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Bhuvneshwar Kumar was special through the series: Mark Boucher

South Africa head coach Mark Boucher termed India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s performance in the series as “special” while ruing the absence of Aiden Markram, who he feels could have made a lot of difference for the Proteas over the course of the five T20Is. Bhuvneshwar, who now only plays white-ball cricket, got six wickets in four completed games and gave away only 85 runs in 14 overs at an economy rate which was just a shade above six runs per over. “Bhuvi was special in this whole series as we came up against some quality bowling. He put us under pressure in Powerplays and barring one game (Delhi), where we got off to a good start, they have dominated us with both ball and bat in Powerplays,” Boucher said after the series ended in 2-2 despite Proteas going 2-0 up at the onset. Howev...
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India vs South Africa: Bhuvneshwar Kumar looking forward to getting back stronger after T20I series against South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar said that he will be looking forward to getting back stronger physically and with my bowling, after the fifth and the final T20I against South Africa got abandoned. The fifth and final T20I between India and South Africa at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru was abandoned due to rain. With this, the series stays level at 2-2 and will be shared by both sides. "Really proud. Body feels good, but I don't want to talk much about it. Just want to focus on getting back stronger physically and with my bowling. Most of the times I bowl two at the top and two at the end," said Bhuvneshwar after the match got abandoned. "Being a senior, I also think about how to help the youngsters. I have been lucky that the captain gave me the free hand to do whatever I w...
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South Africa captain Keshav Maharaj ‘disappointed’ with 5th T20I against India getting abandoned | Cricket News – Times of India

Keshav Maharaj (AP Photo)BENGALURU: South Africa stand-in skipper Keshav Maharaj expressed disappointment after the fifth T20I against India got abandoned due to rain. The fifth and final T20I between India and South Africa at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru was abandoned due to rain. With this, the series stays level at 2-2 and will be shared by both sides. "Very disappointed we didn't get a full game for the end of an exciting tour. We started pretty well, pity we could not see the outcome. We can't control the weather. We tried a few combinations. Still a work in progress for Australia. You may still see changes," said Maharaj after the match got abandoned. "I am sure the future series against India will be interesting like this one. We were disappointed with our performance in the ...
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India vs South Africa: Rishabh Pant keen to contribute more with bat in upcoming Test against England | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: After the fifth and final T20I against South Africa got abandoned due to rain, India skipper Rishabh Pant said that he will be looking forward to contributing more with the bat in the upcoming Test match against England. With the match getting abandoned, the series stays level at 2-2 and will be shared by both sides. "There are a lot of positives. The way the team showed character from 0-2 down was a huge positive. We are in a nice spot as we are finding different ways to win the game. I can only think about giving my 100 per cent as a player and captain. It is for you guys to decide on how I am doing as a player and captain, I can only focus on giving my 100 per cent every time I go on the field and keep improving," said Pant after the match got abandoned. "This is the first...
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Ind-SA T20I series: Dravid looking to give players long rope for staking claim to World Cup spots

The buzz coming into the T20I series between India and South Africa was Umran Malik, the 22-year-old fast bowler who regularly challenged the speed gun during the Indian Premier League. India played five matches – the last game in Bangalore on Sunday was abandoned after 3.3 overs due to rain – but Malik didn’t get a game. Welcome to Rahul Dravid’s gurukul. This series was Malik’s initiation as an apprentice, along with left-arm seamer Arshdeep Singh, an opportunity to get a feel of the Indian dressing room. Dravid believed in the process as a player and then as a captain. He is following it as the head coach of the Indian team. Back in 1996, as the India probables had a camp before the World Cup, Dravid as a young player was a strong contender to make the final squad. The then selection...
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Rahul Dravid on wearing coach’s hat: ‘Journey has been challenging, saw 6 captains in last 8 months’

Before India battled South Africa in the series-deciding fifth T20 International in Bangalore, India head coach Rahul Dravid admitted that his stint with the senior men’s team has been exciting and challenging at the same time. However, the 49-year-old also pointed out the frequent changes in captaincy across formats and how it has helped create more leaders in the team. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 “Journey as head coach been challenging saw 6 captains in last 8 months, which actually wasn’t the plan when I started, but it’s the nature of the number of games we are playing, it’s the nature of Covid, so I have had to work with quite a few people, it has been great fun. A lot of other guys have got an opportunity to l...
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IND vs SA 5th T20 Live Score Updates: Match abandoned due to rain, India & South Africa share series

IND vs SA 2nd T20 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online Today Match Updates: Here are the two squads: Indian cricketers celebrate the dismissal of South Africa's Quinton de Kock during the fourth Twenty20 cricket match between India and South Africa in Rajkot, India, Friday, June 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki) India: Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik. South Africa: Temba Bavuma ©, Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs,...
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India vs South Africa 5th T20I Live Score: India start as favourites in the series decider – The Times of India

LIVE NOWTHE TIMES OF INDIA | Jun 19, 2022, 17:17:37 ISTT20 MATCH LIVE UPDATES India vs South Africa live updates: A lot of grey areas are yet to be addressed but a young Indian team, with an admirable collective temperament, will start as favourites in the series-deciding fifth T20 International against South Africa today. Stay updated with Times of India to get all the live cricket score updates, scorecard, and ball by ball commentary of 5th T20I match between India and South Africa.Read Lessif(typeof window !== 'undefined') { window.TimesApps = window.TimesApps || {}; const { TimesApps } = window; TimesApps.loadScriptsOnceAdsReady = () => { var scripts = ['https://static.clmbtech.com/ad/commons/js/2658/toi/colom...
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India vs South Africa 5th T20, Weather Report: Rain to play spoilsport in Bengaluru

India vs South Africa 5th T20, Weather Report: The series hasn’t been one of India’s best but somehow, just like top teams do, the ‘Men In Blue’ have found their way out to win matches under pressure. A lot of grey areas are yet to be addressed but a young Indian team, with an admirable collective temperament, will start as favourite in the series-deciding fifth T20 International against South Africa in Bengaluru on Sunday. However, also in play will be a few grey clouds. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 Weather Report: With monsoon season starting in India, the chances of rain with thunderstorms stand at 76 percent. The temperature will range between 20 and 26°C. The wind will be flowing from the west at 10-15 kmph. Pit...
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India vs South Africa (IND vs SA) 5th T20I Match Live Streaming: When and where to watch?

Live Streaming of India Vs South Africa, 5th T20I Match: In the space of nine days, this Indian team has played four games. It fielded an identical XI, which is in sync with Rahul Dravid’s “school of continuity”, seen the nadir in the first two games, only to break its own record of highest margin of victories over the Proteas — by 47 runs in the third game and by 82 runs in the fourth. India vs South Africa 5th T20I FOLLOW LIVE On Sunday, the young Indian team will start as favourites in the series-deciding fifth T20 International against South Africa at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday. In-flight insightful conversation 👌Learning from the great @msdhoni 👍Being an inspiration 👏 DO NOT MISS as @hardikpandya7 & @DineshKarthik chat after #TeamIndia‘s win in Rajkot. 😎 😎 – By @28anand F...
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Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya’s finishing India’s biggest plus from SA series in T20 World Cup build-up

Bangalore gets regular evening showers around this time of the year, so a bit of a question mark hangs over the fate of the T20I series decider between India and South Africa, scheduled for Saturday evening at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. However, even if the fifth match were to be washed out completely by chance, India have already made some significant strides over the course of the past four games as they seek to build their side for the T20 World Cup. Their comeback from 0-2 down – while needing to win every game to remain alive in the series – to square the contest 2-2 has been commendable. Different sets of players have heralded the revival; while the openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan set up the Visakhapatnam game for Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel to spin their web, it was th...
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DK hits in unorthodox areas and that makes it difficult to bowl to: Keshav Maharaj

India batter Dinesh Karthik looks for runs in unorthodox areas and that is what makes him difficult to bowl to, feels seasoned South Africa spinner Keshav Maharaj. Karthik’s 55 off 27 balls, his maiden fifty in the format he first played back in 2006, helped India level the five-match T20I series on Friday. The 37-year-old batter has made yet another India comeback with a stellar showing in the IPL. A designated finisher in the Indian team, Karthik has not relied on power hitting to be effective. He has played the field brilliantly to get the desired results. On Friday, he swept the spinners and pacers with equal disdain besides pulling off audacious reverse hits.”He (Karthik) has been in serious form in the role he is fulfilling. He is certainly one of the best finishers in the game. H...
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Rishabh Pant hasn’t learned, he has to stop looking to go aerial that far outside the off-stump: Gavaskar

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar reckons that it’s the right time for Rishabh Pant to think about his batting. In the ongoing series against South Africa, Pant has not been able to make a mark with his willow. He has scored 29, 5, 6, and 17 in the last 4 matches. In a chat with Star Sports, Sunil Gavaskar said, “People expect that he will come along and start hitting the ball for boundaries and sixes. That is something, which because of what he has performed over the last 3-4 years, people have come to expect, and therefore there is that disappointment. But what I think he needs to do, is introspect. What happens during captaincy often is that sometimes you are not thinking about your own game. You are thinking about the game of others – bowlers or batters. So you forget that there...
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Hardik Pandya hails Dinesh Karthik after Rajkot heroics, calls him an inspiration

Hardik Pandya has expressed his admiration for Dinesh Karthik, saying his resurrection from obscurity is an inspiration for many in and outside the team.The 37-year-old Karthik smashed his maiden T20I fifty to help the hosts secure an 82-run victory over South Africa in the fourth T20 International here on Friday. During a chat with Karthik, the video of which has been uploaded by the BCCI on its website, Hardik recalled his past conversations with the seasoned campaigner, who is going through a dream run with the bat.”I need to tell you this, genuinely I want to tell you this, you have given a lot of inspiration to many guys in their life. In-flight insightful conversation 👌Learning from the great @msdhoni 👍Being an inspiration 👏 DO NOT MISS as @hardikpandya7 & @DineshKarthik chat...
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Watch: Hardik Pandya hails Dinesh Karthik after Rajkot heroics, calls him an inspiration | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: India's star all-rounder Hardik Pandya has expressed his admiration for Dinesh Karthik, saying his resurrection from obscurity is an inspiration for many in and outside the team. The veteran wicketkeeper smashed his maiden T20I fifty to help the hosts secure an 82-run victory over South Africa in the fourth T20 International here on Friday. During a chat with Karthik, the video of which has been uploaded by the BCCI on its website, Hardik recalled his past conversations with the seasoned campaigner, who is going through a dream run with the bat. In-flight insightful conversation 👌Learning from the great @msdhoni 👍Being an inspiration 👏DO NOT MISS as… https://t.co/edA49dWjWC— BCCI (@BCCI) 1655526600000"I need to tell you this, genuinely I want to tell you this, you have given a l...
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Rishabh Pant falling into outside off-stump trap, not a good sign: Sunil Gavaskar | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: Batting great Sunil Gavaskar has questioned Rishabh Pant's shot selection, saying it is "not a good sign" that the Indian stumper is repeatedly falling into the outside the off-stump trap in the ongoing T20I series against South Africa. Pant, who has scored 740 runs in 47 T20Is at 23.12, has been getting out in almost identical fashion while going for the big shot wide outside the off-stump. "He hasn't learned. He hasn't learned from his previous three dismissals, Gavaskar said while commentating on Star Sports. "They throw wide, and he keeps going for it. He can't throw enough muscle on that. He has got to stop looking to go aerial that far outside the off-stump. "There is no way he's going to get enough on it. It has gone to short-third! They all plan it, South African bowlers...
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Search for Perfect Climax: Pacers and middle-order make India favourites in series decider

A lot of grey areas are yet to be addressed but a young Indian team, with an admirable collective temperament, will start as favourites in the series-deciding fifth T20 International against South Africa here on Sunday. In a space of eight days, this Indian team has played four games. It fielded an identical XI, which is in sync with Rahul Dravid’s “school of continuity”, seen the nadir in the first two games, only to break its own record of highest margin of victories over the Proteas — by 47 runs in the third game and by 82 runs in the fourth. In-flight insightful conversation 👌Learning from the great @msdhoni 👍Being an inspiration 👏 DO NOT MISS as @hardikpandya7 & @DineshKarthik chat after #TeamIndia's win in Rajkot. 😎 😎 – By @28anand Full interview 📽️👇 #INDvSA | @Paytmhttps://...
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India vs South Africa 4th T20I: There was pressure but credit to Rahul Dravid sir for giving chances to everybody, says Avesh Khan | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: Soon after he took four for 12, including three wickets in one over, to bundle out South Africa for 87 and shape India’s massive 82-run triumph which helped the hosts come from behind and square the T20I series 2-2 at the SCA Stadium in Khanderi here, pacer Avesh Khan dedicated his career-best T20I performance to his dad Ashique Khan on the latter’s birthday. Having conceded 87 runs in 11 overs in the first three games, the 25-year-old quick was under pressure, with many questioning his place in the side, asking him to be replaced by pace merchant Umran Malik or Arshdeep Singh in the XI. However, Avesh shut his critics for the time being with a lethal spell, riding on the extra bounce in the wicket to prise out Dwayne Pretorious (0), Rassie Van der Dussen (20), Marco Jansen (12)...
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India vs South Africa: Credit to Rahul Dravid for giving chances to everybody, says Avesh Khan

India pacer Avesh Khan felt the pressure after going wicket-less in the first three games but said head coach Rahul Dravid’s faith in him pushed him to come up with a match-winning performance in the fourth T20I. Avesh relied on the hard lengths to end up with career-best figures of four for 18 in his young international career. Despite losses in the first two games, India did not change the playing eleven. Clinical win for #TeamIndia in Rajkot! 👏 👏 The @RishabhPant17-led unit beat South Africa by 82 runs to level the series 2-2. 🙌 🙌 Scorecard ▶️ https://t.co/9Mx4DQmACq #INDvSA | @Paytm pic.twitter.com/fyNIlEOJWl — BCCI (@BCCI) June 17, 2022 “The team hasn’t changed over four games, so credit to Rahul (Dravid) sir. He gives chances to everybody and intends to give them a long enough ru...
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IND vs SA 4th T20I: Electric Dinesh Karthik, awesome Avesh Khan star in India’s series-levelling win over South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: After waking up late in this T20I series against South Africa, India are on a roll. Continuing their resurgence from Vizag, where they beat the visitors by 48 runs, a relentless, ruthless India, cheered on by 28,000-plus enthusiastic fans at the SCA Stadium here on Friday, blew away South Africa by 82 runs in the fourth T20I to square the series after being down 0-2. India’s comeback makes them the favourites to win the final game in Bangalore on Sunday and clinch the series against an increasingly vulnerable-looking SA. Riding on Dinesh Karthik’s magical 55 (27b; 9x4, 2x6) and Hardik Pandya’s 46 (31b; 3x4, 3x6), the hosts scored 169/6, a total which looked impossible when the hosts were tottering at 56/3 after the first 10 overs. Thereafter, making the ball bounce menacingly, s...