Cricket News sort by Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thissara Chirantha Perera

Sunrisers Hyderabad remain in contention for the play offs after beating hosts Kings XI Punjab by a comprehensive margin of 30 runs at Mohali. The Sunrisers are now on level with the RCB with 8 wins in 13 matches. Kings XI Punjab are out of the play offs for sure with 8 defeats in 13 matches.

Sunrisers Hyderabad is sitting on top of all the teams in IPL 6 following yet another win scripted by their superb bowling unit. This time at their home ground in Hyderabad, the Sunrisers chased down a small target of 124 with five wickets in hand and seven balls to spare.

Leg spinner Amit Mishra claimed his third hat-trick of IPL to help Sunrisers Hyderabad pull off a shock win over hosts Pune Warrirors despite putting up just the 119 runs on the board! Mishra became the second bowler to take a hat-trick in IPL 6.

Virat Kohli played one of the best knocks of his life to take his team Royal Challengers Bangalore to an easy 7-wicket win with 14 balls to spare.

A target of 127 in a 20 over game should be a cakewalk for any team, but Sunrisers Hyderabad managed to successfully defend the target thanks to a cunning bowling performance, which left the Pune Warriors stunned, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.

It was seriously a boring match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad with the batsmen on both the sides struggling to time their shots but the result was a surprise with a fancy batting line-up like the Pune Warriors going down against an unsung Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Sri Lanka inflicted a 2-0 cleansweep over Australia in their T20I Series with a last-ball win at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The rain-affected match went till the wire with the Aussies needing four runs to win from the final ball but couldn’t make it, with Glenn Maxwell just not able to connect his shot off Thisara Perera.

As the year draws to a close, we look at the top five bowlers in cricket in 2012 in all three formats of the game.

Nagenahira Nagas eased to a 7-wicket win over Kandurata Warriors today at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Chasing 160 from 20 overs, the Nagas were always under control of the situation following an excellent opening stand of 85 in 8.4 overs from the Pakistani duo of Imran Nazir and Ahmed Shehzad.