Mumbai Indians Clinch Last-Over Thriller Against Punjab Kings in IPL 2024

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:18pm on 18 Apr 2024,Thursday Sports

In a nail-biting encounter, Mumbai Indians secured a thrilling 9-run victory over Punjab Kings in IPL 2024. After posting a challenging total of 192/7, courtesy of Suryakumar Yadav's brilliant 78 off 53 balls, Mumbai Indians faced a tough fight from Punjab Kings. However, Ashutosh Sharma's explosive 61 off 28 deliveries nearly turned the tide in Punjab Kings' favor. Ultimately, Mumbai Indians held their nerve in the final over to emerge victorious in the high-scoring contest. The win propels Mumbai Indians to a promising start in the tournament, while Punjab Kings will aim to bounce back stronger.

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Rohit Sharma Dismisses T20 World Cup Selection Meeting Reports as "Fake"

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 09:02am on 18 Apr 2024,Thursday Sports

India's cricket captain, Rohit Sharma, refutes claims of a meeting with selection committee chairman Ajit Agarkar and coach Rahul Dravid to discuss T20 World Cup selection. Denouncing media speculation, he clarifies Agarkar is in Dubai playing golf and Dravid is in Bengaluru with family. Sharma warns against believing unofficial sources, asserting only statements from him, Dravid, Agarkar, or BCCI are reliable. Amid reports of Pandya's bowling and Kohli's batting, Sharma jokes about squad discussions. IPL performances fuel speculation as India prepares to announce the squad later this month, ahead of the June 1 tournament start.            

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Delhi Capitals Clinches Six-Wicket Victory over Gujarat Titans in IPL Showdown

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 07:31pm on 17 Apr 2024,Wednesday Sports

Delhi Capitals secured a commanding six-wicket win over Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2024 clash. Bowlers led by Mukesh Kumar (3/14) restricted Titans to a paltry 89 runs, with significant contributions from Tristan Stubbs (2/11) and Ishant Sharma (2/8). In response, DC chased down the target comfortably in just 8.5 overs, with key contributions from individual batsmen. Captain Rishabh Pant's leadership shone as he marshaled the team effectively. Pant's agile wicketkeeping and sharp batting prowess, along with notable performances from other players, propelled DC to a dominant victory in IPL 2024.            

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Suresh Raina's One-Word Answer Sparks Speculation: Will MS Dhoni Play IPL 2025?

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 01:22pm on 17 Apr 2024,Wednesday Sports

Former CSK teammate Suresh Raina's simple response to whether MS Dhoni will participate in IPL 2025 has ignited speculation about the cricket legend's future. Raina's assurance, "Khelenge (Will play)," during commentary duties hints at Dhoni's potential continuation beyond the current season. Despite passing on captaincy, Dhoni's stellar performances in IPL 2024, including a striking 236 strike-rate and no dismissals, reinforce his indispensable role for CSK. Fans eagerly await confirmation amidst Dhoni's ongoing impact on the pitch.            

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BCCI Fines Shreyas Iyer ₹12 Lakh as Kolkata Knight Riders Breach IPL Code of Conduct

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 11:14am on 17 Apr 2024,Wednesday Sports

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Shreyas Iyer faced a ₹12 lakh fine from BCCI after his team's slow over rate in an IPL 2024 match against Rajasthan Royals. It was KKR's first offence under the IPL's Code of Conduct, leading to the penalty. Despite a valiant effort, KKR's slow over rate may have contributed to their loss against RR, with Jos Buttler's unbeaten 107 securing the win. Iyer acknowledged the disappointment, emphasizing the need to learn from the experience for future matches. RR's victory strengthens their position atop the IPL table, marking a memorable chase in league history.

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Virat Kohli Set to Open with Rohit Sharma in T20 World Cup, Confirms Selection Committee

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 10:15am on 17 Apr 2024,Wednesday Sports

According to reports, Virat Kohli is slated to open alongside Rohit Sharma in the upcoming T20 World Cup. The Ajit Agarkar-led selection committee has endorsed this decision, aiming to solidify India's top-order batting. Kohli's request for clarity on his T20 World Cup spot was met with the proposal of him as an opener, following his stellar performances for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. This strategic move could reshape India's middle-order dynamics, potentially sidelining Yashasvi Jaiswal and accommodating power hitters like Rinku Singh and Shivam Dube.

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BCCI Imposes Strict Condition on Hardik Pandya's T20 World Cup Selection

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 08:00am on 17 Apr 2024,Wednesday Sports

Hardik Pandya faces a potential setback in IPL 2024 due to poor performance. With only 131 runs in 6 matches and inconsistent bowling, his T20 World Cup 2024 selection is in jeopardy. The BCCI selection committee, including Rahul Dravid and Ajit Agarkar, emphasized the necessity for Pandya to bowl regularly for consideration. Despite various bowling opportunities, he has struggled, conceding runs in all phases. The pressure is on Pandya to deliver both with bat and ball to secure his spot in the national team.

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Buttler's Century Leads Rajasthan Royals to Dramatic Victory Against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2024 Clash

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 07:14pm on 16 Apr 2024,Tuesday Sports

In a thrilling IPL 2024 encounter, Jos Buttler's brilliant century guided Rajasthan Royals to a remarkable two-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens. Buttler's unbeaten 107, along with vital contributions from other batsmen, ensured RR successfully chased down KKR's imposing total of 223/6 on the final ball of the match. Earlier, Sunil Narine's explosive maiden T20 century, scoring 109 runs, propelled KKR to a formidable total. Narine, along with Angrish Raghuvanshi (30), anchored KKR's innings. For KKR, Varun Chakaravarthy, Sunil Narine, and Harshit Rana claimed two wickets each, while Vaibhav Rana scalped one. Avesh Khan and Kuldeep Sen impressed for RR, taking two wickets apiece.

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The Paris 2024 Olympic Flame Was Ignited at The Historic Birthplace Of The Games

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 11:09am on 16 Apr 2024,Tuesday Sports

Greek actress Mary Mina lit the Olympic torch in Greece, starting a relay to France. Despite clouds, she used a backup flame instead of a mirror. Dignitaries and spectators gathered in the town where the Olympics began. It's the first big event since COVID-19 limits eased. IOC President Thomas Bach led, joined by Greek President Sakellaropoulou, French Sports Minister Oudéa-Castéra, and Paris Mayor Hidalgo. The torch tradition goes back to ancient Olympics, reviving in 1936.

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Travis Head, Pat Cummins Lead SRH to Record-breaking Victory Over RCB in IPL Clash

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 07:53pm on 15 Apr 2024,Monday Sports

In a high-octane IPL showdown, Travis Head's explosive century and skipper Pat Cummins' leadership propelled Sunrisers Hyderabad to a monumental 25-run triumph against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Head's blistering 102 off 41 balls, supported by Heinrich Klaasen's quickfire 67, guided SRH to a historic 287/3. Despite Faf du Plessis and Dinesh Karthik's valiant efforts, RCB faltered, succumbing to SRH's bowling prowess, led by Cummins. This thrilling encounter witnessed a record-breaking total and the highest cumulative runs in any T20 match. SRH's dominance underscores their formidable presence in the IPL.

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