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Pakistan beat India by 180 to Clinch Champions Trophy 2017

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June 18, Sunday : Pakistan beat India by 180 runs to win the title of Champions Trophy 2017 at the Oval.

Pakistan faced a strong pace attack against India in finals by setting target of 339 runs and left Indian squad under-pressure due to which they failed to chased the target.

In the “mother of all finals” India won the toss and elected to bowl against arch rival Pakistan at the Oval in London on super Sunday.

This year Champions Trophy has seen twist because for the first time three Asian teams made their spot in the last four of the tournament.

As per the records India has won 13 matches against against Pakistan in ICC tournaments. Apart from this, India clinched victory in the last seven head-to-head matches in ICC tournaments and registered triumph in all three of their previous matches with Pakistan in the knockout stages of International Cricket Council matches till the date.

With such enormous victories, India is expected to face a strong pace attack against Pakistan this time too.

Here are the updates of Champions Trophy 2017 final between India and Pakistan :

  • Opening batsmen Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman began the proceedings for Pakistan. Bhuvneshwar bowled the first over for India in mothers of all finals .
  • In maiden over Pakistan scored a zero.
  • Later, after 3rd overs Pakistani openers opened run-flow attack by hitting boundaries and leaving India cautious.
  • Pakistan at end of 10 overs at 56, with no loss of wickets.
  • After 20 years, Sarfraz Ahmed led squad were 114.
  • India got much needed wicket by dismissing Azhar Ali for 59.
  • Fakhar Zaman, outperforming batting made Indian squad under-pressure.
  • Zaman smashed century and became top Pakistani scorer , who scored perfect 144 in his Maiden ODI innings against India.
  • Pakistan’s Score after 30 overs, 179 with one on the stumps.
  • Pakistan lost its big wicket of Zaman in 34th over.
  • After 40 overs, Pakistani squad were at 247-3.
  • Pak set the target of  339 runs for Kohli boys.
  • India started with Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, while Amir opened the attack for Pakistan.
  • Big loss for India, as Rohit Sharma dismissed with zero.
  • Another big wicket for Pakistan, after they got wicket of Captain Kohli in 3rd over.

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Ranbir Kapoor to host prelude to IPL Finale

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New Delhi, May 21: Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor will host a two-hour prelude to the Indian Premier League (IPL) finale. Others joining the celebrations will include Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandes, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja.

Cricket Finals…Party Toh Banti hai will be followed by the VIVO IPL 2018 grand finale on Star India Network on 27 May.

Fans have so far been enjoying the commentary in six languages – Hindi, English, Tamil, Telegu, Bengali and Kannada. In an attempt to reach out to more cricket enthusiasts across India, Star Pravah and Asianet Movies will carry Marathi and Malayalam broadcasts respectively for the first time in IPL history.

The Marathi language broadcast will have Madhuri Dixit-Nene and Swapnil Joshi joining the celebrations. The prelude will see a melange of performances and fun-filled interactions with celebrities. Additionally, actors Ravi Dubey , Gaurav Sareen, Aakriti Sharma and Deshna Dugad will amplify the entertainment quotient of the finale.

The Dugout on Star SAill continue to cater to core cricket fans, giving a predictive and prescriptive analysis will be Dean Jones, Scott Styris, Anil Kumble, Kumar Sangakkara, Darren Sammy, Brett Lee and Mike Hesson.

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IPL 2018: Chennai’s win over Punjab sends Rajasthan Royals into playoffs

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Pune, May 21: Chennai Super Kings knocked out Kings XI Punjab from the play-offs race of the Indian Premier League (IPL), outplaying them in the last league match by five wickets here on Sunday.

In order to qualify for the play-offs, Punjab had to win this game by 53 runs or more but the visitors failed in doing so and thus got knocked out of the play-offs. With this result, Rajasthan Royals became the fourth team to progress to the next stage with 14 points. Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai are the other three teams.

Put in to bat, Chennai bowlers did a fantastic job to bundle out Punjab for 153.

After that, Suresh Raina (61 not out), who played sensibly throughout the innings and Deepak Chahar (39) along with other batters helped Chennai to complete the chase in the 19/1 overs. Chennai got off to a bad start, losing opener Ambati Rayudu (1) in the second over. After adding 24 runs to the total with new batsman Suresh Raina (61 not out), opener Faf du Plesis (14) also departed in the fifth over. In the same over, Sam Billings (0) was also sent packing by Ankit Rajpoot.

After five overs, Chennai were reeling at 27/3. Harbhajan Singh was sent up the order. The move also paid little as the off-spinner scored 19 runs in 22 balls which included two boundaries and one six. But in the 11th over, Harbhajan was dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin. New Batsman Deepak Chahar (39) and Raina then joined hands and forged a crucial 56-run partnership to steady the Chennai innings. But just when things seemed good in the middle, Chahar was sent back to the pavilion by Ashwin in the 17th over when scoreboard was reading 114.

Unperturbed by the fall of wickets, Raina kept on playing sensibly and completed his half century. New Batsman and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (16 not out) then joined Raina in the middle and completed the proceeding with ease.

Earlier, a quickfire lower order cameo by Karun Nair helped Kings XI Punjab post a modest 153. Coming into bat when Punjab were in a spot of bother at 76/4 in the 12th over, Nair plundered 54 runs off 26 balls to breathe life into the innings. The right-hander produced an exciting display of power hitting, smashing three boundaries and five towering sixes.

The Chennai bowlers came out all guns blazing at their adopted home ground to bundle out the visitors for a modest total. Lungi Ngidi was the wrecker-in-chief for the yellow brigade with stunning figures of 4/10 from his four overs.

Brief scores: Kings XI Punjab: 153 all out in 19.4 overs (Karun Nair 54, Manoj Tiwary 35; Lungi Ngidi 4/10) vs Chennai Super Kings:159/5 (Suresh Raina 61 not out; Ankit Rajpoot 2/19)

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IPL 2018: Delhi knock out Mumbai from play-offs

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New Delhi, May 21: Delhi Daredevils ended Mumbai Indians chances of qualifying for the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs with a 11-run victory at the Ferozshah Kotla here on Sunday.

Chasing a target of 175 runs, Mumbai were all out for 163 in 19.3 overs.

Sandeep Lamichhane, Harshal Patel and Amit Mishra took three wickets each for Delhi.

Brief scores:

Delhi Daredevils: 174/4 in 20 overs (Rishabh Pant 64, Vijay Shankar 43 n.o.) vs Mumbai Indians: 163 in 19.3 overs (Evin Lewis 48; Sandeep Lamichhane 3/36, Harshal Patel 3/28, Amit Mishra 3/19)

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