Shwetal Rai

  • Andhra Pradesh struggling with power crisis 26-07-2008 05:40 PM

    Kolkata: The partisan crowd at the Eden Gardens witnessed a great contest between bat and ball on Wednesday. While England displayed high quality bowling as they reduced India to 273 for 7 at stumps on day one, a couple of Indian batsmen showed plenty of resolve, with Sachin Tendulkar scoring...
  • Crusade against crime: Community policing begins in K'taka 13-07-2008 07:15 PM

    Mumbai: Alastair Cook became the first touring England captain to hit a century in a pre-Test series warm-up since Graham Gooch in 1992-93, as the England XI hit back from a middle-order collapse on day two at the Brabourne Stadium. Cook was given a life on 87 when wicketkeeper Wriddhiman...
  • Sign boards in Kannada to be mandatory in Bangalore 03-07-2008 01:33 AM

    London: Pakistan left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman was handed a 12-week ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board after returning positive for recreational drug cannabis in a test conducted during an English county match in August. The ECB slapped the ban on Rehman, who play for Somerset in English County...
  • Tirupati-Tirumala hills grapple with rising AIDS cases 21-06-2008 01:35 AM

    Southampton: Hashim Amla looked forward to returning to the scene of his greatest triumph after punishing England with yet another superb century. Amla's brilliant 150 was the centrepiece of the Proteas 80 run-win in the second one-day international at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Tuesday as they went 1-0...
  • Chiranjeevi's entry into politics ruffles many feathers 18-06-2008 05:06 PM

    Mumbai: Mumbai: A contest against Australia brought out the best from Indian stalwart VVS Laxman, who announced his retirement a few days ago, says former Aussie pacer Brett Lee, adding such was his domination that the Hyderabadi seemed to score a hundred every time the two teams duelled. VVS Laxman's...
  • Kamal defends mixed response to Dasavathaaram 18-06-2008 03:06 AM

    Sydney: Leg-spin legend Shane Warne will captain his Melbourne Twenty20 team this season, he said Tuesday, adding that talks were still underway to bring Olympic sprint king Usain Bolt into the squad. Warne is leading a campaign to bring the champion sprinter who won the 100m and 200m events at...
  • Be a coffee connoisseur and brew the right career 12-06-2008 05:09 PM

    Mumbai: The former India allrounder Kapil Dev has met with BCCI officials on Wednesday to conform his disassociation with the unofficial Indian Cricket League (ICL) - the now-defunct Twenty20 league that was not recognised by the ICC or the Indian board. Kapil, India's 1983 World Cup-winning captain, had joined the...
  • Nothing fishy, people flock to Hyd for miracle cure 08-06-2008 05:14 PM

    Karachi: Pakistani former leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has filed an appeal against his life ban imposed by the English cricket board for spot-fixing, his lawyer said on Thursday. The 31-year-old was banned from all cricket by a disciplinary committee of the ECB last month after being found guilty of luring Essex...
  • Karnataka candidates get innovative to woo voters 08-05-2008 09:56 AM

    April 2, 2011 was a momentous day that has been etched forever in the memory of every Indian cricket fan. Team India, putting behind the disappointment they suffered four years ago, won the World Cup after a gap of 28 years. The title-winning six hit by MS Dhoni off Sri...
  • Bangalore youths not interested in polls 07-05-2008 11:02 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has found himself at the centre of a controversy in the Bangladesh Dhaka Premier League. Yousuf, who has been sidelined by Pakistan's selectors since late 2010, was involved in a dispute between the two premier clubs of the league - Mohammadan Sporting club and...
  • Impact: Hyd hospitals under scanner for fund scam 01-05-2008 11:06 AM

    New Delhi: Robin Uthappa has been included in the India squad for the one-off Twenty20 International against South Africa, to be played on March 30 at Johannesburg. The 26-year-old is the only change from the squad selected for the Asia Cup, with senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who does not play...
  • Karnataka billionaires bank on politics, cash in 25-04-2008 09:46 AM

    Chittagong: Khulna Royal Bengals held their nerves for a two-run victory over Sylhet Royals in a nail-biting Bangaldesh Premier League encounter at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Saturday. Chasing 172, Kamran Akmal put the Royals on course with a blazing 41-ball 82, smashing 11 boundaries and four sixes at...
  • Karnataka TV star talks cause, uses birds to woo votes 24-04-2008 12:18 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar feels that the national cricket team is making a fool out of itself in the ongoing one-day series against England in UAE. "They have made a fool and joke out of themselves in the first two matches. And if they do not improve...
  • Bangalore's 'hall' of fame Elgin Talkies turns 100 23-04-2008 03:38 PM

    Hamilton: Martin Guptill, the New Zealand opener, hopes his recent run of form against Zimbabwe can keep him in a good frame of mind against South Africa in the upcoming series. Zimbabwe have posted few problems for Guptill across all three formats in the one-sided home series, but the 25-year-old...
  • NRI techie joins poll battle to fight for values 22-04-2008 08:14 AM

    Hello, and welcome once again to DRS - my own take on the world of cricket. This week I thought we could talk on a fascinating subject to debate, always. Which is the better team at the moment, India or Pakistan? That question has become more relevant after what we...
  • Villagers build their own railway station in Andhra 19-04-2008 03:15 PM

    New Delhi: Former IPL chairman Lalit Modi on Saturday blamed BCCI President N Srinivasan's arrogant style of functioning for Sahara Group's decision to snap all the ties with the Cricket Board. Sahara India on Saturday ended its 11-year-old sponsorship ties with the BCCI and also pulled out of the IPL...
  • Nizam's fortune sparks legal row between claimants 15-04-2008 09:58 AM

    Adelaide: Former captain Sourav Ganguly feels India should have played two spinners in the ongoing fourth and final Test against Australia as the conditions here appear to be closest to the subcontinent. Captain Michael Clarke (140) and Ricky Ponting (137) struck unbeaten centuries to power Australia to 335 for three...
  • Saif launches sister Saba's jewellery collection 26-02-2008 01:08 AM

    London: England paceman Tim Bresnan on Tuesday said they are looking to hit India hard in the upcoming one-day series as they aim to inflict another whitewash on the hapless world champion side. India will go into the five-match ODI series, starting September 3, without five of their World Cup...
  • Will Sledging Symonds be able to win Indian hearts? 26-02-2008 01:01 AM

    If the proposed Bill becomes a law, it will bring the BCCI under the control of Indian government. ...
  • Newborn faces DNA test as 2 moms claim her 25-02-2008 11:01 PM

    New Delhi: India's dressing room in England is set to wear an even younger look. A blurry Gautam Gambhir is feeling the door-lock to declare one more injury-forced exit, paving the way for another pair of fresh legs to galvanize a crestfallen unit. England never had to confront with a...
  • Hyderabad: Break traffic rule, be constable for a day 23-02-2008 02:30 AM

    Lahore: A day after insisting that former captain Shoaib Malik would not accompany the Pakistan team immediately to Zimbabwe, the cricket Board here on Sunday did a U-turn and announced his inclusion in the full squad. In its announcement on Sunday, the board said that Malik had been included in...
  • Tabu bares more than talent in her Telugu flick 22-02-2008 11:48 AM

    New Delhi: Pacer Zaheer Khan, who was ruled out of the England series due to an ankle injury, underwent surgery last Monday and is believed to be recovering well. Zaheer, who bowled just 13.3 overs in the first Test at the Lord's last month before injuring himself, went under the...
  • After Namesake, Tabu's next in Telegu 22-02-2008 03:25 AM

    London: Going by Suresh Raina's inability to cope with the fast and short stuff, he should be ideally replaced by Virat Kohli in the playing XI for Thursday's Test against England at the Oval. However, Raina made good use of the optional net session on Tuesday while Kohli just hung...
  • Andhra goes all out to woo minorities 20-02-2008 10:13 AM

    Birmingham: Fast bowler Rudra Pratap Singh, who has been named to replace Zaheer Khan in the Indian squad currently touring England, is yet to reach England - thanks to a delay in obtaining the visa. Zaheer Khan is one of the three Indian players ruled out of the remaining England...
  • Godman's 'prized possessions': Fake money, tiger skin 15-02-2008 12:23 AM

    London: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni faces the danger of a one-match ban following a slow over rate during England's first innings in the first cricket Test at Lord's. India recorded an over-rate of 13 per hour instead of the required 15. The ICC code of conduct says that the...
  • Hyderabad gets new airport but no roads to get there 12-02-2008 09:27 PM

    London: England Test captain Andrew Strauss has warned Sachin Tendulkar to expect a rough ride when the Indian maestro goes in search of his 100th international hundred. Tendulkar will be firmly in the spotlight in the first Test at Lord's next week as he aims to reach his landmark century...