Ajinkya Rahane

  • I was disappointed with the manner I got out, says Ajinkya Rahane 21 hours 16 minutes ago

    Southampton: Talented batsman Ajinkya Rahane expressed his disappointment in the manner he got out playing a poor shot off a rank longhop bowled by part-time offspinner Moeen Ali on the third day of the third Test against England. "I was really disappointed in the manner I got out. I was concentrating...
  • 3rd Test: England in control as India fight to save follow-on Yesterday

    Indian batsmen failed to convert good starts into big innings as England took control of the third Test on day three, reducing India to 323 for 8 and in danger of following on after England's 569 for 7 declared. Murali Vijay (35), Cheteshwar Pujara (24), Virat Kohli (39) and Ajinkya Rahane...
  • Steve Waugh lauds Ajinkya Rahane after Lord's heroics 6 days ago

    Ajinkya Rahane was without a doubt the stand-out Indian player in the second Test as he scored a brilliant century in the first innings. ...
  • Ajinkya Rahane the stand-out player at Lord's: Graeme Swann July 22, 2014

    London: Ishant Sharma might be the one earning gushing praise from all quarters for his match-winning seven for 74, but former England off-spinner Graeme Swann picked Ajinkya Rahane as the stand-out player in India's historic win at Lord's. "Ajinkya Rahane was without a doubt the stand-out Indian player in the second...
  • Lords of Lord's: The five heroes of India's historic win July 22, 2014

    Ajinkya Rahane, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja and Ishant Sharma played pivotal roles in India's historic triumph on Monday, which helped the visitors to their first Test win at Lord's since 1986 and only second overall in 82 years. If Rahane's century on day one laid the foundation, Ishant Sharma's...
  • How India won only their second Test at Lord's in 82 years 1 week ago

    Ajinkya Rahane's century gave a dream start to what turned out to be a historic Test for India, ended by a breathtaking display of fast bowling by Ishant Sharma that sucked life out of England. Here's how it all unfolded between July 17 and 21, 2014, at the Home of...
  • Frustrating not to bowl India out on day one: Stokes July 18, 2014

    London: England allrounder Ben Stokes said that his team was extremely disappointed on not having bowled India out on the first day of the second Test at Lord's. Put into bat, India finished the day at 290 for 9 thanks to a defiant Ajinkya Rahane's (103) second Test century that really...
  • This century at Lord's will remain special, says Rahane July 18, 2014

    London: Delighted to be on the Lord's roll-of-honour after a gritty hundred on the opening day of the second Test, Ajinkya Rahane revealed that he was a little nervous before his first Test at this celebrated ground. The batsman though did calm down on the morning of the match and that...
  • Ajinkya Rahane saves India the blushes with a century at Lord's July 18, 2014

    "I always said that when you come to a country, you want to play on a wicket that is the speciality of that country" - MS Dhoni's words reminded England what India dish out when they travel to the subcontinent. So the Home of Cricket, Lord's, didn't take time to...
  • 2nd Test: Rahane's ton rescues India to 290/9 on Day 1 at Lord's July 18, 2014

    Ajinkya's Rahane's stellar hundred saved India the blushes on the opening day of the second Test against England, taking them to a respectable 290 for 9 after James Anderson gave England control on a green-top Lord's track. Rahane, batting at No. 4, scored 103 and shared a crucial 90-run partnership for...
  • We don't want to put too much pressure on ourselves: Ajinkya Rahane June 16, 2014

    Mirpur: Having guided India to a comfortable seven-wicket victory against Bangladesh, the talented Ajinkya Rahane said that he would like focus on one match at a time without looking too far ahead. "This (series) is a great opportunity for everyone to just express themselves. We don't want to put too much...
  • 1st ODI: Uthappa, Rahane lead India to 7-wicket win over Bangladesh June 15, 2014

    Mirpur: Ajinkya Rahane anchored his innings to perfection in the company of comeback man Robin Uthappa and guided India to a comfortable seven-wicket victory in a rain-truncated first ODI against Bangladesh here on Sunday. Chasing a target of 273 in 50 overs, India were cruising along at 100 for 1 in...
  • IPL 7: Kings XI Punjab dent Rajasthan Royals' playoff hopes with a win May 24, 2014

    Mohali: Kings XI Punjab dented Rajasthan Royals play-off chances by beating them by 16 runs as the hosts put up an inspired bowling show led by Rishi Dhawan defending 179. Coming out for the chase, Rajasthan got off to a steady start until Dhawan removed Ajinkya Rahane and Shane Watson...
  • IPL 7: Clinical Rajasthan Royals thump Delhi Daredevils by 62 runs May 16, 2014

    Rajasthan Royals consolidated their chances of making it to the play-offs of the seventh edition of IPL on Thursday with a magnificent 62-run victory over a listless Delhi Daredevils, who are already out of the play-off contention. Chasing a mammoth target of 202, Delhi Daredevils kept on losing wickets at regular...
  • IPL 7: Smith, Faulkner overshadow Yuvraj as RR beat RCB by 5 wickets May 12, 2014

    The M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday saw one of the most incredible run-chases in T20 history when Steven Smith and James Faulkner snatched a win from Royal Challengers Bangalore's as Rajasthan Royals overshadowed Yuvraj Singh's heroics to chase down 190 and win by 5 wickets. Chasing a stiff target,...
  • Learning everyday is 'grounded' Rahane's mantra for success May 8, 2014

    It has been a breakthrough season for Ajinkya Rahane as 2013-14 has seen him cement his spot in India's Test side but the talented Rajasthan Royals batsman wants to "keep his feet" grounded and says every day is a "learning experience" for him. Rahane's talent was never in question but he...
  • IPL 7: Kolkata desperate for a win against upbeat Rajasthan May 5, 2014

    If the Super-Over tie in their last meeting is anything to go by, another humdinger is on the cards when a victory-starved Kolkata Knight Riders face an upbeat Rajasthan Royals in the latter's 'home' game at Ahmedabad on Monday. After no matches were given to Rajasthan's original home venue, the Sawai...
  • IPL 2014: I love added responsibilities, says Ajinkya Rahane April 30, 2014

    Rajasthan may have scored a run less, twice, to beat Kolkata Knight Riders on a dramatic Tuesday night in IPL 7, but in the end they had hit enough fours and sixes to win on boundary count after a double tie, thanks largely to Ajinkya Rahane. The match ended in...
  • IPL 7: Rajasthan beat Kolkata on boundary count after tied Super Over May 1, 2014

    Abu Dhabi witnessed the most dramatic finish of IPL 7 on Tuesday when neither the customary 40 overs nor the Super Over could decide the winner between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders, and in the end it was by virtue of a higher boundary count that Rajasthan were declared...
  • IPL 7: Kings XI Punjab's flair will be tested against gutsy Rajasthan Royals April 20, 2014

    Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) got their campaigns off to a winning start in IPL 7, but one of them will taste their first defeat of the season on Sunday as they take each other on at the iconic Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Punjab pulled off a sensational chase...
  • Ajinkya Rahane was confident about Rajasthan's victory over Sunrisers April 19, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: His patient half-century on Friday helped Rajasthan Royals notch up a four-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL and Ajinkya Rahane said that he backed his instinct and was confident that one big partnership would take his team home comfortably. "When three wickets fall, I wanted to bat as...
  • IPL 7: Rajasthan Royals edge Sunrisers Hyderabad to win by 4 wickets April 19, 2014

    Rajasthan Royals got off to a winning start in IPL 7 thanks to Ajinkya Rahane and Stuart Binny, who rescued the side from a shaky start to chase down Sunrisers Hyderabad's 133 for 4 at Abu Dhabi on Friday. After restricting SRH to an average total, RR lost three early wickets...
  • As it happened: IPL 7, Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad April 18, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Rahane (59) and Binny (48*) added crucial 77 runs that rescued Rajasthan from a shaky start to chase down Hyderabad's 133 in Match 4 of IPL 7. Pre-match: Rajasthan Royals fought both on and off the field last year, but the...
  • IPL 7: Controversy-ridden Rajasthan open campaign against Hyderabad April 17, 2014

    Rajasthan Royals fought both on and off the field last year, but the team would not like to think about its controversial past and focus on cricket alone in the seventh season of the Indian Premier League, which the Rahul Dravid-mentored franchise will begin against a strong Sunrisers Hyderabad outfit...
  • Ajinkya Rahane credits IPL, Dale Steyn bouncer for success April 14, 2014

    Other than Virat Kohli, only Ajinkya Rahane appeared confident on the tough tours of South Africa and New Zealand, and the Mumbai batsman credits his success to the Indian Premier League, where he continues to play a key role for 2008 champions Rajasthan Royals. Talking to The Indian Express, the 25-year-old,...