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Cape Town’s ‘pitch peril’

Mid-Day Premium Cape Town’s ‘pitch peril’

Over the years, the evaluation and grading of cricket pitches have stirred considerable controversy within the cricketing realm

10 January,2024 09:09 PM IST | Mumbai | Srijanee Majumdar
ICC rates Newlands Test pitch ‘unsatisfactory’

ICC rates Newlands Test pitch ‘unsatisfactory’

India defeated the hosts by seven wickets in the match, which turned out to be the shortest-ever in the history of Test cricket. The victory allowed India to draw the two-match series 1-1. Only 642 balls could be bowled in the match

10 January,2024 06:34 AM IST | Dubai | PTI
South Africa's spinner Keshav Maharaj expresses views on Ram Siya Ram song

South Africa's spinner Keshav Maharaj expresses views on Ram Siya Ram song

Lord Ram is the greatest strength of the Durban-born cricketer of Indian origin. "For me, God's been my greatest blessing and if I get an opportunity it's the least I can do and it gets you in the zone and get that respect from other players. Respecting religion and culture is important but it's a nice feeling to hear 'Ram Siya Ram' being played"

09 January,2024 03:43 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
'You have to blame T20 cricket worldwide': De Villiers on India-SA series

'You have to blame T20 cricket worldwide': De Villiers on India-SA series

India ended the SA tour without losing in any format, registering 2-1 series wins in ODIs and T20Is, with several youngsters performing well

07 January,2024 09:26 AM IST | New Delhi | mid-day online correspondent
Mukesh: 'In South Africa, fuller length doesn’t work'

Mukesh: 'In South Africa, fuller length doesn’t work'

While the seasoned duo of Mohammed Siraj (seven wickets) and Jasprit Bumrah (eight wickets) did the bulk of the damage, Mukesh was the ideal third seamer with four wickets in the second Test, which included two top-order dismissals in the second innings.

07 January,2024 08:36 AM IST | Cape Town | PTI
Typical excuses!

Typical excuses!

During the pitch report for TV on Day Two of the second Test, Shaun Pollock said the curator got it wrong

07 January,2024 07:05 AM IST | Mumbai | Sunil Gavaskar

"You've to show a lot of trust": Indian skipper Rohit on Gill, Jaiswal and Iyer

Despite poor performances by youngsters in two-Test series against SA, India skipper Rohit says it’s important to give them confidence on difficult pitches

06 January,2024 07:00 AM IST | Cape Town | R Kaushik
Iyer's short ball 'shortcomings'

Iyer's short ball 'shortcomings'

The two throwdown experts Nuwan Senaviratne, the southpaw side-armer, and Raghavendra, along with batting coach Vikram Rathour, were letting it rip from 18 yards

05 January,2024 06:44 PM IST | Cape Town | mid-day online correspondent
Virat Kohli's South Africa chronicles

Virat Kohli's South Africa chronicles

In the second Test, Kohli scored 46 in 59 balls, with six fours and a six, at a strike rate of 77.59

05 January,2024 04:23 PM IST | Cape Town | mid-day online correspondent

"Mental shift turned things around in 2nd Test", feels KL on win against SA

"I think we weren't really 100 per cent during our last match in terms of batting or bowling. We were prepared, but that extra edge or extra fire was missing, credit to South Africa as well, that they didn't allow us to reach to that confidence," the 31-year-old told 'Star Sports'

05 January,2024 03:40 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

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