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Pulsating ODI Contest at Adelaide Oval – Tuesday 15 January 2019

January 17, 2019

Michael Roberts

This review will be in disjointed point-form set out in rough temporal order from my observation point alongside Justin Labrooy in the middle layer of Riverbank Stadium at a spot behind long-off.

Pic from web

Pics by Mike R

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Pujara paved the Way for Rishabh Pant’s Century

January 5, 2019

Ian Chappell in WideWorldof Sports, …. https://wwos.nine.com.au/cricket/ian-chappell-australian-has-no-chance-of-beating-india-scg/29789d58-0240-43e7-80d0-659a776192ed

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell says history-making wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant has Cheteshwar Pujara to thank for his record-breaking knock on day two of the SCG. Pant, 21, became the second centurion of India’s marathon first innings before finishing unbeaten on 159, making him the youngest wicketkeeper to hit a Test century in Australia.

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The Kohli Roar targeted by Justin Langer for Double Standards

December 16, 2018

Justin Langer believes if the Australia players were to react in the same manner Virat Kohli celebrated the wicket of Aaron Finch, they would be considered “the worst blokes in the world”. Langer also fended off criticism from Sachin Tendulkar over Australia’s slow batting in the first innings.

Langer’s comments showed the level of scrutiny that surrounds Australia on two distinct levels: their style of play and their on-field behaviour. Amid all the swirling fallout from the Newlands scandal, the question is hovering: can the Australian team win without resorting to the sort of behaviour that led to a widespread public backlash? When Fox Sports replayed Kohli’s celebration after Ishant Sharma bowled Aaron Finch, Langer’s answer suggested the team is still trying to find the right balance.

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Unhappy Chappies … at Adelaide Oval

December 10, 2018

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Hard Yakka at Adelaide Oval

December 7, 2018

I was among the 25,693 persons who watched a grim day’s play unfolding at ADELAIDE OVAL this Friday 7th Deeember

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How will Australia and India Face-Off?

December 5, 2018

Sidarth Monga in ESPNcricinfo, 5 December 2018 where the title is Is this the tour when Australia-India “rivalry” grows up?”

Australia the country and the cricket team have held a special place in the minds of Indians of a certain age. That certain age happens to be roughly that of the people playing in this team. We grew up watching Australia dominate world cricket. Everything about Australian cricket – the glitz, the hard hits, the bounce on the pitches, the sunburnt venues, the zinc cream, the commentary, even the advertisements – was loved in India. People barely remember the 1987 World Cup, but 1992 they do in photographic detail. Kids wanted to be like Australia, play like them, win like them, look like them.

Virat Kohli and David Warner exchange words Getty Images

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Ian’s Gut Feeling: Australia will best India in the Test Series

December 1, 2018

Vipin Darwade in Cricket Age, 30 November 2018, with this title India vs Australia: I’m Picking Australia, but Don’t Ask Why, Says Ian Chappell”

The first test is starting from December 6 in Adelaide. Ian Chappell believes India would be “missing” something in the Test series against Australia and will end up on the losing side despite things looking good for them on paper.  “I am going to pick Australia, but don’t ask me why I am picking them. I think the only reasonable reason I can give is that I was disappointed the way India played in England and I thought they should have won that series,” Chappell told ESPNCricinfo.

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