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  • IPL 7: I backed myself to defend 9 runs, says Vinay Kumar 25-04-2014 12:08 PM

    Vinay Kumar has a knack of pulling it off in the last-over battles. On Thursday, he did it again, this time for his new employers Kolkata Knight Riders against his former bosses at the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Needing 9 off the last over, with AB de Villiers on the crease,...
  • 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...
  • IPL 7: Win was incredible and Lynn's catch was unbelievable, says Gautam Gambhir 25-04-2014 09:45 AM

    Skipper Gautam Gambhir called it "incredible" after his side Kolkata Knight Riders pulled off a remarkable come-from-behind victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League in Sharjah on Thursday. Riding on one of the greatest catches of all time and superb bowling at the death, the Knight Riders...
  • 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. 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 a...
  • IPL 7: A special knock is long overdue for Sehwag, says Balaji 24-04-2014 07:12 PM

    New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab's Glenn Maxwell might have overshadowed Virender Sehwag with three match-winning knocks so far in this Indian Premier League, but the team's senior pacer Laxmipathy Balaji feels a "special knock" is long overdue for the out-of-favour India opener. While the Australian stole the limelight with knocks...
  • As it happened: Bangalore vs Kolkata, IPL 7 24-04-2014 06:24 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. With another win, the RCB will go to the top of the IPL points table, level...
  • 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...
  • IPL 7: Darren Lehmann lit a fire under Glenn Maxwell 24-04-2014 01:21 PM

    Glenn Maxwell is batting like never before and has put up a spectacle in his three innings so far in IPL 7, and if reports are to be believed, Australia coach Darren Lehmann may have lit a fire under him. The young Aussie, playing for Kings XI Punjab this season,...
  • 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...
  • Mohit Sharma in good company at Chennai Super Kings 24-04-2014 11:26 AM

    Dubai: Find of last year's Indian Premier League, Mohit Sharma is enjoying the company of his new pace colleagues in the Chennai Super Kings team and said he was trying to take as much inputs as possible from senior colleagues like Ashish Nehra and Ben Hilfenhaus. His performance in last...
  • IPL 7: Ravindra Jadeja had a 'ball' against Rajasthan 24-04-2014 09:37 AM

    Dubai: Ravindra Jadeja, whose all-round display helped Chennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by seven runs in an IPL-7 match on Wednesday, said that he was enjoying his bowling more than batting as he was able to extract turn from the slow pitch here. "I was enjoying my bowling. Wicket...
  • 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...
  • Hat-trick of victories 'phenomenal' for Punjab's team spirit: Miller 23-04-2014 10:05 PM

    Chandigarh: Explosive South Africa batsman David Miller believes three back-to-back wins in the Indian Premier League are "phenomenal" for Kings XI Punjab spirit and having a "more balanced team" than previous editions is making things easier for the franchise. "It's a lot more balanced team," 24-year-old Miller said when asked...
  • IPL 7 is wide open, says Sourav Ganguly 23-04-2014 09:53 PM

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels the seventh Indian Premier League is wide open with the perennial underdogs doing well and the consistent teams faltering for the first time since the T20 tournament began in 2008. "This is the first IPL where all teams are on equal footing, there...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, Game 10 23-04-2014 06:57 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Chennai Super Kings are back on solid ground in IPL 7 having overcome an upset defeat to Kings XI Punjab with a record-setting victory over Delhi Daredevils, which makes them firm favourites against Rajasthan Royals. Playing XIs: Rajasthan Royals:...
  • IPL 2014, Week-1 Review: All's Maxwell in season seven 23-04-2014 12:59 PM

    A week and nine games into Indian Premier League's season seven, cricket - as the IPL's legally-appointed caretaker Sunil Gavaskar promised - has taken centrestage in the UAE, while the muck-clearing process is limited to courtrooms back home. The first seven days of IPL 7 ended with the anniversary of...
  • IPL 7: I will improve as time progresses, says Cheteshwar Pujara 23-04-2014 11:44 AM

    Sharjah: Still finding his feet in theTwenty20 format, Cheteshwar Pujara knows that he cannot be "flamboyant" like some of his Kings XI Punjab teammates in the IPL but the Indian says he is hoping carve a niche for himself by emulating South African legend Jacques Kallis. Pujara, who opens the...
  • IPL 7: Shikhar Dhawan unhappy with Hyderabad's sloppy fielding 23-04-2014 09:46 AM

    Sharjah: Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Shikhar Dhawan on Tuesday put the blame for their crushing 72-run defeat against Kings XI Punjab on their fielding lapses and batting failure during an IPL match in Sharjah. "We dropped lots of catches, especially the Maxwell catch and after that he went on to score...
  • 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,...
  • Lalit Modi hails SC's decision to reject BCCI's proposed panel 22-04-2014 09:58 PM

    Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi welcomed the Supreme Court's decision to ask Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee to continue the IPL spot-fixing probe, hoping that it will "blow the lid" on corruption in the T20 league. After asking BCCI to form a committee for an internal probe, the apex court on...
  • Yuvraj Singh hates batting under pressure, says mother 22-04-2014 09:51 PM

    Sharjah: Shabnam Singh, mother of Yuvraj Singh, on Tuesday said her son hates to bat under pressure and relishes playing in a side which enjoys cricket and are relaxed. "He is very happy to be picked up for RCB because cricket is all about enjoying and that's what the Royal...
  • 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...
  • I had a feeling deposition recordings were leaked: Pradeep Magazine on IPL snoopgate 22-04-2014 07:03 PM

    The senior journalist talked to CNN-IBN about the disturbing developments in the IPL spot-fixing case probed by the Mudgal committee. ...
  • 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's snoopgate row? Further trouble for BCCI 22-04-2014 06:10 PM

    In what could be a potentially damaging development for the BCCI, it has now emerged that the Justice Mudgal panel probe into the IPL spot-fixing and betting case was being snooped upon. This shocking revelation, made by senior advocate Gopal Subramaniam appearing for the Mudgal panel in the Supreme Court...
  • IPL Scandal: Justice Mudgal report snooped upon, deposition recordings leaked? 22-04-2014 05:04 PM

    In a shocking revelation, the Justice Mukul Mudgal panel, which has been set up by the court to probe betting and spot-fixing in the IPL, has told the Supreme Court that attempts were made by people involved in the IPL scam to procure audio recordings from the panel. Senior advocate...
  • IPL Scandal: Justice Mudgal agrees to continue probe, BCCI panel opposed 22-04-2014 04:39 PM

    Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee is now just awaiting Supreme Court's nod to continue its probe into the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting case after the three-member panel proposed by the BCCI faced objection from petitioner Aditya Verma in the court on Tuesday, after which SC turned back to...