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newscricket5 months ago

SA vs AUS | Faf du Plessis rested for ODIs against Australia, confirms Mark Boucher

South African head coach Mark Boucher confirmed that former skipper Faf du Plessis will be rested for the upcoming ODI series against Australia later this month. However, he confirmed that du Plessis would be part of the plans for the national team’s ODI future, with de Kock taking over the reins.
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newscricket7 months ago

Yorkshire snap up Ravichandran Ashwin for 2020 County season

Yorkshire Cricket Club, on Thursday, announced that they have acquired the services of India's talisman spinner Ravichandran Ashwin for the forthcoming English County season. This will be the third stint for Ashwin in England, after having previously played for Worcestershire and Nottinghamshire.
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featurecricket9 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
newscricket10 months ago

IND vs SA | Lower-order batsmen scoring tough runs dents ego, admits Temba Bavuma

Temba Bavuma had heaps of praises for the resistance shown by Maharaj and Philander in their 109-run partnership where they schooled their top-order batsmen on how to bat with application. Earlier in the day, the Proteas suffered a top-order collapse, with Bavuma himself managing to score just 8.
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newscricket10 months ago

IND v SA | George Linde added to South Africa squad as Keshav Maharaj ruled out of third Test

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed that left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj has been ruled out of the third and final Test against India in Ranchi with a shoulder injury. Maharaj, who picked up a lone wicket and scored 94 runs in the 2nd Test, will be replaced by left-arm spinner George Linde.
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newscricket10 months ago

Legends and pundits react as India demolish South Africa in Pune

India secured their 11th consecutive series win at home by defeating South Africa in the second Test by a margin of an innings and 137 runs in Pune. The cricketing fraternity reacted on the same and lauded the Virat Kohli-led Indian team's triumph over the Proteas in a pretty convincing manner.
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newscricket10 months ago

Was a bit injudicious but Philander kept me in right mindset, says Keshav Maharaj

South Africa didn't seem to learn from the Vizag Test as they trail by 326 runs in the ongoing Test match in Pune. Although Keshav Maharaj couldn’t make a mark with the ball he did with the bat scoring his maiden half-century and said that the game plan was to play spin by going forward.
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featurecricket10 months ago

IND vs SA | Pune Day 3 Talking Points - South Africa slump to pace and Big Vern makes India work

After losing two wickets early on, there seemed to be no light at the end of the tunnel for the Proteas, but Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj strung together a marathon partnership to keep things interesting. But despite their heroics, India continue to remain firmly in the drivers' seat.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket10 months 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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featurecricket10 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