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India take 1-0 lead in women’s T20I series

Mithali struck her 11th fifty in T20I cricket. Her unbeaten 54 came from 48 deliveries, out of which six went for fours and one went over the rope.

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Potchefstroom (South Africa), Feb 13 : Captain Mithali Raj scored 54 not out to give India a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over South Africa in the first of the five women’s Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) here on Tuesday.

Chasing 164/4, Mithali got good support from Veda Krishnamurthy (37 not out), Jemimah Rodriques (37) and opener Smriti Mandhana (28) as India overhauled the target with 1.1 overs and seven wickets to spare.

Mithali struck her 11th fifty in T20I cricket. Her unbeaten 54 came from 48 deliveries, out of which six went for fours and one went over the rope.

Earlier in the South African innings, captain Dane van Niekerk (38), Chloe Tryon (32 not out) and Mignon du Preez (31) contributed with crucial knocks. They were assisted by Nadine de Klerk (23 not out), Lizelle Lee (19) and Sune Luus (18).

For India, off-spinner Anuja Patil picked up two wickets, while medium pacers Shikha Pandey and Pooja Vastrakar got a wicket each.

Brief scores: South Africa: 164/4 in 20 overs (Dane van Niekerk 38, Chloe Tryon 32 not out, Mignon du Preez 31; Anuja Patil 2/23) vs India: 168/3 in 18.5 overs (Mithali Raj 54 not out, Veda Krishnamurthy 37 not out, Jemimah Rodriques 37; Moseline Daniels 1/16).

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IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals beat Kings XI Punjab by seven wickets

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Rajasthan Royals beat Kings Xi Punjab by 7 wickets in the 50th match of Indian Premier League (IPL), at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Chasing a colossal target of 186, Ben Stokes provided the flying start for RR. Stokes smashed 50 off 26 balls studded with three sixes and six fours.

Chris Jordan got rid of Stokes in the sixth over. Sanju Samson joined Robin Uthappa and added 51-run for the second wicket. Uthappa departed after playing a knock of 30 from 23 balls. Murugan Ashwin bagged Uthappa in the 11th over.

Skipper Steve Smith came in to bat at number four. He along with Samson built a 34-run stand for the third wicket. Samson fell short of his crease and was run out in the 15th over.

Samson played a knock of 48 runs off 25 balls. Jos Buttler and Smith then stitched a 41-run unbeaten partnership and guided the side over the line. Smith scored 31 off 20 while Buttler smashed 22 runs.

Royals chased the target comfortably with 15 balls to spare.
For Punjab, Ashwin and Jordan claimed one wicket each.

Earlier, Chris Gayle’s gutsy knock and a cameo by Nicholas Pooran powered KXIP to 185 runs.
KXIP smashed 14 runs both in the 18th and 19th over respectively. The run-scoring was largely powered by Gayle as he smashed 99 runs off 63 balls. The ‘Universe Boss’ also completed 1000 sixes in the T20 cricket. Meanwhile, Pooran scored 22 runs off 10 balls.
However, Jofra Archer ended Gayle stint at the crease as the ‘Universe Boss’ missed his century by a run. After getting out Gayle sent his bat flying, then shook hands with Archer.
Put into bat, KXIP got off to the worst possible start with Mandeep Singh back in the hut in the very first over. Gayle then joined skipper KL Rahul and started whacking boundaries.
The ‘Universe Boss’ started off from where he left the other day. With 14 runs coming in the sixth over, KXIP smashed 53 runs in the powerplay. Gayle continued his onslaught as KXIP got over the 100-run mark in the 13th over.

Meanwhile, the left-handed Gayle completed his 31st IPL half-century as Rahul continued to play the role of second fiddle.

Stokes dismissed Rahul in the 15th over as a 120-run stand for the second wicket came to an end. Pooran, who came into bat at number four, whacked two sixes as KXIP looked to finish on a big note.

The duo continued to whack the ball as KXIP smashed 14, 11, and 14 runs in the 16th, 17th, and 18th over respectively. However, a stunning catch by Rahul Tewatia ended Pooran’s cameo in the 18th over.

Brief scores: KXIP 185/4 (Chris Gayle 99, KL Rahul 46, Ben Stokes 2-32, Jofra Archer 2-26) lost to Rajasthan Royals 186/3 in 17.3 overs (Ben Stokes 50, Sanju Samson 48, M Ashwin 1-43) by seven wickets.

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IPL 2020: Virat Kohli’s RCB Eye Win Over Confident SRH To Secure Playoff Berth

Even if Royal Challengers Bangalore lose both their remaining matches and stay on 14 points, they can still qualify, But for that they need favourable results from other games.

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An IPL playoffs spot at stake, Royal Challengers Bangalore need to shrug off the disappointment of two back-to-back defeats and put up a strong challenge against strong-willed Sunrisers Hyderabad when the two teams clash, here on Saturday.

But it would be easier said than done since SRH are brimming with confidence after their crushing win over Delhi Capitals.

Chennai Super Kings, which is the only team to be out of the reckoning, has spiced up the play-off race with their last-ball win over Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday night.

Going by current standings, RCB are better-placed at number two and they need to win one of their remaining two games — against SRH or DC — to make the cut.

And even if RCB lose both their matches and stay on 14 points, they can still qualify. But for that they need favourable results from other games.

RCB can ill afford to lose both their last two games as it will affect their NRR , resulting in their elimination if other teams on 14 points have higher run rates.

SRH, on the other hand, have nothing to lose. Sitting on the sixth spot with 10 points from 12 games, the Hyderabad outfit need to win their remaining two matches — against RCB and MI — to reach 14 points to stay in the reckoning.

Just winning both the games might not be enough for SRH. They would be hoping that at least one out of RCB, DC (14 points) and Kings XI Punjab (12 points) don’t reach the magic figure of 16.

If that happens, SRH will progress to the play-offs because of a superior NRR than all the teams which can finish on 14 points.

RCB need to regroup as their confidence definitely took a beating after crushing defeats at the hands of MI and CSK.

While CSK battered Kohli’s men by eight wickets in Dubai, MI defeated RCB by five wickets in their last tie in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday night.

For RCB, batting has been their strength with the likes of Virat Kohli, young inform opener Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers and Aaron Finch doing the job.

Young Josh Philippe, who replaced Finch in the last match, scored handy 33 up front but the team’s lower middle-order, which has the likes of Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Gurkeerat Mann needs to take more responsibility.

Thier biggest challenge will be to counter Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan, who remain an unsolved mystery for batsmen in the 2020 IPL season. The pressure he build with dot balls has helped SRH in big way.

On the bowling front, RCB has been hit hard by a split webbing of Navdeep Saini, who missed their last game. Dale Steyn, who replaced him, was rusty and leaked runs and is likely to be replaced by Isuru Udana

SRH, on the hand, were clinical in their 88-run win over DC and would look to continue in the same vein.

Skipper David Warner (66) and Wridddhiman Saha (87), were a treat to watch in their 107-run opening partnership against DC, while Manish Pandey (44 not out) continues to shine in the middle-order.

Defending the mammoth 219 for 2, Rashid (3/7)-led SRH bowling unit dished out an impressive show to bundle out DC for 131.

Besides Rashid, Sandeep Sharma and T Natarajan too were impressive.
Match starts at 7.30 PM IST.

Teams:
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Singh, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Josh Philippe, Pawan Negi, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Shreevats Goswami, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, B Sandeep, Sanjay Yadav, Fabian Allen, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi.

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KKR lose to CSK, chances of qualifying for playoffs recede

Jadeja’s unbeaten 31 was laced with two fours and three massive hits into the stands. For KKR, Chakravarthy and Cummins bagged two wickets each.

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Dubai: Ruturaj Gaikwad’s scintillating 53-ball 72 and by Ravindra Jadeja’s unbeaten 31 off 11 handed Chennai Super Kings (CSK) a six-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a nail-biting finish in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Thursday.

The win helped CSK take their points tally to 10, but the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side remains at the bottom of the eight-team competition. KKR, despite the loss, hold the fifth spot with slim chances of making to the playoffs.

Chasing the 173-run target, CSK, who suffered a mini middle-order collapse, were 143/4 wickets at the end of the 18th over. However, Jadeja’s heroics ensured his side a morale boosting win.

CSK started the proceedings cautiously with opener Shane Watson (14) and Ruturaj Gaikwad, adding 44 runs in the initial six overs. Just when they touched the 50-run mark, Varun Chakravarthy (2/20) dismissed Watson.

Ambati Rayudu (38) and Ruturaj steadied the ship with a 68-run partnership, helping CSK cross the first three-digit mark in 12 overs.

Pat Cummins (2/31) finally came with some relief for his side as the Aussie quick sent back a good looking Rayudu in the 14th over.

Chakravarthy further jolted CSK when he castled Dhoni (1) in the next over before Cummins’s sent back a well-settled Ruturaj to help KKR make a comeback in the contest. Ruturaj’s knock contained six boundaries and couple of sixes.

KKRs joy, however, didn’t last long as Jadeja and Sam Curran (13 not out) amassed 20 runs of the second last over, thanks to the former who scored bulk of the runs.

With 10 needed of the final over, the duo managed only three runs in the first four deliveries, putting another twist in the tale. However, Jadeja ensured the night remains with CSK as he smacked Kamlesh Nagarkoti (0/34) for two consecutive sixes off the final two balls to finish things off in style.

Jadeja’s unbeaten 31 was laced with two fours and three massive hits into the stands. For KKR, Chakravarthy and Cummins bagged two wickets each.

Earlier, opener Nitish Rana’s valiant 87 off 61powered KKR to a decent 172/5 wickets.

Put into bat, KKR were off to a fine start as openers Shubman Gill (26) and Rana added 53 runs for the opening wicket.

However, once Gill departed, the two-time champions kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and it was solely Rana, who kept the scoreboard ticking.

Apart from Rana, Rinku Singh and Eoin Morgan chipped in with 11 and 15 runs respectively while Dinesh Karthik remained unbeaten on 21 runs off 10 balls as KKR managed a respectable total on board.

For CSK, Lungi Ngidi picked two wickets conceding 34 runs while Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja bagged one each.

Brief scores: Chennai Super Kings 178/4 in 20 overs (Ruturaj Gaikwad 72, Ambati Rayudu 38; Varun Chakravarthy 2/20) beats Kolkata Knight riders172/5 in 20 overs (Nitish Rana 87, Shubman Gill 26; Lungi Ngidi 2/34) by 6 wickets

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