Alagappan Muthu

Sub-editor, ESPNcricinfo


Tamim fifty keeps Zimbabwe at bay
Tamim fifty keeps Zimbabwe at bay

The resolve of the Bangladesh batsmen has been under question in recent times, and some more arose after the early dismissals in both sessions, but Tamim Iqbal's restrained half-century kept a disciplined Zimbabwe at bay in Khulna

Central Zone bounce back to even up game
Central Zone bounce back to even up game

Central Zone consolidated a 111-run lead on the back of half-centuries from Faiz Fazal and Jalaj Saxena

Haphazard Bangladesh edge low-scorer
Haphazard Bangladesh edge low-scorer

Taijul Islam's 8 for 39, the best figures by a Bangladesh bowler, should have heralded a dominant victory, but he found himself in the middle again, at No. 9, striking the winning boundary to overhaul a target of 101

Hot Spot gets the cold shoulder
Hot Spot gets the cold shoulder

Plays of the day from the second ODI between South Africa and New Zealand in Mount Maunganui

South Africa take series with Amla century
South Africa take series with Amla century

Hashim Amla's 16th ODI century served as the fulcrum to another resolute South African batting performance that set up a series win over New Zealand

Upbeat West Indies hunt for consistency
Upbeat West Indies hunt for consistency

West Indies have won 18 and lost 20 games in the last two years. Following an all-round performance in Kochi, they will be looking to work on their consistency

Pakistan batting in need of stability
Pakistan batting in need of stability

Pakistan's batsmen have looked rusty and their shot selection has been poor. They will need to rally quickly against an Australia side not shy of aggression

Batting: CSK's one discipline to rule them all
Batting: CSK's one discipline to rule them all

Chennai Super Kings had won three finals out of six before this. They were hungry for a fourth title, and they bulldozed their way there with the help of a consistently powerful batting line-up, led by Suresh Raina

Awana's almost unseen hat-trick
Awana's almost unseen hat-trick

Plays of the day from the second semi-final of the Champions League T20, between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings

Bravo, bowlers smother Kings XI
Bravo, bowlers smother Kings XI

Kings XI Punjab were bowled out for the eighth time as Chennai Super Kings wrapped up a 65-run drubbing to reach the CLT20 final courtesy a Dwayne Bravo half-century and a ruthless bowling performance

Kings XI, Super Kings resume batting rivalry
Kings XI, Super Kings resume batting rivalry

Two batting line-ups with impressive firepower take aim at each other in the Champions League semi-final, but Kings XI lead Super Kings 3-0 in 2014

The Chinnaswamy turns yellow
The Chinnaswamy turns yellow

The Chinnaswamy stadium spent the entire Dolphins-Lahore Lions match waiting to see Chennai Super Kings. But Robbie Frylinck made the wait worthwhile. So did MS Dhoni

Jonathan Carter's untimely celebration
Jonathan Carter's untimely celebration

Plays of the day from the Champions League T20 match between Barbados Tridents and Cape Cobras in Mohali

Cape Cobras stay alive with Super Over win
Cape Cobras stay alive with Super Over win

Sybrand Engelbrecht led Cape Cobras past a Jonathan Carter century to keep his side's hopes of a semi-final spot alive in the Champions League, after a narrow Super Over win

A visual aid and a ballet dancer
A visual aid and a ballet dancer

Plays of the Day from the Group A match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Perth Scorchers in Hyderabad

Suryakumar cameo pushes KKR to semi-finals
Suryakumar cameo pushes KKR to semi-finals

Kolkata Knight Riders clung on to a three-wicket victory over Perth Scorchers, led by Sunil Narine's four wickets and a Suryakumar Yadav cameo, to make the semi-final of the CLT20

Opposite day rules
Opposite day rules

Plays of the day from the Champions League match between Cape Cobras and Hobart Hurricanes in Hyderabad

Blizzard onslaught stuns Cape Cobras
Blizzard onslaught stuns Cape Cobras

A match that had slowly been tipping into the Cape Cobras' hands was wrested away and Hurricanes hurtled to victory with one over to spare

Drop once, catch later
Drop once, catch later

Plays of the day from the Champions League match between Kings XI Punjab and Barbados Tridents in Mohali

Miller, Akshar ace Kings XI chase
Miller, Akshar ace Kings XI chase

The Kings XI Punjab production line of batsmen was under threat of being shortcircuited again. But Akshar Patel strode in at No. 8 and clobbered 20 runs off the penultimate over to script a second successive victory in Mohali