And with that, the IPLAuction will break for lunch. We will be back with the live action in 90 minutes.
Player 59: Robin Peterson with a base price of 1 crore goes unsold.
Player 58: RCB buy spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan for 1 crore. There seem to have been quite a reluctance even for RCB as the other teams as there are no bids that follow up.
Player 57: Leg-spinner Rahul Sharma sold to Delhi for 1.9 crore.
Player 56: Veteran left-arm spinner Murali Kartik remains unsold.
Player 55: Nathan McCullum of New Zealand remains unsold.
Player 54: Once a wonder-kid now no more. Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis goes unsold.
Player 53: Mumbai Indians retain Pragyan Ojha for 3.25 crore. After a stiff fight put up by the Delhi Daredevils, MI chooses to use their RTM to bring back the bowler to the squad.
Player 52: Piyush Chawla, the first of the Indian spinners to be up on sale is bagged by KKR for 4.25 crore. A giant leap for someone whose base started out at a mere 50 lakhs!
Player 51: KKR grab the last fast bowler in the list for the same amount as Morne Morkel goes to KKR for 2.8 crore. Delhi refuse to use the RTM offer as Morkel goes to KKR.
Player 50: KKR seem to be at quite a spree as they bag Vinay Kumar for 2.8 crore. RCB decide not to match the offer for India’s out of favour bowler.
Player 49: Praveen Kumar goes unsold
Player 48: Delhi denies to use their Right to Match card as Umesh Yadav is sold to Kolkata for 2.6 crore
Player 47: RCB bag Ravi Rampaul for 90 lakhs
Player 46: India’s current fast bowling sensation Mohammed Shami is picked up by Delhi for 4.25 crore.
Player 45: Sunrisers bcontinue their hunt for speedstars as Bhuvneshwar Kumar is grabbed up for 4.25 crore
Player 44: Sunrisers buy Ishant Sharma for 2.6 crore. Where in Delhi Daredevils do look to be interested but Sunrisers make the winning bid and brings back their player.
Player 43: Ashoke Dinda is the next one to get sold to RCB for 1.5 crore
Player 42: Now up go the fast bowlers for the grabs now! Starc is the first amongst the many and is bought by RCB for 5 crores.
Player 41: Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is bought back by KKR for 2.8 crore.
Player 40: Hard-hitter Tillakaratne Dilshan with a base price of Rs. 2 crore goes unsold.
Player 39: Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood with a base price of Rs 1 crore joins the list of being unsold alongside Hussey and Mathews.
Player 38: Irfan Pathan gets sold to Sunrisers for 2.4 crore. Delhi Daredevils decide not to use the RTM.
Player 37: David Hussey has gone unsold.
Player 36: Angelo Matthews goes unsold.
Player 35: THough Delhi Daredevils show a bit of interest initially, but Albie Morkel is sold to RCB for 2.4 crores after as usual Delhi Daredevils back out.
Player 34: Kings XI Punjab buy Perera for 1.60 crore
Player 33: Though he had his below par-time at the KKR, the franchisee re-bids by using the RTM as Yusuf Pathan is grabbed back by the KKR for Rs. 3.25 crore.
Player 32: With the all-rounders up for the grabs now, Steve Smith gets sold to Rajasthan Royals for 4 crore. It was a stiff challenge put up by the Kolkata Knight Riders open the bidding at the base price before Rajasthan Royals enter the fray swoops up things.
Player 31: Second in the row, England’s Crag Kieswetter meets the same fate after starting with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore.
Player 30: Sri Lankan Kusal Janith Perera goes unsold with a base price of Rs 50 lakhs.
Player 29: Keeper Parthiv Patel gets sold to RCB for 1.40 crore. Not too many bids to take care of as RCb gets on things easy.
Player 28: Wriddhiman Saha, the fist up for grabs gets sold to Kings XI Punjab for 2.20 crore. Surprising, no bids from Kolkata Knight Riders!
Player 27: SOLD! Quinton de Kock sold to Delhi Daredevils for 3.5 crore. That does it for this round. Up next for grabs are the wicket-keepers. Stay tuned!
Player 26: CSK buys Dwyane Smith for 4.5 crore; the last batsman in the list. MI doesn’ use their part of RTM.
Player 25: KKR refuses to use Right to Match for Manoj Tiwary as he gets sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 2.8 crores.
Player 24: Punjab retain Shaun Marsh for 2.2 crore.
Player 23: Rajasthan Royals buy Australia’s T20 specialist Brad Hodge for 2.4 crore.
Player 22: A buy after a long time for the former IPL champions as pinch hitter Robin Uthappa is bagged for 5 crore
Player 21: Quite a number of bids for the South African as JP Duminy gets sold to Delhi Daredevils for 2.20 crore, Finally a player bought by the franshisee after leaving quite a few.
Player 20: Pujara sold to Kings XI Punjab for 1.9 crore: India’s Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara gets sold to KXIP who look en route to a good squad for 1.9 crore.
Player 19: Australia’s in-form dashing batsman Aaron Finch gets sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for 4 crores after Delhi Daredevils back out yet again.
Player 18: Quite a gamble there as in-form Ross Taylor goes unsold. The debut player from the round 3 goes unsold with quite a few eyebrows raised.
Player 17: A slow start but nonetheless a good end for Zaheer Khan who gets sold to Mumbai Indians for 2.6 crore. That concludes round 2 of the auction
Player 16: Sunrisers Hyderabad retain the services of Amit Mishra for 4.75 crore after Delhi Daredevils vehemently looked hell bent upon to buy the leg-spinner. Sunrisers match the bid and its bye bye Daredevils.
Player 15: Mumbai Indians bag Michael Hussey for 5 crore after Delhi Daredevils as usual start the bidding but leave as the bids progress.
Player 14: Brendon McCullum gets sold to Chennai Super Kings for 3.25 crore as KKR doesn’t use the Right to Match this time around. Starting with a base price for 2 crore, the tussle between KKR, MI and CSK finally goes to the Southies.
Player 13: Dinesh Karthik is picked up for a whooping 12.5 crore by the Delhi Daredevils. Quite a shocker!!!
Player 12: Chennai retain Faf du Plessis using Right To Match for 4.75 crore after the South African batsman was sold to Delhi Daredevils.
Player 11: Sunrisers Hyderabad retain Sammy for 3.5 crore using their Right to Match option matching the highest bid made by Delhi Daredevils.
Player 10: Kings XI Punjab have successfully bought George Bailey for 3.25 cr.
The second round will comprise of another set of marquee players will feature George Bailey, Faf du Plessis, Michael Hussey, Dinesh Karthik, Zaheer Khan, Brendon McCullum, Amit Mishra and Darren Sammy.
Player 9: Sri Lankan batting icon Mahela Jayawardene surprisingly went unsold.
Player 8: Kings XI Punjab buy Johnson, the final player for round 1 auction for 6.5 crores. Mumbai Indians have ruled out the Right to Match option as Kings XI Punjab get Mitchell Johnson.
Player 7: Sunrisers Hyderabad buy Warner for 5.5 crore. That makes it two consecutive former players of Delhi Daredevils who they let go off.
Player 6: Kings XI Punjab buy Sehwag for 3.20 crore
Player 5: Kolkata Knight Riders retain Kallis for 5.5 crore after the South African all-rounder was bought for the same price by CSK. KKR uses the Right to Match options and retains him back.
Player 4: RCB, KXIP and Rajasthan Royals battle it out amongst themselves to finally let go of Yuvraj for 14 crores to the Royal Challengers Bangalore!
Player 3: Sunrisers lose out to Delhi Daredevils in their race to buy Kevin Pietersen for 9 crore as the latter exercises their Right to Match option to get him back for Rs. 9 crore.
Player 2: Jayawardene goes unsold
Player 1: Murali Vijay is the first player sold at 2014 IPL Auction and Delhi successfully buys the first player at the 2014 IPL Auction, grabbing Murali Vijay for 5 crore.
A total of 514 players will go under the hammer over the next two days. The list features 219 capped players (169 Indians and 50 overseas players) and 292 uncapped players (255 Indians and 37 overseas players). Richard Madley will be the one to host this year’s auction as well as like the previous 6 years. This is the first time when the auction is going to be dealt in the Indian currency. On the run, Get Set GO!!!