Sharma and Bumrah Kill KKR

by Roger Persaud Recreation and Sports
Mumbai Indians Karn Sharma had an all time best bowling performance taking four wickets and assisted by Jasprit Bumrah who took three ripping the Kolkata Knight Riders batting to shreds in the semifinal match of the 2017 Indian Premier league season at the M Chinnaswamy in Bangalore. The stars of this match were clearly the Mumbai bowlers Sharma took four for sixteen from four overs Bumrah three,for only seven from three and Mitchell Johnson snared two for 28 from his four ...
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Gambhir Ensures KKR Survival after rain

by Roger Persaud Recreation and Sports
Gambhir ensures KKR Survival After rain delay   Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir struck two sixes and two fours to beat the Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets with four balls to spare via the Duckworth-Lewis system in the Elimination game if the 2017 Indian Premier league season at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.   Set 48 to win in six overs after a lengthy rain delay Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled the first over to Chris Lynn struck who promptly launched the first ball ...
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Dhoni and Sundar Launch Pune into IPL Final

by Roger Persaud Recreation and Sports
Dhoni and Sundar launch Pune into IPL Final   Mahendra Singh Dhoni rolled back the clock smashing five sixes in a 26 ball 40 then, seventeen-year-old Washington Sundar grabbed three crucial wickets to put the Rising Pune Supergiant in the 2017 Final with a 20 run win at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.   Mumbai who earned their top of the table position with ten victories during the regular season won the toss and inserted the visitors to bat.Mitch McClenaghan disturbed the middle stump ...
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Magnificent Saha Keep Kings XI Hope Alive

by Roger Persaud Recreation and Sports
Magnificent Saha Keep Kings XI Hope Alive   Wriddhiman Saha's brilliant unbeaten 93 lifted Kings XI Punjab  to a massive 230/3, but even with that it took spectacular catches by Martin Guptill, Saha, and an excellent last over by Mohit Sharma to eke out a seven-run win over the Mumbai Indians in match 51 of the 2017 Indian Premier league season at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.   The Kings XI skipper Glenn Maxwell decided to move Saha up in the batting order to ...
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Iyer's 96 Shock Lion

by Roger Persaud Recreation and Sports
Iyer’s 96 Shock Lions   Shreyas Iyer led the Delhi Daredevils to an exciting two wicket victory over the Gujarat Lions in the 50th match of the 2017 Indian Premier league season at the Green Park in Kanpur. Chasing an imposing target of 195 set by the Lions earlier the Daredevils had a shaky start losing Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant in the second over with 15 runs on the board. Iyer was fantastic he only needed two partnerships to get Delhi within striking ...
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Sunrisers overpower Mumbai Indians

by Roger Persaud Recreation and Sports
Sunrisers overpower Mumbai Indians   Shikhar Dhawan crafted an unbeaten 52 to lead the Hyderabad Sunrisers to a seven-wicket victory over top of the table Mumbai Indians after the bowlers had stifled the Mumbai batsmen in the 48th Match of the 2017 Indian Premier League at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad. Skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat and the Sunrisers got an early breakthrough when off-spinner Mohammed Nabi bowled Lendl Simmons for one in the second over. Siddarth ...
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KKR Trash RCB Lions stun Kings

by Roger Persaud Recreation and Sports
Narine leads KKR Slaughter of RCB   Sunil Narine first grabbed two wickets for 25 runs in four overs then came back and pulverized the bowling for the fastest fifty in the history of the league. as the Kolkata Knight Riders made light work of Royal Challengers Bangalore with a six-wicket thrashing with 29 balls to spare in the 46th match of the 2017 Indian Premier League season at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Virat Kohli's team boasting a powerful world class batting ...
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Pant and Samson Lead Daredevils over Lions

by Roger Persaud Recreation and Sports
Pant and Samson lead Daredevils over Lions   Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson put on a magnificent 143 in ten overs to lead the Delhi Daredevils to a seven-wicket victory with 15 balls to spare as they successfully chased  208 set by the Gujarat Lions in the 42nd match of the 2017 Indian Premier League season at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.   .The two youngsters came together in the in the 3rd over when Karun Nair got an attempted ramp shot off ...
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Tripathi carries Supergiants over KKR

by Roger Persaud Recreation and Sports
Tripathi carries Supergiants over KKR Rahul Tripathi was almost a one man army putting the Royal Pune Supergiant on his shoulder and carrying them to a four-wicket win over the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 40th match of the 2017 IPL season at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Chasing 155 set by KKR after they were sent in Pune had an early setback losing Ajinkya Rahane in the second over with only eleven runs on the board. While almost all other batsmen struggled ...
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Mumbai in Top Four RCB Fall Again Stokes Ton Topple Lion

by Roger Persaud Recreation and Sports
Mumbai in Top Four RCB Fall Again  Stokes Ton Topples Lions The Mumbai Indians grabbed a spot in the four-team playoffs with a five-wicket victory over the hapless Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 38th match of the 2017 Indian Premier League season at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. RCB won the toss and batted Mandeep Singh was the first to go for 17 in the 4th over with the score on 31, Two overs later skipper Virat Kohli on drove a slower ...
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Daredevils Overpower Sunrisers

by Roger Persaud Recreation and Sports
Daredevils Overpower Sunrisers The Delhi Daredevils got a solid batting performance to overhaul the 185 set by the Sunrisers earning a six-wicket win in the 40th match of the 2017 Indian Premier League season at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. Delhi skipper Karun Nair in the role because of injury to regular captain Zaheer Khan won the toss and asked the surging Sunrisers to bat. Skipper David Warner the leading run scorer in the competition and his prolific partner Shikhar Dhawan ...
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Kings XI Decimate Daredevils Warner Leads Domination of KKR

by Roger Persaud Recreation and Sports
Kings XI decimate Daredevils Sandeep Sharma Varun  Aaron and Axar Patel led the Kings XI Punjab bowling attack that decimated the Delhi Daredevils for a paltry 67 runs in 17.1 overs then cruised to victory without losing a wicket in 7.5 overs in the 36th match of the 2017 Indian Premier League season at the Punjab Cricket Association in Mohali. Only three Delhi batsman achieved double figures but none passed 20. Corey Anderson scored 18 while Karun Nair and Kagiso Rabada each ...
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Lions Pound RCB

by Roger Persaud Recreation and Sports
Lions Pound RCB The Gujarat Lions added insult to the Royal Challengers Bangalore injuries with a seven-wicket pounding having more than six overs to spare in the 31st match of the 2017 Indian Premier League season at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore. Both teams needed a victory to remain in contention for the top four team playoff. RCB after the crushing defeat at the hands of KKR had their next match against The Sunrisers Hyderabad abandoned without a ball being bowled due to ...
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Pune Ends Mumbai Win Streak

by Roger Persaud Recreation and Sports
Pune Ends Mumbai Win Streak The Rising Pune Supergiants put an end to the Mumbai Indians six-game winning streak in the 28th match of the 2017 Indian Premier League at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.The home team skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected field, backing his prolific batsmen to chase any target the Supergiants could pose.   Pune’s openers provided an excellent start of 76 in 9.3 overs before Ajinkya Rahane well set on 38 from 32 balls including five fours ...
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Dhoni leads Supergiants to thrilling last ball victory Mumbai defend 148

by Roger Persaud Recreation and Sports
Dhoni leads Supergiants to thrilling last ball win Mumbai defend 148   MS Dhoni cracked an unbeaten 61 leading the Rising Pune Supergiants to a last ball six-wicket victory over the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 24th match of the 2017 Indian Premier League at the Maharashtra Cricket Stadium in Pune.   The former Indian captain famous for successfully finishing matches, but has been a slightly lacking in form lately displayed he had not lost his touch and provided another exciting finish for the home fans ...
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KKR win last over thriller and Sunrisers beat Kings XI

by Roger Persaud Reference and Education
KKR nip Daredevils and Sunrisers beat Kings XI Manoj Pandey cracked an unbeaten 69 leading the Kolkata Knightriders to a thrilling four-wicket victory over the Delhi Daredevils in the 18th match of the 2017 Indian Premier league at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. Delhi took strike after winning the toss and was delivered a solid platform of 53 before Sam Billings was caught behind off the bowling of Nathan Coulter-Nile for 21 at the start of the seventh over. Sanju Samson was ...
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Mumbai edge Gujarat Pune defeat Bangalore

by Roger Persaud Recreation and Sports
Mumbai edge Gujarat and Pune defeat Bangalore   Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma, and Kieron Pollard marshaled the run chase leading the Mumbai Indians to six-wicket victory in the 16th Match of the 2017 Indian Premier League at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. Mitch McClenaghan struck early after Mumbai won the toss and inserted the visitors Dwayne Smith cut hard but straight to  Rana act backward point. Brendon  McCullum and Suresh Raina built an 80 run partnership but needed eleven overs to accomplish that. The usually ...
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Kolkata strangle Hyderabad and Delhi trounce Punjab

by Roger Persaud Recreation and Sports
Kolkata strangle Hyderabad and Delhi trounce Punjab Kolkata Knight Riders beat the Sunrisers Hyderabad by 17 runs in the 14th match of the 2017 Indian Premier League season at Eden Gardens Batting first KKR again tried the strategy of using Sunil  Narine as a pinch hitter. However, on this occasion, Bhuvneshwar Kumar produced a beautiful inswinger yorker that was too precise for the Trinidadian and uprooted his off stump. Young leg spinning sensation Rashid Khan then unceremoniously clean bowled skipper Gautam Gambhir to set ...
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Mumbai and Gujarat enjoy success

by Roger Persaud Recreation and Sports
Mumbai and Gujarat enjoy success   Mumbai Indians came from behind to defeat the Royals Challengers Bangalore by four wickets in the 12th match of the 2017 Indian Premier League in Bengaluru while the Gujarat Lions thrashed the Rising Pune Supergiants by seven wickets with two overs remaining in match 13 of the IPL in Rajkot. Cricket fans were treated to a rarity when two hat tricks were achieved in two matches on the same day, first Samuel Badree dismissed Jos Butler in ...
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Gambhir Umesh and Narine crush Kings XI

by Roger Persaud Recreation and Sports
Gambhir Umesh and Narine crush Kings XI   Gautam Gambhir stroked an elegant unbeaten 72 Umesh Yadav grabbed four wickets while Sunil Narine bowled four miserly overs then opened the batting and smashed 37 to lead the Kolkata Knight Riders to a crushing eight-wicket victory with 21 balls to spare over the Kings XI Punjab in the eleventh match of the 2017 Indian Premier League at Eden Gardens.   Kings XI enjoyed a good start of 53 in five overs from Hashim Amla and ...
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