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File image of Sunil Gavaskar(Getty Images)

‘Australians told me to get lost’: Sunil Gavaskar opens up on his infamous MCG walkout in 1981

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 03:23 PM IST
Speaking to former Australia fast bowler Damien Fleming, Sunil Gavaskar, who was the captain of the team back in 1981, opened up on the moment that almost led India to forfeit the match they would famously go on to win.
Former Indian cricketer and current BCCI (Board Of Control for Cricket in India) president Sourav Ganguly reacts during a press conference at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.(REUTERS)
Former Indian cricketer and current BCCI (Board Of Control for Cricket in India) president Sourav Ganguly reacts during a press conference at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.(REUTERS)

‘Good people finish first too’: Sourav Ganguly hails India’s MCG triumph, calls the win ‘special’

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 09:14 AM IST
Ganguly’s words promise to resonate with every member of the Indian cricket team and its fans as he called the victory special and lauded Ajinkya Rahane and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for their impactful performances during the Test.
Australia's Matthew Wade (L) plays a shot as India's Shubman Gill (C) jumps in the air to avoid a direct hit on the third day of the second cricket Test match between Australia and India at the MCG in Melbourne.(AFP)
Australia's Matthew Wade (L) plays a shot as India's Shubman Gill (C) jumps in the air to avoid a direct hit on the third day of the second cricket Test match between Australia and India at the MCG in Melbourne.(AFP)

India vs Australia: Wade happy to remain opener for Australia

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 04:57 PM IST
On an otherwise gloomy day for home fans, Wade’s endurance was heartening for Tim Paine’s team, especially when weighed against the troubles of his opening partner Joe Burns.
India's Ajinkya Rahane celebrates after reaching his century as his teammate Ravindra Jadeja looks on during day two of the second test match between Australia and India at The MCG(via REUTERS)
India's Ajinkya Rahane celebrates after reaching his century as his teammate Ravindra Jadeja looks on during day two of the second test match between Australia and India at The MCG(via REUTERS)

One of the most special knocks but my best was at Lord’s: Ajinkya Rahane on his century at MCG

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 05:52 PM IST
In his innings of 112 runs, Rahane was extremely cautious at the start but after Tea on Day 2, he got into his groove started hitting runs freely. His partnership with Ravindra Jadeja provided the platform for India to take a sizable lead in the second Test.
Indian stand-in skipper celebrates his 12th Test ton against Australia in Melbourne(AP)
Indian stand-in skipper celebrates his 12th Test ton against Australia in Melbourne(AP)

India vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 2: Leader Ajinkya Rahane hits a ton for the ages

Mumbai | By Sanjjeev K Samyal
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 07:44 PM IST
India vs Australia: Stand-in skipper anchors innings with 104*, pulls India ahead on Day 2 of the MCG Test.
Former Australian cricket captain Allan Border walks with the daughters of former Australian cricketer Dean Jones, Phoebe (R) and Augusta (L) with their mother, Jane (Centre) during a tribute for the late batsman(AP)
Former Australian cricket captain Allan Border walks with the daughters of former Australian cricketer Dean Jones, Phoebe (R) and Augusta (L) with their mother, Jane (Centre) during a tribute for the late batsman(AP)

Dean Jones remembered during Boxing Day Test

Melbourne | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 02:28 PM IST
Jones’ family and former Australia captain Allan Border participated in the farewell during the tea break of the ongoing second Test here.
Players train at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.(Getty Images)
Players train at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.(Getty Images)

Boxing Day Test India’s 100th match against Australia

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 12:22 AM IST
The iconic Boxing Day Test starting at the Melbourne Cricket Ground here on Saturday will be India’s 100th match in the traditional format against Australia, the BCCI said on Friday.
Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah training under the watchful eyes of head coach Ravi Shastri(BCCI/Twitter)
Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah training under the watchful eyes of head coach Ravi Shastri(BCCI/Twitter)

India vs Australia: Indian team indulges in wrestling-like drill, Jadeja put through fitness test

Melbourne | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 11:43 PM IST
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was the first to arrive at the nets for the training session and he was put through a fitness test as he ran between the wickets with a bat on his hand, two days before the Boxing Day Test begins at MCG.
Photo of former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif (L) and KL Rahul (R)(HT Collage)
Photo of former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif (L) and KL Rahul (R)(HT Collage)

India vs Australia: ‘He has put in a lot of effort since being dropped’: Kaif explains why India should include KL Rahul in playing XI at MCG

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 11:39 AM IST
Speaking on Sony Sports Network, the cricketer-turned-commentator stated that the Rahul has the experience and has worked hard improve his game in the shorter formats.
File image of Dean Jones.(Hindustan Times)
File image of Dean Jones.(Hindustan Times)

India, Australia players to wear armbands during 1st ODI in honour of Dean Jones

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 04:50 PM IST
The former Australia batsman, who had represented his country in 52 Tests and 164 ODIs, was in Mumbai as part of IPL official broadcaster’s commentary panel when he died on September 24 following a cardiac arrest.
Indian captain Virat Kohli takes a selfie with the crowd.(Getty Images)
Indian captain Virat Kohli takes a selfie with the crowd.(Getty Images)

India vs Australia: Boxing Day Test at MCG to have crowds of 25,000

Victoria | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 02:21 PM IST
Authorities are targeting crowds of at least 25,000 people per day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for Australia’s second cricket Test against India, a government official said on Wednesday.
Family members of former Australian cricketer Dean Jones gather at the MCG in Melbourne as the deceased cricketer’s body is taken for a final lap around the stadium during a private funeral.(Twitter/Cricket Australia)
Family members of former Australian cricketer Dean Jones gather at the MCG in Melbourne as the deceased cricketer’s body is taken for a final lap around the stadium during a private funeral.(Twitter/Cricket Australia)

Family bid farewell to Australian great Dean Jones with lap of MCG

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 02:37 PM IST
Former test and one-day batsman Jones died at 59 last month after suffering a cardiac arrest at a hotel in India where he was working as a TV pundit for a local broadcaster.
Former Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull watches as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang laughs with Port Adelaide player Chen Shaoliang (R), the Australian Rules football club's international academy recruit from China, during a visit to the team's room before the start of an Australian Football League (AFL) game at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney.(REUTERS)
Former Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull watches as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang laughs with Port Adelaide player Chen Shaoliang (R), the Australian Rules football club's international academy recruit from China, during a visit to the team's room before the start of an Australian Football League (AFL) game at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney.(REUTERS)

All is well in Melbourne: Aussie rules is back but no crowds

MELBOURNE, Australia | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2020 06:07 PM IST
Still, Aussie rules was back after a three-month shutdown due to coronavirus restrictions, and fanatical fans in Melbourne were happy to see it — even if they could only watch on television.
A general view of the stadium during the Women's T20 World Cup final cricket match between Australia and India at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia, March 8, 2020.(REUTERS)
A general view of the stadium during the Women's T20 World Cup final cricket match between Australia and India at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia, March 8, 2020.(REUTERS)

Coronavirus outbreak: Spectator at India vs Australia Women’s T20 World Cup final diagnosed with COVID-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 11:13 AM IST
The person is believed to have been seated in N42 in Women’s T20 World Cup final which hosts Australia won after beating India by 85 runs. The authorities, however stated that the risk of him infecting others was low.
Lewis Hamilton driving the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team on track during practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit.(Getty Images)
Lewis Hamilton driving the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team on track during practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit.(Getty Images)

Australia F1 rules out fan ban in wake of Bahrain GP move

Melbourne | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 01:58 PM IST
On Sunday it was announced that the season’s second race in Bahrain would go ahead without fans in a bid to prevent a spread of the deadly virus that has forced a growing number of sports events to be cancelled, postponed or played behind closed doors.
Katy Perry with Australia cricketers after the Women’s T20 World Cup final.(Twitter)
Katy Perry with Australia cricketers after the Women’s T20 World Cup final.(Twitter)

Australia cricketers celebrate Women’s T20 World Cup win with Katy Perry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 04:09 PM IST
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan complemented the Australia players for celebrating the win with Katy Perry and said that it is a ‘cool way to celebrate’.
Radha Yadav of India(Getty Images)
Radha Yadav of India(Getty Images)

At Kandivali’s Sunrise Hall, Radha still the local star

Mumbai | By Rutvick Mehta
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 11:41 AM IST
Soni has seen her younger sister evolve from playing under-arm cricket in a nearby ground with their two brothers and the rest of the boys in the area to the World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in a span of seven years.
Harmanpreet Kaur of India leaves the field after being dismissed during the Women's T20 World Cup final(REUTERS)
Harmanpreet Kaur of India leaves the field after being dismissed during the Women's T20 World Cup final(REUTERS)

Twitter user mocks Indian team after final loss, Aakash Chopra shuts him down with befitting reply

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 09:18 AM IST
Openers Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney put on a century stand for the first wicket and they powered Australia to 184. The Indian chase never got going as they were bundled out for 99.
Sophie Molineux with a special fan.(Twitter)
Sophie Molineux with a special fan.(Twitter)

‘Amazing gesture’: Australian cricketer Sophie Molineux gives winners medal to special fan

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 08:54 PM IST
ICC announced that 86,174 people attended the India vs Australia final at the MCG. This is a record for a women’s sporting event in Australia while also becoming the most attended women’s cricket match in the history of the sport.
Sir Viv Richards(Getty Images)
Sir Viv Richards(Getty Images)

‘You shall have the trophy one day’: Viv Richards’ message to India women’s team after loss in final

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 06:35 PM IST
“Never be let down. You have been amazing throughout and you’ll shall have the trophy at your hand one day. Keep believing!” tweeted Viv Richards.
A file photo of Harmanpreet Kaur.(Twitter)
A file photo of Harmanpreet Kaur.(Twitter)

Virat Kohli hails India’s efforts despite their defeat in Women’s T20 World Cup final

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 06:21 PM IST
On International Women’s Day, Australia women displayed an all-round performance to defeat India by 85 runs to win their fifth title here at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Shafali Verma in tears.(Twitter)
Shafali Verma in tears.(Twitter)

Women’s T20 World Cup: Shafali Verma breaks down after India’s dismal display in the final

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 04:56 PM IST
Shafali lost her wicket for just 2 runs and went back to the pavilion in the first over itself. It turned out that Shafali’s performance was imperative in the final as Harmanpreet Kaur and Co could only manage 99 runs at the MCG.
It was not the match Harmanpreet would have wished for(Getty Images)
It was not the match Harmanpreet would have wished for(Getty Images)

ICC Women’s world T20 - From Lord’s to Melbourne: Promise fizzles out under pressure, all over again

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 04:37 PM IST
This Indian team has age on their side, and this Indian team has pedigree. The ensured they forced people to talk about them, now they have to ensure they start winning titles!
Australia's Megan Schutt, center, is congratulated by teammates after taking the wicket of India's Shikha Pandey during the Women's T20 World Cup cricket final match in Melbourne.(AP)
Australia's Megan Schutt, center, is congratulated by teammates after taking the wicket of India's Shikha Pandey during the Women's T20 World Cup cricket final match in Melbourne.(AP)

Women’s T20 World Cup: India falter in final, Australia register 85-run win to clinch 5th title

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 05:28 PM IST
India vs Australia, Women’s T20 World Cup final: Australia thrashed India by 85 runs to win their fifth title at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
India's captain Harmanpreet Kaur (L) gives instructions to bowler Radha Yadav during the Twenty20 women's World Cup cricket final match between Australia and India in Melbourne on March 8, 2020.(AFP)
India's captain Harmanpreet Kaur (L) gives instructions to bowler Radha Yadav during the Twenty20 women's World Cup cricket final match between Australia and India in Melbourne on March 8, 2020.(AFP)

India vs Australia, Women’s T20 World Cup final: 2 drop catches cost India dearly - Alyssa Healy 75, Beth Mooney 78* and a 115-run stand

Hindustan Times, New Delhli | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 02:52 PM IST
India vs Australia, Women’s T20 World Cup final: India dropped Alyssa Healy when on 9 and Beth when on 8. The Australian openers went on to score 75 and 78* respectively to help their side post 184 for 4.
Alyssa Healy in action.(Twitter)
Alyssa Healy in action.(Twitter)

Alyssa Healy breaks Hardik Pandya’s record with brilliant fifty in Women’s T20 World Cup final

Melbourne | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 01:58 PM IST
India’s Hardik Pandya held the previous record as he had scored 50 off just 32 balls in the ICC Champions Trophy finals against Pakistan in 2017.
India’s Shafali Verma(PTI)
India’s Shafali Verma(PTI)

India vs Australia: Shafali Verma breaks world record, becomes youngest cricketer to play in World Cup final

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 12:46 PM IST
India Women vs Australia Women, T20 World Cup final: India’s Shafali Verma became the youngest cricketer to play a World Cup final in the IND W vs AUS W match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
India vs Australia Women’s T20 World Cup Final(Getty Images)
India vs Australia Women’s T20 World Cup Final(Getty Images)

India vs Australia, T20 world cup final, as it happened: Openers, bowlers power Australia to 5th T20 World Cup title as India trounced by 85 runs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 04:30 PM IST
India vs Australia Women’s T20 World Cup Final, as it happened: Catch all the highlights from the final between India and Australia from the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Former Australian cricketer Brett Lee.(HT)
Former Australian cricketer Brett Lee.(HT)

Brett Lee explains why India’s win at T20 World Cup is important for women’s cricket

Melbourne | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 04:09 PM IST
India and Australia will lock horns in what is expected to be a blockbuster title clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
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