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Chris Gayle having his legs slightly apart with the bat over his head in his follow through and watching the ball sail over the long-on fielder was one of the most enduring images of BPL 2017. Gayle’s relentless assault – a record 146* off 69 balls – razed defending champions and pre-tournament favourites Dhaka Dynamites
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New Zealand 373 (Raval 84, de Grandhomme 58, Gabriel 4-119, Roach 3-58) and 291 for 8 dec (Taylor 107*, Williamson 54, Cummins 3-69, Chase 2-51) beat West Indies 221 (Brathwaite 66, Boult 4-73) and 203 (Chase 64, Wagner 3-42) by 240 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details 0:46 Trent Boult became the sixth New Zealander to the
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Big picture The chances of the BPL final being a one-sided affair are fairly high. If even one of Dhaka Dynamites’ departments – either the top-order batsmen or the spin bowlers – fire full throttle, then Rangpur Riders will struggle in the finale. At the same time, if Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum or Johnson Charles
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Tea New Zealand 373 (Raval 84, de Grandhomme 58, Gabriel 4-119, Roach 3-58) and 190 for 5 (Taylor 56*, Williamson 54, de Grandhomme 12*, Cummins 3-45) lead West Indies 221 (Brathwaite 66, Dowrich 35, Boult 4-73) by 342 runsLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Kane Williamson was cleaned up by a scorching yorker from Miguel Cummins Getty
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Sri Lanka 114 for 3 (Tharanga 49) beat India 112 (Dhoni 65, Lakmal 4-13) by seven wickets play 2:55 Ajit Agarkar and Gaurav Kalra review India’s innings in Dharamsala Lesser-skilled teams’ best chances of competing are in conditions that skew the balance towards the bowlers – spin or seam. In 26 ODIs in 2017, most
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Tea West Indies 87 for 2 (Brathwaite 45*) trail New Zealand 373 (Raval 84, de Grandhomme 58, Gabriel 4-119, Roach 3-58) by 349 runsLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Trent Boult took a sensational catch to dismiss Shimron Hetmyer Getty Images Trent Boult’s allround excellence rolled into the afternoon, as he claimed a spectacular return catch to
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