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Australia vs South Africa Third ODI Match Report 2018 Hobart | Proteas win 2-1

Scintillating centuries from Faf Du Plessis and David Miller helped South Africa beat Australia by 40 runs in the third one day international at Hobart on Sunday.

After winning the toss and electing to field, the home side appeared to have fully justified skipper Aaron Finch’s decision when they picked up South Africa’s top three with just 50 odd on board for the visitors.

The first to go was wicket keeper Quinton De Kock, caught by Alex Carey off Mitchell Starc for 4. His opening partner Reeza Hendricks was the next to follow, caught down the leg side by Carey off the bowling of Marcus Stoinis.

Aiden Markram looked very good in his innings of 32 hitting three beautiful sixes and a four before he fell in similar fashion to Hendricks Continue reading “Australia vs South Africa Third ODI Match Report 2018 Hobart | Proteas win 2-1”

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India vs West Indies Third T20 Match Report Chennai 2018

Shikhar Dhawan scored a brilliant 92 as India defeated the West Indies by 6 wickets in the third and final T20 International in Chennai on Sunday to complete a 3-0 whitewash.

The Men in Blue brought in Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar for Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah who were given a break, while the West Indies remained unchanged from the XI that had suffered a heavy defeat in Lucknow. Continue reading “India vs West Indies Third T20 Match Report Chennai 2018”

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Australia vs South Africa Third ODI Match Preview-2018

The series is on the line in Hobart as Australia and South Africa lock horns in the Tasmanian capital city on Sunday.

Australia, after a disappointing performance in the first one dayer at Perth, came back strongly to defeat South Africa by 7 runs in the second ODI at Adelaide, thus ending their seven game losing streak in ODI’s. Continue reading “Australia vs South Africa Third ODI Match Preview-2018”

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India vs West Indies Third T20 Match Preview Chennai- 2018

Team India will be aiming for a clean sweep when they take on the West Indies in the third and final T20I at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday.

Having wrapped up the series in Lucknow, India are expected to give some reserve players a go before the tour of Australia. Continue reading “India vs West Indies Third T20 Match Preview Chennai- 2018”

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List of CSA Academy Players- Cricket South Africa Powerade Academy 3 year cycle 2018-2021

Beginning the 2018/19 season, CSA’s Academy will switch to a three year cycle from the current yearly one.

Here are the fifteen members chosen for Cricket South Africa’s National Academy squad for the cycle from 2018 till September 2021, as officially announced in November 2018. It includes several players who have appeared for South Africa’s U19 squad like Raynard van Tonder, Matthew Breetzke, Tony de Zorzi and Wandile Makwetu.

How old are the players in CSA’s Powerade Academy?

We’ve listed the players below by franchise- the most number of players in the Academy are from the Cape Cobras (Western Province), and have added their ages in brackets.

The oldest players in this current CSA Academy cycle are Tladi Bokako and Tshepang Dithole, both of whom are already 25. The youngest are the duo of Sinethemba Qeshile and Wandile Makwetu, both of whom are still 19. The vast majority of the intakes are in their early 20’s.

Cricket South Africa National Academy Roster- 3 year cycle from 2018-2021

4 Cape Cobras CSA Academy players: Tladi Bokako (25), Janneman Malan (22), Kyle Simmonds (24), Jason Smith (24)

3 Highveld Lions CSA Academy reps: Nandre Burger (23), Tshepang Dithole (25), Bjorn Fortuin (24)

3 Warriors CSA Academy players: Matthew Breetzke (20), Lutho Sipamla (20), Sinethemba Qeshile (19) Continue reading “List of CSA Academy Players- Cricket South Africa Powerade Academy 3 year cycle 2018-2021”

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Harmanpreet Kaur’s First T20 International Hundred- India Women vs New Zealand Women T-20 Match Report 2018

India women’s skipper Harmanpreet Kaur notched up her maiden T-20 hundred, as India comfortably beat New Zealand by 34 runs in the first match of the World T20 World Cup on Friday.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, India were rocked early, as they lost both Taniya Bhatia and star batsman Smriti Mandhana to Lea Tahuhu.

Debutant Dayalan Hemalatha too fell cheaply, leaving India in a spot of bother 40/3 at one stage.

However, Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues then steadied the ship by adding 134 runs for the fourth wicket before the 18 year old Rodrigues was dismissed stumped by Katey Martin off Jess Watkin for a quickfire 59.

The 29 year old Kaur brought up her first T-20 hundred by smashing 103 runs off 51 balls with seven fours and 8 sixes. In the process she also became the first Indian to score a T-20 century in Women’s cricket. Her powerful hitting saw eight balls cross the fence- New Zealand by comparison could only manage one. No team in the previous T20 World Cup had managed to hit eight or more sixes either- another indicator of Kaur’s destructive capabilities. Continue reading “Harmanpreet Kaur’s First T20 International Hundred- India Women vs New Zealand Women T-20 Match Report 2018”

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Australia vs South Africa 2018 Adelaide Second ODI match report- Proteas choke & collapse again!

Australia ended their seven game losing streak in ODI’s as they beat South Africa by 7 runs in the second one day international at Adelaide. The home side produced a strong bowling performance to defend a modest total of 232 on what appeared to be a good batting wicket, storming back after a chastening defeat five days ago in Perth.

South African skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss and sent Australia in at the Adelaide Oval. The hosts suffered an early jolt as local lad Travis Head was trapped LBW by Lungi Ngidi for 8 runs. Even worse, Head wasted the review despite the appeal looking good in real time.

The returning Shaun Marsh along with skipper Aaron Finch added 54 runs for the second wicket stand, before Kagiso Rabada provided a much needed breakthrough by getting rid of Marsh for 22.

Finch looked set for a big score, but lost his concentration and chopped on for 41, giving Dwaine Pretorius his first wicket of the game.

Chris Lynn then took Rabada to the cleaners, hitting a six and three fours off consecutive deliveries. The South African pacer however had the last laugh as Lynn attempted to smite another delivery, only to be caught behind by Quinton De Kock. Continue reading “Australia vs South Africa 2018 Adelaide Second ODI match report- Proteas choke & collapse again!”

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New Zealand 43 runs in one over- Joe Carter & Brett Hampton off bowler Willem Ludick

The Northern Districts duo of Joe Carter and Brett Hampton created a world record by smashing 43 runs in one over in a domestic one day match in New Zealand. Continue reading “New Zealand 43 runs in one over- Joe Carter & Brett Hampton off bowler Willem Ludick”

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Ross Taylor Hafeez Video | Taylor complaining about Hafeez’s bowling action chucking

Here is the video of New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor complaining to the umpire about Mohammad Hafeez’s bowling action during the first one day international between New Zealand and Pakistan on 7 November 2018 Continue reading “Ross Taylor Hafeez Video | Taylor complaining about Hafeez’s bowling action chucking”

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India vs West Indies Second T20 Match Preview Lucknow 2018

Team India after a hard fought win in the first match at Kolkata, will be looking to seal the T20 series when they take on the hosts West Indies in the the 2nd match in Lucknow on Tuesday. Continue reading “India vs West Indies Second T20 Match Preview Lucknow 2018”

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Proteas batting record under Dale Benkenstein as coach- South Africa stats in tests & ODI’s

South Africa’s batting, over the last few years, has shown a remarkable decline. The Proteas have tended to depend on a lot on individuals- most notably AB De Villiers and Hashim Amla, but with the former now retired and the latter declining with age, South Africa’s batting doesn’t seem to be as strong as it was.

Dale Benkenstein took over as Proteas batting coach from Neil McKenzie late last year, and while it would be unfair to pin their batting woes on him alone, the stats don’t make for good reading. Is it poor coaching, or simply a decline in the quality of batsmen coming through the system? Continue reading “Proteas batting record under Dale Benkenstein as coach- South Africa stats in tests & ODI’s”

India Women vs Pakistan Women T-20 Match Report-2018

Veteran Mithali Raj scored a quickfire 56 runs, as India comfortably defeated arch rivals Pakistan in the Group match of the ICC Women’s World Cup in Guyana on Sunday.

After winning the toss and electing to field, Indian bowlers wrecked through Pakistan’s top order to reduce them to 30/3.

Bismah Maroof and Nida Dar batted sensibly and added 93 valuable runs for the 4th wicket, before Dayalan Hemalatha dismissed both Maroof and Nidar for 53 & 52.

The remaining lower order batsman failed to make a mark, as Pakistan ended up with 133/7 in their allotted 20 overs.

Dayalan Hemalatha and Poonam Yadav claimed two wickets each.

Even before the innings began, India were given 10 penalty runs, as Pakistan were docked for running on the danger zone twice.

Chasing a target of 134, India started briskly as Mithali Raj and Smriti Mandhana added 73 runs for the opening stand, before Mandhana was dismissed by Bismah Maroof for 26 runs.

The 18 year old Jemimah Rodrigues looked good in her brief stay, until she was out caught and bowled by Nida Dar for 16.

The 35 year old Mithali, while trying to finish the game fell to Diana Baig.

Harmanpreet Kaur and Veda Krishnamurthy saw the team through, as India won the match in the 19th over and with 7 wickets to spare.

Nida Dar was the most successful bowler for Pakistan with 1/17 in 4 overs.

Mithali Raj was declared the Man of the match for her brilliant batting.

Mithali Raj

India now have two wins from as many games in the group stage of the ICC Women’s World T20.

Their next match will be against Ireland on 15th November.