2014

  • Tamil Nadu set up Ranji Trophy final clash with Karnataka 7 hours 29 minutes ago

    If Maharashtra were investors in a bull market, they may have gained from a 'high risk, high returns' approach on the final day. But against an experienced Tamil Nadu side, the need of the hour was patience and a calm approach. Once that was thrown out of the window, there...
  • PDP-BJP government in J&K a historic opportunity, says RSS 15 hours 58 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With Bharatiya Janata Party all set to rule Jammu and Kashmir for the first time in alliance with Peoples Democratic Party, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh mouthpiece 'Organiser' on Saturday said this is a "historic opportunity" that will help the state join the national mainstream, but admitted that running the...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy Score: Semi-final, Day 5 16 hours 48 minutes ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down the bottom of the page) Day 4 Report: Centuries from Swapnil Gugale (154) and Chirag Khurana (125) helped Maharashtra end at 394/5 on Day 4 to still trail Tamil Nadu by 155 runs in their Ranji Trophy semi-final at the Eden Gardens on Saturday. Earlier, Tamil Nadu...
  • PDP has its way as BJP bends to form government in Jammu and Kashmir, but will the alliance work? 18 hours 11 minutes ago

    Srinagar: After a two-month-long wait and suspense, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed will finally be sworn in as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister as the head of Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition government on Sunday. Both parties have ironed out a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for Jammu and Kashmir. However, it...
  • Ranji Trophy: Gugale, Khurana hit tons to keep Maharashtra in hunt Yesterday

    Kolkata: Centuries from top-order batsmen Swapnil Gugale and Chirag Khurana kept Maharashtra in the hunt against a wary Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy cricket semi-final at Eden Gardens on Saturday. Resuming the day 439 runs behind, opener and comeback man Gugale slammed 154 with 28 fours, while No 3 batsman...
  • Law Ministry gets funds to settle Lok Sabha poll liabilities Yesterday

    New Delhi: Law Ministry's annual outlay has gone up substantially this time, but most of the money will be spent for meeting government's liability towards charges for conduct of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. While the Law Ministry was provided Rs 381.33 crore last fiscal for 'elections', this time it has...
  • Karnataka beat Mumbai to enter Ranji Trophy final Yesterday

    Bengaluru: Defending champions Karnataka completed the formalities to register a 112-run win over Mumbai and enter the final of the Ranji Trophy tournament for the 14th time on Saturday. Mumbai, chasing a victory target of 445, were all out for 332 about an hour into the fourth and penultimate day of...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15: Semi-finals, Day 4 Yesterday

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 3 Report: A half-century from opener Swapnil Gugale (56 not out) helped Maharashtra post 110/1 at stumps on Day 3 after Tamil Nadu ended their first innings at 549 at the Eden Gardens. Meanwhile, battling long and hard, Mumbai were...
  • Ranji Trophy semis: Mumbai reach 277/6 on day three against Karnataka 2 days ago

    Aditya Tare, the Mumbai captain, led by example, providing the brightest spark on the third day of the Ranji Trophy 2014-15 semifinal on Friday (February 27) to keep Karnataka at bay at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Although Karnataka were kept to 202 on the opening day, their bowlers had...
  • Ranji Trophy: Tamil Nadu leave Maharashtra with a mountain to climb in semis 2 days ago

    Tamil Nadu's lower order prolonged Maharashtra's agony and ran them ragged with a display of great resilience to lift the team to an imposing first-innings total of 546 in the Ranji Trophy semifinal on Friday (February 27). That it took them 226.4 overs over two-and-a-half days to achieve it didn't...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy Semi-finals, Day 3 2 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Half-centuries from Abhimanyu Mithun and R Samarth helped Karnataka end the second day of their Ranji Trophy 2014-15 semifinal against Mumbai in a virtually impregnable position at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. On Thursday (February 26),...
  • Ranji Trophy: Karnataka in control against Mumbai in semis 3 days ago

    Half-centuries from Abhimanyu Mithun and R Samarth helped Karnataka end the second day of their Ranji Trophy 2014-15 semifinal against Mumbai in a virtually impregnable position at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. On Thursday (February 26), Karnataka set their opponents a massive 445-run target for a place in the...
  • Ranji Trophy: Ton-up Dinesh Karthik takes Tamil Nadu ahead in semis 3 days ago

    Over the last few seasons, the Eden Gardens in Kolkata has gained the reputation of being a seamer-friendly surface, at least as far as domestic cricket is concerned. Not under-prepared, not overly green, yet enough to keep the faster men interested. The start time - 30 minutes earlier than in...
  • Ranji Trophy: Rajat Bhatia, a troubleshooter Delhi always have 3 days ago

    Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Unmukt Chand - these are the names one would associate with Delhi cricket. Not as much for the numbers as for the familiarity factor. But beyond the big names, it is usually a Rajat Bhatia or Mithun Manhas that...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, semi-finals, Day 2 3 days ago

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: After being dismissed for a paltry 202 in their first innings, Karnataka hit back strongly with skipper and seamer Vinay Kumar taking six wickets to bundle out Mumbai for 44 in just 15.3 overs on the first...
  • Ranji Trophy: Aditya Tare disappointed with Mumbai performance 4 days ago

    After Karnataka were bowled out for 202 in their first innings of their Ranji Trophy 2014-15 semifinal match against Mumbai at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Wednesday (February 25), a few doubts about the defending champions' supremacy must have cropped up. But their bowlers, led by R Vinay...
  • Abhishek Nayar suffers head injury during Ranji semi-final 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Mumbai's Abhishek Nayar "is out of danger" after suffering a head injury while fielding on day one of the Ranji Trophy semi-final cricket match against holders Karnataka at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Wednesday. He was later admitted to a Bengaluru hospital. "Nayar had lost consciousness for some time and then failed...
  • Ranji Trophy: Tamil Nadu in control against Maharashtra in semis 4 days ago

    Maharashtra, an unheralded outfit seeking a repeat of last year, against Tamil Nadu, a side packed with players of varying international experience, promised an intriguing contest on a lively Eden Gardens deck. Before play started, it seemed like Tamil Nadu had it in them to negate Maharashtra's bowling threat - the...
  • Ranji Trophy: Vinay Kumar puts Karnataka on top against Mumbai in semis 4 days ago

    A green pitch plants doubts in the minds of batsmen and makes bowlers strive for just that bit more. But, if bowlers ally discipline with verve, they are rewarded and R Vinay Kumar, the Karnataka captain, can vouch for that. At the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Wednesday (February 25), Vinay...
  • Ranji Trophy: Maharashtra coach David Andrews following John Wright's footsteps 4 days ago

    At the start of the 2014-15 Ranji Trophy season, when he was offered the job as head coach of the Maharashtra team, David Andrews remembered John Wright's advice. Today, even as the team is a step away from securing a berth in the final for a second time running, Andrews...
  • Interview: Karnataka captain Vinay Kumar on the team's dream run 4 days ago

    To say that Karnataka are having a dream period in domestic cricket would be an understatement. After winning three major domestic tournaments - the Ranji Trophy, Irani Trophy and the Vijay Hazare Trophy - in the 2013-14 season, Karnataka started this year by defending the one-day championship, and are now...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, semis 4 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) An exciting battle is on cards when a resurgent Mumbai lock horns with defending champions Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy semi-final match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Sworn enemies on the cricket field, both captains Aditya Tare and R Vinay Kumar, will...
  • Juventus beat Dortmund 2-1 in Champions League last 16 tie 4 days ago

    Turin: Juventus settled for a narrow 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Tuesday to leave it all to play for in the return fixture in Germany. Carlos Tevez fired Juventus ahead in the 13th minute but Dortmund soon leveled through...
  • Karnataka host Mumbai in Ranji Trophy semis 5 days ago

    Teams are often judged on their ability to deliver in crunch situations. If that were the yardstick to measure the progress of Karnataka and Mumbai in Ranji Trophy 2014-15, the semi-final from February 25 (Wednesday) in Bangalore is very much an even skirmish. Karnataka, the defending champions, have played throughout the...
  • Ranji Trophy semis: A contest between Maharashtra's pace and Tamil Nadu's experience 5 days ago

    Not too long ago, Kolkata's Eden Gardens - iconic and magnificent, old world, yet charming - was said to be India's answer to The G. Greats of the game have reminisced about the lull that accompanied an Indian wicket and the spontaneous roar that resonated across the stands after the dismissal...
  • Mumbai's Akshay Girap hurt in bike accident, to miss Ranji semis 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Mumbai would be without their new found off spinner Akshay Girap for the five-day Ranji Trophy cricket semi-finals against defending champions Karnataka starting on February 25 at Bengaluru. 29-year-old Girap, inducted into the squad of the 40-time champions towards the later stages of their floundering league campaign, met with an...
  • Ranji Trophy: Mumbai's strong character revives their campaign February 21, 2015

    Mumbai lost their sixth game at Wankhede Stadium in 15 years, to Jammu and Kashmir in the opening round of the 2014-15 Ranji Trophy, on December 10 and, after that, Sachin Tendulkar met the boys to boost their morale. Then, they conceded a lead to Railways in a weather-affected match...
  • Ranji Trophy Quarter-finals: Uthappa, Thakur lead star performers February 21, 2015

    Maharashtra and Mumbai progressed to the 2014-15 Ranji Trophy semifinals with wins over Andhra and Delhi respectively, taking the season's tally of outright results to 54 in 112 games, while Karnataka and Tamil Nadu joined them because of their first-innings leads over Assam and Vidarbha respectively. R Samarth and Akhil...
  • Ranji Trophy: Karnataka advance to semi-finals February 20, 2015

    Indore: Defending champions Karnataka advanced to the Ranji Trophy semifinals after taking the first innings lead against Assam in the last eight match that ended on Friday. Assam ended their second innings at 338 for four after starting day five at 32 for no loss. Karnataka were in full control of the...
  • Ranji Trophy: Mumbai beat Delhi by 204 runs to reach semis February 20, 2015

    Rajat Bhatia is the poor man's Steve Waugh. A domestic stalwart, Bhatia has been Delhi's go-to player for many seasons now. He is a disciplined medium-pacer who lands the ball on the same spot day in and day out. With the bat, Bhatia is like a rock guarding the stumps. Chasing...