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  • Irani Cup: Abhimanyu Mithun has grown as a bowler, says Vinay Kumar March 20, 2015

    Bangalore: "Yes, definitely," said R Vinay Kumar, Karnataka's captain, with a smirk on his face during the post-match press conference on Friday (March 20), on being asked whether he was bored of answering the same set of questions over and over again. Karnataka became only the second state team after Mumbai...
  • Karnataka beat Rest of India to retain the Irani Cup March 20, 2015

    Bengaluru: Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka retained the Irani Cup by defeating Rest of India by 246 runs on the fourth and penultimate day here on Friday. Chasing a victory target of 403, Rest of India were bowled out for 156 after opening bowler Abhimanyu Mithun ripped through the top order. The...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ranji Trophy: K L Rahul will play on Day 2, says Vinay Kumar March 8, 2015

    Mumbai: Karnataka captain R Vinay Kumar today said that opener K L Rahul, who retired hurt on day one of the Ranji Trophy final cricket match against Tamil Nadu, will be fit to play tomorrow. Rahul retired hurt in the fourth ball of the fourth over after the opener had pulled...
  • Ranji Trophy final: Vinay takes five-for as Karnataka skittle Tamil Nadu for 134 March 8, 2015

    Mumbai: Skipper Vinay Kumar took five for 34 as defending champions Karnataka skittled out Tamil Nadu for 134 on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament final, which saw 14 wickets tumble at the Wankhede stadium on Sunday. The holders wrapped up the Tamil Nadu first-innings in 62.4 overs,...
  • As it happened: Karnataka vs Tamil Nadu, Ranji Trophy Final, Day 1 March 8, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Come Sunday, two of India's domestic cricket power houses will clash in the five-day Ranji Trophy final in what promises to be an exciting match. Defending champions Karnataka will be battling it out against their southern rivals Tamil Nadu at the Wankhede Stadium. Leading...
  • Tamil Nadu are itching to win Ranji Trophy, says Abhinav Mukund March 7, 2015

    A domestic final is familiar territory for Karnataka now. They have won last year's Ranji Trophy, the Vijay Hazare Trophy for the past two seasons, and the Irani Cup. Today, they are a legitimate domestic behemoth. However, a year ago, Karnataka hadn't yet acquired the aura of invincibility they sport...
  • Karnataka beat Mumbai to enter Ranji Trophy final February 28, 2015

    Bengaluru: Defending champions Karnataka completed the formalities to register a 112-run win over Mumbai and enter the final of the Ranji Trophy tournament for the 14th time on Saturday. Mumbai, chasing a victory target of 445, were all out for 332 about an hour into the fourth and penultimate day of...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, semi-finals, Day 2 February 26, 2015

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: After being dismissed for a paltry 202 in their first innings, Karnataka hit back strongly with skipper and seamer Vinay Kumar taking six wickets to bundle out Mumbai for 44 in just 15.3 overs on the first...
  • Ranji Trophy: Aditya Tare disappointed with Mumbai performance February 26, 2015

    After Karnataka were bowled out for 202 in their first innings of their Ranji Trophy 2014-15 semifinal match against Mumbai at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Wednesday (February 25), a few doubts about the defending champions' supremacy must have cropped up. But their bowlers, led by R Vinay...
  • Ranji Trophy: Vinay Kumar puts Karnataka on top against Mumbai in semis February 25, 2015

    A green pitch plants doubts in the minds of batsmen and makes bowlers strive for just that bit more. But, if bowlers ally discipline with verve, they are rewarded and R Vinay Kumar, the Karnataka captain, can vouch for that. At the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Wednesday (February 25), Vinay...
  • Interview: Karnataka captain Vinay Kumar on the team's dream run February 25, 2015

    To say that Karnataka are having a dream period in domestic cricket would be an understatement. After winning three major domestic tournaments - the Ranji Trophy, Irani Trophy and the Vijay Hazare Trophy - in the 2013-14 season, Karnataka started this year by defending the one-day championship, and are now...
  • I loved working with Varun Dhawan in 'Badlapur'; it was brave of him to take on such a dark role: Radhika Apte February 18, 2015

    Chennai: Actress Radhika Apte, who plays one of the leads in forthcoming action-thriller "Badlapur", says the film is content-driven and also has all the elements of a commercially entertaining venture. "This is a content-driven film, but it's entertaining too with all the commercial elements," Radhika told IANS. She plays the owner of...
  • Ranji Trophy: Mumbai take on holders Karnataka in a must-win tie February 5, 2015

    A battle royal is on the cards when under pressure Mumbai, gunning for an outright victory to seal a quarter final berths, clash with high-flying defending champions Karnataka in a Ranji Trophy Group A match commencing at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday. While it's a must-win and final league game for...
  • Kannada legend Dr Rajkumar's grandson Vinay Rajkumar set to make a debut in 'Siddartha' January 13, 2015

    A fourth generation actor from legendary Sandalwood actor Dr Rajkumar's family, Vinay Rajkumar is set to make his debut with Prakash Jayaram's film 'Siddartha'. Produced by Parvathamma Rajakumar for Poornima Enterprises, the film also stars Apoorva Arora. Ashish Vidyarthi, Ashwini Gowda, Achyuth Kumar, Sadhu Kokila, Ashok and Sudharani in key roles. The...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 2: Uttar Pradesh beat Madhya Pradesh by 4 wickets December 17, 2014

    After their bowlers had set up the trap, Uttar Pradesh batsmen held their nerves on the fourth and final day's play to beat Madhya Pradesh by four wickets in the Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match, on Wednesday. Chasing 180 for a win at the Holkar Stadium, the Piyush Chawla-led side...
  • Ranji Trophy: Close shave for Manoj Tiwary after he is hit by bouncer December 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Bengal's premier batsman Manoj Tiwary, who is one of India's 30 probables for the World Cup, had a close shave after being hit by an Abhimanyu Mithun rising delivery on the final day of his team's Ranji Trophy cricket match against Karnataka at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday. It was...
  • Ranji Trophy: All eyes on young Sudeep Chatterjee as Bengal seek revenge December 13, 2014

    Kolkata: All eyes will be on Bengal's newest batting sensation Sudeep Chatterjee as the hosts will have revenge on mind as they take on defending champions Karnataka in a second round group league encounter of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament, on Sunday. While people are waking up to Sudeep's talent after...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 1, Day 3 December 9, 2014

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Jammu and Kashmir opener Shubham Khajuria compiled his maiden first-class century before former champions Mumbai bounced back to dismiss the visitors for 254 in the first innings. Delhi's new ball bowlers Parvinder Awana and Sumit Narwal wielded their willows to great...
  • Actress Trisha Krishnan volunteers to clean an animal home; kick starts 'Swachh Bharat campaign' December 3, 2014

    Chennai: Southern film actress Trisha Krishnan Wednesday volunteered to clean an upcoming animal home of Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) as part of her Clean India campaign. "Bcomin that 'somebody' for India n her environment by cleaning an upcoming animal home wit EFI tomm as I kik start my Swachh Bharath...
  • South Zone face Central Zone in Deodhar opener November 28, 2014

    Mumbai: South Zone have a chance to avenge their loss to Central Zone in the Duleep Trophy final earlier this month when the two teams line up here tomorrow at the Wankhede Stadium in the quarter final of the five-day Deodhar Trophy limited overs tournament. South had lost to Central in...
  • Pandey, Nair half centuries help Karnataka crush Goa by 7 wickets November 8, 2014

    Secunderabad: Manish Pandey and Karun Nair struck unbeaten half centuries as Karnataka cantered to an easy seven-wicket victory over Goa in a South Zone leg of the Vizay Hazare Trpohy on Saturday. Pandey (69 not out) and Nair (78 not out) stitched 142 runs for the unbroken fourth-wicket stand as Karnataka...
  • IPL 2015 to commence April 8; Mumbai Indians acquire Unmukt, Vinay November 4, 2014

    The Indian Premier League Governing Council on Tuesday announced the dates of the next year's cash-rich tournament, which will be held from April 8 to May 24. The Governing Council has also decided on the windows for the 2016 and 2017 seasons of the tournament. While IPL 2016 will be played...
  • Skipper Vinay Kumar rues poor batting by South Zone November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: South Zone skipper Vinay Kumar blamed his batsmen for the Duleep Trophy final defeat to Central Zone at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Sunday. With nine wickets in hand, South needed only 117 runs to win the final on the fifth and final day but Central bowlers triggered a dramatic...