When class meets application, results seldom disappoint! On Tuesday, Ajinkya Rahane once again showed the cricketing world his class, applying his skills to help India register yet another big ODI win in England.
Ambati Rayudu slammed an unbeaten 64 as India relied on an all-round display to thrash England by six wickets in the third cricket one-dayer and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match series here Saturday.
Buoyed by their big victory that was achieved on the back of a clinical all-round display, a rejuvenated India will look to continue the winning momentum and take an unassailable 2-0 lead when they lock horns with England in the third one-dayer here Saturday.
Former India skipper Rahul Dravid has slammed the `not guilty` verdict given to James Anderson in the `pushgate` incident and said the administrators of the game have sent out a "wrong message" by letting off the England pacer without any punishment.
England left-hander Gary Ballance has admitted that a dinner with skipper Alastair Cook helped get his focus back in the game after he came in the news for his shirtless act in an inebriated state at a Nottingham pub after the conclusion of the first Test at Trent Bridge.
Left red-faced after the ICC judicial commissioner Gordon Lewis found England seamer James Anderson "not guilty" of pushing Ravindra Jadeja during the Trent Bridge Test match, the BCCI has gone a bit on the backfoot as they are yet to decide on their next course of action.
The hearing for the much publicised Jadeja-Anderson clash will take place later today. The hearing will be overseen via video conference by judicial commissioner Gordon Lewis, who is based in Australia.
In a fresh twist to the alleged altercation between Ravindra Jadeja and James Anderson, two England players have testified that the Indian all-rounder had turned towards the English bowler with a raised bat during the showdown.
BCCI vice president Rajeev Shukla reiterated on Saturday that the board will appeal to the ICC against its decision to penalise Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for his altercation with England pacer James Anderson during the first Test at Trent Bridge.
Pace spearhead Ishant Sharma credited captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for instructing him to bowl bouncers which helped India win the second Test at Lord`s here Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.