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  • IPL 7 Qualifier 2: Form guide of Kings XI Punjab, Chennai Super Kings 30-05-2014 01:11 PM

    Punjab are yet to make it to the final of an IPL season. They have been the most consistent and in-form team of the season, but their star batsman, Glenn Maxwell's poor form in the last few group matches has hurt the team's cause. On the other hand, Chennai have...
  • Team effort behind Kolkata Knight Riders' dramatic comeback in IPL 7 30-05-2014 10:48 AM

    Kolkata Knight Riders' dream comeback in the Indian Premier League season seven is no less than reading a fairytale. From being one of the underdogs of the tournament to qualifying for their second final in three seasons, the Kolkata-based franchise has left millions of fans spellbound with their massive resolve....
  • IPL 7 Qualifier 2, Chennai vs Punjab: Players to watch out for 30-05-2014 08:38 AM

    Kings XI Punjab, who were undoubtedly the best team in the group stage of IPL 2014, were defeated comfortably by Kolkata Knight Riders by 28 runs in the first qualifier. Punjab will now take on Chennai Super Kings in the second qualifier for a place in the finals. Mohit Sharma...
  • IPL 7: Kings XI Punjab need to play intelligent cricket against CSK 30-05-2014 08:24 AM

    Momentum is an important essence in cricket and after the loss against Kolkata Knight Riders in Qualifier 1, Kings XI Punjab discovered that they might not be the favourites against Chennai Super Kings in the Qualifier 2 to be played on Friday. George Bailey's Punjab outfit had cruised its way...
  • IPL 7, Qualifier 2: Final push by Punjab, Chennai in battle of equals 29-05-2014 09:42 PM

    After dominating the seventh edition of IPL, Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab would have expected to fight it out for the title in the final. On the contrary now one team has to face the truth of elimination in the Qualifier 2 to be played at the Wankhede...
  • IPL 7: A fairytale comeback by KKR to storm into final 29-05-2014 09:21 AM

    The claw back by Kolkata Knight Riders seems so much like a script after their dramatic resurgence in the seventh edition of Indian Premier League. The 2012 champions now have yet another chance to reclaim the trophy after storming into the final on Wednesday by beating the formidable Kings XI...
  • CSK to face Punjab in 2nd qualifier after knocking Mumbai out of IPL 7 28-05-2014 11:01 PM

    David Hussey (40*) and Suresh Raina (54*) kept their calm till the end to help Chennai Super Kings knock out Mumbai Indians of IPL 7 in the Eliminator match at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. Chennai overhauled the target of 174 with relative ease to win the match...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI 28-05-2014 06:32 PM

    For ball-by-ball updates scroll down to the bottom of the page. Toss: Alastair Cook won the toss and England have elected to bowl. The match looked doubtful with persistent rain but weather cleared at the right time for the play to start. Both teams have won each in the first...
  • Gautam Gambhir recalled for England tour, Zaheer dropped 28-05-2014 05:44 PM

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced India's squad for the Tests during the tour of England in July. The major breakthrough in the squad is the return of Gautam Gambhir. However Zaheer Khan did not make the cut, while the selectors pulled a mild surprise...
  • Uthappa included, Raina to lead India in Bangladesh 28-05-2014 05:27 PM

    Indian left-handed batsman Suresh Raina, who was dropped for India's last one day international tournament - the Asia Cup - will lead Team India in the three-ODI series in Bangladesh in the absence of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli among others. Indian Premier League orange cap holder Robin Uthappa earned...
  • IPL 7 Eliminator, Mumbai vs Chennai: Players to watch out for 28-05-2014 12:36 PM

    The resurgent Mumbai Indians, who sealed a last four berth by virtue of a better net run rate after winning an improbable run-chase against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday, would be eager to continue in same fashion but they face a stern test against a formidable and one of the most...
  • Rain threatens KKRKXIP match, Punjab to qualify in case of a washout 28-05-2014 11:14 AM

    Uncertainty surrounds IPL's first qualifier between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab to be played at the Eden Gardens today, thanks to unfavourable weather. The match was washed off on Tuesday and faces a similar fate today as Kolkata remains under a heavy cloud cover. Kolkata received light showers...
  • IPL 7, Eliminator: Form guide of Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings 28-05-2014 08:42 AM

    Title holders Mumbai Indians sealed a last four berth by virtue of a better net run rate after winning an improbable run-chase against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday and would be eager to continue in the same vein but they face a stern test against the formidable Chennai Super Kings on...
  • IPL 7 Qualifier 1: Rain a factor as consistent Punjab take on buoyant Kolkata 27-05-2014 08:45 PM

    The most consistent team of IPL 7 will be up against the most resilient side of the current edition when Kings XI Punjab lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders in the first qualifier of the IPL on Wednesday at the Eden Gardens. The match was scheduled to be held on...
  • IPL 7 Eliminator: Mumbai Indians face formidable Chennai Super Kings 27-05-2014 07:06 PM

    After scripting a miraculous finish in their last group stage game to earn a place in the play-offs, title holders Mumbai Indians will now face an uphill task against two-time champions Chennai Super Kings in the IPL eliminator at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. The resurgent Mumbai, who...
  • IPL 7: First qualifier between KolkataPunjab postponed due to rain 27-05-2014 06:00 PM

    The first IPL 7 qualifier between the Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab, which was scheduled to be played at the Eden Gardens on Tuesday, has been postponed to Wednesday due to torrential rain in Kolkata. The match will be played at 4 p.m., while the eliminator between Mumbai...
  • Mumbai Indians have a good chance of winning IPL 7, says Corey Anderson 27-05-2014 12:27 PM

    Mumbai Indians' batsman Corey Anderson feels their victory against Rajasthan Royals in the last match of the group stage has set the stage for them and if they can carry the winning momentum to the next few games, they have a good chance of clinching the title. Fresh from his...
  • IPL 7, Qualifier 1: Form guide of Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders 27-05-2014 08:27 AM

    The most consistent team of IPL 7 will be up against the most resilient side of the current edition when Kings XI Punjab locks horns with Kolkata Knight Riders in the first qualifier of the Indian Premier League on Tuesday. Punjab have been the most outstanding team this season to...
  • IPL7 Qualifier 1: Consistent Kings XI Punjab take on buoyant Kolkata 26-05-2014 08:18 PM

    Kolkata: The most consistent team of IPL 7 will be up against the most resilient side of the current edition when Kings XI Punjab locks horns with Kolkata Knight Riders in the first qualifier of the IPL on Tuesday. Punjab have been the most outstanding team this season to finish...
  • IPL 7: Backinform Yusuf Pathan hails Wasim Akram's impact 26-05-2014 04:53 PM

    New Delhi: Yusuf Pathan, who was back in the limelight after his blistering knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad, attributed his success to team's bowling coach Wasim Akram who has helped him understand the psyche of opposition bowlers. Yusuf Pathan's lightning knock of 22-ball 72 blew away Sunrisers Hyderabad as Kolkata Knight...
  • Yusuf Pathan, Corey Anderson end IPL group stage in style 26-05-2014 04:35 PM

    The seventh season of the Indian Premier League has reached to its penultimate over with the end of the group stages. In the last few weeks of the cash-rich tournament, we have seen some of the most scintillating and dramatic action taking place. From unbelievable knocks to unrealistic run chases,...
  • Anderson proves his worth for Mumbai Indians with a whirlwind knock 25-05-2014 11:59 PM

    Corey Anderson played a blinder of a knock and proved his money worth as his 44-ball 95 helped Mumbai Indians to the playoffs in the seventh edition of Indian Premier League. Rajasthan Royals scored 189 in their 20 overs and Mumbai needed to chase it down in 14.3 overs. The...
  • IPL 7: Corey Anderson's 95 off 44 takes Mumbai Indians to the playoffs 25-05-2014 10:55 PM

    Chasing 190 to win off just 14.3 overs to qualify for the playoffs, Corey Anderson smashed off and Ambati Rayudu played a cameo of 30 off 10 as duo helped Mumbai Indians register a sensational 5-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in just 14.4 overs. Rajasthan Royals scored 189 in their...
  • IPL7: Kings XI Punjab thump Delhi to finish top in group stage 25-05-2014 06:35 PM

    Chasing 116 to win, Manan Vohra (47) and David Miller (47*) helped Kings XI Punjab crush Delhi Daredevils by 7 wickets in match 55 of the Indian Premier League. It turned out to be contrasting campaigns for both the sides. On one hand, Daredevils lost 12 of their 14 matches,...
  • IPL 7: Dusted Delhi hope to end with a win against Punjab 25-05-2014 10:46 AM

    After being assured of a playoff berth, Kings XI Punjab will consider the inconsequential league game against the ousted Delhi Daredevils on Sunday as practice, but without losing their winning momentum. Table-toppers Punjab, who are assured of finishing No. 1 when the league stage ends on Sunday, would like to...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai, Rajasthan battle for fourth playoff spot 25-05-2014 10:39 AM

    Title-holders Mumbai Indians, who are still in with a chance to make it to the playoffs, will take on Rajasthan Royals in the final league game of IPL 7 on Sunday. But if Rajasthan win, they will quietly move into the top-four, putting MI out of the tournament. Rajasthan are...
  • IPL 2014: Yusuf Pathan's best sets Eden on fire 25-05-2014 08:16 AM

    Yusuf Pathan's lightning knock of 22-ball 72 blew away Sunrisers Hyderabad as Kolkata Knight Riders chased down the 161-run target in 14.2 overs to seal the second place in the points table ahead of the playoffs. Visibly happy after his batting performance, Pathan called it his best innings and said...
  • IPL 7: Yusuf Pathan blitz eliminates SRH, KKR No. 2 on points table 24-05-2014 11:14 PM

    Yusuf Pathan sent Sunrisers Hyderabad into submission and Kolkata Knigh Riders to No. 2 on the points table with a stunning display of batsmanship that saw him score the fastest fifty in IPL history in just 15 balls to chase down SRH's 161 in just 14.2 overs at the Eden...
  • IPL 7: Chennai thrash Bangalore to end threematch losing streak 24-05-2014 06:52 PM

    Faf du Plessis scored a fifty and had a 75-run partnership with MS Dhoni (49*) to take Chennai Super Kings to an eight-wicket win over hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore, which boosted CSK's hopes of finishing second on the table. Chasing a modest target of 154 set by RCB, largely due...
  • IPL7 Scenarios: Chennai, Kolkata locked in battle for top two 24-05-2014 09:43 AM

    With three of the four playoffs spots sealed by Kings XI Punjab, Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders, race is still on for the fourth spot as well as who joins Punjab to finish among the top two and have that extra cushion to qualify for the final. The...