Cricket is a gentleman’s game … or should we say was? With all the sledging, fights, ball-tampering, cheating and match-fixing going on, the game has indeed moved to a much darker place.
On this day in 2015, AB de Villiers smashed the fastest ODI century in history – off just 31 deliveries.
Australia entered day four looking to press on to build a big lead, but five wickets to Mohammed Siraj and four for Shardul Thakur pegged the home side back, with Steve Smith the only player passing 50, setting up an epic day-five finish.
A 123-run partnership between Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur saw India bowled out just 33 runs short of Australia’s first innings, with Josh Hazlewood claiming a five-wicket haul, before Australia’s openers extended their lead to 54 by stumps on day three.
Joe Root scored 228 as England were bowled out for 421 before Sri Lanka reached 156-2 at the end of day three in Galle.
India reached 2-62 in reply to Australia’s 369 at the Gabba before the rain arrived, frustrating the Australia hunt for wickets on day two.
Marnus Labuschange’s century was the highlight for the hosts, while India’s rookie bowling attack took up the fight to Australia on day one of the fourth Test in Brisbane.
India claimed a famous draw as Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin defied Australia’s bowlers for the entire final session, after Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara laid the platform earlier in the day.
Cameron Green posted his highest Test score and Steve Smith impressed again before Australia removed both openers as India look to stave off defeat in the third Test at the SCG.
Watch Shane Warne and Andrew Symonds rip into Marnus Labuschagne for his quirky mannerisms.
Three run-outs and another excellent Australian bowling performance gave Australia the upper hand over India heading into day four of the third Test.
All the wickets to fall today in England’s inter-squad warm-up game in preparation for their series against Sri Lanka.
Catch up with what happened on day two of the third Test between Australia and India at the SCG.
Australia ended a rain-shortened day one of the third Test against India on 166-2. Here are all the highlights:
Take a look at how Twitter reacted after India were dismissed for only 36 runs in their second innings of the first Test against Australia.