Sports World, April 15 Highlights: Mohun Bagan Lift ISL League Shield; Nepal Win In Premier Cup

Cricket witnessed SunRisers Hyderabad achieve a new record for the highest total of 287 runs in the Indian Premier League cricket tournament. Meanwhile, former legendary England spinner Derek Underwood passed away at the age of 78 in Kent. In football, Mohun Bagan Super Giants won their maiden ISL League Shield by defeating Mumbai FC, and a lot more significant events took place on April 15, 2024. Here are all the important highlights

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Sports World Highlights: April 15, 2024

Today in the sports world, there was a range of emotions. In cricket, brought a lot of emotions, in cricket SunRisers Hyderabad achieved a new record for the highest total of 287 runs in the history of the Indian Premier League with a 25-run match victory over Royal Challengers Bengaluru. Additionally, the former legendary England spinner Derek Underwood passed away in Kent at the age of 78. Nepal also secured a victory over Hong Kong in the ACC Men's T20I Premier Cup with 8 wickets. In football, Mohun Bagan Super Giants clinched their maiden ISL League Shield by defeating Mumbai FC. Furthermore, Bayern Munich is planning to rebuild after their Bundesliga loss. Here's all important headlines that happened on April 15, 2024

Schedule For Today

CRICKET: IPL match between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Bengaluru at 7.30pm.

CHESS: Candidates Tournament in Toronto, Canada.

SHOOTING: Olympic Qualification Championship in Rio de Janeiro.

WRESTLING: Asian Championship in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

GOLF: Augusta Masters final round.

FOOTBALL: Indian Super League match between Mohun Bagan and Mumbai City in Kolkata at 7.30pm.

Candidates Chess Updates

Indian Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi came back firing on all cylinders after previous match defeat and crashed through the defences of second seed Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the ninth round of the Candidates chess tournament here.

The all-Indian duel between D Gukesh and R Praggnanandhaa ended in a draw without much ado as the day saw no other decisive games. (PTI)

Serie A Update

Inter Milan will need to win the derby against AC Milan in the next round to secure the Serie A title with five games to spare after both teams drew their games.

Milan fought back from 3-1 down but could only draw 3-3 at relegation-threatened Sassuolo in an early match on Sunday. That meant that if Inter had beaten struggling Cagliari at home, a draw would have then sufficed at Milan on April 22 to win a 20th league title and earn a second star on the team shirts.

However, Inter was held to a 2-2 draw by Cagliari.

Laliga Update

Villarreal cast a shadow over Athletic Bilbao's Copa del Rey trophy celebrations by scoring deep into stoppage time to earn a 1-1 draw in the Spanish league.

Atletico beat third-place Girona 3-1 on Saturday.

Leader Real Madrid won 1-0 at at Mallorca on Saturday, while second-place Barcelona won 1-0 at Cadiz to stay eight points behind the rival.

Sixth-place Real Sociedad conceded late in a 2-2 draw at home against last-place Almeria. Sevilla moved even further away from the relegation zone with a 2-0 win at Las Palmas.

Second-to-last Granada won 2-0 against Alaves

Seeing Purple: New Track Color For Paris Games

Fans will be seeing purple at the Olympics when athletes try to set records at this summer's Paris Games.

In a move away from a more traditional red-brick clay color, an Olympic track is going purple for the first time. (AP)

Kieron Pollard Defends Hardik Pandya

“You're going to have those days. I'm sick and fed up of just looking to pinpoint at individuals. Cricket is a team sport at the end of the day," Pollard said at the post-match press conference Sunday night.

“He (Pandya) is a confident guy. He has been great around the group. In cricket, you have good days and you have bad days. I'm seeing an individual who's working bloody hard to continue his skill and to ply his trade.”

'Teams Scared To Bowl Spin To Dube'

“When he (Dube) comes on, they take the spinners off (and) they put the pacemen on. He has become more and more effective at that. But they didn't bowl spin again (in) the rest of the game because he was at the wicket,” said bowling coach Eric Simmons to the media after Sunday's match.

“It's about how you control the match and someone like him can control it because they can't ball spin anymore. They don't want to. They're scared to. His ability to be effective against the pace bowling has become a massive asset for him,” he added.

Simmons said Dube’s ability to mix his brute force with timing is something that has not garnered enough attention. (PTI)

Discus Throw Record Standing Since 1986 Broken

Lithuania's Mykolas Alekna breaks discus throw record that stood since 1986

Mykolas Alekna of Lithuania broke a world record in the discus throw that had stood since 1986 at the Oklahoma Throws Series competition.

Alekna's throw of 243 feet, 11 inches (74.35 meters) on Sunday eclipsed the mark of 243 feet (74.08 meters) set by Germany's Jurgen Schult on June 6, 1986. (AP)

New Cricket Podcast '180 not out' Released

Some of international cricket's most accomplished former players, including Gautam Gambhir, Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina and Courtney Walsh, will share their insights on challenges, controversies and future prospects of the game in a recently-released podcast series, '180 not out'.

The podcast features over 60 former cricketers and experts, and explores cricket's journey and growth over the past two centuries. (PTI)

Not Much In MI Bowling Attack Beyond Bumrah: Lara

“Not much, I think when we look at Mumbai Indians, a lot of people have them as favourites, simply because they were batting so well, they scored 230 runs, they chased on 196, made it look very easy, 15 overs, so on that fact I think, we pick them as favourites," Brian Lara said on Star Sports' Cricket Live Show.

"But their bowling is poor. Beyond Jasprit Bumrah, there is no one to actually support them in that bowling attack, and the CSK batters took them apart."

Jehan Daruvala Bags First Points In Formula E

India's Jehan Daruvala has scored his first points in Formula E after enduring a troubled start to his rookie season in the all-electric racing series.

Daruvala, who came to Formula E after four mixed seasons in Formula 2, finished ninth in race two here of the Misano E-Prix on Sunday to collect two points for Maserati MSG Racing.

His previous results in the FIA World Championship status series included two retirements besides a 16th, 20th, 15th and 17th place finish.(PTI)

ACC Men's T20I Premier Cup: Nepal Beat Hong Kong

Nepal defeated Hong Kong by 8 wickets in Group A match at the ACC Men's T20I Premier Cup.

Questions Galore For Bayern After Bundesliga Loss

Bayern didn't just lose the Bundesliga title to Leverkusen, it lost it by 16 points with five games to go. Bayern wrapped up the crown that early only three times in its 11-year reign. That means a comprehensive rebuild is looming. (AP)

Ex-Australia Cricketer Michael Slater In Police Custody

Former Australia cricketer and commentator Michael Slater has been remanded in police custody after being charged with offences including common assault and stalking.

According to the Guardian, the 54-year-old Slater has been charged with more than a dozen offences including unlawful stalking or intimidation, common assault, breaking into a dwelling with intent at night, assault occasioning bodily harm and choking or suffocation.

Slater’s case was mentioned at the Maroochydore Magistrates Court in Queensland on Monday.

He is facing a total of 19 charges on the alleged offences at the Sunshine Coast on various dates between December 5 last year and April 12. (PTI)

Champions League: Dortmund Forward Haller Out Due To Injury 

Borussia Dortmund forward Sébastien Haller has been ruled out of Tuesday's Champions League quarterfinal second leg against Atlético Madrid with a recurrence of his left ankle injury.

Dortmund coach Edin Terzic said Monday that Haller “injured his ankle again, unfortunately. He will now have complete rest for a week. There will be a final diagnosis on Saturday to determine the downtime a little more precisely. We assume he won't be available for two to three weeks.” (AP)

Former England Spinner Derek Underwood Passes Away

Derek Underwood, England's best spinner in the post-World War II era, who gave a torrid time to the legendary Sunil Gavaskar, passed away at Kent on Monday. He was 78.

Underwood, a practitioner of slow left-arm orthodox spin, was highly regarded by his contemporaries because of his pin-point accuracy, something which made him 'Deadly' on uncovered pitches of the 60s and 70s. (PTI)

ISL: Mohun Bagan Take 1-0 Lead Against Mumbai FC

Liston Colaco secures the first goal for Mohun Bagan to hand his side a 1-0 lead against Mumbai FC in the Indian Super League title decider match.

IPL: SunRisers Hyderabad Improved Their Highest Total Record

Sunrisers Hyderabad, powered by Aussie and Proteas fire, posted the highest total in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Monday (April 15, 2024). Asked to set a target by Royal Challengers Bengaluru at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, the Pat Cummins-led SRH accepted the challenge and scored 287/3 in 120 legal deliveries. 

ISL: Mohun Bagan Beat Mumbai FC 2-0 In Shield Decider

Mohun Bagan Super Giant lifted their first-ever Indian Super League Shield in style, defeating Mumbai City 2-1 in the title decider game. Two goals from Liston Colaco and Jason Cummings, respectively set the victory stage for Bagan. Mumbai was resilient, with a late goal from Lallianzuala Chhangte and a red card for Brendan Hamill, they tried to turn the fortunes but the win was meant for the Giants, they did extra-ordinary.

ISL Semi-Finals Venues

Kolkata and Mumbai will host the second leg of the semi-finals of this edition of the Indian Super League on April 28 and 29 respectively, the organisers announced on Monday. The semi-finals will be played in a home-and-away format, with the winners over two legs playing the Grand Finale on May 4. In a thrilling culmination, Mohun Bagan clinched the coveted maiden title of ISL Champions with Mumbai City FC securing the second spot, both teams thereby confirming their places in the semi-finals. (PTI)

SC Bengaluru Through To I-League With Second Division League Win

Sporting Club Bengaluru were crowned I-League 2 champions with two rounds to spare as they beat Sudeva Delhi FC 1-0 in New Delhi on Monday.

The 'Golden Tigers' have now been promoted to the I-League for the 2024-25 season. Shaiborlang Kharpan's first-half strike, proved enough to seal the title in SC Bengaluru's favour, meaning they will become the first team to represent the city in the I-League since Bengaluru FC in 2016-17.

IPL: SunRisers Hyderabad Secure 25-Run Victory Over RCB

Australian batter Travis Head smashed a century while his skipper Pat Cummins grabbed three wickets as Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Royal Challengers Bengaluru by 25 runs after posting the highest-ever IPL total in Bengaluru on Monday. SRH scored a mammoth 287/3, the second-highest in all forms of T20 cricket, and then restricted the home team to 262/7.

That's All For Today!

The day was full of surprises in the world of sports. Sunrisers Hyderabad set a new record for scoring the most runs (287) in the Indian Premier League, while Mohun Bagan Super Giants clinched their first-ever ISL League Shield. However, it was a sad day for the Royal Challengers Bangalore fans, as the team experienced their sixth winless streak. Let's wrap up the day here and come back tomorrow. Have a good night!