Australia's hard-hitting batsman Glenn Maxwell and South Africa's middle-order batsman David Miller made a mockery of the bowlers during Kings XI Punjab's practice session at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.
Himachal Pradesh failed to force an outright win despite getting 20 Tripura wickets due to lack of time but inched closer towards sealing a quarter-final berth in the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament here on Saturday.
Brilliant bowling by Rishi Dhawan (7/93) negated Bishal Ghosh's century as Tripura failed to avoid the follow-on, getting all out for 346 in their first innings in reply to Himachal Pradesh's 535 for five declared, on the third and penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy Group C cricket match here on Saturday.
Paras Dogra smashed an unbeaten 204 while skipper Bipul Sharma struck an unconquered 119 to help Himachal Pradesh pile up a massive 535 for five declared in their first innings on the second day of a Ranji Trophy Group C cricket match, here on Friday.
Medium-pacer Rishi Dhawan bagged a fifer to help Himachal Pradesh trounce Jammu and Kashmir, who saw five ducks in their innings, by nine wickets in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament, here on Wednesday.
Central Zone's MP duo of Jalaj Saxena and wicketkeeper batsman Naman Ojha took full advantage of dropped catches sending an inexperienced North Zone attack to the cleaners as they posted 344 for three at stumps, on the first day of their Duleep Trophy semi-final, here on Wednesday.
Chandigarh: Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar says the focus of his side is to get the best out their players in the Champions League Twenty20 as they prepare to take on Hobart Hurricanes in a Group B match, here tomorrow.
Rishi Dhawan (56) and Akshar Patel (45) put up a splendid rearguard action under pressure as India A clinched the Quadrangular series trophy with a narrow four-wicket win over Australia `A`, here on Saturday.
Sharing the dressing room with Sachin Tendulkar is a memory that Rishi Dhawan would cherish all his life and now the young Himachal Pradesh all-rounder is confident that he would have an equally great time playing alongside Virender Sehwag for Kings XI Punjab this season.
Himachal Pradesh all-rounder Rishi Dhawan, who was bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 3 crore at the 2014 players` auction, is eyeing impressive performances in the forthcoming Indian Premier League to stake a claim for national selection.
As the first day witnessed some of the star players signing multi-crore deals, the second-day too saw some unexpected bidding for uncapped players who went up for grabs at the IPL auction which resumed in Bangalore`s ITC Gardenia Hotel here on Thursday.
Little-known Railways all-rounder Karn Sharma hit the jackpot at the IPL players` auction, becoming the costliest buy among the uncapped players by fetching a startling Rs 3.75 crore deal with Sunrisers Hyderabad, while Rishi Dhawan also fetched a stunning Rs 3 crore bid from Kings XI Punjab here on Thursday.
If Yuvraj Singh was the most expensive player on Day 1, Karn Sharma earned 3.75 Crores to became the highest paid uncapped player on Day 2. The Railways all-rounder will turn up for Sunrises Hyderabad in the seventh edition of the super-rich cricket league.
Some of India`s up and coming talents, including Unmukt Chand and Rishi Dhawan, are expected to feature in the IPL auction for the first time as they feature in the 651-strong list of uncapped players to be put under the hammer on February 12 and 13 in Bangalore.
Seam bowler Rishi Dhawan returned with a five-wicket haul to lead a disciplined bowling attack as Himachal Pradesh dismissed Assam for a meagre 81 in their first innings before themselves reaching 199 for four on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy Group C match here today.