Sports

India has South Africa 130 all out to take control

India has South Africa 130 all out to take control

Dale Steyn's injury woes mounted as the South African right-arm pacer was ruled out of the remainder of the series against India due to a left heel injury he sustained on day 2 of the Cape Town Test. India are now on top in the Newlands Test and will be aiming to register their first win at this venue.

Pandya then cut loose, cracking Philander for three boundaries in the following over and bringing up his second Test fifty from 46 deliveries, Bhuvneshwar a bystander at that point before getting off the mark from his 34th ball with a single off Rabada. India made 209 in the first innings, while South Africa scored 286 and 130.

Captain Faf du Plessis referred to the tactic as a bit of a gamble.

Fighting to justify its No. 1 ranking, and playing its closest challenger in the rankings, India faces more fast surfaces in Centurion, near Pretoria, and Johannesburg in the last two tests. "It's something we have to counter".

During the Indian chase, local boy Vernon Philander led the Proteas' fightback with the quick dismissals of skipper Virat Kohli (28) and his deputy Rohit Sharma (10) before Kagiso Rabada joined the party with the wickets of Wriddhiman Saha (8) and all-rounder Hardik Pandya (1).

The replay of 2010 Nagpur
The replay of 2010 Nagpur

After tea, Ashwin's resistance was broken by Philander, with wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock taking a sharp catch standing up to the stumps.

Ultimately, South Africa's bowlers played the match-winning role in a game where the momentum swung back and forth wildly between the two teams. South Africa won the toss and elected to bat on a wicket that provided plenty of swing and seam for the fast bowlers.

India were 4-76 at lunch, adding just 48 runs for the loss of one wicket in 25 overs against South Africa's four-pronged pace attack during the morning.

Indian bowlers had given India big hopes after bowling out South Africa for 130 in their second innings, setting a target of 208 to win the match.


  • CTE Expert Calls BS on Cam Newton's Claim of an Eye Injury

    CTE Expert Calls BS on Cam Newton's Claim of an Eye Injury

    Newton later said he did NOT feel like he had a concussion, but suffered an eye injury from his helmet slipping down. Asked if Newton had displayed any signs of a brain injury, coach Ron Rivera said, "I don't think so.
    SpaceX's Zuma mission may finally be ready to zoom into space

    SpaceX's Zuma mission may finally be ready to zoom into space

    SpaceX has successfully launched its first mission of 2018, after capping a record year last year in 2017 with 18 total launches. The new nine-engine rocket will launch from pad 39A and will take the secret payload to a low orbit.
    Moses Rated Average In Chelsea Draw At Arsenal

    Moses Rated Average In Chelsea Draw At Arsenal

    Wenger was speaking after a pulsating and at times controversial 2-2 draw with Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium. He has to continue to work and improve. "The goal is coming".
  • HMD Announces Nokia 6 (2018) With Upgraded Specs

    HMD Announces Nokia 6 (2018) With Upgraded Specs

    And the 2018 version also has come up with two features unique to this segment- Bluetooth 5.0 and USB Type-C. The new year has just rolled out and HMD Global is starting it not with a bang but with a tiny pop.
    Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Florida

    Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Florida

    Most winners opt for cash payouts, which would be $281 million for Mega Millions and $358.5 million for Powerball. The Powerball jackpot and Mega Millions jackpots are both over $400 million at the same time for the first time.
    Bomb cyclone? What's next for Eastern Canada's brutally cold winter

    Bomb cyclone? What's next for Eastern Canada's brutally cold winter

    However, if the storm heads east and out into seas, the amount of snow will decrease and wind speeds will die down. We may only see some flurries to possibly 2 inches of accumulation from Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
  • Taylor named to College Football Hall of Fame

    Taylor named to College Football Hall of Fame

    Taylor was a key member of the Huskers' dominate run under Tom Osborne that ended with national titles in 1994-95 and 1997. Charles Woodson , victor of the 1997 Heisman Trophy , is part of the Class of 2018 for the College Football Hall of Fame.
    Celta Vigo v Real Madrid Betting Preview

    Celta Vigo v Real Madrid Betting Preview

    Zidane also refused to comment on whether or not his side were out of the title race. "We are not going to go insane . Real Madrid have been fairly good this season but their hopes of winning the league lie in tatters.
    TN Bus strike: Transport minister appeals employees to join duty

    TN Bus strike: Transport minister appeals employees to join duty

    A majority of the people continued to rely on trains, autorickshaws and private buses for their daily commute. He also warned that strict action will be taken against private buses who charge extra amount from passengers.
  • Starbucks to trial paper cup charge in central London stores

    Starbucks to trial paper cup charge in central London stores

    Since 2015, English consumers have been charged five pence for single use plastic bags at large shops. According to the report, just 0.25 per cent of cups are recycled, and 500,000 are littered every day.
    Chelsea complete signing of Barkley from Everton

    Chelsea complete signing of Barkley from Everton

    He's very strong physically, good technique. 'He had a bad injury & has not played for seven months. We welcome him to the club and look forward to seeing him in action'.
    Fodder scam case: Lalu Prasad Yadav gets jail term of 3.5 years

    Fodder scam case: Lalu Prasad Yadav gets jail term of 3.5 years

    Lalu's son said that he would approach the Patna high court for his father's bail. The RJD supremo is lodged in the Hotwar Central Jail in Ranchi since December 23.