Ricky Ponting 102 vs West Indies WORLD CUP 1996

Aaron Finch joined the list of those who have scored centuries in their first game in the World Cup.

The Victorian opening batsman thumped 135 versus England at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday.

He was dropped on naught, trying to loft the ball over the square leg fielder and boy; did he make the opposition pay for that miss?

It was ruthless batting by the Australian T20 captain. He took it back to the English bowlers as he unleashed his powerful straight bat shots down the ground.

The English captain Eoin Morgan would have probably been relieved to have got David Warner out early as he was the one guy who could go bonkers against the new ball too.

The Australian bowlers failed to dismiss the young Indian side on a 5th day wicket in Sydney as the 4th test match of the Border-Gavaskar series ended in a draw.

It’s the second draw in the series. Normally, the pitch at the Sydney Cricket Ground produces results as it tilts towards the spinners so very much on the 4th and the 5th day, but, the pitch for this game was a bit different from the conventional SCG pitches.

This one turned too, but, it was lot slower and thus, the batsmen were easily managing the turn and bounce on the back foot.