Wasim Jaffer poked fun at KL Rahul as his IPL teammate Glenn Maxwell produced a fiery 19-ball 45-run cameo against India in the 1st ODI.
Smith was ultimately bowled in by Mohammed Shami in the last over. He walked back after scoring a match-defining 66-ball 105.
Chahal dismissed Marcus Stoinis on a duck but he proved ineffective against Glenn Maxwell, who played a blistering knock of 45 runs off just 19 deliveries.
Earlier in the innings, Finch reached his 28th half-century in the 19th over.
Siraj, who is in Australia with the Indian squad for the upcoming four-Test series, lost his father a week ago.
The players from both the sides came together in a pre-match Barefoot Circle to "respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners of the land, connect to each other as opponents and pay respect to the country."
While Hardik Pandya (90) and Shikhar Dhawan (74) tried saving India's sinking ship, India managed to post just 308 runs on the scoreboard.
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After the IPL final, Rohit, instead of heading to Australia, had to come back to Mumbai to be with his ailing father.
With the much-awaited series against Australia, India will return to international cricket after over eight months of coronavirus hiatus.
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The Indian skipper, currently in Australia for India-Oz series, says those who lost their life in the attacks will always be remembered.
Virat Kohli remains only 133 runs short of becoming the sixth batsman to reach 12,000 runs in ODIs.
Australian skipper and his RCB teammate Aaron Finch opines that his Indian counterpart doesn't have many weaknesses and that Oz have to find ways to get him out.
Ian Chappell heaped praise on Ajinkya Rahane's captaincy, saying that India have got a "very good replacement" in the position for Virat Kohli.
PM Narendra Modi condoled the death of Argentina's football icon Diego Maradona, who breathed his last on Wednesday.
Diego Maradona passed away at the age of 60 on Wednesday after suffering from a heart attack.
The Indian sportspersons took to Twitter to pay their tributes to Argentina legend Diego Maradona, who passed away at the age of 60 on Wednesday.
Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack
Maradona, the Argentine football legend, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 60.
Maradona died of a heart attack two weeks after being released from a Buenos Aires hospital following brain surgery.
Known for guiding Argentina to glory in the 1986 World Cup, Maradona reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest on Wednesday, weeks after his 60th birthday.
Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly and the rest of the cricket fraternity paid tribute to the legend moments after the heartbreaking news.
Maradona reportedly suffered a heart attack at his home just two weeks after leaving the hospital where he underwent surgery on a clot in his brain.
Recently, former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram had also expressed his desire to see Indian and Pakistani players playing in each other's T20 leagues.
Rahul heads into the contest on the back of an impressive run in the IPL where he had finished as the Orange Cap winner with 670 runs in 14 games.
In the shared video, Tendulkar can be seen narrating his experience with Mangesh, the autorickshaw driver.
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Incidentally, the first ODI at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) is the same venue where Hughes had endured the fatal blow six years ago.
The Kohli-led Indian contingent will begin their title defence of the Border Gavaskar Trophy at Adelaide from December 17, which will be a Day-Night affair.
Saha and Pant will battle for the wicketkeeping slot of the Test side when Virat Kohli-led India will start their Border-Gavaskar Trophy trail at Adelaide Oval from December 17.
Jasprit Bumrah could be seen giving suggestions to Kartik Tyagi in a series of pictures posted by the BCCI.
Shilanand Lakra, a young forward in the Indian men's hockey team, is determined to make the most of the ongoing period where he has having found the opportunity to focus on personal development since the Covid-19 pandemic struck.
Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has named a "confirmed starter" for India at the opening order in the upcoming Test series against Australia.
India have won just two of their last 15 encounters played at the SCG where the limited-over series will begin this Friday.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said that the board will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in India as it plans to organise the 2021 IPL in the country.