IRANI CUP

  • The game-changing knock by Manish Pandey in Irani Cup final 1 week ago

    Soon after Karnataka beat Rest of India (RoI) in Bangalore on Friday (March 20) to become the second state team after Mumbai to defend the Irani Cup, the players walked to the centre of the M Chinnaswamy Stadium and shook hands with the groundsmen, thanking them for their tireless effort...
  • Irani Cup: Abhimanyu Mithun has grown as a bowler, says Vinay Kumar 1 week ago

    Bangalore: "Yes, definitely," said R Vinay Kumar, Karnataka's captain, with a smirk on his face during the post-match press conference on Friday (March 20), on being asked whether he was bored of answering the same set of questions over and over again. Karnataka became only the second state team after Mumbai...
  • Karnataka beat Rest of India to retain the Irani Cup 1 week ago

    Bengaluru: Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka retained the Irani Cup by defeating Rest of India by 246 runs on the fourth and penultimate day here on Friday. Chasing a victory target of 403, Rest of India were bowled out for 156 after opening bowler Abhimanyu Mithun ripped through the top order. The...
  • Irani Cup: Karnataka lead Rest of India by 321 runs March 19, 2015

    Bengaluru: Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka tightened their grip on the five-day Irani Cup game against the Rest of India by extending their overall lead to 321 runs by stumps on the third day on Thursday. The home team, resuming their second innings at 39 without loss, was well served by opener...
  • Irani Cup: We are not satisfied with with the lead, says Kedar Jadhav March 18, 2015

    A fractured left wrist that aggravated during India A's tour of Australia last year forced Kedar Jadhav to miss the 2014-15 Duleep Trophy. He recovered in time for the Ranji Trophy, but could not follow up on his performance last year when he had become the competition's best batsman with...
  • Irani Cup: Rest of India snatch small lead against Karnataka March 18, 2015

    Bengaluru: Rest of India managed to eke out a slender 20-run first innings lead against Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka on the second day of the five-day Irani Cup match on Wednesday to put the contest on a knife's edge. A battling 78 (106b, 13x4) by Maharashtra's Kedar Jadhav held the Rest...
  • Irani Cup: Varun Aaron stars for Rest of India against Karnataka March 17, 2015

    Varun Aaron and Mayank Agarwal attended the same college in Bangalore, but that did not stop Aaron in giving Agarwal a verbal send off after having him caught behind on the first day of the Irani Cup match between Karnataka and Rest of India (RoI) on Tuesday (March 17). Aaron was...
  • Players eye impressive show in Irani Cup, revive careers March 16, 2015

    Bengaluru: The likes of Robin Uthappa and Kedar Jadhav will be eyeing to resurrect their international careers, before embarking on high-octane IPL contest, when Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka and Rest of India (RoI) lock horns in the Irani Cup on Tuesday. Karnataka's Uthappa, who closely missed the World Cup bus in...
  • Captain Vinay sees more Karnataka players in Team India March 14, 2015

    Bangalore: A special occasion brought Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, who rarely attends any of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) functions, to the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Friday (March 13). Himself a two-time Ranji Trophy champion, Chandrasekhar was there along with G Kasturirangan, Gundappa Viswanath, B Vijayakrishna, Sadanand Vishwanath, Raghuram Bhatt...
  • 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 189run first innings lead here on Monday. Binny stole the show with his 107ball 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 oneoff 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 fiveday 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 15member 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 firstclass century while Rest of India retained the Irani Cup by virtue of their first innings lead of 117 runs after their fiveday game against the 40time Ranji Trophy champions ended in a tame draw here on Sunday. Rest, who clinched the...
  • Harbhajan Singh looks forward to rattling Australia February 10, 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 32yearold, who has 408 wickets in 99 Tests, was on Sunday included in the 15member 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 firstclass 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 selfcentred 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 teammates 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 firstclass ton draws Tendulkar level with Gavaskar February 8, 2013

    Mumbai: With a carefree tuck off the pads off his former India teammate Sreesanth, Sachin Tendulkar on Friday drew level with Sunil Gavaskar on an Indian record of 81 firstclass centuries. Moments later, Tendulkar drove Sreesanth past midoff for four to reach another landmark, that of 25,000 firstclass 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 117run 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 fourTest 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 toporder 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 halfcenturies 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:...