Thousands of people gathered in Sydney to protest against the mistreatment of Indigenous people in Australia as the country marked its national day on Tuesday on the anniversary of the arrival of the British First Fleet in 1788. Libby Hogan reports.
Team India showed great character and resilience in the third test match against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Team was able to draw the match on the fifth day of the third test. Praising the team's effort, the stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane said, "This was as good as winning a test match. When you come abroad and play a match likes this, it was really special. Credit to Vihari, Ashwin, Pujara, Rohit and Rishabh Pant. I think everyone chipped in for team's score but credit to those two guys in the end who batted almost two- two and a half hours in the end" The 4 match test series is levelled by 1-1. The fourth and last test match will be the deciding factor.
India managed to draw the third test match against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground through their determined and resilient performance. Much criticized after dropping multiple catches in the first test, Rishabh Pant scored a classy knock of 97 runs, which helped the visitors draw the third test. Indian Cricket Team, stand-in captain, Ajinkya Rahane during the post-match press conference called Pant a quality player and praised his counter-attacking game. Rahane said, "We know that he is a quality player and left hand-right hand combination was very crucial for us, I thought especially today. He came to bat at number 5 and the way he played, counter-attacking was really good. Unfortunately got out on 97 but that was a crucial knock from team's perspective. Anyone can drop catches but as long as you are learning as a wicketkeeper or as a cricketer, that is very important. I am really happy for Rishabh, the way he batted it was a special knock." The 4 match test series is levelled by 1-1. The fourth and last test match will be the deciding factor.
Former Cricketer and BJP MP from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir on January 10 condemned the incidents of racism during Day 4 of the ongoing India vs Australia Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. "Strict laws and strict actions should be there to stop this kind of incident." He said that ejecting the people who passed racial comments is not a solution there should be some strict laws is the permanent solution. A group of people was ejected from the SCG after the Indian team complained of racial abuse. Play was halted for close to 10 minutes after Mohammed Siraj walked up from the square-leg boundary and complained of racial slurs at the end of the 86th over in Australia's second innings.