newscricket2 days ago

IND v SA | The fast bowlers give me good practice with the moving ball, assets Wriddhiman Saha

Wriddhiman Saha has revealed that all the Indian fast bowlers provide him good practice bowling at him with the moving ball. After a long injury-break, Saha has returned to take over as the No.1 Test wicket-keeper in style with a convincing performance in the second Test against South Africa.
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newscricket3 days ago

Twitter explodes as “superman” Wriddhiman Saha grabs one-handed stunner to send Thenuis de Bruyn packing

Eyebrows were raised when Wriddhiman Saha was picked ahead of Rishabh Pant for the series, but skipper Kohli said that it was the latter’s keeping skills that helped him get the nod. Today, Saha proved his skipper right, grabbing a stupendous one-handed catch diving to his left to dismiss de Bruyn.
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newscricket4 days ago

Twitter reacts as Nigel Llong rules Muthusamy out after India stop appealing for the wicket

Much in contrast to the Ashes, the India-South Africa series, so far, has seen a very high level of umpiring. But in a bizarre moment, umpire Nigel Llong showcased his patience, took his time and finally ruled Senuran Muthusamy out, hilariously after India stopped appealing for the wicket.
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newscricket4 days ago

Twitter reacts as Quinton de Kock stands in disbelief after being bowled by Ravi Ashwin’s ‘magic delivery’

It is not often that you see batsmen stand their ground in disbelief after getting dismissed like Quinton de Kock did today. Batting on 31, De Kock was castled by an absolute peach by Ashwin and such was the quality of the delivery that de Kock stood his ground refusing to believe he was out.
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newscricket4 days ago

Twitter reacts as South Africa get tormented by 'out of syllabus' Indian pacers

After all the spotlight being on South Africa's lack of ability to play the Indian spinners, it was ironically the pacers who led to their batters' downfall, scalping five of the six wickets to fall. The visitors were certainly taken aback by the pacers and the Twitterati trolled them for the same.
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newscricket4 days ago

Twitter reacts as South Africa troll themselves by finally dismissing Virat Kohli - off a no-ball

Oh South Africa! The saying “Just when you think it cannot get worse, it can” can’t get truer. Just when it looked like they got some breathing space after finally dismissing Virat Kohli post his double century, horror struck the visitors as replays showed that Muthusamy had indeed overstepped.
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newscricket5 days ago

Without doubt, this is the best pace attack India has ever had, says Kapil Dev

The legendary Kapil Dev heaped praise on India's current pace battery, saying the fast bowlers are the best attack that India has ever had over the years. Kapil commended the opportunities that have been given to the youngsters to express themselves and completely change the face of Indian cricket.
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featurecricket7 days ago

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

After a near-perfect display at Vizag, India head to Pune with firm hopes of getting their fourth consecutive win in the ICC Test Championship and sealing the series. Given the nature of India’s win, with contributions coming from almost every player, it is unlikely that India will make any changes.
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newscricket9 days ago

IND v SA | Ishant Sharma and I simply planned to keep attacking the stumps, reveals Mohammad Shami

After proving to be India’s second innings hero once again with a five-fer, Mohammad Shami revealed that he and Ishant Sharma only planned on attacking the stumps. Shami’s spell, assisted by cracks and variable bounce, was crucial to India bowling out South Africa on day five at Vizag.
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featurecricket12 days ago

IND vs SA | Vizag Day 2 Talking Points: Mayank Agarwal’s resilience and lack of fielders behind square

India showed what they have in the store for the ongoing home season as after racking up a handsome 500-plus score, the duo of Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin reduced South Africa to three down before stumps. The day, however, belonged to Mayank Agarwal whose resilience helped him score a double ton.
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