Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

Full Coverage : RANJI TROPHY

Ranji Trophy Roundup: Andhra, Punjab, Gujarat post wins; Mumbai, Goa, Services play out draws
December 17, 2014

40-time winners Mumbai haven’t gotten off to the perfect start to their season and are yet to win a game.

Abhimanyu Mithun bouncer cracks Manoj Tiwary’s helmet

Tiwary’s MRI report was normal and is expected to be back in action in two days’ time.

Ranji Trophy 2014: J&K 179 runs away from historic win over Mumbai
December 9, 2014

J&K could start the season with a upset win over Mumbai if they can get 179 on the final day with 9 wickets in hand .

Zaheer Khan, Harmeet Singh called for Mumbai pre-season Ranji Trophy training camp
June 18, 2014

Veteran pacer Zaheer and left arm spinner Harmeet have been included in Mumbai’s pre-season Ranji camp.

Ranji Trophy: Karnataka in seventh heaven
February 3, 2014

Karnataka end 15-year title drought to claim seventh Ranji Trophy with outright win over Maharashtra in final.

Ranji Trophy: Karnataka outclass Maharashtra to lift 7th title
R Vinay Kumar
February 2, 2014

Chasing a modest victory target of 157, Karnataka batsmen reached the destination with ease.

Ranji Trophy: Maharashtra shoot themselves in the foot

With Maharashtra leading by 50 runs and having six wickets in hand, the game was slowly transforming into an open contest.

Ranji Trophy: Kedar Jadhav hits ton but Karnataka stay on course for title
Kedar Jadhav
February 1, 2014

R Vinay Kumar was the most successful Karnataka bowler grabbing four for 84 .

Ranji Trophy: Day of the other Rahul
Lokesh Rahul

Lokesh’s 131 helps side end Day Three 169 runs ahead of Maharashtra’s first innings score with 3 wkts in hand.

Ranji Trophy: Karnataka extend lead, tighten grip on final
January 31, 2014

Karnataka were successful in their plan to bat Maharashtra out of the contest, as they finished the day at 474/7.

Ranji Trophy: Ganesh Satish trumpets return

Karnataka opener hits 117* to take side within 75 runs of lead after Maharashtra lose last five wickets early.

Ranji Trophy: Ganesh Satish, Lokesh Rahul put Karnataka in command
January 30, 2014

Lokesh Rahul (94) and Ganesh Satish were in complete control as they anchored Karnataka to 230/0 at the end of day’s play.

Ranji Trophy: Maharashtra leave it to Ankit Bawne

Middle-order batsman’s unbeaten 89 invaluable as team finishes Day One 272/5 after being 90/3.

Ranji Trophy: Ankit Bawne holds fort
January 29, 2014

Maharashtra’s Bawne helped his side reach a respectable 272/5 at stumps on Day 1 of the final.

Ranji Trophy: Maharashtra’s Vijay Zol aims to finish his debut season well

Coach Surendra Bhave says that the batsman will benefit from his experience of playing in the Ranji Trophy final.

Ranji Trophy: Karnataka hold the edge
The Karnataka team at a practice session ahead of the Ranji Trophy final in Hyderabad on Tuesday.	 Express

With less big match experience, Maharashtra’s ability to deal with the pressure of playing a final will be tested.

First sighting: Brown grass leads to talk of turn for Ranji Trophy final
January 28, 2014

Maharashtra coach Bhave said that this was a wicket where spin might play a ‘huge’ role.

JAK and the art of motorcycle maintenance

How J Arun Kumar, the tattooed and Harley-riding coach, has made this season a memorable journey for Karnataka.

Ranji Trophy: Time of their lives
January 26, 2014

For four Maharashtra players, the game against Karnataka could be their defining moment.

Akshay Darekar turns around fortunes
January 23, 2014

Darekar emerged as Maharashtra’s highest wicket-taker with 32 in 10 matches at an average of 28.40.

Ranji Trophy: Karnataka on cloud nine

Karnataka advance to final on 1st innings lead after drizzle forces abandonment of fifth day’s play.

Ranji Trophy: Karnataka through after washout
January 22, 2014

Karnataka went through to their first Ranji Trophy final in four seasons.

Karun Nair: An all-weather player

Batsman’s unbeaten century all but assures Karnataka advance to final past Punjab.

Ranji Trophy: Back in final, coach Surendra Bhave keeps it simple

Bhave is the only person in this current Maharashtra group who has played a Ranji final.

Ranji Trophy: Karnataka put one foot in final
January 21, 2014

Karnataka have almost sealed their spot in the final of the Ranji Trophy.

Ranji Trophy: Maharashtra outclass Bengal, end two-decade long wait for final berth

Fallah has acquired some amazing skills having bowled on belters for a better part of his career.

Ranji Trophy: Nothing goes Punjab’s way
Karun Nair

Amit Verma, added 110 runs with Nair, the hero of the day with 107*.

Ranji Trophy: Ton-up Karun Nair puts Karnataka in lead
Karun Nair
January 20, 2014

Karnataka piled up 312 runs to their overnight score and lost only three wickets in the process.

Ranji Trophy: Maharashtra crush Bengal to enter final

Maharashtra have put up a stunning performance since Surendra Bhave took over from Dermot Reeve.

Ranji Trophy: Sangram Atitkar ton raises Maharashtra’s final hopes
Sangram Atitkar

After bowling Bengal out for a paltry 114, Maharashtra were content to build on their good work.

Ranji Trophy: Well begun, Punjab come undone
Vinay Kumar

Top order fails to capitalise on starts as Karnataka come back with late wickets; Vinay Kumar takes five

Ranji Trophy: R Vinay Kumar’s fifer effects Punjab collapse
Vinay Kumar
January 19, 2014

Vinay had figures of five for 27 in eight overs to get his 13th five-for in first-class cricket.

Ranji Trophy: Sangram Atitkar almost bats Bengal out of semis

Maharashtra bowlers came out all guns blazing as they reduced Bengal to 16 for one.

Ranji Trophy: Samad Fallah’s seven for 58 skittles out Bengal for 114
Samad Fallah

Since the 2008-09 season, Fallah’s wicket-tally had not dropped below 25.

Ranji Trophy: Samad Fallah rips apart Bengal as Maharashtra take firm control
Kedar Jadhav
January 18, 2014

Fallah wrecked havoc with the new ball claiming seven for 58 in 16.4 overs.

Ranji Trophy: Rain washes off Day 1 of Punjab-Karnataka semifinal

The two captains could not even walk in for the toss.