Still smarting from their defeat at the hands of Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Kolkata Knight Riders will have to get their act together soon and come out all guns blazing against defending champions Chennai Super Kings in their IPL return-leg match here tomorrow.
International cricket is addictive, says S Badrinath, who got initiated into it late, when he was almost 28. And he played only three ODIs and two Tests. Nikhilesh Bhattacharya
In between a drizzle and torrential rain, the Kolkata Knight Riders took a giant step towards the playoffs at the Eden Gardens on Saturday. Nikhilesh Bhattacharya reports. Scorecard | Lowest scores in power plays
If Thursday’s Indian Premier League match against the Delhi Daredevils was important for S Badrinath to help the Chennai Super Kings seal a berth in the playoffs, it was equally crucial for the Tamil Nadu batsman to build a firm case for recall to the national team. Amol Karhadkar
Indian cricket isn’t known for many famous comebacks on the international stage, especially by those who have turned 30. But S Badrinath is set to buck the trend. Amol Karhadkar
Wriddhiman Saha, declared Man of the Match for his unbeaten 46 that helped Chennai Super Kings beat Kochi Tuskers Kerala by 11 runs in Chennai on Wednesday night, said he was not under any pressure to perform, but played according to the situation.
Wriddhiman Saha, declared Man of the Match for his unbeaten 46 that helped Chennai Super Kings beat Kochi Tuskers Kerala by 11 runs here om Wednesday night, said he was not under any pressure to perform, but played according to the situation.
The battle for the top spot in the Indian Premier League table will go down to the wire as top-placed Chennai Super Kings lock horns with the Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are second, at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday. Rohit Bhaskar
writes. Match box
Royal Challengers Bangalore finish on top after defeating Chennai Super Kings, writes Rohit Bhaskar. Scorecard
Chris Gayle was the hero on Sunday, much as he's been all season for RCB. However, CSK coach Stephen Fleming warned RCB that getting Gayle early could leave them in a spot of bother. Rohit Bhaskar
The 24-year-old may not have played a Test yet, but on Sunday he did what bowlers with hundreds of Test wickets have failed to do this season - keep Chris Gayle in check. Rohit Bhaskar
Raina's innings takes the Chennai team to its second IPL final, Vettori's boys to get another chance in second qualifier. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal
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Does the colour of a sporting team's attire have any say in the final outcome? Folks back at the fag end of the 19th century certainly thought so. Rohit Bhaskar
reports. Mantra for success
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