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Harish Kotian

Harish Kotian writes on cricket and sports. You can e-mail the author at harishk@rediff.co.in

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Star Performer: Buttler whips it up for Royals

Star Performer: Buttler whips it up for Royals

Rediff.com2 days ago

Jos Buttler finished unbeaten on a whirlwind knock of 70 from 48 balls, which included seven fours and two sixes, to keep Royals's hopes of making it to the play-offs alive

Turning Point: CSK's top order flop

Turning Point: CSK's top order flop

Rediff.com2 days ago

The Curran-Rayudu partnership for the third wicket put the brakes on the CSK innings in the middle overs, as they could add just 27 runs from 26 balls before both fell in quick succession.

Turning Point: Warner revives SRH from the dead

Turning Point: Warner revives SRH from the dead

Rediff.com3 days ago

Captain David Warner single-handedly scripted the turnaround with an unbeaten 47 from 33 balls and somehow forced the game into the Super Over, which gave Sunrisers Hyderabad another shot at victory despite being so behind in the race at one point.

Star Performer: Ferguson too hot to handle!

Star Performer: Ferguson too hot to handle!

Rediff.com3 days ago

Playing his first game in IPL 2020, Lockie Ferguson showed no signs of rustiness as he claimed five wickets, including two in the Super Over, to help KKR register a narrow win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Turning Point: Unadkat delivers a Royal flop

Turning Point: Unadkat delivers a Royal flop

Rediff.com3 days ago

Jaydev Unadkat was smashed for as many as 25 runs in the 19th over which all but sealed the contest in RCB's favour.

Star Performer: De Villiers is RCB's hero yet again!

Star Performer: De Villiers is RCB's hero yet again!

Rediff.com3 days ago

When AB de Villiers is in full flow, no target is beyond him. Rajasthan Royals discovered it the hard way when de Villiers came up with an incredible exhibition of strokeplay in the death overs to take Royal Challengers Bangalore to a seven-wicket victory from a difficult position.

'I wish I hadn't given Kumble the 10 wicket ball'

'I wish I hadn't given Kumble the 10 wicket ball'

Rediff.com4 days ago

'He was a very fierce competitor. 'I got to learn a lot from him in terms of his discipline, focus and his routines, like how one has to prepare for the game.'

Turning Point: Chris Morris' final assault

Turning Point: Chris Morris' final assault

Rediff.com6 days ago

Chris Morris slammed 25 from just eight balls to power Royal Challengers Bangalore to a healthy 171 for six.

Star Performer: Gayle's smashing comeback

Star Performer: Gayle's smashing comeback

Rediff.com6 days ago

Batting at No 3, the West Indian took time to get his eye in before blasting a quickfire 53 from 45 balls to put Kings XI on course for victory.

'I know my role and I just stick to that'

'I know my role and I just stick to that'

Rediff.com6 days ago

Axar Patel, one of the most consistent performers for the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020, reveals what makes him click.

AB's 6 lands outside stadium; kid finds ball

AB's 6 lands outside stadium; kid finds ball

Rediff.com13 Oct 2020

A B de Villiers hit as many as five fours and six sixes, two of which landed out of the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

How Dhoni's CSK can bounce back

How Dhoni's CSK can bounce back

Rediff.com12 Oct 2020

At the halfway point, after winning just two games out of seven, CSK are looking set to miss the play-offs for the first time in their history. Harish Kotian tells Captain M S Dhoni and Coach Stephen Fleming how to get CSK back to its winning ways.

Turning Point: Sundar's lethal spell

Turning Point: Sundar's lethal spell

Rediff.com11 Oct 2020

Washington Sundar had splendid figures of 2-11 in his first two overs, both of which were bowled in the Powerplay, as he left CSK reeling at 26/2 in six overs.

Star Performer: Kohli's Masterclass

Star Performer: Kohli's Masterclass

Rediff.com11 Oct 2020

Virat Kohli finished unbeaten on a whirlwind 90 from 52 balls, with four sixes and as many fours, as RCB posted 169/4.

PIX: Jadeja-Faf team up for AMAZING relay catch

PIX: Jadeja-Faf team up for AMAZING relay catch

Rediff.com8 Oct 2020

Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja came up with another sensational piece of catching to leave everyone in awe during the IPL match against the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Turning Point: KKR bowlers stifle CSK

Turning Point: KKR bowlers stifle CSK

Rediff.com8 Oct 2020

CSK were reduced to 110-3 in 15 overs, needing 58 from the last five overs, but the lower order, including Mahendra Singh Dhoni, were unable to go after the bowlers as they lost the match by 10 runs.

Star Performer: Rahul Tripathi, knight in shining armour

Star Performer: Rahul Tripathi, knight in shining armour

Rediff.com8 Oct 2020

KKR posted a competitive 167, courtesy of Rahul Tripathi's brilliant 81 from 51 balls.

Turning Point: Catch that won the Match

Turning Point: Catch that won the Match

Rediff.com7 Oct 2020

In the IPL match against Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, Kieron Pollard pocketed a sensational catch to turn the game in Mumbai Indians's favour.

Star Performer: Suryakumar Yadav

Star Performer: Suryakumar Yadav

Rediff.com7 Oct 2020

The Mumbai Indians No 3 hit a brilliant 79 from 47 balls, putting on 76 runs from 38 balls with Hardik Pandya (30 from 19 balls) to propel Mumbai to a huge 193-4 in their 20 overs.

Turning Point: Iyer outfoxes Kohli

Turning Point: Iyer outfoxes Kohli

Rediff.com6 Oct 2020

Not only were Royal Challengers Bangalore outplayed in all departments by Delhi Capitals, Virat Kohli was outdone by his opposite number Shreyas Iyer.

Star Performer: Stoinis assault flattens RCB

Star Performer: Stoinis assault flattens RCB

Rediff.com6 Oct 2020

It was Marcus Stoinis at his destructive best on Monday as he took the RCB bowling apart in the final few overs.

Turning Point: Chahal leaves Royals in a spin

Turning Point: Chahal leaves Royals in a spin

Rediff.com4 Oct 2020

Yuzvendra Chahal took 3/24 in his four overs which was instrumental in Royal Challengers Bangalore outclassing Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets.

Top Performer: Padikkal continues dream run

Top Performer: Padikkal continues dream run

Rediff.com4 Oct 2020

Devdutt Padikkal stroked a sparkling 63 from 45 balls, inclusive of a six and six fours, to propel RCB to a comprehensive eight-wicket victory against Rajasthan Royals.

SEE: How SunRisers celebrated victory against CSK

SEE: How SunRisers celebrated victory against CSK

Rediff.com3 Oct 2020

SunRisers Hyderabad looked a happy bunch as the players cut a cake to celebrate their victory against Chennai Super Kings, the IPL match, in Dubai on Friday.

SEE: How SunRisers celebrated victory against CSK

SEE: How SunRisers celebrated victory against CSK

Rediff.com3 Oct 2020

SunRisers Hyderabad looked a happy bunch as the players cut a cake to celebrate their victory against Chennai Super Kings, the IPL match, in Dubai on Friday.

Top performers: Pace Knights Mavi, Nagarkoti

Top performers: Pace Knights Mavi, Nagarkoti

Rediff.com1 Oct 2020

Shivam Mavi took 2-20, while Kamlesh Nagarkoti claimed 2-13, as the two youngsters put in a superb display to bowl KKR to victory.

Turning point: Rajasthan's top order flops

Turning point: Rajasthan's top order flops

Rediff.com1 Oct 2020

Jos Buttler, Steve Smith and Sanju Samson could only manage 31 runs between them.

Turning Point: Dhawan's downfall

Turning Point: Dhawan's downfall

Rediff.com30 Sep 2020

The experienced Shikhar Dhawan had got a measure of the wicket and if he had stayed at the wicket for a few more overs, it would have given licence to the likes of Rishabh Pant to chance their arm and hit a few boundaries to bring the asking rate under control.

Top performer: Rashid's star turn

Top performer: Rashid's star turn

Rediff.com30 Sep 2020

The leg-spinner was at his mercurial best in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday as he bowled a splendid spell of 3-14 in four overs, including 11 dot balls, to send Delhi Capitals crashing to defeat.

SEE: Pooran's superhuman lunge!

SEE: Pooran's superhuman lunge!

Rediff.com28 Sep 2020

Kings XI Punjab's Nicholas Pooran came up with an unbelievable piece of fielding on the boundary during the IPL match against Rajasthan Royals.

Star Performer: Another Sanju Masterclass

Star Performer: Another Sanju Masterclass

Rediff.com28 Sep 2020

The Kerala youngster delighted once again with his magical batting at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Turning Point: Tewatia changes the game in 10 minutes

Turning Point: Tewatia changes the game in 10 minutes

Rediff.com28 Sep 2020

At one stage, Rahul Tewatia was struggling on 17 from 23 balls, before he smashed his way to a remarkable 53 from 30 balls to help Rajasthan Royals make IPL history.

'Dean Jones's Chennai knock a big lesson for youngsters'

'Dean Jones's Chennai knock a big lesson for youngsters'

Rediff.com25 Sep 2020

'He had that attitude that I will never give up no matter what the circumstances.'

'Dean Jones was amazing; he was vomiting and scoring runs'

'Dean Jones was amazing; he was vomiting and scoring runs'

Rediff.com24 Sep 2020

Chetan Sharma salutes the memory of Dean Jones.

'We had breakfast together, I am in shock'

'We had breakfast together, I am in shock'

Rediff.com24 Sep 2020

Dean Jones, who was doing commentary for the ongoing IPL for official broadcasters Star Sports, suffered a massive heart attack in Mumbai.

Top performer: Rohit leads from the front

Top performer: Rohit leads from the front

Rediff.com24 Sep 2020

Captain Rohit Sharma led from the front with the bat with a magnificent half-century to propel Mumbai Indians to a thumping 49-run victory against Kolkata Knight Riders, in Abu Dhabi, on Wednesday.

Turning point: MI pacers choke KKR

Turning point: MI pacers choke KKR

Rediff.com24 Sep 2020

Chasing a mammoth 196 for victory, Kolkata Knight Riders's hopes dependent largely on getting off to a quickfire start, but their top order came undone against a spirited performance by the Mumbai Indians pacers with the new ball.

Top performer: Samson's Royal showing knocks out Kings

Top performer: Samson's Royal showing knocks out Kings

Rediff.com23 Sep 2020

The Rajasthan Royals wicketkeeper-batsmen showed his class with an outstanding exhibition of strokeplay leaving the hapless Chennai Super Kings bowlers stunned, at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.

Turning Point: Archer's final assault flattens CSK

Turning Point: Archer's final assault flattens CSK

Rediff.com23 Sep 2020

Jofra Archer, who smashed 27 from eights, helped Royals hammer 30 runs off the final over to finish on a massive 216 for seven in their 20 overs.

Turning Point: Chahal's mastery sends SunRisers crashing

Turning Point: Chahal's mastery sends SunRisers crashing

Rediff.com22 Sep 2020

Yuzvendra Chahal showed why he is one of the key players in the Royal Challengers Bangalore team along with Virat Kohli and A B de Villiers.

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