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Glenn Maxwell

Targeting 200 plus total is not easy to recover in a T20 game, however, Kings XI Punjab captain Glenn Maxwell said that they had a huge good chance to overhaul the challenging target against Sunrisers.

On Friday, chasing the target 208 to win, team Punjab fell short by 26 runs and fall to sixth from the fifth position in the IPL point table.

After the match ended, Kings XI skipper Maxwell said “It was changeable. We were sloppy with the ball and in the field. We bowled either side of the wicket. There were a few soft dismissals in isolation. If you put together it looks bad.”

Glenn Maxwell

The Aussie praised to Shaun Marsh, who scored 84 off 62 balls chasing Sunrisers total 207 runs, said “Marsh was absolute class, he was striking the ball beautifully. He has done it for Kings XI for 10 seasons. It is a quick turnaround for us. Al least we will be at home and turn up next game.”

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Talking about his pleased way batting, winning skipper Warner said “Look we had to come out with a positive mindset. The wicket played fantastic. Fantastic knock from Marsh. Shikhar wanted to play his natural game. Kane is a fantastic player. The way he comes in and plays so freely and so elegantly is great for the team.”

Glenn Maxwell

When asked about dropped chances, he said “This venue is quite hard under lights, a few basic drops. Those were high in the air but no excuses.”

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Warner said about Man of the Match spinner Rashid Khan superb bowling in the middle overs. “It is a big league and big state; just trying my best to learn from them. Murali (Muttiah Muralitharan) has been superb for me and helping me with his experience. The confidence and the motivation comes from the coach and skipper. I want to dedicate this award to my family and my brother jalil.”

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Last few games, Surisers Hyderabad could not score at the rate however they want to start the innings. As a result, the team’s plan was pinch slightly on the match against Kings XI Punjab to certify that the openers David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan went after the bowling in a joint attack.

Sunrisers Dhawan smashed 77 off 48 runs in which second fifty in three games while Warner smashed 51 off 27 balls. Dhawan expressed the approach to his partnership as “smart and aggressive.”

The 31-year-old Sunrisers Dhawan, who helps his side’s to win by 26 runs, said to iplt20.com “Usually when David attacks, I back off. In the last two games, David took his time so I attacked. Today, we attacked from both sides. This was a good thing and it was a very good wicket.”

Dhawan

“We both wanted to make it big and that’s what happened. I was feeling good about myself today and knew what plan I am going to go with. We both were playing smart [yet] aggressive cricket, I would say. And, that was our plan because [in the] last few games we were playing well but our run rate was [a] bit low.”

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“So, we decided today that we were going to go out there and express ourselves more. I am used to playing with David Warner for two-three seasons now, so we know each other’s game and our running between the wickets is also very good,” added Dhawan.

Dhawan

Talking about their opening two left-hand batsmen, Dhawan said “If they play well, they play well and it becomes hard for the bowlers. For instance, they brought an off spinner (KC Cariappa) into the attack, but we were in such good nick that we were hitting the offspinner too.”

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He added, “Of course if it is a left-right combination, the bowler has to contend with altering his line and length. But, if batsman are attacking from both ends, then there is no trouble.”

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Gujarat Lions batsman Aaron Finch has scored 72 off 34 balls and helps his team to win by seven wickets to pick up their third win of the Indian Premier League.

On Thursday match, Gujarat Lions was a foremost performance who was comprehensively better than their counterparts in all three formats; they are still distant from a playoff confirmation.

With the six points from eight matches, skipper Suresh Raina’s team side are now on the sixth mark; two floating Rising Pune Supergiants on fourth who have eight points from as several games.

Aaron Finch, who scored 72 off 34 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore, was confident that their side can handle a stellar comeback run.

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The 30-year-old Gujarat Lions batsman said “Yes, we are still very confident to go into playoffs. Last year, we won six out of first seven games. We are probably now in a position to win five out of last six. That is a great challenge, though.”

Finch smashed with five boundaries and six sixes and made short work of their team to full fill the target of 135 runs.

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It was a disciplined attempt from the Gujarat Lions bowlers who picked up the main wickets of Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli and Travis Head within a distance of just four deliveries.

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Finch said about the young Basil Thampi and Nathu Singh, “It was a pretty polished performance and we saw some young quicks Nathu and Basil, really stand up with the new ball against some of the best players to have ever played this format.”

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“Sometimes, in a small run-chase, you can make the mistake of trying to bat too slowly and before you know, the run rate gets upto 9 per over.”

He said about his side’s confident qualification, “At this stage, you still got to keep winning games. If you are in a position where you can really accelerate and make sure you finish as quickly as possible, it’s great. We are lucky we got into a position like that tonight.”

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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli said that his team requires playing positive games to return back from their losing streak when they suffered again another match against Gujarat Lions on Thursday.

RCB were comprehensively outclassed by Gujarat Lions, who has won by seven-wickets with 6.1 overs to extra to revive their Indian Premier League play-off hopes.

RCB has loss sixth match out of nine, skipper Virat Kohli said after the match, “It is never easy to lose games. Tonight was not clinical. We need to get better with our performances. You got to come out and play with intent.”

Virat Kohli

“We tried to do it with the bat. The only way to come out of it is to play positive cricket. We are putting too much pressure on the team. Individuals need to stand up and take responsibility.”

The 28-year-old RCB captain didn’t give any reason for the top-order fall down to 23-3 by Andrew Tye previous in the innings. “The ball was coming on decently well. Both the innings under lights the ball behaves the same.”

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Kohli praised to Aaron Finch who strikes a 72 off 34 balls while chasing 135 to win. “Credit to Finch he played a fantastic knock. In a small chase it is important if one guy takes the momentum.”

Virat Kohli

Gujarat Lions, who has won by seven-wicket with 6.1 overs to extra, skipper Suresh Raina said “The wicket did something with the new ball. AJ took back-to-back wickets. That was the turning point. It was a team effort today. Basil and Nathu were also accurate.”

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“We did very well in all departments. AJ, Faulkner, and Jadeja bowled really well. Then Finchy batted brilliantly.”

Lions captain said about the playing second fiddle to Finch, “Finch was smashing everything, I was just looking at ones and twos. Today’s win gives us a lot of confidence.”

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On Wednesday 26 April 2017, Mumbai Indians veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh made a stern reply to Jet Airways pilot named Bernd Hoesslin, who supposedly racially ill-treated and beaten two passengers on the flight.

Harbhajan said to reporter ANI, “We are not bloody Indians but are proud Indians. I just want to tell that pilot that we are not bloody Indians. We are proud Indians. And you better go to your own home and earn your money there. We don’t need your services here in India.”

He added, “We have a lot of capable people here in India to fly us around here. And if any foreign pilot comes to India and tells us, “You Bloody Indians, get out of my flight’, it’s not right. It’s not at all acceptable.”

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Singh brought a notice about the incident of racism and mug by a Jet Airways. Singh said “So-called this Bernd Hoesslin a pilot with @jetairways called my fellow Indian [u bloody Indian get out of my flight] while he is earning here. Not only was he racist but physically assaulted a lady and abused a physically challenged man.absolutely disgraceful &shame on @jetairways.”

Singh added, “Strict action must be taken & such things should not be allowed or tolerated in r country.. #proudtobeindian let’s get together and sort this.”

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“Following this, the airline de-rostered the pilot and assured that corrective action would be taken as per company policy, and after a due investigation into the incident.”

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Jet Airways gave in a statement, “Jet Airways takes a serious view of such incidents. The airline has a strict employee code of conduct reflecting its values and ethos which is clearly mentioned in the prescribed service conditions for all employees and is adequately emphasized during internal training sessions.”

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Further added, “In continuation of our earlier statement dated April 06, 2017, the airline has already noted guest feedback with concern. The concerned pilot remains de-rostered since the day of the event, pending results of a full-fledged internal investigation that is currently underway, based on specific inputs from guests, concerned departments, and law-enforcement agencies.”

“Jet Airways will take corrective action as per company policy. Additionally, the airline has already issued an apology to the guest regretting the incident and will update the guest with the result of the investigation.”

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Targeting of 183 runs, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir said that his team confident of chasing any target and display as a “good chasing side” set by the opposition team in the ongoing Indian Premier League.

After winning the toss KKR elected to bowl first and batted Rising Pune Supergiants scored 182 for five wickets and then chased down the target with seven wickets in hand.

After winning by seven wickets over Rising Pune Supergiants, KKR registered their sixes wins out of eight games in the Indian Premier League.

KKR captain Gambhir said “I thought we are a good chasing side and we are confident of chasing anything. Restricting the opposition to 180 was terrific and the credit needs to go to the bowlers.”

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Talking about chasing was put together on the 158 run second wicket stand between Robin Uthappa’s 87 off 47 balls and Gambhir 62 off 46 balls.

Gambhir said “It’s good to keep contributing; I keep saying Orange Cap does not matter if you don’t have points as a team. But it is good to score runs and when you are, score as much as you can.”

The Man-of-the-Match Uthappa said that he has a lot of faith in his own skills; he said “I’ve always been strong. I have a lot of faith in what I’m doing. I’m really confident and I’m enjoying myself out there. I am enjoying my keeping; I think MS (Dhoni) has set the benchmark for Indian keepers, so I’m slowly but surely getting there.”

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Talking about the top of the table, Uthappa said “It is very important to respect the momentum we have created for ourselves. Teams tend to fall off in the second half of the tournament.”

RPS skipper Steve Smith said about their dew played a role, “I thought at the halfway point that it was quite a good total. The wicket was slow, but the dew came on in the chase. The wicket just sped up and became very good to bat on. The guys were able to hit through the line comfortably. Gautam (Gambhir) and Robin (Uthappa) batted beautifully.”

Talking about strained on the need to work on their fielding, Smith said “We put down a few catches and it proved costly, we need to work on our fielding. It has happened in a few games in a row and we need to change it. Not sure if it’s an attitude problem. But, hopefully, we can improve on our fielding.”

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Shane bond

Former New Zealand pace bowler and Mumbai Indians current bowling coach Shane Bond said that it is essential to manage the workload of bowlers allowing for the tight schedule of the ongoing Indian Premier League.

The 41-year-old Mumbai Indians bowling coach Bond, who was one of the best fast bowlers in his times, gave the example of Sir Lanka’s pace bowler Lasith Malinga out-of-form.

When asked by PTI, former Bond said, “There is a lot of discussion between myself, (MI coach) Mahela Jayawardene and (team) management about managing him (Malinga) through a tighter schedule (of the) IPL this year.”

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“We are aware about all our bowlers and (need) to manage workload, and in particular for the guys (players) who have come back from injury, “added Bond.

“Even though Mali (Malinga) hasn’t had the best of times, there were going to be games he was to be pulled out because we wanted to make sure he is fresh and rested.”

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Bond said about Sir Lanka pacer Malinga, who was the champion bowler from Sri Lanka and Mumbai Indians, has been leaking runs this season in the Indian Premier League.

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Bond said “This is a long tournament and we want guys all fit and fine at the back-end of the tournament. We have got a good back-up in Mitch (Mitchell) Johnson and Tim Southee. So that’s the challenge for us now, who to play, because we have got a good bowling stock.”

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Team Mumbai Indians has well played eight matches at the Wankhede Stadium and their bowling attack was up to now impressive.

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On Tuesday, Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) was canceled because of nonstop rain made the ground unplayable.

Both the team sides got one each point from the discarded match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Heavy rain lashed the city in the evening but stopped just an hour before the match start.

It seemed that the match would follow the scheduled and also seen RCB team players started warming up on the ground. But again, it started raining just before the toss time and continue non-stop. There was no toss at all.

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Plenty of water was seen in many areas of the ground and frenetic labors of the ground staff went in hopeless as rain, at last, played the spoilsport.

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Although the cut-off time for a five-over discharge match was 11.26 pm, the match umpire called off the match at around 11 pm with the one point each due to non-stop rainfall.

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Team RCB jumped to the sixth spot with five points from eight matches while SRH stayed at third position with nine points from eight games. Sunrisers had won the match in the first-leg between two sides, the first victory in the opening match by 35 runs in Hyderabad.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore captain wants his team to come out of the uncomfortable batting disaster that they were full out for just 49 in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.

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