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LIVE BLOG | LIVE SCORECARD (TARGET FOR KXIP: 150)
End of OVER 9: Just 3 runs off Narine’s over. KXIP 50/1
OVERS 8.5: 50 comes up for KXIP.
Sunil Narine starts his second over.
‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle comes to the crease
OVERS 7.6: WICKET! Varun Chakravarthy removes dangerous KL Rahul. Varun celebrates his India call-up with KL Rahul’s wicket. KL departs for 28 runs. A loud lbw appeal from Varun against KL. Umpire takes no time and rasies his finger. KXIP 47/1
OVERS 7.4: FOUR! Rahul goes on backfoot and cuts the ball towards backward point. Brilliantly timed from KL.
Varun starts his second over.
End of OVER 7: Another good over for KKR. Narine concedes just 5 runs. KXIP 41/0
Sunil Narine comes into the attack
End of OVER 6:2 runs off Varun’s over. KXIP 36/0
Varun Chakravarthy comes into the attack
End of OVER 5: 13 runs off Cummins over. KXIP 34/0
OVERS 4.4: FOUR! Mandeep sends Cummins once again towards deep mid wicket region. Superb shot from him.
OVERS 4.3: A brilliant throw from Tripathi. DK collects and whips the bails in a whisker. DK looks confident. Mandeep has made it to the crease. Brilliant running from him.
OVERS 4.1: SIX! Short from Cummins. Mandeep pulls this beautifully over mid wicket region.
Cummins starts his third over.
End of OVER 4: 10 runs off Prasidh’s over. KXIP 21/0, need 129 more to win.
OVERS 3.2: FOUR! Full toss from Prasidh. KL drives this through mid off region. KXIP 19/0, need 131 more to win.
OVERS 3.1: FOUR! Rahul welcomes the lanky pacer with a superb boundary towards deep mid wicket. He picks the length and smashes the ball beautifully.
Prasidh starts his second over.
End of OVER 3: Another good over for KKR. Cummins concedes just 2 runs. KXIP 11/0
Cummins starts his second over.
End of OVER 2: 4 runs off Prasidh’s over. KXIP 9/0, need 141 more to win
Prasidh Krishna comes into the attack
End of OVER 1: 5 runs off Cummins’ over. KXIP 5/0
OVERS 0.1: FOUR! Rahul hits boundary off the first ball of the innings. He uses the pace, opens the face of the bat and guides the ball towards third man for a boundary. Poor fielding by Prasidh Krishna at the boundary ropes. KXIP 4/0
Pat Cummins will open the attack for KKR.
KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh are the crease.
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KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS 149/9 IN 20 OVERS vs KINGS XI PUNJAB
Shubman Gill 57
Eoin Morgan 40
Shami 3/35
OVERS 20: Kings XI Punjab restrict Kolkata Knight Riders to 149/9 in Sharjah
Prasidh Krishna comes to the crease
OVERS 19.5: WICKET! Chris Jordan castles Varun Chakaravarthy for 2. Brilliant bowling from the paver. KKR 149/9
Chris Jordan to bowl the last over.
End of OVER 19: 9 runs off Shami’s over. KKR 144/8
OVERS 18.5: SIX! Outstanding shot from Lockie! He leaves the crease and launches Shami over deep extra cover region.
Varun Chakravarthy comes to the crease
OVERS 18.3: WICKET! Mohammed Shami ends Shubman Gill’s stay at 57. A brilliant half-century by the youngster. Full toss from Shami. Shubman fails to connect it well. Pooran takes an easy catch at deep mid wicket. KKR 136/8
Shami starts his fourth and last over.
End of OVER 18: 11 runs off Ferguson’s over. KKR 135/7
OVERS 17.2: FOUR! Feguson hits Jordan for bacl-to-back boundaries. Valuable runs for KKR at this moment. KKR 132/7
Chris Jordan starts his third over.
KKR 124/7 in 18 overs
OVERS 16.6: FOUR! Shubman ends Ashwin’s over with a fine boundary towards deep extra cover region. KKR 124/7
OVERS 16.4: FOUR! Ferguson is off the mark with a boundary.
Ashwin starts his fourth and last over.
End of OVER 16: Just 1 run off Bishnoi’s over. KKR 115/7
Lockie Ferguson comes to the crease.
OVERS 15.3: WICKET! Ravi Bishnoi takes his second wicket. Pat Cummins departs for 1. KKR are 7 down. KKR 114/7
Ravi Bishnoi starts his fourth and last over.
End of OVER 15: 1 run off Ashwin’s over. KKR 114/6
Pat Cummins comes to the crease.
OVERS 14.2: WICKET! Murugan Ashwin castles Kamlesh Nagarkoti for 6 runs. KKR 113/6
OVERS 13.5: FIFTY! SHUBMAN GILL BRINGS UP HIS HALF-CENTURY OFF 36 BALLS. 7TH IPL FIFTY FOR THE YOUNGSTER.
Ravi Bishnoi starts his third over.
End of OVER 13: Just 2 runs off Murugan Ashwin’s over. Superb stuff from him. KKR 107/5. KKR’s run rate is now 8.23
Murugan Ashwin starts his second over. Chris Gayle is at the first slip.
End of OVER 12: 4 runs off Bishnoi’s over. KKR 105/5
Ravi Bishnoi starts his second over.
End of OVER 11: 9 runs and Narine’s wicket off Jordan’s over. KKR 101/5
Kamlesh Nagarkoti comes to the crease
OVERS 10.6: WICKET! Chris Jordan castles Sunil Narine for 6 runs. Jordan is pumped up. KKR are five down.
OVERS 10.5: FOUR! Short from Jordan. Narine plays a risky shot here. He uses the pace and cuts the ball towards third man.
Chris Jordan starts his third over.
10 overs gone! KKR 92/4
Sunil Narine comes to the crease
OVERS 9.5: WICKET! Ravi Bishnoi does the job for KXIP and his captain KL Rahul. Morgan goes over the top but fails to connect. Murugan Ashswin takes an easy catch at the boundary ropes. 81-run stand comes to an end.
OVERS 9.3: SIX! Shubman Gill picks the length and says thank you very much. The ball lands over long on fence. Superb shot from the youngster. KKR 90/3
Ravi Bishnoi comes into the attack. Can he break the stand between Morgan and Gill?
End of OVER 9: Just 2 runs off Jordan’s over. KKR 82/3
KKR’s current run-rate is 10
Chris Jordan comes into the attack.
End of OVER 8: 14 runs off Ashwin’s over. KKR 80/3
OVERS 7.6: SIX! What a way to end the over. Shubman smashes Ashwin over deep mid wicket region. Morgan and Shubman are well set right now. They have put KKR in comfortable position after early jolts.
OVERS 7.3: SIX! Ashwin to Morgan. It goes miles. The ball lands over long on fence. Morgan moves to 37 off 19 balls.
Murugan Ashwin comes into the attack
End of OVER 7: 12 runs off Maxwell’s over. Shubman and Morgan are resurrecting KKR’s innings. KKR 66/3
OVERS 6.6: SIX! Oh Morgan! What a hit this is. The KKR skipper pulls this away over backward square leg.
OVERS 6.2: FOUR! Morgan sends him towards deep extra cover for a boundary. KKR 58/3
Maxwell starts his second over.
End of OVER 6: 21 runs off Shubman’s over. KKR 54/3
OVERS 6: SIX! Shubman attacks once again and this time over deep mid wicket fence. What a shot from him.
OVERS 5.5: SIX! Classy from Shubman. He stands tall, picks the length and dispatches Shami over mid wicket fence.
OVERS 5.3: FOUR! Morgan plays this late. He uses the pace and cuts the ball towards deep backward point. KKR 41/3
OVERS 5.1: FOUR! Morgan welcomes Shami with a superb boundary between mid wicket and long on.
Shami starts his third over.
End of OVER 5: 10 runs off Arshdeep’s over. KKR 33/3
OVERS 4.5: FOUR! Short from Arshdeep. Shubman comes forward and pulls it towards deep backward square leg.
OVERS 4.3: FOUR! Short and wide from Arshdeep. Morgan gets a thick edge and the ball races towards third man.
Arshdeep starts his second over.
End of OVER 4: 5 runs off Shami’s over. KKR 23/3
OVERS 3.4: FOUR! What a shot from Morgan. He stays back and cuts this beautifully towards deep backward point for a boundary. KKR 23/3
Shami starts his second over.
End of OVER 3: 8 runs off Arshdeep’s over. KKR 18/3
OVERS 2.1: FOUR! Shubman clips this behind square for a boundary.
Captain Morgan comes to the crease
Arshdeep Singh comes into the attack
End of OVER 2: Just 1 run and 2 wickets (DK and Tripathi) off Shami’s over. KKR 10/3
OVERS 1.6: WICKET! Shami is on fire. The pacer sends DK back to the pavillion without troubling the scorers. Shami celebrates, DK departs for a duck. What a start for KXIP. Another easy catch for KL Rahul behind the wickets. KKR 10/3
Dinesh Karthik comes to the crease. This is his 300th T20 match.
OVERS 1.4: WICKET! Mohammed Shami dismisses Rahul Tripathi for 7 runs. KKR are off to a terrible start. First Rana and now Tripathi. Poor shit selection from Tripathi. KL Rahul takes an easy catch behind the wickets. KKR 10/2
Mohammed Shami comes into the attack.
End of OVER 1: 9 runs and Rana’s wicket off Maxwell’s over. KKR 9/1
OVERS 0.5: SIX! What a shot from Tripathi. He leans forward, picks the length and smashes Maxwell over deep mid wicket fence.
Rahul Tripathi comes to the crease
OVER 0.2: WICKET! Glenn Maxwell strikes early for KXIP, removes Nitish Rana for a duck. Rana goes for a slog sweep but fails to connect. Universe Boss Chris Gayle takes an easy catch at short fine leg. Maxwell raises his both hands and celebrates in style. Gayle exults after taking the catch. Big wicket for KXIP. KKR 1/1
Glenn Maxwell will open the attack for KXIP. Here we go..!!!
KKR openers Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana are at the crease.
TEAM CHANGES: Both the teams are unchanged.
CAPTAINS’ TAKE:
Eoin Morgan (KKR):
We would have bowled as well, pretty much for the same reasons. We did well against DC, played the way we wanted. Our fate is still in our hands, that’s good. We have depended a lot on match-ups, it works at times, it doesn’t at times. Andre Russell is unfortunately still not fit, so same team
KL Rahul (KXIP):
We will bowl first. Like to have a target on the board, the dew might have an effect as well in the second innings. Winning gives a lot of confidence to the group, it makes them keep performing better and better. The back-room staff have been phenomenal right from even the tournament started. No changes to our team
PLAYING XIs:
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik(w), Eoin Morgan(c), Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul(w/c), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
TOSS: Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul wins toss, opts to field against Kolkata Knight Riders.
It’s TOSS time, folks.
Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of the IPL 2020 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab.


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Diego Maradona: ‘Adios Diego’: Maradona buried as world mourns flawed football great | Football News

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BUENOS AIRES: Argentina‘s Diego Maradona, one of the world’s greatest ever football players, was buried on Thursday amid a global outpouring of grief from the streets of Buenos Aires to Naples in Italy.
The death of Maradona at the age of 60 on Wednesday, following a heart attack, has sparked both mourning and celebrations of a true sporting star, who was a genius on the soccer field but lived a life marred by struggles with addiction.
In a day of high emotion, the World Cup winner was taken by hearse late on Thursday to the Bella Vista cemetery on the outskirts of Buenos Aires – where his parents are also interred – for an small private ceremony of his family and close friends.

Thousands of Argentines lined the roads as the procession passed on the hour-long journey from the presidential palace in central Buenos Aires, where Maradona had lain in state during the day.
Earlier, there were clashes between police and fans and a febrile atmosphere more akin to a rowdy soccer game than a wake, with fans clambering up the palace gates to get as close as possible to their hero.
In Italy, crowds tied hundreds of blue and white scarfs to the railings outside his former club Napoli, while in France, sports paper L’Equipe’s front page blared out: “God is dead”.
In Argentina, three days of national mourning were called for the player who led the country to a 1986 World Cup win and is revered with cult-like status. Tens of thousands took to the streets, not all wearing masks, despite fears over the Covid-19 pandemic. Some left flowers and messages at his childhood home.

“Maradona for me is the greatest thing that happened to me in life. I love him as much as my father and it’s like my old man died,” Cristian Montelli, 22, a supporter of the star’s former club Boca Juniors said with tears in his eyes after he had filed past the coffin.
“If I die young, hopefully upstairs I can play ball and watch a Boca game with him,” added Montelli, who had a tattoo of Maradona’s face on his leg.
MILE-LONG LINES
During the day, Maradona’s body lay in state in a closed casket at the Casa Rosada presidential palace on the central Plaza de Mayo. It was covered with the blue and white national flag and an Argentina soccer jersey with the number 10 that had been part of his nickname “D10S” – a play on “dios”, the Spanish word for God.
Starting at dawn on Thursday, thousands of fans had formed a snaking line estimated at over a mile (1.6 km) long through the streets of Buenos Aires near the plaza, after a night of mourning and reminiscing.
Fans who got inside the palace – many missed out – threw soccer shirts, flowers and other items towards the casket.

“He was someone who touched the sky with his hands but never took his feet off the ground,” President Alberto Fernandez said. He visited the casket on Thursday.
As authorities started to close down access to the central square on Thursday afternoon, scuffles broke out, with police using rubber bullets and water cannon to disperse the unruly crowds.
The tensions eased after Maradona’s body was transferred to the cemetery, surrounded by a huge procession of police and others on motorbikes and cars.
In Naples, meanwhile, fans laid out flowers, children’s pictures, candles and even a bottle of wine in a rapidly expanding, makeshift shrine.
“DIEGO BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE”
Major athletes and world leaders, including Argentina-born Pope Francis, have paid their own tributes.
“Diego belongs to the people, Diego belongs to Argentina, Diego belongs to the country,” said Dario Lozano, waiting in line to view the casket.

Beloved in his homeland after leading Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986 and adored in Italy for taking Napoli to two Serie A titles, Maradona was a uniquely gifted player who rose from the tough streets of Buenos Aires to reach the pinnacle of his sport.
The 1986 World Cup included a quarter-final game against England where Maradona scored two of the tournament’s best-known goals ever – an illicit “Hand of God” goal and one that followed an incredible swerving, dribble.
Maradona also battled various health problems over the years as a result of his addictions. Earlier this month, he was hospitalized for symptoms including anemia and dehydration and underwent emergency surgery for a subdural hematoma – a blood clot in the brain.
On Thursday, Maradona’s lawyer, Matías Morla, said he would ask for a full investigation into the circumstances of the death, and criticized what he said was a slow response by emergency services.
In Italy, Massimo Vignati, owner of a Maradona museum in Naples, said the player had become almost like family.
“My mother was the Neapolitan mother of Maradona. He was our twelfth brother,” he told Reuters, surrounded my memorabilia of the player. “We must remember him with his smile as always. He made his last dribble and left us suddenly.”


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India vs Australia: India vs Australia: Aussie ‘Summer of Cricket’ begins with ‘Barefoot Circle’ in BLM support | Cricket News

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SYDNEY: Australia’s ‘Summer of Cricket‘ got underway in earnest on Friday with the first one-day international against India in front of a socially-distanced crowd of some 20,000 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
While the global health crisis had a clear impact on the staging and timing of the clash, there was recognition before the match of another of the main changes to world in the eight months since Australia last hosted international men’s cricket.
In an echo of the ‘Black Lives Matters’ movement, both teams stood in a “Barefoot Circle” on the pitch before warming up as a stand against racism and a recognition of indigenous or First Nation Australians, “the traditional owners of the land”.

There was a further moment’s silence to remember former Australia batsman Dean Jones, who died of a heart attack at the age of 59 last month, before the singing of the national anthems.
Australia won the toss and elected to bat on a glorious afternoon in Sydney, with paceman Mohammed Shami bowling the first delivery to Australian opener David Warner.
“It’s great to have cricket back and in front of some fans as well,” said Australia skipper Aaron Finch.

Australia’s only change was the return of batting stalwart Steve Smith at the expense of injured all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, while India brought Mayank Agarwal in to open in place of vice captain Rohit Sharma, who has a hamstring injury.
“He’s a really exciting player, had a great IPL (Indian Premier League),” skipper Virat Kohli said of Agarwal.
“I think it’s very important to start well for us as a team. When you come to a place like Australia, you want to set the momentum early.”

India, who play two more one-dayers before a three-match Twenty20 series and four Tests around the new year, will certainly not lack for support Down Under with the Indian diaspora well represented in the crowd on Friday.



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Diego Maradona defined reality with his left hand and left foot | Football News

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Ten days that shook the world, they said. It took just four minutes to shake ours, the seventies-born. From adolescence to adulthood, from innocence to experience of awe, thrill and epiphany, the last of pre-web generation completed the journey in all of four minutes of watching – confused and befuddled – Diego Maradona‘s sorcery with a soccer ball in Mexico’s Azteca Stadium.
It was the summer of 1986. Barely four years after England and Argentina went to war in the Atlantic over Falkland Islands where the English prevailed.

Newspapers and television kept the war alive as the two nations were drawn for the World Cup quarterfinals in Mexico. Maradona, already a name on the muddy fields and the by-lanes where football was worshipped by passionate teens, never shied away from a skirmish, even if it were with words.
Simmering excitement oozed through the television screens across the world and every kid with a deft touch got the moniker ‘Diego’.
But the original Golden Boy did something outrageous and got away with it in the 51st minute to break the deadlock. He jumped along with England’s goalkeeper Peter Shilton, almost twice his height, pretending to head but patted the looping ball with his left hand. The goal stood as the referee was hoodwinked.
Four minutes on, Diego hoodwinked reality. Wheezing past five English chasers and Peter Shilton, he side-stepped the ball to score the goal of the century. All in a matter of 10.8 seconds, 44 strides and 12 touches.

But it felt like eternity.
Those four minutes sum up Maradona at his bewitching best. From a cheeky thief who pulled off a daylight robbery to a genius who dazzled the world with a piece of skill unparalleled, audacious and in your face.
Each passing step, each feign, the moments of acceleration got embedded in the collective consciousness of those who were fortunate to see it happen and for those who came late. And are still coming. Once can actually play it in the mind as one recites dialogues from Casablanca or Macbeth’s monologues. Yesterday doesn’t seem so far away.
What followed next more often than not disappointed and disgusted those barely into their teens and making their troubled journey into adulthood. Diego’s conflict, with the society and its power centres, became a part of theirs.

Just as often one tends to think that life is flawed, Diego offered many a reason to believe so. Drugs took over the headlines as his goals became footnotes. Diego was banished from the game for 15 months after failing a drug test. The tendency to steer around the law and social mores, as he so seamlessly did on the pitch while getting past his markers, made Diego something of a lover with whom one had undergone a bitter break-up, in the minds of those who had hopelessly fallen for him.
Eight years after those tumultuous four minutes, as life would have it, Diego failed another dope test during the 1994 World Cup in the USA. He forfeited the stage that he had made his own with sublime expressions. The soul that touched a million hearts, soured. The milk had curdled.
Those he had helped look at life as an adult in four minutes, had really grown up by then. Diego’s misadventures got mixed with their own. Tears had dried up. Having seen the athlete extraordinaire transform into an obese trickster always questioning the referee, knowing that he was wrong, eroded sympathy but not love, however illicit it may seem.
Just as he lived life in a flash, he left it in similar fashion, unpredicted, unapproved and somewhat short on years.
Those four minutes will live on though, as those eighties’ teens grow grey and fragile and slowly prepare for the inevitable. Diego gave them the first taste of youth – unbridled, effervescent, unfettered.


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