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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Indian Premier League (IPL) Centuries Scored in the IPL From 2008 to 2017

2008 IPL Season 01

Brendon McCullum 158* 73 10 13 216.43 Kolkata v Bangalore 18 Apr 2008
Mike Hussey 116* 54 8 9 214.81 Chennai v Punjab 19 Apr 2008
A Symonds 117* 53 11 7 220.75 Deccan v Rajasthan 24 Apr 2008
Adam Gilchrist 109* 47 9 10 231.91 Deccan v Mumbai 27 Apr 2008
Sanath Jayasuriya 114* 48 9 11 237.50 Mumbai v Chennai 14 May 2008

2009 IPL Season 02

AB de Villiers 105* 54 5 6 194.44 Delhi v Chennai 23 Apr 2009
MK Pandey 114* 73 10 4 156.16 Bangalore v Deccan 21 May 2009

2010 IPL Season 03

Yusuf Pathan 100 37 9 8 270.27 Rajasthan v Mumbai 13 Mar 2010
David Warner 107* 69 9 5 155.07 Delhi v Kolkata 29 Mar 2010
Murali Vijay 127 56 8 11 226.78 Chennai v Rajasthan 3 Apr 2010
Mahela Jayawardene 110* 59 14 3 186.44 Punjab v Kolkata 4 Apr 2010


2011 IPL Season 04

Adam Gilchrist 106 55 8 9 218.36 Kings XI Punjab v RC Bangalore 17 May 2011
Chris Gayle 107* 49 10 9 218.36 RC Bangalore v KXIP 06 May 2011
Virender Sehwag 119 56 13 6 212.50 Delhi Team v DC 05 May 2011
Chris Gayle 102* 55 10 7 185.45 RC Bangalore v KKR 22 Apr 2011
PC Valthaty 120* 63 19 2 190.47 Punjab v Chennai 13 Apr 2011
SR Tendulkar 100* 66 12 3 151.51 Mumbai v Kochi 15 Apr 2011  

 2012 IPL Season 05
 
Murali Vijay 113 58 15 4 194.82 Chennai v Delhi 25 May 2012
Chris Gayle 128 62 7 13 206.45 Bangalore v Delhi 17 May 2012
RG Sharma 109 60 12 5 181.67 Mumbai vs Deccan 12 May 2012
David Warner 109 54 10 7 201.85 Delhi vs Deccan Chargers 10 May 2012
Kevin Pietersen 103 64 6 9 160.93 Delhi vs Deccan Chargers 19 APR 2012
Ajinkya Rahane 103 60 12 5 171.66 Rajasthan Royals vs  RC Bangalore 15 APR 2012

2013 IPL Season 06

David Miller 101* 38 8 7 265.78 Kings XI Punjab v RCB 06 May 2013
Suresh Raina 100* 53 7 6 188.67 Chennai v KXIP 02 May 2013
Chris Gayle 175* 66 13 17 265.15 Bangalore v PUne 23 April 2013
Shane Watson 101 61 6 6 165.57 Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings 22 April 2013

2014 IPL Season 07

Wriddhiman Saha (KXIP) 115* 55 10 8 209.00 Kings XI Punjab vs  KKR FINAL MATCH 30  June 2014
Virender  Sehwag (KXIP) 122 58 12 8 210.00 Kings XI Punjab vs  Chennai Super King 30  May 2014
Lendi Simmons (MI) 100* 61 14 2 163.93 Mumbai Indian vs  Kings XI Punjab 21  May 2014

 2015 IPL Season 08

Shane Watson (RR) 104 59 9 5 176.27 Royal Rajasthan(RR) vs  Kolkata(KKR) 16 May 2015
AB de Villiers (RCB) 133 59 19 4 225.42 Royal Challengers Bangalore  vs  Mumbai Indian 10 May 2015
Chris Gayle (RCB) 117 57 7 12 205.26 Royal Challengers Bangalore  vs  King XI Punjab 06 May 2015
Brendon McCullum  (CSK) 100* 56 7 9 178.57 chennai super Kings  vs  Sunrise Hyderabad 11 April 2015

2016 IPL Season 09


Virat Kohli(RCB) 113 50 12 8 226.00 RCB vs   Kings XI Punjab 18 May 2016
Virat Kohli(RCB) 109 55 5 8 198.18 RCB vs   Gujarat Lions 14 May 2016
AB de Villiers(RCB) 129 52 10 12 248.07 RCB vs  Gujarat Lions 14 May 2016
Virat Kohli(RCB) 108 58 7 7 186.20 RCB vs   Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) 07 May 2016
Q de Kock (DD) 108 51 15 3 211.76 Delhi Daredevils(DD) vs  Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) 17 April 2016
Virat Kohli(RCB) 100 63 11 1 158.73 RCB vs  Gujarat Lions (GL) 24 April 2016
Steven Smith (RPS) 101 54 8 5 187.03 Rising Pune Supergiants(RPS) vs  Gujarat Lions (GL) 29 April 2016

 2017 IPL Season 10

Hashim Amla (Punjab) 104 60 8 6 173.36 Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs   Gujarat Lions(GL) 07 May 2017
Ben Stokesr(RPS) 103 63 7 4 213.55 Rising Pune Supergiant(SRH) vs   Gujarat Lions(GL) 01 May 2017
David Warner(Hyderabad) 126 59 10 8 213.55 Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH) vs   Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) 30 April 2017
 Hashim Amla (Punjab) 104 60 8 6 173.36 Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs   Mumbai Indians(MI) 20 April 2017
Sanju Samson (DD) 102 63 8 5 161.90 Delhi Daredevils(DD) vs   Rising Pune Supergaint 11April 2017





































































































Friday, April 20, 2018

Indian Premier League(IPL) - Batting and bowling records from IPL 2008 to 2017

2008 IPL Season 01

Rajasthan Royals, under the tutelage of world-class Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne, won the inaugural edition of the tournament after defeating MS Dhoni's CSK by three wickets in the final. Royals did not have an incredible start to the tournament but by the end of the league stage, they were on top of the points table.

Batting Records

Most runs: Kings XI Punjab's Shaun Marsh was the highest scorer in the inaugural edition of the tournament with 616 runs in 11 matches averaging 68.44.
Most sixes: Sanath Jayasuriya from Mumbai Indians hit the most number of sixes (31) in the first edition of the league.
Highest individual score: Kolkata Knight Riders' Brendon McCullum slammed an unbeaten 158 off just 73 balls in the first ever IPL match against RCB.

Bowling Records

Most wickets: Rajasthan Royals' Sohail Tanvir was the highest wicket-taker in the first edition of IPL. He took 22 wickets.
Best bowling figures: Sohail Tanvir’s 6 for 14 against CSK was the best bowling figure in 2008


2009 IPL Season 02

The second edition of IPL was played in South Africa because of general elections in India. Interestingly, the two bottom-most team of IPL 2008 viz Royal Challengers Bangalore and Deccan Chargers contested for the finals in the second edition of the tournament.

Deccan Chargers, led by the legendary Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist, won the second edition of IPL after defeating Anil Kumble's RCB by six runs in the final.

Batting Records

Most runs: Chennai Super Kings' explosive batsman Mathew Hayden was the highest scorer in the second edition of the tournament with 572 runs in 12 matches averaging 52.

Most sixes: The winning captain, Adam Gilchrist from Deccan Chargers, hit the most number of sixes (29) in the second edition of the league.

Highest individual score: RCB's Manish Pandey held the record of the highest individual score in the second edition of IPL. He scored an unbeaten 114 against DC. Interestingly, Manish was the only Indian to hit a century in the second edition.

Bowling Records

Most wickets: RP Singh from DC was the highest wicket-taker in the second edition of IPL. He took 23 wickets.

Best bowling figures: Anil Kumble’s 5 for 5 from 3.1 overs against RR was the best bowling figure in 2009.

2010 IPL Season 03

This very edition of IPL witnessed the start of Chennai Super Kings' dominance over the league. Having reached the playoffs two times before, CSK, under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, lifted the title for the first time by defeating Sachin Tendulkar's Mumbai Indians by 22 runs in the final. CSK also won the Fair Play Award in this tournament.

Batting Records

Most runs: Mumbai Indians' skipper Sachin Tendulkar was the highest scorer in the third edition of the tournament with 618 runs in 15 matches averaging 47.53.

Most sixes: Robin Uthappa from RCB hit the most number of sixes (27 sixes in 14 innings) in the third edition of the league.

Highest individual score: CSK' Murali slammed 127 against RR turned out to be the highest individual score in the third edition of IPL.

Bowling Records

Most wickets: Pragyan Ojha from Deccan Chargers was the highest wicket-taker (21 wickets) in the third edition of IPL.

Best bowling figures: CSK's Doug Bollinger had the best bowling figures (4 for 13 against DC) in the third edition of the lucrative league
2011 IPL Season 04

Chennai Super Kings lifted the title for the second time in a row in the fourth edition of IPL by defeating Daniel Vettori's RCB by 58 runs in the final. Having played three finals in four years, Dhoni's CSK became the first team to win the trophy twice and in successive years.

This IPL also saw an expansion from eight teams to ten. Pune Warriors India and Kochi Tuskers Kerala, now defunct, were the two new franchises added. Thus, the format of the glamorous T20 event was altered and playoffs were introduce

The ten teams were divided into two groups of five each. Each team faced the other four teams in their respective groups twice (one home and away), the four teams in the other group once and the one remaining team twice. A random draw was used to determine the matches.

Batting Records

Most runs: Chris Gayle from RCB was the highest scorer in the fourth edition of the tournament with 608 runs in 12 matches averaging 67.55.

Most sixes: Chris Gayle from RCB hit the most number of sixes (44 sixes) in the fourth edition of the league.
Highest individual score: Paul Valthaty, the find of the edition, scored an unbeaten 120 for KXIP against CSK while chasing and it was the highest individual score in IPL IV.

Bowling Records

Most wickets: Lasith Malinga from Mumbai Indians was the highest wicket-taker (28 wickets) in the fourth edition of IPL.

Best bowling figures: DC’s Ishant Sharma took 5 for 12 against Kochi Tuskers Kerala and it was registered as the best bowling figure in IPL that year

2012 IPL Season 05

KKR, led by Gautam Gambhir, lifted the title for the first time in the fifth edition of IPL by defeating MS Dhoni's CSK by 5 wickets in the final.

This edition of the league saw the number of teams decreased to nine following the cessation of Kochi Tuskers Kerala. This season, 19 matches went till the last over

Batting Records

Most runs: RCB’s Chris Gayle, yet again, was the highest run-scorer in the fifth edition of IPL. He scored 733 in 14 innings at an average of 61.08.

Most sixes: Gayle continued with his 2011 form to hit 59 sixes in this edition. The next highest number of sixes was 20.

Highest individual score: Chris Gayle was the highest individual scorer in the fifth edition of the league. He slammed an unbeaten 128 against DD.

Bowling Records

Most wickets: South African bowler Morne Morkel from Delhi Daredevils was the highest wicket-taker in the fifth edition of IPL. He took 25 wickets in 16 innings.

Best bowling figures: CSK's Ravindra Jadeja took 5 for 16 against Deccan Chargers and it was registered as the best bowling figure in IPL that year

 2013 IPL Season 06

Mumbai Indians, under the tutelage of Rohit Sharma, won their first ever IPL title in the sixth edition of the tournament by defeating MS Dhoni's CSK by 23 runs. This edition of IPL witnessed many changes.

PepsiCo replaced DLF as the title sponsor, Deccan Chargers became the second team to be terminated after Kochi Tuskers Kerala and another Hyderabad-based franchise, Sunrisers Hyderabad, replaced DC. Most importantly, the baton of Mumbai Indians' captaincy was passed onto Rohit Sharma from Harbhajan Singh

Batting Records

Most runs: CSK's Michael Hussey was the best scorer in the sixth edition, gathering 733 runs from 17 innings at a normal of 52.35. Hussey beat Gayle by only 25 runs to prevent him from turning into the most noteworthy scorer for the third time in a row.

Most sixes: It was Gayle yet again with 51 sixes in 16 innings.

Highest individual score: Chris Gayle's unbeaten 175 off 66 balls was the highest individual score in the sixth edition of the league.

Bowling Records

Most wickets: CSK's Caribbean all-rounder Dwayne Bravo sacked the most number of wickets (32 out of 18 innings) in the sixth edition of IPL.

Best bowling figures: James Faulkner from Rajasthan Royals took 5 for 16 against Sunrisers Hyderabad and it happened to be the best individual show with the ball in the sixth edition of IPL

 2014 IPL Season 07

Gautam Gambhir became the second captain to win two IPL titles after Dhoni when he drove KKR to yet another trophy. This time they beat George Bailey's KXIP by three wickets in a high-scoring final in Bengaluru.

Interestingly, this was the only IPL final in which a team chased down a score in excess of 200. This edition, yet again, witnessed the withdrawal of a franchise in Pune Warriors India. In addition to that, this season was played over two legs because of general elections in India. The first leg was played in the United Arab Emirates while the second in India after the elections.

Batting Records

Most runs: Robin Uthappa from KKR was the highest run-scorer in the seventh edition of IPL. He scored 660 runs in 16 innings at an average of 44.

Most sixes: Breaking the Gayle tradition, KXIP’s Glenn Maxwell hit the most number of sixes in the seventh edition of the league.

Highest individual score: KXIP’s Virender Sehwag scored the highest individual knock of 122 against CSK in Mumbai.

Bowling Records

Most wickets: CSK's Mohit Sharma was the highest wicket-taker in the seventh edition. He scalped 23 wickets in 16 innings.

Best bowling figures: CSK’s Ravindra Jadeja topped the table again by registering a bowling figure of 4 for 12 against KKR.

 2015 IPL Season 08

Mumbai Indians lifted their second IPL title by defeating MS Dhoni's CSK by 41 runs in the final. Rohit Sharma's leading capabilities and the emergence of Hardik Pandya as an able all-rounder were the highlights of the tournament.

Batting Records

Most runs: For the first time, SRH’s David Warner topped the table to win the orange cap with 562 runs in 14 innings at an average of 43.23.

Most sixes: RCB's Gayle was back in charge by belting 38 sixes of 14 innings in the eight edition.
Highest individual score: RCB’s AB de Villiers played the highest individual knock of 133 not-out against MI.

Bowling Records

Most wickets: CSK's Dwayne Bravo was the highest wicket-taker in the seventh edition. He bagged 26 wickets in 16 innings.

Best bowling figures: CSK’s Ashish Nehra topped the table by registering a bowling figure of 4 for 10 against RCB.


 2016 IPL Season 09

David Warner became the third Australian skipper after Shane Warne and Adam Gilchrist to win an IPL title after his side SRH beat RCB by only 8 runs in the final in Bengaluru. The Bangalore-based franchise failed to clear the final obstacle for the third time in IPL.

RR and CSK did not play in this edition as they were suspended for two years in the wake of betting and spot-fixing controversy. They were replaced by two new teams: Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiants. From this edition, Chinese mobile company, Vivo were made IPL's title sponsor.

Batting Records

Most runs: RCB captain Virat Kohli scored a massive 973 runs in 16 innings at an average of 81.08.

Most sixes: In the ninth edition of IPL there was a new addition to the list. Virat hit the most number of sixes (38) in the ninth edition.

Highest individual score: RCB’s AB de Villiers was at the top again this year by hitting an unbeaten 129 against Gujarat Lions.

Bowling Records

Most wickets: SRH's Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the highest wicket-taker in the ninth edition of IPL. He grabbed 23 wickets in 17 innings.

Best bowling figures: Australian leg-spinner from RPS, Adam Zampa, finished with the best bowling figures in the ninth edition. He took 6 for 19 against SRH.


 2017 IPL Season10

Rohit Sharma became the first IPL captain to win three titles when his side beat RPS by a solitary run in a thrilling final in Hyderabad. Steven Smith, on the other hand, missed out from becoming the fourth Australian to lift an IPL trophy.

This edition of IPL witnessed the prominence of all-rounders. Ben Stokes and Krunal Pandya were two of them who proved to be vital for their respective franchises' road to the finals

Batting Records

Most runs: SRH skipper David Warner was the highest scorer yet again. This time, he gathered 641 runs from 14 innings at an average of 58.27

Most sixes: KXIP’s Maxwell topped the list again, hitting 26 sixes in 13 innings.
Highest individual score: David Warner’s 126 against KKR was the highest individual score.

Bowling Records

Most wickets: SRH’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar yet again was the highest wicket-taker in the tenth edition of IPL. He scalped 26 wickets in 14 innings.

Best bowling figures: GL’s Andrew Tye picked 5 for 17 against RPS and it was recorded as the best bowling figure of IPL X.





  

Indian Premier League(IPL) - Purple Cap Players – Most Wickets Taken By Bowlers (2008 to 2017)


Purple Cap Players – Most Wickets Taken By Bowlers (2008 to 2017)
YearPlayer NameTeamMatchesWicketsEconomy
2008Sohail TanvirRajasthan Royals11226.46
2009RP SinghDeccan Chargers16236.98
2010Pragyan OjhaDeccan Chargers16217.29
2011Lasith MalingaMumbai Indians16285.95
2012Morne MorkelDelhi Daredevils16257.19
2013Dwayne BravoChennai Super Kings18327.95
2014Mohit SharmaChennai Super Kings16238.39
2015Dwayne BravoChennai Super Kings17268.14
2016Bhuvneshwar KumarSunrisers Hyderabad17237.42
2017Bhuvneshwar Kumar*Sunrisers Hyderabad6155.70

Indian Premier League (IPL) - Orange Cap Players – Most Runs Made By Batsmen (2008 to 2017)

Orange Cap Players – Most Runs Made By Batsmen (2008 to 2017)
YearPlayer NameTeamMatchesRunsStrike Rate
2008Shaun MarshKings XI Punjab11616139.68
2009Matthew HaydonChennai Super Kings12572144.81
2010Sachin TendulkarMumbai Indians15618132.61
2011Chris GayleRoyal Challengers Bangalore12608183.13
2012Chris GayleRoyal Challengers Bangalore15733160.74
2013Michael HusseyChennai Super Kings17733129.50
2014Robin UthappaKolkata Knight Riders16660137.78
2015David WarnerSunrisers Hyderabad14562156.54
2016Virat KohliRoyal Challengers Bandalore16973152.03
2017David Warner*Sunrisers Hyderabad12*535*146.57

Indian Premier League (IPL) - Player of the Tournament - 2008 to 2017

2008: Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals)

Shane Watson was one of the major reasons for Rajasthan Royals' triumph in the inaugural IPL. He provided the perfect balance to the side. The Australian all-rounder could bat at any position and bowl at any stage of the innings.

With the bat, he scored 472 runs at an exceptional average of 47.20 and a staggering strike-rate of 151.76. With the ball, he took 17 wickets during the tournament with best figures of 3/10. Despite bowling in the powerplay and at the death, his economy was just over seven.

2009: Adam Gilchrist (Deccan Chargers)

Adam Gilchrist was the captain of the Deccan Chargers in 2009. As was expected of him, the Australian keeper-batsman led by example to finish as the second highest run-getter in the tournament.

Adam Gilchrist scored 495 runs in the tournament at an average of 30.39 and a strike-rate of 152.30. He hit 29 sixes, which was the highest by any player.

Adam Gilchrist was also excellent behind the stumps as he effected 18 dismissals with his keeping gloves on. Most importantly, he led his side to their maiden IPL title.

2010: Sachin Tendulkar (Mumbai Indians)

In the third season of the IPL, Sachin Tendulkar became the first ever Indian to win this award. He captained the Mumbai Indians and led his team to the final, where they lost to CSK.

Sachin Tendulkar was the highest run-getter in the tournament as he amassed 618 runs at a very healthy average of 47.53. In this process, he beat Shaun Marsh’s record for most runs in a season.

2011: Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

After KKR chose to relieve themselves of Chris Gayle’s services, he went unsold in the 2011 IPL auction. An injury to Dirk Nannes led to RCB calling up Gayle as his replacement and what followed was nothing short of remarkable.

Joining late meant that Gayle got just 12 games to play for RCB. It didn’t affect the southpaw one bit as he still ended the league as the highest run scorer. The Jamaican scored 608 runs with an average of 67.55 at a mind-blowing strike-rate of 183.13.

During the tournament, he hit two centuries. The big man hit 44 sixes, 21 more than the second best in the tournament. Though RCB lost in the final, Gayle’s season remains one of the most impactful in IPL history.

Chris Gayle's Two Centuries in the 2011 IPL

1. 102 (55)* Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens, 2011

After being overlooked by Kolkata Knight Riders at the auctions, Gayle fired a blistering century against his former team, and took his side to a comfortable win. In his knock of 102, Gayle struck 10 fours and seven sixes. Chasing 172, Gayle formed a 123-run partnership with Tilakaratne Dishan for the opening wicket. RCB won the match with nine wickets to spare.

2. 107 (49) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab at Chinnaswamy Stadium, 2011

This was Gayle’s second century in the same year. This time the opposition was Kings XI Punjab. Gayle powered his way to 49-ball 107, that took his team to 205/6. This was his first hundred in Bangalore as he hit nine sixes and 10 fours.



2012: Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)

The off-spinner from Trinidad took the IPL by storm with his unique bowling style in 2012. He was bought by KKR for that edition and has been a part of the franchise ever since.

Narine took 24 wickets in 15 matches at an outstanding average of 13.50. In a format where the batsmen dominate, Narine managed an economy of just 5.47.

His best figures of 5/19 came against KXIP at the Eden Gardens. He bamboozled the Punjab line-up with his variations. Narine was one of the chief reasons for KKR making the final that year, which they eventually won.

2013: Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals)

In 2013, Shane Watson became the first player to win this award twice. It was again his all-round performance that got him the award.

Shane Watson was the fifth highest run-getter in the tournament with 543 runs at an average of 38.78 and a strike-rate of 142.89. His highest score of 101 came against CSK at the Chidambaram Stadium.

Shane Watson, the bowler, took 13 wickets in the tournament with best figures of 3/22

2014: Glenn Maxwell (KXIP)

The 2014 season was a dream one for KXIP until the final game, which they lost to KKR. Glenn Maxwell played a huge role in taking the Punjab team to the final. The Australian batsman took aggression to a whole new level and was dismissed in the 90s three times.

In the 16 matches that he played, Maxwell scored 552 runs at an average of 34.50, with a strike-rate of 187.75. He also hit the highest number of sixes in the tournament

2015: Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders)

The big-hitting West Indian all-rounder set the eighth edition of IPL on fire with his performances. He stood up when his team was in trouble, on numerous occasions throughout the tournament.

Russell scored 326 runs with the bat at an average of 36.22 and a superlative strike-rate of 192.89. He hit 19 sixes and 35 fours in the eleven innings that he played.


2016: Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

The Most Valuable Player award didn’t quite suit Virat Kohli, for he was truly “invaluable” in the ninth season of the IPL. The RCB captain broke numerous records with the bat during the season.

He broke the record for ‘most number of runs in a season’ by a margin of 240. The Delhiite scored 973 runs in the entire tournament at a staggering average of 81.08 with a strike rate of 152.03.

In the 16 innings that he played, Kohli scored 4 centuries and 7 half-centuries. The level of dominance he exerted could be gauged from when he hit a century against KXIP in a 15-over game.

 He also achieved the distinction of hitting the most number of sixes in the tournament

 

2017: Ben Stokes (Rising Pune Supergiant)

Rising Pune Supergiants changed their name to Rising Pune Supergiant before the start of the 10th season, but they certainly needed something bigger to change their fortunes.

The cricket world was buzzing when Ben Stokes was sold to the Pune side for Rs.14.5 crore. Many were unsure if such a huge amount should have been splurged on a single player. Stokes made sure that all those theories were laid to rest.

In the 10th season of the IPL, the English all-rounder scored 316 runs in 11 innings at an average of 31.60. He hit a fine century against CSK to get his team out of trouble. The century included 7 fours and 6 sixes.

With the ball, he took 12 wickets with best figures of 3/18. Like all good bowlers, he too maintained his economy despite bowling the challenging overs.

 


The Jamaican scalped 14 wickets with the ball, with best figures of 3/32. He was entrusted by the captain to bowl up front and at the death and still emerged with an economy under 8.



 


 



 



 

German Police Defuse World War II Bomb After Evacuating Central Berlin Friday April 20,2018

Bomb disposal experts defused a World War Two bomb in Berlin on Friday April 20,2018 after evacuating an area in the heart of Berlin including the central train station, a hospital and the Economy Ministry.

The 500-kg British bomb was discovered during building work this week, more than seven decades after the end of World War Two.

Some 10,000 people - including residents, hospital patients and office workers - were evacuated from 9 a.m. from buildings within an 800 metre radius of the bomb while experts performed the delicate operation.


Police posted a video on Twitter showing officers walking up the stairs in an apartment building with the caption: "We're not bringing room service or breakfast in bed but a personal wake-up call."

Long-distance and local train transport at the central station was disrupted for several hours but police said on Twitter that the station had now re-opened. Bus and tram services also restarted.

The evacuation area included the Natural History Museum, the BND intelligence agency, a clinic of the Charite hospital and an army hospital.

Some roads were closed but were due to gradually reopen.

Germany still discovers more than 2,000 tonnes of live bombs and munitions every year

Prince Charles to Succeed Queen Elizabeth as Commonwealth Head Friday April 20,2018

Prince Charles will succeed his mother Queen Elizabeth II as the Head of the Commonwealth after the heads of government on Friday agreed on his succession, a day after the 91-year-old monarch said it was her "sincere wish" that her son would succeed her in the role "one day".

The Commonwealth leaders reached an agreement on the succession of the 69-year-old heir to the British throne at a closed-door Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) retreat in Windsor Castle.

"We recognise the role of the Queen in championing the Commonwealth and its peoples. The next Head if the Commonwealth shall be His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, the leaders said in their official communique at the end of the CHOGM retreat.

The issue of the future of the Commonwealth was expected to be the dominant theme when the leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gathered at the grand Waterloo Chamber of the Castle for the informal leg of the summit on Friday April 20,2018

The Queen, who would celebrate her 92nd birthday tomorrow, was keen to pass on the baton to the Prince of Wales and had said in her opening speech for the summit on thursday April 19,2018 that it was her "sincere wish" that the Commonwealth will decide in favour of her son and heir "one day"


"For my part, the Commonwealth has been a fundamental feature of my life for as long as I can remember, beginning with my first visit to Malta when I was just five," Prince Charles said in his own welcome speech at Buckingham Palace, seen as laying out his credentials for the role.

"I pray that this Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting will not only revitalise the bonds between our countries, but will give the Commonwealth a renewed relevance to all citizens, finding practical solutions to their problems and giving life to their aspirations. By doing so, the Commonwealth can be a cornerstone for the lives of future generations, just as it has been for so many of us," he said.

The Commonwealth is one of the world's oldest political association of states, with its roots in the British Empire when some countries were ruled directly or indirectly by Britain.