Leicester: The Indian top-order batsmen got much needed batting practice against a below-par Leicestershire attack as they finished the first day of their opening tour match at a comfortable 333 for four here Thursday.
As many as three batsmen went on to complete their half-centuries with comeback man Gautam Gambhir`s 54 being one of the notable contributions.
Shikhar Dhawan (60 retired), Cheteshwar Pujara (57 retired) were also among the runs as opener Murali Vijay (20) and batting mainstay Virat Kohli (29) were the ones to miss out on a scoring opportunity.
Bangalore, June 2 - The following is the scoreboard in the Indian Premier League final between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here Sunday.
Kings XI Punjab:
Sehwag c Gambhir b UT Yadav 7
M Vohra c & b Chawla 67
GJ Bailey b Narine 1
WP Saha not out 115
GJ Maxwell c Morkel b Chawla 0
DA Miller not out 1
Extras (lb 4, w 3, nb 1) 8
Total (4 wickets; 20 overs) 199
Kolkata, May 25 - Having watched with awe Yusuf Pathan's fireworks that enabled his side finish second in the round robin stage of the Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir Saturday admitted he had not see such an innings before.
Pathan (72 of 22 balls) plundered seven massive sixes and five fours as he slammed the fastest IPL fifty to propel the Knight Riders to a four-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad with 34 balls to spare.
New Delhi, March 19 : India discard Gautam Gambhir doesn't see the Indian Premier League as a platform to make his case for a national comeback. The opening batsman has set no deadline for himself but says he will quit the day he is not enjoying the game.
For the present, Gambhir's priority is the upcoming IPL seventh edition and the southpaw says his focus is to do well for Kolkata Knight Riders which he has ably led the last three seasons.
Gambhir has not set himself a deadline even as his seniors Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh maintain they remain good enough to play at the highest level for another three to four years.
Kolkata, April 4 - Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir Wednesday credited his bowlers for restricting the Delhi Daredevils to below par score and allowing his team to start the IPL tournament on a winning note.
"It is always great to start the tournament on a winning note and for the first time in two years we have points on the table straight away. We don't want to be in a position where you are desperate for points. It is a good start and I am happy with the performance," said Gambhir.
New Delhi, March 28 : India's out-of-form opener Gautam Gambhir was all praise for Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Co. for their recent 4-0 whitewash of Australia but said the team's real test will be on overseas tours for them to emerge as a force in world cricket.
The Kolkata Knight Riders captain was dropped for the Australia Test series before being picked for the last Test only to dropped again since he was down with jaundice.
Gurgaon, March 21 : Setting all rumours to the contrary to rest, India opener Gautam Gambhir Thursday confirmed his participation in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Gambhir, who is suffering from mild jaundice, captained the Kolkata Knight Riders to the title last year.
"I am available for the IPL. It's a mild jaundice, hoping to be good in 4-5 days time," Gambhir tweeted.
Mumbai, March 20 : Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders' skipper Gautam Gambhir is likely to miss the first few matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL) due to jaundice.
The opening batsman was in contention to replace the injured Shikhar Dhawan for the fourth and the final Test in Delhi but was ruled out after he was detected with jaundice Tuesday.
New Delhi, Jan 5: With the series already lost, India's misfiring senior players will be looking to strike form in Sunday's third and final ODI against Pakistan before the selectors announce the team for the forthcoming five-match series against England.
The Indian top order has struggled in the series and the spotlight will be on Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina to perform or perish at the Ferozeshah Kotla.
Gautam Gambhir, India's opening batsman is going to have an address in London very soon. As per sources the Delhi batsman is now searching of a house in UK's capital. He is also in touch with some real estate agents there.
Gautam has also accepted the fact and has mentioned that he is looking for a property in UK for a long term. He is also anticipating getting a good house in near future.
He has revealed that London is one of his favorite locations because of its environment and weather. It is really a nice place to stay and the food is even better as well.
Delhi Daredevils skipper Gautam Gambhir and left arm fast bowler Ashish Nehra have come back to India after taking Ayurvedic treatment from Eliyantha White in Sri Lanka for recovering from the injuries sustained during the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL-3).
Gambhir and Nehra had came to Sri Lanka last week for recovering from injuries on the recommendation of their team-mate Tillekeratne Dilshan after they were threatened to miss the whole IPL-3 season due to injury.
Already struggling to come out of the game lost to Mumbai Indians in their third encounter and the hamstring injury to the Skipper Gautam Gambhir, Hayden's Mongoose bat took Delhi Daredevils by a total surprise. His explosive 93 runs knock successfully steered Chennai Super Kings to a five wicket victory.
The Mumbai Indians gave the Delhi Daredevils a nasty blow in the match played in Delhi on Wednesday night. The effect of the blow seems to have doubled by the injury of their regular captain Gautam Gambhir.
According to reports, Gautam Gambhir has pulled his hamstring because of which he remained off the field for the maximum time in the match. Gambhir didn't even come for batting in the last match, which suggests that his injury is quite serious.
Gambhir is more likely to give a miss to the match against the Chennai Superkings, who will also be playing with their new captain Suresh Raina.
Delhi Daredevils led by Gautam Gambhir has won their second consecutive match in the Indian Premier League (IPL-3) after defeating Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets in Ahmadabad on Monday.
Delhi won the toss and elected to field first. Rajasthan scored 141 runs for loss of six wickets in 20 overs. A Jhunjhunwala was the top scorer for Rajasthan who scored unbeaten 53 runs while P Dogra contributed 29 runs with the bat.
M Maharoof, D Nannes, A Mishra and P Sangwan took one wicket each for Delhi.
After Kolkata Knight Rider (KKR) captain Sourav Ganguly, three more skippers including Mumbai Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar, Delhi Daredevils skipper Gautam Gambhir and Kings XI Punjab captain Kumar Sangakkara have been fined $20,000 each for slow over-rate.
The Indian Premier League (IPL-3) officials said that Sachin has been fined after his team failed to their 20 overs in the allotted time against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday. The source added that Mumbai was two over short in the legal time and Sachin has been fined as per the IPL's Code of Conduct.
Displacing fellow opener, good friend and his Delhi daredevil team mate Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag has climbed up the ladder to make it to the no. 1 spot on the ICC test cricket rankings. He scored a brisk 165 in the Kolkata Test sending the South African bowlers in disarray. India also won that test later on to stay on the top test team and get a reward of $1, 75,000 on April 1. Before the Kolkata test he scored a 109 in Nagpur but was in vain as India eventually lost the match.
In contrast to Sachin Tendulkar, who completed his 44th Test ton in Chittagong, Gautam Gambhir’s nine tons are not a statistician’s delight. But then, eight of them have come in the last 10 Tests he has played since October 2008. Better still, Wednesday’s was his fifth ton in five Tests since April 2009 and is one short of Sir Don Bradman’s six-in-six.
“I never play for records, they put pressure on me. So, I did not think of Bradman’s record and I won’t think about it while playing the next match. I’m looking forward to performing against South Africa,” he said.
Gambhir’s amazing consistency not only won him the ICC Test Player-of-the-Year award last year, it also secured his berth in the team.
The first day of India’s test match against Bangladesh at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong remained in the name of Indian players especially openers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir for their robust performance.
Sewag and Gambhir were undefeated at 38 and 22 giving a solid start to India. Earlier, Bangladesh team won the toss putting India in for taking on Bangladesh team at its home turf. The match started one and half hour late due to unfavorable weather conditions due to intensive fog and bad light.
New Delhi, Dec 29 : India's opening batsman Gautam Gambhir Tuesday said that match referee Alan Hurst took the right decision in calling off the fifth ODI against Sri Lanka as the Ferozeshah Kotla track was in no way fit for playing.
"The match referee's decision was correct, as the Kotla pitch was not ideal for an ODI match. I don't want to say much as the world has already seen what happened that day," said Gambhir.
Gambhir's comments came after Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) vice-president Chetan Chauhan said the Sri Lankan team didn't want to play on the track.
Kolkata, Dec 25 : On a high after bagging the man of the match award in the one day game against Sri Lanka with an unconquered 150, opening bat Gautam Gambhir Thursday said this was the first time he has finished off a game for India.
"This is the first time I have finished off the game for India. Once I got into the middle, I wanted to play a big innings and finish it. Luckily I was the one who finished it," said Gambhir.
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