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India vs South Africa: Hits and misses for Team India | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: With the next edition of the T20 World Cup around the corner, the five-match T20I series between India and South Africa was seen as a preparatory series for the mega event. Team India coach Rahul Dravid has gone on record to say that he wants to identify his core team for the tournament as soon as possible and by the end of the England T20Is in July, wants to have a fair idea about the 18 to 20-odd players he would be looking at ahead of the World Cup in Australia. Some of the regular players were rested for the series against South Africa. Captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah were all rested. Surykumar Yadav was nursing an injury. KL Rahul was initially named the captain of the series before he got injured and Rishabh Pant was asked to lead for the first time. T...
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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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Rishabh is very big and integral part of our plan in next few months: Dravid

India head coach Rahul Dravid on Sunday made it clear that the under-fire Rishabh Pant is a “big” and “integral” part of the set-up heading into the T20 World Cup in Australia. Pant, who led the side in the five-match series against South Africa that ended in a 2-2 draw after the last game was called off due to rain, managed only 58 runs in the five innings that led to some questions being raised about his place in the shortest format. However, Dravid was very clear that Pant is going nowhere. “Personally, he would have liked to score a few more runs but it is not concerning him. Certainly, he is a very big part of our plans going ahead in next few months,” Dravid said during the post-match press conference.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium He was categorical that he w...
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India vs South Africa: Rishabh Pant hails fighting spirit of team, takes lot of positives from series | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: India captain Rishabh Pant hailed the fighting spirit of the side after the hosts came back from two games down to take the five-match series against South Africa into the decider, which was washed out here on Sunday. The wicketkeeper-batter said there are a lot of positives to take from the series that ended 2-2. "It might get a little bit frustrating, but there are a lot of positives, especially the way the whole team showed character after the series was 2-0. We are trying to find different ways of winning matches, we are trying to play in a new way. "Mistakes will happen, but we are going in the right way. I think this is the first time I've lost this many tosses at the same time, but it's not in my control, so I'm not thinking about it too much," Pant said after the fift...
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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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‘Slightly overweight and bulky’: Former Pakistan leg-spinner slams Rishabh Pant’s fitness

Rishabh Pant, the stand-in India captain for the South Africa series, has faced flak for his leadership skills in the ongoing T20I series against South Africa. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 However, ahead of the series-deciding 5th T20I in Bengaluru, former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria Pant’s fitness and slammed him for his average captaincy. “I want to talk about Rishabh Pant’s keeping. I have noticed one thing that when a fast bowler is bowling, he doesn’t crouch and sit down. He keeps standing. Maybe because he is slightly overweight and bulky, he can’t come up that quickly, and he doesn’t have that much of time.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium “He just stays bent back and low, he doesn’t ...
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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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Hardik Pandya reveals MS Dhoni’s advice which helped him become a better player | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: All-rounder Hardik Pandya, who is enjoying a golden run of form, has revealed how advice from former India captain MS Dhoni early on in his career has helped him tremendously to become a better player. The 28-year-old Pandya recently made a comeback into the India squad during the T20I series against South Africa and has made some vital contributions. His inclusion came on the back of a sensational IPL with the Gujarat Titans, where he proved his form and fitness, leading them to title triumph in the debut season. He scored 487 runs in the IPL 2022 while also chipping in with 8 wickets. In-flight insightful conversation 👌Learning from the great @msdhoni 👍Being an inspiration 👏DO NOT MISS as… https://t.co/edA49dWjWC— BCCI (@BCCI) 1655526600000The most impressive aspect of his gam...
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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...
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Dinesh Karthik leads comeback as India level series 2-2

From teetering on the edge of the cliff, India have crawled back to breathe again and take the series to the final game in Bangalore. Sizeable credit for the series-levelling 82-run victory in Rajkot goes to the unflustered big-hitting brilliance of Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya, whose 65 runs in 5.3 overs propelled India to 169 runs on a tacky surface, as well as the synchronised utility of its bowling firm. Give these set of bowlers conditions that remotely abet their craft, they make life impossibly difficult for overseas batsmen to live, let alone prosper. The surface was not as conducive to stroke-play as the other venues in this series. Some balls stopped, some skidded along, some just leapt off good-length areas. The bounce was spongy rather than a trampoline. Both seamers an...
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Ind vs SA 4th T20I: Dinesh Karthik becomes oldest Indian to score T20I fifty

Dinesh Karthik played an explosive inning as he scored his maiden T20I half-century in Rajkot on Friday. He faced just 27 balls and amassed 55 runs and helped India win the match by 82 runs. At the age of 37 years and 16 days, Karthik also became the oldest Indian to get a T20I fifty. The previous record was held by MS Dhoni at the age of 36 years and 229 days when he scored a half-century against South Africa back in 2018. The Indians were struggling at 81 for four before a 65-run stand between Hardik (46 off 31) and Karthik (55 off 27) brought the home team back into the game. Thanks to Hardik and Karthik, India were able to amass 73 runs in the last five overs. Fans started praising Dinesh for his outstanding innings on Friday. 5⃣0⃣ for @DineshKarthik! 👏 👏 A cracking knock this is a...