India vs Australia: CA applauds 'leader' Steve Smith for his 'gracious comments' after Dharamsala Test
Cricket Australia on Wednesday lauded captain Steve Smith for his 'honesty and gracious comments' at the end of a bitterly-fought Test series against India and also hailed the resilience and determination shown by the side.
Melbourne: Cricket Australia on Wednesday lauded captain Steve Smith for his "honesty and gracious comments" at the end of a bitterly-fought Test series against India and also hailed the resilience and determination shown by the side.
Smith had apologised at the end of Dharamsala Test and conceded that emotions got the better of him several times in the series which Australia lost 1-2.
"They came very close to winning the series but did achieve Australia's first Test win in India since 2004. There were many fine individual performances, but none better than those of the captain," CA Chairman David Peever said in a statement.
"Steve showed yet again what an outstanding leader he is becoming, and his honesty and gracious comments at the end demonstrated the qualities that Australians expect from their Test captain," he added.
The Chairman said CA was proud of the team.
"As the team arrives home over the next two days, they will find that all of Australia is immensely proud of their efforts. Some gave them little chance of testing the world's number one team, but instead showed resilience, adaptability and a determination to overcome the difficulties they have experienced in recent years in such conditions."
"Credit must also be given to the Bupa Support Team staff, who helped the squad prepare so well in Dubai, and then guided them through the lengthy visit."
Peever said Australia would "aspire to be number 1 in all formats".
Australia Women vs India Women, 1st T20I Live Cricket Score Updates: Unfortunately, the match has been called off, as the weather plays spoilsport once again after holding up play for the most part in the first two days of the one-off Test. Both teams collect a point each, with Australia still leading the multi-format series 7-5
Highlights, Australia Women vs India Women 3rd T20I, Full cricket score: Aussies win by 14 runs, seal multi-format series 11-5
Australia Women vs India Women, 3rd T20I Live Cricket Score Updates: Follow this space for the latest update on the third Twenty20 International between Australia and India at the Carrara Oval in Gold Coast, Queensland.
Check out some of the best photos from the Kolkata Knight Riders' four-wicket win over the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first eliminator of the IPL 2021 playoffs.