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  • Wriddhiman Saha rates 35-run Test knock higher than IPL century June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: He has been the focus of attention after a magnificent hundred in the IPL final but Wriddhiman Saha rates a long-forgotten 35-run Test knock in Australia higher than his latest feat. "Although the context was completely different but I would rate the innings of 35 in the Adelaide Test...
  • Kings XI Punjab had faith in Sehwag's capabilities, says Bangar June 4, 2014

    Though Virender Sehwag is going through a rough phase but Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar said the team had full confidence in the dashing opener's capabilities in the IPL 7. Riding on Sehwag's scintillating ton, Punjab cruised to a 24-run victory over Chennai Super Kings to enter the final of...
  • 'Veer is indeed the winner!': how Kolkata Knight Riders fans celebrated as the team lifted the IPL 2014 trophy June 2, 2014

    It was a Sunday night to remember for all Kolkata Knight Riders fans. The final IPL match between KKR and KXIP began trending as a Veer vs Zaara competition on Twitter a day before the face-off as Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta's teams got ready for the action. What...
  • Kolkata goes euphoric after KKR's blockbuster IPL-7 win June 2, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata erupted in joy twice over as firecrackers lit up the sky and fans were out on streets after the home franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders registered a nail-biting three-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab for their second IPL title. No sooner Piyush Chawla sealed the chase with a boundary in...
  • Wriddhiman Saha had promised me to play a cracking innings: Coach June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Jayanto Bhowmick's voice was choked as he spoke about his favourite ward Wriddhiman Saha's "career-defining knock" which he felt came at the right time in his career. "It is the best day of my life. Any coach would wait for this particular day when his student does something special....
  • 'My constant tweeting is a sign of nervous excitement', says SRK as his team gets ready for the IPL finale June 1, 2014

    Bangalore: Shah Rukh Khan's Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won the title in 2012 and they have again reached the finals of the seventh edition being played here Sunday. The superstar admits to being nervous, but says he has nothing to lose and tweeted a picture...
  • It's time for KXIP vs KKR in IPL 2014: this is what would have happened if Veer vs Zaara was made into a movie June 1, 2014

    Another exciting season of the Indian Premier League draws to a close today. Millions of cricket fans are going to be glued to the screens to see their favourite team win. This year's final is more than just cricket, it is a Bollywood war between the biggest stars ever. Team...
  • IPL 7: Cometh the hour, cometh Virender Sehwag May 30, 2014

    Virender Sehwag scored the second century in the seventh edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) when he smashed a ton off just 50 balls against Chennai Super Kings in the Qualifier 2 on Friday at Wankhede in Mumbai. Sehwag rolled back the years as he smashed 122 off just 58...
  • IPL 7, Qualifier 2: Final push by Punjab, Chennai in battle of equals May 30, 2014

    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. On the contrary now one team has to face the truth of elimination in the Qualifier 2 to be played at the Wankhede...
  • Rain threatens KKR-KXIP match, Punjab to qualify in case of a washout May 28, 2014

    Uncertainty surrounds IPL's first qualifier between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab to be played at the Eden Gardens today, thanks to unfavourable weather. The match was washed off on Tuesday and faces a similar fate today as Kolkata remains under a heavy cloud cover. Kolkata received light showers in...
  • I am very much eyeing the England tour: Parvinder Awana May 27, 2014

    Kings XI Punjab pacer Parvinder Awana has set his sights on the upcoming tour of England to make a comeback into the Indian cricket team. The 27-year-old Awana, who has played for India in two T20s, has impressed KXIP bowling coach Joe Dawes, who is hoping that the bowler gets back...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders not willing to take Virender Sehwag lightly May 27, 2014

    Kolkata: He may not have set the Indian Premier League (IPL) on fire with his batting, but Kings XI Punjab opener Virender Sehwag is not being taken likely by Kolkata Knight Riders coach Trevor Bayliss who hopes the dashing batsman would get out early during their encounter Tuesday. Speaking to the...
  • IPL 7, Qualifier 1: Form guide of Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders May 27, 2014

    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 Indian Premier League on Tuesday. Punjab have been the most outstanding team this season to...
  • IPL 7: Ton-up Lendl Simmons leads Mumbai to a 7-wicket win over Punjab May 22, 2014

    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 competitive target...
  • Every win gives KXIP confidence and self-belief, says Bailey May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Having consolidated their position at the top of the points table with their ninth victory in IPL 7, Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey feels every win is vital as it increases confidence and self belief among the players going into the business end of the tournament. Kings XI...
  • IPL 7: Captain George Bailey gives free hand to execute plans, says Akshar Patel May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab, over the years, have unearthed some serious talents in IPL and the latest from their stable is young Gujarat left-arm spinner Akshar Patel, who attributes much of his success in the seventh edition to the flexible thought process of team`s captain George Bailey. "You automatically get...
  • IPL 7: Top-order cameos help Punjab chase down Hyderabad's 205 May 14, 2014

    Wriddhiman Saha, Glenn Maxwell and Manan Vohra played out of their skin to script Kings XI Punjab's six-wicket win after their second successful 200-plus chase of the season, which outdid a stunning knock from Sunrisers Hyderabad's wicketkeeper batsman Naman Ojha. Ojha, promoted up the order as a pinch hitter, responded with...
  • Naman Ojha blitz one of the best in IPL 7 May 14, 2014

    After Yuvraj Singh's stellar performance on Tuesday night, Indian Premier League witnessed yet another boundary fest on Wednesday, and this time by Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper batsman Naman Ojha. Ojha bludgeoned his way to an unbeaten 36-ball 79 as Hyderabad posted a mammoth 205 against Kings XI Punjab in a must-win match...
  • KXIP look to finish on top of IPL-7 points table, says Joe Dawes May 10, 2014

    Bangalore: Kings XI Punjab bowling coach Joe Dawes on Saturday said his team is aiming to finish at the top of the points table so that it could get two shots to make the finals of the ongoing Indian Premier League. Finishing in the top two spots provide the first teams...
  • IPL 2014: Punjab look to cement top spot against Bangalore May 9, 2014

    Glenn Maxwell will be the cynosure of all eyes when a rampaging Kings XI Punjab take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Friday. Maxwell, who fell within touching distance of a century for the fourth time in...
  • Mumbai Indians open their IPL-7 account with win over Kings XI Punjab May 4, 2014

    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 Rohit...
  • IPL 7: KXIP captain George Bailey cautious after team's impressive start May 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Kings XI Punjab are sitting on top of IPL table after an all-win record in the UAE leg but skipper George Bailey said his team may have to start from the scratch as they play their first match in India against defending champions Mumbai Indians on Saturday. "Could not have...
  • IPL 2014, Week-2 Review: Punjab and Mumbai's contrasting five-fors May 1, 2014

    Indian Premier League's two-week honeymoon in the UAE has come to an end, and the IPL-hungry fans in India can once again picnic at the stadiums with cricketaiment on the menu in family outings - for 31 days, across 40 matches. Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah witnessed a lot of fireworks...
  • IPL 7: Kings XI Punjab hammer RCB for fifth straight win April 29, 2014

    An inspired display of fast bowling by the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) pacers set up their fifth straight win in IPL 7 as Sandeep Sharma & Co. first restricted Royal Challegners Bangalore (RCB) to 124 for 8 and then chased down the modest target easily to win by 5 wickets. Sharma's...
  • As it happened: Punjab vs Bangalore, IPL 7, Match 18 April 28, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) An inspired display of fast bowling by the KXIP pacers set up the win as they chased down Bangalore's modest 124/8 with 7 balls to spare in Dubai. Pre-match: After scoring their lowest ever total in the last match, Royal Challengers...
  • As it happened: Kolkata vs Punjab, IPL 7, Match 15 April 28, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Kings XI Punjab's M-factor will be the biggest challenge facing the Kolkata Knight Riders when they battle the most awe-inspiring outfit so far in IPL 7, Punjab, in Dubai on Saturday. Glenn Maxwell and David Miller have virtually been an...
  • Kings XI Punjab's M-factor: Maxwell and Miller April 21, 2014

    The M-factor for the Kings XI Punjab in the IPL 7 season seven seems to be working well. (Glenn) Maxwell and (David) Miller are the two juggernauts who again proved to be the match winners for the Punjab-based outfit. Maxwell and Miller underlined their credentials as big-match players by leading Kings...
  • Kings XI Punjab beat us fair and square, says MS Dhoni April 18, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni conceded that his side were beaten "fair and square" by a better opponent in their six-wicket loss against Kings XI Punjab in an IPL thriller. CSK posted a huge 205 for four after electing to bat thanks to half centuries from Dwayne...