IPL Resumes After Two-Day Break

 May 19, 2014   R K Gupta


After a two-day break, IPL matches resumed on Sunday with two games. In the first, AB de Villiers turned the game on its head and led RCB to a thrilling victory over CSK at Ranchi, while at Cuttack later, Sunrisers lost against KKR. In the three matches before the break, SRH had succumbed to might […]

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MI’s Second Win, A Disciplined KKR Beat DD And Big Max Powers KXIP Victory Over CSK

 May 8, 2014   R K Gupta

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IPL matches on Tuesday and Wednesday were high-scoring contests. At Mumbai on Tuesday, a late charge by MI batsmen helped them log their second straight win in two matches. However, having lost the first five, it is still an uphill task for them to finish within the top four. On Wednesday, batting second at the […]

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Rollicking KKR Suffers Sudden Paralysis Against RR As CSK Dominate Daredevils at Delhi

 May 6, 2014   R K Gupta

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Gautam Gambhir won the toss and took to the field, presumably to go after the target with due planning. RR’s final score of 171 did not bother Gambhir as he mounted a big century opening stand with the in-form Robin Uthappa. RR did not appear to have much chance, when KKR needed just 50 runs […]

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CSK Had Better Plans As They Beat KKR In Rain-Curtailed First IPL2014 Game In India

 May 3, 2014   R K Gupta

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The India-leg of IPL began with rain in Ranchi. It wasn’t known until 9 PM as to when the game would begin. Finally, it was announced that the 17-over per side match would get underway at 9.40 PM. The other restrictions were; a) the 5-over power-play and; b) only 2 bowlers allowed to bowl 4 […]

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Mumbai Lose Fourth Successive Match But CSK Show Their Mettle to Sun-Risers

 April 28, 2014   R K Gupta

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When you win the toss and elect to bat in a T20 game, the obvious purpose is you have a target in mind that the opposition cannot reach. In the case of Mumbai Indians all their targets have been so dismally low that any opposition can overhaul that without too much trouble. In a strange […]

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RCB’s Woeful Slump Against RR as KXIP Record Fourth Straight Win

 April 27, 2014   R K Gupta

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After coming out on tops in their first two matches, RCB took an about turn by snatching an unexpected defeat from the jaws of a certain victory against KKR on Thursday. On Saturday, the team did much worse, after being put into bat by RR, who won the toss. In the simmering Dubai heat, it […]

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Sunrisers Beat DD in a Tight Finish but Mumbai Indians Disappoint Yet Again

 April 26, 2014   R K Gupta

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In Friday’s two IPL matches, played at the Dubai International Cricket stadium, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s true batting strength came to the fore. They lost just one wicket but each of the three batsmen played his part in amassing a match-winning total of 184/1 at the end of 20 overs. The victory target of 185 was stiff […]

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Last-Ball Win For KKR In A Thriller Against RCB at Sharjah

 April 25, 2014   R K Gupta

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During the entire tenure of the game on Thursday night, Kolkata Knight Riders never looked like the side, which could take the victory away from Royal Challengers Bangalore. Even at the start of the last over, they had the accomplished South African duo of AB de Villiers and Albie Morkel, who are gifted with the […]

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Jadeja’s All-Round Performance Helps CSK Defend a Low Score Against Royals

 April 24, 2014   R K Gupta

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The FM Gold Channel of All India Radio features a daily evening program called Sports-Scan at 8.30 PM Indian Standard Time. The narrators usually invite known experts, who specialize in various sports. These specialists air their views on past, present and future sporting events. On Wednesday the CSK were already batting, when the program began. […]

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Oh Boy!! KXIP’s Maxwell Fired on Al l Cylinders Yet Again to Sink Sun-risers Hyderabad

 April 23, 2014   R K Gupta

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In Tuesday night’s match played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Shikhar Dhawan won the toss for Sunrisers Hyderabad and asked Kings XI Punjab to bat first. The decision was presumably aimed at precluding the KXIP batsmen to mount their now famous herculean chases. But little did poor Dhawan know that the Big Max was ready for […]

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QDelhi Capitals DC148616
QSunrisers Hyderabad SRH147714
QRoyal Challengers Bangalore RCB147714
5Kolkata Knight Riders KKR147714
6Kings XI Punjab KXIP146812
7Chennai Super Kings CSK146812
8Rajasthan Royals RR146812


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