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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…

Philander blasts South Africa to win over India

CAPE TOWN: South Africa's fast bowlers, led by Vernon Philander, blasted through India's batting as the host nation gained a 72-run win on the fourth day of the first Test at Newlands on Monday. Set 208 to win the first of three matches between the world's two leading Test teams, number one-ranked India were bowled out for 135 by their nearest challengers. Well done to the man of the match of the 1st Sunfoil Test vs India, @VDP_24 #SAvIND #FreedomSeries #ProteaFire pic.twitter.com/xdPxARJukD — Cricket South Africa…