Cricket

The Australian captain Tim Paine has won the toss and decided to bat first in the second cricket Test against India here on Friday. The Indians made two changes to their playing XI. Hanuma Vihari will play his second Test match after being brought in as a replacement for Rohit Sharma.

The Cricketer and a survivor who fought the deadly tumor took to his twitter handle on his birthday to take a pledge to support 25 children suffering from Cancer.

India won the first series-opening on Australian soil and first in the country since Anil Kumble’s team defeated Ricky Ponting’s side in Perth in 2008.

The Indian-dominated city of Brampton which lies on the outskirts of Toronto will soon build the first world-class cricket stadium in Canada as the population of cricket loving immigrants are increasing rapidly.

When rain stopped play, Australia were 132/7 in 19 overs and India get revised total of 137 runs based on the Duckworth-Lewis (D/L). However, just when the players were about to enter the field, rains returned and when it stopped, the target for India was revised to 90 runs from 11 overs. Later, another downpour led to the cancellation of the match.

Brief Scores: Australia 158/4 (Glenn Maxwell 46, Chris Lynn 37, Marcus Stoinis 33 not out; Kuldeep Yadav 2/24) beat India 169/7 (Shikhar Dhawan 76, Dinesh Karthik 30; Adam Zampa 2/22, Stoinis 2/27) by DL method.

India has lost only two T20 international matches to Pakistan. Both times it was in Women's world T20 matches: 2012 and 2016.

Hitman Rohit Sharma's 58-ball ton was definitely a sumptuous display of batting during the second T20 match against West Indies at the Ekana Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday.