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MP v Mumbai, Ranji Trophy quarter-final, Indore, 2nd day

Kaustubh Pawar turns the tables on MP

Jan 3, 2012: Kaustubh Pawar rescued Mumbai from a precarious position with a fiercely-determined century and along with the lower order, all but batted Madhya Pradesh out of the Ranji Trophy

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Madhya Pradesh v Mumbai, Ranji Trophy quarter-final, Indore

Why so defensive, Mumbai?

Jan 2, 2012: Madhya Pradesh's last pair was at the crease when the Mumbai captain Wasim Jaffer pushed back seven fielders to the deep. It set the tone for a day when Mumbai just refused to take charge.

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Madhya Pradesh v Mumbai, Ranji Trophy quarter-final, Indore

MP rally after timid batting effort

Jan 2, 2012: Madhya Pradesh's fast bowlers fought back with relentless discipline, after their batsmen displayed poor application against an average attack, on a wicket that demanded it

The Report by Abhishek Purohit at the Holkar Cricket Stadium

MP v Mumbai, Ranji Trophy quarter-final, Indore

Madhya Pradesh banking on seamers

Jan 1, 2012: While Mumbai's depleted attack might not seem threatening, they have the pedigree of Dhawal Kulkarni and Ramesh Powar to test MP, who are banking on TP Sudhindra and Ishwar Pandey to make inroads

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MP v Mumbai, Ranji Trophy quarter-final, Indore

'The balance has been missing' - Jaffer

Jan 1, 2012: The Mumbai side that will face Madhya Pradesh is almost unrecognisable from the team that played Rajasthan last year, due to injuries and unavailability of players

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MP v Mumbai, Ranji Trophy Elite, 3rd quarter-final, Indore

Off-season preparation the reason for MP's rise

Jan 1, 2012: The lack of star players and professional signings has actually worked in Madhya Pradesh's favour this season. They've also shown the resilience to progress after a disastrous season opener

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Mumbai v Punjab, Ranji Trophy Elite, Mumbai, 4th day

Depleted Mumbai demolish Punjab to top group

Dec 24, 2011: Ankeet Chavan took four wickets as nine-man Mumbai routed Punjab by nine-wickets to top Group A

The Report by Abhishek Purohit at the Wankhede

Mumbai v Punjab, Ranji Trophy Elite, Mumbai, 3rd day

Lower order helps depleted Mumbai hold edge

Dec 23, 2011: Ramesh Powar and Ankeet Chavan nearly ended Punjab's Ranji Trophy season with feisty lower-order batting and almost ensured that nine-man Mumbai would top Group A

The Report by Abhishek Purohit at the Wankhede

Mumbai v Punjab, Ranji Trophy Elite, Mumbai, 2nd day

Jaffer breaks record, gives Mumbai lead

Dec 22, 2011: Wasim Jaffer became the highest run-scorer in the Ranji Trophy and, along with Suryakumar Yadav, steered Mumbai past Punjab's first-innings total during a typically elegant knock

The Report by Abhishek Purohit at the Wankhede

Mumbai v Punjab , Ranji Trophy Elite, Mumbai, 2nd day

Jaffer breaks Ranji run record

Dec 22, 2011: Wasim Jaffer overtook Amol Muzumdar to become the highest run-getter in Ranji Trophy history

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Mumbai v Punjab, Ranji Trophy Elite, Mumbai, 1st day

Sandhu dashes Punjab's knockout hopes

Dec 21, 2011: Thirty-one years after his namesake took five wickets on first-class debut, Balwinder Sandhu repeated the feat and dealt a blow to Punjab's hopes of securing a quarter-final berth

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Bangladesh v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 1st day

Acrobatics from Akmal

Dec 17, 2011: ESPNCricinfo presents Plays of the Day from the first day in Mirpur

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Bangladesh v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 1st day

Shakib, Nafees rescue Bangladesh

Dec 17, 2011: Shahriar Nafees and Shakib Al Hasan batted for almost two sessions to rescue Bangladesh from what had looked set to be yet another low total, after Aizaz Cheema had reduced them to 43 for 4 in helpful morning conditions

The Report by Abhishek Purohit

Ranji Trophy 2011-12, 3rd round

Tricky Kotla and an outrageous injury

Nov 22, 2011: ESPNcricinfo looks at the highlights of the third round of the Ranji Trophy 2011-12

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Dubai

Afridi's return sets up appetising opener

Nov 10, 2011: ESPNcricinfo previews the first ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Dubai

The Preview by Abhishek Purohit

Zimbabwe v New Zealand, only Test, Bulawayo, 2nd day

Zimbabwe steady in reply to NZ's 426

Nov 2, 2011: Zimbabwe ran through the lower half of the New Zealand batting, limiting the damage that Daniel Vettori and Dean Brownlie threatened to do in a brisk sixth-wicket partnership revived the stalled innings

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Zimbabwe v New Zealand, only Test, Bulawayo, 1st day

Guptill, Taylor put NZ in control on flat pitch

Nov 1, 2011: New Zealand's batsmen had the opportunity to dominate Zimbabwe on a lifeless Bulawayo surface but a cautious approach against restricting lines and fielders in run-saving positions limited their day to a good one

The Report by Abhishek Purohit

India v England, 4th ODI, Mumbai

India canter to another comprehensive win

Oct 23, 2011: England's weakness against spin cost them for the third time in the series as they unravelled from a strong position to post an underwhelming total on a slow turning pitch

The Report by Abhishek Purohit

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 5th day

Sangakkara, Prasanna Jayawardene earn draw for SL

Oct 22, 2011: Kumar Sangakkara and Prasanna Jayawardene defied Pakistan for six hours, batting almost till tea on the final day to earn a draw for Sri Lanka

The Report by Abhishek Purohit

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Pakistan thwarted by Sangakkara, dropped chances

Oct 21, 2011: Five dropped catches and four wickets summed up a profligate day for Pakistan on which their bowlers toiled to create numerous chances only for their fielders - led by Mohammad Hafeez - to spill them

The Report by Abhishek Purohit
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