Australia’s Usman Khawaja celebrates after scoring a century against India during the first day of the fourth Test match in Ahmedabad. Agence France-Presse
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.
The Pakistan-born Khawaja has been in imperious form in his comeback from a 30-month Test exile, hitting 137 in the first innings before adding an unbeaten 101 to break English hearts.
Mohammed Siraj snared five wickets in just his third Test as Australia was dismissed for 294 late on day four on Monday, setting India a target of 328 to win the series-deciding cricket Test at the Gabba.
The Indian Cricket board (BCCI) on Tuesday announced a Rs 5 crore (Rs 50 million) bonus for the Indian team following their three-wicket win over Australia in the fourth Test at the Gabba that helped them seal the Border-Gavaskar series 2-1.
The championship will take place in Turkmenistan from October 11–17 and is organised by the UAE Embassy in Turkmenistan, featuring 105 male and female players from teams.
Khorloodoi claimed silver in the women’s 52kg category while Bayanmunkh grabbed bronze in the men’s 66kg category on the opening day of the judo competition.
Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill hit attacking centuries to help India thrash Australia by 99 runs in a rain-hit one-day international on Sunday to clinch the series 2-0.