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April 13, 2017

IPL-10: Umesh four-for helps KKR restrict Kings XI to 170/9

Kolkata, April 13: Fit-again Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pacer Umesh Yadav started his Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign on a high by taking four crucial wickets to restrict Kings XI Punjab to 170/9 at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.Yadav returned figures of 4/33 with a stellar 18th over where he took three wickets in the space of four balls to send set David Miller (28; 19b 2x4 2x6), Wriddhiman Saha (25 (17b 2x4 2x6) and Axar Patel (0) back in the hut. Earlier, he took the wicket of visiting captain Glenn Maxwell…

Spark at Eden causes panic ahead of IPL game

Kolkata, April 13: There was panic at the Eden Gardens following a spark at an outdoor AC unit close to the press box ahead of the start of the Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab on Thursday.No one was injured and 20 firemen soon brought the situation under control. "Black smoke billowed out from an outdoor AC unit. The firemen acted and used fire extinguishers to douse the fire completely," state fire services minister Sovan Chatterjee told newspersons.

Shraddha, Monali set IPL opening ceremony on fire at Eden

Kolkata, April 13: Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor sent the crowd into raptures with her sizzling dance numbers while singer Monali Thakur performed her peppy hits to set the stage on fire at the Indian Premier League (IPL) extravaganza ahead of Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) first home game at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.In front of a half-full stadium with the match one-and-half hours away from the start, Shraddha, whose next film "Half Girlfriend" is scheduled for a May release, turned on the heat in…

Sindhu, Sai Praneeth advance at Singapore Open

Singapore, April 13: Star Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu defeated Fitriani Fitriani of Indonesia to advance in the Singapore Open Superseries badminton tournament here on Thursday.The fifth seeded Sindhu lost the first game before staging a superb comeback to win 19-21, 21-17, 21-8 in a contest that lasted around one hour. Sindhu started the proceeding on a good note but soon Fitriani started the counter attack at the end and a a result the Hyderabadi shuttler was prevailed over in the first game. The second and third…

IPL-10: KKR elect to field against Kings XI

Kolkata, April 13: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won the toss and opted to field against Kings XI Punjab in their first Indian Premier League (IPL) home game at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.Smarting from a defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians in their last game, KKR were bolstered by the return of fit-again India pacer Umesh Yadav and New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme. The pair replaced Ankit Rajpoot and injured Australian opener Chris Lynn. Kuldeep Yadav was also dropped with leg-spinner Piyush Chawla…
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