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  • IPL7 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...
  • IPL 7: Backinform Yusuf Pathan hails Wasim Akram's impact 26-05-2014 04:53 PM

    New Delhi: Yusuf Pathan, who was back in the limelight after his blistering knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad, attributed his success to team's bowling coach Wasim Akram who has helped him understand the psyche of opposition bowlers. Yusuf Pathan's lightning knock of 22-ball 72 blew away Sunrisers Hyderabad as Kolkata Knight...
  • Yusuf Pathan, Corey Anderson end IPL group stage in style 26-05-2014 04:35 PM

    The seventh season of the Indian Premier League has reached to its penultimate over with the end of the group stages. In the last few weeks of the cash-rich tournament, we have seen some of the most scintillating and dramatic action taking place. From unbelievable knocks to unrealistic run chases,...
  • Anderson proves his worth for Mumbai Indians with a whirlwind knock 25-05-2014 11:59 PM

    Corey Anderson played a blinder of a knock and proved his money worth as his 44-ball 95 helped Mumbai Indians to the playoffs in the seventh edition of Indian Premier League. Rajasthan Royals scored 189 in their 20 overs and Mumbai needed to chase it down in 14.3 overs. The...
  • IPL 7: Corey Anderson's 95 off 44 takes Mumbai Indians to the playoffs 25-05-2014 10:55 PM

    Chasing 190 to win off just 14.3 overs to qualify for the playoffs, Corey Anderson smashed off and Ambati Rayudu played a cameo of 30 off 10 as duo helped Mumbai Indians register a sensational 5-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in just 14.4 overs. Rajasthan Royals scored 189 in their...
  • IPL7: Kings XI Punjab thump Delhi to finish top in group stage 25-05-2014 06:35 PM

    Chasing 116 to win, Manan Vohra (47) and David Miller (47*) helped Kings XI Punjab crush Delhi Daredevils by 7 wickets in match 55 of the Indian Premier League. It turned out to be contrasting campaigns for both the sides. On one hand, Daredevils lost 12 of their 14 matches,...
  • IPL 7: Dusted Delhi hope to end with a win against Punjab 25-05-2014 10:46 AM

    After being assured of a playoff berth, Kings XI Punjab will consider the inconsequential league game against the ousted Delhi Daredevils on Sunday as practice, but without losing their winning momentum. Table-toppers Punjab, who are assured of finishing No. 1 when the league stage ends on Sunday, would like to...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai, Rajasthan battle for fourth playoff spot 25-05-2014 10:39 AM

    Title-holders Mumbai Indians, who are still in with a chance to make it to the playoffs, will take on Rajasthan Royals in the final league game of IPL 7 on Sunday. But if Rajasthan win, they will quietly move into the top-four, putting MI out of the tournament. Rajasthan are...
  • IPL 2014: Yusuf Pathan's best sets Eden on fire 25-05-2014 08:16 AM

    Yusuf Pathan's lightning knock of 22-ball 72 blew away Sunrisers Hyderabad as Kolkata Knight Riders chased down the 161-run target in 14.2 overs to seal the second place in the points table ahead of the playoffs. Visibly happy after his batting performance, Pathan called it his best innings and said...
  • IPL 7: Yusuf Pathan blitz eliminates SRH, KKR No. 2 on points table 24-05-2014 11:14 PM

    Yusuf Pathan sent Sunrisers Hyderabad into submission and Kolkata Knigh Riders to No. 2 on the points table with a stunning display of batsmanship that saw him score the fastest fifty in IPL history in just 15 balls to chase down SRH's 161 in just 14.2 overs at the Eden...
  • IPL 7: Chennai thrash Bangalore to end threematch losing streak 24-05-2014 06:52 PM

    Faf du Plessis scored a fifty and had a 75-run partnership with MS Dhoni (49*) to take Chennai Super Kings to an eight-wicket win over hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore, which boosted CSK's hopes of finishing second on the table. Chasing a modest target of 154 set by RCB, largely due...
  • IPL7 Scenarios: Chennai, Kolkata locked in battle for top two 24-05-2014 09:43 AM

    With three of the four playoffs spots sealed by Kings XI Punjab, Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders, race is still on for the fourth spot as well as who joins Punjab to finish among the top two and have that extra cushion to qualify for the final. The...
  • IPL 7: Kolkata take on Hyderabad with eye on toptwo finish 24-05-2014 09:01 AM

    Buoyed by six back-to-back victories and the confirmation of a playoff berth, Gautam Gambhir-led Kolkata Knight Riders will now gun for a top-two finish in the points table when they face a resurgent Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday. After an awful UAE leg, Kolkata have emerged as the team to beat...
  • IPL 7: RCB play for pride, CSK aim for second spot 24-05-2014 08:55 AM

    Their playoff hopes over after defeat at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders, a shattered Royal Challengers Bangalore will play for pride against a slightly shaky Chennai Super Kings in their last league encounter of the seventh edition of Indian Premier League on Saturday. The 30-run defeat against KKR, who...
  • IPL 7: Kings XI Punjab dent Rajasthan Royals' playoff hopes with a win 23-05-2014 11:49 PM

    Mohali: Kings XI Punjab dented Rajasthan Royals play-off chances by beating them by 16 runs as the hosts put up an inspired bowling show led by Rishi Dhawan defending 179. Coming out for the chase, Rajasthan got off to a steady start until Dhawan removed Ajinkya Rahane and Shane Watson...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai keep playoff hopes alive with 15run win over Delhi 23-05-2014 06:55 PM

    Defending champions Mumbai Indians are still on their feet in IPL 7 as a 15-run win over Delhi Daredevils has kept them in the race for the playoffs, which stays a three-way fight between Mumbai, Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Mumbai, who needed a win at all cost against Delhi,...
  • IPL7 Scenarios: One win is all Rajasthan need with MI, SRH threatening 23-05-2014 03:49 PM

    Rajasthan Royals hardly envisaged the situation they find themselves in - a win in one of their last two matches to go through to the playoffs, or pray for Mumbai Indians or Sunrisers Hyderabad to fall short of 14 points or on net run-rate. The 2008 champions had consistenly stayed...
  • IPL 7: Rajasthan need to beat Punjab to make it to the playoffs 23-05-2014 09:39 AM

    As the scramble for the top four positions has set off, Kings XI Punjab have not much to worry about as they have already made it through the play-offs but will be hoping to consolidate their position on the top when on Friday they meet the Rajasthan Royals who need...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai Indians face sluggish Delhi Daredevils in doordie clash 23-05-2014 08:21 AM

    Keeping themselves technically alive for the playoffs after a superb victory against table-toppers Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians will take on the struggling Delhi Daredevils in another must-win encounter on Friday. Mumbai, playing without their key bowlers Lasith Malinga and Harbhajan Singh, registered a magnificent seven-wicket victory against Punjab in...
  • IPL 7: Warner, Dhawan steer Hyderabad to a sixwicket win over Chennai 22-05-2014 11:12 PM

    Ranchi: Riding on David Warner's brilliant 45-ball 90 and Shikhar Dhawan's unbeaten 64 off 51 Sunrisers Hyderabad chased down the target of 186 with relative ease to beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets on Thursday. Sunrisers crossed the mark with two balls to spare taking their points tally to...
  • Kolkata knock out Bangalore to enter IPL7 playoffs 22-05-2014 06:58 PM

    Kolkata Knight Riders completed a stunning combeack in IPL-7 as their sixth consecutive win on Thursday booked them a place the playoffs. KKR beat Royal Challengers Bangalore who bowed out of the tournament after suffering a 30-run defeat - their eighth of the season. Put in to bat by RCB...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI at The Oval 22-05-2014 05:02 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opt to field against England at The Oval Pre-match: Sri Lanka coach Marvan Atapattu believes his side can derive huge confidence from their Twenty20 win over England. Previous Sri Lankan sides have found early season conditions...
  • IPL 7: Sunrisers Hyderabad in a mustwin situation against Chennai 22-05-2014 08:36 AM

    Chennai Super Kings, who are virtually through to the knockout stage of IPL 7, would be aiming to get back to winning ways when they take on an unpredictable Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday. Chennai suffered a shocking eight-wicket loss against Kolakata Knight Riders who registered their fifth consecutive win, which...
  • 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,...