India Vs South Africa 2018

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India skipper Virat Kohli credits self-belief for turning things around in South Africa
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India skipper Virat Kohli credits self-belief for turning things around in South Africa

Virat Kohli-led India won the third Test match against South Africa by 63 runs finishing the three-Test series 1-2 and went on to win the ODI and T20I series thereafter.

India to play T20s, ODIs first on overseas trips to help acclimatise before Test series, says BCCI CEO Rahul Johri
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India to play T20s, ODIs first on overseas trips to help acclimatise before Test series, says BCCI CEO Rahul Johri

BCCI CEO Rahul Johri said the issue has now been addressed and when the team travels to England and Australia later this year, it would get used to the conditions by playing the shorter formats first.

Mohammed Shami needs to face consequences for his actions or clear his name before playing for Indian cricket team
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Mohammed Shami needs to face consequences for his actions or clear his name before playing for Indian cricket team

We need look beyond Mohammed Shami’s sporting excellence and wait for the court to gives its judgment.

India vs South Africa: Bhuvneshwar Kumar says visitors are better prepared for England, Australia tours
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India vs South Africa: Bhuvneshwar Kumar says visitors are better prepared for England, Australia tours

Bhuvneshwar Kumar said India's baptism by fire during the tour of South Africa augurs well for tougher assignments in England and Australia.

India vs South Africa: Suresh Raina hopes to continue strong show in T20 cricket and make comeback to ODI team
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India vs South Africa: Suresh Raina hopes to continue strong show in T20 cricket and make comeback to ODI team

Raina last played in an ODI in October 2015 against South Africa in Mumbai. Before this T20I series, his last appearance in the shortest format in India colours was in February 2017.

India vs South Africa: Suresh Raina, Bhuvneshwar Kumar ace 3rd T20I report card; Axar Patel scores the lowest
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India vs South Africa: Suresh Raina, Bhuvneshwar Kumar ace 3rd T20I report card; Axar Patel scores the lowest

Spurred on by a superb powerplay with the ball on a sluggish wicket at Cape Town, India raced to a seven-run win over South Africa. Here's rating every Indian player's performance in the final T20I.

India vs South Africa: JP Duminy may be a misfit in ODIs, but he is a champion and Proteas' big hope in T20Is
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India vs South Africa: JP Duminy may be a misfit in ODIs, but he is a champion and Proteas' big hope in T20Is

A naturally aggressive batsman, Duminy seems to be caught between two worlds in ODIs, but in T20s his perfect concoction of daredevilry and strike rotation works wonders.

India vs South Africa: MS Dhoni, Heinrich Klaasen showcase difference in experience and exuberance at Centurion
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India vs South Africa: MS Dhoni, Heinrich Klaasen showcase difference in experience and exuberance at Centurion

If Klaasen showed that exuberance is name of the game today, then his counterpart, Dhoni, showcased amply that experience is invaluable.

India vs South Africa: Proteas captain JP Duminy says team 'kept composure with bat' after taking early wickets
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India vs South Africa: Proteas captain JP Duminy says team 'kept composure with bat' after taking early wickets

Duminy said, "At the toss, we spoke about this being a semi-final and taking the series to Newlands. We kept our composure with the bat after taking early wickets."

India vs South Africa: Heinrich Klaasen says JP Duminy 'took the fear out' of his game which led to Centurion T20I win
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India vs South Africa: Heinrich Klaasen says JP Duminy 'took the fear out' of his game which led to Centurion T20I win

Klaasen smashed 69 off 30 balls as the Proteas won by six wickets on Wednesday to level the three-match series 1-1. The big-hitting batsman said that Duminy, who put on 97 runs off 49 balls for the third wicket with Klaasen, told him to go big.

India vs South Africa: Manish Pandey’s knock shows why India need more impact players in playing XI
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India vs South Africa: Manish Pandey’s knock shows why India need more impact players in playing XI

One has to just watch Manish Pandey when pushed into a spot to know how gloriously pressure works on these gifted individuals.

India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli says constant drizzle made it hard for his bowlers, after Centurion T20I loss
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India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli says constant drizzle made it hard for his bowlers, after Centurion T20I loss

"Tough one for the bowlers. We were looking at 175 with the loss of early wickets. Manish and Raina batted well initially. Manish and MS were outstanding to get to 190. I thought that was a winning total. Then the weather made it hard for the bowlers."

India vs South Africa: Heinrich Klaasen says he fancied his chances against Yuzvendra Chahal after 2nd T20I blitzkrieg
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India vs South Africa: Heinrich Klaasen says he fancied his chances against Yuzvendra Chahal after 2nd T20I blitzkrieg

"I fancy him quite a lot," said South African big-hitter Heinrich Klaasen of the hammering he dished out to Indian wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, a bowler the rest of his team has struggled to read.

India vs South Africa: Manish Pandey says it's 'tough' waiting in the wings, can deliver 'lot more' with greater chances
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India vs South Africa: Manish Pandey says it's 'tough' waiting in the wings, can deliver 'lot more' with greater chances

Pandey does understand the enormity of the task at hand even though he has the belief that with a more consistent run in the side, he can prove himself worthy of regular selection.

India vs South Africa: JP Duminy, Heinrich Klaasen the toppers in 2nd T20I report card, David Miller flunks test
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India vs South Africa: JP Duminy, Heinrich Klaasen the toppers in 2nd T20I report card, David Miller flunks test

Although South Africa's bowling suffered once again, it was their batting that clicked in this match and got them over the line comfortably, chasing down a target of 189 runs with eight deliveries to spare.

India vs South Africa: Manish Pandey aces the test, but Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma fare poorly in 2nd T20I report card
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India vs South Africa: Manish Pandey aces the test, but Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma fare poorly in 2nd T20I report card

Looking to seal the T20I series, India ran into an inspired Junior Dala, a belligerent Heinrich Klaasen and a composed JP Duminy at a rain-hit SuperSport Park to concede defeat. Here’s the report card for Virat Kohli's men for the match:

India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli has rare record in sight as Men in Blue look to wrap up T20I series in Centurion
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India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli has rare record in sight as Men in Blue look to wrap up T20I series in Centurion

How efficiently the Proteas execute their plans against India would be the key to determining whether they can keep the series alive after the match on Wednesday. The odds, though, are heavily stacked against them.

India vs South Africa: Suresh Raina is visitors' best bet at No 3 in T20Is, Johannesburg knock shouldn't be judged harshly
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India vs South Africa: Suresh Raina is visitors' best bet at No 3 in T20Is, Johannesburg knock shouldn't be judged harshly

Raina bought into the strategy and hit out from the word go, making use of the licence given to hit as he saw fit. And it is imperative that the Indian think tank persists with this move going ahead.

India vs South Africa: Once the gold standard for fielding, Proteas’ aura in the field quickly diminishing
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India vs South Africa: Once the gold standard for fielding, Proteas’ aura in the field quickly diminishing

It is evident that South Africa have a slew of batting and bowling concerns, but the elephant in the room is fielding and they need to work on it on a priority basis.

India vs South Africa: How Bhuvneshwar Kumar built himself brick-by-brick into a massive impact player across formats
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India vs South Africa: How Bhuvneshwar Kumar built himself brick-by-brick into a massive impact player across formats

The wiry Bhuvneshwar possesses amazing skills which massively complement his intrinsic knowledge on how to construct an over, ball-by-ball. This might sound simple, but what goes into it isn’t.