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Pandya and Jadeja sizzle with bat and India wins at Canberra

By Kersi Meher-Homji Winning the toss for the first time in the three match series, India defeated Australia by 13 runs in Canberra. This was a consolation win for King Kohli’s visiting Indians as Australia had won the previous two matches in Sydney after winning the toss. Thus India won the match but lost the […]

Action replay at the SCG as Australia win the ODI series

By Kersi Meher-Homji Call them “action replay” or “mirror image” matches. There were marked similarities between the two ODIs played at the Sydney Cricket Ground last Friday and Sunday. Australia won the toss in both the matches and batted first, winning by 66 runs in the first match and by 51 runs in the second. […]

A “pilgrimage” to SCG for a memorable runathon

By Kersi Meher-Homji  As I boarded a tram (light train) from Central station yesterday to witness the first One Day International between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, I wondered whether I was in Australia or in India. All the passengers were in blue clothes as worn by the Indian cricketers and waving […]

Personal and statistical anecdotes of Indo-Aus Test series

Kersi Meher-Homji recalls The Indian cricket team is in Sydney and I have gone all nostalgic. Below are some of my memories. Bedi, Prasanna and me I was watching the Indian cricket team doing net practice at the Sydney Cricket Ground a day before their match against NSW in November 1977. To my surprise Bishan […]

Mumbai Indians win the IPL for the fourth time

By Kersi Meher-Homji It was worth remaining awake till 4.15 am (Sydney time) today to watch Mumbai Indians (MI) defeat Delhi Capitals (DC) by five wickets to win the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 played in Dubai. DC started poorly to lose 3 for 22, quickie Trent Bolt taking two wickets. But they recovered to […]

Best Indian cricketers against Australia and best Australian cricketers against India

By Kersi Meher-Homji The Indian cricket team will be in Australia soon and two milestones will be reached during the Boxing Day Melbourne Test next month. It will be the 100th Test between India and Australia and the 50th between them in Australia. The first time the two mighty cricket nations played each other in […]

Final itinerary for Indian cricket team’s tour of Australia

By Kersi Meher-Homji Finally, Cricket Australia (CA) has confirmed the correct dates for the eagerly anticipated Vodafone Test series, Dettol One Day International (ODI) Series and Dettol Twenty20 International (T20I) Series between the Australian and Indian teams. The eagerly awaited Border – Gavaskar Trophy for Tests between Australia and India is awaited more than even the Ashes series between […]

Kapil Dev recovers after a suspected heart attack

By Kersi Meher-Homji Kapil Dev, one of the greatest all-rounders in Test annals, suffered a suspected heart attack on Thursday the 22nd October. He was rushed to a hospital’s emergency ward where he underwent coronary angioplasty by Dr Atul Mathur. Fortunately, everything was found normal and he was discharged from the hospital four days later […]

Virat Kohli’s Indians are coming – Here are dates for your diary

  By Kersi Meher-Homji You must be keeping late nights watching the IPL matches in UAE. Especially today early morning (19th October) when both the matches ended in ties. In exciting super overs, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad. Three hours later Kings XI Punjab beat Mumbai Indians. Worth keeping awake till 4 am, Sydney […]

When maximum is not maximum

By Kersi Meher-Homji It is cricket season now and let’s welcome it with the most heart-lifting experience in this sport. I mean the special six appeal when, to quote English poet EV Lucas “a batsman jumps to meet one and a sixer climbs the sky.” Even the most level headed commentator gets excited and yells […]

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