I was waiting for this, says Pandya after 21-ball 60
  • I was waiting for this, says Pandya after 21-ball 60(22:22)
    Abu Dhabi, Oct 25 (IANS) Hardik Pandya was at his explosive best on Sunday as he smashed 60 off 21 balls against the Rajasthan Royals (RR). It is his highest score thus far in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and with that, he propelled Mumbai Indians to a total of 195/5. He hit as many as seven sixes at the Sheikh Zayed stadium, which has proven to be a difficult ground for batsmen to clear.
Pandya's 21-ball carnage takes MI to 195/5
  • Pandya's 21-ball carnage takes MI to 195/5(21:36)
    Abu Dhabi, Oct 25 (IANS) Hardik Pandya on Sunday smashed a whopping seven sixes and two fours on his way to 60 off 21 balls to propel Mumbai Indians to 195/5 against Rajasthan Royals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Pandya's carnage meant that MI, who had been reeled in by RR after a good start, milked 79 runs of the last five overs.
BCCI announces IPL playoffs schedule, Dubai to host final
  • BCCI announces IPL playoffs schedule, Dubai to host final(21:18)
    Dubai, Oct 25 (IANS) Dubai will host the final of the 2020 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday announced the schedule for the playoffs and the title clash.
Gaikwad overcomes quarantine, poor form blues
  • Gaikwad overcomes quarantine, poor form blues(21:06)
    Dubai, Oct 25 (IANS) Ahead of the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad was one of a dozen players and staff members at Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to test positive for Covid-19. The batsman had to miss a few early games having had to quarantine himself for more period than others.
CSK hammer RCB by eight wickets (Lead)
  • CSK hammer RCB by eight wickets (Lead)(20:58)
    Dubai, Oct 25 (IANS/GloFans) After completing a hat-trick of defeats, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) finally tasted victory as they hammered Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by eight wickets here on Sunday.
CSK finally play overseas spinners, earn reward
  • CSK finally play overseas spinners, earn reward(20:56)
    Dubai, Oct 25 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) featured their international overseas spinners together for the first time in this Indian Premier League season and it paid rich dividends as both Mitchell Santner and Imran Tahir conceded just 53 runs in their eight overs together.
RCB's green jersey woes continue with defeat to CSK
  • RCB's green jersey woes continue with defeat to CSK(20:40)
    Dubai, Oct 25 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) sported their green jersey for the first time this season on Sunday against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). RCB, who have struggled to compete over the last three seasons, have had a better year this time with a spot in the playoffs all but confirmed for themselves.
This was one of the perfect games: Dhoni
  • This was one of the perfect games: Dhoni(20:14)
    Dubai, Oct 25 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) eight-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Sunday was one of the "perfect games" for them with regards to execution in all departments, according to CSK skipper MS Dhoni.
We let the batsmen dictate, says RCB skipper Kohli
  • We let the batsmen dictate, says RCB skipper Kohli(20:10)
    Dubai, Oct 25 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) could have done better while defending 145 against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), according to captain Virat Kohli. Kohli said that, unlike the CSK bowlers, RCB let the opposition batsmen dictate the innings which ultimately led to them losing the game by eight wickets.
MI win toss, choose to bat against RR
  • MI win toss, choose to bat against RR(19:16)
    Abu Dhabi, Oct 25 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) on Sunday won the toss and chose to bat against at Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Kieron Pollard remains captain of the top ranked MI as they look to consolidate their lead.
Gaikwad bats through as CSK beat RCB by eight wickets
  • Gaikwad bats through as CSK beat RCB by eight wickets(19:04)
    Dubai, Oct 25 (IANS) Opener Ruturaj Gaikwad anchored the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) innings as a clinical performance from them, a rareity this season, and helped them to an eight-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Dubai International Stadium. CSK have thus kept their record of not being beaten by RCB twice in an Indian Premier League (IPL) season intact as they recorded just their fourth win of the season.
KXIP, KKR face each other, crucial match for top 4 spot (IPL Match Preview 46)
Kohli becomes third Indian to hit 200 sixes in IPL
  • Kohli becomes third Indian to hit 200 sixes in IPL(17:38)
    Dubai, Oct 25 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday became the fifth batsman and third Indian to hit 200 sixes in the Indian Premier League. Kohli hit one six and a four in his 43-ball 50 against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Dubai International Stadium.
Padikkal's technique similar to that of Hayden: Morris
CSK restrict RCB to 145/6 with 4 wickets in last three overs
  • CSK restrict RCB to 145/6 with 4 wickets in last three overs(17:34)
    Dubai, Oct 25 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were restricted to 145/6 on Sunday by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Dubai International Stadium. CSK conceded just 20 runs and took four wickets in the last three overs of the innings after RCB looked set for a big total during captain Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers' 82-run stand for the third wicket.
IPL match 44: RCB opt to bat against CSK
  • IPL match 44: RCB opt to bat against CSK(15:12)
    Dubai, Oct 25 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday won the toss and elected to bat against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 44th Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match at the Dubai International Stadium.
How a break from cricket helped Chakravarthy develop 'mystery' spin
  • How a break from cricket helped Chakravarthy develop 'mystery' spin(14:54)
    Khurram Habib
    New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) A couple of years off cricket helped Varun Chakravarthy refresh his bowling, develop mystery spin variety and return to the sport with a bang, the Kolkata Knight Riders spinner's former captain at the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) Rohit Damodaran has said.
Hats off for turning up: Tendulkar lauds Nitish Rana, Mandeep Singh
KL, Rabada stick to their Caps; MI at top of points table
  • KL, Rabada stick to their Caps; MI at top of points table(08:52)
    Dubai, Oct 25 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul and Delhi Capitals pacer Kagiso Rabada continue to lead the respective batting and bowling charts following the completion of 43 matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.
RCB look to seal playoff berth vs CSK (IPL Match Preview 44)
  • RCB look to seal playoff berth vs CSK (IPL Match Preview 44)(20:28)
    Dubai, Oct 24 (IANS/GloFans) Still looking for their first Indian Premier League (IPL) title, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have everything to gain when they clash with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as Virat Kohli's team would look to seal a playoff berth here on Sunday.
KKR owe big win to Chakravarthy, Rana and Narine (Ld)
  • KKR owe big win to Chakravarthy, Rana and Narine (Ld)(20:04)
    Abu Dhabi, Oct 24 (IANS/GloFans) Leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy's five-wicket haul and superb half-centuries from Nitish Rana and off-spinner Sunil Narine combined to guide Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to a crucial 59-run win over Delhi Capitals (DC) that kept the team in contention for the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs.
Chakravarthy, Rana and Narine star in KKR's win over DC
  • Chakravarthy, Rana and Narine star in KKR's win over DC(19:38)
    Abu Dhabi, Oct 24 (IANS) Leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy's five-wicket haul and scintillating half-centuries from Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine combined to hand Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) a valuable 59-run win over Delhi Capitals (DC) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match and remained in fray to qualify for the playoffs.
On return, off-spinner Narine hits 64 runs, goes wicketless
  • On return, off-spinner Narine hits 64 runs, goes wicketless(19:20)
    Abu Dhabi, Oct 24 (IANS) On his return to Indian Premier League after missing four games due to suspect action, off-spinner Sunil Narine provided impetus to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batting, scoring a 32-ball 64 against Delhi Capitals (DC) here on Saturday.
SRH win toss, choose to bowl against KXIP
  • SRH win toss, choose to bowl against KXIP(19:12)
    Dubai, Oct 24 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) won the toss and chose to bowl against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Saturday at the Dubai International Stadium. Both sides are looking for a big win as the race for the final top four spot heats up.
KKR's Rana pays tribute to late father-in-law during his 81