the crease after a steady start by KXIP. Normally the odds in f/o KKR should have increased, but didn't and accordingly Gilchrist didn't last long enough to inflict any damage on the opponents, and KXIP posted only a modest total after a steady start.

When does Gilchrist get out? Soon  after the commentators start telling that Gilchrist should be playing a long innings today. And wicket was expected to get slow as the game progressed, as per the commentators. Morgan didn't find so while hitting sixes at will, later in the innings.

KXIP were 120/4 after 16 overs, and 131/6 after 19 overs, scoring 3 runs in the 18th over and 2 runs in the 19th over with wickets in hand. And then they suddenly score (with bowlers allowing of course) 18 runs in the last over. This is how session scoring is manipulated to be-fool and rob the punters.

149 was just a competitive score for KKR to chase. They lost two quick wickets of successive deliveries to be 10/2 in 1.3 overs and 16/2 after 3 overs. But brisk scoring thereafter turned around both the 6 over session scoring (45/2) and the match odds. KKR won comfortably from thereon, disappointing the punters expecting KXIP win earlier and at least a fight back (as had been happening in last few matches) at some stage later on by them.

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