India vs Australia: Special performances are hard to come by if you’re too practical, says Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli celebrates his 100 against Australia during their one day international cricket match in Adelaide. (Source: AP) After India’s first Test series victory in Australia, skipper Virat Kohli said that if one is too practical, special performance is very hard to come by. On Tuesday, Kohli slammed his 39th ODI century to help India level the three-match series 1-1. A day ahead of India’s second ODI in Adelaide, Kohli was quoted by BBCI as saying, “I don’t like to say things which I cannot do myself, that’s just not…

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Australia vs India: Virat Kohli century helps India level ODI series

Virat Kohli made 104 and Mahendra Singh Dhoni an unbeaten 55 from 54 balls as captains past and present guided India to a six-wicket win over Australia in the second one-day cricket international on Tuesday, leveling the three-match series at 1-1.  Kohli posted his 39th ODI century, his 24th in a second innings and his sixth against Australia, to lead a perfectly measured run chase which saw India surpass Australia’s total of 298-9 with four balls to spare.  He put on 82 in 13 overs in a critical partnership for…

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Asian Cup – Tom Rogic heroics send Australia to last 16 Jordan top group

Australia left it late in their win over Syria on Tuesday. Tom Rogic smashed home an injury-time winner to earn defending champions Australia a 3-2 win over Syria on Tuesday evening and a place in the knockout rounds of the Asian Cup. The Celtic midfielder struck from 25 yards out to see off a determined Syrian side in an incident-packed clash, with victory ensuring the Socceroos advance to the round of 16 in second place in group B alongside Jordan. Jordan, meanwhile, won the group after playing out a goalless…

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Marsh, Maxwell help Australia set 299-run challenge

INDIA’S TOUR OF AUSTRALIA, 2018-19 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Tue, 15 Jan, 2019, 01:00 PM MArch hit is seventh ODI century. © Getty Shaun Marsh continued his red-hot run of form with his seventh hundred in One-Day Internationals, propelling Australia to 298/9 in the second ODI at the Adelaide Oval. The 35-year-old finished on 131, carting India for 11 fours and 3 sixes in a welcome reminder of what he means to this malnourished Australian side. India were able to wrest back some control towards the end, picking four wickets…

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India vs Australia: Mohammed Siraj makes ODI debut in Adelaide

Mohammed Siraj makes his ODI debut for India. (Source: AP) The right-arm fast bowler Mohammed Siraj makes his ODI debut for Inda in the 2nd ODI against Australia in Adelaide. The Hyderabad seamer will replace Khaleel Ahmed in the playing XI. Skipper Virat Kohli, after losing the toss and being asked to bowl, confirmed the change in the team’s line-up. “We would have batted. It looks a great wicket and it’s very hot. We lost the first T20I earlier in the tour and bounced back quickly. It’s good to put…

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Siraj handed ODI debut; Australia bat on hot Adelaide day

Australia won the toss and decided to bat against India India have handed an ODI debut to seamer Mohammed Siraj as they aim to level the one-day series against Australia on a hot day in Adelaide. They will have to bowl in the highest temperatures after Aaron Finch won the toss and was pleased to be able to bat first. Virat Kohli said he would have done the same. Siraj comes into the side for left-armer Khaleel Ahmed who struggled a little at the SCG, but India have not adjusted…

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Live Cricket Score: Australia vs India, 2nd ODI, Adelaide

INDIA TOUR OF AUSTRALIA, 2018-19 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Tue, 15 Jan, 2019, 09:37 AM Live Score Updates Australia 53/2 (13.5 Ovs) Khawaja  9 (13) Not just MS Dhoni’s finishing skills but his form is now under scanner too. © AFP Welcome to Cricbuzz’s live blog for Adelaide ODI. Tweet to @prat1204 to participate. Siraj comes on to bowl Lovely run-up but he’s been a bit straight to start. Usman Khawaja even flicks him off the pads for a boundary, picking nine runs off Siraj’s first over on debut. And…

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India vs Australia 2nd ODI: Kohli and co. look to get even in Adelaide despite middle order woes

India lost the first ODI against Australia by 34 runs. (Source: AP) India’s One-day international campaign in Australia got off to a poor start with the men in blue tasting defeat at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Saturday. With the World Cup round the corner, the last thing India would want is to leave Australia after a series defeat. But for Australia, the second One-day international (ODI) in Adelaide gives them the perfect chance to seal the series early. If the home team do win at Adelaide, it would…

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New-look Australia bring back reverse swing

In a season where there hasn’t been much cheer for the Australia team, the sight of two inexperienced pacemen, Jason Behrendorff and Jhye Richardson, making sizeable inroads into India’s top order at the SCG will have been welcome. Richardson took the Man-of-the-Match award for his 4 for 26 which included the scalp of Virat Kohli while Behrendorff bagged two wickets on his debut, Shikhar Dhawan in his first over and then MS Dhoni – albeit to a poor lbw decision – when India were threatening to make a game of…

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Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar to replace KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya for Australia, New Zealand series

Shubman Gill has been picked for the ODI & T20I series in New Zealand. (File) The All-India Senior Selection Committee has decided to send all-rounder Vijay Shankar and batsman Shubman Gill as replacements for suspended cricketers KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya. Vijay Shankar will join the team before the start of the 2nd ODI in Adelaide. He will be a part of the squad for the ODI series in Australia and the tour to New Zealand. Shubman Gill has been picked for the ODI & T20I series in New Zealand.…

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