IPL IPL 

IPL ’18: Who won what

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 28 : After a long wait of six years, the Indian Premier League (IPL) trophy went to the league’s most consistent team – the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). While the CSK won the Cup and our hearts too, it was Delhi Daredevils (DD), the team which ended eighth on the points table, that dominated the closing ceremony by winning three of the eight awards. DD’s Rishabh Pant was named the Emerging Player of IPL 2018. Pant, who ended as the second highest run-getter in the tournament with 684 runs from 14 games,…

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Chennai Super Kings IPL 

Chennai thrash Hyderabad to clinch third IPL title

Mumbai: Shane Watson was back to his brutal best as the opener’s scintillating unbeaten 117 runs helped Chennai Super Kings lift their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title, thrashing Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets in the summit clash here on Sunday. Making a comeback after serving two years of a ban, the Yellow Brigade stood up to their reputation of being one of the best team in the cash-rich league. The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side hunted down a competitive 179-run target against one of the best bowling attacks of the current…

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IPL IPL 

IPL 2018 Qualifier 2: SRH beat KKR by 14 runs

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], May 26 : An all-round performance from Rashid Khan took the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) home, against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the second Qualifier of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018, here at the Eden Gardenson Friday. Chasing 175, KKR managed to score 161/9, setting up a title clash with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) IPL on May 27. Rashid Khan single-handedly ended SRH’s four-match losing streak, scoring 34 from 10 balls. He also picked up three wickets in his designated four overs(IPL). Having won the toss and electing…

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IPL IPL 

IPL: In-form KKR to lock horns with resurgent RR in Eliminator

Kolkata [India], May 23 : Following a cracking first play-off match of the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) between two-time winners Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad, the attention will now switch to the Eliminator where resurgent Rajasthan Royals will come up against `home favourite` Kolkata Knight Ridershere at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday. KKR have had an excellent IPL campaign this year as they won eight of their 14 group stages match, including their last three matches to storm into the playoffs. The Dinesh Karthik-led side defeated table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets in…

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CSK IPL 

IPL Qualifier 1: CSK to face SRH for final berth

Mumbai [India], May 22 : In the first qualifier of the ongoing 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), two-time winners Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are all set to lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad for a place in the finals at the Wankhede Stadium here on Tuesday. The two sides have had an excellent IPL campaign this year, with both Sunrisers and CSK winning nine out of 14 games they have played so far. However, the Kane Williamson-led side eventually got an edge over CSK to finish at the top spot based on the net run rate….

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Prasannakumar IPL 

‘Pant could be the next Gilchrist of world cricket’

Over the years, the wicketkeepers have redefined their roles in all three formats of the game, according to P Prasannakumar, the Andhra stumper of the 80s. Hyderabad: The 11th edition of IPL has seen some amazing work by some of the wicketkeepers, both in front and behind the stumps. Led by the imitable Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who at 36, has lost none of his energy or passion both with the willow and gloves. Unlike in the past, this season, the Indian wicketkeepers, barring England’s Jos Buttler, stole the show. But among…

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CSK IPL 

Chennai Super Kings beat KXIP by 5 wickets

Pune (Maharashtra) [India], May 21 : In the final league game of the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) season, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) made light work of the 154 run target set by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Sunday to bring an end to the latter’s 2018 IPLcampaign. Punjab had a mountain to climb to ensure qualification to the knockout round as they had to register a 53 run win over the two-time champions in order to usurp Rajasthan Royal’s (RR) place in the fourth spot. Having been put to bat first, the Punjab outfit…

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Mumbai IPL 

IPL: Mumbai Indians face Delhi Daredevils in must-win game on Sunday

With the race for the play-offs becoming an interesting scenario, Mumbai Indians will have to register a win with a huge margin to further boost their chance. New Delhi: Eyeing a play-off berth, defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on Delhi Daredevils (DD) in a must-win game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Ferozshah Kotla here on Sunday. While Delhi have nothing to lose after being already out of the race for the play-offs, the Rohit Sharma-led side still have a chance to advance to the next…

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SRH IPL 

IPL: KKR take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in a must-win game on Saturday

SRH – With 14 points from 13 matches, KKR are in a piquant position as a defeat in the last match could push them to the edge of the precipice and their fate of a place in the Playoffs would depend on the results of Sunday’s last round matches. Hyderabad: Sunrisers Hyderabad have nothing to lose at this stage as they are in a comfort zone. But the Kane Williamson-led Hyderabad side, who suffered back-to-back defeats against Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore, would like to arrest this slide…

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RCB IPL 

AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali keep RCB’s play-off hopes alive

Asked to bat, RCB posted a mammoth 218 for six before surviving a scare from Sunrisers skipper Kane Williamson (81 off 42) and Manish Pandey (62 off 38) to restrict the visitors to 204 for three. Bengaluru: AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali struck breezy half-centuries as Royal Challengers Bangalore held their nerves under pressure to eke out a 14-run win over table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad in a must-win match and stay afloat in the Indian Premier League here on Thursday. Asked to bat, RCB posted a mammoth 218 for six before surviving…

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