RANJI TROPHY 2011 12

  • Rajasthan's Ranji Trophy heroes January 24, 2012

    Defending champions Rajasthan conceded the firstinnings lead in five consecutive matches at the beginning of the 201112 Ranji Trophy season. From having just five points after five matches, they rallied to make the knockout phase and then knocked off Hyderabad, Haryana and Tamil Nadu to defend their title. The reason...
  • Saxena plays 3rd longest firstclass innings January 21, 2012

    Chennai: Rajasthan opener Vineet Saxena's 257 against Tamil Nadu is the third longest innings in terms of minutes by any batsman in the history of firstclass game. Saxena has batted for an unbelievable 907 minutes (15 hours and seven minutes) and in the process is only behind former Himachal Pradesh captain...
  • Ranji final: Saxena double ton deflates TN January 20, 2012

    Chennai: A maiden firstclass doublecentury from Vineet Saxena, spanning 555 deliveries and six sessions, carried Rajasthan to 404 for 2 at stumps on day two of the 201112 Ranji Trophy final at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Friday. Having added 236 for the opening wicket with Aakash Chopra, who was...
  • Resurrected MP showed guts and promise January 19, 2012

    Gone are the days when the Ranji Trophy was regularly dominated by heavyweights who bullied less experienced teams. This change was brought by Rajasthan in the 201011 season, when they emerged from nowhere to defy expectations and lift the title. For Rajasthan, it was a dream run last season and one...
  • Ranji final: Rajasthan 221 for no loss January 19, 2012

    Chennai: It was oneway traffic at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, as Rajasthan openers Aakash Chopra and Vineet Saxena carried the defending champions to 221 for no loss at stumps on day one of the 201112 Ranji Trophy final. You can't blame Tamil Nadu for having a sense of dj vu....
  • TN will go for outright win, says captain Balaji January 18, 2012

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu skipper Lakshmipathy Balaji struck a note of confidence as he felt he has the team to win the Ranji Trophy final against holders Rajasthan in the fiveday game beginning in Chennai on Thursday. At a prematch media conference on Wednesday, Balaji opined that the pitch at the Chepauk...
  • Tamil Nadu's journey to the Ranji final January 18, 2012

    Though they won just one league match, Tamil Nadu were spurred on by their big bats namely Abhinav Mukund's 871 runs and some clutch performances by lesserknown players to consistently claim firstinnings lead points. Their mantra was simple: bat first and bat big. Once they reached the knockout...
  • How Rajasthan made the Ranji final January 18, 2012

    More than halfway into the Ranji Trophy season, Rajasthan, defending champions, were languishing in the bottom half of their pool. They had conceded the firstinnings lead in five consecutive matches, yet had not lost or won a fixture. From having five points from five matches, Rajasthan rallied to retain their...
  • Rajasthan not to lodge complaint against pitch January 13, 2012

    Jaipur: Defending champions Rajasthan, who pipped Haryana to sail into the final of the Ranji Trophy for the second consecutive year, will not lodge an official complaint against the tricky pitch used for the semifinal at Lahli near Rohtak as they emerged winner. "Yes, it was not a good wicket but...
  • We showed great character: Chopra January 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Aakash Chopra is as pleased as punch that Rajasthan made their second successive Ranji Trophy final following a 64run win over Haryana in Rohtak on Thursday. Needing 185 to win, the hosts were bundled out for just 120 as Rituraj Singh and Pankaj Singh shared nine wickets between them...
  • Ranji SFs:Haryana need another 170 to win January 11, 2012

    Rohtak: An intriguing third day is on the cards as hosts Haryana need another 170 runs to win with eight wickets in hand against defending champions Rajasthan in the Ranji Trophy semifinal, being played at Bansi Lal Stadium. Rajasthan batsmen gave a better account of themselves in the second innings scoring...
  • Chahar would have given us the edge: Chopra December 30, 2011

    Jaipur: Admitting that they were lucky to have made the cut, Rajasthan skipper Aakash Chopra on Friday said the defending champions would miss the service of pacer Deepak Chahar in their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal match against Hyderabad. Down with jaundice, incidentally, it was Chahar, unheralded then, who broke the back of...
  • Plate Div: Hyderabad, Maharashtra go through December 24, 2011

    Nagpur: After playing out draws in their respective Plate division matches against Vidarbha and Himachal Pradesh, Hyderabad and Maharashtra have booked their places in this year's knockout stage of the Ranji Trophy and have also ensured of playing with the other Elite teams in the next season. Hyderabad pipped Vidarbha by...
  • Elite Div: Mumbai thrash Punjab, Bengal out December 24, 2011

    Mumbai: Opener Praful Waghela (57) and captain Wasim Jaffer (50) hit halfcenturies and put up an unbeaten 94run stand against Punjab to guide Mumbai to their third outright victory of the season, and to top Group A with 25 points in the Ranji Trophy Elite Division match on Saturday. The 39time...
  • Plate Div: Jungade puts Vidarbha in command December 22, 2011

    Nagpur: An undefeated 125run stand for the ninth wicket between tailenders Amol Jungade (92) and Akshay Wakhare (50) helped Vidarbha score 467 for eight against Hyderabad, while Maharashtra were dismissed for 415 and then grabbed three quick Himachal wickets for 68 on the second day of their Ranji Trophy Plate...
  • Elite Div: Mumbai take 1st innings lead December 22, 2011

    Mumbai: Riding on Wasim Jaffer's recordbreaking 82 as he overtook former teammate Amol Muzumdar as the highest rungetter in Ranji Trophy, Mumbai took the firstinnings lead against Punjab by reaching 3085 at stumps in their Elite Division Group A match here on Thursday. Jaffer needed 50 runs to go past Muzumdar,...
  • Jaffer breaks Ranji record of most runs December 22, 2011

    Mumbai: Wasim Jaffer added another feather to his cap on Thursday when he broke his former Mumbai teammate Amol Muzumdar's record of most runs in the Ranji Trophy in their game against Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium. Jaffer, 33, went past Muzumdar's tournament tally of 8237 runs when he drove a...
  • Plate Div: Middle order drives Maharashtra December 21, 2011

    Pune: Halfcenturies to the middleorder pair of Nikhil Paradkar and Ankit Bawne carried Maharashtra to a comfortable 232 for 4 at stumps on the first day of their Plate Division semifinal against Himachal Pradesh at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium on Wednesday. Having opted to bat, the hosts had been 45...
  • Elite Div: Bhatia steers Delhi to 392 vs Bengal December 14, 2011

    Kolkata: After Rajat Bhatia slammed an unbeaten 163 to help Delhi post 392 all out in their first innings, Bengal struggled to reach 84 for four at the end of day two of their Ranji Trophy Elite Division Group B match here on Wednesday. The Delhi allrounder in IPL, Bhatia, spent...
  • Elite Div: Mukund, Badri tons deflate Gujarat December 13, 2011

    Ahmedabad: Centuries to India discards Abhinav Mukund and Subramaniam Badrinath put Tamil Nadu in a commanding position against Gujarat at the Sardar Patel Stadium as the fifth round of Ranji Trophy matches got underway across the country. Riding on Mukunds unbeaten 150, scored from 264 balls and with 24 boundries, and...
  • Sreesanth set for long absence with toe injury December 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Indian pacer S Sreesanth has been sidelined for upto eight weeks due to a toe injury, ruling him out of content_cnion for the fourTest series against Australia starting on December 26. Sreesanth was not picked in the original squad for Australia Tests but a rib injury to pacer Praveen...
  • Elite Div: Nehra, Awana set up Delhi win December 2, 2011

    New Delhi: A stellar performance from Delhis newball bowlers Ashish Nehra and Parvinder Awana set the home team up for a crushing tenwicket win their first of the season over Baroda at the Feroz Shah Kotla here today. With this victory, Delhi jumped to the top of the...
  • Elite Div: Irfan, Nehra duel at the Kotla November 30, 2011

    New Delhi: A seesaw battle on the second day's play at the Feroz Shah Kotla ended with Delhi and Baroda fighting for the crucial firstinnings lead. In the morning session, Ashish Nehra's sixwicket haul reduced Baroda from 273 for 3 to 318 all out, after which Irfan Pathan continued his...
  • Who's making news this Ranji season? November 30, 2011

    As the fourth round of Ranji Trophy matches kicks off, we take a look at a few of the players making news in the tournament for all the right reasons. Irfan Pathan The man who divides opinion like few other Indians today is currently the highest wickettaker this season with ...
  • Tonhungry Manoj Tiwary eyes India berth November 21, 2011

    New Delhi: Manoj Tiwary, the Bengal captain, is quietly focused on strengthening his chances of playing for India with consistently scores in domestic cricket. Tiwary has amassed 399 from two innings in this seasons Ranji Trophy 132 against Gujarat and a careerbest 267 versus Madhya Pradesh but...
  • Yo Mahesh happy after gutsy knock November 18, 2011

    New Delhi: After being a part of the Tamil Nadu Ranji side for five years, V Yo Mahesh on Friday showed why he is regarded so highly by his teammates. The 23yearold bowling allrounder made a crucial 47 when the team lost five wickets for just 88 in the morning...
  • TN take 1st innings lead against Delhi November 18, 2011

    New Delhi: A gritty unbeaten knock by Abhinav Mukund (89) and timely contributions from R Prasanna (47) and Yo Mahesh (59) helped Tamil Nadu take a vital 69run firstinnings lead in their Ranji Trophy Elite Group match against Delhi at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Friday. Tamil Nadu finished the...
  • Emphasis on results as Ranji round two begins November 9, 2011

    New Delhi: The second round of Ranji Trophy ties will begin on Thursday and teams will be looking to come out of their comfort zones and score outright wins. All eyes will be again on star players like Harbhajan Singh, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Parthiv Patel to name a...
  • Fullyfit Rohit Sharma enjoys Ranji return November 9, 2011

    Mumbai: India's middleorder batsman Rohit Sharma, who missed last month's home fivematch ODI series against England due to a finger injury, said he is satisfied with his recovery, having faced nearly 300 balls during his century against Railways last week. "I'm 150 percent fit now in terms of my batting, fielding...
  • Ranji season hits top gear November 4, 2011

    Many young and upcoming cricketers are vying for spots in the national side. ...