Australia have posted a massive total of 389 runs for the loss of four wickets, following a brilliant Steve Smith century, with four other batsmen scoring half-centuries.
India and Australia will first lock horns against each other in ODIs and T20Is and then both sides will shift their attention to the longest format of the game.
Chasing the target, Delhi Capitals got off to a very poor start as their first three batsmen -- Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane -- went back to the pavilion on a duck. Delhi Capitals only managed to score 143 runs with Marcus Stoinis being the highest run-getter from the team, playing a knock of 65 runs.
However, Hanuma Vihari and Cheteshwar Pujara retrieved the innings as they put on 195 runs for the fifth wicket. Pujara (93) was ultimately dismissed in the 72nd over by Jake Gibson.
After clean sweeping the five-match T20I series 5-0, India were stunned by the hosts New Zealand in the first two games of the three-match ODI series with the Black Caps bagging the wins and hence the series against the Men in Blue. Looking to avoid a whitewash, the Men in Blue started preparation ahead of the third and final ODI of the series scheduled to be played on Tuesday (February 11) at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. As Team India players hit the nets on the eve of the third ODI, the official handle of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to social media platform Twitter to share some snapshots from the training session.
Sharma had injured his calf during the final T20I against New Zealand on Sunday and as a result, he has been ruled out of both ODI and Test series.
BCCI released the list of centrally contracted players for the period from October 2019 to September 2020. With Dhoni not featuring in the list, his future ahead will come under severe speculation.
The contracts, from October 2019 to September 2020, are in four categories - A+ (Rs 7 crore), A (Rs 5 crore), B (Rs 3 crore) and C (Rs 1 crore). As many as 27 players have been divided into these four categories, with skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah being the three in the A+ category.
Bumrah was bestowed with Dilip Sardesai Award for taking the highest number of wickets in Test cricket 2018-19 and the Polly Umrigar award for the best international cricketer.
Former India captains Krishnamachari Srikkanth and Anjum Chopra will be presented with Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award and the BCCI Lifetime Achievement Award for women respectively.