T20

  • 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...
  • Fielders made my bowling look good: Ishwar Pandey 22-04-2014 12:51 PM

    He played an important role in Chennai Super Kings' crushing win over Delhi Daredevils, but pacer Ishwar Pandey says he did not do anything special and it was the fielders who made his effort look better. Pandey delivered figures of 4-0-23-2 in just his first match for CSK, which the...
  • IPL 7: Hope to be back for Delhi's next game, says Kevin Pietersen 22-04-2014 10:56 AM

    Sharjah: Decimated in their most recent IPL match, there is some good news for the beleaguered Delhi Daredevils with their injured English skipper Kevin Pietersen saying that he expects to be fit for the team's next game in Dubai. "I don't know if they are missing me. This is a...
  • IPL 7: Chennai thump Delhi by 93 runs to register first win 21-04-2014 11:33 PM

    Chennai Super Kings produced a clinical performance to crush Delhi Daredevils by 93 runs and register their first win in the seventh edition of Indian Premier League on Monday. Chennai first rode on Suresh Raina's fine half-century and then a late burst from skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to post a...
  • Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara could face disciplinary action 21-04-2014 11:30 PM

    Senior Sri Lankan players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara could face disciplinary action over remarks made by them on their arrival in Colombo after winning the ICC World Twenty20 title. At an executive committee meeting of the governing body on Monday, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said that it has been...
  • 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...
  • IPL 7: Hyderabad in way of Punjab's hat-trick 21-04-2014 05:13 PM

    The smartest buyers of the 2014 Indian Premier League (IPL) players' auction, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) have played the smartest cricket in the first week of IPL 7. They have outplayed two past champions and overcome two targets in excess of 190 - engineered by their M-force. Glenn Maxwell and...
  • Rajasthan Royals will bounce back, says confident Sanju Samson 21-04-2014 11:33 AM

    His fine half-century went in vain against Kings XI Punjab, but Rajasthan Royals' young batsman Sanju Samson says he is not the one to cry over one setback for too long and would be aiming to finish off games for his team in the coming IPL matches. Samson's 52 was...
  • Maxwell, Miller fireworks power Punjab to seven-wicket win over Rajasthan 20-04-2014 11:59 PM

    Glenn Maxwell played a whirlwind knock of 89 runs before David Miller provided the finishing touches with a breathtaking 19-ball 51 as Kings XI Punjab hammered Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in a high-scoring IPL-7 match on Sunday. Chasing an imposing 192 to win, Maxwell and Miller put on an...
  • 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...
  • IPL 7: Duminy's heroics power Delhi to four-wicket win over Kolkata 19-04-2014 11:59 PM

    JP Duminy hit an unbeaten 52 after skipper Dinesh Karthik set the foundation with a fighting 56-run knock as Delhi Daredevils edged out Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets in a thrilling IPL-7 contest in Dubai on Saturday. Electing to bat, KKR posted a decent 166 for 5, thanks to...
  • 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: Shoddy Mumbai lose to RCB for second straight defeat 19-04-2014 07:02 PM

    It won't be wrong to analyse that Mumbai Indians lost in the first 20 overs of their IPL-7 match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Dubai on Saturday, as their 115 was never enough to challenge a batting-heavy RCB, who romped home by 7 wickets with 2.3 overs to spare. Mumbai...
  • David Miller eyeing to imbibe courage of conviction from Sehwag 19-04-2014 12:32 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Devastating Kings XI batsman David Miller wants to imbibe the "courage of conviction" from his new teammate and hero Virender Sehwag while sharing the dressing room with the veteran Indian cricketer in the ongoing seventh edition of IPL. Miller said he won't let go any opportunity to pick...
  • Wasim Akram has a bowl at the Kolkata Knight Riders' nets 19-04-2014 10:51 AM

    Dubai: The Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen will forever remember Friday's net session as their mentor Wasim Akram bowled his heart out before the teams' weekend game against Delhi Daredevils. It was a treat to see the 'Sultan of Swing' bowling long spells with short run-ups and producing the same movement...
  • It's getting increasingly tough for bowlers, says Saeed Ajmal 19-04-2014 08:31 AM

    Lahore: Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal, widely regarded as the world's best offspinner, says that life is becoming increasingly tough for bowlers in limited-overs cricket. The 36-year-old believes the Twenty20 format and rule changes in 50-over matches have made a real difference. "Times have changed and there is hardly any respect for...
  • As it happened: Chennai vs Punjab, IPL 7, Match 3 18-04-2014 02:55 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Glenn Maxwell's 95 in 43 balls pulled off an daunting chase of Chennai's 205 to give Punjab a win in their opening match. Pre-match: Distracted by off-field controversies, two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) would be desperate to start...
  • Vijay Mallya pleased with Yuvraj for coming into his old vintage self 18-04-2014 12:55 PM

    After splurging a mammoth amount to fetch his services, Royal Challengers Bangalore owner Vijay Mallya was immensely pleased with Yuvraj Singh for playing a crucial role in beating Delhi Daredevils in their IPL campaign opener. "What particularly pleased me was Yuvraj Singh coming back to his old vintage self. His...
  • I will never cut down on pace, says Varun Aaron 18-04-2014 11:14 AM

    Indian fast bowlers have a history of cutting down on pace to focus on line and length but Varun Aaron, despite coming off five stress fractures, says he will never compromise when it comes to speed. Playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, the 24-year-old Aaron picked up a wicket with his...
  • I have taken tips from AB de Villiers: Duminy 18-04-2014 10:27 AM

    Sharjah: He himself knows a thing or two about batting in the end overs and Delhi Daredevils' JP Duminy says he has taken tips from his South African teammate AB de Villiers, who is considered one of the best finishers in the game today. Delhi Daredevils found themselves in tatters...
  • Virat Kohli terms criticism on Yuvraj Singh after World T20 unfair 18-04-2014 08:26 AM

    Sharjah: Star batsman Virat Kohli termed "unfaired" the criticism directed to his India team-mate Yuvraj Singh for his performance in the recent World Twenty20 loss for India against Sri Lanka in Bangladesh. "Yuvraj got criticism recently, it's unfair. He has won us two World Cups (2007 T20 and 2011 50-over),...
  • IPL 7: Reuniting with Kallis helped me, says Manish Pandey 17-04-2014 12:24 PM

    Abu Dhabi: On a high after playing a crucial role in Kolkata Knight Riders' stunning IPL win over defending champions Mumbai Indians, Manish Pandey said reuniting with Jacques Kallis, the veteran with whom he previously played in the Royal Challengers Bangalore team, helped him rediscover some lost form. Pandey's 64...
  • Dropping Kallis and tactics cost Mumbai Indians the game 17-04-2014 11:25 AM

    Abu Dhabi: Lasith Malinga picked up four wickets against Kolkata Knight Riders in the opening encounter of IPL 7 but he feels responsible for the team's loss as the Sri Lankan pacer feels the catch he dropped of Jacques Kallis cost he defending champions dearly. Kallis was dropped when he...
  • Rohit Sharma urges team-mates to learn from mistakes 17-04-2014 09:52 AM

    Having started their title defence with a thumping defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians' skipper Rohit Sharma reflected on the sub-par performance of his team, saying they were unable to take wickets when it was most needed and that led to their downfall. The seventh Indian Premier League kicked...
  • MS Dhoni expects Chennai Super Kings to reach at least semi-finals 16-04-2014 07:05 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels adjusting to the conditions in UAE will be the biggest challenge for his team though he expects the two-time champions to at least reach the semi-finals of the seventh Indian Premier League (IPL) beginning on Wednesday. "There are players who...