Former England captain Michael Vaughan has stated that India will need to do well in the first Test against Australia at Adelaide, which will be a Day-Night encounter, to have a successful Test series Down Under. The Adelaide Test will be India’s maiden pink-ball Test in Australia, and second overall.
Glenn Maxwell (108) and Alex Carey (106) hit brilliant tons, and featured in a 212-run stand for the sixth wicket, as Australia recovered from 73/5 to chase down 303, and win the three-match series 2-1. This was England’s first ODI series loss at home since September 2015. Aussies were the opponents back then as well.
Josh Hazlewood claimed 3/26 and took a diving catch of Jonny Bairstow to play the key role in Australia beating England by 19 runs in the first ODI at Old Trafford. Set to chase a reasonable 295, England slipped to 57 for 4, and fell short in spite of Sam Billings’ fighting maiden hundred.
In-form England batsman Jos Buttler will not feature in the third T20I against Australia after leaving the bio-secure bubble to be with his family. The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed same on Monday.