Champions League T20

Knight Riders Brush Aside Challengers

The Kolkata Knight Riders stunned the Royal Challengers Bangalore in front of their home ground with a clinical nine-wicket Champions League Twenty20 win at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. The Bangalore side rallied well to score 169 for nine but they were then blown away by an unbroken 109-run stand between Jacques Kallis and Gautam Gambhir.
29 September 2011

Dwayne Bravo Inspires Chennai To Victory Over Cobras

Dwayne Bravo inspired the Chennai Super Kings to a four-wicket win over the Cape Cobras in front of their home crowd to get their Champions League Twenty20 campaign back on track. The West Indian all-rounder took two for 23 and then scored an unbeaten 46 in 25 balls as first the Cobras were restricted to 145 for seven before the reigning champions got home with two balls to spare.
28 September 2011

High Drama As Henriques Wins It For New South Wales

Moises Henriques was New South Wales' hero - twice - as they needed a Super Over to beat Trinidad & Tobago in a thrilling Champions League Twenty20 clash in Chennai. Henriques first hit Ravi Rampaul for 17 runs in the final over of regulation play to set up the one-over eliminator and when the two men faced each other again, he hit 19 runs including four successive boundaries to put the game beyond the West Indian champions.
28 September 2011

Ferguson Stars For South Australia

South Australia recorded their first win of the Champions League and condemned Kolkata Knight Riders to bottom of Group B following a 19-run triumph in Hyderabad. Dan Christian (42 from 27) and Callum Ferguson played the defining partnership of the match, as the pair put on 74 for the fourth wicket from only 44 balls, including taking 20 from Yusuf Pathan's final over, as the Redbacks eventually closed on 188 for five with Ferguson ending on 70 not out from 40 balls.
27 September 2011

Mumbai Win Low-Scorer By One Wicket In Bangalore

The Mumbai Indians made it two Champions League Twenty20 wins out of two with a remarkable one-wicket victory in Bangalore over Trinidad & Tobago. Neither side managed to break 100 but the game still went down to the wire as Mumbai somehow scrambled 11 runs in the final over despite losing two wickets in the final three balls.
26 September 2011

Somerset Do The Double Over Kolkata Knight Riders

Somerset beat the Kolkata Knight Riders for the second time in four days as they got their Champions League Twenty20 campaign off to a winning start. Having beaten them in the preliminary tournament as both teams qualified, they were pitted together in the group stage and Somerset on this occasion prevailed by five wickets.
25 September 2011

Warriors Thrash Redbacks To Make It Two Out Of Two

The Warriors took a huge step towards the semi-finals of the Champions League Twenty20 with a crushing 50-run win over South Australia in Hyderabad. They followed up their last-ditch first win against the Royal Challengers Bangalore with an altogether more comprehensive display against a team making their first appearance of his year's tournament.
25 September 2011

Malinga Is Mumbai's Unlikely Hero

Lasith Malinga was a most unlikely hero as the Mumbai Indians pinched a three-wicket win from under the noses of reigning Champions League Twenty20 champions the Chennai Super Kings in both sides' opening game in Chennai. Set 159 to win, Mumbai looked finished as they slipped to 106 for seven in the 16th over but Malinga's unbeaten 37 and Harbhajan Singh's 19 not out saw them over the line with a ball to spare.
24 September 2011

Gibbs Sets Up Cobras Win Over Blues

The Cape Cobras made it two wins in as many matches for South African sides at the Champions League Twenty20 by beating New South Wales by seven wickets in Chennai. On a two-paced pitch, they were indebted to a half-century from Herschelle Gibbs, who made 55 as they chased down the Blues' inadequate target of 136.
24 September 2011

Warriors Beat Bangalore To Open Champions League

The opening game of the 2011 Champions League Twenty20 went down to the wire and the Chevrolet Warriors beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore by three wickets. Juan Theron took four for 29 as the Bangalore side looked they had enough when they scored 172 for eight but a half-century from Ashwell Prince helped the Warriors clinch victory.
23 September 2011

Somerset Fly The Flag For England, Kolkata Sneak Through

Somerset produced an excellent performance to beat Kolkata Knight Riders by xx runs although both teams qualify for the group stages of the Champions League Twenty20. Peter Trego's outstanding innings of 70 and a belligerent innings of 40 from Roelof van der Merwe drove the English runners-up to a score of 166 for six.
21 September 2011

Ruhunu Knock Leicestershire Out With Four-Run Win

Ruhunu Eleven ended Leicestershire's involvement in the Champions League Twenty20 qualifier with a four-run win in Hyderabad. A second consecutive half-century from Dinesh Chandimal ensured that a brave effort from Leicesteshire, led by Abdul Razzaq, was in vain.
21 September 2011

Somerset End Auckland's Hopes

Auckland's Champions League campaign ended in thrilling fashion following a last ball defeat to Somerset in Hyderabad.
20 September 2011

Trinidad & Tobago Thrash Hapless Leicestershire

Trinidad & Tobago booked their place in the Champions League proper by beating Leicestershire by 51 runs in their final Pool A match in Hyderabad, and in the process virtually eliminated their English counterparts from the competition.
20 September 2011

Kolkata Hold On To Beat Auckland By Two Runs

Kolkata Knight Riders held their nerve to beat the Auckland Aces by two runs in a thrilling second game of the Champions League Twenty20 qualifier in Hyderabad. Brett Lee delivered an excellent final over, conceding eight when Auckland needed ten to win with Kyle Mills and Andre Adams unable to get the New Zealanders over the line.
19 September 2011

Bravo And Ganga Rescue Trinidad And Tobago

Sherwin Ganga smacked an unbeaten 39 in 15 balls and Darren Bravo was not out on 44 as Trinidad & Tobago beat Ruhunu Eleven by five wickets in the opening game of the 2011 Champions League T20 qualifying tournament in Hyderabad. The West Indian champions had slipped to 81 for five in pursuit of 139 to win when the two men joined forces at the crease but four sixes and two fours from Ganga eventually saw them power home with seven balls to spare.
19 September 2011

Champions League And MCC Link Up To Promote Fair Play

The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the custodian of the laws of the game, has partnered with the Champions League T20 (CLT20) for the third year in a row to promote the spirit of cricket. The tournament gets underway with a qualifying section ahead of the main competition starting on 23rd September and running until 9th October in Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata.
19 September 2011

Squads Named For Champions League T20

The squads for the 2011 Champions League Twenty20 have been named with eight players being originally selected by two different teams. Brett Lee, Jacques Kallis, Kieron Pollard, Brad Haddin, Dwayne Bravo, Doug Bollinger, Davy Jacobs and Aiden Blizzard will all play for their Indian Premier League teams rather than their 'home' teams during the tournament, which runs from 19th September to 9th October.
22 August 2011

Chennai Super Kings Win 2010 Champions League T20

The Chennai Super Kings added the 2010 Champions League Twenty20 title to their Indian Premier League crown after a...
26 September 2010

Warriors Beat South Australia To Reach Final

The Warriors brought an end to South Australia's undefeated Champions League run by handing them a 30-run defeat to...
25 September 2010


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