Both matches will be played in Chennai.
The Indian cricket team defeated Australia by three wickets at the GABA International Stadium. With this, India won the four-match series 2-1.
The introduction of five debutants in one series is a repeat of 25 years when in 1996 tour of England, India handed a debut to six players. Those six players were Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Paras Mhambrey, Vikram Rathour, Venkatesh Prasad, and Sunil Joshi.
The highest target chased at The Gabba before India surpassed 328 with three wickets in hand on Tuesday was 236, way back in 1951 by hosts Australia against West Indies.
Ajinkya Rahane led team India today triumphed over Australia in snail biting experience by breaching their fortress Gabba in the cricket match today. Rishabh Pant played a blinder with 89 not out and also scored the winning boundary at the very end.
Extremely jubilant with team’s emphatic win in Brisbane, stand-in India skipper Ajinkya Rahane on Tuesday heaped praise on the individuals within the team for the character that they showed during the course of the four-match series against Australia. India registered a historic three-wicket win in the fourth and final Test[Read More…]
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Rishabh Pant was the star of the chase as he remained unbeaten on 89 off 138 deliveries as he guided India home in yet another nervy finish vs Australia.
Before the team selection for the first two Tests, it is reported that five players will not be available for selection for the first two clashes with England due to injury. Mohammad Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, and Hanuman Vihari will not be available for selection.
The 23-year-old has taken 27 innings to reach the 1000-run landmark. Before him, former India skipper MS Dhoni held the record as he had reached the 1000-run mark in 32 Test innings.
India, then during their chase of 328, reached 4/0 before rain forced early stumps on Day Four of the match. They will need to score 324 more runs on Tuesday to win the match and clinch the four-match series.
Marcus Harris scored 38 and Chris Green 37. Similarly, Tim Penn scored 27 and Pat Cummins 28. Despite losing six wickets for 227 runs, the Australian team managed to pull off the score to 294.
For India, right-arm fast bowler Mohammed Siraj picked up his maiden five-wicket haul, conceding 73 runs in 19.5 overs.
Shakib, 33, was handed a two-year ban in October, of which one year was suspended, after he accepted three charges of breaching the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Anti-Corruption Code.
Hardik’s father Himanshu Pandya used to run a car finance business in Surat, which he had to stop when he moved to Vadodara with his family. At that time, Hardik was 5 years old. The father did so so that Hardik could be given better cricket training.
Earlier, Australia were bowled out for 369 in their first innings before lunch. The hosts lost their last five wickets for 58 runs.
Left-arm fast bowler T Natarajan, on the other hand, has played 20 first-class games over the last six years and played his last one, only last season.
Team India physio Nitin Patel came on to the field and Saini left the ground after doing some stretches. Rohit Sharma bowled the final delivery to complete the over.
While the first day on Friday is expected to be bright and sunny, the forecast for the second, fourth and fifth days is for rain. But India’s batting coach, Vikram Rathour, seemed unperturbed.