Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Virat Kohli jumps to celebrate after completing a century as Kolkata Knight Riders’ captain Dinesh Karthik (left) looks on during their IPL match on Friday. Associated Press
Ashwin produced a stellar performance as Kings XI Punjab defeated Rajasthan Royals by 12 runs in an IPL match on Tuesday. After posting 182/6, Punjab restricted Rajasthan to 170/7. Ashwin returned with a figure of 2-24. Earlier, buoyed by a World Cup call-up, KL Rahul struck a well-timed fifty but Jofra Archer stole the limelight from him with splendid figures of 3/15 as Kings XI Punjab posted 182/6.
The spotlight will be on Sourav Ganguly even as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) look to seek home comfort against Delhi Capitals in their Indian Premier League (IPL) return fixture at the Eden Gardens in Lolkata on Friday.
Mitchell Santner hit last-ball six after Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu scored half-centuries to help Chennai Super Kings register a four-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Thursday.
Hardik Pandya’s (37 unbeaten off 16) quickfire cameo down the order handed Royal Challengers Bangalore their seventh defeat this season as Mumbai Indians won their Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday by five wickets.
A Formula One season delayed by the coronavirus is due to start in Austria in July and Wolff told a conference call on Wednesday he hoped to have an agreement in place “pretty soon” with Hamilton.
Passion is the biggest driving force – this was once again evident when Young Talent Cricket Academy (YTCA) invited former Paksitani spin legend Saqlain Mushatq to share the tips of the game with the cricket aspirants via a videoconference on Thursday.
More than 1,300 male and female players from 20 countries are competing in the Arab Individual Chess Championship hosted by Abu Dhabi remotely.
Novak Djokovic had built up a real head of steam before the COVID-19 pandemic shut the tennis season down and it will be interesting to see if the world number one can regain that momentum, 18-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert has said.