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Cricket News

Cricket teams trek to world's highest game on 'roof of Africa'

Two teams are taking part in a gruelling eight-day trek up the vast extinct volcano, to play a full Twenty20 game in the ice-covered crater just below its rugged peak, at 5,785 metres (19,000 feet).

Hobart Hurricanes overcome Cape Cobras in CLT20

Hobart Hurricanes rode on a fine half-century from middle-order batsman Aiden Blizzard to beat Cape Cobras by six wickets in their Champions League Twenty20 Group B clash in Hyderabad on Sunday.

Australia's Watson out of Pakistan Test series with injury

Australia all-rounder Shane Watson was on Sunday ruled out of next month's Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates with a calf injury.

Kings XI Punjab beat Barbados Trident by four wickets in CLT20

David Miller smashed a 34-ball 46 under pressure and Parvinder Awana scalped three wickets as Kings XI Punjab notched up a four-wicket victory over Barbados Tridents in the Champions League Twenty20 at Mohali.

Mitchell Marsh seals it for Scorchers in thrilling finish

The immensely talented Mitchell Marsh hit successive sixes off the last two deliveries as Perth Scorchers from Australia beat South Africa's Dolphins by six wickets in a group league match of the Champions League T20 at Mohali on Saturday.

CLT20: Williamson ton lifts Knights against Cobras

Northern Knights beat Cape Cobras by 33 runs under Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-shortened Group B match in the Champions League Twenty20 at Raipur on Friday.

Gloves off: Dhoni snubs hotel for not allowing biryani from Rayudu’s residence

On the eve of Chennai Super Kings’ CL T20 match against KKR on Wednesday, organisers were busy shifting MS Dhoni’s team from one hotel to another. Rumour has it that it happened on an irate India captain’s insistence.

CLT20: Bailey promises better show after Kings XI Punjab win

Kings XI Punjab captain George Bailey heaped praise on Glenn Maxwell and Thisara Perera after the five-wicket win against Hobart Hurricanes in Mohali on Thursday and promised his team will get better in the Champions League T20.

Maxwell delivers for Kings XI, beat Hobart Hurricanes by 5 wickets

Chasing a target of 145, Kings XI made 146 for five with 14 balls to spare after skipper George Bailey and all-rounder Thisara Perera remained unbeaten on 34 and 35 respectively.

Russell has been our Superman: Gambhir

I am longing for the day when I’d look at the Gautam Gambhir in the mirror and another Andre will be reading out passages from his book — my KKR teammate from West Indies Andre Russell. Even in the past he has been our Superman.

Virat Kohli seeks out Tendulkar to sharpen off-stump game

Desperate to avoid a repeat of the England tour, where he averaged an embarrassing 13.40 in the Tests and 18.00 in the ODIs, Kohli has made a dash to Mumbai. On a request from the 25-year-old, Sachin Tendulkar was present to guide the Delhi batsman.

Injury delays Mitchell Johnson's CLT20 participation for KXIP

A rib injury sustained during Australia's recent ODI tour of Zimbabwe has delayed pacer Mitchell Johnson's participation in the Champions League Twenty20.

Adapting quickly key to Indian success in Australia: Kasprowicz

Adjusting to the conditions and improvising quickly to challenging situations would be the key to India's success in what promises to be a tough tour Down Under come December, feels former Australia pacer Michael Kasprowicz.

Russell, Ten Doeschate were brilliant against CSK: Gambhir

KKR captain Gautam Gambhir said Andre Russell and Ryan ten Doeschate played 'unbelievable' knocks and also hailed spinner Sunil Narine for his economical spell, which according to him were instrumental in his side's win over CSK in the CLT20 opener in Hyderabad.

CLT20: Russell lifts Knights back from the dead

Andre Russell smashed a breathtaking half century while Ryan ten Doeschate struck a fine unbeaten 51 to guide IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders to a seven-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings.
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