They arrived on board a Bombardier Global Express private jet via Tokyo in the first of two chartered flights repatriating the Kiwis after the IPL 2021 was suspended in the wake of multiple COVID-19 cases inside its bio-bubble.
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RCB have assembled star-studded lineups over the years, and for most part, they begin almost every season with a bang, only to falter in the end.
Zaman played a knock for the ages on Sunday before being run out in the last over, breaking the record for the highest score in an ODI innings when batting second.
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Spinner Todd Astle was the standout bowler, taking four wickets for 13 runs in his two over spell.
Uncapped Allen, 21, made it into the 13-man squad on the back of his outstanding domestic T20 form for Wellington, where he averaged 56.88 and topped the run-count with 512 in the Super Smash.
"Royal Challengers Bangalore have signed up New Zealand wicketkeeper batsman Finn Allen as replacement for Josh Philippe who will be unavailable for the entire season," an IPL release said.
Indians expectedly dominated the Under-19 World Cup team announced by the ICC on Sunday with five players from the triumphant side making it to the world eleven.
It looked like Afghanistan's day from the time they elected to bat and their first entry into the semi-finals was ensured with a superb team effort that included four half-centuries.
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