Cricket News Abhimanyu Mithun Takes Hat-Trick On Birthday, Karnataka Beat Tamil Nadu To Win Vijay Hazare Trophy

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Abhimanyu Mithun took a five-wicket haul, including a hat-trick on his birthday as Karnataka sealed a 60-run win via the VJD method against Tamil Nadu to lift the Vijay Hazare Trophy. This was the first time since 2017 that Karnataka had lifted the Vijay Hazare Trophy, having won against Saurashtra in the final by 41 runs. It was a fitting end for a side that had dominated the tournament right from the beginning but it was a wonderful story of redemption for Mithun, who became the first Karnataka bowler to take a hat-trick on a birthday.With the threat of rain later in the day, Karnataka won the toss and chose to bowl and they started off brilliantly when Mithun had Murali Vijay edging second ball to KL Rahul to be dismissed for zero. Ravichandran Ashwin, promoted up the order, scratched around for eight before he was sent back by V Koushik. Abhinav Mukund and Baba Aparajith stitched a solid stand, with Mukund looking fluent. Mukund went past fifty and looked good for a century but the 124-run stand ended when Mukund holed out to Mayank Agarwal off Prateek Jain.Vijay Shankar started off aggressively as Aparajith went past his fifty. However, he failed to capitalise on a good score. Dinesh Karthik fell cheaply but Shankar helped Tamil Nadu cross 200. Shahrukh Khan struck a good cameo but Mithun was superb at the death overs. After getting rid of Shankar, Mithun took a hat-trick in the final over. His first victim was Shahrukh when he holed out to Manish Pandey. M Mohammed followed suit and the hat-trick was completed when Murugan Ashwin was caught by Krishnappa Gowtham for 0. Mithun finished with 5/43 in 9.5 overs as Tamil Nadu managed to reach 252 all out.The hosts were boosted when Washington Sundar conceded 15 runs in his first over and Devdutt Padikkal smashed two boundaries off Ashwin. However, Karnataka lost Padikkal for 11 when Sundar breached his defences but KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal stitched a brilliant stand. Agarwal continued the momentum by lofting Shankar inside out over extra cover while Thangarasu Natarajan was smashed for three fours in one over. Also Read | KL Rahul Blasts His Highest List A Score, Stays In Selector’s RadarAgarwal continued to bat aggressively and he was given good support by Rahul as the duo made rapid progress. Agarwal notched up his fifty off 41 balls and he continued on his merry ways by launching Murugan Ashwin for his third six. Rahul notched up his fifty with two boundaries off Mohammed but the rain came down after the end of 23rd over. After a 40 minute halt due to the rain, the umpires reckoned that there was not enough time to finish the match and Karnataka were crowned the champions for the fourth time.last_img read more

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Today’s MLB DFS Picks: Advice, strategy for Monday’s DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy baseball contests

first_img2BUPGRADE 3BN. Arenado (R)[email protected] 10:10J. Lucchesi (L)$4500$3700$17See below 3BUPGRADE RFUPGRADE CUPGRADE SPUPGRADE RPUPGRADE 1BR. Hoskins (R)[email protected] 7:05N. Syndergaard (R)$4800$4500$20UPGRADE SSUPGRADE SPUPGRADE RFC. Bellinger (L)[email protected] 10:10L. Castillo (R)$5200$5100$26UPGRADE LFJ. Gallo (L)[email protected] 8:05T. Cahill (R)$4900$4100$22See below 1BP. Goldschmidt (R)[email protected] 7:40F. Peralta (R)$4300$3800$20See below 1BUPGRADE RFUPGRADE SPUPGRADE LFUPGRADE Nolan Arenado, 3B, Rockies vs. Padres. Arenado finally hit his first home run of the season on Sunday, which means the floodgates are officially open now. While I love Joey Lucchesi tonight and will lock him into multiple lineups, I’m not going to be afraid to use Arenado as well in cash games. His numbers against southpaws, save for the power, have been fantastic, and he’s still able to be had for a discount, especially on DK.Joey Gallo, OF, Rangers vs. Angels. While I do like Trevor Cahill and the worm-killing he induces, you can’t argue against Gallo taking one of those super-low offerings and parking it right over the fence. Globe Life Stadium plays beautifully for hitters, and Gallo knows very well how to take advantage of the park factors, especially against righthanded pitching.For more player recommendations and analysis, become a Fantasy Alarm subscriber today! SSUPGRADE 1BUPGRADE RFC. Yelich (L)[email protected] 7:40D. Hudson (R)$5400$4800$28UPGRADEcenter_img SPA. Nola (R)[email protected] 7:05N. Syndergaard (R)$9600$9300$53See below 2BM. Moustakas (L)[email protected] 7:40D. Hudson (R)$4300$3900$18See below 3BUPGRADE SSA. Mondesi (B)[email protected] 8:10E. Santana (R)$5100$4300$25UPGRADE CW. Contreras (R)[email protected] 7:10T. Richards (R)$4000$3800$17UPGRADE CUPGRADE 3BY. Moncada (B)[email protected] 8:10H. Fillmyer (R)$4800$3700$23UPGRADE That being said, let’s take a look at who I do want to use for tonight’s contests…Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZN Editor’s Note: This is a FREE preview of Fantasy Alarm’s MLB DFS Playbook. For full analysis every day and more ways to dominate your daily fantasy baseball competition, check out DFS site-specific advice and the rest of Fantasy Alarm’s great season-long and DFS tools available to subscribers.MORE: Monday’s Betting Picks | Fantasy Alarm PRO toolsToday’s MLB DFS Picks: DraftKings, FanDuel advice for Monday, April 15                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pos PlayerMatchupOpp. SPDKFDY!BreakDownSPT. Bauer (R)[email protected] 10:10Y. Kikuchi (L)$10400$11200$55UPGRADE Happy Tax Day! (Is there such a thing?) Probably not, but either way, if you’re not getting a baig return, let’s find some MLB DFS picks on Monday that will, if nothing else, make you feel like you’re getting a return.It looks like another day to pay down for pitching, even with Clayton Kershaw back in the fold. I’m fading him because I’m not sure how effective will he be in his first start back. Also, how many innings will he actually pitch given the way Dave Roberts has been babying his pitching staff this season? And have you actually looked at the Reds numbers against lefthanded pitching this season? There is nothing about Kershaw or this matchup that makes me think it’s worth spending up the way the DFS sites have him priced. I’m having a hard enough time thinking about paying up for Trevor Bauer against the Mariners. There’s no way I’m doing it for Kershaw. RFUPGRADE 1BUPGRADE 3BUPGRADE LFUPGRADE LFUPGRADE CY. Grandal (B)[email protected] 7:40D. Hudson (R)$4500$4000$18See below LFUPGRADE SST. Anderson (R)[email protected] 8:10H. Fillmyer (R)$4500$3800$20See below Aaron Nola, SP, Phillies vs. Mets. I’m not buying these early-season struggles and will continue to go back to the well here — especially against the Mets. Nola has a very strong history of success against the Mets — 2.15 ERA with 46 strikeouts over 37.2 innings (six starts) — and can minimize the damage should he allow baserunners. Grabbing the win could be difficult should Noah Syndergaard be on-point with his stuff, but I’m pretty confident Nola can handle this lineup.Willson Contreras, C, Cubs @ Marlins. He hast four hits, including two solo shots, in his past two games, and he’s been tearing up righthanded pitching this season to the tune of a .528 wOBA with a .440 ISO. Obviously, the numbers are unsustainable for the long-term, but you have to ride the wave until it breaks.Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Cardinals @ Brewers. What in the heck is this price tag all about? Big deal, Goldy’s off to another slow start. If the sites are going to price him down, I am going to take full advantage of it, especially on DK. Goldy’s numbers against righthanders have been rock solid, and he beat the snot out of Freddy Peralta earlier this season. Remember that two-homer game? Yeah, that’s the stuff.Mike Moustakas, 2B, Brewers vs. Cardinals. Moustakas hit one of three home runs allowed by Dakota Hudson the last time they faced, and he makes for a real strong play on both sites. Fantasy Alarm has him projected as the highest-scoring second baseman on the day, and his .390 wOBA against righties helps support that. The position isn’t particularly deep today, but his price tag isn’t cost-prohibitive either, so he’s easily the top choice.Tim Anderson, SS, White Sox vs. Royals. Anderson flashed some real nice power against the Yankees this weekend and now gets to put it all back on display against Heath Fillmyer and the Royals. Anderson went 20-20 last year and should be well on his way to repeating and possibly building off of those numbers this year. The 1.143 OPS seems to think so. 2BUPGRADElast_img read more

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