April 26, 2010In Raina Chennai trusted
Suresh Raina was without doubt the most impressive performer in the IPL III final.
April 24, 2010Kumble's Jumbo show leaves Deccan numbed
Once again Anil Kumble proved that whatever be the format, he still reigns as one of the top spinners in the world. He took a four-wicket haul to help Royal Challengers Bangalore thump Deccan Chargers and finish third in the Indian Premier League, which also saw them qualify for the Champions League Twenty20.
April 22, 2010Bollinger swings it Chennai's way
A superb spell of bowling by Doug Bollinger helped Chennai Super Kings crush Deccan Chargers and romp into the final of the Indian Premier League. Australia's left-arm pacer came with up a remarkable spell of four for 13 to bowl out Deccan for 104 in 19.2 overs for a comprehensive 38-run victory.
The Pollard(isation) of Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians paid a bomb to acquire his services. And Kieron Pollard is now returning the favour with a string of inspiring efforts both with the bat and ball.
April 19, 2010Ojha, Symonds lead Deccan's charge
The defending champions had to win their last five games to make it to the semi-finals and against all expectations, they made it to the last four. It was a virtual quarter-final against Delhi Daredevils in Delhi on Sunday and it was Deccan, who thrived under pressure to register an important 11-run victory.
April 17, 2010Unadkat: Three wickets and an award
Jaydev Unadkat was an unusual choice for the man-of-the-match honours after his Kolkata Knight Riders side had comprehensively beaten the Rajasthan Royals at the Eden Gardens on Saturday. But certainly the most deserving one.
McClaren was a surprise choice for sure
Ryan McLaren was a surprise choice for the man-of-the-match award by all means, especially considering the fact that the others in contention were the likes of Kieron Pollard and JP Duminy.
April 16, 2010Rohit leads the Deccan charge
Rohit Sharma's superlative unbeaten 68 helped defending champions Deccan Chargers edge past Kings XI Punjab by five wickets at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala to keep alive their last four hopes.
April 15, 2010Ice man Gambhir sizzles in Chennai heat
Gautam Gambhir rose to the occasion in fine style, scoring a match-winning half-century to guide Delhi Daredevils to a six-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings, on Thursday.
April 14, 2010Pietersen: Star of the RCB show
It was a Kevin Pietersen show at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Wednesday night.
April 13, 2010Mumbai on pole position with Pollard
Kieron Pollard finally proved his worth against Delhi Daredevils at the Brabourne stadium on Tuesday.
Harmeet provides the perfect finish
Deccan Chargers' bowlers came up with a superb show to guide their team to a 13-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in Nagpur on Monday. RP Singh (2 for 21), Pragyan Ojha (2 for 22) and Ryan Harris (2 for 34) played a major role with the ball, but it was youngster Harmeet Singh who made the difference.
April 12, 2010Tendulkar: Leading by example
Tendulkar's unbeaten 59-ball 89, inclusive of 10 boundaries and two sixes, helped Mumbai Indians post a formidable 174 for five and eventually beat Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur on Sunday.
April 11, 2010Chawla: The wizard of spin
In a track conducive for spin bowling, Piyush Chawla made the opportunity count.
Uthappa's blast tames the Knights
The Indian selectors ignored him for the World Twenty20, but Robin Uthappa has once again proved he is one of the best finishers in the shortest version of the game. The right-hander smashed a blazing 22-ball 52 to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore to a crushing seven-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in Bangalore, on Saturday.
April 10, 2010Harris leads Deccan's charge
Ryan Harris was instrumental in Australia's clinical show in New Zealand almost three weeks back. Three weeks later, he carried his bowling form on to the Indian Premier League, helping Deccan Changers a convincing six-wicket win against Chennai Super Kings.
April 09, 2010Sangakkara shows Kings the way
Captain Kumar Sangakkara led from the front with a gutsy half-century that saw Punjab get the better of Mumbai by six wickets in Mohali on Friday.
Suman blossoms under Symonds charge
T Suman's unbeaten 57-ball 78, replete with six fours and three sixes, helped Deccan Chargers score a comprehensive seven wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday.
April 07, 2010Ganguly leads from the front
Captain Sourav Ganguly led from the front to ensure his Kolkata Knight Riders side a comfortable 14 run win over Delhi Daredevils at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.
Kings get a Lumbasting
The 30-year-old South African-born Englishman displayed his batting prowess to the fullest, hitting a majestic 83 that guided Rajasthan to a comprehensive nine-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab in Jaipur.
April 06, 2010Bowlers steal the show for Chennai
For a change, it was a complete team effort that won the match rather an individual or two. Chennai Super Kings halted Mumbai Indians' winning run with a convincing 24-run victory in the Indian Premier League in Chennai, on Tuesday.
The Blonde Assassin strikes again
Career-best figures of four for 21 helped Shane Warne earn the man-of-the-match award and his Rajasthan Royals team a narrow two-run win over Deccan Chargers.
April 05, 2010Collingwood's capital innings
So often, Paul Collingwood has proved to be the crisis man for England and now he is doing the same for Delhi Daredevils.
April 03, 2010Rayudu played a starring role
Ambati Rayudu's workman-like unbeaten 29-ball 55 helped Mumbai Indians recover from an early collapse and post a formidable 178 for five and ensured him the man-of-the-match award.
Operation Vijay ensures success for Chennai
Murali Vijay won the man-of-the-match honours for the second match on the trot.
April 01, 2010Ganguly plays the captain's role to perfection
Captain Sourav Ganguly led from the front with a blazing 54-ball 88 to help Kolkata Knight Riders register a comprehensive 24-run win over Deccan Chargers in their Indian Premier League match at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.
Royals done in by Karthik's daredevilry
Dinesh Karthik starred with the bat as Delhi Daredevils scored an emphatic 67-run victory over Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League match at the Ferozshah Kotla, in Delhi, on Wednesday.
March 31, 2010Lasith Malinga: Fast and furious
Lasith Malinga was by far the best bowler for the Mumbai Indians and his efforts earned him the man-of-the-match award.
March 30, 2010When David turned Goliath
David Warner once again showed why is regarded as the most dangerous batsman in the Twenty20 format. The Australian left-hander smashed 107 from a mere 69 balls, having hit nine boundaries and five sixes, to lift Delhi Daredevils to a crushing 40-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League in Delhi, on Monday.
March 28, 2010The Turbanator puts up a tremendous act
A quickfire 18-ball unbeaten 49 from his blade gave the Mumbai Indians' innings teh required fillip.
Naman Ojha played a starring role
Naman Ojha's masterclass 80, his third IPL fifty, helped Rajasthan Royals to a formidable total (177 for eight) and their eventual triumph against Chennai Super Kings at Motera on Sunday.
March 26, 2010Yusuf plays new role to perfection
Yusuf Pathan's whirlwind 34-ball 73 not out ensured an easy eight-wicket win for Rajasthan Royals over Deccan Chargers at Motera on Friday.
Jadhav shines on debut for Delhi
Kedar Jadhav, playing his first Indian Premier League match made his presence felt by guiding Dehi Daredevils to a 17-run victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bangalore, on Thursday. The debutant hit a quickfire 50 not out from just 29 balls, hitting five boundaries and two sixes, to take Delhi Daredevils to a competitive 183 for four in their 20 overs.
March 24, 2010Voges inspires Rajasthan to win
A brisk cameo by Voges helped Rajasthan Royal reach a competitive total (183) against Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League match against Kings XI Punjab, a total which eventually ensured a comfortable 31-run win - their second straight in the competition.
March 22, 2010Another masterclass from Mumbai's Master Blaster
Sachin Tendulkar led from the front and ensured his Mumbai Indians side a comfortable seven-wicket win over the Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League match at the Brabourne Stadium on Monday.
March 21, 2010Symonds on song again
Andrew Symonds scored 35 from 24 balls and chipped in with three vital wickets for 21 runs as Deccan Chargers beat Delhi daredevils by ten runs in the IPL match on Sunday.
March 20, 2010RCB presents 'Kallis in wonderland'
Jacques Kallis continued his superb run of form with another spectacular innings against Mumbai Indians on Saturday, helping the Royal Challengers Bangalore to a comprehensive seven-wicket win in the process.
This time, Yusuf delivered with the ball
Yusuf Pathan delivered with the ball against the Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday.
Symonds rules over Kings
He no longer plays for Australia, but Andrew Symonds showed he is still one of the most dangerous players around. In fact, he forms an integral part of the Deccan Chargers middle order and he proved that yet again with a cracking knock of 53 against Kings XI punjab in the IPL match in Cuttack on Friday.
March 19, 2010Hayden hands Delhi 'capital' punishment
The former Australia batting ace put the Delhi Daredevils bowlers to the sword in a breathtaking 43-ball show of 93 runs to power Chennai Super Kings to a thrilling five-wicket victory. After Virender Sehwag's blazing 38-ball 74 for the Delhi side, the Australian left-hander held centre stage, slamming nine fours and seven sixes to lay a strong foundation for the Super Kings.
March 18, 2010Praveen Kumar: It takes three to tango
The one performance that stood out was Praveen Kumar's, the Uttar Pradesh bowler recording the first hat-trick of the third edition.
March 17, 2010Tendulkar fires Mumbai Indians to the top
The master batsman displayed vintage touch as he smashed 63 from 32 deliveries, inclusive of 11 boundaries, against Delhi Daredevils, in the Indian Premier League match at the Ferozshah Kotla on Wednesday.
March 16, 2010Dhoni's blaze thrills Eden Gardens
It was Mahendra Singh Dhoni at his belligerent best to help Chennai Super Kings thrash Kolkata Knight Riders by a whopping margin of 55 runs in the Indian Premier League in Kolkata, on Tuesday.
A class act from Kallis
Jacques Kallis gave critics who didn't consider him a player good enough for the T20 format a fitting reply with a superlative unbeaten 89 in Royal Challengers Bangalore's emphatic eight-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday.
March 15, 2010Sehwag rips apart Rajasthan bowlers
Virender Sehwag almost single-handedly took Delhi Daredevils past Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Permier League match on Monday. The former captain hit a blitzkrieg 34-ball 75, a knock that put the Rajasthan bowlers to sword, and made it a virtual no-contest.
March 14, 2010Veteran Vaas shows his class
Chaminda Vaas, with figures of three for 21, ripped apart the Chennai Super Kings' top-order to help the Deccan Chargers to a 31-run win.
Top performer: Mathews stars for KKR again
Angelo Mathews was again the hero for the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Captain Gautam leads from the front
It seems captaincy has added another facet to Delhi opener Gautam Gambhir. Gambhir led from the front to lead Delho Daredevils to victory.
March 13, 2010Yusuf Pathan left everyone awe-struck
If the opening match of the Indian Premier League III was nail biting, then the second match was simply about Yusuf Pathan, who slammed a 37-ball hundred.
Knights ride on Mathews's super show
Angelo Mathews was the top performer in the opening match of the third edition of the Indian Permier League, scoring an unbeaten on 65 off 46 deliveries and claiming one wicket as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Deccan Chargers by 11 runs.