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April 6, 2017

Hardik Pandya’s fireworks take Mumbai Indians to 184/8 vs RPS

Pune, April 6: All-rounder Hardik Pandya's last-over heroics helped Mumbai Indians recover from a mediocre position to post a healthy 184/8 against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in the second game of the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Thursday.Bengal medium pacer Ashoke Dinda was the culprit for the home side conceding 30 runs in the final over when Hardik (35 not out) hammered the right-armer for four sixes (including three consecutive) and a four to change the…

Pacer Umesh would have been big advantage, says Gambhir

Rajkot, April 6: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir on Thursday admitted the unavailability of in-form pacer Umesh Yadav in the first two away games came as a bit of a surprise, and added it's an opportunity for the other players to rise to the occasion.Yadav is likely to return for KKR's first home game against Kings XI Punjab on April 13 after taking a break due to long Test season with India. KKR play Gujarat Lions on Friday in their first game of the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League.…

IPL-10: Dhoni trolls Pietersen but in vain

Pune, April 6: Friendly banters have always been a part and parcel of cricket and this time it was two former Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) teammates -- Mahendra Singh Dhoni and England's Kevin Pietersen -- taking shots at each other in the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Mumbai Indians here on Thursday.In the second over of the match, Pietersen, who skipped playing this edition of the IPL and instead is at the commentator's box asked Pune's Manoj Tiwary on the microphone to tell Dhoni that the…

Rankings are fickle measurement of one’s success, says Chhetri

Bengaluru, April 6: Bengaluru FC star striker Sunil Chhetri on Thursday said consistency is not just a fillip in FIFA rankings, which is what Indian football will be seeking for the next few years.India on Thursday achieved their best-ever ranking of 101 in over two decades leaving behind Euro 2004 participants Latvia and Asian heavyweights DPR Korea. "In my opinion, rankings are a very fickle measurement of one's success and it is best to not get carried away by it," Chhetri said in a statement issued by…

IPL-10: Pune Supergiant elect to field vs Mumbai Indians

Pune, April 6: Rising Pune Supergiant won the toss and elected the field against Mumbai Indians in the second match of the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Thursday.For the visitors, all-rounders Krunal Pandya and Hardik Pandya made it to the playing eleven along with New Zealand pacers Tim Southee and Mitchell McClenaghan. For the hosts, Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be playing his first IPL match as a player and not a skipper after nine seasons and 143 matches. Teams: Rising Pune Supergiant: Ajinkya Rahane,…
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