HindustanTimes Sun,30 Aug 2015

IPL 2014: News

Motorcade only high point in Eden matinee show

From Shah Rukh Khan turning up almost three hours late to police resorting to lathicharge, KKR's felicitation at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata never really lived up to the hysteria of 2012.

Yusuf’s knock made us believe we could win it: Bayliss

Yusuf Pathan’s 22-ball 72 made KKR believe they could actually win IPL 7, coach Trevor Bayliss told HT on Tuesday. Bayliss said the Knights now have the squad to consistently make semi-finals and the final.

Being a champion means touching lives of others

What does it mean, being a champion? As Novak Djokovic showed with his gesture, there is more to life than just winning. Gautam Gambhir writes.

Kings XI win on entertainment quotient

There was agony in store on Sunday night for Kings XI Punjab. They may have finished second best, but they've turned out to be the team most would have paid to watch.

Two out of three isn't bad for Gambhir

Not a man moved. A few in the stands clapped nervously, the faces in both the dugouts had gone pale. Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir still had his pads on; George Bailey had his hands on his waist at short covers. It was the scene when the 18th over started.

IPL 7 Final, Kolkata vs Punjab: The match as it happened

Kolkata Knight Riders pulled off a thrilling final tie against Kings XI Punjab, winning by three wickets before a 31,550-strong crowd at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday.

KKR win second IPL crown, beat Kings XI Punjab by three wickets

On the morning of the game, Sunil Gavaskar said he wished the final would go down to the wire. The gods seemed to smile on him as Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab dished out a thrilling finale.

'Not many would have thought we would win IPL after first 7 games'

An elated Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir on Sunday said that the triumph was even sweeter as not many people gave them a chance after the first seven matches in IPL this year.

'Clean' IPL 7 like a whiff of fresh air

To think of it, IPL 7 was almost a non-starter. Mired in the betting and spot-fixing controversy, the Supreme Court (SC) threatened to stop the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals from participating in this edition.

Success after hard work a source of joy, says Sunil Narine

The world may be gushing over his wicket-taking abilities through rather unorthodox ways, but that does not perturb Sunil Narine. Instead, the focus is on working hard and giving his best for his team, the West Indies or Kolkata Knight Riders.

Sanjay Bangar is as calm as coach as Gary was: Sehwag

After Kings XI Punjab stormed into their first IPL final riding on Virender Sehwag's century, the opener compared coach Sanjay Bangar to former India coach Gary Kirsten, who was in charge when the team triumphed in the 2011 World Cup.

Run-outs of Raina, McCullum saw CSK lose momentum: Fleming

The run-outs of Suresh Raina and Brendon McCullum saw Chennai Super Kings lose momentum when chasing the huge target set by Kings XI Punjab in the IPL Qualifier 2, said CSK's coach Stephen Fleming after his side lost by 24 runs at the Wankhede Stadium.

Virupanthi: Punjab into IPL 7 final, defeat Chennai by 24 runs

Virender Sehwag's blistering century and some steady bowling saw Kings XI Punjab beat Chennai Super Kings by 24 runs in the second IPL qualifier at the Wankhede stadium on Friday.

As Bailey and Gambhir clash on Sunday, who will end up smiling? Or will they both?

KXIP coach Sanjay Bangar said on television that Bailey has got players in the team to tell jokes before a game, while Gambhir is the epitome of intensity on the cricket field. As they clash on Super Sunday, who will end up smiling?

Dhoni launches attack on his bowlers

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was caustic in his criticism of the Chennai Super Kings bowlers as they were knocked out of the IPL after losing the Qualifier 2 to Kings XI Punjab, in Mumbai on Friday.
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