Australia visited India in 1998 amid much hope of clinching a series win that had eluded them for quite a few years. Their confidence stemmed from the fact that they a world-class batting outfit, and a competitive bowling unit led by Shane Warne.
Following India’s hard-fought win at Mohali, M S Dhoni surpassed Sourav Ganguly to become the second most successful one-day captain in the history of Indian cricket. Dhoni registered his 77th victory in his 134 match as captain.
During the second day of the Galle Test against Pakistan, Kumar Sangakkara remained unbeaten on 199 as Sri Lanka were bowled out. Sangakkara played an awesome knock, which took Lanka to 472 and put them in command in the Test.
Former India cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin on Friday strongly objected to ex-England skipper Nasser Hussain's comparison of Indian cricketers to 'donkeys', saying that the Englishman must apologise to the team and the players for his comment.