Australia beats South Africa 4-1 in ODI.

Australia beats South Africa in a hectic 5th ODI match to jump to the first spot in ICC ODI Rankings. South Africa destroyed the middle order of Australia but still they fought till the end to grab a two wickets victory by D/L method.

Australia beats South Africa 4-1 in ODI series
Australians pose with the winning ODI Trophy.

Australia won the 5 match odi series 4-1 against South Africa. They will be hosting the upcoming 2015 world cup. The victory ahead of the WC will help them play positive and aggressive cricket on the same grounds.

South Africa batted first and left a winning target of 281. Australia in reply took a genuine start with Watson's 82, Finch's 76 and Smith's 67. Later on their middle batting order could not even reach double figures. They gradually lost wickets but still survived to win the game by 2 wickets in the final over.

Q de Kock received the player of the match award while SPD Smith grabbed the player of the series award. 


Captain of Pakistan in WC 2015?

We asked a poll question on Skycricket.net that who should be the captain of Pakistan Cricket in World Cup 2015?
Captain of Pakistan in World Cup 2015, Cricket Poll
The options were:

1. Misbah-ul-Haq.
2. Shahid Khan Afridi.
3. Younis Khan.
4. Mohammad Hafeez.


According to Skycricket Fans, the winner of this poll is Captain Misbah-ul-Haq with 22 votes. Shahid Khan Afridi is on 2nd spot with 12 votes. Having 11 votes Mohammad Hafeez took the third place while Younis Khan is at the bottom.




Australia will encounter aggressive India.

For the first time India will tour Australia for Test matches without great Legends like Sachin, Dravid, Laxman, Ganguly, Kumble and Sehwag. Fearless Virat Kohli determined to play aggressive cricket against Australia. 

Virat Kohli will lead India in Australia Test tour
Virat Kohli will lead India in Australia Test tour.

Kohli said, "It has to be caution with aggression. First priority is to be positive and aggressive and then dictate terms when we can. The intent has to be positive and aggressive. We obviously will have plan B's and C's to fall back on."

Virat will lead the young Indian batting side as an opener at Brisbane.








Shehzad & Maqsood out of ODI, Sohaib out of T20.

Pakistan have lost two of their talented youngsters, Sohaib Maqsood and Ahmed Shehzad for the upcoming one day series against New Zealand due to fitness concern.

Ahmed Shehzad got fracture in his cheek bone during the first test match against New Zealand at Abu Dhabi.

Ahmed Shehzad suffering cheek bone fracture
Ahmed Shehzad suffering right cheek bone fracture.

Pakistan Cricket Board said that Shehzad was inspected by Professor Abid Ashar, who is a Maxillofacial surgeon. Shehzad will be treated conservatively for this treatment that will take time to heal. He has been advised not to contact sports for about six weeks. Though Shehzad can start his physical work out from coming week.

According to PCB statement, Sohaib Maqsood injured his wrist while playing for Pakistan A, against UAE, last month. Due to this injury he will not participate in upcoming one day and twenty20 series against New Zealand.

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd test drawn

The hectic 2nd test match between Pakistan and New Zealand finally ended up in draw. Pakistan was close to the chase as New Zealand left a target of 261 on day 5. 

New Zealand batted first and took first inning lead of 10 runs. They declared their 2nd inning after 250-9. 

Sarfaraz ton lifted Pakistan in second test
Sarfaraz ton lifted Pakistan in second test.

Pakistan top batting order struggled with bat but Younus and Shafiq steady the line-up. Pakistan team managed to post 196-5 before the day ended. The 2nd test match between Pakistan and New Zealand at Dubai, resulted in draw. 

Pakistan is leading the 3 match test series 1-0.



Srinivasan wants SC to re-elect him as BCCI President.

Srinivasan requests Supreme Court to reinstate him as BCCI President after a clean chit in IPL investigations.

Srinivasan wants SC to be re-elect him as BCCI President
Srinivasan wants SC to be re-elect him as BCCI President.


Srinivasan filled an affidavit in Supreme Court, to elect him back as President of Indian Cricket Board. He said that he recently stepped down as BCCI top post during Mudgal committee investigation of the IPL spot-fixing scandal against him. Srinivasan stated that after having no proof of IPL spot-fixing by Mudgal panel, now he wants to be re-elected as BCCI President.

Smith hits series victory for Australia

Steve Smith hits the 2nd century to win the 5 match ODI series 3-1 for Australia. Smith smashed his career best figures of 104 against South Africa in 4th odi played at Melbourne. 

Smith hits his career 2nd hundred to lead series 3-1 for Australia
Smith hits his career 2nd hundred to lead series 3-1 for Australia.


South Africa batted first and raised 267-8 in 50 overs. Australia in reply looked quite in trouble as they had lost 5 wickets for 98 runs in 25th over. Smith and Wade turned the game by making 6th wicket partnership of 121. Australia reached the target in 49th over to win the 4th odi by 3 wickets.

Smith received the player of the match award. 

India whitewash Sri Lanka 5-0 in ODI.

Virat Kohli played the captain's knock with his unbeaten 139* off 126 to whitewash Sri Lanka 5-0 for the first time after 1982. 

Sri Lanka batted first and left a good total of 286 in 50 overs. India lost early wickets of AM Rahane and RG Sharma, who were bowled by Mathews. Despite loss of openers including Rohit who broke the world record for highest score in last ODI, Indian spirits remain high. AT Rayudu's 59 and Virat Kohli's undefeated 139 took India towards the 3 wickets victory.

India whitewashed Sri Lanka 5-0 in ODI
India whitewashed Sri Lanka 5-0 in ODI.


AD Mathews received player of the match award for his unbeaten 139* off 141 balls and taking wickets of both the Indian openers.

Virat Kohli received player of the series award.