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  • IPL 7: Maxwell hurts Chennai again as Punjab win by 44 runs 07-05-2014 11:07 PM

    Kings XI Punjab continued to dominate Chennai Super Kings in IPL 7 with their second win of the season over the two-time champions, thanks to another stupendous knock by Glenn Maxwell whose 38-ball 90 took KXIP to a mammoth 231/4. The Punjab bowlers then restricted CSK to 187/6 for a...
  • IPL 7: Gautam Gambhir stars in Kolkata's emphatic win over Delhi 07-05-2014 07:10 PM

    Skipper Gautam Gambhir carried Kolkata Knight Riders' run-chase on Wednesday and scored 69 to take his side to an emphatic 8-wicket win chasing Delhi Daredevils' 160/5 at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground. Gambhir shared a 106-run opening stand with Robin Uthappa (44) to lay a solid foundation to upstage Delhi's...
  • IPL 7: Rajasthan hold an edge over inconsistent Hyderabad 07-05-2014 06:41 PM

    Rajasthan Royals will like to better their position further in the points table with a win when they take on an inconsistent Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL-7 clash at Ahmedabad on Thursday. In a dramatic finish in the last match, Rajasthan defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs while Hyderabad...
  • As it happened: Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2014 07-05-2014 02:48 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Delhi Daredevils skipper Kevin Pietersen won the toss and opted to bat first against Kolkata Knight Riders. Pre Match: Both the teams have lost five of their seven matches so far and are still searching form as the...
  • Lalit Modi plans to start Rajasthan Premier League 07-05-2014 12:21 PM

    The newly-elected members of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) despited getting snubbed by BCCI have charted out several new plans, which includes starting Rajasthan Premier League. On Tuesday, newly elected president of RCA, Lalit Modi chaired a meeting with the elected members of the association via a video conference from...
  • IPL 7: Dominant Chennai eye revenge against high-flying Punjab 07-05-2014 08:36 AM

    Nobody envisaged at the start of this IPL season that approaching midway, clashes between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab will become the most sought after contest of Season 7. And the two most consistent teams of the tournament will once again face-off at Cuttack on Wednesday. But for...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai Indians beat RCB as sparks fly at Wankhede 06-05-2014 11:55 PM

    Sparks flew at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday where Mumbai Indians' second win of IPL-7 over Royal Challengers Bangalore by 19 runs was marred by an ugly exchange beween Kieron Pollard and Mitchell Starc. MI allrounder Pollard and RCB's Australian bowler Starc almost came to blows during the Mumbai innings...
  • Watch: The IPL fight between Kieron Pollard and Mitchell Starc 06-05-2014 10:43 PM

    Mumbai Indians' West Indian heavyweight Kieron Pollard and Royal Challengers Bangalore's Mitchell Starc almost came to blows in the IPL-7 match at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday. After exchanging a few words, Starc came in to bowl his next delivery on which Pollard pulled out. But the Aussie bowled in...
  • IPL 7: Delhi, Kolkata seek an end to losing run 06-05-2014 05:17 PM

    IPL 7 is approaching halfway, but Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils are still searching form as the two sluggish performers of Season 7 train guns at each other on Wednesday at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground in Delhi. Kolkata and Delhi are reeling under a string of losses before...
  • BCCI suspends RCA after it elects Lalit Modi as president 06-05-2014 12:22 PM

    New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday suspended the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) following the election of ousted Lalit Modi as the association's president. In an interview to CNN-IBN, BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said that the board has suspended RCA and will now appoint...
  • Lalit Modi elected Rajasthan Cricket Association Chief 06-05-2014 10:16 AM

    Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi, who was banned by the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI), has been declared the winner in the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) elections for the post of president on Tuesday. As expected, Modi won by a landslide margin, polling in 24 out of 33...
  • IPL 7: RCB out to breach Mumbai's Wankhede fortress 06-05-2014 08:45 AM

    Back to winning ways, defending champions Mumbai Indians would look to exploit the home advantage once again to carry forward their new-found momentum, but it won't easy as they face a confident Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 27 of IPL 7 on Tuesday. Mumbai won their last game against the...
  • IPL 7: Smith, Raina guide Chennai to a close win over Delhi 05-05-2014 11:36 PM

    New Delhi: After being set a daunting target of 179, Dwayne Smith made the chase an easy one with a 51-ball 79 to guide Chennai Super Kings to a eight-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils with two balls to spare here on Monday. The Chennai juggernaut rolled on as they registered...
  • IPL 7: Tambe's hat-trick, Watson power Rajasthan to a dramatic win over Kolkata 05-05-2014 07:26 PM

    Ahmedabad: It could be safely said that this match was most dramatic with fortunes changing but Rajasthan Royals came from nowhere to register a 10-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders. Chasing a target of 171, Kolkata were cruising at 121 for no loss with Gautam Gambhir (54) and Robin Uthappa...
  • AB De Villiers, the 'freak', finally arrives to IPL-7 party 05-05-2014 10:17 AM

    28 runs needed off 12 balls. IPL 7. Royal Challengers Bangalore chasing, at home, against Sunrisers Hyderabad. AB de Villiers at the crease. Sunrisers captain Shikhar Dhawan gives the ball to Dale Steyn. One of world's best limited-overs batsman against arguably world's best fast bowler - both from South Africa....
  • IPL 7: Struggling Delhi face uphill task against Chennai 05-05-2014 08:29 AM

    Languishing seventh on the points table, a struggling Delhi Daredevils will look to put their IPL-7 campaign back on the track when they face a rampaging Chennai Super Kings in a home game at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Monday. CSK are on song with five victories on-the-trot while Delhi...
  • IPL 7: De Villiers's 89 off 41 scripts Bangalore's win over Hyderabad 04-05-2014 11:48 PM

    AB de Villiers produced one of the most devastating Twenty20 innings as he smashed an unbeaten 89 from just 42 balls as Royal Challengers Bangalore pulled off a sensational four-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday. De Villiers butchered Hyderabad bowlers with 6 fours and 8 sixes as he took...
  • IPL 7: RCB eye winning return to India against Hyderabad 04-05-2014 08:31 AM

    Royal Challengers Bangalore started IPL 7 as one of the hot favourites but three consecutive defeats has been a reality-check for them, and they would want to get their act together in their first home game of the season when they meet Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday. RCB and Hyderabad have...
  • IPL 7: Nair guides Rajasthan to an easy win against Delhi 03-05-2014 11:21 PM

    Karun Nair scored a magnificent 73 off 50 as Rajasthan Royals defeated Delhi Daredevils by seven wickets in their IPL 7 match at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Saturday. Rajasthan were chasing Delhi's competitive 152 for 5, courtesy opener Quinton de Kock's 43-run blast off 33 balls, while JP...
  • Mumbai Indians open their IPL-7 account with win over Kings XI Punjab 03-05-2014 07:57 PM

    Mumbai Indians made a happy return to their fortress Wankhede Stadium on Saturday with a five-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab to open their account in IPL 7, thanks to cameos lower down the order to chase down Punjab's 168 with five balls to spare. After opener CM Gautam and...
  • IPL 7: Jadeja glad about deflating KKR with all-round show 03-05-2014 12:27 PM

    Chennai Super Kings rolled over Kolkata Knight Riders for fifth straight win in IPL 7 on Friday, thanks to an all-round show by Ravindra Jadeja who is glad about his match-winning contribution. The left-arm spinner took the wheels off Kolkata's chase with a spell of 4 for 12 to script...
  • IPL 7: McCullum, Jadeja star in Chennai's 34-run win over Kolkata 03-05-2014 12:29 AM

    Ravindra Jadeja produced a brilliant spell of spin bowling that saw him return with figures of 4 for 12 to script Chennai Super Kings' fifth win in a row after Brendon McCullum's sizzling half-century powered CSK to a daunting 148 for 3 against Kolkata Knight Riders in Match 21 of...
  • IPL 7: Punjab resume title hunt against winless Mumbai 02-05-2014 04:22 PM

    IPL 7 is back in India after its first-leg in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and will Mumbai Indians' five-match struggle end at home is a question that will be answered on Saturday when they play Kings XI Punjab at the historic Wankhede Stadium. It will be a battle between...
  • Snapshot: IPL team Delhi Daredevils at a Delhi Metro station 02-05-2014 01:05 PM

    The team's skipper Kevin Pietersen tweeted a photo of his squad waiting to board a Delhi Metro train to reach Feroz Shah Kotla ground. "On the Delhi Metro to our home ground...brilliant way to travel to avoid traffic!" Pietersen tweeted from his official account @KP24. ...
  • Rajasthan Royals focus on 'smart cricket' 02-05-2014 12:24 PM

    Rajasthan Royals ended their desert safari in the UAE with a thrilling Super-Over win against Kolkata Knight Riders and have done fairly well winning three of their five games in IPL 7 so far under new skipper Shane Watson. Now, back in India, they will continue with their philosophy of...
  • IPL 2014: Action returns to India as Kolkata face Chennai juggernaut 02-05-2014 09:01 AM

    Season 7 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) shifts to India after an action-packed fortnight in the UAE, and first up making their IPL-7 debut on Indian soil will be the two-time champions Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at Ranchi on Friday. Chennai are on a roll since...
  • IPL 7: Sunrisers Hyderabad win by 15 runs to keep Mumbai Indians winless 30-04-2014 11:35 PM

    Mumbai Indians slumped to their fifth straight defeat in IPL 7 as Sunrisers Hyderabad thumped the defending champions by 15 runs in Dubai on Wednesday. After posting a fighting total of 172, Hyderabad bowlers came up with a superb show to restrict Mumbai to 157 for 7. Mumbai started on...
  • Rajasthan only team to win 2 tied games, Watson first RR man to score 1900 runs 30-04-2014 04:56 PM

    Rajasthan may have scored a run less, twice, to beat Kolkata Knight Riders on a dramatic Tuesday night in IPL 7, but in the end they had hit enough fours and sixes to win on boundary count after a double tie, thanks largely to Ajinkya Rahane. The match ended in...
  • IPL 2014: Fans remain hooked online, CSK most searched team 30-04-2014 04:00 PM

    General Elections in India forced the Indian Premier League's (IPL) seventh season to look for an alternate home for its initial phase, and IPL 7 nailed its tent in the UAE for the first 20 matches, which concluded on Wednesday. And though the charm for the controversial league has diminished...
  • Rajasthan captaincy has been a lot of fun: Shane Watson 30-04-2014 02:51 PM

    Shane Watson was promoted as the Rajasthan Royals captain at the start of Season 7 of the Indian Premier League, and the role carried huge responsibilities after the retirement of Rahul Dravid. The Australian allrounder has captained Rajasthan in five matches so far this season and ended the UAE leg...