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Pacers put India on top against South Africa (Lunch Report)

Dec 20 2013, 5:40am CST | by

Johannesburg, Dec 20 (IANS) Pacers Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma put India on top against South Africa on the third day of the first cricket Test at the Wanderers here Thursday.

Johannesburg, Dec 20 — Pacers Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma put India on top against South Africa on the third day of the first cricket Test at the Wanderers here Thursday. India, who grabbed a...

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Pacers put India on top against South Africa (Lunch Report)

Dec 20 2013, 5:40am CST | by

Johannesburg, Dec 20 (IANS) Pacers Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma put India on top against South Africa on the third day of the first cricket Test at the Wanderers here Thursday.

Johannesburg, Dec 20 — Pacers Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma put India on top against South Africa on the third day of the first cricket Test at the Wanderers here Thursday.

India, who grabbed a first innings lead of 36 runs after bowling out South Africa for 244, reached 31/1 at lunch and increased the lead to 67 runs.

Murali Vijay was batting on 12 and Cheteshwar Pujara on four. Shikhar Dhawan (15) was the only wicket to fall as he became Vernon Philander's 100th Test victim caught at second slip by Jacques Kallis.

South Africa, however, suffered a set-back at the stroke of lunch as pacer Morne Morkel twisted his ankle and was helped out of the ground. Dale Steyn had to bowl his remaining four balls before lunch.

But the session completely belonged to India as an inspired performance by the pacers helped them grab a 36-run lead after South Africa were bowled out for 244 in the first innings within the first hour.

Ishant Sharma (4/79) registered his best figures on South African soil and Zaheer Khan (4/88) made a sensational return to international cricket after 12 months as South Africa suffered their second batting collapse. Mohammad Shami got two for 48.

South Africa, who lost five wickets for 16 runs on the second day, suffered another batting collapse in the first innings as, resuming at 213/6, they lost the last four wickets for 31 runs. Overnight batsmen Vernon Philander made 59 and Faf du Plesis made 20.

Philander started the day on a positive note as he got this third half century in Tests with the first ball of the day, driving Ishant through the covers for a four. The third ball also received similar treatment.

However, Philander's knock was ended by Zaheer who pitched it outside the off-stump, short of length, and the edge flew to Ravichandran Ashwin at first slip.

Dale Steyn (10) smacked two consecutive fours off Zaheer but was removed by Ishant, who ducked it short as the South African tried to fend it away but only managed to edge it to Rohit Sharma in the slips.

Zaheer struck again in the next over to dismiss Du Plesis, caught behind by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Ishant wrapped up the innings with a yorker to castle Morne Morkel.

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Dolphins vs. Kolkata Knight Riders, CLT20: Highlights, Scorecard and Report

Sep 29 2014 12:43pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Kolkata Knight Riders made it four wins from four in the Champions League T20 group stages as they beat Dolphins in convincing fashion by 36 runs in Hyderabad on Monday.     Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and opted to bat first, a marked change from the previous three matches in which they had bowled first.However, the change seemed to make little difference as Kolkata piled on the runs against th ...
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Kolkata vs. Lahore: CLT20 Date, Live Stream, TV Info, Preview

Sep 20 2014 7:51am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

After coming through the qualifying stages of the Champions League Twenty20, Lahore Lions begin their campaign against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday.Venue:   Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, HyderabadDates: Sunday, September 21Start time: 3:30 p.m. BST (8 p.m. local time)TV and live stream: STAR Cricket (India), Ten Sports/PTV Sports (Pakistan), SuperSport (South Africa), Eurosport (UK/Europe), Sky TV (New Zealand), Network Ten/Fox (Austra ...
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Du Plessis beds in an No. 3

Sep 2 2014 12:44pm CDT | Source: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo

South Africa need search no more for a batting successor to Jacques Kallis ...
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Marsh looks to build on 'special' knock

Aug 25 2014 1:14pm CDT | Source: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo

It remains to be seen whether Marsh's top-order promotion will continue in the long term and he can emulate his cricketing hero, Jacques Kallis, but his productive start in the position will not have hurt his e ...
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8 weeks ago

Cricket Statistics: Does Pakistan's Younis Khan Sit Among Test Cricket's Greats?

Aug 6 2014 12:29pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Younis Khan struck a serene hundred on the opening day of Pakistan's first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle, hauling the visitors away from disaster and into a strong position by stumps.  After arriving at the crease at 19-2 following the wickets of Ahmed Shehzad and Khurram Manzoor, Khan then watched Azhar Ali fall just prior to the lunch interval to leave Pakistan on the precipice at 56-3.  Thereafter, however, the 36-year-old controlled t ...
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