Australian opener David Warner reckons that Mankading (running out batter at the non-striker’s end for backing up too far) is a spirit of cricket thing. The 35-year-old cricketer felt so despite the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) amending the law and moving the mode of dismissal from "unfair play" to “run out”. The move to remove the stigma around the dismissal was one of the nine changes made by the MCC, which will come into effect from October 1
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting picked Usman Khawaja as David Warner’s replacement for the second Ashes Test in case the latter is ruled out of the match due to an injury. Warner did not field on Friday after being hit in the chest during Australia’s first innings.
Australia finally ended their wait to win the T20 World Cup when they defeated New Zealand in the final of the 2021 tournament in Dubai. It was their first major success in limited-overs action since they won the Cricket World Cup in 2015
Team India will miss the services of regular skipper Virat Kohli for three of the four Tests in Australia. Kohli will take part in the opening Test in Adelaide, India’s first Day/Night encounter Down Under. After the conclusion of the match, Kohli will head back to India to be with wife Anushka Sharma for the birth of their first child.
David Warner and Jonny Bairstow starred with the bat as the Sunrisers Hyderabad posted 201. For the Kings XI Punjab, it was Pooran who fought a lone battle with a sparkling 77, but with little support from his fellow batsmen, his side lost the match by 69 runs.
Australian opener David Warner continued to torment Pakistan as he hit a career-best 335 at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday, the highest individual score in a Day-Night Test. Australia declared having posted a massive 589 for 3, with Marnus Labuschagne falling for a wonderful 162.