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What you'd take from IPL-V

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<b>STEYN LEADS PACERS CHARGE </b><br><br>Pacemen defied all odds - as many as 15 pacers figured in the 20 most-economic spells. Economy rates ranged from 2 an over to 3. 5 from the full quota of four overs. Deccan Chargers' Dale Steyn ruled the roost with the best figures, 4-0-8-3 and 4-0-10-2.

What you'd take from IPL-V

Arani Basu | May 26, 2012


STEYN LEADS PACERS CHARGE

Pacemen defied all odds - as many as 15 pacers figured in the 20 most-economic spells. Economy rates ranged from 2 an over to 3. 5 from the full quota of four overs. Deccan Chargers' Dale Steyn ruled the roost with the best figures, 4-0-8-3 and 4-0-10-2.

<b>WHEN REVERSE WAS RIGHT </b><br><br>South Africa's AB de Villiers grabbed the attention with reverse-hits off medium pacers. It had the bowlers stunned and purists aghast, as he grew in confidence and played the innovative shot almost at will. Given its efficiency, a few batsmen like David Hussey followed suit.

What you'd take from IPL-V

Arani Basu | May 26, 2012


WHEN REVERSE WAS RIGHT

South Africa's AB de Villiers grabbed the attention with reverse-hits off medium pacers. It had the bowlers stunned and purists aghast, as he grew in confidence and played the innovative shot almost at will. Given its efficiency, a few batsmen like David Hussey followed suit.

<b>FIELDING HITS NEW HIGH </b><br><br>Fielding in the deep was raised to new levels. Pune's Steve Smith's effort - flying parallel to the ground, catch the ball and then flick it back, all in mid-air - takes the cake. Rajashtan's Johan Botha and Ajinkya Rahane pairing up and Dhawal Kulkarni against Chennai also stood out.

What you'd take from IPL-V

Arani Basu | May 26, 2012


FIELDING HITS NEW HIGH

Fielding in the deep was raised to new levels. Pune's Steve Smith's effort - flying parallel to the ground, catch the ball and then flick it back, all in mid-air - takes the cake. Rajashtan's Johan Botha and Ajinkya Rahane pairing up and Dhawal Kulkarni against Chennai also stood out.

<b>MOHAWK SPINNER SHINES </b><br><br>Sunil Narine proved the find of this IPL. The West Indian left every batsman standing clueless with his unusual repertoire of tweakers. His tally of 24 wickets at an economy of a stunning 5. 20 speaks for his impact, as bowling at the death does for his temperament.

What you'd take from IPL-V

Arani Basu | May 26, 2012


MOHAWK SPINNER SHINES

Sunil Narine proved the find of this IPL. The West Indian left every batsman standing clueless with his unusual repertoire of tweakers. His tally of 24 wickets at an economy of a stunning 5. 20 speaks for his impact, as bowling at the death does for his temperament.

<b>IT'S NOT OVER TILL. . .  </b><br><br>Javed Miandad's last-ball six against India at Sharjah '86 looks so distant today. This IPL saw three last-ball wins off sixes hit in the ten matches that went down to the last ball of the game. Incidentally, this season has produced more last-ballers than in any previous edition.

What you'd take from IPL-V

Arani Basu | May 26, 2012


IT'S NOT OVER TILL. . .

Javed Miandad's last-ball six against India at Sharjah '86 looks so distant today. This IPL saw three last-ball wins off sixes hit in the ten matches that went down to the last ball of the game. Incidentally, this season has produced more last-ballers than in any previous edition.

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