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Former India pacer Laxmipathy Balaji has announced his retirement from domestic cricket at the age of 34. During a short international career, Balaji represented India in 8 Tests and 30 ODIs

India suffered its second injury blow to their T20 Squad with L Balaji today getting ruled out with an injury. Karnataka Captain R Vinay Kumar has been named as Balaji’s replacement.

Kolkata Knight Riders, the defending IPL Champions salvaged some pride by finally tasting their first victory of the CLT20 2012. The Knight Riders crushed Titans by a massive margin of 99 runs to end the latter’s winning streak.

India clinched a narrow 1-run win over Proteas in the final Super Eights match at Colombo but couldn’t make it to the Semi Finals. Pakistan instead have moved into the Semi Finals ahead of India and will take on Sri Lanka.

Afghanistan went down fighting by 23 runs in their Group A match against India at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The underdogs were always in the contest until the end of the 17th when their best batsman Mohammad Nabi holed out to long off thanks to the clever R Ashwin.

Swing bowler Irfan Pathan claimed superb figures of 5/25 in 4 overs as India defeated hosts Sri Lanka by a convincing margin of 26 runs in a warm-up T20 at the P Sara Oval in Colombo.

Mumbai Indians got bowled out for 108 chasing 141 against KKR. Sunil Narine picked up four wickets while Balaji and Kallis took two wickets each.

L Balaji who took four wickets for KKR against Royal Challengers Bangalore talks about how the opening spell from Brett Lee and Jacques Kallis helped him to do what he wanted to at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday.

DLF IPL 2012: Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 10 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, Match Highlights