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Champions League T20 2014

Can Super Kings' bowlers match their batsmen?

Sep 11, 2014: Chennai Super Kings are always counted among tournament favourites and it will be no different this time, especially should their bowling click

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Chennai Super Kings IPL 2014 review

Bowling confines CSK to below-par third

May 31, 2014: Chennai Super Kings finished in bronze position for their joint-worst showing in seven seasons. Once again, it was primarily their pacers who came up short

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Delhi look for first points against confident Kolkata

Apr 17, 2014: Delhi and Kolkata have got off to contrasting starts in the league. Now, Kolkata will want to build on a good start, while Delhi will want to get on the points table without further delay

The Preview by Nikita Bastian

Chennai Super Kings IPL 2014 preview

Off-field anxieties for strong CSK

Apr 15, 2014: Chennai Super Kings have played in five IPL finals in six years. Even after a reshuffle, the team is well placed to push hard for the title, but only if it can shed the baggage of a nightmare year off the field

The Preview by Nikita Bastian

England v Sri Lanka, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

Jadenfreude at the World T20

Mar 27, 2014: Tweet report for the World T20 game between England and Sri Lanka

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Murali runs into the Williams sisters

Jan 9, 2014: Big-hitting Melbourne Renegades captain Aaron Finch has indicated he wouldn't mind dropping down the order for his team. Why? Because he has come across a couple of mightier hitters of the cricket ball than himself

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The Sunil-Rohan Gavaskar partnership

Jan 8, 2014: We've all heard or read about the pressure on famous cricketing sons to live up to their family names on the field. But what happens when a son finds himself in same commentary box as his famous father?

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Cricket, under the world

Nov 28, 2013: No, we're not talking about the Ashes. This particular match took place 'down under' in a more literal sense. Down under a mountain, in a slate mine, in Lake District

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The Ashes 2013-14

Thou shalt not pass the beach ball

Nov 23, 2013: What do you do if a beach ball flops onto the field next to you at an international cricket match? Nothing

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The Vatican Cricket Club

Oct 19, 2013: The Pontifical Council for Culture has announced plans to form Vatican cricket teams - one for men, made up of priests from around the world, and a women's XI comprising nuns

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Sunrisers Hyderabad v Titans, CLT20, Ranchi

The anticlimax of Morkel v Steyn

Sep 28, 2013: Plays of the day from the Champions League match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Titans in Ranchi

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Sunrisers Hyderabad v Titans, CLT20, Ranchi

Davids helps Titans stroll to win

Sep 28, 2013: Group B might still be the more open of the two groups, but Titans gave their chances of progressing quite a boost with a thumping victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in Ranchi

The Report by Nikita Bastian

Champions League 2013

Super Kings look to turn focus back on cricket

Sep 20, 2013: Chennai Super Kings' line-up is one of the strongest around in T20 cricket, but they come into the Champions League T20 with off-field controversy hanging heavily about them

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Zimbabwe cricket

Guy Whittall's close encounter of the reptilian kind

Sep 18, 2013: How Guy Whittall spent the night with an eight-foot crocodile and lived to tell the tale

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Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st Test, Harare

Finance and Pakistan pose twin challenges for Zimbabwe

Sep 2, 2013: Zimbabwe will qualify for the ICC's Test rankings after the Harare Test, but face a big challenge against batsmen who are best suited to the gentle pace of the long format and a very potent bowling attack

The Preview by Nikita Bastian

England v Australia, 4th Investec Test, Durham, 2nd day

The Schrödinger's umpire's call

Aug 10, 2013: Tweet report for Day 2 of the fourth Ashes Test at Durham

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England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Can you review Hawk-Eye?

Jul 13, 2013: Tweet report for Day 4 of the opening Ashes Test at Trent Bridge

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It takes a district

Jul 13, 2013: Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh, which hosts what is possibly the world's biggest district cricket tournament, offers a shining example of what sport can do to foster development in places that need it most

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England v Australia, Champions Trophy, Edgbaston

Story of the tortoise and the slow old tortoise

Jun 8, 2013: Tweet report for the opening Group A game of the Champions Trophy between England and Australia

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Chennai Super Kings 2013 review

Controversy mars another top CSK showing

May 25, 2013: On the field, Chennai Super Kings produced one of their best seasons yet; off the filed, the franchise was squarely in the spotlight cast by the alleged corruption in the tournament

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