Irani Cup

  • Stuart Binny took game away from us: Harbhajan Singh February 10, 2014

    Bangalore: Rest of India captain Harbhajan Singh lauded Karnataka allrounder Stuart Binny for virtually taking the game away from his team by scoring a sparkling unbeaten century. "Credit must go to Binny for the manner in which he batted. He took the game away from us," he told reporters at the...
  • Irani Cup: Binny's sparkling unbeaten ton helps Karnataka gain control February 10, 2014

    Bangalore: Allrounder Sturat Binny stamped his class by hitting a sparkling unbeaten century as Karnataka took firm grip of the Irani Trophy match against Rest of India (ROI) with a 189-run first innings lead here on Monday. Binny stole the show with his 107-ball 115 not out as Karnataka reached a...
  • We relished representing Karnataka in Irani Cup: Vinay Kumar February 9, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka captain R Vinay Kumar said the opportunity to play for his home side in the Irani Cup after a long wait of 10 years had fired him and his players up for a good show. Karnataka bowled out Rest of India for a mere 201 runs and Vinay...
  • Vinay Kumar scalps six to restrict Rest of India February 9, 2014

    Bangalore: Skipper Vinay Kumar grabbed 6 for 47 and bowled Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka into a sound position against Rest of India, who were all out for 201 despite a valiant 91 by Dinesh Karthik on Day 1 of the Irani Cup here Sunday. In reply, Karnataka were 35 for...
  • Every match is an opportunity to get better, says Harbhajan February 8, 2014

    Bangalore: Rest of India captain Harbhajan Singh doesn't want to put too much pressure on himself thinking about his national comeback although he termed each and every match as "an opportunity to do well" in order to get back into the national team. "I don't think about being dropped. Every match...
  • Karnataka has advantage over Rest of India: Vinay Kumar February 8, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka captain R Vinay Kumar said his side has an advantage over Rest of India in the Irani Cup as it has been been playing as an unit, unlike their opponents who have come together to play this one-off match. "Rest of India is a good side. But we have...
  • Ranji champions Karnataka favourites for Irani Cup February 8, 2014

    Bangalore: Riding high on confidence after winning the Ranji Trophy for the seventh time, Karnataka would be looking to add the Irani Cup to their silverware as they take on Rest of India in the traditional five-day match commencing at the Mangalam Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Sunday. Karnataka enjoyed one of...
  • Irani Cup: Harbhajan to lead Rest of India, Gambhir included February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior offspinner Harbhajan Singh will get a shot at redemption while leading a 15-member Rest of India squad that also includes seasoned opener Gautam Gambhir as they take on Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka in the Irani Cup match in Bangalore from February 9. However, the two other out of...
  • Rest of India retain Irani Cup after drawn game against Mumbai February 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai opener Wasim Jaffer notched up his 48th first-class century while Rest of India retained the Irani Cup by virtue of their first innings lead of 117 runs after their five-day game against the 40-time Ranji Trophy champions ended in a tame draw here on Sunday. Rest, who clinched the...
  • Harbhajan Singh looks forward to rattling Australia February 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Relieved to be picked in the Indian Test squad for the series against Australia, offspinner Harbhajan Singh on Sunday said he cannot wait to bowl against his "favourite team". The 32-year-old, who has 408 wickets in 99 Tests, was on Sunday included in the 15-member squad for the first two...
  • Irani Cup, Day 5: as it happened February 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai opener Wasim Jaffer scored another first class century on day five of the Irani Cup to force a draw, which saw Rest of India win the trophy for the 25th time based on their first innings lead. Mumbai 160 for 4 in 54 overs: That's the end of...
  • I need to convert fifties into hundreds: Ambati Rayudu February 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Rest of India batsman Ambati Rayudu, who cracked an unbeaten 118 against Mumbai, is happy with the way his batting is shaping up but said he needs to convert the fifties into hundreds. "Rest of my career I need to convert those fifties I think. I have lot more...
  • Irani Cup: Rayudu, Raina take Rest of India closer to trophy February 9, 2013

    Mumbai: A resolute unbeaten century by Ambati Rayudu helped Rest of India enjoy complete command over Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai at stumps on the fourth day of the Irani Cup match, here Saturday. Riding on Rayudu's undefeated knock of 118, Rest of India finished the fourth day's play at 296 for...
  • Rayudu century extends ROI lead February 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Ambati Rayudu scored his 14th first-class century to take ROI to 296 for 4 at stumps on day four and a lead of 413 runs. ROI: 296 for 4 in 95 overs (stumps) Ambati Rayudu remained unbeaten on 118 with Suresh Raina batting on 40 when stumps was taken on...
  • I am playing for myself now, says S Sreesanth February 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Eager to make an India comeback after being laid low by injuries and lack of form, temperamental pacer S Sreesanth on Friday said he has adopted a self-centred approach towards the game to reclaim his place in the national side. "I am bowling in very good rhythm and enjoying...
  • Irani Cup: ROI ahead despite Sachin Tendulkar century February 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar defiantly held up one end of Mumbai's innings with an unbeaten 140 but lacked support from his team-mates as the current Ranji Trophy champions were bowled out for 409, giving Rest of India (ROI) what could prove a decisive lead of 117. That was extended to 144...
  • 81st first-class ton draws Tendulkar level with Gavaskar February 8, 2013

    Mumbai: With a care-free tuck off the pads off his former India team-mate Sreesanth, Sachin Tendulkar on Friday drew level with Sunil Gavaskar on an Indian record of 81 first-class centuries. Moments later, Tendulkar drove Sreesanth past mid-off for four to reach another landmark, that of 25,000 first-class runs. It...
  • Irani Cup, Day 3: as it happened February 8, 2013

    Sachin Tendulkar remained unbeaten for 140 but Mumbai were all out for 409 in their first innings to concede a 117-run lead to Rest of India. Rest of India's second innings: Rest of India 4 for 1 in 2 overs: Shikhar Dhawan pulled Dhawal Kulkarni in front of square but Abhishek Nayar...
  • Raina keen to prove himself against Australia February 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Having scored a solid 134 for Rest of India against Mumbai on Thursday, Suresh Raina insisted that he would make it count if he is recalled to the Indian squad against Australia in the upcoming four-Test series, commencing in Chennai later this month. "I'm hitting the ball really well. The...
  • Irani Cup: Jaffer, Rahane lead strong Mumbai reply February 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai's top-order pair of Wasim Jaffer and Ajinky Rahane - one a former India opener and the other a hopeful one - led a strong reply from the current Ranji Trophy champions after Rest of India (ROI) posted 526 on day two of the Irani Cup here on Thursday....
  • Irani Cup, Day 2: as it happened February 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Wasim Jaffer and Ajinkya Rahane cracked fluent half-centuries to help Mumbai recover from 14 for 1 after Ishwar Pandey got Aditya Tare early. Rest of India posted a huge 526 in their first innings, with Murali Vijay and Suresh Raina smashing centuries. Mumbai innings: Mumbai 155 for 2 in 43 overs:...
  • I can't sit thinking why I am not playing Tests: Vijay February 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Despite being a prolific scorer in domestic cricket, Murali Vijay has played only 12 Test for India in the more than four years but the Chennai batsman says it makes sense in moving forward than staying demoralised. Vijay was third opener after Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir in the...
  • Irani Cup: Rest of India close day one on 330-5 against Mumbai February 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Opener Murali Vijay stroked his way to his second successive century in the Irani Cup as Rest of India dominated the opening day of their five-day fixture against recently crowned Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday. With good contributions from one-down batsman Manoj Tiwary (37),...
  • Nayar hopes help from Tendulkar in leading Mumbai February 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Handed the captaincy role after injury to Ajit Agarkar, Mumbai cricket team skipper Abhishek Nayar on Tuesday said that he would take help from senior players like Sachin Tendulkar in leading the Ranji champion side in the Irani Cup match against Rest of India which begins here on Wednesday. "It...
  • I want to do something special, says Harbhajan February 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Harbhajan Singh Tuesday termed the Irani Cup match as the "biggest" he could have got in recent times as the off-spinner intends to stage a comeback to the Indian cricket team for the upcoming four-match Test series against Australia. The 32-year-old is part of the Rest of India...
  • Pandey, Saxena aiming for next level January 30, 2013

    Mumbai: When you put in a lot of effort and have wickets and runs to show then rewards come your way. Two players who are testament to this truism are the Madhya Pradesh pair of fast bowler Ishwar Pandey and allrounder Jalaj Saxena, who found themselves named in the Rest...
  • Zaheer out of Irani Cup, in doubt for Australia January 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Zaheer Khan was on Wednesday not picked by newly crowned Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai for their five-day Irani Cup match against the Rest of India beginning at the Wankhede Stadium on February 6, as he has not yet recovered from the calf injury he sustained at the start of...
  • I will never ever compromise on pace: Shami Ahmed January 30, 2013

    New Delhi: India's rising pace sensation Shami Ahmed feels cutting down on pace is one option he will never consider even though line and length, for him, are important aspects of fast bowling. "For me, pace and swing are the two most important aspects of my bowling. I know that line...
  • Irani Cup: Dravid, Badrinath steady Rest innings September 25, 2008

    Zaheer Khan had opener Gautam Gambhir caught by Rahul Dravid on the second day. ...