Virat Kohli's familiar exuberance and pep talks drowned the chatter around Rishabh Pant as India prepared to play South Africa in the third T20 International at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on September 22, seeking a 2-0 series verdict.The comprehensive seven-wicket victory in the second game, which was built on the back of a fine comeback by the bowlers and a Kohli masterclass, is history now and the team is looking for another commanding performance before the Test series gets underway.The opener in Dharamsala was a washout, with the game called off without a ball bowled.Close Read | India vs South Africa schedule: Match timings, live streaming and squads related news "To hell with them who don't understand" says India coach Shastri about relationship with BCCI president Ganguly India vs West Indies 1st ODI: Batting coach backs Pant to be "massive player" for IND India vs West Indies ODI series: Captain Pollard says Windies have immense potential to succeed … [Read more...] about India vs South Africa 3rd T20I preview: Where to watch, possible XI, betting odds
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Inability to cash in on a good start cost South Africa but the visitors were in no way outplayed in the second T20 International against India, insists Proteas Test specialist Temba Bavuma, who had a decent outing in his debut in the shortest format.South Africa looked set for 180 when skipper Quinton de Kock (52) and Bavuma (49) were in the middle before the southpaw's dismissal put the brakes on the scoring rate, limiting the total to 149 for five.READ | India vs South Africa: Kohli says Men in Blue will try out new players and test them in seriesClose "The first 10-12 overs we played really well. I think we could not really get going after a good start and lost the game between 12th to the 15th over," Bavuma, who has played 36 Tests, said after the seven-wicket loss to India. related news "To hell with them who don't understand" says India coach Shastri about relationship with BCCI president Ganguly India vs West Indies 1st ODI: Batting coach backs Pant to be … [Read more...] about India vs South Africa T20Is: I don’t think we were outplayed by beatable India, says Bavuma
Vice-captain Rassie van der Dussen on September 21 said they are here to compete in the "traditional South African way" even though the team currently touring India lacks the firepower of the previous visiting outfits. The Proteas lost the second T20 International by seven wickets after the series opener was washed out.The new-look team will have a chance to draw level in the third and final game at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on September 22, which will be followed by a three-match Test series."We got a young squad now but we came here to compete in the traditional South African way, try hard, play hard," Van der Dussen told reporters on the eve of the game.Close "We have got young guys in the squad and we are not going to stand back for anyone. That's the emphasis, results go your way or not, that's sometimes you are not sure what's going to happen. We knew it's going to be tough, India is one of the strongest team in the world, and we know we are embracing their challenge." … [Read more...] about India vs South Africa: We are here to compete in the traditional South African way, Van der Dussen
ICC T20 World Cup 2020 to be played in Australia is 13 months away and the tournaments first ever champions, India, will want to end their 13-year long drought.In pursuit of his first ICC trophy, Indian skipper Virat Kohli is willing to take risks in order to mould his India players into an "unfazed" unit, one that is able to "take toss out of the equation".His bold but surprising decision to bat first in a venue always known to favour the chasing teams may have backfired during the third T20l against South Africa, but Kohli said they will have to take risks to find the best combination.Close "Look, we will have to take risks. Even when you want to win a game of cricket you have to take risks, so nothing is a given, nothing is a guarantee before you start playing," Kohli said at the post-match press conference here late on Sunday. related news Prime Minister Modi pays tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on 69th death anniversary People light candles for Sam in Guwahati; AASU … [Read more...] about India vs South Africa T20Is: ‘No risk, no gain’, Kohli’s mantra heading into T20 World Cup
No more are Salman Khan’s ventures reserved for the Eid holiday. Christmas is his new release haven. However, can his next film Dabangg 3 turn out to be a big success just like his previous Christmas release Tiger Zinda Hai?While the buzz for Dabangg 3 looks strong, only time will tell if the film will make it big at the box office. However, the film’s trailer sends out the signal that probably stardom will overpower content once again for a Salman Khan venture. That is something we saw for his last few offerings such as Bharat, Race 3 and Tubelight.Bharat and Race 3 told us that no matter who the star is, the audience will not come to the theatres if the story on the big screen is compelling. On its home turf, both Race 3 and Bharat turned out to be big disappointments with revenue of Rs 166 crore and Rs 197 crore, respectively, and with a budget of Rs 185 crore and Rs 240 crore, respectively.Close … [Read more...] about Will Dabangg 3’s run-of-the-mill content be another blip in Salman Khan’s career?