The upcoming IPL has captured the imagination of cricket lovers across the United Arab Emirates as tickets are being snapped up rapidly, bringing with it the likelihood of sell-outs in the near future here.
The intimidating Chris Gayle looms large in front of Mumbai Indians as they get ready to clash with table toppers Royal Challengers Bangalore in their next IPL match here at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.
Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Brendon McCullum on Tuesday congratulated destructive Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Chris Gayle for breaking the record of highest individual score in the Indian Premier League.
After his breathtaking 66-ball 175 in the Indian Premier League here today, Chris Gayle was modesty personified, preferring to highlight the contributions of his team-mates whose efforts paled in comparison to the Jamaican`s record-breaking feat.
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.
Sudden summer showers on a hot Tuesday late afternoon briefly halted the Indian Premier League (IPL) tie between hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Pune Warriors India (PWI) at the M Chinnaswamy stadium here.
It was the heavy dew in Bangalore that led to the recurrence of Virender Sehwag`s back problems as the senior opener didn`t field in the last three overs of the RCB innings and hence couldn`t come out to bat during the `Super Over` chase.
It was his senior colleague Ravi Rampaul who bowled the Super Over against Delhi Daredevils, but young Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Jaydev Unadkat said he would have loved to take up the responsibility.
Skipper Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers struck fine half centuries and shared 82-run stand between them to help Royal Challengers Bangalore post 165 for six against Chennai Super Kings in their Pepsi Indian Premier League match, here on Saturday.
Pune Warriors head coach Allan Donald said on Wednesday that it might be the fear of failure that has resulted in openers Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey failing to take advantage of field restrictions at the beginning of their innings, during the team`s first two Pepsi IPL games.
A hurricane knock of 93 runs in 47 balls by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli in the Indian Premier League match took away the game from Sunrises Hyderabad at the Chinnaswamy stadium here late on Tuesday.