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featurecricket20 days ago

IPL 2020 | Today I Learnt: KKR vs KXIP - The Mujeeb conundrum and Shubman Gill’s gear-switch

Kings XI Punjab’s rotten run in the 13th edition of the IPL continued as after having KKR by the scruff of their neck at one stage, the KL Rahul-led side endured an embarrassing choke to slump to a two-run defeat. Requiring 22 off the last 3 overs, Pooran’s wicket turned the game in KKR’s favour.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket21 days ago

IPL 2020 | Ishan Porel will get a game at some point in the season, confirms KL Rahul

Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul, post his side’s 69-run defeat versus Sunrisers, revealed that he was impressed with how young Ishan Porel has been bowling in the nets and confirmed that the pacer will get a game later in the season. Porel was a breakthrough star in the 2019/20 Ranji season.
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featurecricketa month ago

How KL Rahul’s Kings XI Punjab found themselves struggling at 1-3 and not cruising at 3-1

Everyone wants a fairy tale, which has KL Rahul performing to his best and helping the Kings XI Punjab under Anil Kumble’s leadership to lift that coveted trophy for the first time in the history of the tournament to keep Preity Zinta happy. But, that’s far from what they are achieving right now!
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket8 months ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | KL Rahul's wicket motivated me, feels Ishan Porel

Dismissing KL Rahul motivated me to perform even better in the second semi-final against Karnataka at Eden Gardens, felt Ishan Porel. His menacing spell came when Bengal needed him the most, he swung the ball but it was his accuracy which challenged the opposition batters every single time.
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newscricket8 months ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | BEN v KAR - Bowlers, Devdutt Padikkal keep Karnataka alive

A stellar collective second-innings show from Karnataka’s bowling attack followed by a resilient half-century from Devdutt Padikkal helped Karnataka keep their hopes of a Ranji final alive at Kolkata. Set 352 to win in the fourth innings, Karnataka reached 98 for three at stumps on day three.
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newscricket8 months ago

VIDEO | Umpire rejects KL Rahul’s 'DRS' request for not offering a shot

In the encounter between Karnataka and Bengal, KL Rahul after being given out caught in front without offering a shot was denied a review. The current limited-DRS system does not allow for a review if the batsman has shouldered arms for an LBW decision, leaving Rahul unsatisfied in the encounter.
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newscricket8 months ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Sought experienced Ashok Dinda’s help before semis, reveals Ishan Porel

Bengal pacer Ishan Porel has revealed that he had sought the advice of experienced, but out-of-favour, Ashok Dinda ahead of their semi-final clash against Karnataka at the Eden Gardens. Porel bagged a five-wicket haul in the first-innings as Karnataka were bowled out for 122 on Sunday. 
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newscricket8 months ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | BEN v KAR - Ishan Porel fifer gives Bengal massive first-innings lead

Ishan Porel’s fifer helped Bengal bundle out visitors Karnataka for a mere 122 to establish a massive 190-run first-innings lead in the second semi-final of the 2019-20 Ranji season in Kolkata. Helped by Anustup Majumdar’s 149, Bengal had posted in excess of 300 in their first bout.
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newscricket8 months ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | ODI v BEN - Bengal build on precious first innings lead

Building on a precious 82-run first-innings lead against Odisha in the second quarter-final at the DRIEMS Ground in Cuttack, Bengal reached 79 for two at stumps on day three. Earlier, three-fers from Ishan Porel, Nilkantha Das, and Mukesh Kumar helped Bengal restrict Odisha to just 250.
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newscricket9 months ago

IND A vs NZ A | Cleaver misses out on double ton as Panchal and Gill hold fort for India A on Day 3

Day 3 of the first unofficial Test between India A and New Zealand A saw the Kiwis declare their innings for 562, after a dominant performance, as Dean Cleaver missed out on a well-deserved double ton. The visitors ended the day on 127/2, still trailing by 219, with Gill and Panchal at the crease.
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