Australia's Adam Zampa drops India's Virat Kohli during the one day international cricket match between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)(AP)
Australia's Adam Zampa drops India's Virat Kohli during the one day international cricket match between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)(AP)

‘Adam Zampa repaying Virat Kohli for an IPL contract’: Brad Hogg tweets in jest after Australia spinner drops India captain

Reacting to the drop catch, former Australia leg-spinner Brad Hogg jokingly said Adam Zampa dropped Virat Kohli keeping his IPL contract in mind. Zampa was drafted into RCB side in IPL 2020, which is led by Kohli.
By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 08:15 PM IST

Keeping the dazzling strokeplay – by both India and Australia batsmen - and some quality fast bowling by the hosts aside, what appeared to be the biggest let down of the India vs Australia 1st ODI was the fielding of both the sides. Catches went abegging which otherwise should be gobbled at this level, boundary riders let a few go through, there were run out opportunities missed and what not. In short, it was a below-par performance in the field by both India and Australia.

Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa had an ordinary day in the field. He dropped India captain Virat Kohli when he was batting on 1.

Reacting to that lapse, former Australia leg-spinner Brad Hogg jokingly said the leg-spinner dropped Kohli keeping his IPL contract in mind. Zampa was drafted into RCB side in IPL 2020, which is led by Kohli.

“Zampa repaying @imVkohli for an IPL contract. We all drop them,” tweeted Brad Hogg.

 

The drop, however, did not prove to be costly for Australia as Kohli was dismissed by Hazlewood for a run a ball 21.

India started rapidly in reply, taking 20 runs off Mitchell Starc in the first over and racing to 46-0 after four, but was pegged back by paceman Josh Hazlewood (3-55) and Adam Zampa (4-54) and eventually restricted to 308-8 in 50 overs. Australia won the first ODI by 66 runs.

Shikhar Dhawan, with 74 from 86 balls, and Hardik Pandya, with 90 from 76, were the biggest contributors for India in its first international match since March.

The Australian captain scored 114 and shared partnerships of 156 with opener David Warner and 108 with Steve Smith to help lift the home team to 374-6 on Friday and set up a 66-run win over India in the tour-opening one-day international.

Smith raced to 100 from 62 balls, the third-fastest ODI century by an Australian batsman, after overcoming early reprieves when he successfully reviewed an LBW decision against him and was also dropped in the outfield. After belting 11 boundaries and four sixes, he was bowled by Mohammed Shami for 105 in the last over of the innings. Australia posted a huge total of 374 for 6.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
Sanju Samson (Extreme Left) is the new captain of Rajasthan Royals while Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith have been released. (IPL)
Sanju Samson (Extreme Left) is the new captain of Rajasthan Royals while Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith have been released. (IPL)

IPL 2021 retention: Samson new RR captain; Smith, Malinga, Maxwell released

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 07:31 PM IST
  • A few big names were released from their respective franchises, including Steve Smith, who has been replaced by Sanju Samson as the new captain of Rajasthan Royals.
Close
Mumbai Indians celebrate Lasith Malinga after the fast bowler bowled a fantastic over in the IPL 2019 final. (Mumbai Indians/Twitter)
Mumbai Indians celebrate Lasith Malinga after the fast bowler bowled a fantastic over in the IPL 2019 final. (Mumbai Indians/Twitter)

Lasith Malinga retires from franchise cricket

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:03 AM IST
  • The development comes hours after MI released Malinga from their squad, with the franchise owner Aakash Ambani confirming the news.
Close
Steve Smith in action for Rajasthan Royals(IPL)
Steve Smith in action for Rajasthan Royals(IPL)

IPL 2021 player retention: Full list of players released & retained by teams

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 08:06 PM IST
  • IPL 2021: Here is the full list of players retained and released by all eight franchises.
Close
Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan (L) celebrates with temamates after bowling out West Indies' Alzarri Joseph during the first one-day international (ODI) cricket match between Bangladesh and West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.(AFP)
Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan (L) celebrates with temamates after bowling out West Indies' Alzarri Joseph during the first one-day international (ODI) cricket match between Bangladesh and West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.(AFP)

Shakib returns with 4-8 as Bangladesh defeats West Indies

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:30 PM IST
  • All-rounder Shakib was back after being given a two-year ban by the International Cricket Council in October 2019, with one year suspended, for failing to report approaches from a bookmaker.
Close
Live
File photo of newly-appointed RR captain Sanju Samson(HT Archives)
File photo of newly-appointed RR captain Sanju Samson(HT Archives)

IPL 2021 Retention Highlights: MI release Malinga, RR name Samson as captain

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 07:06 PM IST
IPL 2021 Retention: Rajasthan Royals have released Steve Smith and appointed Sanju Samson as their new leader. Mumbai Indians parted ways with veteran pacer Lasith Malinga while CSK released Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawala and Shane Watson.
File image of Michael Clarke. (Getty Images)
File image of Michael Clarke. (Getty Images)

'He's got Dhoni, Gilchrist in his batting': Clarke hails India's Brisbane hero

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 05:00 PM IST
  • India vs Australia: Former Australia captain Michael Clarke, who led Australia to the 2015 World Cup title weighed in on India's historic series win, calling the player an 'absolute superstar'.
Close
India's Rishabh Pant hits the ball to the boundary.(AP)
India's Rishabh Pant hits the ball to the boundary.(AP)

Test Rankings: Pant becomes highest-ranked keeper-batsman after Gabba win

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:18 PM IST
India vs Australia: In the latest ICC rankings released on Wednesday, Pant climbed up to his career-best 13th position to become the highest-ranked wicketkeeper-batsman.
Close
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting(Twitter)
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting(Twitter)

'Not even India's second-picked team': Ponting 'shocked' at Aus loss to 'Ind A'

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:40 AM IST
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting expressed 'shock' over the result. "I'm quite shocked that Australia weren't quite good enough to win this series. The cold hard facts of it are pretty much that was the India A team that played this Test match and still won," said Ponting.
Close
Glenn Maxwell was released by Kings XI Punjab ahead of IPL 2021(IPL/Twitter)
Glenn Maxwell was released by Kings XI Punjab ahead of IPL 2021(IPL/Twitter)

Anil Kumble reacts after Kings XI Punjab release Glenn Maxwell ahead of IPL 2021

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:24 AM IST
Anil Kumble weighed in on the plans that lie ahead of KXIP after they released the likes of Glenn Maxwell ahead of IPL 2021 while ensuring to mention the Indian cricket team's incredible three-wicket win against Australia in Brisbane.
Close
Confidence and immense pride guided the likes of Shubman Gill, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, T Natarajan, Mohd Siraj and Shardul Thakur to create history.(Getty Images)
Confidence and immense pride guided the likes of Shubman Gill, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, T Natarajan, Mohd Siraj and Shardul Thakur to create history.(Getty Images)

Boys next door to household names

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:07 AM IST
India vs Australia: Donning the Test cap in Australia can be overwhelming, but when opportunity knocked, India’s new picks were peerless.
Close
India's Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar during a fourth test match between India and Australia, in Gabba on Sunday.(BCCI/ANI)
India's Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar during a fourth test match between India and Australia, in Gabba on Sunday.(BCCI/ANI)

India vs Australia: The debutants' report card

By Sanjay Manjrekar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:55 AM IST
"Above all, for me, what stood out was that it was not so much the Indian cricket team that won the series but the idea of a new India," writes Sanjay Manjrekar in his column.
Close
The Australian cricket team(AP)
The Australian cricket team(AP)

Australian PM rebuffs Cricket Australia over Jan 26 plans

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:33 AM IST
Three Twenty20 matches in Australia's Big Bash League are scheduled for Jan. 26, and Cricket Australia's National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cricket Advisory Committee recommended the day simply be referred to as January 26 instead of Australia Day.
Close
Photo of former Australian captain Michael Clarke(Twitter)
Photo of former Australian captain Michael Clarke(Twitter)

'Australia just couldn't get him out': Clarke on India batsman's 'huge role'

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:24 AM IST
Former Australian captain Michael Clarke is one of the experts who is in the awe of India No 3 Cheteshwar Pujara. Clarke also compared Pujara with former India captain Rahul Dravid and said the Australian bowlers couldn't get the better of him.
Close
Kings XI Punjab have the biggest purse heading into the IPL 2021 auction. (Getty Images)
Kings XI Punjab have the biggest purse heading into the IPL 2021 auction. (Getty Images)

IPL 2021: Here is how much money each team has left for auction

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 11:10 PM IST
  • IPL: With the IPL 2021 auction not too far, we take a look at the purse available to all eight teams.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP