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Djokovic and Murray through in Doha as oldies bow out

Undated, Jan 6 (Reuters) Ageless Czech Radek Stepanek's run at the Qatar Open was ended by defending champion Novak Djokovic and fellow veteran Ivo Karlovic also bowed out at the quarter-final stage. World number one Andy Murray, bidding for a third Doha title, joined Djokovic in the semi-final with a hard-earned victory over Spain's Nicolas Almagro, his 27th consecutive win. Stepanek, at 38 the oldest player to reach an ATP quarter-final since Jimmy Connors in 1995, was no match for a clinical Djokovic, who made light of the breezy conditions with a straightforward 6-3 6-3 victory. The 37-year-old Karlovic, the oldest top-20 player since Ken Rosewall in 1978, lost 6-2 7-5 to Spain's Fernando Verdasco. Verdasco will face Djokovic for a place in the final. Briton Murray beat Almagro for the fifth time in six matches but was never comfortable against the hard-hitting Spaniard before posting a 7-6(4) 7-5 victory. Almagro threw everything at the 29-year-old, striking 32 winners to his opponent's 24, but Murray's defensive skills proved decisive in the end as he wore down the world number 44. Murray will play either Tomas Berdych or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga today's semi-finals. REUTERS VS 0446

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Sunrisers Hyderabad crushed under Chris Gayle's ton

20 Apr 2018 | 12:08 AM

Mohali, Apr 19 (UNI) Despite half centuries by captain Kane Williamson (54, 41 balls, 3x4s, 2x6s) and (57 not out, 42 balls, 3x4s, 1x6) Sunrisers Hyderabad failed to meet the 194 runs victory target set by Kings XI Punjab as the visitors could muster 178 runs for 4 wickets in 20 stipulated overs in the Indian Premier League at the IS Bindra PCa Stadium here on Thursday night.

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IPL: Kings XI Punjab beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 15 runs

20 Apr 2018 | 12:01 AM

Mohali, Apr 19 (UNI) Kings XI Punjab on Thursday night beat Sunrisers Hyderabad as they registered a comfortable 15-run win over the visitors at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium here.

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Chris Gayle's unbeaten two bolseter Kings XI Punjab to 193 for 3

Chris Gayle's unbeaten two bolseter Kings XI Punjab to 193 for 3

19 Apr 2018 | 11:08 PM

Mohali, Apr 19 (UNI) Enjoying an early life left-handed Chrish Gayle slammed a strokeful century, first of this season and sixth in the Indian Premier League at the IS Bindra PCA Stadium here on Thursday night.

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