It was a chaseable total, says Maxwell

Mohali: Chasing a 200-plus total is never easy in a Twenty20 game but Kings XI Punjab skipper Glenn Maxwell says they had a very good chance to overhaul the challenging target against Sunrisers Hyderabad, here tonight. Chasing 208 to win, Punjab fell short by 26 runs and slipped to sixth from fifth position in the points table. “It was chaseable. We were sloppy with the ball and in the field.

My countrymen's support gives me energy: Rashid

Mohali: Afghanistan’s leg-spinner Rashid Khan says the entire country watches Indian Premier League and the support of the people back home gives him energy to perform better in the cash-rich T20 tournament. The 18-year-old Rashid returned with impressive figures of 4-0-16-1 to help his side Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kings XI Punjab by 26 runs here. “The whole of Afghanistan is watching this league. The way they are supporting us both,

Sunrisers put up all-round show, win over Punjab

Mohali: Sunrisers Hyderabad’s top-order batted with aplomb before the bowlers delivered the goods as the defending champions registered an emphatic 26-run win over struggling Kings XI Punjab, here last night. Half-centuries from openers Shikhar Dhawan (77), David Warner (51) and Kane Williamson (54 not out) propelled Hyderabad to a very challenging 207 for three after being asked to take the first strike. The hosts were off to a flying start but intermittent

Gujarat beat RCB by 7 wickets, keep play-off hopes alive

Bangalore: Riding on Andrew Tye’s three-wicket haul and Aaron Finch’s whirlwind 50, Gujarat Lions notched up a comfortable seven-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore to keep alive their IPL play-off hopes, here last night. Chasing 135 to win, Gujarat lost both openers — Ishan Kishan (16) and Brendon McCullum (3) — to be reduced to 23-2 but Finch blasted 5 fours and 6 sixes in his scintillating 34-ball 72-run innings as the

I have immense faith in my batting, says Uthappa

Robin Uthappa,who featured in his 19th IPL game at the scenic MCA International Stadium in Pune, had a near-perfect day. The KKR wicketkeeper-batsman first effected three sharp stumpings and then blasted 87 from 47 balls to guide his team to the top of the points table with a seven-wicket win. Two of those stumpings were off the bowling of Kuldeep Yadav, who foxed MS Dhoni and Manoj Tiwary – two

Brilliant Uthappa powers KKR to top of IPL-10

Pune: Robin Uthappa made a mockery of Rising Pune Supergiant’s bowling attack to anchor Kolkata Knight Riders closer towards a play-off berth with a convincing seven-wicket win in an IPL match, here last night. The India discard right-hander struck a match-winning 87 off just 47 balls and was ably supported by skipper Gautam Gambhir, who made 62 off 46 deliveries, as two-time  champions KRR regained their spot in top of

It will be a challenge to maintain momentum: Gambhir

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir said it will be a challenge to maintain the trend they had set in their last IPL outing by bowling out Royal Challengers Bangalore for a record lowest 49. Chasing a modest target of 132, RCB’s famed batting line-up comprising the likes of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle and Kedar Jadhav collapsed in no time. On the eve of their next match

Rain ruins Sunrisers, Royal Challengers match

Bengaluru: The Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore was called off last evening without a ball being bowled as incessant rain made the ground unplayable. Both the sides got one point each from the abandoned match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Heavy rain lashed the city in the evening yesterday but stopped an hour before the start of the match. It seemed for a while that the match

Pune Supergiant halt Mumbai Indians' winning streak

Mumbai: Pune Supergiant snapped Mumbai Indians’ six-match winning run as the visitors prevailed over the table-toppers by three runs in a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) match here last night. Captain Rohit Sharma cracked his second half-century of the IPL season but could not help Mumbai Indians from suffering a nail-biting defeat at the Wankhede Stadium. Sharma smashed 58 off 39 balls, studded with three sixes and six fours, and got out

Dejected Raina wants bowlers to step it up

Rajkot: Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina expressed disappointment with his bowlers’ poor show in the IPL game against Kings XI Punjab, saying they needed to step up. Gujarat Lions were beaten by Kings XI Punjab, who put up a strong all-round show to end their four-match losing streak with a 26- run victory. Opening batsman Hashim Amla smashed 65 as the visitors posted a challenging total of 188/7 in 20

RCB collapse to lowest IPL total of 49, lose to KKR

Kolkata: In a dramatic finish to the game, Royal Challengers Bangalore collapsed to 49, the lowest total in the history of IPL, as Kolkata Knight Riders savoured a 82-run victory, here tonight. KKR pacers rattled the star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore, who found themselves in complete disarray in the chase for a paltry 132. In a shocking batting display, none of the Bangalore batsmen could reach the double digit mark with Kedar Jadhav’s nine