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Dubai : Prithvi Shaw on Friday starred with a 43-ball 64 to help Delhi Capitals to 175/3 against Chennai Super Kings at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here. He was also involved in a 94-run opening stand with Shikhar Dhawan (35). After the openers’ dismissals Rishabh Pant (37 not out) and captain Shreyas Iyer (26) […]

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Dubai : Prithvi Shaw on Friday starred with a 43-ball 64 to help Delhi Capitals to 175/3 against Chennai Super Kings at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here. He was also involved in a 94-run opening stand with Shikhar Dhawan (35).

After the openers’ dismissals Rishabh Pant (37 not out) and captain Shreyas Iyer (26) scored 58 for the third wicket to build on the solid foundation.

Shaw and Dhawan started patiently before dictating the flow of the game throughout the first half of the DC innings. It was Piyush Chawla who provided the breakthrough for CSK as Dhawan looked to up the ante after the 10th over. He tried a reverse sweep but ended up taking the ball on the pads. The umpire raised the finger and Dhawan walked without bothering to take a review.

Interestingly, replays showed that Deepak Chahar had got an inside edge off Shaw that was collected by Dhoni but no CSK player appealed for the catch and it went unnoticed. Eventually, Chawla got Shaw in his next over with MS Dhoni stumping the 20-year-old.

Shreyas was dismissed in the 19th over by Sam Curran with Dhoni diving to his right to complete the catch.

Brief scores: Delhi Capitals 175/3 off 20 overs (Prithvi Shaw 64, Rishabh Pant 37 not out; Piyush Chawla 2/33)

 (IANS)

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I’m Not Being Sexist Or Blaming Anushka Sharma For Virat Kohli’s Failure: Sunil Gavaskar https://kalingatv.com/sports/im-not-being-sexist-or-blaming-anushka-sharma-for-virat-kohlis-failure-sunil-gavaskar/ https://kalingatv.com/sports/im-not-being-sexist-or-blaming-anushka-sharma-for-virat-kohlis-failure-sunil-gavaskar/#respond Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:02:13 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=184615 Gavaskar

New Delhi: My comments on Anushka Sharma, Bollywood actor and wife of Royal Challengers Bangalore and India captain Virat Kohli, has been misinterpreted, former India captain and commentator Sunil Gavaskar clarified on Friday. Gavaskar faced the ire on social media for a remark he made on Anushka helping Kohli with his practice during the lockdown, […]

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New Delhi: My comments on Anushka Sharma, Bollywood actor and wife of Royal Challengers Bangalore and India captain Virat Kohli, has been misinterpreted, former India captain and commentator Sunil Gavaskar clarified on Friday.

Gavaskar faced the ire on social media for a remark he made on Anushka helping Kohli with his practice during the lockdown, with the actress herself demanding an explanation from the legendary former India captain in a post on her social media handle.

“As you hear from the commentary, Aakash [Chopra] and I were doing commentary for an Hindi channel. And Aakash was talking abot the fact that there has been very little chance for proper practice for everybody. That has actually shown in the rustiness of some of the players in their first matches,” Gavaskar told India Today.

“Rohit [Sharma] didn’t strike the ball well in his first match, MSD [Mahendra Singh Dhoni] didn’t strike the ball well, Virat [Kohli] also didn’t strike the ball. Most of the batsmen have because of the lack of practice,” he said.

Gavaskar further explained. “That was the point that was being made. Virat also had no practice and the only practice that they had when they were seen them playing in their building compund and Anushka was bowling to him. That’s what I said,” he said.

“She was bowling to him, that’s all. Where am I blaming her? Where am I being sexist in this? I am just stating what was seen in the video which was maybe recorded by somebody in the neighbouring buildings and then put up. That’s the only thing I am doing.”

Gavaskar said that the point he was trying to make was that there was “no practice for anybody, including Virat in the lockdown”.

“I am not being sexist. If somebody, has interpreted it, what can I do?” he said. “I would like to say it again: Where am I blaming her? I am not blaming her. I am only saying that the video said that she was bowling to Virat. Virat has played only that bowling during the lockdown period. It’s a tennis ball, a fun game that people have to pass time [with] during the lockdown. That’s all. Where am I blaming her for Virat’s failures?”

(IANS)

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Anushka Sharma hits back Sunil Gavaskar for his ‘distasteful’ comment https://kalingatv.com/sports/anushka-sharma-hits-back-sunil-gavaskar-for-his-distasteful-comment/ https://kalingatv.com/sports/anushka-sharma-hits-back-sunil-gavaskar-for-his-distasteful-comment/#respond Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:28:14 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=184563

Mumbai: Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma on Friday hit back at legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar for his comment against her husband, cricketer Virat Kohli, during the Thursday IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), which Kohli captains, and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Gavaskar was a commentator during the match that RCB lost by 97 runs. Opining […]

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Mumbai: Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma on Friday hit back at legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar for his comment against her husband, cricketer Virat Kohli, during the Thursday IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), which Kohli captains, and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).

Gavaskar was a commentator during the match that RCB lost by 97 runs. Opining on Kohli’s poor form during the match, the former Indian opener made a snide remark involving Anushka that many thought was in poor taste.

Anushka took to Instagram Stories and posted a long note expressing disapproval over Gavaskar’s comment.

She wrote: “That, Mr Gavaskar, your message is distasteful is a fact but I would love for you to explain why you thought of making such a sweeping statement on a wife accusing her for her husband’s game? I’m sure over the years you have respected the private lives of every cricketer while commenting on the game. Don’t you think you should have equal amount of respect for me and us?”

“I’m sure you can have many other words and sentences in your mind to use to comment on my husband’s performance from last night or yourwords only relevant if you use my name in the process?”

“It’s 2020 and things still don’t change for me. When will I stop getting dragged into cricket and stop being used to pass sweeping statements?”

“Respected Mr. Gavaskar, you are a legend whose name stands tall in this gentleman’s game. Just wanted to tell you what I felt when I heard you say this.”

Kohli dropped two catches and did not have a great outing during their 97 run defeat against Kings XI Punjab in Dubai on Thursday night.

Gavaskar in the commentary box made an unsavoury comment involving the cricketer’s wife Anushka.

Many on social media have expressed outrage and criticised Gavaskar. Some even demanded that the legendary cricketer be removed from the commentary panel.

This is not the first time that the actress has been dragged into a cricket controversy related to Kohli.

(With Inputs from IANS)

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Kings XI Skipper KL Rahul Doesn’t Believe In Huge Expectations During A Game https://kalingatv.com/sports/king-xi-skipper-kl-rahul-doesnt-believe-in-huge-expectations-during-a-game/ https://kalingatv.com/sports/king-xi-skipper-kl-rahul-doesnt-believe-in-huge-expectations-during-a-game/#respond Fri, 25 Sep 2020 09:23:58 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=184516 KL Rahul

Dubai: Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul, who scored a brilliant century and guided his team to a terrific win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), believes the presence of head coach Anil Kumble has been a great motivation for all the players in the squad, especially the youngsters as they can learn a lot from […]

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Dubai: Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul, who scored a brilliant century and guided his team to a terrific win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), believes the presence of head coach Anil Kumble has been a great motivation for all the players in the squad, especially the youngsters as they can learn a lot from the experience of the legendary spinner.

Against RCB on Thursday, Rahul played an unbeaten knock of 132 runs off just 69 balls, helping his team set a monstrous 207-run target which Kings XI defended successfully by bundling the Virat Kohli-led side for 109 in the 17th over.

During the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), one topic which has been discussed a lot has been the Karnataka connection between Rahul and Kumble and the 28-year-old feels it has worked in favour of the team.

“…It’s important that the coach and the captain are someone who the team enjoys having around. Somebody like Anil Kumble comes in with so much experience. He has captained a franchise, he has been a part of teams and he has been involved with the league (IPL) for so many years,” Rahul said on Amstrad InsideSport Face 2 Face cricket series.

“He understands exactly what the team goes through and what the players go through during these two months of IPL. He has been through it himself. He is now in a coaching job, it helps the team, and it helps a captain like me who is captaining the team for the first time to have his experience and someone like him to fall back on to bounce some ideas.”

“Furthermore, we come from the same city and he has watched me grow, it’s a huge help. He has been someone who has supported me and supported all the players from Karnataka. Just to have him around makes a huge difference for youngsters and for the guys who have been playing for a while because there is so much to learn from him,” the Kings XI skipper added.

He believes that managing his batting, captaincy and wicket-keeping is as simple or hard as one wants it to be and that is the philosophy he goes by.

“For me, it has always been that I try to be in the moment, play one ball at a time whether in batting, captaincy or wicket keeping. I try to keep things simple. I am not a person who thinks too far ahead. I don’t go into a game or a tournament with huge expectations.

“For me it’s about enjoying each day and each opportunity and that’s the kind of mindset I want my players and my team to go with. I don’t want them to worry about what is going to happen in the 14th or 16th game whereas it’s about enjoying each opportunity and we are all fresh we could ever be.

“Everyone’s keen to go out there and create an impact. Every time we talk in the dressing room it is always about believing in the process and the preparation and just after that, come game time we have to believe that we have done everything we could do,” he added.

Commenting on the status of Chris Gayle, who still hasn’t played in IPL 2020, Rahul said: “Chris Gayle has been the biggest match-winner in T20 cricket and to not play a match-winner like Chris is a very hard decision for us.”

“The way he has come back after lockdown, the way he is batting, he is getting fitter and stronger by the day. He is striking the ball really well and some point in the tournament he will have a huge role to play,” he added.

(IANS)

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Kings XI Crush Royal Challengers in IPL 2020, K.L.Rahul hits century https://kalingatv.com/sports/kings-xi-crush-royal-challengers-in-ipl-2020-k-l-rahul-hits-century/ https://kalingatv.com/sports/kings-xi-crush-royal-challengers-in-ipl-2020-k-l-rahul-hits-century/#respond Fri, 25 Sep 2020 04:55:40 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=184439

Dubai: Captain K.L. Rahul on Thursday played an unbeaten knock of 132 runs off just 69 balls the highest individual score by an Indian in the league – that helped Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) crush Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 97 runs here on Thursday night. During his knock, Rahul also crossed the 2,000-run mark […]

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Dubai: Captain K.L. Rahul on Thursday played an unbeaten knock of 132 runs off just 69 balls the highest individual score by an Indian in the league – that helped Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) crush Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 97 runs here on Thursday night.

During his knock, Rahul also crossed the 2,000-run mark and helped his team to 206/3 in 20 overs. In reply, the Virat Kohli-led RCB capitulated and were all out for 109 in just 17 overs.

RCB was outclassed by their opponents in every department of the game as after Rahul’s blitzkrieg, the Punjab bowlers too rose to the occasion, with Murugan Ashwin and Ravi Ashwin scalping three wickets each and Sheldon Cottrell bagging two. Mohammed Shami and Glenn Maxwell took one wicket each.

Chasing a massive 207-run target, RCB batters never looked in control and Kohli-led side suffered a bating collapse, thanks to a discipline effort by Punjab bowlers.

It was only Aaron Finch (20), AB de Villers (28), Washington Sundar (30) and Shivam Dube (12) who were able to touch the double-digit mark as the rest of them failed severely.

Earlier, Rahul’s whirlwind knock contained 14 boundaries and seven hits into the stands. It was Rahul’s second IPL century and fourth overall in T20s. It was also the highest score by any Indian in the IPL as the KXIP captain surpassed the previous record of unbeaten 128 by Rishabh Pant.

Put into bat, Rahul and his opening partner Mayank Agarwal (26) handed an ideal start to their team as KXIP were 50 for no loss in the initial six overs.

Just in the seventh over, Yuzvendra Chahal came up with a breakthrough by dismissing Mayank Agarwal, who failed to the read the googly and the ball castled the wicket.

Rahul, however, kept the fight on as his side was 90/1 in 10 overs and received able support from Nicholas Pooran (17).

Shivam Dube dismissed Pooran in the 14th over.

The KXIP notched up his ton in 62 balls, thanks to his RCB counterpart Kohli, who dropped Rahul twice — at 83 and 90.

In the penultimate over, Rahul smoked lethal South African pacer Dale Steyn for 26 runs and remained unbeaten.

Brief scores: KXIP 206/3 in 20 overs (KL Rahul 132 not out, Mayank Agarwal 26; Shivam Dube 2/33) beat RCB 109 all out in 17 overs (Washington Sundar 30, AB de Villers 28; M Ashwin 3/21) by 97 runs.

(With Agency Inputs)

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IPL 2020, Match 6: KL Rahul show helps KXIP score mammoth 206/3 against RCB https://kalingatv.com/sports/ipl-2020-match-6-kl-rahul-show-helps-kxip-score-mammoth-206-3-against-rcb/ https://kalingatv.com/sports/ipl-2020-match-6-kl-rahul-show-helps-kxip-score-mammoth-206-3-against-rcb/#respond Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:50:25 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=184382 KL Rahul IPL 2020

Dubai: K.L. Rahul’s unbeaten 132 off 69 balls helped Kings XI Punjab score an imposing 206/3 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their IPL encounter here on Thursday. Rahul thus became the first player to score a century this season and his is also the highest individual score by an Indian in the IPL. Rahul opened […]

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Dubai: K.L. Rahul’s unbeaten 132 off 69 balls helped Kings XI Punjab score an imposing 206/3 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their IPL encounter here on Thursday.

Rahul thus became the first player to score a century this season and his is also the highest individual score by an Indian in the IPL.

Rahul opened the innings with Mayank Agarwal and the fact that the latter was the second highest scorer for KXIP with 26 shows how big Rahul’s contribution was. Rahul smashed 14 fours and seven sixes in his innings.

He was given two lifelines by none other than RCB captain Virat Kohli, who dropped catches off him in the 17th and 18th over. Rahul punished his national team captain for the dropped catches in the last two overs, smashing 26 runs off Dale Steyn in the 19th over and ending the 20th with a four and consecutive sixes.

This is the second time this season that a team has scored more than 200 in an innings. On Tuesday, Rajasthan Royals had scored 216/7 against Chennai Super Kings.

Brief scores: KXIP 206/3 in 20 overs (KL Rahul 132 not out, Mayank Agarwal 26; Shivam Dube 2/33) vs RCB

(IANS)

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Team India fitness levels behind others, Kohli tells PM https://kalingatv.com/sports/kohli-admits-india-fitness-levels-behind-others-during-fit-india-dialogue/ https://kalingatv.com/sports/kohli-admits-india-fitness-levels-behind-others-during-fit-india-dialogue/#respond Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:35:16 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=184288 Viart Kohli Fit India Dialogue

New Delhi: Virat Kohli, captain of the Indian cricket team, on Thursday admitted that while the fitness standards of the side has improved, they are still behind when compared with other teams in the world. While interacting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Fit India Dialogue, Kohli spoke about the importance of fitness and proper […]

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New Delhi: Virat Kohli, captain of the Indian cricket team, on Thursday admitted that while the fitness standards of the side has improved, they are still behind when compared with other teams in the world.

While interacting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Fit India Dialogue, Kohli spoke about the importance of fitness and proper diet to deal with the fast-paced nature of the world.

During the online session, PM Modi, among other things, inquired Kohli about the Yo-Yo test and whether the Indian skipper is also required to be part of the exercise.

“Sir, the test (Yo-yo) is very important considering the fitness point of view. When you’re looking at the global fitness levels and standards, our team’s level is still below that of the other teams. However, we are looking to take that higher, it’s a basic requirement,” Kohli said.

“T20Is and ODIs get over in a day. However, when you’re talking about a Test match, we have to play five days, play one full day, get back and return refreshed for the next day’s play. Considering this, the fitness benchmark is very important,” he added.

The Indian skipper further said he always takes the initiative and runs first for the test. “There is a condition, if I fail the test, I will also not be available for selection. I think this system and culture need to be set.

“Overall, the fitness level of the team is important. Our fast bowlers, who are the best in the world right now, are now able to give their full effort even on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th days. We always had the skill, but in crucial moments, our performances used to dip. The opposition team used to win.

“These days, due to our fitness, we are able to capitalise on the crucial moments of the game. The results are coming because of this. This benchmark is very important for elite sportsmen,” he added.

In a candid moment during their conversation, the prime minister also questioned the India captain whether Delhi’s Chhole Bhature business is suffering, considering Kohli – who has now turned into a vegan — has been staying away from his favourite street food.

In response, Kohli broke into laughter and said during his growing days, he was eating bad and trying out a lot of street food but the demands of the sport helped him understand the importance of staying fit.

“We were discussing a few minutes back, our native diet, the food from our region, I have noticed we have not had any health issues with it. From my own experience, I have seen my grandmother, she is very healthy. She eats simple home-cooked food. When I was growing up, I used to eat a lot of street food. Whenever I used to go play, I used to eat outside a lot. From a health point of view, I realised it wasn’t good,” the 31-year-old said

“Physical fitness and diet, focusing on these things brought about the changes in me. Just like our sport, our lives have also gotten faster and demanding. If we are not keeping up with it then we will be left behind,” he added.

Kohli is currently leading Royal Challengers Bangalore in the United Arab Emirates in their quest for their maiden title in the Indian Premier League.

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Australian Cricketer Dean Jones Dies Of A Sudden Cardiac Arrest https://kalingatv.com/sports/australian-cricketer-dean-jones-dies-of-a-sudden-cardiac-arrest/ https://kalingatv.com/sports/australian-cricketer-dean-jones-dies-of-a-sudden-cardiac-arrest/#respond Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:11:19 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=184304 dean jones dies

Bhubaneswar: Former Australian cricketer and commentator Dean Jones dies of a sudden cardiac arrest. He was 59 years old. He was a champion commentator whose presence and presentation of the game always brought joy to millions of fans said  Star India as a tribute to the former Cricketer. “We express our deep condolences to his […]

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Bhubaneswar: Former Australian cricketer and commentator Dean Jones dies of a sudden cardiac arrest. He was 59 years old.

He was a champion commentator whose presence and presentation of the game always brought joy to millions of fans said  Star India as a tribute to the former Cricketer.

“We express our deep condolences to his family and stand ready to support them in this difficult time. We are in touch with the Australian High Commission to make the necessary arrangements,” the statement added.

Jones played 52 Tests for Australia, amassing 3,631 runs at 46.55 with 11 centuries and 14 fifties. In 164 ODIs, Jones scored 6,068 runs at 44.61 with seven tons and 46 fifties.

 

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Mumbai Indians Defeat Kolkata Knight Riders By 49 Runs; Rohit Smashes A Quick 80 https://kalingatv.com/sports/mumbai-indians-defeat-kolkata-knight-riders-by-49-runs-rohit-smashes-a-quick-80/ https://kalingatv.com/sports/mumbai-indians-defeat-kolkata-knight-riders-by-49-runs-rohit-smashes-a-quick-80/#respond Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:04:31 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=184196 IPL 2020

Abu Dhabi:  Four-time champions Mumbai Indians rode on a quality knock from captain Rohit Sharma (80) and some decent show by their bowlers to hammer Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 49 runs in the fifth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Wednesday. After Mumbai, who were put […]

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Abu Dhabi:  Four-time champions Mumbai Indians rode on a quality knock from captain Rohit Sharma (80) and some decent show by their bowlers to hammer Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 49 runs in the fifth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Wednesday.

After Mumbai, who were put to bat, amassed a huge 195 for five wickets in 20 overs, their bowlers too stepped up and came all guns blazing to restrict their opponents to 146/9 in the allotted 20 overs.

Chasing the massive 196-run target, Kolkata lost both their openers — Shubhman Gill (7) and Sunil Narine (9) — within the first five overs with their scorecard reading 25/2. While Trent Boult dismissed Gill, James Pattinson accounted for Narine.

KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik (30) and NitishRana (24), however, scored at a brisk pace, taking their side past the 50-run mark in the next 2.4 overs.

The partnership didn’t last too long as Rahul Chahar trapped Karthik before the wicket in the 11th over. Just when KKR managed to add another six runs, Keiron Pollard sent Rana back to reduce the opponents to 77/4 in 11.4 overs.

Jasprit Bumrah, who conceded 43 runs in four overs against Chennai Super Kings, made a magnificent comeback and jolted KKR twice in an over. Both Eoin Morgan (16) Andre Russell (11) became the victim of Bumrah in the 16th over.

Boult struck again in the 17th over, this time to send back Nikhil Naik (1) as KKR reeled at 103/7. Pat Cummins, who had a horrible time with the ball earlier in the innings, showed his potential with the bat as he played a cameo of 12-ball 33 before being consumed by James Pattinson in the 19th over. Cummins innings somehow reduced the deficit but wasn’t enough to help KKR cross the line as the two-time IPL champions fell 49 short of the target.

For Mumbai, Bumrah, Pattinson, Rahul Chahar and Boult picked couple of wickets each.

Earlier, Mumbai Indians’ skipper Rohit led from the front with his explosive 54-ball 80 as his side posted a challenging 195/5 in the allotted overs. Rohit’s blitzkrieg was decorated with three boundaries and six hits into the stands.

Apart from Rohit’s innings, it was some lacklustre bowling and fielding from Kolkata Knight Riders that helped Mumbai reach a good total.

After putting MI into bat, KKR managed to contain MI opener Quinton de Kock (1) early. However, their joy didn’t last long as the next batsman Suryakumar Yadav, along with Rohit, repaired the early damage quite comfortably.

The duo forged a 90-run partnership for the second wicket, before Yadav while trying to steal a single fell short of the crease.

Saurabh Tiwary then provided ideal support to his skipper as the pair then stitched together a 49-run partnership before the former became a victim of Sunil Narine in the 16th over with Mumbai’s scorecard reading 147/3.

Rohit, however, continued the destruction with his bat and received good support from Hardik Pandya (18). The MI skipper and Hardik while trying to accelerate the run rate fell to Shivam Mavi and Andre Russell towards the business end of the innings before Keiron Pollard scored 13 runs from the final over to help their side reach a good total.

While Mavi picked two wickets, Russell and Narine bagged one each. Pat Cummins, the most expensive purchase at the player auction, had a disappointing outing as he leaked 49 runs from his three overs and remained wicketless.

Brief scores: Mumbai Indian 195/5 (Rohit Sharma 80, Suryakumar Yadav 47; Shivam Mavi 2/32) beat KKR 146/9 (Pat Cummins 33, Dinesh Karthik 30; James Pattinson 2/25) by 49 runs.

(IANS)

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IPL 2020, Match 5 : Rohit’s 80 takes MI to 195/5 against KKR https://kalingatv.com/sports/ipl-2020-match-5-rohits-80-takes-mi-to-195-5-against-kkr/ https://kalingatv.com/sports/ipl-2020-match-5-rohits-80-takes-mi-to-195-5-against-kkr/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 17:03:22 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=184113 Rohit Sharma

Abu Dhabi:  Rohit Sharma’s masterful 80 and some lacklustre bowling and fielding from Kolkata Knight Riders helped Mumbai Indians post 195/5 in the IPL match between the two sides at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Wednesday. Rohit nearly played through the innings for his side, falling to Pat Cummins only in the 18th over. […]

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Rohit Sharma

Abu Dhabi:  Rohit Sharma’s masterful 80 and some lacklustre bowling and fielding from Kolkata Knight Riders helped Mumbai Indians post 195/5 in the IPL match between the two sides at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Wednesday.

Rohit nearly played through the innings for his side, falling to Pat Cummins only in the 18th over. KKR managed to restrict MI in the last two overs after Rohit fell, with the four-time champions otherwise looking set to score more than 200 runs for much of the innings.

MI lost opener Quinton de Kock early. Suryakumar Yadav joined his skipper and the pair ended up giving their side a dominant start.

Rohit and Suryakumar put up 90 for the second wicket, before the latter fell while going for a risky double. Saurabh Tiwary and Hardik Pandya also gave able assistance to Rohit. Kieron Pollard, playing his 150th match for MI, tried to milk as many runs as he could from the last over, scoring 13 from seven balls.

Rohit made the most of the repeated short pitched deliveries that were bowled to him by the KKR bowlers, who had a forgettable day in the middle.

Pat Cummins, the most expensive international buy in the IPL, was creamed for 49 runs in three overs without tasting any success.

Brief scores: MI 195/5 (Rohit Sharma 80, Suryakumar Yadav 47; Shivam Mavi 2/32) vs KKR

(IANS)

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