Not many may be following the current ODI series between India and Zimbabwe owing to the one-sided nature of the series. Also, this is not such a high-profile cricket event even with India taking part since Zimbabwe are among the weakest sides in international cricket.
A Zimbabwe tour isn’t the toughest for any top cricketing nation, but it will mean a lot for the lesser-known players in the Indian team, for they are here only because the seniors in the team have been rested.
Sunrisers Hyderabad with their powerful bowling unit pulled off yet another victory in a low-scoring match on the sluggish pitch at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. Tonight they defeated the Rajasthan Royals team by 23 runs to stay alive in the competition.
The second week of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was as unpredictable as it could get. Some of the bigger teams experienced mixed fortunes even as a few of the lesser-accomplished sides came up with competent performances.
Leg spinner Amit Mishra claimed his third hat-trick of IPL to help Sunrisers Hyderabad pull off a shock win over hosts Pune Warrirors despite putting up just the 119 runs on the board! Mishra became the second bowler to take a hat-trick in IPL 6.
Although Delhi Daredevils have perennially underperformed in the Indian Premier League, they wouldn’t have expected to remain without any points after four games when much weaker sides have got their names on the scoring table.
It was seriously a boring match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad with the batsmen on both the sides struggling to time their shots but the result was a surprise with a fancy batting line-up like the Pune Warriors going down against an unsung Sunrisers Hyderabad.