India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma lavishes praise on debutant T Natarajan, says pacer is 'here to stay'
Natarajan, who came in as a net bowler, joined fellow rookies Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur to restrict Australia to 369, which according to Rohit is no mean feat.
India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma loses battle of wits against Nathan Lyon as visitors end Day 2 on backfoot
After Sharma’s dismissal, India didn’t score a run for 32 balls. In hindsight, Sharma was right that if he didn’t take on the bowling then the scoring rate would stagnate. But somewhere there had to be better game awareness.
Rohit Sharma understands the disappointment with his shot on Day 2 of fourth Test but in his defence would explain why he went for that kind of a high-risk stroke.
India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma's dismissal puts visitors on backfoot on rain-hit Day 2 of Brisbane Test
With heavy thundershowers preventing any play in the post tea session, India ended the day at 62 for two, 307 behind Australia's first innings total.
India vs Australia: Can't catch a break, or a ball—Ajinkya Rahane and Co left seeking a Monday Miracle at Sydney
The visitors need to chase down 407 – which would be the third-highest successful chase in Test history – or, more realistically, bat out around 130 overs to leave themselves a chance of winning this series.
India vs Australia: Aussies in dominant position after visitors lose openers chasing mammoth 407-run target at Sydney
The Sydney Test is set for an intriguing final day in which India will primarily try to bat out three sessions.
India vs Australia: The inevitability of Steve Smith and Ravindra Jadeja headline a day of twists and turns
Resurgent Steve Smith's brilliant ton, Ravindra Jadeja's heroics and other talking points from Day 2 of the 3rd India vs Australia Test in Sydney.
India vs Australia: Ravindra Jadeja, Shubman Gill shine as visitors dominate Day 2 in Sydney despite Steve Smith's 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.
India vs Australia Highlights, 3rd Test at SCG, Day 1, Full Cricket Score: Labuschagne, Smith guide hosts to 166/2 at stumps
Rahane turns to pace for the final over of the day, with Saini conceding a single off his seventh over as Labuschagne and Smith ensure Australia are in the driver’s seat at close of play on the opening day of the third Test at the SCG.
India vs Australia 3rd Test preview: Under pressure Aussie batsmen seeks answers against visitors' disciplined bowling
Australia will be bolstered by the return of David Warner, while India will hope for Rohit Sharma to provide solid start. With the series locked at 1-1, there's lot to play for in Sydney for both teams.
India have decided to drop opener Mayank Agarwal for the third Test against Australia.
India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma set to replace Mayank Agarwal; Shardul Thakur or Navdeep Saini the big question
While Agarwal's axing was only a matter of time after seven failures in last eight Test innings, the choice for the third pacer's slot has got a bit tricky with divergent opinions emerging on who could fit the role best in absence of an injured Umesh Yadav.
India vs Australia: If Rohit Sharma sees through new ball, a big hundred is on the cards, says VVS Laxman
Laxman feels struggling opener Mayank Agarwal, who has scores of 17, 9, 0, 5 in the first two matches, will make way for Rohit in the Sydney Test, starting Thursday.
India vs Australia: Nathan Lyon says Rohit Sharma ‘one of the best in the world’ but hosts have plans for him
Rohit has joined an upbeat Indian team for the last two matches and Lyon is aware of the threat the batsman can pose with his wide range of strokes.
The Test series is currently locked 1-1 after India fought back for an eight-wicket triumph in the Melbourne Test following a humiliating loss in the opener in Adelaide.
According to reports, the Indians are not keen to travel to Brisbane in view of the stricter quarantine protocols in Queensland and want to play back-to-back games in Sydney where the third Test begins on Thursday.
India vs Australia: Rain washes out visitors' practice session at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday
In the absence of outdoor activities, Indian players had a gym session as they continued their preparations for the third Test starting in Sydney from 7 January.
India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma among five visiting players in isolation; BCCI, CA to probe into possible COVID-19 protocol breach
While BCCI brass had initially ruled out any investigation on its part, Cricket Australia's late statement said a joint probe is on and the five have been isolated from the remaining team after a fan put out a video of them eating at an indoor restaurant on Twitter. The person claimed that he had hugged Pant but later retracted.
It all started after a fan, identified as Navaldeep Singh, tweeted pictures and videos of Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Navdeep Saini and Shubman Gill having a meal at a restaurant.
India vs Australia: Fan pays bill worth Rs 6,683 for Indian cricketers' lunch at Melbourne restaurant
The fan, identified as Navaldeep Singh, posted a series of tweets where he stated that not only was he seated close to the cricketers, but picked up their lunch tab as well.