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  • 11:45 PM IST

    MS Dhoni starred with the bat scoring an unbeaten 44 of 22 balls, before effecting three stumpings. Imran Tahir returned 4/12 in his 3.2 while Ravindra Jadeja claimed 3/9 in his three. For DC, only Shreyas Iyer contributed anything substantial with 44 off 31 balls. With this win, Chennai reclaimed their top spot in the points table with 18 points in 13 matches.

  • 10:32 PM IST

    Chennai Super Kings overcame a slow start courtesy Suresh Raina (59) and Faf du Plessis’ (39) 83-run stand for the second wicket in 66 balls and a late blitz powered by MS Dhoni (44* off 22 balls) and Ravindra Jadeja (25 off 10 balls), to post 179/4 against Delhi Capitals in Match 50 of IPL 2019 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday.

  • 7:05 PM IST

    Former Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore owner Vijay Mallya’s assets are dwindling by the minute. The Indian business tycoon, currently fighting to avoid extradition from the United Kingdom to India where he has committed bank fraud, is all set to lose ownership of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise Barbados Tridents ahead of the 2019 season.

  • 7:04 PM IST

    Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar and his Pakistani counterpart Wasim Akram backed the newly-floated Euro T20 Slam, which will give good exposure to players from Scotland, Ireland and Netherlands as they play alongside top international stars.

  • 5:53 PM IST

    <font color="0096d4“>Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s house in Noida Sector 104 was attacked by thieves, who allegedly stole an LCD television in the wee hours of Sunday. According to a report in the Hindustan Times, the police informed that the has been rented to one Vikram Singh who is renovating it. According to the police, the incident was brought to light when the caretaker of the single floor premises noticed that one LCD television was missing.

  • 3:13 PM IST

    Aaron Finch, Australia’s limited-overs captain, has admitted to having “huge anxiety” over his spot in the defending champions’ squad for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup as he struggled through a prolonged batting slump this year.

    Finch last month shrugged off a lean run for form during which he went 21 innings without a half-century in limited-overs cricket, scoring two hundreds and two 90s in the 5-0 ODI series win over Pakistan in the UAE.

    In an interview with Melbourne radio station SEN, Finch said that despite that spike, the prospect of being axed for the World Cup weighed him down.

  • 3:10 PM IST

    In his just released book, The Barefoot Coach, Rajasthan Royals’ head coach Paddy Upton has written in length about mental conditioning of sportsmen and also pointed at how former India opener Gautam Gambhir was riddled with insecurities, doubts and vulnerabilities.

    He went on to add that the former Kolkata Knight Riders skipper was one of the most negative people he has worked with.

    Gambhir replied by saying that while he enjoyed every session he had with the former India mental conditioning coach, Upton could have highlighted other facets to the batsman than just pointing at his desire to raise the performance bar.

  • 1:41 PM IST
    Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman is highly impressed with David Warner who returned from a year-long ban to lead the batting charts in the ongoing edition of Indian Premier League.

    Warner, in a stunning performance, ransacked 692 runs from 12 IPL matches including a century and eight fifties before returning home to link up with the Australian squad for their World Cup camp. In his final game of the season, Warner led a dominant batting performance, scoring 81 off 56, to lead SRH to a 45-run win against Kings XI Punjab keeping their playoff hopes alive.

    “He (Warner) has had a turbulent last year or so, made worse by an elbow injury, and we were a little apprehensive at the start of the season that he might be a bit rusty,” Laxman wrote in his column for The Times of India on Wednesday. “But Davey was truly outstanding. When the schedule was out, we all knew that he would be available for 12 games.”
  • 12:59 PM IST

    Rajasthan Royals legspinner Shreyas Gopal said it felt good to take a hat-trick against Royal Challengers Bangalore while dismissing Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers for the second time in the ongoing season of Indian Premier League.

    Gopal dismissed RCB captain Kohli (25 off 7), De Villers (10 off 4) and Marcus Stoinis (0) to apply brakes on a fiery start on Tuesday night and reduced them to 62/7 in the rain-hit five-overs match at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

    However, the match was abandoned after rain came calling again when the visitors were 41/1 after 3.2 overs during their chase.

  • 11:27 AM IST

    Australia-born cricketer Alex Hepburn was slapped a five-year sentence on Tuesday for raping a woman he found “dozing” in his teammate’s bedroom.

    Ex-Worcestershire player Hepburn was convicted following the incident which had happened in 2017 during the first night of a sexual conquest “game” he helped set up on a WhatsApp group.

    According to reports, Hepburn committed the crime in a desperate bid to “score” in the WhatsApp game between him and his male friends in which they ranked each other on the basis of “sexual conquests”.

  • 10:52 AM IST
    Varun Chakravarthy‘s maiden Indian Premier League stint has come to an early end after failing to recover from injuries. Chakravarthy, a mystery spinner, played just one match during the ongoing season for Kings XI Punjab, against Kolkata Knight Riders in which he returned figures of 1/35 from three overs.

    He ended up getting injured during KXIP’s visit to Chennai in April which sidelined him for a few weeks. The franchise were hoping for the 27-year-old to get fit in time to be available for the late stage of the league but his failure to regain full fitness brought his campaign to an early end.
  • 10:51 AM IST
    Australia-born cricketer Alex Hepburn was slapped a five-year sentence on Tuesday for raping a woman he found “dozing” in his teammate’s bedroom. Ex-Worcestershire player Hepburn was convicted following the incident which had happened in 2017 during the first night of a sexual conquest “game” he helped set up on a WhatsApp group.

    According to reports, Hepburn committed the crime in a desperate bid to “score” in the WhatsApp game between him and his male friends in which they ranked each other on the basis of “sexual conquests”.
  • 10:21 AM IST

    The league stage of IPL 2019 is nearing its end, with six games remaining and five teams in contention for the two remaining playoff spots.

    The wash-out in Bangalore on Tuesday in match 49 gave one point each to Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals, which means that RCB are out of the playoffs hunt.

    With 11 points, Rajasthan Royals remain in contention but a poor net run-rate means that their last match against Delhi Capitals – with Chennai Super Kings, the other team to have qualified for the playoffs – as a must-win.

    Six teams could finish with 14 points or more, which leaves Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad and RR in contention.

  • 10:21 AM IST

    India‘s tour of West Indies which was to start immediately after the ICC World Cuphas been reportedly postponed by two weeks on BCCI‘s request.

    As per ESPNcricinfo, Cricket West Indies has accepted their Indian counterpart’s request to delay the start of the tour which will now likely start in the first week of August.

    As per the ICC’s FTP, India were to play two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is following the conclusion of the World Cup in United Kingdom, the final of which is on July 14.

    The BCCI has further asked CWI to include a three-day warm fixture during the tour as well. Ahead of the tour, India A are also scheduled to play three four-day matches in the Caribbean.

    However, the dates for the fixtures are yet to be confirmed and as per the report, they will be finalised by May 13.

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