Farokh Engineer and Geoffrey Boycott both graced county and international cricket for a number of years, and although Engineer says Boycott was technically outstanding, he took great pleasure in getting the English batsman out.
A spectacular unbeaten hundred from Rohit Sharma ended up in a losing cause as Steven Smith and George Bailey struck splendid centuries for Australia, while chasing down a target of 310 runs to beat India by five wickets in the first One-Day International in Perth and claim a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
Fast bowlers Scott Boland and Joel Paris will be making their One-Day International debuts for Australia in the first game of the five-match series against India which gets underway in Perth on Tuesday.
A collective bowling performance from India after steady fifties from Rohit Sharma and Manish Pandey secured a 64-run victory for the visitors against Western Australia XI in the 50-over tour game in Perth.
India received a huge setback for their ongoing limited overs tour of Australia after fast bowler Mohammad Shami picked up a hamstring injury ahead of the first warm-up game in Perth and has been ruled out of the tournament.
The International Cricket Council agreed with match referee Jeff Crowe's “poor” rating of the Nagpur pitch and has given an official warning to the Jamtha Stadium which hosted the third Test between India and South Africa.
The Indian selectors have named the One-Day International and Twenty20 International squads for the tour of Australia with senior players Yuvraj Singh and Ashish Nehra making a return in the shortest format.