Gujarat Lions dominating so far! Three matches and three victories. They defeated Mumbai Indians in their own backyard last night. Double header Sunday now - Kings XI Punjab vs Rising Pune Supergiants and Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils. Which one would you call match of the day? They both are equally exciting, aren't they? We all would love to witness the tussle between Kings XI Punjab and Dhoni's men Supergiants. While the other match would feature the Gayles and the Kohlis! Watch IPL matches live streaming and score updates on HotStar. Enjoy live telecast with Hindi, English, Telugu, Bengali and Tamil commentary on Sony Six, Max and Sony ESPN HD TV network in India.
Kings XI Punjab vs Rising Pune Supergiants
The live action would begin at 4pm today. The Kings XI Punjab are writing the same story. They finished in the bottom half of points tally last year. They haven't got a good start this year too. They need to clinch wins before its too late. IPL is a long tournament, so some early losses won't eliminate you. But a stitch in time saves nine! And today's is a good opportunity for the Punjab team to win at the home ground. But yes, to beat Dhoni's team is never easy. Be it CSK, team India or Rising Pune Supergiants. You need to have a good strategy in place and of course some luck in your favor.
The #Supergiants move on to Mohali today to take on @lionsdenkxip in their own den! Your predictions? #DumKaNayaRang pic.twitter.com/0ry3Z4Cb4J— Pune Supergiants (@RPSupergiants) April 17, 2016
Pune Supergiants won their first match against Mumbai but lost the second one to Gujarat Lions. Nothing to be disappointed though because first win was comprehensive, while the second match brought good runs for Pune. Just some great tight bowling in the last five overs from Gujarat, restricted Pune to a slighly below par total which they couldn't defend. Pune would certainly try to nail a win today and be in top three of points tally.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils
RCB has played one game (against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Bengaluru) and they provided a housefull entertainer. Although Gayle went back cheaply, Kohli and AB de Villiers hammered the bowling and steered the scoreboard to 227 for 4. SRH batted well but could manage 182 and fell short by 45 runs which is a big margin by any sense in a t20 match. RCB stands tall on third position in the points tally. But this is too early to say anything. A loss today can take them in the bottom half. The venue being Chinnaswamy, a hunting ground for RCB; Delhi's dominance looks far fetched.
Delhi currently resides on fifth position in the points tally just below Pune Supergiants. They had a dismal loss against KKR in the first match where the batsmen failed miserably. KKR nailed a 9 wickets win over DD. The second match for Daredevils brought in a lot of joy and confidence. Playing against Kings XI Punjab, Delhi bowled well to restrict Punjab to 111 for 9. Amit Mishra bagged four wickets giving away just 11 runs and won Man of the Match award. He also became the highest wicket taker from India in the IPL history. He might not enjoy the venue which doesn't serve the spin friendliness that he got at the Feroz Shah Kotla.
Two big matches, batting friendly wickets, loads of runs and what else do you expect on a Sunday IPL double header? Enjoy!