India take on Australia in the second Test of the series in Sydney on Tuesday, after having lost the first match at the MCG.
Sachin Tendulkar hopes that there's safety, or at least comfort, in numbers at the Sydney Cricket Ground as India attempt to level the four-Test series with Australia.
India, which lost the series-opening Test in Melbourne last week by 122 runs, have never won a Test series in Australia. But it has been involved in some epic matches at the ground and will be more confident than usual with a Tendulkar milestone on the line.
Rohit Sharma, who could make his Test debut at the expense of middle-order batsman Virat Kohli, said the SCG was a venue most of his teammates enjoyed.
Australia beat India by 122 runs in the first cricket Test with a day to spare and took a 1-0 lead in the four-match series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here Thursday.
India were bowled out for 169 in the second innings while chasing 292 to win. Australia were bowled out for 240 in the second innings earlier in the day. Australia had made 333 in the first innings and bowled out India for 282.
Losing six wickets for 64 runs, Indian batting collapsed again for the second time in the match.
India lost dashing opener Virender Sehwag (7) early and were 24 for one in the second innings at the lunch break. Sehwag was sharply caught at gully by Michael Hussey off Ben Hilfenhaus.
Losing six wickets for 64 runs, Indian batting collapsed again for the second time in the match as the team chased the now improbable target of 292 to win against Australia on the fourth day of the first cricket Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here Thursday.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was batting on 14 and Ravichandran Ashwin 30 at the tea as India still trailed by 175 runs. Australia, resuming at overnight 178/8, were bowled out for 240 runs in the second innings setting India a 292 run target. Australia had made 333 in the first innings and bowled out India for 282.
India lost dashing opener Virender Sehwag (7) early and were 24 for one in the second innings at the lunch break. Sehwag was sharply caught at gully by
Rahul Dravid delivered a stirring speech on the spirit of cricket at the Bradman Oration, proving he is just as eloquent on the podium as he is with a bat on a cricket wicket.
It was no surprise that Dravid gave an elegant, modest and engaging address. He also managed a couple of jokes, including one at the expense of his friend and fellow cricket star, Shane Warne.
India’s No.3 batsman, the man with the second highest number of runs in Test cricket history, delivered the speech – which master of ceremonies Mark Nicholas later described as “mesmeric” – at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
“We cricketers devote the better part of our adult lives to being prepared to perform for our countries, to persist
James Pattinson's press conference after day 1 of the Vodafone Test Series in Hobart.
Pattinson took his second five-wicket haul in as many matches as New Zealand were bowled out for 150. His five maintained the striking impact he had made on debut in Brisbane, and will be on a hat-trick in the second innings.
Pattinson had returned to the attack to replace Siddle, and found the ball of the morning to account for McCullum after 98 minutes of desperate resistance. McCullum pushed forward at an away swinger that was devious in its change of direction and precise in its length, and snicked behind, cursing once he had done so.
Southee managed a couple of firm blows, and stayed with Brownlie until the ersatz West Australian
Samit Patel has withdrawn from the auction for the 2011 Indian Premier League in an attempt to further his claim for a place in England’s Test side. But will it help him regain the Test spot is the big question over here.
The Nottinghamshire all-rounder, 27, whose representatives held talks with several franchises, said: ‘My biggest ambition is to play Test cricket and I need to score a high volume of runs in the Championship to push my case.’
"I have listened to the advice from people that I trust and it is clear that this decision is the right one to have made for cricket reasons. The IPL is an exciting tournament and I would like to be involved in it in the future but not to the detriment of my England