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Road Safety World Series: West Indies Legends beat England Legends to set up semi-final showdown with India
Chasing 187 England Legends, half centuries from Dwayne Smith and Narsingh Deonarine saw West Indies through to the knockout stage.
Liam Plunkett, Tim Southee among 93 international cricketers listed for inaugural Lankan Premier League
The inaugural edition of the Lankan Premier League will take place between 28 August and 20 September, with the Dubai-based Innovative Production Group being awarded "total rights" of the LPL for five years.
Second edition of Global T20 Canada to feature 22 matches, will be played from 25 July - 11 August in Toronto
West Indies legend Brian Lara, who is also a Brand Ambassador of the Global T20 League, said, "I was there to see the first edition of the league and was enormously impressed with the overall quality of cricket."
Chris Gayle wins defamation case against Australian media group that claimed he exposed himself to a masseuse
A NSW Supreme Court jury ruled in Gayle's favour, finding Fairfax was motivated by malice.
IPL 2017: Gujarat Lions were plagued by lack of pace, ineffective spin-attack; finish 7th after dismal season
While the batting promised much more than it delivered, it was the bowling that was the big issue for the Gujarat Lions.
The Gujarat Lions haven't won a match this season after batting first, and the reason for this has been their awful bowling.
Young Shreyas Iyer missed a magnificent century by four runs but that was enough for Delhi Daredevils to edge past Gujarat Lions by two wickets in an inconsequential Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur on Wednesday.
If you are going to pick Smith, he has to be at the top of the order. The harder ball and the fielding restrictions allow him full license to use his powerful build to muscle the ball over the boundary.
Already out of the reckoning, Gujarat Lions severely dented Kings XI Punjab's playoff chances with a comfortable six-wicket win on Sunday.
In the eight-team competition, Punjab are placed at number five spot with five wins and ten points from 10 games, while Gujarat Lions have just three wins from 11 games with six points.
The Lions have used 18 bowlers this season and have not once won a game defending a total. While it has never been harder to bowl second in T20 cricket that is a terrible return from a team that topped the table last season.
The Gujarat Lions started brilliantly with the ball but Ben Stokes' maiden T20 hundred snatched the match out of their hands.
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IPL 2017 Highlights, GL vs MI at Rajkot, cricket scores and updates: Mumbai win by 5 runs in super-over!
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The danger here is that the Lions will think that this lineup is the right one, when it could well see them come unstuck
The Gujarat Lions batsmen managed 192 runs, which would be a winning total in most matches. But it is very difficult to over-achieve with the bat every time to cover up for their failings.
There is no bowler in the Gujarat Lions squad who can regularly put together match-winning spells, and wickets are the trump card that win you championships.
Highlights, IPL 2017, MI vs GL, cricket scores and results: Mumbai win by 6 wickets for 4th straight win
Gujarat have somewhat redeemed themselves after a comprehensive seven-wicket win over Rising Pune Supergiant while Mumbai have six points from four IPL games shedding their poor starters tag.
Savouring their first win in IPL 10, Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina on Friday said it was a difficult proposition for his side to make a strong comeback in the tournament, especially after ending up on the losing side in their first two games.
Gujarat Lions will be keen to shrug off the disappointment of a humiliating defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders as they gear up to face defending champion Sunrisers Hyderabad in their first away game of the Indian Premier League, in Hyderabad on Sunday.