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Embattled South Africa face must-win situation

Big picture South Africa are less than 24 hours away from what could become groundhog day. After having conceded the ODI series, South Africa will lose the T20I series too if they don’t win at SuperSport Park, and they will be no closer to the answers to their questions about team balance and candidates for the future tournaments. And they ...

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India beat South Africa by 28 runs in first T20 clash

India eased to victory in first of three-match series at the Wanderers on Sunday Tourists plundered 203 for five with Shikhar Dhawan hitting 72 from 39 balls Reeza Hendricks hit 70 before Bhuvneshwar Kumar blew through hosts’ batting By Nick Said, Reuters Published: 17:00 GMT, 18 February 2018 | Updated: 17:00 GMT, 18 February 2018 Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar took career-best figures ...

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Virat Kohli leads India to victory over South Africa

Virat Kohli inspired India to victory against South Africa with an unbeaten ton  Kohli hit 129 not out to set a record for the most runs in a six-match ODI series India restricted the hosts to just 204 runs by balling them out with 19 balls left Kohli led the charge as India easily reeled off the runs with 107 balls ...

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Kohli’s 35th ODI ton helps India wallop South Africa 5-1

India 206 for 2 (Kohli 129*, Rahane 34*) beat South Africa 204 (Zondo 54, Thakur 4-52) by eight wickets Confidence and form are two of the most influential factors in batting. They often dictate timing and placement – requisites for scoring runs. South Africa have lacked both after their sub-par performances this series. Therefore, in good batting conditions in Centurion, ...

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Wristspin in focus again as South Africa return to green

Big picture Suddenly South Africa have something to play for. After three matches of one-way traffic and few answers to India’s wristspinners, South Africa were staring at 6-0. But a change of outfit was as good as a new gameplan for them. In pink, at the Wanderers, South Africa chased a target of 202 inside 28 overs, which required them ...

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Mandhana, spinners smash South Africa to seal series win

India women 302 for 3 (Mandhana 135, Kaur 55*, Krishnamurthy 51*) beat South Africa women 124 (Lee 73, Poonam 4-24, Gayakwad 2-24) by 178 runsScorecard Smriti Mandhana goes through the off side IDI/Getty Images Opener Smriti Mandhana smashed a career-best 135, and seamer Jhulan Goswami became the first bowler to 200 ODI wickets in women’s cricket, as India soared to a ...

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India seal nine-wicket ODI victory over South Africa

India take 2-0 lead in six-match ODI series against South Africa at Centurion Visitors stormed to a nine-wicket victory as hosts posted lowest home ODI score But umpires delay victory by calling lunch with India just two runs away By Press Association Reporter Published: 18:01 GMT, 4 February 2018 | Updated: 18:01 GMT, 4 February 2018 India stormed to a ...

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Unchanged India bowl; Zondo debuts for South Africa

Toss India chose to bowl v South Africa 3:05 Virat Kohli decided to bowl first in the second ODI against South Africa Virat Kohli chose to chase with an unchanged XI in Centurion, where he expects the two new white balls to move a little in the morning but batting to become easier in the afternoon. “We’ve got a good ...

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South Africa face stern wristspin test, without their bulwarks

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 du Plessis said Kohli was India’s backbone, and that South Africa knew they could put India under pressure if they could go past him. What ...

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