GROUP A

  • Ranji Trophy, Group A: How Saurashtra made the QFs January 4, 2013

    Riding on an allround show by Ravindra Jadeja when he was available, Saurashtra made to the quarterfinals of the 201213 Ranji Trophy season from Group A. Jadeja has had an outstanding season so far with both bat and ball, smashing two triplecenturies to score 794 runs at 113.42 and picking...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A: How Mumbai made the QFs January 4, 2013

    Mumbai huffed and puffed throughout their journey, but still managed to enter the quarterfinals of the 201213 Ranji Trophy season from Group A. They played out draws in seven of their eight matches but still finished third, just above Gujarat, with 23 points. Abhishek Nayar shone with both bat and...
  • Railways' Sanjay Bangar announces retirement January 1, 2013

    Kolkata: The former India batsman and Railways skipper, Sanjay Bangar, has announced his retirement after leading his team to a 122run win over Bengal in their round nine match of the ongoing Ranji Trophy season. The veteran allrounder's firstclass career spanned 19 years, which included 165 matches from which he scored...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A, Round 9, Day 4: Saurashtra enter knockout stage January 1, 2013

    Rajkot: Riding on a splendid bowling by debutant seamer Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Saurashtra beat Madhya Pradesh by 227 runs on the fourth and final day of their Ranji Trophy Group A match and entered into the quarterfinals. Playing his first Ranji Trophy, Jadeja scalped six wickets in Madhya Pradesh's second innings giving...
  • India draw hosts Myanmar in AFC Challenge Cup December 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Nehru Cup soccer champions India have been clubbed with hosts Myanmar, Chinese Taipei and Guam in Group A of the AFC Challenge Cup 2014 qualifiers. India will play their matches on March 2, 4 and 6. Wim Koevermans's side will be looking to top the group in order to...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 6, Day 3: Saurashtra, Madhya Pradesh in command December 10, 2012

    Rajkot: Chasing a target of 431 to win, Bengal found themselves tottering at 65 for 3 after Sheldon Jacksons unbeaten century knock of 118 had put Saurashtra in a commanding position against Bengal as they declared their second innings on 333 for 8 setting the visitors with an improbable...
  • Ranji, Round 6, Day 3: As it happened December 10, 2012

    Catch the updates from Round 6 of all Ranji Trophy matches happening across the country. ...
  • Ranji Blog, round 5, day 2: as it happened December 9, 2012

    Catch the updates from Round 6 of all Ranji Trophy matches happening across the country. ...
  • Ranji Blog, round 5, day 1: as it happened December 8, 2012

    Parvinder Awana takes 5 for 81 as Delhi bowl out Karnataka for 192 runs....
  • Ranji Trophy Group A: Punjab on verge of 4th win December 3, 2012

    Mohali: At the PCA Stadium on Monday, opener Jiwanjot Singh's unbeaten 80 on day three put group leaders Punjab on track for their fourth outright win in five matches. The rookie batsman, who scored 213 and 158 in his first two innings in firstclass cricket, collected 15 fours in his...
  • Ranji Trophy, round 5: Punjab look to march on, Hyderabad to stay alive November 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The fifth round of the 201213 Ranji Trophy season gets underway across the country on Saturday, with the previous round having resulted in some thrilling wins. Twelve teams have posted outright wins so far, and at the halfway stage those who have not will need to put in...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A, Round 4, Day 2: Punjab in control; Gujarat fight hard November 25, 2012

    Hyderabad began well in their first innings to reach 138 for 1 at stumps on day two in response to Mumbai's first innings total of 443 at their home ground. Mumbai, who were 325 for 2 at the close of day one, lost wickets in a heap on day two...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A, Round 3, Day 3: Tiwary, Shukla tons put Bengal on top November 19, 2012

    In reply to Gujarat's first innings total of 260, Bengal scored 526 for 7 and declared. Manoj Tiwary (191) and Laxmi Ratan Shukla's unbeaten 113 powered Bengal's innings on day three. Gujarat were reeling at 18 for 4 at stumps and trailing by 248 runs with Venugopal Rao and Rush Kalaria...
  • Ranji Trophy, round 2: Group A Teams look to surpass Punjab November 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The second round of the 201213 Ranji Trophy season gets underway across the country on Friday, after an engaging first round of matches in which there were five outright wins and gripping, hardfought draws at Indore and Nadaun. Round two sees three additional teams open their campaigns ...
  • Ranji Group A, Round 1, Day 3: Punjab chase big win November 4, 2012

    Mohali: Punjab were entertaining hopes of an outright win by the close of play at the PCA Stadium here on Sunday, where Hyderabad needed to score 261 to make the home team bat again. A threewicket burst from Siddarth Kaul left VVS Laxman walking out at 40 for 3 and...
  • Ranji Group A, Round 1, Day 2: Punjab openers in huge stand November 3, 2012

    Mohali: At the PCA Stadium on Saturday, Punjab openers Karan Goel and Jiwanjot Singh hit centuries in an unbeaten 243run stand that is now 58 short of the Punjab record, 301 by Vikram Rathour and Navjot Singh Sidhu. More importantly, the home team is 16 runs shy of taking the...
  • CLT20, Titans vs Auckland: as it happened October 17, 2012

    Mbhalati and Thomas take three wickets each to bowl out the Aces for 113 in the 19th over and give Nashua Titans their second straight win....
  • World T20: India's match to lose against Afghanistan September 18, 2012

    Having beaten Afghanistan comfortably in their only previous Twenty20 fixture, there is little to suggest that India will have a difficult time against the minnows in their ICC World Twenty20 opener at the Premadasa in Colombo on Wednesday. Batting is the undoubted strength of this Indian team, and in both the...
  • World T20: Balanced India can go all the way September 18, 2012

    So much has changed since 2007. India, then touted as underdogs, went on to win the inaugural edition of the ICC World Twenty20; the team blossomed further under the captaincy of MS Dhoni; they held the No. 1 status in Tests for the better part of 18 months; and then...
  • World T20 preview: India, England boss Group A September 17, 2012

    The unpredictable nature of Twenty20 cricket is what makes makes Group A of the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 an interesting proportion. It consists of India, England and Afghanistan and on the face of it the first two teams look set to qualify for the next round, but any laxity on...
  • Spain and Russia face UEFA racism charges June 26, 2012

    Warsaw: UEFA has charged the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and Russian Football Union (RFS) for racist behaviour and racist chanting by their national teams' fans during Euro 2012 matches. "UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for the improper conduct of their supporters (racist behaviour, racist...
  • Russian soccer chief resigns after Euro 2012 flop June 26, 2012

    Moscow: Russian soccer chief Sergei Fursenko quit his post on Monday following Russia's disappointing showing at Euro 2012. Fursenko, who also sits on the UEFA executive board, resigned after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin. "I would like to apologise to our fans for such a result. I have taken a difficult decision...
  • Germany beat Greece 42 to enter semis June 23, 2012

    Gdansk: Germany booked a semifinal against England or Italy after thrashing Greece 42 in Friday's Euro 2012 quarterfinal at the PGE Arena here. A first half which saw profligate finishing from the 2008 finalists, Philipp Lahm broke the deadlock with a fine longrange strike after 39 minutes. Greece secured a shock...
  • Champions of Europe: Can Greece upset Germany? June 22, 2012

    CNNIBN's football experts Novy Kapadia and Karim Bencherifa preview the Euro 2012 quarterfinal between Germany and Greece on Friday night. ...
  • Patience key for Germany against Greece June 22, 2012

    Gdansk: A day before their European Championship quarterfinal against Greece, the one thing on German minds was patience. Both coach Joachim Loew and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer believe composure will be the key to success. The Germans expect Greece to erect a defensive wall in front of its goal. Breaking it...
  • Ronaldo scores as Portugal enter semis June 22, 2012

    Warsaw: Cristiano Ronaldo stood up to be counted once again as he lead Portugal into the Euro 2012 semifinals after a 10 victory over the Czech Republic at the National Stadium in Warsaw. The Real Madrid star would head home the only goal of the game with 11 minutes to seal...
  • Czech captain Tomas Rosicky resumes training June 20, 2012

    Wroclaw: Czech Republic captain Tomas Rosicky has resumed training a day before the European Championship quarterfinal match against Portugal. Rosicky picked up an Achilles tendon injury during the 21 win over Greece on June 12 and hasn't trained since. The injury forced him to miss his team's 10 victory over Poland...
  • Czech Republic eye Portugal upset June 20, 2012

    Warsaw: Cristiano Ronaldo has plenty of experience turning a nearly hopeless cause into a triumph. He was the lead figure in a Real Madrid team that battled hard, but helplessly, to wrest the Spanish league title from Barcelona for two years before finally topping its archrival in the 201112 season. Now, Ronaldo...
  • Platini hails Euro 2012 as big success June 18, 2012

    Warsaw: Euro 2012 cohosts Poland and Ukraine have "already won the European Championship" for the legacy it will leave, UEFA president Michel Platini said on Monday. Despite disappointment on the pitch for Poland and Ukraine's chances of reaching the quarterfinals depending on them beating England in their final group match, Platini...
  • Champions of Europe: Russia were complacent June 17, 2012

    CNNIBN's panel of experts said that Greece played like champions against Russia to qualify for Euro quarterfinals. ...