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  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 9, Group B, Day 1: Mohanty, Mangaraj help Odisha bowl out Saurashtra for 218 February 6, 2015

    Cuttack: Chirag Jani fell one run short of his maiden first-class century as Odisha rode on pacers Basant Mohanty and Alok Mangaraj's superb bowling display to bundle out Saurashtra for 218 in their first innings on Friday. An unlucky Jani remained unbeaten on 99 off 143 balls with the help of...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 6, Day 4 January 16, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 3 roundup: Firing on all cylinders, four big guns - Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Maharastra and Tamil Nadu - won their Ranji trophy engagements inside three days Thursday. Manan Sharma spun Delhi to an innings and 150 run victory with a...
  • Dropping Cheteshwar Pujara a bit strange: Ajit Agarkar January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar said on Tuesday that dropping middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara for the fourth and final Test against Australia was a "bit strange" and felt that he should have been given a longer run. India, on Tuesday, dropped Pujara from the playing XI and brought in...
  • Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara expected to be axed for fourth Test January 5, 2015

    Sydney: Newly appointed Indian Test captain Virat Kohli is set to make a clear statement that he is the big boy in town by axing opener Shikhar Dhawan, who reportedly stood up to him in a heated exchange in Brisbane. The 26-year-old Kohli is wasting no time in marking out his...
  • Virat Kohli jumps four places to 15th in ICC Test rankings December 31, 2014

    Indian batsman Virat Kohli jumped four places to 15th in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings released here Wednesday. The 26-year-old Kohli rode on scores of 169 and 54 in the third Test against Australia. Another batsman who has benefited most from the drawn Test at the Melbourne Cricket...
  • Enigmatic Pujara, valorous Rahane-Kohli talking points of Day 3 December 28, 2014

    The third day of the Test match and the morning session pretty much tells you which way the Test match is going but a Australia-India Test series has its own share of twists and turns as most of us in India woke up to a chilly morning, only to find...
  • Virat Kohli returns to top 20 in the ICC Test rankings December 14, 2014

    Dubai: Indian batsman Virat Kohli on Sunday broke into the top-20 of ICC Test rankings at 16th after his stupendous back-to-back hundreds in the opening cricket Test against Australia in Adelaide. Kohli, whose twin hundreds went in vain as India lost the match by 48 runs on Saturday, rose 11 rungs...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 5 December 13, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 4 Round-up: David Warner's brilliant century helped Australia into the driver's seat in the first Test against India at the Adelaide Oval. Australia finished day four on Friday at 290 for 5 and are leading by 363 runs. Steven Smith...
  • Kohli, Pujara give befitting reply to Australia's mammoth total December 11, 2014

    The first two days of the Brisbane Test saw Australia take matters in their own hands and dominate the proceedings. The start of Day 3 was not much of a surprise as the hosts declared overnight at 517 for 7 and the Indian openers had their work cut out with...
  • Shane Warne pleased with Nathan Lyon's performance December 11, 2014

    Adelaide: Spin legend Shane Warne praised Australian spinner Nathan Lyon for being brave and flighting the ball to induce mistakes by the Indian batsmen on the third day of the first Test match at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday. Lyon picked up two of the five wickets to fall on day...
  • We proved ourselves, says Cheteshwar Pujara December 11, 2014

    Adelaide: Having done his bit with the willow, Cheteshwar Pujara said India's strong reply meant the visitors' young batsmen have proven themselves on the third day of the first cricket Test versus Australia on Thursday. After Australia declared their first innings at the overnight score of 517 for 7, India finished...
  • 1st Test: Virat Kohli leads India's response on Day 3 against Australia December 11, 2014

    Virat Kohli became only the third Indian to score a hundred on his Test captaincy debut as the visitors responded brilliantly to Australia's mammoth first innings total of 517 for 7 by reaching 369 for 5 at stumps on day three of the first Test in Adelaide on Wednesday. Kohli, standing...
  • I have worked on my technique, says Cheteshwar Pujara December 7, 2014

    Adelaide: He claims to have corrected the technical glitch which affected his performance during the forgettable tour of England earlier this year and Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is confident that his scoring touch will return in the upcoming Test series against Australia. Speaking to the media ahead of the opening Test...
  • Vijay Hazare Trophy: Saurashtra thrash Maharashtra by 63 runs November 14, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Arpit Vasavada missed a century by four runs while Australia-bound Cheteshwar Pujara struck 86 as Saurashtra thrashed Maharashtra by 63 runs in a West Zone leg match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Friday. Pujara and Vasavada stitched 110 runs for the second wicket as Saurashtra piled up 303...
  • Vijay Hazare Trophy: Baroda pip Saurashtra by 3 runs November 12, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Baroda on Wednesday pipped Saurashtra by three runs with a ball to spare in a thrilling west zone leg match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Batting first, Baroda scored 268 for nine in 50 overs with Hardik Pandya scoring 64 and former India U-19 Deepak Hooda contributing 53. In reply, Saurashtra...
  • Vijay Hazare: Cheteshwar Pujara ton goes in vain as Mumbai pip Saurashtra in a thriller November 8, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Cheteshwar Pujara reminded the selectors of his hitting prowess in limited overs format but his brilliant century couldn't stop Mumbai from clinching a two-wicket thriller in the West Zone leg of the Vijay Hazare trophy one day competition on Saturday. Put into bat, Pujara smashed his way to 138 off...
  • Uttar Pradesh's Sudeep Tyagi to play for Saurashtra October 20, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh medium-pacer Sudeep Tyagi has been included in Saurashtra's Ranji Trophy one-day team for the West Zone league starting in Ahmedabad on November 5. Also inducted in the squad is seamer Siddharth Trivedi, who is facing a one-year ban in connection with the IPL 2013 match-fixing scandal. "Jaydev Shah has been...
  • Tiwary's ton takes East Zone to 278 against West Zone in Duleep Trophy quarter-final October 15, 2014

    Lahli: Skipper Manoj Tiwary led from the front with an unbeaten century as East Zone managed to score 278 all out against West Zone on the opening day's play of the four-day Duleep Trophy quarter-final on Wednesday. Put into bat, East lost early wickets but Tiwary (100 not out) batted well...
  • Pujara to lead West Zone in Duleep Trophy quarter-final against East Zone October 14, 2014

    Cheteshwar Pujara would like to continue his good form during a short English county stint as he leads a formidable West Zone side against a gutsy East Zone in the quarter-final of the Duleep Trophy, which incidentally, will be India's domestic season-opener. Pujara, who scored a century and a 90 in...
  • Derbyshire in talks with Pujara for next year October 14, 2014

    London: Impressed with Cheteshwar Pujara's performance, English county side Derbyshire is in talks with the batsman to sign him for next year as well but his IPL commitments and a tour of Bangladesh could prove to be the "stumbling block". Pujara played for the club in the closing weeks of the...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara slams maiden hundred in county cricket September 25, 2014

    Derby: Cheteshwar Pujara scored the 27th first-class century of his career and the first one in county cricket as Derbyshire seized the initiative against Leicestershire in a Division Two encountere, on Friday. Pujara, who was given out for "handling the ball" in the first innings was at his fluent best as...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara out handling the ball in a County match September 24, 2014

    India Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was given out for handling the ball on the opening day of Derbyshire's English County Championship match against Leicestershire on Tuesday. The 26-year-old right-hander, the International Cricket Council's Emerging Player of the Year in 2013, was dismissed in the 20th over, leaving hosts Derbyshire on 62-3. Pujara...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara smashes 90 in Derbyshire win, quiet start for Aaron September 17, 2014

    London: Cheteshwar Pujara made his first significant contribution in the 'English Summer' as his attractive unbeaten 90 helped Derbyshire overpower Surrey by eight wickets in a Division Two of County Championships here on Wednesday. However his India teammate Varun Aaron's had a quiet start to his county career for Durham as...
  • Woeful show by Cheteshwar Pujara on Derbyshire debut September 11, 2014

    Cardiff: India's Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara's county debut turned into a nightmare as he got out without scoring in Derbyshire's second innings in their bid to chase down a tricky target of 261 in a second division of English County Championship on Thursday. After being trapped leg before by pacer Jim...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara fails on Derbyshire debut September 11, 2014

    Cardiff: Indian toporder batsman Cheteshwar Pujara failed to impress on his County debut after managing just seven runs for Derbyshire in the fourday Division Two firstclass match against Glamorgan, here on Wednesday. Responding to Glamorgan's 282 in the first innings, Derbyshire could only muster 203 in 54.1 overs in the second...
  • Pacer Varun Aaron eyes County stint August 25, 2014

    London: Keen to follow in teammate Cheteshwar Pujara's footsteps, Indian pacer Varun Aaron has expressed a desire to play County cricket in the near future. Aaron, who impressed one and all by his consistent pace during the Test series, wants to improve his bowling skills and said that there is...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara set to join Derbyshire August 24, 2014

    London: India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is set to join Derbyshire for the final three County Championship fixtures of the season, it was announced on Saturday. The 26yearold made 81 against the Midlands county in a tour match but struggled in the ensuing 31 defeat by England in a fiveTest series, where...
  • Struggling Cheteshwar Pujara gets BCCI nod to play county cricket August 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Cheteshwar Pujara, who was among the toporder batsmen who failed to click in the fiveTest series against England that India lost 13, has sought permission to play in the remainder of the English county season and will be allowed to do so by the Board. "Pujara is not part of...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli drop in Test rankings August 19, 2014

    Dubai: Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli's dismal performances in the recently concluded fivematch Test series against England saw them dropping down in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen, following their side's 13 series defeat. While Pujara dropped four places to 16th, Kohli slid a further five...
  • India slip one place to fifth spot in ICC Test rankings August 19, 2014

    Dubai: India have slipped one place to be fifth in the ICC Test team rankings after their 13 demolition at the hands of England in the recentlyconcluded fivematch series. India conceded six ratings points after they touched a new low by succumbing to their heaviest Test defeat (an innings and 244...