Australia down and out at 117 for 9 in reply to England’s 215 made a stunning recovery to end up with a slender lead. The tourists then made inroads before England saw off Day 2 crawling to 80 for 2 in 43 overs with an overall lead of 15 runs.
A key reason behind Australia’s 0-4 loss to India was the poor batting exhibition of their batsmen, some experienced and many who were on their first trip to India, and were completely found out under the tough conditions.
This was expected, but not in as domineering a manner as things have panned out. In spite of India’s inability to overcome the Englishmen at home, India was very much anticipated that India would have it much easier against the Aussies, considering their inexperience in Indian conditions...
On Friday, Australian Phillip Hughes became the latest batsman in international cricket to hit a century on his one-day debut. With the feat, Hughes became the eighth batsman to do so, but the first from Australia.
Australia crushed Sri Lanka by a huge margin of 107 runs in the opening ODI at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The victory was set up by Man of the Match Phil Hughes’ century on ODI Debut and executed by seamer Clint McKay.
Ashes 2010-11: Twelve hours before conceding the Ashes during the Boxing Day Test, Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke and teammate Phillip Hughes were spotted drinking in a Melbourne restaurant bar.