Day 4

664dAmol Karhadkar in Pune

Venkatesh Prasad slams 'pathetic' Pune pitch

Moments after Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra called off a match that produced 1443 runs for the loss of 13 wickets without a single first-innings being completed, the UP coach Venkatesh Prasad waged a scathing attack on the pitch

664dAmol Karhadkar in Pune

Chawla makes statement with the bat

After being caned for 233 runs in his return to top-flight cricket, the allrounder made up for it with a blistering century that thwarted Maharashtra's plans of securing a first-innings lead

Day 3

664dAmol Karhadkar in Pune

Raina slams Maharashtra's defensive tactics

Maharashtra's weird tactics against Uttar Pradesh in Pune have drawn the ire of opposition captain Suresh Raina, who minced no words in criticising Dermot Reeve, the newly-appointed Maharashtra coach

664dAmol Karhadkar in Pune

Pune continues to produce lifeless pitches

If the BCCI pulls up state associations for preparing underprepared wickets, it's high time they start doing so with those who come up with paatas that have nothing in them for the bowlers

Day 2

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Jadhav makes first double into a triple ton

"Only once in a practice match did I score about 220 but that was a practice game, so you will have to consider this one as my first double century. All I can hope for is this won't be the last one," Kedar Jadhav said

Day 1

664dAmol Karhadkar in Pune

Jadhav times his ton well

Ignored by the IPL franchises last year, the aggressive batsman hopes his ton in the first match will help him build momentum for the rest of the season

Others

664dInterview by Amol Karhadkar

'I know I am built for Test cricket'

Suresh Raina talks about wanting to prove his Test credentials, his rapport with coach Duncan Fletcher and his friendship with captain MS Dhoni

U. Pradesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st248TM SrivastavaM Dagar
2nd47M KaifTM Srivastava
3rd0SK RainaTM Srivastava
4th56Parvinder SinghTM Srivastava
5th57Parvinder SinghA Alam
6th128A AlamPP Chawla
7th99PP ChawlaB Kumar
8th34Amir KhanB Kumar