Shikhar Dhawan

  • IPL 7: Rajasthan Royals edge Sunrisers Hyderabad to win by 4 wickets 18-04-2014 11:44 PM

    Rajasthan Royals got off to a winning start in IPL 7 thanks to Ajinkya Rahane and Stuart Binny, who rescued the side from a shaky start to chase down Sunrisers Hyderabad's 133 for 4 at Abu Dhabi on Friday. After restricting SRH to an average total, RR lost three early...
  • As it happened: IPL 7, Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 18-04-2014 07:20 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Rahane (59) and Binny (48*) added crucial 77 runs that rescued Rajasthan from a shaky start to chase down Hyderabad's 133 in Match 4 of IPL 7. Pre-match: Rajasthan Royals fought both on and off the field last year,...
  • IPL 7: Controversy-ridden Rajasthan open campaign against Hyderabad 17-04-2014 06:25 PM

    Rajasthan Royals fought both on and off the field last year, but the team would not like to think about its controversial past and focus on cricket alone in the seventh season of the Indian Premier League, which the Rahul Dravid-mentored franchise will begin against a strong Sunrisers Hyderabad outfit...
  • IPL 7: Sunrisers Hyderabad can emerge as the dark horse 11-04-2014 11:57 AM

    Come April 16, eight teams competing in the seventh edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) will become the cynosure of all eyes. No side is an underdog and to predict a winner early is close to impossible in IPL. A team boasting of top cricketing stars can crash like a...
  • England women's captain earns Wisden award 10-04-2014 11:15 AM

    London: The captain of England's women's team has become only the second female to be included among Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year, an annual award by the world's most prestigious cricket publication. Charlotte Edwards was joined on the 2013 list by Australia players Ryan Harris and Chris Rogers, India...
  • Shikhar Dhawan named one of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year 09-04-2014 02:37 PM

    London: India's swashbuckling opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been named as one of the Five Cricketers of the Year, an honour dating back to 1889, by Wisden for his performance in 2013. The 28-year-old Dhawan was the highest run-scorer during India's triumph in the ICC Champions Trophy, amassing 363 runs...
  • World T20: MS Dhoni pleased to see Yuvraj back among runs 30-03-2014 10:56 PM

    Mirpur: Yuvraj Singh's return to form was the biggest positive for the Indian team ahead of knockout stage of the World Twenty20, according to skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Yuvraj roared back to form with a 60-run knock. His strokeful 43-ball innings set up the 73-run victory over Australia as India...
  • Shikhar Dhawan to lead Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 7 24-03-2014 08:19 PM

    Hyderabad: India opener Shikhar Dhawan will captain Sunrisers Hyderabad in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which starts April 16. West Indian allrounder Darren Sammy will be the vice-captain, the franchise announced on Monday. "We wish both the talented players the very best in their new role...
  • I don't play IPL for making personal comeback: Gautam Gambhir 19-03-2014 06:23 PM

    New Delhi: Determined to fight his way back into the national side, Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday said he would be happy grinding it out in the domestic circuit for long rather than using the Indian Premier League as a "platform" to make a "personal comeback". Once considered as Indian batting's...
  • World T20 warm-up: Chance to check combination as India take on Sri Lanka 16-03-2014 04:50 PM

    Mirpur: Their confidence at its lowest ebb after continuous failures, a beleaguered India would look to pick up the pieces and make a fresh start when they take on an upbeat Sri Lanka in their first warm-up game of the ICC World Twenty20 on Monday. While the tournament proper will...
  • India hammer Afghanistan to end a disappointing Asia Cup campaign 05-03-2014 07:14 PM

    Eliminated from the race to the final, India wrapped up their Asia Cup campaign finishing third among the five teams after a thumping eight-wicket win over lowly Afghanistan at Mirpur on Wednesday. The match was rendered dead after Pakistan's historic chase to beat Bangladesh on Tuesday, which closed out any...
  • Asia Cup: Battered India face hungry Afghanistan in dead rubber 04-03-2014 10:42 PM

    India now play for pride when they take on Afghanistan in their last league match of the Asia Cup on Wednesday. After two successive defeats against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, the Virat Kohli-led team were virtually out until Pakistan chased down Bangladesh's target of 327 to reach the final. Without...
  • How Team India can return to winning ways 04-03-2014 01:05 PM

    Sixty-three days have passed in 2014 and the only team India have been able to beat so far is Bangladesh and will likely add Afghanistan to that list in another day's time. If quality players line up as bricks in a team's rebuilding phase, winning culture provides the cement to...
  • India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup: as it happened 02-03-2014 12:25 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The Asia Cup is more about that elusive chance to witness one of the greatest sporting rivalries unfold on a cricket field. In that light, it won't be wrong to say that the tournament's show-stopper will make its entry...
  • Sangakkara's century guides Sri Lanka to victory 28-02-2014 11:09 PM

    In pursuit of India's 265, Sri Lanka held their nerves as Kumar Sangakkara (103) guided his team to a two-wicket win. ...
  • Asia Cup: Sangakkara ton snatches win from sloppy India 28-02-2014 09:14 PM

    India had a decent-looking 264 for 9 on the board; but four dropped catches, one missed stumping and a sublime Kumar Sangakkara century put Virat Kohli's hopes of winning to bed and allowed Sri Lanka a hard-fought two-wicket win in the Asia Cup encounter on Friday at Fatullah. Sangakkara stayed...
  • Asia Cup: Virat Kohli's India open campaign against hosts Bangladesh 25-02-2014 05:47 PM

    Three things take precedence over most other in India's Asia Cup campaign this year - MS Dhoni's absence, Virat Kohli's captaincy and Cheteshwar Pujara's return to the ODIs. But topping the list of objectives will be to arrest a slide that began in South Africa and extended to New Zealand...
  • Shikhar Dhawan still hopeful of a win on Day 5 17-02-2014 01:02 PM

    Wellington: At a loss of words to explain India's poor performance, batsman Shikhar Dhawan on Monday conceded that New Zealand have turned the tables on his side in the ongoing second cricket Test but insisted that the visitors still have a chance to not just save but win the match....
  • 2nd Test: Rahane's ton gives India control; NZ 24/1, trailing by 222 15-02-2014 11:11 AM

    India drove themselves into a position of control on day two of the second Test against New Zealand, thanks to Ajinkya Rahane's maiden Test century and his partnership with skipper MS Dhoni that gave India a 246-run lead on Saturday. Rahane stroked 118 runs and in partnership with Dhoni (68)...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs India, 2nd Test, Day 2 15-02-2014 03:00 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round-up: Hurt from being axed from India's limited-overs squad, Ishant Sharma once again breathed fire in New Zealand with a six-wicket haul that destroyed the visitors on the opening day of the second Test, which ended with...
  • 2nd Test: Indian bowlers rule New Zealand on Day 1 14-02-2014 11:20 AM

    Hurt from being axed from India's limited-overs squad, Ishant Sharma once again breathed fire in New Zealand with a six-wicket haul that destroyed the visitors on the opening day of the second Test, which ended with India just 92 runs away from NZ's score thanks to Shikhar Dhawan's 71 not...
  • NZ tour a learning curve for young Indian team: Dhawan 13-02-2014 11:34 AM

    Wellington: India's opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan on Thursday said the current Test squad will only get better with time as they gain in experience, and that the New Zealand tour has been another learning curve for them. The visitors will take on the Kiwis in the second and final cricket...
  • 1st Test: NZ beat India by 40 runs after Dhoni's controversial decision 09-02-2014 10:02 AM

    Auckland: Chasing a stiff target of 407 runs to win, Team India went down fighting and were dismissed for 366 in their second innings as they slumped to a 40-run defeat against New Zealand in the first Test at Eden Park in Auckland on Sunday. It was a roller-coaster fourth...
  • Ind vs NZ, 1st Test Day 4: as it happened 09-02-2014 02:26 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: A remarkable fightback from Team India saw them end Day 3 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...
  • 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...
  • 1st Test: India 130/4 on Day 2 in reply to NZ's 503 07-02-2014 10:51 AM

    Auckland: India managed to recover from early blows and were 130 for 4 in reply to New Zealand 503 when bad light forced the umpire's to call off the play early on day two of the second Test at Eden Park on Friday. Rohit Sharma (67*) and Ajinkya Rahane (23*),...