Andre Russell smashed an unbeaten 80* as Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Mumbai Indians by 34 runs at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Sunday. Continue reading “Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians 28 April Match Report-2019”
Manish Pandey’s brilliant 61 went in vain, as Sunrisers Hyderabad went down to Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on Saturday. Continue reading “Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 27 April Match Report-2019”
Rohit Sharma scored a maiden half century , as Mumbai Indians defeated the Chennai Super Kings convincingly by 46 runs at M Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Friday.
Chennai Super Kings included Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay and Mitchell Santner in place of Faf Du Plessis, Ravi Jadeja and regular skipper MS Dhoni, while Mumbai Indians brought in Evin Lewis and debutant Anukul Roy for Ben Cutting and Mayank Markande. Continue reading “Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians 26 April Match Report-2019”
Dinesh Karthik’s brilliant 97 went in vain, as Kolkata Knight Riders suffered their sixth consecutive loss against Rajasthan Royals at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Thursday. Continue reading “Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals 25 April Match Report-2019”
Former South African star batsman AB De Villiers scored a blistering 82, as Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Kings XI Punjab by 17 runs at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on Wednesday. Continue reading “Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab 24 April Match Report-2019”
Shane Watson returned to form by scoring a brilliant 96, as Chennai Super Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Tuesday.
Chennai included Harbhajan Singh for Shardul Thakur, while Hyderabad brought in Manish Pandey and Shakib Al Hasan in place of Shahbaz Nadeem and Kane Williamson. Continue reading “Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 23 April Match Report-2019”
Rishabh Pant’s blistering 78 overshadowed Ajinkya Rahane’s fine century as Delhi Capitals moved to the top of the table after beating Rajasthan Royals by 6 wickets at the Sawai Mansingh Singh Stadium in Jaipur on Monday. Pant was omitted from the Indian World Cup squad in favour of Dinesh Karthik, but the youngster again showcased his fine hitting abilities by almost single-handedly taking Delhi home.
Rajasthan went in with an unchanged XI, while Delhi included Chris Morris in place of Sandeep Lamichhane.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s stunning knock of 84 went in vain as Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Chennai Super Kings in a thriller at Bengaluru on Sunday. The one run win, secured thanks to a last ball run-out from Parthiv Patel, was RCB’s first over CSK since 2014.
The home side made two changes- Heinrich Klaassen dropped out as AB de Villiers returned from concussion, and Umesh Yadav came in for Mohammed Siraj. There were two changes for the visitors as well- MS Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo back in place of Karn Sharma and Sam Billings respectively.
Steve Smith lead from the front by scoring an unbeaten 59, as Rajasthan Royals defeated the Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on Saturday. Continue reading “Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians 20 April Match Report-2019”
Indian skipper Virat Kohli scored a blistering 100, as Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in an thrilling nail bitter at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Friday.
Bangalore included Henrich Klaasen and Dale Steyn in place of AB De Villiers and Umesh Yadav, while Kolkata went in with an unchanged line up.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, the visitors lost Parthiv Patel cheaply in the powerplay to Sunil Narine.
Akshdeep Nath who was promoted at No 3 struggled to get going as he was dismissed by Andre Russell for 13. Moeen Ali along with skipper Virat Kohli were involved in an 90 run stand for the fourth wicket, with the 31 year old England left handed batsman going berserk by smashing 27 runs off Indian leg spinner Kuldeep Yadav in the 16th over.
Ali after scoring a brilliant 66 was dismissed in the 16th over. Kohli and Marcus Stoinis added a quickfire 64 runs for the fourth wicket, before the former was caught by Gill off Gurney for a magnificent century. His knock comprised off 9 fours and 4 sixes.
RCB in the last 6 overs scored 91 runs as Royal Challengers posted a massive score of 213/4 in their allotted 20 overs.
Chasing a target of 214, Kolkata Knight Riders were rocked early, as they lost Chris Lynn who was caught at mid off in the very first over to Dale Steyn for 1.
Sunil Narine after playing some lovely shots was dismissed by Navdeep Saini. The home side lost wickets of Shubman Gill and Robin Uthappa as KKR were reeling at 79/4.
Andre Russell and Nitish Rana bludgeoned the RCB bowlers by smashing them to all parts of ground with an 118 run stand for the fifth wicket. Needing 113 runs in six over, the duo almost got their team over the line, but Moeen Ali kept his cool and defended 24 runs in the final over, giving the Bangalore side their second win of the tournament.
The 35 year old South African fast bowler Dale Steyn was Bangalore’s best bowler as he claimed 2/40, while Saini and Stoinis bagged a wicket each.
Virat Kohli was declared the Man of the match.
The 36th match of the Indian Premier league will be a double header with Rajasthan Royals taking on Mumbai Indians at Jaipur, while Delhi Capitals will be squaring off against Kings XI Punjab at Delhi on 20 April 2019.