Cricket News sort by Murali Vijay

Chennai Super Kings won their first game of IPL 6 drubbing hosts Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets at Mohali. The match was set up by the CSK bowlers who skittled out Kings XI for a modest total of 138 in 19.5 overs.

In the build up to the sixth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), we look back at one incredible performance from each of the earlier seasons.

When a team wins a four-match Test series 4-0, there are bound to be a number of excellent individual performances, which culminate into a brilliant team effort. The same has been the case with India as they outdid the clueless Aussies in every department of the game.

Nathan Lyon claimed his 3rd five-wicket haul to help Australia stay in the contest in the Fourth and Final Test at the Feroz Shah Kotla. India was restricted to 266 for 8 despite a strong opening stand of 108.

It must be that the Indian selectors were holding back Shikhar Dhawan so that they could put him into the mix at the right time -- like an army would withhold a secret weapon so as to unleash it when it is likely to inflict maximum damage.

Australia are in the danger of losing the Third Test at Mohali after losing three top order wickets in 21 overs before stumps on Day 4. The visitors were jolted by Bhuvneshwar Kumar who used both conventional and reverse swing to take all the three wickets to fall to give India hopes of a victory.

Shikhar Dhawan scored a scintillating 185* on Test debut as India smashed 283 for no loss in just 58 overs in reply to Australia’s first innings total of 408 on Day 3 of the 3rd Test at Mohali.

MS Dhoni’smen hardly put a foot wrong as they went 2-0 up following their smashing innings victory over the hapless Aussies at Hyderabad. It was the kind of performance that would reinstate some of the lost faith in Team India and their ability to dominate at least in home conditions.

First things first, Murali Vijay must consider himself extremely lucky to have been picked in the starting eleven for the Hyderabad Test. He played two exceedingly poor shots at Chennai, and even in the matches that he played prior to that he was far from impressive.