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  • India vs South Africa: Lungi Ngidi named in ODI squad; Morkel, Morris return

    Johannesburg: Young pace sensation Lungi Ngidi has been rewarded for his recent performances with a place in South Africa’s squad for the six-match ODI series against India starting in Durban on February 1. The 21-year-old had made his Test debut at Centurion and was named man-of-the-match for returning 7-for-90 as South Africa took the series 2-0. Ngidi had previously missed out on ODI call-up because he was injured.

  • India vs South Africa: Proteas in command as India all out for 187

    Johannesburg: South Africa reached 6/1 at stumps losing opener Aiden Markram on the opening day of the third and final cricket Test after a collective effort from their bowlers skittled out India for a paltry 187 at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Wednesday. Opener Dean Elgar (4) and night watchman Kagiso Rabada (0) went back undefeated when the umpires dislodged the bails for the day.

  • India Vs South Africa 3rd Test: India lose Kohli, Rahane, 114/4 at tea on Day 1

    Johannesburg, India lost the crucial wickets of skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane in the second session to crawl to 114/4 at tea on the opening day of the third and final Test against South Africa at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Wednesday. At the break, stumper Parthiv Patel was yet to open his account even as he accompanied No.3 Cheteshwar Pujara (27 not out) when the umpires called for

  • India vs South Africa: India to bat first against Proteas at Johannesburg

    Johannesburg: India won the toss and elected to bat in the third and final Test match against South Africa at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Wednesday. Skipper Virat Kohli made two changes to the team. Ajinkya Rahane was included in the playing XI in place of Rohit Sharma while pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar replaces off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. For South Africa, Andile Phehlukwayo came in for spinner Keshav Maharaj.

  • Live Scores, Match updates, Commentary: India vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 1 at Johannesburg

    India, the No 1 ranked Test side will take on South Africa in the third Test at Wanderers, Johannesburg starting from today. The series is already decided as hosts won the series at Centurion and India will look to avoid a whitewash. The men in blue have failed to impress and apart from captain Virat Kohli many players have failed to live up top their talent and potential. India goes into the contest with

  • India vs South Africa: Can India salvage some pride and avoid humiliation at Johannesburg?

    India’s tour of South Africa has turned into a proper nightmare and are heading into the third Test at Wanderers, Johannesburg trying to avoid a whitewash. India, the No 1 ranked Test side (yes, they really are!) lost the first two matches by 72 runs and 135 runs at Cape Town and Centurion respectively. India have been totally outplayed and apart from captain Virat Kohli and to a certain extent bowlers the

  • India vs South Africa: Outplayed India pray to avoid series whitewash against SA

    Johannesburg: India will aim to avoid an embarrassing series whitewash and salvage some pride when they meet a confident South Africa in the third and final Test match which starts at the Wanderers Stadium here on Wednesday. In the first two Test matches, India were outplayed in every department of the game. Skipper Virat Kohli also agreed that their opponents were way better.

  • Murali Vijay and Dinesh Karthik may play 3rd Test together; read why the two Tamil Nadu batsmen are not friends anymore

    The condition of the Indian team in South Africa is thin. The Indian team, which in 2017 performed well in the home conditions, is struggling to make runs on the Proteas soil. Team Indian is changing the playing XI constantly. For the second Test, Parthiv Patel replaced Wriddhiman Shah and for the third Test, wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik will join the Team India replacing Parthiv Patel in Johannesburg. But the arrival

  • Look at the positives, we took 20 wickets: MS Dhoni on India’s Test performance

    Chennai: The under-fire Indian Test team today got the backing of former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who said there are quite a few positives to pick despite the drubbing handed out by South Africa — the prominent one being the bowlers’ performance. Virat Kohli’s world no.1 India are trailing 0-2 in the three-match series after heavy losses in Cape Town and Centurion.

  • Rohit Sharma’s defensive skills letting him down in Tests: Dean Jones

    New Delhi: Former Australia batsman Dean Jones feels Rohit Sharma’s rare talent is undisputed but his defensive skills are letting him down in Test cricket. Barring captain Virat Kohli, none of the specialistIndian batsmen could negotiate the potent South Africa paceattack in the two Tests that the visitors lost to concede theseries. Sharma, who was picked ahead of vice-captain AjinkyaRahane on “current form”, too failed to justify his selectionmustering 78 runs in

  • India vs South Africa: Why this Indian team deserves the tag of ‘tigers at home and lambs abroad’

    Oh, the inevitable finally happened. India, the No 1 ranked Test side in the world lost the second Test match against South Africa at SuperSport Park, Centurion by 135 runs and also lost the Test series. India’s tour to the Rainbow nation had started on a joyous note with India going to the country with high ambitions of winning its maiden series, but when the reality struck, this team

  • India vs South Africa 2nd Test: Virat Kohli says batting failure led to series loss

    Centurion: Batsmen let the team down, said India captain Virat Kohli today, conceding that his team has been just not good enough in the Test series against South Africa so far. India suffered a 135-run drubbing at the hands of South Africa in the second cricket Test on the fifth day today to lose the three-match series 0-2. The visitors had lost the first Test by 72 runs in

  • India vs South Africa 2nd Test: Twitterati see the funny side as Kohli and co get a hiding

    287 proves too much as Team India lose 2nd Test at Centurion by 135 runs. Earlier, Indian bowlers restrict South Africa batsmen, but their top order fails again. Chasing 287, India were bundled out for 151. Debutant Lungi Ngidi was the best bowler for the hosts, finishing with match figures of 7/90. Virat Kohli’s side had lost the first Test by 72 runs at Cape Town.