Australia wins second test against Bangladesh to level series

Australia won the second test match at Chittagong and saving themselves from an embarrassing series loss from Bangladesh's hand. 
Nathan Lyon and David Warner were the main stars for Australia. Nathan picked his first10-wicket haul in a Test match in Asia. He picked 7 for 94 in first innings and 6 for 60 in second innings.

David Warner hit 123 that got Australaia a crucial 72 run lead in first innings.

Australia 377 (Warner 123, Handscomb 82, Smith 58, Mustafizur 4-84) and 87 for 3 (Maxwell 25*) beat Bangladesh 305 (Mushfiqur 68, Sabbir 66, Lyon 7-94) and 157 (Lyon 6-60) by seven wickets

Match No 8 KXIP vs RCB Preview


For a city that has grown up on the stories of its glorious cricket history of 1940s and 1950s, the callings of Twenty20 were still relatively unknown for Indore. Hosting Kings XI Punjab for the first time, the locals had happily sworn their support to the opposition in the opening game, that had in its rank MS Dhoni. However, by the time the match ended, Glenn Maxwell happened the way the 'Big Show' loves to happen. It was a brief blitz, studded with four sixes, but enough to leave the feeling still lingering at the Holkar Stadium.

They are now set to host Royal Challengers Bangalore. On another day, Kings XI Punjab would have been left feeling like visitors again. However, without Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, Bangalore have lost a bit of sheen on their star power. Nonetheless, just like Kings XI Punjab, the visitors too will be coming into the match at the back of a well-fought win.

For the first time since the second season, Bangalore are relying heavily on their bowlers to pull them through. Tymal Mills has been exceptional with his pace variations, Yuzvendra Chahal has been tight and Shane Watson is being consistently inconsistent but on a good day, the stand-in skipper can be a match winner with the ball too. The fact that they managed to defend 157 at M Chinnaswamy stadium is a fine testimony of the skill and form of their bowling unit, especially coming at the back of a season where they were finding it difficult containing the opposition for less than 180.

Punjab, on the other hand, are expected to play an unchanged squad. The Indian bowling unit - Sandeep Sharma, Mohit Sharma and T Natarajan bowled in good channels and made it difficult for the likes of Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith and MS Dhoni to break free. With Bangalore boasting of a top order that likes to attack - Chris Gayle, Watson, Kedar Jadhav and Mandeep Singh, a few dot deliveries early on could add some pressure, with which they can look to dominate. Sandeep and Mohit will have to play a key role if the hosts have to register their second successive win.

There was a bit of confusion over how much grass covering and moisture should have been left on the wicket in the opening game with captain Glenn Maxwell and team director Virender Sehwag offering different instructions to the curator. What eventually opened up was a two-paced track to begin with, which flattened out in the second half. The directions, however, are much clearer for the encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The hosts have played two high-scoring practice matches and they have asked for a similar pitch for the encounter against the Shane Watson-led side Bangalore. In the absence of de Villiers and Kohli, Maxwell and Co. are willing to take on a big-total challenge.

With only a day's gap between their two games, Royal Challengers Bangalore decided to skip the practice session on Sunday and opted to rest. So they are unlikely to be familiar with the conditions. A flat track and a tinge of grass is expected to be offered to the teams on the match day. There wouldn't be much turn, but that shouldn't be a matter of worry for the likes of Axar Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal, who bowl a flat trajectory. How well they adapt to these conditions, remains to be seen.

When: Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, April 10, 2017 - 20:00 IST

Where: Holkar Stadium, Indore

What to expect: Conditions would be much cooler on Monday. A flat track is expected to be offered with a tinge of grass. A run-fest is expected.

History: Kings XI Punjab have usually dominated the head to head battles against Royal Challengers Bangalore, winning 10 out of the 18 matches played between the two sides. However, in the last two years, Royal Challengers have managed to beat Kings XI thrice in four encounters.

Team News:

Kings XI Punjab: The hosts are expected to play an unchanged squad, with possibly Swapnil Singh making way for Gurkeerat Singh. Darren Sammy hasn't joined the team as yet. Details on his availability for the season is expected to come out shortly.

Likely XI: Hashim Amla, Manan Vohra, Wriddhiman Saha, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Swapnil Singh, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Shaarma, T Natarajan

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Given the conditions, Travis Head could be considered in place of Billy Stanlake, but otherwise it should be an unchanged squad unless AB de Villiers is fit to take part. The South Africa batsman has indicated that he is 'close to 100 percent fitness.' And his return, if it happens, will be a big boost for RCB although they will still be left with a combination conundrum.

Likely XI: Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Vishnu Vinod, Pawan Negi, Sreenath Aravind, Tymal Mills, Yuzvendra Chahal, Billy Stanlake

What they said:

"Both teams are coming after a win and the confidence level would be high. RCB have got a great T20 batsman in Chris Gayle. We have a game-plan ready for them. Hopefully, it'll work." - R Sridhar, Kings XI Punjab's fielding coach
Teams:
Royal Challengers Bangalore (From): Chris Gayle, Shane Watson(c), Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Vishnu Vinod(w), Pawan Negi, Iqbal Abdulla, Tymal Mills, Yuzvendra Chahal, Billy Stanlake, Samuel Badree, Sreenath Aravind, Harshal Patel, Adam Milne, Aniket Choudhary, Travis Head, Sarfaraz Khan, Sachin Baby, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Praveen Dubey, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli
Kings XI Punjab (From): Hashim Amla, Manan Vohra, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Axar Patel, Glenn Maxwell(c), David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Swapnil Singh, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Darren Sammy, Shaun Marsh, Eoin Morgan, Ishant Sharma, Rinku Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Anureet Singh, Nikhil Naik, KC Cariappa, Armaan Jaffer, Pardeep Sahu, Varun Aaron, Matt Henry, Rahul Tewatia

Ravindra Jadeja to return for Gujarat Lions' next clash after medical rest

Gujarat Lions all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is in line for a return in the franchise's next game of IPL 2017 against Rising Pune Supergiant. Jadeja missed the Lions' opening two fixtures against Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad after being advised rest by BCCI's medical team in the aftermath of India's taxing 13-Test home season.
Brad Hodge, the team's head coach, confirmed the development in an interview during Sunday's clash against Sunrisers. Dwayne Bravo, the other big-name absentee from the playing eleven due to a hamstring injury, is still some time away from making the squad. "I'm not sure about Bravo but Jadeja comes back for us in the next game," he said.
"Without Jadeja... it's probably hurt us a little bit there. He's a player you can't actually replace. He bats, bowls and field.
"Hopefully we get Jaddu back in, it might make a difference"
Jadeja's presence is likely to bolster a beleaguered Lions attack that has managed to take only one wicket from two games so far, both of which the Lions lost with hefty margin of defeats. Lions have a four-day break before they play three games in the space of four days, starting with the April 14 clash against Pune.

Chris Lynn may miss the IPL 10 remaining matches


In what could be a big blow for Kolkata Knight Riders, star opener Chris Lynn took a bad fall while attempting a catch against Mumbai Indians and was forced to leave the field.
Lynn was later seen having his left arm, and shoulder, protected with a bandage. The same shoulder has been a cause of worry for the big striking right-hander over the years. He had a surgery on the shoulder in 2014 and suffered a dislocation in the following year.
The latest incident occurred in the fourth over of the Mumbai Indians' innings when Lynn ran back from mid off to try and catch a skier off Jos Buttler. The subsequent dive and fall, however, caused Lynn to immediately signal for the physio to come on. He left the field without making an attempt to move the arm.
The nature of this injury is yet to be ascertained but Paul Chapman, the strength and conditioning coach of Brisbane Heat and Mumbai Indians, was there to assist Lynn. The 26-year-old will have his injury monitored by Heat, the team he represents in the Big Bash League.
"We'll stay in close contact through this initial process as we get an idea of what the extent of the injury is and what the options are for him," Heat General Manager Andrew McShea said on Monday (April 10). "It's unfortunate for Chris to sustain another injury to the shoulder that has troubled him in the past. It's not the sort of birthday you would wish for, and the best wishes of the club and our fans go out to him."
Lynn, who started the IPL season with a blistering 41-ball 93 against Gujarat Lions, has already established himself as a key part of KKR's plans and they'd be hoping that this injury doesn't put a spanner in the works.

Match No 2 RPS vs MI

MI 184/8 (20.0 Ovs)

RPS 187/3 (19.5 Ovs)

Rising Pune Supergiant won by 7 wkts
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Steven Smith

Mumbai Indians Innings184-8 (20)
Batsman
R
B
4s
6s
SR
Parthiv Patel (wk)
b Tahir   
19
14
4
0
135.71
Jos Buttler
lbw b Tahir   
38
19
3
3
200.00
Rohit Sharma (c)
b Tahir   
3
7
0
0
42.86
Nitish Rana
c R Bhatia b Zampa
34
28
1
2
121.43
Ambati Rayudu
c & b R Bhatia   
10
12
0
0
83.33
Krunal Pandya
c Dhoni b R Bhatia
3
5
0
0
60.00
Kieron Pollard
c Mayank Agarwal b Stokes   
27
17
3
1
158.82
Hardik Pandya
not out
35
15
1
4
233.33
Tim Southee
run out (Dhoni/Dinda)   
7
3
0
1
233.33
Mitchell McClenaghan
not out
0
0
0
0
0.00
Extras
8
 (b 1, lb 1, w 6, nb 0, p 0)
Total
184
 (8 wkts, 20 Ov)
Did not Bat
Bumrah
Fall of Wickets
45-1 (Parthiv Patel, 4.2), 61-2 (Rohit Sharma, 6.3), 62-3 (Jos Buttler, 6.5), 92-4 (Ambati Rayudu, 11.1), 107-5 (Krunal Pandya, 13.2), 125-6 (Nitish Rana, 15.3), 146-7 (Kieron Pollard, 18.2), 183-8 (Tim Southee, 19.5)
Bowler
O
M
R
W
NB
WD
ECO
Ashok Dinda
4
0
57
0
0
3
14.25
Deepak Chahar
2
0
21
0
0
0
10.50
Ben Stokes
4
0
36
1
0
2
9.00
Imran Tahir
4
0
28
3
0
0
7.00
Adam Zampa
3
0
26
1
0
1
8.67
Rajat Bhatia
3
0
14
2
0
0
4.67
Rising Pune Supergiant Innings187-3 (19.5)
Batsman
R
B
4s
6s
SR
Ajinkya Rahane
c Nitish Rana b Southee   
60
34
6
3
176.47
Mayank Agarwal
c Rohit b McClenaghan   
6
5
1
0
120.00
Steven Smith (c)
not out
84
54
7
3
155.56
Ben Stokes
c Southee b Hardik Pandya   
21
14
3
0
150.00
MS Dhoni (wk)
not out
12
12
1
0
100.00
Extras
4
 (b 0, lb 1, w 3, nb 0, p 0)
Total
187
 (3 wkts, 19.5 Ov)
Did not Bat
Manoj Tiwary, R Bhatia, D Chahar, Zampa, Tahir, Dinda
Fall of Wickets
35-1 (Mayank Agarwal, 3.1), 93-2 (Ajinkya Rahane, 10.1), 143-3 (Ben Stokes, 15.2)
Bowler
O
M
R
W
NB
WD
ECO
Tim Southee
4
0
34
1
0
2
8.50
Hardik Pandya
4
0
36
1
0
0
9.00
Mitchell McClenaghan
4
0
36
1
0
0
9.00
Jasprit Bumrah
4
0
29
0
0
0
7.25
Krunal Pandya
2
0
21
0
0
0
10.50
Kieron Pollard
1.5
0
30
0
0
1
16.36
Match Info
Match
RPS vs MI, 2nd Match, Indian Premier League, 2017
Date
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Toss
Rising Pune Supergiant won the toss and opt to bowl
Time
02:30 PM GMT
Venue
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Umpires
Nand Kishore, S Ravi
Third Umpire
Virender Sharma
Match Referee
M Nayyar

Match No 1 SRH vs RCB

SRH 207/4 (20 Ovs)
RCB 172/10 (19.4 Ovs)
Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 35 runs
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Yuvraj Singh




Royal Challengers Bangalore Innings Sunrisers Hyderabad Innings207-4 (20)
Batsman
R
B
4s
6s
SR
David Warner (c)
c Mandeep b Aniket Choudhary   
14
8
2
1
175.00
Shikhar Dhawan
c Sachin Baby b Binny   
40
31
5
0
129.03
Moises Henriques
c Sachin Baby b Chahal   
52
37
3
2
140.54
Yuvraj Singh
b Tymal Mills   
62
27
7
3
229.63
Deepak Hooda
not out
16
12
0
1
133.33
Ben Cutting
not out
16
6
0
2
266.67
Extras
7
 (b 0, lb 1, w 5, nb 1, p 0)
Total
207
 (4 wkts, 20 Ov)
Did not Bat
Naman Ojha, Bipul Sharma, Bhuvneshwar, Rashid Khan, Nehra
Fall of Wickets
19-1 (David Warner, 1.4), 93-2 (Shikhar Dhawan, 10.3), 151-3 (Moises Henriques, 15.2), 190-4 (Yuvraj Singh, 18.4)
Bowler
O
M
R
W
NB
WD
ECO
Tymal Mills
4
0
31
1
0
2
7.75
Aniket Choudhary
4
0
55
1
1
3
13.75
Yuzvendra Chahal
4
0
22
1
0
0
5.50
Sreenath Aravind
3
0
36
0
0
0
12.00
Shane Watson (c)
3
0
41
0
0
0
13.67
Travis Head
1
0
11
0
0
0
11.00
Stuart Binny
1
0
10
1
0
0
10.00
172-10 (19.4)
Batsman
R
B
4s
6s
SR
Chris Gayle
c Warner b Deepak Hooda   
32
21
2
3
152.38
Mandeep Singh
b Rashid Khan   
24
16
5
0
150.00
Travis Head
c Yuvraj b Rashid Khan   
30
22
3
0
136.36
Kedar Jadhav (wk)
run out (Cutting)   
31
16
4
1
193.75
Shane Watson (c)
c Henriques b Nehra   
22
17
1
1
129.41
Sachin Baby
c Henriques b Bipul Sharma   
1
3
0
0
33.33
Stuart Binny
c Yuvraj b Bhuvneshwar   
11
10
0
1
110.00
Sreenath Aravind
b Nehra   
0
2
0
0
0.00
Tymal Mills
c Warner b Bhuvneshwar
6
3
0
1
200.00
Yuzvendra Chahal
run out ((sub)Chris Jordan)   
3
7
0
0
42.86
Aniket Choudhary
not out
6
2
0
1
300.00
Extras
6
 (b 0, lb 1, w 4, nb 1, p 0)
Total
172
 (10 wkts, 19.4 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
52-1 (Mandeep Singh, 5.4), 60-2 (Chris Gayle, 6.3), 116-3 (Kedar Jadhav, 11.4), 126-4 (Travis Head, 12.5), 128-5 (Sachin Baby, 13.4), 154-6 (Stuart Binny, 16.5), 156-7 (Shane Watson, 17.3), 156-8 (Sreenath Aravind, 17.4), 164-9 (Tymal Mills, 18.5), 172-10 (Yuzvendra Chahal, 19.4)
Bowler
O
M
R
W
NB
WD
ECO
Ashish Nehra
4
0
42
2
0
1
10.50
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
4
0
27
2
0
1
6.75
Ben Cutting
3.4
0
35
0
0
2
9.55
Rashid Khan
4
0
36
2
0
0
9.00
Deepak Hooda
1
0
7
1
0
0
7.00
Moises Henriques
2
0
20
0
1
0
10.00
Bipul Sharma
1
0
4
1
0
0
4.00