South Africa completed a 4-wicket win in the Newlands Test on the fourth day to seal their 3-match Test Series against Pakistan 2-0. This is the sixth series win in a row for the World No.1 Test team. Pakistan, who were holding the edge going into the penultimate day disappointed with their batting to leave the Proteas with a modest target of 182 to chase.
Pakistan who suffered a heavy defeat in the opening Test at the Wanderers have bounced back in style to sit in the driver’s seat in the ongoing Second Test at Cape Town. The Pakistanis have a great opportunity of setting up this Test match in their favour after reducing the hosts to 139 for 5 by stumps on Day 2 in reply to their first innings total of 338.
India clinched a low scoring thriller at Delhi to avoid an embarrassing cleansweep against their arch rivals. Needing just 168 to win, Pakistan stuttered big time to lose the Third and Final ODI by 10 runs.
We all gave India no chance of winning the ICC World T20 this time around because the bowling was just too weak, didn’t we? The warm-up match against Pakistan gave us enough hints that Team India wasn’t going to be a huge force to win the tournament. And Afghanistan showed us how thin our bowling unit was.