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IPL 2017 Match No 27 Knight Riders defend small total in style, RCB 49 all out

One hundred and thirty-two runs. That’s all Royal Challengers Bangalore needed. A little over 13 runs per wicket, only 6.6 runs an over, with Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in their side. Against quality pace bowling led by the astute Gautam Gambhir, the most glittering batting line-up in Twenty20 cricket sensationally collapsed to 49 all out, the lowest score in the IPL and the 10th-lowest in all Twenty20 cricket. Not one man reached double figures. This was only the 10th time in the IPL that a total…

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IPL 2017 Match No 26: Kings XI defend 188 for first away win

Kings XI Punjab 188 for 7 (Amla 65, Axar 34, Tye 2-35) beat Gujarat Lions 162 for 7 (Karthik 58*, Cariappa 2-24) by 26 runs Scorecard and ball-by-ball details Kings XI Punjab won the critical moments of a T20, with both bat and ball, to record only the 11th instance of a team successfully defending a total in 26 matches this IPL. They got to 188 with Hashim Amla following up a century in his previous game with a 40-ball 65 that was also filled with sparkling strokeplay. Then Axar…

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IPL 2017 Match No 25: McClenaghan, Bumrah help Mumbai extend lead at top

Batting first for the first time in six matches, Mumbai Indians never really got going on a bouncy Wankhede Stadium pitch that also provided grip for spin and cutters, and only managed a total of 142. It turned out, however, to be more than enough to give them their sixth win in seven matches and strengthen their position on top of the IPL table. A couple of early wickets put an inexperienced Daredevils batting line-up under pressure, and the top half fell away in no time. They lost five wickets…

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IPL 2017 Match No 24: Nerveless Dhoni pulls off last-ball victory

Rising Pune Supergiant 179 for 4 (Dhoni 61*, Tripathi 59, Rashid 1-17) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 176 for 3 (Henriques 55*, Christian 1-20) by 6 wickets Scorecard and ball-by-ball details The finisher is not finished yet. MS Dhoni struck a 34-ball 61 to help clean up some of the mess he himself created as Rising Pune Supergiant chased down 177 with a last-ball boundary. Dhoni’s slow start of 26 off 23 balls had converted an equation of 90 off 55 into 47 off 18, but he took out the best bowler…

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IPL 2017 Match No 23: Raina assault too hot for Knight Riders

Gujarat Lions 188 for 6 (Raina 84, McCullum 33, Kuldeep 2-33) beat Kolkata Knight Riders 187 for 5 (Uthappa 72, Narine 42) by four wickets Scorecard and ball-by-ball details Suresh Raina displayed all the elements that have made him a T20 stalwart – strong bottom hand, powerful wrists, tactful strike-rotation, fierce ball-striking and handy offspin – to eke out a four-wicket win that breathed life into Gujarat Lions’ campaign. Their second win in six games temporarily lifted them off the bottom of the table. But this was no walk in…

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IPL 2017 Match No 22: Mumbai top order destroys Kings XI in highest successful chase

Mumbai Indians 199 for 2 (Buttler 77, Rana 62*, Parthiv 37) beat Kings XI Punjab 198 for 4 (Amla 104*, Maxwell 40) by eight wickets Scorecard and ball-by-ball details In the best batting conditions of the IPL, Mumbai Indians coasted to their highest successful IPL chase to reclaim their spot atop the points table. A target of 199 should have been more daunting but such was their dominance that by the 15th over of the innings, the required rate was 1.6. All of that meant Hashim Amla‘s maiden T20 hundred,…

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Taj Mansingh hotel to be auctioned after SC rejects Tata group’s petition

SC tells India Hotels Company Ltd to vacate the hotel within six months of auction The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to E-auction Taj Mansingh hotel, thereby rejecting Tata’s plea to stall the auction. Taj Mansingh hotel is presently run by Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL). The apex court made it clear that if Tata group losses E-auction then within period of six months, Tata group will have to vacate the premises. Earlier on March 3, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) told the apex court…

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IPL 2017 Match No 21: Williamson and Dhawan overwhelm Daredevils

Sunrisers Hyderabad 191 for 4 (Williamson 89, Dhawan 70, Morris 4-24) beat Delhi Daredevils 176 for 5 (Iyer 50*, Samson 42, Siraj 2-39) by 15 runs Scorecard and ball-by-ball details Kane Williamson, playing his first match of the season, made an imperious 89 off 51 balls, which propelled Sunrisers Hyderabad to their fourth win out of four matches at home. Williamson had struck two two fifties in four T20Is this year, and was named New Zealand’s T20 international player of the year last month. Yet, he could not break into…

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Red beacons banned on VIP vehicles, including PM’s; emergency services exempt

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to ban the use of red beacons atop vehicles of dignitaries and government officials, including the Prime Minister and the President. The decision comes into effect from May 1. The move means beacons — the blue flasher — will be allowed only on vehicles belonging to the fire service, police, army and ambulances, to ensure passage through traffic. “In a historic decision, the Cabinet has decided that beacon lights will be removed from all vehicles, barring emergency services vehicles, from May 1,” road transport…

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IPL 2017 Match No 20: Gayle blitz, Chahal guile reinvigorate RCB

Royal Challengers Bangalore 213 for 2 (Gayle 77, Kohli 64, Jadhav 38*) beat Gujarat Lions 192 for 7 (McCullum 72, Kishan 39, Raina 23, Chahal 3-31) by 21 runs Scorecard and ball-by-ball details Chris Gayle hadn’t made a half-century in 17 T20 innings. His strike rate among openers who had faced a minimum of 50 deliveries prior to this game was the slowest. On Tuesday, a spot opened up after AB de Villiers’ late pull out because of an injury. It meant IPL’s most successful opening partnership of Virat Kohli…

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