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India in South Africa 2013

December 5-30, 2013

India to play 2 Tests and 3 ODIs

India will play two T20s and seven ODIs between November 18 and December 15 three ODIS and two Tests btween Dec 5 and 30. The tour was severely shortened upon request of the BCCI after soured relationship with CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat. The Indian team will arrive in South Africa on December 2.
India vs South-Africa Cricket Series 2013 2014

Schedule


2nd Test India vs South Africa

Durban Test, Day Five: South Africa seal series; IND-SAF:0-1(2/2)

India crashed to a humiliating 10-wicket defeat in the second cricket Test after the batting caved in for the second time in the match, getting all out for just 223. They were 173/7 at lunch, a narrow lead of 7 runs in their second innings with Rahane was not out on 50 with Zaheer Khan on 2. Rahane went on to make 96 and was the last man out, giving the hosts just 58 to win the contest, which Graeme Smith (27*) and Alviro Petersen (31*) did with a consummate ease. South Africa sealed the series 1-0, giving a perfect send-off to Jacques Kallis.
India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Durban, day 5: South Africa 500 and 59/0 beat India 334 and 223 (Rahane 96, Peterson 4-74) by 10 wickets
India 1st Inngs - 334 334
South Africa 1st Inngs - 500 500
India 2nd Inngs - 223 223
South Africa 2nd Inngs - 59/0 59

Durban Test, Day Four: South Africans extend lead

South Africa were 384/6 at the fall of Kallis' wicket, who made 115.
India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Durban, day 4, stumps: India 334 and 68/1 trail South Africa 500 (Kallis 115, Jadeja 6-138) by 98 runs
India 1st Inngs - 334 334
South Africa 1st Inngs - 500 500
India 2nd Inngs - 68/1 68

Durban Test, Day Three: South Africans batting steady

South Africa were 299 for five at the close of play on the third day of the second test against India at Kingsmead on Saturday. Kallis, playing his final test match, was not out on 78.
India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Durban, day 3, stumps: South Africa 299/5 (Kallis 78*, Jadeja 4-87) trail India 334 by 35 runs
India 1st Inngs - 334 334
South Africa 1st Inngs - 299/5 299

Durban Test, Day Two: Steyn leads Proteas fightback

South Africa's Dale Steyn, who had in the Wanderers Test recorded the worst figures of the career, produced a fiery spell to rock the Indian batting line-up with a six-wicket haul on day two of the second Test at Kingsmead. Steyn took six for 100 as India slipped from their overnight 181 for one to 334 all out.
India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Durban, day 2, stumps: South Africa 82/0 vs India 334 (M Vijay 97, Pujara 70, Rahane 51*, Steyn 6-100, de Villiers 5 catches)
India 1st Inngs - 334 334
South Africa 1st Inngs - 82/0 82

Durban Test, Day One: Vijay and Pujara keep SA at bay

Murali Vijay (91) and Cheteshwar Pujara (58) were at the crease when bad light stopped play on the opening day of the second Test match between India and South Africa in Kingsmead on Thursday. India had made 181 for one in 61 overs on a lifeless wicket with the loss of Dhawan's wicket.

Earlier, India won the toss and elected to bat first after dropping spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and replacing him with slow left-arm bowler Ravindra Jadeja.

India XI: MS Dhoni (Captain & Wicket Keeper), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami.
South Africa XI: Graeme Smith (Captain), AB de Villiers (Wicket Keeper), Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Jacques Kallis, Morne Morkel, Alviro Petersen, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn.
India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Durban, day1 stumps: 181/1 (Murali 91*, Pujara 58*)

Durban Test: Stage set for Boxing Day match, as Kallis announces Test retirement

Jacques Kallis, one of the finest all-rounders, has announced that he will retire from Test cricket after the Boxing Day match against India. The veteran of 165 Test matches made his debut 18 years ago, and has scored 13174 runs, taking 292 wickets and holding on to 199 catches.


1st Test India vs South Africa

Johannesburg Test, Day Five: Exceptional match, Drawn; IND-SAF:0-0(1/2)

After dominating the proceedings with bat and ball in Johannesburg for four days, India could eke out only a draw as the South Africans made 450/7 in the second innings and came tantalizingly close to creating history.
India vs South Africa, 1st Test, Johannesburg, Day five: South Africa 244 and 450/7 (F du Plessis 134, AB de Villiers 103) drew with India 280 (Kohli 119) and 421 (Pujara 153, Kohli 96)
India 1st Inngs - 280 280
South Africa 1st Inngs - 244 244
India 2nd Inngs - 421 421
South Africa 2nd Inngs - 450/7 450

3rd ODI India vs South Africa

Centurion ODI at SuperSport Park: No result; IND-SAF:0-2(3/3)

South Africa, after winning the toss, batted first and set India a target of 302 runs. De Kock and AB scored centuries as India concede yet another 300-plus score. The match was called off due to rain. India XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain & Wicket Keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav
South Africa XI: HM Amla, Q de Kock (Wicket Keeper), AB de Villiers (Captain), JP Duminy, DA Miller, Vernon Philander, Henry Davids, Wayne Parnell, LL Tsotsobe, Imran Tahir, R McLaren
Changes in italics
India vs South Africa, 3rd ODI, Centurion: SAF 301/8 in 50 ov (Q de Kock 101, de Villiers 109) vs IND No result, South Africa take the series 2-0

2nd ODI India vs South Africa

Durban ODI at Kingsmead: India lose by 134 runs; IND-SAF:0-2(2/3)

Centuries from Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla and four wickets from Lonwabo Tsotsobe earned South Africa a series-clinching 134-run victory over India in Durban, which the South Africa captain AB de Villiers dedicated to Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday. India lost four early wickets against the South African fast bowlers and limped to 146 all out, in answer to South Africa's 280 for 6. The Proteas lead 2-0 in the three-match series. Both teams wore black armbands and there was a moment's silence prior to the national anthems to honour Mandela. India XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rahane, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain & Wicket Keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav
South Africa XI: HM Amla, Q de Kock (Wicket Keeper), JH Kallis, AB de Villiers (Captain), JP Duminy, DA Miller, R McLaren, Vernon Philander, DW Steyn, M Morkel, LL Tsotsobe
Changes in italics
India vs South Africa, 2nd ODI, Durban: SAF 280/6 in 49/49 ov (de Kock 106, Amla 100, Shami 3-48) beat IND 146 in 35.1/49 ov (Steyn 3-17, Tsotsobe 4-25) by 134 runs

India 'A' in South Africa 2013

August 8 to 27

CSA Triangular Series, 2 four-day games

A 16-man India 'A' squad will tour South Africa to play a triangular series against the A sides of South Africa and Australia, as well as two four-day games against the home side, from August 8 to 27. Several top-order batsmen figure in the team that will be lead by Cheteshwar Pujara including Dhawan, Vijay, Rohit, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Rahane and Dinesh Karthik. India 'A' to South Africa: Cheteshwar Pujara (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, M Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik (Wicket Keeper), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket Keeper), Parveez Rasool, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Stuart Binny, Ishwar Pandey, Jaidev Unadkat, Siddarth Kaul.
India A South Africa Tour 2013

CSA Triangular Series Points Table

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR
Australia A 4 3 2 1 0 12 +0.099
India A 4 2 2 0 0 8 +0.135
South Africa A 4 1 3 0 0 4 -0.248

Highlights

6th one-dayer, Pretoria: Shikhar Dhawan's blistering 248 takes India 'A' to final

Shikhar Dhawan slammed 248, the second highest List A score ever, from 150 balls. His double century came in just 132 deliveries and included 24 boundaries and 4 sixes. He fell 20 runs short of the highest score in List A cricket. The record remains with Alistair Duncan Brown of England, who scored 268 off 160 balls for Surrey vs Glamorgan at The Oval on 19th June 2002. Pujara remained not out on 109, with India ending the innings on 433 for 3 in their must-win match versus hosts South Africa 'A'. In 19 ODIs to date, he has already struck three 100s, three half-centuries and averages 43.11.South Africa 'A' gave a great chase thanks to centuries from Reeza Hendricks (106) and Vaughn van Jaarsveld (108) before being bowled out for 394 in reply. India 'A' will now play Australia 'A' in the final of the tri-series on Wednesday, 14th August.
6th one-dayer: India 'A' 433/3 (Dhawan 248, Pujara 109*) beat South Africa 'A' 394 (van Jaarsveld 108, Hendricks 106, Pandey 4-76) by 39 runs

Tri-series Final: India 'A' vs Australia 'A'

India 'A' convincingly take CSA Tri-series title in Pretoria

India 'A' emphatically beat their Australian counterparts by 50 runs to clinch the Tri-series final of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) triangular series at the TUKS Oval in Pretoria on Wednesday. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, India lost two wickets in the first six overs, but the 108-run third-wicket partnership between Shikhar Dhawan (62) and Dinesh Karthik (73) pulled the innings back in India’s favour. But India lost their last five wickets for 14 runs as they recorded the third-lowest total of the tournament.In Australia’s chase, Tim Paine (47) and Hazlewood (30) were the only ones to prosper in the face of some tight bowling from the Indian, especially the quick bowlers, who were able to extract slight extra bounce. Speedster Mohammed Shami (2-30) dealt initial blows, while Shahbaz Nadeem (3-34), Perveez Rasool (1-30) and Suresh Raina (1-33) kept the Aussie batsmen under tight leash. Australia were bowled out for 193 in 46.3 overs, handing India their fifth 'A' tournament victory since the concept was introduced in 1994.
Tri-Series Final: India 'A' 243 all out in 49.2 ov (Karthik 73, Shikhar 62) beat Australia 'A' 193 all out in 46.3 ov (Nadeem 3-34, Mohammed Shami 2-30) by 50 runs

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.