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  • Chris Gayle hits 117 off 57 and Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates 06-05-2015 10:08 PM

    The Indian Premier League was once again hit by Gayle storm on Wednesday but what stood out apart from the 12 sixes the Royal Challengers Bangalore opener hit was the celebration that followed. It was not the usual run-jog-sprint knock Chris Gayle normally plays in limited-overs cricket. The first of...
  • As it happened: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 8, Match 40 06-05-2015 06:29 PM

    For LIVE blog, scroll down to bottom of the page Bangalore: Royal Challengers Bangalore would seek to consolidate their position in the top four, while the bottom-placed Kings XI Punjab would try to end a four-match losing streak when the two sides lock horns in an Indian Premier League match...
  • IPL 8, Week-4 Review: Sarfaraz Khan takes the cake, CSK stay top of the tree 06-05-2015 01:04 PM

    With the eighth season of the Indian Premier League nearing end of the league phase, the tournament has opened up a lot more possibilities with the teams now fighting neck and neck for a spot in the playoffs. From Royal Challengers Bangalore's young sensation Sarfaraz Khan's spectacular knock to Indian...
  • As it happened: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 8, Match 39 05-05-2015 05:06 PM

    For LIVE blog, scroll down to bottom of the page Mumbai: With back-to-back victories in the last three encounters, a confident Mumbai Indians will aim to hold on to their winning touch when they face an inconsistent Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Wankhede Stadium...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 8, Match 36 03-05-2015 07:00 PM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) A resurgent Delhi Daredevils, who have risen up the league table after an inconsistent show in the early phase, will look to build a winning momentum when they take on Rajasthan Royals on Sunday. Daredevils drubbed Kings XI Punjab...
  • IPL 2015: Big earners not justifying their worth in crores 02-05-2015 10:58 AM

    It has been exciting three weeks in the eighth season of the Indian Premier League and things are getting tight as the tournament heads towards the death overs of the league phase. With jam-packed stadiums, close finishes and a controversy here and there, the ongoing edition is turning out to...
  • India's 'Future Safe Cricketers': Sarfaraz Khan, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda 01-05-2015 10:21 AM

    The Indian Premier League, over the years, has had a legacy of churning out new talent, sometimes even proving the old adage 'age is just a number' true. Pravin Tambe is a great example of that. For a man who has never played first class cricket to be rubbing shoulders...
  • IPL 8, Week-3 Review: Nehra's bowling, RCB's comeback and CSK on top 29-04-2015 12:58 PM

    The Indian Premier League's 2015 edition is now halfway through and the trends on the points table are starting to giving fair indications. The momentum has continued to swing since the first week but the top and bottom halves on the leaderboard are now slowly taking shape. Shock, awe, consistency,...
  • Jason Holder's inclusion in West Indies XI to be decided later 28-04-2015 01:10 PM

    Bridgetown: A late decision will be made on seamer Jason Holder's fitness for the crucial third and final Test against England, starting here on Friday. The lanky six-footer injured his left ankle after tripping and falling during his delivery stride while bowling his second over during the second innings of...
  • Team India's coach job in focus at BCCI's Working Committee meet 26-04-2015 08:13 AM

    With Indian cricket team's next international tour a few months away, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has started its hunt for the new coach, which is one of the most lucrative and demanding jobs in the cricketing circles. On Sunday [26th April], the BCCI's new regime...
  • 2nd Test: Marlon Samuels gives a funny send-off to Ben Stokes 24-04-2015 10:38 AM

    We have reached a stage where hurling abuses is a more common occurence on the cricket field than the age-old banters and funny on-field activities. Well, not for Marlon Samuels as he gave the most befitting reply to Ben Stokes without even uttering a word as the Englishman made his...
  • Sachin Tendulkar: Raise a toast on the master's 42nd birthday 24-04-2015 08:13 AM

    The fall of the Berlin Wall was about a week old when Sachin Tendulkar made his debut for India, at a time when India's most prized possession was the Taj Mahal and there was still peace in Pakistan and Afghanistan. While the country had produced some really great cricketers with...
  • Snapshot: Sachin Tendulkar engrossed in preparation of docu-feature on his life 23-04-2015 11:47 AM

    Sachin Tendulkar proudly displaying his treasured personal belongings to the film's director James Erskine during the shoot of his docu-feature movie. The film has gone on floors and the producer Ravi Bhagchandka from production house '200 Not Out', plans to release it in cinemas next year. The title of the...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI 22-04-2015 01:39 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Pakistan opt to bat first against Bangladesh in the third ODI. Teams: Pakistan: Azhar Ali(c), Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan(w), Saad Nasim, Sami Aslam, Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Junaid Khan, Zulfiqar Babar Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal,...
  • IPL 8, Week-2 Review: Taped mouths, cheeky comments and consistent Rajasthan 22-04-2015 11:06 AM

    As the second week of the Indian Premier League comes to an end, the glitzy tournament is gathering pace and serving some well-garnished appetizers before the main course arrives once Season 8 crosses the midway milestone. The story this week continued on the lines of the previous one with Rajasthan...
  • Pakistan fear 0-3 against Bangladesh 21-04-2015 06:10 PM

    Wonder if Pakistan ever imagined themselves in this situation before their flight to Dhaka: staring at the possibility of being whitewashed by Bangladesh in an ODI series and hanging onto the excuse of 'team in transition'. If Azhar Ali's appointment as skipper to replace the retired Misbah-ul-Haq raised eyebrows, Pakistan's...
  • 2nd Test: England look to make a comeback against a motivated West Indies 20-04-2015 08:52 PM

    After a disappointing first Test match where England had the hosts on the mat after setting a target of 438 to win, West Indies probably had salvaged more out of the Test match than the visitors. The first hour of the Test match went to West Indies where they got...
  • IPL 8: All's not Maxwell with Kings XI Punjab 20-04-2015 08:03 AM

    Last year this time, Kings XI Punjab were feasting on M&M - not the famous chocolate, but their own version of it that expands to Maxwell and Miller. This year same time, the sweet spot on the two willows is yet to fulfill its promise. Glenn Maxwell and David Miller...
  • As it happened: KXIP vs DD, IPL 8, Match 10 15-04-2015 07:26 PM

    After losing their opening encounter to Chennai Super Kings by a mere run, the Jean-Paul Duminy-led side was undone by Rajasthan Royals by 3 wickets in their backyard at the Feroz Shah Kotla and their winless run was stretched to 11 games for over two seasons in the cash-rich league....
  • IPL 8, Week-1 Review: Rajasthan unbeaten, Mumbai yet to win 15-04-2015 12:32 PM

    The Indian summer is back with the ever glittering Indian Premier League but this time with a new initiative. The Fan Park initiative will only go on to increase the popularity of the league which comes with a mix of cricket, Bollywood and the ever glamorous cheer-leaders. The opening ceremony...
  • IPL 2015: Royal Challengers Bangalore will miss Yuvraj, says Sandeep Warrier 13-04-2015 11:25 AM

    Though he didn't get a game in the last two seasons, the Royal Challengers Bangalore medium pacer Sandeep Warrier is confident of sharing the bowling attack with his seniors Ashok Dinda and Varun Aaron this time but feels the team will miss the services of allrounder Yuvraj Singh. Warrier, a...
  • IPL 8: Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals pay tribute to Richie Benaud 10-04-2015 10:50 PM

    Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab honoured the tragic death of former Australian captain and legendary commentator Richie Benaud with a minute's silence ahead of their IPL 8 match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Benaud, the celebrated 'voice of cricket' in the commentary box, has died at the age...
  • Do India need a self-obsessed Virat Kohli as captain? 10-04-2015 04:34 PM

    "I don't think there's anybody else in the team who has done better than me." Any player saying that cannot be a captain. No debate. Period. Forget about captaincy, self-obsessed players like Virat Kohli don't warrant a place in team sport and are dangerous to the unit's harmony. Damn the...
  • As it happened: Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 8, Match 2 09-04-2015 06:41 PM

    For Live updates, scroll down to bottom of the page The most consistent team across all seasons of the IPL, Chennai Super Kings would look to put behind the off-field distractions and do what they are best at when they take on previous edition's bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils in their opening...
  • IPL8: Suryakumar Yadav credits Dhoni, Gambhir for his success 09-04-2015 01:29 PM

    Termed as a player to watch out for, Suryakumar Yadav, at a young age, has achieved a lot more than most players dream of, starting with captaining his state side Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy to bagging a lucrative contract with defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders. Yadav was an integral...
  • IPL8: Condom ad on jersey leaves KXIP players grinning, shying 09-04-2015 01:17 PM

    A team consisting of youngsters like David Miller, Manan Vohra, Axar Patel and Glenn Maxwell, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) have struck a deal with a leading condom brand that has left the players blushing and a bit embarrassed. The Punjab franchise on Tuesday morning struck a last-minute sponsorship deal with...
  • Why watching cricket in Australia is a bliss and in India pain 09-04-2015 08:23 AM

    It's not a eulogy to cricket grounds in Australia. But do consider it an open letter to BCCI. Not because I visited Australia during the World Cup that I am writing this. It's because I have been subject to what millions of families go through at cricket venues in India...
  • As it happened: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 8, Match 1 08-04-2015 07:13 PM

    For LIVE updates, scroll down to bottom of the page Keen to put the Sunil Narine controversy behind them, Kolkata Knight Riders will begin their title defence against a formidable Mumbai Indians side in the IPL opener at the Eden Gardens. A team which has gone on to win two...
  • Delhi Daredevils are not just about Yuvraj Singh: Pravin Amre 07-04-2015 10:11 AM

    Delhi Daredevils will be coached and captained by two South Africans Gary Kirsten and Jean Paul Duminy respectively at IPL8, and team's assistant coach Pravin Amre is confident that the duo will do wonders for Delhi Daredevils who are making all the news with the presence of Rs. 16-crore man...
  • IPL 8: Five things you haven't seen before in IPL 06-04-2015 04:30 PM

    The green and gold confetti in the middle of Melbourne Cricket Ground is a sight still fresh in minds as the stage for Indian Premier League's eighth opening ceremony goes through the final round of beautification at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Barely two days after Australia reminded their habit...