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CSK defeated MI by five wickets in the last over in IPL 2020 opener in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. The victory is MS Dhoni's 100th win in IPL as the captain of CSK. With the win, CSK ended their five-match losing streak against MI. MI had defeated CSK in all of the four matches between them in 2019.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:21 pm on 19 Sep
Kohli recreates 'Superman' catch of De Villiers, RCB share pic
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
RCB took to Twitter to share a picture of captain Virat Kohli recreating the 'Superman' catch of AB de Villiers. De Villiers had pulled off the catch in IPL 2018 against SunRisers Hyderabad. He took the one-handed catch with his body 1.13 metres above the ground. Kohli had earlier termed the catch as 'SpiderMan stuff'.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:18 pm on 19 Sep
Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who has pulled out of IPL 2020 due to personal reasons, has said that he will miss playing for CSK this year, adding, "I don't know how much they will miss me." He further said that his and Suresh Raina's absence is not going to bother CSK too much as they have got a wealth of experience.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:24 pm on 19 Sep
Piyush Chawla becomes third-highest wicket-taker in IPL history
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) leg-spinner Piyush Chawla has become the third-highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL. The 31-year-old achieved the feat after dismissing Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma to take his 151st wicket in his 158th IPL match. Notably, Chawla is playing his first match for three-time IPL champions CSK.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:49 pm on 19 Sep
Australia batsman Chris Lynn has said being picked up by probably the number one franchise in the IPL is something really special. "So, if I can whizz my way in [the lineup somewhere] and hopefully do a job, that's awesome. But at the end of the day, you're happy to bat in top-order, middle-order, wherever it may be," he stated.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:26 pm on 19 Sep
Delhi Capitals (DC) owner Parth Jindal has said the team has set themselves the goal of making it to the IPL 2020 playoffs. "I personally feel if Delhi Capitals don't make it to the playoffs, then I, as an owner and the chairman of the franchise, have failed," he added. DC will face KXIP in their IPL 2020 opener tomorrow.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:21 pm on 19 Sep
MS Dhoni returns to action after 437 days as IPL 2020 kicks off in UAE
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni is playing his first professional match after 437 days as IPL 2020 kicked off in the UAE. Dhoni, whose last professional match was the 2019 World Cup semi-final defeat against New Zealand, won the toss and elected to bowl first against Mumbai Indians. Dhoni had announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:20 pm on 19 Sep
Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting said it'll be a hollow feeling to win an IPL final with a mankad. "I'm not going to bowl Ashwin, the last over of the game. But if that's the situation I wouldn't want him to mankad," he added. "Although mankad is a simple playing rule, but I'm not happy with it," Ponting said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:16 pm on 19 Sep
Is first slip allowed with social distancing rules, jokes MS Dhoni
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
During the toss ahead of the IPL 2020 opener between CSK and MI, CSK captain MS Dhoni jokingly asked if the first slip was allowed with the social distancing rules in place. Further, he revealed that the first six days of isolation was a "very difficult one" for the players. Dhoni is playing his first professional match after 437 days.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:46 pm on 19 Sep
England and Rajasthan Royals fast bowler Jofra Archer took to Twitter to ask Xbox UK how many wickets he should take in IPL 2020 to get a new Xbox. Responding to Archer, Xbox UK wrote, "Just 1...David Warner." Reacting to it, a fan tweeted, "Oh come on, make it a bit more difficult than getting that [bunny]? Middle stump cartwheeling."
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:36 pm on 19 Sep
Former Team India batsman Sachin Tendulkar has said that the rivalry between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings is the reason behind IPL's success. He added, "There've been occasions where MI were pushed badly in a corner and we've been able to pull through and win that game and the same thing has happened also with Chennai Super Kings."
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:41 pm on 19 Sep
Which team has the best winning percentage in IPL history?
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
Three-time champions CSK, who are only the second team to win 100 IPL matches, have the best winning percentage in the league's history. The Chennai-based franchise is followed by four-time champions Mumbai Indians, who have won a record 107 matches with a winning percentage of 57.75. Delhi Capitals (formerly Delhi Daredevils) have the worst winning percentage among the eight teams.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:01 pm on 19 Sep
I expect Pant to perform as well as he did last year: Ricky Ponting
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting has said that he expects wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant to "perform as well as he did last year". "Pant, during the last week, has really turned the corner," he added. Pant had scored 488 runs in 16 games last season which included his unbeaten innings of 78 runs in 27 balls against MI.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 11:13 pm on 19 Sep
SRH's bowling can be very dangerous for other teams: Gavaskar
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
Former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar has said that SunRisers Hyderabad's "bowling attack can prove to be quite dangerous" for other teams this IPL season. "Their bowlers have under the radar bowling ability and they can surprise many teams in the tournament," he added. SRH's bowling attack comprises of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan among others.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:43 pm on 19 Sep
KL Rahul, who'll captain KXIP for the first time, has said that the side is "motivated" and "looking forward to playing a good brand of cricket and making this [IPL] season a memorable one". "We have a top-notch line up this season...I truly believe KXIP have the necessary squad to go all the way in this IPL," he added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 09:39 pm on 19 Sep
Leg-spinners bowling to Rohit will be beautiful to watch: Aakash
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
Talking about the IPL 2020 opener between CSK and MI, cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra said that a leg-spinner bowling to Rohit Sharma "will be a beautiful battle to watch out for" in the match. "Dhoni is a very smart captain. It is possible that he will start with Deepak Chahar and get a spinner from the other end," he added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 03:19 pm on 19 Sep
Kolkata Knight Riders will win IPL 2020: Michael Vaughan
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
Ex-England captain Michael Vaughan has predicted that Kolkata Knight Riders will win the IPL 2020. "I just think they've got enough...[they have] Brendon McCullum as coach, he's just won the Caribbean Premier League [with Trinbago Knight Riders]," he stated. "It might be that they don't have enough power in their batting...[but]...there's plenty there for them to be competitive," he added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:59 pm on 19 Sep
India's Harikrishna defeats World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
Indian Grandmaster P Harikrishna defeated current World Champion Magnus Carlsen in the ongoing St. Louis Rapid and Blitz online chess tournament. World number 20 Harikrishna defeated world number one Carlsen in round three of Blitz 1 in 63 moves with white pieces. Harikrishna, however, also suffered four losses in the day to rank seventh in the tournament's standings.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 08:11 pm on 19 Sep
Rajasthan Royals' Smith, Archer, Buttler clear COVID-19 tests
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
Rajasthan Royals players Steve Smith, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer have reportedly cleared their mandatory COVID-19 tests and are available to play the team's IPL opener against Chennai Super Kings on September 22. The trio was part of the 21 Australia-England players who arrived in the UAE from UK by a special chartered flight on September 17.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 08:42 pm on 19 Sep
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has said that it's "difficult to name the favourite [team]" for the IPL opener between CSK and MI. "Both...are very good teams. These two have won the IPL most number of times," he added. On IPL being held amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Ganguly said, "Everything is fine so far...the wait is for cricket to begin."
short by Ankur Taliyan / 05:55 pm on 19 Sep
Sergio Aguero out for up to 2 months: Man City manager Guardiola
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could miss the first two months of the Premier League season owing to a knee injury he sustained during their June 22 match against Burnley last season. "We knew that the injury was difficult...He's doing the job, in maybe one month or two months he will be ready," said club manager Pep Guardiola.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 03:34 pm on 19 Sep
Shreyas Iyer will win games by himself: DC coach Ricky Ponting
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting has termed captain Shreyas Iyer as his side's "danger man" for the IPL, stating that the 25-year-old will "win games by himself off his own bat". "Iyer has cemented his position in the current Indian team...I'm tipping him to be one of the leading scorers in the tournament," he added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 05:01 pm on 19 Sep
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