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Finch blames bowlers, batters for embarrassing loss

Pune Warriors` stand-in captain Aaron Finch blamed his batsmen and bowlers for the crushing 130-run defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Tuesday.

IPL 2013: Ruthless Gayle`s carnage takes RCB to record win

Chris Gayle smashed the most breathtaking knock in the history of Twenty20 cricket, blasting an incredible 175 off a mere 66 balls, as Royal Challengers Bangalore crushed a hapless Pune Warriors by a record 130 runs in the Pepsi Indian Premier League here on Tuesday.

Pune never believed Yuvi was captaincy material: Ganguly

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly revealed on Tuesday that Pune Warriors management never thought that Yuvraj Singh is a "captaincy material" after the team`s debacle in the 2011 IPL when they finished last ahead.

Australia series helped me get back my rhythm: Ishant

Indian pacer Ishant Sharma feels that he has got his ‘rhythm back’ in the recently-concluded home Test series against Australia, after spending the better part of last year on the sidelines due to ankle surgery.

South Africa, New Zealand tours will build the team: Srinivasan

Indian cricket board president N. Srinivasan has hailed the Indian team for its historic 4-0 Test series win against Australia and hoped that the tours to South Africa and New Zealand will only make the side emerge stronger.

It`s not a Day One wicket: Smith

"It`s not a Day One wicket", were Australian all-rounder Steven Smith`s first few words after the visitors once again struggled to come to terms with the Indian spinners on a crumbling Feroz Shah Kotla track here, on Friday.

Australia cannot play well in India: Ishant

India fast bowler Ishant Sharma said on Thursday that home conditions have played a big role in the ongoing four-Test series and it has proved once again that Australia lack the technique to play in the sub-continent conditions.