Strokeful centuries from Ankit Bawne and Chiragh Khurana helped Maharashtra post a mammoth 570 for six at close of the fourth and final day's play to earn three points on the basis of first innings lead in the drawn Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match against Haryana here on Sunday.
Haryana lost their last four wickets for only four runs as only 19.1 overs of play was possible due to inclement weather on the second day of their Ranji Trophy opening group league encounter against Maharashtra.
Virender Sehwag started the Ranji Trophy season for his new state Haryana in right earnest as his sparkling 92 set the foundation of a decent score of 303 for six at stumps against hosts Maharashtra, here.
India ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will extend his support to the British Army by playing in an inaugural T20 cricket match fundraiser, 'Cricket for Heroes' to be held at The Kia Oval, London tomorrow.
Harbhajan Singh's lackluster performance in the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka has put him under pressure and former India tweaker Venkatapathi Raju feels the veteran off-spinner's poor form is the result of trying "too hard" to prove his worth on comeback.
India A coach Rahul Dravid, who spent some quality time with Test captain Virat Kohli advised him to make Virender Sehwag's unbeaten 201 at Galle (in 2008) against a rampaging Ajantha Mendis as a reference frame for facing the Sri Lankan tweakers this time round.
England skipper Alastair Cook on Saturday created a dubious record for getting out most times in the nervous nineties at the Lord's. He was bowled by Mitchell Marsh at 96, in response to Australia's first Innings total of 566 runs in the second Ashes Test.
DDCA vice-president Chetan Chauhan on Thursday said they want Virender Sehwag to continue playing for the Delhi team, pleading ignorance that the opener was considering a switch for the upcoming domestic season.
Mighty impressed with Shikhar Dhawan after his blazing 173 in the one-off Test against Bangladesh, India skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday said that the opener has it in him to replicate the swashbuckling Virender Sehwag at the top.