Fri, Jul 28, 2017 | updated 10:46 PM IST

Ashwin, Kohli, Jadeja tighten India's grip on Mohali Test

Updated: Nov 27, 2016 17:25 IST      
Ashwin, Kohli, Jadeja tighten India's grip on Mohali Test

Mohali (Punjab)[India], Nov. 27 (ANI): Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday proved once again why he is the No. 1 Test all-rounder as he came to rescue of struggling Indian team and helped them to come out of hot waters on second day of the third Test against England here at the PCA Stadium.

At stumps on Day 2, India were 271-6 with Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja still at the crease on 57 and 31 respectively.

Both the batsmen have added 67 runs in under 20 overs and thereby helped the team to reduce the first innings' deficit to just 12 runs.

Earlier, resuming the day at 268-8, the visitors could add just 15 runs to their tally and eventually got bowled out at 283. Johnny Bairstow and Jos Butler were the star performers for the England as they scored 89 and 43 respectively in the first inning.

India did not have a good first inning start as they lost inform Murali Vijay (12) with 39 runs on the scoreboard. Parthiv Patel, who returned to the national team in Tests after eight years, led India's first innings reply as he scored 42 runs before getting lbw to Adil Rashid.

Patel, who came in place of the injured Wriddhiman Saha for this match, impressed with six boundaries off his bat, most of which were directed towards long-on and against the new ball pace duo of James Anderson and Chris Woakes.

However, from there on skipper Virat Kohli (62) and Cheteshwar Pujara (51) once again steered the Indian innings and stitched together a 75-run stand to take India to tea.

At 148/2, India were in the box-seat, two balls after tea, Pujara pulled Rashid and was well held at deep mid-wicket, by Woakes. The out-of-form Rahane (0) failed to read Rashid's googly and was pinned in front, debutant Karun Nair was unlucky to get run-out at the individual score of 4 and all of a sudden, 148/2 had turned to 156/5.

Rashid was pick of the English bowlers as he scalped three wickets whereas Woakes took two wickets.

With the pitch now assisting the spinners, it would be vital for India to add as many runs to their first innings tally on Day Three and then induce pressure on the England batsmen. (ANI)

Stokes, Roland-Jones put England in control of Oval Test

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 22:26 IST     

London [England], July 28 (ANI): All-rounder Ben Stokes scored a brilliant hundred as England posted 353 runs in their first innings of the third Test against South Africa at the Oval on Friday.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): NBA champion and Finals MVP Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors and 3,459 Indian children from the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program set a new Guinness World Record achievement for the world's largest basketball lesson (multiple venues) ever held.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): The Sri Lankan cricket board has turned down Pakistan Cricket Board's invitation (PCB) to send its national team to Lahore to play two T20 matches at the start of its home series in October.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 28 (ANI): Falcons TTC lead DHFL Maharashtra United 7-5 after four matches in the ongoing first semifinal of the inaugural Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the NSCI in Mumbai on Friday. Five more matches remain in the tie.

Full Story >>

Lovepreet Singh wins bronze at Asian Youth Weightlifting

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 21:25 IST     

Kathmandu [Nepal], July 28 (ANI): India's Lovepreet Singh won a bronze medal in Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships taking place at Kathmandu on Friday.

Full Story >>

'When you get a chance, capitalise on it'

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 20:48 IST     

Galle [Sri Lanka], July 28 (ANI): Abhinav Mukund, who was included in the India's playing XI for the Galle Test against Sri Lanka in absence of both regular openers, believes one has to capitalise whenever he gets a chance to perform in the middle.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday appointed former Tamil Nadu left-arm spinner Sunil Subramanian as the administrative manager of Indian men's cricket team.

Full Story >>

Mukund, Kohli strengthen India's position in Galle Test

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 18:50 IST     

Galle [Sri Lanka], July 28 (ANI): Brilliant half centuries from skipper Virat Kohli and opener Abhinav Mukund have taken India into a commanding position in the opening Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka on Friday.

Full Story >>

Johannesburg [South Africa], July 28 (ANI): Fifteen-time Grand Slam Champion Rafael Nadal has said he is fully upbeat to battle against his arch-rival and Swiss maestro Roger Federer in the race to end the year on numero uno spot.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra),[India] July 28 (ANI): The Maharashtra Government has announced a cash reward of Rs. 50 lakh for each player of the Indian women's cricket team for their stellar performance throughout the recently-concluded ICC Women's World Cup.

Full Story >>

Karachi [Pakistan], July 28 (ANI): In the wake of Pakistani Supreme Court's decision to disqualify Nawaz Sharif as country's Prime Minister on Friday, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Secretary Shahbaz Senior has insisted that the development will not affect the functioning of the sport's body.

Full Story >>

SC seeks BCCI's reply over e-auction of IPL media rights

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 14:20 IST     

Mumbai [India], July 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday sought a detailed response from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over a plea seeking e-auction of media rights for the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches.

Full Story >>

Mohammad Amir dismisses `ridiculous` retirement rumours

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 14:20 IST     

Melbourne [Australia], July 28 (ANI): Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir has dismissed rumours about his retirement from Test cricket.

Full Story >>

Johannesburg [South Africa], July 28 (ANI): Australian opener David Warner, who has always been outspoken to keep a 20-year revenue-sharing arrangement in place, has once again issued a verbal volley against Cricket Australia for wrongly blaming players for not resolving the bitter pay dispute between the country's cricket board and Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA).

Full Story >>

Manpreet Singh to lead India in tour of Belgium, Netherlands

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 13:16 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): Manpreet Singh will lead the 18-member Indian men's hockey team while Chinglensana Singh will be his deputy for the upcoming Europe Tour of Belgium and Netherlands, beginning on August 9 in Boom.

Full Story >>

Johannesburg [South Africa], July 28 (ANI): Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova's dreams of bringing her career back on track following her 15-month doping suspension received a major boost, as she has received another wild card entry into the Cincinnati WTA tournament.

Full Story >>

Waqar was a `total failure` as head coach: Kamran Akmal

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 11:51 IST     

Lahore [Pakistan], July 28 (ANI): Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal has lashed out at former head coach Waqar Younis for causing a lot of damage to the country's cricket and failing to guide the national side to success during his two separate stints as the head coach.

Full Story >>

Ajay Singh strikes bronze in Asian Youth Weightlifting

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 10:12 IST     

Kathmandu [Nepal], July 28 (ANI): India's Ajay Singh has clinched the bronze medal in Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships to take his country's tally to three medals in Kathmandu last evening.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday interacted with the players and officials of the Indian women's cricket team that recently participated in the ICC Women's World Cup and brought laurels to the country.

Full Story >>

London [UK], July 27 (ANI): South Africa came out with an exemplary performance as they restricted England to 149-4 at Tea on opening day of the third Test being played at The Oval on Thursday.

Full Story >>