Karun Nair made a mincemeat of Bengal bowling with a crushing century as defending champions Karnataka comfortably took the first innings lead against Bengal in a Ranji Trophy group league encounter, here on Friday.
All-rounder Nasir Hossain cracked an unbeaten ton and picked up a five-wicket haul to ensure a comfortable 65-run victory for Bangladesh A as the visitors levelled the three-match unofficial ODI series against India A at 1-1 here today.
Having outplayed Bangladesh A in all the departments in the first unofficial ODI, an upbeat India A will be looking to keep the winning momentum going and clinch the three-match series in the second game itself here on Friday.
Star batsman Suresh Raina will look to get some batting practice ahead of the upcoming South Africa series along with some of the other fringe players as India A take on full-strength Bangladesh A in a three-match One Day series, starting here tomorrow.
Thoroughly outplayed by Australia A in the league stage, India A will have to play out of their skin to upstage the in-form team from Down Under when the two sides clash in the ODI tri-series final here tomorrow.
Having flattered to deceive on most occasions after his transition from U-19 to senior cricket, Delhi boy Unmukt Chand would like to make amends as he leads India A in the tri-nation 'A' series, which is considered to be a launchpad for getting into the senior team.
India batsman Kedhar Jadhav finally delivered with a maiden ODI hundred in the concluding game of the series against Zimbabwe and the 30-year-old is glad that he managed to make something of a "great opportunity" given to him by the national selectors.
Glad to have made it count after getting the "lucky" break in India's one-day team, batsman Manish Pandey said receiving his ODI cap from senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was a moment he would cherish for the rest of his life.
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Kings XI Punjab by 1 wicket in Match 44 of the Indian Premier League at the Eden Gardens. In case you missed the match, here is our over-by-over account of the match as part of our coverage.