After some fitness drills, the Rishabh Pant’s Men in Blue practiced in the nets, with setting a target to win the match.
Chasing a mammoth 212, Miller (64 not out) and Van der Dussen (75 not out)shared an unbeaten 131-run stand for the fourth wicket to take the visitors home with consummate ease.
With South Africa needing 122 more runs to win and with eight wickets still in the bank, the hosts have a slight advantage.
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South Africa upped their ante after the start of the third quarter and created an opportunity in form of a penalty corner in the 34th minute. Skipper Guy Morgan grabbed it in both the hands to open the account for them. However, they missed another penalty corner opportunity three minutes later. Korea showed a sense of resurgence, but couldn't capitalise on a scoring chance inside the D. Somehow, South Africa maintained their solitary lead at the end of the third quarter.
South Africa coach Sihle Ntuli gave credit to all his players for maintaining their composure during the crucial moment to come out with flying colours.
The South African news outlet reported that with Gauteng emerging as the epicentre of the fourth wave of the pandemic once again, it's no surprise that the province has recorded the most number of infections from the B.1.1.529 variant.
Chasing 144, the South African batters reached the target with ten balls to spare
The South Africa government had said on Thursday that one of the suspected instigators had been arrested and 11 were under surveillance. In all, 2,203 people have been arrested during the unrest for various offences, including theft.
Bhubaneswar: A resident of Ganjam who recently returned from South Africa has tested positive for Covid-19 even as the State Government had administered vaccine shot against the infectious diseases to 21, 914 beneficiaries including health workers, frontline warriors, senior citizens and people above 45 years of age with co-morbidities across the State on Monday. “One […]
Johannesburg: Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis on Wednesday announced his retirement from Test cricket. du Plessis said that he is shifting his focus to T20 cricket with two consecutive T20 World Cup tournaments coming up in 2021 and 2022. “It has been an honour to play for my country in all the formats […]
Johannesburg: Due to an unabated increase in the number of fresh coronavirus cases across South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the country would return to level three lockdown with immediate effect. “The number of new coronavirus infections is climbing at an unprecedented rate,” Xinhua news agency quoted Ramaphosa as saying in a televised address to […]
Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised the BRICS countries for their close coordination on international and regional issues. The BRICS are strengthening cooperation to combat terrorism, illegal drugs and corruption, Putin said during the 12th BRICS summit hosted by Russia via video conference, Xinhua reported. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end […]
New Delhi: Dreaded underworld don Ravi Pujari, operating from overseas, has been reportedly arrested in South Africa and efforts are on for his deportation to India. Pujari, who parted ways with underworld don Chhota Rajan, had jumped bail from Senegal, last year and had escaped to South Africa, where he was involved in big time […]
Mumbai: South African fielding great Jonty Rhodes finally got to watch the Ranveer Singh starrer “Gully Boy”, which made him laugh, cry and gave him goosebumps. Rhodes tweeted on January 17 that ever since he met actor Siddhant Chaturvedi, he had been listening to the film’s soundtrack. “Been listening to the #GullyBoy soundtrack ever since […]
New Delhi: In a first, India will be taking part in the Over 50s World Cup to be held in Cape Town and Stellenbosch in South Africa next year between March 11-24. West Indies, Namibia and Zimbabwe will also be making their debut in the tournament next year. Shailendra Singh will be leading India. In […]
New Delhi: Priyam Garg will be leading India in their title defence at next year’s ICC U19 World Cup to be held in South Africa from January 17 to February 9. On Monday, the All-India Junior Selection Committee announced the 15-member squad, with Dhruv Chand Jurel as vice-captain. The 13th edition of the World Cup […]
Visakhapatnam: Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag hailed Rohit Sharma for the start he made as an opening batsman in Test cricket. Rohit smashed 174 and 127 in India’s first Test against South Africa in Visakhapatnam. The hosts ended up winning the match by a big margin of 203 runs. India’s decision to promote Rohit, who […]
Visakhapatnam: India wrapped up South Africa for 191 runs in their second innings on the fifth and final day to win the opening Test of the three match rubber by 203 runs here on Sunday. Defending a 395-run target, India rode on Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami’s bowling effort to register the win as it […]
Surat: Shafali Verma on Tuesday became the youngest T20I debutant for India when she was named in the playing XI for the first T20 against South Africa at the Lalabhai Contractor Stadium here. Shafali, 15, opened the batting for India but was out for a duck. She is the second-youngest player to represent India after […]
Mohali: Virat Kohli took a stunning catch to pour cold water on Quinton de Kock’s half century as India restricted South Africa to 149/5 in 20 overs in the second T20 international here on Wednesday. After the first rubber was washed out without a ball being bowled, a new-look South African team were asked to […]
Kolkata: South Africa pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada is not losing sleep over the meteorical rise of India’s Jasprit Bumrah and England’s Jofra Archer. “It’s never easy maintaining a career; I’ve learned that there are a lot of ups and downs. I want to be the best in the world, everybody does,” Rabada told iol.co.za as […]
Kunming: BRICS countries are stepping up technology transfer and transformation, said a conference organised by the BRICS Technology Transfer Center in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province. Technological innovation and transfer experts from BRICS and south and southeast Asian countries as well as scholars of key fields, including biomedicine, clean energy, modern agriculture and […]
New Delhi: “There was never a chance for South Africa to win this World Cup without you,” said former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh to former Proteas captain AB de Villiers after he cleared the controversy regarding his selection in the showpiece event being held in England and Wales. During the ongoing World Cup, there were […]
Osaka (Japan): India was on Friday joined by China, Russia, South Africa and Brazil in asking all countries to prevent their territories from being used for terror activities, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the scourge was adversely affecting economic progress and social stability besides taking lives of innocent people. The five-nation grouping — Brazil-Russia-India-China-South […]
Leeds: Angelo Mathews hit a patient fifty before veteran pacer Lasith Malinga returned with a sensational four-wicket haul as Sri Lanka stunned hosts England by 20 runs in a low-scoring thriller to keep their World Cup semifinal hopes alive, here Friday. Electing to bat, Sri Lanka managed a modest 232 for nine, riding on an […]
The return of fast bowler, Lungi Ngidi, to the South African squad is being seen as a major boost for the team in the do or die match against New Zealand today. After suffering a hamstring injury, the pacer couldn’t complete his bowling overs in his last match against Bangladesh, who beat the Proteas and […]
Cardiff: Afghanistan only managed 125 runs all out in their 2019 ICC World Cup group stage game against South Africa. With the Proteas winning the toss and electing to field first, Afghanistan were blown away by their pacers and Imran Tahir and it was only a late surge from Rashid Khan that took them to […]
Southampton: Incessant drizzle forced the World Cup tie between South Africa and West Indies to be called off at the Rose Bowl here on Monday after only few overs could be bowled, as both teams shared the spoils. Andre Russell-less West Indies put the Proteas in to bat after winning the toss with skipper Jason […]
Johannesburg: A good night’s sleep helps in reducing the desire for sweet and salty foods, intake of sugar and caloric content, says a study. It is known that sleeping less than seven hours is associated with an increased cardio-metabolic risk — heart disease risk and metabolic disorders — but increasing the sleep duration can help reduce […]
London: After a great show with the bat, Bangladesh bowlers rose to the occasion to inflict a 21-run defeat on South Africa in their World Cup opener at the Kennington Oval here on Sunday. Chasing an imposing target of 331 set by Bangladesh, the Proteas could manage 309/8 in the allotted 50 overs, thus losing […]
London: Opener Quinton de Kock’s valiant 68 run effort and Rassie van der Dussen’s half-century went in vain as South Africa succumbed at 207 runs in reply to England’s 311 in the tournament opener of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the Kennington Oval here on Thursday. It was some disciplined bowling by the […]
London: Failure of the England batsmen to convert starts saw them post 311/8 against South Africa in the opening game of the 2019 World Cup at the Kennington Oval on Thursday. Riding on fifties from Jason Roy (54), Joe Root (51), Eoin Morgan (57) and Ben Stokes (89), the hosts ensured that the failures of […]
London: South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir scripted his name in the history books on Thursday as he became the first spinner to bowl the first ball of a World Cup. After electing to bowl against England in the opening match at The Oval, South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis surprised everyone by bringing in Tahir […]
Cape Town: With 10 more deaths being reported on Thursday, the toll due to severe storms in South Africa has risen to 70, according to authorities. Heavy storms swept through the KwaZulu-Natal province on Monday and Tuesday, leaving a trail of destruction and displacing hundreds of people. It was believed to be the biggest natural […]
Johannesburg: At least 51 people have died after heavy rains battered South Africa, authorities said on Wednesday. The flooding began on Monday after heavy rain caused mudslides in several towns in Durban, the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal, government spokesman Lennox Mabaso told CNN. “The areas most affected are Amanzimtoti, Chatsworth, Mariannhill,” said Mabaso, who works […]
Bhubaneswar: Braving all odds, two Odia mountaineers- Kush Alarba and Lipika Seth- have achieved a unique feat by scaling Mount Kilimanjaro in South Africa last month. Kush, a tribal youth from Alarputa village under Nandapur block of Koraput district proved that nothing is impossible if there is strong determination. Despite his financial constraints, Kush managed […]
Dubai: Former champions India will square off against South Africa in their opening match of the men’s T20 World Cup to be held in Australia next year, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced Tuesday. India’s opening match will take place in Perth on October 24 while the tournament will get underway from October 18 with […]
New Delhi: India and South Africa on Friday signed an agreement to further deepen their strategic partnership following delegation-level talks led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa here. The Three-Year Strategic Programme of Cooperation is aimed at enhancing the Strategic Partnership Agreement that was signed in 1997 by Prime Minister […]
Abu Dhabi: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic defeated defending champion Kevin Anderson of South Africa 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 to win the Mubadala World Tennis Championship for the fourth time. It took World No.1 Djokovic two hours and 14 minutes to prevail over sixth-ranked Anderson in the exhibition tourney here on Saturday, where the Serbian strung together three […]