Wednesday, 5 April 2017

IPL 2017, Match 1: Yuvraj, bowlers fashion dominant win for Sunrisers

Defending Champions Sunrisers Hyderabad got their campaign off to a bright start with a 35-run win over last year's finalists Royal Challengers Bangalore. Half-centuries from Yuvraj Singh and Moises Henriques played a role in Sunrisers getting to 207/4, in reply to which RCB were all out for 172. Ashish Nehra, Ben Cutting and Rashid Khan picked up two wickets each.

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We break down the match in five passages of play that helped determine the outcome of the match.

Dhawan, Henriques lay ideal foundation for Sunrisers

Stand-in skipper Shane Watson won the toss and decided to back his batsmen to chase down the runs. Debuts were handed to Aniket Choudhary and Tymal Mills in the RCB dugout while Rashid Khan became the first cricketer from Afghanistan to play an IPL game. On a surface that looked good for batting, David Warner began proceedings with a couple of boundaries and huge six over long-on off left-arm seamer Aniket Choudhary. Choudhary however got his man when Warner's slash found Mandeep Singh at backward point.

Shikhar Dhawan and Moises Henriques added 74 runs for the second wicket. They ran well between the wickets and kept the scoreboard moving. Dhawan seemed to have taken his Deodhar Trophy form into this match and he looked ominous when he scored four boundaries off Shane Watson's first over. Henriques at the other end chanced his arms to hit a six over long-on off Travis Head and scored 52 off 37 balls. They'd scored at over nine an over to take the Sunrisers to 88/1 at the end of nine overs.

Vintage Yuvraj knock takes Sunrisers to 207/4

First over after the strategic time-out, Dhawan failed to connect Stuart Binny and found the fielder at long on. Soon after, Yuzvendra Chahal got a threatening-looking Henriques out caught at long-off. Meanwhile, Yuvraj Singh, who had walked out at the fall of Dhawan's wicket, began belting the RCB bowlers. Clean, crisp fours started to flow off his bat. He waded a pull and a lofted off drive off Choudhary for six and followed it with another pull for four off him next over.

On 27, Srinath Aravind put down Yuvraj at deep square leg and the let-off allowed him to score his fastest IPL half-century off 23 balls. Yuvraj's innings had seven attractive fours and three crunching sixes. Yuvraj and Henriques added 58 vital runs to take Sunrisers past 150 by the 15-over mark. The left-hander finally fell for a 27-ball 62, after which Ben Cutting (16 off 6) and Deepak Hooda (16 off 12) took Sunrisers over 200.

Gayle, Mandeep get RCB off the blocks

208 might have seemed imposing but it was never going to be out of reach for a team like RCB that's got tremendous batting. Chris Gayle and Mandeep Singh batted positively to take RCB to 48/0 in five overs with the Jamaican crunching two huge sixes and his partner scoring four well-executed boundaries. Mandeep then played on and the partnership was broken; it was the 18-year-old Rashid Khan with his first IPL wicket.

Runs continue to come for the Royal Challengers Bangalore despite the dismissal of the big-hitting Gayle as the Jamaican found David Warner off Hooda. But the wicket had no bearing on the run-rate as Kedar Jadhav and Travis Head continued to find boundaries. They took RCB to 98/2 in 10 overs.
Ben Cutting produced an excellent piece of fielding to see the back of Kedar Jadhav, who seemed to be building a promising partnership with Travis Head. Jadhav, having played the ball towards Cutting at deep square leg, turned back for two, but such was the power in Cutting's arms that his flat throw thudded onto the stumps and Jadhav was found well short of his crease. Once Jadhav departed, RCB never recovered.

They lost their next two wickets for two runs in a span of five balls. First, it was Travis Head who was out lofting to Adil Rashid. Few deliveries later, Sachin Baby lobbed a simple catch to Moises Henriques, who covered good ground to take the catch just on the edge of the circle. Stuart Binny and skipper Watson hit a few lusty blows but with the equation getting stiffer and the required run rate soaring over 14 an over, it was always going to be difficult for them to catch up. Binny was dropped by Naman Ojha but it didn't hurt much as the allrounder departed in the same over.

Ashish Nehra picks up his 100th

With runs difficult to come by, Warner turned to his most experienced bowler, Ashish Nehra. And the left-hander did not disappoint. Nehra picked up the important wicket of Watson and next ball, cleaned up Aravind for his 100th IPL wicket, becoming only the eighth bowler to the landmark, fifth Indian after Amit Mishra, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Vinay Kumar and Ravichandran Ashwin. Watson's wicket served as the final nail in the coffin. Bhuvneshwar removed Choudhary in the next over, and in the final over, with the run out of Chahal, Sunrisers picked up a 35-run win to get their campaign off to a rollicking start. This was the first time in 23 matches that RCB have been bowled out.

Friday, 31 March 2017

IPL 2017 Most Expensive Players, Sold Players in IPL 10

IPL 2017 Most Expensive Players, Sold Players in IPL 10 

Ben Stokes, who was bought by Rising Pune Supergiants for a whopping Rs 14.50 crore during last month’s auction, will be making his Indian Premier League debut this year. Joe Root feels the cash-rich league will help English cricketers to improve their game.

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England’s Test cricket team skipper Joe Root on Thursday asked all-rounder Ben Stokes, who will play under the captaincy of Steve Smith in the Indian Premier League franchise Rising Pune Supergiants, to find the weakness of his new skipper so that they can beat Australia in the Ashes series later in the year.

Ben Stokes, who was bought by Rising Pune Supergiants for a whopping Rs 14.50 crore during last month’s auction, will be making his IPL debut this year.
“Smith has become one of the best players in the world. In fact, he is ranked as the best player in the world and is just racking up the runs for fun,” Joe Root was quoted as saying by

“So the one thing Stokesy can do for us is make sure he finds a little weakness in Steve Smith’s armoury for us when we go down to Australia, if he can,” he added.

Tymal Mills

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Gillespie’s vice was gambling, to the point where he estimates having flitted away more than £7m down the years.
His is an all-too-familiar story of a young sporting talent being thrust head first into the limelight, only to receive bad advice, fall in with the wrong crowd or simply make wrong decisions — sometimes all three are at play. Tymal Mills, though, is adamant he will steer well clear of those traps after making worldwide headlines during last month’s Indian Premier League auction. The former Mildenhall and Tuddenham cricketer entered himself into the draft at the base price of £60,000, yet ended it as a millionaire. A host of franchises entered the bidding for the 24-year-old’s services — and it was Royal Challengers Bangalore that won the race, forking out a record £1.4m for a bowler to do so.
It is a deal that has changed Mills’ life forever, but there is one person in particular who will be ensuring he remains on the straight and narrow. “My mum is great. She will tell me off if I spend too much on trainers!,” said the England left-armer.

UP CM योगी आदित्यनाथ को मिली जेड प्लस सुरक्षा , जाने क्या होती है जेड प्लस सुरक्षा सुरक्षा

UP CM योगी आदित्यनाथ को मिली जेड प्लस सुरक्षा , जाने क्या होती है जेड प्लस सुरक्षा सुरक्षा 

पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री अखिलेश यादव की तुलना में CM आदित्य नाथ योगी को ज्यादा सुरक्षा दी गई है। CM की सुरक्षा को लेकर सोमवार को पुलिस महानिदेशक जावीद अहमद ने सुरक्षा मुख्यालय के अफसरों के साथ मीटिंग की। मीटिंग में योगी के वर्तमान 2 आवासों (वीवीआईपी गेस्ट हाउस और कालिदास मार्ग) के साथ उनके संभावित गोरखपुर दौरों को ध्यान में रखते हुए सुरक्षा देने का फैसला लिया गया है।

CM के पास जेड प्लस के साथ NSG का सुरक्षा घेरा रहता है। पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री अखिलेश यादव की सुरक्षा में NSG के 24 कमांडो के अलावा करीब 359 पुलिस कर्मियों का घेरा रहता था। सुरक्षा का यह घेरा 8-8 घंटे की ड्यूटी पर बदलता था। यानी, एक समय में अखिलेश यादव की सुरक्षा में 8 एनएसजी कमांडों, 120 पुलिस कर्मियों के साथ PAC की गारद तैनात रहती थी।

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इनमें CM आवास की सुरक्षा भी शामिल है। योगी आदित्य नाथ पर खतरे के पुराने इनपुट, 2 स्थानों पर ठिकाने और गोरखपुर दौरों को देखते हुए उनकी सुरक्षा और पुख्ता की गई है। योगी की सुरक्षा में फिलहाल 400 से अधिक पुलिस कर्मियों की तैनाती के साथ NSG कमांडों की संख्या बढ़ाने का फैसला लिया गया है।

अधिकारियों का मानना है कि CM के तौर पर अखिलेश यादव महीने में अधिकतम एक बार ही सैफई जाते थे जबकि संभावना है कि योगी हफ्ते में एक बार गोरखपुर स्थित गोरक्ष पीठ जाएंगे। उनके इन दौरों को ध्यान में रखते हुए सुरक्षा बढ़ाई गई है।

इसके अलावा गोरखपुर जिला पुलिस को भी योगी की सुरक्षा के आवश्यक दिशा-निर्देश दिए गए हैं। IG STF राम कुमार ने बताया कि सोमवार को DGP मुख्यालय में CM योगी की सुरक्षा को लेकर मीटिंग हुई, जिसमें DGP के साथ ADG लॉ ऐंड ऑर्डर, ADG सुरक्षा, IG सुरक्षा और DIG सुरक्षा मौजूद थे।