Australia vs India | Smith torments India again with another ton to power Australia to 389 for 4

Besides Smith’s 104-run knock, swashbuckling opener David Warner smashed 83 off 77 while skipper Aaron Finch contributed 60 in a first-wicket stand of 142 in under 23 overs. The majestic Steve Smith produced another masterclass in the form of a 64-ball century and powered Australia to an imposing 389 for four in the second ODI … Read more Australia vs India | Smith torments India again with another ton to power Australia to 389 for 4

When Madan Lal pulled off a stunner at SCG to revive confidence | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: At a time when India’s fielding standards were considered not as good as they are now — the poor show by Virat Kohli‘s boys in the first ODI at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) notwithstanding — Madan Lal was an exception in 1970s. Back in the 1970s, when diving catches were not said to … Read more When Madan Lal pulled off a stunner at SCG to revive confidence | Cricket News – Times of India

Something needs to be done about slow over-rates, says Zampa | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Australia spinner Adam Zampa has admitted that something definitely needs to be done about the slow over-rates in cricket. His remark came after the conclusion of the first ODI between India and Australia. The Indian team was fined 20 per cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate in the first ODI. … Read more Something needs to be done about slow over-rates, says Zampa | Cricket News – Times of India

Virat Kohli’s team needs a player like MS Dhoni, says Michael Holding | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former West Indies pacer Michael Holding has said that Virat Kohli‘s line-up needs a player like MS Dhoni in the middle if they want to be able to chase big totals in white-ball cricket. Holding’s remark came as India stumbled to a 66-run loss against Australia in the first ODI of the three-match … Read more Virat Kohli’s team needs a player like MS Dhoni, says Michael Holding | Cricket News – Times of India

Australia vs India: Indian team fined 20% of match fee for slow over-rate in Sydney ODI

India players have been fined 20 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against Australia in the first ODI in Sydney on Friday, the ICC said in a release. Match referee David Boon imposed the sanction after Virat Kohli’s side was ruled to be one over short of the target after … Read more Australia vs India: Indian team fined 20% of match fee for slow over-rate in Sydney ODI

Australia v India | Lack of back-up all-rounders a concern as India looks to stay alive in ODI series

It is highly unlikely that India’s combination will change for the second ODI at Sydney unless both Yuzvendra Chahal and Navdeep Saini are declared unfit. India’s battered bowling unit will have little time to regroup and limited resources at its disposal in a desperate bid to perform a redemption act and save the ODI series … Read more Australia v India | Lack of back-up all-rounders a concern as India looks to stay alive in ODI series

India vs Australia: Steve Smith channels Barry Bonds in quickfire ton | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Steve Smith‘s 63-ball century in Australia’s victory over India in the first one day international against India on Saturday ranked among the very best in 50-overs cricket, according to Australia skipper Aaron Finch. Finch scored 114 but was happy to concede that there had been something special in the innings produced by Smith, who, … Read more India vs Australia: Steve Smith channels Barry Bonds in quickfire ton | Cricket News – Times of India

Marcus Stoinis suffers side injury, in doubt for second ODI against India: Reports | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis could be in doubt for the second ODI against India after he sustained an injury during the series opener here on Friday, according to reports. Stoinis grimaced in pain after delivering the second ball of his seventh over of India’s run chase. He left the field immediately and Glenn Maxwell … Read more Marcus Stoinis suffers side injury, in doubt for second ODI against India: Reports | Cricket News – Times of India

Will bowl when time is right but we need to groom other all-rounders too: Hardik Pandya | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: He will bowl only when the time is right, said India’s top all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Friday, urging the team to groom other players with multiple skill-sets after his bowling was badly missed in the opening ODI loss to Australia here. The flamboyant all-rounder, who is remodelling his action after a back surgery, is … Read more Will bowl when time is right but we need to groom other all-rounders too: Hardik Pandya | Cricket News – Times of India

Our body language was disappointing, lack of all-round options affecting balance: Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: India skipper Virat Kohli on Friday questioned his team’s body language after the opening ODI loss to Australia and said Hardik Pandya not being fit to bowl is affecting the side’s balance as he doesn’t have enough all-rounders at his disposal. India made a dismal start to their tour of Australia, losing the first … Read more Our body language was disappointing, lack of all-round options affecting balance: Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India