Murali Vijay

  • 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...
  • Lessons from India A's tour of South Africa 28-08-2013 04:30 PM

    With India A's tour to South Africa coming to an end on Tuesday, the big question is: what exactly have India gained in the last three weeks? Barring their defeat in the second four-day game, the A side did a fairly good job, winning the tri-series that included Australia A...
  • As it happened, Live Updates: India A vs South Africa A, day 2 18-08-2013 11:42 AM

    It's stumps on day two. South Africa A reached 20 for 1 at the end, still trailing India A by a massive 562. Another good day for the Indian batsmen as they piled on runs after being at 282 for 3 at close of play on day one. Captain Cheteshwar...
  • Pujara hits century as India A take command on day one 17-08-2013 09:33 PM

    Rustenburg: Skipper Cheteshwar Pujara hit a scintillating 140 as India A reached 281 for 3 against South Africa A at stumps on the opening day of the first unofficial Test here on Saturday. Pujara cracked 17 fours in his 205-ball innings and forged a 176-run partnership with Rohit Sharma (70)...
  • Shikhar Dhawan's 248 drives India A to 433 for 3 12-08-2013 04:43 PM

    Pretoria: Needing a victory to seal their spot in the triangular final, India A got one foot firmly in the door - well, it all but smashed that door down - thanks to Shikhar Dhawan's rambunctious, boundary-laden 248 off 150 balls that set South Africa A a massive target of...
  • Shikhar Dhawan smashes 248, misses List A record 12-08-2013 04:23 PM

    Pretoria: Shikhar Dhawan came within 21 runs of breaking the all-time highest individual score in List A cricket, smashing 248 off 150 balls in a ferocious display of hitting at the LC de Villiers Oval on Monday. Dhawan's outstanding innings contained 30 fours and seven sixes as South Africa A's...
  • India A tour of SA: An audition for the bigger picture 06-08-2013 11:13 AM

    With India scheduled to tour South Africa later this year for two Twenty20s, seven ODIs and three Tests, it was a sensible decision by the board to send the second XI two months prior to that trip so that a few players, who are certain for that tour, get some...
  • Selectors to take decisive call on seniors for Zimbabwe tour 04-07-2013 12:35 PM

    Mumbai: Indian selectors will deliberate if injured skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni along with some other seniors should be rested when they pick squad on Friday for the upcoming five-match ODI series in Zimbabwe. The selectors had retained the victorious Champions Trophy squad for the tri-nation series but Indian players have...
  • We will be forced to play five specialist bowlers: Dhoni 30-05-2013 05:54 PM

    Birmingham: The new ODI rules and the conditions in England will force India to go in with five specialist bowlers in the upcoming Champions Trophy, according to captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who reckons all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will play a key role. "Conditions are very different compared to the sub-continent. We...
  • Watson helps Rajasthan beat CSK, move to No. 2 12-05-2013 11:11 PM

    Jaipur: Shane Watson once again stamped his authority with 70 off 34 balls to propel Rajasthan Royals to an impressive five-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings that took them to number two in the IPL 6 points table. The victory helped Rajasthan touch the magical figure of 20 points after...