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  • Thunderstorm threat looms over Punjab-Kolkata IPL 7 final 01-06-2014 05:30 PM

    After 47 days of grueling and competitive cricket, the two teams left standing - Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab - will battle it out in the grand finale of the seventh edition of Indian Premier League to lay their hands on the coveted IPL Trophy and for the...
  • IPL 7 Final: Batting might of Punjab against Kolkata's sharp bowling 01-06-2014 01:08 PM

    Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab have played three matches in the seventh edition of IPL and all of them have been one-sided affairs. But the final at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore can give all the cricket fans one heck of a match. Punjab are chasing the dream of...
  • Virender Sehwag can be the difference in IPL 7 final 01-06-2014 11:09 AM

    Big games are typically decided by big players. Virender Sehwag proved his worth as he powered Kings XI Punjab to their maiden IPL final after his scintillating knock against Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 2 on Friday. Sehwag scored the second century in the seventh edition of IPL when he...
  • KKR v KXIP: head-to-head record in IPL 7 01-06-2014 10:03 AM

    Kolkata Knight Riders are ahead in head-to-head statistics this season against Kings XI Punjab. Both teams have played two matches in the group stage and then the Qualifier 1. In the group stage, two sides had won one match each but in the Qualifier 1, Kolkata defeated Punjab to enter...
  • IPL 7 Final: Resurgent KKR in the way of KXIP's maiden title 01-06-2014 08:20 AM

    The season's most consistent team, Kings XI Punjab, would eye their maiden triumph against the ever-resilient Kolkata Knight Riders in the title clash of the seventh season of Indian Premier League on Sunday in what seems to be the perfect finale. After a few controversy-marred seasons, the focus has remained...
  • IPL 7 Final, Kolkata vs Punjab: Players to watch out for 31-05-2014 05:09 PM

    The focus has remained firmly on cricket in season seven of the Indian Premier League and in what seems to be the perfect finale, the season's most consistent team Kings XI Punjab would eye a maiden triumph against the ever-resilient Kolkata Knight Riders in the summit clash on Sunday. Kolkata...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI 31-05-2014 02:37 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Toss: England won the toss and have opted to bowl. England lead the series 2-1 in the five-match ODI series. While Sri Lanka registered one of their worst defeats in the third ODI at Old Trafford when they were...
  • IPL 7: Bowling gives Kolkata edge over Punjab in the final 31-05-2014 01:59 PM

    The seventh edition of IPL has got its two finalists in Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab and both teams deserve to be part of the summit clash on Sunday. Kolkata, after the UAE leg, never looked like making to the playoffs as they struggled to find the right...
  • Punjab skipper George Bailey thrilled to reach IPL-7 final 31-05-2014 12:55 PM

    Kings XI Punjab captain George Bailey said they were thrilled to make it to their first IPL final but also admitted that there were anxious moments when Chennai Super Kings' Suresh Raina was batting. Chasing a mammoth target of 227, Raina played a blinder and scored a 25-ball 87 that...
  • IPL 7: Virender Sehwag credits Punjab's success to Sanjay Bangar 31-05-2014 12:38 PM

    Mercurial Kings XI Punjab opener Virender Sehwag has credited coach Sanjay Bangar for his team's success in this year's IPL. Riding on Sehwag's 50-ball ton, Punjab stormed into their first IPL final with a 24-run victory over Chennai Super Kings in the second qualifier on Friday. Sehwag also compared Bangar...
  • Virender Sehwag blitz powers Kings XI Punjab into IPL-7 final 30-05-2014 11:44 PM

    Suresh Raina's 87 off 25 balls went in vain as Kings XI Punjab, riding on Virender Sehwag's scintillating ton, cruised to a 24-run victory over Chennai Super Kings to enter the IPL-7 final. Punjab will face Kolkata Knight Riders in the final which is scheduled to be played on Sunday....
  • 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 KKR-KXIP 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 Kolkata-Punjab 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...
  • IPL-7 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...