Amit Mishra

  • Mishra's spell puts India A on top against Australia A July 13, 2014

    Brisbane: Legspinner Amit Mishra bagged four wickets to spell trouble for the hosts as India A checked Australia A to 288 for 7 on the opening day of the second and final unofficial Test at the Allan Border Field here on Sunday. Electing to bat in the four-day game, the Aussies...
  • As it happened: Hyderabad vs Punjab, IPL, Match 39 May 14, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: KXIP have no batting worries with Glenn Maxwell, David Miller and of late Virender Sehwag doing most of the damage. Neither are there any concerns in the bowling department for Punjab, with Sandeep Sharma proving a handful with his...
  • IPL 7: Hyderabad face a tough task against Punjab May 14, 2014

    Race to the playoffs in IPL 7 has entered the final lap, and on Wednesday Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab will try to outsprint each other to stay in contention for a top-four finish. At the outset, the contest seems lopsided - with Punjab second on the table...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai must beat Hyderabad to stay alive for playoffs May 12, 2014

    Mumbai Indians' title-defence slipped further after the defeat against Chennai Super Kings, and now, with just 2 wins in 8 matches, the defending champions find themselves in must-win territory against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Match 36 of IPL 7 at Hyderabad on Monday. Mumbai registered comprehensive successive...
  • Watch: Amit Mishra involved in one of the funniest run-outs May 9, 2014

    Rajasthan Royals ran out Sunrisers Hyderabad's Amit Mishra on third throw in an IPL-7 match on Thursday. Wicketkeeper Sanju Samson missed the target after Mishra tried to sneak a bye, and the ball went to bowler James Faulkner who missed as well. Finally, Samson threw down the stumps with Mishra still...
  • IPL 7: RCB eye winning return to India against Hyderabad May 4, 2014

    Royal Challengers Bangalore started IPL 7 as one of the hot favourites but three consecutive defeats has been a reality-check for them, and they would want to get their act together in their first home game of the season when they meet Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday. RCB and Hyderabad have had...
  • IPL 7: Chennai hold nerve to seal last-over win over Hyderabad April 28, 2014

    Chennai Super Kings at one point were in total control of the chase until a few wickets put them in a spot of bother, but skipper MS Dhoni held his nerve to seal a five-wicket win for Chennai over Sunrisers Hyderabad with three balls to spare in an IPL 7...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan vs Punjab, IPL 2014 April 21, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Punjab pulled off a sensational chase of 205 runs to upset two-time champions Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi on Friday, followed by Rajasthan's impressive four-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Playing XIs: Rajasthan: Ajinkya Rahane, Abhishek Nayar, Sanju Samson(wk), Shane...
  • IPL 7: Rajasthan Royals edge Sunrisers Hyderabad to win by 4 wickets April 19, 2014

    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 wickets...
  • Leg spin placates batsmen at stellar World T20 April 7, 2014

    Mirpur: Now that the dust has settled on Sri Lanka's maiden World Twenty20 triumph in Bangladesh, legspinners across the world can raise a toast to a craft that shone against a barrage of power-hitting over the past three weeks. Modern powerful bats, field restrictions and the brevity of the format instilled...
  • World T20 Final: Will it turn out to be the battle of spinners? April 6, 2014

    History repeats itself. After three years and four days since the 2011 ICC World Cup final, the two Asian neighbours - India and Sri Lanka - are again standing at the cusp of history; this time, though, to decide who wears the crown in the other limited-overs format as they...
  • Spin doctors set up thrilling World T20 climax April 2, 2014

    Spinners, once considered irrelevant in hit-and-run cricket, will play a pivotal role when the World Twenty20 reaches the business end with the first of two semi-finals in Dhaka on Thursday. Among the top eight wicket-takers in the elite Super-10 round, six are spinners with South Africa's leggie Imran Tahir leading...
  • South Africa devising plans to counter 'exceptional' Indian spinners April 1, 2014

    Mirpur: Wary of India's "exceptional" spinners, South Africa are paying a lot of attention in devising a good gameplan against the spin duo of Amit Mishra and R Ashwin ahead of the semi-final clash of the ICC World Twenty20. South African batsman JP Duminy said performing well against the Indian spinners...
  • Spin vital to India's early World Twenty20 success March 26, 2014

    Mirpur: India have surprised at the World Twenty20 not only by their success but in that they are being led by their spinners. India came to Bangladesh with little recent success in one-day internationals and having played only one T20 since December 2012. Yet, only they and Sri Lanka are unbeaten...
  • Surprise package Amit Mishra leads India's bowling revival March 24, 2014

    What India dreaded as their weakness is turning out to be a potent weapon in the quest to regain T20 supremacy. The bowlers have put up a stupendous show in India's first two games at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, paving way for the batsmen to put the opponents out...
  • World T20: Indian bowlers, batsmen combine to thump WI by seven wickets March 24, 2014

    Mirpur: The dashing Indian pair of Virat Kohli (54) and Rohit Sharma (62*) led the successful run-chase against the West Indies in their second group match at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Saturday after Indian spin trio of Amit Mishra, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin restricted the...
  • World Twenty20: Chris Gayle a threat as upbeat India run into West Indies March 23, 2014

    After a thumping win over Pakistan on Friday in their World Twenty20 opener, Team India will now have to brace up for the defending champions West Indies when the two teams square up against each other in Mirpur on Sunday. Add to that the threat of Chris Gayle that India...
  • West Indies don't know how to rotate strike against spinners: Raina March 22, 2014

    Mirpur: India's Suresh Raina says that most of the top-order West Indies batsmen prefer playing big shots rather than rotating strike against spinners, an area which he feels can be exploited by Amit Mishra and Co when the two teams square off in the ICC World T20 on Sunday. Asked about...
  • World Twenty20: What India need to do to beat West Indies March 22, 2014

    After registering a convincing seven-wicket victory over arch-rival Pakistan in World Twenty20 opener, India face again an uphill task when they take on West Indies on Sunday. Not to forget, West Indies are the defending champions and they play well in this format. Moreover, they have warmed-up well with wins in...
  • Amit Mishra credits Dhoni's advice for success against Pakistan March 22, 2014

    Mirpur: India legspinner Amit Mishra said his success in the World Twenty20 opener against Pakistan was a result of some sound advice by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who asked him to maintain an attacking line. "I am not afraid of flighting the ball because I always think about taking wickets and...
  • I always go for wickets, not for restricting batsmen: Mishra March 21, 2014

    Mirpur: Leg-spinners might go for runs but that does not deter Amit Mishra from thinking about bowling an attacking line rather than trying to be a restrictive option for his captain. "I am not afraid of flighting the ball because I always think about taking wickets and not restricting the batsmen....
  • We won't always go with 3 spinner, 2 pacer combination: Dhoni March 21, 2014

    Mirpur: India's ploy of going with three spinners and two pacers worked perfectly as they thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan by seven wickets in their World T20 campaign opener today but captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said it would not be the norm and team combination would depend on match conditions. Dhoni said whether...
  • India hammer Pakistan by seven wickets in their World T20 opener March 22, 2014

    India kept their unbeaten record against Pakistan in World Cups intact as MS Dhoni & Co put up an all-round show to beat the archrivals by seven wickets in a one-sided match of the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 at Mirpur. The 2007 champions restricted Pakistan to a modest 130 for 7...
  • India restrict Pakistan to 130/7 in WT20 Super10 opener March 21, 2014

    India limited Pakistan to 130 for 7 in the Super 10 opener of the 2014 World Twenty20 played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Bangladesh. While spinners backed MS Dhoni's decision to bowl, there were key moments in the match that allowed India to limit their neighbours to a...
  • MS Dhoni takes Amit Mishra to cleaners during net session March 18, 2014

    Fatullah: There was a feeling of deja vu as Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday took Amit Mishra to the cleaners during a net session here, much like former skipper Sourav Ganguly would do with Murali Kartik a few years ago. In 10 balls during a particular phase, Dhoni hit...
  • Asia Cup: How Pakistan beat India in a thrilling finish March 3, 2014

    Pakistan needed 10 off the last over and lost the ninth wicket of Saeed Ajmal off the very first ball, but last man Junaid Khan got the single to give the strike back to Shahid Afridi who provided a moment of magic with two back-to-back sixes off R Ashwin to...
  • Asia Cup: Pakistan beat India by 1 wicket in a last-over cliffhanger March 2, 2014

    India's lack of a death-over specialist bowler came back to haunt them on Sunday against Pakistan, who played on the weakness of their archrivals thanks to the moment of magic provided by old guard Shahid Afridi whose two sixes in the last over virtually put India out of the tournament...