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IND vs SA weather update: The pitch and part of the ground is covered during rains one day before the first India vs South Africa Test match at SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium, in Centurion. (PHOTO: REUTERS)

IND vs SA, Centurion weather update: Wet outfield delays toss of India vs South Africa 1st Test at SuperSport Park

December 26, 2023 13:41 IST

IND vs SA first Test: Team India also had to cancel its practice session at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on Monday, one day before the first Test because of heavy rain.

IND vs SA Live Score: India's Rohit Sharma walks off after being caught by South Africa's Nandre Burger off the bowling of Kagiso Rabada on Day 1 of the 1st India vs South Africa Test. (PHOTO: REUTERS)

India vs South Africa Live Score: Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill depart early for IND in Centurion

December 26, 2023 15:13 IST

IND vs SA 1st Test Live Score: There is a weather forecast of rains interrupting Day 1 of the first India vs South Africa Test at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on Tuesday.

Olympic silver medallist weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has had a year spent dealing with one injury after another.

After year spent in dealing with one injury after another, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu still looks ahead to possible route to Paris Olympics podium

December 26, 2023 11:31 IST

Back, shoulder, thigh, wrist, hip – nothing has diluted Olympic medallist resolve to raise the bar higher for an encore next year

IND vs SA: Shubman Gill on Boxing Day Test

IND vs SA: Can Shubman Gill erase his one technical weakness, and prove himself in testing South African conditions?

December 26, 2023 12:05 IST

Apart from Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi, he may face tall left-handed seamer Marco Jansen and right-arm pacer Gerald Coetzee.

SA vs IND 1st Test: KL Rahul wicketkeeper batter

South Africa vs India: How will KL Rahul do in his new wicketkeeper-batter role in Tests?

December 26, 2023 09:41 IST

Apart from being efficient behind the stumps & judging DRS calls, he will need to face second new ball in middle order and bat with the tail.

Screengrab from a video posted on social media by woman international master Mounika Akshaya showing her handbag and her passport dumped in the balcony of her apartment in Sitges in Spain.

‘Organisers made fun, police said they can’t do much’: Indian chess players lose valuables in 3 separate break-ins in Spain

December 26, 2023 09:29 IST

The list of players who were affected by three separate incidents of robberies includes GM Sankalp Gupta, IM Dushyant Sharma, WGM Srija Seshadri, WIM Mounika Akshaya, WIM Arpita Mukherjee and WFM Vishwa Shah

IND vs SA 1st Test: Combinations for India

Mukesh Kumar or Prasidh Krishna? Ashwin or Shardul Thakur? For India, bowling will pose biggest selection headaches

December 26, 2023 12:05 IST

It will be India's first away Test without Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane since 2012, but their selection headaches revolve around their bowling pack.

SA vs IND: Conor Williams only international match

South Africa vs India: Connor Williams recalls his only ‘Test’, nowhere in record books or even YouTube now

December 26, 2023 09:42 IST

Baroda stalwart's only international appearance was at Centurion in the unofficial Test in 2001.

IND vs SA 1st Test: Rohit Sharma lauds pacers

Ahead of Boxing Day Test against South Africa, captain Rohit Sharma lauds Indian quicks: ‘Our seamers have earned that respect’

December 25, 2023 20:42 IST

Since January 2018, the Indian pacers have nabbed more wickets away from home than any other pace attack - 396 from 212 innings.

IND vs SA 2023 Test series preview

India fought in 2018, disappointed in 2022, can they finally win a Test series in South Africa now?

December 26, 2023 07:19 IST

South Africa is not as intimidating at home as they once used to be, The nightmarish 90s are long gone, the terror-inducing aughts is just a bad memory. In the last four years, they have surrendered series wins to Sri Lanka (who won 2-0 in 2019) and England, losing six of their last 15 games.

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli

Post World Cup heartbreak, captain Rohit Sharma voices India’s desperation to win in South Africa: ‘Itna mehnat kiya hai, kuch to chahiye yaar’

December 25, 2023 18:29 IST

When poked around for a response on his future in T20Is - with a World Cup next summer - the 36-year-old kept open the possibility of a return in the shortest format.

India vs South Africa 1st Test playing XI tip off

India vs South Africa 1st Test playing XI tip off: Rohit-Kohli mark return post World Cup, KL Rahul to keep wickets, Bumrah to lead pace attack

December 25, 2023 17:09 IST

The Centurion Test will mark a first appearance of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah in Indian colors since the ODI World Cup final loss against Australia last month.

The Indian cricket team had to cancel its practice session on Monday, one day before they take on South Africa at the Centurion in the first Test of the two-match series

IND vs SA: Indian cricket team’s practice session at Centurion before Boxing Day Test called off due to rain

December 26, 2023 12:05 IST

IND vs SA: There is also a forecast for rains on the first two days of the Boxing Day Test at Centurion.

Saika Ishaque and Shreyanka Patil made their T20I debuts against England

India squad for ODIs, T20Is: Richa Ghosh, Saika Ishaque, Shreyanka Patil named in ODI side for Australia series

December 25, 2023 14:12 IST

India's side for the T20I series against Australia, meanwhile, has remained unchanged from the squad that was named for the home series against England earlier this month.

Arsenal vs Liverpool

With a commanding display at Liverpool, Declan Rice shows he is Arsenal’s man for all seasons, and reasonsPremium Story

December 25, 2023 09:21 IST

At Anfield, the midfield maestro was everywhere, the heart of Gunners' charge to their first domestic title in two decades.

Last straw: New panel’s decision to hold meet in Gonda — on MP’s ‘request’

Govt suspends WFI panel: Last straw was decision to hold junior meet in Gonda on MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh’s ‘request’

December 25, 2023 09:33 IST

Prem Chand Lochab, part of the government machinery and secretary of the Railway Sports Promotion Board, pointed out the procedural lapses and the violation of WFI’s constitution in his letter.

Manchester United

Jim Ratcliffe acquires 25 percent stake, becomes minority shareholder of Manchester United

December 25, 2023 09:38 IST

"As a local boy and a lifelong supporter of the Club, I am very pleased that we have been able to agree a deal with the Manchester United Board that delegates us management responsibility of the football operations of the Club," Ratcliffe said.

India Test Team

IND vs AUS: Are Tests India Women’s best format?

December 25, 2023 10:15 IST

A gritty, often dominant, performance in Mumbai saw India register their first-ever win in women's Test cricket history over Australia

India vs South Africa

‘One full-hand of extra bounce, got to leave well’: Faf du Plessis details batting mantra for India to succeed in South Africa

December 25, 2023 10:15 IST

Batsmen need to be careful in dealing with the lift and seam movement as runs on the board will be vital


‘How the f*** people were allowed to take a knee during BLM’: Michael Holding slams ICC’s ‘hypocrisy’ over Usman Khawaja saga

December 25, 2023 11:31 IST

The Aussie opener, who was not given approval to wear shoes with the text, ‘all lives are equal’ for the Perth Test, had trained at the MCG nets wearing shoes with the aforementioned logo.

IND vs SA 1St Test

IND vs SA: Why taller Prasidh Krishna should be preferred over skiddier Mukesh Kumar in South Africa

December 25, 2023 11:49 IST

Extra height would give the Karnataka pacer extra bounce off the pitch, more margin for error with his length and the best chance of extracting life from the surface.

KL Rahul Rahul Dravid

It’s an opportunity for him to do something different: Rahul Dravid on KL Rahul’s wicketkeeping duties in 1st Test vs South Africa

December 25, 2023 11:26 IST

This will be the first time Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and most of the senior players will be turning up for the country after the heartbreaking loss to Australia in the World Cup final earlier this month but Dravid said that they have moved on.

WFI elections

Sports Ministry requests IOA to constitute ad-hoc committee to manage WFI affairs

December 24, 2023 21:31 IST

The development comes hours after the ministry had suspended the newly elected body, noting that the ‘newly elected body appears to be in complete control of former office bearers’.


Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal…Mukesh Kumar: Sunil Gavaskar picks his playing XI for IND vs SA Test in Centurion

December 24, 2023 17:17 IST

India vs South Africa: The former batter picked two spinners, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in the line up

WFI Elections

I have nothing to do with wrestling now: Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh

December 25, 2023 06:15 IST

Earlier on Sunday, noting that the ‘newly elected body appears to be in complete control of former office bearers’, the Sports Ministry suspended the newly-elected body of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI).