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IPL: Sunrisers shock Royal Challengers



Sunrisers Hyderabad have something to cheer for after winning a low-scoring thriller against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Jason Holder and Bhuvneshwar Kumar brought their experience and bowled the last two overs splendidly well.

In front of AB de Villiers, Holder gave away five while Kumar conceded eight runs. RCB managed to score 137/6 while chasing 142-run target.

“If I say there were no nerves, I would be lying. For AB – I was just trying to be full, and nothing else. We were thinking 10-15 runs short but the way everyone bowled was tremendous,” Bhuvi said.

Glenn Maxwell, who had three consecutive fifties on the back, looked set to take RCB home as he smashed 25-ball 40 but his run-out in the 15th over by SRH’s captain Kane Williamson took RCB to a shell.

Roy, Williamson anchor SRH batting

On a tough Abu Dhabi wicket, Jason Roy and Kane Williamson showed their world-class abilities as their partnership was crucial in the context of the game.

The duo 70 runs for second-wicket off 58 balls.

It was the only notable stand for SRH with Roy scoring 44 off 38 balls while Williamson made 31 off 29.

Holder shines in both innings

Jason Holder’s contributions with both bat and ball were handy.

The West Indian all-rounder scored 16 off 13 while he bowled four overs, bagging a wicket for 27. 

His 19th over turned out to be a match-winning one as he kept De villiers quiet while dismissing Shahbaz Ahmed, who scored a vital 9-ball 14.

Williamson praised team for making small improvements as they had a tough season with only two wins.

The New Zealander was awarded player of the match for his knock and fielding as he grabbed two catches and ran out Maxwell.

“It’s been a tough season but it was great to see these small improvements, to turn up and show the fight when we’re not in contention, was great to see,” he said.

Match Preview: CSK v PBKS

Chennai Super Kings will have the opportunity to strengthen their spot in the top two for playoffs with a win against Punjab Kings in the 53rd match of Indian Premier League 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Both teams come into this game on the back of defeats.

CSK’s consecutive loses have put their top-two chances at a slight risk as they stand on 18 points while Punjab have been knocked out of the competition and will look to play for some pride.

Best probable performers

Ruturaj Gaikwad

The CSK opener has been the star of this year’s IPL as he currently stands at second in the leading run-getters list, behind Punjab’s captain KL Rahul.

The opening batter has scored 521 runs in 13 matches, including one century and 3 half-centuries.

Mayank Agarwal

He is overshadowed by Rahul but he has shown some form during the UAE leg of the tournament.

He has scored two half-centuries in the last four encounters.

Ravindra Jadeja

CSK have been banking on Jadeja’s all-round abilities and he has been remarkably consistent.

In 13 matches, Jadeja has scalped 10 wickets at an economy of 6.75 and has also scored 212 runs at an average of 70.66.

Mohammad Shami

Right-arm pacer has been phenomenal in the second leg of IPL.

In the last 5 matches, he has already picked up 10 wickets, with the best figures of 3 for 21.

Match prediction

CSK has an aim of finishing in the top two which will allow them to have two chances for playing the final while Punjab has nothing to lose.

PBKS have been rather inconsistent throughout the tournament.

They have relied on their openers to give them a good start.

Chris Gayle is no more a part of their team and Nicholas Pooran’s form slump is hurting them too.

The clash is expected to be a cracker with MS Dhoni’s side more likely to win tomorrow.

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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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