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Horoscope Today, April 4, 2024: Read your daily astrological predictions – Times of India

Read today's horoscope, April 4, 2024. Today we'll be taking a closer look at what the stars have in store for each of the 12 zodiac signs. Our astrologer has analyzed the movements of the planets and the alignment of the stars to bring you the most accurate and up-to-date horoscope predictions for the day ahead. Whether you're looking for guidance on love, career, or simply a heads up on what to expect, this has got you covered.Let's dive in to see what the cosmos have in store for you today.AriesToday, you may plan for a change in place, it is advised to postpone the decision related to migration. It is also advised to avoid investment in business. By the late evening, situation may be under control. With the help of good advice from one of the elders, you may control the messy situat...
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Sunil Narine makes it a night to remember as KKR post IPL’s second highest total

Synopsis: Sunil Narine swings for the hills and finds great returns as Kolkata Knight Riders pile on second-highest IPL total ever, as lacklustre Delhi Capitals succumb to defeat by a triple-figure margin. Sunil Narine and Andre Russell are not going to win two many points for batting aesthetics. Their methods are mostly agricultural, but when they come off – like they did against Delhi Capitals on Wednesday when Kolkata Knight Riders amassed 272/7– there’s not much a bowling attack can do. Narine relies on a sharp eye and a clean bat-swing, while Russell’s strength is brute power. Narine’s batting can be described as slogging, and it is, but it’s educated slogging. Having been a great T20 bowler for a long time, he knows how a bowler thinks, especially when he is hit for a few boundari...
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‘Cricket is all about batting…’: Sunil Narine after a match-winning knock against Delhi Capitals | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sunil Narine's blistering 85 propelled Kolkata Knight Riders to a commanding 106-run victory over Delhi Capitals in a remarkable display of power-hitting, as they posted the second-highest ever IPL total of 272/7 on Wednesday.Kolkata's stellar performance came on the heels of Sunrisers Hyderabad's record-breaking innings total of 277/3 just a week earlier, reaffirming the relentless batting prowess witnessed in the IPL."Cricket is all about batting, so to contribute with the bat is pleasing but I also enjoy my bowling. (On batting down the order with Abu Dhabi Knight Riders) We had sufficient batters, so opening was not needed then. At the end of the day, it is about what the team requires. Batting with Salt is good, he takes the pressure off me so it's good to bat with him,"...
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A special yorker from Ishant Sharma, an Under-19 star arrives at IPL and re-discovery of pinch-hitter Sunil Narine

Rishabh Pant suddenly dropped his knees , as though he would scoop the ball. But he paused, not fully bent. In a semi-crouched pose, he waited for the ball to reach, almost suspended himself in that posture, gets a fraction away from the line of the ball to manufacture room on the leg-side, then raised his body a bit to ride the bounce and just flicked the ball away, behind square leg, with nothing but a neat swirl of the wrists. It was a stroke that was all hands and blistering bat speed. The pace of Venkatesh Iyer was perfect—neither too fast that he was compressed for time nor too slow that he was deprived of pace. Categorizing the stroke would be difficult, it was neither a scoop nor a flick, but it had elements of both. The Pant-scoop-flick, if you will. But that stroke liberated h...
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‘You always have to be down to earth, especially in…’: Shreyas Iyer | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sunil Narine's blistering 85 propelled Kolkata Knight Riders to a commanding total of 272-7, marking the second-highest ever score in IPL history, during their resounding 106-run triumph over Delhi Capitals on Wednesday.This monumental score came on the heels of Sunrisers Hyderabad's record-breaking innings total of 277-3 just a week prior.IPL 2024 Points Table | IPL 2024 ScheduleWith this victory, Kolkata, champions of IPL in 2012 and 2014, maintained their undefeated streak from three matches this season.They subsequently bowled out Delhi for 166 in 17.2 overs, securing their position at the top of the 10-team table.Despite securing three consecutive wins, KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer cautioned his team against complacency and urged them to remain focused."You always have to be...
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‘I would rather get all out as a team than…’: DC skipper Rishabh Pant says after a disappointing loss to KKR | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant put up a brave face despite getting a 106-run thrashing at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.This was DC's third loss in four games after beating Chennai Super Kings in their previous encounter, while KKR, who moved to the top of the standings, registered their third successive win on the trot.Sunil Narine exhibited his batting prowess by smashing a scintillating 85 runs, while teenage sensation Angkrish Raghuvanshi impressed with a fluent half-century on his IPL batting debut as KKR posted an imposing total of 272/7. Despite falling five runs short of the highest total in the tournament's history, KKR's batting onslaught set a daunting target for their opponent...
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DC vs KKR Highlights: Dominant Kolkata Knight Riders crush Delhi Capitals by 106 runs, jump to top of IPL 2024 standings | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Kolkata Knight Riders soared to the top of the Indian Premier League 2024 points table after demolishing a lacklustre Delhi Capitals by 106 runs in a stunning display of power-hitting followed by a clinical bowling effort on Wednesday.Sunil Narine led the charge with a scintillating 85, showcasing his batting prowess with seven boundaries and seven sixes in his 39-ball blitz.Teenager Angkrish Raghuvanshi impressed in his IPL debut innings with a fluent 54 off 27 balls, complementing Narine's explosive innings as they shared a formidable 104-run partnership off just 48 balls.As it happened: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight RidersWith contributions from Andre Russell (41 off 19 balls) and Rinku Singh (26 off 8 balls), Kolkata Knight Riders posted an imposing total of 272/7, jus...
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DC vs KKR | Destructive Knight Riders batters make it a no contest

Sunil Narine top-scored with 85 (39b, 7x4, 7x6) as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) took apart Delhi Capitals’ (DC) bowling like cotton candy to post 272 for seven before going on to win by 106 runs at the Dr. YSR ACA-VDCA cricket stadium here on Wednesday.Narine batted in stark contrast to his opening partner Phil Salt. With the nonchalance of, say, Deadpool or Han Solo, Narine swatted sixes and fours as if sadistically driving away mosquitoes. On the other hand, Salt, one of the hardest hitters of the ball in modern cricket, clubbed the ball as hard as Thor would hammer anything. While Salt hit two consecutive fours — a loft over covers and a slash past the short third man— in Ishant Sharma’s first over, Narine hit three sixes and two fours in his second. He launched a six over long off, p...
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Candidates chess tournament: Why playing at the Candidates — and winning it — is as tough as the World Championships

Candidates chess 2024: In 2013, right after Magnus Carlsen won the Candidates tournament in London, a frame captured by Norwegian photographer Morten Rakke went viral. In it, the grandmaster is captured behind a door, slumped on the handrail of a staircase, shirt untucked, his face buried into his arm. An ominous sign on the wall behind Carlsen read: “Beware of the steps.”Barely had the world championship challenger caught his breath after qualifying for the world championship, he was interviewed by International Master Lawrence Trent, who asked him how he planned to celebrate his victory. Carlsen’s answer was revealing. “My thoughts have not gone further than getting back to my hotel and lying down. That’s what’s next for me.” Trent prodded him further, asking if he was more exhausted ...
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IPL 2024 Points Table: Kolkata Knight Riders races to top of the table, Delhi Capitals fall to 9th

IPL Points Table 2024, Team Rankings: Kolkata Knight Riders raced to the top of the points table after they thrashed Delhi Capitals by a mammoth 105 runs. That huge win resulted in Rajasthan Royals dropping to the 2nd position due to their inferior run rate. Due to Delhi’s heavy defeat, they slipped to the 9th position in the table with just Mumbai Indians behind them. Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bengaluru were the recipient of an unlikely assist from KKR’s victory as they rose to 8th. Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Super Giants, Gujarat Titans occupied the 3rd, 4th and 5th place respectively. Sunrisers Hyderabad, meanwhile, stayed rooted in the 6th position while Punjab Kings rose to 7th. Points Table The playoff scenario CSK, KKR, RR and LSG are the four sides, that are currently in t...
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India to play five-match T20I series against Bangladesh in Sylhet

India women’s team will travel to Bangladesh for a five-match T20I series. Sylhet will host all the matches. This will be India’s second tour of Bangladesh in the last two years. Last year, the ‘Women in Blue’ played three 20-over matches against Bangladesh and Harmanpreet Kaur’s side won the series 2-1. The upcoming T20I series will kick off India’s preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup. The women’s 20-over World Cup will kick off in September-October and will be played in Bangladesh. India hold the third place in women’s T20I rankings. Bangladesh are placed ninth. In the 2023 T20 World Cup, India qualified for the semi-final and lost to Australia. The ‘Women in Blue’ qualified for the upcoming T20 World Cup after finishing as one of the top six teams in the last edition of the to...
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New Zealand springs surprise, names Michael Bracewell as skipper for T20I series against Pakistan

New Zealand have swung a surprise by naming experienced all-rounder Michael Bracewell as their captain for this month’s five-match T20I series against Pakistan. Bracewell has not played an international match since March last year and as only recently returned to domestic duties following injury concerns that have included a ruptured Achilles and a broken finger, as per ICC. But with the likes of Kane Williamson and Mitchell Santner skipping the tour due to duties in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Bracewell earns a call-up to captain the Kiwis in the five-match series in Pakistan that will provide both teams quality practice ahead of June’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. New Zealand selector Sam Wells was thrilled to be able to welcome Bracewell back into the fold and has no doubt the 33-ye...
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IPL 2024 Orange Cap: Rishabh Pant rises to 4th, David Warner in 5th spot as Virat Kohli maintains lead after DC vs KKR match

IPL 2024 Orange Cap Holder: Rishabh Pant took an almighty leap on Wednesday and rose up to number 4 in the Orange Cap chart with a blistering 55 off just 25 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders which included an over from Venkatesh Iyer where the DC captain smashed him for 28 runs in  an over. Meanwhile, David Warner occupied the 5th position with his 18-run innings . Warner was 4th for a moment but lost his place to Pant’s fireworks as LSG’s Nicholas Pooran dropped out of the Top 5. Virat Kohli, meanwhile, still led the charts after scoring 22 runs in the match against Lucknow Super Giants on Tuesday. Before Tuesday’s game against LSG, Kohli was tied with Riyan Parag on 181 runs. However, Kohli was second in the standings based on other parameters but went over the RR batter even as RCB...
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LSG’s Shivam Mavi ruled out of IPL due to injury

Mavi, who has played six T20 Internationals for India, also didn’t get to play a single game for Gujarat Titans in 2023, and in the last auction, LSG roped him for 6.4 crore to fill the void created by Avesh Khan leaving for Rajasthan Royals. File | Photo Credit: KUMAR SS Lucknow Super Giants' pacer Shivam Mavi has been ruled out of this season's Indian Premier League after he failed to recover from his rib injury.The 25-year-old, who last played competitive cricket in August 2023, missed the entire domestic season for Uttar Pradesh but did turn up for Lucknow Super Giants' pre-season training only to be told that he would not play any part in this edition. He had suffered a rib stress fracture in August last year."The talented right-arm fast bowler joined us after the auction in Decem...
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Suryakumar clears most fitness tests, to play either on Apr 7 or 11

Suryakumar Yadav in action during the IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Titans at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday. Photo: Emmanual Yogini/ The Hindu | Photo Credit: The Hindu Mumbai Indians will soon get the much required batting boost as the world's No.1 ranked T20 batter Suryakumar Yadav has cleared almost all the fitness tests at National Cricket Academy and is very close to playing his first IPL game of the season.Suryakumar had undergone multiple surgeries — one for grade 2 ankle tear and another for sports hernia — and he last played in the T20 series in South Africa."Surya has cleared all but one routine tests which are mandatory to get RTP (Return To Play) certificate from the NCA. There is one more test left to be conducted on Thursday, after which a clearer pi...
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IPL | I enjoy seeing Mayank bowl from 20 yards behind the stumps, says K.L. Rahul

LSG’s Mayank Yadav during the IPL 2024 match between Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Lucknow Super Giants, at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, in Bengaluru on April 02, 2024. | Photo Credit: The Hindu In the post-match press conference on Tuesday, Royal Challengers Bengaluru Impact Player Mahipal Lomror explained that the team’s game plan to tackle Lucknow Super Giants fast bowler Mayank Yadav was to use his express pace to get boundaries.But in order to execute this idea, you must first get bat on it. Cameron Green failed on this front, as Mayank cut through his tame defence to thud into off-stump. The delivery may have been well short of the 156.7kmph clocked by Mayank earlier in the game, but it was still much too quick for the Australian. Futile exercise And when they did get bat on it, ...
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Who is Angkrish Raghuvanshi? The youngster who rocked IPL stage in debut innings | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Angkrish Raghuvanshi announced his arrival on the big stage as the young Kolkata Knight Riders batter left an indelible mark with a stunning half-century against Delhi Capitals on Wednesday.Raghuvanshi, who missed out on batting in his debut IPL match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, showcased his prowess with a rapid-fire 54 off 27 balls, forming a scintillating 104-run partnership with Sunil Narine off just 48 balls.Raghuvanshi, the right-handed batter, emerged as India's top run-scorer during the 2022 Under-19 World Cup in the Caribbean, contributing significantly to India's victory.Despite recording a two-ball duck against England in the final, Raghuvanshi finished fourth on the overall scorers' list, accumulating 278 runs from six innings.Originally hailing from Delh...
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GT vs PBKS | Team atmosphere at GT has helped me stay motivated: Mohit Sharma

Gujarat Titans’ Mohit Sharma during press conference ahead of their Punjab Kings Cricket Match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on March 31, 2024. | Photo Credit: Vijay Soneji From 2019 to 2021, Mohit Sharma played a grand total of two IPL games. In 2022, he travelled as a net bowler for Gujarat Titans.For someone who held the Purple Cap in 2014 for Chennai Super Kings (23 wickets) and played two World Cups for India (2014 T20 & 2015 ODI), it would have been a tough experience. But he showed his true worth last season when he claimed 27 wickets as GT nearly defended the IPL title it won in its inaugural year in 2022. And the 35-year-old has carried that form into this season — six wickets from three matches at an economy rate of 7.75. On Wednesday, ahead of the ga...
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GT vs PBKS | Efficient Titans run into inconsistent Kings

Punjab Kings Arshdeep Singh during a practice session ahead of their IPL match against Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on March 31, 2024. | Photo Credit: Vijay Soneji An upbeat Gujarat Titans will take on a worried Punjab Kings in an Indian Premier League match at the Narendra Modi Stadium here on Thursday.GT registered a morale-boosting seven-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in its previous match that helped recover from the thrashing against Chennai Super Kings. PBKS, which started with a victory over Delhi Capitals, is coming off two dispiriting losses against Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Lucknow Super Giants.The Shubman Gill-led home side has been meticulous and efficient without being spectacular. B. Sai Sudharsan had held the batting togeth...
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272/7 – Kolkata Knight Riders register second-highest IPL total ever against Delhi Capitals | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sunil Narine showcased a spectacular display of power-hitting, smashing an electrifying 85 runs, while young Angkrish Raghuvanshi marked his IPL batting debut with a fifty as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) posted a formidable total of 272/7 against Delhi Capitals (DC) in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.This staggering score became the second-highest in the history of the cash-rich league, surpassing RCB's 263/5 against the now-defunct Pune Warriors India (PWI) back in 2013.The record for the highest innings score of 277/3 remains with Sunrisers Hyderabad, achieved against Mumbai Indians just last week.Narine's explosive innings saw him punish every Delhi bowler, dispatching the ball over the boundary rope seven times in his 39-ball innings, complemented by seven fours. Despite being ...