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CENTURION, South Africa (AP) Almost every time something hasn't gone India's way in South Africa, Virat Kohli has erupted in frustration.

Whether it's throwing his arms in the air and shrieking at a misfield or a missed catch by one of his teammates. Or tossing his bat to the ground when a batting partner gets out. Or directing his disgruntlement at an umpire, an argument that cost the India captain a disciplinary charge and a fine in this week's second test. Dissatisfied, Kohli took his complaints to a higher authority, remonstrating animatedly in the match referee's office, too.

Such antics have become so regular during the series in South Africa that the local TV broadcaster has focused cameras on him at every opportunity, willing the opposition's best player and leader to get upset over something in close-up.

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Stokes 'delighted' to be cleared to play for England again

LONDON (AP) England allrounder Ben Stokes was cleared on Wednesday to resume his international career while he contests a charge of affray following a violent incident outside a nightclub in September.

Suspended by England while he was under investigation by police, the 26-year-old Stokes is now free to play for his country having been charged by prosecutors with an offense that could lead to a jail term if he is convicted. (MORE)

Zimbabwe beat Si Lanka in ODI

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) Zimbabwe survived a Thisara Perera scare to beat Sri Lanka by 12 runs and secure their first victory in the tri-nation series Wednesday.

Tendai Chatara claimed his career best 4-33, including the prized scalp of Perera, to script the victory. (MORE)

India collapses to 151 to lose series in South Africa

CENTURION, South Africa (AP) After nine straight series wins, eight of them in the comfort of sub-continent conditions, India again fell short on tour to lose the second test to South Africa by 135 runs on Wednesday.

With it, went another series away from home. (MORE)

SAfrica beats India by 135 runs in 2nd test to take series

CENTURION, South Africa (AP) South Africa beat India by 135 runs in the second test at SuperSport Park on Wednesday to win the series. South Africa leads the three-match contest 2-0 with one test to play.

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Sri Lanka wins toss, elects to bowl first against Zimbabwe

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to bowl first against Zimbabwe in its first match of the tri-series one-day tournament on Wednesday.

This is Sri Lanka's first match under new coach Chandika Hathurusingha and Mathews first game as captain after being re-appointed. (MORE)

India crashes to 35-3, facing series defeat in South Africa

CENTURION, South Africa (AP) India crashed to 35-3 in the second test against South Africa on Tuesday, leaving the world's top-ranked team heading for a first series defeat since 2015.

South Africa quick bowlers Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi blasted through India's top order at the end of Day 4, a burst that crucially included the wicket of captain Virat Kohli, to leave India still 252 runs short of its victory target. (MORE)

India needs 287 to win 2nd test in SAfrica and level series

CENTURION, South Africa (AP) India was left on Tuesday with a tough target of 287 to win the second test against South Africa and level the series between the top two teams in the world.

South Africa was 258 all out in its second innings in the afternoon on Day 4, with captain Faf du Plessis finally falling for 48 off 141 balls. (MORE)

South Africa 258 all out, India needs 287 to win 2nd test

CENTURION, South Africa (AP) India needs 287 to win the second test after South Africa was all out for 258 in its second innings on Day 4 on Tuesday.

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Kohli fined for complaining to umpire, throwing ball

CENTURION, South Africa (AP) India captain Virat Kohli was fined for complaining to an umpire and throwing the ball into the ground "in an aggressive manner" during a dispute over the playing conditions in the second cricket test in South Africa on Monday.

The International Cricket Council said in a statement Tuesday that Kohli argued with umpire Michael Gough after play resumed following a rain delay on Day 3 at SuperSport Park in Centurion. India was fielding and Kohli was unhappy that play resumed so soon after the rain, leaving India's players struggling on a damp outfield and with a wet ball. (MORE)