Daily Digest: Royal Challengers Bangalore keep IPL play-off hopes alive, Persepolis edge past Al Jazira

Sport360 staff 08:38 15/05/2018
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    Royal Challengers Bangalore sailed to a 10-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab inside 10 overs in the IPL on Monday to keep their play-offs hopes alive.

    Fast bowler Umesh Yadav picked up three wickets while another three fell to run-outs as Kings XI were shot out for a paltry 88 in 15.1 overs in Indore.

    The Royal Challengers were not troubled one bit during the chase as captain Virat Kohli (48 not out) and fellow opener Parthiv Patel  (40 not out) secured victory in 8.1 overs as the entire match took less than 24 of the designated 40 overs.

    Read our talking points here!


    Thomas Tuchel has been appointed as the new coach of PSG on a two-year deal, the French champions confirmed yesterday.

    The 44-year-old has agreed to succeed Unai Emery, who will leave the club after the final game of the season this weekend.

    In other news, Roberto Mancini has been officially appointed as the new head coach of Italy.


    In tonight’s match, the race for the play-off spots is on with the Kolkata Knight Riders taking on Rajasthan Royals at Eden Gardens.

    In a highly crucial clash for the two teams, who are level on points (12), the margins are fine.


    Persepolis captain Jalal Hosseini struck a late winner to deny Al Jazira a place in the AFC Champions League quarter-finals on away goals. Read our talking points from the game.

    Elsewhere, Al Ain boss Zoran Mamic is convinced his side can do the “impossible” and make the quarter-finals of the competition at the expense of Qatari hosts Al Duhail tonight (19:30). Read our preview ahead of the game.


    Read Aditya Devavrat’s top ten forwards across the top five league’s this season.



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