Live Cricket Blog: Kolkata hand Rajasthan a 'royal' thrashing

Sport360 staff 21:45 15/05/2018
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10:00pm – Kolkata hand Rajasthan a ‘royal’ thrashing

While they have been dealt a blow with regards to Jos Buttlers, Rajasthan Royals problems have been compounded as the side slumped to a six-wicket defeat at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders. Dinesh Karthik’s men chased down the paltry total of 142 with two overs to spare in the end at the Eden Gardens. Read more about the match in our talking points from Kolkata’s big win.

9:00pm – Rajasthan Royals dealt huge bow as Jos Buttler is called up to Test squad

While Rajasthan Royals are currently involved in a battle with the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens, the news of Jos Buttler’s selection to the England Test squad for the Pakistan series will come as a huge hammer blow to the side as the tournament approaches its business end. The ongoing match against KKR could very well be Buttler’s last for the franchise this season. Read more about this developing story here.

8:00pm – Rajasthan Royals bowled out for 142 against Kolkata Knight Riders

In the IPL, Rajasthan Royals were motoring along nicely in their clash with Kolkata Knight Riders before Kuldeep Yadav’s four-wicket burst changed the momentum of the game. The Royals were batting on 134-8 after being made to bat first at the Eden Gardens. Stay updated with the latest ball-by-ball happenings from the match here.

7:30pm – Plenty at stake as Mumbai Indians take on Kings XI Punjab

Wednesday’s IPL fixture between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab will have a whole lot riding on its outcome. With five teams battling it out for two playoff spots, there are no margin of errors for most sides. Read more about this crazy scenario in our preview for the clash.

7:00pm – Jos Buttler rewarded for IPL form with England Test team recall

Performing well in the IPL can lead to a Test recall as Jos Buttler has just found out. The Rajasthan Royals star has been named in England’s 12-man squad for the Pakistan Test series after he registered five half-centuries on the bounce in the T20 competition.

6:40pm – Imam-ul-Haq’s unbeaten 74 leads Pakistan to a five-wicket win

In Dublin, Ireland’s maiden Test has ended in a defeat at the hands of Pakistan. Despite their early wobble, half-centuries from Imam-Ul-Haq and Babar Azam has handed the visitors a five-wicket win in Dublin. Check out our talking points from the historic Test here. See how Pakistan’s batsmen performed in our scorecard for the game.

6:10pm – Pakistan on track

Pakistan were on course for victory in Ireland’s inaugural Test in Dubin.

Chasing 160, Pakistan lost two early wickets but a half century from debutant Imam-ul-Haq settled the team’s nerves.

Catch all the live updates here.

6:00 pm – Kolkata bowl first in crucial encounter

Big game: Kolkata Knight Riders. Image: IPL/Twitter

A crucial match for Kolkata Knight Riders. Image: IPL/Twitter

Kolkata Knight Riders decided to bowl first in their crucial IPL match against Rajasthan Royals.

Both teams have six wins under their belts and are engaged in a five-way battle for two playoff spots.

For all the live action, click here.

5:30 pm – Vaughan in Twitter war over IPL

Former England captain Michael Vaughan and all-rounder Jade Dernbach engaged in a war of words over the IPL.

Dernbach accused Vaughan of ‘plugging’ the IPL and not give due credit to English cricket.

Read the full story here.

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