Posts filed under “Indian Premier League”

Uthappa powers Knight Riders into playoffs

Robin Uthappa was little more than a spectator for eight overs. Royal Challengers Bangalore displayed the intent of a side fighting for survival. Three Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen were in the hut just after the Powerplay and Uthappa was 20 off 18. He finished an unbeaten 83 off 51 to confirm his team’s place in […]

Simmons ton pushes Mumbai to fifth

Lendl Simmons walked in with a strike-rate of 115 this season. It would have been adequate considering Mumbai Indians’ target was a relatively unchallenging 157. But he had other responsibilities to fulfill: Mumbai’s chances at a playoff spot not only depended on wins in every match they play, they would also need to drub their […]

Sunrisers spice up fight for fourth

Sunrisers Hyderabad appeared to be coasting towards their target of 161 after a strong opening stand, but managed to drag the chase into the last over to win by seven wickets and upset Royal Challengers Bangalore’s plans of making the playoffs. Sunrisers needed 20 off the last two overs but Darren Sammy’s salvo took them […]

Virat Kohli Only Indian in Fifty Most Marketable Athletes List

Indian batting star Virat Kohli has been rated second behind British Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton in the list of most marketable athletes by the UK magazine, ‘SportsPro’. The list, driven by marketing potential over the next three years based on value for money, age, home market, charisma, willingness to be marketed and crossover appeal, […]

RCB, Daredevils seek last gasps

Match facts Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Start time 2000 local (1430 GMT) Big Picture There won’t be much to choose between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils when the two meet in Bangalore on Tuesday. But unlike a top-of-the-table clash between two formidable teams putting up their best defences against each other, this is really […]

Gary Kirsten Feels Both Batting and Bowling Failed Delhi Daredevils

After a string of poor performances by his team, Delhi Daredevils coach Gary Kirsten on Monday, said lacklustre bowling and inconsistent batting have been hurting them in the tournament. “Our bowling has not been up to the mark and batting has been inconsistent. We need to do something good. In T20 format, we need to […]