The argument that the Indian Premier League is directly responsible for India chasing down a massive target to win their series is flawed. It has more to do with a thinking transformation that Gary Kirsten was the catalyst for, writes RYAN VREDE.
The most immense collective effort helped India chase down a massive target to beat Australia by three wickets and win the series, reports RYAN VREDE.
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.
Mohammed Siraj took a five-for as India bowled Australia out for 294, leaving them to chase 328 to win the series on the final day.
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.
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.
India were 62-2 at stumps after a rain-affected day in Brisbane with a strong bowling performance pegging Australia back.
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.
Marnus Labuschagne scored a century that helped Australia take control of the fourth and final Test of the series against India 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.
Steve Smith has come under fire for seemingly attempting to remove the guard marks of India batsman Rishabh Pant after the tea break.
Tim Paine and Ravi Ashwin had a heated exchange during the Sydney Test match that ended in the wicketkeeper accusing the spinner of being disliked by his teammates.
The final Test of the series between Australia and India will take place at the Gabba in Brisbane after Covid-19 concerns were eased.
Cricket has moved on from symbolic support of anti-racism movements, while racists have shown no lack of appetite to abuse non-white players, writes SA Cricket magazine editor RYAN VREDE.
Ravi Ashwin says India players have experienced racial abuse in their current Test match against Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground.