newscricket8 days ago

Nathan Coulter-Nile: You can't be playing cricket at 2 am

KKR pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile has called for a relook at the scheduling of the IPL games after Kolkata’s eliminator encounter against Hyderabad ended at 1.30 am last night. After an extended rain delay, Kolkata were set a revised target of 48 from 6 overs and KKR won with 7 wickets to spare.
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featurecricketa month ago

IPL 2017 | Rising Pune Supergiant vs Kolkata Knight Riders - Player Ratings

KKR took the Pune side by storm on their home turf when they made an 182-run chase look like a walk in the park. The Kolkata side achieved the winning feat riding on brilliant performances by skipper Gambhir and wicketkeeper Uthappa stealing the spotlight away from Steve Smith’s brilliant innings.
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reportcricketa month ago

IPL 2017 | Uthappa and Gambhir end Pune’s three-game winning run

Kolkata's Robin Uthappa (87) and Gautam Gambhir (62) made a mockery of RPS’s target of 183 as they rained fours and sixes at the visitors' arena and chased down the total with 11 balls to spare. Earlier, Steve Smith’s second fifty of the IPL had propelled Pune to a sub-par score of 182.
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newscricketa month ago

WATCH | Nathan Coulter-Nile denied three wickets in one over

After Trent Boult's sufferings due to KKR's fielding errors in the opening games, it was Nathan Coulter-Nile's turn to be denied by the KKR players. In a bizarre over, the Aussie saw two catches go down and the bails refusing to be displaced even after the wicket was clipped by the ball.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2017 | Preview Match 14: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad will lock horns at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata today to establish themselves at the top of the IPL 2017 points table. While Hyderabad have just suffered a loss to Mumbai Indians, Kolkata secured a stunning victory over Kings XI Punjab.
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featurecricketa month ago

IPL 2017 | Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab - Player Ratings

A clinical all round display from the Kolkata Knight Riders saw them start their home campaign with an easy win over Kings XI Punjab. Umesh Yadav (4/33) was back among the wickets upon his comeback to the side as Gautam Gambhir (72*) sealed a commanding 8 wicket victory for the Knight Riders. 
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reportcricketa month ago

IPL 2017 | Yadav, Gambhir secure first home win for KKR

Playing his first game of the tournament, Umesh Yadav made a statement with the ball picking up 4/33 as KKR restricted the KXIP to 170/9 in 20 overs. Chasing the score, the home side were off to a flyer thanks to Sunil Narine(37) and Gautam Gambhir(72*) took KKR home with 8 wickets to spare. 
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newscricketa month ago

WATCH | Kings XI Punjab create history; run four runs on one ball

Punjab might not have won a single IPL crown in their history, but that doesn’t mean they hadn't made a contribution to the league. In the ongoing match against KKR, the Kings walked themselves into the IPL history books as the first team to score four runs off a ball without a boundary or an extra.
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newscricketa month ago

Jacques Kallis troubled by KKR's fielding problems

Jacques Kallis has conceded that poor fielding was the reason why Kolkata Knight Riders lost against the Mumbai Indians in the ongoing Indian Premier League. While praising the quality of their next opposition, Kings XI Punjab, Kallis claimed that he was content with the squad depth at his disposal.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2017 | Preview Match 11 : Kolkata Knight Riders Vs. Kings XI Punjab

After losing a close game to Mumbai Indians on Sunday, Kolkata Knight Riders will look to get back to winning ways at home against Kings XI Punjab. The away side are now the only team left in the competition who have a 100% win record after Hyderabad's defeat to Mumbai last night.
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