Hosts Australia batted first after winning the toss in the First Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground today. India put in a good bowling show overall to take six wickets. Fast bowler Umesh Yadav was the pick of the bowlers taking three wickets.
It was a dramatic final session to round off the Boxing Day at the MCG as India picked up three quick wickets but Australia recovered nicely thanks to a gritty unbeaten stand between Haddin and Siddle.
The 3-day warm-up match between Cricket Australia Chairman's XI and Indians ended in a draw today at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. Both the sides had a pre-agreement of batting for 30 overs each in their second innings.
Well the title sounds strange right? May be it should be the other way round - that is Zaheer giving bowling tips to Vinay. Oh well the reality though is that it is Vinay Kumar who has shared his bowling knowledge with Zaheer and the reason is that the former had already toured Australia four times!
The ICC on Monday announced its ODI Team of the Year, as chosen by a specially appointed selection panel chaired by West Indian batting legend and former captain Clive Lloyd.
The announcement was made at a special function ahead of the LG ICC Awards ceremony which is being held this evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Presented in association with FICA, the LG ICC Awards recognise the best international players and officials of the past 12 months.
The ruling out of pace spearhead Zaheer Khan from the remaining two Tests against England due to injury is a huge blow but India can still bounce back and the draw the series, feels former captain Sourav Ganguly.
The refrain started after India's spectacular collapse on day two of the Nottingham Test when India lost wickets in a hurry to squander away the advantage. If only Zaheer Khan and Virender Sehwag were there, India would not be in the doldrums.