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Mirpur: Chris Gayle, out of form during West Indies tour of Australia, brought all his hitting power to bear in a league game of the Bangladesh Premier League. Playing for the Dhaka Gladiators, the Jamaican smashed a 51-ball 114, scoring a staggering 82 runs off the last 20 balls he faced against Sylher Royals.
Gayle made 32 runs off his first 31 balls before cutting loose. He went from 50 to 100 in 11 balls in a phase where he hit 11 sixes and two fours of the 19 balls just before his dismissal. Gladiators won by four runs.
Murali Kartik signs for Bangalore in IPL VI
new delhi: Murali Kartik will be playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the sixth edition of the IPL after Pune Warriors released him today. Thirty seven-year old Kartik has earlier played for Kolkata Knight Riders before being picked by Pune Warriors in the fourth edition. According to sources, Kartik was sold to RCB at his previous base price of USD 400,000. Karthik, with a T20 economy rate of around seven, has picked up 93 wickets in 127 games. He has played eight Tests and 37 ODIs for India.
ACB instructed to register case against RCA president
jaipur: A Special Court in Udaipur has asked the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to register a case against Union minister and Rajasthan Cricket Association president CP Joshi regarding his election as a treasurer of the Rajsamand District Cricket Association. BJP MLA Kalyan Singh Chauhan has filed a complaint against Joshi and five other persons alleging that the minister for road transport and highways had used unfair tactics to get himself elected as treasurer in the Rajsamand District Cricket Association (RDCA) on November 7, 2009.
England end series with a perfect ten
wellington: Alex Hales and Michael Lumb shared an unbroken 143-run opening partnership to guide England to a 10-wicket win over New Zealand, to help clinch the three-game Twenty20 series 2-1. Hales struck 80 from 42 balls and Lumb 53 from 34 in a record first-wicket stand which saw England surpass New Zealand's total of 139-8 in only 12.4 overs. England captain Stuart Broad took 3-15 while Jade Dernback also picked up three to restrict NZ to 139/8.
Briefscore: New Zealand 139/8 (M Guptill 59; C. Broad 3/15, J Dernbach 3/36) lost to England 143/0 (A Hales 80 not out, M Lumb 53 not out)