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Fireworks, but not with the bat

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Eden at Motera

As soon as Ashok Dinda galloped to trap Michael Lumb plumb in front of the stumps off the first delivery of the match, the whole of Motera erupted in joy. Joining the Kolkata supporters were hundreds of Rajasthan flags which were being waved in the pavilion stand where Shilpa Shetty was camping. And this was at Motera, one of the two home bases of Rajasthan.

Cheer girls face the heat
It seems a gross injustice to make the fair skin dance in simmering temperatures of 43 degrees. So you couldn't blame the group of cheerleaders at the Adani End who, with no canopy to hide under, decided to place themselves behind the sponsor boards circling the boundary and beat the heat.

Star struck…
Din mein tare dikha rahe hain (They are showing us stars in day time) is a common phrase used in Hindi when someone is raising false hopes or day dreaming. That seemed to be the organisers' idea behind resorting to lighting fireworks each time a home wicket fell. There are many ways of hotting up things, but to light fireworks in sweltering heat in the IPL cauldron seemed ridiculous, especially when the stars of the show were on display on and off the pitch.

Munaf, the unconventional cricketer
Munaf Patel can do things in his unassuming waysm which sometimes appear ridiculous. Brad Hodge cut Adam Voges square and Munaf's chase from deep cover seemed futile, especially because he is not the best of the athletes. But just as the ball rolled a few paces closer to the rope, Munaf planted his right leg forward, tapped the ball from the outside of his foot and saved two runs. It seemed incredible only because Munaf could've tripped on the ball and injured himself badly. Instead, he pulled off the act with the finesse of a tap dancer. Later he was seen trying to deflect a throw from Shaun Tait with the same foot - an act that bordered on foolishness.

Ganguly, 'the Eel'
During his years with the Indian team, Sourav Ganguly endured numerous critics, staging comebacks when the selectors had lost faith in him while remaining a proud man and a leader. But today, Kolkata needed him to be more agile but their captain failed to inject any sort of momentum with the bat. What was worse was Ganguly was slow off the blocks and in his reflexes, which effectively slowed down his partner at the other end. In a format that demands agility, Ganguly is Eric 'the Eel' Moussambani, who struggled to finish his 200 metres heat in freestyle swimming during the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

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