The 17th match of the Vivo IPL 2018, between Chennai super kings and Rajasthan Royals, began with the latter winning the toss and sending in the super kings to bat first. Though the team had lost opener Rayudu early, another opener Shane Watson and Suresh Raina joined forces to forge a partnership.
The 16th match of the Vivo IPL 2018, between Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad, began with kings xi batting first. The Kings XI had a disastrous start to their innings, as they lost promising opener, KL Rahul, and Mayank Agarwal, early, but the other opener Chris Gayle had other ideas.
The 15th match of the Vivo IPL 2018, between Kolkata knight riders and Rajasthan royals began with Rajasthan Royals batting first. Openers Rahane and short set the tone for a Big score, with their fine shots, before being dismissed for 36 and 44 respectively.
The 14th match of Vivo IPL 2018 between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore began with Mumbai Indians batting first. While Surya Kumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan fell early without adding to the score of MI, with Umesh Yadav claiming both, in came skipper Rohit Sharma, who along with the other opener Lewis began the resurrection act.
The 13th match of the VIVO IPL 2018 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils began with the Kolkata Knight Riders batting first. Though the Knight riders began tenaciously, losing opener Sunil Narine early, Lynn(31) and Uthappa(35) tried to anchor, and forged a partnership, before being joined by Nitish Rana, who hit a quickfire 59(35b, 5x4,4x6).
The 12th match of the Vivo IPL 2018 between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings began With the Kings XI Punjab sent in to bat first, and they got off to a rocking start, with openers KL Rahul and Windies mass entertainer Chris Gayle blasting away the CSK bowlers all over the park, and going for a hunt.
The 11th match of Vivo IPL 2018, between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore, began with the Rajasthan Royals batting first. As opener short fell early, Rahane on the other end started scoring with patience, while the middle order batsman Sanju Samson began a thundering attack on the Royal Challengers Bangalore bowlers.
The 8th match of the Vivo IPL 2018 between Kings XI Punjab and Royal challengers Bengaluru began with the kings xi batting first, and was lead by KL Rahul's blitzkrieg 47(30), despite being ripped apart by Umesh Yadav who scalped the prized wickets of Mayank Agarwal, Finch and Yuvraj Singh.
The 7th match of VIVO IPL 2018, between Mumbai Indians and Sun Risers Hyderabad, began with the Rohit Sharma lead Mumbai Indians batting first, and the champs faced an early loss, as Stanlake removed Skipper Rohit Sharma with just 11 runs on board. Though Lewis (29), Suryakumar Yadav (28), and Pollard (28) tried to rescue the team with their much-needed cameos, it wasn't adequate.
The 5th match of IPL 2018, between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings, began with KKR batting first. While Chennai Super Kings began striking occasionally, removing settled players like Lynn (22) and Uthappa (29), Rana and Skipper Dinesh Karthik(26) in regular intervals, at one point, leaving KKR reeling at 89/5. And that was when entered a storm as it set the ground on fire.
The 4th match of IPL 2018, between Rajasthan Royals lead by Ajinkya Rahane and the Kane Williamson lead Sunrisers Hyderabad, began with Rajasthan Royals batting first. Skipper Rahane as well as Short were dismissed for paltry scores, while Sanju Samson tried to lift the morale of the team
The 3rd match of the VIVO IPL 2018 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders began with the latter winning the toss, and deciding to field first. The Royal Challengers Bangalore, batting first, lost opener Quinton De Kock early, leaving RCB reeling at 18-1
The second match of VIVO IPL 2018 between Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab, began with the former batting first, and though they had a miserable start, losing Munro (4) early, Captain Gautham Gambhir launched a calm and composed attack, and stood firm while wickets fell on the other end in quick succession, with Shreyas Iyer and Vijay Shankar falling cheaply.
The first match of IPL 2018, between Chennai Super Kings, returning after a 2 year ban and Mumbai Indians, began with the Dhoni lead CSK winning the toss, and electing to bowl first. While Mumbai began tenaciously, with both the openers Lewis and Skipper Rohit Sharma, falling cheaply
The much-anticipated IPL 2018 is all set to begin this Saturday where 8 franchises will lock horns with one another to get the prestigious trophy. The 11th edition will also see the comeback of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) who are returning back after a two-year ban.