The first ODI between Australia and India on Friday went beyond the scheduled close by almost over an hour -- the match was supposed to end at 10.15 p.m. local time, but the final ball was delivered at 11.10 p.m. The game went on for about eight-and-a-half hours.
India might have lost the first match against Australia by a margin of 66 runs, but there were a few notable performances from the camp. Once again India would bank of these players to deliver and perhaps hope to win a match. Cricketnext takes a look at the players from both the camps who could make a difference in the match -
Former Pakistan big-hitting cricketer Shahid Afridi turned back years as he clobbered 58 off 23 balls in a Lanka Premier League game. Afridi's knock for Galle Gladiators consisted of three fours and six sixes against a Jaffna Stallions' pace attack that comprised South African internationals Duanne Olivier and Kyle Abbott, and Sri Lankan internationals Thisara Perera and Binura Fernando.
Former India opener Gautam Gambhir feels Virat Kohli's team will keep facing the problem of imbalance till it finds a suitable replacement for a half-fit Hardik Pandya as his nearest competitor Vijay Shankar is not of same level.
India cricket team players have been fined 20 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against Australia in the first One-day International (ODI) in Sydney on Friday. David Boon of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after Virat Kohli's side was ruled to be one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.
The 1st ODI match between Australia and India has started a meme fest on Twitter. This took place after Glenn Maxwell played exceedingly well in the outing against India. Glenns performance in the 2020 edition of Indian Premier League was not up to the mark. He was a part of the Kings XI Punjab team and could only manage to score 108 runs in 13 matches for the franchise. His bowling too had been unimpressive in the entire IPL tournament. He bowled for 21 overs in the tournament and could only ta
It was a miserable start for the Indians to the series Down Under, as they lost the opening ODI to Australia by a margin of 66 runs. They were set a target of 375 runs, that was well beyond India's reach. There were a lot of misfields and a few dropped chances, that could have been vital for the team's chances. Spinner Harbhajan Singh believes that India played well in patches and were sloppy in the field.
Star international Twenty20 player and Hobart Hurricanes import Sandeep Lamichhane has tested positive for COVID-19 less than two weeks before the Big Bash League begins. The 20-year-old legspinner on Saturday confirmed he had the coronavirus, saying on social media that it was his sincere duty to tell you all that I have been tested positive for COVID-19. I had some body aches since Wednesday. But my health is improving a little bit now.
Royal Challengers Bangalore wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel has said his IPL captain Parthiv Patel was 'defensive' in taking decisions, but stressed he wasn't the only one to be blamed for the franchise's poor show in the tournament over the years.
Englands Jonny Bairstow believes he can play a role anywhere amongst their top six batsmen after a magnificent match-winning performance in a five-wicket victory over South Africa in the first Twenty20 International at Newlands on Friday.
Englands Jonny Bairstow bludgeoned a brilliant unbeaten 86 from 48 balls as the tourists chased down 180 to beat South Africa by five wickets with four balls to spare on a slow wicket in the first Twenty20 International at Newlands on Friday.
Phillip Hughes of Australia was hit in the neck by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield Match between South Australia and New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). He fell to the ground and never regained consciousness.
India skipper Virat Kohli lamented the lack of a sixth bowling option as India conceded 374 runs, before succumbing to a 66-run defeat to Australia in the first ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday. Unfortunately, Hardik is not fit enough to bowl, and we don't have other allround options to pick from either, someone like Stoinis or Maxwell, said Kohli.
Paceman Lockie Ferguson unleashed a devastating five-wicket barrage as New Zealand downed the West Indies in a roller coaster Twenty20 series opener in Auckland on Friday. The match -- the first international cricket played in New Zealand for almost nine months -- produced a nail-biting finale as the Black Caps reached 179-5 in the final over after being set a target of 176.
A leading cricket umpire of Australia was fined 5000 AUD after he argued his sons dismissal in an under-13 game. Gerard Abood, who is a member of Cricket Australias panel, was sanctioned by the body on Thursday for questioning a decision that saw his son getting run out for 98 runs on the final delivery of the innings of a match held on November 15 in Sydney.
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has taken a swipe at New Zealand Cricket (NZC) over the deportation threat to the Pakistan cricket team. Six members of Pakistan cricket team, who are on a tour of New Zealand, have tested positive for COVID-19. In view of the situation, New Zealands Ministry of Health has warned the Pakistan team that they will be sent back home if they dont follow Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Former cricketer and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar is back in the commentary box and seems quite excited about it. On Friday, ahead of Indias first ODI match against Australia in Sydney, he posted a picture of him wearing his old jersey from the 1992 World Cup, when coloured jerseys were worn for the first time in an ICC tournament. This year team India is wearing a similar navy blue jersey having multi-coloured stripes around the shoulder, only with different logos of sponsors.
Indian cricketer Suresh Raina is celebrating his 34th birthday in Maldives with his family. Sharing pictures from his trip to Maldives on Instagram, the cricketer can be seen sitting in a pool with his wife Priyanka Chaudhary Raina and their daughter Gracia. In one of the pictures, we can see that there is a delicious breakfast spread in front of them. A close-up picture shows the lavish breakfast in the pool with veggies, fruits and other healthy breakfast items.
Former India cricketer Suresh Raina who represented India in 226 ODIs, 78 T20Is and 18 Tests turns 34 today. Over an international career spanning over 13 years, the aggressive left-handed batsman has made significant contributions in team Indias campaigns. He announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket in August this year.
As the first ODI between India and Australia got underway, the play was interrupted for a while as two protesters made their way to the field before being escorted out. One of those invaders held a placard denouncing Adani Group's coal project in Australia. The incident happened when Navdeep Saini was getting ready to bowl sixth over the innings.
Twelve years after the deadly 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, the memories still haunt Indians. On November 26, 2020, ten terrorists of Pakistan-based outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba carried out a series of shooting and blasts across the city which left at least 166 people dead and more than 300 wounded.
India vs Australia 2020, Live Cricket Score of 1st ODI Match: India return to international arena after a huge gap and look to set the tone for a long tour. Australia are on a high after winning the series against England in England prior to the IPL.
India skipper Virat Kohli, who is in Australia for his fifth tour with the Indian team over the last decade, said on Thursday that the 2014-15 tour of Down Under holds significance for him as it revealed a lot to him about his own game and took his confidence to a new level.
India will clash with Australia in the series opener at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on the 27th of November. While most of the positions in the XI select themselves, there are a few slots still up for grabs and a few other permutations and combinations to look into depending on form, conditions, team balance and opposition.