The cricketing trends on social media revolved around a number of events. The third and final ODI between India and Australia took place at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, the visitors could only manage 286 for nine in their 50 overs. Steve Smith was their standout performer as he scored 131 runs off 132 balls with the help of 14 fours and a six. He got to his century off 117 balls and got support from Marnus Labuschagne, who turned up with a 64-ball 54. Smith and Labuschagne shared a 127-run stand for the second wicket.
Smith was lauded for producing another masterclass at the highest level. Niall O’Brien, the former Ireland cricketer, was happy with how Mohammed Shami bowled in the death overs. The Indian fast bowler picked up four wickets, though he conceded 63 runs in his quota of four overs. Meanwhile, at The Gabba in Brisbane, Melbourne Renegades and the hosts were involved in a dramatic match. While chasing 165, the Heat managed 84 runs in the powerplay, but were bowled out for 120. In fact, the Heat lost their last seven wickets for seven runs in a space of 16 deliveries.
Ricky Ponting, the former Australian cricketer, wasn’t happy with their performance. Ponting, who is in the commentary panel for the Big Bash League (BBL), was disappointed as such-batting collapses have started to become common. Former South Africa cricketer Herschelle Gibbs enjoyed the bliss of rain in Cape Town. Krunal Pandya posted a throwback picture with wife Pankhuri Sharma.
1. A cheeky tweet from Ian Bishop
Did the West Indies push India harder in the ODI series last December?
Asking for a friend 🤔🤔🤔.
— Ian bishop (@irbishi) January 19, 2020
2. Ricky Ponting disappointed with Brisbane Heat’s performance
Disappointed with the Brisbane Heat batting tonight, these collapses happen all too often and it's not good enough particularly from their senior players. Something has to change with their batting and I'm looking forward to being at the Gabba on Thursday to see what does. #BBL09
— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) January 19, 2020
3. Shadab Khan’s routine and work ethic
My routine and work ethic pic.twitter.com/kHyUPJ8CES
— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) January 19, 2020
4. Krunal Pandya’s throwback with wife Pankhuri Sharma
#Throwback to sunshine days in Dubai with this one 😍😘 pic.twitter.com/fOXWXoHbTv
— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) January 19, 2020
5. Niall O’Brien praises Mohammed Shami for death bowling
Any fast bowlers wanting to see how a senior pro operates at the death have a look at Shamis last over for @BCCI . Yorkers time and time again fantastic effort.
— Niall John O Brien (@niallnobiobrien) January 19, 2020
6. Suryakumar Yadav’s New Zealand diaries
Straight drive ho ya Upper Cut, always keep your eyes 👀 on the ball! 🏏 🇮🇳 #IndiaA #NewZealanddiaries pic.twitter.com/vYIuvVjVsD
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) January 19, 2020
7. Herschelle Gibbs enjoying rains in Cape Town
The lovely sound of 🌧 here in the mother city👏👏👏 #capetown
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) January 19, 2020
8. Hemang Badani all praise for Abhinav Mukund
💯 in your 💯th ranji game. Take a bow @mukundabhinav @TNCACricket #topstuff
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) January 19, 2020
9. Irfan Pathan goes down the memory lane
#Throwback to my 27th game 4 🇮🇳 in #Perth #Australia beating them in their 🏡 yard. @sachin_rt paji playing amazing as always @VVSLaxman281 bhai contributing again wit tail. #rahul bhai’s solid inning.Leadership of @anilkumble1074 bhai 👊 @ImIshant @rpsingh 💪 #ThisDayThatYear pic.twitter.com/3QxpFO220b
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 19, 2020
10. Mitchell McClenaghan lauds Wellington Firebirds
Congrats to the @wgtnfirebirds consistent throughout. Hard luck to our boys just outplayed on the day. #SuperSmashNZ
— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) January 19, 2020
11. VVS Laxman with Jatin Sapru and Harbhajan Singh
Ready with my crew for the biggie #IndvAUs it’s gone down to the wire and today, the men in blue need to be on fire 🔥 Let’s do this boys.. 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/TTMBbIsICt
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 19, 2020
12. Brad Hogg bids adieu to Bangladesh
Another tournament down, the last Morog Polao for the trip, see you Bangladesh till next time. Thank you for your hospitality over the last month, thoroughly enjoyed the #BPLT20 #BBPLT20 #BangabandhuBPL #BBPL #bplseason7 #Cricket #ICC pic.twitter.com/B6RuEI6cCu
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) January 19, 2020
13. Badrinath impressed by Steve Smith’s century
Rain..shine…slow..fast..up..down….home ..away .. no need to fear when there is #stevesmith #INDvsAUS #BadriBytes
— subramani badrinath (@s_badrinath) January 19, 2020
14. Iqbal Abdullah after picking five wickets
#ALLAH TERA SHUKAR
5 wickets #ranjitrophy #iqqiabdullah #kiitstadium #bhubaneswar #matchday1 🏏 pic.twitter.com/VPLKAli62e
— Iqbal abdullah (@iqqiabdullah) January 19, 2020
15. Aakash Chopra impressed by Virat Kohli’s catch
What. A. Catch. Which followed a couple of outstanding saves that kept Marnus on strike. #Kohli #IndvAus
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 19, 2020
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