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Pitched battle claims 20

Indian cricketer Amit Mishra, second left, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of South Africa's Imran Tahir. (Photo: PTI)

India seized control of the third Test in Nagpur on Thursday after South Africa, shot out for a record low of 79, fumbled again in their chase of a tough target.

‘Maharashtra will become best state’

Maharashtra will strictly follow principles of the Constitution and emerge as the best state in the country, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said today.

South Africa left spinning as India win Test series in Nagpur

Amit Mishra dismissed Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis in quick succession to bring India closer to a series win. (Photo: AP)

Amit Mishra-R Ashwin run riot as skipper Kohli wins his first series at home

Can’t produce bowlers playing on 500-run pitches: Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli reacts as India wins against South Africa on the third day of the third cricket test match in Nagpur. (Photo: AP)

India skipper Virat Kohli on Friday clarified that there is no “policy” of preparing spinning tracks but playing on placid batting wickets will never produce match-winning bowlers.

Ashwin slams double standards of outrage against Indian pitches

Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates the dismissal of a South Africa's Stiaan van Zyl . (Photo: PTI)

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday questioned all those who are critical of Indian pitches offering substantial turn asking why no one raises a question when an Ashes Test at Trent brid

Cornered India hit back

Indian bowler Ravindra Jadeja celebrates with his teammates as he takes wicket of South African batsman Imran Tahir. (Photo:PTI)

Indian batsmen capitulated meekly against both pace and spin to be shot out for 215 before hitting back at South Africa with two early scalps on Day One of the third and penultimate Test here on Wedn

Sanjay Bangar defends spinning track

Refusing to blame the pitch for India’s slipshod batting performance on the opening day, coach Sanjay Bangar said the hosts paid for a few errors of judgement on a challenging and “result-oriented wic

We are uncertain on Steyn’s fitness: Morne Morkel

Morne Morkel

Injured South Africa pacer Dale Steyn bowled for a short while in the nets, raising hopes of him being included in the playing XI in the third Test here against India, but his fast bowling partner Mor

Steyn unlikely to play in third Test, says Hashim Amla

South African cricket team captain Hashim Amla addresses the media at Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium . (Photo: PTI)

South Africa are unlikely to have the services of their premier pace bowler Dale Steyn for the second match running as he was yet to fully recover from a groin injury, said visiting team skipper Hash

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