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Royal Challengers v Super Kings

IPL 2019, Bengaluru

RCB win last-ball thriller; Dhoni's 84* in vain

With 26 to get in the last over, the CSK captain got it down to two off one ball before being beaten by Umesh's gutsy change of pace


Talking Points - Were RCB too fixated on the left-right combination?

With Parthiv Patel at the crease, they promoted Akshdeep Nath and Marcus Stoinis above the in-form Moeen Ali. Was it a wise decision?

Luck Index: The two lucky events that helped RCB's cause

In a match of narrow margins, two lucky events - both involving Faf du Plessis - helped RCB finish on the right side of a one-run result

Why did Steyn go unsold at the IPL auction?

Shaun Tait and Murali Kartik ponder that question after a brilliant new-ball burst from the ageless South African great


Royal Challengers v Super Kings

IPL 2019, Bengaluru

Why MS Dhoni refused those three singles

Here's the explanation, from the man himself. Also, Parthiv Patel's thoughts on his nerveless last-ball direct hit

Six balls, 26 to get - What happened next?

How our ball-by-ball commentary captured an epic final over at the Chinnaswamy Stadium

Sunrisers v Knight Riders

IPL 2019

No complaints from Andre Russell about batting position - Karthik

The Knight Riders captain also added that it was "unfair" to say his team was over-dependent on the West Indian allrounder

Warner, Bairstow punish sloppy Knight Riders

The visitors got their batting order wrong and never got going on a slow pitch in Hyderabad

Post-match show - Sunrisers v Knight Riders

Experts Shaun Tait and Murali Kartik discuss the Bairstow-Warner partnership, Knight Riders' batting problems and more


Fingerspinners can get variations by flighting the ball - Shakib

Sunrisers Hyderabad allrounder Shakib Al Hasan looks at why T20 is a more challenging format for fingerspinners than wristspinners, and how the former can battle this


I want to win the IPL for Sunrisers Hyderabad - Abhishek Sharma

The youngster speaks about his IPL journey from Delhi Daredevils to Sunrisers Hyderabad


Ready to kickstart IPL campaign when the opportunity arises - Guptill

Sunrisers Hyderabad's Martin Guptill on 'not going into IPL auctions with high hopes', reading Bhuveshnhwar Kumar's knuckleball, and much else


Pakistan in England 2019

Squad news

Shadab Khan ruled out of England series with virus

Pakistan legspinner to meet specialists in England after "tests revealed a virus that will require treatment and rest for, at least, four weeks"

Haris and Babar play down Pakistan's power-hitting concerns

The middle-order anchors believe they have the extra gears needed for putting up totals that will challenge the best ODI teams in the world

World Cricket League Division Two


Ali Khan five-for clinches two-run thriller for USA

Oman comfortably overcame Canada and PNG held their nerve against Hong Kong on the second day of the World Cricket League tournament

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Royals v Capitals

IPL 2019, Jaipur

Royals need to brace for Capitals' spin choke

The sides meet for the first time this season, with Royals needing to do all the running to remain in contention

Will loss of captaincy free up Rahane's batting?

Shaun Tait and Murali Kartik look ahead to the big match between Royals and Capitals


Kartik: Smith showed his class after being handed captaincy out of the blue

Shaun Tait and Murali Kartik discuss the big moments from Week 4 of IPL 2019


Delhi Capitals v Kings XI Punjab

IPL 2019, Delhi

Dasgupta and Tait celebrate Lamichhane's temperament

The Nepal legspinner was hit out of the park by Chris Gayle, but came back strongly to take three wickets


Iyer, Dhawan fifties help Delhi break the home jinx

Kings XI Punjab were kept to a middling total despite Chris Gayle's explosive half-century

Talking Points - Why Kings XI were unusually aggressive in the Powerplay

Not for the first time this season, a visiting team came to the Feroz Shah Kotla with a ground-specific batting strategy

Five reasons why Delhi Capitals won

Rabada's dot-ball pressure, Iyer's captain's knock, and other things that went right for Delhi


Dasgupta: Dew played a big role, but so did Iyer and Dhawan

Shaun Tait adds that the pitch was actually a lot better than the previous game in Delhi


Dew affected all spinners except Axar - Lamichhane

Sandeep Lamichhane talks about his three-for, picking the wicket of Chris Gayle and his goal of featuring in all IPL matches


163 seemed a decent total on that track - Hesson

Kings XI Punjab coach, Mike Hesson, looks at where his team stumbled in their five-wicket loss to Delhi Capitals on Sunday


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