England and Kent Cricket Legend Derek Underwood Dies at 78

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 05:43pm on 15 Apr 2024,Monday Sports

Derek Underwood, renowned England and Kent spinner, passed away at 78. Fondly known as "Deadly," he amassed 2,523 wickets for Kent in a stellar 24-year career. Inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2009, Underwood also served as MCC president and received an MBE. His legacy includes 26 Test matches, claiming 32 wickets in the inaugural World Cup. Kent Cricket mourns his loss, hailing him as one of their greatest players and lauding his impact on and off the field. Underwood's mastery of the game leaves a lasting mark on cricket enthusiasts worldwide.

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SunRisers Hyderabad Rewrite IPL Record with Dominant 287/3 Against RCB

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 04:49pm on 15 Apr 2024,Monday Sports

In a breathtaking display of batting prowess, SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) rewrite IPL history, posting an astounding total of 287 for 3 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Travis Head's blistering century off just 39 balls, amassing 115 runs, the quickest by an SRH player, spearheaded this monumental achievement. SRH's innings featured an astonishing 22 sixes, eclipsing the previous IPL record. Moreover, it marked the inaugural instance in IPL history where four bowlers from one team conceded over 50 runs each. This electrifying encounter now stands as an indelible chapter in the annals of IPL lore.

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Dhoni's Spectacular Finish Lifts CSK: Three Sixes off Hardik Pandya in Final Over Thrill Wankhede Crowd

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 04:56pm on 14 Apr 2024,Sunday Sports

Former CSK captain MS Dhoni wowed the Wankhede Stadium crowd with a stunning display of power hitting, smashing three consecutive sixes off Hardik Pandya in the final over against MI. Dhoni's quickfire 20 runs off four deliveries, all sixes, helped CSK reach 206/4. His explosive cameo rescued CSK from a challenging position, leaving fans in awe and opponents stunned. Dhoni's masterclass showcased his enduring brilliance, turning the tide in Chennai's favor and thrilling cricket enthusiasts. The electrifying finish left the stadium buzzing with excitement, cementing Dhoni's reputation as one of cricket's greatest finishers.

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Kolkata Knight Riders Clinch Convincing Victory Over Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2024

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 02:14pm on 14 Apr 2024,Sunday Sports

Kolkata Knight Riders secured a commanding eight-wicket win over Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL match at Eden Gardens. Phil Salt's explosive 89 off 47 balls led the charge as KKR chased down the target of 162 with 26 balls remaining. Captain Shreyas Iyer's unbeaten 38 provided solid support. LSG, batting first, managed 161 for 7, with Nicholas Pooran top-scoring with 45. Mitchell Starc starred for KKR with three wickets, supported by Vaibhav Arora, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, and Andre Russell. The victory marks a significant triumph for Kolkata in the IPL 2024 season.    

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Rajasthan Royals Overcome Punjab Kings' Accurate Bowling to Secure Thrilling Three-Wicket Win in IPL 2024

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:34pm on 13 Apr 2024,Saturday Sports

In a thrilling encounter in IPL 2024, Rajasthan Royals clinched a nail-biting three-wicket victory against Punjab Kings despite facing a stern test from the latter's accurate bowling attack. Chasing a target of 148 runs, Rajasthan struggled initially but managed to reach 152/7 in the final over, with Rovman Powell (11 runs off 5 balls) and Shimron Hetmyer (27 not out off 10 balls) providing the late fireworks. Earlier, Punjab Kings posted a modest total of 147/8, with Rajasthan bowlers picking crucial wickets at regular intervals on a challenging pitch.

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MS Dhoni's Old Post on IPL Parties Resurfaces, Internet Buzzing

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 03:05pm on 13 Apr 2024,Saturday Sports

A decade-old post from IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore's official handle resurfaced, quoting MS Dhoni's remarks on IPL parties affecting India's T20 World Cup exit in 2010. The post, shared by a Twitter handle, sparked curiosity online. Dhoni's popularity remains high, evident from crowd noise data during IPL 2024, where his entry and batting moments recorded peak decibels. Despite retiring from international cricket in 2020, Dhoni's aura continues to captivate fans, underscoring his enduring appeal in the cricketing world.

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Delhi Capitals End Lucknow Super Giants' Winning Streak with Convincing 6-Wicket Victory

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:17pm on 12 Apr 2024,Friday Sports

In a thrilling encounter, Delhi Capitals broke Lucknow Super Giants' winning streak with a dominant 6-wicket win in the IPL 2024 match. Australian youngster Jake Fraser-McGurk starred with a blazing 35-ball 55, supported by skipper Rishabh Pant's brisk 41, guiding Delhi Capitals to chase down LSG's 167/7 in just 18.1 overs. Kuldeep Yadav's impressive 3/20 and Khaleel Ahmed's 2/41 restricted LSG's batting prowess. Despite Ayush Badoni's resilient unbeaten 55, LSG couldn't defend their total. This victory marks Delhi Capitals' resurgence in the tournament, showcasing their formidable batting and bowling prowess.            

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Boxing Legend Mary Kom Steps Down as India's Chef-de-Mission for Paris Olympics

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 10:47am on 12 Apr 2024,Friday Sports

Mary Kom, six-time world champion boxer and India's Chef-de-Mission for Paris Olympics, steps down citing personal reasons in a letter to IOA President PT Usha. Kom, 41, expresses regret but states she's "left with no choice." She was to manage India's contingent. Usha acknowledges Kom's decision, promises replacement announcement soon, and assures support. Kom, a bronze medalist in 2012, affirms her commitment to cheering for Indian athletes at the Games. IOA respects her privacy.

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MI Dominates RCB in IPL 2024 Showdown: Suryakumar, Ishan, and Bumrah Lead the Charge

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 05:52pm on 11 Apr 2024,Thursday Sports

In a spectacular display of power, Mumbai Indians (MI) dismantled Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a thrilling IPL 2024 clash. Chasing 197, MI reached the target with ease, scoring 199/3 in just 15.3 overs, with Ishan Kishan's explosive 69, Suryakumar Yadav's blistering 52, and Jasprit Bumrah's lethal 5-wicket haul decimating RCB's hopes. Despite a valiant effort from Rajat Patidar and Faf du Plessis, RCB's 196/8 proved insufficient. With this win, MI secured their second victory of the season, while RCB suffered their fifth defeat, becoming the first team to reach that milestone in the tournament.

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Former NFL Star OJ Simpson, Acquitted in 'Trial of the Century', Dies at 76

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 05:22pm on 11 Apr 2024,Thursday Sports

OJ Simpson, the former football player famously acquitted of double murder in the 1995 "trial of the century," has passed away at the age of 76. Rising to fame as a college footballer, Simpson's life took a tumultuous turn when he was arrested as a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman. Despite his acquittal, Simpson's legacy remained controversial, marked by subsequent legal troubles including a 2008 conviction for armed robbery. Simpson's life story reflects the highs and lows of fame, sports, and the American legal system.

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