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Watson busts a tune at IPL Open in new window
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ALL those months spent injured in the stands must have given Shane Watson plenty of time to work on his acoustic set.

PHOTOS: Here's what makes KKR's Gambhir a confident captain Open in new window
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Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir was a picture of positivity after winning the opening match of the Indian Premier League season 7against Mumbai Indians on Wednesday.

Cashed-up IPL Aussies put to the test Open in new window
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AUSTRALIA will be well represented when the IPL starts today. We look at Australia’s richest XI and assess their prospects.

Essex complete thrilling recovery Open in new window
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Essex completed a wonderful recovery after being dismissed for 94 on the opening day, although Tim Groenewald briefly threatened to cause further havoc for Derbyshire

Worcs bowlers complete big win Open in new window
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Kent lost seven wickets for 89 on the final morning as Worcestershire wrapped up a 125-run win in their Championship Division Two match at New Road

Carberry ton nudges selectors Open in new window
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Michael Carberry offered a timely reminder to the England selectors with an unbeaten century to lift Hampshire to their first win of the new Championship Division Two season at Gloucestershire

Cricket: Anderson fails to fire in IPL debut Open in new window
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Black Caps all-rounder Corey Anderson failed to impress in his Indian Premier League debut overnight as his Mumbai Indians side were dealt a heavy loss at the hands of the Kolkata Knight Riders.Anderson didn't take a wicket and...

Supreme Court upholds suspension of India and prospective ICC chief N Srinivasan Open in new window
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Next chairman of ICC is facing 12 allegations in the IPL fixing probe and India's highest court has refused request to be reinstated to BCCI

Tuskers mauled by Sibanda double ton Open in new window
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A round-up of the Logan Cup matches that ended on April 17, 2014

Durham left to rue missed opportunity as Northamptonshire's last men stay standing Open in new window
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Durham (452 & 244) drew with Northamptonshire (378 & 205-9) Champions' title defence off to stuttering start against stubborn top-flight new boys

Northamptonshire's Rob Newton and Muhammad Azharullah deny Durham Open in new window
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Durham 452 & 244; Northamptonshire 378 & 205-9 Match drawnA game of cricket that only really came to life on the final afternoon ended in the most tense of draws with Northamptonshire's last pair, Rob Newton and Muhammad Azharullah, playing out the final nine overs of the match with fielders crowded round the bat.Newton played with great restraint and diligence for more than three and a quarter hours, scoring an unbeaten 48, but it fell to his last-man partner to play out the final over, bowled by the left-arm paceman Jamie Harrison, to whom Paul Collingwood had entrusted the task of securing the win. Azharullah defended stoutly, played his last delivery along the ground to the waiting slip cordon, and the sides shook hands. Continue reading...

Jacques Kallis's 72-run hit for Kolkata proves too much for Mumbai Open in new window
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Kolkata Knight Riders 163-5; Mumbai Indians 122-7 Kolkata won by 41 runsJacques Kallis played a starring role for Kolkata Knight Riders as they began the new IPL season with a 41-run victory over Mumbai Indians. Now retired from international cricket, the South African all-rounder smashed 72 off just 46 balls as Kolkata posted a challenging total of 163 for five, with Manish Pandey's 64 the next best score as part of a 131-run partnership with Kallis for the second wicket.Fresh from leading Sri Lanka to victory at the World Twenty20 last week, Lasith Malinga was the pick of Mumbai's bowlers, finishing with four for 23. But last year's winners never looked like reaching their target despite 48 off 40 balls from Ambati Rayudu, with Morne Morkel and Sunil Narine doing the damage with the ball for Kolkata. Continue reading...

Adam Lyth and Kane Williamson use soporific pitch for batting practice as Yorkshire draw with Somerset Open in new window
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Yorkshire (450 and 193-4dec) drew with Somerset (553) Only the visitors' Liam Plunkett, bowling at helmet-rattling pace, had any joy on Taunton's batting paradise in a comfortable draw

Peter Moores still unsure if he will be reappointed England coach Open in new window
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Appointment unlikely to be made before Easter First one-day game against Scotland is on 9 MayPeter Moores is likely to take Lancashire into their next County Championship game against Warwickshire starting at Old Trafford on Easter Sunday with uncertainty continuing over whether he will be reappointed as the England coach.Moores was one of the candidates interviewed for the job at Lord's on Wednesday, in addition to Nottinghamshire's Mick Newell and Mark Robinson of Sussex, with the incumbent Ashley Giles and Trevor Bayliss of New South Wales and the Kolkata Knight Riders completing the list of known contenders. Continue reading...

IPL 7 Highlights: Match 1: KKR Vs MI - Kolkata won by 41 runs Open in new window
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Abu Dhabi, Apr 17: Kolkata Knight Riders thrashed defending champions Mumbai Indians by 41 runs in the opening match of IPL 7 here on Wednesday night (April 16). Scorecard; Over-by-over runs After scoring 163/5 in 20 overs, KKR bowlers

Kallis, Narine shine as KKR thrash Mumbai in IPL-7 opener Open in new window
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Jacques Kallis hit a 46-ball 72 and Sunil Narine claimed four wickets as Kolkata Knight Riders scored a 41-run victory over Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the seventh season of the IPL, in Abu Dhabi, on Wednesday.

Points Table: Indian Premier League 2014 Open in new window
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The points table of the seventh edition of Indian Premier League.

Kevin Pietersen must wait to exert 'amazing influence' on Delhi Daredevils | Chris Stocks Open in new window
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Delhi's new captain is injured and will miss the start of the IPL season but the Daredevils are confident the former England batsman will eventually have a major impactKevin Pietersen's metamorphosis from England outcast to global Twenty20 superstar has been put on hold after he was ruled out of the Delhi Daredevils' opening Indian Premier League match.Pietersen, sacked by England in the aftermath of last winter's shambolic Ashes whitewash in Australia, was set to lead Delhi against Bangalore in Sharjah on Thursday, with the 33-year-old's devaluation from England matchwinner to persona non grata making him available for an entire Indian Premier League season for the first time. He was promptly re-signed for £880,000 by the Daredevils and installed as captain by the South African coach Gary Kirsten. Continue reading...

County cricket roundup: Essex put an end to Derbyshire's resistance Open in new window
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Essex 94 & 425; Derbyshire 154 & 312 Essex won by 53 runsGraham Napier assured Essex of a flying start to their bid to secure promotion back to Division One of the County Championship, but only after Tim Groenewald had caused a few flutters with a flurry of sixes off Monty Panesar that produced a fitting finish to a consistently absorbing game.Derbyshire started the final day as rank outsiders on 167 for five, still 199 short of victory, and their hopes appeared to fade from slim to nonexistent when Napier dismissed both overnight batsmen in consecutive overs, bowling Richard Johnson and then claiming the prize scalp of Shivnarine Chanderpaul caught behind. Continue reading...

Middlesex's Sam Robson shows England pedigree in win over Notts Open in new window
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Nottinghamshire 326 & 224; Middlesex 439-9d & 112-0 Middlesex win by 10 wicketsChris Rogers said he would be very disappointed if Sam Robson did not make his full Test debut during England's summer battles against Sri Lanka and India.Rogers, the Middlesex captain and Australia opener, believes his county team-mate Robson fully merits a first Test call-up after smashing 163 and 41 not out in a 10-wicket victory over Nottinghamshire. Continue reading...

State associations want meeting before court hearing Open in new window
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Several of the BCCI's member units have written to interim president Shivlal Yadav, requesting an emergent working committee meeting of the BCCI before the next court hearing on April 22

Chris Jordan presses England Test claims with six wickets in Sussex's win over Warwickshire Open in new window
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Sussex (229 & 333-3) beat Warwickshire (87 and 471) by 7 wkts Chris Jordan takes six wickets in visitors' first win at Edgbaston since 1982

Steven Finn not ready for England Test return, says Middlesex captain Chris Rogers Open in new window
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Notts (326 & 224) lost by 10 wickets to Middx (439-9d & 112-0) Chris Rogers has urged caution about an England recall for bowler Steven Finn despite his return to form

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