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HindustanTimes Mon,29 Dec 2014

India VS South Africa 2013: News

India-SA 2nd Test: after the high, it’s a fight to the finish

Faf’s catch, like his century at the Wanderers last week, has raised South Africa’s hopes of a victory in a rain-interrupted Test as India face the task of batting out the entire fifth day to be able to leave the shores with their heads held high.

Kallis makes century in final Test, SA 500 all out; India 68/2

A farewell century by Jacques Kallis and a thumping half-century by tailender Robin Peterson gave South Africa a 166-run first-innings lead over India on the fourth day of the second Test on Sunday.

Elusive sun spells misfortune for India

It was a day to enjoy the game in the open stands, but not one India seamers were looking forward to. A scuffed up wicket and the sunmade the players sweaty and the wicket bone dry. South Africa 299 for five at the end of third day's play

South Africa 299 for five at the end of third day's play

South Africa were 299 for five, 35 runs behind India's first innings total of 334, at the end of Day 3 of the 2nd and final Test in Durban on Saturday. Play was cut short because of rain and it will start early on Sunday. Kallis grinds it out in final Test

‘Jinks’ unbroken but Steyn guns down six to give Proteas the edge

‘Jinks’ as Ajinkya Rahane is fondly called by his captain, Rahane stitched two crucial partnerships, first with Virat Kohli and then with MS Dhoni, remaining unbeaten even as wickets fell around him.

India vs SA 2nd Test: India all out for 334 on Day 2

India were all out for 334 in their first innings against South Africa on Day two of the second and final cricket Test at Kingsmead in Durban on Friday.

Looking to end opening blues in Durban

Opening batting combination of Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay put on 17 and 23 in the first Test. This shows that despite the chopping and changing the opening pair remains a worry, at least outside the subcontinent.

Dry pitch in Durban raises Indian hopes of series win

SA coach Russell Domingo was quite surprised by the Durban pitch and said it was very dry and not what the South Africans had expected. In short, the Indians can't be called ambitious for thinking of their first-ever series win in South Africa.

Durban Test: South Africa, India have bowling headaches

Finding the right combination of bowlers will be the biggest headache for both South Africa and India ahead of the second and final Test starting at Kingsmead on Thursday.

WI vs NZ: Marlon Samuels out of ODI squad, Walton called in

An injured wrist has ruled batsman Marlon Samuels out of the West Indies one-day squad to face New Zealand, with Chadwick Walton called in as cover, team officials said Tuesday.

Thrilling first Test ends in draw, SA make 450, 8 less than needed

The final day of the first Test of the two match series between India and South Africa proved every bit of a potboiler it promised to be, ending in one of the most thrilling draws in recent memory. For India, life and runs after Sachin Tendulkar

Zaheer becomes the fourth Indian to take 300 Test wickets

Zaheer Khan on Sunday became the fourth Indian bowler and the second only pacer to take 300 wickets in Test matches during the final day of the first Test at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

India vs SA: Post heartbreak, Virat wins one back

Kohli’s miss was a half chance. Keeping in mind Zak’s record – that would have been wicket No 300 – India would have loved to somehow snap that one up. But he will have to wait at least till Sunday.

Pujara and Kohli: Charting their own course to legacy

It was Cheteshwar Pujara’s best chance to walk into the record books. But 16 short of equalling Sachin Tendulkar’s 169, the best by an India batsman in South Africa, he edged a wild cut to wicketkeeper AB de Villiers.

SA finish at 138/2 on Day 4, set up exciting last day in first Test

South Africa scored 138 runs and India took two wickets by close of play on fourth day to set up an absolute potboiler of a last day with the hosts needing 320 runs to win the first Test at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.
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