Elite Division

  • Resurrected MP showed guts and promise January 19, 2012

    Gone are the days when the Ranji Trophy was regularly dominated by heavyweights who bullied less experienced teams. This change was brought by Rajasthan in the 2010-11 season, when they emerged from nowhere to defy expectations and lift the title. For Rajasthan, it was a dream run last season and one...
  • Chahar would have given us the edge: Chopra December 30, 2011

    Jaipur: Admitting that they were lucky to have made the cut, Rajasthan skipper Aakash Chopra on Friday said the defending champions would miss the service of pacer Deepak Chahar in their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal match against Hyderabad. Down with jaundice, incidentally, it was Chahar, unheralded then, who broke the back of...
  • Elite Div: Mumbai thrash Punjab, Bengal out December 24, 2011

    Mumbai: Opener Praful Waghela (57) and captain Wasim Jaffer (50) hit half-centuries and put up an unbeaten 94-run stand against Punjab to guide Mumbai to their third outright victory of the season, and to top Group A with 25 points in the Ranji Trophy Elite Division match on Saturday. The 39-time...
  • Elite Div: Mumbai take 1st innings lead December 23, 2011

    Mumbai: Riding on Wasim Jaffer's record-breaking 82 as he overtook former teammate Amol Muzumdar as the highest run-getter in Ranji Trophy, Mumbai took the first-innings lead against Punjab by reaching 308-5 at stumps in their Elite Division Group A match here on Thursday. Jaffer needed 50 runs to go past Muzumdar,...
  • Jaffer breaks Ranji record of most runs December 22, 2011

    Mumbai: Wasim Jaffer added another feather to his cap on Thursday when he broke his former Mumbai teammate Amol Muzumdar's record of most runs in the Ranji Trophy in their game against Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium. Jaffer, 33, went past Muzumdar's tournament tally of 8237 runs when he drove a...
  • Elite Div: Depleted Mumbai face Punjab December 20, 2011

    Mumbai: A depleted Mumbai outfit sans key batsmen Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma and Abhishek Nayar, and front-line pacers Zaheer Khan and Dhawal Kulkarni, will take on Punjab in their last Ranji Trophy Elite Division Group A match from Wednesday. Although without their regular players with Rahane, Rohit and Zaheer in...
  • Elite Div: Bhatia steers Delhi to 392 vs Bengal December 14, 2011

    Kolkata: After Rajat Bhatia slammed an unbeaten 163 to help Delhi post 392 all out in their first innings, Bengal struggled to reach 84 for four at the end of day two of their Ranji Trophy Elite Division Group B match here on Wednesday. The Delhi all-rounder in IPL, Bhatia, spent...
  • Bisht wages lone battle for Delhi December 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Delhi were down and out at 74 for 5 in the first innings of their Ranji Trophy match against Baroda on Wednesday when Puneet Bisht came to the crease. Answering his team's call, the stoic-looking batsman set Delhi - who have performed well below par this season -...
  • Yusuf begins knee rehabilitation December 1, 2011

    New Delhi: A lengthy rehabilitation awaits Yusuf Pathan, the India and Baroda allrounder, as he begins strength-training on a knee injury. Yusuf hurt his knee while taking a diving catch off the bowling of his brother Irfan during Baroda’s third-round Ranji Trophy game against Haryana, and he now faces long...
  • Irfan knocking on India's door December 1, 2011

    New Delhi: When Irfan Pathan was dropped thrice (on 4, 8 and 16) during his stay at the crease on the second day of Baroda's Ranji Trophy match against Delhi here on Tuesday, he knew that this would be his day. And though the left-hander could not make use of...
  • Elite Div: Irfan, Nehra duel at the Kotla November 30, 2011

    New Delhi: A see-saw battle on the second day's play at the Feroz Shah Kotla ended with Delhi and Baroda fighting for the crucial first-innings lead. In the morning session, Ashish Nehra's six-wicket haul reduced Baroda from 273 for 3 to 318 all out, after which Irfan Pathan continued his...
  • Elite Division: Punjab lose, TN get 3 points November 21, 2011

    New Delhi: Saurashtra's emphatic win over Punjab by an innings and 144 runs was the lone result in the third round of the Ranji Trophy Elite Division matches that concluded on Sunday. Mumbai's Abhishek Nayar scored a valiant 191 not out but his side could not prevent Karnataka from ending with...
  • Elite Division: Punjab, Baroda face defeats November 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Punjab and last year's runners-up Baroda were facing defeats, while Mumbai's Abhishek Nayar, Madhya Pradesh's Naman Ojha and Mohnish Mishra scored fine hundreds on Day Three of the Ranji Trophy Elite Division matches on Saturday. Punjab, chasing Saurashtra's 542, were struggling at 44-4 after following-on at the PCA Stadium...
  • Elite Division: Double tons for Tiwary, Pandey November 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Karnataka's Manish Pandey, Bengal's Manish Tiwary and Rajasthan's Ashok Menaria struck double centuries to put their respective teams in commanding positions on Day Two of the Ranji Trophy matches being played in the Elite Division on Friday. Pandey, who came to bat in the morning after overcoming the cramps...
  • Elite Div: Gujarat ride on Patel's double ton November 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Abhinav Mukund hammered a century for Tamil Nadu, Rohit Sharma continued his great form with an unbeaten 55 off 59 balls and Gujarat's Niraj Patel hit an unbeaten double century against Delhi, in the second round of the Ranji Trophy Elite Division matches on Friday. Patel was unbeaten on...