Ajinkya Rahane

  • New boys have brought in fresh energy in ODIs, says Ajinkya Rahane Yesterday

    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 one-day series against England. After their shambolic show in the five-Test series which they lost 1-3, India are leading the five-match...
  • Chance for youngsters to stake claim for World Cup berths: Dravid 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid hoped that the youngsters would put up a better show in the five-match 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 co-hosted by Australia-New Zealand from...
  • India humiliated yet again as England decimate Dhoni & Co. to win Test series 3-1 August 17, 2014

    England wrapped up the five-match Test series 3-1 with a huge innings and 244-run 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' slip-cordon 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 back-to-back defeats at the hands of England in Southampton and Old Trafford, India witnessed another batting collapse in the must-win 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 8, 2014

    Stuart Broad's six-wicket 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 middle-order 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 266-run defeat in the third Test at Southampton, allowing England not only to level the series at 1-1 but also get a firm foot inside the five-Test 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 1-1 July 31, 2014

    India's inconsistency came back to haunt them at Southampton on Thursday as England completed a facile 266-run win over the visitors on the final day of the third Test to level the five-match series in style at 1-1. Needing just six wickets to win on day five, Moeen Ali added four...
  • 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 best-suited for batting...
  • 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 part-time 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 follow-on July 30, 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 stand-out Indian player in the second Test as he scored a brilliant century in the first innings. ...
  • Ajinkya Rahane the stand-out player at Lord's: Graeme Swann July 22, 2014

    London: Ishant Sharma might be the one earning gushing praise from all quarters for his match-winning seven for 74, but former England off-spinner Graeme Swann picked Ajinkya Rahane as the stand-out player in India's historic win at Lord's. "Ajinkya Rahane was without a doubt the stand-out 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 23, 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...
  • 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 roll-of-honour 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...
  • Ajinkya Rahane saves India the blushes with a century at Lord's July 18, 2014

    "I always said that when you come to a country, you want to play on a wicket that is the speciality of that country" - MS Dhoni's words reminded England what India dish out when they travel to the subcontinent. So the Home of Cricket, Lord's, didn't take time to...
  • 2nd Test: Rahane's ton rescues India to 290/9 on Day 1 at Lord's July 18, 2014

    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 green-top Lord's track. Rahane, batting at No. 4, scored 103 and shared a crucial 90-run partnership for...
  • We don't want to put too much pressure on ourselves: Ajinkya Rahane June 16, 2014

    Mirpur: Having guided India to a comfortable seven-wicket victory against Bangladesh, the talented Ajinkya Rahane said that he would like focus on one match at a time without looking too far ahead. "This (series) is a great opportunity for everyone to just express themselves. We don't want to put too much...
  • 1st ODI: Uthappa, Rahane lead India to 7-wicket win over Bangladesh June 15, 2014

    Mirpur: Ajinkya Rahane anchored his innings to perfection in the company of comeback man Robin Uthappa and guided India to a comfortable seven-wicket victory in a rain-truncated first ODI against Bangladesh here on Sunday. Chasing a target of 273 in 50 overs, India were cruising along at 100 for 1 in...
  • IPL 7: Kings XI Punjab dent Rajasthan Royals' playoff hopes with a win May 24, 2014

    Mohali: Kings XI Punjab dented Rajasthan Royals play-off chances by beating them by 16 runs as the hosts put up an inspired bowling show led by Rishi Dhawan defending 179. Coming out for the chase, Rajasthan got off to a steady start until Dhawan removed Ajinkya Rahane and Shane Watson...
  • IPL 7: Clinical Rajasthan Royals thump Delhi Daredevils by 62 runs May 16, 2014

    Rajasthan Royals consolidated their chances of making it to the play-offs of the seventh edition of IPL on Thursday with a magnificent 62-run victory over a listless Delhi Daredevils, who are already out of the play-off contention. Chasing a mammoth target of 202, Delhi Daredevils kept on losing wickets at regular...
  • IPL 7: Smith, Faulkner overshadow Yuvraj as RR beat RCB by 5 wickets May 12, 2014

    The M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday saw one of the most incredible run-chases in T20 history when Steven Smith and James Faulkner snatched a win from Royal Challengers Bangalore's as Rajasthan Royals overshadowed Yuvraj Singh's heroics to chase down 190 and win by 5 wickets. Chasing a stiff target,...
  • Learning everyday is 'grounded' Rahane's mantra for success May 8, 2014

    It has been a breakthrough season for Ajinkya Rahane as 2013-14 has seen him cement his spot in India's Test side but the talented Rajasthan Royals batsman wants to "keep his feet" grounded and says every day is a "learning experience" for him. Rahane's talent was never in question but he...