AJINKYA RAHANE

  • Ajinkya Rahane seeks consistency to secure India spot Yesterday

    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...
  • I learnt a lot observing VVS Laxman: Ajinkya Rahane August 5, 2014

    Manchester: Having quietly cemented his place as India's middleorder mainstay, Ajinkya Rahane on Tuesday said he has gained a lot from borrowing a trick or two from stylish Hyderabad batsman VVS Laxman. Coming in at No.5, Rahane has showed the same bit of maturity that Laxman once displayed during the...
  • Dhoni's reply and five reasons for India's Southampton Test defeat August 1, 2014

    India capitulated to an embarrassing 266run defeat in the third Test at Southampton, allowing England not only to level the series at 11 but also get a firm foot inside the fiveTest series that is now widely open. India's surrender on day five was nothing less than England's at Lord's...
  • 3rd Test: England crush India by 266 runs to level series at 11 July 31, 2014

    India's inconsistency came back to haunt them at Southampton on Thursday as England completed a facile 266run win over the visitors on the final day of the third Test to level the fivematch series in style at 11. Needing just six wickets to win on day five, Moeen Ali added four...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 3rd Test, Day 5 July 31, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 roundup: India's batting capitulation continued in the Southampton Test as chasing a stiff 445 to win, the visitors were reeling at 112/4 at stumps on Day 4 leaving England within striking distance of a serieslevelling victory on...
  • 3rd Test: Pressure on India in battle of survival July 31, 2014

    After a historic win at the Lord's, India would not have thought of being in such a precarious situation on the fifth and final day of the third Test in Southampton. Surprisingly, on a greenish Lord's pitch Indian batsmen showed great application but at Ageas Bowl track bestsuited for batting...
  • As it happened: India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 4 July 30, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 roundup: 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...
  • I was disappointed with the manner I got out, says Ajinkya Rahane July 30, 2014

    Southampton: Talented batsman Ajinkya Rahane expressed his disappointment in the manner he got out playing a poor shot off a rank longhop bowled by parttime 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 followon July 29, 2014

    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 July 24, 2014

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

    London: Ishant Sharma might be the one earning gushing praise from all quarters for his matchwinning seven for 74, but former England offspinner Graeme Swann picked Ajinkya Rahane as the standout player in India's historic win at Lord's. "Ajinkya Rahane was without a doubt the standout 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 July 21, 2014

    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...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 2nd Test, Day 2 at Lord's July 18, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 roundup: 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 greentop Lord's track. Rahane,...
  • 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 rollofhonour 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...