10 months agoCardiff boss Warnock demands Tottenham stay at Wembley for Premier League integrity

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Cardiff boss Warnock demands Tottenham stay at Wembley for Premier League integrityby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock says Tottenham should be forced to play the season at Wembley.Warnock, whose Cardiff side lost to Tottenham in Wales on Tuesday having also been beaten by them at Wembley, believes it could hand his relegation rivals an advantage if they face Spurs at their new stadium.He said: “They have made so many cock-ups now with the timing the Premier League should enforce it that they play at Wembley for the rest of the season. “There should not be any chance of an advantage for our opponents really. It’s not our fault – we should have been playing Tottenham at their new stadium ourselves.”So I think the Premier League should step in now and make them stay at Wembley for the rest of the season. “They shouldn’t be able to play at their new stadium for six weeks or whatever it is. “It undermines the integrity of the competition.” last_img read more

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22 days agoStupid Spurs meltdown: Why can’t Eriksen just switch off his phone?!

first_imgStupid Spurs meltdown: Why can’t Eriksen just switch off his phone?!by Chris Beattie22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCOMMENT: Stupid. Moronic. Self-destructive. Pick one out – after all, Hugo Lloris had to do that seven times on Tuesday. But take one word to describe Christian Eriksen’s actions in the aftermath of the Bayern Munich humiliation…Ahh, remember the old days? Way, waaay back? Way back to 2017, when Prem players en masse, having delivered a performance as Spurs fans endured this week, would later admit wanting to stay in doors. Ashamed to show their face around the local haunts. Fearful of seeing the disappointment written across the faces of their most loyal and supportive fans. But today? Well today, at least if you’re a Spurs player, you’re straight onto your phone and your social media account. Not to offer an apology for the rank performance their fans have just witnessed. A humiliation. Something “historic”, as Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern’s chief exec, described the 7-2 drubbing in London. Oh no, Eriksen was on his phone, on social media, reacting to some obscure, fantasist’s gossip about his girlfriend and teammate Jan Vertonghen. Gossip which hadn’t reached the press. Something that not only had just existed online – but in a tiny echo chamber. Though clearly an echo chamber Eriksen was aware of.And that gets to the crux of all this. In Eriksen’s world. In the player’s bubble. This social media account making these claims, matters. But beyond the scores of people (and that’s being generous) whom pay attention to this stuff, what matters is the last performance and the last result – in no particular order. That Eriksen, backed up by Vertonghen, should feel the need to address this garbage – and in the process bring it into the mainstream – is indeed stupid, moronic and self-destructive. Especially when the club is teetering as it is.Why even pick up your phone after such a result? Why switch it on and let all the abuse wash over you? Why not, just as players did not so long ago, do the electronic version of keeping their head down and simply switch the bloody thing off? Eriksen is a good pro and a good man. Those whom have been with this column long-term will be well aware of his attempts to move to a higher level. But he never made it obvious. He’s never kicked up a fuss or downed tools. Indeed, as we’ve covered here, the first hint of ambitions elsewhere didn’t come from him, but a former agent, Bayram Tutumlu – and that was over two years ago. But no matter the frustration, Eriksen has never let it influence his football.But with this one, he’s messed up. With Spurs being pulled apart like never before. From the chairman, to the manager and the players. To give oxygen to something that would’ve melted away in time was ridiculous. And delivering another negative angle to the storyline of this Spurs season is only half of it.With Chris Waddle ranting about a needed clearout. With manager Mauricio Pochettino accusing his players of “giving up” – and captain Hugo Lloris later admitting as much. With the headlines ablaze with stories about the commitment at Spurs, the last thing the fans want to see on the backpages of the biggest dailies is the stuff Eriksen volunteered to get in the middle of. At worst, for those who believe what they read on social media, all it’s done is fuel the talk that the players are at eachother’s throats. And for the others, Eriksen’s response only affirms the doubts about their focus this season.A week ago, Pochettino admitted the dressing room was fractured, stating: “Maybe performances are good but we need this mental connection, this energy to be all together, not to have different agendas in the squad. We need time again to build that togetherness.”And in response, this column was critical of the Spurs manager and his contribution to this disunity. However, it must now be said, what chance has Pochettino to turn things around when his senior players are allowing themselves to be manipulated like this?The timing was stupid. The reaction moronic. And the result self-destructive. Next time – and for the sake of Spurs fans you hope there isn’t a next time – just switch the bloody thing off. TagsTransfersOpinionAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Video: Masked Arizona State Fans Distracted An Arizona Foul Shooter In Unique Fashion

first_imgArizona State Sun Devils mascot Sparky the Sun Devil stands on the court during the team's first-round game of the Pac-12 basketball tournament against the Colorado Buffaloes.LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 07: Arizona State Sun Devils mascot Sparky the Sun Devil stands on the court during the team’s first-round game of the Pac-12 basketball tournament against the Colorado Buffaloes at T-Mobile Arena on March 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Buffaloes won 97-85. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Distracting foul shooters in creative ways is a longstanding tradition for college basketball fans. Still. you don’t often see what you saw from two Arizona State fans during the Sun Devils’ loss to Arizona today. Late in the second half, with Arizona guard Gabe York at the line, the camera cut to two ASU fans clad in animal head (horse? goat? unicorn?) masks. What ensued was, interesting.  We’re not quite sure what that was. If you know, please hit us up at College Spun and explain the details.last_img read more

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Are you watching Arsenal? Kroenke eyeing Super Bowl glory

first_imgOn Sunday, a team owned by Stan Kroenke will walk out onto the pitch, led by their innovative young coach whom all their rivals are now attempting to ape, in a quest to win a historic title.Unfortunately for Arsenal and their supporters, that team will not be the Gunners at the Etihad Stadium.Instead, around five hours after the full-time whistle blows on Unai Emery’s side’s Premier League encounter with Manchester City, the LA Rams – Kroenke’s NFL franchise – will stride out aiming to win Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Arsenal fans’ lack of love for Kroenke is well established by now, with the Emirates Stadium faithful yet again left scratching their heads during the latest January transfer window. Emery was told in no uncertain terms there were not the funds available to sign players on a permanent basis, with loan deals the only possibility.Given Kroenke has an estimated personal fortune of $8.5 billion (£6.5bn) and took complete control of the north London outfit in August 2018, that, some would argue, is bordering on negligence. After just over a decade of almost complete radio silence since joining the club’s board of directors – a period which has also coincided with a lack of major trophies and the loss of regular Champions League football – it is no surprise that Arsenal fans’ patience wore thin with the 71-year-old some time ago.Over in Los Angeles, though, he could not be more popular.Having brought the team back to California following 20 years in St Louis – a decision that was met with outrage by his fellow Missourians after he previously claimed he would “attempt to do everything that I can to keep the Rams in St. Louis” – Kroenke was already something of a hero even before the current crop booked their place alongside the New England Patriots (dubbed by many the ‘Manchester United of the NFL’) at the biggest event of the United States sporting calendar.He has forked out $5bn (£3.8bn) for a new 70,000-seater stadium in Inglewood following the decision to move the team from the Midwest to the Pacific Coast, and while the NFL salary cap means paying for players does not carry the same weight as within the Premier League, Kroenke’s sign-off on head coach Sean McVay may well become the defining moment of his ownership.Stan Kroenke GFXTwelve days before his 31st birthday, McVay signed a five-year contract with the Rams, and in doing so became the youngest head coach in NFL history.In his debut campaign in charge, the team reached the play-offs for the first time in 13 years, became the first team in the Super Bowl era to go from the lowest scorers to the highest in the space of a season and was voted Coach of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America.His sophomore could now end in Super Bowl glory for just the second time in franchise history, and a first for them in Los Angeles. Unsurprisingly teams up and down the U.S. are falling over themselves in a bid to discover the “next Sean McVay”.Kroenke himself played his part in the appointment, meeting McVay for dinner personally to study the babyfaced tactician’s blueprints for success. Suitably impressed, it is a risk which has paid off handsomely thus far.Sean McVay Jared Goff LA Rams“They could have hated each other,” Rams general manager Les Snead said of the meeting. “But we had an intuition. The nice thing with Stan is that Stan is very innovative. He appreciates the young entrepreneurs, people like that in the business world who are bright and making a mark on the planet. So I don’t think it felt like an uphill battle.”All this might sound somewhat familiar to Arsenal fans, given their pursuit of Mikel Arteta as the potential successor to Arsene Wenger just 12 months ago.Driven by former chief executive Ivan Gazidis, the Gunners pushed to bring ex-club captain Arteta back to north London with him having spent time learning the coaching ropes from Pep Guardiola at Man City. Highly-rated by the former Barcelona boss, Arteta has even been given opportunities to take defacto charge of City’s side in previous games, even when Guardiola himself has remained on the touchline.Everything was seemingly in place for Arteta to step into the hotseat, only for Emery to come from the relative wilderness and take over following his own sacking by Paris Saint-Germain. Why the change of heart?It is understood that the Kroenke family were reluctant to hand the keys to the kingdom to an unproven coach with no history of winning trophies, and as such Emery got the nod. Quite why their philosophy with Arsenal is so different compared to the Rams is only known to them.Stan Kroenke ArsenalAnd so while Emery has done a more than passable job during his first six months at the helm, there is always likely to be that niggling feeling at the back of many Arsenal fans’ minds as to what might have been had Arteta been handed the reins, particularly if he does go onto be a success elsewhere. Have Arsenal and Kroenke missed their chance to secure their own Sean McVay? Quite possibly.Whether McVay becomes a Super Bowl-winning coach or not, it is clear that his hiring is the greatest success of Kroenke’s Rams reign thus far. The veteran businessman’s celebrations following the Rams’ divisional play-off win over the Dallas Cowboys in mid-January showed just how much the performances of McVay’s team meant to him, and those scenes will only be intensified should the ultimate prize be secured on Sunday evening.What Arsenal fans would give for just a fraction of that passion when it comes to Kroenke’s running of their club. There are unlikely to be many cheering the Rams on in the early hours of Monday morning in north London, that’s for sure. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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England women vs Argentina women: Neville makes four changes

first_imgEngland look to make it two wins from two in the Women’s World Cup when they take on Argentina on Friday, having secured a 2-1 victory over Scotland on the opening day.The Lionesses saw off the second highest ranked side of their three opponents last Sunday and would take a huge step towards qualification for the last-16 with another win.Argentina will be buoyed by their 0-0 draw with Japan on matchday one, though, which saw them pick up their first ever Women’s World Cup point.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Game England vs Argentina Date Friday, June 14 Time 8:00pm BST / 3:00pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial)  TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched on FOX and live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream Telemundo / Fox Network fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on BBC One. It can be streamed from BBC iPlayer. UK TV channel Online stream BBC One BBC iPlayer Squads & Team News Position England women squad Goalkeepers Bardsley, Telford, Earps Defenders McManus, Greenwood, Stokes, Williamson, Bronze, Bright, Daly, Houghton Midfielders Stanway, Moore, Scott, Walsh, Staniforth, Carney Forwards Mead, White, Kirby, Taylor, Parris, Duggan Barcelona forward Toni Duggan was limited to a place on the bench for England on Sunday due to suffering a minor thigh injury but is likely to be ready for Friday’s encounter with Argentina. Demi Stokes, who missed out with a knee problem, could also put pressure on left-back Alex Greenwood for a starting spot.Millie Bright was forced off with a shoulder injury against Scotland but Phil Neville has since said he would be “very surprised” if she is not ready to play on Friday. Confirmed England women starting XI:  Telford, Bronze, Houghton, McManus, Greenwood; Scott, Moore; Parris, Kirby, Mead; Taylor. Position Argentina women squad Goalkeepers Correa, Garton, Pereyra Defenders Gomez, Otazu, Sachs, Delgado, Chavez, Barroso, Juncos, Cometti, Stabile Midfielders Mayorga, Benitez, Ippolito, Ruiz, Santana, Bravo, Coronel Forwards Larroquette, Potassa, Menendez, Rodriguez, Bonsegundo, Oviedo, Jaimes Argentina came through their tame draw with Japan without any injury concerns.Confirmed Argentina women starting XI: Correa, Sachs, Barroso, Cometti, Stabile; Bonsegundo, Benitez, Bravo, Mayorga, Banini; Jaimes.Betting & Match Odds England are heavy favourites to win this match with  Bet365 , priced at 1/12. Argentina are 25/1 to pull off an upset while a draw is available at 9/1 in a match the bookies see going only one way.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Phil Neville England 2019Having picked up three points from their opening group match, England will be confident of overcoming a much lower-ranked Argentina side when they face off in Le Havre.The Lionesses surged to a 2-0 first-half lead against Scotland thanks to goals from Nikita Parris and Ellen White, and will be expecting to come out of the blocks quickly against a team that’s rated 37th in the world by FIFA, 34 places below England.  Phil Neville will surely be looking for a big win over Argentina after the U.S. women’s national team laid down a serious marker with a 13-0 thrashing of Thailand last Tuesday. Argentina’s women’s side only returned from a two-year spell without any games or a coach in 2018 after the Argentine FA refused to give them funding.Despite that lengthy absence, they managed to qualify for their first Women’s World Cup since 2007 and earned their first point in the competition, having lost their previous six matches on the biggest stage.Avoiding another defeat and securing a clean sheet against Japan will have given Carlos Borrello’s team a huge confident boost ahead of the clash with England.Borrello lauded the resilience his goalkeeper, Vanina Correa, showed in that game after she recovered from a first-half handling error that nearly gave Japan the lead, and she could cause England’s strikers problems on Friday. “There’s no doubt in my mind that the goalkeeper has a really strong bearing over the whole team,” Borrello said after the final whistle. “She’s got a lot of experience and she showed that.”But Neville will back the likes of Toni Duggan, Fran Kirby and White to unlock the Argentine defence and confirmed the Lionesses will not back down from their attacking, open style of play following the win over Scotland.“We have to develop this system and it’s the right way to play,” Neville said. “We are going to make mistakes because we are that open. In the first-half against Scotland, we had both full-backs in wide positions the whole centre of midfield was open.“But we trusted each other, we kept playing the ball into midfield.”Yes, we gave the ball away for the goal but we were trying to do the right thing. We were trying to pass it through midfield and I cannot criticise them for that.”last_img read more

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Everyone Thinks This Major CFB Coach Is Going To Leave His Job

first_imgAn interior view of Oklahoma State's football stadiumSTILLWATER, OK – SEPTEMBER 05: General view of Boone Pickens Stadium before the college football game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Oklahoma State Cowboys on September 5, 2009 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Cowboys defeated the Bulldogs 24-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)A major college football coach and his athletic director appear to be feuding. It’s not the best look.Oklahoma State’s athletic director was vocally critical of his football coach, Mike Gundy, for what’s been happening on the recruiting trail.The AD, Mike Holder, wants his program to finish higher in the recruiting rankings.“You’ve got to give credit to Mike Gundy,” Holder said on the Pistols Firing podcast. “He’s really matured into a difference-maker as a coach. I would approach recruiting a little differently than he does. I’d want to finish higher in those recruiting rankings than we consistently do. I think that ultimately puts a ceiling on what you’re able to achieve … I think sometimes we settle when we don’t have to.”Oklahoma State finished No. 33 in the country for the 2018 cycle. The Cowboys’ 2019 class isn’t shaping up to be significantly better.Gundy took to Twitter earlier today in an apparent response:??— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) June 14, 2018Gundy has been linked to other jobs in the past. Most notably, Tennessee reportedly made a hard push for him this offseason.Maybe a feud between him and his athletic director will eventually push him out the door.Time to flirt with another school and not leave https://t.co/cJedI3gxQA— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) June 14, 2018Stay tuned.last_img read more

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Paul Finebaum Asked If The Big 10 Is Better Than The SEC

first_imgPaul Finebaum makes comments about roy Williams.ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum appeared on Get Up! this morning and discussed a number of gridiron-themed topics ahead of the 2018 season.Finebaum, of course, was asked about the SEC – his beloved conference – and if the Big Ten is actually better than it heading into the fall.In short, according to Finebaum: No, it’s not.“That’s not possible to make that statement right now for a couple of reasons,” Finebaum said in regards to the Big Ten possibly being better than the SEC. “In college football, what you do at the end of the season matters. I need not tell you, in the final game last year we had two SEC teams playing for the national championship. We did not have a Big Ten team in the Playoff for the first time. In fairness, the Big Ten won the first Playoff with Ohio State, but since then, the Big Ten has been in the Playoff two times. Michigan State and Ohio State. If my math is correct, the combined score of those two games on the losing end was 69-0. You have to look at the College Football Playoff.“The top of the Big Ten is fantastic, but the top of the SEC isn’t bad either. There are good teams at the top. Now there’s drop-off in the middle. On the next to the last of July, that’s great statement to make (Big Ten is better), I’m not buying it though.”ESPN host Mike Greenberg had said that the Big Ten is stronger at the top than the SEC, with teams like Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State and Wisconsin, among others.Finebaum, of course, responded with the national title level of success the SEC had in 2018.“Alabama, which you don’t think belonged in, beat the No. 1 seed in Clemson, then beat Georgia,” Finebaum said. “Ohio State lost by 31 points to Iowa, an average team. The committee, as much as I hate to admit this, they’ve gotten it right every year. They have not missed on one team yet.”You can read Finebaum’s full quotes here.last_img read more

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SEC Is Looking Into Postgame Incident Between Texas A&M, LSU

first_imgA photo of the 12th man sign in Texas A&M's football stadium.COLLEGE STATION, TX – NOVEMBER 17: The crowd cheers on their team as they play the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Kyle Field on November 17, 2012 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)The SEC is reportedly looking into a post-game incident between LSU and Texas A&M in which punches were allegedly thrown by members of the teams’ staffs.Photos and video surfaced online of a post-game skirmish between apparent members of the Tigers and the Aggies.More details regarding the post-game incident have started to surface today.Fight breaks out between LSU assistant and Aggie assistant. It’s a rivalry #TAMUvsLSU pic.twitter.com/JHUihGToX4— Zach Taylor (@ZachTaylorSport) November 25, 2018The Daily Advertiser had more details:LSU offensive analyst Steve Kragthorpe, 53, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2011 and has had a pacemaker in his chest to stimulate his brain since 2017, was punched by a credentialed man from the Texas A&M sideline in the chest. That is when LSU director of player development Kevin Faulk, a former LSU and NFL star back from Carencro, went after the man, whose identity has not been confirmed by A&M.“Out of nowhere, I got nailed,” Kragthorpe said in a phone interview while he drove back home from the game Sunday afternoon. “I didn’t go down, but I clutched over. I was like, ‘Damn, he got me right in my pacemaker.’ Then it started fluttering like he jostled it.”The SEC is reportedly looking into the post-game incident.LSU did contact the SEC office about the incident on Saturday night, senior associate athletic director for external communications Robert Munson said Sunday.SEC associate commissioner Herb Vincent said Sunday the league was looking into the situation.Stay tuned.last_img read more

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4-Star OT Anton Harrison Names His Top 6 Schools

first_img As of writing, 247Sports did not have any predictions as to where he might make his commitment in the Class of 2020.Only six of the top 20 offensive tackle prospects have announced their commitments so far, including the top three.Harrison has a long time to wait before he needs to make his decision, but Ole Miss and Maryland fans would certainly like to bring him into the fold.As of writing, neither one of them have a commitment from a four-star prospect in the Class of 2020, and the Terrapins don’t have any top commitments at all. Three footballs next to a pylon(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Four-star offensive tackle Anton Harrison has top schools from all of the Power Five conferences looking trying to get him. But only one team can land his signature, and Harrison is narrowing down his final list.Taking to Twitter on Monday, Harrison revealed the six teams that were still on his list. Harrison’s list includes Ohio State, Penn State, Oklahoma, Michigan, Maryland, and Ole Miss. However, Harrison did not that recruitment was “still open” for him.Harrison is the ranked as the No. 186 prospect in the country by 247Sports. He is the No. 17 offensive tackle in the country, and the No. 4 prospect from the District of Columbia.Top 6👀 *Recruitment still open* pic.twitter.com/wVThx1Kk9x— SOS (@Ayee_Tonn) March 4, 2019last_img read more

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Virat Kohli wasn’t even born when India last enforced follow-on in Australia 33 years ago

first_img Rohan Sen SydneyJanuary 6, 2019UPDATED: January 6, 2019 16:42 IST Virat Kohli decided to enforce the follow-on after India took a 322-run first innings lead over Australia (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTS4th Test Day 4, brief scores: India 622/7d (Pujara 193, Pant 159*) vs Australia (300; Harris 79, Kuldeep 5/99) & 6/0 (Harris 2*, Khawaja 4*) trail by 316 runs following-onIndia had last enforced the follow-on in Australia at the same venue on January 6, 1986Australia have been asked to follow-on in a Test on home soil for the first time since 19884th Test, Day 4, brief scores: India 622 for 7 declared (Pujara 193, Pant 159 not out, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4 for 178) vs Australia (300 all out; Harris 79, Kuldeep 5 for 99) & 6/0 (Harris 2*, Khawaja 4*) at stumps, trail by 316 runs following on. Full ScorecardAustralia hit a new low in Test cricket on Sunday as they were asked to follow-on by Virat Kohli in the ongoing fourth Test on Sunday after the hosts got bowled out for 300 in their first innings to trail India by 322 runs at stumps in Sydney. India’s first innings lead is the fourth highest for the team outside Asia in Test cricket.Looking at India’s huge first-innings lead, Kohli had no hesitation in asking Australia to bat again and thus, became only the second Indian captain after Kapil Dev to enforce the follow-on at the Sydney Cricket Ground.Kapil had taken the same decision in the Sydney Test back in 1986 and coincidentally, he had done it on the same date – January 6.It was the last day of the New Year Test in 1986 when Kapil asked Australia to bat again after India had declared on 600 for 4 in the first innings and then bowled out the hosts for 396 on the final day before asking them to follow-on. The match ended in a draw as Australia finished the day at 119 for 6.33 years later Kohli has repeated history but this time India has the chance to go on and win the match with a session and another day’s play left to be played. The Sydney weather might be the only factor which can come to Australia’s rescue.advertisementEngland were the last team to force Australia to follow-on at home in the drawn 1988 Sydney Test, a result the hosts are unlikely to repeat unless the weather intervenes. To put things in perspective, none of the players in the current Indian playing XI were even born back then.In fact, England was the last team to ask Australia to follow-on outside Australia, in the fourth Test of the Ashes series in 2005.With a first series win in Australia all but confirmed, India got the four remaining Australia wickets in 21 overs with Kuldeep Yadav completing his five-wicket haul after rain had delayed play for four hours on Sunday.Kuldeep Yadav’s first Test on Aussie soil and he collects a five-wicket haul!#AUSvIND | @Domaincomau pic.twitter.com/e29NWD6oyZcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 6, 2019Kohli then chose to enforce the follow-on as his team chases the prize of its first victory at the SCG since 1978.After the rain delay it took India just six balls to strike with Mohammed Shami (2-58) bowling Pat Cummins for 25 with a ball that kept low.Peter Handscomb added nine runs to his overnight score before he was bowled for 37 to become Jasprit’s Bumrah’s first wicket of the match and reduce Australia to 257-8.Tea has been called due to bad light. The third session is scheduled to commence at 16:03 if the light situation improves #TeamIndia #AUSvsIND pic.twitter.com/E4c3SA7dVeBCCI (@BCCI) January 6, 2019Kuldeep (5-99) then trapped Nathan Lyon for no score.Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood shared an entertaining 42-run partnership for the last wicket to take Australia past 300 for just the second time this series, before Kuldeep got his fifth by having Hazlewood (21) out lbw in the 105th over. Starc finished on 29 not out.India denied Australia any real possibility of a victory here in Sydney by posting 622 for 7 in the first innings with Cheteshwar Pujara (193) and Rishabh Pant (159 not out) scoring hundreds.Also Read | Kuldeep Yadav 1st Chinaman bowler to bag 5-wicket haul in Tests in Australia in 64 yearsAlso Read | Virat Kohli will be India’s best-ever captain if he keeps learning: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | Rishabh Pant needs to bat at No. 6, he can convert starts into hundreds: Sunil Gavaskar For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow Virat KohliFollow Sydney TestFollow Sydney Cricket Ground Virat Kohli wasn’t even born when India last enforced follow-on in Australia 33 years ago4th Test, Day 4, brief scores: India 622 for 7 declared (Pujara 193, Pant 159 not out, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4 for 178) vs Australia (300 all out; Harris 79, Kuldeep 5 for 99) & 6/0 (Harris 2*, Khawaja 4*) at stumps, trail by 316 runs following on. Australia have been asked to follow-on in a Test match on home soil after 31 years as India bowled the hosts out in the second session in the ongoing Sydney Test.advertisementlast_img read more

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