Murali Vijay

  • It's dream come true for me, says Murali Vijay 10-07-2014 09:38 AM

    Nottingham: Elated at scoring his maiden overseas hundred and fourth of his career, Indian opener Murali Vijay said his fine effort on the opening day of the first Test against England was a dream come true for him. Vijay remained unbeaten on 122 at stumps on day one, taking India...
  • 1st Test: James Anderson says frustrating to have a placid pitch 10-07-2014 09:31 AM

    Nottingham: England fast bowler James Anderson on expressed unhappiness at the placid nature of the pitch on offer at the Trent Bridge for the first cricket Test against India, saying that the wicket assisted the visitors more than the home side on the first day. Riding on opener Murali Vijay's...
  • Trent Bridge groundsman apologises for 'Indian' pitch 10-07-2014 09:21 AM

    Nottingham: Nottinghamshire head groundsman Steve Birks said things hadn't gone to plan after appearing to produce a pitch ideally suited for India, rather than England, in the first Test at Trent Bridge on Wednesday. India, after winning the toss, were 259 for four at stumps on the first day of...
  • Vijay justifies Gambhir's exclusion with a century at Trent Bridge 10-07-2014 08:25 AM

    There were some whispers on the social media when India unveiled their team sheet at the toss in Nottingham on Wednesday. "Why is Gambhir not in the eleven for the first Test?" said one. "How can Dhoni prefer Vijay over Gambhir? For what has Gauti been recalled," another post read....
  • 1st Test: Vijay's century defies England on Day 1, India 259/4 09-07-2014 10:11 PM

    The Nottingham weather didn't threaten one bit and allowed an intriguing day of Test cricket in bright English sunshine, with India taking the opening day honours in the first Test - thanks to unbeaten 122 runs from Murali Vijay who took India to a healthy 259 for 4 at stumps...
  • IPL 7: Struggling Delhi in must-win territory against Hyderabad 09-05-2014 06:22 PM

    After three consecutive defeats, a beleaguered Delhi Daredevils - languishing at the bottom of the points table with just 2 wins in 8 games - will look to add some hope to their campaign when they face Sunrisers Hyderabad at home on Saturday. Only a miraculous comeback can now bring...
  • IPL 7: Murali Vijay defends Delhi bowlers after defeat to CSK 06-05-2014 10:41 AM

    New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils bowling unit came a cropper as they failed to defend a competitive 178 against Chennai Super Kings, but opener Murali Vijay said that the bowlers should be given credit for the way they fought back in the end. "Look 178 is a very good score. There...
  • Murali Vijay aims for consistency in IPL 7 28-04-2014 12:39 PM

    Stylish opening batsman Murali Vijay is slowly finding his feet in the colours of his new IPL team Delhi Daredevils and he says he wants to be consistent and finish off more games. After playing for IPL's most decorated team Chennai Super Kings for five years, Vijay changed sides this...
  • IPL 7: Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians attempt to arrest slide 26-04-2014 03:53 PM

    Placed right at the bottom of the eight-team IPL-7 points table, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils will look to make a move on before the league moves to its home in India next month. Both the teams have suffered three defeats in their campaign, but while Delhi are on the...
  • Fight between Mayank, Manoj and De Kock for opener's slot in Delhi Daredevils 11-04-2014 07:59 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Daredevils team management, comprising of skipper Kevin Pietersen and coach Gary Kirsten, will have to fret over Murali Vijay's opening partner before Royal Challengers Bangalore come calling in their opening IPL fixture on April 17 at Sharjah. As of now India's Test specialist Vijay, who was...
  • IPL for me is just about expressing myself, says Dinesh Karthik 08-04-2014 05:22 PM

    Dinesh Karthik grabbed eyeballs when Delhi Daredevils bought him for an astounding Rs 12.5 crore at the last IPL auctions and the Tamil Nadu stumper knows only too well that the franchise has pinned a lot of hopes on his ability to win matches. "Of course, there will be pressure....
  • Dhawan, Pujara steady as India need 320 runs more to win first Test 08-02-2014 11:20 AM

    A remarkable fightback from Team India saw them end day three at 87 for 1, needing 320 more runs to win the first Test against New Zealand, who suffered a dramatic batting collapse in the second innings to be skittled out for 105 at Auckland on Saturday. India will have...
  • Murali Vijay blames new ball for batting failure - don't openers specialise in that? 07-02-2014 12:26 PM

    Auckland: At a loss to explain India's poor batting in the ongoing first cricket Test against New Zealand, opener Murali Vijay on Friday said more than the pitch, it is the new ball which is hurting willow-wielders on both sides. The Kiwis piled on 503 runs in their first innings...
  • As it happened: India vs NZ XI, warm-up match 03-02-2014 01:12 AM

    9:38 a.m. Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane scored fifties as India after tea declared at 313 for 7. R Ashwin fell for 46 while Ambati Rayudu remained unbeaten on 49 as the match ended in a draw. 8:10 a.m. Tea break. Good workout for Rohit (59*) and Rahane (60*). Both...
  • As it happened: Warm-up game, New Zealand XI vs India, Day 1 02-02-2014 02:40 AM

    11 a.m. (IST): Shikhar Dhawan (16*) and Murali Vijay (19*) have safely negotiated the 14-over period before stumps in Whangarei to take India to 41 for 0...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, R Ashwin steady in ICC Test rankings 31-12-2013 02:10 PM

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara held remained the best-placed Indian batsman at the seventh spot, while R Ashwin was also steady at the same position in the bowlers' chart of the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Tuesday. However, Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane, who missed centuries in the lost second Test...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs India, 2nd Test, Day 5 30-12-2013 12:28 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 round-up: Jacques Kallis scored a fairytale hundred in his last Test as South Africa consolidated their position on the fourth day of the second and final Test against India, taking a 166-run lead which could prove decisive...
  • Scoring runs against South Africa is reassuring: Vijay 28-12-2013 01:39 PM

    Durban: He might have missed out on a hundred but Indian opener Murali Vijay is satisfied that he made a significant contribution of 97 runs against a quality South African attack in the ongoing second Test here. "Home or overseas, scoring runs makes me happy. I am happy with the...
  • As it happened: SA vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3 in Durban 28-12-2013 12:33 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: Durban was dark and gloomy on Friday morning, but by the end of the day, the home fans returned having witnessed a fine spell of fast bowling from Dale Steyn that saw India's first innings folding...
  • Pujara's advice of playing Steyn carefully worked: Vijay 27-12-2013 11:40 PM

    Durban: He might have missed out on what should have been a well-deserved ton but opener Murali Vijay is satisfied that he had made significant contribution with his score of 97 against a quality South African attack in the second Test on Friday. "Home or overseas, scoring runs makes me...
  • 2nd Test: South Africa reach 81/0 after India's 334 on Day 2 27-12-2013 09:30 PM

    Durban was dark and gloomy on Friday morning, but by the end of the day, the home fans returned having witnessed a fine spell of fast bowling from Dale Steyn that saw India's first innings folding up for 334, adding just 153 for the loss of nine wickets on a...
  • As it happened: India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 2 27-12-2013 12:11 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round-up: Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara made sure India had an upper hand on the opening day of the second and final Test against South Africa despite bad light preventing 29 mandatory overs from being bowled at...
  • 2nd Test: All eyes on Vijay as India aim to score big 27-12-2013 10:40 AM

    Durban: The Kingsmead track was more of a surprise for the home side than the touring team. Unlike the Johannesburg wicket where there was something for the bowlers to exploit, the pitch here on day one behaved like a subcontinent one. The pace and bounce was missing and once the...
  • Kingsmead wicket looks like a sub-continent pitch: Morne Morkel 26-12-2013 10:50 PM

    Durban: South Africa pacer Morne Morkel was surprised at the nature of pitch on offer at the Kingsmead here after India took early control of the series-deciding second cricket Test by finishing day one on a commanding 181 for one on Thursday. Morkel termed the Kingsmead pitch as a "sub-continent...
  • 2nd Test: Bad light stops India at 181/1 on Day 1 26-12-2013 08:23 PM

    Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara made sure India had an upper hand on the opening day of the second and final Test against South Africa despite bad light preventing 29 mandatory overs from being bowled at Kingsmead, stopping the visitors' progress at 181 for 1. Vijay was just nine short...
  • 1st Test: India look to pile on the lead on day four 21-12-2013 09:26 AM

    Johannesburg: India will take field on day four with their tail up after posting 284 for 2 at stumps on day three with a lead of 320 runs. The bowlers started the day strongly by wiping away the South African tail cheaply and then the Indian batsmen virtually took the...
  • We will stick to basics in Test series against South Africa, say Pujara and Vijay 12-12-2013 11:05 PM

    Benoni: The Indian batting line-up has been exposed to the hilt in the ODI series against South Africa, but top-order batsmen Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara on Thursday said they would prefer to go into the Test series beginning December 18 with an uncluttered mind and stick to the basics....
  • Dhoni's googly before SA tour: 'Gambhir is team's third opener' 02-12-2013 10:03 AM

    A few eyebrows were raised on Sunday when India skipper MS Dhoni named Gautam Gambhir as the team's third opener while addressing the media ahead of the team's departure for the upcoming tour of South Africa. India picked only two regular openers - Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay - for...
  • Shami heroics bowl WI out for 234 on Day 1, India 37/0 06-11-2013 03:52 PM

    New Delhi: If a wicket by Sachin Tendulkar provided the spark Eden Test needed, debutant Mohammad Shami proved the catalyst with his four-wicket spell to give India control on day one of the first Test against West Indies in Kolkata. West Indies were at one stage looking good, reaching 106...
  • CLT20: CSK enter semi-finals after thumping win over Brisbane Heat 28-09-2013 10:59 PM

    Ranchi: Chennai Super Kings became the first team to make into the semi-finals after their thumping eight-wicket win over Brisbane Heat on Saturday. It was a clinical performance by CSK right from the outset. First their bowlers restricted Heat to just 137 for 7 in 20 overs, and then the...