Rajesh Pansare is a member of the Mumbai sports desk and writes on football and motor sport.
Articles by Rajesh Pansare
Madhya Pradesh finish Day 3 of Ranji final on 368/3, just six runs shy of Mumbai’s first-innings total.
- The batter contributes 94 of the 126 runs scored by Mumbai on Day 2
- Mumbai seemed well-placed after an 87-run opening stand but MP bowlers fought back
- Prithvi Shaw-led Mumbai are looking to extend their record 41 wins but will be wary of a team that has punched above its weight under a canny coach
- When MP face Mumbai, it will the fifth time in last six seasons that a team coached by the former India and Mumbai wicketkeeper-batter will be playing in the final.
Mumbai continue relentless march to Ranji final while MP have the edge against Manoj Tiwary and Co.
- Young Mumbai batter is on a roll with back-to-back centuries in the knockout phase of the Ranji Trophy.
- Both semi-finals hang in the balance as day one proved to be a good contest between bat and ball.
- The Mumbai batter, once ultra-aggressive but now a smart reader of the situation, has emerged an India contender due to his series of big scores and temperament
Scores fifth highest score by a first-class debutant, helps Mumbai take control of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final against Uttarakhand at Alur-2 ground near Bengaluru
Players are busy polishing their game for first-class cricket as the Ranji Trophy knockouts start in Bengaluru barely 10 days after the T20 league ended
- Hard-hitting batter Sarfaraz Khan is already set in the Mumbai Ranji team while younger will also be in the squad for the knockouts starting on June 6.
- Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc has made far too mistakes in the first six races of this season and the Dutch reigning champion has punished him
Mumbai Indians’ good start and a late Tim David innings raised hopes but Sunrisers Hyderabad managed to clinch a narrow win at the Wankhede Stadium
- The wicket-keeper was unbeaten on 67 as he guided the chase of table-toppers Gujarat Titans, who had already sealed a playoff spot, after restricting CSK to 133 at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
- Opening partnership reflect a team’s performance in T20 and this IPL season is no exception. But each pair and individual find a different way to set the innings up for the team
- Benched after one game in this IPL, the New Zealand batter took a break to get married, and has since struck three consecutive half-centuries in a late revival by the defending champions
- Chennai Super Kings only have slim hopes of reaching the play-offs, but have found form late in the IPL after amassing 208 at DY Patil Stadium on Sunday
- Opener hits unbeaten 92 off 58 balls to help Delhi register a 21-run win and jump to fifth spot in the points table.
The seasoned batter hit his third fifty of this IPL to help beat Rajasthan Royals and register Mumbai Indians’ first win of this season
- The batter scored 51 and Tilak Varma made 35 as the five-time winners chased down Rajasthan Royals’ model total of 158/6, winning by five wickets at DY Patil Stadium
- The finisher for India and in IPL before his back injury, ha has reinvented himself as an enforcer up the order for Gujarat Titans.
- KKR all-rounder took four wickets in the 20th over and hit 48, but had too much to do as Titans, led by skipper Hardik Pandya’s 67, squeeze an eight-run win
- Opener’s 116, his third century of the season, helps Royals notch up a 15-run victory.
- The ever-innovative IPL teams have focused on going hard in the middle-overs - 7 to 16 - be it with the bat or ball
- The India pacer has led the attack of former IPL champions Sunrisers Hyderabad, who are fourth in the points table and in a good position to challenge for a playoffs spot
- Fiery Umran Malik snaps up 4/28, three of them in the final over, a maiden while Bhuvneshwar took 3/22 in Hyderabad’s seven-wicket win over Punjab Kings
- Gujarat skipper scores at a rate of over 150 for the first time this season.
- This is the kind of impact Dhoni has on the youngsters, says former Mumbai coach.
- The wrist spinner took four wickets, three of them in the 16th over, after fifties from the openers had helped Capital score 215/5. DC won by 44 runs at Brabourne stadium.