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  • India vs South Africa: I was nervous, says SA skipper du Plessis

    Cape Town: The margin of victory was big enough to be called dominant but South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said he was quite nervous about defending 208 against India in the opening Test. South Africa were dismissed for 130 in their second innings, leaving India with a victory target of 208 on the fourth day. “I was nervous. I knew that the new ball was going to be key for us

  • India vs South Africa: Cape Town collapse a reality check for Kohli and Team India

    Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties and just when you think that you have figured it all out, it comes back to surprise you. India’s tour of South Africa had been billed as the series to watch out for, but India lost the first Test at Newlands, Cape Town by 72 runs and it was a feeling of deja vu all over again. India, the No 1 ranked Test side in

  • India vs South Africa: Picked Rohit over Rahane on current form, says captain Virat Kohli

    Cape Town: India captain Virat Kohli has defended the selection of Rohit Sharma in the opening cricket Test, saying he was picked ahead of Ajinkya Rahane on current form. “Well, we decided to go on current form. Rohit has scored runs in the last three Test matches that he has played, andhe was batting well, even in the series against Sri Lanka, “said Kohli in the post-match media conference.

  • South Africa won by 72 runs against India in 1st Test Match

    Cape Town: India lost the first cricket Test against South Africa by 72 runs to give the hosts a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Chasing 208 for victory, India were all out for 135 in 42.4 overs.

  • India vs South Africa 2018 Test: Dale Steyn ruled out of remainder of India Test series

    Johannesburg: In a major blow to South Africa, pacer Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the remainder of the three-match Test series against India due to a heel injury. The 34-year-old sustained significant damage to his left heel, during the second day of the ongoing opening Test between the two sides.

  • Live Scores, Match updates, Commentary: India vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 3 at Cape Town

    The much awaited India vs South Africa Test series finally got underway at Newlands, Cape Town. On Day 2, Proteas reached 65/2 leading India by 142 runs. Nightwatchman Rabada is on 2* and Hashim Amla is on 4*. Star Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya took both the wickets with a spell of 2/17 after playing a brilliant knock of 93 to keep India alive in the game.

  • India Vs South Africa: AB de Villiers the genius changed the game in an over

    The big build up to India’s tour of South Africa did not disappoint with 13 wickets falling during the day. The India bowlers enjoyed bowling on the green-ish wickets. They dominated most of the day. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar was pick of the bowlers picking up four wickets, the others tried supporting Bhuvi through the day but were rather disappointing on a juicy track.

  • Live Scores, Match updates, Commentary: India vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 2 at Cape Town

    The much awaited India vs South Africa Test series finally got underway at Newlands, Cape Town. South Africa won the toss and bravely decided to bat first and were rocked by Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s three early strikes. India were right on top, but lost momentum as AB de Villiers and captain Faf du Plessis counterattacked and brought the home team back into the game. India bowled out Proteas for 286 with Kumar picking up 4/87.

  • India vs South Africa: We have given away 30 runs more to SA, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar

    Cape Town: Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar admitted that the bowling attack gave away 30 runs too many as South Africa reached 286 in their first innings despite being reduced to 12 for 3 within the first half an hour. “If we want to be hard on ourselves, then yes we did give away a few too many runs to South Africa. I think they scored25-30-odd extra runs. In every hour of play,

  • India vs South Africa: De Villiers saved the day for us, says SA batting coach Benkenstein

    Cape Town: SA batting coach Dale Benkenstein had almost taken an Uber to hotel from Newlands Cricket Ground after watching the side being reduced to 12/3 during the maiden hour of Day 1 morning of the first Test against India on Friday. “It was just one over (when de Villiers score 17 runs off Bhuvneshwar Kumar) where AB (De Villiers) just changed the game really,” Benkenstein said at the news conference after

  • India vs South Africa 1st Test: South Africa 230/7 at Tea

    Cape Town: South Africa were 230 for seven at tea on the first day of the opening cricket Test against India, here today. AB de Villiers made 65, while captain Faf du Plessis scored 62. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4/68) was the pick of the bowlers for India.

  • India vs South Africa Cape Town Test: SA to bat against India in 1st Test

    Cape Town: South Africa won the toss and opted to bat in the first Test match against India at the Newlands here on Friday. For India, pacer Jasprit Bumrah made his Test debut while Hardik Pandya was also included in the squad which is playing with one spinner. South Africa are playing with four seamers — Kagiso Rabada, Vernon Philander, Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn — and a spinner.

  • Live Scores, Match updates, Commentary: India vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 1 at Cape Town

    India, the No 1 ranked Test side will take on South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town beginning from today. India had enjoyed a stellar 2017 and are unbeaten in Test cricket since 2015 tour of Sri Lanka. This series will test Virat Kohli’s men to a greater extent considering the stature of opposition and the team has to make a decision on certain players depending upon the condition.

  • India vs South Africa 1st Test: We have a score to settle with India, says Faf du Plessis

    Cape Town: South African skipper Faf du Plessis ratcheted up the rhetoric on the eve of the much- anticipated opening Test against India, saying they have a “score to settle” with the World No. 1. He talked about the 3-0 loss in 2015 away to India, highlighting that the Proteas are keen to even the score. The three-match series begins here tomorrow with the first Test.