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Kingfisher employees protest ahead of RCB vs MI Indian Premier League match

A group of employees of crisis-hit Kingfisher Airlines today staged a "silent" protest ahead of the IPL match involving Royal Challenger Bangalore team, owned by liquor baron and airline promoter Vijay Mallya, against non-payment of salary for several months in Bangalore.

Close encounter after big basher falls early

Sunrisers Hyderabad won their match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad today by five runs after the game went into the superovers following a tie, reports Firoz Mirza. Scorecard

Rajasthan Royals skipper Rahul Dravid fined for slow over rate

Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid has been fined $20,000 after his team failed to keep up with the stipulated over-rate during its Pepsi IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders in Jaipur.

Daredevils’ luckless run continues

In a match of fluctuating fortunes, Delhi Daredevils flirted with their first victory only for it to end in a heart-breaking loss in the Super Over, reports Sahan Bidappa.

Tough challenge awaits RCB in a battle of table toppers

A tough challenge awaits Royal Challengers Bangalore when they take on Rajasthan Royals in a battle of table toppers in the Twenty20 League tomorrow.

A tailormade honeymoon for AB & Danielle

Around this time last year, AB de Villiers was a man on a mission. With girlfriend Danielle for company, performing well for Royal Challengers Bangalore was not the only objective for him. He had much bigger things to achieve!

Vinay comes alive at the death

Not many would have bet on Vinay Kumar leading the wickets tally after a fortnight of the Indian T20 league. The seamer has been a surprise with his death-over accuracy and the ability to take wickets at crucial intervals.

Gayle delivers a smashing hit

One omelette and two cakes is all he ate, said Chris Gayle. Pune Warriors India would have wished he helped himself to a five-course meal, such was the hunger with which he laid into their bowlers at the M. Chinnasamy stadium on Tuesday. Sahan Bidappa reports. Gayle storm

Chris Gayle awestruck by his own exploits with the bat

Regarded as the most dangerous batsman in Twenty20 cricket, Chris Gayle today said that he himself was awestruck by his devastating 175-run knock against Pune Warriors and said it was one of those days when everything "he hit stayed hit".

I honestly think double century was possible: Chris Gayle

Was getting to 200 a possibility? I honestly think it was possible. Looking back, given the rate at which I was going, I suppose I could have got there, writes Chris Gayle.

MI's big question: Who will counter RCB's ace bomber?

The main focus at Friday's practice session at the Wankhede Stadium was on the body language of the Mumbai Indians bowlers. Everyone was looking at hints of vulnerability. If they were nervous, there were no obvious signs. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Face off

T20: Gayle, RCB sink in a flood of runs by Mumbai Indians

After an unsatisfactory outing on the road, Mumbai Indians would have sought some comfort playing at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday night. But when the opponents are the table-toppers RCB, you can’t let your guard down. And the Indians had done their homework, MVL Manikantan reports.

Youth and anger makes it ugly

Virat Kohli's way of celebrating a win or relishing a milestone is usually decorated with a couple of explicit words. A few aggressive fist pumps and punching the air are a part of the rejoicing. More important the occasion or feat, the more prominent is this feature. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

Hostility against Virat was taking it too far

We are at the half-way mark and it’s the first time in the competition’s 5-year history that I’ve noticed teams doing exceptionally well at home. Chris Gayle writes. Chris says

For slam bang fans, it’s lull after the Gayle

There can't be better news for a sport than having someone as charismatic as Chris Gayle, who makes the spectators eat out of his hand when he gets going. However, there's a flipside to someone becoming as big as Gayle has in the T20 league. Subhash Rajta reports.
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CSK 16 11 5 0 0 +0.530 22
MI 16 11 5 0 0 +0.441 22
RR 16 10 6 0 0 +0.322 20
SRH 16 10 6 0 0 +0.003 20
RCB 16 9 7 0 0 +0.457 18
K XI P 16 8 8 0 0 +0.226 16
KKR 16 6 10 0 0 -0.095 12
PW 16 4 12 0 0 -1.006 8
DD 16 3 13 0 0 -0.848 6