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South Africa pummel India to level the series

Beuran Hendricks set the standard on his return to the Standard Bank Proteas T20 side to spearhead a superb bowling performance that put them on the road to a famous nine-wicket victory with 19 balls to spare and a share of the T20 International series against India at Bangaluru on Sunday.

The victory was as one-sided as the final margin suggested and represents a tremendous achievement for the new leadership team of Interim Team Director Enoch Nkwe and Interim captain Quinton de Kock and the rest of the players and technical staff.

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India ease past South Africa in 2nd T20 International

Virat Kohli and David Miller both took spectacular one-handed catches that were totally sensational in the second T20 International match between the South Africa and India at Mohali on Wednesday.

India won the match by seven wickets with an over to spare to give them a 1-0 lead in the series with just the final match of the series to be played at Bangaluru on Sunday after the opening match at Dharamsala last Sunday was washed out.

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South Africa trounce Sri Lanka leaving former champions' hopes in disarray

Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis made the Proteas' two highest individual scores of the Cricket World Cup to lead the way to a nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka with 76 balls to spare in their penultimate match at Chester-le-Street on Friday.

With the Proteas producing by far their most positive and convincing batting of the tournament the pair also shared South Africa’s biggest partnership of the series of 175 off 206 balls. It was only South Africa’s second century partnership at the World Cup, improving on the 104 between Amla and Quinton de Kock against Afghanistan.

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Andre Russell recalled to Windies squad for 4th and 5th ODIs

Andre Russell has been called up to the West Indies squad for the fourth and fifth matches of the Colonial Medical Insurance One-Day International Series. The exciting allrounder will arrive in Grenada on Monday and will be eligible for selection for the fourth contest at the Grenada National Stadium (February 27) and fifth and final encounter at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in Saint Lucia (March 2).

The 30-year-old has so far played 52 matches and featured at the ICC Cricket World Cups in 2011 and 2015. He has 998 runs (average 28.5; strike rate 130). He also has 68 wickets (average 32.7) with five four-wicket hauls. He has a highest score of 92 not out against India in Antigua in June, 2011 and best howling of 4-35 against India in Jamaica in that same series.

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Ngidi recalled to Proteas ODI squad; Nortje named new cap

Cricket South Africa has recalled Multiply Titans fast bowler Lungi Ngidi to the Standard Bank Proteas squad for the first three Momentum One-Day Internationals against Sri Lanka and has also named fellow fast bowler, Anrich Nortje of the Warriors, as a new cap. All-rounder Wiaan Mulder of the bizhub Highveld Lions, who was added to the squad for the final ODI against Pakistan, has been retained.

“It is great to have Lungi back in the squad after a lengthy period on the sidelines caused by the injury he suffered in the white ball series in Australia last year,” commented CSA National Selection Panel (NSP) convener Linda Zondi. “His recent form for the Titans in the Momentum One-Day Cup has been most impressive and he is clearly match fit for international cricket again.

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Sri Lanka cruise to historic 2-0 series victory in South Africa

Kusal Fernando and Oshada Fernando shared the first century partnership of the entire Test Series to enable Sri Lanka to inflict a chastening 8-wicket victory on South Africa at St. George’s Park on Saturday.

In all their third-wicket partnership was worth 163 as Sri Lanka coasted to victory in the morning session on the third day as slightly less than 30 overs were required to score the remaining 137 runs needed for victory with 73 runs being scored in the first hour and the remaining 64 in a slightly extended second hour.

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Sri Lanka need 137 to record famous series win in South Africa

Suranga Lakmal and part-time spinner Dhananjaya de Silva shared seven wickets to cause a major Standard Bank Proteas second innings collapse and give Sri Lanka a wonderful chance on Friday of winning the Test Series at St. George’s Park.

Kagiso Rabada and Duanne Olivier had earlier also shared seven wickets to give the Proteas a lead of 68 runs on the first innings but, as they have done throughout the series, Sri Lanka continued to match the home side punch for punch to dismiss the Proteas for 128 runs and set a victory target of 197.

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