AJINKYA RAHANE

  • 4th Test: India manage a nervous draw, Australia win series 2-0 January 10, 2015

    It seemed the Adelaide nightmare will return to haunt India in the final session of the Sydney Test as well, but some sensible batting by Ajinkya Rahane and Bhuvneshwar Kumar allowed the hosts to overcome a five-wicket loss post tea to secure a nervous draw but lose the Border-Gavaskar Trophy...
  • Ajinkya Rahane, R Ashwin in line for vice-captain job January 2, 2015

    Sydney: The sudden decision of Mahendra Singh Dhoni to retire from Test cricket has also given rise to a question as to who will be Virat Kohli's deputy with the names of Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin emerging as possible candidates. "It will be interesting to see what is the choice...
  • Surprising to see Australians drop so many catches: Virat Kohli December 28, 2014

    Melbourne: India's premier batsman Virat Kohli on Sunday said, it was unusual to see Australia drop so many catches. Kohli (169) and Ajinkya Rahane (147), primary beneficiaries of Australia's generosity, scored fine centuries to help India launch an inspired reply to the home team's huge first innings score of 530, reaching...
  • 3rd Test: Kohli, Rahane cast a spell over Aussies as match hangs in balance December 28, 2014

    Virat Kohli (169) and Ajinkya Rahane (147) notched up fine centuries before Australia scalped five wickets in the final session to reduce India to 462/8 at stumps on Day 3 of the third Test on Sunday in Melbourne. Kohli was out in the last over of the day when Brad...
  • Enigmatic Pujara, valorous Rahane-Kohli talking points of Day 3 December 28, 2014

    The third day of the Test match and the morning session pretty much tells you which way the Test match is going but a Australia-India Test series has its own share of twists and turns as most of us in India woke up to a chilly morning, only to find...
  • 2nd Test: Umesh Yadav checks Australia at 221/4 after India's 408 December 18, 2014

    India failed to drive home the advantage of a good start as Australia bowled them out for 408 on day two, thanks to Josh Hazlewood's 5 for 68 on debut, and then reached 221 for 4 at stumps after Umesh Yadav's triple strike kept India's hopes of taking a first-innings...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 2 December 18, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: Murali Vijay made up for the disappointment of his 99 in the first Test on Australia tour with his fifth century on day one of the second as India bagged the honours by reaching 311 for 4...
  • Murali Vijay credits his feat against Aussies to past Indian greats December 17, 2014

    Brisbane: His four Test hundreds out of five career tons have come while playing against the Australians and Indian opener Murali Vijay on Wednesday attributed his special liking for the Aussies to the inspiration he got from the great knocks of legendary cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar. Vijay scored 144 runs on...
  • 2nd Test: India top Day 1 in Gabba with Murali Vijay's ton December 17, 2014

    Murali Vijay made up for the disappointment of his 99 in the first Test on Australia tour with his fifth century on day one of the second as India bagged the honours on Thursday by reaching 311 for 4 at stumps. The day ended seven overs short of the stipulated 90...
  • Patience will be key on the final day: Ajinkya Rahane December 12, 2014

    Adelaide: Left facing a big lead on the fourth day of the first Test against Australia, Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane on Friday said that his team will have to be calm and patient on the fifth and final day to remain in contention. Riding David Warner's century, the hosts ended Friday...
  • Shane Warne pleased with Nathan Lyon's performance December 11, 2014

    Adelaide: Spin legend Shane Warne praised Australian spinner Nathan Lyon for being brave and flighting the ball to induce mistakes by the Indian batsmen on the third day of the first Test match at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday. Lyon picked up two of the five wickets to fall on day...
  • 3rd ODI: India odds-on favourites against out-of-sorts Lankans November 9, 2014

    A series that had the potential to be a closely contested one had so far been a major disappointment, after all it is a contest between the World Cup finalists, but India have looked a side that can win against Sri Lanka even while sleep-walking. The Lankan team, boasting the likes...
  • 2nd ODI: India look to keep Sri Lanka on the mat November 5, 2014

    After starting the series with a crushing victory, an upbeat India will aim to maintain their stranglehold over an under-prepared Sri Lanka when they meet in the second ODI in Ahmedabad on Thursday. Needless to say that India will be starting as overwhelming favourites at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera,...
  • Stat Attack: Rahane's lucky hundred and Ishant's love for Sri Lanka November 3, 2014

    There was only one team playing at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Sunday, where India first scored 363 for 5 and then came back to complete a whopping 169-run win over Sri Lanka producing some interesting stats. While Ajinkya Rahane scoring an ODI hundred is turning into a lucky charm...
  • Runs coming from openers is a good sign for India: Shikhar Dhawan November 2, 2014

    Cuttack: As Indian openers pounded the hapless Sri Lankans to rattle up a 231-run stand, Shikhar Dhawan said it was a good sign for the Indian team that top-order batsmen were in good form and his own confidence has shot up after playing a century-knock on Sunday. Dhawan top scored for...
  • Ajinkya Rahane seeks consistency to secure India spot October 19, 2014

    Dharamsala: Cricketer Ajinkya Rahane has said he is working towards attaining greater consistency and is looking to convert starts into big scores to secure his place in the Indian squad. Opener Rahane scored a stroke-filled half century and was looking good for a hundred until his dismissal for 68 in the...
  • Only T20: Kohli's cameo in vain as England beat India by 3 runs September 7, 2014

    Virat Kohli's first halfcentury of a wretched tour came on India's last day in England but still it wasn't enough as the hosts managed to hold on for a close threerun win in the oneoff Twenty20 International at Edgbaston on Sunday. England, powered by skipper Eoin Morgan's 31ball 71 and India's...
  • Ravi Shastri's tips helped me in converting starts: Ajinkya Rahane September 4, 2014

    Leeds: Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane joined the bandwagon of Indian players, who have attributed Team Director Ravi Shastri for bringing about a turnaround in the team's fortunes with his technical inputs in the ongoing ODI series after their dismal show in the Test matches. Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan have already paid...
  • India crush Engalnd in the ODIs September 3, 2014

    Three weeks after the Test humiliation, Team India hit back in their new uniforms, crushing England to clinch the ODI series with a game to spare. ...
  • Dhoni lauds all after becoming India's most successful ODI skipper September 3, 2014

    Birmingham: Mahendra Singh Dhoni hailed his former and present team for helping him become the most successful Indian ODI captain after the visitors thrashed England by nine wickets in the fourth onedayer to take an invincible 30 lead in the fivematch series. "When I started leading the team, I got a...
  • Rahane, Dhawan made England look like minnows September 3, 2014

    If the bowlers were clinical with their performance, openers Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan were equally calculative in planning India's runchase of 207 runs. Coming out of a shoddy Test series, India are a different team in coloured clothing and the results are there for everyone to see. Birmingham pitch...
  • 4th ODI: Rahane, Dhawan power India to series win against England September 2, 2014

    Ajinkya Rahane's maiden ODI ton and Shikhar Dhawan's unbeaten 97 helped India beat England by nine wickets in the fourth game at Edgbaston in Birmingham. England were restricted to 206 and India have chased it down in 30.3 overs. Dhawan finished the game with a handsome six as India now...
  • New boys have brought in fresh energy in ODIs, says Ajinkya Rahane August 31, 2014

    Nottingham: Ajinkya Rahane on Sunday said the new players who have joined the ODI squad, have brought in fresh energy and helped in turning around India's fortunes in the ongoing oneday series against England. After their shambolic show in the fiveTest series which they lost 13, India are leading the fivematch...
  • Chance for youngsters to stake claim for World Cup berths: Dravid August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid hoped that the youngsters would put up a better show in the fivematch ODI series against England and stake their claim for the few spots available in the team ahead of the 2015 World Cup that will be cohosted by AustraliaNew Zealand from...
  • India humiliated yet again as England decimate Dhoni & Co. to win Test series 31 August 17, 2014

    England wrapped up the fivematch Test series 31 with a huge innings and 244run victory on day three at The Oval on Sunday. Team India's win at Lord's seemed a distant memory as they were humiliated once again and had no answer to England's pace attack. India, faced with a...
  • Indian slip fielders standing too close to each other, says Laxman August 17, 2014

    London: With India's 'butter fingered' slipcordon struggling to hold on to catches, former slips specialist VVS Laxman feels the fielders are standing too close to each other, which is causing confusion between them. "Definitely, they are very close. I was the one who used to take the gap between the first...
  • 5th Test: India's horror show with the bat continues in England August 15, 2014

    After suffering backtoback defeats at the hands of England in Southampton and Old Trafford, India witnessed another batting collapse in the mustwin fifth Test at The Oval on Friday. Although India's collapse was not quite as dramatic as when they slumped to eight for four in the last Test. England...
  • 4th Test: India's surrender for 152 gives England control on day one August 7, 2014

    Stuart Broad's sixwicket haul led England's decimation of India, which saw the visitors bundled out for a paltry 152 and hand the hosts a big advantage on the opening day of the fourth Test at Manchester. MS Dhoni's decision to bat despite overcast conditions, which delayed start by 30 minutes due...