Highlights of day three of the first Test match between Australia and India in Adelaide, as India begin to take command of the Test.
Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah backs Ravi Ashwin to put the ball in the right spots in the fourth innings and praises Cheteshwar Pujara’s patience and maturity with bat in hand.
Australia’s Travis Head praises India’s Cheteshwar Pujara’s approach on the Adelaide wicket in the first innings, citing it as the perfect blueprint on the tricky surface.
India’s No 3 batsman, Cheteshwar Pujara, reviews his fantastic combative maiden century in Australia that spared his country’s blushes after a disastrous start in their first innings, and how the top order could have played better during the first Test in Adelaide.
Mitchell Starc reflects on the brilliant bowling performance by Australia’s frontline bowlers, and the stunning catch by Usman Khawaja, reducing India to 250-9 at stumps on the first day of the first Test in Adelaide.
Indian captain Virat Kohli has called on the Indian batters to step up against a dangerous Australian bowling attack, after declaring that Australia will not be vulnerable in the upcoming Test series.
A drastic improvement in the batting performance should still be the desired outcome for the Proteas despite the comprehensive victory in Perth, writes KHALID MOHIDIN.
Ben McDermott has been added to Australia’s ODI squad as cover for the recovering Shaun Marsh ahead of the second ODI against the Proteas in Adelaide on Friday according to ESPNcricinfo.
England were in command early on day one, but Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb battled hard to revive Australia’s first innings in Adelaide.
The fixtures for the 2017-18 Ashes have been released, with the second Test in Adelaide set to host the first day-night Ashes Test.
An early collapse by the Proteas left Australia with an undemanding target of 127 to wrap up the day-night Test in Adelaide by seven wickets.
Australia went in for their tea and sandwiches needing just 100 runs, with all wickets standing, for victory over the Proteas in the third Test.
The Proteas resistance lasted just 16 overs as they were bowled out for 250 in the first session of the fourth day at Adelaide.
The Proteas will have to take heart their performance in Adelaide four years ago if they are to save the third Test against Australia.
Stephen Cook scrapped his way to 81 as he helped the Proteas to 194-6 to take a slender 70-run lead through to day four.