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Sritama Panda


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

featuresports6 days 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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featurecricket6 days 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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featurecricket9 days 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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featurecricket10 days 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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featurecricket11 days ago

IPL SRL | DC  vs RR Evaluation Chart - Ishant Sharma’s five-wicket haul sends Rajasthan packing

On a day when Delhi’s batting unit enjoyed a great day on the pitch, Rajasthan’s reciprocation couldn’t really match up with the high-scoring momentum. With Ishant Sharma striking in the opening and death overs, Rajasthan’s chase was powered down significantly as they lost the game by 47 runs.
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featurecricket12 days ago

IPL SRL | CSK vs KKR Evaluation Chart - Shardul Thakur’s four-fer seals victory for Chennai

The game between Kolkata and Chennai had its elements that made the contest a good watch with both the teams having a good day with the ball, especially Thakur who bagged four wickets for CSK. But in the end, it was the death overs that made the difference and helped CSK win by three wickets.
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featurecricket18 days ago

IPL SRL | RCB vs SRH Evaluation Chart - Chahal hattrick puts Williamson’s effort in vain

It was a game that saw two incredible third-wicket partnerships from both sides but in the end, it was the Kohli-ABD duo that overpowered Williamson and Pandey’s efforts. Chahal’s timely hattrick took the game away from SRH as the Bangalore side sealed the game in the final over by a 19-run margin.
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featurecricket19 days ago

IPL SRL | RCB vs KKR Evaluation Chart - Shubhman Gill sails the ship for Kolkata yet again

The Kolkata Knight Riders side are blessed with an able batting side and it was at the team’s disposal once again, this time Shubhman Gill, who added 53 off 42, taking the lead. In the end, RCB were handed a last-over defeat, a margin of three wickets, despite captain Virat Kohli’s efforts.
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featurecricketa month ago

IPL SRL | CSK vs RR Evaluation Chart - Jos Buttler blitzkrieg smothers Chennai in one-sided affair

Rajasthan Royals walked into the game against Chennai Super Kings with a defeat against KKR in the recent IPL SRL encounter, but they turned their fate around as Jos Buttler left CSK in tatters. While Rajasthan’s bowling unit looked in good touch, CSK bowlers had a bad day at the field.
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featurecricketa month ago

IPL SRL | CSK vs DC Evaluation Chart - Delhi spinners bowl CSK out of game to clinch victory

The Delhi Capitals side are blessed with an able top order and it was at the team’s disposal once again, today, with their top four taking charge. In the end, the hosts were handed a convincing defeat, a margin of 57 runs, by the Delhi Capitals side despite the Chennai middle-order’s late effort.
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