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Match Report: Q2 – MI vs KKR

The Mumbai Indians stormed their way to the VIVO IPL 2017 Final after they defeated the Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets in Qualifier 2 on Friday night. After opting to bowl, the MI bowlers destroyed their opponents, bundling them out for 107, after which their batsmen chased down the runs in 14.3 overs. Karn Sharma was the destroyer-in-chief for MI, while Krunal Pandya’s performance stood out in the run-chase. MI reaped the rewards for being aggressive at the start of the match. Mitchell Johnson, playing in place of the injured Mitchell McClenaghan, bowled a fiery first over and conceded only three runs. Jasprit Bumrah benefitted from the pressure built at the other end as Chris Lynn holed out to long-on in the second over. The other opener – Sunil Narine, and Gautam Gambhir struggled...

Match Report : Final – RPS vs MI

The Mumbai Indians were on Sunday night crowned VIVO IPL 2017 Champions. In a match befitting of a tournament finale, MI won their third IPL title after they defeated Rising Pune Supergiant by a solitary run at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. Despite an underwhelming performance with the bat, and a sloppy performance in the field, the MI bowlers applied the squeeze on their opponents, eventually leading their team to a 1-run win. After scoring a below-par 129-8, MI restricted RPS to 128-6. RPS will believe they let the trophy slip from their clutches. They needed 23 runs from the final two overs of the run-chase, which came down to 7 from 5 balls. But Manoj Tiwary attempted the glory shot and picked out long-on, and when Steve Smith picked out the lone man patr...

VIVO IPL 2017 BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE

Media Advisory The VIVO IPL continues to hit viewership, attendance and social media numbers out of the park, making the league’s landmark 10th season truly bigger and better than ever before. The latest numbers show TV viewership halfway through the league’s fifth week touched an all-time high, in both urban and rural markets. Stadium attendance so far, too, has grown by 25 per cent from last year. Moreover, the IPL continues to make a huge impact digitally, registering nearly 6 million tweets over the first five weeks. The IPL’s other digital properties crossed 750 million page views while the IPL Fantasy League, with participation from 950,000 fans, is well on its way to crossing the as yet unprecedented 1 million mark. Mr. Rahul Johri, CEO, BCCI said, “The phenomenal response we’re see...

BCCI appoints Mr. Hemang Amin as COO – IPL

Media Advisory BCCI appoints Mr. Hemang Amin as COO – IPL The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday appointed Mr. Hemang Amin as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the VIVO Indian Premier League. Mr. Amin was most recently Asst. General Manager – Finance, Commercial & Events at BCCI and was recognized for successfully handling the management and operations of world’s premier T20 league – VIVO IPL. He has been with BCCI for the last 7 years. Mr. Amin will continue to report to Mr. Rahul Johri – CEO, BCCI. Acting President of the BCCI, Mr. CK Khanna said, “Mr. Amin has been instrumental during a pivotal transition period for the IPL. His leadership over the past 7 years has shaped IPL’s strategy, laying a strong foundation for future course, improvements and s...