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“My best not good enough right now” – Bavuma

Thirty-four for 3, 20 for 3, and 53 for 5. This hasn’t been a uniformly terrible tour for South Africa’s batsmen. Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock have both scored hundreds, and Faf du Plessis has made a couple of fifties. The lower order has stuck around to the extent …

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The mystery of the Pune pitch

What is the Pune pitch, deep down? In first-class cricket, it’s one of the flattest in the country. Thirty-six Indian grounds have hosted at least 10 first-class games since the start of the 2011-12 season, when the MCA Stadium made its debut. Of those 36 grounds, only two have a …

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