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IPL 2017, Match 26: Kings XI Punjab beat clueless Gujarat Lions by 26 runs to register first away win

IPL 2017, Match 26: Kings XI Punjab beat clueless Gujarat Lions by 26 runs to register first away win

Kings XI Punjab now have six points from seven games while Lions remain at the bottom with four points.

AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla, Kagiso Rabada roped in as marquee players for T20 Global Destination League

AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla, Kagiso Rabada roped in as marquee players for T20 Global Destination League

The other marquee Proteas players who have agreed playing league contracts with Cricket South Africa (CSA) are: Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, David Miller, Imran Tahir.

IPL 2017: List of Top 10 longest sixes in this season of the Indian Premier League

IPL 2017: List of Top 10 longest sixes in this season of the Indian Premier League

In total, 285 sixes (as on Match 22) have already been hit in the campaign.

WATCH: Hashim Amla's against Lasith Malinga or MS Dhoni's against Yuzvendra Chahal? Pick your favourite!

WATCH: Hashim Amla's against Lasith Malinga or MS Dhoni's against Yuzvendra Chahal? Pick your favourite!

In his innings, Amla hit five of his half dozen sixes were hit off Sri Lankan slinger Lasith Malinga (0/58 in 4 overs).

WATCH: How Bhuvneshwar Kumar sent Hashim Amla packing on first ball of innings

WATCH: How Bhuvneshwar Kumar sent Hashim Amla packing on first ball of innings

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the purple cap holder of IPL 2017 as present.

James Anderon names two 'most difficult batsmen' to bowl at and Sachin Tendulkar is not one of them

James Anderon names two 'most difficult batsmen' to bowl at and Sachin Tendulkar is not one of them

While Warne chose Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar besides Jacques Kallis, Kevin Pietersen, Graham Gooch and Ponting in the list of batsmen he had trouble bowling to in his Test career

IPL 10, Match 8: Kings XI Punjab canters to scintillating eight-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore

IPL 10, Match 8: Kings XI Punjab canters to scintillating eight-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore

Electing to bat, RCB rode on de Villiers' unbeaten 46- ball 89-run unconquered innings laced with as many as nine sixes and three fours to post a modest 148-4 after being reduced to 22-3 in 5 overs.

IPL 2017, Match 8 Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore face Kings XI Punjab in another test of character

IPL 2017, Match 8 Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore face Kings XI Punjab in another test of character

RCB began their campaign without skipper and star batsman Virat Kohli as well as another key player A B de Villiers due to injuries and lost their opening match against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad.

New Zealand vs South Africa, 3rd Test: DRS bungle aids Proteas on rain-hit Day 1

New Zealand vs South Africa, 3rd Test: DRS bungle aids Proteas on rain-hit Day 1

At stumps, the Proteas' captain had advanced to 33, Temba Bavuma was on 13 and South Africa were 123 for four.

NZ vs SA, 1st ODI: Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers help South Africa beat New Zealand by 4 wickets

NZ vs SA, 1st ODI: Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers help South Africa beat New Zealand by 4 wickets

In a clash that went down to the wire, the departure of de Kock for 69 sparked a middle order collapse before an AB de Villiers rescue mission saw his side home with a ball to spare.

Imran Tahir's 5-wicket haul sails South Africa to 78-run victory over New Zealand in T20I

Imran Tahir's 5-wicket haul sails South Africa to 78-run victory over New Zealand in T20I

 Tahir finished with a career-best 5-24 in 3.5 overs, with the home batsmen unable to pick his googly

South African Imran Tahir becomes No.1 ODI bowler, Faf du Plessis breaks into top 5 of batsman standings

South African Imran Tahir becomes No.1 ODI bowler, Faf du Plessis breaks into top 5 of batsman standings

Not only in ODIs, Tahir has also achieve the top spot in MRF ICC T20I player rankings for a bowler.

ICC Rankings: South Africa dethrones Australia to reclaim No.1 spot in ODIs after two years

ICC Rankings: South Africa dethrones Australia to reclaim No.1 spot in ODIs after two years

This is the fifth time South Africa have surged to the top since the current rankings system was introduced in 2002. 

SA vs SL: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock help Proteas complete clean sweep against Sri Lanka

SA vs SL: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock help Proteas complete clean sweep against Sri Lanka

With the win, the Proteas clinched the five-match series 5-0 and also reclaim their number one ODI ranking.

Kagiso Rabada replaces Dale Steyn as South Africa's No.1 Test bowler; Hashim Amla climbs to 6th spot

Kagiso Rabada replaces Dale Steyn as South Africa's No.1 Test bowler; Hashim Amla climbs to 6th spot

South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by an innings and 118 runs in Johannesburg, which gave it a 3-0 series win and moved up to 107 points

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 3: Sublime Proteas smash Lankans to sweep series 3-0

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 3: Sublime Proteas smash Lankans to sweep series 3-0

After posting 426 in their first innings on Friday, South Africa bowled Sri Lanka out for 131 before lunch on day three.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 2: Visitors in familiar trouble despite Nuwan Pradeep spark

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 2: Visitors in familiar trouble despite Nuwan Pradeep spark

Sri Lanka were 80 for four when bad light ended play for the day, still 346 runs behind South Africa`s total of 426.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 1: Hashim Amla hits century in 100th match

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 1: Hashim Amla hits century in 100th match

South Africa reached 338 for three at the close of play, with Amla unbeaten on 125 at the Wanderers Stadium.

Hashim Amla becomes the 10,000th LBW victim in Test cricket

Hashim Amla becomes the 10,000th LBW victim in Test cricket

Amla, batting on 48 runs, was dismissed by Sri Lanka's Nuwan Pradeep off the last ball of the 50.6 over, who trapped him in front of the wicket

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Shaky Proteas hang on as late wickets tumble on day 3

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Shaky Proteas hang on as late wickets tumble on day 3

At the close, South Africa were holding on and just 70 runs ahead of Australia heading into Sunday`s fourth day.