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India vs South Africa: Kohli to come before media on eve of his 100th Test, says Dravid | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs South Africa: Kohli to come before media on eve of his 100th Test, says Dravid | Cricket News – Times of India

JOHANNESBURG (South Africa): Team India head coach Rahul Dravid on Sunday highlighted the reason behind skipper Virat Kohli's absence in the press conference ahead of the second Test against South Africa. Dravid said Kohli will attend the press conference ahead of his 100th game in the longest format of the game. The Indian Test skipper has played 98 Tests to date. "There is no specific reason for that (on Kohli skipping). I don't decide this but I am told he will be speaking on the eve of his 100th Test and we hope you celebrate that. And you can ask him questions about his 100th Test," said Dravid when asked about Kohli's absence in the pre-match press conference. Team India will be locking horns with South Africa in the second Test on Monday in Johannesburg. Dravid feels batting in t...
India vs South Africa: India have more collective experience in line-up than South Africa, says Hashim Amla | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs South Africa: India have more collective experience in line-up than South Africa, says Hashim Amla | Cricket News – Times of India

JOHANNESBURG: Legendary South Africa batter Hashim Amla says more "collective experience" in the Indian side was one of the key factors in the visiting side's comfortable victory in the series-opener at Centurion. India beat South Africa by 113 runs in the first Test at SuperSport Park to go 1-0 up in the three-match series. "It was a fair result," said Amla in Cricket South Africa website. "They (India) have been a strong unit over the last two years or so. They have more experience collectively and it always makes a huge difference when you have runs on the board to back you up." South Africa did not have many experienced players in their ranks with only skipper Dean Elgar, Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi having some decent exposure in traditional format while India had...
India fined for slow over-rate in first Test against South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India
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India fined for slow over-rate in first Test against South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

CENTURION: The victorious Indian cricket team was on Friday fined 20 per cent of its match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against South Africa in the first Test here. India will also lose one point from their ICC Men's World Test Championship tally due to this offence, the ICC said. Andrew Pycroft of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after India ended one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration. In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, the ICC said in a statement. In addition, as per Article 16.11 ...
Virat Kohli: Victory at Centurion testament to India’s all-round performance in Tests, says Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India
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Virat Kohli: Victory at Centurion testament to India’s all-round performance in Tests, says Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

CENTURION: India skipper Virat Kohli says his team will pounce at any opportunity to win a Test match and the win at the Supersport Park against South Africa is a testament to the "all-round side" it has become in the longest format. India wrapped up a memorable 2021 in style by bringing down South Africa's citadel, the Supersport Park, as they handed the Proteas a 113-run loss in the opening Test. “Test series in South Africa in any place is not easy and Centurion is obviously the most difficult of them all,” Kohli told bcci.tv. Cannot ask for a better end to 2021! 👏 👏@28anand captures the essence and vibes in Centurion post #TeamIndia's hi… https://t.co/rqF5k3KM7v— BCCI (@BCCI) 1640921400000While India's batters did well to substantial leads in both innings, the pace unit ran through ...
India vs South Africa: Won’t lack in confidence going into Jo’burg Test, says Elgar | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs South Africa: Won’t lack in confidence going into Jo’burg Test, says Elgar | Cricket News – Times of India

CENTURION: The batters may have let South Africa down and allowed India to breach the Centurion fortress, but skipper Dean Elgar on Thursday vowed to bounce back in the second Test in Johannesburg, saying they will not be short on confidence. The Indian pace attack comprising Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj was at its sizzling best as South Africa were bowled out for 197 and 191 in their two innings to suffer a 113-run defeat in the first Test. "I don't think we are going to lack any confidence going into Jo'burg. It's never nice losing a game especially when we know we actually went wrong. And it's difficult to correct those wrongs during a game," the skipper said at the post-match media interaction. "Hopefully building up to the Wanderers second Test we're going to h...
India vs South Africa: Cricket fraternity hails India’s first win at Centurion | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs South Africa: Cricket fraternity hails India’s first win at Centurion | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The cricket fraternity hailed India's maiden Test win at Centurion on Thursday, with Virat Kohli's bowling attack coming in for special praise from greats such as Sachin Tendulkar for its ability to "take 20 wickets anywhere in the world". After memorable wins at the Gabba and Lord's, team India wrapped up 2021 in style by bringing down South Africa's citadel, the Supersport Park, as they handed the Proteas a 113-run loss in the opening Test. India's fiery pace unit, including the world-class Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, picked up 18 wickets to make the country the first Asian team to win a Test match at the SuperSport Park. As expected, congratulatory messages for Kohli and Co. poured in from the cricket fraternity. Here are some of them:*Sachin Tendulkar: Superb bowli...
2021 will go down as one of the greatest years in Indian cricket: KL Rahul | Cricket News – Times of India
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2021 will go down as one of the greatest years in Indian cricket: KL Rahul | Cricket News – Times of India

CENTURION: From a near impossible win at the Gabba with a second-string side to walloping a hapless South Africa in their own backyard, 2021 can easily go down in the annals as "one of the greatest in Indian cricket", opener KL Rahul asserted on Thursday after his side breached the Centurion fortress. Between the start and finish of the year, India also recorded creditable Test victories at the Lord's and the Oval. Rahul was an architect in all these milestone wins on more than one occasion. He had scored a hundred in India's win at the Lord's. Having set the tone with his first innings hundred, the stand-in vice-captain for the South Africa series summed up the year when the Indian team became the first Asian nation to win a Test at the Centurion. "It's a super super special year for t...
Mohammed Shami among the best 3 seamers in the world, says Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India
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Mohammed Shami among the best 3 seamers in the world, says Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

CENTURION (South Africa): Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli lavished praise on Mohammed Shami following the pacer's match-winning performance in the first Test against South Africa. Shami picked five wickets in the first innings before completing 200 scalps in the longest format of the game on Tuesday. In the second innings, Shami dismissed three South African batters to help India win the game. "Knew the bowlers will do the job. Spoke about it in the change room - the fact he didn't bowl much in the first innings, it allowed SA to get around 40 more runs (Bumrah)," Kohli told hosts broadcasters after the end of the match. "Just the way these guys bowl together has been a hallmark of our team getting a result in difficult situations. Absolutely world-class talent (Shami). "For me he's in ...
rahul dravid:  India vs South Africa, 1st Test: Rahul Dravid rings bell before start of play on Day 4 | Cricket News – Times of India
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rahul dravid: India vs South Africa, 1st Test: Rahul Dravid rings bell before start of play on Day 4 | Cricket News – Times of India

CENTURION: India head coach Rahul Dravid rang the bell before the start of play on Day 4 of the ongoing first Test against South Africa at the SuperSport Park, Centurion. Taking to Twitter, BCCI wrote, "Just SuperSport Park traditions Head Coach, Rahul Dravid rung the bell before start of play on Day 4." Just SuperSport Park traditions 👌Head Coach, Rahul Dravid rung the bell before start of play on Day 4⃣… https://t.co/iKYFtdqkZZ— BCCI (@BCCI) 1640766458000Coming to the match, India might have lost Mayank Agarwal's at the cusp of the stumps but the visitors still ended Day Three of the first Test against South Africa in the driver's seat on Tuesday. India had bundled out South Africa for 197 in the third session before the hosts lost Mayank's wicket minutes before the end of the play. S...
1st Test: 2nd day’s play between India and South Africa washed out
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1st Test: 2nd day’s play between India and South Africa washed out

The second day’s play in the opening Test between India and South Africa here on Monday had to be called off without a ball being bowled due to heavy and persistent rain since morning. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of rain today at Centurion, play has been called off for the day. #SAvIND pic.twitter.com/NQ5Jbc8MlJ — BCCI (@BCCI) December 27, 2021 What started as a drizzle this morning became a steady downpour in the afternoon. Twice, the rain stopped and umpires decided on inspection but on both occasions just before they were to step out, heavens opened up once again. At the end of the opening day’s play, India were strongly placed at 272 for three in 90 overs. KL Rahul was going strong at 122 not out off 248 balls, during which he hit 17 boundaries and one s...
India vs South Africa: Can Virat Kohli rediscover his batting form in South Africa? | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs South Africa: Can Virat Kohli rediscover his batting form in South Africa? | Cricket News – Times of India

We will deal with it. Leave it to BCCI.” Board president Sourav Ganguly’s words have a certain chilling undertone which would not have been lost on Virat Kohli. But the cricketer must now dismiss notions of consequences and reprisals and get his ‘A’ game ready for the first South Africa Test in Centurion on Sunday. Team India, in dire need of runs, will be hoping the task isn’t as onerous as it seems. Kohli is now ‘merely’ Test skipper instead of the talismanic leader and multi-format energiser bunny who lights up your TV screens whenever India are in play. He is also without any serious Test runs for two years. The fourth-most successful Test captain in history finds his leadership status undermined by the happenings of the last few weeks. The team itself is in a strategic transition a...
Positive COVID cases will be isolated but matches will continue: CSA medical officer on India tour | Cricket News – Times of India
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Positive COVID cases will be isolated but matches will continue: CSA medical officer on India tour | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The BCCI and Cricket South Africa have mutually agreed that the upcoming Test and ODI series between the two teams will continue even if there is an isolated case of COVID-19 among players or support staff and close contacts will not be forced into isolation, the host board's medical officer Shuaib Manjra has said. India will start their three-match Test series against the Proteas on December 26 at Centurion followed by Tests in Johannesburg (January 3-7) and Cape Town (January 11-15). The Tests will be followed by three ODIs on January 19, 21 and 23. While there is a specific agreement that BCCI can pull out of the tour in case situation in South Africa, where the new variant Omicron was found, gets worsened, a senior official said that they are not contemplating any pull-ou...