AJINKYA RAHANE

  • Murali Vijay credits his feat against Aussies to past Indian greats 10 hours 30 minutes ago

    Brisbane: His four Test hundreds out of five career tons have come while playing against the Australians and Indian opener Murali Vijay on Wednesday attributed his special liking for the Aussies to the inspiration he got from the great knocks of legendary cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar. Vijay scored 144 runs on...
  • 2nd Test: India top Day 1 in Gabba with Murali Vijay's ton 13 hours 6 minutes ago

    Murali Vijay made up for the disappointment of his 99 in the first Test on Australia tour with his fifth century on day one of the second as India bagged the honours on Thursday by reaching 311 for 4 at stumps. The day ended seven overs short of the stipulated 90...
  • Patience will be key on the final day: Ajinkya Rahane 5 days ago

    Adelaide: Left facing a big lead on the fourth day of the first Test against Australia, Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane on Friday said that his team will have to be calm and patient on the fifth and final day to remain in contention. Riding David Warner's century, the hosts ended Friday...
  • Shane Warne pleased with Nathan Lyon's performance 6 days ago

    Adelaide: Spin legend Shane Warne praised Australian spinner Nathan Lyon for being brave and flighting the ball to induce mistakes by the Indian batsmen on the third day of the first Test match at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday. Lyon picked up two of the five wickets to fall on day...
  • 3rd ODI: India odds-on favourites against out-of-sorts Lankans November 9, 2014

    A series that had the potential to be a closely contested one had so far been a major disappointment, after all it is a contest between the World Cup finalists, but India have looked a side that can win against Sri Lanka even while sleep-walking. The Lankan team, boasting the likes...
  • 2nd ODI: India look to keep Sri Lanka on the mat November 5, 2014

    After starting the series with a crushing victory, an upbeat India will aim to maintain their stranglehold over an under-prepared Sri Lanka when they meet in the second ODI in Ahmedabad on Thursday. Needless to say that India will be starting as overwhelming favourites at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera,...
  • Stat Attack: Rahane's lucky hundred and Ishant's love for Sri Lanka November 3, 2014

    There was only one team playing at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Sunday, where India first scored 363 for 5 and then came back to complete a whopping 169-run win over Sri Lanka producing some interesting stats. While Ajinkya Rahane scoring an ODI hundred is turning into a lucky charm...
  • Runs coming from openers is a good sign for India: Shikhar Dhawan November 2, 2014

    Cuttack: As Indian openers pounded the hapless Sri Lankans to rattle up a 231-run stand, Shikhar Dhawan said it was a good sign for the Indian team that top-order batsmen were in good form and his own confidence has shot up after playing a century-knock on Sunday. Dhawan top scored for...
  • Ajinkya Rahane seeks consistency to secure India spot October 19, 2014

    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...