"Cricket is my passion and not a burden," 29-year-old engineer-turned-cricketer said. "So I am enjoying cricket after leaving engineering and a job to follow my passion without having much at home."
Du Plessis top-scored with 44 to guide RCB to 126-9, a total their bowlers defended by bowling out LSG for 108 on a tough batting pitch. The win has taken Bangalore to ten points and fifth place.
Chasing 183 for victory, Lucknow looked in trouble at 54-2 in 8.2 overs but Mankad’s 64 and a series of key partnerships including an unbeaten 58-run stand with left-handed Pooran guided the team to victory with four balls to spare
Both teams will depart for Zimbabwe at the end of the series for their World Cup qualifying campaign which begins on June 18. The all-important tournament will confirm the remaining two spots for the 10-team ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, India.
Suryakumar Yadav put on display a power-hitting masterclass to post his highest score in IPL — a 35-ball 83 — and with Nehal Wadhera blasting an unbeaten half-century.
Australia improved their rating from 113 to 118 following the annual update, maintaining a slender lead over Pakistan (116 points) and India (115 points).
Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the women's Under-19 team on winning the inaugural Under-19 T20 World Cup in South Africa. Indian girls defeated England by seven wickets in a one-sided match.
The low-scoring T20 match saw India reach the modest target of 100 with one ball and six wickets to spare at Lucknow's Ekana stadium on Sunday.
Zaman lifted Pakistan from 21-2 during a third-wicket stand of 154 off 161 balls with Mohammad Rizwan, who made a polished 74-ball 77 with six boundaries.