newscricket23 days ago

Harsha Bhogle impressed by team India’s smart and brave approach in second innings

Harsha Bhogle has said that he is impressed by the Team India’s smart and brave batting effort in the second innings of the third Test at the Wanderers. The Indian batsmen were repeatedly questioned by the umpires about the pitch condition to call off the match but the visitors refused every time.
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newscricket25 days ago

Ganguly lashes out at Wanderers pitch, says Test cricket on this surface is “unfair”

Sourav Ganguly has expressed his disappointment over the Wanderers track, the venue for the third Test between India and South Africa, and on Twitter, stating that it is unfair to play Test cricket on this type of wicket. The former Indian skipper has also appealed the ICC to look into the matter.
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newscricket25 days ago

Restricting Team India to 180-odd is really good, believes Andile Phehlukwayo

Andile Phehlukwayo has expressed his happiness over wrapping up the Indian cricket team on a low score in their first innings as he stated that restricting them to 180-odd is really good. He has praised his team-mate Vernon Philander saying that he gets goosebumps when watching him bowl.
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featurecricket25 days ago

India vs South Africa | Talking points from Day 1 of Johannesburg Test

South Africa took the honours on the opening day of the Johannesburg Test, bundling India out for a paltry 187 despite Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara hitting half-centuries. However, Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed Aiden Markram for 2 as the hosts ended the day with scorecard reading 6/1.
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newscricket25 days ago

WATCH: South Africans’ cheers turn to groans after Philander pulls off a Bumrah to save Rahane

From safety posters to nervous laughter during matches, Jasprit Bumrah has made a name for himself, apart from his death bowling exploits, for regular wicket-taking no balls. This time around, it was Vernon Philander’s turn to show Bumrah that he isn’t the only one who can mess things up.
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newscricketa month ago

We want to win each and every Test match that we play, says Vernon Philander

Vernon Philander has issued a warning sign to the Indian team making it clear that the hosts will go into the last Test match looking for a win. The burly all-rounder has also added that if the Indians had arrived earlier in SA, they would have played much better than they actually did.
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newscricketa month ago

WATCH : Hardik Pandya's lack of situation awareness results in a bizarre run-out

Hardik Pandya and Virat Kohli made a lovely illustration of how to compose a partnership to lead India to a comfortable position before a moment of “brain-fade” changed things abruptly. Pandya, despite having all the time in the world, decided to hang his foot in the air and was run-out eventually.
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter Reacts as India fail to get job done in Centurion on Day 1

From criticizing India’s decision to drop Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Wriddhiman Saha to questioning Virat Kohli's unequivocal love for Rohit Sharma, to expressing disappointment at India’s poor start, the Twitteratis were at it again as India eyed a comeback in the Test series against South Africa.
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newscricketa month ago

Sachin Tendulkar : Indian batsmen can’t be playing same strokes they do in home conditions

Sachin Tendulkar has asked the Indian players to be smart in their shot selection in South Africa explaining that they can’t be playing same strokes they do in home conditions. He has also advised the batsmen to play with patience as it would be the key against South Africa’s pace attack.
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newscricketa month ago

Faf du Plessis: We expect a huge performance from India

Faf Du Plessis has asked his side guard against any sort of complacency and expects the visitors to put up a strong performance as the three-match series progresses. Du Plessis singled out pacers Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada for praise after their dominating display with the ball in Newlands.
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