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Pant, Samson hunt down Lions

Delhi, May 4: Rishabh Pant’s 97 off 43 balls helped Delhi Daredevils beat Gujarat Lions by 7 wickets in match 42 of the Vivo Indian Premier League here at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Thursday.

Earlier, Skipper Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik added 133 for the third wicket to help Lions post a challenging 208 for 7.

However, Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson (61 off 31 balls) added 143-runs for the second wicket, as Daredevils reached home with 15 balls to spare.

Brief Scores

Gujarat Lions: 208-7 (Suresh Raina 77, Dinesh Karthik 65, Kagiso Rabada 2-28, Pat Cummins 2-30) lost to Delhi Daredevils: 214-3 in 17.3 overs (Rishabh Pant 97, Sanju Samson 61)

Man of the Match: Rishabh Pant

Gujarat Lions ruled out of Play off after RCB

Delhi,May 4: Delhi chased their highest ever score in IPL against Gujarat Lions. Delhi beat Gujarat lions in the 42nd league match of the tournament by chasing 209. This is Delhi Daredevils’s highest ever 2nd innings total in IPL.

Earlier, Delhi won the toss and choose to field first as expected. Gujarat lions lost two early wickets but Raina and Dinesh Karthik’s century partnership rescued them and post a total 208. But delhi played brilliantly in the second innings to break Gujarat lions’s Playoff dreams.
Rishabh Pant and Sanju samson scored 143 runs for the second wicket and Pant missed a well deserved century by just 3 runs. This is Delhi 4th victory of the season and still they have chance to qualify Play offs if they win their remaining 4 Matches. Gujarat Lions play off dream is almost over after having 8 loses in 11 Matches. Remember they are the table toppers of previous edition. Since the Suspended teams coming to the next season we are not gonna see Gujarat lions any more.

Pune beat Kolkata Knight Riders for the first time in IPL

Kolkata, May 3: Rahul Tripathi’s 93 helped Rising Pune Supergiant beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 4 wickets in match 41 of the Vivo Indian Super League here at the the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.

Earlier, Pune won the toss and chose to bowl first and gets some early break through to restrict Kolkata to 155. For KKR, Colin deGrandhomme, Suryakumar Yadav and Manish Pandey made useful contributions.

But, Rahul Tripathi stole their show, as he scored his career best of 93 and helped Pune registered their 7th victory of the season.

With this win Pune moved to third position in the points table while Kolkata remained at second with run rate different. Both teams won 7 matches and lost 4 matches and both teams are favorites to play offs.

Statistical Highlights of match 41

  • Wednesday’s win was Rising Pune Supergiant’s first win against Kolkata Knight Riders.
  • Rahul Tripathi scored the fastest fifty (off 23 balls) by a RPS batsman in the IPL.

Brief Score:

Kolkata Knight Riders: 155-8 (Manish Pandey 37, Colin de Grandhomme 36, Suryakumar Yadav 30*, Jaydev Unadkat 2-28, Washington Sundar 2-18) lost to Rising Pune Supergiant: 158-6 in 19.2 overs (Rahul Tripathi 93, Chris Woakes 3-18) by 4 wickets.

Man of the Match: Rahul Tripathi.

Delhi Daredevils’s Playoff hope is alive after winning against SRH

Delhi,May 2: Delhi Daredevils beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets in the 40th league match of the season.

After scoring 66 runs in the power play SRH loses consecutive wickets in quick succession. Later, Yuvi and Henriques build a partnership to rescue the Hyderabad and posted a score of 185. Each and every batsman of Delhi contributes to their 3rd victory of the season. This is Hyderabad’s 4th lose of the season and Delhi’s 3rd victory of the season. Delhi moved to sixth spot at points table with 6 points while Hyderabad stays at 3 with 13 points.

Ben’s ton help Supergiant tame Lions

Pune, May 1: Ben Stokes’ 103 off 63 balls helped Pune beat Gujarat Lions by 5 wickets in a last over thriller in match 39 of the Vivo Indian Premier League here at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium on Monday.

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Earlier, Lions were all out for 161 after Ishan Kishan (31 off 24 balls) and Brendon McCullum (45 off 27 balls) has raised 55 runs for the opening wicket by the sixth over.

Brief Score:

Gujarat Lions: 161 in 19.5 Overs (Brendon McCullum 45, Ishan Kishan 31, Imran Tahir 3-27, Jaydev Unadkat 3-29) lost to Rising Pune Supergiant: 167-5 in 19.5 Overs (Ben Stokes 103*, MS Dhoni 26, Basil Thampi 2-35, Pradeep Sangwan 2-38) by 5 wickets.

Man of the Match: Ben Stokes

Warner’s knock help Sunrisers beat Knightriders

Hyderabad, Apr 30: Skipper David Warner’s 126 runs off 59 deliveries helped defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad thrash Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 48 runs in Match 37 of the Vivo Indian Premier League here at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Sunday.

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David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan forged a 139-run partnership for the opening wicket. Kane Williamson’s 40 off 25 balls powered Hyderabad to 209/3 in 20 overs after being asked to bat first KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir.

Despite Robbin Uthappa’s 53 off 28 balls and Manish Pandey’s 39 off 29, Kolkata could only manage to score 161/7.

Statistical Highlights of Match 37

  • During the course of their century partnership David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan became the first opening pair to aggregate 2000 runs in the history of IPL.
  • David Warner became the first Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman to score century in IPL.

Brief Score:

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 209-3 (David Warner 126, Kane Williamson 40) beat Kolkata Knight Riders: 161-7 (Robin Uthappa 53, Manish Pandey 39, Mohammed Siraj 2-26, Siddarth Kaul 2-26, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2-29) by 48 runs.

Man of the Match: David Warner

Mumbai beat Gujarat in a Super over thriller

Rajkot,Apr 29: Mumbai Indians beat Gujarat lions for the second time in this tournament this time with super over thriller.
Earlier Gujarat lions won the toss and choose to bat. They started well with Ishan Kishan but failed to take that one big. They scored only 153 in 20 overs which is still a decent score in t20.
In the second Mumbai indians also scored exactly 153, three run outs lead them to super over.
In super over Mumbai indians scored only 11 runs with lose of 2 wickets in only 5 balls. Later,Bumrah’s brilliant bowling lead them to thriller victor. Mumbai indians back to winning track after the lose against Pune. Mumabai indians stays at no.2 in points table with 14 points while Gujarat stays at 5th position with only 6 points.

RPS beat RCB by 61 runs

Pune,Apr 29: Pune beat Bangalore by 61 runs in the do or die match for RCB.

RCB pulled out of the tournament after the lose against Pune. They scored only 96 runs while chasing 158.
Virat Kohli the only batsman from RCB to score some runs other went to pavilion by single digit itself.
With only 2 win in 10 matches RCB forced themself to out of the tournament. Other than Virat Kohli no one have scored more than one fifty in this IPL. So, RCB is the first team to disqualified from the Play-offs remember they are the runners up of the previous edition. Hope they will comeback strong by next season. Pune make themself one step ahead of play offs.

Sunrisers Hyderabad beat King XI Punjab by 26 runs

Mohali,Apr 28: Punjab lose the match by 26 runs while chasing 208 against SRH.

Earlier Punjab won the toss and forced SRH to bat first. Sunrisers batted brilliantly in the first innings and scored their 2nd 200+ in this tournament. David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan and Kane williamson each scored fifty and this is only the second time in IPL three batsmen scored 50+ in same innings.
Punjab lost three early wickets in power play while chasing big target. Shaun marsh is the only batsman in punjab to score fifty and he didn’t get any big partnership to chase the target. Punjab scored only 181 with the lose of 9 wickets at the end of the innings and Sunrises easily won the match by 26 runs. This is SRH’s fifth victory and Punjab’s fifth lose of the tournament.

Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Daredevils by 7 wickets

Kolkata,Apr 28: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Daredevils by 7 wickets in the 32nd league match of the tournament at Kolkata.

Gautam gambhir and Robin Uthappa’s 2nd century partership of the tournament helped KKR to chase the target in 17 overs. Delhi’s poor form continues in the tournament despite having decent bowling line up while considering batting Sanju Samson is the only recognized batsman in their team. Other batsman failed to maintain their consistency.
Kolkata still yet to lose a match while chasing while delhi daredevils are in 4 match losing streak.
After the match Kolkata tops the table with 14 points and Delhi are still at the bottom of the table with only 4 points in 7 matches. Hope Zaheer and Dravid boys do well in their upcoming matches.

Quick Stats:
Gautam Gambhir scored 6000 runs in t20 and 4000 runs in IPL.
Gambhir now hold the record of Most IPL runs (3311) as captain.
He scored 20 fifties while chasing most by any player.
Gambhir and uthappa first pair to put up 5 century partnerships while chasing in T20 cricket.