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  • Suresh Raina, Chennai Super Kings light up Champions League Twenty20 3 hours 6 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Former IPL champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) made light of the poor turnout of fans at the Chinnaswamy stadium on Monday, with awesome batting display against Dolphins of South Africa in the Group A league tie of the Champions League T20 (CLT20). Though CSK came into the game after losing...
  • CLT20: Bowlers need to come up with better performances, says MS Dhoni 5 hours 39 minutes ago

    Bangalore: His team might have registered a crushing 54-run win over Dolphins but Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday indicated that it would need to improve its bowling to win the Champions League Twenty20. "If you want to win tournaments you have to come up with better performances,...
  • CLT20: Clinical Chennai bounce back with big win over Dolphins 5 hours 15 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Suresh Raina on Monday blazed his way to a 43-ball 90 and powered Chennai Super Kings to a comfortable 54-run win over Dolphins, keeping the Indian outfit's semi-final prospects alive in the Oppo Champions League Twenty20. The Super Kings notched up an imposing 242 for six and then saw off...
  • CLT20: Lahore Lions' Adnan Rasool reported for illegal bowling action 12 hours 27 minutes ago

    Lahore Lions off-spinner Adnan Rasool has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during his side's CLT20 match against Kolkata Knight Riders in Hyderabad on Sunday. The bowler was reported by on-field umpires Kumar Dharamsena and C Shamshuddin, along with third umpire Anil Chaudhary, after the conclusion of the match. "Under...
  • Manoj Tiwary to lead India A against West Indies 16 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Manoj Tiwary will lead the India A team against West Indies in the two limited overs warm-up ties to be played in Mumbai ahead of the five-match ODI series, which begins in Kochi on October 8. Tiwary had earlier led India A in the two first-class matches against Australia...
  • CLT20: Gambhir is a very good captain, says Doeschate 18 hours 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders' Dutch import Ryan ten Doeschate has lauded skipper Gautam Gambhir for his poise and he believes that the IPL champions have a realistic chance of making the semi-finals of the ongoing Champions League Twenty20. "He (Gautam Gambhir) is brilliant. He has given me a lot of...
  • CLT20: KKR look to do well in at least two departments, says Suryakumar Yadav 21 hours 3 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Suryakumar Yadav feels it is the collective effort and focus on performing well in atleast two departments that has helped his team extend its winning streak to 11 matches. Yadav blasted a six and a four in his 5-ball 14-run cameo to help Kolkata snatch a...
  • Injured Michael Clarke shaking up fitness regime 21 hours 29 minutes ago

    Injured Australia captain Michael Clarke will arrive in the United Arab Emirates five days ahead of the rest of the Test squad as he races to be fit for the two-match series against Pakistan. The 33-year-old blamed training directly after a long-haul flight for an injury to his left hamstring...
  • Twenty20 in Africa's snow-capped mountain Kilimanjaro 22 hours 10 minutes ago

    Map, tent, water, food: check. All needed to scale the snow-capped peak of Africa's highest mountain Kilimanjaro. Bat, ball, stumps, pads: check. Also needed when you're hoping to break the world record for the highest game of cricket ever played. Two teams are taking part in a gruelling eight-day trek up the...
  • Pakistan preparing for ICC World Cup 2015 sans suspended Saeed Ajmal Yesterday

    Karachi: Although the PCB is leaving no stone unturned to allow suspended off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal a chance to make a comeback to international cricket, the national selectors and head coach, Waqar Younis are already planning for the World Cups sans Ajmal. "What happened is unfortunate and a big blow to the...
  • Younis, Misbah unhappy with PCB's scheduling of national T20 meet Yesterday

    Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis and captain Misbah-ul-Haq are not happy with the decision of the PCB to hold the National T20 Championship ahead of team's upcoming Test series against Australia. A source close to Waqar confirmed that he was not happy with the situation as he had told the board...
  • CLT20: Chennai Super Kings seek turnaround against Dolphins Yesterday

    Bangalore: After a jittery start, Chennai Super Kings will look for a turnaround to get their campaign back on track when they take on South African team Nashua Dolphins in a Group A match of the Champions League T20 on Monday. Chennai had lost their opening encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders...
  • CLT20: Winning 11 games in a row great for KKR, says Gautam Gambhir Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir chose not to be harsh on his fielders, who missed chances galore in the CLT20 contest against Lahore Lions, saying the team has worked hard in its impressive 11-match winning streak. Wicket-keeper Manvinder Bisla missed two stumping chances and then Sunil Narine missed Ahmed...
  • CLT20: Gambhir, spinners extend Kolkata's winning run Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Skipper Gautam Gambhir led from the front with a confident half-century after Sunil Narine stifled Lahore Lions with his magical spin bowling as Kolkata Knight Riders eked out a four-wicket win in a Champions League Twenty20 Group A match, on Sunday. Gambhir (60) anchored the 152-run chase with his 47-ball...
  • Younis Khan makes the cut among probables for Australia series Yesterday

    Karachi: The Pakistan selectors have retained senior batsman Younis Khan in a shortlist of 20 players they have finalized for the Test and ODI series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates. Sources close to the selectors told PTI on Sunday that Younis was shortlisted for the series despite initial doubts...
  • CLT20: Philander's no-ball was the turning point, says Aiden Blizzard Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Hobart Hurricanes batsman Aiden Blizzard and Cape Cobras coach Paul Adams spoke in the same vein as both admitted that the 'no-ball' bowled by Vernon Philander in the 18th over proved to be the "turning point" as Aussie outfit won the CLT20 encounter between the two teams. "I think the...
  • CLT20: Blizzard powers Hurricanes easy win over Cobras Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Aiden Blizzard played a blistering knock as Hobart Hurricanes beat Cape Cobras by six wickets in a group league encounter of the Champions League T20, to keep their hopes of qualifying for the semi-final alive. Chasing a stiff target of 184, 'Hurricane Blizzard' swept the Cobras away with his 48-ball-78...
  • CLT20, Live Score: Kolkata opt to bowl against Lions Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to bowl first. Buoyed by a spectacular win over Chennai Super Kings in the inaugural match, Kolkata Knight Riders will take on spirited qualifiers Lahore Lions in their second game. KKR, this year's...
  • It's difficult to get crowds for CLT20 matches: Stephen Fleming Yesterday

    Bangalore: The sparse crowds at the Champions League Twenty20 was not a strange phenomena since cricket lovers are not expected to come out in support of foreign teams, vying against each other in the tournament, Chennai Super Kings Coach Stephen Fleming said on Sunday. "It is a difficult task for neutral...
  • CLT20 Live Score: Cape Cobras opt to bat against Hobart Hurricanes Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After losing their star allrounder Jean-Paul Duminy, an injury-hit Cape Cobras take on Hobart Hurricanes in an Champions League T20 match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium on Sunday. Both the teams have lost their first games in Group...
  • Injured Shane Watson out of Pakistan Test series Yesterday

    Australia allrounder Shane Watson was on Sunday ruled out of next month's Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates with a calf injury. The injury-prone Watson was recovering from an ankle he sprained in training which forced him out of last month's tri one-day series in Zimbabwe when...
  • CLT20: David Miller praises Akshar Patel for coming good Yesterday

    Mohali: Man-of-the-match David Miller credited young bowler Akshar Patel for coming good when the team needed it the most, saying that the tailender's knock enabled Kings XI Punjab to defeat Barbados Tridents in the Champions League T20 match. Chasing 175 for victory, Miller smashed a 34-ball 46 under pressure, but it...
  • CLT20: Cape Cobras lacked intensity, says skipper Justin Ontong 2 days ago

    Raipur: Describing his team's performance against Northern Knights as "disappointing", Cape Cobras skipper Justin Ontong said the South African side lacked the intensity which resulted in their defeat to New Zealand side here on Friday. "They got off to a fantastic start. We didn't field well. We did not take our...
  • Afghan cricketers begin three-week tour of Australia 2 days ago

    Afghanistan's fledging cricket team began a three-week tour of Australia on Sunday to help it prepare for its first appearance at next year's 50-over World Cup tournament. Ranked 11th in the one-day international form of the game, the results of matches against teams from Western Australia and Canberra in Australia and...
  • ICC ODI Rankings: Mithali Raj retains top spot in batting 2 days ago

    Dubai: India's Mithali Raj maintained her position atop the women batters while Jhulan Goswami dropped a place to fourth among the bowlers in the latest One-Day International (ODI) rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday. Mithali retained her spot with 735 points while her compatriot Harmanpreet Kaur also...
  • Ravindra Jadeja row went too far: James Anderson 2 days ago

    London: Reflecting on his infamous altercation with Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, England pace spearhead James Anderson said the matter that brought a great deal of stress to him "went too far" and could have been dealt with on the day of the incident itself. "I felt it went too far...
  • Jammu and Kashmir's Ranji Trophy home games shifted to Mohali after floods 2 days ago

    Mohali: The BCCI has decided to shift Jammu and Kashmir's Ranji Trophy home matches to Mohali, following the devastating floods that hit the state and left the two cricket grounds in deplorable condition. "Recently, we have taken a decision that due to the natural calamity in Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab Cricket...
  • CLT20: Duminy-less Cape Cobras face Hobart Hurricanes Yesterday

    Hyderabad: After losing their star allrounder Jean-Paul Duminy, an injury-hit Cape Cobras take on Hobart Hurricanes in an Champions League T20 match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium, on Sunday. Cobras were dealt a severe blow on Friday after Duminy was ruled out of the tournament due to an injury,...
  • CLT20: Debutants Lahore Lions take on formidable Kolkata Knight Riders Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Buoyed by a spectacular win over Chennai Super Kings in the inaugural match, Kolkata Knight Riders will take on spirited qualifiers Lahore Lions in their second game of the Champions League Twenty20 on Sunday. KKR, this year's IPL champions, scored a remarkable victory over Chennai thanks to a scintillating knock...