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 […]
It’s rare for a venue to host back-to-back ODIs these days but when the Sydney Cricket Ground got the opportunity to do just that, there was little that told apart the second ODI from the first. As if to make up for the uncertainties of these extraordinary times we continue to live in. Australia won […]
Earlier, during his stay in the middle, Smith hit 14 boundaries and two sixes while Warner found the fence seven times and cleared it thrice before missing out on what would have been a well-deserved ton, thanks to a fine direct throw from the deep by Shreyas Iyer.
It might be simple enough to surmise that in Kumar’s absence India don’t seem to have enough menace with the new ball, which sets up the tone for ODI innings. However, these numbers aren’t as straightforward. Mohammed Shami, for example, has a better average in the powerplay than Kumar: 34.53 to 38.9. Batsmen have been […]
Australia bowling great Glenn McGrath put it aptly in a media interaction before the series. “Smith, when he is on fire, can score on strange parts of the ground. You can bowl outside off-stump and he whips it to fine-leg. He is harder to tame because of his unorthodox scoring shots whereas with Kohli, you […]
“Very pleased to wrap it up in two wins. No idea about Warner’s fitness. We’ve got to reshuffle it around; I don’t think he’ll (Warner) be available. The way Davey played upfront was unbelievable,” stated Finch after the conclusion of the game.
India had defeated Australia 2-1 the last time they toured Down Under, but this time they face an uphill task to retain the trophy, especially with Kohli set to return home after the Adelaide Test, to be with his wife Anushka Sharma with the first family of Indian cricket expecting the birth of their child […]
Virat Kohli on Sunday overtook his predecessor MS Dhoni in the list of most fours as India ODI captain during the second ODI against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Kohli, whose 89 off 87 went in vain in an unsuccessful chase of 390, struck seven fours to take his tally to 505 as captain […]
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 42nd over by Hardik Pandya and this brought an end to a 136-run stand between Smith and Labuschagne.
Shreyas Iyer and Virat Kohli then retrieved the innings for India as the duo put on runs for the third wicket. But as soon as the hosts started to gain an upper hand, Moises Henriques dismissed Iyer (38) in the 24th over. Virat Kohli was looking all set for his century, but Henriques came up […]