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May 3, 2014

Now where have we seen that before?

Aashish Calla

History has a strange, and often quite eerie, way of repeating itself.

As I watched the tied match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders unfold in Abu Dhabi, it struck me that the proceedings were somewhat similar to what we'd seen when the same two sides played out a tie in 2009.

When I sat down to list out the similarities, I was astonished. I ended up spotting 16 uncanny similarities between the two games. Have a look.

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Posted by Arun on (May 7, 2014, 9:10 GMT)

This effort is highly appreciated. These kind of comparisons can bring-out new formulas and may, dig-out drama games. Keep investigating...

Hats-off to Cricket and its great fans.

Posted by aashish on (May 6, 2014, 10:37 GMT)

Yes, that's true! It was played outside India on both occasions.

@ NIKSTERROR ----> In IPL 2009, KKR's captain was Brendon McCullum, not Saurav Ganguly.

Posted by Dummy4 on (May 6, 2014, 8:20 GMT)

loved it ! one more interesting fact, both matches were played outside India. 2009 in South Africa and 2014 in UAE .. (Y)

Posted by praveen on (May 6, 2014, 0:29 GMT)

Batsmen played in superover for RR on both occasions were right handed batsman and all were all rounders too. Both bowlers were right handed bowlers too.Both Australian captains of RR had same first name and also had initials ''S.W''.

Posted by NIKHIL on (May 4, 2014, 6:46 GMT)

KKr was captained by left handed indian batsmen who used to open the innings for india and have highest scores against Sri lanka (150 for gambhir and 183 for ganguly) . Both captained indian team too, and we still don't know why they were dropped from indian team despite having so many failures from other batsmen.

Posted by Dummy4 on (May 3, 2014, 18:46 GMT)

Fabuloso!.. much love for such #cricgeeks

Posted by Dummy4 on (May 3, 2014, 18:08 GMT)

Both the time, IPL was played outside India!!! In 2009 in RSA and in 2014 in UAE

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