So assuring was the 32 run partnership that the Australians agreed to a draw with 4 overs still to be bowled.Again the Australian side was perhaps too conservative as history would have told them that in 2008 India had once lost 3 wickets in the final over by Michael Clarke to lose a test match. Steve Smith does not seem to be like Michael Clarke !
Day 4 of the Melbourne Test between India and Australia saw the Indian tail fold 15 minutes after the start of play, leaving the visitors trailing the Australian 1st innings total of 530 by 65 runs inspite of the superb efforts from Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli on Day 3. Indian bowlers, however, kept things
India put up a stirring performance with the bat on Day 3 of the third test versus Australia. Virat Kohli struck his third ton of the series as he scored a sublime 169 off 272 balls. He was involved in a 262-run stand with Ajinkya Rahane, who scored an equally impressive 147 from 171 balls.
India’s ace left arm spin bowler , Pragyan Ohja has been banned from bowling after tests indicated that his action was not legitimate.There were whispers about his action and possibly this was the cause for his exclusion from the Test team. After a request by Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), Ojha’s action was tested at the
The second day’s play between India and Australia in the 3rd Test match at Melbourne saw Australia bagging the advantage after scoring a mammoth first innings total of 530. Aussie skipper Steve Smith rose to the occasion yet again as he became the first Australian to score two centuries in his first two matches as
The first day’s play between India vs Australia in the 3rd Test match, which is also the traditional Boxing Day Test, at Melbourne saw both teams fight hard to gain the upper hand. The Indian bowlers stepped up to the mark with a rare, daylong display of accurate bowling that checked the Australians and limited
It’s time for the traditional Boxing Day Test, at Melbourne, with India taking on a confident Australian unit that holds a 2-0 advantage in the ongoing bilateral Test series. India’s last victory at the MCG had come way back 1981. Since then, the ground has been a fortress for the Australians. Come tomorrow, arguably one
The second test of the India vs Australia series at Brisbane, was setup for a close finish till close of play on Day 3. A sudden collapse by India on Day 4, ensured that the hosts marched to victory, by 4 wickets. After having bowled India out for a paltry 224 earlier in the day,
The third day’s play between India and Australia in the Brisbane Test saw the hosts wrest the initiative from the Indians, after their last 4 wickets piled on 258 runs in the first two sessions of play and took the lead to a healthy 97. India responded with caution, in the last session, losing the
The second day’s play in the 2nd Test match between India and Australia at Brisbane saw both teams gain and lose the initiative at various points during the day. Australia ended the day on 221/4, after having bowled India out for 408 earlier in the day. The rare advantage that India had wrested from the