Maharaj topscores with 84 and takes 7 wickets as SA beatt Bangladesh in the second test

Keshav Maharaj

South African spinner Keshav Maharaj bolstered a strong SA first innings by topscoring with ** runs. His innings was full of poise as he punished the opposition, smiting ** fours and ** sixes. He also surpassed his highest test score (71) with a boundary off Ebadot Hossain. In the second innings he took 7 for 40 as Bangladesh could only make 80 and fall short by 332 runs. His performance follows on from his masterclass of bowling in the first test.   Keshav Maharaj is the Player of the Match and the Series (9 wickets in the match, 16 for the series. He made 84 in the first innings) as well: Really happy that the team crossed the line. The conditions were difficult and did not suit us, but credit to the team for responding well in all disciplines. Dean did …

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Keshav Maharaj takes 7 as the Proteas crush Bangladesh in Durban 🇧🇩 🇿🇦

Keshav Maharaj

Keshav Maharaj bowled South Africa to an emphatic win in 13 overs and 55 minutes on the fifth morning of the first Test, dismissing Bangladesh for the lowest total in an innings at Kingsmead. It was Maharaj’s eighth Test five-for and best figures at home, which helped South Africa win just their second of the last ten matches at the venue. He was supported by offspinner Simon Harmer, who made his comeback to Test cricket, and finished the match with seven wickets. Between them, the spinners took 14 wickets – the second-most by South African spinners in a home Test and the most since readmission. Bangladesh were dismissed for their second-lowest total in Tests and lowest against South Africa, an unfortunate end to a match where they remained competitive until the last half-an-hour on the fourth day. Set 274 to win, Bangladesh were 11 …

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India v SA – Pressure, epicness and controversy 🏏🇮🇳🇿🇦


On the fourth morning South Africa were 101/2, on the morning of the fourth day of the third test. The series has been fair and balanced, but not without controversy on the third day when Dean Elgar’s lbw decision was overturned by DRS. The biggest news was left for after the test, when living legend Virat Kohli retired. India’s reaction shows they are frustrated, under pressure, says Ngidi on controversial DRS decision South African pacer Lungi Ngidi said that Indians were frustrated and under pressure after a controversial DRS call helped Proteas skipper Dean Elgar get his LBW decision overturned in the ongoing fourth innings of the Cape Town Test here at Newlands. Team India was visibly irked after a controversial Decision Review System call which helped Elgar on Day 3. The controversial call evoked different reactions from KL Rahul, …

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T20 World Cup: Namibia beat Ireland 🇳🇦 🏏

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Namibia is a country of 2.5 million people, nine cricket fields, five cricket clubs and 16 contracted players. And they’ve made it to the Super 12s of a T20 World Cup.Along the way, they’ve won their first-ever major tournament match and they’ve beaten a Full Member. Over the next three weeks, they will play against four others and they have automatically secured a spot at the next T20 World Cup too. Their performances will get people talking about the deserts and the desolate landscapes of the country they call home; a place where you can drive for hundreds of kilometres and not see another soul; of Africa’s last colony, with no major cricketing achievements to its name until now. Sign up for ESPN+ in the US and catch all the action from the Men’s T20 World Cup. Match highlights of Namibia’s historic victory …

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Keshav Maharaj captains the Proteas, wins first match in charge 🇿🇦

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Temba Bavuma, the South Africa limited-overs captain, has been ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing series in Sri Lanka after suffering a fracture in his right thumb during the first ODI. In his absence, Keshav Maharaj will lead the side for the second and third fixtures of the three-match ODI series. Bavuma, who will return to South Africa as soon as possible to consult a specialist, took a blow to the thumb during the 26th over of South Africa’s chase in the series opener on Thursday when, after pushing the ball to midwicket, he was attempting to avoid the fielder’s throw. He took his glove off immediately, which revealed some blood and swelling, and received on-field attention for several minutes and continued batting, but not for long.At that stage, Bavuma and Aiden Markram had shared in a 106-run second-wicket stand. Bavuma eventually …

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Sensational Tabraiz Shamsi leads South-Africa to t20 series win against West Indies

Tabraiz Shamsi

Left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi was at his miserly best as South Africa claimed the five-match Twenty20 International series with a 25-run victory over the West INdias Read more at: Shamsi recorded figures of 1-11 in four overs to stall the West Indies victory charge as the hosts attempted to chase down South Africa’s score of 168 for four, but were restricted to 143 for nine as the tourists claimed the series 3-2. Shamsi has been excellent in all five games, conceding just 80 runs at an economy rate of only four per over against a powerful batting line-up. reporting; Times of India, read more

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Taylor, Williamson help New Zealand defeat India to clinch inaugural WTC title

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Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor played unbeaten knocks off 52 and 47 respectively as New Zealand defeated India by eight wickets to clinch the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship (WTC) here at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton on Wednesday. A complete effort on the Reserve Day saw New Zealand edging India in a final which had its ebbs and flows in the first innings. The Kiwis made full use of the slender 32-run lead and the Kane Williamson-led side bundled out India cheaply in the second innings to get a target of just 139. The batsmen did not relent and in the end, the side walked away with a comfortable victory. Requiring 139 to win, New Zealand openers Latham and Conway batted till the tea break, ensuring that their side did not lose any wicket before the interval. In …

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COVID: IPL postponed, CSA scrambles to repatriate South African players asap 🏏

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Hours after the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 was postponed, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said it has held talks with all IPL franchises to ensure the safe return of Proteas players and support staff. CSA also informed that the Proteas contingent will have to undergo home quarantine in line with the current World Health Organization recommendations when they return to South Africa. “CSA supports the decision to put the health and safety interests of all involved in the tournament first and foremost and has made contact with all of the relevant franchises to ensure the expedited travel of all South African players and support staff back to our shores,” CSA said in an official statement. “Those travelling back to South Africa will undergo home quarantine in line with the current World Health Organization recommendations,” it added.The apex body of cricket …

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Pakistan cricket win in T20i series with ball to spare, and Babar displaces Kohli at No. 1 🏏 🇵🇰

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Pakistan survived a collapse from 92/1 chasing 144, to squeak through with a ball to spare and win the series 3-1. South Africa’s brand new team did well to keep in the matches, but ultimately inexperience showed in the bowling and their own middle-order collapse for the Pakistan cricket win. They made rough going of it, scoring 92 for 1 off the first 9 overs, 37 for 5 off the next 9 and 20 for 1 off the final two. Pakistan captain Babar Azam is now the No.1-ranked ODI batsman, ending India captain Virat Kohli‘s long reign at the top of the charts. Babar’s match-winning 82-ball 94 in the third ODI against South Africa helped him gain 13 rating points to reach career-best 865 points. fter playing an unbeaten knock of 122 in the third T20I against South Africa, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has said …

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Babar, Rizwan script Pakistan’s highest successful T20I run chase, beat SA by 9 wickets 🏏 🇵🇰

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Pakistan complete their highest successful run-chase with 12 balls to spare against South Africa in the third game here on Wednesday. This thanks to Babar Azam’s stunning century and Mohammad Rizwan’s classy fifty. Pakistan T20I final score was 205/1. Pakistan defeated South Africa by nine wickets to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match T20I series. The visiting captain struck 122 off just 59 balls (15 fours, 4 sixes) and shared a record 197-run opening partnership with vice-captain Rizwan, who ended unbeaten on 73 off 47 balls (5 fours, 2 sixes), as the tourists chased down 204 with two overs to spare. Earlier, half-centuries by the in-form Aiden Markram (63 off 31 balls, 6 fours, 4 sixes) and Janneman Malan (55 off 40 balls, 5 fours, 2 sixes) provided South Africa with a strong start that put them on course …

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