Sunday, 22 September 2019

Tag Archives: South Africa

Arthur: South African pitches not good enough for Test cricket

CAPE TOWN: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur criticized the pitches for the first two Tests against South Africa, saying they were not good enough for Test cricket. With his team facing a series defeat after two days of the second Test at Newlands, Arthur said the quality of pitches had deteriorated in ...

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Du Plessis, Bavuma stretch South African lead

CAPE TOWN: Faf du Plessis and Temba Bavuma shared a century partnership as South Africa moved into a commanding position on the second day of the second Test against Pakistan at Newlands on Friday. South Africa were 281 for four wickets at tea, a lead of 104 runs. South African ...

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Confident South Africa aim for series win

CAPE TOWN: After a crushing victory in the Boxing Day Test, hosts South Africa will look to begin their 2019 on a high with a series-clinching win against a demotivated Pakistan side. The Boxing Day Test brought joy for South Africa , who beat Pakistan in every aspect of the ...

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Lanka, Bangladesh fail to directly qualify for T20 World Cup

LONDON: Former champions Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to feature in the group stage of 16-team tournament to be held in Australia in 2020, said an ICC statement issued. The International Cricket Council confirmed the sides that have qualified directly for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020, based on the ...

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Pakistan look to fix batting woes against SA

CAPE TOWN: Pakistan’s struggling batsmen must find a way to handle South Africa’s potent pace attack if they are to claw their way back into the three-match series in the second Test that starts on what is likely to be a lively Newlands wicket on Thursday. South Africa claimed the ...

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Pakistan fight back after Olivier takes six

CENTURION: Pakistan fought back after being bowled out for 181 as bowlers dominated on the first day of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Wednesday. Duanne Olivier took six for 37 as the hosts subjected Pakistan to an onslaught of aggressive, short-pitched bowling. South Africa struggled ...

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Sarfraz praises Yasir Shah ahead of South Africa Test

CENTURION: For all the things this away tour is for Pakistan, one thing it is not is timely. They take on, in South Africa, the opponents they have only beaten two times in 12 attempts on away soil, the side that, for the overwhelming part of the past dozen years ...

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Steyn seeks to become South Africa’s greatest Tests wicket-taker

PRETORIA : Firebrand fast bowler Dale Steyn will seek to become South Africa’s greatest wicket-taker in Tests when they take on Pakistan in the first match of a three-game series at Centurion Park in Pretoria on Wednesday. Steyn is level with former all-rounder Shaun Pollock on 421 Test wickets and, ...

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SA coach Gibson not worried about Amla’s dip in form

JOHANNESBURG: Ahead of what is expected to be a tough home series against Pakistan, South Africa coach Ottis Gibson has insisted he has no concerns regarding the form of his top order. Hashim Amla, Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram averaged below 15 during South Africa’s last Test series, in Sri ...

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