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Monday, 25 February 2013

India vs Australia 2013, 1st Test at Chennai — Day Five


India will look to wrap up the first Test match against Australia on Day Five with the visitors on 232 for nine. Australia lead by 40 runs with one wicket in hand.

Moises Henriques (75 not out) and Nathan Lyon (8 not out) frustrated the Indian bowlers in the third session of Day Four by sharing an unbeaten 57-run last-wicket partnership.

Debutant Henriques would turn out to be Australia's only silver lining in this first Test after he scored a second half-century and denied India an innings victory.

Henriques not only ensured that have to India bat to win the match, but also took the game into a fifth day — a scenario that seemed unlikely at the tea break.

Australia had lost half their side when the two teams took tea. At 128 for five, India would have sensed a win by the end of the day's play as the visitors still trailed by 64 runs.

For India, Ravichandran Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers yet again, picking up five wickets to follow his seven in the first innings. Ravindra Jadeja and Harbhajan Singh picked up two each.

Brief Scores: Australia 380 and 232 for 9 (Moises Henriques 74*, Ed Cowan 32; Ravichandran Ashwin 5 for 90, Harbhajan Singh 2 for 55) lead India 572 (MS Dhoni 224, Virat Kohli 107, Sachin Tendulkar 81; James Pattinson 5 for 96) by 40 runs.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Indian Batsman Sachin Tendulkar equals Sunil Gavaskar’s first class centuries record


Indian batsman Tendulkar has equalled Sunil Gavaskar’s Indian record of 81 first class centuries. The Mumbai middle order batsman reached the feat when he turned Rest of India seamer S. Sreesanth to square leg and took a single in the post lunch session on the third day of the Zal Irani Cup match at the Wankhede Stadium here on Friday. When he reached 106, he also completed 25,000 runs in first class cricket.

It was at the same venue that Sachin Tendulkar scored 100 not out against Gujarat in his Ranji Trophy debut in December 1988. Then he scored 103 not out in the second innings of his first Irani Cup match against Delhi in November 1989, again at the Wankhede Stadium. Thereafter he made 159 for West Zone in his first Duleep Trophy match against East Zone in January 1991 at the Nehru Stadium, Guwahati.

Tendulkar’s maiden Test century, 119 not out, had come in August 1990 in the second innings of the Manchester Test against England. The break up of his 81 centuries is: India in Tests (51), Ranji Trophy

(18), Duleep Trophy (3), Irani Cup (2), Yorkshire (1) and India against other first class teams (6).

Gavaskar played for Andhra Chief Minister’s XI, Associated Cement Company, U-Foam, Vazir Sultan Colts, Bombay, BCCI President’s XI, Indian Universities, Rest of India, Rest of the World, Somerset, West Zone, World XI, India against county & other teams. The break up of Gavaskar’s 81 centuries is: India in Tests (34), Unofficial Test against Sri Lanka (1), Ranji Trophy (20), Duleep Trophy (6), Irani Cup (3), Rest of the World (10, Somerset (2) and India , against other first class teams (14).

Friday, 1 February 2013

Tennis News: Debutants Ranjeet, Malik suffer defeats


Deprived of their best players, India could lose Asia | Oceania Group I tie against Korea gave the hosts 0-2 lead in the first day, after VM Ranjeet Malik Vijayant beginners and experienced yet defeats in singles matches on Friday Beijing.

It was a forgettable first 27 years when Ranjeet 1-6, 0-6, 1-6 defeat in one hour and 23 minutes on the first single from the first round in the same RK Khanna Tennis Stadium.

It is up to India to bring back the tie was 22 years old, Malik and fought with all his heart, but lacked the ability to challenge it. The second singles against Korea recognized # 1 Suk-Young Jeong

Posterior border Malik 4-6, 5-7, 0-3 against Jeong, ranked 216 places ahead of him was the 321st game when the cramps in his left leg took the effervescence of his challenge.

Leander Paes, the only player in the top guest line-up and will now face Purav Raja Ji Yong-kyu Lim Sung Nam, and the must-win Saturday's doubles.

India lost its best players, especially players like Somdev Devvarman Setting Required area of slow as that may be related to its competitors in context.

Somdev, who has the amazing ability to stay is the ideal player was seen in court, and its absence.

But unlike Ranjeet Malik took the fight to the opponent, fight fire with fire. He refused to be dominated by the rival and threw up everything he has in his arsenal.

Serve her violent two-handed backhand and a little praise meant stinging calculated that Korean had to win points.