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May 22, 2014

Kohli rues lack of consistency, failure in crunch situations

Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Comprehensively outplayed by the Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli Thursday regretted his side's lack of consistency and conceding the momentum after the first four overs of the rivals' innings in their Indian Premier League outing."We have not been consistent in the crucial moments, I have said this before as well. Have not maintained our composure too much, in those crunch situations," Kohli said after his side suffered a 30-run loss at the…

KKR have shed the chokers tag, says Gambhir

Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Refusing to take credit for turning around the fortunes of his team, captain Gautam Gambhir Thursday said he was satisfied but not surprised over his Kolkata Knight Riders' six-match winning streak which powered it to the playoffs of the Indian Premier League.Addressing the media after humbling Royal Challengers Bangalore by 30 runs at the Eden Gardens here, Gambhir credited the entire team and support staff for the KKR's stupendous run after losing five of the seven games initially.…

IPL scoreboard: Royal Challengers vs Knight Riders

Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard in the Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore here Thursday.Kolkata Knight Riders R.V. Uthappa not out 83 G. Gambhir c Takawale b Starc 4 M.K. Pandey c Starc b Dinda 13 Y.K. Pathan run out (Kohli/Takawale) 22 Shakib Al Hasan b Ahmed 60 R.N. ten Doeschate not out 6 Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 4, nb 1) 7 Total (4 wickets; 20 overs) 195 Fall of wickets 1-5 (Gambhir, 0.5 ov), 2-23 (Pandey, 3.4 ov), 3-56 (Pathan, 6.6…

IPL-7 most popular on TV, social media

Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Claiming the current edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has outscored its predecessors in terms of popularity, its governing council Thursday said the television viewership, stadium attendance, as also social media were indicators of its soaring public appeal.IPL chief operating officer Sundar Raman said the tournament has grown manifold this year. BCCI interim president Sunil Gavaskar, who is in charge of the ongoing IPL, said while 170 million people watched on television the first…

Saina, Sindhu give India 2-0 lead over Indonesia

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Indian badminton's sensations Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu won their respective singles matches to give India a 2-0 lead in the Uber Cup quarter-final against Indonesia at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here Thursday.While Saina beat World No.23 Lindaweni Fanetri 21-17, 21-10 in the first singles to gain a 2-1 advantage in career meetings, World Championship bronze medallist Sindhu overcame Bellaetrix Manuputty 21-16, 10-21, 25-23 to give India a 2-0 lead. Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa will…
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