The final ODI of India's tour of Australia began with Aussies batting first. The Aussies had a disastrous start as Bhuvaneshwar Kumar removed openers Carey(5) and Finch(14) early. Usman Khawaja and Marsh stood for a while before Chahal struck twice to dismiss them both for 34(51) and 39(54) respectively. Handscomb yet again rescued Aussies with his 58(63), but Chahal again ended his knock.
In yesterday’s second ODI against Australia, India had won by 6 wickets, and leveled the series 1-1 with the 299 run chase powered by skipper Virat Kohli's massive century and a patient 50 from Mr cool MS Dhoni. The match had turned out to be a celebration of sorts for Dhoni fans who considered that the match was a perfect reply for Dhoni haters and those who had been telling him to quit.
The second ODI of India's tour of Australia began with Aussies winning the toss and batting first. Aussies had a disastrous start as they lost openers Carey 18(27) and Finch 6(19) early while Jadeja brilliantly ran out Khawaja for 21(23), leaving Aussies reeling at 82/3.
New Delhi sources stated that Shubman Gill, the 2018 U-19 World Cup hero, earned his maiden India call while all-rounder Vijay Shankar was recalled to replace the suspended duo of K.L. Rahul and Hardik Pandya. Reportedly Shankar will join the team before the start of the second One Day International (ODI) in Adelaide and will be a part of the squad for the ODI series in Australia and the tour to New Zealand, Gill has been picked only for the ODI and T20I series in New Zealand.
An 87 year old fan met MS Dhoni, who has come to Australia for the one day International tournament. MS Dhoni possesses a huge fan base across everywhere, who displays their love for him, and Dhoni also shares a special bond with fans. The powerful Indian team recently won the Border Gavaskar test series 2-1, and is next set to play the ODI series.
The first ODI of India's tour of Australia began with Australia winning the toss and opting to bat first, and after India got early advantage by dismissing openers Finch(6) and Carey (24), middle order batsmen Khawaja (59) and Marsh (54) steadied Aussies with a 92 runs partnership.
Accordingly after cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul came under fire for the former’s problematic comments on Koffee with Karan, Hotstar, the platform that streams the talk show, has pulled the episode down from the website. Reportedly the episode, which was aired on January 6, saw Hardik make remarks that were sexist, misogynist and racist.
Young Indian wickets Rishabh pant gained prominence with the recent border Gavaskar trophy where he went on to become the Indian wicket keeper with maximum dismissals in a series and also scoring 350 runs including a blazing 159 unbeaten in the final test.
Indian pacer Hardik Pandya had appeared along with opener KL Rahul in the most popular Hindi talk show koffee with Karan hosted by Karan Johar and in this Karan Johar had roasted both the players with critical questions and had asked a question regarding whether Virat Kohli or Sachin Tendulkar was the best batsman.
Indian wicket keeper Rishabh Pant has made an upward move in the ICC test player rankings. In the just finished Border Gavaskar trophy test series against Australia, which India won 2-1. Rishabh Pant had scored 350 runs playing 7 innings, and his ranking has improved in the ICC test players list.
The popular TV chat show Koffee with Karan, hosted by ace Bollywood director and producer Karan Johar, had two cricketers as guests for the first time, and they happened to be opener KL Rahul and medium pacer Hardik Pandya. Karan's questions invited trouble for Hardik now.
Indian opener KL Rahul and his form has been a matter of concern in the ongoing test series against Australia with his poor batting performance. Being one of the promising batsmen he's now being facing extreme negative comments for his poor footwork.
The 4th and final test of the Border Gavaskar trophy ended with the match getting called off due to consistent rain leading to match ending a draw. The Australian opening batsmen Marcus Harris 2(12)* and Usman Khawaja 4(12)* were earlier not out as Aussies were on 6/0 earlier, after being given a follow-on, trailing by 316 runs.
The fourth day of the final test of India's tour of Australia began with Australia resuming on 236/6, and soon after, Cummins departed scoring 25(44). Starc entered and accompanied Handscomb for a while and the duo again tried delaying the innings end.
The fourth and final test between India and Australia began with Aussies resuming on 24/0, with openers beginning positively before Kuldeep Yadav removed Khawaja for 27(71). Opener Harris and Labuschagne then steadied the team, before Jadeja eliminated Harris for 79(120).