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Gayle crowned king of IPL sixes

14 April 2015

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Gayle crowned king of IPL sixes

Jamaican T20 run machine Chris Gayle hit his 200th six in the Indian Premier League (IPL) during a breezy knock of 21 for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 13. Gayle is 66 sixes clear of his nearest rival in the IPL, Suresh Raina, who has accumulated 134 sixes […]

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Samuels savours ton against South Africa

30 December 2014

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Samuels savours ton against South Africa

West Indian batsman Marlon Samuels expressed his elation over scoring a brilliant, match-saving 101 against the number one test team, South Africa, on the fourth day of the second Test at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on December 29. Sharing in a record 176-run stand with fellow centurion Kraigg Braithwaite (106), Samuels […]

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Chris Gayle masterclass at Sabina Park

5 February 2012

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Chris Gayle masterclass at Sabina Park

Chris Gayle, in his first regional 4-day game for Jamaica in three years and his first first-class match in over a year, hammered an impressive 165 against the Winward Islands at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica on February 4, 2012. The innings was punctuated by 14 majestic sixes and eight fours off 155 deliveries, and ensured […]

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The storm around Chris Gayle

14 May 2011

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The storm around Chris Gayle

To say that Chris Gayle has taken the fourth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) by storm is an understatement. His pyrotechnics with the willow has been consistently lighting up cricket cathedrals across India, bringing another dimension of excitement to the competition. Since his inclusion in the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) line-up, the performance of the […]

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Fire in Babylon burns with glories past

19 April 2011

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Fire in Babylon burns with glories past

With pace like fire and fearless, forceful batting, the West Indies team dominated the world of cricket from 1980 to 1995. Back then, the notion of playing for pride carried added significance, particularly in the socio-political context of the day. The UK documentary “Fire in Babylon” succeeds in capturing the issues,  intricacies and spirit of the period, as it […]

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