Five more games in the IPL and five more interesting results happened since Friday. On April 8, Punjab Kings faced Gujarat Titans and dramatically lost to the IPL newcomers.
PBKS used a maximum of their batting abilities and made 189 for nine, with incredible Livingstone’s 64 from 27 as the best contribution. However, GT turned the game into a real drama, where Gill’s 95 from 59 were overshadowed by Tewatia’s 13 from 3, with the last two balls turned into sixes. It made the scoreboard incredibly tight – 190 for 4, and only a single point lead by the still unbeaten Titans.
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On Saturday, the two most titled teams of the competition, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians, were trying to take their first victories over Sunriser Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore, respectively. However, both of them failed once again. The reigning champions looked one more time poorly in batting, scoring only 154 for 7, while SRH easily took the needed 155 in only 17 overs with two lost wickets. MI mirrored the situation, with a bit different numbers: 151/6 (20) – 152/3 (18.3) in favour of RCB.
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After two defeats in a row, Delhi Capitals finally won the game over a strong opponent. They batted first against Kolkata Knight Riders and delivered an astonishing 215 for 5, with 50+ from openers Shaw and Warner. KKR’s equal response came only from Shreyas Iyer (54 from 33), while others failed and scored only 171 in 19.4 overs.
The latest game of Sunday was between Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants. RR opened the game batting and delivered a moderate 165 for 6, with Hetmyer’s 59 from 36 as the best contribution. LSG were pretty close to winning the game, although they lost two opening batters from 2 balls. However, the last over finished with only 11 runs, while another boundary could mean a victory. So, only 162 for 8, and an unfortunate defeat for IPL’s newcomers. Want to know more about free cricket news and don’t miss the important news? Subscribe to cricket14.in and receive the latest updates to your email