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WATCH: Comical Gary Ballance tumble manages to share limelight with MS Dhoni special on hectic IPL day

WATCH: Comical Gary Ballance tumble manages to share limelight with MS Dhoni special on hectic IPL day

Dhoni, a demi-god in his own rights, played a 26-ball 40-run knock to help Rising Pune Supergiant post a fighting total of 162 runs at Mumbai's historic Wankhede Stadium, where he famously sealed the 2011 ICC World Cup final against Sri Lanka with a six. But that tumble Ballance took made sure that cricket fans in another hemisphere get their fair share of entertainment.

Bangladesh vs England: Gary Ballance turns to Joe Root for spin tips

Bangladesh vs England: Gary Ballance turns to Joe Root for spin tips

England, who defeated Bangladesh in the three-match ODI series 2-1, will play two two-day warm-up fixtures in next four days as part of their preparation for the Test series.

England vs Pakistan, 4th Test — Day 4 at The Oval

England vs Pakistan, 4th Test — Day 4 at The Oval

Hosts England will resume penultimate day's play on 88/4 with Gary Ballance and Jonny Bairstow unbeaten on 4 and 14 respectively.

Pakistan scent victory after Younus Khan double ton against England at The Oval

Pakistan scent victory after Younus Khan double ton against England at The Oval

The experienced Younus shepherded the tail well, hitting four sixes and 31 fours as the England attack toiled in the sunshine.

England Vs Pakistan: Moeen Ali's 3rd test century does the revival work for England

England Vs Pakistan: Moeen Ali's 3rd test century does the revival work for England

England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and chose to bat in overcast conditions.

England vs Pakistan, 3rd Test: Recalled Sohail Khan five-for gives visitors Day 1 spoils

England vs Pakistan, 3rd Test: Recalled Sohail Khan five-for gives visitors Day 1 spoils

Sohail, a 32-year-old right-arm quick, removed a quartet of top-order batsman on his way to figures of five for 96 in 23 overs.

South Africa vs England: Last chance for visiting players to win Test places

South Africa vs England: Last chance for visiting players to win Test places

Alex Hales, Gary Ballance, Nick Compton, Steven Finn and Mark Footitt will be under especially close scrutiny.

Gary Ballance for Ian Bell: Is it worth a gamble against South Africa by ECB?

Gary Ballance for Ian Bell: Is it worth a gamble against South Africa by ECB?

It has been 24 innings since Bell scored a century in Tests.

Ian Bell 'absolutely gutted' after being dropped from tour of South Africa

Ian Bell 'absolutely gutted' after being dropped from tour of South Africa

Bell tweeted that he was "absolutely gutted" to miss out on selection.

England call-up Alex Hales, Zafar Ansari but drop Adam​ Lyth for Pakistan

England call-up Alex Hales, Zafar Ansari but drop Adam​ Lyth for Pakistan

England included the uncapped pair of opening batsman Alex Hales and off-spinning all-rounder Zafar Ansari in a 16-man Test squad announced Tuesday for their upcoming three-match series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.