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India vs Australia: Wasim Jaffer uses dialogue from ‘Bajirao Mastani’ in tweet to describe Jadeja’s sensational direct hit to run out Steve Smith at Sydney

Steve Smith’s return to run scoring form was the big development for the Australians on day 2 of the crucial third Test match being played between Australia and India at Sydney. Smith reached his century, even as the duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja kept picking up wickets, and took Australia past the 300-run…

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‘BCCI fully entitled to protect its team’: Sunil Gavaskar backs Team India amid doubts over 4th Test in Brisbane

Former India opener Sunil Gavaskar shared his thoughts on the growing doubt over the India vs Australia fourth Test match in Brisbane. Gavaskar said while the Queensland government is entitled to protect its people by imposing restrictions to curb the spread of the virus, one must also remember that the BCCI is also well within…

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India vs Australia: Steve Smith breaks Kohli, Tendulkar’s record as he scores 27th Test hundred

Steve Smith roared back into form on Friday as he put an end to his miserable run in the four-match Test series against India. Smith scored a century on the second day of the Third Test in Sydney as he powered Australia to a first innings total of 338 runs. With the century, Smith equalled…

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Jadeja, Gill do star turns as India dominate day 2 despite Smith century

Steve Smith’s typically gutsy hundred was neutralised by Ravindra Jadeja’s four-wicket haul and rookie Shubman Gill’s fluent half-century as a resolute India reached 96/2 after dismissing Australia for 338 on the second day of the third Test here on Friday. The Indian bowlers, especially Jadeja (18-3-62-4) and the ever-dependable Jasprit Bumrah (25.4-7-66-2), were brilliant with…

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Marnus Labuschagne teases Shubman Gill, asks to choose between Sachin Tendulkar, and Virat Kohli while fielding at short leg

An India-Australia Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground is perhaps incomplete without the mention of Sachin Tendulkar. It is also an equally difficult task to keep regular India captain Virat Kohli away from the discussion despite him being on paternity leave. Thanks to Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne and India opener Shubman Gill both Tendulkar…

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4 wickets, stunning run out of Steve Smith: Ravindra Jadeja, the ‘MVP’ of India does it again

Ravindra Jadeja was the star of the show as India bowled Australia out for 338 to stage a strong comeback on Day 2 of the India vs Australia third Test in Sydney. Jadeja, who bowled only 3 overs on the first day, orchestrated India’s return by picking up 4 wickets for 62 runs – his…

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Twitter goes berserk after Jasprit Bumrah cleans up Australia captain Tim Paine with a peach of a delivery

Jasprit Bumrah showed exactly why he is regarded as one of the best all-format bowlers in the world during Day 2 of the third India vs Australia Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Bumrah struck on both sides of lunch as India made a strong comeback after a solid stand between Steve Smith and…

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‘Rapt for him to breakthrough after the setbacks’: Ponting ‘impressed’ with Will Pucovski’s debut

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting hailed young opener Will Pucovski for playing a good knock on his Test debut against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Thursday. The debutant rode his luck to score his maiden Test fifty on Day 1 of third Test. Lauding the debutant Will Pucovski’s 62-run knock against India…

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Matthew Wade’s great act of sportsmanship with India’s Hanuma Vihari gets Twitter talking – WATCH

Australia batsman Matthew Wade may have copped some criticism for losing his wicket in his attempt to be overly aggressive but his act of sportsmanship and lovely gesture towards India batsman Hanuma Vihari before that earned him high praise on Twitter. Wade, who walked out to bat after Ravindra Jadeja dismissed Marnus Labuschagne for 91…

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‘Australian media playing role of 12th man, creating image of India chickening out of Brisbane Test,’ says Aakash Chopra

The ongoing series between India and Australia saw a fresh spark of controversy emerging when five members of the Indian team were placed in isolation after a reported breach of bio-bubble protocols. Reports, then, also came out that the Indian team want a relaxation on the strict restrictions and hence, are reluctant to play the…

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‘He looked jittery’: Glenn McGrath raises questions on David Warner’s fitness

After losing the 2nd Test at MCG, questions were being raised on Australia’s batting line-up. India had bounced back after a horrid defeat in Adelaide under Ajinkya Rahane’s leadership, and with all the odds stacked up against them, it was regarded as one of India’s best wins in the longest format. Australia realised that there…

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India vs Australia 4th Test in Brisbane in further doubt after Queensland government imposes hard lockdown

A ‘hard’ lockdown for at least three days imposed by the Queensland government starting from Friday evening has cast further doubts over the India vs Australia fourth Test scheduled to take place in Brisbane, reported news agency Associated Press. The restrictions begin at 6 p.m. on Friday and end at 6 p.m. Monday. The lockdown…

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We felt like we gained a lot from IPL: UAE skipper Ahmed Raza

UAE skipper Ahmed Raza on Wednesday said he gained a lot by training along the likes of Virat Kohli during the IPL and hoped the experience would come handy when his team takes on Ireland in the upcoming ODI series in Abu Dhabi. Raza along with wrist spinner Karthik Meiyappan trained with the Royal Challengers…

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India vs Australia: India face attack of the clones at SCG

“They’re both strange. They both love batting. They both love cricket. A match made in heaven, I guess,” says Nathan Lyon about the association between Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne in the Amazon documentary, “The Test”, which goes behind the curtain of Australia’s Test tour of England in 2019. During that Ashes, Labuschagne’s first, the…

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‘I wanted to be like him’: Yuzvendra Chahal reveals how he learnt about art of leg spin by watching Shane Warne’s videos

India spinner Yuzvendra Chahal revealed how Aussie spin bowling legend Shane Warne played a major role in influencing his career. Warne is regarded as one of the best spin bowlers of all time, and the Australian leggie picked up 708 Test wickets in his stellar career along with 293 ODI scalps. Chahal is yet to…

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India vs Australia 3rd Test: Rishabh Pant makes life two hard for India at the SCG

Will Pucovski went home a happy man on Thursday. A month away from turning 23, the prolific domestic batsman has endured nine concussions and needed a break from cricket in 2018 due to mental health issues. The baggy green could have come at the start, and not the third Test in Sydney, but for his…

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India vs Australia: The rise of Saini – From Delhi ‘outsider’ to India Test debut

The winter chill outside before dawn on Thursday was in contrast to the warmth inside the house in Karnal. The Sainis living in the Taraori locality of Haryana’s refinery town were brimming with anticipation as their boy Navdeep Saini got ready in faraway Sydney to make his Test debut. His father Amarjeet Saini, mother Gurmeet…