Natraj Behera

  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 201314, Round 9, Day 4 January 2, 2014

    Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir were dismissed cheaply in yet another pathetic batting show by Delhi, who are now staring at a big defeat against table toppers Karnataka. Skipper Perveez Rasool scored 83 while opener Adil Rishi and middleorder batsman Hardeep Rishi scored halfcenturies as Jammu and Kashmir moved a step...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 201314, Round 9, Day 3 January 1, 2014

    Catch all the Live updates from Day 3 of matches across India in Ranji Trophy Round 9. Day 2 Roundup: Stuart Binny celebrated his maiden callup into the Indian team with a scintillating 88 as table toppers Karnataka asserted their supremacy with a solid performance reaching 226 for 5 at stumps...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 9, Day 2 December 31, 2013

    Catch all the Live updates from Day one of matches across India in Ranji Trophy Round 9. Manan Vohra cracked a brilliant century, while India's outoffavour batsman Yuvraj Singh chipped in with 39 runs as Punjab posted a massive 380 for four on day one. In Group B, Arindam Ghosh (89) and...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 9, Day 1 December 30, 2013

    Catch all the Live updates from Day one of matches across India in Ranji Trophy Round 9. After a defeat at the hands of Baroda in the last match, Saurashtra need a victory against Services in their final group B match starting here on Monday, to secure a quarterfinal place. It will...
  • Hard work helped me bounce back, says Odisha batsman Natraj Behera December 19, 2013

    New Delhi: This Ranji Trophy season was a quiet one for Natraj Behera until the match against Mumbai last week at the Wankhede Stadium, where he slammed hundreds in both the innings to force a draw for Odisha. Natraj scored a 184ball 130 in the first innings and then in the...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A: Odisha deny Mumbai an outright win December 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Forced to follow on, Odisha fought hard to earn a draw against Mumbai as Natraj Behera scored his second century of the match on the fourth and final day of their Group A Ranji Trophy tie on Tuesday. The visitors, who resumed on 115 for 2 in their second innings,...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A: Delhi crush Vidarbha; Karnataka sniff victory December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Hosts Delhi extracted maximum benefit from conducive conditions as they thrashed Vidarbha by an innings and 156 runs in a Ranji Trophy group league encounter to get seven points which kept their hopes of making the knockout stages alive. Declaring on their overnight score of 448 for nine, Delhi...
  • Odisha want to make the knockouts: Natraj Behera November 24, 2012

    After leading East Zone to successive Duleep Trophy titles, Odisha skipper Natraj Behera wants his team to break into the knockout stage of the 201213 Ranji Trophy season. The 24yearold spoke to Cricketnext about the start to Odisha's season and what lies ahead. Excerpts... Odisha registered an outright victory after four...
  • Changes in Odisha Ranji team against Karnataka November 20, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) on Tuesday made two changes to the state's Ranji Team which will play against Karnataka in Bangalore from November 24 to November 27. "Niranjan Behera and Sourabh Sehgal are included in the team in place of Rakesh Mohanty and Dhiraj Singh," said OCA secretary Asirbad Behera...
  • Ranji, Group B, Round 3: UP go top, Odisha win November 21, 2012

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu drubbed Maharashtra by 104 runs on the fourth morning here on Tuesday. Maharashtra entered the final day almost out of the contest at 75 for 8 chasing a target of 193, and were dismissed for 88 inside ten overs. Akshay Darekar (3) and Samad Fallah (5) were...
  • HCA announces Ranji squad; Lagnajit in Odisha team November 12, 2012

    Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) on Monday announced its team for their Ranji Trophy Group A league match against Saurashtra here from November 17. The Team: VVS Laxman (Captain), D B Ravi Teja, P Akshat Reddy, N Arjun Yadav, B Sandeep, GH Vihari, Ahmed Quadri, Ibraheem Khaleel, P Kaneshk Naidu,...
  • Ranji: Odisha show resistance; but Delhi on top November 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Everyone expected of Delhi winding up the match on the third day, but Odisha batsmen came out with the resilience to fight it out and they did so at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Sunday. At the end of day's play Odisha were 229 for 6 and a...
  • Ranji Trophy, round 2: UP out to consolidate Group B lead 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 ...
  • Natraj Behera to lead Odisha Ranji team October 29, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Cricket Association on Monday announced a 15member Ranji Team, which will be led by Natraj Behera in first two matches of the Ranji Trophy GroupB League against Tamil Nadu and Delhi. The senior selection committee of the OCA at its meeting in Cuttack selected the squad. Meanwhile, the Tamil...
  • East stutter at 64 for 3 on Day 1 against Central October 22, 2012

    Chennai: East Zone lost their top order batsmen after a cautious start, managing to reach 64 for 3 at stumps against Central Zone on the curtailed second day of the Duleep Trophy final here. After the first day's play was called off without a single delivery being bowled, 31.2 overs of...
  • Behera to lead East Zone in Duleep opener January 18, 2012

    Kolkata: Orissa batsman Natraj Behera was Wednesday named captain to lead a 15member East Zone squad, who will take on West Zone in their Duleep Trophy opener at Valsad (Gujarat) from January 2730. Behera was named skipper in place of stylish Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary who was picked for the upcoming...