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Hyderabad: Mumbai Indians' pose with the trophy after winning the Final match of IPL 2019 against Chennai Super Kings at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, on May 12, 2019. Mumbai Indians won by 1 run. It also became the first team to win four Indian Premier League (IPL) titles. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

IPL 2020: Mukesh Ambani Owned Mumbai Indians Team Bags INR 100 Crore Sponsorship For The Upcoming Tournament

Mumbai Indians (MI)bagged sponsorship contract worth INR 100 crore in two deals with Marriot Bonvoy and Astral Pipes. Owned by leading businessman Mukesh Ambani, Mumbai Indians is the four-time champions of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

MI confirms INR 100 crore dea

Spokesperson of Mumbai Indians confirmed that the team has managed to get the deal. With this deal, MI has become the first Indian sports franchise to clinch one billion deal. While not much info is revealed about the deal, the spokesperson only said that the deal with Marriot Bonvoy is worth INR 30 crore. The company would have its logo on the right side of the jersey. Astral Pipes would have their logo on the non-leading arm of the jersey.

Marriot Bonvoy has earlier bean associated with Manchester United, Formula One, Bayern Munich, NFL and the NBA but it is for the first time that the brand is investing on an Indian sports franchise.

It is the consistence performance of MI that keeps the team on top of the chart for the fourth consecutive season, according to the findings of Duff & Phelps.

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U-19 World Cup Final: Bangladesh Beat India In A Dramatic Rain-Washed Victory

Bangladesh cricket team beat India in the U-19 World Cup final in a dramatic rain-washed match in Potchefstroom. It was the maiden Under-19 title for Bangladesh. Akbar Ali, captain of Bangladesh cricket team, led his team to victory.

Bangladesh won U-19 World Cup final

The Bangladesh team needed 178 to win but it lost its wickets in quick succession. There was a time when the match tilted towards India when Bangladesh was 102 for 6 wickets. But the captain took a stand and made 43 not out to led his team to the maiden victory.

Rain helped Bangladesh

A brief flurry of rain came as a big respite for Bangladesh team that was limping to target at 163 for 7 wickets. When the rain stopped, the score was adjusted to 172 from 46 overs under DLS. Bangladesh needed only 7 runs in 30 balls and it was an easy target for Bangladesh.

Indian players shined

Opening batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal made highest 88 runs in 121 balls. The 18-year old left-handed batsman from Uttar Pradesh was stand-out batsman for the defending champion. He made three 50s and one century in the … Read the rest

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India VS New Zealand Live Score Of 2nd ODI At Eden Park

India gets a target of 274 runs in the second ODI of a series of 3-ODIs with Kiwis. The match is being played at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. Kiwis won the toss and choose to bat first. Martin Guptill (79) and Ross Taylor (73) added 152 runs in the score. For India, Chahal took three wickets and Shardul and Jadeja took one wicket each.

New Zealand batting

Kiwis made 273 runs at 8 wickets in 50 overs. The opening batsmen did a great job by adding 93 runs to the score. They played well till 10 overs in which the maximum runs were scored.But after 15 overs, Indian bowlers started putting pressure on the Kiwis. New Zealand team lost quick wickets while trying to make runs.

India batting

Prithvi Shaw and Manik Aggarwal. From Kiwi side, Bennett started to bowl but gave 12 runs in the first over. Shaw hit the ball to boundary thrice for 4-runs. It could be a good start to win the match but the Kiwis developed pressure on India. At the time of writing the story, Virat Kohli was playing with Shaw to … Read the rest

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La Liga: It Was A Fati-Messi Show On Sunday

FC Barcelona beat Levante be two goals to one in La Liga is a direct challenge for Real Madrid that is considered the most prominent consultant of the title. The match was played at the Camp Nou on Sunday.

Here’s how the match progressed

His injury was seen as an opportunity for both Riqui Puig and Alex Collado. But neither started.

Barcelona had a steady start with no close shaves or lapses in focus. But at the same time, there were not many opportunities either to speak of at least in the opening 9 minutes of the game.

It was close the quarter of an hour mark when both Fati and Messi woke from the slumber and launched an attack on Levante but their bids were frustrated. Soon a huge opportunity followed when Vazo almost put the ball into his own net.

Fati-Messi again took the lead and finally Fati achieve success in scoring a goal for Barcelonan and his third in the La Liga season.

But it was just the start as Fati again charged towards the goal and smashed his second goal of … Read the rest

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India And Pakistan To Play In Semi-Final Of ICC U-19 World Cup 2020

Pakistan cricket team entered the semi-final of ICC U-19 World Cup 2020 by defeating Afghanistan by six-wickets in the quarter-final match. Pakistani team would face India in the semi-final to be played at Potchefstroom on February 4.

Pakistan won quarter-final

The match was played in Benoni, South Africa on Friday. Pakistani bowlers gave an impressive performance in the match. Also, the batsman did well. The debuting batsman Mohammed Huraira made stunning 64 runs to pull Pakistan in the match.

Afghanistan batted first

Afghanistan cricket team choose to bat first and scored 189 runs 49.1 overs. For Afghanistan, the skipper Farhan Jakheel scored highest 40 runs against Pakistan. But others could do no magic. On the bowling side, Mohammad Aamir Khan dismissed three Pakistani batsmen. He was the most successful bowler from Afghanistan.

Pakistan batting

The opening batsman Huraira made a half-century while chasing the target of 189 runs. Batsman Hyder Ali contributed 28 runs but Wasim Akram and Mohammad Haris remained not out at 25 and 29 respectively. Together the three batsmen accumulated 63 runs for the fifth-wicket and placed Pakistani team in a strong position.

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Asia Cup 2020: India Won’t Play In Pakistan

BCCI said that it has little objection in PCB hosting Asia Cup but Indian cricket team won’t go to Pakistan for the tournament. The Asia Cup is scheduled in September this year and it is considered important for World Cup preparation.

India won’t play in Pakistan

BCCI said that the Asia Cup should be neutral because it wasn’t an option to go to Pakistan for playing. A senior BCCI official said that hosting was never an issue with India because the venue should be neutral. And it was important because India won’t play in Pakistan.

The official made it clear that the present conditions didn’t allow India to go to Pakistan for playing. There were little chances of India going to Pakistan to take part in a multi-national tournament. If the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) wanted to go ahead without India then it could. Bur if ACC wanted India to take part in Asia Cup then it had to be held outside Pakistan.

Asia Cup

In 2018, India was hosting Asia Cup but had to shift to UAE due to visa issues with Pakistani cricketers. BCCI hosted Asia Cup in … Read the rest