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Rahane's lone but key contribution goes unnoticed
Ahmedabad, Feb 28 (IANS) While opener Rohit Sharma may have grabbed the headlines thus far in the four-Test series between India and England with his attacking and match-defining knocks, Ajinkya Rahane's key contributions have gone rather unnoticed.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Bat has to be 1st line of defence on such wickets: Vengsarkar (Interview)
Ahmedabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Apart from dominating England in their own backyard, with three centuries at Lord's alone, former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar was a master batsman against spin bowling at home as well. His career highest of 166 (against Sri Lanka) on a Cuttack wicket that aided vicious turn and saw puffs of dust getting kicked up, is one that best illustrated his ability.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Rohit Sharma moves to career-best Test ranking of 8th
Ahmedabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Opening batsman Rohit Sharma moved up to a career-best eighth on the Test rankings for batsmen after his first innings 66 and unbeaten 25 in a low-scoring third Test between India and England.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Coach Trott on thin ice as Eng batting falters, vows fightback
Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IANS) England's current batting consultant Jonathan Trott's trip to India in 2012-13 as a batsman had a shaky start with the right-hander getting 0, 17, 0 against left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha and off-spinner R Ashwin.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Pink ball gives edge to bowlers on bowler-friendly pitches: Ashwin
Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IANS) India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Saturday said that 'pink-ball' Test cricket was still evolving and teams were still getting to grips with the ball that was tough to handle for a spinner due to the extra gloss on it. He also said that batting can get tough against the pink ball if it gives a little help to bowlers.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
England unwind at golf course, white ball players joins at hotel
Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IANS) The Indian and England teams are treating their bio-bubble lives a bit differently from each other. The Indian team is not rotating its players and relaxing inside the hotels while the England team is rotating players and even finding opportunities to go outdoors.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Off-the-field 'doosra': Ashwin lashes out at pitch critics
Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IANS) India off-spinner R Ashwin's media interaction here turned a bit bitter at one point after an English journalist asked him about the pitch and whether the cricketer thought the pitch for the third Test was good.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
From being mocked & doubted, Bumrah's 'action' takes him far
Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IANS) When Jasprit Bumrah started troubling young batsmen with pace generated by his quick arm action and short run-up at his school's cricket academy, a few other pace-bowling trainees approached their coach, mocking and doubting his action.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Sitharaman joins leaders of tomorrow at IIM Ahmedabad for interactive session
Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), welcomed Finance Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman as she joined MBA students of the globally recognized, premier management institute, for an interactive session on the theme 'The Economic Rebound and the Indian Economy in 2021 and Beyond with its students.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Business/Economy
Bumrah released from Indian Test squad on his request: BCCI
Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been released from the Indian team on his request, the Indian cricket board announced on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Root & I will discuss where to go with Motera pitch: Silverwood
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) England coach Chris Silverwood has remained non-committal on whether he or the England team management will complain about the pitch in the third Test that ended inside two days with India winning it by 10 wickets here on Thursday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Watching past footage helped me look at myself differently: Ashwin
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) India off-spinner R Ashwin, who picked his 400th Test wicket in the third Test to become only the fourth Indian to reach the milestone after Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh, has said that watching past cricket matches' footage during the Covid-19 lockdown has helped him develop better understanding and made his planning more thorough and effective.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Resilient Chouhan clinches Glade One Masters golf title
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow dominated the final day's proceedings to win the Glade One Masters golf title with a four-shot margin at 17-under-199 here on Friday. He shot a five-under-67 at the Glade One Golf Resort and made up for his heartbreaking loss on the PGTI last week.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Golf
Pandya, Pant train as Indians chill out after victory
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) The Indian team is unlikely to train over the next couple of days after the third Test, the pink-ball game that ended inside two days on Thursday in their favour. However, Hardik Pandya who is looking to regain fitness and get fit for bowling, turned up at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera for training along with wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Pitch conundrum: To play or not to play
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Ratings for the pitches used for the second Test in Chennai and the third in Motera, like elsewhere in the world, remain in the hands of the International Cricket Council (ICC). While the ICC will decide whether they offered fair competition between bat and ball, both England and India batsmen fell to straight deliveries and not to the ones that turned revealed their lack of application and nerve required for batting on surfaces assisting spin.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
3rd Test: Gavaskar, Boycott defend Motera pitch
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) The pitch that was used for the third Test between India and England here has drawn polarised reactions from commentators and former players. India thrashed England by 10 wickets inside two days. It was the lone day-night Test in the four-match series.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Axar Patel pins England on the 'mat'
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Handling the glossy new pink ball at the spin-friendly and dusty Motera pitch was akin to a spinner handling the new ball on a matting wicket, something that old Gujarat and Saurashtra spin bowlers have experienced over the years and decades.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Records that were broken in 3rd India-England Test (Ld)
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Several records were broken during the third Test between India and England that Virat Kohli's team won by 10 wickets on Thursday. The win gave India a 2-1 lead in the four-Test series.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Batsmen struggle to get a hang of skiddy pink ball
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) The debate over the pink ball, batsmen's ability in handling it on Indian pitches, and the ideal surface is sure to gain momentum after the third Test, a day-nighter, between India and England ended on Thursday inside two days. To give an idea about the rarity of the occasion, it was only the 22nd match ever in the history of Test cricket to end inside two days and the second in India -- after the Test against debutants Afghanistan in 2018 that was played with the red ball.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Records that were laid to rest in 3rd Test in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) A host of records fell during the third five-day Test between host India and England and Virat Kohli's team won by 10 wickets inside two days at the Narendra Modi Stadium here on Friday. The win gave India a 2-1 lead in the five-Test series.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Concentrated on improving myself when I was out: Patel
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Spinner Axar Patel has said that he concentrated on improving his game to block out the negative thoughts as much as possible when he was out of the Indian team for the past three years.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
India one draw away from qualifying for WTC final
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) India's victory over England in the third Test has put them on the cusp of qualifying for the World Test Championship (WTC) final. The result knocked England out of contention for the final which is scheduled to be held from June 18 at the iconic Lord's Cricket Ground in London.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
India spinners expose England's mental frailties, weak skill-sets
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) India's spin bowlers exposed England batsmen's frailties on pitches that aid turn more than usual. England's mental fragility as well as their lack of skills were laid bare as slow bowlers Axar Patel and R Ashwin kept them under a tight leash with wicket-to-wicket line.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Glade One Masters golf: Chouhan, Gandas in joint lead after 3rd rd
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow produced a super eight-under-64 while Manu Gandas of the DLF Golf & Country Club, Gurugram, shot a determined five-under-67 as the duo held the joint third round lead at 12-under-132, three shots head of the rest, at the Glade One Masters on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Golf
Rohit Sharma's bane turns into his success on tough tracks
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) After his dismissal off the bowling of spinner Nathan Lyon in the first innings of the fourth and final Test against Australia in Brisbane last month, Rohit Sharma was criticised for being too aggressive and profligate. But that same approach has held him in good stead as the right-handed batsman has emerged as the difference between India and England over the last two Tests.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Kohli laments poor batting by both teams on 'good batting wicket'
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli lamented the quality of batting from India and England in the third Test that saw teams getting bowled out for low scores in the first three completed innings and the pink ball Test finishing inside two days at the reconstructed stadium at Motera.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Patel, able 'replacement' of Jadeja, bags 1st 10-wkt haul (2nd lead)
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Axar Patel's dismissals of Jonny Bairstow in both innings was very Ravindra Jadeja-like. Playing just his second Test, Patel beat Bairstow on the inside edge for a leg-before decision in the first innings as the batsman played for the turn.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
3rd Test: Sensational win for India, team closer to WTC final (3rd Lead)
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) India, riding on spinners Axar Patel and R. Ashwin, took a 2-1 lead in the four-Test series to take a step closer to the World Test Championship (WTC) final after beating England by 10 wickets in the third session on the second day of the five-day third Test that saw 30 wickets fall in just under the first five sessions.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
India beat England in 3rd Test, take 2-1 lead in series
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Spinners ruled the roost as India took a 2-1 lead in the four-match Test series with an emphatic 10-wicket win over England on the second day of the third match here on Wednesday. India needed to score only 49 runs for a win and openers Rohit Sharma (25 not out) and Shubman Gill (15 not out) scored those runs in 7.4 overs, even as the dusty pitch comes under scrutiny.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Motera pitch comes under scrutiny again as spinners make hay
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) The pitch for the third Test here at the colossal and grand Motera stadium looked more like a construction site with puffs of dust rising, and the surface crumbling at both batting ends, even though the five-day pink ball Test was barely into its second day.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Ashwin gets his line right to get to complete 400 Test wickets
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) On a wicket that helped spinners right from the start, it looked that it would only be a matter of time before R. Ashwin would reach his tally of 400 Test wickets in England's second innings on the second day of the third Test here.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Patel ably 'replaces' Jadeja, captures maiden 10-wkt haul
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Axar Patel's wicket to get rid of Jonny Bairstow in both innings was very Ravindra Jadeja-like. Patel, playing just his second Test, beat Bairstow on the inside edge for leg-before in the first innings with the batsman playing for the turn.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
England all out for 81, India need 49 to win 3rd Test
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Two Indian slow bowlers on Thursday bagged all 10 wickets to spin out England for a mere 81 runs in their second innings on a dusty pitch, and now Virat Kohli's team need 49 runs to win the third Test here. Left-armer Axar Patel captured five wickets to complete a match haul of 11.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
3rd Test: India take 33-run lead vs Eng as Root takes 5 wkts
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) India took a slender 33-run first-innings lead against England as they were bowled for 145 in 53.2 overs in the first session of the second day of the third Test here on Thursday. England captain, at best a part-time spinner, took a staggering career-best figures of five wickets for eight runs to hasten India's demise.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Patel fills Jadeja's shoes by sticking to his strengths
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) India left-arm spinner Axar Patel's dismissal of England's Jonny Bairstow was very Ravindra Jadeja-like. Patel, playing just his second Test, beat Bairstow on the inside edge for leg-before wicket. The right-handed batsman played for the turn, only to realise that there was no turn. It is something Jadeja does extremely well on Indian wickets where there is turn.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Crawley hopeful England can make a match of it
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Despite getting bowled out for just 112 in their first innings of the third Test, England are hopeful of giving India a target of at least 150 on "a wicket where batting fourth will be extremely difficult".
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Glade One Masters golf: Gandas's 6-under-30 gives him halfway lead
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Young guns Manu Gandas and Yuvraj Singh Sandhu hogged the limelight in round two of the Glade One Masters here on Wednesday. Both 24-year-old players, searching for their maiden wins on the PGTI, have been knocking on the doors of victory for some time.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Golf
Axar makes use of skiddy new ball, thanks to fast bowlers' misery
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) A stroke of luck due to the soft landing area on the pitch for fast bowlers at the Ambani End helped India left-arm spinner Axar Patel get early use of the brand new ball and take six wickets in England's first innings -- the second best spell in a day-night Test by a spinner -- on the first day of the third Test on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
3rd Test vs Eng: India take charge with Patel's 6-wkt haul (Stumps)
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) India took charge of the third Test on the first day itself with local boy Axar Patel, the left-arm spinner, leading the way with the second best spell in day-night Test matches, picking six wickets for 38 to help bowl out England for just 112 in first innings here on Wednesday. India were 99 for three at the draw of stumps, 13 runs behind England.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Fan breaches security to meet Kohli, cops may initiate action
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) For a moment in the third session of the first day of the third Test here, the crowd followed the fate of a young man who was caught for breaching the security and running up to India skipper Virat Kohli.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
3rd Test: India end Day 1 at 99/3 wkts, replying to Eng's 112
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) India, in reply to England's first-innnings' 112, were 99 for three wickets at close on the opening day of the third day-night Test against England here on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Indian batsmen see off tricky twilight period that had little threat
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) India openers were on Wednesday presented with the trickiest phase of a pink ball Test, a brand new ball in the twilight period to begin their innings against two of England's finest exponents of swing bowling - James Anderson and Stuart Broad - in the third match.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Motera pitch bucks a trend: not seamers, Indian spinners hold sway
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) The newly-built stadium in Motera, built with Australian expertise in design and costing Rs.800 crore in all, gave a new twist to pink ball Test cricket with spinners bucking the trend and dominating unlike the previous pink ball Tests where seamers have held sway and took more than three times the wickets taken by spinners.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
LED lights go off for a minute, stop play in 3rd Test
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) The LED lights at the new stadium in Motera went off for about a minute and stopped play in the second session of the first day's play in the first India-England Test on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
India five for no loss, replying to England's 112 (Dinner break)
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) India, in reply to England's first-innnings' 112, were five runs for no loss in five overs at the dinner break on the opening day of the third day-night Test here on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Fans trickle in, many avoid bird's eye view at stadium
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) The new and grand stadium built in Motera excited some fans but did not excite some others. When the first ball of the third Test between India and England was bowled, there were a handful of fans at the 1,10,000-capacity stadium that has been open to 55,000 fans for this match.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
3rd Test: Patel takes 6 wkts as India bowl out England for 112
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Axar Patel took six wickets and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bagged three as India blew away England for 112 runs in their first innings on the opening day of the third Test here on Wednesday. Opener Zak Crawley was the the top scorer for England with 53 -- the solitary half-century of the innings. The next highest score was captain Joe Root's 17.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Fans trickle in, many avoid bird's eye view at stadium
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) The new and grand stadium built in Motera excited some fans but did not excite some others. When the first ball of the third Test between India and England was bowled, there were a handful of fans at the 1,10,000-capacity stadium that has been open to 55,000 fans for this match.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
3rd Test: England reduced to 81/4, India take upper hand (Tea)
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Spinners Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin and fast bowler Ishant Sharma struck early as India reduced England to 81/4 at the end of the first session of the day-night third Test at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Ishant Sharma felicitated by President Kovind, Shah on 100th Test
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Fast bowler Ishant Sharma was on Wednesday felicitated by President Ram Nath Kovind and Home Minister Amit Shah ahead of his 100th Test match. Sharma is only the second Indian fast bowler after former captain Kapil Dev to play 100 Test matches.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket