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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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Younis Khan Lets His Bat Talk to Reach Record-Equalling Century vs. Australia

Oct 22 2014 12:06pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Go on, build a team without me, I dare you.  Just watch how hard you fall.  With little restraint, that was the essence of Younis Khan's wrath for Pakistan's selectors last month when he was dumped from the nation's one-day international side prior to the three-game series against Australia in the UAE.  Enraged at his axing—the Pakistan Cricket Board have effectively drawn a line through the batsman's name with regard to limited-overs cricket, even as the World Cup approache ...
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Super Kings vs. Knight Riders, CLT20 Final: Highlights, Scorecard and Report

Oct 4 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Chennai Super Kings won the Champions League T20 Final, beating the Kolkata Knight Riders by eight wickets in an engrossing clash in Bangalore. The result was confirmed by the CLT20 account: Gautam Gambhir scored a superb 80 to help his Kolkata side to a first innings score of 180-6, that despite the best efforts of Chennai spin bowler Pawan Negi, who took five wickets in a masterclass of limited overs bowling. But a fine 118-run partnership between Suresh Raina—who score ...
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International retirement has helped me focus more on T20 batting: Jacques Kallis

Oct 3 2014 12:22am CDT | Source: Cricbuzz

Kallis feels retirement from all other forms of the game has given him more time to work on his bat ...
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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 the as-yet winless Dolphins.The South African side were condem ...
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