Flying Philander leads Proteas to first test victory over India

AB de Villiers

In a major blow to South Africa, team's one of the efficient bowler Dale Steyn has been injured in the first Test being played in Johannesburg's Newlands.

The first test provided plenty of entertainment right from day one, as neither side was willing to grab the game by the scruff of the neck.

During the Indian chase, local boy Vernon Philander led the Proteas' fightback with the quick dismissals of skipper Virat Kohli (28) and his deputy Rohit Sharma (10) before Kagiso Rabada joined the party with the wickets of Wriddhiman Saha (8) and all-rounder Hardik Pandya (1).

Saints defeat the Panthers 31-26, advance to NFC divisional round
At the same time , Carolina could have a hard time convincing itself it can win because it has lost twice, and neither was close . Newton drove Carolina to a first down at the Saints 21, but the game ended with a fourth-down sack by safety Vonn Bell.

Significantly, South Africa has strengthened its hold on India in the first Test match.

He faced four balls before AB de Villiers holed out on the long-on boundary for 35 - South Africa's top score - to end the innings and force the interval.

South Africa opener Elgar then nearly collected a pair when the hosts began their second innings, the left-hander pulling his first ball just out of reach of Mohammad Shami at mid-on having nicked off third delivery in his first knock at Newlands. Much needed rain for the city of Cape Town then washed out the entire day 3 with the match hanging agonizingly in the balance.

Five Things To Know About Head Coach Jon Gruden
The defence struggled mightily before a late-season switch from fired co-ordinator Ken Norton Jr.to play-caller John Pagano. The worst-kept secret of the week has been confirmed: Jon Gruden will return to coach the Oakland Raiders .

South Africa, and Steyn, limped to 130, leaving India with an accessible victory target of 208 and realistic hopes of just a third test win in South Africa since 1992. Significantly, Steyn's career has been greatly affected due to injuries.

Philander, who had started the proceedings with the wicket of opener Murali Vijay (13), came back for his second spell to break the brief 32-run fourth wicket stand between Kohli and Sharma.

Steyn, who needed just three wickets to overhaul Shaun Pollock's record of 421 Test wickets and become the leading South African bowler, could also be in doubt for the Australia series starting from March 1.

"Bomb cyclone" to slam East Coast with more bitterly cold weather
It will be most intense over the open ocean near New England, but when it's gone the cold air behind it will flood south. East Coast, brace yourself for what is about to come: a nor'easter that forecasters are calling a " bomb cyclone ".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Natalie Portman: Our cause raises $14m in 2 weeks
Jan 09, 2018 - 00:48
In my humble opinion, I was very disappointed that director Dee Rees and her powerful film @mudboundmovie wasn't even nominated. Portman made a point of calling out the "all-male nominees" while introducing the Best Director category with Ron Howard .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cam Newton Famous CTE Expert Calls BS ... That's a Concussion
Jan 09, 2018 - 00:46
Newton left for one play after Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata's chest struck Newton's head with about nine minutes left. The Seattle Seahawks also were cited for mishandling a hit to their quarterback, Russell Wilson, earlier in the season.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The world will be watching what you do, US warns Iran
Jan 08, 2018 - 05:58
It has said those restrictions will be lifted on Friday, and there were signs Thursday that it had begun easing some of them. On Saturday, Iranians could access the photo-sharing site Instagram again after it was blocked for the past week.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Prosecutors in pot-friendly states will decide on crackdown
Jan 08, 2018 - 05:00
Department of Justice over a shift toward tougher marijuana enforcement, calling the move a "direct violation of states' rights". The appointments are temporary, but the prosecutors could be named permanently as Sessions fills the vacant slots.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Golden Globes set to be a more political affair
Jan 08, 2018 - 04:54
Williams is nominated for her role in All The Money In The World . Susan Sarandon brought Rosa Clemente , a political commentator.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chelsea set to announce £15m signing of English attacking midfielder
Jan 08, 2018 - 03:41
The England global nearly joined the Premier League champions in the summer, only for the transfer to collapse at the last minute. Spurs have been long time admirers of the Everton man, but it now looks like they will miss out on the enigmatic 24-year-old.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top BRO engineer killed, 8 missing in avalanche in J-K's Kupwara
Jan 07, 2018 - 01:30
Deputy Commissioner Khalid Jehangir told news gathering agency GNS that two more bodies were recovered in the afternoon. The Chief Minister expressed sympathies with the bereaved families and prayed for solace to the departed souls.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Norwich 0 Chelsea 0: James Maddison lights up boring FA Cup clash
Jan 07, 2018 - 01:28
We are a bit disappointed because it is not that often you are so close to beating a giant like Chelsea in the FA Cup . Neither keeper was really tested as City forced a Stamford Bridge replay later this month.

Independent Advisor Alliance Raises Position in Charles Schwab Corp (NYSE:SCHW)
Jan 07, 2018 - 01:26
Spo Advisory Corp, a California-based fund reported 14.23 million shares. 180,063 were reported by Gofen Glossberg Ltd Co Il. Peapack Gladstone Corporation holds 0.95% of its portfolio in The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) for 378,988 shares.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US Firm to Resume Search for Missing Malaysian Flight
Jan 07, 2018 - 01:14
Australia, China and Malaysia ended fruitless attempts to solve one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries in January 2017. The ship has unmanned submarines that can descend deep into the ocean.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Winning $450 million lottery ticket sold at Pasco County 7-Eleven
Jan 07, 2018 - 01:12
A Florida resident is the sole lucky victor of the massive Mega Millions jackpot that was decided on Friday night. Last time someone won the Mega Millions jackpot was October 13 and the Powerball last saw a victor October 25.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tamil Nadu: Govt appeals transport employees to come back for work
Jan 07, 2018 - 01:12
The government has invited those possessing valid driving licences to approach local bus depots to be used as substitute drivers. The government just about managed to operate bus services with a skeletal fleet that AIADMK-affiliated unions were left to run.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Triple talaq Bill in next Parlt session
Jan 06, 2018 - 03:41
The highlight of the 22-day session that began on December 15 was the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage ) Bill, 2017. Congress issued three-line whip for its members in Rajya Sabha, asking them to remain present in the house on Friday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top State Dept. official: We are not pursuing regime change in Iran
Jan 06, 2018 - 03:38
In his latest tweet on Monday, the USA president said, "The [Iranian] people have little food, big inflation and no human rights". Peek's comments come as the president and high-level officials in the Trump administration voice support for protesters in Iran.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Laptop batteries may overheat, melting or charring devices — SAFETY ALERT
Jan 06, 2018 - 03:28
The company has announced it is recalling batteries for notebooks and mobile workstations due to concerns of overheating. In the meantime, HP recommends updating the BIOS and enabling Battery Safety, which will pop up when rebooting.