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Sydney Test’s colourful sidelights and highlights

By Kersi Meher-Homji No, I won’t describe the one-sided and boring Sydney Test which ended last evening when Australia slaughtered New Zealanders by 279 runs and won the 3-Test series 3-0 by huge margins. I know, you Sydney Indians watched the Test live at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) dressed in pink shirt / saree […]

Cricket legend Brian Lara inaugurates Mantr Group’s new office in Sydney

By Manju Mittal The Mantr Group Security launched new office in the heart of Sydney, Mascot on December 4, 2019 inaugurated by cricket legend, Brian Lara.  The event was brilliantly organised by Mantr Group Security Pawan Mishra. Mantr Group provides a complete package of security solutions of home, business, events, commercial buildings, high-rise residential apartments […]

Rohit, Rahul and Kuldeep scintillate as India levels the series

By Kersi Meher-Homji A magnificent opening stand of 227 runs by openers Rohit Sharma (159 with five sixes) and Lokesh Rahul (102 with three sixes) resulted in India amassing 5 for 387 in the second One-Day International against the West Indies at Visakhapatnam yesterday [18th December]. Despite skipper Virat Kohli being dismissed for a first ball […]

Australia to tour India next month for three ODIs

By Kersi Meher-Homji  January is a month to look forward to for cricket lovers in Australia and India. After Australia plays her third and final Test against New Zealand from 3rd to 7th January in Sydney, they fly to India for three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) in India. Sponsored by Qantas, the short tour programme is […]

Tale of two triumphant Tests

By Kersi Meher-Homji Yesterday (24th November) was a day to celebrate for Indo-Australians. Both their countries won their cricket Tests by an innings with hours to spare. In both the Tests fast bowlers were behind their facile victories. Australia defeated Pakistan by an innings and five runs with a day to spare in Brisbane to […]

Agarwal hits a double century and India wins by a huge margin

By Kersi Meher-Homji Thanks to a magnificent double century by Indian opening sensation Mayank Agarwal and penetrating swing bowling by fast bowlers Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav, India won the first Test against Bangladesh at Indore by an innings and 130 runs. In reply to Bangladesh’s 150 India declared at 6 for 493 […]

WIZARDS – The story of Indian Spin Bowling

Book review by Kersi Meher-Homji WIZARDS – The story of Indian Spin Bowling by Anindya Dutta (2019). Foreword by Kapil Dev. Kindle version available in Australia on Amazon. Price $4.90. When we talk about India’s excellence in sports, we think of their supremacy in Olympic hockey from 1928 to 1956 (six gold medals in a […]

Kareena Kapoor throws her support behind the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020

One of Bollywood’s biggest stars has thrown her support behind players competing in next year’s ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, during a visit to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) this morning. As organisers count down the days to potentially break an attendance record at a women’s sporting fixture, Kareena Kapoor, the Indian actress and presenter, […]

Sharma scintillates and India whitewashes South Africa 3-0

By Kersi Meher-Homji The just concluded 3-Test series between India and South Africa for the Gandhi-Mandela Trophy was the most one sided and mis-matched series I have watched between two strong countries. India thumped South Africa by an innings and 202 runs in three days and seven minutes at Ranchi to win the series comfortably […]

India wins the Gandhi-Mandela series thanks to Kohli’s double ton

By Kersi Meher-Homji In a way, the second Test between India and South Africa (SA) at Pune was a mirror image of the first Test between them at Visakhapatnam a week ago. India had thrashed SA by 203 runs in the first Test and thumped them at Pune yesterday by an innings and 137 runs. […]

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