In their quest to be battle-ready for the upcoming Champions League Twenty20, Kolkata Knight Riders sent four of their players -- Yusuf Pathan, Piyush Chawla, Manvinder Bisla and Kuldeep Yadav -- to Bloemfontein in South Africa for 15 days of training that included cycling, running and mountaineering.
They may not have won the match on Sunday but the way they fought and pushed Chennai Super Kings to limit, Kolkata Knight Riders have every reason to feel proud of their performance, coach Trevor Bayliss said.
Manvinder Bisla and Eoin Morgan provided a lifeline to defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders as the home team cruised to a comfortable six-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab in a Pepsi Indian Premier League match here on Friday.
Led by skipper Shahbaz Nadeem`s five-for, Jharkhand are eyeing an outright victory against Goa as they finished the third day of their Ranji Trophy Group C match here on a strong position after forcing the visitors to follow on.
Goa bowlers, led by Saurabh Bandekar`s four-for, made a strong comeback to restrict Jharkhand to a modest total of 360 in the first innings of their Ranji Trophy Group C match at the Keenan Stadium, here today.