Suresh Raina

Breathtaking Bravado From Suresh Raina Powers CSK’s Victory in Champions’ League Final

 October 6, 2014   R K Gupta

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It is not for nothing that cricket has been branded as the game of glorious uncertainties. Just two days back, Chennai Super Kings made a back-door entry into the semifinals. In a crucial match, the Lahore Lions couldn’t beat Perth Scorchers, who, other than their Western Australian fans back home, drew emotional support from everyone […]

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KKR Clt20 final

KKR Extend Winning Streak to 14, Meet CSK in Champions’ League Final on Saturday

 October 4, 2014   R K Gupta

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IPL 2014 Champions Kolkata Knight Riders entered yet another T20 final of the year after their unbroken run of 14 consecutive victories on Thursday against Hobart Hurricanes of Australia. As luck would have it, they batted second since Hurricanes’ stand-in captain Xavier Doherty elected to bat after winning the toss. With most of KKR’s last […]

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CSK Champions League

Hurricanes Play KKR and KXIP Face CSK in Semifinals of Champions’ League on Thursday

 October 2, 2014   R K Gupta

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Of the two matches played in Bangalore on Tuesday, only the first between Lahore Lions and Perth Scorchers was crucial to decide the remaining semifinalist of the Champions’ League. The Lions were pitted against not the Scorchers but the Super Kings for the last spot in final four. Perth Scorchers was just a team and […]

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KKR

Kolkata Show Batting Superiority in Humbling Dolphins at Hyderabad on Monday

 September 30, 2014   R K Gupta

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For Gautam Gambhir, it was the 100th T20 as Kolkata Knight Rider’s skipper, since he left Delhi Daredevils some years ago. Though his place in the Indian team has not been so secure, the story has been vastly different with his being the KKR captain. He won the IPL for KKR in his inaugural year […]

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KXIP CLT20

Hobart Hurricanes in Semifinals and But Cobras Perform Disastrously Against KXIP

 September 29, 2014   R K Gupta

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With Hobart Hurricanes beating Barbados Tridents in Mohali’s first match and KXIP and KKR completing their superb run, three semifinalists are already known for this year’s champions’ league. The last spot will be known on Tuesday, when Lahore Lions take on Perth Scorchers, who are already out of contention. Lahore Lions can disappoint CSK only […]

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Lahore Lions Tame Dolphins as CSK Inch Closer to Semis in Champions’ League on Friday.

 September 28, 2014   R K Gupta

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Of two matches played in Bangalore on Saturday, Dolphins’ Robbie Frylinck stole the limelight in the first but his heroics went in vain as Lahore Lions wove a magical web of spin bowling that found the Dolphins’ batsmen floundering. Frylinck played a stellar role by first derailing Lahore batsmen by claiming 3/22 and then, when […]

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Kings XI

Champions League: Contrasting Victories for Cape Cobras and Kings XI at Mohali

 September 27, 2014   R K Gupta

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The Mohali crowd first enjoyed an edge-of-the-seat thriller and then sat back and relaxed to watch their heroes massacre Northern Knight in champions’ leagues’ most massive win in its brief history. After Thursday’s wash out game at Bangalore between Chennai Super Kings and Lahore Lions, it was bright and sunny at Mohali. Winning the toss, […]

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KKR

Narine, Kuldeep and Suryakumar Help KKR Record Their 12th T20 Victory in a Row

 September 25, 2014   R K Gupta

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In losing the toss, Gautam Gambhir was happy as Perth Scorchers elected to bat. Just the other day at Hyderabad, Gambhir had put the opposition in after winning the toss and Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav created a spinning web from which the Lahore Lions couldn’t extricate themselves. On Wednesday, the script was nearly the […]

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Northern Knights

Bowlers Dominate in Hurricanes’ Huge Victory over Northern Knights at Raipur

 September 24, 2014   R K Gupta

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7 wickets in 11 overs conceding just 41 runs altogether from Ben Hilfenhaus, Joe Mennie and Xavier Doherty broke the back of Northern Knights batting, after they began chasing a target of 179 at Raipur set by Hobart Hurricanes. With Doug Bollinger polishing the tail towards the end with three wickets in four balls, Hurricanes […]

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CSK

Raina Leads CSK ’s Win Over Dolphins in a Run-Filled Champions League Game

 September 24, 2014   R K Gupta

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MS Dhoni losing the toss for the Chennai Super Kings was the best thing that happened in Bangalore on Monday. The guy has a compulsive obsession about asking the opposition to bat first and firmly believes in chasing the targets. But his luck with the coin proved beneficial as CSK delivered their all-time best batting […]

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3Mumbai Indians MI2112
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