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3rd Test: Anrich Nortje’s double strike leaves Australia at 147-2 on rain-hit day | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: South Africa strike bowler Anrich Nortje claimed the key wickets of David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne on Wednesday to prise Australia's grip on the third Test in Sydney as rain plagued the opening day.Nortje was the Proteas' star man as he removed Warner cheaply for 10 and late in the day denied Labuschagne (79) his 11th Test hundred.As bad light and rain conspired to prematurely end the first day, Australia were 147 for two with Usman Khawaja, who averages 98 in Sydney Tests, unbeaten on 54 and Steven Smith yet to score.AS IT HAPPENEDNortje got the big breakthrough with a ripper, taking the edge of Labuschagne's bat to get him caught behind and end his 151-ball stay.The pacer earlier struck in his second over of the day when he had Melbourne Test double-centurion Warner caugh...
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David Warner rates ‘magical’ Boxing Day double-ton among his best innings | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Australia opener David Warner said his double-century in the Boxing Day Test against South Africa was among the finest knocks of his career after coming into the match under pressure to score runs.Warner retired hurt with cramp after reaching 200 from 254 balls on Tuesday and had tears in his eyes as he limped off the Melbourne Cricket Ground field with the support of a trainer after tea on a sweltering day two.The 36-year-old received a warm ovation when he returned to the crease on Wednesday but was bowled first ball by a sizzling yorker from Anrich Nortje.It was Warner's third double-century following 253 against New Zealand in Perth in 2015 and an unbeaten 335 against Pakistan in 2019."I was going through (my best knocks) the other day with a couple of the journos (journa...
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WATCH: Spider cam knocks over South Africa’s Anrich Nortje at MCG | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: South African pacer Anrich Nortje had an eventful day in the field during the second day of the Boxing Day Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Tuesday. Nortje was knocked over by a fast moving spider camera during the match. Nortje confirmed after the day's play that he was fine, despite being hit on his left shoulder and elbow by the camera. Cricket Australia said that Fox Sports, the official broadcaster, had admitted it was an error by the operator. And according to ESPNcricinfo, Fox Sports has apologised to Nortje for the mishap.Who said cricket isn’t a contact sport?South African player Anrich Nortje hit by the aerial camera at the… https://t.co/DYvChgXtb9— The Sage (@SarkySage) 1672110447000"I didn't know what hit me, to be honest. So far so ...
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South Africa captain Dean Elgar backs bowlers to thrive at green-tinged Gabba | Cricket News – Times of India

South Africa captain Dean Elgar said his side are "salivating" at the prospect of playing at the Gabba in the series opener against Australia and backed his bowlers to make the most of the green-tinged track in Brisbane. The Gabba, which hosts the first of three Tests between the teams starting on Saturday, has long been a fortress for Australia, who have lost just once at the ground since 1988. South Africa have failed to win a Test at the Gabba in their four previous attempts, the last of which was a draw in 2012. "The history here is not in our favour, and that's OK," said Elgar. "We've been here for two weeks and salivating for this moment. "It does look a little bit friendly for our bowling unit, which is nice. We come from South Africa where the wickets are pretty green and juicy....
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Australia brace for South African pace in first Test since ‘Sandpaper-gate’ series | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISBANE: Australia will face one of cricket's most hostile pace attacks when they play South Africa at Test level from Saturday for the first time since the infamous "Sandpaper-gate" series. The tourists boast fast bowlers Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen -- all capable of firing 140 kph (90 mph) rockets down the wicket at the Gabba in Brisbane. That's in stark contrast to the West Indies, who failed to trouble the hosts in a 164-run defeat at Perth followed by a 419-run hammering in Adelaide last week. Steve Smith, who will hand back the Australian captaincy to a fit-again Pat Cummins, said meeting South Africa would be a "good challenge". "Hopefully we can continue the way we've started the summer," said Smith, who will pad up against the visitors for the fi...
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Kohli, Suryakumar named in “Most Valued Team” of 2022 T20 World Cup

India’s Virat Kohli (R) plays a shot as England’s wicketkeeper and captain Jos Buttler looks on during the ICC men’s Twenty20 World Cup 2022 semi-final cricket match between England and India at The Adelaide Oval in Adelaide on November 10, 2022. | Photo Credit: AFP Tournament's leading run-getters Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav were on Monday named in the "Most Valuable Team" of ICC 2022 T20 World Cup. Indian superstar Kohli ended as the tournament’s most prolific batter with 296 runs at a stunning average of 98.66. Kohli kick-started his campaign with a pivotal 82 not out against arch-rivals Pakistan to anchor his side to a heart-thumping final-ball four-wicket victory. And further knocks of 64 not out against Bangladesh, 62 not out against the Netherlands, and 50 against England ...
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We see ourselves among leading pace attacks in world: Anrich Nortje ahead of India clash | Cricket News – Times of India

PERTH: South African pacer Anrich Nortje on Saturday said that he and Kagiso Rabada form one of the best pace attacks in world cricket and backed the bowling unit to test Indian batters in their T20 World Cup clash here on Sunday. Nortje and Rabada are expected to pose a challenge for the Indian batting line-up on an Optus Stadium pitch offering steep bounce and good carry. "Yes, we back ourselves. We see ourselves as one of the best pace attacks there is. I think we're definitely going to back ourselves," Nortje said on eve of the game. Nortje didn't forget to mention that as an attack, they tick all the boxes. Nortje is all about raw pace, Rabada can swing and seam deliveries upward of 145 while Marco Jansen generates steep bounce with his 6 feet 8 inch frame. Wayne Parnell has variat...
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‘Nothing fancy’ in South Africa’s plans to restrict India, says Anrich Nortje

South Africa’s pace attack will not attempt anything “fancy” against India’s star-studded batting order in Sunday’s T20 World Cup Super 12 match on what is expected to be a lively track in Perth, speedster Anrich Nortje said. On a seamer-friendly surface at the Perth Stadium, South Africa would be tempted to unleash a four-pronged pace attack harnessing Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen with Nortje and Kagiso Rabada. Nortje said they would need to identify the ideal line and length early to contain the India batsmen in the Super 12 contest. Fine tuning 🇿🇦#INDvSA #T20WorldCup #BePartOfIt pic.twitter.com/n5yUxlhicT — Proteas Men (@ProteasMenCSA) October 29, 2022 “I think what we’ve seen the last few games, it’s been a really good wicket, lots of pace and bounce,” the 28-year-old told a news c...
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T20 World Cup: ‘Nothing fancy’ in South Africa’s plans to restrict India, says Anrich Nortje | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: South Africa's pace attack will not attempt anything "fancy" against India's star-studded batting order in Sunday's T20 World Cup Super 12 match on what is expected to be a lively track in Perth, speedster Anrich Nortje said. On a seamer-friendly surface at the Perth Stadium, South Africa would be tempted to unleash a four-pronged pace attack harnessing Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen with Nortje and Kagiso Rabada. Nortje said they would need to identify the ideal line and length early to contain the India batsmen in the Super 12 contest. "I think what we've seen the last few games, it's been a really good wicket, lots of pace and bounce," the 28-year-old told a news conference. "We're just going to ... identify what is a good length and a good line on the day and try and stick ...
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ICC T20 World Cup 2022 | We see ourselves as one of best pace attacks: South Africa’s Nortje ahead of clash against India

Anrich Nortje hoped that his side can carry on with the momentum of the win over Bangladesh Anrich Nortje hoped that his side can carry on with the momentum of the win over Bangladesh Ahead of his side's ICC T20 World Cup clash against India, South African pacer Anrich Nortje said that the battle will be between the Men in Blue's top order against "one of the best pace attacks" in the world. India will take on South Africa in their Group 2, Super 12 match of the ICC T20 World Cup on Sunday. "Yes (if the match-up is between Indian top-order and SA's pace). We back ourselves and consider ourselves as one of the best pace attacks in the world. We have a lot of variety, we cover a lot of aspects, a lot of bases with our pace. We back ourselves against any team to do what we have to do to ...
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Kagiso Rabada-Anrich Nortje can help South Africa win T20 World Cup, says Dale Steyn | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: South African pace legend Dale Steyn said that Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada can help their country win the ICC T20 World Cup. Steyn named his dream fast-bowling attack by picking his top five favourite pacers who are currently performing well in the World Cup. A lethal quick in his prime, he produced one of the finest moments in tournament history by defending seven runs in the final over against New Zealand in 2014. Now as a commentator, the now-retired player is keeping a close eye on the action during this year's T20 World Cup in Australia. "Rabada is the leader of the South African attack. I am hoping South Africa can go on and win this World Cup and him doubling up with Anrich Nortje as my other fast bowler from South Africa, I think the two of them in combination are...
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T20 World Cup, SA vs BAN: Rilee Rossouw, Anrich Nortje dazzle as South Africa crush Bangladesh by 104 runs | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Rilee Roussow's belligerent century was complemented by a fiery spell from Anrich Nortje (4/10) as South Africa trounced Bangladesh by 104-runs in T20 World Cup here on Thursday. Rossouw showcased his batting prowess, blasting the first century of the ongoing showpiece with a 56-ball 109, while Quinton de Kock struck a fifty to power South Africa to an imposing 205 for 5. Nortje then returned with his best T20 figures as the bowlers rallied to bowl out Bangladesh for 101 in 16.3 overs. Chasing a 200 plus total, Bangladesh openers looked up for the task. Soumya Sarkar (15) and Najmul Hossain (9) pilled 26 runs off the first two overs, including 17 of the first Kagiso Rabada (1/24) over. South Africa register a thumping win over Bangladesh, clinching two crucial points.#T20WorldCu...
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India vs South Africa 3rd ODI: How DDCA curators pulled off a ‘miracle’ | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Till 10 am on Tuesday morning, getting in a full ODI at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground seemed a distant thought. Incessant rain for four days leading into the game and another early morning drizzle had posed a great challenge for the ground staff. Yet, DDCA chief curator Ankit Datta along with BCCI curator Sunil Chauhan pulled off a miracle of sorts with just two hours of sunshine to get the game started after just a 45-minute delay. No overs were lost. The 34-year-old Datta has been in charge of the Kotla square for seven years now and has fought hard to change the nature of the pitch, which has historically played low and slow. But this had to be his biggest challenge. The off-season work on the outfield's drainage system paid dividends on Tuesday. The match was a low-scoring ...
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India vs South Africa 2nd ODI Playing XI tip-off: Washington Sundar likely to come in for Bishnoi, Phehlukwayo and Nortje may replace Shamsi and Rabada

Never before a bilateral ODI series has looked so out of context. With the T20 World Cup in Australia beginning later this month, the inconsequential three-match ODI series in India offers little incentive to the fringe players who have missed the flight to Australia. Washington Sundar, who replaced injured Deepak Chahar in India’s squad for the remaining two ODIs against South Africa. On the other hand for South Africa, a lot of attention will be on pacer Anrich Nortje, who might come in for Kagiso Rabada and all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo, who is likely to replace Tabraiz Shamsi. All In Readiness! 👍 👍#TeamIndia | #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/jT9XHd2E2c — BCCI (@BCCI) October 8, 2022 Sundar for Bishnoi Washington Sundar has come into India’s squad as a replacement for Deepak Chahar. It is ...
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2nd Test: Clash between ‘Bazball’ and South African seamers sets up intriguing showdown | Cricket News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Despite suffering an innings defeat in the opening match, England do not plan to deviate from their new attacking approach when they host South Africa in the second Test at Old Trafford from Thursday. England will be hoping the toss and conditions go their way after being on the backfoot from the start of the first Test at Lord's and eventually capitulating inside three days. They were undone by an impressive South African attack with four seamers rolling over the English batting order and spinner Keshav Maharaj taking a couple of wickets at the top of the innings to boot. But both England captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum insist they should continue to attack the bowling, casting aside caution and looking to take the game to the bowlers in the new approach dubbe...
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South African speedster Nortje relishes generating fiery pace in Test win | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: South African speedster Anrich Nortje said he relished bowling at speeds rarely seen in English conditions, after he was timed at 148 kph in his team’s crushing innings defeat of England in their first Test at Lord’s on Friday. Nortje ripped through the heart of the home batting, taking three wickets in 10 balls at one point, as England slumped to 149 all out in their second innings to lose the Test inside three days. Nortje’s average speed in the over where he dismissed the dangerous Jonny Bairstow was 148 kph, making it the quickest over England have had to face at home in the last decade of test cricket, according to the analytics website CricViz. "It's exciting, something I've wanted to do since I was a kid," Nortje told a news conference. "It's hard work, you have to get yo...
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South Africa quick Anrich Nortje grateful for skipper Dean Elgar’s ‘honesty’ | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: South Africa fast bowler Anrich Nortje paid tribute to captain Dean Elgar's "honesty" after the Proteas' innings-and-12-run rout of England in the first Test at Lord's. Nortje finished with match figures of 6-110 as South Africa completed a crushing victory inside three days in London to go 1-0 up in a three-match series. The 28-year-old express quick was especially effective after lunch on Friday, taking three wickets for no runs in 10 balls to have Jonny Bairstow, Alex Lees and Ben Foakes all caught behind as he repeatedly topped speeds of 90 mph (145 kph) and even surpassed 95 mph at one stage. There was no way back for England, who were dismissed for 149 in under 38 overs, with South Africa's bowlers effectively giving themselves some unexpected, but valuable, extra rest ahe...