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Bangladesh stunned India by 79 runs

India vs Bangladesh

It was like a revenge match for Bangladesh after quarter final defeat in last World Cup against India and they stunned India by 79 runs. It was a fearless and all round performance from motivated Bangladesh team.

Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat first. Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar started attacks from the beginning. Sarkar made 54 runs from 40 balls before go out when Bangladesh was at 102 runs. Rains interrupted the match for few minutes. After coming back to crease Bangladesh lost some back to back wickets which made their score to 149 for 4. Tamim Iqbal made 60 runs with 7 fours and 1 six. Then Shakib Al Hasan and Sabbir Rahman made a stand of 83 runs. Shakib made 52 runs while Sabbir Rahman scored 41 runs and Bangladesh got all out in 307 runs in 49.4 overs.

Aswin took 3 wickets while Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav took 2 wickets each. Mohit Sharma and Jadeja took 1 wicket each.

In chase of 308 runs, Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan also started well and built up a 95 runs stand, but after that Indian batting line up just collapsed and lost 5 wickets ...read more

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JSW is interested to buy Royal Challengers Bangalore

JSW is interested in RCB

Business giant JSW has confirmed that they are interested in the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Parth Jindal, JSW Group's Economic Analyst and son of Chairman Sajjan Jindal, confirmed that they are very much interested to buy the team.

It was reported in March that JSW can offer about $11-billion for the team, but at that time current team owner Vijay Mallya declined the news.

JSW sports are very much interested to build up a massive sports base in Karnataka and this can be their starting step.

Parth Jindal is the CEO of former I-League champions Bengaluru FC and is the key man behind building an Olympic Village for multi-discipline sports in Ballari later this year.

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Chanderpaul felt he deserves a farewell series

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

West Indies' veteran batsmen Shivnarine Chanderpaul felt that he deserved a respected farewell series form West Indies board. Chanderpaul was very much disappointed with way West Indies has ended his international career after he has been serving for a long time in national jersey. He mentioned that he has not retired from cricket

West Indies board has not included his name for the training squad for two test matches against Australia. Shivnarine Chanderpaul was not in a great form in last two series, he played six test matches where he made runs with 16+ averages. However Chanderpaul said that he was ...read more

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England won the first test match against New Zealand

NZ vs England

England won the first test match against New Zealand in Lord's on the final day.

It was England captain Alastair Cook and Ben Stokes who showed England the winning path.

New Zealand who chose to field first on the first day, bowled excellently in the first inning of England and were able to restrict England's score to 389 runs Joe Root (98 runs), Ben Stokes (92 runs), Jos Buttler (67 runs) and Moeen Ali (58 runs) had major contribution in the score. Boult and Matt Henry took 4 wickets each.

On 2nd day New Zealand batsmen were excellent too and they made a huge score of 523 runs. Except Corey Anderson all top 7 batsmen scored a decent runs. Kane Williamson was highest run scorer with 132. Guptill (70 runs), Ross Taylor ( 62 runs), Watling (61 runs), Latham (59 runs) and NZ captain Brendon McCullum (42 runs) are the major run scorer.

After trail by 134 runs England batted better than first innings specially Cook (161 runs) , Joe Root (84 runs) and Ben Stokes (101 runs) who pushed England's score to 478 runs.

In the final inning NZ needed 345 runs to win.But except Corey Anderson (67 runs) and Watling (59 ...read more

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Pakistan won first ODI by 41 runs against Zimbabwe

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe fought well but lost 1st one day match in 3 match series against Pakistan played at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. It was a high scoring match where Pakistan won the toss and elected bat first, scored huge 375 runs with loss of 3 wickets in 50 overs and in reply Zimbabwe's score was more unexpected, they scored 341 runs and lost the match by just 41 runs.

Pakistan to four batsmen made 75+ runs. Openers Mohammad Hafeez and captain Azhar Ali made a stand of 170 runs in 26 overs before Azhar got out in 79 runs, Hafeez also followed him just after 4 runs, he made 86 runs with 8 fours and 4 sixes.

After that Shoaib Malik and Haris Sohail continued with much aggressive way. They built up 201 runs of partnership in just 23 overs. Haris Sohail was not out in 89 runs from 66 balls with 6 fours and 2 sixes on the other hand Shoaib Malik made 112 runs in 76 balls with 12 fours and 2 sixes but he got out in the last of the inning. Only Zimbabwe bowler who bowled little better in his team was Prosper Utseya who took two wickets ...read more

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India will host SA in all form of cricket this year

india-vs-south-africa

India is going to host South Africa in a full cricket series in coming October. South Africa will start the tour with four match test series followed by an ODI series of five matches and after that India will face SA in 3 T20 matches.

Although the exact date have not been revealed yet by BCCI but they have announced the month and the venue.

The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) announced the venue in their official twitter account.

BCCI announced that test series will be played in Oct-Nov months and Ahmedabad, Delhi, Nagpur and Bangalore will host matches.

News Alert: Ahmedabad, Delhi, Nagpur & Bangalore will host Test matches against South Africa in 2015 (Oct – Nov) #IndvsSA

— BCCI (@BCCI) May 24, 2015

ODI matches have been scheduled in Chennai, Kanpur, MPCA, Rajkot and Mumbai

News Alert: Chennai, Kanpur, MPCA, Rajkot & Mumbai will host ODI matches against South Africa in 2015 (Oct – Nov) #IndvsSA

— BCCI (@BCCI) May 24, 2015

After that three T20 matches will be played in Kolkata, Mohali and Dharamshala

News Alert: Kolkata, Mohali, Dharamshala will host T20I matches against South Africa in 2015 ...read more

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Mumbai Indians won IPL for the second time

Mumbai Indians celebrating after winning IPL-2015 (copyright to BCCI)

Mumbai Indians bagged the IPL trophy for the second time, by defeating a strong side of Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs in the IPL2015 final. It was a perfect day for Mumbai who lost the toss and send to bat and batted excellently and in second half their bowlers were excellent too to stop strong batting side like CSK in 41 runs behind.

MI and CSK team before the final (copyrighted to BCCI)

CSK captain MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to field first and in the first over they got success by getting in-form Parthiv Patel in a run out from an excellent throw by Faf du Plessis.

Lendl Simmons and Rohit Sharma established the base for MI

Lendl Simmons and Rohit Sharma established the base for MI (copyright to BCCI)

After that MI captain Rohit Sharma came in and join Lendl Simmons . CSK bowlers were looked off form today. They could not break this partnership easily and these two added 119 runs to the board before both of them got out when Mumbai was 120 in 12 overs. Kieron Pollard and Ambati Rayadu continued with their explosive shots and at the end Harbhajan Singh's ...read more

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NZ strikes early but Root, Stokes fight back for England

NZ vs England

When people are worried about TEST cricket, an entertaining day occurred in test cricket in the first day of 1st test between England and New Zealand at Lord's, England, where NZ strikes early but Root, Stokes fight back for England.

Joe Root and Ben Stokes made 161 runs partnership

First hour of the match was totally dominated by New Zealand bowlers where they took 4 England batsmen in just 30 runs, among 4 Debutant Matt Henry took 2 wickets of Cook and Bell. When Host were struggling to stand in front of New Zealand fast bowlers, Joe Root and Ben Stokes gave a fight back and built up a solid partnership of 161 runs. Although both of them missed their centuries by few runs, they pulled up England from danger. After Stokes got out in his 92 runs Root continued with Jos Buttler, they added 60 runs on the scoreboard before Root got out in 98 runs. At that time NZ was probably hoping that they are going to finish first innings early. But some more action was pending from England tail Enders. Buttler and new batsman Moeen Ali made 103 runs partnership for 7th wickets. In the last bowl of the ...read more

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RCB won eliminator dominantly against Rajasthan Royals

RR vs RCB

Full of suspense and thrill was expected from the eliminator match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals. But RCB made it totally one sided and defeated Rajasthan by 71 runs.

RCB won the toss and elected to bat first. Chris Gayle and captain Virat Kohli started well but could not sustain the momentum and Gayle lost his wicket after making 27 runs when his team was at 41 runs. Kohli also got out just after 5 runs. At that time Rajasthan was slowly taking the charge of the match but AB de Villiers and Mandeep Singh kept their wickets and built up a solid partnership of 113 runs. When De Villiers (66 runs from 38 balls) got out RCB was at 159 runs. Mandeep continued and pushed the team's total to 180 runs with loss of 4 wickets. He was not out at 54 runs from 34 balls.

In reply Rajasthan batsmen just could not stand in front of RCB bowling line-up. Only Ajinkya Rahane made 42 runs, nobody else could cross even 15 runs and RR got all out in just 109 runs in 19 overs. All the bowlers from RCB side bowled excellently.

AB de Villiers has been declared as ...read more

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MS Dhoni fined for public comment against umpire decision

MS Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings has lost their 1st qualifier and another little bad news came after the match when skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been warned and fined 10 per cent of his match fee for “inappropriate public comments” to an umpire's decision after the match against Mumbai Indians. MS Dhoni is always known for his cool and calm nature in ground as well as outside of the ground.

But this time he made some comment regarding the a doubtful umpire's LBW decision against CSK opener Dwayne Smith, who has been got out in a full toss all from from Lasith Malinga in the first over. The decision was very doubtful because replays showed that ball was going towards leg side by some margin.

After CSK lost their 1st qualifier against Mumbai by 25 runs Dhoni referred to opener Dwayne Smith's dismissal and called it a “horrible decision”.

He commented

“We were soft on our batting. It's always difficult to chase 180+. We lost momentum in the middle, and not to forget Smith got a horrible decision. We need to lift our game and it would have been better to take a wicket by the sixth over but I was quite happy with our ...read more

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