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India beat New Zealand to win series, become no.1 Test team

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Kolkata  : India reclaimed the No.1 spot in the Test rankings and took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series beating New Zealand by 178 runs in the second cricket Test at the Eden Gardens here on Monday.

The Kiwis, chasing a target of 376, were skittled out for 197 in the post-tea session on the fourth day.
For the tourists, opener Tom Latham (74; 148 balls, 8×4) and Luke Ronchi (32; 60 balls, 4×4) were the principal scorers.

Ravichandran Ashwin (3/82), Ravindra Jadeja (3/41) and Mohammad Shami (3/46) were the chief wreckers of New Zealand’s second innings.

Earlier on Monday, resuming at 227 for eight, India were all out for 263 in their second innings.

Wriddhiman Saha remained not out with 58 (120 balls, 6×4). Bhuvneshwar Kumar scored 23 (51 balls, 2×4, 1×6).

Trent Boult (3/38), Matt Henry (3/59) and Mitchell Santner (3/60) were the prominent wicket takers for the visitors.

New Zealand had scored 204 in their first innings in reply to India’s 316.

India had won the first Test at Kanpur by 197 runs.

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Kings XI Punjab won by 97 runs

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Dubai, Sep 24 : King XI Punjab beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 97 runs in the sixth match of the Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in Dubai on Thursday. Captain K.L. Rahul on Thursday smashed a few IPL records with a blistering 69-ball 132 the highest individual score by an Indian player in the IPL that helped him cross the 2,000-run mark in the cash-rich league and take his team to 206/3 in 20 overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore here.

Brief Scores: Kings XI Punjab 206/3 (KL Rahul 132*, Mayank Agarwal 26; Yuzvendra Chahal 1/25) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 109 all out (Washington Sundar 30, AB de Villiers 28, Murugan Ashwin 3/21) by 97 runs

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IPL 13: Delhi won in super over, Mayak’s half-century wasted

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Dubai, 21 September: The second match of the season played in the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday was thrilled, with Delhi winning the Super Over.

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Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets

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Abu Dhabi, 19 September : Chennai Super Kings defeated Mumbai Indians by five wickets in the first match of IPL-13 played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Saturday.

IPL 13 : MIvCSK LIVE Score, IPL 2020 UAE : Chennai Super Kings, 166/5 Run Rate: 8.58
Overs: 19.2/20 | Mumbai Indians, 162/9 Run Rate: 8.10

Overs: 20/20

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