IPL 2018: Kieron Pollard finally comes to party and other takeaways as Mumbai Indians keep playoff hopes alive – Article

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10:30pm – Jasprit Bumrah leads Mumbai Indians to three-run win over Kings XI

What a match that was in the IPL at the Wankhede stadium! Having set Kings XI Punjab a target of 187, Mumbai Indians looked all but out of it with KL Rahul going great guns once again. But, they have managed to hold on to a three-run win after some exceptional death bowling from Jasprit Bumrah. To read more about this thrilling game, check out our talking points from Mumbai’s win.

9:00pm – Buttler and Stokes bid farewell to Rajasthan Royals

The English duo of Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes has departed Indian shores after being picked up in England’s squad for the first Test against Pakistan. The two Rajasthan Royals players have bid a fond farewell to the franchise and its fans upon their departure for London.

8:30pm – Pollard finds form as Mumbai Indians post 186-8

At the Wankhede stadium, Kieron Pollard’s 23-ball 50 has helped Mumbai Indians post 186-8 after they were put in to bat first by Kings XI Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin. Will Kings XI Punjab be able to chase down the total? Catch the ball-by-ball-updates from this crunch clash here.

7:30pm – Sri Lanka Cricket announce 33 per cent increase in profits

Its been a dismal year on the field for the Sri Lanka cricket team but that hasn’t stopped the money from rolling one. The country’s board has announced a 33 per cent increase in profits in 2017 compared to that in 2016. Read more about this story here.

6:00pm – Kings XI Punjab bowl first against Mumbai Indians

In a crunch clash in the IPL, Mumbai Indians take on Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede stadium. Both teams have a lot riding on the clash when it comes to their playoff hopes. Kings XI skipper Ravichandran Ashwin has won the toss and elected to bowl first. Follow the ball-by-ball updates from this match here.

5:30pm – Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in must-win clash

Thursday in the IPL will see Royal Challengers Bangalore take on league-leaders Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Chinnaswamy stadium. Virat Kohli’s men need to win the match at any cost if they are to keep their playoff hopes alive while Hyderabad have already confirmed their spot in the top-two. Read more about the clash in our preview.

4:30pm – Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed a relieved man following win over Ireland

Pakistan overcame Ireland by five wickets in the latter’s maiden Test match after a minor scare. Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has expressed his relief as his side overcame their day five jitters to clinch victory at Dublin on Tuesday.

4:00pm – Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane picked in ICC World XI squad for West Indies T20

Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has become the latest addition to the ICC World XI squad which will take on West Indies in a T20 match at Lord’s later this month to raise funds for the stadiums damaged by the hurricanes in the Caribbeans region last year.

3:00pm – Jos Buttler the best among England players in IPL 2018

England’s Jos Buttler has been in sensational form in the IPL this season. The Rajasthan Royals batsman has hit five consecutive fifties in the tournament and that has led to a recall to the England Test team.

However, a few other English names have not quite lived up to their potential this season.

Check out Ashish Peter‘s player ratings here.

2:30pm – Will Mujeeb ur Rahman play against Mumbai Indians?

Kings XI Punjab will be hoping ace spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman recovers from his hand injury as they play Mumbai Indians in a crucial IPL match on Wednesday.

The spinner missed the previous match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Check out our match preview here.

2:00pm – Why Ireland were competitive in their inaugural Test

Ireland played well in their inaugural Test.

Ireland played well in their inaugural Test.

Ireland put up a good fight in their inaugural Test against Pakistan after being asked to follow on.

Pakistan were reduced to 14-3 chasing 160 before fighting their way to a five-wicket win.

Read why Ireland’s performance didn’t come as a total surprise.

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