South Africa vs India: 3 Test Series; January - February, 2018

Who would you want to see win?

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby louie_db9 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:10 pm

Thought this was game over unless India got to the 200 mark. They've got there but still need a huge effort with ball and bat, and in the field, to win this.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby louie_db9 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:23 pm

No early wickets though so this looks to be South Africa's for the taking

34-0 lead is 111

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby bolero » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:30 pm

Dale Steyn out of the remainder of test series with injury. He was bowling like the Steyn of old.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby Going South » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:03 pm

minefield pitch or substandard batting? can’t decide yet.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby Going South » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:06 pm

it’s expected to be even tougher batting last. hmm. it would be a miracle if BCCI can save this test.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby raja » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:52 pm

Has Hardik done enough to prove his detractors wrong?
Ok, so it wasn't the most elegant of batting, and he was a bit lucky early on when it looked like any ball would knock a stump over, but what matters is that he took the fight into the SA camp, lifting BCCI from 92/7 to 209.
At 92/7 they looked finished. Now they have a glimmer, though it's still very much SA's game to lose.
Steyn out injured - big blow for SA.
If BCCI can somehow have a target of not over 300 to chase, they can still do magic here.
An SA choke would come in very handy. :grin:

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby raja » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:59 pm

finger_power wrote:What a terrible selection by Kohli and Shastri. Its a self inflicted wound. Just to accomodate Rohit Sharma, Kohli had done things like dropping Pujara in Australia, dropping Pujara and Vijay in Sri Lanka, making Pujara open, dropping him again in WI because he was “slow”. I dont know what he finds so special in Rohit. I get he is exceptional in ODIs, but so were Yuvraj, Watson, Raina, etc. when will he get through his thick head that test and ODI are completely different ball games?

But this time he went even further, and dropped one of the best young batsmen in the world - KL Rahul for a walking wicket like Dhawan. Also selected Bumrah, who is not used to bowling more than 10 overs, and bowls ODI lengths, and Pandya, who has very mediocre first class record, at the expense of blokes who did all the hard work- Ishant and Umesh Yadav.

It was the likes of Rahul (making 5 fifties in Australia series), Rahane (remember his partnerships with Pujara vs Australia when India was all but out of series), long spells by Ishant and Umesh, is what got them to number 1 ranking. They should not be dropped based on performance vs SL ar home, where anyone can make baby runs. Look who made tough runs, and got tough wickets. It was Pujara, Rahul, Rahane who helped India win from 0-1 deficit vs Aussies, and contributed in series vs Eng, RSA at home too.

Kohli’s arrogance and flawed aggression is going to cost India another series in South Africa. What hurts more that it is a self inflicted wound that could have been avoided if there was a sensible think tank.


Great to see you here, FP. Hope all is well?

I'm ok with Pandya in the side (and this isn't just because he's done well here) - but would have liked to see Rahul in there.
As for Rohit, maybe it's a good thing to give him a run.
If he gets runs, great!
If he doesn't, at least no one can say he wasn't picked inspite of being in great (albeit domestic ODI) form.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby raja » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:09 pm

afghankhan wrote:Hi all

Somebody tell Pandya this is not an IPL match.

Great to see AK here too. :grin:

Well, players like Pandya will be even more like fish out of water if you ask them to potter around and wait for a bad delivery to go after.
He's not a proper batsman wicket, in my mind.
Any runs he gets is a bonus.
At least that's how I always looked at Kapil Dev - it was the job of the batsmen above him to play proper cricketing shots, follow the coaching manual and all. Kapil was a No.10-11 batsman, who made his way up to No. 7 or so. Can't expect technique from him.

Having said that, and though Pandya does remind me of a young Kapil in terms of attitude, I need to remind myself that Kapil was primarily a bowler (an opening bowler, at that) who was useful with the bat.

Pandya is different in that he's an allrounder from day one. Not the main bowler or batsman in the side - just happens to be handy in both roles.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby Boycs » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:32 am

Did I just see steyn is injured already?

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby bolero » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:38 am

Boycs wrote:Did I just see steyn is injured already?


Yes, as per doctors, out for 4 weeks.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby bolero » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:39 am

Going South wrote:it’s expected to be even tougher batting last. hmm. it would be a miracle if BCCI can save this test.


True

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby Katto » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:02 am

It seems the BCCI also control the weather

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby Yorkshire » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:54 am

Katto wrote:It seems the BCCI also control the weather


Right on day 3, three hours game will be possible according to ground staff.Actully entire Southafrica Happy now because Drout
In Newlands as people try saving water ( rains) in bigger container.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby Loose halo » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:03 pm

Yorkshire wrote:
Katto wrote:It seems the BCCI also control the weather


Right on day 3, three hours game will be possible according to ground staff.Actully entire Southafrica Happy now because Drout
In Newlands as people try saving water ( rains) in bigger container.


Be lucky to top up rainwater tanks for a few days use is all and more fine weather ahead.

Stuffed up SA's outright chances is all it has done.

Two sessions lost and a slow outfield.

The draw has come in from 22.00 to 8.00

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby bolero » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:29 pm

I thought there would be a result either way. 99 percent South Africa and 1 percent India (bcoz of Steyns injury). Now with this rain, draw is a likely possibility.

The people of Capetown will welcome the rain though, because of the drought.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby bolero » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:36 pm

Even now , South Africa are favourites with next odds on draw.India win out of picture as team may play safe and not go for broke.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby Yorkshire » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:08 pm

50/50 but I expect Draw only with more rains or Bad Light.Yesterday Pujara says,' we are ready for 350 in the 4th innings'

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby bolero » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:19 am

Yorkshire wrote:50/50 but I expect Draw only with more rains or Bad Light.Yesterday Pujara says,' we are ready for 350 in the 4th innings'


I would like to know what African weed is Pujara smoking.India will struggle to reach 200, 350 looks like a nice dream.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby Leo » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:33 am

Well done Indian Bowlers :up:

. . . . . But . . . . They can chase 208!!!! Hope for the best.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby vandy » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:56 am

Great comeback by India, cleaning up the Saffers for 130, 8 wkts in the morning session. Jeepers what an effort.

I would open with Rohit and tell him to go for it, same for Pandya bring him in early.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby louie_db9 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:11 pm

India collapse. Defeat almost confirmed.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby raja » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:25 pm

Nice to see you here, Louie.

Looks like BCCI have screwed up yet again.

Decent batting conditions, modest target, SA down by one quick - and yet BCCI screw up.

Happens on every SA tour. :grin:

Main reason they haven't yet won a Test series in SA. Have come close many times.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby raja » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:33 pm

82/7 now.
Saha gone.
Thoroughly enjoying this. :-)

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby Yorkshire » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:57 pm

Enjoy why?

Zim vs SOA ended in 2 days (4 day test ended in under 196 overs.98 overs @day)
Ind.vs SOA will be ends in 3 days
(day #3 wash out / day # 5 spares)

ICC wants to investigate standard of Melbourne track, how about here in last two test SOA involved: They must Doctored the wicket for their adventures.

Congratulation for 1/0 in Advance to Proteas.Next test on Jan 13th.(4 days off)

SOA 65/2
Lost 8 for 65

India 28 /0
Lost 7 for 54

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby bolero » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:05 pm

One word to describe Indian batting is pathetic.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby Yorkshire » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:42 pm

bolero wrote:One word to describe Indian batting is pathetic.

I think Rains did that, both team pathetic, but yes, India at one stage 30/0 and again 70 /3 (not bad)

But Ash/Bhuvi once again occupied Crease much longer than Some popular player did.(at one stage on day 4 : 15 wickets fall for 147 runs)

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby Yorkshire » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:54 pm

Southafrica 130
India 135

SOA won by 72 runs as Philly took 3 wickets in one over: 6 for 42
18 wickets fall for 200 runs during day.
(Ash 37 runs)

1/0 SOA

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby Yorkshire » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:02 pm

1950 Durban test Aus vs SOA 18 wickets fall for 146 runs
2018 Capetown test Ind.vs SOA 18 w wickets fall for 200 runs

1888 Lords test day 2 (27 wickets fall in a day, is World record)
http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/conten ... 83080.html

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby Yorkshire » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:04 pm

5 day test ends in 3 days

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby Aneesmoha » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:06 pm

Yorkshire wrote:Enjoy why?

Zim vs SOA ended in 2 days (4 day test ended in under 196 overs.98 overs @day)
Ind.vs SOA will be ends in 3 days
(day #3 wash out / day # 5 spares)

ICC wants to investigate standard of Melbourne track, how about here in last two test SOA involved: They must Doctored the wicket for their adventures.

Congratulation for 1/0 in Advance to Proteas.Next test on Jan 13th.(4 days off)

SOA 65/2
Lost 8 for 65

India 28 /0
Lost 7 for 54


Newlands when the weather is right is always a difficult pitch to bat on during the first two days. With the added moisture from the rain yesterday it gets even harder. The pitch had nothing to do with the ball swinging miles in the air. There were two balls this entire test that deviated laterally off the pitch a lot and that was because they hit a crack. Proof that there wasn't movement of the pitch was that Ashwin and Maharaj hardly got the ball to turn.
Again the pink ball swung in the air very little seam movement. Am Pretty sure the ICC cannot investigate the quality of a breeze or air pressure during a match.

But it has been a great match and i was on the edge of my seat for most of it.

I think that both sides need to go back and look at their batting technique vs a swinging ball. Not just these teams but All teams.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby Yorkshire » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:26 pm

I think India not apply themself well because once partnership builds

30 partnership lost -3 for 9 runs
31 partnership lost - 4 for 12 runs
49 partnership lost-3 wickets for 4 runs

Only they need little partnership but they failed

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby bolero » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:33 pm

Aneesmoha wrote:
Yorkshire wrote:Enjoy why?

Zim vs SOA ended in 2 days (4 day test ended in under 196 overs.98 overs @day)
Ind.vs SOA will be ends in 3 days
(day #3 wash out / day # 5 spares)

ICC wants to investigate standard of Melbourne track, how about here in last two test SOA involved: They must Doctored the wicket for their adventures.

Congratulation for 1/0 in Advance to Proteas.Next test on Jan 13th.(4 days off)

SOA 65/2
Lost 8 for 65

India 28 /0
Lost 7 for 54


Newlands when the weather is right is always a difficult pitch to bat on during the first two days. With the added moisture from the rain yesterday it gets even harder. The pitch had nothing to do with the ball swinging miles in the air. There were two balls this entire test that deviated laterally off the pitch a lot and that was because they hit a crack. Proof that there wasn't movement of the pitch was that Ashwin and Maharaj hardly got the ball to turn.
Again the pink ball swung in the air very little seam movement. Am Pretty sure the ICC cannot investigate the quality of a breeze or air pressure during a match.

But it has been a great match and i was on the edge of my seat for most of it.

I think that both sides need to go back and look at their batting technique vs a swinging ball. Not just these teams but All teams.


Hi Aneesmoha, our South African forum member.Welcome back,.long time.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby Going South » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:45 pm

congrats on the win. staffers got upper hand from day 1.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby Katto » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:55 pm

did Steyn get injured again?
is it the end?

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby bolero » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:57 pm

Well played South Africa.Match see sawed but SA always had the upper hand.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby raja » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:18 pm

Yorkshire wrote:Enjoy why?

Few better sights in cricket than seeing BCCI batsmen squirming and struggling against a quality bowling attack.
Well, actually only two better sights.
England batsmen doing the same against the Aussies.
England bowlers being hit to all corners of the park.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby raja » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:19 pm

Good to see you back here, Aneesmoha.
Hope all's well with you.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby afghankhan » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:17 pm

raja wrote:
afghankhan wrote:Hi all

Somebody tell Pandya this is not an IPL match.

Great to see AK here too. :grin:

Well, players like Pandya will be even more like fish out of water if you ask them to potter around and wait for a bad delivery to go after.
He's not a proper batsman wicket, in my mind.
Any runs he gets is a bonus.
At least that's how I always looked at Kapil Dev - it was the job of the batsmen above him to play proper cricketing shots, follow the coaching manual and all. Kapil was a No.10-11 batsman, who made his way up to No. 7 or so. Can't expect technique from him.

Having said that, and though Pandya does remind me of a young Kapil in terms of attitude, I need to remind myself that Kapil was primarily a bowler (an opening bowler, at that) who was useful with the bat.

Pandya is different in that he's an allrounder from day one. Not the main bowler or batsman in the side - just happens to be handy in both roles.


Good to see you too.

Pandya played well in first inning, so credit to him. He was thought given a chance or two. Dropped by Elgar, but was caught by AB same position in second inning.

This was probably India's best chance to win a game in SA. Bowlers did so well and basically 1 good inning was needed from someone, but the home track bullies disappointed big time.

I was surprised they did not play any warm up games. I am sure they would have chased 208 if they had one or two warm ups. Even SA played a warm up(4 day test against Zim).

At least it was a good entertaining test match unlike the boring hyped up Ashes.
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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby Aneesmoha » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:07 pm

bolero wrote:
Aneesmoha wrote:
Newlands when the weather is right is always a difficult pitch to bat on during the first two days. With the added moisture from the rain yesterday it gets even harder. The pitch had nothing to do with the ball swinging miles in the air. There were two balls this entire test that deviated laterally off the pitch a lot and that was because they hit a crack. Proof that there wasn't movement of the pitch was that Ashwin and Maharaj hardly got the ball to turn.
Again the pink ball swung in the air very little seam movement. Am Pretty sure the ICC cannot investigate the quality of a breeze or air pressure during a match.

But it has been a great match and i was on the edge of my seat for most of it.

I think that both sides need to go back and look at their batting technique vs a swinging ball. Not just these teams but All teams.


Hi Aneesmoha, our South African forum member.Welcome back,.long time.


Thanks man. Been hectic. Second baby and all. I missed the Boxing day test this year :crybaby: . Good to be back. Hopefully will stay longer this time than Dale Steyn stays fit.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby bolero » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:00 am

Aneesmoha wrote:
bolero wrote:
Hi Aneesmoha, our South African forum member.Welcome back,.long time.


Thanks man. Been hectic. Second baby and all. I missed the Boxing day test this year :crybaby: . Good to be back. Hopefully will stay longer this time than Dale Steyn stays fit.


Congrats on becoming a father once again. My kid too not allowing to see live matches, I don't mind.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby vandy » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:20 am

India did not have the guts to change the batting order and attack the SA bowlers from the word go.

Someone said SA had the upper hand, don't think getting bowled out for 130 is having the upper hand.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby Katto » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:52 am

vandy wrote:India did not have the guts to change the batting order and attack the SA bowlers from the word go.

Someone said SA had the upper hand, don't think getting bowled out for 130 is having the upper hand.


yep India clearly the better side :lmao:

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby bolero » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:02 am

bolero wrote:
Yorkshire wrote:50/50 but I expect Draw only with more rains or Bad Light.Yesterday Pujara says,' we are ready for 350 in the 4th innings'


I would like to know what African weed is Pujara smoking.India will struggle to reach 200, 350 looks like a nice dream.


I predicted correctly, struggled to chase 207 in the 4th innings and folded for 135.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby bolero » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:26 am

My ratings for India:-

1. Murali Vijay - 0/10 (Could not see off the new ball in both innings, was an utter failure)
2. Shikhar Dhawan - 1/10 (Got out on 16 in both innings in similar fashion to Steyn and Morkel, unable to tackle the bounce, KL Rahul may be back)
3. Cheteswara Pujara - 3/10 (Showed promise in first innings , played out an entire session, fell prey to extra bounce on SA pitches, lack of practice in SA pitches showed, but was among the batsmen more equipped to play SA bowling).
4. Virat Kohli - 4/10 (3 points are for captaincy, was poor with the bat, second innings started well, but lack of technique exposed)
5. Rohit Sharma - 2/10 (Was all at sea, beaten for pace by Rabada in 1st innings, the move to replace Rahane with Rohit backfired)
6. Saha - 3/10 (The 3 is for the fantastic keeping, 0 as a batsman, looked at sea in SA conditions, should be replaced with Parthic)
7. Pandya - 8/10 (Performed beyond expectations, was fantastic with his counter strike in first innings, decent with ball, shows no fear)
8. Ashwin - 4/10 (Showed some gumption with bat in second innings, didnt have much opportunity with the ball)
9. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar - 8/10 (Was fantastic with the ball in both innings, decent bat in lower order, sensible bloke and gives his full effort)
10. Mohd. Shami - 6.5/10 (Looked disinterested in the first innings one reason for the 77 run SA first innings lead that cost India the match eventually, looked hostile in the second innings, bowled a fiery spell to bundle out SA)
11. Jas Bumrah - 6.5/10 (Awesome debut, first innings gave lot of boundary balls, but came back strongly in second innings)

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby raja » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:43 am

I'd give a 0 to all the BCCI batsmen.
Highest rating to Bhuvi actually - he never quite gets credit for his valuable contributions.
Everyone's talking about Pandya's innings - wouldn't have been possible if Bhuvi hadn't hung around at the other end.
In the second innings too, he stayed till the end.

And his excellent bowling put SA under pressure.

In what was a disaster of a game for BCCI, Bhuvi is my BCCI MoM.
Of course, Pandya will be the toast of Indians - that's how the dice rolls.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby bolero » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:47 am

Raja is merciless on team BCCI. I did the give the highest rating to Bhuvi jointly with Pandya.

Diplomatic, me.

I agree with points Raja mentioned. Bhuvi showed lot of spunk with bat, he was great with the ball and hung around with Pandya. He is a fighter who gives it his all with limited abilities. I like such people, Cummins is another fighter, doesnt give up.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby raja » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:57 am

bolero wrote:Raja is merciless on team BCCI.

:grin:
For what it's worth, I'm always a bit lenient with BCCI bowlers, especially the quicks.
They have it much harder in Indian bowling conditions, where they play most of their cricket.
Which is why you'll rarely find me criticizing Umesh or Bhuvi or Shami or even Bumrah.

But yes, I'm not too sympathetic towards batsman-bullies who get loads of runs in home conditions, get hyped up by the ever-adulatory media and fans - and come a cropper in tougher batting conditions.

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby Leo » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:27 am

Congratulations South Africa :|
Time is the Best Speaker

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Re: South Africa vs India: 3 Test, 6 ODI & 3 T20I; January 5 - February 28, 2018

Postby Aneesmoha » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:36 am

South Africa didn't perform much better.

But people are saying that SA had to bat in the more difficult conditions. The first hour at Newlands are some of the most difficult batting conditions in the world.

Selectors made the mistake of bringing Steyn back too early and now he is out again.

All the batsmen struggled except for AB who looked like he was batting on a completely different pitch.

Now have to wait for the Aussies to arrive before we get to see Steyn in whites again.