Ind vs South Africa 2018

Dominant India eye series win Pink Day

2:02 An analysis of how Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have combined to take 21 of the 28 South Africa wickets in the ODI series so far Big picture India only need one more win to seal the one-day series against South Africa and they have three matches to do it. Ideally, they would like to finish it off in ...

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De Villiers returns for last three ODIs

AB de Villiers has been added to South Africa’s ODI squad for the remaining three matches against India, but a call on his availability for the pink match on Saturday at the Wanderers will only be taken at Friday’s practice. De Villiers missed the first three matches with a finger injury he sustained during the Wanderers Test. His inclusion was ...

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South Africa floundering but not yet in panic mode

“We know cricket is a game of ups and downs. We need to go back, see where we are going wrong, calm down and do our business.” Does that sound like a panicked Kagiso Rabada to you? It shouldn’t. He’s a reasonable, measured man weighing up the pros and cons of professional sport. How about this? “When you are losing, ...

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Dhawan confident that India have ‘all bases covered’

Shikhar Dhawan is nicknamed Gabbar, after the iconic villainous character in the Bollywood film Sholay. Gabbar laughs loudly. Gabbar is cruel, he is scary, his pauses are menacing, but, over the years, upon repeated watching of the film, he has become a loved character. Dhawan walked into the press conference before the third ODI wearing his cricket spikes, creating a ...

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Spin defects ‘not a massive danger’ for SA – Markram

Aiden Markram knew what he was walking into when he accepted the captaincy of a depleted South Africa side in an ODI series against arguably the best team in the world. He is the second-youngest South Africa captain, his captaincy debut came in only his third ODI, and half way into the day he was sitting in a press conference ...

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South Africa face stern wristspin test, without their bulwarks

3:26 Sanjay Manjrekar says reading India’s wristspinners from the pitch makes it a bit too late for the batsmen to react with the best strokes Big picture As is the case with teams facing India, South Africa have been talking up the visitors’ reliance on Virat Kohli. Even after losing the first ODI of the series, South Africa’s captain Faf ...

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Shastri backs decision to field Rohit, Ishant in Centurion

India coach Ravi Shastri has defended the team selection during the three-match Test series in South Africa, which the visitors lost 2-1. Playing Rohit Sharma ahead of Ajinkya Rahane in the first two Tests and replacing Bhuvneshwar Kumar, India’s best bowler in the tour-opener in Cape Town, with Ishant Sharma were singled out by critics as the two most controversial ...

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