The Kolkata Knight Riders beat the Kings XI Punjab by 39 runs in Chandigarh on Saturday. This is the first win for Knight Riders after 3 defeats.
Lashing out at Indian Premier League for using "cricket as an instrument of business", Sports Minister M S Gill has accused the BCCI of changing the rules of the game to allow the cash-awash Twenty20 league run a commercial venture.
Rajasthan Royals defeated Chennai Super Kings by 17 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
David Warner smashed the second century of the Indian Premier League III as Delhi Daredevils crushed a hapless Kolkata Knight Riders by 40 runs in New Delhi, reports Khurram Habib
Kumar Sangakkara had little to do other than kill time at the team hotel on Monday evening. It wasn’t as if the Kings XI skipper was done with his training. It was because he had been suspended for Tuesday’s match against the Mumbai Indians.
Harbhajan Singh was no doubt the star of Sunday night as his 18-ball 49 not out helped the Mumbai Indians stage a remarkable comeback against the Deccan Chargers and maintain their top spot on the table.
Don’t be surprised if you soon see Chennai Super Kings requesting Matthew Hayden to put away his Mongoose bat and get hold of the ones he played with in the first two seasons of the IPL.
If Virat Kohli was distraught about not being picked in the Indian team for the Twenty20 World Cup, he’s not showing it. He’s only 21, but the Delhi top-order batsman has already gone through plenty in his life in cricket.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni will have only seven foreign players to choose from when his team takes on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai on Wednesday, reports Nikhilesh Bhattacharya
The Mumbai Indians’ decision to hand over the ‘keeping gloves to Ambati Rayudu against Deccan Chargers on Sunday surprised many. Not because the batsman was recovering from an elbow injury but due to the fact that Rayudu has hardly kept wickets even on the domestic circuit.
The Mumbai Indians beat the Kings XI Punjab by 4 wickets in their seventh match in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Wednesday’s match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore will see the Chennai Super Kings play at home after three matches. Halfway into their campaign in IPL III, they have played five away games and two at home. From now on, the equation will be reversed.
Had the same match been played in Mohali, MI would have found it very difficult to scrape through. But backed by the crowd, and Saurabh Tiwary's late surge, they hung on. For the record, MI won by four wickets with three balls to spare.
Table-toppers Mumbai Indians were on Wednesday fined for maintaining a slow over-rate for the second time in the Indian Premier League with skipper Sachin Tendulkar losing $ 40,000 after the win against Kings XI Punjab here.
Murali Vijay struck a blistering 78 upfront and Suresh Raina chipped in with a crucial unbeaten 44 down the order as Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by five wickets to keep alive their semifinal hopes in the Indian Premier League tournament, reports Nikhilesh Bhattacharya