‘Mission accomplished’ – Ottis Gibson on South Africa’s 3-0 sweep of Pakistan

“Mission accomplished”. That was coach Ottis Gibson‘s assessment of South Africa’s clean sweep of Pakistan across three absorbing Test matches. And while South Africa’s bowlers have stood out in this series – with Gibson suggesting that Duanne Olivier‘s record-breaking 25 wickets were the difference between the two sides – the home batsmen have been the unsung heroes. ALSO READ: Olivier, Rabada end Pakistan resistance for 3-0 sweep “We did exactly what we set out to do,” Gibson said. “We wanted to play four fast bowlers, and the way we played,…

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Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min: 7 reasons Premier League will miss South Korea star at Asian Cup

Son Heung-Min will be missed by the Premier League while he’s at the Asian Cup. The Son ain’t gonna shine any more, at least not for Tottenham Hotspur over the next few weeks while Son Heung-Min is away captaining South Korea at the 2019 Asian Cup. “Sonny” has travelled to the United Arab Emirates for the tournament after Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at Wembley. He joins the squad ahead of their final group match against China on Wednesday, and may well miss Spurs’ next five matches should Korea…

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South Africa vs Pakistan: Hosts wrap up clean sweep with a day to spare

Pakistan crumbled inside two hours to lose the third Test against South Africa by 107 runs with a day to spare and slump to a 3-0 series defeat. Resuming on 153 for three the tourists were dismissed just after midday in Johannesburg having lost seven wickets for 120 runs, displaying none of the application required for the match situation. Duanne Olivier set the tone by removing Babar Azam and Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed in successive balls with just nine added to the overnight score . Join Independent Minds For exclusive…

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All round South Africa sweep series 3-0

PAKISTAN TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA, 2018-19 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Mon, 14 Jan, 2019, 04:24 PM The Proteas pacers ripped through Pakistan’s batting to thump them in the dead-rubber © Getty Duanne Olivier, Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander ran through the heart of Pakistan’s lower/middle order as the trio powered South Africa to a comfortable 107-run victory in the third and final Test at the Wanderers. In pursuit of a daunting target of 381, the visitors could muster just 273. With this win, the home side also completed a clean-sweep.…

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Pakistan vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 4 Live Cricket Score, PAK vs SA Live Score Online: Pakistan tottering, South Africa smelling blood

South Africa vs Pakistan 1st Test Live Cricket Score: Babar Azam was dismissed early on Day 4. (AP Photo) SA vs Pak 3rd Test Day 4 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online, South Africa vs Pakistan Live Cricket Score Streaming:Babar Azam and Sarfraz Ahmed were dismissed off consecutive deliveries by Duanne Olivier and that got South Africa an inch closer to victory. Babar and Asad Shafiq were keeping Pakistan’s hopes alive at the end of the previous day but any hope Pakistan had of pulling off a dramatic run chase has…

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Live cricket score, South Africa vs Pakistan, Day 4, 3rd Test, Wanderers

Azhar Ali – Tests since 2018 In UAE – Inns: 9, Runs: 408, Avg: 45.3, Dismissal Rate: 112.0Away – Inns: 12, Runs: 132, Avg: 11.0, Dismissal Rate: 30.1 His highest score of 134 (v NZ in Dec 2018) in this period was more than the runs scored in the 12 inns away from home. #SAvPAK — The Cricket Prof. (@CricProf) January 13, 2019 Source link

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Azhar Mahmood rues absence of warm-up games before South Africa Tests

PAKISTAN TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA, 2018-19 South Africa are just seven wickets away from victory in the third Test © Getty Pakistan are already down and out of the three-match Test series after having entered the final Test at Johannesburg with the score line reading 2-0 in favour of the hosts. They need 228 runs with seven wickets in hand to earn a consolation win. But, their track record over this series suggests that it is highly unlikely to happen – they have failed to even score 200 in four…

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South Africa remain in driver’s seat despite Pakistan’s late fightback

PAKISTAN TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA, 2018-19 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Sun, 13 Jan, 2019, 10:04 PM South Africa are seven wickets away from a clean sweep © Getty Quinton de Kock cracked an impressive 129, while the pacers chipped in with wickets at regular intervals to ensure South Africa maintained a firm hold on the third Test against Pakistan at the Wanderers. The visitors, however, fought back admirably in the final session to end the third day at 153 for 3, still needing 228 for a memorable win. While chasing…

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South Africa vs Pakistan 3rd Test: Duanne Olivier bags five as South Africa surge ahead

Duanne Olivier took five wickets as the hosts powered into the ascendancy on day two of the third and final Test against an outgunned Pakistan at the Wanderers. (Reuters) South Africa’s fiery seamer Duanne Olivier took five wickets as the hosts powered into the ascendancy on day two of the third and final Test against an outgunned Pakistan at the Wanderers on Saturday. South Africa, seeking a clean sweep of the series, went to the close on 135 for five in their second innings, a lead of 212 runs in…

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