The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced that the pitch for the second Test of the ICC World Test Championship series between South Africa and India at Newlands in Cape Town has been rated as “unsatisfactory” under the ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Process.
Cape Town/UNI: After a heap of heartbreak last year of not winning the finals of the ODI World Cup last year, the New Year as per the Gregorian Calendar brought cheers for millions of Indians back home as they started off the year in a fascinating way by etching out their first win at Newlands by beating South Africa by 7 wickets in the final Test of the two-match series here on Thursday.
Cape Town/UNI: India were slightly ahead of South Africa after 23 wickets fell till Stumps on Day 1 of the second Test of a two-match series at Newlands here on Wednesday.
Cape Town/IBNS: A sudden collapse by India's middle and lower-middle order batting order dashed the visitors' hope to gain the most out of South Africa's poor first innings total of 55 in the second Test here on Wednesday.
Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj hauled up his career-best figures of 6/15 as South Africa were bowled out for 55 before lunch on Day 1 of the Cape Town Test.
Cape Town/UNI: South Africa won the toss and elected to bat in the second and final Test match against India at Newlands here on Wednesday.
Centurion/IBNS: India have been fined 10 percent of their match fee and penalised two ICC World Test Championship points for maintaining a slow over-rate against South Africa in the first Test in Centurion.
Centurion/IBNS: India's pace bowler Avesh Khan has been added to the squad as a replacement for Mohammad Shami in the second Test against South Africa.
Centurion/UNI: South Africa shattered the dreams of India to conquer the final frontier after they defeated the visitors by innings and 32 runs, within three days of the first Test at SuperSport Park here on Thursday.
Centurion/IBNS: South African batter Dean Elgar's 185 powered South Africa to forge a comfortable lead of 163 over India in the first innings of the maiden Test match here Thursday.
Dean Elgar edged out KL Rahul's gritty century by smashing his 14th Test ton to help South Africa take a crucial 11-run lead over India at stumps on Day 2 of the first Test at the SuperSport Park here on Wednesday.
Centurion/IBNS/UNI: Dean Elgar's unbeaten hundred powered South Africa to forge a thin lead of 11 runs over India at stumps on day two of the maiden Test match here on Wednesday.
Centurion/UNI: An unbeaten 70 by KL Rahul allowed India to be in a competitive position on a difficult Super Sport Park deck against South Africa on Day 1 of the first Test here on Tuesday.
Centurion/IBNS: South Africa captain Temba Bavuma won the toss and elected to bowl first against India in the first of the two-match Test series here on Tuesday.
Centurion/UNI: After the white-ball cricket, India are back on the red-ball quest as India, especially the senior pros Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, will be looking to alleviate the heartburns of losing the ODI World Cup finals by rewriting history in Test series in the Rainbow nation.