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  • IPL 7: Playoffs beckon Kolkata as they host Bangalore 22-05-2014 08:19 AM

    The high-flying Kolkata Knight Riders, who are just two points away from booking a berth in the playoffs, would look to seal it with a win against an inconsistent Royal Challengers Bangalore when they clash at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. Kolkata have shown glimpses of their form in the...
  • Mumbai Indians' Lendl Simmons scores first century of IPL 7 22-05-2014 12:05 AM

    Mohali: Mumbai Indians' opener Lendl Simmons slammed the first century of IPL 7 to guide his team to a magnificent seven-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in Mohali on Wednesday. The West Indian was in sublime form during his unbeaten 61-ball 100, which was studded with 14 fours and two...
  • IPL 7: Tonup Lendl Simmons leads Mumbai to a 7wicket win over Punjab 21-05-2014 11:19 PM

    Lendl Simmons (100 off 61) scored the first century of IPL 7 as he led Mumbai Indians to an emphatic seven-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in Mohali. Simmons led Mumbai's charge from the very beginning and struck 14 fours and 2 sixes during his unbeaten 100-run knock. Chasing a...
  • IPL7 Scenarios: Rajasthan, Kolkata favourites to reach playoffs 21-05-2014 12:48 PM

    The league phase of the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League is almost over but teams are still vying for the last two spots for the knockouts that will lead them into the tournament's finals. At present, only the Kings XI Punjab and the Chennai Super Kings have qualified...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai's struggling title defence faces Punjab's might 21-05-2014 09:11 AM

    IPL-7 will make its debut at Kings XI Punjab's home ground Mohali on Wednesday where, after sealing a playoff berth for themselves, the home team will look to dominate the defending champions Mumbai Indians and end their struggling title defence with another defeat. A win is as important for Punjab...
  • IPL 7: Uthappa, Shakib power Kolkata to 8wicket win over Chennai 20-05-2014 11:21 PM

    Opener Robin Uthappa's 67 off 39 balls and Shakib Al Hasan's cameo of 21-ball 46 helped KKR secure an eight-wicket win over CSK at the Eden Gardens. With this win, Kolkata moved a step closer to the play-offs. It was a perfect homecoming for Kolkata, who were playing their first...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, Only T20I 20-05-2014 10:32 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: England won the toss and elected to field Playing XIs: England: Alex Hales, Michael Carberry, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Ravi Bopara, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, James Tredwell, Harry Gurney Sri Lanka: Kushal Janith Perera,...
  • IPL 7: RCB near exit door after 7wicket defeat to Hyderabad 20-05-2014 07:22 PM

    Royal Challengers Bangalore were pushed close to exit door of IPL 7 after a crushing 7-wicket defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad, who kept their glimmer of playoff hopes alive in their last home game of the season. Chasing a challenging 161 to win, David Warner returned to Hyderabad's opening slot with...
  • IPL 7: Hyderabad out to dent Bangalore's playoff chances 20-05-2014 10:13 AM

    Royal Challengers Bangalore, after registering a tough five-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings, would now look to further enhance their prospects of ensuring a playoff berth when they clash with Sunrisers Hyderabad at Uppal on Tuesday. For Hyderabad, it will be a matter of pride as they are virtually out...
  • IPL7: Kolkata back at Eden, eye fifth win a row by beating CSK 20-05-2014 09:28 AM

    After a dismal show in the UAE leg, Kolkata Knight Riders have been on a roll since coming back to India, registering four wins on the trot. The Gautam Gambhir-led KKR will now look for another big kill on Tuesday when they meet MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings in their...
  • Dominating Punjab reach IPL7 playoffs with 4wicket win over Delhi 19-05-2014 11:27 PM

    Kings XI Punjab chased down Delhi Daredevils' 164 with little trouble to win by four wickets on Monday and become the first team to qualify for the IPL-7 playoffs with their 9th win of the tournament, while Delhi suffered their 10th defeat and seventh in a row. After being put...
  • As it happened: Delhi vs Punjab, IPL 7, Match 45 19-05-2014 07:25 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Delhi Daredevils are down and out for the count in this edition of IPL 7, but they will redeem some of their lost pride if they manage to topple the Kings XI Punjab juggernaut on Monday. Two wins in...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai's slim playoff chances stay alive with win over Rajasthan 19-05-2014 07:22 PM

    Mumbai Indians' every-so-slim chances of reaching the IPL-7 playoffs remained alive with a clinical 25-run win against Rajasthan Royals in Ahmedabad on Monday. Michael Hussey's successful return inspired Mumbai's inconsistent batting as his 120-run opening stand with Lendl Simmons took the team to a challenging 178 for 3. It was...
  • IPL 7: Leaders Kings XI Punjab eye easy kill in hapless Delhi 19-05-2014 09:55 AM

    Delhi Daredevils are down and out for the count in this edition of IPL 7, but they will redeem some of their lost pride if they manage to topple the Kings XI Punjab juggernaut on Monday. Two wins in 11 matches has left Delhi at an embarrassing last position on...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai look to upset Rajasthan's playoff equation 19-05-2014 08:30 AM

    With Mumbai Indians' title defence all but over, the defending champions would like to upset Rajasthan Royals' playoff calculations as the hosts look to strengthen their position in the top four when the two teams clash in Ahmedabad on Monday. Mumbai this year have hardly played like the title-holders and...
  • IPL 7: Hyderabad's playoff hopes sink after defeat against Kolkata 18-05-2014 11:03 PM

    Sunrisers Hyderabad's playoff hopes were delivered a body blow on Sunday as the hosts suffered a seven-wicket defeat at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders, who strengthened their position in the top half of the points table with their sixth win of the tournament. A disciplined bowling performance by KKR...
  • IPL 7: RCB stay in playoffs race with 5wicket win over Chennai 18-05-2014 06:57 PM

    Disciplined bowling by Royal Challengers Bangalore set up their win in Ranchi over Chennai Super Kings on Sunday, which was accomplished with a little hiccup in the end by a margin of five wickets - with Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers making the most notable contributions with the bat....
  • IPL 7: No room for mistakes as Hyderabad host Kolkata 18-05-2014 09:12 AM

    Sunrisers Hyderabad enter the final week of IPL-7 league stage needing to win every match to brighten their chances of qualifying for the playoffs, but they face a tough opponent in Kolkata Knight Riders first up on Sunday. Hyderabad, after losing their last two matches against Mumbai Indians and Kings...
  • IPL 7: Starc in no mood to befriend Pollard 17-05-2014 05:24 PM

    Smoke is still coming out of the near brawl between Mitchell Starc and Kieron Pollard, with the former in no mood to forget the nasty incident after which both men were fined for their unsportsman-like behaviour. Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Starc sounded still angry about what happened between him and...
  • IPL 7: Inconsistent Bangalore face mustwin Chennai test 17-05-2014 04:30 PM

    Chennai Super Kings would like to reclaim their number one position when they clash with Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are striving hard to stay afloat in the seventh edition of the IPL. Chennai are presently placed second on the points table with eight wins from 10 matches, behind Kings XI...
  • IPL Scandal: SC asks Justice Mudgal to start probe against 13 suspects 16-05-2014 02:03 PM

    Further trouble is in store for the BCCI in the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal as the Supreme Court on Friday asked Justice Mukul Mudgal to conduct probe against the 13 people, including cricketers and administrators, named in a sealed envelope. Justice Mudgal will be assisted by a group of...
  • Supreme Court to announce new IPL probe panel today 16-05-2014 10:51 AM

    The new Justice Mukul Mudgal-led probe panel to continue investigations into the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal is expected to be announced by the Supreme Court on Friday. According to reports, the SC will read out an order in open court without any formal hearing, which is scheduled for September...
  • IPL 7: Clinical Rajasthan Royals thump Delhi Daredevils by 62 runs 15-05-2014 11:46 PM

    Rajasthan Royals consolidated their chances of making it to the play-offs of the seventh edition of IPL on Thursday with a magnificent 62-run victory over a listless Delhi Daredevils, who are already out of the play-off contention. Chasing a mammoth target of 202, Delhi Daredevils kept on losing wickets at...
  • I'm the solution to Team India's opening woes: Uthappa 15-05-2014 12:52 PM

    Robin Uthappa was elegance personified during his 52-ball 80 as he powered Kolkata Knight Riders to a convincing six-wicket win over Mumbai Indians on Wednesday. Uthappa has been in superb form in IPL 7 and is currently the fourth highest scorer in the tournament with 302 runs from nine games....
  • IPL 7: Beleaguered Delhi look to redeem pride against Rajasthan 15-05-2014 08:59 AM

    An out-of-sorts Delhi Daredevils will be playing for pride when they take on Rajasthan Royals, who will look to consolidate their top-four spot in the points table on Thursday. Delhi are staring down the barrel after losing all five matches since the tournament returned to India and now they can...
  • IPL 7: Kolkata keep playoff hopes alive with big win over Mumbai 14-05-2014 11:01 PM

    Kolkata Knight Riders boosted their chances of qualifying for the IPL-7 playoffs with a morale-boosting six-wicket win over Mumbai Indians, leaving the defending champions staring at an early exit from the tournament after their seventh loss. After KKR bowlers restricted MI to a modest 141 for 5, opener Robin Uthappa...
  • Former England allrounder Andrew Flintoff all set for Twenty20 return 14-05-2014 10:12 PM

    English cricket club Lancashire have confirmed that they are in talks with former England allrounder Andrew Flintoff over a return to the team for this season's Twenty20 Blast, BBC reported. The 36-year-old Flintoff, who has been out of cricket since 2009, has recently been training with Lancashire. "We are in...
  • IPL 7: Toporder cameos help Punjab chase down Hyderabad's 205 14-05-2014 07:44 PM

    Wriddhiman Saha, Glenn Maxwell and Manan Vohra played out of their skin to script Kings XI Punjab's six-wicket win after their second successful 200-plus chase of the season, which outdid a stunning knock from Sunrisers Hyderabad's wicketkeeper batsman Naman Ojha. Ojha, promoted up the order as a pinch hitter, responded...
  • IPL 7: Back in form Kolkata eyeing victory against inconsistent Mumbai 14-05-2014 10:59 AM

    After captain Gautam Gambhir guided Kolkata Knight Riders to a comprehensive nine-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab, the team will be high on confidence when they take on Mumbai Indians, who registered a clinical win against Hyderabad. The last time the two sides faced off was in the IPL-7 opener...