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Cricket News India vs Australia 3rd T20: Virat Kohli 61* gives India series-levelling win in Sydney

first_img India’s fielding goes from bad to worse. After Rohit drops Finch, Bumrah misfields a cut from Short and Krunal concedes a boundary. 12 runs in his first over and Virat Kohli must be fuming.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Superb boundaries from Rohit and Dhawan. The left-hander in particular, walks to the off side and flicks a full ball to the long leg fence. India are 12/0 after two overs.  13:35 (IST) Australia end the powerplay in style as Short dispatches a full toss from Bumrah past cover point for a blazing boundary. After six overs, Australia are 49/0 Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:06 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:34 (IST) 15:31 (IST) 16:14 (IST) WICKETS! Australia are right back in the game now. Glenn Maxwell builds the pressure and KL Rahul miscues the lofted shot to be caught at long off for 14. Next ball, Rishabh Pant gloves a slow, short ball to the keeper. All hopes on Virat Kohli now.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Virat Kohli, you beauty. A sliced four to deep backward point and a glorious inside-out six over wide long off has tilted the balance in India’s favour. Champion! Another great over for India as Karthik slices a pacy delivery from Mitchell Starc to the deep backward point boundary and India need five off six balls. So, their unbeaten run is set to continue.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Six by Rohit Sharma, six by Shikhar Dhawan and a blazing four in the last ball as Nathan Coulter-Nile suffers. 20 runs in the fourth over and India race to 40/0 in four overs  14:04 (IST) 13:19 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Kohli and Rahul have steadied the ship but Australia’s bowlers, in particular, Adam Zampa, have really pulled things back in the middle overs. The asking rate is close to eight runs an over. Even Maxwell is doing a decent job but they need wickets.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 13:31 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:52 (IST) 15:27 (IST) KL Rahul breaks the shackles by pulling Nathan Coulter-Nile for a six over deep midwicket. The timing was not spot on but it was just enough to take it over the ropes.  Krunal concedes a boundary but Australia have made an interesting move with Chris Lynn coming into bat now. With the death overs coming and with pacers in operation, not a bad time for the Australian batsman to unwind 13:57 (IST) India are unchanged from the previous game and here are the sides for this important encounter at the SCGPlaying XIsIndia: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, K Khaleel Ahmed, Jasprit BumrahAustralia: D Arcy Short, Aaron Finch(c), Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Starc, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa 12:51 (IST) Short comes up with a blazing straight drive over the umpire’s head for a boundary. However, Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes back in style to restrict them to just five runs in the over.  WICKET! Superb ball from Starc. Full ball and holding its line on middle and leg stump, it zips off the deck as Dhawan looks to defend, big LBW appeal but it is not given, Australia take the review and replays show it is pad first and the ball is hitting leg stump. Ends a blazing knock from Dhawan. Shikhar Dhawan LBW Starc 41 (22).  Good first over from Bhuvneshwar. He gets some swing in to the right-hander but D’Arcy Short gets going with a crunched drive through extra cover. Australia are 8/0 after the first over.  Virat Kohli, what a legend! Slams his 19th fifty and Dinesh Karthik swings the advantage back to India with a huge six off Andrew Tye. India need 16 runs off 12 balls 6,1,wd,6,4,4. Carnage in the fifth over as Marcus Stoinis leaks 22 runs and India are on the charge. Dhawan now has the most runs in a calendar year by any player in Twenty20 Internationals, overtaking Suzie Bates’ record of 670 runs.  15 runs in the final over bowled by Bumrah. Nathan Coulter-Nile once again chips in with a cameo while Stoinis once again gets Australia over the line. 164/6 after 20 overs and this is a challenging score but India will back themselves to chase this total down. No hat-trick for Krunal Pandya but Australia are sweeping away to oblivion here. Poor stuff from the hosts and they have a big task in hand.  15:37 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:44 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Right, we are all set to begin. D’Arcy Short and Aaron Finch are opening the batting. Both players are not in great form and they will be hoping to get the team off to a good start. The runs are not coming as quickly as they can. Kuldeep finishes his spell and has outstanding figures of 4-0-19-1. Australia need Maxwell to fire. 15:58 (IST) 14:00 (IST) First visuals from Sydney. Good news is that it is clear skies. The pitch is hard but will assist spinners. Expect a good amount of runs scored in this game.  Mitchell Starc is into the attack and Rohit Sharma somehow digs out a toe-crunching yorker. India reach 3/0 in the first over.  14:59 (IST) With two boundaries, Virat Kohli finishes off the Sydney T20I in style as India beat Australia by six wickets to level the series. Their unbeaten run in T20Is continue. What a legend this man Kohli is. Simply sublime and unstoppable.  WICKET! Krunal Pandya is on a roll. Maxwell mistimes the pull shot and holes out to long on. Third wicket for the left-armer and India tighten the grip 14:52 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Australia opt to bat against India in the final T20I in Sydney. Mitchell Starc replaces Jason Behrendorff in the side. This is the first time Starc is playing a T20I at home since 2014 and his first match in this format since 2016.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:33 (IST) 16:07 (IST) Kuldeep Yadav is into the attack and he gives away just three runs. A misfield by KL Rahul does not help and India’s fielding continues to dip. Aaron Finch miscues a lofted shot off Krunal Pandya but Rohit drops it. That should have been taken. 16:23 (IST) 14:46 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 13:49 (IST) 16:44 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET! Another one falls to the sweep and Krunal gets his fourth wicket. Alex Carey mistimes the slog sweep and holes out to deep midwicket. Carey c Kohli b Krunal 27 15:22 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Superb batting from Dhawan. Starc pitches it really full and the left-hander simply drills it past extra cover for a blazing boundary. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:22 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Run-out! Lynn is gone and Australia stumble further. Plenty of hesitation in the running and the direct hit catches Lynn short. Sydney will see no Lynnsanity today WICKET! Finally, India break through. Kuldeep is the bowler. Flighted delivery on leg stump, Finch mistimes the slog sweep and is caught by Krunal at backward square leg. Finch c Krunal b Kuldeep 28 (23) Australia now have a big task of rebuilding. Kuldeep Yadav is in good touch and is not giving anything away. Can the hosts attack Krunal Pandya? Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Two boundaries in the 19th over off Bhuvneshwar Kumar by Nathan Coulter-Nile and Australia will get past 150. How much can they get in the final over?  16:39 (IST) Kohli nears a fifty as he clobbers Maxwell over deep midwicket by dancing down the wicket. The security guard positioned outside the boundary takes a superb catch Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET! So what if Kuldeep cannot get Maxwell? Krunal responds by getting rid of D’Arcy Short. Flatter ball that straightens, Short misses the sweep and even the review cannot save him. Australia are suddenly 73/2 in the 10th over.  Kuldeep has another, or has he? Maxwell looks to work it to the leg side and is adjudged LBW. On review, the ball is missing leg stump. Superb review from the Big Show. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:42 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:52 (IST) 14:36 (IST) 13:39 (IST) 12:34 (IST) Bumrah concedes a boundary first ball as Short steers a short delivery to the third man fence but the bowler recovers and only seven runs are scored in the fourth over. This is a decent start for Australia in the powerplay but they will have to reckon with the spinners after this. After four overs, Australia are 28/0 13:54 (IST) WICKET! Fantastic stuff from Adam Zampa. Quicker ball and it skids through, Rohit hangs back and is beaten for pace as the ball crashes into the stumps. Rohit Sharma b Zampa 23 (16). Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 13:24 (IST) 14:27 (IST) Kohli ends the over in grand style by crunching a square cut off Zampa to the deep backward point. The Indian skipper ensures that the advantage is with India.  13:44 (IST) A warm welcome to the third and final T20I between Australia and West Indies from the Sydney Cricket Ground. Can Virat Kohli’s India avoid the rain jinx and secure a win to level the series or will Australia achieve a rare moment of joy in a troubled 2018? 16:18 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 12:55 (IST) 15:43 (IST) 15:48 (IST) Only one run in Andrew Tye’s over. India need 56 off 36 balls. The game has totally changed and one can thank Zampa for this. His spell has once again changed the course of the match Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:24 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:14 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:09 (IST) 16:29 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In New Delhi: Virat Kohli led from the front with a magnificent 61* as India secured a tense six-wicket win in Sydney to level the three-match series against Australia 1-1. Kohli shared a partnership with Dinesh Karthik as the du helped India cross the line. Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma gave India a great start as they raced away in the powerplay. India were boosted by the efforts of Krunal Pandya who took 4/36 to help Indai restrict Australia to 164/6. India have now extended their unbeaten run in Twenty20 International bilateral series wins and this will give them immense confidence heading into the Test series. (SCORECARD) Khaleel Ahmed opens the bowling from the other end like in Melbourne but Aaron Finch gets going with a boundary to the deep midwicket fence. The Australian skipper gets a couple of runs as Australia get eight runs in the second over as well. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In An expensive over from Khaleel and Australia are making a move on. 13 runs come in the fifth over and the hosts have moved to 41/0 in five overs. They really need to end the powerplay well here.  12:46 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Superb athleticism from Bumrah. Lynn and Stoinis had a confusion and Bumrah ran to the off side, he turns around and does not balance himself well as he fires the throw but it still scores a direct hit at the bowler’s end. SIX! First of the game, can you believe it? Rohit pounces on a short ball from Coulter-Nile and deposits it into the stands at deep backward square leg. Trust Rohit to break the rut. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Australia are not getting the momentum towards the end overs. They need a big knock from Lynn as India look to tighten the screws. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

No. 23 Syracuse falls hard to Cal, 73-59, in semifinals of 2K Sports Classic

first_img Published on November 20, 2014 at 11:46 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ NEW YORK — A Kaleb Joseph-to-Rakeem Christmas alley-oop on the game’s first possession was as good as it got for Syracuse. Joseph didn’t celebrate. The pro-Syracuse crowd did. Soon, though, there was no reason for the Orange or its fans to applaud. Joseph would be chasing California fast breaks and Christmas would be fouling his way onto the bench, then out of the game. None of the Orange’s fast start lasted.“They showed up tonight,” head coach Jim Boeheim said of SU’s fans, “we didn’t. That’s the only problem.”Christmas got into foul trouble for the third game in a row. Syracuse’s guards never showed up in force. While each was forgivable against Kennesaw State and Hampton, both were damning against California. No. 23 SU (2-1) fell to the Golden Bears (3-0) 73-59 in the second semifinal of the 2K Classic in Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We just wanted to keep them off the glass. We watched a lot of film this past week and we saw that they got a lot of offensive rebounds off of missed shots and that was the bulk of the offense,”  Cal guard Jabari Bird said. “So we just decided to keep them off the glass and make them make tough shots all game.”Syracuse didn’t, shooting 35.9 percent from the field and 23.5 percent from 3-point range. And when the Golden Bears stormed down the court after each fruitless SU possession, too often, Christmas wasn’t there to protect the basket. For all but 23 minutes of the game, he was on the bench.On a night when not much worked for the Orange as a whole, depending on freshman Chris McCullough to hold together the defense and Joseph to run the offense also failed. The Garden’s public address announcer didn’t even pronounce Joseph’s name correctly. But the freshman point guard didn’t give the announcer many good reasons to say his name anyway. His four turnovers outnumbered his three assists and his 13 points largely came from drives to the basket that only served as a break from the stream of shots Syracuse guards heaved and clanked.“He shot when he should’ve passed and passed when he should’ve shot,” Boeheim said.A week ago, though, those missed shots would’ve been SU points.California head coach Cuonzo Martin said that when he scouted the Orange he saw a team that wasn’t shooting well from the field that had depended on offensive rebounds.“So for us if we can defend and contest shots, keep the perimeter guys in front of us,” Martin said. “Not give them anything to square — even with the post guys, not give them anything to square, make them go over the top, then box out, I felt like we had a great chance to win the ball game.”But that wasn’t even that difficult for Cal.Christmas sat out the final 4:21 of the first half. SU trailed just 19-17 when he left the floor, but Syracuse shot 1-of-6 in that stretch and was down 34-22 when the halftime whistle blew. Twenty-four seconds into the second half, Christmas had his third personal foul.The prospect of Syracuse shooting itself back into the game remained, but it was never anything more than that.When Trevor Cooney had to take a foul on yet another Golden Bears fast break with 3:37 remaining, the SU fans whose voices had dominated the Garden were either silenced, gone or getting there. Christmas had fouled out of the game three minutes earlier.Syracuse trailed 65-48. And for the first time all night a “Cal-i-for-nia” cheer could be heard in the Madison Square Garden rafters. When SU returns Friday night, it will be for a consolation game against Iowa.“Merlin could not do anything by 5 o’clock tomorrow night,” Boeheim said. “We need to get better in the low post and hopefully we’ll make some better decisions.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more