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IPL 2019, CSK V/S RR: Dhoni’s Glorious Innings, Cricket Legend Gave The Salute

Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) played an excellent inning of 75 not out in 46 balls against Rajasthan Royals bowling at the difficult pitch of Chepauk. Thanks to this innings of Dhoni, in the IPL match (IPL 2019), Chennai Super Kings defeated Rajasthan Royals by eight runs and won the third consecutive win.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni once again played the role of a troubleshooter and brought the team to 175 for five wickets. In reply, the Royals’ team could only score 167 runs in eight wickets, and it was their third consecutive defeat.

Here was a turning pitch in the last match, but in this match, it proved to be a different challenge for the batsman. In the beginning, this helped the fast bowlers

Dhoni’s spectacular inning:-

Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored 28 runs in the last over of Jaydev Unadkat, which was the third most expensive over of the history of the IPL. Chennai scored 60 runs in the last three overs. Dhoni hit four fours and four sixes in his innings and all sixes in the last over of Unadkat. Earlier, Suresh Raina (36) and Dhoni shared 61 runs for the fourth wicket. Dhoni also added 56 runs with West Indies Dwayne Bravo.

There was a lot of reactions from the Cricket world on the glorious innings of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Cricket legends gave Dhoni a salute in his own style.

Match reversed after first inning’s 10th over

Let’s say that the trio of fast bowlers of Rajasthan Royals, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, and Ben Stokes have disciplined bowling. They dismissed Chennai’s top three batsmen with just 29 runs in the Powerplay. After this, Dhoni and Raina came to the crease. Both of them kept moving ahead with good runs.

Chennai’s score was just 55 runs in 10 overs and seven were hit. After that Suresh Raina and Mahendra Singh Dhoni opened their hands and pulled the team out of the crisis.

Imran Tahir, Purple Cap Holder: I am feeling great, I am very proud. There was dew in the ground; I tried to use my experience but the ball was really wet. I am very happy this is always the nerves. In the First match, I dropped a catch, so I did not want to repeat the mistake. Every catch is a difficult one. This is my passion and respect for the game. I do not want to take anything. Whenever I am playing, I try to contribute to my team.


IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals’ Win Over Kolkata Knight Riders

The match of Saturday, which was played between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders in Delhi on March 30, was very interesting. Delhi Capitals beat Knight Riders in Super Over. There was a lot of discussion of the batting of Prithvi Shaw and Andre Russell and the bowling of Kagiso Rabada and Kuldeep Yadav in the match.

Kolkata Knight Riders made a score of 61/5 in 9.1 overs against Delhi capitals on Saturday evening, reaching 185/8 in the 20th over. That’s probably not an unknown attempt in the world of T20 cricket. At one place of 43 balls and 95 runs, Russell and Captain Dinesh Karthik broke many myths about batting in T20 cricket.

Super over Match: – It Happened

Prithvi  Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, and Rishabh Pant, the next generation of Indian batting, which was prepared in the Delhi franchise, the performances of both Kartik and Russell were almost identical, which attacked the last end of the inning at the end of the match. After finishing at Delhi 185/6, to save 10 runs in Super Over, Much to the home team’s joy, Kagiso Rabada played in the right yorker.

When Kagiso Rabada was handed over to the super-overs by the Delhi capitals, his mind had a simple plan – to bowl six yorkers to prevent 10 runs.

Even though he did not succeed in his first delivery, due to which Andre Russell had sent out the first ball, he took the other five deliveries to the target, as a result, Kolkata Knight Riders stopped at 1 and 7 and Delhi won the match.

Prithvi Shaw Missed A Century In The Youngest Of The IPL With 1 Run

Prithvi Shaw missed out on making history on Saturday because he was out of the match at the score of 99 in the Ferozeshah Kotla against Kolkata Knight Riders. Chasing a challenging target of 186, Prithvi Shaw played 99 runs in 55 balls.

After Shreyas Iyer’s wicket fell, Shaw got off to bat in Super Over but did not face any ball.

If Prithvi Shaw became involved in its first IPL century, then in 19 years and 142 days, in the history of the league, the youngest player to become a hundred. Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Manish Pandey has the youngest record of putting the century in 19 years and 25 days in IPL.

In 19 over, It was a heart-breaking moment for Delhi’s capitals because Shaw missed a century from one run.


First four then six, what a hit and what a shot to finish. Rashid Khan played well and help to win SRH with an over to spare.  And they got the 4th position with 2 points. David Warner, playing a brilliant inning of 69 runs, made a consistent half-century for Orange Cap, saying that it would be with me as Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Rajasthan Royals by five wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Friday.

With this, the host team registered their first win in IPL 2019, while the visitor team suffered a second defeat because they lost their first match against Kings XI Punjab by 14 runs. Rashid Khan hit the winning six and Sunrisers Hyderabad managed to get the target of 199 with an over to spare.

First Century of IPL 2019

Earlier, for Rajasthan Royals, Sanju Samson scored an unbeaten 102, while Captain Ajinkya Rahane hit an important 70 runs, as the visitors scored 198/2 in their allotted 20 overs at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

Samson, who became the first batsman to score a century in the Indian Premier League in 2019, played an unbeaten inning of 102 runs in 55 balls, including 10 fours and four sixes. It was Samson’s second IPL century since he made his first century in 2017.

After the first wicket, Rahane scored 70 off 49 balls and added hundred for a team with Samson for the second wicket. After playing a short partnership with Jos Buttler, the pair created the basic score for a defendable target. Ben Stokes played some stylish shots and hit three boundaries for 16 runs.

Bad for Rajasthan:-

Sanju Samson made his second IPL century, but it got useless due to the splendid partnership between David Warner and Johnny Bairstow, and Vijay Shankar and Rashid Khan scored magnificent boundaries for the hosts.

Good catch from Kulkarni

Dhawal Kulkarni got himself back after dropping the Bairstow catch in the 10th over as he got a great catch on the long-off. When Bairstow was dismissed by Shreyas Gopal in the next over, then much credit of that wicket should go to the glorious catches of Dhawal Kulkarni.

The catch was something like this:- He was close to the boundary, had to jump to grab the ball, found the time right and remained in the grip and remained inside the rope.

Rashid Khan (Man of the Match with 1 wicket /24 runs and 15 runs off 8 balls):

I think that I just do my best to stay positive in every game and I am working hard and believe in my skills, so this is working for me. The plan was to bowl Butler in a good length area, I have dismissed him a few times, so I came early. I was getting my own variations. I didn’t want to give room to batsmen because the ball wasn’t turning much.

I have five different leg-spin variants with different actions. I return myself with my variations and pitch it in the area of good length. I am working on my batting. When my team needs me, then I have to bat well. My coach – Moody, Murali, and Laxman have always supported me and have given me so much confidence that you can hit anywhere, it’s just a matter of supporting myself. That’s what I did.

India V/S Australia 2nd ODI: – Vijay Shankar Changes Match-Winning Point with Two Wickets

Vijay Shankar ended the challenge of the number 11 Adam Zampa by taking a wicket with bold on the Yorker. India won the match by 8 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the series. As it happened, it was also India’s 500th ODI match win. What a game played by Kohli and Vijay.

Fate then turned backward. Another reason is that there should be a better balance between the bat and the ball.

11 runs were needed in the last over, but besides Vijay Shankar, India did not have any choice. And he dismissed Marcus Stoinis on the first ball and astonished the Indian team and convinced that we could win the match. Marcus Stoinis was trapped leg before. The match was again in favor of India.

India batted first and was all out on 250 runs which was1a1 powered by captain Virat Kohli’s 40th ODI century and a cameo of Vijay Shankar. With the dismissal being all out for 242 in the last over of the match, Australia’s 11 runs chase became the nail-biter, in which Shankar bowled the last over and took two wickets.

Mohammed Shami’s glorious cover drive proved to be a sign of things coming in the third over and certainly was enough, Finch started coming in a flow towards the second half of the first 10 overs. His opening partner Usman Khawaja also kept pace and this pair started 83 runs within 15 overs.

Finch was the first man to be trapped in the leg-before-wicket of Kuldeep Yadav in the 15th over. Usman Khawaja was dismissed by Kedar Jadhav in the next over and India again captured the match.

Shaun Marsh, who was playing his first match of the series after spell due to injury. Marsh did not last long, although he played well with 16 runs on 27 balls. After that, Glenn Maxwell’s wicket felt on Kuldeep’s ball.

By then India had control but then Australia fought with the partnership of Alex Carey and Marcus Stoinis.  But Carey was dismissed by Kuldeep in the 44th over and after this Jaspreet Bumrah played the deadly overs. To increase the excitement, he took wickets of Nathan Coulter-Nile and Pat Cummins by leaving Stoinis.

Needed 11 runs in the last over and Stoinis on the strike, Kohli gave the ball to Vijay Shankar to finish the game. This decision paid the dividend because Shankar grabbed the wicket of Stoinis on the first ball of the over. After this, he bowled Adam Zampa and ended the match.

Kohli’s 40th ODI century brought India to competitive 250 after the middle-order collapse on a dry surface at the VCA Stadium, but it proved to be sufficiently successful because India won the remaining three balls only. This was India’s 500th victory in the ODI format.

The first victory came against East Africa in 1975 under the leadership of then captain S Venkataraghavan. India now ahead in the five-match series 2-0.