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Sritama Panda

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Perennially savouring a concoction of sport, music and literature from my regular cauldron.

featurecricket3 months ago

IPL SRL | DC  vs KKR Evaluation Chart - Sunil Narine dons invincibility in crushing Delhi Capitals

On a day when Kolkata’s batting unit enjoyed a great day on the field, Delhi’s reciprocation couldn’t really match up with the high-scoring momentum. While Sunil Narine scored an unbeaten 91 to take KKR to 183/3, Delhi was void of a similar performance and they ended up on 166/4, losing by 17 runs.
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featuresports3 months ago

Throwback Thursday | Shane Warne’s ball of the century

Welcome to a session where we unfold a moment from history that remains a significant part of the sport we love and is, perhaps, very close to our hearts. Here we unravel our weekly special segment ‘Throwback Thursday’, where we take a trip down memory lane and revisit the 'Ball of the century'.
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featurecricket3 months ago

IPL SRL | SRH vs KKR Evaluation Chart -  Sandeep Sharma’s last-ball heroics renders KKR’s efforts futile

SRH dominated today’s SRL contest against KKR right from the start of the latter’s chase and the 2-run margin of win showcases how close the game ended. There was significant resistance from the KKR middle-order, led by Karthik and Russell, but it failed to complete the chase as SRH won by 2 runs.
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featuresports3 months ago

What if Shane Bond hadn’t lost two years to stress fracture injury

Growing up, many youngsters across the world have tried emulating Shane Bond’s action as he was a spectacle to the cricket fraternity and could’ve been a legend if not for recurrent injuries. But what if Bond’s potentially glorious ODI career wasn’t marred by the stress fracture in 2003?
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featurecricket3 months ago

IPL SRL | MI vs RCB Evaluation Chart - Rahul Chahar spins game away from Bangalore’s clutches

One would expect such a thriller of a contest between Mumbai and Chennai, but it was RCB who challenged Rohit Sharma’s team to a final-over thriller. Despite the unbeaten 66-run partnership between Dube and Morris, it was Rahul Chahar’s economic bowling that sealed a 7-run wicket for Mumbai.
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featurecricket3 months ago

IPL SRL | CSK vs MI Evaluation Chart - Mumbai’s team effort pours water on du Plessis’ fire power

When the two best teams in the IPL meet fans expect magic to happen but today’s game was pretty one-sided in Mumbai Indians’ favour. Despite du Plessis’ 77 (off 46), it was the opening partnership of 106 between Rohit and QDK that turned out to be match-winning as CSK were handed an 8-wicket defeat.
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featuresports4 months ago

Friday Fights | The Big ODI Fight - Kumar Sangakkara vs Brian Lara

Barely half a generation apart, here are two HUGE names in cricket with the ability to change any 50-over game around for their respective teams. Welcome to the July 3 edition of ‘Friday Fights’ and today, it’s the battle between Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara and Brian Lara of West Indies.
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featurecricket4 months ago

New Zealand and cricket’s two-way street to all solutions

Exposing all stumps, making room and prancing down his ground, Kane Williamson had smashed a six to remember in the group stage game against co-hosts Australia. While Pat Cummins’ stunned eyes gazed at the sky following the way of the ball, the best game of the 2015 World Cup was won by the Kiwis.
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featurecricket4 months ago

IPL SRL | CSK vs KXIP Evaluation Chart - CSK succumb to Mayank- Maxwell partnership in high-scoring thriller

Thanks to a gigantic 154-run 3rd-wicket partnership between Agarwal(93 off 40) and Glenn Maxwell (70* off 46), Punjab were able to pull off a 212-run chase in the 20th over, winning the game by seven wickets. Both Chennai openers, du Plessis and Watson, scored half-centuries in CSK’s total of 211/5.
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featurecricket4 months ago

IPL SRL | RR vs SRH Evaluation Chart -  Ruthless Jos Buttler condemns Hyderabad to embarrassing loss 

Rajasthan dominated today’s IPL SRL contest against Hyderabad right from the start and throughout the game and that is evident from the nine-wicket margin of win. There wasn’t any significant resistance from Hyderabad either as Buttler led the 116-run chase by Rajasthan in 15.4 overs.
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