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Shepherd blitz downs Jamaica Tallawahs



Guyana Amazon Warriors have got another win in the bag despite ending up with a low total in the first innings against Jamaica Tallawahs.

Shepherd sizzles with all-round performance

Nicholas Pooran registered a match-winning knock in the last clash.

When he failed to turn up in this clash, Romario Shepherd stood up to the occasion.

His 31-ball 72* was a crucial touch, a nail in the coffin for the Tallawahs in the 29th game of the Caribbean Premier League.

His fifty propelled the Warriors to 142/7 in 18 overs.

When it was his turn to bowl, Shepherd impressed once again.

The all-rounder dismissed Imad Wasim, Rovman Powell and Andre Russell to take away the hopes of the Jamaica fans.

With every power hitter back in the hut, Shepherd made it too easy for Pooran’s men to cross the line.

Eventually, Guyana Amazon Warriors won by 14 runs.

Tahir rises to the top

Imran Tahir never ceases to amaze in franchise cricket.

The South African spinner bowled two maiden overs and picked two scalps to his name.

He spun a web around the Tallawahs, while keeping the pressure on the opposition.

He did not concede any run in the two overs he bowled due to which others bowlers were able to make hay, due to the pressure.

Kirk McKenzie (3) and Kennar Lewis (0) were both his victims.

Guyana Amazon Warriors 142 for 7 (Shepherd 72*, Imad 3-15) beat Jamaica Tallawahs 128 (Smith 3-20, Shepherd 3-31) by 14 runs.

Thanks to Pollard, Riders overcome Patriots

Just when St Kitts & Nevis Patriots were looking to gather momentum after yesterday’s victory, they slumped to another loss.

This time, Trinbago Knight Riders feasted on Dwayne Bravo’s team.

Khan picks three wickets

Ali Khan proved why he deserves every right to be rated highly in franchise cricket. He dismissed Da Silva, Fabian Allen and Rutherford in his four overs. The American pacer never let the Patriots’ batters settle.

Whenever Bravo’s men seemed to extend their stay on the pitch, Khan was there to find a breakthrough for his team. His figures of 3-19 in four overs prove how significant his addition is in the middle overs.

Slow start costs Patriots the game

Patriots had a sluggish start to their inning. As a result, they set up a mediocre total of 147/7. Chris Gayle flopped, Jonatan Carter threw away his wicket to AJ Hosein and Sherfane Rutherford never set the tone.

Joshua Da Silva looked in fine touch for his 50, but he took 45 balls to register his half-century. Dwayne Bravo played a handy cameo of 25 (13), but the Riders had the Pats controlled by then.

Pollard show thumps Pats

Kieron Pollard changed the game in the second inning.

He struck a 22-ball fifty before DC Drakes dismissed him. His half-century made the run chase too easy to conquer.

In the end, Sri Lanka’s Isuru Udana delivered the goods with an over to go.

The bowling all-rounder smacked huge sixes in the 19th over to reach the target with four wickets in hand.

Trinbago Knight Riders 150 for 6 (Pollard 51) beat St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 147 for 7 (Da Silva 50, Khan 3-19) by four wickets.

Semi-finalists decided

With this, the semifinalists have been decided.

Trinbago Riders, St. Kitts Patriots, St. Lucia Kings and Guyana Warriors will be four teams contesting for the title.

The final table

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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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