India vs Australia: India's superheroes meet their kryptonite, but acceptance the need of the hour - for team and fans
‘36 all out’ isn’t the most damning indictment of where ‘India’ stands today. You know what is? That one woman’s name becomes a trending topic at the slightest indifference in performances on a cricket field.
Courtesy Ashwin's 18-3-55-4, India successfully managed to neutralise a sub-par first innings score of 244. Rival skipper Tim Paine (73 off 99 balls) was the only home batsman to show stomach for a fight.
Vihari scored a hundred and also got a wicket with his part-time off-breaks against Australia A in the pink ball warm-up game.
India vs Australia A: Ben McDermott and Jack Wildermuth shine in drawn game but visitors end with lot of positives
Australia A gave a better account of themselves on an eased out third day track, despite being reduced to 25 for 3, ending on 305 for 4 riding on Ben McDermott and Jack Wildermuth's centuries.
India vs Australia A: Explosive Rishabh Pant, composed Hanuma Vihari and stylish Shubman Gill stake claim on Day 2
At the close of play, India were strongly placed at 386 for four for an overall lead by 472 runs, having bundled out the home team out for a paltry 108 in their first innings on Friday.
India vs Australia A: All-round Jasprit Bumrah headlines opening day with Australia A bowled out for 108
With his unbeaten 55 off 57 balls, Bumrah was the top-scorer for the visitors, who folded for a disappointing 194 in 48.3 overs at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
India vs Australia: Bereaved Mohammed Siraj decides to stay back in Australia, Sourav Ganguly lauds 'character'
Board president Sourav Ganguly took to Twitter to laud Mohammed Siraj for his resilience and mental fortitude in this hour of tragedy.
India vs Australia: Won't mind playing first Test with red ball at Gabba if it's not Adelaide, says Josh Hazlewood
Hazlewood said his teammates wouldn't mind the Gabba as a backup venue though he still expects the game to go ahead as scheduled in Adelaide from 17 to 21 December.
The Indian contingent along with Australian stars such as David Warner, Steve Smith, Pat Cummins arrived late in the afternoon and were whisked away to the Sydney Olympic Park.
Rohit Sharma's medical report says he could be in danger of injuring himself again: Team India coach Ravi Shastri
Rohit, who is recovering from a hamstring injury he suffered in the ongoing IPL, was left out of the India squad for the Australia tour on a day when he hit the nets for Mumbai Indians, sparking speculation on his fitness status.
Mitchell Starc blames outside noise for poor show against India two years ago, says 'not paying attention to anything now'
Starc had received flak for his performance against India after taking 13 wickets during the four-Test series in 2018-19.
'Very confident we will get a crowd at the MCG for Boxing Day Test', says head of Victoria government
The head of government in the Australian state of Victoria, Daniel Andrews said he is "very confident" that fans will be able to attend and the administration is "working towards" it.
Varun, who only started taking his spin bowling seriously in 2018, said he was not expecting to be picked in the national team. He has played only 12 T20s and featured in a lone First-Class game.
India squad for Australia tour 2020: Varun Chakravarthy earns maiden call-up for T20Is, injured Rohit Sharma left out
Leg-spinner Chakravarthy has been quite the revelation for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the ongoing season, collecting 12 wickets at an average of 23.50 and an economy of 7.05
The Indian team was initially supposed to land in Brisbane but apparently Queensland state health authorities won't allow the visitors to train during the mandatory 14-day quarantine period.
IPL 2020: KXIP pacer Mohammed Shami says tournament will set the momentum perfectly for Australia tour
The Australia-bound India players will fly directly after the IPL concludes on 10 November for the much-anticipated tour which is likely to begin with a T20 series followed by four Tests and ODIs.
Cricket Australia (CA) announced on Saturday that its national squad would return form the current tour of the UK to Adelaide for its mandatory quarantine period and preparation for the upcoming home season, including the tour by the Indians, a report in cricket.com.au said.
Considering the situation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, he said even a practice game against Australia A squad would work well with him.
Former Australia batsman Mike Hussey backed Rohit Sharma to flourish as a Test opener in India's tour Down Under later this year.