Close shave for Manoj Tiwary after he is hit by bouncer
Close shave for Manoj Tiwary after he is hit by bouncer

Bengal's premier batsman Manoj Tiwary, who is one of India's 30 probables for the World Cup, had a close shave after being hit by an Abhimanyu Mithun rising delivery on the final day of his team's Ranji Trophy cricket match against Karnataka at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.

Karnataka crush Punjab by 156 runs, defend Vijay Hazare title
Karnataka crush Punjab by 156 runs, defend Vijay Hazare title

 Karnataka defended their title in grand style after their top-order led by centurion Mayank Agarwal rose to the occasion to crush a hapless Punjab by 156 runs in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament final, here on Tuesday.

Manish Pandey hits unbeaten ton to register easy win for Karnataka
Manish Pandey hits unbeaten ton to register easy win for Karnataka

Manish Pandey smashed a quickfire unbeaten century before pacer Abhimanyu Mithun scalped four wickets to guide Karnataka to a comfortable 104- run win over Tamil Nadu in a South Zone leg match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Monday.

Upbeat East take on South Zone in the Duleep semi-final
Upbeat East take on South Zone in the Duleep semi-final

 After registering an impressive come-from-behind win in their quarter-final against West Zone, a supremely confident East Zone side will take on a last edition's joint champions South Zone in the Duleep Trophy semi-final, from Wednesday.

Uthappa attracts highest bid of Rs 5.30 lakh in KPL auction

Hard-hitting batsman Robin Uthappa attracted the highest bid at Karbonn Wadiyar Karnataka Premier League (KPL) players` auction with Bellary Tuskers clinching his services for Rs 5.30 lakh here Thursday.

Best phase of my career, insists discarded Vinay Kumar

R Vinay Kumar holds the ignominy of being the first and only Indian bowler till date to have conceded a whopping 100-plus runs in nine overs in an ODI but the pacer insists that he is in the form his life.

Karnataka, Tamil Nadu post win in Vijay Hazare Trophy

Karnataka inflicted a crushing six-wicket defeat on Andhra Pradesh in the south zone leg of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here today.

Well deserved 7th Ranji title for Karnataka

Karnataka team has won the Ranji Trophy season for the seventh time in the history of the domestic tournament by defeating Maharashtra in a lop-sided final by six-wickets.

Ranji Trophy final: Maharashtra aiming to end 72-year title drought

High on confidence following their fairytale run this season, underdogs Maharashtra would be eyeing to break their 72-year title jinx when they take on favourites Karanataka in the summit clash of the Ranji Trophy, here tomorrow.

Vinay Kumar, Abhimanyu Mithun shine as Karnataka sniff first innings lead over UP

Seamers Abhimanyu Mithun and R Vinay Kumar wreaked havoc as Karnataka reduced Uttar Pradesh to 221 for nine, giving themselves a good chance to grab first innings lead, on the second day of the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal match here on Thursday.

Rahul`s 120 help Karnataka fight odds against Mumbai

Lokesh Rahul gave ample display of his class by cracking an unbeaten 120 as gritty Karnataka recovered from a mini-collapse to reach 228 for seven against Mumbai in their first innings on the opening day of their Group A Ranji Trophy match here Sunday.

Ranji Trophy: Karnataka snif victory against Punjab

A rare century by skipper R Vinay Kumar followed by purposeful bowling led by Abhimanyu Mithun had Karnataka on the verge of victory over Punjab in their Group A Ranji Trophy match on Sunday.

Karnataka win by four wickets, earn full points

Abhimanyu Mithun and HS Sharath took five-wicket haul each as Karnataka got the better of Odisha by four wickets and earn full six points on the fourth and final day of their Ranji Trophy Group A match on Sunday.

Mithun takes six-for as Karnataka bowl out Odisha for 226

Karnataka had Odisha on the mat as they rode on Abhimanyu Mithun`s six-wicket haul to bundle the hosts out for a meagre 226 before themselves finishing day one on 22 for no loss in their Group A Ranji Trophy match on Thursday.

Vinay Kumar ruled out of T20s, Mithun in as replacement

Karnataka medium pacer R Vinay Kumar was on Tuesday ruled out of the Twenty20 series against England due to a strained right calf muscle, paving the way for state mate Abhimanyu Mithun`s return to the Indian squad.

Karnataka slide to defeat from jaws of victory

Yusuf Pathan smashed a 5-ball 21 with two sixes and two fours in the super over off Karnataka medium pacer Abhimanyu Mithun to power Baroda into the quarter-finals of Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 tournament at the Brabourne Stadium on Friday.

Ronit More scalps six on debut as Karnataka decimate Goa

Little known Karnataka medium-pacer Ronit More had stunning figures of six for 18 in his debut match at the senior national level

Talent gets a new spin in cricket

If cricket is like religion in India, 2011 was the year it was worshipped most in the country. The year 2011 was really the year of cricket.

Talent gets a new spin in cricket

If cricket is like religion in India, 2011 was the year it was worshipped most in the country. The year 2011 was really the year of cricket.

Abhimanyu Mithun will replace injured Praveen for Oz tour

Karnataka pacer Abhimanyu Mithun will replace injured Praveen Kumar in the Indian squad for the upcoming away Test series against Australia.