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PSL: Peshawar win by 10 runs



Salman Irshad and Wahab Riaz held their nerves in the death overs to lead Peshawar Zalmi into an outstanding win over Islamabad United.

Azam Khan played a wonderful knock but he didn’t get his side over the line in the final overs.

Mohammed Haris sparkled once again at the top for Peshawar as he scored an excellent half-century.

Peshawar Zalmi gained two important points and now they are on the 3rd position of the points table with 5 wins in 9 games. 

Peshawar Zalmi   20 overs     206-8

Haris   70 (32)                 Faheem 3-33                                                                                                                                     Malik  38 (23)                 Waqas 2-34                                                                                                                        Yasir    35 (24)                 de Lange 1-32

Islamabad United     20 overs     196-7

Azam      85 (45)                 Irshad 3-29                                                                                                                Gurbaz   46 (19)                 Wahab 2-26                                                                                                                    Mubasir 21 (19)                 Talat 1-30

Peshawar collapsed in the last 5 overs after an outstanding start from Mohammad Haris followed by some crucial contributions from Yasir Khan (35 off 24) and Shoaib Malik (38 off 23).

At one stage Peshawar was looking good to score 230 plus runs but there was an anticlimax in the last 5 overs as they only added 41 runs with the loss of 5 wickets in the death overs.

Peshawar Zalmi still managed to put 206 runs on the board from their 20 overs. 

The sensational knock from Haris 

The young Mohammad Haris in just his 3rd PSL match, played another excellent knock to give a superb start to his side.

The right-handed batter was outstanding in the powerplay and he scored runs all around the ground.

Haris completed his half-century in just 18 balls and the well-known hard hitter Hazratullah Zazai was just watching his destructive knock like a spectator from the other end.

Haris smashed 7 fours and 5 sixes in his knock of 70 runs that came off just 32 deliveries. 

Gurbaz’s fiery start

While chasing a total of 207 runs, Rahmanullah Gurbaz gave an outstanding start to Islamabad United.

Peshawar made a blunder by applying leg spinners from both ends right from the start.

Gurbaz smoked Livingstone for 20 runs including 3 sixes from the very first over of the innings.

In the next over, Gurbaz scored 22 runs against Usman Qadir including 3 sixes and a four.

Gurbaz gave a dream start to Islamabad as they scored 50 runs from the first 3 overs.

After scoring 46 runs from just 19 balls, he was dismissed by Salman Irshad in the 4th over of the powerplay. 

Azam Khan’s destructive 85  in vain 

Islamabad lost regular wickets throughout their chase but the big man Azam Khan keep Islamabad in the game with his unbelievable batting.

Azam was in red-hot hitting form as he smashed some gigantic sixes in his knock.

He made the chase easier with his power-hitting but Islamabad was needing only just 24 runs from 11 balls, he got caught out to leave his side helpless.

As a result, Islamabad lost the match by 10 runs and ruined all the hard work of Azam Khan in this chase.

Azam scored 85 runs from just 45 balls including 6 fours and 7 superb sixes.

Salman Irshad grabbed 3 while Wahab took 2 wickets. 

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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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