Rajasthan Royals finally managed to script their second victory of the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) as Jos Buttler clattered 89 off 43 balls before Shreyas Gopal (13 off 7) rescued his side with the bat to beat Mumbai Indians by four wickets in yet another edge-of-the-seat contest at the Wankhede Stadium, here on Saturday.
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.