VIDARBHA

  • Ranji Trophy: Karthik, Shankar virtually ensure Tamil Nadu a semi-final berth February 19, 2015

    Jaipur: Dinesh Karthik (64) and Vijay Shankar (82) hit half-centuries to ward off a scare caused by an inspired spell by S S Bandiwar (3 for 31), to virtually ensure a semi-final berth for Tamil Nadu on the fourth day of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final clash against Vidarbha on Thursday. Tamil...
  • Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Quarter-final: Aswin Crist helps Tamil Nadu take upper hand on Day 3 February 18, 2015

    Jaipur: Fine bowling by medium-pacer A Aswin Crist (3 for 47) helped Tamil Nadu take an upper hand by reducing Vidarbha to 206 for six on the third day of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final match on Wednesday. In reply to Tamil Nadu's first innings total of 403, Vidarbha were struggling when...
  • Ranji Trophy: Shankar hits ton as Tamil Nadu post 403 vs Vidarbha February 17, 2015

    Jaipur: A patient ton by Vijay Shankar and a half-century by Baba Indrajith (97) helped Tamil Nadu post 403 on the second day of their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal cricket match against Vidarbha here on Tuesday. In reply to Tamil Nadu's first innings total, Vidarbha played out the remaining five overs of...
  • Ranji Trophy: Half centuries by Murali Vijay, Vijay Shankar propel Tamil Nadu February 16, 2015

    Jaipur: Fine half centuries by India Test opener Murali Vijay (96) and Vijay Shankar (90 n.o.) enabled Tamil Nadu reach 234 for four at the close on the first day in their Ranji Trophy quarter-final clash against Vidarbha at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium on Monday. A 140-run partnership for the...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, quarter-finals February 16, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: Defending champions Karnataka will take on Assam while Delhi will clash with Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals, starting from February 16. In the other quarter-finals, Vidarbha have been drawn against Tamil Nadu while Andhra Pradesh are set to...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group B wrap: Vidarbha inflict humiliating innings defeat on Delhi January 31, 2015

    Nagpur: Hosts Vidarbha bowled with clinical precision to outclass table toppers Delhi by an innings and 93 runs in a group league encounter of Ranji Trophy on Saturday. Having won the match in less than two and half days, Vidarbha with seven points including a bonus from this match climbed upto...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group B wrap: Vidarbha put Delhi on mat, sick Sehwag comes in at No 10 January 30, 2015

    Table toppers Delhi were outplayed for the second day in succession as they finished the proceedings at 133 for eight in reply to hosts Vidarbha's respectable first innings score of 370 in a Ranji Trophy group league encounter, here today. Delhi, who still need 87 runs to avoid follow-on will be...
  • Shiv Sena slams BJP over farmers' suicides in Vidarbha January 30, 2015

    Mumbai: Slamming its ally BJP, the Shiv Sena on Friday said that while Maharashtra Chief Minister was busy clinching business deals and attracting investments in the state, it was "heart wrenching" that debt-ridden farmers of Vidarbha were committing suicide. The BJP-led state government has failed to meet the expectations of the...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group B wrap: Satish ton takes Vidarbha to 274/6 January 29, 2015

    Nagpur: Ganesh Satish scored his second century of the Ranji Trophy season to guide Vidarbha to 274 for six against Delhi on day one of the Group B match on Thursday. The hosts were struggling at 47 for three before Satish shepherded them to recovery with an unbeaten 119 off 252...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 7, Group B wrap: Sensational Wakhare helps Vidarbha thrash Gujarat January 24, 2015

    Off-spinner Akshay Wakhare bagged a career-best seven wickets 7 for 70 to run through Gujarat batting line-up in a sensational bowling display and set up Vidarbha's 120-run victory in their Ranji Trophy Group B match on Saturday. Gujarat were dismissed for just 175 in 70 overs in their second innings at...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 6, Group B wrap: Vidarbha on top, Delhi ride on Unmukt's ton January 14, 2015

    Having posted a massive first innings total of 583 for nine declared, Vidarbha reduced Saurashtra to 20 for two at the end of the second day's play of their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match on Wednesday. Resuming on 352 for three, overnight batsman S Badrinath, who started the day on...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 6, Day 2 January 14, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 1 Roundup: Bengal rode on wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha's exquisite 129 and Laxmi Ratan Shukla's 72 to reach 312/7 on day one of the Ranji Trophy game against Jammu amnd Kashmir on Monday. In Delhi, Unmukt Chand scored 117 to take...
  • Ranji Trophy Group B, Round 2: Punjab draw with Vidarbha, claim 3 points December 17, 2014

    Punjab walked away with three points from their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match against Vidarbha after the slender 37-run first innings lead proved handy for the visitors in the game which ended in a draw on Wednesday. At the end of the match, Vidarbha were 143 for three in 58...
  • Ranji Trophy Group B, Round 2: Punjab consolidate position, Rajasthan ride on Menaria's ton on Day 3 December 16, 2014

    Paceman Sandeep Sharma claimed three wickets in four balls as Punjab took a 37-run first innings lead against Vidarbha and then consolidated it by ending the day three of their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match at 211 for six. Vidarbha started the day at 149 for six but they failed...
  • Ranji Trophy Group B, Round 2: Dhruv takes four wickets as Punjab all out for 195 December 14, 2014

    Nagpur: Left-arm spinner Rakesh Dhruv scalped four batsmen as Vidarbha bundled out Punjab for 195 on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match on Sunday. Vidarbha bowlers did everything right after winning the toss, striking consistently. Fast bowler Shrikant Wagh (2 for 49) drew the first blood when...
  • Brilliant Manoj, Veer Pratap Singh take Bengal to Hazare semi-finals November 20, 2014

    Rajkot: Manoj Tiwary's belligerent 101-ball 130 followed by seamer Veer Pratap Singh's six-wicket haul enabled Bengal to beat a spirited Vidarbha by 17 runs and enter the semi-finals of the National One Day Championship for the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Thursday. Put into bat, Bengal scored a challenging 318 for five...
  • Vijay Hazare: Vidarbha maul Uttar Pradesh by 9 wickets November 13, 2014

    Swapnil Bandiwar took a five-wicket haul as Vidarbha crushed Uttar Pradesh by nine wickets to qualify for the pre-quarterfinals from Central Zone in the Vizay Hazare Trophy on Thursday. Vidarbha captain Shalabh Shrivastava's decision to put Uttar Pradesh in to bat after winning the toss proved a masterstroke as Bandiwar ripped...
  • Vijay Hazare Trophy: Vidarbha win via VJD method November 11, 2014

    Nagpur: Vidarbha got the better off Madhya Pradesh by four wickets via the VJD method in a Central Zone leg match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Tuesday. Madhya Pradesh were all out for a modest total of 193 in 48.2 overs and in reply, Vidarbha managed to reach the revised...
  • MLAs raise 'Jai Vidarbha' slogans in Maharashtra Assembly, Pro-tem Speaker issues warning November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: High drama was witnessed in the Maharashtra Assembly session as some legislators raised 'Jai Vidarbha' slogan. Pro-tem speaker Jeeva Pandu Gavit on Tuesday made a ruling against some legislators ending their oath taking by saying 'Jai Vidarbha'. The ruling said, "It will not be part of the record. Pro-tem speaker...
  • Maharshtra polls: Vidarbha votes for BJP, setback for Congress in cotton belt October 19, 2014

    Nagpur: Maharashtra's Vidarbha region, where separate statehood demand is a contentious issue, has overwhelmingly come out in support of BJP, which won 43 of the 62 seats while Congress suffered a setback. Congress' tally dropped from 24 in 2009 to 10 seats. BJP, a strong votary of small states, seems...
  • Maharashtra polls: Vidarbha votes for BJP, setback for Congress October 19, 2014

    Nagpur: Maharashtra's Vidarbha region, where statehood is a contentious issue, has overwhelmingly come out in support of BJP in the Assembly polls and rejected Congress in the hustings. Of the 62 seats in the region, BJP has won or was leading in 42, while Congress has been reduced to just about...
  • BJP misleading people on Vidarbha statehood issue: MPCC chief October 11, 2014

    Yavatmal: Maharashtra Congress President Manikrao Thakre on Friday accused BJP of doublespeak on the Vidarbha statehood issue and also hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for repeatedly invoking the name of Shivaji Maharaj in his election speeches. "Why is the BJP leadership doing double-talk on the Vidarbha statehood issue? Way...
  • Statehood for Vidarbha, a headache for Shiv Sena October 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The tough stand of the BJP for a separate state of Vidarbha has created a big hurdle for the Shiv Sena at least in Vidarbha region after the split of the 25-year-old alliance. Nagpur, the major city in Vidarbha has been the headquarters of the RSS and after the death...
  • Despite support in Vidarbha, Congress suffered upsets in 2009 Maharashtra Assembly polls September 23, 2014

    Nagpur: Though the Congress has enjoyed handsome support from the people of Vidarbha region in almost all Maharashtra Assembly polls, by electing the maximum number of party legislators, year 2009 saw two ministers and several prominent leaders suffering shocking defeats. Five-time MLA and Textile Minister Satish Chaturvedi and Dairy Development Minister...
  • Address Vidarbha before Maharashtra polls, Muttemwar urges Sonia July 22, 2014

    Nagpur: Congress MP and exUnion minister Vilas Muttemwar has urged party President Sonia Gandhi to take up the issue of separate Vidarbha with the Narendra Modi government at the Centre to revive its electoral chances in the impending Maharashtra Assembly elections. In a letter to Sonia which was made public recently,...
  • June national rain average deficient by 42 per cent: Forecast agency June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The national cumulative average of rainfall in June is deficient by a whopping 42 per cent, making it only the 12th instance in the past 113 years when rain shortfall was over 30 per cent in the month, according to a private forecasting agency. States like Gujarat...
  • Chandrapur district recorded as hottest in Vidarbha June 3, 2014

    Nagpur: Chandrapur was on Tuesday the hottest city in Vidarbha, recording a maximum temperature of 47.2 degrees Celsius, the highest this summer in the eastern Maharashtra region which reeled under heatwave conditions. Bramhapuri at 46.3 and Wardha 45 at degrees Celsius were the second and third hottest places, respectively, in the...
  • Manohar to attend BCCI Working Committee meeting April 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Former BCCI president Shashank Manohar will attend Sunday's BCCI Working Committee meeting as a special invitee of the Vidarbha Cricket Association. Manohar is not part of Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) but has been co-opted by them so that he can represent them at the meeting. Manohar is one of the...
  • LS polls: Maharashtra voter turnout below expectations at 62.37 percent April 10, 2014

    Despite a brisk early start, the final voter turnout in the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies which went to the polls on Thursday stood at 62.37 per cent, falling below expectations, officials said. Akola, Amravati, Bhandara-Gondiya and Gadchiroli-Chimur constituencies notched up the highest - 65 per cent - till 6 pm when...
  • British envoy visits Nagpur to experience Indian elections April 10, 2014

    British High Commissioner Sir James David Bevan on Thursday visited Nagpur to witness the polling process in Naxal-hit Vidarbha region during the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra. "I am here to observe the wonderful experience of polling in the world's largest democracy and enjoying it," the senior diplomat...