COVID-19: Brisbane enters three-day snap lockdown after seven test positive for UK strain of coronavirus
This is the second snap lockdown of the greater Brisbane area this year and the first significant community outbreak in Australia in weeks
The IOC announcement does not mean Brisbane is guaranteed to get the Games, and there is said to be interest from other cities, but it is now the hot favourite.
The government-backed Queensland bid was made more likely after hosting the Commonwealth Games — a two-week multi-sport event for former British Empire countries — at Gold Coast in 2018.
'It was truly a remarkable victory': Kane Williamson hails injury-ravaged India's heroic triumph in Australia
The cricket fraternity took note of India's achievement in Australia and Williamson, a giant of the game, was no exception.
After the crushing defeat in the first Test at Adelaide, India fought back to win the second Test at Melbourne with Rahane leading from the front with a classic century.
Pant is often compared with the two-time World Cup-winning former captain and wicketkeeper-batsman, who retired last year after a glorious international career.
Rahane, Shastri, star batsman Rohit Sharma, pacer Shardul Thakur, and opener Prithvi Shaw landed in Mumbai, while Brisbane Test hero Rishabh Pant arrived in Delhi early this morning.
Brisbane showed that winning in the new-age world is possible with old-fashioned grace; that sometimes, no amount of words can do justice to the feeling you are left with after an exhausting grind of human will.
India vs Australia: 'Forget India, the whole world will stand up and salute you' — Ravi Shastri gives rousing speech post series win
It was a little over three-minute speech that Shastri delivered after his injury-ravaged side chased down an imposing 328 in the fourth and final Test to hand Australia their first loss in 32 years at 'Fortress Gabba' to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in style.
India vs Australia: Visitors won all big moments in every Test and Aussies fell short, says Ricky Ponting
Hit by a spate of injuries, India competed without many key players, yet downed Australia by three wickets in the series-deciding fourth Test at the Gabba, a month after the Adelaide debacle where they scored their lowest Test score of 36.
Mohammed Siraj is the find of the series and he was the most impressive of all. He had suffered a lot before shining the brightest.
We’ve always known this is more than a game for India. Today, we knew, if ever it was in doubt, that this is more than a team.
India vs Australia: ‘This is unreal’, coach Ravi Shastri hails visitors’ sensational turnaround after Adelaide debacle
Head coach Shastri said India's performance will not be forgotten by the cricket world for a long time to come.
India vs Australia: Skill, composure, guts, resolve — this series showed India’s Test cricket's future is in safe hands
The Australian tour was as much about fascinating individual stories as much as the guts and gumption of this Indian team. There were stories within stories and as these unravelled one by one, it provided a glimpse into the rich talent reserves the country possesses and an assurance that Indian Test cricket's future is in safe hands
India chased down 328 in the final Test to end Australia's 32-year unbeaten run at the Gabba, Brisbane.
India vs Australia: 'One of the biggest moment of my life', says Rishabh Pant after guiding team to incredible win
The three-wicket win at the Gabba on the final day meant that India have won an unprecedented back-to-back Test series victory Down Under.
India vs Australia: Mohammed Siraj reveals pep talk with mother inspired him to five-wicket haul at Gabba
It has been an emotional series for the 26-year-old, who lost his father in November and welled up with tears during the national anthems in Sydney.
India vs Australia: Fighting adversities on every front, resilient Mohammed Siraj emerges as find of the tour
Siraj has undoubtedly been the find of the tour. His consistency, skills and ability to outthink the batsmen have been phenomenal this series.
India vs Australia: Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur shine, but hosts set challenging target of 328 for visitors
The target is a tricky one and the Indian batsmen would get a fair idea of whether to go for it by lunch on the final day, which is Tuesday. This was after Siraj and Thakur combined to share nine wickets while dismissing Australia for 294 in their second innings.
India vs Australia: Shardul Thakur buries ghost of 10-ball debut, says Gabba heroics a 'dream come true'
Shardul took three wickets with the ball in Australia's first innings and then top-scored for India with a 67 as he got involved with Washington Sundar (62) in a fine rearguard partnership to keep India in contention.