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newscricket14 days ago

Twitter reacts to Lungi Ngidi defending seven runs in last over to gift South Africa one-run win

In the first T20I, Lungi Ngidi nullified England's chase with a death-bowling spell off 3 for 10 in two overs, after an opening spell of 0 for 20 to land the team a victory. The impressive part, however, was that he defended seven runs in the last over when it an England win was almost certain.
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featurecricket21 days ago

U-19 World Cup a journey, not a destination

‘Hopefully, it's a memory they cherish for a long time, but hopefully, not the lasting memory and they have many more great moments and bigger things in future,’ said Rahul Dravid after India’s 2018 U-19 World Cup win. It is not the only lasting memory that they have, and then the journey begins.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa month ago

SA v ENG | 3-1 win over South Africa a real squad effort, says Joe Root

Joe Root has put down his England team completing a 3-1 series-win over South Africa away from home to a real squad effort. Root further added that their comeback from losing the first Test in Centurion shows their development as a team and added that the sky was the limit from here on.
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featurecricketa month ago

Cleaning the J’s out of England’s Test closet

England’s success in the 3-1 win over South Africa means that everyone (not you, Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow) put their hands up and outclassed the away from home. The bowlers overshadowed the batsmen in their triumph over the Proteas in a series that was muddled by the on-field controversies.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa month ago

SA vs ENG | On-field incident with Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler just standing up to opponents, insists Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis said that the incident involving Jos Buttler and Stuart Broad was just a case of him standing up to opponents. The said incident took place on Day 4 of the fourth and final Test, being held at the Wanderer’s Stadium in Johannesburg, when the South Africa captain bumped into Buttler.
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newscricketa month ago

SA vs ENG | Strong message to youngsters that anyone can do something special, believes Joe Root

England skipper Joe Root hailed the youngsters for their performance in Port Elizabeth which earned them a much needed win as he believes that it will be a message for the aspiring young masses. Ollie Pope’s maiden Test ton and Dom Bess’ fifer set the tone for the innings win over South Africa.
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to Kagiso Rabada getting a one-match ban for his 'over the top' celebration

Yet another day in Test cricket, yet another suspension for South Africa's main bowler Kagiso Rabada who celebrated over the top after picking up the wicket of Joe Root in the 3rd Test against England. The Twitterati were not happy with ICC's decision to ban Rabada for his celebration.
Srijith Gopal
newscricketa month ago

SA vs ENG | Kagiso Rabada banned for one Test after 'over the top' celebration

Kagiso Rabada will miss the fourth Test against England in Johannesburg after being handed a demerit point for his animated celebration when Joe Root was dismissed on Day 1. The incident has resulted in Rabada accumulating four demerit points, subsequently meaning he'd be banned for one Test.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Rory Burns’ injury opens new door for England heading to Lanka

“Sweet are the uses of adversity,  Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.” As adversity came England’s way, in the form of Rory Burns’ injury, and it is now up to the management to turn that venom into a life-saver. 
Sritama Panda
newscricket2 months ago

SA Vs ENG | Ben Stokes' bowling a bit like Courtney Walsh, asserts Nasser Hussain

Former England captain Nasser Hussain has lauded Ben Stokes, saying his bowling resembled that of West Indies great Courtney Walsh during the three-wicket burst in the second innings. Stokes' all-round performance helped England seal a series-levelling win against South Africa in Newlands.
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