IPL 2018: On to the Qualifiers

The four Qualifiers of this year’s IPL were confirmed on the 16th over of the second innings of the last league match of IPL 2018. Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals are confirmed the the top four positions of IPL 2018 with the Qualifier 1 being played in Wankhede stadium…

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At the 137th edition, Chelsea added the 2018 FA Cup to their trophy cabinet with victory over Manchester United at Wembley on Saturday. A first half penalty at the 22nd minute by Eden Hazard ensured the Blues won the FA Cup for the eighth time. Manchester United didn’t have a shot on target in the…

IPL Teams – Qualifyng Scenarios.

Royal Challengers Bangalore They are on 12 points from 13 matches. Their last match is with Rajasthan Royals who are at the same position with an inferior net run rate. One has to make way for the other. If RCB wins and MI loses, they go through thanks to their superior net run rate. Kings…

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Inconsistent KKR batting order hangs MI in the balance

Again a batting order change by the Kolkata Knight Riders and again a defeat for them. When will they learn is a question everyone is asking the team management. Apparently the team management decided that Narine should not open the innings due to his weakness towards the short ball, but what they don’t understand time…

Newbie Gill destroys the mighty Super Kings

Shubhman Gill got his rightful batting position in the lineup of KKR and he didn’t disappoint. Gill dropped a massive catch of Dhoni during the first innings but surely he made up for it when he came out to bat and guided his team to a comfortable victory over the mighty Chennai Super Kings. Chasing…

IPL Match No.15 : KKR v RR Analysis

Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and decided to chase. Rajasthan Royals openers Rahane and Short started slowly with continuous overs of spin by KKR. Narine came for the fourth over and he was hit for four 4’s in his over by Rahane. Rahane was seemingly in good knock and a brilliant run out by…

Manchester City are the Champions of England

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IPL Match No.13 : KKR vs DD Analysis

KKR started their innings silently with a maiden over by Trent Boult. Hits and misses by both the openers, Narine and Lynn was building up the pressure. A brilliant bouncer by Boult saw Narine returning back scoring only a lone run. Uthappa came in and released the pressure by tinking more than a few sixes…

Juventus vs Real Madrid: Miracle to Controversy

Pic courtesy: UEFA Champions League Gianluigi Buffon, Juventus’s veteran goalkeeper, has lived through all the highs and lows of soccer, from winning the World Cup with Italy to getting relegated with his club because of a match-fixing scandal. But even by such standards, his exit from the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night will rank…

Manu Bhaker and Heena Sidhu clinch top medals in 10m Air Pistol

16 year old Manu Bhaker clinched the 10m Air Pistol Gold with a CWG record with Heena Sidhu finishing a distant second. Bhaker always looked in control remaining in first position throughout the qualifications and the Finals with none of the other competitors looking even close to matching her. Heena Sidhu made a great comeback…