Says it all: Mitchell’s Marsh and Johnson celebrate a win, as India look away (photo: Getty Images)
Thank you, India.
You have come to Australia with a desire to be competitive; yet, in the thick of things, that has proven to be a bit of a shaky statement.
Australia sealed victory in the second test at Brisbane on Saturday by four wickets, mainly thanks to Chris Rogers (55) in the second innings. It was, however, somewhat overshadowed by the fact the hosts were a fair way behind at the end of day two, which set the match up for a very intense finale. Continue reading
David Warner holds his helmet high dedicated to Phil Hughes as he celebrates a century (photo: Getty Images)
A sunny and dry Adelaide greeted Australia and India, on what was a heartfelt but heavy day for cricket. Tributes to Phil Hughes flowed pre-game, as Australian skipper Michael Clarke won the toss and confidently chose to bat.
His decision was ultimately justified by the powerful David Warner, who decided to put Indian fast bowler Varun Aaron to the boundary three times in his opening over. His very first delivery was smashed with precision timing to the cover ropes. Continue reading
The Adelaide test starting on Tuesday is going to be a nice challenge for India. It has been a long three years since they last played a test series here in Australia (and subsequently got demolished 4-0), and since then, not a lot has changed; India struggle away from home. Continue reading