IPL desk in Mumbai 12 May 2012 - 05:41pm IST
Round IV of Super Sixes Challenge
CSK's Albie Morkel leads the competition with 105 mts hit
ROUND IV OF THE SUPER SIXES CHALLENGE
Round IV of the Super Sixes Challenge in the DLF IPL 2012 will be held on Sunday, 13 May 2012, at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Jaipur, after the completion of the match between Rajasthan Royals and Pune Warriors India at the venue.
The three rounds of the Super Sixes Challenge, held earlier during the tournament, were watched by thousands of spectators, who stayed back after the completion of the ‘4:00 pm’ matches at their venues. There is no doubt that the spectators will stay back after the RR-PWI clash in Jaipur, as well.
A summary of the previous rounds is as follows:
ROUND I – 15 April, Kolkata – Participants: KKR and KXIP
ROUND II – 24 April, Pune – Participants: PWI and DD
ROUND III – 6 May, Mumbai – Participants: MI and CSK
Round IV will involve only the Rajasthan Royals, as Pune Warriors India have already participated in Round II.
Round V will be held on 20 May at Hyderabad, after the end of the game between Deccan Chargers and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Albie Morkel of the Chennai Super Kings heads the table so far, having achieved a distance of 105 metres in Round III. He is the only player to have crossed the 100-metre mark, so far.
The Top 5 hits after Round 3 are as follows:
Albie Morkel (CSK) – 105 metres
Andre Russell (DD) & Luke Wright (PWI) – 99 metres
Dwayne Smith (MI) – 98 metres
Thisara Perera (CSK) – 96 metres
Ross Taylor (DD) / Aiden Blizzard (MI) / Albie Morkel (CSK) – 95 metres
“A six constitutes the most exciting component of T20 cricket. The Super Sixes Challenge has been a hit with the players and spectators alike, since its first round on 15 April 2012. The players have taken to the ‘challenge’ literally, and the spectators have responded by not leaving their seats, even after the conclusion of the match, and staying on to watch and cheer their heroes depositing balls into the stands. The last two rounds of the Challenge should witness some incredible hits, with Rajasthan Royals, Deccan Chargers and Royal Challengers Bangalore to feature in the same,” Rajeev Shukla, Chairman, IPL, said.