Champions League T20

Mahmood Downs Hampshire To Send Auckland Through

A virtuoso all-round performance from Azhar Mahmood qualified Auckland Aces for the group stages of the Champions League Twenty20 at Hampshire's expense. Mahmood, a familiar foe from his time with Kent and Surrey, first took five for 24 and then struck an unbeaten 55 in 31 balls in a dominant eight-wicket win.
10 October 2012

Stallions Trampled By Magnificent Mills

Auckland found conditions to their liking in Johannesburg and used them with ruthless efficiency to dispatch Pakistan's Sialkot Stallions with almost three overs to spare in their opening Champions League T20 match.
9 October 2012

Miller Plays Through The Pain To Guide Yorkshire To Win

David Miller returned to the crease after being hit in the face by Umar Gul to guide Yorkshire to a tense last-over win against Uva Next as the Champions League T20 got underway in Johannesburg.
9 October 2012

Salvi Replaces Aaron In Daredevils CLT20 Squad

Fast bowler Aavishkar Salvi has been drafted in to replace Varun Aaron in Delhi Daredevil's squad for the Champions League Twenty20. Aaron has to undergo an operation to clear tonsilitis and Salvi, 30, has a chance to add to the seven matches he has already played for the Daredevils.
21 September 2012

Squads Named For 2012 Champions League Twenty20

The 14 teams competing in the 2012 Champions League Twenty20 have named their 15-man squads in preparation for the start of the tournament on 9th October. Six teams will be entered into the qualifying phases and the two winners will progress to the main tournament, joining the eight teams that qualified automatically.
14 September 2012

2012 Champions League Fixtures Annouced

The schedule and format for the 2012 Champions League T20 has been announced. As before there will be a qualifying tournament which precedes the main competition and will start on 9th October, with the tournament proper getting underway on 13th October.
27 July 2012

South Africa To Host Champions League Twenty20

The 2012 Champions League Twenty20 tournament is will be held in South Africa in October. Cape Town, Johannesburg, Centurion and Durban are expected to the host venues. South Africa hosted the Champions League in 2010 while India has hosted the competition twice.
26 June 2012

Harbhajan Leads Mumbai Indians To Champions League Glory

The Mumbai Indians claimed their maiden tournament victory as they won a low-scoring Champions League Twenty20 final by 31 runs over the Royal Challengers Bangalore. James Franklin top scored with 41 as Mumbai were bowled out for 139 but they hit back to dismiss the Bangalore side for 108 with captain Harbhajan Singh leading the way with figures of three for 20.
9 October 2011

Mumbai End Somerset's Run, Qualify For CLT20 Final

Lasith Malinga doubled his tally of wickets for the tournament in one innings as the Mumbai Indians qualified for the Champions League Twenty20 final with a ten-run win over Somerset. Malinga's haul of four for 20 ensured Somerset closed on 150 for seven after Mumbai had reached 160 for five and the result set up an all-Indian Premier League final with the Royal Challengers Bangalore already qualified.
8 October 2011

Kohli And Gayle Blast Challengers Into The Final

For the second game in a row, the Royal Challengers Bangalore chased down more than 200 to beat an Australian side as they booked their place in the final of the Champions League Twenty20 with a six-wicket win over New South Wales. David Warner scored his second straight century as the Blues made 203 for two but that proved inadequate as a 141-run partnership between Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli saw the Challengers home.
7 October 2011

Champions League Twenty20 Semi-Finals Preview

Following 17 days of high drama, thrills, spills, unlikely heroes and exciting finishes, just four teams remain in the Champions League Twenty20 - Mumbai Indians, New South Wales, Somerset and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Here were preview the semi-finals.
6 October 2011

Last-Ball Drama As Bangalore Clinch Semi-Final Place

The Royal Challengers Bangalore qualified for the semi-finals of the Champions League Twenty20 by winning their final group game against South Australia with a six off the final ball. Wicket-keeper Arun Karthik smashed Daniel Christian over midwicket as the home side pulled off the sixth highest run chase in Twenty20 history and easily the highest run chase in Champons League cricket.
5 October 2011

Somerset Into Semi-Finals With Warriors Win

Somerset booked their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League Twenty20 by beating 2010 runners-up Warriors by 12 runs in Bangalore. Craig Kieswetter scored an unbeaten half-century as Somerset posted 146 for four and they then restricted the Warriors to just 127 for eight in reply.
5 October 2011

Warner Demolishes Super Kings in Chennai

A century from David Warner was enough to secure New South Wales' place in the semi-finals at the expense of match losers Chennai Super Kings and the day's earlier victors Trinidad & Tobago. Mumbai Indians join New South Wales in qualifying for the semi-finals from Group A, while tomorrow’s fixtures, which see Somerset take on the Warriors at 1030 GMT and Royal Challengers Bangalore take on South Australia at 1430, will determine their opponents.
4 October 2011

Cobras Dumped Out By Cooper's Late Onslaught

Trinidad & Tobago's Kevon Cooper timed a late blast of 25 not out in 11 balls perfectly to knock the Cape Cobras out of the Champions League Twenty20. A two-wicket victory for the West Indians meant that half-centuries from Owais Shah and Dane Vilas as well as three wickets from captain Justin Kemp were in vain.
4 October 2011

Gayle Blows Away Somerset In Bangalore

The mercurial Chris Gayle was at his brilliant best as the Royal Challengers Bangalore demolished Somerset in Bangalore by 51 runs. The left-handed Gayle hit eight sixes during his innings of 86 from 46 balls and was particularly savage on medium-pacer Peter Trego who was dispatched for 50 runs from only three overs. Virat Kohli (33 from 22 balls) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (23 from 16) also added fluent cameos, meaning that the home side finished with a mammoth total of 206 for six from their 20 overs.
3 October 2011

Trinidad & Tobago Record First Win

Trinidad & Tobago and Chennai Super Kings have to hope that other results go their way if either of them are to have any chance of qualifying for the semi-finals after the former beat the latter by 12 runs in the second of today's matches. Tomorrow sees Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Somerset in Bangalore at 1430 GMT.
2 October 2011

Blues Beat Indians In Chennai

New South Wales made hard work of beating the Mumbai Indians in today’s Group A game in Chennai. The result means that New South Wales have two wins from three matches and blows Group A wide open, with Mumbai having played all of their games and also having two wins to put them on five points.
2 October 2011

Kolkata See Off Warriors

The Kolkata Knight Riders beat Warriors by 22-runs in a rain-shortened match in Bangalore. The Warriors lost Ashwell Prince for four in the second over but a second-wicket stand of 80 between Jon-Jon Smuts (46 from 43 balls) and Colin Ingram got them back into the box seats.
1 October 2011

Champions League Washout In Bangalore

The top-of-the-table Champions League Twenty20 clash between Mumbai Indians and Cape Cobras in Group A ended in stalemate as heavy rain forced the match to be abandoned at the halfway stage. Cobras' skipper Justin Kemp won the toss and inserted the Indians on an unusually fast-paced pitch, but any early movement that was there for the bowlers was more than negated by Sarul Kanwar's crisp 45 from only 21 balls.
30 September 2011