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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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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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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Asian Cup – Bahrain eliminate India with injury-time penalty

Bahrain left it late against India. India had their hearts broken by an injury-time penalty as Bahrain handed Stephen Constantine’s side a late 1-0 defeat that knocked them out of the Asian Cup on Monday evening. India needed a draw to progress beyond the group phase for the first time in their history, but Jamal Rashed’s spot kick a minute into injury time gave Bahrain a victory that sees them advance as to the next round as third place finishers in group A. They join hosts the United Arab Emirates…

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No better place to make my India debut than New Zealand, says Shubman Gill after India call-up

Shubhman Gill after being selected in India team outside his residence in Mohali on Sunday, January 13 2019. (Express photo by Jasbir Malhi) Considered the ‘next big thing’ in Indian cricket, Shubman Gill has broken into the national team sooner than he expected and says there can’t be a better place to start his international career than New Zealand, where he was named player of U-19 World Cup, 12 months ago. The last one year has seen the 19-year-old opener take giant strides. The Mohali-based cricketer has followed his U-19…

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India vs Australia 1st ODI: In ’90s mode, India flounder

Rohit Sharma made 133 off 129 balls but teammates failed to rally around him at the SCG on Saturday. (AP Photo) In more ways than one the match was a throwback. Not perhaps as far back as the retro days of the blazing yellow jerseys, the replicas of the 1987 World Cup, the Australians wore on Saturday. But the match could easily have been rolled out in the late 90s or the early aughts, rather than the T20 milieu, suffused with eerie similarities to the India-Australia encounters of a distant…

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Australia vs India: Rohit Sharma’s superb century in vain as hosts get Test revenge with ODI victory

Rohit Sharma‘s century was not enough to prevent Australia from bouncing back after their Test series defeat with an impressive 34-run win over India in the opening one-day international in Sydney. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Australia lost captain Aaron Finch for six in the third over, with wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey then out for 24 off 31 balls. Half-centuries from Usman Khawaja (59) and Shaun Marsh (54) helped push the total on, while Peter Handscomb’s fine 73 brought up the 250 mark. Join Independent Minds For exclusive articles, events…

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India vs Australia 1st odi: Bhuvneshwar Kumar returns as India enter with five-pronged bowling attack

Bhuvneshwar Kumar returned to the Indian cricket team for the first ODI. (Source: AP) Bhuvneshwar Kumar will make his first international appearance since November 2018 when India take the field to bowl first against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Skipper Virat Kohli, after losing the toss, announced that the men in blue will enter the match with a five-pronged bowling attack comprising of three seamers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Khaleel Ahmed, and two spinners – Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav. India were handed a major blow on…

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