India vs South Africa Highlights, 3rd Test, Day 1: SA reach 17/1 at Stumps, trail IND by 206 runs; Kohli shines with 79

Updated on Jan 11, 2022 09:38 PM IST

India vs South Africa Highlights 3rd Test, Day 1 Updates: South Africa reached 17/1 at Stumps on the first day at Newlands. They trail IND by 210 runs after Virat Kohli starred with a gritty 79. Kagiso Rabada bagged a four-wicket haul. Follow IND vs SA score and Updates from the Cape Town Test.

IND vs SA Highlights, 3rd Test, Day 1
IND vs SA Highlights, 3rd Test, Day 1

India vs South Africa 3rd Test, Day 1 Highlights: Keegan Petersen dropped Mayank Agarwal for a duck but he and KL Rahul scored runs at a decent rate. After batting well for 11 overs, India lost two wickets in as many overs. While Duanne Olivier removed Rahul on 12, Rabada got the better of Agarwal on 15.  Currently, Cheteshwar Pujara and Kohli are in the middle. The two senior pros then put on an unbeaten stand of 42 in 95 balls to take the hosts to 75/2 at Lunch. The duo then brought up their 50-run stand but soon after, Marco Jansen removed Pujara for 43. The next partnership turned out to be a short one as Rabada bagged his second wicket, removing Ajinkya Rahane on 9. In at no.6, Rishabh Pant didn't shy away from playing a few shots as Kohli crawled to 40. In the 52nd over, there was a bit of a controversy related to the DRS but the players moved past it quickly. Eventually, India reached 141-4 at Tea. Kohli and Pant continued in the same vein after the break as Kohli hit a boundary to get to his 28th Test fifty and bring up a 50-run stand with Pant. Soon after, Jansen removed Pant on 27. R Ashwin came but he left after 10 balls as Jansen scalped his wicket. Shardul Thakur hit a wonderful six and four but was dismissed by Keshav Maharaj on 12 after 9 balls. India were reduced to 8 down when Bumrah was out caught behind off Rabada. After battling it out all day, Rabada eventually got the better of Kohli, sending him back on 79. Lungi Ngidi wrapped things up, dismissing Mohammed Shami for 7 as India were bowled out for 223. Rabada finished with a four-wicket haul. Eventually, nightwatchman Keshav Maharaj and opener Aiden Markram took SA to 17/1 at Stumps, leaving them 206 runs behind India's first innings score.

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  • Jan 11, 2022 09:36 PM IST

    IND vs SA: A thrilling day comes to an end. CIAO!

    An enthralling day of Test cricket comes to an end. The series decider is off to a fantastic start. India opted to bat and yet, posted just 223 runs. Kagiso Rabada bagged four wickets, while Marco Jansen bagged 3. Fit-again skipper Virat Kohli scored his highest score in 26 innings, with a gritty 201-ball 79. Towards the end of the day, Jasprit Bumrah removed Dean Elgar for 3 as Aiden Markram (8) and Keshav Maharaj (6) remained unbeaten.

    We will be back tomorrow with action from Day 2. Until then, this is Shivansh Gupta bidding you all goodnight. CIAO!

  • Jan 11, 2022 09:32 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa: STUMPS ON DAY 1

    South Africa end Day 1 at 17/1 after 8 overs, trail India by 206 runs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 09:27 PM IST

    Bumrah's final over the day is a maiden

    SA are 13/1 after 7 overs, trail by 210 runs

  • Jan 11, 2022 09:25 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Live Score: Change in the attack

    Mohammed Shami is into the attack.

    OUCH! Looks like Maharaj has done his hamstring here, for the looks of it. Markram and Maharaj run for a quick single after a mix-up. The physio is out.

    After a small break, the play is underway again.

    SA are 13/1 after 6 overs, trail by 210 runs

  • Jan 11, 2022 09:17 PM IST

    OUT! BUMRAH GETS ELGAR, YET AGAIN

    OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Yet again, Bumrah gets Elgar, sends him packing on 3. Pitched on length, on middle and leg and angling away. Not much Elgar could have done except try and defend it. The ball takes the edge and is puched by Pujara at first slip

    SA are 10/1, trail by 213 runs

    Nightwatchman Keshav Maharaj walks out

  • Jan 11, 2022 09:13 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa 3rd Test Live

    LOVELY SHOT! Markram drives the ball superbly down the ground for a double.

    FOUR! SENSATIONAL SHOT! This time, Markram holds the pose and drives the ball exquisitely through mid-on for 4.

    SA are 10/0 after 4 overs, trail by 213 runs

  • Jan 11, 2022 09:08 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa 3rd Test Live Score: Another over from Bumrah

    SA are 3/0 after 3 overs, trail by 220 runs

  • Jan 11, 2022 09:04 PM IST

    SA and both openers off the mark

    SA ON THE BOARD! Aiden Markram takes a single on the second ball of the second over to get off the mark

    NICE SHOT! Elgar punches the ball through cover for a double. He is off the mark too

    SA are 3/0 after 2 overs, trail by 220 run

  • Jan 11, 2022 09:01 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa 3rd Test Live: Yadav sharing new ball

    Umesh Yadav is sharing the new ball with Bumrah in his first match of the series

  • Jan 11, 2022 09:00 PM IST

    What a start for Bumrah

     A SENSATIONAL MAIDEN ends with Bumrah beats Elgar all ends up. 

    SA are 0/0 after 1 over, trail by 223 runs

  • Jan 11, 2022 08:56 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Live: South Africa's first innings begins

    South Africa openers Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram have walked out to open. Jasprit Bumrah to open the attack.

    The hosts trail by 223 runs. 

    30 minutes of play left today. LET'S PLAY!!

  • Jan 11, 2022 08:49 PM IST

    Superb bowling effort from the Proteas

    They lost the toss but didn't lose hope at any point. Apart from Kohli's 79, no other Indian batter could get going and only Virat knows how hard he was made to work during his 201-ball knock. KG Rabada, with 4 wickets, and Marco Jansen, with 3, were the pick of the bowlers. 

  • Jan 11, 2022 08:46 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Updates: INDIA ALL-OUT FOR 223

    Lungi Ngidi, after 14.3 overs of relentless, finally has a wicket to his name as Shami is caught by Temba Bavuma at backward point.

    He is gone for 7

  • Jan 11, 2022 08:42 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa: Score update

    After 77 overs, IND are 223/9. 

    Umesh (4*) and Shami (7*) have put on 12 runs so far for the 10th wicket

  • Jan 11, 2022 08:38 PM IST

    Story of the session so far

    22 overs, 77 runs and five wickets. Safe to say, this has been South Africa's session. 15 more overs left in the day. Will take a tough fight for India to prevent South Africa from batting today evening.

  • Jan 11, 2022 08:36 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Rabada one wicket away from making his 50th Test special

    South Africa hoping to wrap this up quickly. Playing his 50th Test, Kagiso Rabada has been the bowler to look out for. He has picked up 4/67 so far, approaching another five-wicket-haul here. Shami and Umesh swinging their bats, while Kohli Kohli and his teammates are getting ready in their whites.

  • Jan 11, 2022 08:24 PM IST

    OUT! There will not be a Kohli century today

    Heartbreak for Indian fans as Kohli perished for 79. The India captain is out caught behind off the bowling of Rabada. Walks across and while trying to guide the ball, edges it to the keeper. India 211/9. On another day, had there been some more resistance shown by India's batters, things might have been different.

  • Jan 11, 2022 08:16 PM IST

    GONE: India 8 down, Kohli 28 away from a century

    OUT! It’s a top edge and Elgar completes the catch. Third wicket for Rabada as India go 8 down for 210. Kohli beginning to run out of partners here.

  • Jan 11, 2022 08:13 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Kohli moves to 78 with a four

    Streaky but safe. Kohli reaches out wide to that ball and edges it for a four. This is now his highest score in 26 Test innings.

  • Jan 11, 2022 08:10 PM IST

    Enters Boom, entertainment guaranteed

    Bumrah tries to play the late cut off Maharaj but the ball goes straight to the fielder. Kohli enjoyed it. Maharaj followed it with a floater that rapped Bumrah on the pads. A huge appeal endued but no harm done. It will be interesting to watch how Kohli approaches this with seven wickets down.

  • Jan 11, 2022 08:02 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa 3rd Test Live: FOUR AND GONE

    FOUR! Thakur now smacks Maharaj for a boundary! A drag down from Keshav and Thakur hammers the ball of the backfoot through extra-cover for 4

    OUT! Softest of dismissals you'll see all day. Thakur has to go! First wicket of the series for Maharaj. Tosses it up and Thakur looked to nudge the ball softly. Gets the leading edge and is caught by Petersen at short cover. The umpires needed the TV umpire to confirm whether the fingers were under the ball.

    IND are 205/7 after 67.3 overs.

    Jasprit Bumrah walks in next

  • Jan 11, 2022 08:00 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa 3rd Test Live Score: Thakur's “Reverse Nataraj” shot has arrived in Cape Town

    SIX! YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME, SHARDUL! Short but just wide of the off stump from Rabada. Shardul rocks onto the backfoot, makes some room for himself and smacks the ball over deep point for 6. Yet again, he brought out the “reverse nataraj” shot with his front leg in the air at the point of contact

    IND are 200/6 after 67 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 07:55 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: Welcome back, Rabada

    In a bid to remove Kohli and open the floodgates, Dean Elgar has turned to Kagiso Rabada.

  • Jan 11, 2022 07:54 PM IST

    Another economical over from Maharaj

    He concedes just 4 runs from it.

    IND are 192/6 after 66 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 07:50 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa 3rd Test: Kohli now dealing in boundaries

    FOUR! WOW, JUST WOW! Kohli moves to 65 with another picture-perfect, textbook cover drive. 

    FOUR! SUPREME TIMING! This was just a gentle check-drive through cover and it raced to the boundary for 4.

    IND are 188/6 after 65 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 07:46 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Test Live Updates: EDGED AND 4; Kohli survives

    EDGED AND 4! That was a close shave for Kohli. Maharaj floats it up around middle stump and gets it to dip sharply. Kohli edges the ball off the flick but he survives as the ball flies past the slip fielder for 4.

    IND are 180/6 after 64 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 07:42 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Live Score:  JANSEN STRIKES AGAIN, ASHWIN GONE

    EDGED AND TAKE, YET AGAIN! Ashwin's stay at the crease lasts only 10 balls as he nicks one to the keeper of Jansen.

    IND are 175/6 after 62.5 overs.

    Shardul Thakur walks out next

  • Jan 11, 2022 07:37 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Live Score: Decent start from Maharaj

    A maiden to begin with. IND are 172/5 after 62 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 07:34 PM IST

    Finally, we see first sights of spin

    After 61 overs, Dean Elgar has decided to introduce spin

  • Jan 11, 2022 07:34 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Score: PANT FALLS, JANSEN STRIKES

    OUT! Rishabh Pant has been dismissed on 27 as Marco Jansen strikes to bag his 2nd wicket of the innings. Pant, off the back foot, looked to guide the ball down to third man but ended up edging it to Keegan Petersen at gully.

    IND are 168/5 after 60.3 overs.

    R Ashwin joins Kohli

    FOUR! Beautiful straight drive from Kohli, presents the full face of the bat and times it perfectly past mid off for 4.

    IND are 172/5 after 61 overs

  • Jan 11, 2022 07:28 PM IST

    50 for Virat Kohli

    FOUR AND FIFTY FOR VIRAT KOHLI! A cover drive, misfield by Rabada and Kohli gets to his first 50 of the series. It's the second slowest of his career, behind his slowest of 171 balls in Nagpur vs England during the 2012/13 series.

    50-RUN STAND. With that, the duo have brought up their 50-run stnad

  • Jan 11, 2022 07:22 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Score: UPPISH BUT 4; PANT WILL TAKE AS THEY COME

    FOUR! Another boundary off Pant's bat and this time, he slashes the ball wide of the fielder through backward point for 4.

    IND are 159/4 after 60 overs. 

  • Jan 11, 2022 07:18 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Live: Score update

    3 off the over from Olivier. IND are 154/4 after 58 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 07:14 PM IST

    Maiden from Ngidi

    IND are 151-4 after 57 overs

  • Jan 11, 2022 07:08 PM IST

    IND vs SA: INDIA CROSS 150

    FOUR! Lovely shot from Pant. Back of a length and angling away. Pant gets on of the ball and punches the ball off his backfoot for 4.

    IND are 151-4 after 56 overs

  • Jan 11, 2022 07:04 PM IST

    Kohli gets session underway with a boundary

    FOUR! THAT IS A SUCH A GOOD-LOOKING SHOT! Too straight from Lungi and Kohli leans into the flick of the wrist and collects 4 through deep mid-wicket.

    IND are 146/4 after 55 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 07:02 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa: LET'S PLAY

    Lungi Ngidi to Virat Kohli, who is 10 runs away from a 50

  • Jan 11, 2022 06:59 PM IST

    WELCOME BACK

    Hello and Welcome back for the final session. All eyes on Virat Kohli (40*) and Rishabh Pant (12*)

    IND are 141/4 after 54 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 06:43 PM IST

    We will be back in a couple of minutes

    An interesting session that. India lost Pujara (43) and Rahane (9) but the kind of touch skipper Kohli is in at the moment, it looks like he is heading for a big one. STAY TUNED AS WE RETURN IN A FEW MINUTES FOR THE FINAL SESSIOn

  • Jan 11, 2022 06:41 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa 3rd Test Live: TEA ON DAY 1

    Duanne Olivier bowls a maiden and Virat Kohli (40*) and Rishabh Pant (12*) have taken India to 141-4 after 54 overs at Tea on Day 1.

  • Jan 11, 2022 06:37 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Score: Maiden

    IND are 139/4 after 53 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 06:33 PM IST

    KOHLI-SA REVIEW CONTROVERY 

    HOW'S THAT? NOT-OUT! SA REVIEW! Olivier strays down leg and Kohli misses the flick. The ball is caught Verreynne, the SA keeper. UltraEdge showed the faintest of spikes as the ball passed the bat and there was a huge spike as the ball brushed the thigh pad. 

    UMPIRE GIVES NOT-OUT, SAW LOSE REVIEW AND THERE IS DISBELIEF!

    Interesting. Elgar and Kohli have a chat as the fielders take a while to get back to their positions.

    IND are 139/4 after 52 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 06:25 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Live

    Rabada convinces the skipper. 
    After the end of the last over, Rabada was seen signalling “1 more” to his skipper. His plea has been heard.

    And he gives away just 3 runs. IND are 138/4 after 51 overs

  • Jan 11, 2022 06:21 PM IST

    Olivier to Kohli- 4

    FOUR! Olivier drags it down the leg and side and Kohli nonchalantly flicks it to fine leg for 4.

    IND are 135/4 after 50 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 06:17 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Rabada in battle with Pant and Kohli

    IND are 131-4 after 49 overs.

    What an over that was. Rabada has been at battle with Kohli since the Indian skipper has stepped out to bat and now, he is fighting it out with Pant

  • Jan 11, 2022 06:11 PM IST

    Duanne Olivier delivers yet another maiden

    IND are 129/4 after 48 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 06:09 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa: Score update

    1 off the next over. IND are 129/4 after 47 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 06:04 PM IST

    Another trademark Kohli cover drive

    FOUR! Another vintage Kohli cover drive. He's well into the 30s now

    IND are 128/4 after 46 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 05:59 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Live Score: SHOT, PANT

    FOUR! Swiveled pulled for 4! as expected, Pant is not going to shy away from playing his shots.

    IND are 124/4 after 45 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 05:58 PM IST

    The next over is a maiden

    IND are 120/4 after 44 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 05:52 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Test Live Updates: Pant takes on Jansen

    FOUR! That's the way he plays, does Pant. Back of a length and angling away. Pant slashes it over Jansen at the gully for 4. Risky but it is what it is.

    IND are 120/4 after 43 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 05:47 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa 3rd Test Live: RAHANE WITH ANOTHER FAILURE

    HOW'S THAT? OUT! INDIA REVIEW! Another peach of a delivery from Rabada. Nips away from Rahane sharply from off stump. Rahane edges the ball to the keeper.  Rahane had reviewed it but it was of no use as the UltraEdge showed a definite spike

    EDGED AND TAKEN! Another batter bites the dust and this time, it's Ajinkya Rahane. Rabada sends him packing on 9.

    IND are 116/4 after 42.1 overs.

    Rishabh  Pant is the new batter in

  • Jan 11, 2022 05:42 PM IST

    KOHLI LOOKING EXTREMELY POISED AND IN CONTROL

    FOUR! SHOTTT! What an innings this has been so far from Kohli. He has not looked out of control for a single minute. He thrashes Jansen for 4 with his signature cover drive. Players will now take drinks

    IND are 116/3 after 42 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 05:38 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Score: SIX, first of the match

    SIX! First maximum of the bat comes off Kohli's bat. Banged in short from Rabada and Kohli pulls from an awkward position. The ball flies off the top edge over the fine leg fence for 6.

    IND are 111-3 after 41 overs

  • Jan 11, 2022 05:33 PM IST

    Brilliant shot from Rahane

    FOUR! Lovely shot from Rahane. Just outside off, he takes a big stride forward, opens the face of the bat and punches it wide of point for 4.

    IND are 105/3 after 40 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 05:29 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Live: 100 up for the Indian team

    IND are 101/3 after 39 overs

  • Jan 11, 2022 05:28 PM IST

    Rahane off the mark with a streaky boundary

    EDGED AND FOUR! Rahane pokes at one shaping away but he plays it with soft hands which means the ball falls short of the slips fielders and slips through to the third man fence for 4.

    IND are 99/3 after 38 overs

  • Jan 11, 2022 05:22 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Test Live Updates: Pujara gone for 43

    Marco Jansen is recalled into the attack

    FOUR! Marco Jansen is welcomed back Pujara flicking the ball off his wrists for a boundary through deep mid-wicket. 

    OUT! Two balls later, Pujara falls. Cheteshwar Pujara, who was looking so good, has nicked one to the keeper off Jansen. He's gone for 43.

    IND are 95/3 after 37.3 overs.

    Ajinkya Rahane is the new batter in

  • Jan 11, 2022 05:20 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Live Score: Score update

    IND are 91-2 after 37 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 05:17 PM IST

    4 from the over

    IND are 91-2 after 36 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 05:10 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Score: 50-run stand

    FOUR! 50-RUN STAND! Dragged down leg from Ngidi, Pujara obliges and he flicks the ball to fine leg for 4.

    IND are 87/2 after 35 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 05:06 PM IST

    Another fine maiden from Olivier

    IND are 81-2 after 34 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 05:01 PM IST

    Maiden from Ngidi

    IND are 81-2 after 33 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 04:57 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Live: Patient Kohli

    After falling to deliveries way outside off in the first two innings of the first Test, Kohli has been extremely disciplined today. He hasn't chased anything outside off and has been very cautious. He is now on 16 off 65 balls, so he hasn't rushed things for runs either.

    IND are 81-2 after 32 overs.

     

  • Jan 11, 2022 04:53 PM IST

    Virat Kohli fends off Ngidi

    A good maiden from Ngidi.

    IND are 80/2 after 31 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 04:49 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Olivier returns into the attack

    Duanne Olivier is back into the attack. One run off it.

    IND are 80/2 after 30 overs

  • Jan 11, 2022 04:44 PM IST

    Second session underway with a boundary off Pujara's bat

    FOUR! Superb cover drive from Pujara. A rank half-volley outside off from Ngidi and Pujara smacks the ball along the ground for 4.

    IND are 79/2 after 29 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 04:41 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa: LET'S PLAY

    Ngidi to Pujara. Let's play!

  • Jan 11, 2022 04:39 PM IST

    Welcome back

    Hello again. We are back for the second session of play. How many more can the two batters add?

    Still overcast conditions in Cape Town

  • Jan 11, 2022 04:07 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Score: Stay tuned!

    An absorbing first session. It all started with Kohli opting to bat and openers Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul starting well. They put on 31 runs before Duanne Olivier bagged the prized wicket of KL Rahul in the 12th over. Exactly 6 balls later, Kagiso Rabada sent Mayank Agarwal packing. 

    During the third ½ hour of the session, Kohli and Pujara were patient before accelerating in the final ½ hour to put on 42 runs so far in 95 balls.

    WE WILL BE BACK SOON WITH THE 2ND SESSION. STAY TUNED!

  • Jan 11, 2022 04:02 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Live: LUNCH ON DAY 1

    Virat Kohli (15*), Pujara (26*) take IND to 73/2 at Lunch.

    Their partnership is now worth 42 runs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 03:57 PM IST

    An economical over from KG Rabad

    One from the over. IND are 68/2 after 27 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 03:53 PM IST

    Change of ends for Jansen as he replaces Ngidi

    One from the over. IND are 67/2 after 26 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 03:48 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Change in the attack

    Kagiso Rabada is brought back on and he replaces Marco Jansen

    FOUR! Rabada has eased some pressure off Kohli with poor lines. First, he goes straight and Kohli collects two through fine leg. And then Kohli drives the ball quite beautifully through covers for four.

    IND are 66/2 after 25 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 03:43 PM IST

    Another boundary for Pujara

    FOUR! While Kohli is happy to stay patient, Pujara isn't shy away from scoring runs. Ngidi slides down leg and Pujara flicks the ball to fine leg for 4.

    IND are 57/2 after 24 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 03:42 PM IST

    Jansen to Kohli- A good battle

    Virat Kohli is in no rush here. Jansen, from over the wicket, is bowling good channels and the batter is happy to leave most of them.

    Another maiden. IND are 53/2 after 23 overs

  • Jan 11, 2022 03:35 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa: 50 up for India

    TEAM FIFTY! After 128 balls, India have crossed the 50-run mark as Pujara flicks the ball to mid-wicket for 3.

    IND are 53/2 after 22 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 03:32 PM IST

    Maiden from Jansen

    IND are 49/2 after 21 overs

  • Jan 11, 2022 03:26 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Live Score: Pujara with positive intent, collects another 4

    FOUR! Brilliant timing and authority on the shot. Full and straight from Ngidi and Pujara accepts the gifts as he flicks the ball through deep mid-wicket for 4.

    IND are 49/2 after 20 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 03:22 PM IST

    Kohli off the mark in supreme style

    FOUR! VINTAGE, CLASSIC, TRADEMARK KOHLI! WOW! “Nobody plays that extra-cover drive than Kohli,” says Sunny G in the comm box. A wide half-volley from Jansen, Kohli goes down on one knee and creams the ball through covers for 4. He's off the mark after 15 balls.

    IND are 45/2 after 19 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 03:19 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Test Live Update: A third maiden on the trot

    A third maiden on the trot.
    IND are 41-2 after 18 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 03:16 PM IST

    A good maiden from Jansen to Kohli

    17 overs gone. IND are 41-2

  • Jan 11, 2022 03:12 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa 3rd Test: Maiden from Ngidi

    16 overs gone. IND are 41-2

  • Jan 11, 2022 03:08 PM IST

    Change in the attack

    And now, right-arm pacer Lungi Ngidi is introduced into the attack

  • Jan 11, 2022 03:03 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: 1st hour to South Africa

    The first hour belongs to the hosts. It looked like heading India's way but two quick wickets has swayed the session to Proteas' way. Players will take DRINKS!

    IND are 41/2 after 15 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 03:01 PM IST

    Change in the attack

    First change in the attack as left-arm pacer Marco Jansen replaced Rabada

  • Jan 11, 2022 03:00 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Live Score: Pujara hits Olivier for 4

    FOUR! SHOT! Olivier goes short and Pujara seems to have been rushed into the shot but he does well to swivel and pull the ball down to long leg for 4.

    IND are 38/2 after 14 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 02:53 PM IST

    AND NOW, MAYANK AGARWAL FALLS

    OUT! Edged and gone! In the next over, the second opener bites the dust and KG Rabada gets the better of Mayank Agarwal on 15. Pitched outside off, Mayank pokes, edges and Markram at second slip pouches the ball comfortably.

    IND are 33/2 after 12.2 overs.

    Skipper Virat Kohli is the new batter in

  • Jan 11, 2022 02:52 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa 3rd Test Live Score

    IND are 33/1 after 12 overs

  • Jan 11, 2022 02:47 PM IST

    OUT! Rahul is gone, Olivier strikes

    OUT! Edged and gone! Olivier, who has been probing the outside edge all morning, finally gets Rahul to nick to the keeper. He's gone for 12.

    IND are 31/1 after 11.2 overs.

    Cheteshwar Pujara is the new batter in

  • Jan 11, 2022 02:44 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa 3rd Test Live: Another maiden over

    Pressure starting to build on the India batters, as they haven't scored for the last 23 balls.

    IND are 31/0 after 11 overs

  • Jan 11, 2022 02:41 PM IST

    Loud appeal for LBW against Rahul but given not out

    HOW'S THAT? NOT-OUT! NO REVIEW! The ball jags back in sharply from fullish length and strikes Rahul on the pads. A loud appeal from the hosts but umpire Erasmus turns it out. UltraEdge shows there was a massive inside edge.

    10 overs gone, IND are 31/0

  • Jan 11, 2022 02:36 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Score: Maiden from Rabada

    IND 31/0 after 9 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 02:32 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Live: Rahul in control of proceedings

    NICE SHOT! Back of a length delivery and Rahul gets on top of the bounce, opens the face of the bat and punches it for a double. Agarwal wanted a third but was sent back by his partner.

    IND are 31/0 after 7 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 02:29 PM IST

    Four, Edged, four! An eventful Rabada over

    FOUR!! Too straight again from Rabada and Rahul nonchalantly flicks the ball off his hips to fine leg for 4.

    EDGED…BUT SAFE! A good length delivery from Rabada and it climbs onto Rahul sharply. HE defends and the ball flies over gully off the shoulder of the bat. Not even Jansen, the tallest player on the ground, could get close to it.

    FOUR! Poor ball, dragging down leg and Mayank obliges. Flicks the ball through mid-wicket for 4.

    IND are 29/0 after 4 overs

  • Jan 11, 2022 02:24 PM IST

    IND vs SA: A much better shot from Agarwal

    FOUR! Lovely shot and a more assured one this time from Agarwal. Gets a huge stride forward, he punches the ball on the up and it races to long off boundary for 4.

    IND are 20/0 after  6 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 02:21 PM IST

    Mayank living a charmed life

    FOUR! Agarwal is living a charmed life. First a dropped catch and now a misfield. Rabada goes full and straight, Agarwal punches the ball to mid-on and Ngidi dives over the ball and sees it trickle down to the long on fence

    STOPPED! Very next ball, he redeems himself as he dives to his right, this time, to save a certain boundary.

    IND are 15/0 after 4 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 02:17 PM IST

    Olivier with another maiden, looks dangerous

    “Wonderful maiden," quipped Pommie Mbangwa in the comm box. 

    IND are 9/0 after 4 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 02:12 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa: Agarwal dropped

    EDGED AND DROPPED! Rabada gets the ball to move away from off stump and Mayank Agarwal bites the bait. He goes at it with hard hands and the ball flies off the edge but is put down by Keegan Petersen at third slip. The batters run 2.

    IND are 9/0 after 3 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 02:08 PM IST

    Duanne Olivier sharing the new ball

    And he begins with a brilliant maiden to Mayank Agarwal.

    IND are 6/0 after 2 overs.

  • Jan 11, 2022 02:04 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Live Score: India off the mark

    ON THE BOARD! KL Rahul miscues his drive through the off side and ball rushes towards long on off the inside edge of the bat. The batter run 2.

    FOUR BYES! Rabada strays down leg. The ball swung away sharply and whizzed past the keeper for 4. There was a definitive sound and the umpire says it came from Rahul's bat hitting the pads.

    BEAUTY! After going too straight first up, Rabada finally finds the 4th stump channel with the outswinger. On good length, it jags away and beats Rahul's outside egde.

    AND AGAIN! Once again, he beats Rahul's bat with a peach of a delivery. 

    IND are 6/0 after 1 over

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:58 PM IST

    ARE YOU READY?

    Indian openers Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul have walked out to bat. 

    Kagiso Rabada to open the attack. LET'S PLAY!

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:54 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: Time for the anthems

    The players have walked out. Time for the national anthem. India's first followed by South Africa's

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:53 PM IST

    Birthday boy and India's head coach Rahul Dravid speaks to the broadcasters

    (On his birthday vibes today) When you get older, you're not sure what to feel when you get wished on your birthday. But it feels nice. Did get a lot of wishes from friends and family. We did got the score we would have liked in the fourth innings, we would have liked a 240-250 score. But the pitch probably didn't do that much, maybe it had to do with the height. Bowling with the wet ball also didn't help but credit to South Africa, they batted really well. At this level, you really don't need to motivate the players to do well. Playing for India and the opportunity to make history here is a big thing in itself. We've performed well in the series, the energy is good in the camp. Maybe some areas could have been better last game, could have scored a few more runs perhaps and some of the shot selection could have been better. We managed to get 272/3 on the first day of the series, that's the kind of performances we expect when we get out to bat, obviously can't get that every time but it shows the quality we have. If we have runs on the board, I'm sure we'll be very competitive in this game

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:50 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Score: Virat Kohli toss record in Tests

    vs SA: 10 toss wins in 12 Tests (83.3%)

    vs other teams: 21 toss wins in 56 Tests (37.5%)

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:47 PM IST

    Pitch Report: Day 1 of 3rd Test

     "The grass will give a bit more pace, there seems to be some moisture on this surface. So it could be slow to start with. There is a bit of tackiness to it and as a captain you have to think about day 4 and day 5. One end offers more bounce and the other end offers more lateral movement, and to be effective you might wanna err little bit on the fuller side. There are a few cracks and if those open up it might be trouble for the batters. A decent surface, but a tale of two ends" 

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:43 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Live Score: Some drops of rain at the venue, says broadcaster Mark Nicholas

    “There are some drops of rain but we do expect the play to start on time. The pitch is covered and we expect a fine afternoon," says Mark Nicholas during the broadcast on SuperSport

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:42 PM IST

    Dean Elgar, SA skipper, speaks at the toss

    "Ideally, you want to bat first on this surface and given the overhead conditions it might not be a bad idea to bowl first. The cricket we have been playing the last few months been very special given the number of players we lost. One good thing about having younger guys come in is that they come with a fresh, new mindset which is quite warming for us and then me who has this old school mentality which has been a balancing act for us and obviously we try to implement that with what we have in the change room. We are unchanged."

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:40 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: Kohli speaks at the toss

    "You cannot control what's above your head. Runs on this venue have always worked out well at this venue. I am fit and fine. I come in for Vihari. Siraj missed out because of a niggle and Umesh comes in for him. Umesh has been very potent with the ball recently, very handy in the field and with the bat as well. It was a tough decision to choose between the two. We are expected to win every Test we play overseas and that fourth innings chase from South Africa was a special one from them. It is a beautiful stadium and we are very excited."

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:38 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa 3rd Test Live: Team News

    Team News:

    IND- Virat Kohli and Umesh Yadav IN for Hanuma Vihari and Mohammed Siraj

    SA- Unchanged

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:36 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Score: South Africa's Playing XI

    Dean Elgar(c), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne(w), Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:35 PM IST

    India (Playing XI)

    KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:31 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa: IND win toss, Kohli has chosen to bat first

    Virat Kohli has won the toss and India have opted to bat first

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:30 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Sunil Gavaskar says Indi should opt to…

    The legend says if India wins the toss, they should bat first.

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:28 PM IST

    Look at the grey sky in Cape Town. 

    Meanwhile, Team India is all geared up

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:25 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Live Score: Once again, the question is: Can Virat Kohli and Co. get the job done?

    India is yet to which a Test series in South Africa.

    India has never won a Test match at Cape Town.

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:22 PM IST

    Let's quickly remind you of the squads

    South Africa Squad: Dean Elgar(c), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne(w), Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi, Prenelan Subrayen, Beuran Hendricks, Sisanda Magala, George Linde, Wiaan Mulder, Sarel Erwee, Ryan Rickelton, Glenton Stuurman

    India Squad: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, Umesh Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Hanuma Vihari, Mohammed Siraj, Priyank Panchal, Shreyas Iyer

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:20 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Test Live Updates: Our IND' predicted XI

    IND Predicted XI vs SA, 3rd Test: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma.

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:16 PM IST

    Some upcoming milestones for Ajinkya Rahane

    • 79: Ajinkya Rahane needs 79 more runs to complete 5000 Test runs.

    • 1 & 2: Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli needs 1 and 2 more catches to complete 100 Test catches.

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:13 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: SHAMI IN RED-HOT FORM: Just take a look at these numbers

    Mohammad Shami with 11 wickets is leading the Indian bowling attack in this series and bowled 71 overs so far.

    • Against South Africa he has picked 45 wickets in 10 Tests which is the most wickets for him against any team in his career.

    If Shami picks 5 more wickets, he will be the 5th Indian bowler and 2nd Indian pacer after Javagal Srinath to pick 50 Test wickets vs SA.

    o Anil Kumble- 84 wkts, 31.79 Avg, 81.3 SR

    o Javagal Srinath- 64 wkts, 24.48 Avg, 51.7 SR

    o Harbhajan Singh- 60 wkts, 28.40 Avg, 59.4 SR

    o R Ashwin- 56 wkts, 20.76 Avg, 49.8 SR

    • Shami who has a bowling strike rate of 40.5 against SA is the best by a bowler in this century (Since 2000) with minimum 300 overs bowled.

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:10 PM IST

    NO TEAM IN THE WORLD BETTER THAN INDIA IN THIS ASPECT

    In bilateral Test series’ of 3 or more matches, India have been part of 33 series decider matches (Equal series scoreline before the last match of the series).

    • India have won 12 out of 33, lost 8 and drawn 13.

    • In away matches, India is among the best team in series deciders. 

    Also, India’s last series decider Test was against Australia at Brisbane in 2021.

    • Interestingly, 5 out of India’s 6 series decider victories in Tests have come in 21st century.

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:07 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa 3rd Test Live Score: A look at another Proteas fortress

    Matches-  58 Tests

    Wins- 26

    Lost- 21

    Draw-11

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:03 PM IST

    CENTURION- SOUTH AFRICA'S MOST SUCCESSFUL VENUE

    However, it remains the most successful venue for South Africa in Tests.

    There have been 5 Tests at this venue between South Africa and India, the home team won 3, drawn 2 and lost none.

    o Also, the last time South Africa lost back to back Tests at Cape Town was between 1957-1962.

    • Moreover, 16 out of the 21 defeats and 23 out of their 26 wins at Cape Town post their readmission after Apartheid in 1991.

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:00 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa 3rd Test Live: 30 minutes to Toss

    The coin toss is just 30 minutes again. Which side and captain will the coin favour? 

  • Jan 11, 2022 12:57 PM IST

    Captivating Cape Town

    The last time Cape Town hosted a Test match was 2 years back between the home team against England.

    The visiting team won the match by 189 runs, which was also the first defeat for the home team at the venue after March 2014.

     

  • Jan 11, 2022 12:53 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Score: Venue Insights - Cape Town Part 2

    Best Bowling Figures:

    8/11 By Johnny Briggs (England) Against South Africa In

    1889.

    Highest Partnership:

    399 By Jonny Bairstow And Ben Stokes (England) For 6th

    Wicket Against South Africa In 2016.

    Win Rate Batting First:

    50% (5 Won; 4 Lost; 1 Draw)

  • Jan 11, 2022 12:50 PM IST

    Venue Insights: Cape Town

    Highest Team Total:

    651/10 By South Africa Against Australia In 2009.

    Lowest Team Total:

    35/10 By South Africa Against England In 1899.

    Highest Individual Score:

    262 By Stephen Fleming (New Zealand) Against South Africa

    In 2006.

  • Jan 11, 2022 12:45 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa Live: SA's probable XI

    Dean Elgar (capt), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Duanne Olivier

  • Jan 11, 2022 12:40 PM IST

    Virat Kohli in the pre-match presser

    "It's hard to believe when I look back at the screenshots of the time that I became Test captain, we were No. 7 in the world. To be fair, we can't relate to that anymore because we've been No. 1 for 4-5 years now. It's been a collective commitment, passion and almost a madness of the whole squad. But I had to lay down a vision path that we needed to follow and probably lead from the front in that regard. I knew that I would have to play with a high intensity to be able to drive this passion and this motivation and environment in this team, where we're looking forward to arriving on the field on every day of a Test match and being optimistic that we can win from any situation." 

  • Jan 11, 2022 12:35 PM IST

    India Vs South Africa: Clearly, Elgar didn't miss Kohli

    What they said:

    "Virat brings a different dynamic to the game. I don't think I missed him, but his team missed him no doubt - just from a captaincy point of view and maybe a strategy point of view. He's a world class player and very experienced within their squad. His name speaks for itself and rightly so. He's one of the more respected cricketers around." - Dean Elgar on Kohli

  • Jan 11, 2022 12:30 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Updates:  Head-to-Head

    India and South Africa have taken each other on 41 times in the whites. Currently, the Proteas lead the battle with 16 wins as opposed to India's 15. The two teams have played out a draw 10 times.

  • Jan 11, 2022 12:25 PM IST

    IND vs SA: Can India script history?

    The Indian team has never won a Test series in this nation. Can they get this moneky off their backs now?

  • Jan 11, 2022 12:22 PM IST

    Where the do we stand at the moment?

    The series is currently poised nicely at 1-1 and the winner takes it all in Cape Town

  • Jan 11, 2022 12:17 PM IST

    India vs South Africa 3rd Test, Day 1 Live: Experience over youth?

    Kohli has backed the experienced pair of Pujara and Rahane despite Iyer & Vihari at the team's disposal. Pujara put up a 111-run stand with Rahane to help India set a 240-run target for the Proteas.

    "The way Pujara and Rahane batted in the last Test – that experience is priceless for us... I feel transitions do happen but they happen naturally, you can't force them," said Kohli on Monday.

  • Jan 11, 2022 11:54 AM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Updates: Shami eyes major milestone

    Mohammed Shami will be spearheading the Indian pace unit, with Jasprit Bumrah as his ally. If Shami takes five more wickets in the third Test, Shami will be the fifth Indian bowler and second Indian pacer after Srinath to pick 50 Test wickets against the Proteas.

  • Jan 11, 2022 11:46 AM IST

    India vs South Africa 3rd Test, Day 1 Live: Hosts look to continue winning run

    After clinching the second Test, South Africa will be looking to put up a similar performance. Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi have hit their strides, something that the Indian batting unit should be wary of. Duanne Olivier has also managed to trouble the visitors.

  • Jan 11, 2022 11:43 AM IST

    India vs South Africa 3rd Test Updates: Umesh or Ishant?

    We could see one from Ishant Sharma or Umesh Yadav playing the first game of the Test series in Mohammed Siraj's absence. But who will squeeze in the Playing XI? Ishant has played 7 Tests in South Africa and picked up 20 wickets.

  • Jan 11, 2022 11:28 AM IST

    India vs South Africa 3rd Test, Day 1 Live: Siraj misses out

    Kohli, in the pre-match presser, ruled out out the participation of Mohammed Siraj from the Test. The pacer had suffered a hamstring injury in Johannesburg, where India lost by seven wickets.

    "You cannot obviously risk a guy who is not at 110 per cent as a fast bowler and we know how important that is as the little niggle he had can extend into an injury," said Kohli.

  • Jan 11, 2022 11:26 AM IST

    India vs South Africa 3rd Test, Day 1 Updates: All eyes on Kohli

    Kohli, who missed the second Test because of an upper back spasm, had nets with the rest of the team at Newlands. He is "asbolutely" fit for his 99th game in the longest format of the game.

  • Jan 11, 2022 11:23 AM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Updates: Just few hours from live action

  • Jan 11, 2022 11:17 AM IST

    IND vs SA Live Score & Updates: India chasing history in Cape Town

    Hello and Welcome to the live coverage of the third Test between India and South Africa. India defeated the hosts by 113 runs last month to script their maiden victory in Centurion before Dean Elgar's men fought back valiantly. Can the Kohli-led unit clinch one more Test series win on the away soil?

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‘He doesn't need rest, has done nothing wrong': Ex-opener blasts India selectors

Updated on Dec 01, 2022 12:04 PM IST

Now that the focus is slowly shifting towards the ODIs with the World Cup lined up next year at home, captain Rohit, Kohli and Rahul are back in the mix. India have pretty much made their stance clear about having Dhawan in this format, meaning there was no space for Gill in the XI, not even in the squad for the Bangladesh tour despite having a pretty decent outing against New Zealand. Former India opener Aakash Chopra has a problem with that.

India's Suryakumar Yadav, left, and Shubman Gill leave the field during a rain delay during their one day international cricket match in Hamilton, New Zealand, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. (Andrew Cornaga/Photosport via AP)(AP)
India's Suryakumar Yadav, left, and Shubman Gill leave the field during a rain delay during their one day international cricket match in Hamilton, New Zealand, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. (Andrew Cornaga/Photosport via AP)(AP)

Watch: 'Oh Jason that's a delicious ball' - Labuschagne's hilarious reaction

Published on Dec 01, 2022 11:29 AM IST

Marnus Labuschagne had an amusing reaction to Jason Holder's delivery during the opening day of the first Test between Australia and West Indies on Wednesday.

Marnus Labuschagne; Jason Holder(Twitter)
Marnus Labuschagne; Jason Holder(Twitter)

'After fifth six, only one person crossed my mind and that was...': Ruturaj

Published on Dec 01, 2022 11:02 AM IST

Ruturaj Gaikwad talked about the India legend after he smashed a record seven sixes in an over during the Vijay Hazare Trophy match for Maharashtra against Uttar Pradesh.

Ruturaj Gaikwad; (From left to right) Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, and Yuvraj Singh(File/Getty)
Ruturaj Gaikwad; (From left to right) Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, and Yuvraj Singh(File/Getty)

Steve Smith joins Don Bradman, enters history books with century vs West Indies

Published on Dec 01, 2022 10:57 AM IST

Steve Smith matched Don Bradman's Test century tally on Thursday in the first Test against the West Indies in Perth.

Steve Smith of Australia reacts after getting his century during the 2nd day of the first Test cricket match between Australia and the West Indies at Perth Stadium on December 1 2022. (Photo by COLIN MURTY / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE --(AFP)
Steve Smith of Australia reacts after getting his century during the 2nd day of the first Test cricket match between Australia and the West Indies at Perth Stadium on December 1 2022. (Photo by COLIN MURTY / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE --(AFP)

Pakistan vs England 1st Test live score and updates

Published on Dec 01, 2022 10:29 AM IST

PAK vs ENG Live Score, 1st Test: Follow Pakistan vs England 1st Test live score in Rawalpindi.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam and England skipper Ben Stokes pose with the trophy(PCB/Twitter)
Pakistan captain Babar Azam and England skipper Ben Stokes pose with the trophy(PCB/Twitter)

‘We all know how Virat Kohli showed great faith in Pant during his captaincy’

Updated on Dec 01, 2022 08:34 AM IST

Virat Kohli's childhood Rajkumar Sharma lashed out at the Team India star, who has failed to deliver the goods for the Asian giants in the New Zealand tour.

India's Virat Kohli, right, celebrates with batting partner Rishabh Pant(AP)
India's Virat Kohli, right, celebrates with batting partner Rishabh Pant(AP)

ECB can field XI players, England vs Pakistan 1st Test to start on time

Published on Dec 01, 2022 08:14 AM IST

The ECB team doctors, however, have informed the PCB that they are in a position to field an XI on time and that the Test match will start on time. "The ECB has informed the PCB that they are in a position to field an XI, and, as such, the first #PAKvENG Test will commence as per schedule today (Thursday, 1 December) at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium," PCB and ECB said in a joint statement.

England's captain Ben Stokes (2R) warms up along with teammates during a training session ahead of their first cricket Test match against Pakistan, at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi on November 28, 2022. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)(AFP)
England's captain Ben Stokes (2R) warms up along with teammates during a training session ahead of their first cricket Test match against Pakistan, at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi on November 28, 2022. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)(AFP)

'ODIs two-and-a-half times the size of T20Is': Shastri's warning for Suryakumar

Updated on Dec 01, 2022 10:01 AM IST

Former India coach Ravi Shastri pointed out that while there is nothing alarming to worry about Suryakumar Yadav's approach in ODIs, there are a couple of things the batter might want to improve.

Ravi Shastri has a word of advice for Suryakumar Yadav(AP/Getty)
Ravi Shastri has a word of advice for Suryakumar Yadav(AP/Getty)

'If Karthik, Pandya had hit them, it would've hurt': Haris Rauf on Kohli's sixes

Published on Dec 01, 2022 07:13 AM IST

Pakistan speedster Haris Rauf has opened up on being hit by two incredible sixes from Virat Kohli in the 19th over of the run-chase in the T20 World Cup clash last month.

Virat Kohli's back-to-back sixes off Haris Rauf (Getty Images)
Virat Kohli's back-to-back sixes off Haris Rauf (Getty Images)

The Pant riddle for India

Published on Nov 30, 2022 08:42 PM IST

Runs aren’t coming but Rishabh Pant feels his numbers should be compared only after he crosses 30.

Rishabh Pant of India bats during their one day cricket match at Hagley Oval(AP)
Rishabh Pant of India bats during their one day cricket match at Hagley Oval(AP)

Will Joe Root return as England captain for Rawalpindi Test? Batter reveals

Published on Nov 30, 2022 08:23 PM IST

England's star batter Joe Root has revealed whether he would make a return as the captain of the side following a virus outbreak in the English camp ahead of the Rawalpindi Test.

Joe Root(AP)
Joe Root(AP)

'If you look at the Indian team in 2010s, we had that luxury'

Published on Nov 30, 2022 06:27 PM IST

Former India opener Wasim Jaffer opened up on the star youngster who produced strong outings in the ODI series against New Zealand.

Team India players during 2nd ODI(AP)
Team India players during 2nd ODI(AP)

'If he can persevere...': Shastri drops epic statement on IND star after NZ ODIs

Published on Nov 30, 2022 05:39 PM IST

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri opened up about the performances of Indian youngsters in the ODI squad after New Zealand sealed a 1-0 series win over the Shikhar Dhawan-led side on Wednesday.

Ravi Shastri opened up about the performances of Indian youngsters in the ODI squad after the New Zealand series(AP)
Ravi Shastri opened up about the performances of Indian youngsters in the ODI squad after the New Zealand series(AP)

'ENG mein Rishabh ka 100 tha': Dhawan's sharp verdict ends Pant vs Samson debate

Updated on Nov 30, 2022 08:20 PM IST

With the Pant vs Samson debate picking more steam with each game, stand-in captain Shikhar Dhawan has finally broken silence on the matter and revealed once and for all the reason behind the management persisting with Rishabh.

Shikhar Dhawan ends the Rishabh Pant vs Sanju Samson debate once and for all(Getty/AP)
Shikhar Dhawan ends the Rishabh Pant vs Sanju Samson debate once and for all(Getty/AP)

‘Would’ve been the greatest ever if...': Akhtar's big claim on Pakistan career

Published on Nov 30, 2022 05:07 PM IST

Shoaib Akhtar has made a big claim on his Pakistan career, 11 years after calling time from the international format.

Shoaib Akhtar(File)
Shoaib Akhtar(File)
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