Cricket South Africa optimistic of hosting India in August to fill coffers, exploring alternatives for West Indies tour
South Africa are optimistic about hosting India for three lucrative Twenty20 Internationals in late August, but are trying to find new dates for their proposed tour to the West Indies.
India vs South Africa: Want to give Rohit Sharma an opportunity to open innings in Tests, says MSK Prasad
Rohit Sharma will captain the Board President's XI against South Africa and will open for the senior side when the Test series begins.
South Africa vs India, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma's sensational ton, Yuzvendra Chahal's heroics give India winning start
Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal laid the platform for victory as India restricted an injury-hit South Africa to 227 for nine in 50 overs before Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 122 to led his team to a win.
India vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli versus Kagiso Rabada sets up thrilling theatre of personal battle at Rose Bowl
Players often say they can’t hear the crowd, and it would be better for Kohli and Rabada to block out the noise. Facing Rabada and bowling to Kohli is challenging enough without irrelevant distraction. But Rabada and Kohli are also human, and they would have heard at least some of that noise. What might that do for their reunion on the field on Wednesday?
Junior Dala interview: I figured if I could bowl to AB de Villiers, I could bowl to anyone in the world
Firstpost caught up with the South Africa pacer Junior Dala to discuss his debut series, bowling to AB de Villiers and the impact of Dale Steyn.
Ajinkya Rahane, Sourav Ganguly hail India's run in South Africa; say Virat Kohli and Co have all traits to win abroad
Ajinkya Rahane feels that India's stupendous bowling performance in South Africa will be a big boost to team's confidence ahead of their gruelling five-Test tour of England.
Shastri understands the Indian dressing room better than most others. He knows when to tighten the screws and when to loosen up.
India vs South Africa: Christiaan Jonker's cameo goes in vain as visitors win Cape Town thriller to clinch T20I series
India brought the curtains down on a highly successful South Africa tour by clinching the Twenty20 series 2-1 with a comfortable seven-run win in the deciding third match at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday.
Highlights, India vs South Africa 2018, 3rd T20I at Cape Town, Full cricket score: Visitors win by 7 runs, clinch series 2-1
Bhuvneshwar bowls the final over. Jonker can only collect a single off the first ball, smacking it towards sweeper cover. Behardien uppercuts a short, wide ball over short third man for a four. Single collected off the third ball, with an under-pressure Bhuvneshwar conceding a wide off the fourth. Jonker squeezes a full toss down the ground for a couple of runs. Two off the fifth delivery, with Jonker squeezing a full delivery towards square-leg for a double. Full toss off the last ball, with Jonker getting a leading edge to get caught by Rohit at extra cover. India win by 7 runs to win the three-T20I series 2-1. That's two trophies to India out of three in this tour.
India vs South Africa: Comeback man Suresh Raina says he wants to use opportunity to regain place in ODIs
On a comeback trail in T20 Internationals, Indian batsman Suresh Raina says he wants to use the opportunity to regain his place in ODIs ahead of the 2019 World Cup.
India vs South Africa: Farhaan Behardien says batsmen have to be smart with shot selection in Newlands T20I
South Africa's Farhaan Behardien reckons that the batsmen will have to be smart with shot-selection since big hits won't be easy to execute at at the bigger Newlands in the series-deciding third Twenty20 at Cape Town on Saturday.
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.
The second T20I of the series against South Africa saw Dhoni in an angry young (well, not so young!) man avatar again, and this time his ire was directed at one of teammates.
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: 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: Heinrich Klaasen, JP Duminy mastermind Proteas' series-levelling win in 2nd T20I
Unheralded Heinrich Klaasen played a blinder of an innings while skipper JP Duminy led from the front with an unbeaten half-century to hand South Africa a series-levelling six-wicket win in the second Twenty20 International at Centurion on Wednesday.
Highlights, India vs South Africa 2018, 2nd T20I in Centurion, Full Cricket Score: Proteas win by six wickets
Behardien pulls the ball towards the leg side for a double, with keeper Dhoni trying to slap the ball onto the striker's stumps in vain. ide off the next, with Behardien setting off for a single off the second legal delivery. That is before Duminy finishes things off in style with two mighty hits — the second one disappearing high into the stands over long-on to bring the 2nd T20I to an end! South Africa win by six wickets, as the series heads to a decider at Cape Town!
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: Proteas' attack needs to be more proactive, says pacer Junior Dala ahead of 2nd T20I
Rookie pacer Junior Dala admitted that the South African bowling unit's execution in the first T20 International against India wasn't up to the mark and they need to be "more proactive rather than being reactive" in the second game at Centurion on Wednesday.
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.