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AB De Villiers won’t be leading South Africa in ODI

AB De Villiers won’t be leading South Africa in the 50-over format of the game anymore and will provide his services to the team only as a player.

50-over format was the only format in which De Villiers was in charge of the South Africa Cricket team. In the two other formats, the South African team was being led by Faf Du Plessis and now after De Villiers’ resignation, Du Plessis is almost certain to be given the responsibility of leading the team in the 50-over format as well. Du Plessis has had a good time as captain in test matches and in 20-over Cricket and after the Champions trophy debacle, many people were of the view that he should be appointed the captain of the One Day team as well. And it seems that De Villiers himself has also realized that it is in the best interests of South African Cricket that Du Plessis takes the charge of the team across all formats. (more…) Read more...

NEW ZEALAND EDGE SOUTH AFRICA IN THIRD TEST

New Zealand have snapped up the control after the third Test in Hamilton. They now have 321 after the third day against their opponent’s 314.

The visitorswere really affected by the awesome partnership of Kane Williamson and JeetRaval. The pair posted a record of 102 runs in the first Test at Dunedin but they posted a better result of 190 runs on the third day to take control of the series. The Black Caps improved on their Wellington performance, going the route of low risk batting and maximum impact – something they would typically do at home. This make their South African opponents flat in the field. South Africa were not all that bad as their lines were accurate, and they bounced the ball on the block strips for sake of its advantages. Their skipper Faf du Plessis and the African bowlers tried their best but they could not penetrate the resolute New Zealand side. Williamson equalled Martin Crowe’s record after he reached his 17th test century. This makes him the sixth Kiwi to reach 5000 Test runs in their history. He is now in contention to move up in the best batsmen list. John Wright is the one directly above him with 5334. Then there is Crowe’s 5444, then Ross Taylor at 6030, Brendon McCullum at 6453 and Stephen Fleming at 7172 runs. Williamson is the third youngest test player at 26 years and 231 days, having Sachin Tendulkar and Alastair Cook ahead of him, to reach 110 innings. (more…) Read more...