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2nd Test: Cameron Green takes five as Australia seize control against South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Allrounder Cameron Green took a career-best 5-27 as Australia ripped through South Africa's fragile batting before piling on late runs to seize control of the second Test in Melbourne on Monday.After the visitors were dismissed for 189, an aggressive David Warner, in his 100th Test, was unbeaten on 32 and Marnus Labuschagne was not out on five to steer the hosts to 45-1 at stumps on day one.Usman Khawaja was out for one, caught behind by Kyle Verreynne off Kagiso Rabada.Australia won the first of three Tests by six wickets inside two days on a hostile and green Gabba pitch in Brisbane last week.A proper day of Test cricket comes to a close on Boxing Day! South Africa lead by 144 runs in what has been a great… https://t.co/qrp0Fqj8YV— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) 1672039955...
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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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T20 World Cup, India vs South Africa: One of my best T20 performances, Virat Kohli’s wicket was special, says Lungi Ngidi | Cricket News – Times of India

PERTH: Lungi Ngidi was pleased as punch to have Virat Kohli among his four scalps in "one of his best T20 performances" after South Africa won a crucial T20 World Cup match against India by five wickets on Sunday. Ngidi, who replaced Tabraiz Shamsi in the playing XI, got 4 for 29 which included the wickets of rival captain Rohit Sharma, opener KL Rahul, Kohli, and Hardik Pandya. "Virat had hit me for two boundaries, so he was trying to attack me a bit. Bowling that (short) ball, I probably knew he would go for it. Could have gone anywhere, for six or in hand, and luckily, it went by my side," Ngidi told reporters in the mixed zone when asked about his favourite dismissal. In fact, he rated this performance better than his 5/39 against England. #TeamIndia fought hard but it was South Afr...
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‘Hopefully will win all from here’: Twitterati root for India to lift World Cup after South Africa loss | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India might have suffered their first loss in the T20 World Cup in the Super 12 Group 2 match against South Africa after back-to-back wins against Pakistan and Netherlands, but netizens found joy in it and started comparing India's 2011 50-over World Cup results with this edition. Interestingly, South Africa got the better of India in the group match of the 2011 World Cup, India emerged victorious against Netherlands and Pakistan and Ireland stunned England. In an uncanny scenario, South Africa, India and Ireland have beaten the same opponents in the ongoing T20 World Cup that sparked Twitterati to make India favourite to lift the second T20 World Cup title after the South Africa defeat. Well Done South Africa. India fought well till the end but 133 wasn’t enoughSimilar to th...
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T20 World Cup: 7 moments where India lost the match vs South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After emerging on top of a nail-biter against Pakistan and a one-sided win against minnows Netherlands, Team India got their first shock of the 2022 T20 World Cup with a five-wicket defeat against a superior South African team in Perth on Sunday. The Proteas pacers led by Lungi Ngidi produced a fierce bowling show taking their side to the top in Group 2, dethroning India from the no.1 position. Riding high on confidence after two successive victories, India, in Perth were outplayed by the Proteas on a pitch that clearly favoured the fiery South African quicks. The India bowlers did try to make a match out of a low scoring game but Aiden Markram and David Miller ensured that the Proteas got across the finish line in a comfortable manner. Here's a look at some of the key moment...
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IND vs SA: The New Zulu: Lungi Ngidi from panic stricken to glorious attacker

South African pacer Lungi Ngidi once had a very scary Indian experience. Back in 2015, he was in India for a Universities World Cup. The games were in Dehradun and that saw the teams taking the busy narrow hilly roads on most days. On one such trip, on the foothills of the Himalayas, the young “Gentle Giant” had a panic attack. On a visit to University of Pretoria (UP) during India’s tour to South Africa, one had heard that story. Blanche Conradie of UP’s sports department had shared Ngidi’s unnerving experience. “It was a rare day, when the team’s tallest and broadest member, who loves to sleep, wanted to leave his room and go out. “We were in this bus on the hills with lots of hooting and honking around on the sinuous route with traffic jams. Lungi thought he was going to die and had ...
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T20 World Cup India vs South Africa: Bounce the buzzword as India take on South Africa in Perth | Cricket News – Times of India

Pace a factor, but the performance of both the teams' top order may well decide the gamePERTH: It is unusually cold here for late October. Perth is famous for the Freemantle Doctor, the cooling afternoon sea breeze which is strongest in December and January and likes to influence Test-match sessions at the WACA (now known as the Optus Stadium). On this day it's a different wind, one with a serrated edge to it, which adds to the chill factor and makes everyone rush for their hoodies. It is late afternoon and already overcast and drizzling when Rahul Dravid walks up to the net bowlers. They have been bunched together for long, whispering among themselves, waiting for India's cricketers to arrive. "What've we got here, boys," Dravid asks with a smile. "Pace, sir," says one, rubbing his han...
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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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T20 World Cup: South Africa to target Bangladesh top order in Sydney | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Lungi Ngidi says South Africa will be looking to blast Bangladesh off the park with pace at the Twenty20 World Cup on Thursday, targeting the top order in particular to "cut the head off the snake". The Proteas lost a home one-day international series to Bangladesh in March and Ngidi, a key member of South Africa's pace unit, said he and his team mates had learned some lessons from that reverse. "Their batsmen came out pretty aggressively against us, so we're very cognisant of that fact so we'll definitely be targeting their top order," he told reporters at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday. "As the bowling unit, we're definitely looking cut the head off the snake, take out their top order and restrict them to as low a total as possible. "They outplayed us (in March), it's ...
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First day of England-South Africa third Test washed out | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: The first day of the third and deciding Test between England and South Africa at The Oval was washed out by rain on Thursday with no play possible. England won the toss and put South Africa into bat only for a shower to sweep in and put a stop to proceedings minutes before the players took to the field. A frustrating day of covers on and off followed before an official announcement came at 15.45GMT saying no play would be possible. More rain is forecast for London on Friday, though the weekend prospects look brighter. The series is level at 1-1, with both Tests finishing inside three days. South Africa won the first by an innings and 12 runs at Lord’s only to be hammered by an innings and 85 runs in the second at Old Trafford. England have brought in debutant batsman Harry Brook...
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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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The fast bowler Lungi Ngidi has an answer to former white South African players: “Racism is a factor within South Africa that needs to be addressed”

Couple of years ago, Lungi Ngidi, the second Zulu-speaking player in the South African squad after Andile Phehlukwayo, faced a severe backlash from some former white South African cricketers for talking about the need to take the knee at the start of the matches for the Black Lives Matter movement.  Brian McMillan, Pat Symcox, Boeta Dippenaar, and the former wicketkeeper Rudi Steyn would dismiss BLM as a Marxist conspiracy or accuse Ngiidi of talking “nonsense”, “crap”, and “political”. They also said that Ngidi should be fighting for white farmers in South Africa. The usual “all lives matter ” trope was also thrown at him by then. Online, more trolls slammed him.  “I was very surprised because I didn’t step on anyone’s toes. I didn’t attack anyone. But I understand the history of our c...
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Having someone of Dhoni’s calibre put his trust in me was massive for me: Lungi Ngidi

South African pacer Lungi Ngidi has acknowledged his Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni’s contribution to his career, saying “for someone of his calibre to put his trust in me to win him games at a young age was massive for me.” Nigidi was picked up by the CSK in 2018. The right-arm pacer grabbed 11 wickets in seven matches at an average of 14.18 that season, helping the Dhoni-led side to win the title. He was also part of the title-winning side in 2021. “Having someone of Dhoni’s calibre put his trust in me to win him games when I was 22 was massive for me,” Ngidi told ‘The Guardian’. The 26-year-old credited the IPL for teaching him how to deal with massive crowds. “The IPL also taught me how to handle a big crowd. I’d never played in front of 60,000 people and that was a bit overw...