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PSL: Fantastic death bowling helps Lahore Qalandars win 



Islamabad United required just 39 runs from the last 5 overs with 8 wickets in hand but they lost it due to some exceptional death bowling from the Lahore bowlers.

The 20-year-old emerging player, Zaman Khan defended 12 runs from the last over against the big hitters like Asif Ali and Azam Khan. 

Lahore Qalandars     20 overs      174-9

Shafique 44 (24)               Shadab 4-20                                                            Fakhar 38 (27)                   Waqas 4-35

Islamabad United     20 overs       166-5

Munro 60 (45)                      Rauf 2-41                                                      Shadab 52 (32)                     Rashid 1-21    

Lahore Qalandars started really well as their openers scored 73 runs from the powerplay.

Both Abdullah Shafique and Fakhar Zaman played delightful shots in the first 6 overs.

Shafique smashed a beautiful six on the first ball of the 8th over but on the very next ball, he was deceived by Shadab Khan and was bowled out after playing an excellent knock of 44 runs off just 24 balls.

The in-form Fakhar Zaman also played another good innings as he scored 38 runs off just 27 balls. 

Qalandars horrible Collapse in the middle 

After the loss of 1st wicket, Lahore collapsed badly in the middle overs against the spinners of Islamabad United.

Lahore lost 5 wickets for just 15 runs due to Shadab’s brilliant spell taking 4 wickets for just 20 runs from his 4 overs.

The Qalandars crumbled from 83-0 to 97-5 in the middle overs and from a fiery start, they had to shift into a rebuilding phase. 

Herry Brooks played an important knock to help his side in putting a fighting total on the board with the help of small cameos from David Weise (20 off 14) and Rashid Khan (15* off 8).

Herry Brooks got caught out on the first ball of the last over after scoring 37 runs off 26 deliveries.

Lahore Qalandars finished their innings on 174-9 as Waqas Maqsood picked up 3 wickets from the last over.

In reply, Islamabad United didn’t have a bright start to their innings as they lost both their in-form openers cheaply.

Shaheen dismissed Hales (11 off 8) in the 3rd over while Haris Rauf send Stirling (14 off 10) back into the Pavilion in the 5th over to put Islamabad under pressure on 37-2. 

After losing the openers early, Colin Munro and Shadab Khan had a magnificent partnership to put Islamabad in an easy position to win the match.

They shared a superb 100 runs stand for the 3rd wicket as both of them scored superb half-centuries.

Munro has smashed back to back half-centuries after returning to the playing 11 for his side. 

Shadab Khan’s superb all-round performance

Shadab Khan has also been brilliant for his side nothing with the bat and ball.

Shadab Khan not only scored a brilliant half-century but also picked up 4 wickets for his side.

He is now the leading wicket-taker of this season and has also scored two half-centuries so far in this tournament.

Shadab scored 52 runs off 32 deliveries and after his departure, Islamabad United lost their way and lost the match from nowhere. 

The unbelievable comeback from Lahore

39 runs were needed from the last 5 overs but Rashid Khan changed the momentum by dismissing Shadab Khan in the 16th over.

The match became interesting after Colin Munro’s wicket in the next over.

Shaheen bowled an economical 18th over to finish his spell.

Asif Ali smashed a six in the 19th over but Haris Rauf still did well to restrict Asif Ali and Azam Khan and conceded only 9 runs despite that six.

The outstanding last over from Zaman Khan

12 runs were needed from the last over and two big hitters like Asif Ali and Azam Khan were playing at the crease.

Zaman Khan, the 20-year-old emerging cricketer was given the ball to defend those 12 runs and he amazed everyone by bowling an unbelievable last over conceding only 3 runs and also picking up the big wicket of Asif Ali to win the game for his side.

Lahore Qalandars won by 8 wickets to register their 3rd successive win of the tournament 

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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.

Watch the viral video here –

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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