A Women’s T20 Challenge Match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium on 22nd May, 2018 ahead of the VIVO IPL 2018 Qualifier 1. India internationals Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur will lead the two teams in a match that will showcase some of the most talented women cricketers.
Over dependence on their opening pair and the consistent failures of their middle order has seen the Kings XI Punjab’s (KXIP) season crash from a very good one to a struggle to qualify for the playoffs.
With three back to back victories coming at a time when they were on the verge of elimination, a confident Rajasthan Royals (RR) outfit will be looking to battle it out with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as both teams look for a playoffs spot.
It was violin to the ears as AB de Villiers (72*, MoM) and Virat Kohli (70) led the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (187-5) chase to canter to the target, defeating Delhi Daredevils (181-4) by 5 wickets with 1 over to spare.
After clinching the first ever IPL title in 2008, Rajasthan Royals have failed to leave a significant mark in the league. Since then, RR have lost their way and have managed to make the Playoffs only twice.
In a batting treat, the joint forces of Shikhar Dhawan (92*) and Kane Williamson (83*) helped SunRisers Hyderabad (191-1) overpower Rishabh Pant’s (128*) century to win against Delhi Daredevils (187-5) by 9 wickets.