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No reprieve for India in second test in Pretoria

CAPE TOWN: If India were hoping for a reprieve from fast and bouncy South African wickets in the second test starting on Saturday, they will not find it in Pretoria, a ground where the home side have a formidable record. South Africa romped to a 72-run victory in the first test of the three-game series at Newlands in Cape Town on Monday, a match that effectively needed just three days to be completed with one lost to rain. The Pretoria wicket is likely to be similar, with perhaps not the same sideways movement of…

Fear lurking over Pretoria apartment residents after snake escapes capture

PRETORIA: Residents of an apartment building in South Africa's Pretoria are living in a state of worry and fear after a snake escaped capture. Anton Meijer, the person who posted the video on his YouTube account, captioned the clip with "we still have no idea where the snake is hiding." The video shows a snake catcher named Barry Greenshields catching a cobra from a toilet. However, he lost his grip and the snake managed to escape from the sight. It is unknown as to where the eight-foot reptile is hiding.…