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  • KKR will do whatever it can for Ankit Keshri's family: Gautam Gambhir 6 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir has said that his IPL franchise will go all out to support late Ankit Keshri's family after the young Bengal player passed away post a freak on-field collision. Barely five months after the Phillip Hughes tragedy, the cricket world is once again mourning...
  • Smith Patel steers Gujarat to Syed Mushtaq Ali title April 7, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: Gujarat won their second Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy after a tense two-wicket win over Punjab in the final on Tuesday. Opener Smit Patel scored an unbeaten 50 to help Gujarat get past Punjab's 117 for 9 with one ball to spare. Gujarat's chase was far from convincing but contributions from...
  • Gujarat edge Punjab to Mushtaq Ali title in a thrilling final April 7, 2015

    Bangalore: The bowlers made the finale of the 2014-15 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy a thrilling affair, Gujarat hanging on by the skin of their teeth to score a thrilling two-wicket win over Punjab at the KIIT Cricket Stadium in Bhubaneshwar on Tuesday (April 7). Gujarat were worthy winners, the final being...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali round-up: Punjab beat Rajasthan to set up final clash with Gujarat April 5, 2015

    Punjab defeated Rajasthan in a must-win Group B match on the last day of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 Super League round on Sunday (April 5) and will meet Gujarat, who won their seventh game in the tournament, in the final on Tuesday in Bhubaneswar. In the other games of the...
  • Take the Ranji Trophy very, very seriously: Rahul Dravid April 4, 2015

    The Indian Premier League is often seen, from the point of view of unknown Indian players, as a chance to make a splash and get into the big league, but Rahul Dravid reiterated that without doing the hard yards at the first-class level, a player was unlikely to be successful...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali round-up: MP, Rajasthan continue their winning run, Odisha beat Punjab April 3, 2015

    Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan continued their winning run in the Super League of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 2014-15 on Friday (April 3), while Andhra, who were impressive in beating Himachal Pradesh in their first game, slumped to a defeat. Himachal picked up their first win in the Super League after...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali round-up: Jaskaran slams ton as Punjab beat Mumbai; Dahiya stars in Gujarat victory April 2, 2015

    Jaskaranveer Singh Sohi, in his maiden season for Punjab, hit an unbeaten century in the side's five-run win over Mumbai on the second day of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Super League games on Thursday (April 2). Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh notched a nine-run win over Jharkhand, while Odisha's joy at having...
  • Winning Ranji Trophy on debut best career moment: Sourav Ganguly April 1, 2015

    Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday rated his debut in the Ranji Trophy winning final moment in 1989-90 as perhaps the best moment in his glittering cricketing career. "At 17-18 years, making a Ranji Trophy debut that too in the final... It was probably the best moment of my life,"...
  • Sehwag powers Delhi to easy win over J&K in Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: A vintage Virender Sehwag revived old memories with a dazzling 85 to power Delhi to a 26-run win over Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in a North Zone leg match of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Twenty20 cricket tournament, here today. Coming to bat at number three position, Sehwag sent the...
  • Gautam Gambhir to lead Delhi in North Zone T20 March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Gautam Gambhir will lead the 16-member Delhi squad in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy North Zone leg beginning from March 24. Besides his team doing well, Gambhir would also want to be amongst the runs in the T20 competition ahead of the IPL beginning April 8. Same will be...
  • Ranji Trophy: Robin Uthappa the boy has transformed into a man March 15, 2015

    Eight summers ago, Robin Uthappa was on the cusp of something special. Having broken into the Indian team, he was one of the young turks who had a bright future ahead of him at the vanguard of India's next generation of batting superstars. On a hot afternoon in Visakhapatnam, Uthappa...
  • Interview: KL Rahul promises there's more to come March 15, 2015

    Bangalore: KL Rahul's top six scores in 2015 are 337, 188, 110, 91, 89 and 73. While the 110, against Australia in Sydney, was his maiden Test century, back home against Uttar Pradesh he became his state's first triple-centurion. The 188 was made with a hamstring injury against Tamil Nadu...
  • Captain Vinay sees more Karnataka players in Team India March 14, 2015

    Bangalore: A special occasion brought Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, who rarely attends any of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) functions, to the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Friday (March 13). Himself a two-time Ranji Trophy champion, Chandrasekhar was there along with G Kasturirangan, Gundappa Viswanath, B Vijayakrishna, Sadanand Vishwanath, Raghuram Bhatt...
  • Highlights of Ranji Trophy 2014-15 season and stars of Karnataka March 13, 2015

    Hobart: Soon after Karnataka's defeat to Odisha in Bangalore in November 2012, R Vinay Kumar and J Arun Kumar, the captain and batting coach respectively, answered for the dismal show, and almost made a personal promise to their fans through a handful of scribes that they would do whatever it...
  • Vinay Kumar says Karnataka's workaholism has done wonders March 13, 2015

    Mumbai: It has been a good week to be R Vinay Kumar. The Karnataka captain took a five-wicket haul, scored a century, climbed the charts to be the joint-highest wicket taker in the 2014-15 Ranji Trophy, and became the first captain from his state to win two successive Ranji Trophy...
  • Karnataka rock the charts in Ranji Trophy triumph March 13, 2015

    Karnataka defended their Ranji Trophy title successfully with an innings-and-217-run win over Tamil Nadu in the final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday (March 12), making them the second-most successful team in the 81-year history of the competition. Mumbai, the 40-time champions, remain ahead of them, while Delhi,...
  • Ranji Trophy: No shame to lose, but we'll come back stronger, says Mukund March 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Tamil Nadu skipper Abhinav Mukund on thursday said there is no shame to lose to champions Karnataka in the final of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament but vowed to come back strongly in the next season of the premier domestic event. "There is no shame in losing to this side...
  • Manoj Tiwary to lead Rest of India in Irani Trophy March 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Batsman Manoj Tiwary was on Thursday made captain of the Rest Of India XI which will clash with Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka for the Irani Cup, beginning March 17 in Bengaluru. The 15-member ROI XI squad includes young batsmen Unmukt Chand, Aparajith Baba and Jiwanjot Singh. According to a BCCI release,...
  • Karnataka thump Tamil Nadu to retain Ranji Trophy March 12, 2015

    At 9.10 am on Thursday (March 12), Anil Chaudhary and Nitin Menon, the two umpires, started their walk to the middle, coming in from the Pavilion end. To their right, the Karnataka side had left their warm-up routines and gathered in a huddle. To their left, B Aparajith and Vijay...
  • Field restrictions curtailing role of spinners, says WV Raman March 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Not too impressed with the field restriction rules being used in the ODIs right now, former India opener W V Raman has said the current format hardly leaves any scope for the spinners to create impact. "The field restrictions, four in the perimeter (outside the 30-yard circle) is not good...
  • As it happened: Karnataka vs Tamil Nadu, Ranji Trophy final March 12, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Having already retained the title by virtue of their huge first innings lead, defending champions Karnataka are now looking to post an outright win over Tamil Nadu after reducing them to 113 for three in their second essay on day...
  • Ranji Trophy Final: Karnataka close in on outright win March 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Having already retained the title by virtue of their huge first innings lead, defending champions Karnataka are now looking to post an outright win over Tamil Nadu after reducing them to 113 for three in their second essay on day four of Ranji Trophy cricket final on Wednesday. Karnataka posted...
  • Arsenal, Everton and Stoke City to play in Asia trophy March 11, 2015

    Singapore: Arsenal, Everton and Stoke City have all agreed to play in this year's Asia Trophy in Singapore in preparation for the 2015-2016 Premier League season. The three English teams will be joined by a Singapore Select XI for the mid-July knock-out tournament at Singapore's new 55,000-seat National Stadium. "We are very...
  • Ranji Trophy: Karun Nair's record triple century is all about desire March 11, 2015

    There's an old joke in India that if you don't want anyone to know where you are on a given day, go to the stadium that's hosting a Ranji Trophy match. Okay, it's not really that old. Or that funny. But for Ranji Trophy matches in India, especially at neutral venues,...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15 Final: Karnataka vs Tamil Nadu, Day 4 March 11, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3, Report Karun Nair made history. Karnataka made merry. And Tamil Nadu were made to sweat buckets. At the end of the third day's play in the Ranji Trophy 2014-15 final in Mumbai on Tuesday (March 10), the defending champions had...
  • Ranji Trophy Final: Karun Nair makes history, Karnataka on top vs Tamil Nadu March 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Karun Nair made history. Karnataka made merry. And Tamil Nadu were made to sweat buckets. At the end of the third day's play in the Ranji Trophy 2014-15 final in Mumbai on Tuesday (March 10), the defending champions had opened up a yawning chasm between themselves and the challengers, ending...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy Final: Karnataka vs Tamil Nadu, Day 3 March 10, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) An unbeaten 239-run sixth-wicket partnership between Lokesh Rahul (131 not out) and Karun Nair (130 not out) piled on Tamil Nadu's agony as Karnataka reached a formidable total of 323/5 at stumps on Day 2 of the Ranji Trophy final...
  • Ranji Trophy: Karun Nair delighted with performance in the final March 9, 2015

    "Yes, I shouted that he has to run three." That was Karun Nair speaking of the only 'three' run in an as yet unbroken 239-run stand with KL Rahul in the Ranji Trophy final. The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai isn't a small one and when Nair clipped Prashanth Parameswaran to the...
  • Advantage Karnataka in Ranji final against Tamil Nadu March 9, 2015

    Mumbai: An unbeaten 239-run sixth-wicket partnership between Lokesh Rahul (131 not out) and Karun Nair (130 not out) piled on Tamil Nadu's agony as Karnataka reached a formidable total of 323 for 5 at stumps on Day 2 of the Ranji Trophy final at the Wankhede Stadium here on Monday. Chasing...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy Final, Karnataka vs Tamil Nadu, Day 2 March 9, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Report: As many as 14 wickets fell on the first day of the Ranji Trophy final being played between holders Karnataka and Tamil Nadu at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday. Put in to bat, Tamil Nadu were...