Africa

  • Live Score: Australia vs South Africa, Tri-series in Harare 1 hour 55 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa opted to bowl. PLAYING XIs: AUSTRALIA: SOUTH AFRICA: Number 1 ranked Australia issued a statement of intent on Monday when they crushed Zimbabwe by 198 runs in the tri-series opener, exhibiting a greater degree of ruthlessness than South Africa did in...
  • South Africa spinners eye hard-hitting Australia in tri-series 3 hours 34 minutes ago

    South Africa will look to extract an advantage from their superior spin options when they take on a hard-hitting Australian side in the second match of a triangular series in Harare on Wednesday. Number one-ranked Australia issued a statement of intent on Monday when they crushed Zimbabwe by 198 runs in...
  • Tri-Series: Australia face South Africa after thrashing Zimbabwe 20 hours 35 minutes ago

    Harare: South Africa will look to extract an advantage from their superior spin stocks when they take on a hard-hitting Australian side in the second match of a triangular series in Harare on Wednesday. Number 1 ranked Australia issued a statement of intent on Monday when they crushed Zimbabwe by 198...
  • Injured Clarke set to miss more matches of triangular series Yesterday

    Australia captain Michael Clarke, sidelined with a hamstring injury, may not be fit until the "back end" of the triangular one-day tournament with Zimbabwe and South Africa, according to stand-in skipper George Bailey. Clarke injured his hamstring at training in Harare and was scratched from Monday's series-opener against Zimbabwe, which Australia...
  • Airports on alert as 114 Indians return from Ebola-hit Liberia Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Mumbai and Delhi international airports are on alert as 114 Indian nationals are returning from the Ebola-hit Liberia on Tuesday. Elaborate precautionary measures have been taken to screen these 114 people as they arrive at the airports. "As part of the tentative plan, the aircraft will be first...
  • Unlucky Phillip Hughes snubbed again 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Not for the first time, opener Phillip Hughes finds himself warming the Australian bench despite injured skipper Michael Clarke saying last week that it's not possible for the left-hander to have had a better pre-season campaign. Hughes, who has 26 Tests and 20 ODIs to his name, will not play...
  • Want to work on bowling skills, says Steve Smith 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Australia's middle-order batsman Steve Smith's World Cup hopes could rest on the quality of his leg-spin bowling. Smith was added to the national squad for the tri-series in Zimbabwe against the hosts and South Africa, and looks set to add to the one ODI cap he has received in the...
  • Ebola hits west African economy; fields, mines abandoned 2 days ago

    Monrovia: The worst-ever outbreak of the Ebola virus is taking a heavy toll on west Africa's economy as crops rot in the fields, mines are abandoned and goods cannot get to market. The epidemic has ravaged the region since it erupted in the forests in the south of Guinea earlier this...
  • Over a hundred migrants missing after boat sinks off Libyan coast 3 days ago

    Tripoli: A wooden boat carrying up to 200 migrants has sunk just one kilometre (half a mile) off the Libyan coast, the coast guard said on Saturday, and most passengers were feared drowned. The local coast guard said it had no boats of its own and had to commandeer fishing vessels...
  • Zimbabwe's Prosper Utseya reported for suspected bowling action 5 days ago

    Dubai: Zimbabwe all-rounder Prosper Utseya has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during his side's seven-wicket loss in the third and final ODI against South Africa in Bulawayo. The match officials' report, which was handed over to Zimbabwe team manager Stanley Chioza on Thursday after the match, cited concerns...
  • Ebola scare: Sri Lanka suspends on-arrival visa facility for 4 African nations 5 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka has suspended on-arrival visa facility for visitors from four African countries in the wake of Ebola epidemic in Africa, officials said. External Affairs Ministry officials said privilege to obtain visa on arrival has been suspended for visitors from Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea with immediate effect....
  • Australia arrive for first Zimbabwe tour in 10 years 5 days ago

    Harare: The Australia cricket team arrived for its first tour of Zimbabwe in a decade on Thursday, promising to play hard and shrugging off questions over the trip. Australia avoided playing in the troubled southern African country for 10 years from 2004 because of the rule of longtime president Robert Mugabe...
  • Surviving Ebola: Africa cries out for healthcare boost 5 days ago

    Johannesburg: Surviving sickness can make you stronger. So while a western corner of Africa writhes in the deadly grip of the Ebola virus, there are signs this emergency may serve as a wake-up call to strengthen spending and investment on public healthcare in the world's least developed continent. "If anything, I...
  • South Africa whitewash Zimbabwe 3-0 to win ODI series 5 days ago

    Bulawayo: A scintillating 84 from 75 balls by opener Quinton de Kock led South Africa to a seven-wicket win over Zimbabwe on Thursday and a 3-0 whitewash in the one-day international series. Spurred on by De Kock, South Africa needed just 27.2 overs to reach 171 for 3 and easily chase...
  • Hashim Amla rested for third ODI against Zimbabwe 6 days ago

    South Africa will hand debuts to top-order batsman Rilee Rossouw and left-arm seamer Mthokozisi Shezi in Thursday's third and final one-day international against Zimbabwe. Having already sewn up the series by winning the first two games by 93 runs and 61 runs, the Proteas will offer the pair an opportunity to...
  • Zimbabwe 'not a token tour' for Australia, says Michael Clarke 1 week ago

    Captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday insisted Australia's visit to Zimbabwe was not a "token tour" or World Cup audition but was all about winning as players return to international action. A 14-man squad departed Wednesday for Harare to play a two-week series that also involves South Africa -- Australia's first international...
  • 2,240 Ebola cases in West Africa: UN 1 week ago

    United Nations: The number of Ebola cases in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, has reached 2,240 and a total of 1,229 deaths were also registered, UN spokesman Steaphane Dujarric said on Tuesday. "WHO is working with the World Food Programme (WFP) to ensure that people in the quarantine zone receive...
  • 2nd ODI: South Africa beat Zimbabwe to take series 1 week ago

    Ryan McLaren and Wayne Parnell claimed three wickets apiece as South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs in the second one-day international to clinch the three-match series on Tuesday in Bulawayo. McLaren claimed figures of 3 for 21 in eight overs while Parnell took 3 for 28 in nine as...
  • Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200 1 week ago

    Monrovia/Genev: Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose above 1,200. The epidemic of the hemorrhagic disease, which can kill up to 90...
  • West Africa Ebola toll passes 1,200, quarantine victims to get food: WHO 1 week ago

    Geneva: Cases in West Africa's Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2,240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, reporting the toll in four countries including Nigeria. The WHO said it was working with the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) to ensure food delivery to 1...
  • 2nd ODI: South Africa unlikely to experiment against Zimbabwe August 19, 2014

    Bulawayo: South Africa will ignore the temptation to experiment and instead plan to field what they believe is their first-choice XI when they meet Zimbabwe in the second of the three one-day internationals on Tuesday. The Proteas cruised to a 93-run victory over their hosts in the first match on Sunday,...
  • Refreshed Aussie cricketers ready for the fray, says Lehmann August 18, 2014

    Brisbane: Australia will be looking to shake off the rust quickly after a long break when their triangular one-day series begins in Zimbabwe next week, coach Darren Lehmann said Monday. Michael Clarke will lead a 14-man squad to Harare for a two-week series that also involves South Africa in Australia's first...
  • World Cup buildup begins now for Australia August 18, 2014

    Brisbane: The continent-hopping buildup to the cricket World Cup will start this week for Darren Lehmann and his Australia squad, who'll test themselves against five countries in six months. The Aussies head to Zimbabwe on Wednesday to take on the hosts and South Africa in a limited-overs series. Next stop after...
  • 1st ODI: Amla scores ton as South Africa ease to a 93-run win over Zimbabwe August 19, 2014

    Bulawayo: South Africa were far too strong for Zimbabwe, making 309-3 and bowling the home team out for 216 to win the first one-day international by 93 runs at Queens Sports Club on Sunday. Hashim Amla batted through South Africa's innings for an unbeaten 122 as the tourists posted a...
  • Kolkata: Sex workers asked not to entertain Africans due to Ebola threat August 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Sex workers in the city's largest red light area Sonagachi have been asked by an NGO, working for their welfare, not to entertain Africans who are regular visitors to the place in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC), a forum of...
  • Phil Hughes celebrates recall with second double century August 17, 2014

    Phil Hughes celebrated his recall to the Australia one-day squad with a second unbeaten double century in a month against South Africa in an A team fixture on Sunday. The left-hander hit an unbeaten 243 from 440 balls with 26 fours and one six in a drawn four-day match at Townsville...
  • Ebola kills 56 in two days, says WHO August 14, 2014

    Geneva: The Ebola virus killed 56 people in just two days, bringing the global death toll to 1,069, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday. The death toll, which passed the 1,000-mark at the weekend, soared higher between August 10 and 11. The number of confirmed infections jumped by 128 over the...
  • Proteas opener Dean Elgar reprimanded after hitting stumps August 13, 2014

    Harare: South Africa opener Dean Elgar has been reprimanded for reacting angrily to his dismissal on the fourth day of the one-off Test against Zimbabwe in Harare on Tuesday. Edgar, who hit a stump with his bat after being cleaned up by Zimbabwean medium-pacer Tendai Chatara during South Africa's 41-run winning...
  • Brendan Taylor hopes Zimbabwe performance leads to more Tests August 13, 2014

    Harare: After a year without Test cricket, Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor praised his side's competitiveness against top-ranked South Africa that suggests they deserve a greater share of the international calendar. The Proteas claimed a nine-wicket victory on Tuesday as the shadows lengthened on day four of a one-off Test match they...
  • South Africa lose paceman Hendricks for Zimbabwe ODIs August 13, 2014

    Fast bowler Beuran Hendricks is out of South Africa's three-match one-day international series with Zimbabwe that starts on Sunday. Hendricks has a back strain, suffered while touring Australia with the A team, Cricket South Africa said in a news release on Tuesday. He will not be replaced in a squad already...