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IPL 2019: Complete list of players available for auction

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IPL auction

The auction for IPL 2019 will be held at Jaipur on 18th December 2018. Yesterday, BCCI released the complete list of players who will be available for the auction.

A total of 1003 players registered for IPL 2019 auction, out of which only 346 players made it to the final list. Big names include Shaun Marsh, Chris Woakes, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuvraj Singh, Brendon McCullum, Lasith Malinga, Corey Anderson, Angelo Mathews, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Axar Patel etc.

READ MORE: IPL 2019 auction gets a prime-time television slot

Base price for capped players is in the range of INR 50 Lacs to 2 Crore, while for uncapped players is from INR 20 Lacs to 40 Lacs.

Here is the complete list:

1. Martin Guptill (New Zealand)
2. Alex Hales (England)
3. Shimron Hetmyer (West Indies)
4. Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)
5. Cheteshwar Pujara (India)
6. Manoj Tiwary (India)
7. Hanuma Vihari (India)
8. Carlos Brathwaite (West Indies)
9. Moises Henriques (Australia)
10. Chris Jordan (England)
11. Axar Patel (India)
12. Yuvraj Singh (India)
13. Gurkeerat Singh (India)
14. Chris Woakes (England)
15. Jonny Bairstow (England)
16. Ben Mcdermott (Australia)
17. Naman Ojha (India)
18. Nicholas Pooran (West Indies)
19. Wriddhiman Saha (India)
20. Varun Aaron (India)
21. Lasith Malinga Sri Lanka
22. Mohammad Shami (India)
23. Ishant Sharma (India)
24. Mohit Sharma (India)
25. Jaydev Unadkat (India)
26. Fawad Ahmed (Australia)
27. Khary Pierre (West Indies)
28. Rahul Sharma (India)
29. Adam Zampa (Australia)
30. Sachin Baby (India)
31. Ankeet Bawane (India)
32. Armaan Jaffer (India)
33. Devdutt Padikkal (India)
34. Anmolpreet Singh (India)
35. Manan Vohra (India)
36. Ayush Badoni (India)
37. Varun Chakaravarthy (India)
38. Shivam Dube (India)
39. Sarfaraz Khan (India)
40. Akshdeep Nath (India)
41. Jalaj Saxena (India)
42. Ankush Bains (India)
43. Arun Karthick Basker (India)
44. K.S Bharat (India)
45. Baba Indrajith (India)
46. Sheldon Jackson (India)
47. Anuj Rawat (India)
48. Aniket Choudhary (India)
49. Tushar Deshpande (India)
50. Rajneesh Gurbani (India)
51. Chama Milind (India)
52. Ishan Porel (India)
53. Nathu Singh (India)
54. Murugan Ashwin (India)
55. K C Cariappa (India)
56. Yuvraj Chudasama (India)
57. Zahir Khan Pakteen (Afghanistan)
58. Ravi Sai Kishore (India)
59. Jagadeesha Suchith (India)
60. Hashim Amla (South Africa)
61. Reeza Hendricks (South Africa)
62. Colin Ingram (South Africa)
63. Usman Khawaja (Australia)
64. Shaun Marsh (Australia)
65. Saurabh Tiwary (India)
66. Hazratullah Zazai (Afghanistan)
67. Corey Anderson (New Zealand)
68. Samuel Curran (England)
69. Rishi Dhawan (India)
70. Jason Holder (West Indies)
71. Angelo Mathews Sri Lanka
72. James Neesham (New Zealand)
73. Parvez Rasool (India)
74. Heinrich Klaasen (South Africa)
75. Kusal Perera Sri Lanka
76. Glenn Phillips (New Zealand)
77. Mushfiqur Rahim Bangladesh
78. Luke Ronchi (New Zealand)
79. Mithun Abhimanyu (India)
80. Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand)
81. R Vinay Kumar (India)
82. Morne Morkel (South Africa)
83. Kane Richardson (Australia)
84. Barinder Sran (India)
85. Dale Steyn (South Africa)
86. Ruturaj Gaikwad (India)
87. Priyam Garg (India)
88. Amandeep Khare (India)
89. K Rohit Rayudu (India)
90. R Samarth (India)
91. Tajinder Dhillon (India)
92. Pravin Dubey (India)
93. Shubham Ranjane (India)
94. Sherfane Rutherford (West Indies)
95. Atit Sheth (India)
96. Benjamin Dwarshuis (Australia)
97. Anureet Singh Kathuria (India)
98. Ronit More (India)
99. Anrich Nortje (South Africa)
100. Ishwar Pandey (India)
101. Qais Ahmad (Afghanistan)
102. Zeeshan Ansari (India)
103. Satyajeet Bachhav (India)
104. Bhargav Bhatt (India)
105. Rajesh Bishnoi (India)
106. Darren Bravo (West Indies)
107. Joe Denly (England)
108. Anton Devcich (New Zealand)
109. Faiz Fazal (India)
110. Aiden Markram (South Africa)
111. Stephan Myburgh Netherlands
112. Rilee Rossouw (South Africa)
113. Lendl Simmons (West Indies)
114. Luke Wright (England)
115. Daniel Christian (Australia)
116. Jean-Paul Duminy (South Africa)
117. James Faulkner (Australia)
118. Irfan Pathan (India)
119. Thisara Perera Sri Lanka
120. Rovman Powell (West Indies)
121. Darcy Short (Australia)
122. Alex Carey (Australia)
123. Johnson Charles (West Indies)
124. Andre Fletcher (West Indies)
125. Shafiqullah Shafiq (Afghanistan)
126. Mohammad Shahzad (Afghanistan)
127. Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe)
128. Manpreet Grewal (India)
129. Muhammad Khan (United States of America)
130. Ben Laughlin (Australia)
131. Tymal Mills (England)
132. Gulbadin Naib (Afghanistan)
133. James Pattinson (Australia)
134. Oshane Thomas (West Indies)
135. Hardus Viljoen (South Africa)
136. Mark Wood (England)
137. Unmukt Chand (India)
138. Abhimanyu Easwaran (India)
139. Chirag Gandhi (India)
140. Kattingeri Ashwin Hebbar (India)
141. Himanshu Rana (India)
142. Sarthak Ranjan (India)
143. Akshath Reddy (India)
144. Himmat Singh (India)
145. Baba Aparajith (India)
146. Sandeep Bavanaka (India)
147. Akash Bhandari (India)
148. Subodh Bhati (India)
149. Hiten Dalal (India)
150. Chris Green (Australia)
151. Lewis Gregory (England)
152. Karim Janat (Afghanistan)
153. Saurabh Kumar (India)
154. Diwesh Pathania (India)
155. Bipul Sharma (India)
156. Atharwa Taide (India)
157. Mohammed Azharudeen (India)
158. Harvik Desai (India)
159. Kedar Devdhar (India)
160. Nikhil Naik (India)
161. Mahesh Rawat (India)
162. Ryan Rickelton (South Africa)
163. Jitesh Sharma (India)
164. Aniruda Srikkanth (India)
165. Vishnu Vinod (India)
166. Patrick Brown (England)
167. Manjeetkumar Chaudhary (India)
168. Yash Dayal (India)
169. Royston Dias (India)
170. Umar Nazir Mir (India)
171. Chetan Sakariya (India)
172. Pradeep Sangwan (India)
173. Kuldeep Sen (India)
174. Kanishk Seth (India)
175. Rahul Shukla (India)
176. Arshdeep Singh (India)
177. Jaskaran Singh (India)
178. Aaron Summers (Australia)
179. Sandeep Warrier (India)
180. Siddharth Desai (India)
181. Rajat Goel (India)
182. Pappu Roy (India)
183. Pradeep Sahu (India)
184. Karanveer Singh (India)
185. Gurvinder Singh (India)
186. Kushaal Wadhwani (India)
187. Fabian Allen (West Indies)
188. Doug Bracewell (New Zealand)
189. Sikandar Raza Butt (Zimbabwe)
190. Mohammed Mahmudullah Bangladesh
191. Paul Stirling Ireland
192. Ashton Turner (Australia)
193. David Wiese (South Africa)
194. Sean Abbott (Australia)
195. Junior Dala (South Africa)
196. Ashoke Dinda (India)
197. Harry Gurney (England)
198. Matt Henry (New Zealand)
199. Obed Mccoy (West Indies)
200. Seth Rance (New Zealand)
201. Tanmay Agarwal (India)
202. Harpreet Bhatia (India)
203. Ishank Jaggi (India)
204. Sharad Lumba (India)
205. Tanmay Mishra (India)
206. Virat Singh (India)
207. Treyaksh Bali (India)
208. Ajit Chahal (India)
209. Pankaj Jaswal (India)
210. Roosh Kalaria (India)
211. Milind Kumar (India)
212. Shamss Mulani (India)
213. Darshan Nalkande (India)
214. Sairaj Patil (India)
215. Jack Prestwidge (Australia)
216. Swapnil Singh (India)
217. Shashank Singh (India)
218. Lalit Yadav (India)
219. Samarpit Joshi (India)
220. Aryan Juyal (India)
221. Sumanth Kolla (India)
222. Anmol Malhotra (India)
223. Urvil Patel (India)
224. Sharath Ravi (India)
225. Ajay Rohera (India)
226. Prabhsimran Singh (India)
227. Upendra Singh Yadav (India)
228. Badrey Alam (India)
229. Bandaru Ayyappa (India)
230. Stephen Chipurupalli (India)
231. Rasikh Dar (India)
232. Mohit Jangra (India)
233. Suraj Kamath (India)
234. Mohsin Khan (India)
235. Ravi Kiran Majeti (India)
236. Nidheesh MD (India)
237. Safvan Patel (India)
238. Kushang Patel (India)
239. Tanveer Ul Haq (India)
240. Lalith Yadav (India)
241. Prithvi Raj Yarra (India)
242. Robbie Frylinck (South Africa)
243. Liam Livingstone (England)
244. Jeevan Mendis Sri Lanka
245. Keemo Paul (West Indies)
246. Vernon Philander (South Africa)
247. Dasun Shanaka Sri Lanka
248. Isuru Udana Sri Lanka
249. Sheldon Cottrell (West Indies)
250. Marchant De Lange (South Africa)
251. Steven Finn (England)
252. Dane Paterson (South Africa)
253. Sayed Shirzad (Afghanistan)
254. Sudeep Tyagi (India)
255. Neil Wagner (New Zealand)
256. Rajesh Bishnoi Sr (India)
257. Laurie Evans (England)
258. Swapnil Gugale (India)
259. Priyank Panchal (India)
260. Rajat Patidar (India)
261. Dwaraka Ravi Teja (India)
262. Prayas Ray Barman (India)
263. Cameron Delport (South Africa)
264. Ashok Menaria (India)
265. Jamie Overton (England)
266. Riyan Parag (India)
267. Akash Parkar (India)
268. Jason Sangha (Australia)
269. Pratyush Singh (India)
270. Shamar Springer (West Indies)
271. Milind Tandon (India)
272. R Vivek (India)
273. R.Sanjay Yadav (India)
274. Ravi Balhara (India)
275. Ashish Hooda (India)
276. Lukman Hussain Meriwala (India)
277. Babasafi Pathan (India)
278. Pankaj Rao (India)
279. Anupam Sanklecha (India)
280. Lutho Sipamla (South Africa)
281. Pawan Suyal (India)
282. Blair Tickner (New Zealand)
283. Kartik Tyagi (India)
284. K Vignesh (India)
285. Ajay Yadav (India)
286. Kuldip Yadav (India)
287. Liam Dawson (England)
288. Ryan Mclaren (South Africa)
289. Samit Patel (England)
290. Dwayne Smith (West Indies)
291. Jon-Jon Smuts (South Africa)
292. Jack Wildermuth (Australia)
293. Johannes Malan (South Africa)
294. Shubham Singh Rohilla (India)
295. Ganesh Satish (India)
296. Naushad Shaikh (India)
297. Pite Van Biljon (South Africa)
298. Jake Weatherald (Australia)
299. Iqbal Abdullah (India)
300. Shubham Agrawal (India)
301. Agnivesh Ayachi (India)
302. Jay Bista (India)
303. Harpreet Brar (India)
304. Vinod C V (India)
305. Akshay Chandran (India)
306. Arun Chaprana (India)
307. Shiva Chauhan (India)
308. Ankit Sharma (India)
309. Jason Smith (South Africa)
310. Shadley Van Schalkwyk (South Africa)
311. Manzoor Dar (India)
312. Puneet Datey (India)
313. Pavan Deshpande (India)
314. Aakarshit Gomel (India)
315. Mehdi Hasan (India)
316. Akhil Herwadkar (India)
317. Venkatesh Iyer (India)
318. Dharmendrasinh Jadeja (India)
319. Anirudha Joshi (India)
320. Akshay Karnewar (India)
321. Aman Khan (India)
322. Shrikant Mundhe (India)
323. Shreekant Wagh (India)
324. Karanveer Kaushal (India)
325. Chirag Khurana (India)
326. Tanush Kotian (India)
327. Vishal Kushwah (India)
328. Dhrumil Matkar (India)
329. Akul Pandove (India)
330. Suyash Prabhudessai (India)
331. Suryakant Pradhan (India)
332. T Ravi Teja (India)
333. Dhruva Kumar Reddy (India)
334. Sumit Ruikar (India)
335. Aaron Hardie (Australia)
336. Jatin Saxena (India)
337. Ekant Sen (India)
338. Kshitiz Sharma (India)
339. Mrinank Singh (India)
340. Mukesh Kumar Singh (India)
341. Vivek Singh (India)
342. Sanvir Singh (India)
343. Shiva Singh (India)
344. Gurinder Singh (India)
345. Utkarsh Singh (India)
346. Harsh Tyagi (India)

WATCH: Ishant Sharma’s terrific bouncer to get rid of Travis Head

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In the first test match at Adelaide Oval, India defeated Australia in a close game to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Chasing a target of 323 runs in the second inning, team Australia fell short of 31 runs, getting all-out at a score of 291 runs.

This marks India’s first test win in Australia after 11 years. It was also an interesting match for Indian pacer Ishant Sharma, who picked up Aaron Finch’s wicket on a no ball. He bowled a total of 5 no-balls during the match but provided the team with the break-throughs at some important situation in the match.

On the 5th day of the match, Ishant picked up the first wicket in form of Travis Head with a terrific bouncer. Travis wasn’t able to keep the ball down and ended up giving a simple catch to Rahane who was standing at the slips.

Watch Sharma live in action:

Twitter Reactions as Team India registers a historic win against Australia

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Twitter Reactions: IND vs AUS 1st Test

In a close game, Team India defeated Australia by 31 runs to take a 1-0 lead the series. It is a historic win for India as it is their first test victory in Australia after 11 years. Also, it is India’s first ever victory in the first test of the series in Australia.

On the 5th day, India needed 6 wickets to win the match. The Australia team fought hard, thanks to some brilliant batting performance by Shaun Marsh and Nathan Lyon towards the end.

Indian spinner Ashwin took the final wicket of Josh Hazlewood caught by KL Rahul at the slips. Cheteshwar Pujara, for his brilliant knock of 123 and 71 runs, was awarded the ‘Player of the Match’.

It was a big match for Indian wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant too as he became the first Indian wicketkeeper to take 11 catches in a Test match.

The second test will be played on 14th Dec at the Perth stadium.

Final Scorecard:

India: 250-10 (88.0) & 307-10 (106.5)

Australia: 235-10 (98.4) & 291-10 (119.5)

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Here are few Twitter reactions:

Sachin Tendulkar:

Ajit Agarkar:

Vinay Kumar:

BCCI:

Naman Ojha:

Cricketwallah:

Kings XI Punjab:

Mitchell Johnson:

ICC:

Gaurav Kapur:

Harbhajan Singh:

WATCH: Winning moments as India defeat Australia in 1st Test at Adelaide

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IND vs AUS

In a wonderful display of Test cricket, India defeated Australia on the final day of the 1st match at Adelaide Oval.

Chasing a target of 323 runs in their second inning, Australia fell short of 31 runs. Shaun Marsh (60 runs) was the highest scorer for the team in the second inning.

As Australia was closing in towards the target, it was Ashwin who took the last wicket of Josh Hazlewood to wrap up the match. Ashwin, Bumrah, and Shami took 3 wickets each in the second inning.

Cheteshwar Pujara was awarded the ‘Player of the Match’ for his brilliant knock of 123 and 71 runs.

Final Scores:

India: 250-10 (88.0) & 307-10 (106.5)

Australia: 235-10 (98.4) & 291-10 (119.5)

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Both teams will be facing each other for the 2nd test match at Perth on Dec 14.

New Zealand team announces 13 member squad for the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka

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New Zealand test squad

After defeating Pakistan last week in the test series, Kane Williamson and squad are now up against Sri Lanka. Both teams will play two tests before the ODI and T20I series. The first match of the series will begin on Dec 15th, 2018.

Yesterday, the New Zealand team announced the 13 member squad for the test series. Off-spinner William Somerville has not been included. The management has decided to go with one specialist spinner in the form of Ajaz Patel. New names include Will Young, an opening batsman who scored a century against India A earlier this year.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan team appointed former Australian cricketer Steve Rixon as their fielding coach. He would be joining the team in New Zealand.

Schedule:

  • 1st Test, Wellington, 15th – 19th Dec 2018
  • 2nd Test, Christchurch, 26th – 30th Dec 2018

New Zealand Squad:

Kane Williamson (capt), BJ Watling (wk), Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Will Young, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner

WATCH: Pujara saved twice by DRS on Day 3 – IND vs AUS 1st Test

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IND vs AUS Pujara DRS

Despite some rain, day 3 of the 1st test match was quite eventful. Earlier on the day, Australia added 38 runs to their score taking the inning total to 235 runs.

At the end of day’s play, team India managed to put up 151 runs on the board with the loss of 3 wickets. Ajinkya Rahane was batting at 1 with Cheteshwar Pujara at 40.

Australian spinner Nathan Lyon had Pujara’s wicket twice, but both times the decision was overturned by DRS.

The first was during the 23rd over of Indian inning. Pujara was given out caught behind by the umpire Nigel Llong on the 5th ball of Lyon’s over. Pujara straight away went for the review. Hotspot and snicko didn’t show any evidence of the bat being involved and the decision was overturned.

During the 39th over, Lyon again got Pujara. The ball hit Pujara’s pad and umpire Nigel gave Pujara out lbw. Upon review, the ball-tracking showed that the ball was missing the stumps.

WATCH: Kohli shows his dancing moves on the field – IND vs AUS Test

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At innings break on day 3 of the first test match, India managed to take a lead of 15 runs. In their first innings, the Australian team scored 235 runs. The match was stopped for some time due to rain in the morning.

Travis Head was the top scorer for Australia with 72 runs. Ashwin and Bumrah took 3 wickets each while Ishant and Shami bagged the rest.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli was in action again, but this time in a bit lighter mood. During the play of day 3, Kohli showed some of his dance moves while he was fielding in the slips.

Watch the video:

WATCH: Ravichandran Ashwin nutmegs Pat Cummins on Day 2 of the Adelaide Test

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Ravichandran Ashwin, Pat Cummins

Ravichandran Ashwin was the pick of bowlers claiming three wickets as India reduced Australia to 191/7 at stumps on Day 2 of the Adelaide Test.

The Indian off-spinner took the wickets of Marcus Harris, Shaun Marsh and Usman Khawaja to leave the hosts at 87/4 at one stage.

Ashwin could have added more wickets to his name and Pat Cummins was especially lucky to survive a beauty which went through his legs and bounced over the top of the stumps. The delivery was such that it even bamboozled India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant.

Having somehow survived the guile of Ashwin, Cummins succumbed to the new ball when Jasprit Bumrah trapped him right in front of the wickets for 10.

Here’s the video:

Twitter Reactions: New Zealand win first away Test series over Pakistan in 49 years

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New Zealand Test team

New Zealand defeated Pakistan in a Test series away from home for the first time in 49 years after thumping the home side by 123 runs in the third and final encounter on Friday.

Chasing 280 to win in 79 overs on the last day, Pakistan was 55/5 at lunch and was bundled out for 156 in an extended middle session.

Fast bowler Tim Southee, who was playing his first Test in the 3 match series, took 3-42 while 34-year-old debutant William Somerville and fellow spinner Ajaz Patel, playing his third Test, shared six wickets.

Kane Williamson & Co. scored 274 and 353-7 declared, against Pakistan’s 348 and 156, to clinch the series 2-1. The Blackcaps won the first Test by four runs at the same venue, and lost the second in Dubai by an innings.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

WATCH: Ravichandran Ashwin sends his bunny Shaun Marsh packing yet again

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Shaun Marsh, Ravichandran Ashwin

After scoring 250 runs in the first innings, India made a roaring start in the first Test of the 4-match series at the Adelaide Oval.

Speedster Ishant Sharma sent opener Aaron Finch’s stumps cart-wheeling on the third delivery of the Australian innings.

However, the bigger dent in the Aussie innings was made by off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who sent the experienced Shaun Marsh (26) back to the hut. Marsh was bamboozled by Ashwin’s trajectory as he left the seam upright, only for the ball to zoom in to Marsh and take the inside edge of his willow before sending the bails for a ride.

This was the fifth time that Marsh fell to Ashwin at an average of 1.60. The left-hander can be called Ashwin’s bunny now for sure.

Here’s the video:

WATCH: Pat Cummins pulls off a brilliant run-out to dismiss Cheteshwar Pujara

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In the final session of Day 1 of the first Test between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval, the Aussie speedster Pat Cummins somehow produced what cricket legend Adam Gilchrist labelled the “best run out ever”.

Cheteshwar Pujara had already scored his century and was just trying to see out the final few overs before stumps when he drove a Josh Hazlewood delivery to mid-on and took off for a quick single.

Pujara (123) didn’t bank on Cummins getting to the ball with lightning pace, scooping it up with one hand, and then getting a throw away while in the air diving and twisting.

Cummins’ unbelievable throw hit the stumps directly at an angle where he would have only had one stump visible, catching Pujara short by about a metre.

Here’s the video:

Ajinkya Rahane uses a Rahul Dravid signed bat for the Adelaide Test

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Ajinkya Rahane bat

It was an action-packed opening day during the first Test between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday.

After a sensational start to the match by the Aussie bowlers, Cheteshwar Pujara bailed India out with a stunning century. While his magnificent 123 runs off 246 balls were the highlight of the game, Ajinkya Rahane’s special bat also caught the attention of many fans as the Indian vice-captain turned with a bat signed by the legendary Rahul Dravid.

Rahane and Dravid share a special bond having played together for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Rahane has often credited Dravid to have helped him improve his batting technique and make him a better batsman.

“Best wishes, Rahul Dravid,” was written on Rahane’s bat which he used during India’s first innings in Adelaide.

However, it didn’t turn out to be a great outing for Rahane as he failed to make an impact with the bat. He was dismissed on 13 off 31 deliveries after playing a dreadful shot off Josh Hazlewood’s bowling to give away an easy catch to Peter Handscomb.

Twitter Reactions: Cheteshwar Pujara rescues India after stunning start from Australia at Adelaide Oval

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Cheteshwar Pujara 16th Test century

Cheteshwar Pujara defied Australia’s bowling attack and overcame stifling conditions at the Adelaide Oval with a magnificent century on the opening day of the first Test on Thursday.

India was in danger of being bowled out cheaply after reckless batting in the first two sessions, but Pujara scored 123 runs as the visitors reached stumps at 250 for 9.

The 30-year-old notched his 16th century and also passed 5,000 Test runs. Just before the close of day’s play, Pujara was run out by a direct hit from Pat Cummins to end his 246-ball innings.

Pujara played with the determination and patience lacking from the rest of Indian batsmen. He found a willing support from Ravichandran Ashwin (25) as the pair combined for a 62-run seventh-wicket partnership.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

IPL 2019 auction: Base prices of top Indian cricketers

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Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Shami

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 auction will take place on December 18 in Jaipur and the momentum has already picked up with over 1000 cricketers registering their names for the upcoming event.

Most of the players have opted for a reasonable higher base price to stake up their market value and it’ll be interesting to see if the franchises appreciate that or not.

Among the Indians, Yuvraj Singh – after a dismal IPL 2018 – will enter the auction with a base price of Rs 1 crore.

On the other hand, Jaydev Unadkat, the most expensive Indian player from last season, has kept his base price at Rs 1.5 crore despite failing to live up to the expectation while playing for the Rajasthan Royals. Ishant Sharma who has only been representing the Indian Test team decided to keep his base price to Rs 75 Lakhs. Among youngsters, the most surprising retention of the last year Sarfraz Khan who was eventually released by Royal Challengers Bangalore is available for a minimum of Rs 20 lakhs.

Other names featuring on that list are all-rounder Axar Patel, who was released by Kings XI Punjab, wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha who last represented Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Delhi pacer Mohammed Shami. All the three players were not retained by their respective team for different reasons.

Axar didn’t justify his place in the Punjab team given his experience and the fact that he had to play the role of an all-rounder contributing with both the trades. SRH placed a huge bet on Saha and backed him throughout the season. He first failed to come true to the expectations and the fact that he hasnโ€™t played any cricket this year nursing an injury made matters worse.

Meanwhile, Shami’s performances in IPL 2018 didn’t inspire enough faith among the newly named Delhi Capitals to continue to back him.

Here’s the base prices of top Indian cricketers for IPL 2019 auction:

IPL 2019 Auction Indian players

WATCH: Usman Khawaja takes a blinder to dismiss Virat Kohli at Adelaide Oval

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Virat Kohli, Usman Khawaja

It’s always going to take something special to get rid of the world’s best. And that’s exactly what happened on Day 1 of the first Test between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval.

Usman Khawaja took an absolute blinder at gully to send Indian captain Virat Kohli packing for three in the opening session of the match.

Pat Cummins, who came into the attack in the 11th over of the first innings, straightway produced an edge off Kohli’s bat.

Pat Cummins

The ball went flying towards the slip region and Khawaja dove full length towards his left and completed a brilliant one-handed catch.

Here’s the video:

Cummins has only bowled four balls to ‘King Kohli’ in his career but has managed to get him out twice.

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