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  • 5th ODI: Faulkner hits Australia to victory against South Africa 17 hours 21 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australia survived a late batting collapse to return to the top of the world one-day international rankings with a two-wicket win over South Africa on Sunday in the final game of a five-match series. The victory at the Sydney Cricket Ground concluded a 4-1 series win for Australia ahead...
  • ICC Women's Championship: India hope for a winning start against South Africa 21 hours 20 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: Riding high on confidence after notching an innings win in the one-off Test at Mysuru last week, the Mithali Raj-led Indian women's cricket team will seek to carry the momentum into the one-day series against South Africa commencing Monday. All three One-Day Internationals (ODI) will take place here Nov 24,...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 5th ODI Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa opted to bat against Australia. Playing XIs: Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey (capt), Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade (wk), James Faulkner, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla...
  • Assad Fudadin to replace Darren Bravo in Windies Test squad Yesterday

    St. John's: Guyana left-hander Assad Fudadin will replace Darren Bravo in the 15-man Test squad for the tour of South Africa, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced. The 29-year-old Fudadin played three Tests in 2012 and has mainly campaigned with West Indies A since then. He made his debut against...
  • Australia eye top ODI spot on back of sizzling Smith 2 days ago

    Australia may have already clinched the series against South Africa but they have the incentive of top spot on the world one-day rankings in Sunday's fifth ODI in Sydney. The Australians reeled in South Africa's 267 for eight with a thrilling century from Steve Smith to claim a three-wicket win over...
  • 4th ODI: Smith ton seals Australia's series win over South Africa 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Steve Smith smashed a brilliant century to lead Australia to a series-clinching three-wicket win over South Africa in the fourth one-day international on Friday. Smith hit a career-best 104 from 112 deliveries to register his second ODI hundred as the Australians passed South Africa's 267 for eight with six balls...
  • Mithali Raj retained as ODI and T20 captain 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Right-hander Mithali Raj will skipper the Indian women's cricket team against visiting South Africa in the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series and the lone Twenty20 International. "The women's selection committee met here Friday to pick the Indian teams for the ODI series and T20I against South Africa," Board of Control...
  • Watch: Mad celebrations by Ivory Coast fans put players, crowd safety in danger 3 days ago

    Violent scenes greeted Ivory Coast's qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday evening. Fans entered the pitch on the final whistle and a group of them them pulled down the crossbar and few of them attempted to steal striker Gervinho's shorts. Ivory Coast are assured of their qualification for...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 4th ODI 3 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: South Africa have won the toss and have opted to bat. Australia lead the five match ODI series 2-1. Teams: Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, James Faulkner, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile,...
  • US military may extend anti-Ebola mission in West Africa 3 days ago

    Washington: The US military may extend its mission to combat the spread of Ebola in West Africa beyond six months, if there was a surge of new cases. "We have to be prepared for this to go longer than six months," Pentagon official John Kirby said. He said that in spite of...
  • South Africa's Imran Tahir in doubt for fourth ODI vs Australia 4 days ago

    South Africa could be without frontline spin bowler Imran Tahir for the fourth one-dayer against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after he injured his knee in the 73-run defeat in Canberra on Wednesday. The 35-year-old leg spinner did not bat in the loss at Manuka Oval, which left the tourists...
  • 3rd ODI: Aaron Finch drives Australia to victory over South Africa 4 days ago

    Sydney: Australia's Aaron Finch hit his fifth one-day international century to drive the hosts to a 73-run victory over South Africa in Canberra on Wednesday and a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Finch put on 118 for the first wicket with David Warner (53) and went on to score 109...
  • West Indies confirm 14 players picked for SA tour sign contracts 5 days ago

    St. John's: A month after a pay dispute controversially derailed its tour to India, the West Indies Cricket Board has confirmed that 14 top-flight players have signed contracts committing them to a three-Test series in South Africa. The Board of Control for Cricket in India, the most powerful stakeholder in the...
  • West Africa nowhere near end of Ebola crisis: Barack Obama 5 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday that West Africa was still "nowhere near out of the woods" in its fight against Ebola. Obama spoke on Tuesday at the White House while meeting with his national security and public health teams on Ebola, Xinhua reported. "As long as the outbreak continues...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI 5 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Australia have won the toss and have opted to bat against South Africa in the third ODI. Five match series is levelled at 1-1. Teams: Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey(c), Mitchell Marsh,...
  • Australian selectors rely on team depth to tide over batting cris 5 days ago

    Sydney: Australian national selectors have opted not to redesign an under-pressure cricket team, ahead of the third One-Day International (ODI) of a five-match series against tourists South Africa Wednesday even as captain Michael Clarke remains in grave danger of missing the action due to a debilitating hamstring injury. The Clarke-less Australia...
  • South Africa's Dale Steyn plays down 'silly' Clarke feud 5 days ago

    South African paceman Dale Steyn played down his rift with Australia captain Michael Clarke on Tuesday, saying their supposed feud had been "a bit silly". Clarke has been ruled out of the last three matches of the one-day series against the Proteas by a hamstring injury and Steyn said he wished...
  • India Women reduce South Africa to 85 for 3 on Day 2 6 days ago

    Mysore: Riding on centuries by Thirush Kamini and Poonam Raut, India Women scored a massive 400 for six declared and then reduced South Africa to 85 for three, at the end of the second day of the one-off Test match on Monday. Resuming at 211 for one, the hosts dominated the...
  • England set for bumper South Africa tour 6 days ago

    Cape Town: England will play four Tests, five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches on a 10-week tour of South Africa during the 2015/16 summer season. The schedule of matches was confirmed by Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday, with the opening fixture a Boxing Day Test against the number one-ranked...
  • Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc added to Australia's ODI squad; Johnson rested 1 week ago

    Sydney: Pacemen Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc have been recalled to Australia's squad for the remaining three limited-overs internationals against South Africa, while selectors gave Mitchell Johnson a rest and decided against drafting in a batsman to replace injured captain Michael Clarke. The 21-year-old Cummins returns to the national squad for...
  • Morne Morkel ready to take new ball for South Africa 1 week ago

    South African quick Morne Morkel declared himself ready to take the new ball at the World Cup if required after posting career-best figures of 5 for 21 as the Proteas crushed Australia in the second one-day international. The 30-year-old helped account for two more Australian wickets with fine catches as South...
  • Thirush Kamini, Poonam Raut take India women to 211/1 on Day 1 1 week ago

    Mysore: Thirush Kamini and Poonam Raut scored unbeaten centuries to take India Women to a commanding 211 for one against South Africa Women at the end of the first day's play in the one-off Test match on Sunday. Electing to bat, India lost opener Smriti Mandhana (8) cheaply with just eight...
  • Australia, South Africa fined for slow over-rates in first ODI 1 week ago

    Dubai: Australia and South Africa have been fined for maintaining slow over-rates during their first One-Day International at the WACA. Javagal Srinath of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after each side was ruled to be two overs short of its target in Friday's match when time...
  • 2nd ODI: Morkel stars as South Africa beat Australia by 3 wickets, level series 1-1 1 week ago

    Perth: Morne Morkel took a career-best 5 for 21 and captain AB de Villiers made 48 as South Africa beat Australia by three wickets in the second one-day cricket international on Sunday to level the five-match series at 1-1. Handed the new ball ahead of Dale Steyn, Morkel took two wickets...
  • Australia spinner Xavier Doherty to be called up for third ODI against South Africa 1 week ago

    Xavier Doherty will be called into Australia's squad for the third one-day match against South Africa in Canberra, the spinner told reporters on Sunday. The 31-year-old Tasmanian played in two ODI matches of Australia's 3-0 sweep of Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates but was overlooked for the opening two games...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 2nd ODI November 16, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wK), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, Farhaan Behardien, AB de Villiers (c), Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey...
  • Michael Clarke ruled out as South Africa look to level series against Australia November 15, 2014

    Australia captain Michael Clarke will miss the rest of the one-day international series against South Africa with a hamstring injury, the country's cricket board (CA) said on Saturday. Clarke re-injured his problematic left hamstring on Friday in Australia's 23-run win over the Proteas in the first match in Perth and had...
  • George Bailey to stand in for captain Michael Clarke for second ODI November 15, 2014

    George Bailey will continue to captain Australia for at least the second one-day international against South Africa with regular skipper Michael Clarke in serious doubt to be fit for the rest of the series. Clarke re-injured his problematic left hamstring in Australia's 23-run win over the Proteas in Perth on Friday...
  • South Africa might be spared Johnson factor in final ODIs November 15, 2014

    Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson may be rested after the second one-day international against South Africa to keep him fresh for the Test series against India and next year's World Cup, the left-arm speedster said on Saturday. Johnson celebrated his ICC Cricketer of the Year award by removing both South Africa's openers...
  • 1st ODI: Pacers script Australia's 32-run win over South Africa November 14, 2014

    Perth: Paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile took four wickets to fire Australia to a 32-run victory over South Africa in the first one-day international in Perth on Friday. Australia captain Michael Clarke was ruled out midway through the match after re-aggravating his hamstring but stand-in skipper George Bailey scored a telling 70 to...