A potential fashion nightmare ended with a good laugh after six women wore the same exact dress to a friend's wedding in New South Wales, Australia on Saturday, giving the bridesmaids some unexpected competition. The navy lace dresses are by the brand Forever New and were reportedly purchased from the Australian store Portmans. Debbie Speranza, who was among those wearing the dress, recalled the initial shock of seeing others in the same ensemble.
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Australia has recalled Maccabi Haifa striker Nikita Rukavytsya after a three-year absence along with captain Mile Jedinak in a 30-man squad for its World Cup qualifying playoff with Syria next month. Coach Ange Postecoglou retained 22 of the 23 players chosen for Australia's past two games against Japan and Thailand, with defender Matthew Spiranovic missing out. Aston Villa defender Jedinak returns after missing those two games with a groin injury.
The tourists would have loved to have proper nets at the centre square, especially Adam Zampa. Zampa eventually dismissed Pandya alright, but never looked the same bowler after being decimated by the Indian all-rounder. I pride myself on bowling well under pressure but the other day I didn't execute it too well, Zampa said. The Chepauk scorecard showed Zampa bowled 26 dot balls in his 10 overs, and conceded three fours and four sixes.
Smith's batting has been outstanding for a long time but his captaincy is challenged now. Having drawn the two-Test series in Bangladesh, Smith's captaincy is likely to be tested to the limit with Australia trailing 0-1 in the five-ODI series against India. It's high time that Australia make a comeback. Clarke was here to present Don Bradman's bat, that the legend used in India's first tour of Australia in 1948, to the Fanattic Sports Museum.
With rain keeping him away from the field, Australia opener David Warner is keen to know which are the places to visit here where his team will play India at the Eden Gardens in the second One Day International (ODI) here on Thursday. The southpaw has kept himself busy since landing in the City of Joy less than a week before the Durga Puja festival, the eastern metropolis` biggest festival.
Michael Clarke on Tuesday said that even though Australia captain Steve Smith has displayed outstanding batting skills, his captaincy now stands challenged and that he needs to define the way to lead his team and make a comeback in the second ODI against India. Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni partnership helped India beat Australia in the series opener in Chennai by 26-run via D/L method. His control as a wrist spinner from the back of his hand is amazing and is his strength.
The world's luckiest Koala probably didn't know he was about to go on the ride of his life when he climbed up into the wheel well of a 4x4 truck in Australia. Once there, he heard some unusual cries and looked under the truck where he found the furry passenger. The koala suffered superficial injuries and was covered in grease from under the car. The koala was dubbed Kelli, after one of the firefighters who rescued her.
The Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) closed the sale of tickets for the third India-Australia One-Day International to be played at Indore, a day ahead of schedule citing rush of fans, a senior official of the cricket body said. The two teams will play the third ODI of the five-match rubber on September 24 at the Holkar stadium. MPCA secretary Milind Kanmadikar said the sale of tickets closed at 5 pm today.
Zampa was hit for three successive sixes by Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who helped the host recover from a disastrous start and post a winning total against the visitors. Zampa, considered the man to carry forward the tradition of leg-spin established by the legendary Shane Warne, said even the master of the art must have been hit for consecutive sixes. You never like to be hit for three sixes in a row but, I guess, it probably happened to Shane Warne too.
Yuvraj Singh's mother Shabnam Singh has hailed India captain Virat Kohli's fitness drive and said that rules are same for everyone. She was referring to the ongoing talks of Yuvi missing the India cut due to the veteran all-rounder's fitness or the lack of it. Of course he was disappointed on not being picked but then the rules are the same for everyone. She also talked about Yuvi's future plans, and said that nobody has the right to ask him when to retire.
Over 70 years after Indian astrophysicist and Nobel laureate Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar predicted that rapidly rotating stars would emit polarised light, scientists in Australia have observed the phenomenon for the first time. It is spinning at approximately 320 kilometres per second - equivalent to travelling from Sydney to Canberra in less than a second, said Cotton. Optical polarisation is a measure of the orientation of the oscillations of a light beam to its direction of travel.
An unimpressed Michael Clarke on Tuesday urged Australia captain Steve Smith to buckle up and find a way to lead his team's comeback in the series. The former Aussie captain also said that Thursday's Kolkata match will decide the course of the ODI series. Smith has so far played 10 ODIs against India, scoring 468 with the help of two hundreds and one fifty. The second match of the five-match ODI series will be played at Kolkata's Eden Gardens on Thursday.
It's nothing new to spot fans who bear more than a passing resemblance to certain cricketers sitting in the stands and enjoying the matches. The likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and even Yuvraj Singh have earlier posed for pictures with their lookalikes. The latest cricketer whose doppelganger has been spotted is none other than Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah. His lookalike was spotted outside the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore during the recently concluded Independence Cup.
Former Australia captain Michael Clarke on Tuesday claimed Mahendra Singh Dhoni is back in his prime, and the wicketkeeper-batsman can be part of India's 2023 World Cup plans. Don't ask me whether he will play in the 2019 World Cup. Dhoni will be 38 in 2019, and it will be almost impossible for the Ranchi stalwart to play in the 2023 tournament. It's worth noting that head coach Ravi Shastri all but confirmed Dhoni's place in Indida's squad for the 2019 World Cup.
Heat is a silent killer, said Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick, a climate change researcher at Australia's University of New South Wales. In steamy cities like Miami, there's a sense we know how to deal with heat here, while everybody else is complaining. In many rural areas, trees and open land planted with crops help daytime heat subside at night, providing some respite. In other countries, architectural styles designed to deal with heat - often abandoned when air conditioning became available - are being revived.
Despite numerous complaints lodged by Hindu groups across Australia and globe, the Advertising Standards Bureau's (ASB) Board said the advertisement was inclusive. The advertisement launched earlier this month by Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) ran into controversy for its depiction of Ganesha in a lamb roast. In defence, the MLA told the board, The advertisement celebrates religious diversity and does not promote any act of discrimination, prejudice or vilification.
The second match of five-match ODI series will be played at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. With the ground at Eden Gardens under cover for two days, Tuesday's training sessions were cancelled. Though there was no rain Tuesday morning, there was a downpour Monday afternoon that kept Eden Gardens still out of bounds. Since it's raining and the facilities are covered, they won't go to the stadium today, read an official communication from Team India.
16 - A koala in Australia survived a lengthy trip while clinging to the axle of a four-wheel drive vehicle. The driver was unaware of the koala clinging to his wheel throughout the 10-mile journey through Adelaide until he stopped his car after being flagged down by other motorists. Don Bigham, from Fauna Rescue of South Australia's Koala Hotline, said the female koala was relatively unharmed.