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T20: India win despite Santner’s spell



Captain Santner’s class act with the ball couldn’t prevent India from outclassing New Zealand and winning the series 3-0.

India won the toss and they chose to bat first.

India tried to test themselves as they batted second in the previous two games and wanted their bowlers to bowl in dewy conditions.

India also tried their backup opener Ishan Kishan by resting the in-form KL Rahul.

Ishan played well and had a 50-plus opening stand with Rohit.

Their lower order scored some crucial runs and gave their side at least 20 extra to defend.

Harshal Patel continued his form and took 2 important wickets.

He used his slower variations very well and didn’t allow the batters to score runs freely.

The all-rounder V. Iyer delivered three brilliant overs and also picked up a wicket.

He was used as a sixth-bowling option today.

Yuzvendra Chahal picked up the most important wicket of Martin Guptill who was the top scorer for New Zealand in this match.

Another fifty by Rohit

Rohit Sharma once again played an outstanding innings.

He is in great form and scoring runs easily.

Rohit smashed yet another T20I fifty as he scored 56 runs off just 31 balls including 3 sixes and 5 fours.

Rohit was opening with Ishan Kishan today and had a 69 runs partnership.

It was due to Rohit’s hard-hitting, India made 69 runs in the power play without even losing a wicket.

Santner changed the momentum 

The Indian openers were smashing the bowl hard and India was looking good to score a huge total.

Then Mitchell Santner came into the attack and broke the momentum by dismissing Ishan Kishan (29 off 21) and Suryakumar Yadav (0 off 4) in the same over.

Santner didn’t stop here as he further dismissed Pant in his next over to make the Indian team struggle at a score of 83-3.

The scoring rate slowed down a bit due to these wickets as India did not score any boundary between 6 to 10 overs.

Crucial runs by the lower order

The low-order of team India played brilliantly and they contributed some very important runs to the scoreboard.

Venkatesh and Shreyas rebuild the innings a bit after the dismissal of Rohit.

Both of them played nicely and put up a crucial 36 runs stand before getting dismissed in the space of just three balls.

Then came Harshal and Chahar and they both smashed the ball superbly to score some quick runs and set a good total on the board.

Harshal scored 18 off 11 balls while Chahar made 21 off just 8 balls.

They scored 19 runs off the final over to set 184 runs on the board.

Axar Patel shines with the ball

Axar Patel again showed his aggression as a spinner very well and proved that how brilliant a bowler he is in the shorter format of the game.

He picked up 3 quick wickets at the top and destroyed New Zealand’s top order in his first two overs.

He picked up three wickets for just 9 runs in his 3 overs.

New Zealand collapse

The New Zealand batting lineup was totally outclassed due to some superb bowling from the Indian bowlers.

Martin Guptill was the only New Zealand batter who showed some fight and scored a brilliant 50 but that didn’t help.

The whole New Zealand side was dismissed in the 18th over on just 111 runs.

India 184 for 7 (Rohit 56, Kishan 29, Chahar 21*, Santner 3-27) beat New Zealand111 (Guptill 51, Axar 3-9, Harshal 2-23) by 73 runs

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Smriti Mandhana and Ellyse Perry star in RCB women’s comeback win against UP Warriorz in WPL 2024




Smriti Mandhana and Alyssa Healy (Source - X)

RCB women overcame UP Warriorz by 23 runs to clinch their third win of the season. The home side outperformed Warriorz in all the facets of the game and emerged victorious. A collective team effort, particularly with the bat, helped RCB women to beat Warriorz for the second time in the season. They now have three wins in their five matches in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy won the toss and opted to field first. Given how things have panned out in the league so far, it needed a great batting performance from RCB to challenge the chasing side. The home side did exactly that. They were full of intent which was lacking in the last few games. Right from the start, S Meghana and Smriti Mandhana smashed the bowlers.

It was the night of the RCB skipper. The Southpaw scored 80(50) in her stay. S Meghana perished after a valuable 28(21). Ellyse Perry batted well and registered her first fifty of the WPL 2024. She was aided well towards the end by Richa Ghosh whose 21(10) propelled RCB to a score of 198 on the board. It was the highest team total in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy’s efforts go in vain

Chasing the daunting total, UP Warriorz were off to a flier. The opening duo of Healy and Kiran Navgire gave a fiery start to the visiting side. When the two were batting in the PP overs, it seemed like the Warriorz could pull off an insane chase. However, Sophie Devine brought RCB back into the game with crucial wickets. At Bengaluru, the home crowd was literally behind the RCB women.

It helped the home side to stay calm and do their job with ease. Sophie Molineux and Asha Sobhana were the pick of the bowlers, who claimed 2/29 each in their spell of four overs. While Healy scored a fifty and Deepti tried her best in the death overs, ten daunting targets could not be chased down. Despite the early hiccups, RCB managed to restrict UP Warriorz to a score of 175 and won by 23 runs.

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WATCH: Ellyse Perry in disbelief as her six breaks car’s window




Ellyse Perry smashed a six in the match against UP Warriorz in the WPL 2024. It was an interesting six as the ball travelled towards the boundary ropes and fell exactly on the window of the car. As a result, the glass of the window was broken. The car is set to be provided as a reward for the player of the tournament.

It was the over of Deepti Sharma towards the last few moments of RCB’s innings. Before Perry struck, the home side was in a great position in the match, thanks to a great start provided by Smriti Mandhana. The star batter scored 80 (50) and shined in front of the home crowd. Her form helped RCB to have a good momentum towards the death overs.

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Perry, who was struggling till that point, opened up and smashed the bowlers for fun. She went hard against the spinners like Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Deepti Sharma who were asked to bowl at the death. The right-handed batter smashed back-to-back sixes in the over of Sharma. One of those travelled towards the mid-wicket region where the car was stationed. The video of her shot has gone viral on X.

RCB teammates laugh, Ellyse Perry in disbelief

As the ball fell on the car and damaged the window, the fans erupted. There was no end to the joy of the fans who started chanting “Perry.. Perry..” and lit the atmosphere of the stadium. However, Perry was in disbelief. As she saw the impact of the ball damaging the car’s window, the Australian batter could not believe her eyes and thought about what she had just done.

On the other hand, the RCB teammates of Perry were in awe of the shot. They looked at the replays and appreciated the shot of Perry. At the same time, players like Sophie Molineux and Sophie Devine had a laugh about the car’s window getting damaged. Ellyse scored a fifty and helped her team score 198 runs with her batting in front of the home crowd.

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Praveen Kumar addresses Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer’s negligence of taking part in Ranji Trophy




Praveen Kumar

Praveen Kumar has given his opinion on the preferences of Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer in recent times. The duo did not take part in the Ranji Trophy matches for their respective teams despite being fit. It did not go well with the Indian Cricket Board which landed the duo without a ventral contract which was announced a few days back.

Praveen Kumar has reacted to the issue recently. The former India pacer claimed that he has been of an opinion on the issue for a long time. Praveen felt that one should definitely earn money but not at the cost of neglecting to play for domestic and national teams. The right-arm pacer felt that players today are having a certain mentality which is not good.

The former pacer claimed that the players have a mindset that they can rest for a month before taking part in the IPL, thereby bypassing playing for their national team or the domestic teams. Praveen felt that the players could not resist letting go of money which they could earn by taking part in the IPL and other T20 leagues (For foreign players).

‘Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun’ – Praveen Kumar

“This thing is now firmly in the mind of players. Mai ek mahine pehle rest kar lunga, fir IPL khel lunga. Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun,” said Praveen in the interview. He claimed that youngsters these days are spoilt and are behind money. The former RCB pacer felt that it is not fair on the part of the young players to neglect the country over the IPL.

Kumar felt that a player needs to maintain a balance between playing for the IPL team and for the country. He felt that money is an important factor, but not at the cost of playing for the national team. “But this is not fair at all. A player needs to balance things. Money is important, but this (giving franchise cricket the priority) is wrong,” said the former Indian bowler in the interview.

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