Posts Tagged ‘Suresh Raina’

INDIA BEAT SRILANKA – 3rd TEST

August 7th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

India beat  Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in the third and final test played at P.Sara Oval Stadium. With this win they level the series and have retained the number one spot in Test Cricket in the world. India were hungry to beat Sri Lanka on their ground since August 1994.

Resuming the chase from Friday’s 53 for three, India lost Ishant Sharma for 4 runs in the morning.

Requiring 257 runs to win, the final day belonged exclusively to VVS Luxman who posted 103* scintillating runs off 149 deliveries to ensure victory for India about ten minutes before tea.

VVS Luxman

VVS Luxman

Sachin Tendulkar 54 and Suresh Raina 41*  played a sheet anchor role in ably supporting Luxman, who batted like a cool lion despite his back pain. (more…)

DHONI WEDS SAKSHI

July 5th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   3 Comments »

DEHRADUN: The marriage of one of India’s most eligible bachelor, India’s Cricket Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was solemnised at Dehra Dun Sunday in a private function in the presence of family members and close friends.

The ceremony took place within one day of Dhoni’s engagement to Sakshi Singh Rawat. The couple got married at Vishranti Resort, located in Lower Kandoli village, around 25km from Dehradun. The mahurat was fixed for 8.30 pm.

Sakshi Rawat

Sakshi Rawat

There were harrdly 60 to 80 guests including Bollywood star John Abraham,  cricketers Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina, R.P.Singh and Piyush Chawla.

It was an all-Indian cuisine prepared for the baraat. 

Dhoni,  reportedly wore a midnight blue sherwani rode a mare ‘ghodi’ to the wedding, and the owner of the mare, Ashish, was ecstatic at having the Indian skipper as a client. Said he, “Dhoni asked me the name of the mare at the end of the ride, he gave me Rs 5,001.” Sakshi was reportedly wearing a mehndi/choclate shaded attire and looked graceful.

According to sources, the jaimala ceremony took place at 9.30 pm followed by the pheras at 11pm. Dhoni wore a sehra, said to be priced at Rs 10,000, made by Dehradun’s famous  Charandas, florist, who owns two outlets, one at Paltan Bazaar and the other behind ST. Joseph’s Acadmey. This florist also provided flowers for decoration of the stage. (more…)

CHENNAI WIN FINAL OF 1PL-3

April 26th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

M.S.Dhoni’s shrewd captaincy and clinical approach assured Chennai Super Kings the victory against the formidable Mumbai Indians  in the final of the IPL-3 tournament.

The closing ceremony delayed the toss by more than half an hour at the DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai.   It was MS Dhoni, who won the toss and chose to bat on Sunday. Both the sides played the same XIs that won them the semi-finals. 

Raina’s 57 not out took Chennai Super Kings to a respectable and fighting total of 168 for 5 in the final of IPL-3 played Sunday at the D Y Patil Stadium Mumbai. Sachin, who was doubtful to play because of the stitches in his hand, came down to the toss for the match and the packed Stadium went ecstatic.  (more…)

IPL-3 : CHENNAI ENTER FINAL

April 23rd, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Deccan Chargers had won the last five encounters consecutively and the law of averages finally caught up with them. A fine bowling display by Doug Bollinger enabled Chennai to enter the final of the IPL-3.

MS Dhoni won the toss and opted to bat on Thursday in the Second Semi final between Chennai Super Kings and Deccan Chargers played at the Dr. D.Y.Patil Stadium Mumbai. Dhoni had judged that the pitch would help the pacers now, and would take spin later. But his gamble did not initially work out as his batsmen failed to deliver the goods one after another and went back to the pavilion in quick succession. 

Mathew Hayden and Murli Vijai opened the innings for Chennai and three regulation catches were dropped in the first five overs. Despite this lapse on the apart of Deccan, Chennai were a pathetic 50 for 3 after 8 and and at the half way mark were at 62 for the loss of 3 wickets. (more…)

IPL-3 : CHENNAI BEAT KOLKATTA

April 14th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Kolkatta Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat at the M.A.Chidambaram Stadiium Chennai on Tuesday. Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkatta Knight Riders by nine wickets thanks to the superb bowling performance by R Ashwin who had taken the new ball and wrecked the top batting order of Kolkatta Knight Riders. Ashwin led the attack and took 2 wickets in an over and Kolkatta were wrapped up for 139 for 8 in the alotted 20 overs. 

Chennai Super Kings are a confident lot and are in the hunt for a semi-final place. They beat Kolkatta with more than six overs to spare. Kolkatta were 11 for no loss when Gayle was stumped in trying to loft a six. McCullum was later caught at fine leg off . 

Kolkatta were 17 for 3 and within moments became 19 for 4. Hussey went forward to play Ashwin and Dhoni did the rest in a flash of a second. Hussey could not get his back foot in time inside the crease.  (more…)

IPL-3 : DECCAN BEAT CHENNAI

April 10th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Suresh Raina’s half-century goes in vain as Deccan Chargers beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets. This victory was carved out by the Deccan bowlers who had restricted the Chennai team to just 138 runs

M.S.Dhoni won the toss and opted to bat at the Vidharba Cricket Association Stadium at Nagpur on Saturday. It was a tremendously hot afternoon where the temperature hovered around 41*C. Mathew Hayden and Murli Vijai opened the innings for Chennai and took the score to 41 when Hayden was caught by Gilchrist bowled Harmeet for 19 runs. (more…)

IPL-3 : CHENNAI BEAT MUMBAI

April 7th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Chennai Super Kings won the toss and chose to bat at the M.A.Chidambaram Stadium Chennai on Tuesday. Hayden and Murli Vijai opened the innings and Vijai was bowled by Harbhajan Singh. Mathew Hayden was expected to lead the fireworks but he could not found the boundries repeatedly and was going on with one’s and two’s. However, the runs came  in the fifth over, when Hayden hit  Bravo for ten runs. He later perished after scoring 35 runs. 

Their 50 came in 6.5 overs and  Chennai Super Kings were 53 for 1. Raina played some cuts through the slip cordon but the Mumbai fielding was spot on. Raina hit the first six of the innings but later his possible were converted into singles due to good fielding. He tried another lofted shot but was caught by Dhawan b Bravo and it was 69 – 2.  (more…)

IPL-3 : CHENNAI BEAT MUMBAI

April 7th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Chennai Super Kings won the toss and chose to bat at the M.A.Chidambaram Stadium Chennai on Tuesday. Hayden and Murli Vijai opened the innings and Vijai was bowled by Harbhajan Singh. Mathew Hayden was expected to lead the fireworks but he could not found the boundries repeatedly and was going on with one’s and two’s. However, the runs came  in the next over, when Hayden hit  Bravo for ten runs. He later perished after scoring 35 runs. 

Their 50 came in 6.5 overs and were 53 for 1. Raina played some cuts through the slip cordon but the Mumbai fielding was spot on. Raina hit the first six of the innings but later his possible were converted into singles due to good fielding. He tried another lofted shot but was caught by Dhawan b Bravo and it was 69 – 2.  (more…)

IPL-3: MUMBAI BEAT CHENNAI

March 26th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Sachin powered Mumbai to super win with a superb innings of 72 off 52 balls which ensured an easy win for Mumbai Indians. Mumbai beat Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets. With this win, Mumbai goes to the top of the table. Sachin Tendulkar won the toss and elected to field Thursday at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai in their league match against Chennai Super Kings.

Sachin Tendulkar

Mumbai Indians had made no change in their team from the last encounter of IPL-3, but Chennai Super Kings got a boost by the arrival of their skipper M.S.Dhoni who was nursing a bruised elbow earlier and was fit to play.

For the Chennai Super Kings, Parthiv Patel and M Hayden opened the innings. Patel scored 8 runs and was bowled by McLaren and Hayden contributed 20 runs and was out lbw b Harbhajan Singh. Thereafter Chennai Super Kings did not loose any further wickets and a superb partnership by Suresh Raina and Badrinath of 142 runs saw Chennai Super Kings reach a fighting score of 180 for 2. (more…)

CHENNAI BEAT DELHI IPL-3

March 19th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Chennai Super Kings beat Delhi Daredevils by 5 wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Friday. It was a thrilling encounter in which the crowd witnessed a superb display of batting and splendid catching. Delhi Daredevils won the toss and chose to bat first.

Mathew Hayden

Mathew Hayden

There are many statements made about the glorious uncertainties of cricket but one quote stands true today that ‘catches win matches’. It was three good catches from Chennai’s new stand-in captain, Suresh Raina, and a spectacular effort at the boundary from Justin Kemp, that kept Delhi below the 200 run mark.

Delhi Daredevils scored 185 for 6 and the main contributors to their total were Sehwag 74, Manhas 32 and R.Bhatia 21. In reply thereto, Chennai Super Kings scored 190 for 5 with Hayden 93, Badrinath 14 and Raina remained not-out on 49.  (more…)