AMBATI RAYUDU

  • Ranji Trophy: Upbeat Bengal face Rayudu-less Baroda in opening fixture December 6, 2014

    Vadodara: An upbeat Bengal side led by their gutsy captain Laxmi Ratan Shukla will start as favourites in the Ranji Trophy opener against Baroda, who would be without the services of their batting mainstay Ambati Rayudu, out with a hip injury. Although Baroda are playing a home match, the team is...
  • Yusuf Pathan to lead West in Deodhar Trophy November 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Baroda all-rounder Yusuf Pathan will lead West Zone in the Deodhar Trophy inter zonal one-day knock out tournament to be played from November 29 to December 3. West are drawn to meet the winners of the quarter-final match between South vs Central in one of the two semi-finals on December...
  • I make sure my ruthless nature rubs onto the team: Virat Kohli November 20, 2014

    India's ace batsman Virat Kohli feels that his endeavour always is to lead a young Indian side by example and wants the team to make winning a habit and not give an inch to the opposition. Kohli, who was the stand-in skipper in the recently concluded home series against Sri Lanka,...
  • Virat Kohli powers India to 5-0 series whitewash November 16, 2014

    Ranchi: Virat Kohli (139 off 126) played a captain's knock by taking his side home when the chips were down as India won the 5th and final ODI against Sri Lanka in Ranchi by three wickets. The Indian innings got off to a poor start as the team lost both their...
  • 3rd ODI: Dhawan, Umesh lead India's series-clinching win over Sri Lanka November 9, 2014

    Sri Lanka once again kneeled in front of India's domination on Sunday, losing the third ODI by six wickets and with it the chance to stay alive in the series, which India now lead with a winning 3-0 margin. The ODI champions continued in the ruthless fashion promised by skipper Virat...
  • 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...
  • Life has come full circle for ton-up Ambati Rayudu November 7, 2014

    Banned for participation in the rebellion T20 league, given amnesty years later, worked hard to earn India colours and now owner of an ODI century - life indeed came full circle for Ambati Rayudu on Thursday evening. Promoted to bat up the order at No. 3 by skipper Virat Kohli, who...
  • It's been special knock as wait has been long: Ambati Rayudu November 6, 2014

    Ahmedabad: An elated Ambati Rayudu on Thursday said that his maiden hundred in international cricket will certainly be a "special one" as it took a long time to come. Rayudu, who first time played for India A back in 2003 as a 18-year-old talent had lost his way in the middle...
  • 2nd ODI: India hammer Sri Lanka with Ambati Rayudu blitz November 6, 2014

    India's batting dominance and penchant for successful chases continued in the second ODI against Sri Lanka on Thursday, as Ambati Rayudu celebrated his maiden ODI century to give India a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Sri Lanka's competitive 274 looked minuscule in front of Rayudu's belligerence, who was promoted to...
  • 4th ODI: Well-rested India, WI resume series after washout October 16, 2014

    Dharamshala: Bolstered by their dramatic come-from-behind win in the last game, India will look to keep the winning momentum going when they meet West Indies in the fourth cricket one-dayer here on Friday on what is expected to be a pacy track. The series is locked at 1-1 and the picturesque...
  • Denied homecooked biryani, angry MS Dhoni checks CSK out of hotel: report September 19, 2014

    How would you feel if denied a chance to have homecooked Hyderabadi biryani? Not very good, we suppose. Well, the captain of the Indian cricket team and IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, too didn't take it lightly when a Hyderabad fivestar hotel prevented the CSK squad from...
  • Dhoni's poor judgement cost India T20 against England September 8, 2014

    Birmingham: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's poor judgement in refusing singles in two balls in the last over saw India going down by three runs to England in a thrilling finish in the oneoff Twenty20 international at Edgbaston here Sunday. A blistering 71 off 31 balls from captain Eoin Morgan helped England post...
  • Dhoni wants India to learn from England experience September 8, 2014

    London: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he hoped the younger players in his side would learn from their time in England after a tour of mixed fortunes ended with a dramatic Twenty20 defeat. It looked as if India, who lost the fivematch Test series 31 but recovered to win the...
  • India's World Cup preps underway with series win in England September 6, 2014

    India will return home from England with the ODI trophy, though the more desired one slipped badly out of their hands in the Test series. But given the World Cup is less than six months away, it's a consolation that should do the muchneeded good to the flagging spirits of...
  • 5th ODI: India lose to England but win series 31 September 5, 2014

    Riding on Joe Root's second ODI century and an improved performance by their bowlers, hosts England salvaged some lost pride by winning the inconsequential fifth ODI against India by 41 runs at Leeds on Friday, which ended the series 31 in favour of the visitors. Root's 113 at better than a...
  • MS Dhoni praises spinners and Rayudu for Trent Bridge win August 31, 2014

    Nottingham: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday lauded his spinners and batsman Ambati Rayudu for his side's sixwicket thrashing of England in the third cricket onedayer to take an unassailable 20 lead in the fivematch ODI series here. The Indian spinners, led by Ravichandran Ashwin (3/39), shot England out for...
  • 3rd ODI: Clinical India hammer England by six wickets August 30, 2014

    India put in another allround show at Nottingham on Saturday to hammer England for the second game in a row as they beat the hosts by seven wickets in the third ODI to take an unbeatable 20 lead in the fivematch series. The world champions were clinical in every department of...
  • Tour match: Clinical Indians beat Middlesex by 95 runs August 22, 2014

    London: Underfire batsman Virat Kohli finally came good and the bowlers delivered to help India beat Middlesex by 95 runs in the the 50over practice game at Lord's on Friday. Chasing a target of 231 runs, the hosts were bowled out for 135 runs (39.5 overs) with youngster Karn Sharma picking...
  • Ojha, Rayudu slam tons as India A draw fourday game against Australia A July 9, 2014

    Brisbane: Naman Ojha and Ambati Rayudu hit unbeaten centuries each to rescue India A to 285 for five in their second innings on the fourth and final day as the unofficial Test match against Australia A ended in a draw at Allan Border Field on Wednesday. After an unconquered double ton...
  • IPL 7: Corey Anderson's 95 off 44 takes Mumbai Indians to the playoffs May 25, 2014

    Chasing 190 to win off just 14.3 overs to qualify for the playoffs, Corey Anderson smashed off and Ambati Rayudu played a cameo of 30 off 10 as duo helped Mumbai Indians register a sensational 5wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in just 14.4 overs. Rajasthan Royals scored 189 in their 20...
  • IPL 7: Rayudu, Simmons power Mumbai to an easy win over Hyderabad May 12, 2014

    Driven by knocks of Lendl Simmons (68 off 50) and Ambati Rayudu (68 off 46), Mumbai Indians overwhelmed Sunrisers Hyderabad's target of 158 with ease by clinching the match by seven wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Monday. A total of 157 looked competitive, but Simmons and Ambati...
  • Mumbai Indians can still make the topfour: Ambati Rayudu May 11, 2014

    Just two wins in eight games notwithstanding, defending champions Mumbai Indians' batsman Ambati Rayudu still believes the team has a chance to make the semifinals if it raises its performance by a few notches. "We have to win most of our away games as well as when we come back here....
  • IPL 7: Smith, Ashwin power Chennai to a 4wicket win over Mumbai May 10, 2014

    Opener Dwayne Smith's fine 57 off 51 balls and R Ashwin's 3wicket haul helped Chennai Super Kings clinch a 4wicket victory over Mumbai Indians with 3 balls to spare at the Wankhede Stadium. With the win, Chennai broke Mumbai's impeccable 10match winning record at the Wankhede, the longest winning streak at...
  • We're putting in lot of effort, says Rayudu March 4, 2014

    Mirpur: Despite the demoralising defeats against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, India middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu put his weight behind stand-in-skipper Virat Kohli and his team-mates, saying that the captain as well as the team are putting in as much effort as they could. "He has been learning a lot from Dhoni...
  • India vs NZ XI: Rohit, Rahane score fifties as warmup game ends in a draw February 3, 2014

    Whangarei: The Indian toporder failed to convert good starts but Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane struck moraleboosting fifties ahead of the Test series as the visiting team's twoday practice match against New Zealand XI ended in a tame draw on Monday. India batted out the second day, finishing at 313 for...
  • 4th ODI: Hapless India concede series 30 after 7wicket loss to NZ January 28, 2014

    India made bold moves, some logical and some totally out of context, but it boiled down to Indian bowling that caved in once again and failed to defend a competitive 278 for 5, which New Zealand overhauled to win by seven wickets and with 11 balls to spare thanks...
  • Mumbai Indians retain Rohit, Malinga, Pollard, Harbhajan and Rayudu January 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Defending champions Mumbai Indians on Friday retained five players including skipper Rohit Sharma and dashing West Indies allrounder Kieron Pollard, for the upcoming seventh season of Indian Premier League. Apart from skipper Rohit and Pollard, the three others retained are senior offspinner Harbhajan Singh, Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga and...
  • Yuvraj returns for Australia series; Gambhir, Sehwag ignored September 30, 2013

    Chennai: The BCCI selection committee acknowledged the recent form of Yuvraj Singh by recalling the lefthanded batsman into the 15member squad announced here on Monday for the lone Twenty20 and first three onedayers against the visiting Australian team. MS Dhoni, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma, who were rested for...
  • India A must beat South Africa A to make triseries final August 12, 2013

    Defeat to Australia A in Pretoria on Sunday their second loss in a row to this opponent has left India A in a mustwin situation. Cheteshwar Pujara's team has to beat South Africa A on Monday at the LC de Villiers Oval to reach the final of the...