newscricket2 months ago

Aiden Markram in doubt for first Test against England

South African opening batsman Aiden Markram is still in doubt for the first Test against England, which will be played from December 26, 2019, at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. Markram sustained a wrist injury during the second Test in the tour of India, where the Proteas were whitewashed 3-0.
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featurecricket2 months ago

IND vs SA | South Africa Player Ratings - Faf du Plessis’ 4/10 sets unwanted tone for Proteas

While the expectations from South Africa’s end, heading into the series, were pretty low, the visitors somehow managed to considerably fall short of it. From Markram and Bavuma up top to Rabada and Maharaj down the bottom, every single player ended up leaving a bitter taste with their performances.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

IND v SA | Need to put big runs on the board in first innings, says Faf du Plessis

South African skipper Faf du Plessis reckons that his team needs to put big runs on the board in the first innings in Ranchi for the third and final Test match against India. The Proteas, who have already lost the series 0-2, will head into the match without their opening batsman Aiden Markram.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs SA | Aiden Markram ruled out of Ranchi Test with fractured wrist

South African opener Aiden Markram has been ruled out of the third and final Test in Ranchi with a fractured wrist, Cricket South Africa confirmed on Thursday. The opener, who had modest outings in both Vizag and Pune, is likely to be replaced by either Zubayr Hamza or Heinrich Klaasen.
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featurecricket2 months ago

IND vs SA | Winners and losers from Pune ft. Rishabh Pant, Anrich Nortje and Zubayr Hamza

As expected, Pune turned out to be the storm before the calm that was Vizag and India, unsurprisingly, steamrolled through a hopeless South African side. Despite an overwhelming number of losers from one side, we, here at SportsCafe, have tried our best and compiled a fairly reasonable list.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

IND vs SA | Pune Day 4 Talking Points - Aiden Markram's home sickness and Wriddhiman Saha's superhuman Sunday

After Virat Kohli enforced the follow-on, much in sync with the first innings, South Africa's top-order showed no fight as their bowlers out-batted their specialists yet again. While all Indian bowlers had a field day at the office, it was Saha who stole the show with his superhuman keeping efforts.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

IND vs SA | Pune Day 2 Talking Points - South Africa's submission and Kohli "leaves" his way to glory

If there ever was any hope for South Africa to bounce back or stay alive in the series, it is fair to say that Day 2 in Pune has well and truly shut it down. After Kohli and Jadeja piled misery on the Proteas bowlers, Umesh Yadav ran through their openers to diminish all hope for the visitors.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

IND v SA | South Africa’s Predicted XI for second Test in Pune

After entering the series with subverted expectations, South Africa punched above their weight for four days, before finally succumbing on Day 5. But heading into Pune with the series still on the line, the Saffers would be looking to fine-tune their line-up to give them the best shot of winning.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

IND vs SA| I think it was a tough pitch but things worked out eventually, says Cheteshwar Pujara

India set South Africa a target of 395 on Day 4 of the Vizag Test and Cheteshwar Pujara has revealed that it was a difficult pitch to bat on, lauding his partner Rohit Sharma who helped him out. Pujara, who played a great knock scoring 81 runs, built a 169 run partnership with Rohit.
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featurecricket2 months ago

India vs South Africa | Predictions for Day 5 in Vizag

After toppling the South African side for 431, India played clinically to take a lead of 394 runs with Rohit Sharma leading the charge with another century. Chasing a massive total, the Proteas faltered in the beginning and Bodog has now given them a very slim chance of saving the match in Vizag.
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