India's Ayhika Mukherkee won both her junior girls group matches against Sri Lankan and North Korean rivals as the individual events of the 20th Reliance Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships commenced today after the conclusion of the team events last night.
Bhargav Merai (198) missed out on what would have been his maiden double-hundred by a mere two runs while Venugopal Rao struck 111 as Gujarat produced a fine batting display to overhaul Haryana`s first innings total and earn three points from their drawn Ranji Trophy Group A match here Tuesday.
The BCCI on Tuesday gave clear instructions to the curators of all IPL venues not to bow down to the pressure from the franchises regarding the preparation of tailor-made wickets for their respective home matches in the sixth edition of the cash-rich league.
India have not won a single Test in seven years at Sardar Patel Stadium, venue of their series-opener against England and the hosts would aim to reverse the trend and gain early initiative against the tourists.
The pitch at the Sardar Patel stadium, venue of the third ODI between West Indies and India here on Sunday, would be good for batting but the bowlers too would be able to extract pace from the wicket, feels curator Dhiraj Parsana.