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South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 5th day

'So many soft dismissals in one match hurt a lot' - Kohli

Jan 17, 2018: India's captain has asked every member of the team to reflect on the soft dismissals and errors made by them

Sidharth Monga in Centurion

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 5th day

'I'm not sitting here comforting my guys' - Kohli

Jan 17, 2018: India's captain said he wanted his players 'be hard on themselves' after the defeat in Centurion, while responding combatively to questions about selection and his team's overseas record in his post-match press conference

Sidharth Monga in Centurion

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 3rd day

Virat Kohli penalised for poor on-field behaviour

Jan 16, 2018: The India captain was fined 25% of his match fee and received one demerit point for his conduct with on-field umpire Michael Gough on the third day in Centurion

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 3rd day

Kohli's excellence in isolation

Jan 15, 2018: Surely he remembers Adelaide when he carried them almost all alone? He is desperate to avoid a repeat

Sidharth Monga in Centurion

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 3rd day

Kohli's stellar conversion rate from 100 to 150

Jan 15, 2018: No other batsman has scored as many 150-plus scores as Virat Kohli in the last seven years

Bharath Seervi

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 3rd day

Kohli, Bumrah lead India's fight but South Africa still ahead

Jan 15, 2018: Virat Kohli's 21st Test hundred and two early wickets from Jasprit Bumrah kept India's bid for a series-levelling win alive, but AB de Villiers' skill and enterprise ensured South Africa remained in control of the Centurion Test

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 2nd day

SA throw the bait again but Kohli doesn't bite this time

Jan 14, 2018: Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi tried to fox the India captain the same way Vernon Philander had done at Newlands but he left balls outside off and survived the ones that nipped in

Firdose Moonda in Centurion

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 2nd day

Kohli's unscrambled mind cashes in on conditions

Jan 14, 2018: India's captain might have the conditions going for him, but he still had to face some high-quality bowlers executing their plans to near perfection

Sidharth Monga in Centurion

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 2nd day

Kohli's 85* keeps South Africa's attack at bay

Jan 14, 2018: An aggressive unbeaten 85 from Virat Kohli led India's response to South Africa's 335, but South Africa kept chipping away at the other end to end the second day firmly in front

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion

Not saying Rahane will not start in this game - Kohli

Jan 12, 2018: India's captain mocked those asking for Rahane's inclusion in the XI, claiming that "no one" had wanted him to play in the last Test

Sidharth Monga in Centurion

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion

Kohli's subcontinent habit that doesn't work in South Africa

Jan 12, 2018: Virat Kohli's habit of striding in to defend a wide delivery - through which he exposes himself to a dismissal by playing them - hasn't changed since 2015

Sidharth Monga in Centurion

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Big Vern reels in the big fish

Jan 8, 2018: Over the course of 13 balls delivered from his favourite Wynberg End, Vernon Philander set Virat Kohli up and sent him back with the most artful of knockout blows

Sidharth Monga in Cape Town

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 4th day

India should rue fatal first day

Jan 8, 2018: It's easy to fall for recency bias and blame a fourth-innings collapse for losing a winnable contest, but India know their bowlers and batsmen really let the Newlands Test slip in the first innings

Sidharth Monga in Cape Town

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Rohit, Dhawan and the limits of 'current form'

Jan 8, 2018: Runs against Sri Lanka earned Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan their places in India's XI for Cape Town, ahead of Ajinkya Rahane and KL Rahul respectively, but neither justified his selection

Sidharth Monga in Cape Town

A super year for spinners, captains, and Test results

Jan 5, 2018: For the first time in Test history, spinners took more than 600 wickets in a calendar year, while Steven Smith and Virat Kohli led a run-fest for captains in 2017

S Rajesh

India in South Africa 2017-18

India yearn for a less slippery cordon

Jan 3, 2018: Since India's last tour of South Africa, their slip and gully fielders have dropped more often than they have caught. Whether it's an issue of technique or temperament, they will have to sort it out quickly if they hope to win matches on pitches with pace

Sidharth Monga in Cape Town

Of Smith, Kohli, and the year cricket's future took shape

Jan 1, 2018: The administrative developments of 2017 hold promise for the years to come

Sambit Bal

India in South Africa 2017-18

A batting order with clear roles to fulfil in hostile conditions

Dec 31, 2017: If M Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara protect Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane from the new ball, India know they can score plenty of runs in the quick-scoring grounds of South Africa

Sidharth Monga

India in South Africa 2017-18

'Respect the way he plays, but it's all about getting AB out'

Dec 30, 2017: They are team-mates in the IPL and friends off the field, but Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers will only be batsmen to dismiss as soon as possible when South Africa begin their Test series against India

Firdose Moonda

India in South Africa 2017-18

Rather have training sessions in our control than warm-ups - Kohli

Dec 30, 2017: "There's no point wasting two days, scoring quick fifties and coming out. We'd rather have them do two sessions, get into Test match zone and prepare the wickets the way we want to," India's captain said

Firdose Moonda
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