Shane Watson bowled a terrific spell conceding just 22 runs and took two wickets as Royal Challengers Bangalore overcame an 89-run knock from Murali Vijay and a cameo from Marcus Stoinis to secure a thrilling one-run victory over Kings XI Punjab in a chase of 176 runs in the 39th match of the Indian Premier League in Mohali.
For his unbeaten belligerent knocks of 60 and 63 that came at a strike-rate of 206 and 153 in the Indian Premier League 2016, Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Yusuf Pathan is the Cricket World Player of the Week.
A fine bowling performance and a dominant batting display led by Dinesh Karthik’s half-century helped Gujarat Lions ascend to the top of the points table by inflicting a five-wicket defeat on Kolkata Knight Riders in a chase of 159 runs in the 38th match of the Indian Premier League in Kolkata.
After Shikhar Dhawan’s unbeaten knock of 82 runs helped set a target of 178 runs, the Sunrisers Hyderabad fast bowlers completely flattened Mumbai Indians and bowled them out for 92 runs to secure an massive 85-run victory in the 37th match of the Indian Premier League in Visakhapatnam.
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir has urged his team not to be complacent after securing six wins from nine matches and claiming the pole position in the points table in the ongoing Indian Premier League.
A fine all-round display from Marcus Stoinis led the way which was followed by excellent death bowling from Sandeep Sharma and Mohit Sharma which helped Kings XI Punjab defend a total of 181 runs and secure a nine-run victory against Delhi Daredevils in the 36th match of the Indian Premier League in Mohali.
Virat Kohli smashed an unbeaten century to successfully chase down 192 runs in 19.3 overs as Royal Challengers Bangalore secured a crucial seven-wicket victory against the Rising Pune Supergiants in the 35th match of the Indian Premier League in Bangalore.
Shikhar Dhawan scored an unbeaten 47 as Sunrisers Hyderabad prevailed in a low-scoring encounter to chase down 127 runs in 19 overs and secure a five-wicket win against Gujarat Lions in the 34th match of the Indian Premier League in Hyderabad.
Rising Pune Supergiants have finally managed to end their losing slide after a composed unbeaten half-century from Ajinkya Rahane guided them to a seven-wicket victory in a chase of 163 against the Delhi Daredevils in the 33rd game of the Indian Premier League at the Feroz Shah Kotla.
Andre Russell starred with a four-wicket haul as Kolkata Knight Riders restricted Kings XI Punjab to 157 for nine and overcame a knock of 68 runs from Glenn Maxwell in a chase of 165 runs to secure a seven-run victory in the 32nd match of the Indian Premier League in Kolkata.
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir has been fined 15 percent of his match fee for a code of conduct breach while Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli was fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their encounter in the Indian Premier League on Monday.
Rishabh Pant smashed a 40-ball 69 in a 115-run opening stand with Quinton de Kock, propelling Delhi Daredevils to a massive eight-wicket victory in a chase of 150 runs against Gujarat Lions in the 31st match of the Indian Premier League in Rajkot.