New dad Virat Kohli returns to captain a buoyant India against England as they aim to build on their crushing win over Australia by sealing a place in the World Test Championship final.
Australian captain Meg Lanning says her team are "pumped" for their defence of the women's Twenty20 World Cup against India on Sunday with hopes high that more than 90,000 fans will cram the cavernous Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Four-time champions Australia will meet India in the women’s Twenty20 World Cup final after rain-marred semi-finals on Thursday sparked calls for reserve days to be included in future events.
Kohli will fly back home after the first Test, which gets under way on Dec.17, to be beside his expecting wife Anushka Sharma. The power couple is expecting their first child in January next year.
Though there was a rearguard action from Hardik Pandya, who got his highest ODI score (90 off 76 balls) and added 128 runs for the fifth wicket with opener Shikhar Dhawan (74 off 86), Australia's total of 374 for six wickets in 50 overs.
The fan donning the Men in Blue jersey went down on one knee to express his love. The girl accepted the proposal much to the amusement of the commentators and the players who enjoyed the light-hearted moment during the match.
Steve Smith scored a blistering hundred as Australia defeated India by 51 runs on Sunday, sealing the one-day international (ODI) series 2-0 with a match to spare at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The 2020 edition of the T20 World Cup — postponed by the coronavirus pandemic — will be staged in Australia in 2022, the International Cricket Council announced on Friday.
An aggressive 71-run stand from Josh Inglis and Glenn Maxwell powered Australia to a six-wicket win and their fourth straight Twenty20 victory over Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.