Statistical highlights on the first day of the third cricket Test between India and Australia.
Statistical highlights of the World Cup quarterfinal match between India and Australia.
The Goa Cricket Association today promised to refund ticket-holders if the third and final one-dayer between India and Australia is washed out here on Sunday.
With sun shining brightly in this coastal Andhra Pradesh city, the second ODI between India and Oz promises to entertain the crowd.
The first one-dayer between India and Australia was called off without a ball being bowled due to heavy rain.
India would be without senior stars such as Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Ghambir.
Heavy rains in Kochi is causing concern about the fate of the India-Australia first ODI on October 17.
Ponting has taken the blame for his team’s humiliating 2-0 Test series defeat to India, saying he should have scored more runs.
India would try to get North early out to restrict Australia to a moderate first innings score, said opener Virender Sehwag.
Australian batsman Mike Hussey has expressed concern over the number of injured players and said they are trying to recover as best as they can.
Mike Hussey has said that the inexperienced players in his country’s 15-man squad are taking maximum advantage of net sessions in Indian conditions to earn a place in the final eleven for the second Test in Bangalore.
India are 110 for two, still 318 runs behind the Australian first innings total at stumps on second day of the first Test.
Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Paine praised Virender Sehwag and said when in form, at times he is frustrating for the opponent bowlers.
An on-field showdown between Ponting and Zaheer Khan prompted the match referee to summon the Indian pacer after the end of play.
Despite losing speedster Ishant Sharma to a knee injury, Pragyan Ojha praised Zaheer Khan for bringing India back into the game and restricting Australia.
Shane Watson, who struck a brilliant century, said the visitors will need a big partnership on Saturday to put the pressure back on the hosts.
Ishant Sharma left the field after bowling 7.4 overs after sustaining a hamstring injury and was sent for an MRI.
Allan Border hopes that India-Oz series will signify the beginning of the sport’s road to recovery after recent problems.
Ricky Ponting and Shane Watson have described the tour of India as an opportunity for the rookies to shape Australia’s future cricketing culture.
Australian batsmen Simon Katich and Michael Clarke are likely to take on spinners role along with Nathan Hauritz when they play against India.
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