11 Updates

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...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

31 weeks ago

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.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

17 hours ago

Smith appreciates Kallis' 'honesty'

Jul 31 2014 1:06am CDT | Source: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo

Graeme Smith has said that Jacques Kallis retired because he realised he might no longer have the mental strength to last till the ...
Source: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo   Full article at: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo
 

 
Update
10

1 day ago

Jacques Kallis hailed as one of the greats after announcing retirement

Jul 30 2014 12:28pm CDT | Source: The Irish Times - Sport

South African, who made his Test debut in 1995, will continue to play club cricket ...
Source: The Irish Times - Sport   Full article at: The Irish Times - Sport
 

 
Update
9

1 day ago

Kallis retires from international cricket

Jul 30 2014 8:31am CDT | Source: Espn.co.uk

Jacques Kallis has announced his retirement from international cricket, across all three ...
Source: Espn.co.uk   Full article at: Espn.co.uk
 

 
Update
8

1 day ago

Cricket: Kallis ends South Africa career

Jul 30 2014 8:09am CDT | Source: FOXSPORTSASIA.com

South Africa all-rounder Jaques Kallis has announced his retirement from international cricket, admitting that next year's World Cup was j ...
Source: FOXSPORTSASIA.com   Full article at: FOXSPORTSASIA.com
 

 
Update
7

1 day ago

Jacques Kallis announces international retirement from all formats

Jul 30 2014 7:26am CDT | Source: the guardian

South Africa all-rounder calls it a day at 38 Playing in 2015 World Cup a bridge too farThe South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis has announced his retirement from international cricket, admitting that next years World Cup was just out of his reach.The 38-year-old, who has been a mainstay for South Africa since making his Test debut in 1995, will continue to play club cricket despite calling it a day in all forms of t ...
Source: the guardian   Full article at: the guardian
 

 
Update
5

1 day ago

Kallis retires from internationals

Jul 30 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: BBC Sport

South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis announces his retirement from all international cricket a ...
Source: BBC Sport   Full article at: BBC Sport
 

 
Update
4

1 day ago

Kallis retires from international cricket

Jul 30 2014 7:10am CDT | Source: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo

Jacques Kallis has announced his retirement from international cricket, across all thr ...
Source: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo   Full article at: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo
 

 
Update
3

3 days ago

South Africa's Return to Top of Test Rankings Was Cricket at Its Gripping Best

Jul 28 2014 6:04pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

When Gary Kirsten was in charge of the South African team, he used to talk about “absorbing and transferring pressure.” He’d use these buzzwords whenever South Africa were in a spot of bother. Whether that was after a bad day in the field or in real tough times like during their tour of Australia back in 2012. Kirsten is no longer coach, but he was with the team for the second Test match against Sri Lanka, and there is no doubt that he would have been talking about abso ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
2

2 weeks ago

Sri Lanka vs. South Africa, 1st Test: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info, Preview

Jul 15 2014 4:52am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

South Africa begin their new era under Hashim Amla with a tough Test against Sri Lanka in Galle on Wednesday.  Venue: Galle International Stadium Date: Wednesday, July 16 - Sunday, July 20 Start time: 5:30 a.m. BST (10 a.m. local time) TV and live stream: SuperSport (South Africa), PTV Sports (Pakistan), Ten Sports (Sri Lanka), Orbit Show Network (Middle East) Weather:  Showers are forecast intermitte ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
1

8 weeks ago

IPL 7 review: Knight Riders win second title

Jun 2 2014 11:06am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

In a championship that came down to the final over, Kolkata claimed its second IPL title in three seasons, defeating Kings XI Punjab by three wickets. CHAMPIONS #PepsiIPL pic.twitter.com/Cp0dC7ayGm — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) June 1, 2014 With the IPL 7 season under wraps, we take a deeper look at the major stories of the tournament. MVP: Robin Uthappa, Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata’s championship season couldn’t have happened without ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/27" rel="author">IANS</a>
The Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) was established in 1986, initially to serve as an information bridge between India and its thriving diaspora in North America. Today it is a full-fledged, 24 by 7 agencies putting out the real-time news from India, South Asia and news of interest to this region around the world.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Russia to host 'highest-level' FIFA World Cup
Moscow, Aug 1 (IANS) Russia vowed Thursday to hold its first FIFA World Cup in 2018 at the highest level possible.
 
 
Gowda lands discus gold, wrestlers Yogeshwar, Babita triumph (India Roundup)
Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) Discus thrower Vikas Gowda broke a 56-year jinx, to toast with gold alongside wrestlers Yogeshwar Dutt and Babita Kumari as India snaked up to the fifth spot in the medal race at the Commonwealth Games here Thursday.
 
 
Sharath Kamal-Amalraj in semi-finals of Commonwealth Games
Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) India's men's doubles pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj made it to the semi-finals beating England's Danny Reed and Sam Walker in the table tennis quarterfinal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Scotstoun Sports Campus here Thursday.
 
 
Commonwealth Games medals tally
Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) England are leading medals table with 44 gold, 40 silver and 39 bronze in the 20th Commonwealth Games.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Kelly Osbourne sued by former landlord
Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) Kelly Osbourne's former landlord has sued her by claimed that the singer caused damages worth $70,000 to his property after she let her dogs defecate all over the apartment. The "Fashion...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Lana Del Rey says ex-boyfriend is 'unwell'
Lana Del Rey claims her ex-boyfriend Barrie-James O'Neill is ''unwell.'' The 'Summertime Sadness' hitmaker, who split from the Scottish musician in June after three years together, admits they were not a good match, as...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Ryan Seacrest's pals concerned about his gilfriend
Ryan Seacrest's friends are allegedly worried his girlfriend might be a ''gold digger.'' The 'American Idol' host, 39, started dating 24-year-old fitness trainer Shayna Taylor last summer, but his close pals reportedly...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
27 killed in violence across Iraq
Baghdad, Aug 1 (IANS) At least 27 people were killed and as many injured in the violence witnessed in different parts of Iraq Thursday in the form of clashes and bomb attacks, police said. Four policemen were killed...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Iran denies agreement on Arak, Fordow n-sites
Tehran, Aug 1 (IANS) Tehran and the six world powers have not made any agreement on Iran's heavy water nuclear power plant of Arak and the underground bunker of Fordow uranium enrichment establishment, a senior Iranian...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Russia to host 'highest-level' FIFA World Cup
Moscow, Aug 1 (IANS) Russia vowed Thursday to hold its first FIFA World Cup in 2018 at the highest level possible. A working group from the "Russia-2018" organising committee has stayed in Brazil for the whole...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Now SEPA to facilitate euro payments
Brussels, Aug 1 (IANS) The European Commission said Thursday that the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) would become fully operational in all euro zone countries from Aug 1, 2014 onwards. SEPA, the largest payments...
Read more on Business Balla
 
China lifts military controls delaying flights
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China's civil aviation authority has decided to abort control measures from Friday in place for flights in the country's eastern, central and southern regions while a military exercise goes on in...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
China urges US not to interfere in sovereignty
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China Thursday urged the US to stop interfering into Chinese sovereignty after the State Department voiced concern over indictment of a former college teacher named Ilham Tohti. Tohti was...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Kelly Rowland is expecting a baby boy
Kelly Rowland has confirmed she is expecting a baby boy. The 33-year-old singer, who is married to her manager Tim Witherspoon, accidentally revealed the gender of their unborn baby while discussing all the gifts their...
Read more on Celebrity Balla