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IPL 2 finale ready to mesmerize with its offer

Posted by atreyee on May 23, 2009

There are cynics and then there are those who beat them. Many who said cricket could not be married to showbiz have been smeared across their faces. IPL 2 finale has opened floodgates of celebrities to set forth an avalanche of entertainment. Viewers are all set to be awed by a flux of movie stars, stage performers and heavyweight politicians, come 24th of May.

To begin with, President Jacob Zuma will be tidying up with some big names of Indian political circus. Akon will be performing on his hit “Smack That” and he will have talented allies in Eddy Grant and Shivmani. Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Shilpa Shetty and Bipasha Basu will gyrate with Akshay Kumar in tow while Anil Kapoor, Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Rani Mukherjee and Juhi Chawla will adorn the stands.

The final promises to be a behemoth of cricketing action. Deccan is playing some phenomenal cricket, largely propelled by its genius opener Gilchrist. Bangalore and Chennai meet on 23rd to decide who meet Deccan in Finals. The semi-final promises to be a humdinger. Both teams have stalwarts in their ranks. While Hayden will be supported by Raina, Dhoni, Morkel, Oram and Murali, Kallis will get equal support in Dravid, Taylor, Kumble and fresh guns Kohli and Pandey.

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IPL semifinals

Posted by atreyee on May 22, 2009

The c ricket extravaganza involving international players called IPL has come to its knockout stages. Action is now down to two IPL semi finals. Going by the high standard of cricket during 56 league matches, IPL 2009 semifinals promise a lot.

The first IPL 2009 semi final is slated between the Delhi Daredevils and Deccan Chargers. The Delhi giants have topped the league with ease and seem to have a decisive edge over the Deccan team. Their dashing openers – Sehwag and Gambhir have finally come good just before the ipl 2009 semifinals, with exceptional support from Dilshan and AB. They have afforded resting McGrath and Vettori, both legendary bowlers, almost throughout the tour. But their fielding and complacency may bring their downfall in the IPL 2009 semi final. Deccan meanwhile has a power packed batting line up with Gilchrist, Gibbs and Symonds. They also have a scintilla in Rohit Sharma, who can do wonders in the end overs. But their bowlers, irrespective of the purple cap holder RP, are not the stuff for IPL semi final 2009. The first IPL semifinal may see a glutton of runs and a cracker of a match.

The second IPL semi final will be between Chennai and Bangalore, both very consistent in all departments. While Bangalore has Kallis and Dravid, Chennai has Raina and Dhoni. Hayden meets Taylor stroke to stroke in aggression. Even bowling is astonishingly equal with Kumble locking horns against Murali. It is purely the case of outdoes whom on the day of the 2nd IPL semi final 2009.

IPL semifinals will be chilling in the chilly Kingsmead, Durban.

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