Cricket

Hyderabad defends 132 in beating Punjab in IPL low-scorer

HYDERABAD, India (AP) Sunrisers Hyderabad successfully defended a low total in the Indian Premier League for the second match in a row after beating Kings XI Punjab by 13 runs on Thursday.

Punjab's powerful batting lineup, which included the in-form Chris Gayle and Lokesh Rahul up front, was bowled out for 119 in 19.2 overs.

That was while chasing Hyderabad's 132-6, which owed some to Punjab's poor fielding.

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India v Pakistan at 2019 Cricket World Cup in Manchester

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) India will take on Pakistan at the Cricket World Cup next year at Old Trafford.

The draw on Thursday also pitched tournament host England against South Africa in the opening match at The Oval on May 30. (MORE)

Dhoni drives Chennai to 5-wkt win over Bangalore in IPL

BANGALORE, India (AP) Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni bludgeoned an unbeaten 70 off 34 balls and led Chennai Super Kings to the top of Indian Premier League points table with a five-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday.

Dhoni smashed seven sixes and a four and featured in a match-winning century stand with Ambati Rayudu (82) as Chennai reached 207-5 with two balls to spare. (MORE)

Gautam Gambir quits as captain of IPL's Delhi Daredevils

NEW DELHI (AP) Gautam Gambhir has stepped down as captain of IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils after his team lost five of its first six matches.

Gambhir says he is quitting because he could not handle the pressure of the job. He has been replaced by 23-year-old Shreyas Aiyer, but he will continue to be a part of the team. (MORE)

Mumbai beaten yet again in IPL as Hyderabad defends only 118

MUMBAI, India (AP) Sunrisers Hyderabad successfully defended their second lowest total in Indian Premier League history by recording 31-run victory over defending champions Mumbai Indians on Tuesday.

Seamer Siddarth Kaul picked up 3-23 and Afghanistan's Rashid Khan snapped up 2-11 with his masterful googlies and legspinners as Mumbai was bowled out for 87 in 18.5 overs. (MORE)

Amir gets visa, travels to UK on Wednesday

ISLAMABAD (AP) Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir was issued a British visa on Tuesday just a day after the team left for tours of Ireland and England.

"He has got his required visa and will be flying out on Wednesday," Pakistan Cricket Board spokesman Amjad Bhatti told The Associated Press. (MORE)

Punjab pulls off sensational 4-run win over Delhi in IPL

NEW DELHI (AP) Needing five runs off the last ball to win, Shreyas Iyer went for the big hit.

And holed out at long off, allowing Kings XI Punjab to sensationally beat Delhi Daredevils by four runs in the Indian Premier League on Monday. (MORE)

Amir's departure for Pakistan tour delayed by visa problem

ISLAMABAD (AP) Fast bowler Mohammad Amir's departure for the Pakistan cricket team's tour of Ireland and Britain has been delayed due to a problem in obtaining his visa.

"Amir could not travel with the team," Pakistan Cricket Board spokesman Amjad Bhatti confirmed to The Associated Press. "There's some procedural issue which I hope will be resolved by Wednesday." (MORE)

Chennai, Rajasthan win cliffhangers in IPL

HYDERABAD, India (AP) Chennai Super Kings survived an onslaught from Kane Williamson and Yusuf Pathan to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by four runs on Sunday in an Indian Premier League thriller.

Defending champion Mumbai Indians lost its fourth match in the last over after No. 8 batsman Krishnappa Gowtham's unbeaten 33 off 11 balls led Rajasthan Royals to a three-wicket victory in another dramatic finish at Jaipur. (MORE)

Big wins for Punjab and Bangalore in IPL

KOLKATA, India (AP) Chris Gayle and Lokesh Rahul smashed half-centuries as Kings XI Punjab went to the top of the Indian Premier League after routing Kolkata Knight Riders by nine wickets on Saturday.

In Bangalore, AB de Villiers singlehandedly lifted Royal Challengers Bangalore from the bottom of the table with a ruthless unbeaten 90 off just 30 balls to beat Delhi Daredevils by six wickets. (MORE)