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Injured Virat Kohli receives throwdowns from Rahul Dravid
Johannesburg, Jan 5 (IANS) India's Test captain Virat Kohli, who missed the second Test in Johannesburg due to an upper back spasm, took some time out to train with the team ahead of the third day's play on Wednesday.
2022-01-05
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
2021 one of India's best years in Test cricket: Duminy
Centurion, Dec 31 (IANS) Former South Africa all-rounder JP Duminy stated that one has to acknowledge that 2021 will be known as one of the years for India, especially in Test cricket. He also credited KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal for setting up India's 113-run win at SuperSport Park on Thursday with the first-innings opening partnership of 117.
2021-12-31
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND, 1st Test: Kohli and Pujara take India's lead to 209 at lunch
Centurion, Dec 29 (IANS) Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara took India's lead to 209 on day four of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park here on Wednesday.
2021-12-29
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Omicron infection boosts neutralising immunity against Delta: Study
Johannesburg, Dec 28 (IANS) Omicron cases are rapidly expanding worldwide, often coupled with infections caused by the Delta variant.
2021-12-28
Category: International, South Africa,National,Health/Medicine
SA v IND, 1st Test: Early lunch taken after persistent rain delays start of day two
Centurion, Dec 27 (IANS) Early lunch was taken on day two of first Test between South Africa and India at SuperSport Park after persistent rain delayed the start of play, eventually causing no cricketing action in the first session. Umpires called in for lunch from 3pm IST to 3:40pm IST so that the second session could have an early start.
2021-12-27
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND, 1st Test: Cricket South Africa mourns the passing away of Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Centurion, Dec 26 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Sunday mourned the passing away of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Tutu, a world-renowned anti-apartheid activist, passed away at the age of 90 in Cape Town on Sunday morning.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND, 1st Test: India win toss, elect to bat
Centurion, Dec 26 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli has won the toss and elected to bat first against South Africa in the first Test at the SuperSport Park here on Sunday. The Boxing Day Test marks the start of the three-match Test series between the two teams.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND, 1st Test: South Africa wear black armbands in memory of Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Centurion, Dec 26 (IANS) In the first Test against India at SuperSport Park, the South Africa players were seen wearing black armbands in memory of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who passed away at the age of 90 in Cape Town on Sunday morning.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu passes away
Johannesburg, Dec 26 (IANS) Desmond Tutu, the world-famous South African Archbishop and also a Nobel Peace prize Laureate, has passed away at the age of 90.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Africa,Religion
SA v IND, 1st Test: Rahul and Agarwal justify Kohli's bat-first decision with solid opening stand
Centurion, Dec 26 (IANS) India openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal justified captain Virat Kohli's decision to bat first with a careful yet solid opening stand as India reached 83/0 in 28 overs at lunch on day one of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND, 1st Test: Rahul, Kohli take India to safety at tea despite Ngidi's double strikes
Centurion, Dec 26 (IANS) KL Rahul and Virat Kohli kept India ticking despite double strikes by Lungi Ngidi as the tourists reached 157/2 at tea on day one of the Boxing Day Test at SuperSport Park. South Africa improved on their performance in the wicketless first session but Rahul and Mayank Agarwal crossed a century stand for the opening wicket while reaching their respective half-centuries. With Rahul and Kohli still at the crease, India are in a very good position in the match.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND, 1st Test: Rahul's sublime ton helps India rule day one of Boxing Day Test
Centurion, Dec 26 (IANS) A sublime century from KL Rahul helped India dominate day one of the Boxing Day Test at the SuperSport Park here on Sunday. At stumps, India are 272/3 in 90 overs with Rahul (batting 122) and Ajinkya Rahane (batting 40) at the crease on a day that totally belonged to the tourists'.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND, 1st Test: Rahul century, Agarwal fifty help India dominate day one
Centurion, Dec 26 (IANS) A sublime century by KL Rahul, his fifth Test hundred outside Asia, along with a half-century from Mayank Agarwal helped India dominate day one of Boxing Day Test at the SuperSport Park here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND, 1st Test: I think the highlight for us as a team is Rahul getting a big hundred, says Agarwal
Centurion, Dec 26 (IANS) India opener Mayank Agarwal said that fellow opener and vice-captain KL Rahul getting a hundred on day one of the first Test at the SuperSport Park was the highlight for the team. He also hoped that Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane put up a big partnership on day two. India ended day one on 272/3 with Rahul carrying his bat through the day to stay unbeaten on 122 while Rahane was unconquered on 40.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND: Very clear on the playing XI we want for Boxing Day Test, says Dravid (ld)
Centurion, Dec 25 (IANS) India head coach Rahul Dravid said that the members of the team are very clear about the composition of the playing eleven ahead of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion. But Dravid refused to reveal the playing eleven, saying that the world will get to know about it on the morning of the match. India begin their three-match Test series on Sunday.
2021-12-25
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND: India out to crack the South Africa code as tour begins with Boxing Day Test
Centurion, Dec 25 (IANS) After notching up scintillating wins in Australia (twice) and England, India will be out to crack the all-elusive South Africa code when the three-match Test series begins with Boxing Day game at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Sunday.
2021-12-25
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Tourism gets hit in Sri Lanka as hotels & restaurants shut down due to shortage of cooking gas
New Delhi, Dec 25: An acute shortage of cooking gas has hit Sri Lanka's hospitality sector. The shortage of this essential item has forced many hoteliers and restaurant owners in the island nation to shut down. For Sri Lanka this could deal a big blow as the tourism sector plays a key role in its economy.
2021-12-25
Category: International, South Africa,National
S.Africa stops tracing, quarantining contacts of Covid cases
Johannesburg, Dec 25 (IANS) South Africa has with immediate effect stopped tracing and quarantining contacts of confirmed cases of Covid-19, said the Department of Health.
2021-12-25
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
SA v IND: There is now an expectation to win overseas, says Dravid
Centurion, Dec 25 (IANS) India head coach Rahul Dravid said that playing cricket in South Africa is very challenging but exciting at the same time. He added that there is now an expectation from the Indian team to do well irrespective of the format in overseas tours.
2021-12-25
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND: Supporting Kohli is something I am looking forward to, says Dravid
Centurion, Dec 25 (IANS) India head coach Rahul Dravid has praised Test captain Virat Kohli, saying that he has had great success wherever he has played.
2021-12-25
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND: The significance and importance of playing in a Boxing Day Test
Centurion, Dec 25 (IANS) India will begin its tour of South Africa with the first of the three Test matches at the SuperSport Park in Centurion from Sunday. The Test match, apart from the third Ashes Test between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), are being referred to as a Boxing Day Test as both matches will be played a day after Christmas, on December 26.
2021-12-25
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Open Hybrid Cloud, AI winning mantras for Indian firms in 2022
Digital Transformation, particularly post-pandemic, is pervasive and fast accelerating. It is a business imperative for maintaining competitive parity in today's digital economy. As innovation, ecosystem partnerships, and integrated customer experiences become increasingly important, leaders need to move quickly to stay relevant.
2021-12-25
Category: International, South Africa,National
SA v IND: Very clear on the playing XI we want for Boxing Day Test, says Dravid
Centurion, Dec 25 (IANS) India head coachO Rahul Dravid said that the members of the team are very clear about the composition of the playing eleven ahead of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion. But Dravid refused to reveal the playing eleven, saying that the world will get to know about it on the morning of the match. India begin their three-match Test series on Sunday.
2021-12-25
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND: It's a great opportunity to do well in these conditions, says Dravid
Centurion, Dec 25 (IANS) India head coach Rahul Dravid has urged his team to grab the great opportunity of performing well in South Africa. He added that a large chunk of a players career is defined by the performances coming against good oppositions in their backyard. India begin the quest for a maiden Test series win in South Africa with the first match starting at SuperSport Park in Centurion from Sunday.
2021-12-25
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND: Internal conversations are not going to come out in media, says Dravid on captaincy
Centurion, Dec 25 (IANS) India head coach Rahul Dravid on Saturday declined to reveal details of any internal conversations he might have had with the selectors on Test captain Virat Kohli's white-ball captaincy, saying they are not for public purpose. Dravid's comments come after Kohli gave up T20I captaincy post the end of the Mens T20 World Cup and had been removed from ODI captaincy just before leaving for South Africa, with Rohit Sharma being made white-ball captain.
2021-12-25
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal indicate they are geared to open for India in SA Test series
Centurion, Dec 24 (IANS) India cricketers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are looking forward to a fruitful journey during the three-Test series against South Africa beginning with the Boxing Day Test (December 26), with the duo hoping they get the opportunity to open the innings and give the tourists a great start.
2021-12-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND: We are slightly better prepared than last time, says KL Rahul
Johannesburg, Dec 24 (IANS) India opener and vice-captain KL Rahul has stated that the team is better prepared than their last tour of South Africa in 2018. He added that coming in early has helped in making a good preparation.
2021-12-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND: We are slightly better prepared than the last time, says KL Rahul (Ld)
Johannesburg, Dec 24 (IANS) India opener and vice-captain KL Rahul has stated that the team is better prepared than their last tour of South Africa in 2018. He added that coming in early has helped in making a good preparation. India will begin their tour of South Africa with the first Test at SuperSport Park in Centurion from Sunday.
2021-12-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND: It is a very, very difficult decision to make, says Rahul on who will bat at number five
Johannesburg, Dec 24 (IANS) India vice-captain KL Rahul conceded that the decision on who will bat at number five will be a very, very difficult one to make. He added that the team will start to talk about it either from today or tomorrow. Ajinkya Rahane has been batting at number five for long. But an indifferent run of form means Hanuma Vihari and Shreyas Iyer have emerged as contenders for the spot.
2021-12-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND: Playing at home obviously gives us little bit of an upper hand, says Elgar
Johannesburg, Dec 24 (IANS) South Africa Test captain Dean Elgar believes that his team playing the three-match series against India at home gives them 'little bit of an upper hand'. He added that with the team slated to play in a Test match after nearly six months meant that the players have taken time to hit the straps.
2021-12-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND: Playing at home obviously gives us little bit of an upper hand, says Elgar (Ld)
Johannesburg, Dec 24 (IANS) South Africa Test captain Dean Elgar believes that his team playing the three-match series against India at home gives them 'little bit of an upper hand'. He added that with the team slated to play in a Test match after nearly six months meant that the players have taken time to hit the straps.
2021-12-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND: KL Rahul pays tribute to Harbhajan Singh on his retirement
Johannesburg, Dec 24 (IANS) India Test vice-captain and opener KL Rahul paid tribute to off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on his retirement, citing him as 'one of the greatest spinners to have played for the country'. The 41-year-old Harbhajan announced his retirement from all forms of the game on Friday, bringing down the curtain on a glorious career spanning 23 years.
2021-12-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
This is a quality Indian team that is here, says Allan Donald on Test series against SA
Johannesburg, Dec 23 (IANS) Former South Africa pacer Allan Donald praised the Indian team, saying that they are a quality side. While expecting a close contest between India and South Africa, Donald also recalled Test captain Virat Kohli's comments in terms of performing overseas, believing it worked in transforming his team into a formidable side.
2021-12-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
South Africa's settled bowling unit will put India under pressure: Ntini
Johannesburg, Dec 23 (IANS) Former South Africa pacer Makhaya Ntini believes that the hosts' players know the pitches very well, which gives them the edge over India. He added that South Africa has a settled bowling unit which can put the Indian batters under pressure. The three-match Test series between India and South Africa begins on December 26 at SuperSport Park in Centurion.
2021-12-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
The Ashes: Langer supports under-pressure opener Marcus Harris
Adelaide, Dec 23 (IANS) In four innings in the ongoing Ashes series, Australian Opener Marcus Harris has had scores of 3, 9 not out, 3 and 23. But despite his failure to give the hosts good starts in the first two Tests of the five-match series, Harris is place in the playing XI is secured for the third Test starting in Melbourne on Boxing Day.
2021-12-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
The Ashes: Langer praises Starc as Australia rework pace attack
Adelaide, Dec 23 (IANS) With skipper Pat Cummins set to return after completing a period of isolation after coming in close contact with a Covid-19 positive person, Australia will have to rework their pace bowling attack for the third Test starting at Melbourne on Boxing Day.
2021-12-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Study shows Omicron's increased transmissibility
Johannesburg, Dec 23 (IANS) The increased transmissibility of the Omicron variant from person to person has been shown, resulting in increased incidence and an increase in the positive sample rate, said South Africa's Ministry of Health in a joint statement on results of Russian-South African Scientific Mission to study features of new coronavirus infection.
2021-12-23
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine,Politics
Confident that we have the capacity to win series in South Africa, says Pujara
Johannesburg, Dec 23 (IANS) India top-order Test batter Cheteshwar Pujara has expressed confidence that his team has the capacity to win a series in South Africa. He added that his experience of touring South Africa and Australia will come handy in the upcoming Test series, starting from December 26 in Centurion.
2021-12-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
It will be tough, but it's exciting: Duanne Olivier on Tests against India
Johannesburg, Dec 23 (IANS) South Africa pacer Duanne Olivier said that the upcoming three-match Test series against India will be exciting despite being tough at the same time.
2021-12-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
'Team headshots' done, it's time for India to show their strokeplay
Johannesburg, Dec 22 (IANS) The Indian cricket team did the customary 'team headshots' in Johannesburg, signalling their intent as they go into the three-Test series, scheduled to commence on Boxing Day (December 26), full of confidence.
2021-12-22
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
They've got a good bowling line-up, we're aware: Elgar on Indian team
Johannesburg, Dec 22 (IANS) South Africa Test captain Dean Elgar said his team is aware of the fact that India has got a very good bowling line-up ahead of the three-match Test series, starting from December 26.
2021-12-22
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
About 50 legislators, staff in Uganda test positive for Covid
Kampala, Dec 22 (IANS) About 50 legislators and staff who recently participated in regional assemblies' sports in neighbouring Tanzania have tested positive for Covid-19, a Ugandan parliamentary spokesperson said.
2021-12-22
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine,Politics
Team India can leave even if borders get closed due to Omicron cases, says CSA chief medical officer
Johannesburg, Dec 22 (IANS) The Cricket South Africa (CSA) has assured the BCCI that even if the borders of the country are closed due to rise in Omicron cases, the Indian cricket team would be permitted to fly out of the nation, said CSA's chief medical officer Dr Shuaib Manjra on Wednesday.
2021-12-22
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Pant's giant leap, Dravid's batting tips to Kohli as India gets into the groove
Centurion, Dec 21 (IANS) The Indian cricket team is quickly getting into the groove and acclimatising to the Johannesburg climate as it begins its quest to win its maiden Test series in South Africa, commencing at the SuperSport Park on Boxing Day (December 26).
2021-12-21
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Root's patience running out as he asks players to learn fast
Adelaide, Dec 21 (IANS) England captain Joe Root might be running out of patience as he said after the tourists' 275-run defeat in the second Ashes Test that the team has to "learn fast" if it still harbours hopes of regaining the Ashes.
2021-12-21
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Aussie Test great suggests Root confused about his team's bowling strategy
Adelaide, Dec 21 (IANS) Former Australian Test opener Chris Rogers is confused whether England captain Joe Root is giving his fast bowlers the right inputs as they continue to disappoint in the Ashes, currently underway.
2021-12-21
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Contemplated retirement several times between 2018 and 2020: Ashwin
Johannesburg, Dec 21 (IANS) Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had contemplated giving up the sport at various points between 2018 and 2020 as he felt people were not "sensitive enough" to his injuries, even as his knee pain went from bad to worse.
2021-12-21
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Warne suggests big changes in England playing XI; tweet goes viral
Adelaide, Dec 21 (IANS) Australian cricketing legend Shane Warne has said that England have a lot of catching up to do if they want to reclaim the Ashes, and for that the tourists will have to completely overhaul their bowling department ahead of the traditional Boxing Day Test at the MCG starting on December 26.
2021-12-21
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
South African pace bowler Anrich Nortje ruled out of India Test series
Johannesburg, Dec 21 (IANS) South African pace bowler Anrich Nortje has been ruled out of the three-match Test series against India beginning with the Boxing Day game at SuperSport Park on December 26.
2021-12-21
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Injured Anrich Nortje ruled out of Test series against India (Ld)
Johannesburg, Dec 21 (IANS) South Africa fast bowler Anrich Nortje has been ruled out of the upcoming three-match Test series against India due to a "persistent" hip injury, the Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed on Tuesday.
2021-12-21
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket