Home » Sport

Proteas down India in nail-biting fourth ODI

15 February, 2018, 07:33 | Author: Joan Malone
  • India vs South Africa 4th ODI Will Dhoni complete his five digit runs in ODI

Laura Wolvaardt and Mignon du Preez, who both struck half-centuries, played protagonists in South Africa's first win in the three-match series, aided by a brisk 41-run cameo from captain Dane van Niekerk and India's sloppiness in the end overs of their 240-run defence. South Africa won by 80 runs.

That South Africa benefited from the two weather delays was not in dispute.

India will still be favoured to win the series, but South Africa's cause suddenly doesn't look as hopeless as it did a couple of days ago. Having said that, South Africa did have a lot going for them - rain reduced their target to 202 from 28 overs, and it also meant that the Indian spinners weren't able to grip the ball as well as they would have liked.

India vs South Africa 5th ODI will be played on the fast and dead pitch of St George's park at Port Elizabeth.

It was only after Miller got a reprieve post Chahal's no-ball that Heinrich Klaasen and he went ballistic, getting the big strokes in nearly every over that took South Africa home and kept the series alive.

Addressing the press on the eve of the match, the southpaw batsman said, "We have a good momentum now from the last game we played".

"We have been very specific about our training and the team environment is really good".

Google Chrome will automatically kill annoying ads starting tomorrow
On desktop devices, this message will appear in Chrome's address bar; on mobile, it will show up at the bottom of the screen. For desktop users, the notification in Chrome's address bar will look similar to Chrome's existing pop-up blocker.

Speaking after the match, India captain Virat Kohli has rued his team's misfortune but admitted that South Africa was the deserving victor as it showed a lot of character.

South Africa stand-in captain Aiden Markram was fined 20 percent of his match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate during the fourth ODI against India in Johannesburg.

Plenty of rain is forecast in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday, and it is likely to affect the match at some stage.

While about Shikhar Dhawan, Wessels said, "He looks very impressive in one-day cricket". It was the eighth century partnership for the second wicket between these two batsmen, the most in ODIs Indian cricket, drawing level with Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid who also have eight. Following these fixtures against India, South Africa will take on Australia in a four-match Test series, with the first Test scheduled to begin in Durban on March 1. His return has infused some competitiveness into the series. The strikes, in the form of Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller, frightened the daylights out of the Indian team, more so Virat Kohli, who would be wondering not what went wrong, but how so many things could go wrong in one day. "But we did a lot of homework on him over the last two-three days and that seemed to work today".

"We have obviously been training really hard".

Phehlukwayo added: "It was a game plan we had in our change room to be really positive and look to score against them". When one of them go wrong in a particular, the result goes against them.

Speaking about the preparation he said, "We have been doing good analysis and have good game plans". And given how the series has gone overall so far, they will still back themselves to pull it off.


  • New Engine Trouble for Pratt & Whitney, Airbus

    New Engine Trouble for Pratt & Whitney, Airbus

    The problem involves the knife-edge seal in the high-pressure compressor aft hub and can potentially appear on engines starting with serial number P770450.
    Salon will use readers' CPUs to mine Monero

    Salon will use readers' CPUs to mine Monero

    Before opting for any such option, it is very important for you as a reader to understand the technicalities of this approval. Monero recently made headlines when Coinhive malware schemes hit thousands of websites, including government addresses.
    Tom Daley and husband Dustin Lance Black announce they're having a baby

    Tom Daley and husband Dustin Lance Black announce they're having a baby

    The Sun reports that the couple, who tied the knot past year , announced the news by posting a baby scan picture on social media. The gold medal victor has been married to American screenwriter, actor, and director Dustin Lance Black , 43, since 2017.
  • NASA Is Planning To Privatize International Space Station

    NASA Is Planning To Privatize International Space Station

    The agency would also transition away from government owned communications satellites, in favor of commercial satellites. Weightlessness seems to alter brain structure , switches genes on and off, impairs vision , and causes muscle atrophy .
    Apple HomePod Sound Quality Trails Sonos One and Google Home Max

    Apple HomePod Sound Quality Trails Sonos One and Google Home Max

    Though this interface is limited compared to your voice control options, it's super hand when it comes to music controls. Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the HomePod at a keynote address in June 2017, saying that it would "reinvent home music".
    Is Facebook losing its attractive for young users?

    Is Facebook losing its attractive for young users?

    That's even better than Snapchat's expected growth - eMarketer believes it will grow its USA audience by 9 percent in 2018. Even now, Facebook continues to add features to its native Stories in a bid to drive usage, but has failed spectacularly.
  • Sixteen Afghan Pro-Government Fighters Killed In Taliban Attack

    Sixteen Afghan Pro-Government Fighters Killed In Taliban Attack

    The border region is off limits to journalists and verifying information independently is hard . He said another commander, Mufti Noor Wali, has now been appointed as the group's deputy chief.
    New Zealand beats England by 12 runs: Tri-series

    New Zealand beats England by 12 runs: Tri-series

    Guptill provided the early momentum, hitting cleanly through the line, and by the end of the Powerplay New Zealand were 50 for 1. Lehmann is also not anxious about Warner's lack of runs in the current T20 tri-series that also includes the Kiwis and England .

    Neymar not unsettled by Real speculation - Marquinhos

    He scored nine times in this season's group stage and his next goal will be his 100th in the competition for Real. Real will still believe they can win the tie but their poor form has left them vulnerable and under pressure.
  • Apple iOS 12 iPhone apps will be able to run on MacOS

    Apple iOS 12 iPhone apps will be able to run on MacOS

    Early reports of Apple's more conservative approach to furnishing the iOS 12 software update are now being fleshed out. The report reveals how Apple is giving its engineers the freedom to delay features that aren't polished.
    Credit Suisse reports third annual loss, but says restructuring working

    Credit Suisse reports third annual loss, but says restructuring working

    All other members of the board will stand for re-election for a further term of office of one year, Credit Suisse . The expectations are that Credit Suisse will mark a new increase in cash, both in Q4 2017 and in the whole year.
    You can now buy your Valentine a £5000 bouquet of roses

    You can now buy your Valentine a £5000 bouquet of roses

    Despite all of the love, 53 percent of women said they would end their relationship if they didn't get anything on February 14th. More than half of US consumers, or 55%, plan to celebrate Valentine's Day in some way this year.


Three-year-old dies of flu, child death toll increases to 63
The flu epidemic is suspected of causing two more deaths including a 5-year-old from NY and a 24-year-old from Las Vegas. The Centers for Disease Control reports this year, there have been 63 pediatric deaths linked to the flu nation-wide.

WH: Dem Memo Will Not Be Released Unless Certain Changes Are Made
In a statement , Mr Nunes said: "It's no surprise that these agencies recommended against publishing the memo without redactions". Democrats say their 10-page memo corrects key mischaracterizations and crucial omissions in the Republican case.

1st Recorded Case Of Eye Worm Found In Oregonian
CORRECTION: The headline in a previous version of this story incorrectly indicated doctors removed the worms from Beckley's eye. Eye worms can also affect other animals, including cats and dogs, and can be spread by various kinds of flies.

Rebuild Iraq or risk return of Daesh, warns US
Tillerson is in Cairo at the start of a Middle East tour that will also take him to Kuwait , Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. Investors will also be exempt from customs duties and income tax for 10-15 years, Hussein said.

Snapchat Redesign Under Criticism Among Users
One user tweeted that he is so mad at the update that he does not even want to use the app until the parent firm fixes it. With this feature, businesses have some assurance that their ads will be paired with "professionally developed shows".

US Woman With Terrible Headaches Wakes Up With British Accent
She's loves spending time with her seven kids, listening to them sing and play instruments. "I try to tell people, I'm still me". Myers also suffers from a condition known as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which could be linked with her transient accents.

Death of Prince Henrik of Denmark poses burial dilemma
His eldest son, Crown Prince Frederik, left the Winter Olympics and returned to Denmark to be by his father's side on February 9. The monarch's release indicated that the prince had requested to be taken back to the royal residence to spend his last days.

House Oversight Investigating White House Handling Of Rob Porter
The Trump administration's intelligence chief says the government's background checks system is "broken" and must be completely overhauled.

Google Pixel sales still no match for iPhone, Galaxy S series
As hinted above, Google could have more success in attracting consumers by expanding the availability of the Pixel line. Based on its most recent sales figures, Apple was selling nearly 850,000 iPhones each day in the first quarter of 2018.

HTC's smartphone president, Chialin Chang, resigns
Some sources revealed that HTC won't be launching its new smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this month. A few months ago, Google announced that it would be acquiring a chunk of HTC's smartphone business for $1.1 billion .