ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com December 12, 2018


As Ravichandran Ashwin Wreaks South Africa, Twitter Celebrates

14 January 2018, 04:27 | Charlene Valdez

South Africa defeated India by 72 runs in Cape Town

Newlands same old story

The visitors trail by another 255 runs.

Markram continued his impressive start to his Proteas career, striking 15 boundaries in a well-crafted 94 and Amla made 82, having been dropped by wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel on 30, but India hit back after tea at Centurion.

Markram and a struggling Dean Elgar (31) put on 85 for the first wicket before Elgar went down the wicket and was caught by Murali Vijay at silly mid-off, checking a drive when Ashwin bowled a bit shorter so that Elgar could not reach the pitch of the ball.

Ashwin too probed Elgar, and in the 24th over, had a caught-behind appeal turned down. Though things did turn back for the visitors by the evening as a couple of run outs in the third session and good consistent bowling from R Ashwin saw the Indians claw back into the game. He set off with a flurry of boundaries and quickly outscored Vijay. He has the most runs by any batsman in Centurion where his haul of scoring 50 or more 12 times in 17 innings includes four hundreds and one double-hundred.

Ngidi (0-6) bowled a fiery first four-over spell on Test debut, egged on by the home crowd, but he couldn't etch out a breakthrough before tea.

India fast bowler Mohammed Shami has achieved the milestone of 100 Test wickets, getting there with the scalp of Keshav Maharaj during day two of the second Test between against South Africa at Centurion.


Ashwin and Sharma were the two outstanding bowlers for the Indians; with the off-spinner picking up 4/113 in 38.5 overs, while Sharma, who replaced Bhuvneshwar Kumar, claimed 3/46 in 22 overs.

Faf du Plessis (63) spearheaded the South African attack today, helping his team cross the 300 mark. He used a review but the hotspot clearly showed an edge. Rabada departs for 11.

Quinton de Kock failed to trouble the scorers as he was dismissed for a golden duck after being caught by India captain Virat Kohli at slip off the bowling of Ashwin.

Du Plessis meanwhile was being asked tough questions.

Debutant Lungi Ngidi's first contribution in this match was to face four balls, but he managed to get off the mark nudging Ashwin to long on for a single, following which Morne Morkel was out slogging to long-off. Sharma clean bowled the home captain to make sure South Africa was kept in check.

In an innings that needed an anchor even after opener Markram, who has now passed the test of playing against a top-eight attack, Amla held South Africa together. Bhuvi had grabbed six wickets conceding 120 runs in all and also batted with ample patience in the Cape Town Test, especially the one alongside Hardik Pandya in the first innings.



Other News

Trending Now

Netanyahu arrives in India, Modi greets him at New Delhi airport
In July a year ago , Modi visited Israel as the first Indian Prime Minister since the establishment of bilateral ties in 1992. Daniel Carmon, the Israeli ambassador to India, said that the Israeli-India ties would withstand any troubles.

Toyota GR Super Sports Concept - 1000hp Hybrid Hypercar
Tomoyama references Toyota president Akio Toyoda's statement a year ago in summing up the philosophy driving the development. Interestingly, it gets hybrid tech that's evolved from their participation at the WEC (World Endurance Championship).

Philippe Coutinho's Move To Barcelona, Bad For Premier League- Eden Hazard
Until the City game, I think we were level and after that game we struggled a bit and City obviously used the momentum. He is a player of Leipzig, that's what I know and will be here in the summer, that's what I know as well.

FCA Relocating Ram Heavy Duty Truck Production to US
In January 2017, the company said it would spend $1 billion to expand factories in OH and MI , creating 2,000 jobs total. The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 will make its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next Monday.

Alexis Sanchez should join Manchester United on one condition - Paul Merson
Wenger also dismissed speculation that he could leave the club himself this summer if Arsenal have another disappointing season. The players have two choices: Follow what you [the media] say, or follow me. "It's not that I don't want to inform you".

Indiana Pacers Game Recap: Running Out of Gas
They've won three games when trailing by at least 16 points, and have made several other great comebacks that fell just short. With 2:10 left and the Pacers down two, he launched a 26-footer that tickled the bottom of the net, putting IN up by one.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte: Can't stop Man City from signing Alexis Sanchez
However, unlike his two teammates it is believed that the former Bournemouth loanee wants to stay at the north London club.