SPORTS ROUNDUP – 5th May 2018

CRICKET

DD Beat RR By Four Runs: Power packed performance from Rishabh Pant (69), skipper Shreyas Iyer (50) and Prithvi Shaw (47) helped Delhi Daredevils (DD) win by four runs V/s Rajasthan Royals, as per the DLS method, as rains reduced the match to 12 overs each and Rajasthan needed 150 to win off 12 overs. Batting first, DD notched up 196-6 in 17.1 overs. For RR, Jaydev Unadkat was the pick of the bowlers snapping up 3-46 in four. Once the match was halted RR had to go big from the first over when the game resumed. They were one shot away from winning the game and were reduced to 146-5 as DD’s Trent Boult held his nerve during the last over. D’Arcy Short contributed a vital 44 off 25 while  Jos Buttler played well, making 67 in 26 balls. But it  was not meant to be in the end as DD added another  two points to their tally. Rishabh won Man of the  Match.

Virat Kohli To Play For Surrey in June: Indian skipper Virat Kohli is all set to join Surrey for the month of June, ahead of India’s tour of England. The star player will be available to play all three formats for the Club in England.


BASKETBALL

LeBron James Helps Cleveland Cavaliers Win: LeBron James scored a massive 45 points which eventually helped Cleveland Cavaliers to a 105-101 win over rivals Indiana Pacers, thus advancing into the second round of the NBA play-offs.


HOCKEY

Harendra Singh To Coach Indian Men’s Hockey Team: Harendra Singh has taken over the reins of coaching the Indian Hockey men’s team, replacing Dutchman Sjoerd Marijne. Singh had led the Indian Junior Men’s Hockey team to the Junior World Cup title in 2016.

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