In a format like the Indian Premier League, momentum plays an important role. While a team on a roll can make the impossible look regular, teams which haven’t managed to hit the right note can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Mumbai Indians (MI) finally became the first team to stop a marauding Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their tracks as they beat MS Dhoni’s men by 37 runs to register their second win in four matches and go above Rajasthan Royals in the table. CSK meanwhile suffered their first defeat in four outings.
Imran Tahir and Suresh Raina helped Chennai Super Kings (CSK) put one foot in the playoffs as they got past Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by five wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) return leg fixture at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.
Saeed Ajmal International Cricket Academy (SAICA) defeated Kings Cricket Academy by 81 runs during a tour match on Friday.
Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) chances of making it to the playoffs received a big boost when they registered a comprehensive seven-wicket win over over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Saturday.
KL Rahul’s unbeaten hundred and Chris Gayle’s half-century went in vain as Mumbai Indians defeated Kings XI Punjab by three wickets in an Indian Premier League match in Mumbai on Wednesday.
All-round Chennai Super Kings made short work of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), thrashing them by seven wickets in a lopsided Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter in Chennai on Tuesday. The victory saw the defending champions replace KKR at the top of the eight-team points table with 10 points from six matches.
Australia's Claire Polosak said it was a "special day" as she made history in becoming the first female umpire to stand in a men's one-day international.
Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri ruled out any clear favourites, nevertheless he rated his team as a top contender along with the hosts for the upcoming 50-over World Cup to be held in England.
Shreyas Iyer led from the front with a brilliant half-century as Delhi Capitals (DC) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by four wickets in a lopsided Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday.