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IPL-17 | Narine dazzles against LSG as KKR vaults to the top

Kolkata Knight Riders opener Sunil Narine plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2024 match against Lucknow Super Giants in Lucknow on May 5, 2024. | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena Sunil Narine can do no wrong this IPL season.On Sunday, at the Ekana Stadium, his Midas touch powered Kolkata Knight Riders to the top of the standings following a thumping 98-run win against Lucknow Super Giants.Narine laid the foundation for KKR’s victory with a blistering 39-ball 81 in the first innings, before returning figures of one for 22 in his four overs to shut LSG down and push it outside the top four in the points table.It all started with Narine putting on a quickfire 61-run opening stand with Phil Salt after K.L. Rahul elected to field.Narine started sedately as Salt peppered the field wit...
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IPL-17: PBKS vs CSK | We won’t be over-concerned about the middle-order, says CSK’s Simons

Punjab Kings bowler Rahul Chahar celebrates after taking the wicket of Shivam Dube during the Indian Premier League 2024 match in Dharamsala on May 5, 2024. | Photo Credit: PTI Even as Chennai Super Kings brought its IPL campaign back on track with a 28-run win against Punjab Kings, concerns remained over its middle-order. At one stage of the game, captain Ruturaj Gaikwad and Daryl Mitchell bossed the PowerPlay and it seemed CSK was on course for a 200-plus total, but a middle-order debacle halted the team’s run flow. However, CSK bowling coach Eric Simons wasn’t too concerned about the middle-order failure and hoped things would get better in the upcoming fixtures. “I think we won’t be over-concerned about the middle-order. We know the quality is there and it might not have happened i...
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IPL-17: PBKS vs CSK | We were 15-20 runs short but did not bowl any loose balls, says Ravindra Jadeja

Chennai Super Kings Ravindra Jadeja plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2024 against Punjab Kings in Dharamsala on May 5, 2024. | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy Chennai Super Kings' all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja admitted that they fell short by 15-20 runs but lauded their disciplined bowling show in securing a convincing 28-run over Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League in Dharamsala on May 5.Defending 167 for nine, the five-time champions restricted Punjab Kings to 139/9 with Jadeja claiming a match-winning 3/20, while Tushar Deshpande (2/35) and impact sub Simarjeet Singh (2/16) also featured among wickets.Mitchell Santner, who was playing his first match of the season, was also brilliant during his tidy 1/10 from three overs."We thought we were 15-20 runs short but we did no...
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Mexico tourist train an environmental ‘nightmare,’ activists say – Times of India

SOLIDARIDAD: In a cave in Mexico's Riviera Maya, where nature has sculpted a subterranean landscape of stunning beauty, thick steel columns supporting a controversial new tourist railway intrude into a delicate ecosystem.The Yucatan Peninsula boasts an estimated 2,400 of these caverns and sinkholes, which are known as cenotes and are a major attraction for tourists who swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters that fill some of them.Campaigners warn that the unique geological system is under threat from the Maya Train, one of outgoing President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's flagship infrastructure projects."It's our worst nightmare. We've seen a large drill entering and breaking the ceiling of the cave" as well as its ancient stalactites, biologist and speleologist Roberto Rojo told ...
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IPL-17: PBKS vs CSK | Jadeja’s all-round show helps Chennai Super Kings see off Punjab Kings

A bout of flu forced Tushar Deshpande to miss out on Chennai Super Kings’ home fixture against Punjab Kings earlier in the week. But in the reverse fixture on May 5, the seasoned fast bowler returned to action in style and claimed two for 35 to guide CSK to a 28-run win and bring its Indian Premier League campaign back on track. After CSK’s innings ended at 167 for 9, it did not seem to be a great total on the HPCA Stadium surface. However, Deshpande struck in his opening over, dismissing the in-form Jonny Bairstow and Rilee Russouw in a span of three deliveries. Punjab Kings could not recover thereon before finishing at 139 for 9. Coming into the game, CSK’s bowling department had injury concerns with Deepak Chahar and Matheesha Pathirana out of action, but it managed to execute its pl...
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IPL-17 | Self-belief and never-say-die attitude are Mohammed Siraj’s real strengths, says Sunil Gavaskar

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Mohammed Siraj. File | Photo Credit: K. Murali Kumar Mohammed Siraj's self-belief and never-say-die attitude are his real strengths, said batting legend Sunil Gavaskar after the pacer set up Royal Challengers Bengaluru's four-wicket win over Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League in Bengaluru.Siraj's two-wicket burst in the powerplay to remove Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha played a crucial role as GT could manage just 147 all-out in 19.3 overs on May 4."Every time you see Mohammed Siraj, you know that he's going to give his heart out. Remember the time when his father passed away when he was in Australia. He carried on," Gavaskar said on Star Sports Cricket Live."A lot of people would want to go back because your parents are so dear to you. But I thi...
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IPL-17: MI vs SRH | Match-ups likely to dominate Mumbai India-Sunrisers Hyderabad contest

Sunrisers Hyderabad will look to produce a dominant show against a frail Mumbai Indians outfit and move up in the Indian Premier League points table when the two teams clash in Mumbai on May 6. | Photo Credit: B. Jothi Ramalingam The Indian Premier League is entering the last fortnight of the league stage. Naturally, it’s that time of the year when terms like “business end, must-win affair, playing for pride and playing spoilsport” will be used as frequently as Travis Head’s sixes and Jasprit Bumrah’s toe-crushers. Despite all these terms befitting the contest between Sunrisers Hyderabad – among the most aggressive outfits who can seldom afford a slip-up for making it to the Playoffs – and Mumbai Indians – on course to be awarded the wooden spoon, it will be the battle between the in f...
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India, Australia placed in Group A for Women’s T20 World Cup in Bangladesh

India were on May 5 placed in Group A alongside defending champions Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan in the Women's T20 World Cup, which will be held in Bangladesh from October 3-20 this year.With all their group matches scheduled to be played at Sylhet, India will open their campaign against New Zealand on October 4 and face off against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 6 as the ICC announced the schedule for the ninth edition of the Women's T20 WC.India's next assignment will be against yet-to-be-identified Qualifier 1 team on October 9 while their clash against six-time world champions Australia will be on October 13."Each side will play four group matches at the tournament, with the top two teams from each group progressing to the cut-throat semi-finals on 17 and 18 October ahead of t...