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IND vs SA | South Africa’s Predicted XI for third and final Test in Ranchi

After taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series, the teams will move to Ranchi for the third and final Test of the series, with South Africa vying to salvage some pride. With injuries aplenty, the visitors are expected to make a host of changes on Saturday, with Zubayar Hamza slated to open.
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newscricket6 days ago

Twitter reacts as Wriddhiman Saha juggles and takes incredible reflex catch to dismiss Faf du Plessis

Just when we thought Wriddhiman Saha’s catch to dismiss Thenuis de Bruyn would be the best catch of the day, the man himself went one better just a few overs later. After Ravi Ashwin inflicted an inside-edge off Faf du Plessis’ bat, Saha juggled four times to take an incredible reflex catch.
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newscricket7 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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newscricket7 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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newscricket7 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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newscricket8 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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newscricket8 days ago

Twitter reacts as Ravindra Jadeja gives “death stare” to Anrich Nortje after ducking a bouncer

Anrich Nortje has so far had a tough time in Test cricket, having been smacked all over the park by the India. Today, in a desperate attempt to unsettle Ravindra Jadeja, Nortje turned to the “hit the helmet” strategy, but it was to no avail as Jadeja gave him a death stare after ducking his bouncer.
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newscricket8 days ago

Twitter explodes as frustrated Kagiso Rabada abuses Quinton de Kock for conceding extra run

Kagiso Rabada and overthrows have been quite the love story in this Test so far but tempers flared on Friday after an overthrow. After Quinton de Kock’s lapse in concentration gifted India an extra run, Rabada lost his cool and unloaded on the keeper and the duo exchanged verbal blows.
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newscricket8 days ago

Twitter reacts as Virat Kohli scores his 26th century in Test Cricket

Sanity was restored in Pune as after a rather barren run, Virat Kohli scored his first Test century of 2019 to torment the South African bowlers. The Indian skipper brought up his ton with a flawless straight drive off Philander and Twitterati lavished praise on India's Mr. Consistent.
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newscricket9 days ago

Twiter reacts as Mayank Agarwal scores a second consecutive Test century

Mayank Agarwal hit another top-class century today in Pune against South Africa on Day 1 of the second Test. After waiting for too long to get his due, the Karnataka opener is proving his mettle at the biggest stage of sport and that was enough for Twitteratis to applaud his resilience.
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