Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Mumbai Bags Their 3rd IPL Title Beating Pune In The Last-Over Thriller

Rohit Sharma With VIVO IPL 2017 Trophy
        MI Vs RPS, IPL 2017 final: Mumbai scripted history winning their third IPL title in the last-over thriller against Pune. Smith’s bowlers couldn’t have done better than restricting Mumbai to 128. But, batsmen wrote their fate. Bring Rahane (44) and Smith (51), no other batsmen could come promising. It was bowlers’ show in IPL 2017 final. Unadkat, Zampa and Christian collectively spelled the magic in the first innings, but Johnson and Bumrah overshadowed their stellar molding a win out of hard-to-defend target.

Mitchell Johnson Got 3 Wkts in IPL 2017 Final
        The death-over fumble ended Pune’s quest for their maiden IPL title inch from the finish line. Despite getting a worriless start to the chase, they couldn’t quite handle the pressure in the last over. Pune needed 11 of 6 balls with Steven Smith batting at 51. A boundary on the very first ball of the last over made the comeback almost nearly impossible for Mitchell Johson. But, he hunted Manoj Tiwari and Steven Smith on two consecutive deliveries eventually helping Mumbai grab their third IPL title.

Steve Smith after Losing IPL 2017 Final
        Had the ball – which smith lofted over sweeper cover – beaten the fielder, RPS could have walked home worthy as the first-time winner in IPL 2017. But, nothing of that sort actually happened to RPS’ chaos. The shot was needed to bring the equation down to 3 from 3. Smith did accordingly, but failure of execution cost them their costliest ever defeat in Hyderabad last night.

Mumbai Indians Players with IPL 2017 Trophy
        The title win is special for Mumbai in all respects. Their decimating bowling coupled with fantastic fielding earned them the deserving title win in Hyderabad last night. The chase seemed like a walk in the park by the time Rahane and Smith were batting. They didn’t let the run rate go over 7, but slow-paced batting in the death overs caused them the defeat.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

India Regains the Border-Gavaskar Trophy By Virtue of 2-1

Team India won the test series against Australia by 2-1
       India Vs Australia fourth Test: India revels in a grand finish to their long, grueling home season walking off with an easy 8-wicket win over Australia in Dharamshala. Just formalities left to be fulfilled; Indian came down to knock off remaining 87 on day four. The hosts finished the Dharamshala Test in a similar fashion that they had been way through the season against countries. Each player contributed well to India’s unforgettable victory. While the first innings was a mixed-knock of the entire batting unit, top order did the job in the second innings. And yes, bowlers’ role in the win cannot be overlooked. They did a fantastic job to make the win easy. The pace duo of Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar shared 7 wickets between them. Debutant Kuldeep Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja picked up 4 wickets each to ensure India’s win.

Ravindra Jadeja become Man of the Match and Series in Aus Test Series 2017
       Ravindra Jadeja bagged the man-of-the-match title for his coveted 63 and 4 crucial wickets. KL Rahul hit an unbeaten half-century (51*) in the second innings to seal both the match and the series. Also, he banged the first innings with 60 runs. It was his sixth fifty of the series and second of the match. Rahane’s 46 and blazing 38* helped India clinch the match with utmost ease. Pujara, who unfortunately suffered a run-out in the second innings, proved had his worth in the first innings with 151-ball 57. Ashwin’s 30 and Saha’s 31 in the first innings came at the right time to put India in an up-and-about position, 32 runs ahead of Australia.

Team India Retain ICC Test Mace and One Million Dollar from ICC
        India wins it all on day four in Dharamshala: the match, the series, and yes the war of words that had been quite the matter of discussion way through series. The win earns India lot more than just match and the series. Since India retains the Test championship mace, ICC rewards them one million dollar. Remarkably, India has lost no series this home season. And this, on the whole, was India’s 7th series win in a row.