Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni produced another chasing masterclass with his third consecutive half century as the visitors defeated Australia by 7 wickets in the third and final One-day International at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and registered their first ever bilateral series win Down Under.
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India will be eyeing their maiden bilateral one day series win on Australian soil when they take on the hosts in the third and final ODI at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.
The Men in Blue suffered a minor hiccup in the first ODI in Sydney but came back strongly to win the second one by 6 wickets in Adelaide, primarily thanks to fine contributions from skipper Virat Kohli, who notched up his 39th hundred, and veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who scored his second consecutive 50+ score of the series. Continue reading “India vs Australia Melbourne Third ODI Match Preview January 18 2019 MCG”
With just under six months left to go for the World Cup, Team India will be looking to get their bowling combinations in place ahead of their tournament opener against South Africa at the Rose Bowl.
To begin with, let’s take a look at the pacers India took to the last World Cup. Their pace attack then comprised of Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami as their primary pacers, with Stuart Binny and Bhuvneshwar Kumar also providing options in the 15 man squad. Yadav, Sharma and Shami were India’s first choice trio in all bar one game against the UAE, which saw Kumar play ahead of the Moradabad pacer. Continue reading “India’s Pace attack for 2019 World Cup- A look at India’s options for CWC 2019”
Virat Kohli scored a brilliant century, his 39th in ODI’s, as India defeated Australia by 6 wickets at Adelaide on Tuesday to set up a winner takes all clash in Melbourne later this week. Continue reading “India vs Australia Adelaide Second ODI Match Report Adelaide January 15 2019”
India after winning the test series against Australia, suffered an early jolt as they went down by 34 runs despite Rohit Sharma’s magnificent century in the first one dayer at Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday. Continue reading “India vs Australia Adelaide Second ODI Match Preview-2019”
Rohit Sharma’s classy knock of 133 runs went in vain as Australia drew first blood in the ODI series by defeating India by 34 runs at Sydney on Saturday. The visitors had won only two of their previous 16 ODI’s at this venue against Australia and their poor record continued as Jhye Richardson inspired the hosts to victory in front of 38,000 odd fans at the SCG. Continue reading “India vs Australia Sydney First ODI Match Report January 12 2019”
Zubayr Hamza scored an assured 41 on test debut for South Africa but the hosts squandered their advantage in a frenetic last session that saw them lose 7 wickets for 33 runs after being 229/3 at one stage on the opening day of the third test at the Wanderers.
Stand in skipper Dean Elgar won the toss and opted to bat first. The Proteas made only one change, with Hamza coming in for suspended regular captain Faf du Plessis. Pakistan however made three of them, with Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf and Hasan Ali coming in for Fakhar Zaman, Yasir Shah and Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Elgar was the first to go, edging an Abbas delivery to the keeper for just 5. His opening partner Aiden Markram, surprisingly dropped from the South Africa ODI squad against Pakistan, was impressive, hitting fours at will as Amla and he took control of the game. Just as it had been in Cape Town, Markram looked good for a century but fell at an inopportune moment. On 90, he attempted to flick an Ashraf delivery down the leg side, only for Sarfaraz Ahmed to take a good catch. Continue reading “Zubayr Hamza impressive on Proteas debut but South Africa squander advantage at Wanderers- Day 1 Report”
After a fine test series win, India will turn their attention to the 50 over format when they lock horns with Australia in the first one day international at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.
The two teams have played in 16 ODIs at the SCG, with Australia winning 13 of them and India two. Despite the visitors’ inferior record at the venue, it’s them, and not the hosts who will start favourites. India won the most recent ODI (in 2016) where they chased down a target of 331 runs with 2 balls to spare. Continue reading “India vs Australia First ODI Match Preview 2019- Hosts to play in retro kit”
Here is the 13 man roster announced by Australia’s selectors to do duty for the national team feature in the two test matches against Sri Lanka beginning January 24.
Stung by the poor performances of several players in the recent 2-1 loss to India (their first ever loss at home in the test format to the nation), the selectors have wielded the axe, with the likes of Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, his brother Mitchell, and Peter Handscomb all shown the door.
There is a maiden call up to the national squad for talented youngster Will Pucovski. The 20 year old has always been regarded as one for the future, despite his limited first class experience, but recently took a break from the game owing to mental health issues.
Joining Pucowski in the national squad are the Queensland pair of Joe Burns and Matt Renshaw. The bowling united has however remained unchanged, with Peter Siddle also retaining his spot in the squad.
The first of the two test matches will be played at Brisbane (Jan 24-28), with the other to be played in the Australian capital city of Canberra (Feb 1-5). Neither venue hosted a test during India’s tour Down Under. Continue reading “Australia’s Test Squad against Sri Lanka 2019- Will Pucovski Receives Maiden Test Call Up”
Here is Team India’s one day record against Australia at Sydney, where the two sides will square off against each other in the first of the three one day international to be played on 12 January.
India registered their first ever test series win over Australia earlier this week and will be looking to replicate their performance in the shorter format of the game. India have never won a bilateral ODI series in Australia (not counting a Tri Series win) in their history, and will certainly fancy their chances. Given the ODI form of both teams since the last World Cup, the visitors have a great chance at making another piece of history.
Out of the 16 games played so far between them in the New South Welsh capital, Australia have won 13, with one game producing no result and two going the way of the visitors. Continue reading “India’s ODI Record at SCG against Australia- How many games have India won?”