Spin hero Khan pays tribute to late mother, his ‘biggest fan’

An emotional Rashid Khan dedicated his man-of-the-match performance to his mother, who died earlier this year, after he bowled Sunrisers Hyderabad to their first win of the Indian Premier League. The Afghan leg-spinner took 3-14 from his four overs to restrict Delhi Capitals to 147 for seven in their chase of 163, handing Hyderabad a […]

Tewatia blitz powers Royals to record IPL chase of 224

India’s Rahul Tewatia smashed five sixes in one over as Rajasthan Royals completed the Indian Premier League’s highest-ever run chase against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday. Tewatia, a leg-spin bowler and left-hand batsman, hit the ball over the fence seven times as he made 53 off 31 balls as Steve Smith’s Royals, set 224 to […]

Learnt the art of valuing teammates from Ponting, says Sharma

Rohit Sharma, one of the most successful captains in the Indian Premier League, says he learnt the art of making teammates feel important from Australian great Ricky Ponting. The India opener has led IPL side Mumbai Indians to a record four titles after being appointed Ponting’s successor in the 2013 season of the Twenty20 tournament. […]

Rahul hits highest-ever score by an Indian in IPL history on sombre day

Captain KL Rahul on Thursday (24) recorded the highest-ever score by an Indian batsman in IPL history as he took Kings XI Punjab to a comfortable victory over Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore. Rahul, in his second outing as skipper, was dropped twice by Kohli before going on to smash an unbeaten 132 off just […]

Sharma hits 80 as Mumbai break UAE jinx in IPL

Skipper Rohit Sharma on Wednesday struck a brisk 80 to help holders Mumbai Indians win their first match in the United Arab Emirates in seven attempts during two IPL editions. Mumbai lost five matches in the 2014 season — the first half of which was played in the UAE due to elections in India — […]

Smith helps Royals down Chennai in IPL feast of sixes

Skipper Steve Smith cracked a match-winning 69 in Rajasthan Royal’s opening Indian Premier League game on Tuesday that produced a record-equalling 33 sixes in the Twenty20 tournament. Smith, who faced concussion fears coming into the IPL, put on a key 121-run second-wicket partnership with Sanju Samson, who smashed 74, to guide Royals to 216 for […]

IPL’s foreign stars laud Indian young guns

Overseas stars including Australia’s white-ball captain Aaron Finch praised young Indian talent in the IPL after batsman Devdutt Padikkal smashed a half-century for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The 20-year-old left-handed opener proved his worth for Virat Kohli’s team with a 42-ball 56 that set up an opening Indian Premier League win for last year’s wooden spooners […]

De Villiers hits fifty as Bangalore trump Hyderabad in IPL

South African veteran AB de Villiers struck a brisk half-century as Royal Challengers Bangalore opened their Indian Premier League Twenty20 campaign with a win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday. De Villiers smashed 51 off 30 deliveries to guide last year’s wooden spooners Bangalore, captained by Virat Kohli, to 163 for five and a 10-run victory […]

Dhoni praises Chennai ‘Dads Army’ after IPL win over Mumbai

Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has heaped praise on the experienced players in his side after they toppled defending champions Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the Indian Premier League. South African veteran Faf du Plessis smashed an unbeaten 58 to guide Chennai to a five-wicket win, chasing Mumbai’s 162 in Abu […]

Buttler to miss Rajasthan’s opening IPL game

England’s Jos Buttler will miss the opening game for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League due his quarantine after arriving in the United Arab Emirates. Buttler has to undergo a six-day isolation after joining Royals following the end of England’s limited overs series against Australia on September 16 in Manchester. “I’m unfortunately going to […]