Ambati Rayudu

  • Denied home-cooked biryani, angry MS Dhoni checks CSK out of hotel: report 2 days ago

    How would you feel if denied a chance to have home-cooked 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 five-star 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 one-off 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 five-match Test series 3-1 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 much-needed good to the flagging spirits of...
  • 5th ODI: India lose to England but win series 3-1 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 3-1 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 six-wicket thrashing of England in the third cricket one-dayer to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match 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 all-round 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 2-0 lead in the five-match series. The world champions were clinical in every department of...
  • Tour match: Clinical Indians beat Middlesex by 95 runs August 22, 2014

    London: Under-fire batsman Virat Kohli finally came good and the bowlers delivered to help India beat Middlesex by 95 runs in the the 50-over 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 four-day 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 26, 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 5-wicket 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 top-four: 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 semi-finals 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 4-wicket win over Mumbai May 10, 2014

    Opener Dwayne Smith's fine 57 off 51 balls and R Ashwin's 3-wicket haul helped Chennai Super Kings clinch a 4-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians with 3 balls to spare at the Wankhede Stadium. With the win, Chennai broke Mumbai's impeccable 10-match 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 warm-up game ends in a draw February 3, 2014

    Whangarei: The Indian top-order failed to convert good starts but Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane struck morale-boosting fifties ahead of the Test series as the visiting team's two-day 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 3-0 after 7-wicket 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 left-handed batsman into the 15-member squad announced here on Monday for the lone Twenty20 and first three one-dayers 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 tri-series 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 must-win 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...
  • India A register 18-run win over South Africa A by D/L method August 9, 2013

    Pretoria: After losing the first match, India A bounced back by defeating South Africa A by 18 runs off D/L method in the second match of the tri-series here on Friday. The tourists bagged full points after this win as the game was reduced to 38-overs-a-side due to rain delay. After...
  • 3rd ODI: Can Zimbabwe stop India from winning the series? July 28, 2013

    Harare: Two one-sided matches later, Zimbabwe have been left with a tall mountain to climb if they are to salvage anything from this series. Beaten by six wickets and 58 runs respectively in the previous ODIs at the same venue, Brendan Taylor's team must win on Sunday before the series...
  • Ambati Rayudu marks long-overdue debut with fifty July 24, 2013

    Harare: Ambati Rayudu has become the 11th Indian to score fifty-plus runs on one-day international (ODI) debut. Making his first international appearance against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club on Wednesday in the first of five ODIs, the 27-year-old scored an unbeaten 63 off 84 deliveries to help India beat...
  • Kohli, Rayudu drive India to victory over Zimbabwe July 24, 2013

    Virat Kohli made his second ODI century as captain - and 15th overall to become India's third-highest century-maker - and Ambati Rayudu marked his international debut with a promising 63* as India completed a one-sided victory over Zimbabwe in Harare to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Chasing...
  • India squad for Zimbabwe tour to be picked on Friday July 3, 2013

    Mumbai: The Indian squad for the five-match ODI bilateral series in Zimbabwe commencing later this month will be picked here on Friday. "The selection committee will meet in Mumbai on July 5 to choose the team," BCCI source told PTI. It remains to be seen whether injured skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni...
  • Rayudu dedicates IPL triumph to MI 'backbone' Tendulkar May 27, 2013

    Kolkata: Describing Sachin Tendulkar as the backbone of Mumbai Indians, batsman Ambati Rayudu dedicated the team's maiden IPL triumph to the senior batsman who has announced his retirement from the event. "I think he is the one who is the backbone of the team," Rayudu said of the right-hander, who played...
  • Baroda trounce Saurashtra by seven wickets March 22, 2013

    Ahmedabad: A 109-run second-wicket stand between Ambati Rayudu (47) and Aditya Waghmode (66 not out) guided Baroda to a comprehensive seven-wicket win over Saurashtra in a West Zone leg match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy at the Motera 'B' ground on Thursday. The win, Baroda's second in three...
  • Rayudu leads West Zone to Deodhar Trophy title March 13, 2013

    Guwahati: A professional batting performance by West Zone helped them clinch the Deodhar Trophy as they cruised to a comfortable five-wicket victory over North Zone in the final here on Wednesday. Put into bat, North Zone made a commendable 289 for 8 in 50 overs courtesy Unmukt Chand's scratchy 88...
  • Rayudu pleased with his batting against the Aussies February 13, 2013

    Chennai: His Test dream is not taking off despite decent domestic performances but Ambati Rayudu, who impressed against the Australians in a practice game here today, does not believe in cribbing and just wants to perform well in the games that he gets to play. Rayudu shone for the Board President's...
  • BP XI v Australians: Tourists look to gather steam February 11, 2013

    Chennai: A small band of touring Australians will look to absorb as much as possible from the first of two warm-up matches starting in Chennai on Tuesday, while the India hopefuls in the Board President's XI will be out to prove points to the national selectors. Of the full Australian...