Oct 142018
 
Yadav helps India seal West Indies series sweep

HYDERABAD, India: Paceman Umesh Yadav claimed a match haul of 10 wickets to lead India to a series sweep against the West Indies with a win inside three days in the second Test on Sunday.The hosts chased down their 72-run target in just 16.1 overs in an extended final session to win by 10 wickets.Prithvi Shaw and Lokesh Rahul, both on 33, remained unbeaten.The 18-year-old Shaw hit the winning boundary as the world’s top Test side registered their 10th successive series triumph on home soil.India have not lost a Test series at home since 2012, when they went down to England 1-2.Yadav, who returned overall match figures of 10-133 — his maiden 10-wicket haul in 40 Tests — taking four wickets in the West Indies’ second innings.“Not many people realise but he is a very, very talented bowler.“He can bowl you unplayable deliveries every now and then which we experience in the nets all the time,” skipper Virat Kohli said of the paceman.“It’s just that he is gaining more confidence about his own game.”Sunil Ambris top-scored with 38, offering some resistance with skipper Jason Holder for the seventh-wicket, but the tourists were bowled out for just 127 in the final session.Ravindra Jadeja ended their stand, getting Holder caught behind for 19 and then trapping Ambris lbw.Yadav had rattled the West Indies top order earlier, sending back opener Kraigg Braithwaite on the second delivery of the innings.Shai Hope then scored a gritty 28 before falling to Jadeja’s guile.There was promise for [Read More…]

Oct 142018
 
India humble WI by 10 wkts in 2nd Test

HYDERABAD, India: Paceman Umesh Yadav claimed a match haul of 10 wickets to lead India to a series sweep against the West Indies with a win inside three days in the second Test on Sunday.The hosts chased down their 72-run target in just 16.1 overs in an extended final session to win by 10 wickets.Prithvi Shaw and Lokesh Rahul, both on 33, remained unbeaten. The 18-year-old Shaw hit the winning boundary as the world’s top Test side registered their 10th successive series triumph on home soil.India have not lost a Test series at home since 2012, when they went down to England 1-2. Yadav, who returned overall match figures of 10-133 — his maiden 10-wicket haul in 40 Tests — taking four wickets in the West Indies’ second innings.“Not many people realise but he is a very, very talented bowler. He can bowl you unplayable deliveries every now and then which we experience in the nets all the time,” skipper Virat Kohli said of the paceman. “It’s just that he is gaining more confidence about his own game.” Sunil Ambris top-scored with 38, offering some resistance with skipper Jason Holder for the seventh-wicket, but the tourists were bowled out for just 127 in the final session. Ravindra Jadeja ended their stand, getting Holder caught behind for 19 and then trapping Ambris lbw.Yadav had rattled the West Indies top order earlier, sending back opener Kraigg Braithwaite on the second delivery of the innings.Shai Hope then scored a gritty 28 before falling [Read More…]

Oct 132018
 
Pant, Rahane give India control in second Test

HYDERABAD, India: Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant hit unbeaten half-centuries to hand India the advantage against West Indies on day two of their second Test here on Saturday.The hosts were 308 for four at stumps, trailing the West Indies by three runs. Rahane, on 75, and Pant, on 85, put on an unbeaten 146-run fifth-wicket stand.Paceman Umesh Yadav also played a part in India’s domination with his career-best figures of 6-88 that helped bowl out the West Indies for 311 early in the morning session.In reply, India were in trouble at 162-4 with West Indies skipper Jason Holder taking two wickets including his counterpart Virat Kohli’s prized scalp in the afternoon session.The right-left batting combination of Rahane and Pant ensured a wicketless final session with their contrasting batting.Rahane played a cautious knock to register his 15th Test fifty while Pant was his swashbuckling self as he hit 10 fours and 2 big sixes in his 120-ball stay so far.Teenage opener Prithvi Shaw also smashed 70 off 53 balls as India mounted a strong reply only to lose their way after lunch.Shaw fell to left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican after hitting 11 fours and a six and Pujara went for 10 in the very next over off paceman Shannon Gabriel.Kohli tried to steady the innings with some fluent strokeplay as he built a 60-run partnership with Rahane but was denied what could have been his 20th Test fifty.Holder, who scored 52 in West Indies’ first innings, trapped Kohli lbw for 45.The West [Read More…]

Oct 092018
 
India?s red-ball batting a ?work in progress?: Dravid

NEW DELHI: Former batsman Rahul Dravid feels that India have a lot of depth in white-ball cricket, but lack of red-ball practice makes their long-form batting a work in progress.“Work constantly needs to happen. It is not a one-time thing or a two-year thing,” Dravid told a magazine when asked about India’s batting form in Test cricket.Former India captain Dravid, coach of their A side and Under-19 teams, scored 13,288 Test runs and remains at No 4 in the list of leading run-getters of all time.“I definitely feel that in white-ball cricket we have lot of depth, largely due to the amount of white-ball cricket that is played. In red-ball cricket, we have talent and decent backups, but again it is a work in progress.”India lost the series in England 4-1. Dravid feels that a proper first-class schedule before the Tests could have helped the Indians.“I benefitted hugely from having proper first-class games. Maybe schedules have changed and things are more complicated, but there is no doubt that a couple of first-class games before any Test tour is only going to help,” he said.Despite the show in England, India do have a problem of plenty with a number of outstanding performers coming through the ranks.“That will be one of the biggest challenges we will face in the future. Opportunities to play in the Indian team are limited and sometimes you could be doing everything right, and still not get selected,” pointed out Dravid.Dravid added that in terms of batting time, [Read More…]

Oct 052018
 
India urged to stop killing innocent Kashmiris

Srinagar, October 05, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL), Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, has urged India to stop killing innocent Kashmiris. Mukhtar Ahmed Waza addressing a public gathering at Damhaal in Islamabad district appealed to the international human rights organizations to play role in stopping the ongoing bloodshed by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir. He said, “It is high time for the world community to intervene and urge New Delhi to resolve the lingering Kashmir dispute according to the will of Kashmiri people.” He urged the UN to take serious steps for settlement of the Kashmir dispute, which posed serious threat to the regional peace. For more information, contact: Kashmir Media Service Phone: +92-51-4435548, +92-51-4435549 Fax: +92-51-4861736 Email: info@kmsnews.org Website: www.kmsnews.org

Sep 262018
 
ICC chief asks Pakistan, India to resolve bilateral cricket issues

DUBAI: India and Pakistan have already met twice in the ongoing Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates, with their previous meeting being in the Champions Trophy final in 2017.But the teams have not met in a bilateral series since the 2008 terror attack in Mumbai, writes international media. International Cricket Council (ICC) president David Richardson has said that the cricket boards of India and Pakistan should resolve their issues on a bilateral basis.The comment came in the backdrop of a case filed by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) against Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for not playing any bilateral cricket with them despite signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which guarantees six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023.The Indian board, however, have claimed that the MoU is not binding on them as PCB did not adhere to some of the clauses mentioned in the document.The hearing in the matter is scheduled to be held at the ICC Headquarters in Dubai from October 1 to October 3.Speaking during Media Day event at the ICC headquarters, Richardson said, “We obviously don’t enjoy the fact that two country boards are in dispute between each other. It is a matter between India and Pakistan. We would like the resumption of ties between the two nations on a bilateral basis.