The Virat Kohli-led Indian won the third and final Test against South Africa in Johannesburg. A nerve-fraying series aside, SANDEEP DWIVEDI absorbs the sights and sounds on the tip of the continent.
Virat Kohli’s team wins on toughest wicket of series as South Africa lose last nine for 53 runs after Amla-Elgar partnership of 119
With this new found pace muscle comprising the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, skipper Virat Kohli can throw his weight around even when abroad.
South Africa won the series 2-1 but Kohli saw India’s 63-run win in the third and final Test Saturday, on the toughest pitch of the series, as a step in the right direction.
Ali Bacher was less than pleased with the revenge tracks that South Africa have dished out for the series against India.
On a treacherous wicket, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane dig their heels in, make combative forties to set a target of 242; umpires call off day’s play because of pitch quality.
Umpires call off players early on Day 3 after deeming the pitch unsafe to play, India vs South Africa Test to resume as normal on Day 4.
Jazz musician Hugh Masekela, who passed away on Tuesday, gave anti-apartheid protesters their anthem — ‘Bring him (Mandela) back home’
India have the edge in Wanderers Test but there are way too many cracks on the wicket and several dark clouds hovering above to know how this is going to end.
South Africa bulwark Hashim Amla tweaks his trigger movement to negate swing, but bowlers and top order put India in a position to turn the tables on hosts.
Cheteshwar Pujara had no idea that he was trending on Twitter when he was on his way towards achieving the ‘longest on zero’ in Test cricket.
India's Nos. 3 and 4 showcase Test class while the others in the batting line-up fail to display the qualities needed to survive and score runs under trying conditions.
After the second innings collapse on the final day of the second Test, Virat Kohli had got involved in a back-and-forth with a couple of reporters.
No matter the result of the third match, the team’s poor show in the series will soon be forgotten, thanks to the upcoming IPL auction and limited-overs cricket.
Looking to turn a new leaf? Well, there are few better place than this Johannesburg joint — Leafy Cafe.
Langa, a Cape Town suburb, can trace its cricketing history back 150 years. It’s also the place from where Temba Bavuma emerged — SA’s first black Test batsman.
Ravi Shastri's answer had no statistics, no insights into decision-making, not even seconding the captain's theory of picking players on their current form.
Sidelined Ajinkya Rahane finally gets some serious batting practice as India train in earnest at Johannesburg ahead of the third Test starting Wednesday.
Match referee Mike Procter recalls the Monkeygate, and incident for which he says he has been 'paying a silent price'
The story of Kagiso Rabada started when his father Mpho decided to leave the segregated township of Mamelodi four decades ago.
Coaches talk about the evolution of Ngidi, SA’s young pace sensation who has a West Indianess about him
With Ngidi, 21, winning the Man of the Match award on his debut just a week after Kagiso Rabada, 22, became the World No.1 Test bowler; the rainbow nation sees hope.
On Wednesday at Centurion, Virat Kohli, after his first series loss, was getting an idea about the scrutiny a defeated Indian captain goes through.
The world called Lance Kluesner ‘The Zulu’ but the real deal, Lungi Ngidi, is taking the stage.
India’s inadequacies in overseas climes are yet again ruthlessly exposed, as they lose both the second Test and series.
On Day 4, debutante Lungi Ngidi got Virat Kohli, the first innings centurion and the bulwark of Indian batting cheaply to aid South Africa.
On a day of gripping Test cricket, South Africa nose ahead by reducing India to 35 for 3 after setting a target of 287.
The former South Africa batsman—scorer of more than 12,000 first class runs who played 100 ODIs and 38 Tests— is now an airport-transport commercial helicopter pilot.
With a splendid 153, accounting for nearly half of the team’s score, Virat Kohli single-handedly kept the visitors in the game.
The Indian off-spinner had a spring in his step. The pressure that Ashwin had created resulted in Ishant Sharma getting two wickets and ending the South Africa innings.
Indian captain Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 85 keeps India alive in the second Test at 183 for 5 after Day 2 with a deficit of 152 runs.
R Ashwin was suddenly cast as the lead star who had earned the right to write his own script, mouth his own punchlines.
Adrien Markram, veteran Hashim Amla missed out on tons as India, having toiled for 80 overs, hit back with late wickets on ‘Indian’ pitch.
Everything about it tells you that Centurion Park's architect was a cricket fan, who valued his comfort while watching sports.
Virat Kohli emphasised that team selection was less about individuals but more about “finding the right balance”.
With the hosts likely to field a four-pronged pace attack yet again, it seems that under coach Gibson, the West Indianisation of South African cricket is underway.
A session was devoted to "War Literature in Indian Languages" and chaired was by Bhalchandra Nemade. Three eminent scholars, Bhupendra Adhikari, Prof Jatindra Kumar Nayak and Prof. Rajkumar, presented their papers.