West Indies

IPL 2017: Sunil Narine's KKR destroy Daredevils to further prove title credentials

Narine was bowled for four in the second over, but Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa continued their excellent form to set up the victory.

The pair - the leading two run-scorers in this year's competition - enjoyed a second-wicket stand of 108 as KKR made light work of chasing down 161 for victory at Eden Gardens on Friday.

Captain Gambhir made his fourth half-century of 2017 with an unbeaten 71 from 52 balls, while Uthappa has also passed fifty on four occasions thanks to his 59 off 33.

Marlon Samuels gets late call for the IPL

Samuels, 36, is expected to join the squad on Saturday.

He is to replace South African Quinton de Kock, who has been ruled out of the tournament with a finger injury.

Strongly recognised on the Test, One Day International (ODI) and T20 circuit globally, Samuels gets a break while languishing outside the West Indies Test team's dressing room as a result of reported eligibility issues.

But on the IPL circuit, he has not had an inspiring record.

IPL 2017: Sunil Narine's Kolkata Knight Riders cruise to victory

Narine, opening the innings again, fell early this time but Robin Uthappa made light work of Pune's bowling attack as he hit six sixes and seven boundaries to reach an impressive 87 from 47 deliveries.

However, Uthappa would have been dismissed on 12 if not for Jaydev Unadkat's failure to take a simple catch as the Riders chased down Pune's respectable 182-5.

Pune captain Steven Smith was in fine form with the bat, plundering an unbeaten 51 while openers Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi hit 46 and 38 respectively.

Dwayne Bravo now ruled out of 2017 IPL season

Gujarat Lions had hoped Bravo, who has not played a match this season, would be available for the second half of the tournament.

The inspiring player was undergoing rehabilitation in Rajkot, but has not been able to recover in time.

"While recovery is going well and I have made vast improvement and have participated in team trainings with the Lions, my body is not ready to perform at its fullest potential," Bravo conceded in a statement.

West Indies suffer embarassing defeat against Pakistan at Sabina Park

West Indies resumed on 93-4 on day five of the first Test, but any hopes of stiff resistance leading them to a draw or even an unlikely victory quickly vanished.

Though Roston Chase displayed some grit with an unbeaten 16 off 50 balls, those around him were much less able to scrap and the hosts were all out for 152 - a paltry second-innings lead of 31.

West Indies battling to avoid defeat against Pakistan at Sabina Park

A brilliant spell by Yasir Shah late in the day reduced West Indies to 93 for four in their second innings, still trailing by 28 runs.

Yasir  ended the day with four for 33.

Opener Kieran Powell (49) had provided the resistance before he too fell at the hands of Yasir, who made the most of a turning and uneven Sabina Park wicket.

Devendra Bishoo and Vishaul Singh, who are both yet to score, made it to stumps and have plenty of work to do if the hosts are to salvage anything from the Test.

Gabriel gives Windies hope on landmark day for Younis

Pakistan ended day three of the first Test on 201-4 in reply to 286 all out, the bulk of their runs coming in a dogged third-wicket stand of 131 between Younis (58) and Babar Azam (72).

West Indies were ultimately grateful to Gabriel (2-37), who ousted both set batsmen in successive overs just when Misbah-ul-Haq's side were threatening to carve out a position of dominance.

Holder reaches half century on rainy day in Jamaica to guide West Indies to 278-9

It was not only the weather that frustrated the tourists, skipper Holder was still there on 55 when stumps were drawn following another heavy downpour in the afternoon session with the Windies on 278 for nine after resuming the day on 244 for seven.

No play was possible before lunch due to a wet pitch following overnight rain in, but Pakistan quick Mohammed Amir claimed  his first five-wicket Test haul for seven years.

Amir made up for lost time by striking twice to finish a frustrating second day of the three-match series with figures of five for 41.

IPL 2017: Kieron Pollard's Mumbai march on with win over Daredevils

Mitchell McClenaghan and Jasprit Bumrah starred with the ball to play a big part in the victory.

McClenaghan has played a key role in Mumbai's outstanding start to the IPL season and the left-arm quick took 3-24 at the Wankhede Stadium as Delhi could only muster 128-7 in reply to 142-8.

Pat Cummins and Amit Mishra took two wickets apiece in an Indians innings that never really got going, with Jos Buttler's 28 the highest score for the leaders.

Wet outfield threatens to wipe out Day 2 play between West Indies and Pakistan

West Indies closed Friday’s first day on 244 for seven after it looked as if they were heading for a very low score.

But Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich combined for a 118-run stand to save the day.

Having been 71 for five shortly after lunch, the efforts of Chase (63) and Dowrich (56) steered the Windies to a total of 244 for seven at stumps.

Jason Holder (30 not out) and Devendra Bishoo (23 not out) will resume their innings when play starts.