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King Solomon’s Prayer for Wisdom (1 Kings 3:5-15)


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By T. V. Antony Raj

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The following verses 5 to 15 from Chapter 3 in the book of “1 Kings” in the Old Testament, shows how Solomon obtained the three gifts from God: a listening heart,  riches, and universal fame to rule over his subjects.

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Dream of Soloman by Luca Giordano (Madrid, circa 1693)
Dream of Soloman by Luca Giordano (Madrid, circa 1693)

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In Gibeon, the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream at night.

God said: “Whatever you ask I shall give you.”

Solomon answered:

“You have shown great kindness to your servant, David my father because he walked before you with fidelity, justice, and an upright heart; and you have continued this great kindness toward him today, giving him a son to sit upon his throne.

Now, LORD, my God, you have made me, your servant, king to succeed David my father; but I am a mere youth, not knowing at all how to act.

I, your servant, among the people you have chosen, a people so vast that it cannot be numbered or counted.

Give your servant, therefore, a listening heart to judge your people and to distinguish between good and evil. For who is able to give judgment for this vast people of yours?”

The Lord was pleased by Solomon’s request. So God said to him:

“Because you asked for this—you did not ask for a long life for yourself, nor for riches, nor for the life of your enemies—but you asked for discernment to know what is right.

I now do as you request. I give you a heart so wise and discerning that there has never been anyone like you until now, nor after you will there be anyone to equal you.

In addition, I give you what you have not asked for: I give you such riches and glory that among kings there will be no one like you all your days.

And if you walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and commandments, as David your father did, I will give you a long life.”

Solomon awoke; it was a dream!

He went to Jerusalem, stood before the ark of the covenant of the Lord, sacrificed burnt offerings and communion offerings, and gave a feast for all his servants.

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Note:  I have used the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) version of the Holy Bible.

“Marikkar” Ramdas of Komaligal (Clowns)


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By T. V. Antony Raj

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Sathyavaageeswara Iyer “Marikkar” Ramdas
Sathyavaageeswara Iyer “Marikkar” RamdasM

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In 1974, Sillaiyoor Selvarajan, a well-known artiste of Radio Ceylon, in charge of producing a radio program sponsored by the People’s Bank, saw a 30-minute comedy play staged by S. Ramdas at D. S. Senanayake College in Colombo.

Enthralled by the play, Sillaiyoor Selvarajan requested Ramdas to lengthen the play for broadcasting as a serial over the radio. Young Ramadas readily agreed and wrote the script and dialogues for the radio comedy “Koamaaligalin Kummaalam” (Hilarious Antics of Clowns) with the message of national unity. Ramdas took hints from the Indian Tamil film “Bharatha Vilas” directed by A. C. Trilokchander starring Sivaji Ganesan and K.R. Vijaya, which emphasised national unity among families hailing from different Indian ethnic groups living in separate portions in a mansion named “Bharatha Vilas“.

Instead of bludgeoning directly into the ethnic amity, and unity in diversity among families belonging to different ethnicities and religions living in separate portions under one roof in a large house, he presented humorously the peaceful coexistence of those people .

Radio Ceylon broadcasted the play continuously for 90 weeks, sponsored by the People’s Bank.

Ramdas, a Brahmin in real life cast himself as “Marikkar”, a Colombo Muslim with the proper enunciation of a Colombo Muslim.

B. H. Abdul Hameed, a Muslim in real life, took on the role a Brahmin named “Iyer”.

K. A. Jawahir (alias Abu Naanaa), another Muslim acted as “Thanikasalam” the villain.

T. Rajagopal took the role of a gentleman of Jaffna origin named “Appukutty”, and S. Selvasekaran took on the role of a Sinhalese named “Upali”.

The play became immensely popular. I too became an enthusiastic fan and listened to the play every Sunday at 4 pm.

In early 1976, Malkar Mohamed, who listened to this weekly radio drama decided to produce it as a film. Ramdas readily agreed when Mohamed expressed his desire.

Ramdas enthusiastically penned the story and dialogues for the film titled “Komaligal” (“The Clowns”).

S. Ramanathan, an experienced personality in the Sinhala film industry consented to direct it under the banner of Amarjothy Movies.

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B. H. Abdul Hameed and S. Ramdas in a still from the film 'Komaligal' (1976)
B. H. Abdul Hameed and S. Ramdas in a still from the film ‘Komaligal’ (1976)

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The original actors of the radio play “Koamaaligalin Kummaalam” – S. Ramdas, B. H. Abdul Hameed, K. A. Jawahir (alias Abu Naanaa), T. Rajagopal and S. Selvasekaran – took on their respective roles in the film. Sillaiyoor Selvarajan and his wife Kamalini Selvarajan acted as lovers in the film.

The film “Komaligal” produced in 45 days and screened on November 22, 1976, at 6 theatres, became a box office hit and ran successfully, better than any other previous Sri Lankan Tamil movie.

Here is a video clip of the song Ennadi Sithi Beebee written and sung by Ramdas in the dialect of Colombo Muslims. This song became an instant hit even though he mimicked “Ennadi Raakkammaa“, a popular song of that period, sung by T. M. Soundararajan in the Indian Tamil film ‘Pattikkaada Pattanamaa’.

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Sathyavaageeswara Iyer Ramdas alias “Marikkar” Ramdas born on May 5, 1947, in Sivagangai, in Tamil Nadu, India passed away on July 13, 2016, at the residence of his daughter Priya in Besant Nagar, Chennai. Though Ramdas is no more with us, the memories of “Marikkar” Ramdas will forever live in the hearts and minds of his numerous fans in Sri Lanka, India, and all over the world.

D. B. S. Jeyaraj, a former journalist of the Tamil daily newspaper “Virakesari” has written an excellent tribute titled ‘“Marikkar” Ramdas: The Brahmin who transformed Into a Muslimwherein he writes about “Marikkar” Ramdas and describes in detail the history and making of the film “Komaligal“.

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Two Years Have Passed since “The Faith” Collapsed in 2014.


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By T. V. Antony Raj

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Two years ago, at 5.30 pm on Saturday, June 28, 2014, one of the twin eleven storied apartment blocks under construction situated on Kundrathur road near Porur junction, Moulivakkam in the suburb of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, collapsed due to heavy monsoon rains, killing 61 people including children. The rescuers saved 27 people trapped under the wrecked building. The hospitals admitted more than 50 injured people.

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The 2014 Moulivakkam building collapse (Source: architexturez.net)
The 2014 Moulivakkam building collapse (Source: architexturez.net)

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Most victims were construction workers, who were reportedly in the building to collect their wages.

This incident exemplifies the dark side of the real estate and construction business wherein ambitious entrepreneurs consider amassing money the prime function of their operations and do not care for the safety of the lives of their customers.

Three years before this disaster, M. Manoharan (60), a native of Madurai, worked as a clerk with the Indian Bank in Madurai. He opted for voluntary retirement in 2011 and became a and graduated to a full-time ‘well-known’ real estate dealer within a short time with the support of a DMK panjandrum he launched Prime Sristi Housing Pvt Ltd.

The website of Prime Sristi Housing Pvt Ltd.,  blatantly states:

Head quartered in Madurai Prime Sristi Housing Pvt Ltd’s promoters have nearly two decades of extensive Real Estate Development experience. We at Prime Sristi believe our buildings should stand apart and should reflect engineering marvel . It is our intention that the quality of our products and services should result in complete Customer Trust.

In 2014, the Prime Sristi Housing Ltd., promoted the ‘Trust Heights’, a residential project. It had two 11-storey buildings under construction named ‘The Faith’ and ‘The Belief’ on the Kundrathur Main Road at Moulivakkam, the catchment area for the nearby Porur lake and Adyar river,

According to the initial assessment made by the Public Works Department, the soil does not support heavy construction and permission is not easily granted for the the construction of high-rise buildings in the area. But none of the authorities raised any objection when construction started.

The Faith‘ had four apartments of two BHK on each floor, and ‘The Belief‘ has four apartments of three BHK on each floor, priced at ₹5250 per square foot.

Due to the heavy rains, ‘The Faith’ collapsed on an adjoining building. Though deemed the most serious construction-disaster Chennai has ever witnessed, the builder and the authorities blamed “natural causes”.

On Sunday, June 29, 2014, the city police arrested Manoharan, Managing Director of the Sirsti Housing Private Ltd., his son Muthu Kamatchi, M. Balagurusamy, S. Venkatasubramaniam, structural engineer, R. Duraisingam, K. Karthik, S. Sankar Ramakrishnan, and Vijay Bargotra, consultant architect.

A release signed by the registrar of the Council of Architecture, New Delhi, stated that Vijay Bargotra, the prime architect of the 11-storey buildings, cannot function as an architect in India since he had not registered with them.

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Stop Sharing That Meaningless Copyright Status on Facebook


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By T. V. Antony Raj

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If you have been on Facebook for the last three or four days, you would have probably seen an almost serious looking post or one of its many garbled variations shared as someone’s Facebook status.

Here is a screen grab of one of the versions:

Permission for FB

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Various versions of this status have popped up on since 2012, which are just elaborate hoaxes that have plagued the social-network site for years, and you too might have seen them on your FB pages from time to time.

Do you think copying  and posting such a short note that seems to contain complicated and official legalese will protect the privacy and confidentiality of your Facebook account from that moment onwards and privatize the photos and videos you post?

In reality, posting such status on your Facebook page will not change any privacy rules.

If you think that posting such a status on your Facebook page is the right thing to do, then why are you still posting photos and other items on Facebook under your banner? Would it not be better to deactivate your account?

Remember that social media is not the place for “private and confidential” information. If you do not give permission to use your pictures, etc., how would Facebook show them to your friends?

When you agree to Facebook’s terms of use, you give Facebook a non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any content you post. You do not need to declare anything about copyright issues since the law already protects you. Hence, any privacy declaration on your part is worthless and does not mean anything.

On November 26, 2012, Max Read published an article titled “That Facebook Copyright Thing Is Meaningless and You Should Stop Sharing It” wherein he dissects this status post line by line and counters them with excellent explanations.

Facebook addressed the rumours years ago in a fact-checking blog post about the change related to ownership of users’ information or content they post to the site.

Copyright Meme Spreading on Facebook

Copyright Meme Spreading on Facebook

There is a rumor circulating that Facebook is making a change related to ownership of users’ information or the content they post to the site. This is false. Anyone who uses Facebook owns and controls the content and information they post, as stated in our terms. They control how that content and information is shared. That is our policy, and it always has been.

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What Happened to the Three Monkeys of Mahatma Gandhi?


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By T. V. Antony Raj

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Almost 68 years have elapsed since the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi on January 30, 1948, in New Delhi. By the way, have you ever wondered what happened to his three famous monkeys?

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The 3 Monkeys of Mahatma Gandhi (Source: daililol.com)
The 3 Monkeys of Mahatma Gandhi (Source: daililol.com)

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Well, the three died in due course, but I gleaned more about their posterity:

The offsprings of the monkey that closed its eyes became judges, lawyers, policemen, and priests.

The progeny of the monkey that closed its ears became politicians, heads of governments, government officials and their lackeys.

Finally, the descendants of the third monkey that closed its mouth proliferated beyond expectation and are now the voting public

 

Foolish Questions…


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By T. V. Antony Raj

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Today, I received a copy of a clipping of the poem titled “Human Anatomy” from my dear niece Fiona Devotta Vazirani.

I remember having first read this humoristic poem  in the mid-1990s. Since then it had appeared in many newspapers and clippings – sometimes with long titles such as “Let’s call it, unsolved mysteries of anatomy” and at times without any title at all.

The author was William Rossa Cole.

Here is that poem appearing under the title “Foolish Questions” (adapted) from “Oh, Such Foolishness” (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1978) as found in Kids Pick the Funniest Poems, edited by Bruce Lansky (Meadowbrook Press, 1991).

Foolish Questions
by William Cole

 

Where can a man buy a cap for his knee?
Or a key for the lock of his hair?

And can his eyes be called a school?
I would think”there are pupils there!

What jewels are found in the crown of his head,
And who walks on the bridge of his nose?

Can he use, in building the roof of his mouth,
the nails on the ends of his toes?

Can the crook of his elbow be sent to jail?
If it can, well, then, what did it do?

And how does he sharpen his shoulder blades?
I’ll be hanged if I know – do you?

Can he sit in the shade of the palm of his hand,
and beat time with the drum in his ear?

Can the calf of his leg eat the corn on his toe?

There’s somethin’ pretty strange around here!

William Rossa Cole, an American editor, anthologist, columnist, author, and writer of light verse was born on November 20, 1919, to William Harrison Cole and Margaret O’Donovan-Rossa of Staten Island, New York. He was the grandson of the Irish national hero, Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa.

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William Rossa Cole during WWII (Source: crooklynrai.org)
William Rossa Cole during WWII (Source: crooklynrai.org)

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William Cole served in the infantry in Europe in World War II, rising to sergeant and receiving the Purple Heart. After military service, he entered the publishing industry. He served as publicity director at Alfred A. Knopf, publicity director and editor at Simon & Schuster, and publisher of William Cole Books at Viking Press. He was a columnist for The Saturday Review, a vice president of PEN American Center and a member of the governing board of the Poetry Society of America and the executive board of Poets and Writers.

William Cole wrote children’s books and light verse. His whimsical poetry appeared often in Light Quarterly and was widely anthologized, He was an author, co-author, editor, and co-editor, of about 75 books of which 50 were anthologies. The American Library Association were honoured three of his books:

  1. In 1958, “I Went to the Animal Fair: A Book of Animal Poems” which was on the List of Notable Children’s Books of 1940–1959.
  2. In 1964, “Beastly Boys and Ghastly Girls: Poems“.
  3. In 1965, “The Birds and Beasts Were There: Animal Poems” .

His marriage to Peggy Bennett in 1947 and his marriage to Galen Williams in 1967 both ended in divorce.

William Cole died on August 2, 2000, in his Manhattan home, aged 80.

Seamus Heaney, Member of the Royal Irish Academy and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995 memorialized William Cole in a poem.

In Memory of Bill Cole
by Seamus Heaney

As Dante when he entered Purgatory

Was greeted by Casella, and the song

Casella sang sweetened his memory

Of earthly love and music and their long

Afternoons of wine and poetry,

So I, when I heard that William Cole had gone

Among the shades, imagined him and me

Meeting in an earthly paradise

Where we’d never met on earth, in Co. Derry,

On the banks of the Moyola, and his voice

Rising to sing in an Irish tenor brogue

MacCormack might have envied, or James Joyce,

Or Moore in Avoca, by Avonmore and Beg,

River-rhyming, over-brimming, young

At heart again, and younger song by song—

For always Bill belonged in Tir na n-Og.*

*“Tir na n-Og” means “land of youth” in Irish

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Cricket: Scorecard of IPL 9 – Final (Match #60) – Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 29, 2016


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By T. V. Antony Raj
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Vivo IPL 2016 – Final (Match #60)
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Source: cricketcountry.com
Source: cricketcountry.com

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Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Date & Time: Sunday, May 29,  2016, at 8:00 pm IST (2:30  pm GMT)

Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena, Bruce Oxenford
Third Umpire: Anil Kumar Chaudhary
Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle
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Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad
Playing XI
David Warner (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda, Ben Cutting, Naman Ojha (wk), Bipul Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Barinder Sran, Mustafizur Rahman
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Bench
Abhimanyu Mithun, Aditya Tare, Ashish Reddy, Eoin Morgan, Kane Williamson, Karn Sharma, Ricky Bhui, Siddarth Kaul, Tirumalsetti Suman, Trent Boult, Vijay Shankar
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Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad 
Playing XI
Virat Kohli (c), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Sachin Baby, Iqbal Abdulla, Chris Jordan, Sreenath Aravind, Yuzvendra Chahal
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Bench
Abu Nechim, Akshay Karnewar, David Wiese, Harshal Patel, Kane Richardson, Kedar Jadhav, Mandeep Singh, Parvez Rasool, Praveen Dubey, Sarfaraz Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Travis Head, Varun Aaron, Vikas Tokas, Vikramjeet Malik
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Toss

Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and opted to bat

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SUNRISERS HYDERABAD Innings
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SUNRISERS HYDERABAD R B 4s 6s SR
David Warner ( c) c I Abdulla &
b Aravind
 69 38  8 3  181.58
Shikhar Dhawan c C Jordan &
b Chahal
 28  25 3 `1 112
Moises Henriques c Chahal &
b C Jordan
 4  5 0  0 80
Yuvraj Singh c Watson &
b C Jordan
38  23 4 2 165.22
Deepak Hooda c Kohli & b Aravind  3 6 0 0 50
Ben Cutting not out 39  15  3  4  260
Naman Ojha (wk) runout (Watson)  7  4 1  0 175
Bipul Sharma c Chahal &
b C Jordan
5  3  1  0 166.67
Bhuvneshwar Kumar not out 1  1  0  0  100
Barinder Sran dnb
Mustafizur Rahman dnb
Extras 14 (b – 1, lb – 2, w – 11, nb – 0)
Total 208 for 7 in 20 overs 208 (RR @ 10.4 rpo)
FALL OF WICKETS
1/63
Shikhar Dhawan
(6.4 ov.)
2/97
Moises Henriques
(9.5 ov.)
 3/125
David Warner
(13.3 ov.)
 4/147
Deepak Hooda
(15.6 ov.)
 5/148
Yuvraj Singh
(16.1 ov.)
 6/158
Naman Ojha
(17.1 ov.)
 7/174
Bipul Sharma
(18.4 ov.)
BOWLING O M R W Econ
Sreenath Aravind 4  0  30 2 7.50
 Chris Gayle  3  0  24 0 8.00
Shane Watson  4  0  61  0 15.25
Yuzvendra Chahal  4  0 35  1 8.75
Iqbal Abdulla 1  0  10  0 10.00
Chris Jordan 4  0 45  3 11.25

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ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE Innings
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ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE R B 4s 6s SR
Chris Gayle  c Bipul Sharma &
b Ben Cutting
76  38  4 8  200
Virat Kohli (c) b Barinder Sran 54 35 5  2  154.29
AB de Villiers c Henriques &
b Bipul Sharma
5 6 0  0 83.33
Lokesh Rahul (wk) b Ben Cutting 11 9 1  0 122.22
Shane Watson c Henriques &
b Mustafizur
11 9  0 1  122.22
Sachin Baby not out 18 10 1 1  180
Stuart Binny runout (N Ojha 9 7  0 1 128.57
Chris Jordan runout (N Ojha 3  4 0 0 75
Iqbal Abdulla not out 4 2 1 0 200
Sreenath Aravind dnb
Yuzvendra Chahal dnb
Extras 9 (b – 0, lb – 5, w – 4, nb – 0)
Total 200 for 7 in 20 overs 200 (RR @ 10 rpo)
FALL OF WICKETS
1/114
Chris Gayle
(10.3 ov.)
 2/140
Virat Kohli
(12.5 ov.)
 3/148
AB de Villiers
(13.5 ov.)
 4/160
Lokesh Rahul
(15.3 ov.)
5/164
Shane Watson
(16.3 ov.)
6/180
Stuart Binny
(18.1 ov.)
 7/194
Chris Jordan
(19.3 ov.)
BOWLING O M R W Econ
Bhuvneshwar Kumar  4  0  25  0 6.25
Barinder Sran  3  0  41 1 13.67
Ben Cutting 4  0  35 2 8.75
Mustafizur Rahman 4  0 37  1 9.25
Moises Henriques 3 0  40  0 13.33
Bipul Sharma 2 0  17  1 8.50

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 SUNRISERS HYDERABAD WON THE FINALS
by 8 runs.

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Ben Cutting - Sunrisers Hyderabad (Source: iplt20.com)
Ben Cutting – Sunrisers Hyderabad (Source: iplt20.com)

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Ben Cutting – “Man of the Match”.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad - Winners of Vivo IPL 2016 (Photo: T. V. Antony Raj)
Sunrisers Hyderabad – Winners of Vivo IPL 2016 (Photo: T. V. Antony Raj)

Cricket: Scorecard of IPL 9 – Qualifier 2 (Match #59) – Gujarat Lions Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 27, 2016


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By T. V. Antony Raj

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Playoffs – Qualifier 2 (Match #59)
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Source:- cricketcountry.com
Source:- cricketcountry.com

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Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.

Date & Time: Thursday, May 27,  2016, at 8:00 pm IST (2:30  pm GMT)

Umpires: Marais Erasmus, Nandan
Third Umpire: Chettithody Shamsuddin
Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama
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Gujarat Lions Squad 
Playing XI
Suresh Raina (c), Aaron Finch, Brendon McCullum, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Dwayne Smith, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Eklavya Dwivedi, Praveen Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shivil Kaushik
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Bench
Akshdeep Nath, Amit Mishra, Andrew Tye, Dale Steyn, Ishan Kishan, James Faulkner, Jaydev Shah, Paras Dogra, Pravin Tambe, Sarabjit Ladda, Shadab Jakati, Umang Sharma
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Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad
Playing XI
David Warner (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha (wk), Ben Cutting, Bipul Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Barinder Sran, Trent Boult
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Bench
Abhimanyu Mithun, Aditya Tare, Ashish Nehra, Ashish Reddy, Eoin Morgan, Kane Williamson, Karn Sharma, Mustafizur Rahman, Ricky Bhui, Siddarth Kaul, Tirumalsetti Suman, Vijay Shankar
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Toss

 Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and opted to bowl.

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GUJARAT LIONS  Innings
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GUJARAT LIONS R B 4s 6s SR
Eklavya Dwivedi c T Boult &
b Bhuvneshwar
 5 5 1  0 10 0
Brendon McCullum c Bhuvneshwar &
b Bipul Sharma
32 29 5 01  110.34
Suresh Raina (c) lbw T Boult 1 5 0 0 20
Dinesh Karthik (wk) runout (T Boult) 26 19 4 1 136.84
Aaron Finch b Ben Cutting 50 32 7 2 156.25
Dwayne Smith c Dhawan &
b Ben Cutting
1 3 0 0 33.33
Ravindra Jadeja not out 19 15 1 0 126.67
Dwayne Bravo b Bhuvneshwar 20 10 4 0 200
Dhawal Kulkarni not out 3 2 0 0 150
Praveen Kumar dnb
Shivil Kaushik dnb
Extras 5 (b – 0, lb – 0, w – 5, nb – 0)
Total 162 for 7 in 20 overs 162 (RR @  8.1 rpo)
FALL OF WICKETS
1/7
Eklavya Dwivedi
(0.6 ov.)
2/19
Suresh Raina
(3.2 ov.)
3/63
Dinesh Karthik
(8.5 ov.)
4/81
Brendon McCullum
(11.6 ov.)
5/83
Dwayne Smith
(12.4 ov.)
6/134
Aaron Finch
(17.3 ov.)
7/158
Dwayne Bravo
(19.3 ov.)
BOWLING O M R W Econ
 Bhuvneshwar Kumar  4  0 27 2 6.75
 Trent Boult  4  0  39  1  9.75
Barinder Sran  3  0  28  0 9.33
Bipul Sharma 3  0  21  1 7.00
 Ben Cutting 3 0  20 2 6.67
Moises Henriques  3 0  27  0  9.00
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SUNRISERS HYDERABAD Innings
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SUNRISERS HYDERABAD R B 4s 6s SR
David Warner ( c) not out 93  58  11 3  160.34
Shikhar Dhawan runout
(B McCullum)
0 4 0  0 0
Moises Henriques c Dwivedi &
b Dwayne Smith
11 6 2 0  183.33
Yuvraj Singh c Dwayne Smith &
b Shivil Kaushik
8 13  1 0 61.54
Deepak Hooda lbw DJ Bravo  4 9  0 0 44.44
Ben Cutting c D Karthik &
b Shivil Kaushik
8 7 1 0 114.29
Naman Ojha(wk) c R Jadeja &
b DJ Bravo
10 8 0 1 125
Bipul Sharma not out 27  11  0 3 245.45
Bhuvneshwar Kumar dnb
Barinder Sran dnb
Trent Boult dnb
Extras 2(b – 0, lb – 1, w – 1, nb – 0)
Total 163 for 6 in 19.2 overs 163 (RR @ 8.43 rpo)
FALL OF WICKETS
1/6
Shikhar Dhawan
(1.1 ov.)
2/33
Moises Henriques
(4.1 ov.)
3/61
Yuvraj Singh
(8.2 ov.)
4/75
Deepak Hooda
(11.1 ov.)
5/84
Ben Cutting
(12.3 ov.)
6/117
Naman Ojha
(15.5 ov.)
BOWLING O M R W Econ
Praveen Kumar 3.2  0 32  0 9.61
 Dhawal Kulkarni  4  0  32  0  8.00
 Dwayne Smith  2  0  29  1 14.50
 Suresh Raina  2  0  15  0  7.50
Shivil Kaushik  4  0  22  2  5.50
Dwayne Bravo  4  0 32  2 8.00

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Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 4 wickets.

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David Warner - Captain Sunrisers Hyderabad - Vivo IPL 2016 (Source: cricketcountry.com)
David Warner – Captain Sunrisers Hyderabad – Vivo IPL 2016 (Source: cricketcountry.com)

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David Warner 
– “Man of the Match” for the fourth time.

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VIVO IPL 2016 – Points Table as on May 22, 2016

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts NRR
Gujarat Lions 14 9 5 0 0 18 -0.374
Royal Challengers Bangalore 14 8 6 0 0 16 +0.932
Sunrisers Hyderabad 14 8 6 0 0 16 +0.245
Kolkata Knight Riders 14 8 6 0 0 16 +0.106
Mumbai Indians 14 7 7 0 0 14 -0.146
Delhi Daredevils 14 7 7 0 0 14 -0.155
Rising Pune Supergiants 14 5 9 0 0 10 +0.015
Kings XI Punjab 14 4 10 0 0 8 -0.646

Cricket: Scorecard of IPL 9 – Eliminator (Match #58) – Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Kolkata Knight Riders on May 25, 2016


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By T. V. Antony Raj

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Playoffs – Eliminator (Match #58)
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Source: cricketcountry.com
Source: cricketcountry.com

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Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Date & Time:  Wednesday, May 25,  08:00 PM IST (2:30 AM GMT)

Umpires: Marais Erasmus, Chettithody Shamsuddin
Third Umpire: Nandan
Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama
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Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad
Playing XI
David Warner (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Naman Ojha (wk), Yuvraj Singh, Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda, Ben Cutting, Bipul Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Barinder Sran, Mustafizur Rahman
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Bench
Abhimanyu Mithun, Aditya Tare, Ashish Nehra, Ashish Reddy, Eoin Morgan, Kane Williamson, Karn Sharma, Ricky Bhui, Siddarth Kaul, Tirumalsetti Suman, Trent Boult, Vijay Shankar
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Kolkata Knight Riders Squad

Playing XI

Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Colin Munro, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Jason Holder, Rajagopal Sathish, Suryakumar Yadav, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Morne Morkel
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Bench
Andre Russell, Ankit Rajpoot, Brad Hogg, Chris Lynn, Jaydev Unadkat,   Manan Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Shaun Tait, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Umesh Yadav
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Toss

Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to bowl

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SUNRISERS HYDERABAD Innings
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SUNRISERS HYDERABAD R B 4s 6s SR
 David Warner (c) b Kuldeep Yadav 28 28 3 0 100
 Shikhar Dhawan b M Morkel 10 10 2 0 100
 Moises Henriques c & b Kuldeep Yadav  31 21 1 2 147.62
 Yuvraj Singh b Holder  44  30 8 1 146.67
 Deepak Hooda runout (Kuldeep Yadav) 21 13  0 2 161.54
 Ben Cutting st Uthappa &
b Kuldeep Yadav
0 1 0 0 0
 Naman Ojha (wk) c Uthappa & b Holder 7 9 0 0 77.78
 Bhuvneshwar Kumar c M Pandey & b M Morkel  1 2 0 0  50
 Bipul Sharma not out 14 6 0 2 233.33
 Barinder Sran not out  0  0 0 0  0
Mustafizur Rahman dnb
Extras (b – 1, lb – 1, w – 4, nb – 0)
Total 162 for 8 in 20 overs 162 (RR @ 8.1 rpo)
FALL OF WICKETS
 1/12
Shikhar Dhawan
(1.6 ov.)
 2/71
Moises Henriques
(9.4 ov.)
 3/71
David Warner
(9.5 ov.)
4/120
Deepak Hooda
(15.5 ov.)
5/124
Ben Cutting
(16.1 ov.)
 6/145
Yuvraj Singh
(18.3 ov.)
 7/147
Naman Ojha
(18.5 ov.)
8/161
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
(19.5 ov.)
BOWLING O M R W Econ
 Yusuf Pathan  3  0  17  0  5.67
Morne Morkel  4  0 31  2  7.75
 Sunil Narine  4  0  35  0  8.75
 Jason Holder  4  0  33  2 8.25
 Kuldeep Yadav  4 0  35 3 8.75
 Rajagopal Sathish  1  0  9  0  9.00

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KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS Innings
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KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS R B 4s 6s SR
 Robin Uthappa(wk) c Henriques &
b Barinder
 11 7 1 0 157.14
 Gautam Gambhir (c) c (sub)V Shankar &
b Ben Cutting
 28  28 2 1 100
Colin Munro runout (Yuvraj) 16 17  1  0  94.12
 Manish Pandey c Deepak Hooda &
b Bhuvneshwa
 36  28  2  1 128.57
Yusuf Pathan c Bhuvneshwar &
b Henriques
 2  6  0  0 33.33
Suryakumar Yadav c Dhawan &
b Henriques
 23  15  1  1 153.33
Rajagopal Sathish b Bhuvneshwar  8 9  0 0 88.89
Jason Holder c Ben Cutting & b Bhuvneshwar  6  7 1 0  85.71
 Sunil Narine not out  1 3 0  0  33.33
 Morne Morkel not out  0  0  0  0  0
Kuldeep Yadav dnb
Extras 9 (b – 0, lb – 9, w – 0, nb – 0)
Total 140 for 8 in 20 over 140 (RR @ 7 rpo)
FALL OF WICKETS
 1/15
Robin Uthappa
(1.5 ov.)
 2/53
Colin Munro
(7 ov.)
3/63
Gautam Gambhir
(9.1 ov.)
 4/69
Yusuf Pathan
(10.5 ov.)
 5/115
Suryakumar Yadav
(15.5 ov.)
 6/125
Manish Pandey
(17.2 ov.)
 7/139
Rajagopal Sathish
(19.2 ov.)
 8/140
Jason Holder
(19.5 ov.)
BOWLING O M R W Econ
 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4  0  19  3  4.75
 Barinder Sran 3  0  29  1  9.67
Deepak Hooda  1 0 8  0 8.00
Mustafizur Rahman 4  0  28  0  7.00
 Moises Henriques  3  0 17  2  5.67
Ben Cutting 3  0 14 1 4.67
Bipul Sharma 2  0  16  0  8.00

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Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 22 runs.
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Moises Henriques - Sunrisers Hyderabad - Vivo IPL 2016 (Source: iplt20.com)
Moises Henriques – Sunrisers Hyderabad – Vivo IPL 2016 (Source: iplt20.com)

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Moises Henriques – “Man of the Match”
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VIVO IPL 2016 – Points Table as on May 22, 2016

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts NRR
Gujarat Lions 14 9 5 0 0 18 -0.374
Royal Challengers Bangalore 14 8 6 0 0 16 +0.932
Sunrisers Hyderabad 14 8 6 0 0 16 +0.245
Kolkata Knight Riders 14 8 6 0 0 16 +0.106
Mumbai Indians 14 7 7 0 0 14 -0.146
Delhi Daredevils 14 7 7 0 0 14 -0.155
Rising Pune Supergiants 14 5 9 0 0 10 +0.015
Kings XI Punjab 14 4 10 0 0 8 -0.646

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Cricket: Scorecard of IPL 9 – Qualifier 1 (Match #57) – Gujarat Lions Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 24, 2016


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By T. V. Antony Raj

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Playoffs – Qualifier 1 (Match #57)
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Source - cricketcountry.com
Source – cricketcountry.com

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Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Date & Time: Tuesday, May  24,  2016, at 8:00 pm IST (2:30  pm GMT)

Umpires: Anil Chaudhary, Kumar Dharmasena
Third Umpire: Bruce Oxenford
Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle
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Gujarat Lions Squad 
Playing XI
Suresh Raina (c), Aaron Finch, Brendon McCullum, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Dwayne Smith, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Eklavya Dwivedi, Praveen Kumar, Shadab Jakati, Dhawal Kulkarni
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Bench
 Akshdeep Nath, Amit Mishra, Andrew Tye, Dale Steyn, Ishan Kishan, James Faulkner, Jaydev Shah, Paras Dogra, Pradeep Sangwan, Pravin Tambe, Sarabjit Ladda, Shivil Kaushik, Umang Sharma

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Royal Challengers Bangalore  Squad
Playing XI
Virat Kohli (c), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Sachin Baby, Chris Jordan, Sreenath Aravind, Iqbal Abdulla, Yuzvendra Chahal
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Bench
Abu Nechim, Akshay Karnewar,David Wiese, Harshal Patel, Kane Richardson, Kedar Jadhav, Mandeep Singh, Parvez Rasool, Praveen Dubey, Sarfaraz Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Travis Head, Varun Aaron, Vikas Tokas, Vikramjeet Malik
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Toss

Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and opted to bowl.
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GUJARAT LIONS  Innings
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GUJARAT LIONS R B 4s 6s SR
Aaron Finch c Gayle & b
I Abdulla
4  6 1  0 66.67
Brendon McCullum c de Villiers &
b I Abdulla
1 4 0 0 25
Suresh Raina (c) c Aravind &
b Watson
1 9  0  0 11.11
Dinesh Karthik (wk) b Chris Jordan 26 30  2 0  86.67
Dwayne Smith c Kohli & b Chahal 73 41 5 6  178.05
Ravindra Jadeja c Gayle & b Watson 3  7 0 0 42.86
Dwayne Bravo b Watson 8 6 1 0 133.33
Eklavya Dwivedi c Kohli & b Watson  19  9 1  2  211.11
Praveen Kumar b Chris Jordan 1  2  0 0  50
Dhawal Kulkarni runout (Rahul)  10 4 2  0  250
Shadab Jakati not out  1  2  0 0 50
Extras 11 (b – 0, lb – 6, w – 5, nb – 0)
Total 158 all out in 20 overs 158 (RR @ 7.9 rpo)
FALL OF WICKETS
 1/2 Brendon McCullum
(1.1 ov.)
 2/6
Aaron Finch
(1.4 ov.)
3/9
Suresh Raina
(3.4 ov.)
4/94
Dinesh Karthik
(13.5 ov.)
5/107
Ravindra Jadeja
(15.5 ov.)
6/115
Dwayne Smith
(16.3 ov.)
 7/145 Eklavya Dwivedi
(18.3 ov.)
 8/145
Dwayne Bravo
(18.4 ov.)
9/156
Praveen Kumar
(19.3 ov.)
 10/158
Dhawal Kulkarni
(20 ov.)
BOWLING O M R W Econ
Sreenath Aravind  3  0  13 0 4.33
Iqbal Abdulla 4  0 38  2  9.50
Shane Watson 4  0 29  4 7.25
 Chris Jordan 4 0  26 2 6.50
Yuzvendra Chahal  4  0  42  1 10.50
Stuart Binny  1  0  4 0 4.00

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ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE Innings
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ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE R B 4s 6s SR
Chris Gayle b D Kulkarni  9  12  2 0 75
 Virat Kohli(c) b D Kulkarni  0 2 0 0  0
 AB de Villiers not out 79 47 5 5 168.09
 Lokesh Rahul (wk) c Dwayne Smith &
b D Kulkarni
 0  1 0  0  0
Shane Watson c Dwayne Smith &
b R Jadeja
 1  6  0 0  16.67
Sachin Baby c Jakati &
b D Kulkarni
0 3  0 0  0
Stuart Binny lbw R Jadeja 21  15 2 1 140
Iqbal Abdulla not out  33  25  3  1  132
Chris Jordan dnb
Sreenath Aravind dnb
 Yuzvendra Chahal dnb
Extras 16 (b – 0, lb – 7, w – 8, nb – 1)
Total 159 for 6 in 18.2 overs 180 (RR @ 8.67 rpo)
FALL OF WICKETS
1/12
Virat Kohli
(1.2 ov.)
2/25
Chris Gayle
(3.2 ov.)
 3/25
Lokesh Rahul
(3.3 ov.)
4/28
Shane Watson
(4.5 ov.)
 5/29
Sachin Baby
(5.3 ov.)
 6/68
Stuart Binny
(9.4 ov.)
BOWLING O M R W Econ
Praveen Kumar 3.2  0  32  0 9.61
Dhawal Kulkarni  4  1  14  4 3.50
Ravindra Jadeja  4  0  21  2  5.25
Shadab Jakati 3  0 45  0  15.00
Dwayne Bravo 3  0  26 0  8.67
Dwayne Smith  1  0  14 0  14.00
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Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 4 wickets.

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AB de Villiers - Royal Challengers Bangalore - Vivo IPL 2016
AB de Villiers – Royal Challengers Bangalore – Vivo IPL 2016

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AB de Villiers – “Man of the Match” for the fourth time.

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Vivo IPL 2016 – Points Table
Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts NRR
Gujarat Lions 14 9 5 0 0 18 -0.374
Royal Challengers Bangalore 14 8 6 0 0 16 +0.932
Sunrisers Hyderabad 14 8 6 0 0 16 +0.245
Kolkata Knight Riders 14 8 6 0 0 16 +0.106
Mumbai Indians 14 7 7 0 0 14 -0.146
Delhi Daredevils 14 7 7 0 0 14 -0.155
Rising Pune Supergiants 14 5 9 0 0 10 +0.015
Kings XI Punjab 14 4 10 0 0 8 -0.646

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