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England’s tour of India 2016-17 – 5th Test match at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium – Day 1

Chennai: Chennai: England were 284 for the loss of 4 wickets at the end of the first day’s play of the fifth and final Test at the M.A. Chidambram Stadium. At stumps Moeen Ali was unbeaten on 120 alongwith Ben Stokes on 5. Moeen Ali, who scored his fifth Test ton today, was involved in a 146 runs partnership with Joe Root (88) for the third wicket. Ali also added 86 runs for the fourth wicket with Jonny Bairstow (49).

Earlier, England won the toss and elected to bat first. India made two changes in their playing XI, Amit Mishra and Ishant Sharma were included in place of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Jayant Yadav, whereas England brought in Stuart Broad and Liam Dawson in place of Chris Woakes and injured James Anderson.

England’s tour of India 2016-17 – 4th Test match at Wankhede – Day 5

24th 5-wicket haul. U rock @ashwinravi99Click To Tweetr-ashwinMumbai: Ashwin’s 24th five wicket haul in Test matches helped India beat England by an innings and 36 runs on the fifth day of the fourth Test match at Wankhede Stadium on Monday.

Ravichandran Ashwin scalped wickets of Jonny Bairstow (51), Chris Woakes (0), Adil Rashid (2) and James Anderson (2) in a brilliant display of spin bowling to skittle out visitors for 195 runs in their second innings.

Virat Kohli was declared the Man of the Match for his 235  in the first innings. Yesterday, Virat Kohli became the first batsman in the world to score three double centuries in successive series. With this win India took an unassailable 3 – 0 lead against England in the ongoing 5 match series.

Final Score at the end of Day 5:

England: 400 and 195 all out (Joe Root 66, Jonny Bairstow 51, Ashwin 6/55)

India: 631 all out for (Kohli 235, Vijay 136, Jayant 104, Rashid 4/192)

India beat England by an innings and 36 runs

England’s tour of India 2016-17 – 4th Test at Wankhede – Day 4

@imVkohli become first Indian captain to score 3 double centuries.Click To Tweetvirat-kohliMumbai: Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin picked up two wickets each after Virat Kohli (235) scored his third double century and Jayant Yadav (104) registered his maiden Test hundred took India to the threshold of series victory against England on the fourth day of the fourth Test match at Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.

England got off to a worst possible start in the second innings as Bhuvneswar Kumar trapped first innings centurion Keaton Jennings LBW on the second ball of the innings.

Before Jadeja struck twice in quick succession to dismiss Alastair Cook and Moeen Ali as England went into Tea break at 49/3.

Root and Bairstow defied the Indian spinners for some time before Jayant Yadav trapped Joe Root for 77.

Ben Stokes played few big shots before being dismissed by Ashwin. Ashwin then removed night-watchman Jake Ball in the last over of the day to leave the visitors reeling at 182/6.

England still trail India by 49 runs with four second wickets in hand.

Earlier both the overnight batsmen Virat Kohli (235) and Jayant Yadav (104) added 241 runs for the eighth wicket to help India take 231 runs lead in the first innings.

Brief Score at the end of Day 4:

England: 400 and 182/6 (Joe Root 66, Jonny Bairstow 50)

India: 631 all out for (Kohli 235, Vijay 136, Jayant 104, Rashid 4/192)

England trail India by 49 runs with 4 wickets remaining.

England’s tour of India 2016-17 – 4th Test at Wankhede – Day 2

@MuraliVijayFC put India on top after 2nd day of 4th TestClick To Tweetmurali-vijayMumbai: Murali Vijay’s (70*) unbeaten 15th fifty and his century partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara (47*) put India in a commanding position on the second day of the ongoing fourth Test match at Wankhede Stadium, here today.

Earlier, resuming at their overnight score of 288 for five, vistors were reduced to 334 for eight as off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Ben Stokes (31) while Ravindra Jadeja chipped in with wickets of Chris Woakes (11) and Adil Rashid (4).  However, Jos Buttler (76) scored his sixth fifty, as he shared a 54 run stand with Jake Ball (31) for the ninth wicket to prevented hosts from gaining advantage. The visitors were eventually bowled out for 400 runs in their first innings.

For India, Ashwin picked up six wickets, his 23rd five-wicket haul, while Ravindra Jadeja bagged the remaining four wickets.

Brief Score at the end of Day – 2:

England: 385/8 (Keaton Jennings 112, Jos Buttler 76, Moeen Ali 50, Ashwin 6/112, Jadeja 4/109)

India: 146/1 (Murali Vijay’ 70*, Cheteshwar Pujara 47*)

India trail England by 254 runs with 9 wickets remaining.

Ranji Trophy 2016-17 – Final Scores – Round 8


Madhya Pradesh 217 & 293
Baroda 164 & 114
Result:MP won by 232 runs
Man of the Match: Ishwar Pandey

Gujrat 624/6d
Punjab 247 & 261/2
Result:Match Drawn
Man of the Match:Priyank Panchal

Uttar Pradesh 259 & 330
Railways 214 & 155
Result:UP won by 220 runs

Man of the Match:Shivam Choudhary

Bengal 99 & 437
Mumbai 229 & 203/6
Result:Match Drawn
Man of the Match:Ashok Dinda


Karnataka 200 & 216
Saurastara 359 & 58/6
Result:Saurastara won by 4 wickets
Man of the Match: Prerak Mankad

Odisha 319
Maharastra 94 & 107
Result:Odisha won by an Inning and 118 runs
Man of the Match:Biplab Samantray

Vidharba 183 & 37/3
Delhi 250/8d
Result:Match Drawn
Man of the Match: Manan Sharma

Jharkhand 316 & 111/5
Assam 126 & 299
Result:Jharkhand won by 5 wickets
Man of the Match:Rahul Shukla


Tripura 213 & 162
Kerala 193 & 182/3
Result:kerala won by 7 wickets
Man of the Match: Mohammad Azharuddeen

Goa 115 & 276
Andhra Pradesh 159 & 198
Result:Goa won by 34 runs
Man of the Match:Shadab Jakati

Hyderabad 328 & 244/2d
Jammu & kashmir 169 & 117
Result:Hyderabad won by 286 runs
Man of the Match: Tanmay Agarwal

Services 225 & 340/7
Chattisgarh 281 & 266
Result:Services won by 18 runs
Man of the Match:Diwesh Pathania

Himachal Pradesh 233 & 432/5
Haryana 402 & 162/3
Result:Match Drawn
Man of the Match:Guntashveer Shingh

Women’s Asia Cup T20 – India beat Pakistan by 5 wickets

The Indian women team lead by Harmanpreet Kaur beat Pakistan by five wickets in the Asia Cup T-20 at the Asian Institute of Technology Ground, Bangkok.

Today’s win was India’s third in as many games. India also avenged their narrow defeat in the World T20 at home in March. India now have six points from three matches.  The other teams in the competition are Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand and Nepal apart from Pakistan.

India won the toss and decided to field first. A charged-up India dismissed Pakistan for just 97 in 20 overs. Ekta Bist bagged three for 20 while Anuja Patil and Kaur took two wickets each. Iram Javed was the top scorer for Pakistan with an unbeaten 37.

In reply, India fumbled before romping home in 19.2 overs, before Mithali Raj (37) and Kaur (26 not out) took home. The victory against Pakistan puts India on top of the table. India now faces Sri Lanka on December 1.

Brief scores:

Pakistan 97/7 in 20 overs (Iram Javed 37*, Ayesha Zafar 28; Ekta Bisht 3-30, Anuja Patil 2/12, Harmanpreet Kaur 2/16) lost to India 98/5 in 19.2 overs (Mithali Raj 36, Harmanpreet Kaur 26*; Nida Rashid 2/11, Sadia Yousaf 2/27) by 5 wickets

England’s tour of India 2016-17 – 3rd Test Match at Mohali – Day 4

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Mohali: India knocked off the 103 runs in just over 20 overs for the loss of two wickets to beat England by 8 wickets in the 3rd Test match being played at the Punjab Cricket Association stadium here today.

Earlier in the morning, England resuming at their overnight score of 78 for four wickets, lost the wicket of night-watchman’s Gareth Batty’s in the second over of the day. Batty was dismissed by Jadeja for naught. Soon the visitors lost their sixth wicket at the score of 107 as Buttler hold out to Jadeja at deep midwicket of Jayant Yadav.

Haseeb Hameed, who was unable to open the batting yesterday, joined Joe Root after the fall of Jos Buttler, the two batsman tried hard to delay the inevitable. However, a brilliant catch by Rahane at slip of the bowling of Jadeja ended Joe Root’s long vigil at the crease. Joe Root, who opened the innings in place of injured Haseeb Hameed, played a gutsy innings of 78 for the visitors. At this point, England were struggling at  152 for the loss of seven wickets.

After Root’s dismissal Hameed, batting with an injured finger and Chris Woakes put on a 43 run partnership for the eighth wicket, which was ended by Mohammed Shami with a short pitch delivery which hit Woakes (30) on the gloves before being pouched by keeper Parthiv Patel. Couple of balls later Shami had Adil Rashid caught at fine leg for no score, as England lost their ninth wicket while leading by 61 runs.

Hameed continued his fight with a gutsy 59 unbeaten runs, as he put 41 runs for the last wicket with James Anderson (5), before Anderson was run-out by Ashwin.

Final Score:

England: 283 & 236 (Root 78, Hameed 59*, Ashwin 3/81, Jayant 2/21)
India 417 & 104/2 (Parthiv – 67*)

India beat England by 8 wickets. Take 2-0 lead

England’s tour of India – 3rd test match at Mohali – Day 3

India took control of the 3rd test on day 3.Click To Tweetravindra-jadejaMohali: India took control of the 3rd Test match against England being played at the at the Punjab Cricket Association stadium, here on Monday.

At stumps, the visitors were struggling at 78 for four; Joe Root and Gareth Batty were batting on 36 and 0 respectively. For India, R Ashwin scalped three wickets while Jayant Yadav, who scored his maiden Test fifty earlier in the day, had picked up one wicket.

Earlier, India resumed the day at 271 for 6 and reached 354 for 7 at lunch on Day 3 with Jadeja batting on 70 and Jayant Yadav batting 26. India scored 84 runs in the morning session of the play for the loss of only one wicket of Ravichandran Ashwin (72).

Jadeja (90) and Jayant (55) continued to frustrate the visitors in the second session as well as India extended its lead to 134 runs, before being bowled out for 417. For England, all-rounder Ben Strokes took five wickets for 73, whereas leg-spinner Adil Rashid scalped four wickets.

Brief Score at the end of Day – 2:

England: 283 all out  and 78/4 (Root 78, Ashwin 3/19)
India: 417 all (Jadeja 90, Ashwin 72, Kohli 62, Rashid 3/81, Stokes 2/48)

England trail by 56 runs with 6 wickets remaining.

England’s tour of India – 3rd test match at Mohali – Day 2

Mohali: All-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin (57*) alongwith Ravindra Jadeja rescued India from a tricky situation in the, while chasing England’s 1st innings score of 283. Ashwin had been involved in two useful partnerships, first adding 48 runs for the sixth wicket with Virat Kohli and then an unbroken 67 runs partnership with Jadeja, as India ended second day at 271 for six.

Earlier this morning, Mohammed Shami removed both the overnight batsmen in space of 11 balls as the vistors ended thier firsa innings after adding 15 runs to their overnight total. For India, Shami took 3 wickets for 63, whereas Jayant, Umesh and jadeja picked 2 wickets each.

In reply, Indian openers took the score to 39, before Vijay edged one to Bairstow of the bowling of Stokes. In-form Pujara then joined Parthiv Patel as the two took India’s score to 60 for one at lunch. Patel departed after lunch on when the score was 73. He was trapped LBW by Rashid for 42. From there on it now usual Pujara – Kohli show till tea. India went to tea at 148 for two. Just when it looked that these two will take the match away from the visitors, a Pujara was caught in the deep by Woakes of a Rashid’s long hop. Before, Pujara fell for 51, his 11th test fifty, he had added 75 runs with Kohli.

Soon, India found themselves from 148 for two at tea to 156 for five, as they lost three wicktes for 8 runs. Rahane, was trapped in front of wicket by Rashid without scoring, debutant Karun Nair got runout for 4, after a mixup with Kohli. Ashwin and Kohli added 48 runs before Kohli departed for 62 – his 14th Test fifty, as he nicked one to keeper of Stokes, as India were 204 for six. From hereon, Ashwin incompany Jadeja added 67 useful runs to take India 12 runs short of England’s 1st innings score.

Brief Score at the end of Day – 2:

England: 283 all out (Bairstow 89, Buttler 43, Shami 3/63, Jayant 2/49)
India: 271-6 (Kohli 62, Ashwin 57*, Rashid 3/81, Stokes 2/48)

India trails England by 12 runs

England’s tour of India – 3rd test at Mohali – Day 1

Mohali: India had taken control by the time the first day’s play of the ongoing third test match at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, ended.

Earlier, England won the toss and elected to bat first. India’s new ball pair of Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav , bowled brilliantly. But once again it was the feilding that let India down. However Yadav bowled a peach of a delivery to send Hameed back to the pavilion, when the score was 32. Introduction of Jayant Yadav as first change proved to be a masterstroke by Kohli, as he dismissed Joe Root. From the other end Ravichandran Ashwin finally got rid of Alastair Cook, much to the relief of Indian camp. Cook was dropped twice by Jadeja and Ashwin, when he on 3 and 23 respectively. Moin tried to hit his way out but he was undone by terrafic short pitch delivery by Shami. At Lunch, England were struggling at 92 for the loss of 4 wickets.

After Lunch it was Bairstow’s session as he involve in Two half century partnerships, first with Ben Stokes and then with Jos Buttler. At tea England had reached 205 for the loss of 5 wickets, as both Buttler and Bairstow started to look dangerous.

After Tea, Jadeja struck to send back Buttler to the pavilion. Bairstow then had a 45 runs partnership with Woakes. In last few overs both of them were dismissed in quick succession as England ended first day at 268 for the loss of 8 wickets.

Brief Score at the end of Day 1:
England: 268/8 (Bairstow 89, Woakes 43, Jayant 2/49, Jadeja 2/56)