Free Press Journal
  • We have managed short-pitched balls pretty well on this tour: Bhuvneshwar Kumar

    Johannesburg: The impressive performance in the ongoing South Africa tour has helped improve Indian batsmen’s reputation of not being good players of short-pitched balls, pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar has asserted. Kumar said South Africa’s ploy to unsettle Indian batsmen with short-pitched balls back-fired in the first Twenty20 on Sunday. whenever India goes abroad, the reputation is that India are not good at batting against short bowling.

  • India vs South Africa, 1st T20I at New Wanderers Stadium: Live Scores, Match updates, Commentary

    Once again showing their dominance in the limited overs format, Virat Kohli-led team India beat South Africa in the ODI series. After losing the Test series by 2-1, the 5-1 victory was a massive return for the men in blue. And now, India and South Africa will take on each other in 3-match T20I series, the first one of which will be played on Sunday at New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

  • South Africa women vs India women 2018 3rd T20I: LIVE score, match updates

    After a comfortable win in the 2nd T20I against the Proteas women. Women in Blue would now look to seal the series against the South African women in the 3rd T20I. The match, which is slated to take place at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, is the third of the five-match series.

  • India vs South Africa women’s 3rd T20I: Women in Blue gear up for twin glory against Proteas

    Johannesburg: The Indian women are on the cusp of setting a rare benchmark for their male counterparts as they eye a maiden double series win on South African soil when they take on the hosts in the third Twenty20 International here tomorrow. Having won the three-match ODI series 2-1, India are currently leading the five-match T20 series 2-0.

  • India vs South Africa: Men in Blue aim bright start against Proteas in 1st T20I

    Johannesburg: Following a historic One-Day International (ODI) series victory, ruthless India will aim to continue their form in the cricket’s shortest format when they face South Africa in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Sunday.

  • India vs South Africa 6th ODI: I can learn a lot by just watching Kohli, says Aiden Markram

    Centurion: The desperation to single handedly take his team over the line, condemning himself for mistakes are some of the aspects of Virat Kohli‘s leadership that South African captain Aiden Markram wants to inculcate after witnessing the Indian skipper maul his side into submission during their 1-5 ODI series defeat. Kohli finished the series with a staggering 558 runs, which includes three hundreds and a half-century.

  • Virat Kohli is best batsman in world cricket, says India head coach Ravi Shastri

    Centurion: India’s head coach Ravi Shastri feels that the sheer impact of Virat Kohli’s brilliance makes him “world’s best batsman” at the moment.  Kohli along with Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Steven Smith are considered to be the four top batsmen in world cricket but Shastri feels that the Indian skipper is in a league of his own. Kohli finished with 558 runs including three centuries in the just-concluded ODI series against

  • One needs to show patience with Aiden Markram, says Virat Kohli

    Centurion: International cricket can be harsh on young captains and no one knows it better than Virat Kohli, who feels that South Africa should persist with young Aiden Markram, since he has got all the requisite qualities to become a good leader.   Markram was handed the South African captaincy after the first ODI as Faf du Plessis got injured and it was a trial by fire with India trouncing the hosts 5-1

  • India vs South Africa: Have identified areas which need improvement, says Virat Kohli

    Centurion: India captain Virat Kohli is not ready to bask in the glory of a 5-1 ODI series win against South Africa as he has already “identified areas” which require improvement going forward to the next year’s World Cup. “We will definitely sit down as a team and figure out the areas that need improvement.

  • I don’t feel like competing with anyone, says Indian skipper Virat Kohli

    Centurion: Virat Kohli has literally made the 22-yard strip his own kingdom and the India captain is not in a mood to “compete with anyone” for any specific “tag” such as the best batsman in world cricket.  Kohli was again at the forefront scoring a staggering 558 runs (including three hundreds) in his team’s 5-1 ODI series win against South Africa but made it clear that he has never ever played cricket

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    Virat Kohli: My wife Anushka Sharma has kept me going throughout South Africa tour

    Centurion: His form has been ‘Bradmanesque’ in ODIs and Virat Kohli wants to make “each and every remaining day” of his international career count.  The Indian captain scored a staggering 558 runs in India’s 5-1 ODI series victory against South Africa and is now ready to scale greater heights.

  • India vs South Africa: India beat SA by eight wickets to win series 5-1

    Centurion: Disciplined bowling and unbeaten century by skipper Virat Kohli helped India outplay South Africa by eight wickets in the sixth and final One-day International (ODI) at the Supersport Park here on Friday. After a disciplined performance by the bowlers which helped India restrict South Africa to a modest 204, Kohli (129 in 96 balls), who slammed his 35th ODI ton, anchored the innings perfectly and helped his team to wrap up

  • Live Scores, Match updates, Commentary: India vs South Africa, 6th ODI at Centurion

    India, the newly ranked No 1 ODI team in the world has done what no Indian team had done before and won its maiden series in South Africa. The men in blue led by Virat Kohli have fired on all cylinders and in Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, the visitors have totally outplayed hosts South Africa.

  • India vs South Africa: Is captaincy reason for Markram’s batting woes?

    Johannesburg: South Africa coach Ottis Gibson has insinuated that stand-in-skipper Aiden Markram’s batting form might have suffered due to the responsibility around captaincy. Markram was named the Proteas captain in the absence of regular skipper Faf du Plessis, who was ruled out of the ongoing ODI series against Indian and the T20I series following it.

  • India vs South Africa: Jacques Kallis raises question over domestic cricket amid struggles by leg spin

     New Delhi: South Africa’s greatest all-rounder Jacques Kallis has figured out why his country’s batsmen are struggling against Indian wrist-spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav — the Proteas are not facing bowlers like those in the domestic circuit at all. India have taken an unassailable 4-1 lead in the six-match series with Chahal (14)  and Yadav (16) accounting for 30 wickets between them.  “It takes time to read good leg-break bowlers. We