Rest Of India

  • Shreyas Gopal's maiden hattrick guides Karnataka to Irani Trophy title February 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Leg spinner Shreyas Gopal claimed the first hattrick of his career to guide Ranji champions Karnataka to a convincing innings and 222 runs win over Rest of India (ROI) to lift the Irani Trophy crown on the fourth and penultimate day on Wednesday. Gopal (5 for 35) also registered his...
  • Karnataka on top against Rest of India in Irani Trophy February 11, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka inched closer to winning the Irani Trophy crown after Chidambaram Gautam's brilliant 122run knock guided them to a mammoth 606 in their first innings against Rest of India on the third day on Tuesday. The total gave Karnataka a huge first innings lead of 405 runs before they reduced...
  • Stuart Binny took game away from us: Harbhajan Singh February 10, 2014

    Bangalore: Rest of India captain Harbhajan Singh lauded Karnataka allrounder Stuart Binny for virtually taking the game away from his team by scoring a sparkling unbeaten century. "Credit must go to Binny for the manner in which he batted. He took the game away from us," he told reporters at the...
  • Irani Cup: Binny's sparkling unbeaten ton helps Karnataka gain control February 10, 2014

    Bangalore: Allrounder Sturat Binny stamped his class by hitting a sparkling unbeaten century as Karnataka took firm grip of the Irani Trophy match against Rest of India (ROI) with a 189run first innings lead here on Monday. Binny stole the show with his 107ball 115 not out as Karnataka reached a...
  • We relished representing Karnataka in Irani Cup: Vinay Kumar February 9, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka captain R Vinay Kumar said the opportunity to play for his home side in the Irani Cup after a long wait of 10 years had fired him and his players up for a good show. Karnataka bowled out Rest of India for a mere 201 runs and Vinay...
  • Vinay Kumar scalps six to restrict Rest of India February 9, 2014

    Bangalore: Skipper Vinay Kumar grabbed 6 for 47 and bowled Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka into a sound position against Rest of India, who were all out for 201 despite a valiant 91 by Dinesh Karthik on Day 1 of the Irani Cup here Sunday. In reply, Karnataka were 35 for...
  • Every match is an opportunity to get better, says Harbhajan February 8, 2014

    Bangalore: Rest of India captain Harbhajan Singh doesn't want to put too much pressure on himself thinking about his national comeback although he termed each and every match as "an opportunity to do well" in order to get back into the national team. "I don't think about being dropped. Every match...
  • Karnataka has advantage over Rest of India: Vinay Kumar February 8, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka captain R Vinay Kumar said his side has an advantage over Rest of India in the Irani Cup as it has been been playing as an unit, unlike their opponents who have come together to play this oneoff match. "Rest of India is a good side. But we have...
  • India can bounce back in Tests, says Gambhir February 6, 2014

    Chandigarh: With Indian team suffering one of its worst ODI series defeat in New Zealand recently, outoffavour batsman Gautam Gambhir on Thursday said it is important to start a tour well as it becomes difficult to get the momentum back once the chips are down. "One thing is certain when we...
  • Irani Cup: Harbhajan to lead Rest of India, Gambhir included February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior offspinner Harbhajan Singh will get a shot at redemption while leading a 15member Rest of India squad that also includes seasoned opener Gautam Gambhir as they take on Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka in the Irani Cup match in Bangalore from February 9. However, the two other out of...
  • Rest of India retain Irani Cup after drawn game against Mumbai February 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai opener Wasim Jaffer notched up his 48th firstclass century while Rest of India retained the Irani Cup by virtue of their first innings lead of 117 runs after their fiveday game against the 40time Ranji Trophy champions ended in a tame draw here on Sunday. Rest, who clinched the...
  • Irani Cup, Day 5: as it happened February 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai opener Wasim Jaffer scored another first class century on day five of the Irani Cup to force a draw, which saw Rest of India win the trophy for the 25th time based on their first innings lead. Mumbai 160 for 4 in 54 overs: That's the end of...
  • I need to convert fifties into hundreds: Ambati Rayudu February 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Rest of India batsman Ambati Rayudu, who cracked an unbeaten 118 against Mumbai, is happy with the way his batting is shaping up but said he needs to convert the fifties into hundreds. "Rest of my career I need to convert those fifties I think. I have lot more...
  • Irani Cup: Rayudu, Raina take Rest of India closer to trophy February 9, 2013

    Mumbai: A resolute unbeaten century by Ambati Rayudu helped Rest of India enjoy complete command over Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai at stumps on the fourth day of the Irani Cup match, here Saturday. Riding on Rayudu's undefeated knock of 118, Rest of India finished the fourth day's play at 296 for...
  • I am playing for myself now, says S Sreesanth February 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Eager to make an India comeback after being laid low by injuries and lack of form, temperamental pacer S Sreesanth on Friday said he has adopted a selfcentred approach towards the game to reclaim his place in the national side. "I am bowling in very good rhythm and enjoying...
  • Irani Cup: ROI ahead despite Sachin Tendulkar century February 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar defiantly held up one end of Mumbai's innings with an unbeaten 140 but lacked support from his teammates as the current Ranji Trophy champions were bowled out for 409, giving Rest of India (ROI) what could prove a decisive lead of 117. That was extended to 144...
  • Irani Cup, Day 3: as it happened February 8, 2013

    Sachin Tendulkar remained unbeaten for 140 but Mumbai were all out for 409 in their first innings to concede a 117run lead to Rest of India. Rest of India's second innings: Rest of India 4 for 1 in 2 overs: Shikhar Dhawan pulled Dhawal Kulkarni in front of square but Abhishek Nayar...
  • Raina keen to prove himself against Australia February 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Having scored a solid 134 for Rest of India against Mumbai on Thursday, Suresh Raina insisted that he would make it count if he is recalled to the Indian squad against Australia in the upcoming fourTest series, commencing in Chennai later this month. "I'm hitting the ball really well. The...
  • Irani Cup: Jaffer, Rahane lead strong Mumbai reply February 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai's toporder pair of Wasim Jaffer and Ajinky Rahane one a former India opener and the other a hopeful one led a strong reply from the current Ranji Trophy champions after Rest of India (ROI) posted 526 on day two of the Irani Cup here on Thursday....
  • I can't sit thinking why I am not playing Tests: Vijay February 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Despite being a prolific scorer in domestic cricket, Murali Vijay has played only 12 Test for India in the more than four years but the Chennai batsman says it makes sense in moving forward than staying demoralised. Vijay was third opener after Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir in the...
  • Irani Cup: Rest of India close day one on 3305 against Mumbai February 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Opener Murali Vijay stroked his way to his second successive century in the Irani Cup as Rest of India dominated the opening day of their fiveday fixture against recently crowned Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday. With good contributions from onedown batsman Manoj Tiwary (37),...
  • Nayar hopes help from Tendulkar in leading Mumbai February 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Handed the captaincy role after injury to Ajit Agarkar, Mumbai cricket team skipper Abhishek Nayar on Tuesday said that he would take help from senior players like Sachin Tendulkar in leading the Ranji champion side in the Irani Cup match against Rest of India which begins here on Wednesday. "It...
  • I want to do something special, says Harbhajan February 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Harbhajan Singh Tuesday termed the Irani Cup match as the "biggest" he could have got in recent times as the offspinner intends to stage a comeback to the Indian cricket team for the upcoming fourmatch Test series against Australia. The 32yearold is part of the Rest of India...
  • Raina keen to utilise Irani Trophy to earn Test recall February 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Having played a key role in the Oneday series against England after being ignored for the fourTest rubber against the same opponents, middleorder batsman Suresh Raina Monday said he would like to utilise the Irani Trophy here to earn a recall to the Test squad. "I have been scoring...
  • Irani Trophy: Agarkar out, Nayar to lead Mumbai February 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Newlycrowned Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai will be without their captain Ajit Agarkar for the Irani Trophy against the Rest of India (ROI) because of a groin injury. "Agarkar has been ruled out of the match because of a groin injury, which he picked up during the final. The team will...
  • I will never ever compromise on pace: Shami Ahmed January 30, 2013

    New Delhi: India's rising pace sensation Shami Ahmed feels cutting down on pace is one option he will never consider even though line and length, for him, are important aspects of fast bowling. "For me, pace and swing are the two most important aspects of my bowling. I know that line...
  • I won't compromise on speed, says Sreesanth January 29, 2013

    Jaipur: To recall the number of times S Sreesanth has injured himself is always going to be one hell of a task but the pacer, despite sustaining about a dozen fractures on his toe, is not ready to compromise on speed. "I bowled more than 150 overs in three Ranji...
  • ROI captain praises Harmeet and Ojha September 24, 2012

    Bangalore: Rest of India captain Cheteshwar Pujara praised the spin duo of Pragyan Ojha and youngster Harmeet Singh, who shared six wickets between them in the second innings of Rajasthan. The two spinners did not get a single wicket in the first innings but played key role in the second in...
  • Kanitkar blames batsmen for dismal show September 24, 2012

    Bangalore: Having lost to Rest of India in the Irani Trophy match, Rajasthan skipper Hrishikesh Kanitkar on Monday said that his batsmen failed to spend time in the middle and that proved to be costly for the team. "Second innings we batted very well. We were in control, but due to...
  • Irani Trophy: Rest of India beat Rajasthan by an innings September 24, 2012

    Bangalore: Murali Vijay's recordbreaking 266 proved decisive at the end as Rest of India beat Ranji Trophy champions Rajasthan by an innings and 79 runs to clinch the Irani Trophy in Bangalore on Monday. Resuming their second innings from 44 for 1 on the fourth morning, Rajasthan were bowled out for...