Three more games in the IPL have been played since our last report. On Tuesday, Chennai Super Kings finally broke their losing streak that counted four opening games of the new season.
The reigning champions showed good batting against Royall Challengers Bangalore, scoring a crucial 216 for four, thanks to Uthappa (88) and Dube (95). RCB responded not so badly, with 193 for nine, but no half-centuries and poor finishing of the game (24 runs in three last overs) left them losers in this clash.
On Wednesday, April 13, Mumbai Indians continued their disgusting results. MI was defeated for the fifth time in a row and still has zero points. They weren’t able to chase Punjab Kings, which scored 198 for 5, although their 186 for nine is one of MI’s best results this season in the IPL.
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Yesterday, finally, there was a game for the leadership in the Premier League. Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals came to their encounter with
three wins and one loss each. The IPL newcomers opened the game batting first and scored a crucial 192 for 4, with their skipper Pandya adding an astonishing 87 from 52 (not out). The response could be even better when Buttler made 54 from 24 as an opener, but his partners failed to support him with even a moderate scoring. It led to a disappointing finish, where RR took only 155 runs for nine and lost the opportunity to lead the table.
After 24 games played, Gujarat Titans quite unexpectedly led the race for playoffs with 8 points in 5 games. However, five teams have only two points deficit with the same amount of games, while the winner of SRH vs DC will join the chasing group too. The bottom looks a bit unexpected: MI took zero points, while CSK claimed only two in five games. Want to know more about cricket and don’t miss the important news? Subscribe to news99india.in and receive the latest updates to your email.