Veterans Adam Gilchrist and Azhar Mahmood came good finally as Kings XI Punjab pulled off an upset over hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore who are now in the danger of getting eliminated from the play offs.
The sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been a rather predictable one thus far, making for boring viewing. Four of the teams – Delhi Daredevils, Pune Warriors, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders, and Kings XI Punjab have been exceedingly poor, as a result of which they find themselves at the bottom of the table.
Following the conclusion of day three of the Chennai Test between India and Australia, M S Dhoni became the seventh wicket-keeper in the history of Test cricket to register a double century. Here’s a look at the other six players to have achieved this rarest of rare feat.
Steve Waugh had termed Australia’s tour of India in 2001 as the ‘final frontier’. Cricket pundits felt this was their best chance of winning in India; they had arrived in India on a 15-match winning streak. As things transpired, Australia failed to clinch the series in spite of some inspirational performances, and an unprecedented fightback from India.
The Aussie great’s biggest achievement during his association with the IPL was undoubtedly leading Deccan Chargers to the title during the second edition of the league hosted in South Africa. Taking over the reins from VVS Laxman, under who Chargers finished last in the opening edition, Gilchrist inspired a team devoid of super stars.
Kolkata Knight Riders eased to an 8-wicket win with 21 balls to spare against hosts Kings XI Punjab at Mohali. It was a one-side contest at the PCA Stadium after the visitors had restricted the Kings XI Punjab to 124 for 7. KKR have picked up their third victory of the tournament playing six games so far.