Ajinkya Rahane

  • IPL 7: Rajasthan Royals edge Sunrisers Hyderabad to win by 4 wickets 18-04-2014 11:44 PM

    Rajasthan Royals got off to a winning start in IPL 7 thanks to Ajinkya Rahane and Stuart Binny, who rescued the side from a shaky start to chase down Sunrisers Hyderabad's 133 for 4 at Abu Dhabi on Friday. After restricting SRH to an average total, RR lost three early...
  • As it happened: IPL 7, Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 18-04-2014 07:20 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Rahane (59) and Binny (48*) added crucial 77 runs that rescued Rajasthan from a shaky start to chase down Hyderabad's 133 in Match 4 of IPL 7. Pre-match: Rajasthan Royals fought both on and off the field last year,...
  • IPL 7: Controversy-ridden Rajasthan open campaign against Hyderabad 17-04-2014 06:25 PM

    Rajasthan Royals fought both on and off the field last year, but the team would not like to think about its controversial past and focus on cricket alone in the seventh season of the Indian Premier League, which the Rahul Dravid-mentored franchise will begin against a strong Sunrisers Hyderabad outfit...
  • Ajinkya Rahane credits IPL, Dale Steyn bouncer for success 14-04-2014 02:28 PM

    Other than Virat Kohli, only Ajinkya Rahane appeared confident on the tough tours of South Africa and New Zealand, and the Mumbai batsman credits his success to the Indian Premier League, where he continues to play a key role for 2008 champions Rajasthan Royals. Talking to The Indian Express, the...
  • World Twenty20: Who should open with Dhawan - Rahane or Rohit? 19-03-2014 08:45 AM

    India's batting may look well equipped to climb any mountain, but it becomes easier to scale a summit if the order of the climbers matches the skills and tools they carry in ascend. India success at World Twenty20 may depend on that theory - in cricketing terms, the batting order....
  • Rahane employing baseball hitting technique for T20s, says Amre 13-03-2014 08:21 PM

    Mumbai: Former India batsman Praveen Amre is helping talented Ajinkya Rahane master the art of "employing baseball technique while batting" so that the Mumbai youngster can generate more power in his strokes in the shortest format. Rahane has had a successful stint with Rajasthan Royals so far, playing with a...
  • Ajinkya Rahane eyes No. 4 slot in T20 World Cup 05-03-2014 11:24 PM

    Mirpur: Ajinkya Rahane on Wednesday played the role of an opener against Afghanistan but the Indian batsman wants to perform well in next year's World Cup while batting at number four, a batting position he finds more challenging. Rahane scored 56 runs and added 121 runs with fellow opener Shikhar...
  • India hammer Afghanistan to end a disappointing Asia Cup campaign 05-03-2014 07:14 PM

    Eliminated from the race to the final, India wrapped up their Asia Cup campaign finishing third among the five teams after a thumping eight-wicket win over lowly Afghanistan at Mirpur on Wednesday. The match was rendered dead after Pakistan's historic chase to beat Bangladesh on Tuesday, which closed out any...
  • India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup: as it happened 02-03-2014 12:25 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The Asia Cup is more about that elusive chance to witness one of the greatest sporting rivalries unfold on a cricket field. In that light, it won't be wrong to say that the tournament's show-stopper will make its entry...
  • Young India face Lankan test in Asia Cup 27-02-2014 06:55 PM

    The two of the hot favourites for the Asia Cup 2014, India and Sri Lanka will lock horns in Fataullah on Friday for what could be one of the most vital games of the tournament. A win for either side would almost ensure a place in the final of the...
  • Bangladesh win will give us momentum ahead: Rahane 27-02-2014 10:46 AM

    Fatullah: India began their Asia Cup campaign with a comfortable win over hosts Bangladesh here and talented batsman Ajinkya Rahane said the victory would give his side the momentum in the tournament ahead. "Obviously it's very important for us. Great momentum at the start of the series, and we're just...
  • Rahim rushed to hospital after injuring shoulder 26-02-2014 11:34 PM

    Fatullah: Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim was rushed to a hospital in Dhaka after injuring his shoulder while fielding during their match against India in the Asia Cup here on Wednesday. "He has gone for a check up to hospital. We are yet to get the doctor's report. We don't have...
  • It was very important for someone like Ajinkya to bat: Virat Kohli 26-02-2014 10:43 PM

    Fatullah: Captain Virat Kolhi on Wednesday remembered his dad after guiding India to a convincing six-wicket win over Bangladesh in their Asia Cup opener, and said whatever he has achieved in his life so far was solely because of the contributions of his departed father. Captaining the side in place...
  • Asia Cup: Kohli hits century, leads India to six-wicket win over Bangladesh 26-02-2014 09:44 PM

    Virat Kohli began his stand-in captain responsibility in a perfect fashion as his 19th ODI century helped India register a comprehensive six-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the Asia Cup on Wednesday. Kohli, who is captaining India in this tournament in the absence of injured MS Dhoni, scored 136 and shared...
  • Rahane's debut ton extremely important for his career: Amre 16-02-2014 07:45 PM

    Mumbai: Ajinkya Rahane's maiden Test century in the ongoing second Test against New Zealand is a crucial milestone in his fledgling Test career, feels his former coach Pravin Amre. Amre is of the view that this maiden Test ton would act as the stepping stone and cement the youngster's Test...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3 16-02-2014 02:24 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: India drove themselves into a position of control on day two of the second Test against New Zealand, thanks to Ajinkya Rahane's maiden Test century and his partnership with skipper MS Dhoni that gave India a...
  • Rahane thanks Dravid, Tendulkar after maiden Test ton 15-02-2014 01:40 PM

    Wellington: Elated after scoring his maiden Test hundred, Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane on Saturday thanked retired legends Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid for inspiring him and helping him become a better player. Rahane hit 118 runs on Saturday in the ongoing second Test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve...
  • 2nd Test: Rahane's ton gives India control; NZ 24/1, trailing by 222 15-02-2014 11:11 AM

    India drove themselves into a position of control on day two of the second Test against New Zealand, thanks to Ajinkya Rahane's maiden Test century and his partnership with skipper MS Dhoni that gave India a 246-run lead on Saturday. Rahane stroked 118 runs and in partnership with Dhoni (68)...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs India, 2nd Test, Day 2 15-02-2014 03:00 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round-up: Hurt from being axed from India's limited-overs squad, Ishant Sharma once again breathed fire in New Zealand with a six-wicket haul that destroyed the visitors on the opening day of the second Test, which ended with...
  • Losing wickets of second new ball proved crucial: Dhoni 09-02-2014 02:07 PM

    Auckland: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that losing wickets of the second new ball including a poor umpiring decision, proved to be a decisive factor, as the visitors lost by 40 runs against New Zealand in the first cricket Test here on Sunday. India lost Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit...
  • Team India learning, but for how long without winning? 09-02-2014 12:12 PM

    India once again found themselves slipping in New Zealand, when the hosts placed another banana peel under the visitors' feet to win the first Test by 40 runs; this, after Ishant Sharma's match-haul of nine wickets and Shikhar Dhawan's return-to-form century raised hopes of a comeback win. India were down...
  • Poor umpiring robs India of victory in Auckland 09-02-2014 11:16 AM

    At the start of day four's play, the first Test match hung in a balance as New Zealand needed nine wickets and India 320 more runs for a win in Auckland. India put up a spirited chase and at one point looked in total control with Shikhar Dhawan and Virat...
  • 1st Test: India 130/4 on Day 2 in reply to NZ's 503 07-02-2014 10:51 AM

    Auckland: India managed to recover from early blows and were 130 for 4 in reply to New Zealand 503 when bad light forced the umpire's to call off the play early on day two of the second Test at Eden Park on Friday. Rohit Sharma (67*) and Ajinkya Rahane (23*),...
  • Rajasthan retain Watson, Rahane, Faulkner, Binny, Samson 10-01-2014 06:34 PM

    Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals on Friday retained Shane Watson, Ajinkya Rahane, James Faulkner, Stuart Binny and Sanju Samson ahead of the 2014 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction next month. The five players, retained on the day of the players' retention deadline, will continue to represent the team as it prepares for...
  • Youngsters should learn from Rahane, Pujara and Rohit: Wasim Jaffer 06-01-2014 08:30 PM

    Mumbai: Veteran batsman Wasim Jaffer on Monday asked the youngsters to strike a right balance between Twenty20 cricket and the traditional formats of the game for reaping rewards. "If you ask any cricketer, the hardest form is Test cricket because there are no short-cuts. The shorter the game gets, it...
  • Better fitness improved my overall performance: Pujara 06-01-2014 06:38 PM

    Mumbai: Cheteshwar Pujara, who has climbed to his career-best fifth in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen after a fine series in South Africa, on Monday said he had worked very hard on his fitness in the last six months after his knee surgery in 2011. Pujara aggregated 280 runs...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, R Ashwin steady in ICC Test rankings 31-12-2013 02:10 PM

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara held remained the best-placed Indian batsman at the seventh spot, while R Ashwin was also steady at the same position in the bowlers' chart of the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Tuesday. However, Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane, who missed centuries in the lost second Test...
  • South Africa defeat India by 10 wickets to give Kallis a perfect send-off 30-12-2013 06:59 PM

    India were left to rue the chances they missed as South Africa won the second and final Test in Durban convincingly by ten wickets, sealing the series 1-0 and giving a perfect send-off to Jacques Kallis who represented his country for one last time in Tests. Barring a valiant 96...
  • 2nd Test: South Africa reach 81/0 after India's 334 on Day 2 27-12-2013 09:30 PM

    Durban was dark and gloomy on Friday morning, but by the end of the day, the home fans returned having witnessed a fine spell of fast bowling from Dale Steyn that saw India's first innings folding up for 334, adding just 153 for the loss of nine wickets on a...
  • Our batting in the second innings will be crucial: Ajinkya Rahane 19-12-2013 11:31 PM

    Johannesburg: Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane Thursday said his side's second innings batting will have a "crucial" bearing on the first Test against South Africa here after the visitors came back into the match with a devastating exhibition of seam bowling by their pacers. India were bowled out for 280 in...