Watch: When the giant screen helped South Africa locate lost ball during Test against IndiaIndia vs South Africa 1st Test: The incident took place in the 129th over of the Indian innings when South Africa fielders struggled to search the ball after it had rolled on towards the boundary rope.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk VisakhapatnamOctober 3, 2019UPDATED: October 3, 2019 21:20 IST India vs South Africa: Vernon Philander in action (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSouth African fielders struggled to search the ball after it had rolled on towards the boundary ropeSouth African fielders and the ground staff kept on looking for the ballOne of the cameras played its role in zooming in on the red cherryAs Virat Kohli-led Team India ended day two of the first Test in Visakhapatnam on a high note against South Africa, there was an incident during the game that reminded us of our childhood days of searching the ball while playing cricket. In 129th over of the India innings, South African fielders struggled to search the ball after it had rolled on towards the boundary rope.When India’s all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja hit a four and the ball got jammed between the boundary padding, South African fielders and the ground staff kept on looking for the ball, while even checking under the rain-covers lying on the side. Once no one was able to spot the ball, one of the cameras played its role in zooming in on the red cherry.Having seen it on the giant screen, Aiden MArkram came running towards the spot and picked up the ball duly leading to smiles all over the field.#INDvSA pic.twitter.com/YbKE8qlo5rOut of Context Cricket (@OOCCricket_) October 3, 2019″I have never seen anything like this in international cricket!” said commentator and former Indian player Murali Kartik.In Vizag, India ended day two on a good note after Mayank Agarwal’s 215 and Rohit Sharma’s 176 helped the hosts declare at 502 for 7 on the second day.After crossing the 500-run mark, Virat Kohli signaled from the dressing room for a declaration and gave the spinners a go before Stumps. The duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja didn’t disappoint the skipper as the duo reduced South Africa to 39/3 at the end of ther day’s play.advertisementEarlier, Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal posted a triple-century stand which was only broken with Rohit getting stumped off Keshav Maharaj, missing out on a deserved double century.However, Mayank didn’t miss out on the milestone and added another feather in his cap. Only 2 other Indians in the current Test set-up have scored double hundreds: Pujara and Kohli. Mayank Agarwal joined the list in only his 8th innings in Test cricket. In fact, after Virat Kohli’s twin double centuries against Sri Lanka in 2017, Mayank Agarwal became the first Indian batsman to achieve the feat.Also Read | It’s a feeling I can’t describe: Mayank Agarwal on his double hundredAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Ind vs SAFollow Vernon Philander
Lucas Ocampos scored his first senior international goal as Argentina pulled off a late fightback in a 2-2 draw with Germany, who let slip a two-goal lead in a game they dominated for an hour.After Serge Gnabry skilfully put the hosts in front, Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz swept home Die Mannschaft’s second of a game in which Argentina offered very little until substitute Lucas Alario pulled one back in the 66th minute.Lionel Messi missed the game while he served a suspension but Lionel Scaloni fielded a strong team including Paulo Dybala, Lautaro Martinez and Roberto Pereyra in attack. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Low took the opportunity to give debuts to Gian-Luca Waldschmidt on the wing and Robin Koch in defence and was rewarded with an hour of dominance before a late rally culminated in Ocampos poaching an equaliser that silenced the crowd in Dortmund.Tonight’s friendly ends in a draw. (FT) #DieMannschaft #GERARG pic.twitter.com/1Cuiktn4fb — Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) October 9, 2019 Argentina were undone after 15 minutes when Lukas Klostermann got around Angel Correa and played a low cross towards Gnabry, who nipped in ahead of three Argentina defenders and poked the ball into the far corner of the net from six yards.Another Klostermann break brought Germany’s second goal, the RB Leipzig wing-back pouncing after Marcos Rojo yielded possession and surging forward to feed Gnabry, whose slide-rule pass into the box found Havertz unmarked for an easy finish.Marcel Halstenberg crashed a stunning 30-yard free-kick onto the underside of the crossbar before Argentina’s Rodrigo de Paul hammered a similarly spectacular effort onto the post at the other end but at the interval the hosts deservedly led 2-0.Emre Can forced Agustin Marchesin into a save on the edge of his penalty area early in the second half before Scaloni sent on Alario for Dybala.The Bayer Leverkusen striker had been on the pitch just three minutes when fellow substitute Marcos Acuna picked him out with a floated cross from the left and he arrowed a header into the far corner of Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s net.A Joshua Kimmich free-kick tested Marchesin in the closing stages but the Porto goalkeeper punched it clear before Alario’s run sliced Germany open and Ocampos side-footed home via a deflection off Can, beating Ter Stegen at his near post to Low’s dismay. What does it mean? Low’s men took their foot off the gas Germany face stiff competition from Northern Ireland and Netherlands to qualify for Euro 2020 but looked confident and incisive enough to beat almost anyone for an hour in Dortmund.That assured display gave way to a disappointing half-hour in which Germany’s inexperience perhaps took its toll.Brandt bossed it The best Germany teams of the last decade have always featured an imposing presence in attacking midfield, and Julian Brandt’s high-pressing performance offered shades of Thomas Muller in his prime.Rojo no show Rojo went into this game having played just 30 minutes of Premier League football for Manchester United this season and it showed; he was hauled off at half-time.What’s next? Germany face Estonia on Sunday in the battle of top versus bottom in Euro 2020 qualifying group C, while Argentina play another friendly against Ecuador in Spain. read more
TORONTO — The Toronto Real Estate Board says home sales for March totalled 8,081, up 7.2% from a year ago.The increase came as the board also reported the average selling price for the month was $557,684, up almost 8% compared with March 2013.“With borrowing costs remaining low, and in fact declining, strong home ownership demand will continue to butt up against a constrained supply of listings,” said Jason Mercer, the board’s senior manager of market analysis.The number of new listings for the month totalled 14,829 compared with 14,618 a year ago.The Toronto sales results followed a report Wednesday that sales in Vancouver also picked up in March.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver said Wednesday there were 2,641 homes sold, up from 2,347 a year ago.Worries about the health of the Canadian housing market have persisted in recent months amid concerns it is overvalued and what could happen if interest rates rise.However, several of Canada’s big banks recently cut mortgage rates as bond yields dipped ahead of the busy spring real estate season.The Bank of Montreal recently cut a half point from its five-year fixed-rate mortgage offering to 2.99%.TD Bank (TSX:TD) and Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) also offered rates less than 3% on certain mortgages.