The duo went on to form a partnership of 142 runs and it was Mohammad Shami who finally ended Finch`s (60) stint at the crease in the 23rd over. Soon after, Warner (83) was also sent back to the pavilion via a run-out in the 26th over, and this reduced Australia to 156/2.
“Sometimes it happens, catches get dropped. I can’t say the exact problem. But when I have fielded in Australia, when the ball travels with the crowd in the background, it becomes a bit difficult to spot. And we are playing in front of crowds after a long time, so it is I think slightly difficult […]
That’s not a surprise. England opt for the same formula where they back themselves to chase the target. It mostly works in this format. They are unchanged too. South Africa have included Anrich Nortje and it will be interesting to see if he can recreate the magic alongside Rabada that we all witnessed in the […]
Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith got together at the crease and the duo ensured that the side does not more wickets in a cluster. Smith brought up his century in the 41st over of the innings. This was Smith’s second consecutive century against India. However, Smith (104) was sent back to the pavilion in the […]
Earlier, Australia posted a mammoth 389/4 on the board. Steve Smith scored his second successive ton (104 off 64 balls; 4×14, 6×2) in the game as the Indian bowlers were thrashed all across the SCG. Glenn Maxwell launched the fireworks at the death, playing a rapid-fire knock off 63* from just 29 balls.
Warner had earlier scored a brilliant 83 (off 77 balls; 4×7, 6×3) engaging in a formidable 142-run opening stand alongside skipper Aaron Finch as Australia posted a mammoth 389/4 on the board. Steve Smith scored his second successive ton (104 off 64 balls; 4×14, 6×2) in the game as the Indian bowlers were thrashed all […]
“There are probably two sides to Virat, one is the captaincy part and the other is the batting part. Who is going to bat in place of Virat. KL Rahul is very talented, there is no doubt about it. I think he is experienced, playing in these conditions before. He can do it,” Clarke said […]
‘Given the number of injuries @SunRisers had, this has been an impressive season to say the least. Of all the things they can be proud of,’ Ian Bishop, one of the West Indies’s fine fast bowlers, tweeted, ‘T Natarajan’s full season must sure be at the top of the list.
Jofra Archer again proved miserly in the powerplay with tight bowling and Ben Stokes recovered from an initial fumble to run out George Linde for 29, ending a 44-run sixth-wicket partnership with Rassie van der Dussen that had given some respectability to the South African tally.
The match also represented something of a happy homecoming for Malan. While he was born in Surrey, he was brought up and schooled in Paarl. He made his debut in first-class and List A cricket on this very ground in 2006 and his parents still live in the area.