CSK vs KKR highlights, IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings beat KKR by 2 wickets to claim top spot on points table

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IPL 2021 CSK vs KKR highlights
IPL 2021 CSK vs KKR highlights
Updated on Sep 26, 2021 08:25 PM IST
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IPL 2021 highlights, CSK vs KKR: Chennai Super Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 2 wickets to win a thrilling encounter in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. With 4 runs required off the last over, CSK lost two crucial wickets in the final over. However, Deepak Chahar scored the winning runs. It turned out to be a neck-to-neck finght but CSK got over the line. Ruturaj Gaikwad was the top scorer for the Super Kings with 43 off 30 balls. Faf du Plessis scored 40 off 28 while Jadeja contributed with an 8-ball 22. Earlier, KKR set a challenging 172-run taget after opting to bat first. Rahul Tripathi top scored with 45. Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik played a quick cameo of 26 runs in 11 balls while Nitish Rana remained unbeaten on 37 off 27 balls.

 

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  • Sep 26, 2021 07:29 PM IST

    CSK win the thriller

    What a game it was. With 4 runs needed off the last over, CSK lost two crucial wickets in the final over. However, Deepak Chahar scored the winning runs and now, Dhoni & C0 register a hat-trick of wins to claim the top spot on the points table. CSK win by 2 wickets.

  • Sep 26, 2021 07:22 PM IST

    Sunil Narine gets Sam Curran

    Sam Curran falls for 4. CSK need 4 runs in 5 balls to win. 

    CSK : 168/7 after 19.1 overs.

  • Sep 26, 2021 07:18 PM IST

    Prasidh to Jadeja - SIX, SIX, FOUR, FOUR

    That's the power of Ravindra Jadeja. You can't just write him off ever. 22 off 6 balls in Prasidh Krishna's final over and guess what… CSK just need 4 off the last over to win this game. CSK 168/6 after 19 overs.

  • Sep 26, 2021 07:15 PM IST

    Varun cleans up MS Dhoni

    WICKET! Varun Chakravarthy does the magic. Produces a massive breatkthrough to make the game interesting. He cleans up MS Dhoni and now CSK need 30 off 15 to win. CSK: 142/6 in 17.3 overs

  • Sep 26, 2021 07:09 PM IST

    Raina gets run out

    More trouble for CSK in the chase. Suresh Raina gets run out after scoring 11. The call was for a double, by MS Dhoni, but unfortunately, Raina could make the second and falls short off the crease at the non-striker's end. CSK: 142/5 in 17.1 overs, need 30 off 17 to win.

  • Sep 26, 2021 07:04 PM IST

    Lockie Ferguson gets Moeen Ali

    The drama continues. CSK just lost their set batter in Moeen ALi who looked to hit another biggie but ends up getting caught by Venkatesh Iyer at long-on. Ali departs for 32, CSK: 138/4 after 16.4 overs, need 34 runs to win.

  • Sep 26, 2021 06:52 PM IST

    Raina goes off the mark with a boundary

    Narine to Raina - FOUR. Half-tracker on leg stump and Raina pulls it in front of square for a boundary. Awesome start to his innings.

  • Sep 26, 2021 06:49 PM IST

    IPL 2021: Stats Alert!

    Rayudu vs Narine in IPL:

    55 balls

    49 runs

    3 dismissals

  • Sep 26, 2021 06:48 PM IST

    Narine cleans up Rayudu

    Rayudu jumps down the wicket again but this time fails to connect and falls prey to Sunil Narine. Misses the length ball outside off and gets knocked over. CSK: 119/2 after 14.2 overs.

  • Sep 26, 2021 06:47 PM IST

    Narine to Rayudu - FOUR

    Rayudu goes down the track and smashes it inside out over extra cover. Poor effort from Venkatesh Iyer as it cost KKR four runs. 

  • Sep 26, 2021 06:33 PM IST

    Du Plessis departs for 43

    Prasidh Krishna strikes to end Faf du Plessis' innings. The CSK opener departs for 43 and a good catch from Lokie Ferguson at deep point. CSK: 102/2 after 11.3 overs.

  • Sep 26, 2021 06:27 PM IST

    Ferguson to Moeen Ali - FOUR, SIX

    That's how Moeen Ali is playing his part in the run chase. He has just arrived but not wasting any time. A boundary over mid-on followed by a maximum behind sqaure - insane hitting from CSK NO. 3

    CSK: 89/1 after 10 overs.

  • Sep 26, 2021 06:18 PM IST

    Russell provides the breakthrough

    WICKET! That's quite a comeback from Andre Russell. Back of a lenght delivery, Ruturaj looks to clip it over the fence but gets a leadinig edge, Captain Morgan takes an easy catch at covers. CSK: 74/1 after 8.2 overs.

  • Sep 26, 2021 06:16 PM IST

    Ruturaj goes after Russell

    Russell begins his spell but gets an unwanted welcome. Ruturaj clobers him for a huge six and the batter is on 40 now. Cracking shot from the CSK opener.

  • Sep 26, 2021 06:07 PM IST

    CSK vs KKR: Gaikwad hammers Narine

    CSK batters seem to have turned more dangerous after the timeout. After Du Plessis' powerhitting, Gaikwad now joins the party and hammers Sunil Narine for a flat six over long on. 

  • Sep 26, 2021 06:03 PM IST

    50-up for CSK

    Faf dud Plessis charges again and pumps it over the bowler's head for another boundary. Fifty-run opening stand for CSK in the chase of 171. CSK: 52/0 after 6 overs.

  • Sep 26, 2021 06:01 PM IST

    Lockie Ferguson into the attack

    KKR are desparately searching for a breakthrough as they make a change in bowlind and bring Lockie Ferguson into the attack. Faf du Plessis has certainly some other plans as smashes a boundary to welcome the Kiwi pacer.

  • Sep 26, 2021 05:59 PM IST

    Narine to Ruturaj - SIX

    Excellent Shot from Ruturaj! Dances down the line and clobers it over long-off fence for a massive hit. Blissfull. KKR: 42/0 after 5 overs.

  • Sep 26, 2021 05:58 PM IST

    Chakaravarthy to du Plessis: FOUR, FOUR

    That's how CSK opener Faf du Plessis welcomed mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy. Back to back boundaries to power the chase. KKR are searhing for a breathrough now. CSK: 28/0 after 4 overs.

  • Sep 26, 2021 05:49 PM IST

    Du Plessis smashes another boundary

    Whatt a shot!!! Du Plessis moves down the line and slams it over Prasidh Krishna's head for another four in the over. 

  • Sep 26, 2021 05:47 PM IST

    Krishna to Du Plessis - FOUR

    FOUR! Fuller delivery, Du Plessis flicks it beautifully through the gap between midwicket and mid-on for a boundary.

  • Sep 26, 2021 05:41 PM IST

    Gaikwad goes off the mark in style

    Krishna to Gaikwad - FOUR! Superb shot to go off the mark. Short of length delivery, Ruturaj plays it with an open face of the bat through backward point. Well timed shot this. CSK: 5/0 after 1 overs.

  • Sep 26, 2021 05:37 PM IST

    IPL 2021: CSK begin their chase

    Openers Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad are out to begin CSK's chase of 172. Prasidh Krishna begins KKR's attack.

  • Sep 26, 2021 05:25 PM IST

    End of KKR innings

    Kolkata Knight Riders post 171 for 6 in their quota of 20 overs. Rahul Tripathi was the top scorer with 45 off 33 while Dinesh karthik played a handsome cameo of 26 runs in 11 balls. Nitish Rana remains unbeaten on 37 off 27 balls. 

  • Sep 26, 2021 05:21 PM IST

    End of Dinesh Karthik's quick cameo

    Dinesh Karthik's 26-run knock off 11 balls comes to an end. Josh Hazlewood with the wicket. KKR 166/6 in 19.4 overs

  • Sep 26, 2021 05:15 PM IST

    Curran to Karthi: FOUR!

    What a shot to end the 19th over. Hops on to the off side and scoops towards fine leg - Karthik is playing a finisher's role. 19 from the over, KKR: 158/5 after 19 overs.

  • Sep 26, 2021 05:10 PM IST

    Karthik smashes a SIX

    Diinesh Karthik is in action and smashes Sam Curran for a massive six. Stays deep in the crease and whips it over deep midwicket for a maximum. Great hit by the wicketkeeper-batsman.

  • Sep 26, 2021 05:08 PM IST

    Chahar to Rana - FOUR, FOUR

    Rana is going berserk after the KKR lose half of their top batters. The left-hander slams back-to-back boundaries to Deepak Chahar to ease of the pressure, especially after the dismissal of Andre Russell.

  • Sep 26, 2021 05:03 PM IST

    End of Russell's innings

    WICKET! Lord Shardul does it again. He gets the big fish - Andre Russell. length ball, around off. Russell look to spank it through covers but gets an inside and… PLAYE ON!!! The big man walks back after scoring 20, KKR: 125/5 after 16.4 overs.

  • Sep 26, 2021 04:51 PM IST

    Curran to Russell - SIX!

    That's the Andre Russell's tradmark shot. Muscling the ball all over long-on for a huge six. Curran bowls a wide off and gets punished by the big man. An expensive over from the left-armer, KKR: 118/2 after 15 overs.

  • Sep 26, 2021 04:48 PM IST

    Russell gets his first boundary

    Andre Russell hits a boundary after the timeout. Curran bowls this one down the leg and the Caibbea all-rounder plays it cleverly through thirdman. 

  • Sep 26, 2021 04:46 PM IST

    CSK vs KKR: Startegic Timeout

    14 overs have been bowled and the umpires call for the Strategic Timeout. CSK would need to have some more wickets to restrict the opponents as soon as possible. They have been striking after every break. Hopefully, they do it again after this one. KKR, meanwhile, have a new batter in Andre Russell at the crease after Tripathi's dismissal. Can he unleash his real self or CSK will continue to excel. Let's find out.

    KKR: 104/4 after 14 overs. Russell 4*, Rana 16*

  • Sep 26, 2021 04:43 PM IST

    Nitish Rana launches out of the park

    SIX! Superb shot from Nitish Rana. He just clobbers the lenght delivery in style over midwicket for a mighty six. 100-up for KKR. 

  • Sep 26, 2021 04:41 PM IST

    Andre Russell vs CSK in IPL

    9 innings

    280 runs

    Average 46.67

    Strike rate 172.84

    Fifties 4

  • Sep 26, 2021 04:39 PM IST

    Rahul Tripathi out for 45

    WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja does the magic with a full and faster delivery that turned a bit and rammed into the off stump directly. Hard luck for Rahul Tripathi, he departs for 45. KKR: 89/4 after 12.2 overs.

  • Sep 26, 2021 04:26 PM IST

    IPL 2021, CSK vs KKR: Score update after 10 overs

    10 overs gone, KKR are 78/3. Rahul Tripathi is batting on 40 off 26 while Nitish Rana is unbeaten on 1.

  • Sep 26, 2021 04:23 PM IST

    Morgan departs for 8

    WICKET! A super relay catch from Faf du Plessis at long-on ends Morgan's innings. The KKR skipper looked to clear the fence but the South African had some other plans. KKR: 70/3 after 9.1 overs.

  • Sep 26, 2021 04:18 PM IST

    Strategic Time Out!

    The competiton looks even as the KKR batters are looking in good shape despite losing their openers. Meanwhile, CSK would chalk out some plan to dent the partnership between Morgan and Tripathi.

    KKR: 70/2 after 9 overs.

  • Sep 26, 2021 04:12 PM IST

    Tripathi slashes for a four

    Shardul to Tripathi - FOUR! Short deliverym outside off and Rahul slaps it past fielder at point for a boundary. Aggressive shot! KKR: 64/2 after 7.5 overs.

  • Sep 26, 2021 04:06 PM IST

    CSK vs KKR: Iyer departs for 18

    Lord Shardul is back with a bang. Strikes first ball and gets rid of Venkatesh Iyer. Wide outside off, Iyer flashes away from the body but ends up edging it to Dhoni. He departs for 18, KKR: 50/2 in 5.1 overs.

  • Sep 26, 2021 04:00 PM IST

    Fifty up for KKR

    KKR get 50 runs on borad in 5 overs. Rahul and Iyer are looking in great space and they would like to goo bigger after this. 

  • Sep 26, 2021 03:59 PM IST

    Iyer's uppercut leaves Hazzlewood puzzled

    Short of a length delivery, Venkatesh Iyer gets under it and lofts it closely over his body, over Dhoni's head for another boundary from the over. This man has got some real talent! KKR: 50/1 after 5 overs,

  • Sep 26, 2021 03:57 PM IST

    CSK vs KKR: Iyer punishes Hazlewood

    Venkatesh Iyer beats the thirdman fielder to get another boundary. Length ball, chops it finely and gets the boundary. What a shawwwwt!

  • Sep 26, 2021 03:56 PM IST

    Triptahi gets a life

    A great catch by MS Dhoni and CSK players shout out of joy but all in vain. Curran's short ball indeed brushed Tripathi's gloves but given a no-ball for height. The drama doesn't ends here. In the free hit, the KKR batter tonks Curran for a gigantic six over covers. KKR: 39/1 after 3.5 overs.

  • Sep 26, 2021 03:51 PM IST

    Hazlewood misfields, boudnary for KKR

    Josh Hazlewood dives to stop Rahul tripathi's drive against a length ball but it dodges the fielder. Four runs to Kolkata Knight Riders.

  • Sep 26, 2021 03:49 PM IST

    Iyer's slams a boundary

    Cracking shot this. Short, outside off, Iyer plays it too late and too good. Cuts it past the fielder at gully at gets a boundary. KKR: 26/1 after 3 overs.

  • Sep 26, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    Lucky Venkatesh Iyer

    Chance and missed! Venkatesh Iyer gets a top edge that flies high. Faf du Plessis rushes forward and dives but the ball falls short off him. Seems le it touched his fingers but wasn't a clean catch at all. Iyer survives, batting for 4.

  • Sep 26, 2021 03:42 PM IST

    Curran to Tripathi: FOUR

    Rahul Tripathi is back to his business - muscling the ball out for a boundary. Short delivery from Curran, the KKR batter pulls it through deep midwicket for a boundary. KKR: 18/1 after 1.5 overs.

  • Sep 26, 2021 03:40 PM IST

    Shubman Gill gets run out

    WICKET! CSK strike in the first over and it's Gill who has to walk back. Right after surviving the LBW decision, which he reviewed and got a life, the KKR opener finds himself in the middle of a fuss. A bit of confusion and Gill falls short of the crease. Great throw from Rayudu and CSK get the breakthrough. KKR: 11/1 after 1 over.

  • Sep 26, 2021 03:34 PM IST

    Chahar to Gill: FOUR, FOUR

    That's a ferrocious start from KKR. Gill, you beauty. Superb stroke by the youngster. Clobbered the first one over mid-off and then drives the next one through cover, beating the fielder. Back-to-back boundaries.

  • Sep 26, 2021 03:32 PM IST

    Gill off the mark

    First ball, Chahar to Gill, clips it through square leg region and opens his account. KKR 1/0.

  • Sep 26, 2021 03:28 PM IST

    IPL 2021, CSK vs KKR: The battle begins

    KKR's young openers - Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer walk out to bat in the scorching Abu Dhabi heat. MS Dhoni has set the field as Deepak Chahar open's the CSK attack. HERE WE GO!!!!!

  • Sep 26, 2021 03:25 PM IST

    IPL 2021, Points table standings

  • Sep 26, 2021 03:23 PM IST

    IPL 2021: In match stats

    • 250th: Ambati Rayudu will be playing his 250th T20 match.

    • 4: sixes Ambati Rayudu needs 4 more sixes to complete 200 T20 sixes, he will also complete 150 IPL sixes.

    • 50: This could be the 50th match for Eoin Morgan for KKR in the IPL.

    • 50: This could be the 50th T20 match for Prasidh Krishna.

    • 1000: Eoin Morgan is 46 runs away from completing 1,000 runs for KKR in IPL.

    • 50: Eoin Morgan is 5 sixes away from completing 50 sixes for KKR in IPL.

    • 150: Eoin Morgan is 1 catch away from completing 150 catches across T20s.

    • 150: Nitish Rana is 2 sixes away from completing 150 sixes across T20s.

    • 50: Rahul Tripathi is 6 sixes away from completing 50 sixes in IPL.

    • 50: Rahul Tripathi is 3 catches away from completing 50 catches across T20s.

    • 50: Shubman Gill is 7 sixes away from completing 50 sixes across T20s.

    • 1000: Sunil Narine is 98 runs away from completing 1,000 runs in IPL.

    • 150: Sunil Narine is 1 wicket away from completing 150 wickets for KKR across leagues.

    • 50: Prasidh Krishna is 6 wickets away from completing 50 wickets across T20s.

    • 150: Andre Russell is 8 sixes away from completing 150 sixes across T20s.

  • Sep 26, 2021 03:16 PM IST

    MS Dhoni speaks at the toss

    "We have one change, Curran comes in for Bravo. He had a few niggles in the CPL, so we need to make sure he doesn't develop them further. The support staff is very important. Having experienced players in the side helps. In IPL it's about managing the combinations.

  • Sep 26, 2021 03:14 PM IST

    Eoin  Morgan at Toss

    “We are going to bat first, we don't have any changes. Will be a different challenge as it's a day game. There's more pace in the wicket as compared to the last year. In this sort of heat, it might get slower later,” said Morgan.

  • Sep 26, 2021 03:10 PM IST

    Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

    Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood

  • Sep 26, 2021 03:09 PM IST

    Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI

    Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakaravarthy, Prasidh Krishna

  • Sep 26, 2021 03:09 PM IST

    CSK vs KKR: Toss

    Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and opted to bat first against Chennai Super Kings.

  • Sep 26, 2021 02:56 PM IST

    Pitch Report

    ‘Looks like it will be slow, and on the drier side. The teams would expect bowlers to enjoy themselves with variations in pace, length, and the occasional fuller delivery. Should be a fascinating battle," reckon Laxman Sivaramakrishnan and Nick Knight on Star Sports.

  • Sep 26, 2021 02:52 PM IST

    Andre Russell vs CSK

    9 ininngs

    280 runs

    4 fifties

    25 sixes

  • Sep 26, 2021 02:48 PM IST

    KKR Predicted XI vs CSK

    Here's our KKR predicted XI vs CSK

    Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (Captain), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna

  • Sep 26, 2021 02:45 PM IST

    Ambati Rayudu vs KKR spinners

    15 innings

    11 dismissals

    198 runs

    18 Average

  • Sep 26, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    CSK Predicted XI vs KKR

    Have a look at our CSK predicted XI vs KKR

    Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (Captain & Wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood.

  • Sep 26, 2021 02:31 PM IST

    Milestones await fro Dinesh Karthik

    4000: Dinesh Karthik is 54 runs away from completing 4000 runs in IPL.

    200: Dinesh Karthik is 10 sixes away from completing 200 sixes across T20s.

    200: Dinesh Karthik is 7 catches away from completing 200 catches across T20s.

    50: Dinesh Karthik is 10 dismissals as wicketkeeper away from completing 50 dismissals for KKR in IPL.

    50: Dinesh Karthik is 12 sixes away from completing 50 sixes for KKR in IPL.

    150: Karthik is 4 dismissals away from completing 150 dismissals as a wicketkeeper in IPL.

  • Sep 26, 2021 02:30 PM IST

    Eoin Morgan's form a concern?

    KKR openers have been doing a great job but the skipper hasn't been in his best of form. He has struggled to find form this season in 8 innings he has scored 99 runs at strike rate of 110 which is the lowest among all the KKR batsman with min. 5 innings batted. Against CSK, he has played 9 innings and has scored 107 runs at an average of 15.29 which is the worst among all the active teams.

  • Sep 26, 2021 02:27 PM IST

    CSK vs KKR: When and where to watch live streaming

    The mouth-watering contest is about to begin in Abu Dhabhi. In case you are still wondering about where to follow the live streaming, then here we are to clear your doubts. CLICK HERE to know each and every detail.

  • Sep 26, 2021 02:20 PM IST

    Any injury news?

    Well, every one is fit and fine as of now. And we hope it goes like the same. Rayudu, who got hit on his elbow while batting against MI, is also fine and will be available for the selection.

  • Sep 26, 2021 02:13 PM IST

    KKR show massive improvement

    KKR have struggled in the initial phase of the IPL 2021. In the India leg, their average score in the PowerPlay was 44. However, in the UAE, they have shown massive improvemmnet. The average has jumped up to 60. Isn't that intersting?

  • Sep 26, 2021 02:09 PM IST

    CSK vs KKR - head to head

    Matches: 23

    CSK win: 15

    KKR win: 8

  • Sep 26, 2021 01:56 PM IST

    KKR in last five games

    vs MI: Won by 7 wickets

    vs RCB: Won by 9 wickets

    vs DC: Lost by 7 wickets

    vs PBKS: Won by 5 wickets

    vs RR: Lost by 6 wickets

  • Sep 26, 2021 01:51 PM IST

    CSK in last five games

    vs RCB: Won by 6 wickets

    vs MI: Won by 20 runs

    vs MI: Lost by 4 wickets

    vs SRH: Won by 7 wickets

    vs RCB: Won by 69 runs

  • Sep 26, 2021 01:46 PM IST

    Kolkata Knight Riders Squad

    Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakaravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Harbhajan Singh, Shakib Al Hasan, Tim Southee, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Vaibhav Arora

  • Sep 26, 2021 01:45 PM IST

    Chennai Super Kings squad

    Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood, Robin Uthappa, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Jason Behrendorff, Krishnappa Gowtham, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Sam Curran, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma

  • Sep 26, 2021 01:40 PM IST

    IPL 2021 CSK vs KKR Match 38 Live

    Hello and welcome to the live blog of IPL 2021 match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders iin Abu Dhabhi. It's going to be a great tussle between two of the highly-confident sides of the league. On one side of the ring, it's CSK who have been phenomenal this season and one win away from gaining the top spot on the points table again. They are set to lock horns with Eoin Morgan's KKR who are on a roll in the UAE. The way Knight Riders made their way to the top half of the points table is simple terrific and they will defiinitely root for third win in the trot. And so will CSK who are leaving no stone unturned to stun the opposition. 

    So, fasten your seatbelts because it's going to be a cracking double header Sunday which has hell lot of entertainment on offer.

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Ex-NZ bowler explains why Ajaz’s 10-wicket haul is better than Kumble, Laker

  • Last week, during the second Test against India, New Zealand's Ajaz Patel had become the third bowler in the history of Test cricket to pick all ten wickets in an innings.
New Zealand's Ajaz Patel celebrates the dismissal of India's Mohammed Siraj on the second day of the 2nd Test match between India and New Zealand, at Wankhede Stadium, in Mumbai on Saturday. This was his 10th wicket of the innings.(ANI )
New Zealand's Ajaz Patel celebrates the dismissal of India's Mohammed Siraj on the second day of the 2nd Test match between India and New Zealand, at Wankhede Stadium, in Mumbai on Saturday. This was his 10th wicket of the innings.(ANI )
Published on Dec 07, 2021 02:33 PM IST
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South Africa name strong 21-member squad for Test series against India

  • Cricket South Africa has announced a strong-21 member Test squad that will take on India in three Test matches from 26 December to 15 January 2022.
CSA has announced South Africa's Test squad for the India series. (Getty)
CSA has announced South Africa's Test squad for the India series. (Getty)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 01:38 PM IST
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'It's time for my 2nd innings': Yuvraj Singh has a 'big surprise' for fans

  • A little over a month after Yuvraj Singh dropped a bombshell on Twitter, hinting at a 'return to the pitch', the former India all-rounder has hyped it up even further.
Yuvraj Singh has hyped up his big announcement. (Getty)
Yuvraj Singh has hyped up his big announcement. (Getty)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 01:20 PM IST
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England omit Jonny Bairstow, rest James Anderson for Ashes opener

Mark Wood was named with fellow quicks Stuart Broad and Ollie Robinson but may end up making way for spinner Jack Leach depending on the Gabba wicket.
England's Johhny Bairstow practices during their training session at the Gabba ahead of the first Ashes cricket test in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021(AP)
England's Johhny Bairstow practices during their training session at the Gabba ahead of the first Ashes cricket test in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021(AP)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 01:07 PM IST
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Williamson likely to be out of action for two months - Report

Williamson was ruled out of the recently-concluded second Test against India which the Kiwis lost by 372 runs.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson(Reuters)
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson(Reuters)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 12:56 PM IST
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'We were in a state of shock for days': Shastri reveals 'lowest point' as coach

  • The fact that India did not win an ICC trophy could probably be looked at as the only major miss of Ravi Shastri's stint; however, the former coach singled out one particular setback, calling it his toughest day at the office.
Ravi Shastri's tenure was up after the T20 World Cup. (Getty)
Ravi Shastri's tenure was up after the T20 World Cup. (Getty)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 12:38 PM IST
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'Where does he fit in? It's an important question': Karthik on SA Test series

  • Karthik feels that despite the selection debate head coach Rahul Dravid is most likely to go ahead with his "tried and tested" playing XI for the South Africa Test series
Dinesh Karthik; Rahul Dravid(AP)
Dinesh Karthik; Rahul Dravid(AP)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 12:24 PM IST
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Pat Cummins to draw late Ashes inspiration from absent Tim Paine

Paine, who resigned from the captaincy over a 'sexting' scandal last month, led Australia to their first retention of the urn in England for nearly 20 years at the drawn 2019 se
Australian captain Tim Paine, left, talks with bowler Pat Cummins during play on day three of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP)
Australian captain Tim Paine, left, talks with bowler Pat Cummins during play on day three of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 11:42 AM IST
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How Ashwin helped Ajaz Patel get a verified blue tick on his Twitter handle

  • Courtesy of Ashwin, who made a hilarious request to Twitter Verified soon after Ajaz's historic ten-wicket haul, the spinner go a verified blue tick on his social media handle.
R Ashwin and Ajaz Patel(Twitter/@BCCI)
R Ashwin and Ajaz Patel(Twitter/@BCCI)
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 12:05 PM IST
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