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England’s Lee Westwood fended off the spirited challenge from Thailand’s Chapchai Nirat by defeating him at the first play-off hole to clinch his third CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters title on Sunday.
The former world number one’s bid to claim his hat-trick of titles at the US$750,000 Asian Tour event was secured when he birdied the play-off 18th hole as Chapchai, a four-time Asian Tour winner, could only make par.
The Chennai Super Kings produced the near perfect game, hammering the Kings XI Punjab by 97 runs at Chepauk on Saturday night.
The Super Kings won the toss and opted to make first use of a gorgeous batting track in Chennai. Brendon McCullum (66 from 44 balls) and Dwayne Smith (26 from 13 balls) shared a half-century stand for the first wicket in just 4.3 overs to put Chennai en route to a big score.
Manchester City reclaimed second place in the Premier League standings for a few hours at the very least with a hard earned 3-2 win against Aston Villa in a very entertaining error-prone contest.
City, who have now scored 15 goals in their last 5 home games, took the lead as early as the third minute as a howler from goalkeeper Brad Guzan gifted the ball to Sergio Aguero and the Argentine striker gleefully tucked the ball away into an empty net.
The Mumbai Indians took a giant step towards making a case for qualification for the knockout rounds of the IPL by beating the Sunrisers Hyderabad by 20 runs in a lopsided contest.
An outstanding bowling effort from Lasith Malinga and Mitchell McClenaghan set the foundation for Mumbai's win as the duo shared 7 wickets between them as Mumbai defended a paltry score of 157-8 with considerable ease.
Bangladesh continued their dominance of Pakistan on home soil, carrying forward their form from the One Day Internationals to the T20 format, crushing their visitors by 7 wickets with 22 balls to spare.
Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first, but failed to make the most of a decent batting strip, making just 141-5 in their 20 overs. Opener Mukhtar Ahmed top scored for Pakistan, making a patient 37 from 30 balls, while Haris Sohail chipped in with a handy unbeaten 30...
The Royal Challengers Bangalore got a much needed win under their belt, hammering the table topping Rajasthan Royals by 9 wickets in a non-contest in Bengaluru.
Having been put into bat by RCB, the Rajasthan Royals struggled to 130-9 in their 20 overs with Mitchell Starc and Harshal Patel doing the bulk of the damage, sharing 5 wickets between them.
The UEFA Champions League semi-finals have a bit of an old school look about them this season with four of Europe's traditional powerhouses colliding in what should be a couple of epic contests.
Reigning champions Real Madrid have drawn Juventus in the semi-finals, while Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich will take on another team he built virtually from scratch, FC Barcelona. Interestingly, it will also be a bit of a home coming for Real's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti, who w...
The Chennai Super Kings returned to winning ways and closed the gap on Indian Premier League leaders Rajasthan Royals by picking up a comfortable 27 run victory over the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru.
Having been put in to bat, Chennai made the most of some ideal batting conditions on offer to post a very decent total of 181-8 on the board. Truth be told considering the platform that was laid by the likes of Dwayne Smith (39) and Suresh Raina (62 from 32 balls)...
The Sunrisers Hyderabad returned to winning ways in Visakhapatnam, stunning the reigning champions Kolkata Knight Riders by 16 runs in a rain-reduced contest.
With a bit of rain in the air, the Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and unsurprisingly opted to chase. The Sunrisers Hyderabad got off to an excellent start with David Warner smashing an incredible 91 runs from just 55 balls, and sharing an opening stand worth 130 with Shikhar Dhawan, who chipped in with a steadie...
In what was arguably the most enjoyable game in Season 8 of the Indian Premier League thus far, the Kings XI Punjab handed the Rajasthan Royals their first defeat of the campaign, needing a super over to upset the runaway IPL leaders.
The Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to send the Rajasthan Royals in to bat, a decision they were soon left to rue as the home-less Royals shared a 95-run stand for the opening wicket with Shane Watson (45) and Ajinkya Rahane (74) co...
Being on the path of victory doesn't appear to have been destined for the Delhi Daredevils for too long as the reigning IPL champions the Kolkata Knight Riders handed the Daredevils a heavy 6 wicket defeat at the Feroz Shah Kotla, with the Delhi franchise now losing 9 matches in a row on home turf.
The Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and decided to invite Delhi to make first use of a pitch that skipper Gautam Gambhir knows better than the back of his hand. Another Delh...