Kings XI show batting depth in victory

Thisara Perera muscles the ball down the ground, Kings XI Punjab v Hobart Hurricanes, Champions League T20, Mohali, September 18, 2014 (ESPNCricInfo)

CricInfo – The loss of Mitchell Johnson to a rib injury had left Kings XI Punjab’s bowling looking a little suspect ahead of their Champions T20 opener, but it proved a bit of a blessing in disguise for them, with his replacement playing a crucial hand in a five-wicket win over Hobart Hurricanes.

Russell fires KKK to sensational win over Chennai

HYDERABAD, India, CMC – An astonishing half-century from West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell fired Kolkata Knight Riders to a sensational three-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings, in the opening game of the Champions League Twenty20 here yesterday.

Former New Zealand captain Crowe suffers cancer relapse

Martin Crowe

WELLINGTON, (Reuters) – Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe has suffered a relapse of his cancer. The 51-year-old first said he was suffering from a form of lymphoma in 2012 but after chemotherapy he said in June 2013 the tumours had been eroded and he was clear of the disease.