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Even those who don't seem to be heavily into cricket seem to be following this tournament thanks to the presence of some Bollywood heavyweights. After all, everyone's curious to know which Bollywood star's team will come out triumphs in this year's IPL. Will it be SRK's 'Knight Riders' or Preity's 'Kings XI Punjab' or will it be Shilpa Shetty's 'Rajasthan Royals'? While the answer to that question will be known only after the tournament enters its latter stages, one can see how the three Bollywood stars' teams have fared amongst each other in the first round of the IPL
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After winning over Preity's boys, King Khan's Knight Riders were all set to take on the 'Rajasthan Royals' owned by Shilpa Shetty and her beau Raj Kundra. The clash between SRK and Shilpa was also one that was looked forward to by Bollywood and cricket buffs. After all, even Shilpa had made her debut opposite King Khan, so all eyes were curious to see the rivalry between these two teams when they took the field on Thursday April 23rd. When the 'Rajasthan Royals' posted a score of 150 / 6 in their 20 overs, no one really thought that this would be one of those matches that would go down to the wire. However, T 20 cricket can be very unpredictable and this very fact was proved once again when the match ended in a tie with the 'Knight Riders' also scoring 150 / 8 in their quota of 20 overs. However, the action that followed is something that cricket lovers won't forget for a long time to come. As the scores were leveled, cricket buffs got to see the first ever 'Super Over' of the IPL where each team got a chance to play one over and the team with the maximum runs was declared the winner. While SRK and gang would have heaved a sigh of relief after Gayle and Co. scored 15 runs in one over, they were in for a rude shock when a certain Yusuf Pathan came in to bat for the 'Royals'. Yusuf slammed the ball as if he was swatting a fly and overcame the target with 2 balls to spare. In the end SRK was stunned, Shilpa was over the moon while cricket lovers had a night to remember for a long, long time.
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So after round 1 of the clash between Bollywood's Big 3 at the IPL...the situation looks like this:-
SRK's team defeated Preity's team
Preity's team defeated Shilpa's team
Shilpa's team defeated SRK's team
It's pretty much Even-Stevens among the three teams owned by Bollywood stars after Round 1 in the IPL. Will the tables turn after the second round of the league and if so which Bollywood star's team will emerge at the top? This only time will tell.