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.
India batsman Rishabh Pant has described his team’s triumph in Australia as a ‘dream’ after he narrowly got the visitors over the line in Brisbane on Tuesday.
The cricketing world was treated to a spectacular finishing in Brisbane on Tuesday. Here’s how social media reacted to India’s heroic victory over Australia.
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.
Great players rarely make great coaches in any sport. Jacques Kallis has an opportunity to prove his worth and should be given the space to do so, writes SA Cricket magazine editor 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 62-run partnership between Jonny Bairstow and Dan Lawrence guided England to a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka, driven by a century from Lahiru Thirimanne, fought hard in their second innings and had England in trouble with just 74 runs needed victory.
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.
A gutsy fightback with the bat by the Indian lower order has presented the visitors with the opportunity of earning a result in the final Test in Brisbane.
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.
India were 62-2 at stumps after a rain-affected day in Brisbane with a strong bowling performance pegging Australia back.
Shan Masood, Haris Sohail and Mohammad Abbas have all been dropped from the Pakistan squad for the Test series against South Africa.