featurecricket3 months ago

IPL 2019 | What worked and what didn’t – Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians romped home to another victory after beating CSK in the nerve-wracking final by a whisker to claim the IPL trophy for the record 4th time. The star-studded MI side have lived up to the expectations and were the team to beat this season on the back of some valiant performances.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricket3 months ago

IPL FInal | Player Ratings: Shane Watson’s fighting 80 in vain as CSK lose last-ball thriller

Shane Watson once again delivered in the big final and scored a fighting 80 to keep CSK afloat in the run chase, but a last over fumble cost them the game. Watson lacked support from one end as CSK fumbled on the last delivery where the side just needed 2 from the last ball.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricket3 months ago

IPL Final | Player Ratings: Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga overcome Shane Watson scare to help MI lift record fourth title

Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga pulled things back for MI in the last two overs after Shane Watson’s late blitzkrieg threatened to take the game away. After Kieron Pollard’s fighting knock, MI bowlers were right on the money and successfully defended 150 to lift their fourth IPL title.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricket3 months ago

IPL 2019 | Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians to fight contrasting realities in a game of bragging rights

"The start for us is not about runs, especially the first two overs. Our role, especially me and Watto, is to get through those first few overs. Because if we don't lose wickets in those first few overs, we play the powerplay better.”
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 months ago

IPL Qualifier 1 | Player Ratings - Suryakumar Yadav rises to occasion as Mumbai Indians enter final by beating Chennai Super Kings

Mumbai Indians became the first team to qualify for the final after they made Chennai Super Kings their bunny at Chepauk, keeping a decade-long affair in Chennai alive. Rahul Chahar also bowled brilliantly to account for a couple of wickets, but most importantly, gave away just 14 runs.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket3 months ago

IPL Qualifier 1 | Player Ratings - Chennai Super Kings made to play eliminator as Mumbai Indians keep Chepauk love story alive

Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni tried their level best to arrest the slide, but the lack of good total on the board resulted in CSK continued the trend of being Mumbai Indians’ bunny. While Rayudu’s innings need more than a trifling mention, Imran Tahir also gave his all to alter the course of the game.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket3 months ago

MI vs KKR | Player Ratings - Failure to capitalise on batting-friendly conditions cost KKR a berth in playoffs

After a good start, Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen struggled to get going and only managed a below par total of 133 in their 20 overs. Barring Chris Lynn and Nitish Rana, none of the batsmen posed a real threat against the pumped MI bowlers and were eventually eliminated from the tournament.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricket3 months ago

MI vs KKR | Player Ratings - Rohit Sharma, Lasith Malinga heroics eliminate KKR from 2019 IPL

Rohit Sharma played a match-winning knock after Lasith Malinga picked crucial wickets to end Kolkata Knight Riders’ hopes of making it to the playoffs. With this win, Mumbai Indians finished at the top of the points table and will now cross swords with Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricket4 months ago

IPL 2019 | Studs and Duds from Week 6 ft. David Warner, Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant

The 12th season of the Indian Premier League is approaching its fag end and as the race for qualification heats up, players are giving their 100% and then some more. While the battle within the battle is on with full flow, we compiled the heroes and duds from the last week in our fresh edition.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket4 months ago

IPL 2019 | Team of Week 6 ft. Shubman Gill, Andre Russell and MS Dhoni

Another nail-biting week of the IPL has come to end and it saw some young guns making the mark while the veterans rekindled memories of their prime with some monstrous hitting and effective captaincy. While Shubaman Gill scaled newer heights, MS Dhoni kept getting better like a fine wine.
Suraj Choudhari