Cricket Today: Poor, poor Proteas
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What’s on the site
The Proteas were incredibly poor against India at Newlands going down by 124 runs.
The ladies didn’t fare any better being well beaten by their India counterparts.
Glenn Maxwell was in sublime form for Australia as they blew past England.
There was some controversy during Maxi’s knock after he appeared to be caught in the outfield but got a reprieve from the third umpire, a decision England skipper Eoin Morgan accepted.
Morgan said there was no easy solution to the referral issue.
What’s in the news
Mushfiqur Rahim says he is still adapting to his new batting role.
New Zealand have named two uncapped players in their squad for the remaining matches of the Trans-Tasman T20I Tri-series.
Simon Doull called for change at the top of New Zealand cricket for T20Is.
Jofra Archer may abandon his plans to qualify to play for England in favour of turning out for the West Indies.
What’s on social media
Stuart Broad enjoyed sharing a joke with the Prime Minister…
Quinton de Kock’s official twitter handle tried to flog a piece of equipment designed to help batsman play spin, oh the irony.
Want to take your batting to the next level, try @Spintechs_SA spin mat now! Developed myself, this mat helps enhance spin and improve your batting techniques🏏
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Photo credit: @SongiLangeni pic.twitter.com/oC7xJUwm3E
— Quinton De Kock (@QuinnyDeKock69) February 7, 2018
In trying to decipher the wrist spin of Yadav and Chahal, SA batsmen seem as clued in as little Bo-Peep trying to find her sheep
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) February 7, 2018
Sam Curran relishing responsibility in England T20 side
The Surrey all-rounder opened the bowling before partnering Jonny Bairstow across the winning line.
On This Day 2012: Ashley Giles takes over as England limited-overs head coach
Team director and Test boss Andy Flower was keen to reduce his own workload and Giles seized the opportunity.
Jonny Bairstow happy to put experience to good use after move down England order
Bairstow hit a wonderful 86 not out as England won the first Twenty20 international in South Africa.
Defiant Jonny Bairstow powers England to win over South Africa
The Yorkshire batsman hit 86 not out from 48 balls in a five-wicket win.
England chasing 180 to win Cape Town clash as Faf Du Plessis makes half-century
Sam and Tom Curran experienced mixed fortunes in the first innings of the opening Twenty20 against South Africa.
Leicestershire boss: Foxes won’t stand for being county cricket “also rans”
Chief executive Sean Jarvis has big plans for the county.
England unsure of best T20 side as foreign fixtures resume
Selectors have a full strength squad to choose from in England’s first away match since the start of the pandemic.
South Africa on high alert after Ben Stokes’ IPL form
The South Africa captain saw Stokes smash a sensational hundred last month.