IPL 2019: Aim to win at least two of remaining three games, says Shreyas Iyer

first_imgIPL 2019: Aim to win at least two of remaining three games, says Shreyas IyerIPL 2019: Shreyas Iyer said Delhi Capitals will not be taking Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore lightly when they meet in the Indian Premier League on Sundayadvertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiApril 27, 2019UPDATED: April 27, 2019 20:01 IST Delhi Capitals play Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League on Sunday (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSDelhi Capitals currently have 14 points from 11 gamesDC face bottom-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore on SundayShreyas Iyer said they will not take Virat Kohli’s team lightlyAfter 14 points in their kitty from 11 games, Delhi Capitals need just one more win from their remaining three games to seal a play-off berth in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) but skipper Shreyas Iyer on Saturday said that his sole focus will be to win at least two of them.Delhi is set to host the bottom-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday and Iyer made it clear that despite their opponents poor show, his side will not take the Virat Kohli-led side lightly. Bangalore has managed to win just four of their 11 games and have to win all of their games from here to keep their play-off hopes alive.Speaking on the eve of the contest a confident Iyer, whose team is on the verge of making it to the next stage, said: “The job is still half done as we need to win at least one of the remaining three games. But our main aim is to win at least two games and that would be the benchmark we want to set for ourselves. Currently we are in a very positive frame of mind and hoping for a victory tomorrow.”When asked about the wicket factor, Iyer said it would be an advantage for his side as the pitch at Ferozshah Kotla and Chepauk stadium, where Delhi will take on hosts Chennai Super Kings on May 1, is of a similar nature.”We are aware of the wicket and have a fair idea how it is playing. In all our remaining games (two in Kotla and one in Chennai), the wicket is quite same and that is something like a blessing in disguise in the current situation,” he opined.advertisementIyer said that with many players leaving the league mid-way for their respective countries to prepare for the World Cup, starting May 30, it will give them an upper hand against Bangalore as their star all-rounder Moeen Ali has gone back to England.”On a wicket like this, it would be an advantage for us as Moeen Ali will not be there in Bangalore’s team and we will try to fully utilise it,” Iyer said.The Delhi skipper however said that he had no idea whether pacer Kasigo Rabada would leave for national duty or not.Iyer added that despite being comfortably placed in the top four on the points table, his team takes every game as a do-or-die affair.”It would be a do-or-die game for them (Bangalore) but we also play every match as a do-or-die one and think we are the underdogs. Ricky (Ponting) has always asked us to go in any match as the underdogs and I believe that gets the best out of everyone. We believe in each other’s success and enjoy it so everything has gone well for us,” the Delhi skipper said.Also Read | Learnt the importance of discipline from MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli: Rishabh PantFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Delhi CapitalsFollow shreyas iyerFollow IPL 2019Follow Royal Challengers Bangalorelast_img read more

Box office top 20 Hobbit finale sends Exodus fleeing with 547 million

by The Associated Press Posted Dec 22, 2014 4:22 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Box office top 20: ‘Hobbit’ finale sends ‘Exodus’ fleeing with $54.7 million debut NEW YORK, N.Y. – The finale of Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” trilogy, “The Battle of the Five Armies,” marauded through the multiplexes during the weekend before Christmas, taking in $54.7 million. Since opening Wednesday, the Warner Bros. release has made $89.1 million, according to final box office figures Monday.The film easily bested the week’s other new releases. The Fox comedy “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” opened with $17.1 million, while Sony’s “Annie” remake debuted with $15.9 million.Last week’s top film, the biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” tumbled to fourth place with $8.1 million in its second week.The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theatres Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak:1. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” Warner Bros., $54,724,334, 3,875 locations, $14,122 average, $89,131,544, 1 week.2. “Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb,” 20th Century Fox, $17,100,520, 3,785 locations, $4,518 average, $17,100,520, 1 week.3. “Annie,” Sony, $15,861,939, 3,116 locations, $5,090 average, $15,861,939, 1 week.4. “Exodus: Gods And Kings,” 20th Century Fox, $8,105,681, 3,503 locations, $2,314 average, $38,942,192, 2 weeks.5. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,” Lionsgate, $7,879,421, 3,174 locations, $2,482 average, $289,356,110, 5 weeks.6. “Wild,” Fox Searchlight, $4,113,752, 1,061 locations, $3,877 average, $7,174,489, 3 weeks.7. “Big Hero 6,” Disney, $3,642,326, 2,407 locations, $1,513 average, $190,520,749, 7 weeks.8. “Top Five,” Paramount, $3,590,013, 1,307 locations, $2,747 average, $12,477,306, 2 weeks.9. “P.K.,” UTV Communications, $3,565,258, 272 locations, $13,108 average, $3,565,258, 1 week.10. “Penguins Of Madagascar,” 20th Century Fox, $3,476,141, 2,717 locations, $1,279 average, $64,123,602, 4 weeks.11. “Interstellar,” Paramount, $2,702,289, 1,550 locations, $1,743 average, $171,535,531, 7 weeks.12. “Horrible Bosses 2,” Warner Bros., $2,203,429, 1,902 locations, $1,158 average, $47,778,121, 4 weeks.13. “The Theory Of Everything,” Focus Features, $1,611,333, 1,011 locations, $1,594 average, $19,843,906, 7 weeks.14. “Foxcatcher,” Sony Pictures Classics, $939,436, 308 locations, $3,050 average, $4,423,492, 6 weeks.15. “Birdman,” Fox Searchlight, $865,337, 452 locations, $1,914 average, $22,204,384, 10 weeks.16. “The Imitation Game,” The Weinstein Company, $858,615, 34 locations, $25,253 average, $3,155,576, 4 weeks.17. “Dumb And Dumber To,” Universal, $768,605, 986 locations, $780 average, $83,677,765, 6 weeks.18. “Gone Girl,” 20th Century Fox, $376,364, 352 locations, $1,069 average, $165,203,822, 12 weeks.19. “St. Vincent,” The Weinstein Company, $225,458, 404 locations, $558 average, $42,389,144, 11 week.20. “Whiplash,” Sony Pictures Classics, $214,014, 111 locations, $1,928 average, $5,104,755, 11 week.___Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC. read more