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Poor fielding cost us the game - Gibson
The South Africa coach rued his side's clumsy errors, which ultimately cost them a series

Bhuvneshwar holds nerve, India seal T20I series
The visitors survived a late attack from debutant Christiaan Jonker to ensure they went home with both limited-overs trophies

Raj, Rodrigues help India achieve away-series double
The pair added 98 for the second wicket to set up India's total of 166, which they defended with aplomb courtesy three wickets each from Shikha Pandey, Rumeli Dhar and Rajeshwari Gayakwad

BCCI power struggle puts day-night Test plans on hold
The BCCI's plans to stage India's first-ever day-night Test in October is mired in a power struggle between the two power centres that currently run the board

We're confident of tackling Kuldeep - Behardien
The allrounder believes South Africa have overcome the problems against wristspin that haunted them through the ODI series

India, South Africa come full circle for tour's final act
Seven weeks ago, India began their tour of South Africa at Newlands. They return there with all to play for in the T20I series decider

'I can deliver a lot more than what I am doing right now' - Pandey
Manish Pandey sheds light on the challenges he has had to combat in order to deal with his one-step-forward-two-backward international career so far

CSA trial music between balls in T20 cricket
Cricket South Africa is using the series against India to explore the possibility of playing music in between each delivery of a T20 match

Klaasen, Duminy fifties help South Africa draw level
Half-centuries from Heinrich Klaasen and JP Duminy helped South Africa chase down 189 with eight balls remaining

Indian cricket media rights set to be e-auctioned on March 27
New rights deal to run for five years, till March 31, 2023

India's 2-1 lead becomes unassailable after washout
South Africa looked set for a big total after fifties from Lizelle Lee and Dane van Niekerk, but a downpour in the 16th over ensured no further play could take place

Lot of work needed on our spin bowling - Raj
Mithali Raj has identified spin bowling and lower-order batting as key areas of improvement as India build towards the Women's World T20 to take place in West Indies in November

Embattled South Africa face must-win situation
The hosts need to figure out their team balance and find a way to match India in every department if they are to keep the series alive

Rashid, Bumrah joint No.1 in ODI rankings
The Afghanistan legspinner became the youngest No.1 in men's rankings history while Virat Kohli breached 900 points in ODIs to complete a rare double

Bhuvneshwar's strangle does the trick
The correlation between intent and wickets is low in T20 cricket. It's more about stifling batman and forcing them into low-percentage shots. Bhuvneshwar Kumar knows that; it is what he did in Jo'burg

Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar give India 1-0 lead
Shikhar Dhawan's 72 off 39 balls led India to a total of 203, which they defended comfortably thanks to a five-wicket haul from Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Ismail's five-for keeps series alive for South Africa
India paid for an insipid lower-order collapse with their first defeat in the T20 series, as South Africa stayed alive with a five-wicket victory at the Wanderers, with two matches left in the series

New-look SA aim for redemption after ODI debacle
After the 5-1 defeat in the ODIs, the hosts will be led by JP Duminy in the T20Is while Suresh Raina may feature in India' XI

A glimmer of hope for Suresh Raina
With India still searching for a fix in the ODI middle order ahead of next year's World Cup, a good performance in the T20Is against South Africa could set the batsman on the road to a long-term comeback

Freed-up Kohli shows what he is truly capable of
Earlier in the one-day series, the India captain batted according to the match situation, did just what his team needed. Now, with the result of the game holding little value, he had the licence to let himself go, and boy did he put on a show

Raj, Mandhana fifties put India 2-0 up
A 106-run stand between India's openers handed South Africa a nine-wicket drubbing in East London

Kohli's 35th ODI ton helps India wallop South Africa 5-1
Shardul Thakur dominated with the ball, Virat Kohli with the bat and India cruised to an eight-wicket win in Centurion, taking the six-match series 5-1

Perry displaces Raj as top-ranked ODI batsman
The ranking surge capped off a memorable week for the Australia allrounder, coming on the back of her second Belinda Clark award for Australia's women's cricketer of the year

Raina sets eyes on 2019 World Cup with international return
He says the upcoming T20Is against South Africa will be a vital series for him and also talks about failing the yo-yo test which he cleared recently to make a comeback

Ishant to join Sussex for first two months of county season
The India seamer, who became available when he went unsold in the IPL auction, should be available for five County Championship fixtures and eight Royal London One-Day Cup matches

Back to Centurion, but for a dead rubber
The game will be a chance to rest players like Jasprit Bumrah and Kagiso Rabada although South Africa should be more desperate for a face-saving win than India's quest for 5-1

Mumbai to play Chennai Super Kings in IPL season opener
The tournament will retain its usual 4pm and 8pm starts, with double-headers restricted only to weekends

'Two or three IPLs left in me' - Yuvraj
The 36-year-old batsman has said he is still enjoying his cricket, and that he is still driven by the desire to play for India

India rise to No. 1 in ODI rankings
South Africa have moved down a spot, to No. 2, after losing the ongoing ODI series against India

Mithali Raj, Anuja Patil lead India to 1-0 with seven-wicket win
The opener made an unbeaten 54 while the offspinner took 2 for 23 to consign South Africa to a seven-wicket loss

Rohit, wristspinners fetch India first ODI series win in SA
India have won their first bilateral series in South Africa across any format bar a one-off T20, with victory in the fifth ODI in Port Elizabeth

Warne returns to Royals as mentor
The former Australian legspinner will be joined by another old Royals hand Zubin Bharucha, who has taken over as head of cricket

Pune demands to host IPL play-offs
Usually, the eliminator and the second qualifier are held at the home venue of the runner-up in the previous season. But with Rising Pune Supergiant no longer part of the IPL, other venues are lobbying to host the play-offs

Wristspin in focus again as South Africa return to green
The hosts need another win to keep the series alive. Both teams might also want to keep an eye on the weather, with showers forecast for the afternoon in Port Elizabeth

Dhoni's assurance spurs Jadeja's batting
MS Dhoni's assurance that Ravindra Jadeja will be provided greater batting opportunities at Chennai Super Kings has led to the allrounder focusing more on his middle-order batting

Du Preez, Wolvaardt, Ismail deny India ODI whitewash
While Laura Wolvaardt and Mignon du Preez played protagonists in South Africa's first win in the three-match series, captain Dane van Niekerk's cameo and India's sloppy fielding aided the hosts' seven-wicket triumph

TN coach admits to being aware of Vijay injury
Hrishikesh Kanitkar has said he was aware of Vijay's injury that kept him out of the Vijay Hazare fixture on Thursday. Meanwhile, captain Vijay Shankar and R Ashwin are set to miss the next game

Miller, Klaasen hammer spinners to keep series alive
South Africa had to win Saturday's game to keep the series alive, and they did so in emphatic style, hitting Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal for 119 runs in 11.3 overs

ICC considers alternative venues for 2021 Champions Trophy
India could potentially lose out on hosting two of the biggest global tournaments - the 2021 Champions Trophy and the 2023 World Cup - because of an ongoing tax issue

Dominant India eye series win on Pink Day
South Africa need to maintain their unbeaten record on Pink Day in Johannesburg to prevent India from wrapping up the six-match series

No-show Vijay left out of Tamil Nadu squad
The opener was dropped after the selection committee said they were unaware of the "shoulder pain" due to which he had failed to report to the ground for the game against Mumbai on Thursday

Proposal to shift BCCI headquarters draws mixed response
The board's proposal to shift its headquarters from Mumbai to Bengaluru has met with both support and objection alongside calls for creation of zonal headquarters

Kuldeep, Chahal could be 'a massive X-factor' at World Cup - Kohli
'Every over they might pick up two wickets, that is the kind of belief they have in their abilities. The team has a belief in them, the team is backing them'

Mumbai Indians appoint Malinga as bowling mentor
After going unsold in the IPL auction last month, the Sri Lanka fast bowler will join Mumbai Indians' support staff headed by his former captain Mahela Jayawardene

Mandhana, spinners smash South Africa to seal series win
In pursuit of 303, South Africa folded for 124, of which opener Lizelle Lee made 73 at a strike-rate of nearly 100

Kohli, wristspinners trample South Africa again
After the India captain smashed an unbeaten 160, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal shared eight wickets between them to put their side 3-0 up

Dhawan confident that India have 'all bases covered'
The India opener also defended Rohit Sharma's batting form, saying the India vice-captain required 'just one innings' to get back in form

India aim for 3-0 at South Africa's favourite ODI venue
A win ensures India cannot lose the six-match series, but injury-hit South Africa return to Newlands, a place where they've won 28 of the 33 ODIs played

Ashwin to try legspin in the IPL
The India offspinner has been working on expanding his repertoire and has already shown hints of it in the ongoing domestic one-day tournament

BCCI's site goes down after Lalit Modi fails to pay the bill
The banned administrator has the domain registered in his name - something that stands till further notice from the courts - but faced "some payment gateway issue" leading to the downtime

Challenge for U-19 champions starts here - Dravid
The India Under-19 head coach pointed out that while India's rookies beat Australia in the final four years ago, more of the Australians from that title-bout have gone on to play senior international cricket

Mandhana, Goswami, Pandey rout South Africa
Smriti Mandhana's 98-ball 84 and fast bowlers Jhulan Goswami and Shikha Pandey's combined returns of 7 for 47 in 17.2 overs, helped India to a thumping 88-run win against South Africa

Two runs to go, let's take lunch
Fans were left bemused after umpires called lunch with India two short of their target - with nine wickets and 31 overs to spare

South Africa knocked over by wristspin once again
Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav took eight wickets between them to rout the hosts for their lowest total at home

'Best support group to be part of' - Dravid
India's Under-19 coach has called for "even bigger praise" for the backroom staff who had to manage injuries to as many as five key players and made sure there was no knock-on effect on the team's run to the title

'I don't see any difficulties in batting at No. 4' - Rahane
India are running with Ajinkya Rahane in the middle order because he does well on quick pitches, the kind that will be in use for the 2019 World Cup

Through support and camaraderie, India achieve 18-month goal
"We have spent two years preparing for it. There will be emotions when we say goodbye. Even if we don't go on to be a part of a senior World Cup winning team, we will have this to remember," said India's captain Prithvi Shaw

South Africa face stern wristspin test, without their bulwarks
In the absence of AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis, South Africa will have to find a way to get past Virat Kohli and India to prevent the series from drifting away

Manjot Kalra leads India Under-19 to World Cup glory
The opener smashed an unbeaten 101 off 102 balls to steer a chase of 217 and give the side an unprecedented fourth Under-19 World Cup title

India 'surprised' at dampness on Wanderers pitch on final day
A team source told ESPNcricinfo that the pitch on day four was the flattest out of all the days of the Test, which didn't make sense to them; the dampness, they felt, was extraordinary and helped bind the track

Shastri backs decision to field Rohit, Ishant in Centurion
"In 2017, Rohit was averaging more than 200 in Tests and had scored around 1200-odd runs in ODIs," Shastri said. "So, what does the team tell him? Your runs don't matter because that's how it works?"

Untested India favourites as teams tussle for title
With India possessing in-form openers, a healthy mix of allrounders and an injury-free squad, Australia have more questions to answer ahead of the big final

Wise Kuldeep not scared to take his chances
For a spinner in only his 15th ODI, the thought process Kuldeep showed was wise beyond the years, but it also takes a lot of guts to do that

Kohli 112 bests du Plessis 120 as India go 1-0 up
A difficult chase of 270 ended up being straightforward thanks to a mighty Virat Kohli century and solid contribution from Ajinkya Rahane at No. 4

Lalit Modi's legal team to cross-examine former top BCCI officials
The attorney of the former IPL commissioner has welcomed the order of the Bombay High Court that will allow him to cross-examine witnesses in an Enforcement Directorate case pertaining to IPL operations

'Rahane a strong candidate for No. 4' - Kohli
On quicker pitches, in conditions similar to England where the 2019 World Cup will be played, Ajinkya Rahane can fit in to India's set-up as an opener or a middle-order batsman

India sense ODI opportunity in de Villiers' absence
Despite having dominated much of the Tests, South Africa will have to contend with a confident ODI team, without their best player in the format

Think two steps ahead in ODIs, unlike in Tests - Rohit
Going into this six-ODI series, he won't have the same trepidation he might have had going into the Tests. Just like Quinton de Kock for South Africa, Rohit Sharma will be looking forward to this change in format

'Humiliating' IPL auction criticised by NZCPA
The IPL has signalled that it might move away from the auction system after criticism of the system as "undignified and cruel" and "humiliating" to players

Wanderers pitch rated 'poor' by ICC
As a result, the Wanderers has received three demerit points

BCCI treasurer denies threat allegations from CFO
In response, the CFO said he was happy to take a polygraph test if the treasurer was willing to

Gill and Porel power India into World Cup final
The three-time champions will now face Australia in the final on Saturday

Pujara to prepare for England tour with Yorkshire stint
Cheteshwar Pujara has become the most familiar India international in county cricket and returns for a fourth stint ahead of the England Test series

Committee of Administrators blasts BCCI treasurer's conduct
BCCI chief executive Rahul Johri, too, files affidavit against Anirudh Chaudhry with the Supreme Court

Whatever I've dreamt of, I can now fulfill - Gowtham
The uncapped offspinning allrounder from Karnataka all but became a millionaire at the IPL auction and is chomping at the bit to represent Rajasthan Royals

Raina returns for SA T20Is; Shreyas Iyer left out
Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur also recalled; no places for Basil Thampi, Deepak Hooda, Mohammed Siraj and Washington Sundar

Late Kings XI bid keeps Gayle in the IPL
Jaydev Unadkat and Andrew Tye the only millionaires on day two

Battered and bruised Elgar says Test should have been called off
Despite playing arguably his finest Test innings, Dean Elgar suggested too great a risk had been taken with player safety when play was allowed to continue

This win will be remembered for a long time - Kohli
India's captain felt vindicated in his assessment that India came close to winning in the first two Tests of this series after a "sweet" win in Johannesburg that he compared with Lord's 2014

How the IPL squads stand and what they need on Sunday
A break up of the eight IPL squads at the end of the first day of the 2018 player auction, and a quick look at the gaps the teams need to fill on Sunday

India end series with triumph on extremely tough pitch
India couldn't dismiss Dean Elgar at all, but found a way around him to complete their third Test win in South Africa

Umpires to remain alert for pitch behaviour
The match referee will not compromise the safety of the players. If it continues to behave dangerously, the match could still be called off

IPL heavyweight Malinga goes unsold
Teenager Kamlesh Nagarkoti took home half a million, while the experienced Parthiv Patel and Ishant Sharma were passed over

Challenging pitch, but not dangerous - Rahane
The batsman insisted the ball that hit Dean Elgar in the helmet did not behave in an extraordinary manner, and said India, having 'prepared turners' for the home series against South Africa in 2015-16, had expected to play on pitches like this one at the

Test match set to resume after uneven-bounce deliberations
The umpires took the players off 19 minutes before scheduled stumps on day three because of concerns over their safety, but after a meeting between the match referee and the two captains, it has been decided to resume play as scheduled on day four

Chand, bowlers steer Delhi to title
Unmukt Chand's half-century, and Delhi's bowlers helped the team secure a 40-run win over Rajasthan, and the Syed Mushtaq Ali title in the tournament final at the Eden Gardens

What we know after a bruising day at the Wanderers
All the talking points from the third day at the Wanderers, which was marked by inconsistent bounce and batsmen getting hit on the body

Franchises wary of England players' availability
Despite a strong English presence in the IPL auction pool, franchises are having a keen look at these players' availability over the next two seasons before deciding on whether to pick them at all

The pitch gives the physios a workout
In less than three days, the physios were called upon seven times to treat batsmen hurt by deliveries that misbehaved on the Wanderers pitch

Dhoni awarded Padma Bhushan
Recipient of several other distinctions, the former India captain was conferred the country's third-highest civilian award on Thursday

Kohli, Rahane and lower order put India on top
India closed in on a rare Test win in conditions that required courage, skill and some luck, but one hit too many to the batsmen forced the umpires to take the players off the field with South Africa 17 for 1 chasing an improbable 241

Gill, Abhishek fifties set up semi-final clash with Pakistan
The duo combined to stroke decisive knocks to lead India past 250 before Bangladesh were bowled out in 42.1 overs

Bumrah: We expected wickets to fall in bunches
The India fast bowler reflected on the importance of discipline and simplicity on a bowler-friendly wicket like the one at Wanderers

Last-over win gives Delhi final berth
Rishabh Pant scored a 34-ball 58, his fifth 50-plus score in seven matches, as Delhi sealed a slim three-run win against Uttar Pradesh

Respect KKR's decision of not retaining me - Gambhir
The batsman said that while he would enjoy captaining an IPL team again, the focus was on performing the role of a senior professional in the set-up

India have noses ahead in second-innings shootout
Jasprit Bumrah picked up five wickets and Bhuvneshwar Kumar three as India kept South Africa to a seven-run lead despite a masterful 61 from Hashim Amla

Dravid keeps boys' focus on World Cup knockouts ahead of IPL auction
As many as nine India Under-19 players currently at the World Cup in New Zealand are among 578 cricketers who will go under the hammer

Got to keep yourself motivated on the sidelines - Phehlukwayo
The allrounder wasn't a frontunner to play in this series, or in Tests at all; but he made a valuable contribution on the first day

Magicians at the death: bowlers who boss the slog overs
Three bowlers who will be much sought after at the IPL auction for their skills at the end of an innings

Umang smashes 47-ball 95 in UP's win against Baroda
Suresh Raina scored his third successive 50-plus score after Baroda opener Urvil Patel smashed 96 runs off 54 balls

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