Cricket

Skipper Dhoni avoids media yet again

Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni avoided the media for the second time in two days in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal, but coach Stephen Fleming defended the captain, saying he was well known for being reclusive. “That’s his style. In this case, I can represent the team well,” said Fleming replying to a query on why Dhoni did not turn up to take questions from the media

Punjab Crush Bangalore To Keep Playoffs Hopes Alive

Adam Gilchrist played a blinder of an innings to help Kings XI Punjab register an emphatic 7-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore and keep the playoffs race wide open. Gilchrist led from the front as he remained unbeaten on 85 off 54 balls. Gilly’s flamboyant knock was studded with 10 fours and three sixes. Rajagopal Sathish smacked a four towards mid on to take Punjab to victory target for 175

David Miller Kills RCB

David Miller played one of the finest knock of the IPL season to snatch victory for Kings XI Punjab from the jaws of defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the PCA stadium on Monday. His 38-ball hundred resurrected Kings XI from 64 for 4 and he was chiefly responsible for the 99-run blaze scored in the last five overs of the chase to pull off a coup against a team

Rajasthan Royals Beats Pune

Ajinkya Rahane struck a scintillating 67 while Rahul Dravid produced an age-defying innings to maintain Rajasthan Royals’ impeccable ‘home’ record as the hosts defeated Pune Warriors by five wickets in a thrilling Pepsi Indian Premier League match, in Jaipur  on Sunday. The dew was a factor in Jaipur, but Rahul Sharma’s long-hops in a game-changing 17th over could not be blamed on the environment alone. With 43 needed off 24

MI crush CSK

Mumbai Indians’ Mitchell Johnson and Kieron Pollard were part of a compelling story in the Pepsi-IPL-VI contest against Chennai Super Kings here on Sunday. A full house rubbed its eyes in disbelief as one of the safest pair of hands put down three catches in succession at point. For Pollard, the three cut shots played by Michael Hussey off Johnson should have been sitters given his high standards. Johnson came

Gambhir, Yuvraj dropped from India's CT squad

Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh have been dropped from the India one-day squad for the Champions Trophy. Dinesh Karthik earns a recall, and Umesh Yadav returns from injury. Shikhar Dhawan, who grabbed the headlines during the home Tests against Australia and has done well in the IPL since recovering from injury, has made the 15. Paceman Irfan Pathan and Vinay Kumar also forced their way into the team announced by BCCI