Steve Waugh News
The term ‘Mankading’ came into existence for the first time when legendary Indian all-rounder Vinod Mankad dismissed an Australian batsman Bill Brown during a Test match in 1947. If a player leaves the field for more than 15 minutes, he won’t be allowed to bat/bowl for that much amount of time in the next innings of the game. Former Australian skipper Steve Waugh was famously out handling the ball in the 2001 series against India.
Under Kohli's captaincy, India became the first Asian side to defeat Australia in a Test series Down Under in 2018-19. India and Australia are slated to play four-match Test series, beginning December 17 at the Adelaide Oval. Australia will be boosting with confidence due to the return of their former skipper Steve Smith and former vice-captain David Warner.
The 48-year-old achieved the feat on the second day of the opening Test of the two-match Test series between Australia and Zimbabwe in 2003. Matthew Hayden finished his incredible innings at 380 off 437 balls--which was the highest individual Test score of that time. His knock was also decorated with 38 boundaries and 11 sixes. Hayden's record was broken by Brian Lara a year later during West Indies' Test match against England.
A video of a three-year kid from Muchipara in Kolkata's Behala area playing some exquisite cricketing shots had created a storm on social media a few months back. The boy, who went viral on social media, was seen wearing diapers and a pair of gloves as he played some straight drives and cover drives with his plastic bat.
Waugh said that while the performance alone is extraordinary, the fact that this is Smith's first Test series in 16 months after his fall from grace in the 2018 Newlands ball-tampering scandal that led to him losing the Australian captaincy and being slapped with a one year ban by Cricket Australia makes it all the more incredible.