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  • Mumbai Indians' slump 'hurting' Sachin Tendulkar 26-04-2014 11:57 AM

    Sachin Tendulkar is no longer playing for the Mumbai Indians, but the side's continuing slide in IPL 7 is "hurting" the team's 'Icon' and mentor, according to coach John Wright. "We knew Sachin wasn't going to play IPL this year. He's part of the dugout and the change room, hurting...
  • IPL 7: Clinical Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians 25-04-2014 10:59 PM

    A brilliant all-round display helped Chennai Super Kings thump defending champions Mumbai Indians by seven wickets on Friday. This was CSK's third win in the seventh edition of Indian Premier League. On the other hand Mumbai's poor run continued as they are still in search of their first win in...
  • IPL 7: Rajasthan, Bangalore look to return to winning ways 25-04-2014 10:30 PM

    Both Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to return to winning ways in IPL 7 when the two teams lock horns in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Rajasthan started the season with a hard-fought win against Sunrisers Hyderabad but then suffered two consecutive defeats against the high-flying Kings XI...
  • IPL 7: Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers hold nerve, beat Delhi by 4 runs 25-04-2014 06:59 PM

    An unbeaten 128-run stand between Aaron Finch and David Warner powered Sunrisers Hyderabad to a 4-run victory over Delhi Daredevils in Dubai. Chasing a stiff target of 185, Delhi were on course for a win at 86 for no loss at the end of first 10 overs but ran out...
  • IPL 7: Chennai out to further dent Mumbai's title defence 25-04-2014 10:50 AM

    Mumbai Indians haven't got on the points table yet in IPL 7, having been blanked in both their matches so far; and their task isn't going to get any easier as they will next face a peaking Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team on Friday. Two confidence-shattering defeats against Kolkata Knight...
  • Watch: Chris Lynn's blinder that took KKR to a stunning victory over Bangalore 25-04-2014 08:17 AM

    (Scroll down to watch the video) When Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli were at the crease for Royal Challengers Bangalore chasing Kolkat Knight Riders' target, it was looking as if RCB will pull it off easily and that Kolkata may have fallen short by at least 40-50 runs. But then...
  • IPL 7: Kolkata Knight Riders clinch thriller, beat Bangalore by 2 runs 24-04-2014 10:54 PM

    Defending a moderate score of 150, Kolkata Knight Riders bowled superbly to leave Royal Challengers Bangalore stranded at 148 for 5 in 20 overs after one of the greatest catch taken so far in IPL 7 and brilliant death bowling helped Kolkata to stage a dramatic fightback to pull off...
  • IPL 7: Struggling Hyderabad aim to bounce back against inconsistent Delhi 24-04-2014 05:51 PM

    After two successive defeats, Sunrisers Hyderabad look to improve their standings on the points table of IPL 7 when they take on an inconsistent Delhi Daredevils, who are expecting the return of their regular skipper and star player Kevin Pietersen. Unlike last year, Hyderabad, beyond everybody's expectations, made the playoffs...
  • Watch: Sachin Tendulkar's fans wish him a happy 41st birthday from 41 countries 24-04-2014 01:57 PM

    Sachin Tendulkar's fans from 41 countries wish him on his 41st birthday via a beautiful video tribute. This is Sachin's first birthday post retirement in November last year and the fans reminded him how much he is being missed across the world. ...
  • Gambhir close to hitting form, WV Raman assures KKR fans 24-04-2014 12:50 PM

    It's been a horror start to IPL 7 for Kolkata Knight Riders' skipper, Gautam Gambhir, on a personal note. Hoping to lead from the front and knock again on Team India doors, Gambhir has instead lived a nightmare so far scoring two consecutive ducks. Yet to score a run this...
  • Relive Sachin Tendulkar's emotional farewell speech on his 41st birthday 24-04-2014 11:53 AM

    Vacations, wild life safaris, buying football and tennis teams and a return back to his IPL team Mumbai Indians' dugout kept India's most celebrated cricketer in the news since he hung his bat on November 16 last year. That day in 2013 ended a global two-week cricket festival that saw...
  • IPL 7: Jadeja, Smith star as Chennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan 23-04-2014 11:15 PM

    Dwayne Smith's sparkling fifty and Ravindra Jadeja's impressive 4-wicket haul helped Chennai Super Kings register a 7-run victory over Rajasthan Royals in Dubai on Wednesday. Having restricted Chennai to a moderate score of 140, Rajasthan batsmen did put up a fight towards the end but were unable to chase down...
  • IPL 7: Wounded Kolkata look to upset rampaging Bangalore 23-04-2014 10:37 PM

    The Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are unbeaten in their IPL 7 campaign so far, would be eyeing a hat-trick of wins when they take on the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday. With another win, the RCB will go to the top of the IPL points...
  • Glenn Maxwell bats Punjab to third straight victory in IPL 7 22-04-2014 11:13 PM

    A disciplined allround performance by the Kings XI Punjab helped them register their third victory on the trot in IPL 7, beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 72 runs in Sharjah on Tuesday. Punjab rode on Glenn Maxwell's blistering 43-ball-95 to set a mammoth 194-run target against Shikhar Dhawan-led Hyderabad. In reply,...
  • Suresh Raina, Chris Gayle, Gautam Gambhir on top of tree in IPL 22-04-2014 06:40 PM

    Riding on Suresh Raina's fine half-century and then a late burst from skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings crushed Delhi Daredevils by 93 runs to register their first win in the seventh edition of Indian Premier League on Monday. Raina made 56 off 41 balls, during which he struck...
  • IPL 7: Chennai thump Delhi by 93 runs to register first win 21-04-2014 11:33 PM

    Chennai Super Kings produced a clinical performance to crush Delhi Daredevils by 93 runs and register their first win in the seventh edition of Indian Premier League on Monday. Chennai first rode on Suresh Raina's fine half-century and then a late burst from skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to post a...
  • IPL 7: We could have done nothing to stop Maxwell, says Watson 21-04-2014 09:07 AM

    Glenn Maxwell's blistering 89-run knock set up Kings XI Punjab's incredible victory and Rajasthan Royals' skipper Shane Watson hailed his Australian team-mate by saying that it was an exceptional innings and their bowlers could have done nothing to stop the onslaught. "Maxwell batted beautifully and we expected him to mis-hit...
  • Maxwell, Miller fireworks power Punjab to seven-wicket win over Rajasthan 20-04-2014 11:59 PM

    Glenn Maxwell played a whirlwind knock of 89 runs before David Miller provided the finishing touches with a breathtaking 19-ball 51 as Kings XI Punjab hammered Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in a high-scoring IPL-7 match on Sunday. Chasing an imposing 192 to win, Maxwell and Miller put on an...
  • IPL 7: Chennai may prove a tough nut for Delhi to crack 20-04-2014 11:52 PM

    Handed a shock defeat by Kings XI Punjab in their tournament opener, two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) would be eager to get back to winning ways against a rejuvenated Delhi Daredevils (DD) at Abu Dhabhi on Monday, but it won't be easy for Delhi. Chennai...
  • BCCI forms new IPL probe panel, to propose it to SC 20-04-2014 05:20 PM

    The BCCI on Sunday came up with a three-member panel to investigate the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal. The decision was taken at the emergency Working Committee meeting held at the board's headquarters in Mumbai this afternoon. Former CBI director RK Raghavan, former Calcutta High Court chief justice JN Patel...
  • IPL 7: I am happy with my technique now, says Robin Uthappa 20-04-2014 10:30 AM

    Dubai: Kolkata Knight Riders' Robin Uthappa says he is happy about finally being able to play "correct" cricket after cleaning up his technique despite his team losing to Delhi Daredevils on Saturday. Uthappa shone with a 41-ball 55 but KKR ended up losing against Delhi daredevils by four wickets. "I...
  • IPL 7: Duminy's heroics power Delhi to four-wicket win over Kolkata 19-04-2014 11:59 PM

    JP Duminy hit an unbeaten 52 after skipper Dinesh Karthik set the foundation with a fighting 56-run knock as Delhi Daredevils edged out Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets in a thrilling IPL-7 contest in Dubai on Saturday. Electing to bat, KKR posted a decent 166 for 5, thanks to...
  • IPL 7: Shoddy Mumbai lose to RCB for second straight defeat 19-04-2014 07:02 PM

    It won't be wrong to analyse that Mumbai Indians lost in the first 20 overs of their IPL-7 match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Dubai on Saturday, as their 115 was never enough to challenge a batting-heavy RCB, who romped home by 7 wickets with 2.3 overs to spare. Mumbai...
  • IPL 7: Kings XI Punjab's flair will be tested against gutsy Rajasthan Royals 19-04-2014 06:18 PM

    Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) got their campaigns off to a winning start in IPL 7, but one of them will taste their first defeat of the season on Sunday as they take each other on at the iconic Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Punjab pulled off a sensational...
  • IPL 7: Learning a lot from mentor Rahul Dravid, says Rajat Bhatia 19-04-2014 11:00 AM

    Having played a key part in Rajasthan Royals' opening win in the seventh edition of IPL, allrounder Rajat Bhatia says he is relishing the prospect of shouldering a "more responsible" role with his new franchise, and team mentor Rahul Dravid has told him that he should help younger players. "Rahul...
  • IPL 7: Rajasthan Royals edge Sunrisers Hyderabad to win by 4 wickets 18-04-2014 11:44 PM

    Rajasthan Royals got off to a winning start in IPL 7 thanks to Ajinkya Rahane and Stuart Binny, who rescued the side from a shaky start to chase down Sunrisers Hyderabad's 133 for 4 at Abu Dhabi on Friday. After restricting SRH to an average total, RR lost three early...
  • IPL 7: Delhi Daredevils hope to cut short Kolkata Knight Riders' flight 18-04-2014 07:48 PM

    After being hammered in their opening match of IPL 7 by Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils will sweat over skipper Kevin Pietersen's return from injury to get a psychological boost ahead of their second game in Abu Dhabi on Saturday against Kolkata Knight Riders, who are on a high having...
  • IPL 7: Glenn Maxwell's 95 scripts Punjab's upset win over Chennai 18-04-2014 07:30 PM

    The Friday of April 18, 2014, in Abu Dhabi will be remembered for a swashbuckling show from Kings XI Punjab's Glenn Maxwell, whose knock of 95 in 43 balls pulled of a daunting chase to upset two-time champions Chennai Super Kings. Chennai were sitting pretty at the innings break on...
  • IPL 7: Yuvraj Singh returns to form as RCB hammer sloppy Delhi Daredevils 17-04-2014 11:11 PM

    A top-order collapse and schoolboy fielding cost Delhi Daredevils a heavy 8-wicket defeat in their first match of IPL 7 at Sharjah, where Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh made little work of Delhi's 145 for 4 to take Royal Challengers Bangalore home in just 16.4 overs. Jimmy Neesham and Mayank...
  • As it happened: Delhi vs Bangalore, Match 2, IPL 7 17-04-2014 07:00 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Delhi dropped Kohli twice in one over, which was never going to help defending an average 145/4 as Yuvraj too came to the party with a 29-ball 52*. Pre-match: Wooden-spooners of the last IPL season, Delhi Daredevils will need...