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  • 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 5-wicket 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 must-win 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: Top-order 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...
  • IPL 7: Hyderabad face a tough task against Punjab 14-05-2014 08:25 AM

    Race to the playoffs in IPL 7 has entered the final lap, and on Wednesday Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab will try to outsprint each other to stay in contention for a top-four finish. At the outset, the contest seems lopsided - with Punjab second on the table with...
  • IPL 7: Yuvraj Singh inspires RCB to much needed 16-run win over Delhi 14-05-2014 12:20 AM

    Yuvraj Singh blasted an unbeaten 68 off just 29 balls in a stunning six-hitting exhibition to power Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 16-run victory over Delhi Daredevils, who could score only 170 for 7 in reply at the M Chinnaswamy stadium on Tuesday. Yuvraj, who had scored a brilliant 83...
  • IPL 7: Chennai go top with a nervy 5-wicket win over Rajasthan 13-05-2014 06:50 PM

    MS Dhoni's street-smart cricket once again came to Chennai Super Kings' rescue as the CSK skipper kept his cool to take Chennai home in a last-over finish, chasing Rajasthan Royals' modest 148 in Ranchi on Tuesday. The win also took Chennai top of the table, displacing Kings XI Punjab, with...
  • IPL 7: CSK rope in David Hussey to replace injured Dwayne Bravo 13-05-2014 09:17 AM

    Chennai Super Kings have roped in Australian batsman David Hussey as replacement for the injured Dwayne Bravo, who has already been ruled out of the rest of IPL 7 due to injury. Bravo did damage to this shoulder while trying to take a catch in the first match of the...
  • IPL 7: Bangalore and Delhi in battle of survival 13-05-2014 08:49 AM

    After losing from a position of strength in their previous encounter, the inconsistent Royal Challengers Bangalore will lock horns with bottom-of-the-table Delhi Daredevils in Match No. 38 of the Indian Premier League on Tuesday. RCB have won only three of their nine games, while DD have fared even worse, winning...
  • IPL 7: Chennai target top spot by beating Rajasthan 13-05-2014 08:30 AM

    Chennai Super Kings will have their sights set on the No. 1 position on the IPL-7 points table but getting there won't be easy as in their way will be the dogged Rajasthan Royals. Chennai and Kings XI Punjab are currently level on points (14) after playing nine games each,...
  • IPL 7: Rayudu, Simmons power Mumbai to an easy win over Hyderabad 12-05-2014 11:04 PM

    Driven by knocks of Lendl Simmons (68 off 50) and Ambati Rayudu (68 off 46), Mumbai Indians overwhelmed Sunrisers Hyderabad's target of 158 with ease by clinching the match by seven wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Monday. A total of 157 looked competitive, but Simmons and Ambati...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai must beat Hyderabad to stay alive for playoffs 12-05-2014 08:22 AM

    Mumbai Indians' title-defence slipped further after the defeat against Chennai Super Kings, and now, with just 2 wins in 8 matches, the defending champions find themselves in must-win territory against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Match 36 of IPL 7 at Hyderabad on Monday. Mumbai registered comprehensive successive wins over Kings XI...
  • IPL 7: Smith, Faulkner overshadow Yuvraj as RR beat RCB by 5 wickets 11-05-2014 11:17 PM

    The M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday saw one of the most incredible run-chases in T20 history when Steven Smith and James Faulkner snatched a win from Royal Challengers Bangalore's as Rajasthan Royals overshadowed Yuvraj Singh's heroics to chase down 190 and win by 5 wickets. Chasing a stiff...
  • IPL 7: Gambhir guides Kolkata to a 9-wicket win over Punjab 11-05-2014 07:12 PM

    Kolkata Knight Riders made a strong statement in Cuttack on Sunday where, led by Gautam Gambhir's 63 not out, they beat the high-flying Kings XI Punjab comprehensively by 9 wickets after KKR bowlers limited the red-hot KXIP batting line-up to an average 149. Gambhir added 68 runs for the opening...
  • IPL 7: Bangalore desperate for a win against Rajasthan 11-05-2014 08:34 AM

    The battle between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday is of huge importance for the latter who are struggling to stay afloat in IPL 7 reeling under a string of losses. The two teams have had an entirely opposite run in their 8 matches apiece in the tournament...
  • IPL 7: Kolkata face Punjab's might in Cuttack 11-05-2014 08:23 AM

    Kolkata Knight Riders' already tough job is going to get tougher in Cuttack on Sunday when Gautam Gambhir & Co try to repair their IPL 7 campaign against the intimidating table-toppers Kings XI Punjab. With the kind of form Punjab batsmen are in, it's going to be an uphill task...
  • IPL 7: Smith, Ashwin power Chennai to a 4-wicket win over Mumbai 10-05-2014 11:23 PM

    Opener Dwayne Smith's fine 57 off 51 balls and R Ashwin's 3-wicket haul helped Chennai Super Kings clinch a 4-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians with 3 balls to spare at the Wankhede Stadium. With the win, Chennai broke Mumbai's impeccable 10-match winning record at the Wankhede, the longest winning streak...