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Mumbai Indians Jasprit Bumrah celebrates the wicket of M S Dhoni during the IPL 10 final match on Sunday. (Photo | PTI)
Sorry Sarkar 3, IPL final won

I am an absolute cricket junkie. Wife permitting, I can watch even club teams playing. Sunday was an aberration, when I found it a real challenge to watch the IPL final.

23 May 2017

Mumbai’s pace trio of Mitchell Johnson, Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga played a vital role in the team defending a small score | R Satish Babu
How did MI do it? Answer is blowing in the wind

Rohit reveals he asked Johnson to slow things down in the last over after seeing Smith use pace of the ball to score boundaries.

23 May 2017

Mumbai Indians celebrate after winning the IPL finals in Hyderabad. (EPS| R.Satish Babu)
IPL finals: Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant to win third IPL title

Krunal Pandya top-scored with a crucial 47-run knock while skipper Rohit contributed 24 runs to help Mumbai post 128 for eight.

21 May 2017

Senior BCCI functionary and IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla (R) (File|AFP)
Title rights tenders for next IPL soon: BCCI

The tender process to award title sponsorship for the IPL over the next five years will start on May 31.

21 May 2017

Mumbai Indians Krunal Pandya and Kieron Pollard celebrates win over Kolkata Knight Riders during the IPL 10 Qualifier2 match at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday. | PTI
Better-prepared MI prevailed in playoff, may the best win the final

My house is bang opposite a park which at most times is buzzing. Sitting in my bedroom I can gaze at it for hours. I did the same on Saturday as I wrote this.

21 May 2017

Rising Pune Supergiants bowler Washington Sundar celebrates the wicket of Mumbai Indians batsman Rahul Sharma during the first play off match played against Mumbai Indians in Mumbai on Tuesday. | PTI
Deception key in tweaker Washington Sundar’s rapid rise

MS Dhoni, India’s most successful captain, has the knack of getting the best out of his players. On the field, one may not see him speak much with the players, but off the field, he does interact and

21 May 2017

Mumbai Indians Skipper Rohit Sharma and Rising Pune Supergiant Skipper Steve Smith pose with the IPL 10 trophy on the eve of the IPL 10 final match in Hyderabad on Saturday. | PTI
Clash of giants and giant-killers to close contest in IPL 2017 final

Poor record against Maharashtra neighbours notwithstanding, Mumbai start the IPL final as favourites. They have good balance, are packed with match-winners and have won two finals before.

21 May 2017

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma (L) and Rising Pune Supergiant skipper Steve Smith (Photo: BCCI)
Steve Smith, Rohit Sharma play down head-to-head results on eve of IPL final

Rohit assured that Mumbai would look to put the past behind and put their best foot forward in the summit showdown.

20 May 2017

IPL Final: Giants from Mumbai face Pune's Supergiant

Billed as a Maharashtra Derby, the summit clash is set to be a bit more than an inter-city battle with huge reputations of big stars at stake.  

20 May 2017

Mumbai Indians team
League defeats won't affect our final performance: Karn Sharma

Mumbai had lost all the three matches against Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Steve Smith's side in league stages.      

20 May 2017

Rising Pune Supergiant cricketer Rahul Tripathi plays a shot during the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match . (File |AFP
Tripathi vows to produce 'Supergiant' effort in IPL final

Tripathi, who failed to get going in the first qualifier against Mumbai Indians, after getting out for a duck, however, pledged to back his instincts in the IPL final.

20 May 2017

Mumbai Indians Krunal Pandya plays a shot during the IPL 10 Qualifier2 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday. | PTI
This win gives us a lot of confidence: Rohit Sharma

Sent into bat, KKR were bowled out for 107 runs in 18.5 balls, and Mumbai chased down the target with 33 balls to spare at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

20 May 2017

Vijay Shankar reckons pairing up with Kane Williamson was an eye-opener
Vijay happy to make most of the minimum

TN limited-over skipper counts positives of rubbing shoulders with top stars at SRH, confident of building on IPL lessons   

20 May 2017

Mumbai Indians Krunal Pandya and Kieron Pollard celebrates win over Kolkata Knight Riders during the IPL 10 Qualifier2 match at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday. | PTI
Mumbai Indians in final of IPL-10, beat Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets

Mumbai Indians entered the final of the ongoing IPL with a convincing six-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders.

19 May 2017

Sunrisers Hyderabad David Warner plays a shot during the IPL eliminator match against Kolkata Knight Riders at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday. | PTI
IPL 2017: Six in the mix, for a few dollars and more

Demands of the instant variety are changing, with concepts of batting. Teams, too, are going for newer options. In accordance with everything, number of over-boundaries in this IPL has hit a new high

19 May 2017

fun and frolic! Despite losing Qualifier 1, Mumbai Indians players seem relaxed ahead of their virtual semifinal against Kolkata Knight Riders, on Thursday | (Jithendra M | EPS)
Head-to-head advantage boost for Mumbai against Gambhir’s knights

Amidst threat of more rain, Kolkata Knight Riders take on Mumbai Indians in the Qualifier 2 match of the IPL 2017 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Friday.

19 May 2017

Kolkata Knight Riders Skipper Gautam Gambhir celebrate the win over Sunrisers Hyderabad during the IPL 10 eliminator match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday. | PTI
IPL 2017: Need Plan B instead of crying in rain

Karnataka has given us Mysore Dosa, besides a lot in other areas. They can add Chinnaswamy’s drainage facility to that list.

19 May 2017

Muthiah Muralitharan. (File | AP)
SRH had a good chance if not for rain: Muralitharan

Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Muralitharan reiterated that he is satisfied with the players' performance.      

18 May 2017

KKR cricketers jubiliate after win over RCB during IPL Match in Kolkata on Sunday. | PTI
MI, KKR lock horns in qualifier 2 to enter IPL final

KKR have an abysmal 5-15 head-to-head record against Mumbai Indians, who notched up twin victories over their rivals in the league stage of the tournament this year.  

18 May 2017

Kolkata Knight Riders Piyush Chawla with team mates celebrate the wicket of David Warner during the IPL 10 eliminator match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday. | PTI
Gambhir all praise for his bowling unit after Sunrisers win

Two-time champions KKR defeated title holders Sunrisers by seven wickets in a rain-truncated match to enter the Qualifier 2 of IPL.

18 May 2017

R Ashwin during selection trials of youngsters on Wednesday | (D Sampathkumar | EPS)
No easy days for youngsters in Ashwin’s search at Chennai

The good news for India captain Virat Kohli in his quest to retain the Champions Trophy, to be held in England from June 1 to 18, is that ace spinner R Ashwin had regained fitness, and is raring to go

18 May 2017