The leg-spinner's stellar all-round performance lifted Sunrisers Hyderabad to a 14-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders, and into the final of the Indian Premier League's 11st edition, where they will face Chennai Super Kings.
CSK secured their finals berth with a hard-fought victory over SRH in the first playoff. Not only has the New Zealander produced shrewd field placings and bowling changes but also led from the front with the bat - no one has bettered his 688 runs and eight fifties.
Moreover, looking at the team, it seems Dhoni will be captaining the side. Hitting the winnings runs was Ambati Rayudu, the story of this tournament, and a hardworking man who finally scaled the heights he has always promised. "So it is the fitness that really matters more than the age aspect", said the 36-year-old Dhoni after the crushing win over SRH. Watson kept going hard at the ball and completed his second century of the season in just 51 balls. "Ziva doesn't care about the trophy, wants to run on the lawn according to her wordings", he wrote.
Lord's Test: Pakistan crush England by nine wickets
At Lord's, though, they were outperformed by a Pakistan team that looked to have reaped the benefits of more thorough preparation. Root said he had no regrets about opting to bat first. "We know we are underperforming and that is very hard to take".
CSK skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni could not stop smiling on Saturday night.
Chasing 179 runs to repeat their 2010 and 2011 glory, Shane Watson played a pivotal role in seeing CSK home with an innings that started off with severe pressure before turning into pure ecstasy as he remained unbeaten on 117 runs from 57 balls.
Making a comeback after serving two years of a ban, the Yellow Brigade stood up to their reputation of being one of the best team in the cash-rich league.
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He suggested that even if fuels are brought under new taxation system, the states can still impose taxes to compensate their loss. Now in Kolkata, the price was raised by 15 paisa to Rs 80.91 per litre as against Rs 80.76 per litre of previous day.
The total appeared big enough when Chennai started their chase with retired Australian global Watson unable to score off the first 10 balls he faced. We saw that in our first five-six overs, and for the large part of the game we were doing okay.
Watson, who only scored his first run off the 11th delivery, hit 11 fours and eight sixes.
Rashid, 19, was the biggest threat to Chennai's chase having single-handedly dismantled the Kolkata Knight Riders in Friday's playoffs with an all-round show. After the openers, Royal Challengers Bangalore's captain Virat Kohli has been named at number three by Warne, who is also the top scorer for his team with 530 runs at 48.18.
Korean leaders meet to discuss fate of US-NK summit
The leader of North and South Koreas Kim Jong-Un and Moon Jae-In are to negotiate in the demilitarized zone between the states. The leaders embraced as they met to discuss carrying out the peace commitments they made in their first summit earlier in May.
Some may have dubbed CSK as the proverbial Dad's Army, after the two-day auction in January, but a 36-year-old received the IPL Trophy for the third time in nine years of the franchise competing.