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April 2015

KKR beat CSK by 7 wickets

Kolkata, April 30: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets in their Indian Premier League game at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.Chennai Super Kings 165 for 9 in 20 overs (Brendon McCullum 32, Dwayne Bravo 30; Brad Hogg 4/29, Andre Russell 2/20) Kolkata Knight Riders 169 for 3 (Robin Uthappa 80 not out, Andre Russel 55 not out)

International cricket returns to Pakistan, Zimbabwe confirm tour

Lahore, April 30: Pakistan is all set to host international cricket after a gap of six years when Zimbabwe visit the Asian country to play three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and two Twenty20 Internationals in May.Zimbabwe thus will become the first International Cricket Council (ICC) full-member nation to visit Pakistan after the 2009 terrorist attack on a Sri Lankan team bus here. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) on Thursday signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this regard. “This…

Tendulkar, Yuvraj wish Rohit on 28th birthday

Mumbai, April 30: Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and 2011 World Cup Player of the Tournament Yuvraj Singh on Thursday wished Rohit Sharma on his 28th birthday.“Happy Birthday Rohit. May you continue to attain greater heights and bring laurels for the country,” Tendulkar tweeted. Tendulkar is currently the mentor of Mumbai Indians. The Rohit-led Mumbai Indians face Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium here on Friday. Yuvraj also wished Rohit. “Wishing many happy returns of the day to a…

Hafeez helps Pakistan take 205-run lead

Khulna (Bangladesh), April 30: A sparkling maiden double century by Mohammad Hafeez (224) and some splendid batting by Pakistani batsmen put the tourists in a commanding position on the third day of the first Test here on Thursday.The tourists piled up 537/5 at stumps after starting on an overnight score of 227/1, taking a lead of 205 runs. A scintillating 227-run stand between Hafeez and Azhar Ali (83) backed by five other 50-plus partnerships helped Pakistan claim the day, reports bdnews24.com. Asad Shafiq (51) and…

Australia extend lead atop ODI rankings

Dubai, April 30: World Champions Australia have doubled their lead over second-ranked India in One-Day International (ODI) rankings, released by the International Cricket Council on Thursday, from six to 12 points.Meanwhile, the West Indies, Bangladesh and Pakistan are now locked in a tight struggle for the remaining two slots for the 2017 Champions Trophy whose cut-off date is September 30. The showpiece tournament will be played from in England and Wales from June 1 to 19 where the host country (England) and the next…
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