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Gautam Gambhir has stepped down as captain of Delhi Daredevils after the team suffered another woeful start to the IPL. According to his recommendation, the 23-year old batsman Shreyas Iyer has been appointed as his successor. “I take full responsibility for where we are at the points table,” Gambhir said. “I thought I
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Mahela Jayawardene was careful to avoid knee-jerk reactions after Mumbai Indians sank to their lowest-ever IPL total, but the head coach was stern, nevertheless, in asking his players to take more responsibility. Having lost four out of five matches, Mumbai needed to start doing what they do best – rack up the wins after a
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Sunrisers Hyderabad 118 (Williamson 29, Yusuf 29, Markande 2-15) beat Mumbai Indians 87 (Suryakumar 34, Kaul 3-23, Rashid 2-11) by 31 runs Defending 118 – their second-lowest total in IPL history – a depleted Sunrisers Hyderabad attack systematically dismantled Mumbai Indians for 87 at the Wankhede Stadium, to hand the hosts their fifth loss in
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Joe Root has welcomed the ECB’s plans for its new-team competition in 2020, suggesting it will appeal to a “completely new audience”. The controversial plans, announced last week, will see teams contest 100-balls-a-side games featuring 15 six-ball overs and one ten-ball over. It also emerged the ECB was considering abandoning lbw dismissals for the format
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Derbyshire 265 (Viljoen 60*, Harris 4-68) and 333 for 3 dec (Reece 157*, Slater 99) beat Middlesex 157 (Olivier 4-26) and 340 (Harris 64*, Helm 52, Olivier 4-82) by 101 runsScorecard At the 24th time of asking Derbyshire have finally won a Championship match at home. When the run was broken, it came in the
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Yorkshire 256 (Hodd 62, Fletcher 4-47) and 334 (Ballance 82, Bresnan 68*) beat Nottinghamshire 188 (Taylor 57, Coad 4-49) and 238 (Coad 6-81) by 164 runsScorecard Yorkshire dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s on a Specsavers County Championship win by 164 runs over Nottinghamshire at Emerald Headingley, claiming the last two wickets within the
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Rajasthan Royals 168 for 7 (Samson 52, Stokes 40, Gowtham 33*, Hardik 2-25, Bumrah 2-28) beat Mumbai Indians 167 for 7 (Suryakumar 72, Kishan 58, Archer 3-22, Kulkarni 2-32) by three wickets play 4:57 Shaun Tait, James Faulkner and Deep Dasgupta discuss where Mumbai Indians fell short in another last-over loss At the player auction
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Sunrisers Hyderabad elected to bowl v Chennai Super KingsLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Kane Williamson, the Sunrisers Hyderabad captain, elected to bowl against Chennai Super Kings, stating that he expects conditions to stay the same through the game at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Sunrisers were forced to bring in batsman Ricky Bhui
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