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Match review KKR vs GL – Match 23 IPL 2017

Suresh Raina 84 in 46 balls vs KKR IPL 2017

Toss won by GL and elected to field. Narine the last time power play hitter started the innings with Gautam Gambhir. A nice boundary and them Praveen Kumar bowed some good swing deliveries. Narine comes down the wicket and hits straight back above bowlers head to straight boundary and then one more four. 3 boundaries in 1st over. KKR start strong.

Gautam Gambhir on strike for second over, James Faulkner plays his 1st match this IPL season. Gambhir takes a single and Narine continues to hit the fours. KKR were 45/1 in 3.2 over Sunil Narine 42(17) with 9 Fours and 1 sixes. He was caught by Faulkner on Suresh Raina’s bowling. Robin Uthappa came to bat. Gambhir 33(28) played an important knock.

Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey did a partnership of runs. Robin was lucky given notout on a clear LBW on the bowling of Basil Thampi when Robin was on 72(47). Praveen Kumar took the wicket of Robin Uthappa in the next over. Uthappa scored 72(48) with 8 fours and 2 sixes. Manish Panday 24(21) was out bowled by Thampi.

Kolkata Knight Riders finished their innings at 187/5 in 20 overs.

McCullum and Aaron Finch 31(15) gave a good start for Gujarat Lions. Finch was out caught in 3rd over. Brendon McCullum was now joined by Suresh Raina. McCullum 33(17) was out and Dinesh Karthik 3(3) too was out soon.

Ishan Kishan and Raina now had the responsibility to play scoring maximum runs for Gujarat Lions chase of 188. Ishan Kishan 4(9) was unable to take a stand. Dwayne Smith and Raina now started the hard hitting strokes. Smith 5(4) was bowled by Umesh Yadav.

Raina 84(46) with 9 Fours and 4 Sixes was out caught on bowling of Kuldeep Yadav. Ravindra Jadeja 19(13) and Faulkner 4(2) completed the chase.

Gujarat Lions won by 4 wicket scoring 188/6 in 18.2 overs. Man of the match was Suresh Raina. The IPL 2017 Orange Cap is with Brendon McCullum now after this match.



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Important match for RCB as they at the lower half of the league table as they have lost all 3 matches till now in IPL 2017. Gujarat Lions lost 2 and won 1 match till now this season. Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle both must be looking to play a big inning and win this match. Gujarat Lions also looking to with power players like Dwayne Smith, B McCullum, and Finch.

RCB win vs GL - Chris Gayle 1pl 2017

The toss was won by Suresh Raina and GL chose to field. Virat and Gayle started the innings for RCB. Virat Kohli got a good start and attacked in Dhawal Kulkarni’s over hitting 3 fours. Gayle was playing safe and later started hitting big shots. RCB were 45/0 in 6 overs.

Gayle smashed S Kaushik and R Jadeja hitting sixes and fours. On the bowling of Ravindra Jadeja’s full toss ball and was caught by McCullum diving at the boundary but his hat touches the boundary boards. Gayle came back to bat. He could be out on 38. After third umpire decision of Not out, Gayle continued scoring 77 runs in 38 balls with 7 sixes and 5 fours.

RCB scored at a run rate higher than 9 per over with 122/1 in 12.4 over. Travis Head came in to bat. He too hit a big six to Shivil Kaushik. Kohli was out on the bowling of Dhawal Kulkarni caught by Dwayne Smith at deep midwicket. Virat Kohli made 64 in 50 balls with 7 fours and 1 sixes. RCB score 213/2 in 20 overs. Travis Head 30(16) and Kedar Jadhav 38(16) were not out at the end of innings.

Gujarat Lions now had a big run chase ahead of them will the be able to score 214 in 20 overs. Dwayne Smith 1(4) was out in the 2nd over. Raina 23(8) played 4 fours and 2 sixes with some good strokes and got out caught by Shane Watson at leg gully on the bowling of Yuzvendra Chahal.

Brendon McCullum was batting with good strike rate. Aron Finch had the major role of a good partnership now. Finch hit a six on the first ball he faced. RCB were 57/2 after the 6 overs of power play. Finch 19(15) too got out soon stumped by Kedar Jadhav bowled Pawan Negi. And Dinesh Karthik 1(4) was out to Sreenath Aravind.

Brendon McCullum 72(44) with 2 fours and 7 sixes, played an important batting inning. Ravindra Jadeja was playing steady and Ishan Kishan the uncapped player now had the responsibility of scoring fast runs for Gujarat Lions. Ishan hit some big sixes but soon got Jadeja in a confusion and run out. Ishan did continue to play with high strike rate. He scored 39(16) with 4 sixes and 2 fours.

Gujarat Lions did give it a fight finishing at 192/7 in 20 over, but RCB did play to win with big scores from their batting lineup and RCB won by 21 runs. Yuzvendra Chahal bowled 4 overs taking 3 wickets giving 31 runs. Man of the match was awarded to Chris Galye 77(38) for his super batting.

RCB won but now beware GL have found Ishan Kishan. Now it will be interesting to see the next GL match vs KKR on 21st April and RCB vs KKR on 23rd April.

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 SUPER CRICKET is what I can say when I review this match. Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians was set to be an exciting, but this was a thrilling match.Tushar Sawant enjoy RCB vs MI ipl 2017

The toss was won by Mumbai Indians and they chose to field. The RCB batting was led by Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle. Virat took off to a good start, Gayle 22(27) hit some big shots but was not able to continue, getting out caught behind on the bowling of Hardik Pandya. The Kohli-Gayle partnership was 63 runs.

AB de Villiers came in to bat and Kohli kept on scoring the boundaries adding 47 runs together. Rohit Sharma sent in Krunal Pandya for bowling and AB de Villiers was struggling to score off him. Last season Krunal has taken AB’s wicket twice. Kohli 62(47) was out hitting a square cut caught at deep point region. He hit 5 fours and 2 sixes. Soon AB de Villiers 19(21) was out caught by a one-handed catch by Rohit Sharma on the bowling of Krunal Pandya.

RCB were 115/3 in 6.2 overs. Kedar Jadhav 9(8) was runout at the non-striker's end by Jasprit Bumrah, Mandeep Singh out bowled on zero by Mitchell McClenaghan. Negi 13 and Binny 6 could not take the runrate high in the last 3-4 overs. RCB finished 142/5 in 20 overs.

Mumbai Indians had an achievable target, RCB bowlers had to do something special to win this match. And what happened was really exciting for RCB team and fans.

Mumbai Indians start their batting with Parthiv Patel and Jos Butler. The 1st wicket fell of Jos Butler 2(5) caught Gayle at mid wicket bowled Stuart Binny. MI were 7/1 in 1.5 overs.

Samuel Badree came to bowl spin and took a hattrick, here are the wickets.

  1. Parthiv Patel 3(8) caught Chris Gayle at short cover
  2. M McClenaghan 0(1) caught Mandeep Singh at deep cover.
  3. Rohit Sharna 0(1) clean bowled on a googly by Samuel Badree

Now Mumbai Indians were 7/5 in 2.3 overs. Kieron Pollard and Nitish Rana were to bat ahead and it looked very difficult as the bowling of RCB were fully charged up and fielders motivated to clinch this match as a win for RCB. Nitish Rana 11(16) was out caught Sreenath Aravind on the bowling of Samuel Badree. Badree’s bowling figures were 4 overs 9 runs 4 wickets and economy of 2.25 and he bowled 17 dot balls. What a match-turning performance.

Mumbai Indians were under pressure now and Kieron Pollard their strong match finisher, but he needed support at the other end. Krunal Pandya 37(30) with 3 fours and 1 sixes gave the required batting strength to Pollard and Mumbai Indians. Pollard scored a strong 70 runs in 47 balls with 3 fours and 5 sixes. He was out caught by AB de Villiers at the boundary line on the bowling of Yuzvendra Chahal.

Hardik Pandya 9(4) hit the final runs with a big six and Mumbai Indians won the match by 4 wickets. What a comeback by MI and fighting innings by Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya. Great performance by RCB and truly exciting cricket with a thrilling win for Mumbai Indians.

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Match review Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab – IPL10 2017 Match 11

Another super match of IPL 2017. KKR vs KXIP match 11 of IPL 10 has got some super statistics and exciting cricket.

Sunil Narine KKR vs KXIP IPL 2017

The KXIP batting started strong with Hashim Amla and Manan Vohra. The 1st wicket partnership was 23 runs. Vohra 28(19) got out bowled Piyush Chawla. Marcus Stoinis 9(12) was soon bowled by Sunil Narine.

Glenn Maxwell came in to bat with Hashim Amla and they both some boundaries taking the score to 97. Both Amla 25 (27) and Maxwell 25(14) got out with KXIP 98/4. The next partnership of 57 runs was between David Miller 28(19) and Wriddhiman Saha 25(17).

Umesh Yadav came in and took 3 wickets to bring down the run rate and the match back in control of KKR. KXIP were now 156/7. Umesh Yadav bowled 4 overs, took 4 wickets giving 33 runs. The rest of KXIP batsmen scored some more runs. KXIP final score was 170/9 in 20 overs. Good partnerships and run rate by Kings XI Punjab batsmen.

This looked like a good score to defend but then KKR sent in the Power Player Sunil Narine to bat with Star Opening batsman Gautam Gambhir. They both came in with the intention of scoring maximum on the power play 6 overs.

Narine attacked the bowling with long sixes while Gambhir hits some elegant stores to the boundary. Narine Scored 37 runs in 18 balls with 4 fours and 3 sixes which is a strike rate of over 200. Sunil Narine was out caught by Axar Patel bowled by Varun Aaron when Narine had already hit 4 boundaries in Aaron's over and tried to hit one more but was caught out at deep midwicket. KKR were 76/1 in just 5.4 overs after the wicket of Narine.

Robin Uthappa came in to bat and hit a fast 26 in 16 balls and was out bowled by Axar Patel. Manish Pandey and Gautam Gambhir continued playing the big shots and scoring the remaining runs very comfortably. KKR had once again beaten KXIP in IPL matches very strongly.

Gautam Gambhir was Not Out playing on 72 runs in 49 balls with 11 fours. Manish Pandey was Not Out 25 (16) hitting 2 fours and 1 sixer. Kolkata Knight Riders won by 8 wickets chasing the score 171/2 in 16.3 overs. Man of the match was Sunil Narine.

A strong attacking game by KXIP and KKR while both batting, what made the difference was that KXIP bowling could not take wickets nor could they keep the runrate in control. The Next match for KKR is KKR vs SRH and for KXIP the next match is against DD both matches on Saturday 15th April 2017. So be ready for tomorrows exciting match, come back to read the review.

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Jasprit Bumrah MI vs SRH 2017

Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field. Harbhajan Singh the most experienced spinners started the first over. Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner start the innings for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Four dot balls by Harbhajan Singh to Shikhar Dhawan and then a single towards third man region. Just 2 runs of the over. 2nd over and Lasith Malinga comes into bowl to David Warner, stroked to covers and well fielded by Bhajji. The stadium is jam-packed with MI supporters and SRH fans. Superb bowling and fielding by MI. SRH were just 5 runs after 2 overs.

Next, over Harbhajan to Warner, he hits it for 2 fours and next ball a stumping appeal by Parthiv Patel, and it was not out by Third Umpire. Good field placement by Mumbai was making it difficult for SRH to hit the gaps. SRH with some more boundaries reached 34 in the 6 overs power play. David Warner 49(34) was out caught on a special effort catch by Parthiv Patel on the bowling of Harbhajan Singh. SRH now were 81/1 in the 11th over.  On 114 fell the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan 48(43) with 5 fours and 1 sixer. He was out bowled to a slow full toss delivery by Mitchell McClenaghan.

Ben Cutting and Yuvraj Singh now on strike started accelerating the runrate for SRH. Yuvraj Singh 5(7) bowled Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting 20 (10) with 4 fours was bowled by Jasprit Bumrah on with a good yorker delivery. The rest of the SRH batting could not add many runs to the total 154/8 after 20 overs. The Mumbai Indian Bowlers and fielders did very well this time. Jasprit Bumrah was the top bowler with 3 wickets giving 24 runs in 4 overs and Harbhajan Singh 2 wicket for 23 in 4 overs.

With good bowling line up with SRH they can defend the total of 154, and Mumbai will try to finish the match winning with a good runrate and wickets in hand. What happened next was good cricket.

The Mumbai Indian batting started strong with Parthiv Patel and Jos Butler 14(11), Butler was bowled by Ashish Nehra. Rohit Sharma 4(4) was soon out LBW on the bowling by Rashid Khan. Parthiv Patel scored a good 39 runs in 24 balls with 7 fours.

Kieron Pollard scored 11(11) and came in Krunal Pandya to bat join Nitish Rana who was batting with a good strike rate. Krunal 37(20) hit 3 sixes and 3 fours before getting out caught by the fielder at the boundary. Nitish Rana 45(36) with 2 sixes and 3 fours. The remaining runs were easily scored by Hardik Pandya and Harbhajan Singh.

Rashid Khan bowled great again 4 over 19 runs 1 wicket with an economy 5.45 bowling 12 dot balls. Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 13 wickets, in 4 over giving 21 runs and bowling 13 dot balls.

Mumbai Indians successfully chased the target winning by 4 wickets at 159/6 in 18.4 overs. Man of the match was awarded to Jasprit Bumrah taking 3 wickets.

Good cricket by both teams, good batting, good fielding, and catching. Mumbai played better today and won the match. SRH gave a good fight and will want to win their next match now.

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Match review RPS Vs DD – IPL10 2017 Match 9

A big match for Delhi Daredevils after the previous match lost to RCB, Delhi Daredevils want to win this one. RPS had won against MI and lost the match against KXIP.

Sanju Samson 103 vs RPS

This match RPS vs DD showed some big scores and high strike rate by Delhi Daredevils batsman.  RPS took the wicket of Aditya Tare 0(5) caught Dhoni bowled Deepak Chahar. But then started the fast scoring runs by Sam Billings 24(17) and Sanju Samson. Billings was out bowled by Imran Tahir. The Sanju and Billings partnership was of 69 runs.

Sanju Samson kept hitting the big boundaries alongside Rishabh Pant 31(22), Pant hit 2 sixes before getting run out by Mayank Agarwal. Corey Anderson came in to bat and was not out until the end while Sanju Samson completed his century. With 5 sixes and 8 fours Sanju Samson scored 102 run in 63 balls getting out bowled by Adam Zampa. Delhi Daredevils were 166/4 when Chris Morris walked in to bat. Chris score 32 runs in 9 balls with 4 fours and 3 sixes. And the end of 20 overs Delhi Daredevils reached 205/4

Rising Pune Supergiant had a big total to chase. With opening batsmen Ajinkya Rahane and Mayank Agarwal RPS manged to 24 runs when Rahane 10(9) was out caught Samson bowled Zaheer Khan. Soon Mayank Agarwal was out caught Chris Morris bowled Zaheer.

Faf du Plessis 8(7) and Tripathi 10(5) also got out quickly to RPS bowler Nadeem and Moriss. Ben Stokes 2(5) and Dhoni 11(14) too could not take the score much ahead. Rajat Bhatia 16(17) and Deepak Chahar tried their best to take the score ahead. RPS were only 100 in 14.1 over when Chahar14(6) got out caught behind bowled Zaheer.

Amit Mishra finished the innings with wicket of Ashok Dinda 7(7) Rising Pune Supergiant reached 108/10 in 16.1 overs. Mishra bowling figures were 3 overs 11 runs 3 wickets. Zaheer Khan bowled 3 overs 20 runs taking 3 wickets.

Delhi Daredevils won the match by 97 runs. Sanju Samson got Man of the match.

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