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  • Vijay Zol's century goes in vain as India juniors lose by 10 runs 01-10-2013 06:18 PM

    Visakhapatnam: Skipper Vijay Zol struck yet another century but that wasn't enough as India U-19 lost to their South African counterparts by 10 runs in an inconsequential penultimate round robin league match of the Quadrangular U-19 tournament here Tuesday. Both India and South Africa are on 16 points from five...
  • Ishwar Pandey was find of India A tour of SA: Rajput 29-08-2013 06:03 PM

    Mumbai: India A coach Lalchand Rajput says paceman Ishwar Pandey was find of the South Africa tour and many a young players stand a good chance to be selected when the national team travels there later in the year. The team, led by Cheteshwar Pujara, won the triangular one-day series...
  • Lessons from India A's tour of South Africa 28-08-2013 04:30 PM

    With India A's tour to South Africa coming to an end on Tuesday, the big question is: what exactly have India gained in the last three weeks? Barring their defeat in the second four-day game, the A side did a fairly good job, winning the tri-series that included Australia A...
  • India A left to rue dramatic collapses 28-08-2013 08:55 AM

    In losing 5 for 18 and 5 for 7 either side of a 160-run partnership, Cheteshwar Pujara's team slumped to a 121-run defeat in Pretoria on Tuesday that levelled the unofficial Test series 1-1. After the innings-and-13-run win over South Africa A in the first match in Rustenburg, India A...
  • As it happened, India A vs South Africa A 2nd unofficial Test, Day 4 27-08-2013 01:04 PM

    Catch the Live Updates from day four of the second unofficial Test between India A and South Africa A in Pretoria. India A second innings: It's all over. After losing their first five wickets for just 18 runs, India A lost the remaining five for just seven, losing the contest...
  • 2nd Unofficial Test: Tough task for India A in chase of 307 26-08-2013 10:01 PM

    Pretoria: India A were on Monday set a stiff target of scoring 307 runs to win the second and final unofficial Test after South Africa A declared their second innings at 166 for 5 on the third and penultimate day. At stumps on day three, India A were 3 for...
  • India A batsmen struggle after South Africa A post 341 25-08-2013 09:52 PM

    Pretoria: The decision to rest premier batsmen Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma backfired badly as India were precariously placed at 145 for 6 in reply to South Africa A's first innings total of 341 at stumps on the second day of the second Unofficial Test on Sunday. Ambati...
  • As it happened, South A vs India A: 2nd Unofficial Test, day 2 25-08-2013 01:51 PM

    India A innings: End of over 51.3: Beuran Hendricks picked up three wickets, while Simon Harmer got two as India A struggled and reached 144 for 6 at stumps on day two. Ambati Rayudu remained unbeaten on 14 off 67 while Parvez Rasool was yet to get off the mark....
  • 2nd Unofficial Test: South Africa A lower order frustrates India A 24-08-2013 09:29 PM

    Pretoria: India A bowlers ripped through South Africa A top order before letting the home side escape with a respectable 231 for 6 on the opening day of the second unofficial Test on Saturday. Impressive spells by allrounder Parvez Rasool and pacer Ishwar Pandey saw the South Africans being reduced...
  • India A chase series win over South Africa A 23-08-2013 11:00 AM

    Pretoria: Buoyed by an innings-and-13-run win over South Africa A in the first unofficial Test in Rustenburg, India A will now aim to wrap up the series when the second and final four-day match gets underway at the LC de Villiers Oval on Saturday. India know the venue well enough...
  • 1st unofficial Test:India A thump South Africa A by innings and 13 runs 20-08-2013 09:01 PM

    Rustenburg: India A crushed hosts South Africa A by an innings and 13 runs on the fourth and final day of the opening unofficial Test to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series on Tuesday. The Indian bowlers continued their dominating show as they shot out South Africa for...
  • As it happened: Live updates: South Africa A vs India A, Day 4 20-08-2013 12:49 PM

    India A comprehensively beat South Africa A by an innings and 13 runs in the first unofficial Test at Rustenburg to go 1-0 up in the two-match series. India A skipper Cheteshwar Pujara was adjudged the Man of the Match for his 137. South Africa A 2nd innings: Temba Bavuma...
  • India A on top despite South Africa A fightback 19-08-2013 10:00 PM

    Rustenburg, South Africa: India A pacer Ishwar Pandey took four wickets, including two in successive balls, but South Africa A fought back through JP Duminy's fighting 84 and his crucial partnerships with the tail-enders in the first unofficial Test in Rustenburg on Monday. Chips were down for the home side...
  • As it happened: Live updates: South Africa A vs India A, Day 3 19-08-2013 12:09 PM

    After 98.3 overs (Stumps): South Africa A 312 for 9 at the end of Day 3, trailing India A by 270 runs. Jean-Paul Duminy was dismissed by Suresh Raina for 84, after the batsman edged a delivery to wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha. Duminy and Kyle Abbott had put on 32 runs...
  • Pujara, Rohit and Raina give India A three reasons to cheer 19-08-2013 08:25 AM

    In just under five sessions of play at Olympia Park in Rustenburg, India A have had three big reasons to feel good about. Following skipper Cheteshwar Pujara's 137 on the first day, Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina also scored hundreds to push India's total to a 582 for 9 against...
  • Hundreds for Rohit, Raina as India A take charge on day 2 18-08-2013 09:59 PM

    Rustenburg: Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina joined the run feast with superb centuries as India A posted a mammoth 582 for 9 against South Africa A to take command of the first unofficial Test on Sunday. Sharma scored 119 while Raina blasted 135 as the two overnight batsmen ripped apart...
  • As it happened, Live Updates: India A vs South Africa A, day 2 18-08-2013 11:42 AM

    It's stumps on day two. South Africa A reached 20 for 1 at the end, still trailing India A by a massive 562. Another good day for the Indian batsmen as they piled on runs after being at 282 for 3 at close of play on day one. Captain Cheteshwar...
  • Rahul Dravid returns as 25-year-old Pujara 18-08-2013 10:09 AM

    You have read it right. That straight elbow, bat and pad together, that watertight defence, those copybook strokes - Dravid is back in front of the wickets, 15 years younger. And in this avatar, he is known by the name of Cheteshwar Pujara. "His positive approach and attitude will definitely...
  • Pujara hits century as India A take command on day one 17-08-2013 09:33 PM

    Rustenburg: Skipper Cheteshwar Pujara hit a scintillating 140 as India A reached 281 for 3 against South Africa A at stumps on the opening day of the first unofficial Test here on Saturday. Pujara cracked 17 fours in his 205-ball innings and forged a 176-run partnership with Rohit Sharma (70)...
  • As it happened: South A vs India A, Day 1 17-08-2013 11:57 AM

    India A First Innings: End of over No. 90: Rohit Sharma remained unbeaten on 70, while Ajinkya Rahane was not out on 11 as India A finished day one at 281 for 3. Cheteshwar Pujara, the India A skipper, made a brilliant 140. Medium pacers Wayne Parnell and Andrew Birch...
  • Duncan Fletcher to oversee India A in South Africa 16-08-2013 11:03 PM

    Rustenberg (South Africa): Indian cricket team head coach Duncan Fletcher will oversee the India A team in South Africa for the two four-day matches against the Protea A, according to a report. The first four-day match starts here on Saturday while the second match will be played at Pretoria from...
  • 50-overs prize won, but India A's test starts now 16-08-2013 12:38 PM

    India A winning the limited-overs triangular series last week was an achievement to be applauded, but the two unofficial Test matches against South Africa A are what the selectors will watch closely, for two reasons. One, they will hope that the Test specialists adapt to the conditions and two, they...
  • Red-hot Shikhar Dhawan burning up the charts 16-08-2013 08:56 AM

    Here's a telling statistic: in the history of ODI cricket, only one batsman has aggregated more runs after 19 innings than India's latest batting star, Shikhar Dhawan. That is statistical evidence not just of how strong an impact Dhawan has made but also of the rich vein of form he...
  • Shikhar Dhawan has raised the bar for all of us: Gautam Gambhir 13-08-2013 03:59 PM

    New Delhi: Senior opener Gautam Gambhir has openly admitted that fellow Delhi cricketer Shikhar Dhawan has "raised the bar" for him and all others with his stupendous performances at international level. Gambhir, who is fighting to make a comeback into the India side, showered accolades on Dhawan, who smashed the...
  • I could have scored a triple ton, says Shikhar Dhawan 13-08-2013 11:11 AM

    Pretoria: He might have missed out on the world record for the highest list A score, but Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan is not complaining as he is glad to have become only the third Indian cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag to get a double hundred in a 50-over...
  • Shikhar Dhawan's 248 drives India A into tri-series final 12-08-2013 08:58 PM

    Pretoria: Riding on Shikhar Dhawan's rambunctious, boundary-laden 248 off 150 balls, India A beat South Africa A by 39 runs at the LC de Villiers Oval on Monday to set a date with their Australian counterparts in the tri-series final in two days. Dhawan, rested for the 25-run defeat to...
  • Shikhar Dhawan's 248 drives India A to 433 for 3 12-08-2013 04:43 PM

    Pretoria: Needing a victory to seal their spot in the triangular final, India A got one foot firmly in the door - well, it all but smashed that door down - thanks to Shikhar Dhawan's rambunctious, boundary-laden 248 off 150 balls that set South Africa A a massive target of...
  • Shikhar Dhawan smashes 248, misses List A record 12-08-2013 04:23 PM

    Pretoria: Shikhar Dhawan came within 21 runs of breaking the all-time highest individual score in List A cricket, smashing 248 off 150 balls in a ferocious display of hitting at the LC de Villiers Oval on Monday. Dhawan's outstanding innings contained 30 fours and seven sixes as South Africa A's...
  • India A must beat South Africa A to make tri-series final 12-08-2013 10:47 AM

    Defeat to Australia A in Pretoria on Sunday - their second loss in a row to this opponent - has left India A in a must-win situation. Cheteshwar Pujara's team has to beat South Africa A on Monday at the LC de Villiers Oval to reach the final of the...
  • Australia A beat India A by 25 runs to enter Tri-series final 11-08-2013 04:55 PM

    Australia A produced an all-round performance to beat India A by 25 runs to register their victory which ensured their place in the final of the tri-series. With Australia qualifying for the summit clash, the result of final round robin match between India and South Africa will decide on other...