Vivek Mishra

  • CLT20 Live Score: Kings XI Punjab opt to field against Hobart Hurricanes 18-09-2014 07:05 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After their best-ever show at IPL 7, Kings XI Punjab will look to continue their aggressive brand of cricket when they start their campaign against Hobart Hurricanes in a Group B match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Thursday....
  • CLT20: Debutants Kings XI Punjab optimistic after an impressive IPL 11-09-2014 07:53 AM

    Kings XI Punjab looked a completely different side in season seven of the Indian Premier League (IPL) where they stormed into the final of the tournament and were the most consistent performers of the 2014 edition of the cash-rich Twenty20 league. Sanjay Bangar's incisive behind-the-scenes management helped Punjab pick some...
  • World Cup 2014 Final: Germany or Argentina, who deserves the Cup? 13-07-2014 12:20 PM

    After Germany annihilated Brazil 7-1 in the first semi-final to book their place in their record eighth World Cup final, they were seen as the favourites to win their fourth title. But past will be past and what they do against the Lionel Messi-led Argentina in the final on Sunday...
  • As it happened: Argentina vs Switzerland, Round of 16 01-07-2014 08:38 PM

    Catch all the live updates from the Round of 16 match between Argentina and Switzerland at the Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Messi's goals have fired Argentina into the World Cup last 16 but they will look for a better all-round performance...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, Germany vs Algeria, Round of 16 01-07-2014 12:23 AM

    Catch all the live updates from match six of round of 16 played between Germany and Algeria at Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) If revenge is a plate best served cold, Algeria will hope to dish it out to Germany in their World Cup...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, Costa Rica vs Greece, Round of 16 30-06-2014 12:28 AM

    (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Costa Rica turned heads by finishing above Uruguay, Italy and England in ultra-competitive Group D, yet it was the manner in which the Central Americans accumulated seven points from their three games that proved the most surprising. Greece, who emerged into the knockout stages...
  • As it happened, World Cup 2014: Netherlands vs Mexico, Round of 16 29-06-2014 08:21 PM

    Catch all the live updates from the Round of 16 match between Netherlands and Mexico at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) The World Cup's highest-scoring team are about to meet arguably the tournament's best goalkeeper. If the free-scoring Netherlands want to progress to the...
  • World Cup 2014 Live Blog: Colombia vs Uruguay, Round of 16 28-06-2014 11:58 PM

    Catch all the live updates from the second Round of 16 match played between Colombia and Uruguay at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. (Scroll down to the page for Live Blog) Rocked by the Luis Suarez biting affair, Uruguay will attempt to make light of their star...
  • As it happened: Brazil vs Chile, Round of 16 28-06-2014 08:29 PM

    Catch all the live updates from the first round of 16 match played between Brazil and Chile at Belo Horizonte. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Brazil know that their outstanding past record against Chile will count for nothing when the sides meet in an all-South American World Cup last-16...
  • As it happened: Portugal vs Ghana, USA vs Germany 26-06-2014 08:22 PM

    Catch all the updates from both the Group G matches as Portugal take on Ghana whereas USA face Germany. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal face a sobering early World Cup exit on Thursday even if their world footballer of the year produces pyrotechnics in their final...
  • As it happened: Honduras vs Switzerland, Ecuador vs France 26-06-2014 12:41 AM

    Catch all the LIVE updates from both the Group E matches as Honduras take on Switzerland whereas Ecuador face France. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Exactly four years after their last World Cup meeting, Switzerland and Honduras will face each other under almost identical circumstances. If France beat Ecuador...
  • As it happened: Nigeria vs Argentina, BosniaHerzegovina vs Iran 25-06-2014 08:21 PM

    Catch all the LIVE updates from both the Group F matches as Nigeria take on Argentina whereas Bosnia-Herzegovina face Iran. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) The Argentina lineup is aiming to produce a better team performance in front of fans, who have had little to cheer about so far...
  • World Cup, Belgium vs Algeria: as it happened 17-06-2014 08:38 PM

    Catch the Group H opener Live as Belgium take on Algeria. (Scroll down for live updates from the match) Belgium return to their first World Cup in 12 years brimming with confidence and determination. Belgium's best cluster of players in a generation is in fierce competition for a starting place...
  • As it happened: IPL 7 final, Kolkata vs Punjab 01-06-2014 06:29 PM

    Riding on Pandey's brilliant 50-ball 94, Kolkata Knight Riders clinched their second IPL final in three years with a 3-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab. Pre-match: Kolkata and Punjab have played three matches in the seventh edition of IPL and all of them have been one-sided affairs. But the final...
  • As it happened: Chennai vs Punjab, Qualifier 2, IPL 7 30-05-2014 06:45 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: 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. Punjab would not have expected to be in such a situation...
  • As it happened: Mumbai vs Rajasthan, IPL 7, Match 56 25-05-2014 06:30 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: 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...
  • As it happened: Kolkata vs Chennai, IPL 7, Match 47 20-05-2014 06:55 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: After a dismal show in the UAE leg, Kolkata Knight Riders have been on a roll since coming back to India, registering four wins on the trot. The Gambhir-led KKR will now look for another big kill when...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL7, Match 41 15-05-2014 07:02 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: 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...
  • As it happened: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 7, Match 20 30-04-2014 07:02 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Mumbai have hit rock-bottom in their title defence, getting blanked four times in a row and without any points going into their fifth match, after which the action shifts to India for the final phase from May 2 to...
  • As it happened: Punjab vs Hyderabad, IPL 7, Match 9 22-04-2014 07:05 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PRE-MATCH: Kings XI Punjab made a brilliant start in IPL 2014 as they chased down two big targets in two matches against Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. Glenn Maxwell and David Miller have been the star performers for...
  • As it happened: IPL 7, Chennai vs Delhi, Match 8 21-04-2014 07:05 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After a shock defeat against Kings XI Punjab in their tournament opener, two-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings would be eager to get back to winning ways against a rejuvenated Delhi Daredevils at Abu Dhabi. Playing XI: Delhi: Mayank...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan vs Punjab, IPL 2014 20-04-2014 07:10 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Punjab pulled off a sensational chase of 205 runs to upset two-time champions Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi on Friday, followed by Rajasthan's impressive four-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Playing XIs: Rajasthan: Ajinkya Rahane, Abhishek Nayar, Sanju...
  • As it happened: Delhi vs Kolkata, Match 6, IPL 7 19-04-2014 07:27 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat Both the teams had a contrasting outing in their respective opener, where KKR hammered Mumbai and the Daredevils were humbled by Bangalore. Bowling was also a cause of...
  • IPL 7: Virender Sehwag grabs eyeballs in Kings XI Punjab squad 12-04-2014 12:31 PM

    After making a promising start in the inaugural edition of the India Premier League, Kings XI Punjab have failed to put up a consistent show in the last six editions. Their best performance came in 2008 when they reached the semis, and after that they have not been able to...
  • Pakistan: Former World Twenty20 champions hope to repeat 2009 12-03-2014 03:15 PM

    Pakistan, who lost the Asia Cup final to Sri Lanka, could turn out to be the dark horses in this edition of the ICC World Twenty20. Pakistan have been one of the more consistent teams in the shortest format of the game - with their winning percentage of 63.46 at...
  • The hottest picks of IPL7 players' auction 10-02-2014 11:00 AM

    As the biggest IPL players' auction since the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League takes place on February 12 and 13, all eyes will be on the leading names in world cricket that will go under the hammer. The 514-strong list features 219 capped players (169 Indians and 50...
  • As it happened: India vs Germany, Hockey World League 17-01-2014 02:41 PM

    Out of title race after a crushing defeat at the hands of Australia, hosts India would be hoping for a miracle when they take on Olympic champions Germany in the fifth-eighth place play-off game of the Hockey World League Final on Friday. Going into the clash, the Indians can take...
  • Do India deserve to be the No. 2 Test team? 04-01-2014 09:49 AM

    This may sound a bit harsh but this question is not just a reaction to India's loss in South Africa. Indian players, batsmen in particular, did a good job in South Africa. A 0-1 loss against the formidable South Africa was not that bad considering that India were just getting...
  • Litmus test for Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the Caribbean 27-06-2013 01:59 PM

    On June 20, 2011, Praveen Kumar, a medium-pacer from Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, made his Test debut for India at Sabina Park in Jamaica. He took six important wickets in the match and helped India win the first Test by 63 runs. More than two years later, on the same ground,...
  • Champions Trophy flashback: When Virender Sehwag pummelled England 01-06-2013 08:37 AM

    Virender Sehwag was not that big name when he scored a blistering century to knock England out of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2002. Sehwag scored 126 off just 104 balls with 21 fours and a six, and had an opening stand of 192 with skipper Sourav Ganguly to thrash...