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RPS beat RCB by 61 runs

Pune,Apr 29: Pune beat Bangalore by 61 runs in the do or die match for RCB.

RCB pulled out of the tournament after the lose against Pune. They scored only 96 runs while chasing 158.
Virat Kohli the only batsman from RCB to score some runs other went to pavilion by single digit itself.
With only 2 win in 10 matches RCB forced themself to out of the tournament. Other than Virat Kohli no one have scored more than one fifty in this IPL. So, RCB is the first team to disqualified from the Play-offs remember they are the runners up of the previous edition. Hope they will comeback strong by next season. Pune make themself one step ahead of play offs.

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 3

@imVkohli help India take lead on 3rd day of 4th TestClick To Tweetvirat-kohliMumbai: Skipper Virat Kohli’s brilliant unbeaten century powered India to a commanding position on the second day of the ongoing fourth Test match at Wankhede Stadium, here today.

Earlier today, India lost the wicket of overnight batsman Cheteshwar Pujara (47) on the second ball of the day. However, Kohli’s 15th Test hundred and an equally confident 136 by Murali Vijay (his 8th Test hundred) helped India to reach 247/2 at lunch.

Post lunch India lost wickets of Murali Vijay, Karun Nair (13), Parthiv Patel (15) and Ravichandran Ashwin (0) within 45 runs to slump to 307/6. However, Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja (25) took India close to visitor’s first innings score with a 57 run stand for the seventh wicket.

The unbroken eighth-wicket stand of 87 between Kohli and Jayant Yadav (30*) helped hosts extend their first-innings lead to 51 runs by the end of day’s play.

For England, spinners Moeen Ali (2/139), Adil Rashid (2/152) and Joe Root (2/18) accounted for six of the seven Indian wickets to fall.

Brief Score at the end of Day – 3:

England: 400 all out (Keaton Jennings 112, Jos Buttler 76, Moeen Ali 50, Ashwin 6/112, Jadeja 4/109)

India: 451/7 (Virat Kohli 147*, Murali Vijay 136, Joe Root 2/18)

India lead England by 51 runs with 3 wickets remaining.

England’s tour of India – 2nd test at Visakhapatnam – Day 5

India 455 and 204 beat England 255 and 158 (Cook 54, Jayant 3/30, Ashwin 3/52)) by 246 runs. MoM- Virat KohliClick To Tweet

virat-kohliIndia took less than six overs after lunch to claim the last three English wickets, as the visitors were bundled out for 158 runs in their second innings.

After today’s 246 run wicket, India go 1 – 0 up in the 5 match test series. Both the teams will now head to Mohali for the third test match, which starts on 26th of this month.

Earlier, England resumed their second innings from the overnight score of 87 for the loss of two wickets. However, an early wicket of out of form Ben “Duck”ett meant that the visitors were under pressure right from the beginning of day. The visitors further lost the wickets of Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Joe Root and Adil Rashid in the first session itself.

For India, off-spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and debutant Jayant Yadav picked up three each, while left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja and pacer Mohammed Shami claimed two wickets each.

Brief Score:

India 455 & 204 beat England 255 and 158 (Cook 54. Jayant 3/30, Ashwin 3/52) by 246 runs.

Man of the Match: Virat Kohli

England’s tour of India 2016-17 – 2nd Test at Visakhapatnam – Day 1

India - 317/4 in 90 overs (Virat Kohli 151*, Cheteshwar Pujara 119, James Anderson 3/44) Click To Tweet

virat-kohliVisakhapatnam: India ended at 317 for the loss of four wickets in the first day of the second test match against England here on Thursday.

India made two changes from the one that played at Rajkot. KL Rahul, who has recovered from injury cane in place of Gautam Gambhir, and off spinner Jayant Yadav made his debut in place of leg spinner Amit Mishra. On the other hand, England replaced fast bowler Chris Woakes with pace spearhead James Anderson.

Both the Indian openers, Murali Vijay (20) and KL Rahul (0) were sent back to the pavilion by the English opening bowling pair of James Anderson and Stuart Broad respectively after Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat. However, the pair of Virat Kohli (151*) and Cheteshwar Pujara (119) took India to a position of strength with a 226 run partnership for the third wicket.

Virat Kohli, on Thursday became the first Indian captain to score three scores of more than 150 in a single calendar year. Virat scored his 14th test hundred in his 50th test match with the help of 15 fours.

Virat, who led from the front was ably supported by Pujara, who scored his 10th test century and fourth against England. Pujara has now scored test hundreds in each of the three matches against New Zealand at Indore and at Rajkot and Visakhapatnam in the ongoing series.

Had, James Anderson not dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane (23) in the final session of the day, India would have ended the first day on an even stronger note. At stumps, all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin (1*) was giving company to Virat Kohli.

Brief Score at the end of Day 1:

India – 317/4 in 90 overs (Virat Kohli 151*, Cheteshwar Pujara 119, James Anderson 3/44)

India (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami.

England (Playing XI): Alastair Cook (c), Haseeb Hameed, Joe Root, Ben Duckett, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Zafar Ansari, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

KL Rahul included in the squad for the second Test

KL Rahul back in Indian Test TeamClick To TweetOpener Lokesh Rahul was today included in the Indian squad against England for the ongoing Test series, BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke informed on Tuesday.

Rahul impressed chairman of selectors MSK Prasad and selector Sarandeep Singh after he scored 76 and 106 in the two innings against Rajasthan in the ongoing season of the Ranji Trophy.

It remains to be seen, if KL Rahul gets a chance to play in place of Gautam Gambhir in the second test match against England. Gautam Gambhir scored 29 runs in the first innings whereas in the second innings, he failed to open his account.

However, inclusion of Rahul is a welcome addition to the Indian team ahead of the second test match, which begins on 17th November at Visakhapatnam.

India Squad for second Test:
Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Gautam Gambhir, Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Karun Nair.