LIVE Cricket Latest Updates in India on December 27: Australia vs South Africa Day 2 of 2nd Test, Pakistan vs New Zealand Day 2 of 1st Test, Big Bash League game between Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat and Ranji Trophy 2022-23 games today.
Australia opener David Warner will be eyeing a record century in his 100th Test as the home side resumes Boxing Day Test against South Africa at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday (December 27). After bundling the visitors out for just 189, Australia will be looking to post a massive first innings lead to put them in the driver’s seat.
Warner will also look to join the rare club of batters who scored century in their 100th Test. Australia also received some good news on Day 2 when pacer Mitchell Starc was cleared of major injury after he injured his finger on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test.
Meanwhile, in Karachi, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam will be looking to score his maiden double century in Test cricket. Babar is unbeaten on 161 not out as Pakistan ended Day 1 on 317 for 5 in 90 overs and will resume his innings alongside all-rounder Agha Salman.
Pakistan managed to stage a brilliant recovery on Day 1 after losing 4 early wickets for 110, thanks to 196-run stand between Babar and Sarfaraz Ahmed, who scored 86 in his 50th Test match.
Big Bash League 2022-23 will continue on Tuesday as well with Sydney Thunder playing host to Brisbane Heat. The Ranji Trophy 2022-23 will also resume with Elite Group A, B and C match set to kick off on Tuesday as well.
Sydney Thunder win by 10 wkts
Sydney Thunder desperately needed a victory like this. This should seem like a “top of the world” victory after that embarrassing 15 all-out that started the hat-trick of defeats. Despite having strong starts, Hales and Matthew Gilkes were only 52/0 after 7 overs. However, a 14-run over from Swepson gave the Thunder a new lease on life, and they haven’t looked back since. Immediately after the tenth over, I used the power surge to complete the task with 50 balls remaining. In the history of the BBL, a side has only triumphed by 10 wickets five times.
The second Test between Australia and South Africa in Melbourne has been an eventful one so far, Proteas pacer Anrich Nortje was knocked over by a fast-moving spider camera on Day 2 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Tuesday. However, according to the ESPncricinfo, Cricket Australia’s host-television broadcaster Fox Sports has apologised to Anrich Nortje. Nortje confirmed after the day’s play that he was fine, despite being hit on his left shoulder and elbow. CA said that Fox Sports had admitted it was an error by the operator.
In the ongoing Boxing Day Test against South Africa at the MCG on December 27, Australian opener David Warner ended an almost three-year streak without scoring a century in a Test match by scoring a record-breaking hundred. In the ongoing second Test match between Australia and South Africa, Warner, who was playing in his 100th Test, struck an astonishing 200 runs before retiring hurt. His wife Candice Warner is hoping that the cricketer’s record-breaking performance would now put his critics to rest.
5 wickets lost despite 226 runs scored. And the tailenders took four of those wickets. That describes this day and how dull the pitch has become. Babar was dismissed by Southee in the opening over of the day, giving the day off with a wicket. After that, Nauman Ali started to block while Salman Agha took a few smart risks. Wasim Jr. fell shortly after Nauman Ali was removed for 7 off 75 balls. Salman, though, once more demonstrated his prowess in batting with the tail, expertly managing the strike, and increasing his level of aggression.
He batted brilliantly to reach his first Test century and hit 17 fours throughout that performance. An hour before tea, Pakistan was ultimately forced out for 438. It was time for New Zealand to get even after putting in 130 overs of work in the field, so Devon Conway and Tom Latham dug in to this pitch. They have scored happily and haven’t been bothered in the least. Even Abrar’s mysterious spin was useless today. The only opportunity Pakistan had was a Conway caught behind that wasn’t reviewed as both Kiwi openers scored fifty. New Zealand is currently enjoying themselves at 165/0. Tomorrow shouldn’t see much of a decline in the playing surface; expect another day of easy goals.
LIVE Score NZ 165/0 (47) CRR: 3.51 Day 2: Stumps – New Zealand trail by 273 runs
Rohit’s thumb hasn’t fully recovered, and the team management doesn’t want to take any chances since even if he can still bat correctly, fielding is where they are most concerned.
David Warner appeared to be overwhelmed with passion as he celebrated his double century by jumping up and down and screaming.
In a rare accident, Australian cricket player Glenn Maxwell might have lost his foot. At a friend’s 50th birthday celebration last month, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) all-rounder brutally cracked his leg. The 34-year-old admitted that he “felt every portion of” his leg breaking as he lay on the ground in excruciating pain.
South Africa, who were being driven around the Melbourne Cricket Ground by David Warner and Steve Smith, experienced a setback when one of their pacers was struck by the Spider-cam being used to broadcast the game.
Star Indian batsman Virat Kohli is temporarily taking a break from T20Is to concentrate on ODIs and Test cricket. He hasn’t told the BCCI when he plans to return to T20Is, but will not play any T20s before the IPL 2023.
Pakistan are finally bowled out for 438 in their first innings, with New Zealand skipper Tim Southee catching centurion Agha Salman plumb in front for 103. No. 11 Abrar Ahmed remains unbeaten on 6.
Agha Salman has reached his maiden Test hundred with back-to-back fours off Ish Sodhi. Salman reaches the landmark off 146 balls.
Pakistan are 431/9 vs New Zealand
Pakistan have lost their 9th wicket with Agha Salman batting on 89, 11 runs short of his maiden Test hundred. Abrar Ahmed joins Salman in the middle as Mir Hamza is leg-before to Ish Sodhi for 1.
Pakistan are 414/9 vs New Zealand
Brisbane Heat have won the bat-flip against Sydney Thunder and elected to bat first in Sydney. Check Playing XI of Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat here…
Brisbane Heat: Max Bryant, Colin Munro , Matthew Renshaw, Sam Billings, Jimmy Peirson (c & wk), Ross Whiteley, Michael Neser, Xavier Bartlett, Mark Steketee, Matthew Kuhnemann, Mitch Swepson
Sydney Thunder: Alex Hales, Matt Gilkes (wk), Rilee Rossouw , Ollie Davies, Daniel Sams, Alex Ross, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (c), Gurinder Sandhu, Brendan Doggett, Usman Qadir
Pakistan have lost three wickets in the first session of play on Day 1. Agha Salman is going strong on 54 off 110 with Mir Hamza on 0
Pakistan are 377/8 vs New Zealand
Cameron Green has become second Australian batter to retire hurt after David Warner. Anrich Nortje hits Green on the finger, which is bleeding and swollen up. Green has to go off the field. Alex Carey joins Travis Head in the middle. Carey is on 2 and Head is on 37.
Australia are 368/3, lead by 179 runs vs South Africa
David Warner brings up his third Test double ton, off 254 balls with a lucky four through third man off an edge off Lungi Ngidi. Warner becomes second batter after Joe Root to score double hundred in his 100th Test match. Root had scored 218 in his 100th Test vs India in Chennai last year.
Australia 329/3, lead by 140 runs vs South Africa
Former Australia captain Steve Smith falls short of his century. Anrich Nortje forces Smith to go for the upper cut, and he holes out to Theunis de Bruyn for 85. David Warner is batting on 192.
Australia are 315/3, lead by 126 vs South Africa
Pakistan captain Babar Azam falls early, can’t add anything to his overnight score of 161. The wait for his maiden Test double century continues. Nauman Ali joins Agha Salman in the middle.
Pakistan are 318/6 vs New Zealand
David Warner has brought up his 150 in his 100th Test. Warner’s 150 comes up off 222 balls. Warner moves along to 159 and Steve Smith is batting 78.
Australia are 273/2, lead by 84 runs vs South Africa
David Warner and Steve Smith have taken Australia to tea on Day 2 with just two wickets down. Warner is batting on 135 and Steve Smith is on 60.
Australia are 231/2, lead by 42 runs vs South Africa
South Africa almost have a wicket as Steve Smith is bounced out. But Kagiso Rabada appears to have over-stepped and it’s a ‘No-ball’. Smith moves along to 42 and David Warner is batting on 116.
Australia are 194/2, lead by 5 runs vs South Africa
David Warner has notched up his century in his 100th Test match for Australia, with a boundary off Kagiso Rabada. Warner becomes 10th batter and first after former England captain Joe Root to score a century in his 100th game. Steve Smith is batting on 33.
Australia 167/2, trail by 22 runs vs South Africa
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