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  1. #1841
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Shekhar View Post
    Great match and has setup India superbly for this tournament. India needed this win badly. Words can't describe the confidence the public and players get when they defeat Australia in a world cup match. This is just PERFECT.
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    I do not want India to face Australia again in this world cup (Assuming we make it last 4).
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    They would have and they wouldnt have, but one thing is sure i dont want ind to face aussies in semis ��
    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil_cric View Post
    I think you would have won if you batted first. Chasing was never going to be that easy here. Once Warner starts hitting form in this world cup, Australia will be a very hard team to beat. Good luck against Pakistan and England. Backing Australia all the way against those two teams
    As an Indian, while beating Pakistan in a WC game gives me the greatest thrill, I totally recognize that beating Australia is the biggest ACHIEVEMENT!

    Facts:

    Australia has won 4 of the last 5 WCs, with the 5th being won by India.

    Australia won knockout games against India in the 2003 and 2015. It definitely is India's most dangerous adversary. I hope India is also regarded by them as their most dangerous adversary, having interrupted their streak of WC wins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    Thanks to Dhoni's power hitting in the end. Really saved India today from a defeat.
    Kudos to Dhoni, always great to see the veteran deliver.

    Your other favorites Pandya and Rahul did some power hitting too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Napa View Post
    As an Indian, while beating Pakistan in a WC game gives me the greatest thrill, I totally recognize that beating Australia is the biggest ACHIEVEMENT!

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    Australia has won 4 of the last 5 WCs, with the 5th being won by India.

    Australia won knockout games against India in the 2003 and 2015. It definitely is India's most dangerous adversary. I hope India is also regarded by them as their most dangerous adversary, having interrupted their streak of WC wins.
    Pakistan did that in the 2011 World Cup group stages

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sachin136 View Post
    You realize that it's the exact opposite of what you're saying, right? India don't bat very deep, so England and Australia have a better chance of winning on good batting pitches. On pitches that favor bowling, I don't see India losing much.
    Not at all. We all know beating India on a batting friendly wicket is quite an unlikely task these days. They are just damn good on such a pitch, regardless of setting up a mammoth total or chasing a big score, they will easily do both, A bowler friendly wicket gives other team a chance to run through Indian top order, which we have seen in the past as India struggles on such wickets. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliasad1998 View Post
    Pakistan did that in the 2011 World Cup group stages
    True, but Pakistan did not knock them out of the tournament. They still reached the QFs where India delivered the coup de grace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Napa View Post
    As an Indian, while beating Pakistan in a WC game gives me the greatest thrill, I totally recognize that beating Australia is the biggest ACHIEVEMENT!

    Facts:

    Australia has won 4 of the last 5 WCs, with the 5th being won by India.

    Australia won knockout games against India in the 2003 and 2015. It definitely is India's most dangerous adversary. I hope India is also regarded by them as their most dangerous adversary, having interrupted their streak of WC wins.
    Most teams would see India as their most dangerous adversary and rightly so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Napa View Post
    True, but Pakistan did not knock them out of the tournament. They still reached the QFs where India delivered the coup de grace.
    The point was ending the WC streak, rest of the comment is irrelevant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
    Most teams would see India as their most dangerous adversary and rightly so.
    Oooff, the great aussie kneeling down to the prowess of supapowa Indiaaa!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Napa View Post
    Kudos to Dhoni, always great to see the veteran deliver.

    Your other favorites Pandya and Rahul did some power hitting too
    Rahul was lucky. His first shot was an edge, that he was lucky that it crossed the boundary. The indian team tried their best to hide him as low down the order as they could.

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    Dhawan supplies another Oval masterclass to inspire India

    Mitchell Starc raised his left hand in an attempt to catch the ball but it was hit with such ferocity by Shikhar Dhawan that umpire Ian Gould had to move out of the way with the nimble-footedness more akin to a ballroom dancer.

    Four balls later, the left-hander was back in the pavilion – having holed out to substitute fielder Nathan Lyon on the deep square-leg boundary off Starc – but the damage had been. Foundations had not been so much laid as set firmly in concrete.

    There is something about early June at The Oval that seems to agree with Dhawan. “I like playing here at The Oval, and I love ICC tournaments. Bouncy wickets suit my game,” he said.

    This was his third ODI ton at England’s oldest international venue and two years and a day since he took 125 off Sri Lanka in the ICC Champions Trophy – albeit in a losing cause. Four years earlier – again almost to the day and in the same competition – he scored an unbeaten 102 against West Indies.

    Australia must have had their fill of Dhawan, and indeed his opening partner Rohit Sharma. This was Dhawan’s second century in three innings against the Aussies while India’s century opening stand was the fourth between Dhawan and Sharma against Australia – the most by an opening pair in ODIs against one opponent.

    If there was a concern about India’s star-studded line-up before the tournament it was an over-reliance on their top three. But what a top three. This was the second time in ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup history that India’s top three have all passed 50, the previous occasion being against South Africa in 2011.

    But Dhawan’s form coming into the World Cup had been feast or famine. He was the fourth leading run-scorer in the Indian Premier League yet his output tailed off towards the end of the tournament.

    Having finished the month of April with three successive fifties, he then scored no more than 19 in any format through May. Before his century against Australia, he had made 11 runs in three innings since arriving in the UK. Hardly a cause for panic but perhaps a degree of mild concern.

    The measured, relative watchfulness of India’s opening pair is their standard modus operandi and the modest amount of pace in the pitch did not really allow for a different tactic but the smoothness of the acceleration was something to behold.

    Dhawan and Sharma had 22 from seven overs and 41 from ten and at drinks India were ticking along at 81 without loss off 16. The serious chaos was saved until the final ten overs which went for 116 and caused waves of ecstasy across the vast oceans of blue in the Oval stands.

    Dhawan was hurried early in his innings by two Pat Cummins bouncers and while those episodes barely seemed to disturb his progress, he did require attention to a hand injury from the physio and did not take the field during Australia’s innings. He appeared at the post-match ceremony with his left hand heavily strapped.

    In the eighth over, the first signs of true aggression emerged as he gave Nathan Coulter-Nile the charge and drove him to the boundary. He carved him two more boundaries and took 14 off the over. India were off and running.

    The single to bring up his century was a tight one with skipper Virat Kohli needing to dive to make his ground but it was all smiles in the end, most of all across the moustachioed face of Dhawan.

    This was his sixth century at an ICC event, confirmation if it were needed that this gracefully destructive opening batsman is a big-match player.


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    Carey backs Australia's tactics despite India defeat

    Australia wicket-keeper Alex Carey defended his team’s tactics with the bat after they slipped to a 36-run defeat by India at The Oval in their third match of the World Cup.

    Carey, 27, equalled his highest ODI score for Australia but his quickfire 55 not out was not enough to maintain Australia’s unbeaten start to the tournament.

    When the big-hitting Carey came in to bat at No.7, his side faced a stiff task of needing 115 runs from the last ten overs to reach their target of 353.

    But he insisted there was no discussion about promoting him or Glenn Maxwell up the order to push the run rate up.

    Opener David Warner scored his slowest one-day international half-century and he failed to score of 50 of his 84 balls.

    But Carey said: “We still backed the players out in the middle to get us there. If they’ve faced a few balls they have a better understanding of the situation.

    “The deeper we take it, we trust our batters to soak up a few balls. They’ve done it in the past.

    “There are so many options but we trust the batters we have. We had a good shake at it but we were just chasing a few too many runs in the end.”

    Carey acknowledged that he took confidence from his time in the middle but he insisted: “There was a job to do to go at 12 runs an over for the best part of 10 or 15 overs. It was more the state of the game that dictated the way I played.

    “With guys like Maxwell and [Nathan] Coulter-Nile we still back ourselves to go out and do that. We lost a few wickets against a really good attack.

    “Bumrah and Kumar are really good finishers and unfortunately we fell short and didn’t have that set batter like India did.

    “Shikhar played really well and the stats say if you get 120 you will win most games. It would have been nice to have one of our players in the top five who had 40 or 50 to go on make a big score and win the game for us.”

    Carey, who dropped a costly catch in India’s innings when he spilled the explosive Hardik Pandya first ball, paid tribute to the special atmosphere created at The Oval by the vast and vociferous support for the Indian team.

    He said: “It’s always brilliant playing against India. I’ve played them in Australia, in India and now here. Every time I’ve loved the atmosphere – they’re very colourful, there’s lots of noise. It’s always good to play against India.”


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    Finch: Astute India outsmarted us but we won't panic

    Australian captain Aaron Finch’s best-laid plans were exposed as India slugged their way to victory in a clash of the heavyweights at The Oval.

    The last two ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup winners are no strangers, having played eight one-day internationals against each other already this year.

    Honours were even at four games each, with Indian skipper Virat Kohli admitting his team were smarting from a recent series defeat on home soil, revenge ultimately proving a powerful motivation.

    Finch hardly revealed a cunning game plan when he said pre-match that the key to beating India - a team blessed with one of the finest top orders in world cricket - was early wickets.

    However, saying it and doing it proved two very different things.

    For the sixth time Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma put on a century opening partnership against the Australians, the former going on to score a dazzling 117 while Kohli, Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni also made valuable contributions as Indian batsmen delivered in style.

    They started with caution, seeing off the pace threat of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummings, and then accelerated in style, scoring 120 runs in their final ten overs to post 352/5, a target that would have needed a Cricket World Cup record to chase down.

    “They outplayed us,” admitted Finch. “We didn’t bowl our best stuff and we struggled to get wickets early on, which was always going be important.

    “They took their time, assessed the conditions and probably knew Mitchell and Pat were our two biggest threats.

    “They swallowed their pride a bit, pulled back a gear and just made sure they got through those first ten overs. Batting that deep into the innings gives them so many options later on, as we saw. They just played really well and negated our biggest threats, it’s as simple as that.”

    Finch and fellow opener David Warner seemed to follow a similar strategy in their response, as they started the chase with cautious conservatism.

    And one stage Warner, normally such a brute, went 14 deliveries without a run and you could almost feel his frustration bubbling up from the stands.

    After 84 balls and 56 runs, nothing was more guaranteed than he’d go out swinging, as he did when Yuzvendra Chahal tempted him down the wicket with a tossed up delivery, caught on the boundary by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

    With the required run rate now racing upwards over 11, India gleefully took advantage as Australia were forced to push the pace, wickets falling with regularity.

    In the end they were only 37 runs short of the target but, in truth, they were never really in the match - the scorecard not necessarily telling the full story of India’s dominance across all departments.

    “I thought they bowled really well with the new ball,” added Finch. “I thought we could do some damage at the back end of the innings, if we had some wickets in hands.

    “I thought we were in a decent position but we lost our wickets at key times. They also bowled really well, they didn’t give us any length or width to work with. It was a pretty simple strategy but it was effective.”
    Australia will have three days reflect on this performance before their next match with Pakistan at Taunton.

    “There’s no panic, we’ve started off well with a couple of wins and it’s just a small hiccup,” he added.

    “We will assess every option. We know Pakistan have quite a few left handers on their side and there’s not been enough games at Taunton to get a read on what the wicket will look like yet.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kriketer View Post
    A bowler friendly wicket gives other team a chance to run through Indian top order, which we have seen in the past as India struggles on such wickets. .
    lol, and opposition doesn't?

    What makes you think that Indian bowlers won't run through opposition batting themselves on such a pitch?

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    India getting their easy wins while they can, reality is going to hit them in the face on Thursday and Sunday they will be fighting to stay in the tournament 2 years after the humiliation of the CT Final
    Last edited by Aman; 10th June 2019 at 11:34.


    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    Don't worry bro. Your other thread allows for rain. Maybe it will save you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aman View Post
    India getting their easy wins while they can, reality is going to hit them in the face on Thursday and Sunday they will be fighting to stay in the tournament 2 years after the humiliation of the CT Final
    Hope u don't run away on Thursday & Sunday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mkumar825 View Post
    Hope u don't run away on Thursday & Sunday
    Aman is right...I'm really worried about India after seeing the way Boult and Amir are bowling in this world cup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mkumar825 View Post
    Hope u don't run away on Thursday & Sunday
    Look forward to seeing you on Thursday, don't disappear if your rockstars roll over AGAIN on a decent pitch


    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    Don't worry bro. Your other thread allows for rain. Maybe it will save you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aman View Post
    Look forward to seeing you on Thursday, don't disappear if your rockstars roll over AGAIN on a decent pitch.
    Don't give toss ,pitch excuse when India crush NZ

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    Yesterday kohli was fantastic. Liked his enthusiasm in fielding. Excellent batting too.
    You are gem. Youth icon for youngsters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aman View Post
    India getting their easy wins while they can, reality is going to hit them in the face on Thursday and Sunday they will be fighting to stay in the tournament 2 years after the humiliation of the CT Final
    Yes.. Bud .. We accept our failure on CT final.
    CT final failures has opened lot of changes to our team which is showing best results now.

    In failure we found long term success. So many positives.

    Dhawan who was failing, found success by adjusting his batting style yesterday.

    Kuldeep is not taking wickets is the only worry now but he is bowling good with the economy.

    Failures will help to find success in our team.

    Against NZ or Pakistan, our top order should play cautiously initial overs without losing wickets.

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    India bowling coach Bharat Arun paid tribute his pace attack for dismantling Australia at The Oval in their second match of the World Cup.

    Opening pair Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar shared six wickets between them as India strolled comfortably to victory by 36 runs and inflict Australia’s first defeat of the tournament.

    Arun, 56, said: “It’s a dream to have a bowler like him [Bumrah]. He’s one of the best in the world both at the beginning of an innings at the death.

    “My job is just to remind him and Bhuvi about their plans and what they’ve done well in the past.”

    But he insisted that in a long tournament, every bowler has to be ready, saying: “It was always our plan to open the bowling with Bumrah and Bhuvi because he moves the ball around in English conditions and he bowls well at the death.”

    The experienced Mohammed Shami waits in the wings and Arun said: “You have to wait your chance and be ready to grab the opportunities when they come.”

    The pitch at The Oval had been used four days previously for New Zealand’s win over Bangladesh, which influenced India’s tactics when they came to defend their sizeable total of 352.

    Australia struggled to stamp any authority on their run chase and coach Arun said: “We had plans not to give the batsmen any width and also to take the pace off the ball and I thought we executed the plans very well.”

    He added: “It was a conscious plan to bowl short to David Warner – and you saw that most of the short balls we bowled at him he wasn’t very comfortable with.”

    Arun admitted that conditions have been different to some of the pre-tournament hype about huge totals and matches simply being run-fests.

    He said: “In England the ball moves around. You saw that when England played against Bangladesh they were nine off five overs but ended up with 60 in the powerplay. If you can assess the conditions and then you can launch later.”

    India certainly did that – scoring only 41 from the first ten overs but then 116 off the last ten to set a target of 353 that was beyond Australia.

    Arun also backed spinner Kuldeep Yadav, 24, who blew England away at Trent Bridge 11 months ago with 6/ 25, to return to form after a difficult IPL tournament this year.

    He said: “Every bowler goes through a stage where they get hit. It’s my job to remind him about all the good things he has done in the past and build his confidence.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by Napa View Post
    As an Indian, while beating Pakistan in a WC game gives me the greatest thrill, I totally recognize that beating Australia is the biggest ACHIEVEMENT!

    Facts:

    Australia has won 4 of the last 5 WCs, with the 5th being won by India.

    Australia won knockout games against India in the 2003 and 2015. It definitely is India's most dangerous adversary. I hope India is also regarded by them as their most dangerous adversary, having interrupted their streak of WC wins.
    Easily our toughest opponent. It's the one team which we Indians fan know there is no easy way to win.

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    The match against Australia was close I was nervous throughout, Australians are fighters and when Carey started hitting I became nervous. You can never count our Aussies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slim View Post
    The point was ending the WC streak, rest of the comment is irrelevant.
    May be irrelevant to you, but to me knocking a team out of the WC is relevant. Australia's loss to Pakistan did not knock Australia out of the WC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Napa View Post
    May be irrelevant to you, but to me knocking a team out of the WC is relevant. Australia's loss to Pakistan did not knock Australia out of the WC.
    Who cares? You falsely claimed that India ended Australia's WC streak which was corrected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Napa View Post
    As an Indian, while beating Pakistan in a WC game gives me the greatest thrill, I totally recognize that beating Australia is the biggest ACHIEVEMENT!

    Facts:

    Australia has won 4 of the last 5 WCs, with the 5th being won by India.

    Australia won knockout games against India in the 2003 and 2015. It definitely is India's most dangerous adversary. I hope India is also regarded by them as their most dangerous adversary, having interrupted their streak of WC wins.
    People are overrating Australia based on their perception of what Australia is supposed to be like. This side has many mediocre players and they have nothing to do with the team that won three World Cups in a row.

    They are not better than England and India, and probably on par with New Zealand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slim View Post
    Who cares? You falsely claimed that India ended Australia's WC streak which was corrected.
    By streak I meant, the WC winning streak. Not individual games, but the championship (1999, 2003, and 2007).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    People are overrating Australia based on their perception of what Australia is supposed to be like. This side has many mediocre players and they have nothing to do with the team that won three World Cups in a row.

    They are not better than England and India, and probably on par with New Zealand.
    True they don't have the talent, but they do have the Australian never-say-die sprit which counts for something. Most other countries would have mentally called it a day and started thinking about the next game at 38/4 or even 79/5.

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    Agree with Mamoo. This Australian team is nothing like the ones in the past world cups. This side can be defeated by any of the top 7-8 teams in the current pool.

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    If it wasn't for a pathetic knock by Warnee Aussies were always favourite to chase it down. Not only Warner made it tough for upcoming batsmen he also ran out Aussies x factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kriketer View Post
    Agree with Mamoo. This Australian team is nothing like the ones in the past world cups. This side can be defeated by any of the top 7-8 teams in the current pool.
    We will see. I do not expect them to lose more than one more of their remaining 7 games (most likely to England).

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    Quote Originally Posted by szundercover View Post
    I salute you to sticking with your favourite player even after the sand paper gate scandal and his continuation of bad form.
    He is not my favourite player he is a good player and everyone makes mistake so that is fine by me anyways. My favourite player is Kohli these days.


    جاگن والیاں رجّ کے لٹیا اے،
    سوئے تسیں وی او، سوئے اسیں وی آں۔

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    Cricket World Cup: Net bowler struck by David Warner drive 'finally' walking again

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/48589701

    Jaykishan Plaha has been in hospital after the accident at The Oval on Saturday and was monitored for delayed signs of concussion, but a CT scan cleared him of any major damage.

    Warner was visibly upset and "shaken up" as Plaha was treated at the ground.

    "Finally got my first walk in - on the road to recovery," Plaha said.

    Writing on social media on Monday he added: "Glad to be recovering well so far. Thank you to everyone who has supported me, thank you for all the prays [sic] around the world, means a lot to me."

    Praha was among a handful of local cricketers helping the Australians prepare for their third match of the World Cup in London, which they lost to India by 36 runs.

    In 2014 Warner, 32, was playing for New South Wales in a Sheffield Shield game when his Australia team-mate and close friend Philip Hughes was fatally struck on the head by a ball while batting for South Australia.

    Warner returned to playing international cricket in April after a year-long ban for ball-tampering.


    This signature is a result of a certain takneeki kharabi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Australia batsman David Warner was left "shaken up" after hitting a net bowler on the head with a powerful drive, captain Aaron Finch said.

    His visibly concerned team-mates had to halt their practice session at The Oval while medics treated the bowler - understood to be a local cricketer named Jaykishan Plaha.

    He was taken to hospital as a precaution after receiving treatment.

    Defending champions Australia face India in a World Cup match on Sunday.

    "The net bowler has been taken to hospital as a precautionary measure because it was a head injury," International Cricket Council venue manager Michael Gibson told reporters.

    "He was conscious and smiling as he was taken off."

    Finch added: "Dave is obviously pretty shaken up. The young guy is in pretty good spirits at the moment. He has obviously been taken to the hospital to be assessed that everything is OK.

    "It was a pretty decent hit, so hopefully everything goes well for the youngster and he is up and running shortly."

    In 2014, Warner, 32, who returned to playing international cricket in April after a year-long ban for ball-tampering, was playing for South Australia when his team-mate and close friend Philip Hughes was fatally struck on the head by a ball while batting.

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/48567990


    LONDON: In a warm gesture at Kennington Oval on Saturday, Australia opener David Warner met the net bowler he felled during batting practice at this same venue a week ago and gave him an autographed Australian cricket team jersey ahead of his team’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match versus Sri Lanka today.

    Indian-origin Jaykishan Plaha, while bowling to Warner on June 8 at Kennington Oval ahead of Australia’s match against India, was hit by a firm drive from the left-hand batsman. He immediately fell to the ground, and Australia’s practice session came to an abrupt halt.

    Plaha, a local Surrey league cricketer, received medical attention and was stretchered inside for further assessment. Though conscious, he was taken to a London hospital where he remained for a couple of days as doctors monitored him for delayed signs of concussion. A subsequent CT scan cleared Plaha of any major damage.

    Australia halted their practice session on June 8 after David Warner hit Jaykishan Plaha on the head with a powerful drive. © AFP
    Warner, who at the time was described by Aaron Finch as “obviously pretty shaken up”, descended the steps from the Australian dressing room at 8:49 am on Saturday and embraced Plaha in a hug, looked on by his mother and brother.

    The two shared a few words after Warner presented Plaha a signed Australian cricket team jersey, and then Warner spoke to Plaha’s family.

    Since the day he hit Plaha in the Kennington Oval nets, Warner has scored 56 from 84 balls against India and 107 from 111 balls against Pakistan.

    https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/...-struck-857017


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