Last Update on: January 20th, 2020 at 12:12 pm
Of late, betting on the game of cricket has become an often scenario. Though the various rackets are being busted across the country, somewhere the other, it is still being in progress. The latest gang to be jailed for the same reason is in Delhi when the policemen caught them red-handedly. The bets were mostly placed on the India-Australia third one-day international which was played in Bengaluru on Sunday.
According to ANI, bets worth INR Two Crore were placed on the India-Australia match which was won by India by seven wickets. The crime branch also recovered 70 mobile phones, two televisions and seven laptops from the spot. They also recovered registers from the scene.
The cops said that bets were being organised for the Big Bash League (BBL) cricket matches in Australia and ongoing India- Australia one day match series. Sports betting is illegal in India and is only allowed for horse racing. The Law Commission of India last year has also said to not legalise sports betting in India.
As it happened:
Aaron Finch won the toss to ask Indians to bowl first. After the failure of Australian openers David Warner and Aaron Finch, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne once again stood tall for the Australian team. The duo added 127 runs for the third wicket to bring Australia back into the hunt.
Despite wickets tumbling at one end, Steve Smith looked rock solid at the other end. He kept on piling runs for his side to help Australia reach a safe tally. Though he missed a century in the second ODI, the flamboyant batsman showed his stamina by hitting a stunning century in M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
The skipper Virat Kohli alongside Rohit Sharma and the fast bowler Mohammed Shami helped India seal a comfortable victory in the third ODI game at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. For Australia, Steve Smith was the star performer but unfortunately, ended up on the wrong side of things.
Chasing the moderate score, the openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma started things pretty well for the team. In particular, Rohit Sharma took Australian bowlers to the cleaners with his impeccable hitting in the middle. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli proved to be too much for Australian bowlers. They both added 137 runs for the second wicket before Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer finishing the task.