Durban

  • Mum, Dad, I hope I have made you proud: Jacques Kallis 30-12-2013 08:57 PM

    Durban: Jacques Kallis on Monday paid handsome tributes to his late parents for all the support they gave to make him a cricketer and hoped he did them proud. Kallis, who retired from Test cricket as South Africa wrapped up the two-match series 1-0 against India, also said he was...
  • Captain MS Dhoni blames batsmen for Durban loss 30-12-2013 08:38 PM

    Durban: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni Monday blamed the batting collapse in the first session as South Africa won the second Test by 10 wickets and wrapped up the two-match series 1-0 here at the Kingsmead. Resuming the day at 68 for 2 in the second innings, India had a challenging...
  • Dale Steyn becomes second fastest bowler to 350 Test wickets 30-12-2013 07:20 PM

    South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn claimed his 350th Test victim on Monday that made him the joint second fastest to the landmark and en route earned his team a series-winning victory against India in Durban. Steyn equalled the likes of Richard Hadlee to the second spot in his 69th...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs India, 2nd Test, Day 5 30-12-2013 12:28 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 round-up: Jacques Kallis scored a fairytale hundred in his last Test as South Africa consolidated their position on the fourth day of the second and final Test against India, taking a 166-run lead which could prove decisive...
  • Robin Peterson confident of South Africa victory in Durban 29-12-2013 11:14 PM

    Durban: South Africa African spinner Robin Peterson is optimistic that his side could force a result on the final day of the second Test and win the series against India at Kingsmead on Sunday. India are placed 68 for two, trailing the hosts by 98 runs with 98 overs to...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs India, 2nd Test, Day 4 29-12-2013 12:24 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 round-up: Playing his final Test, Jacques Kallis approached his 45th century as South Africa made their position strong on day three of the second Test, reaching 299 for 5 at stumps, just 35 runs shy of India's...
  • Scoring runs against South Africa is reassuring: Vijay 28-12-2013 01:39 PM

    Durban: He might have missed out on a hundred but Indian opener Murali Vijay is satisfied that he made a significant contribution of 97 runs against a quality South African attack in the ongoing second Test here. "Home or overseas, scoring runs makes me happy. I am happy with the...
  • As it happened: SA vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3 in Durban 28-12-2013 12:33 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: Durban was dark and gloomy on Friday morning, but by the end of the day, the home fans returned having witnessed a fine spell of fast bowling from Dale Steyn that saw India's first innings folding...
  • Pujara's advice of playing Steyn carefully worked: Vijay 27-12-2013 11:40 PM

    Durban: He might have missed out on what should have been a well-deserved ton but opener Murali Vijay is satisfied that he had made significant contribution with his score of 97 against a quality South African attack in the second Test on Friday. "Home or overseas, scoring runs makes me...
  • Jacques Kallis takes 200th Test catch 27-12-2013 11:35 PM

    Durban: Jacques Kallis became the second fielder to take 200 catches in Test cricket when he held a sharp chance to dismiss Ravindra Jadeja on the second day of the second and final Test between South Africa and India at Kingsmead on Friday. Kallis, playing in his 166th and final...
  • 2nd Test: South Africa reach 81/0 after India's 334 on Day 2 27-12-2013 09:30 PM

    Durban was dark and gloomy on Friday morning, but by the end of the day, the home fans returned having witnessed a fine spell of fast bowling from Dale Steyn that saw India's first innings folding up for 334, adding just 153 for the loss of nine wickets on a...
  • Is Shikhar Dhawan a flat-track bully? Cullinan thinks so 27-12-2013 01:59 PM

    Shikhar Dhawan hasn't lived up to his exceptional 2013 statistics ever since landing in South Africa, but that doesn't turn him into a bad batsman overnight. However, former South Africa batsman Daryll Cullinan doesn't agree and went a step further calling the Indian a "flat-track bully". Dhawan looked in good...
  • As it happened: India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 2 27-12-2013 12:11 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round-up: Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara made sure India had an upper hand on the opening day of the second and final Test against South Africa despite bad light preventing 29 mandatory overs from being bowled at...
  • Shaun Pollock and Kepler Wessels praise Kallis 26-12-2013 03:33 PM

    Durban: Former South African captains Shaun Pollock and Kepler Wessels praised Jacques Kallis as one of South Africa's all-time great cricketers following the announcement that he will retire from Test cricket after this week's match against India at Kingsmead. Pollock said on Thursday that Kallis had been responsible for taking...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara's mind games set up Durban battle 25-12-2013 11:32 AM

    It was unlike Cheteshwar Pujara to come out of his soft image and remind South Africa how they refused to accept India's challenge at Johannesburg, as the one-down batsman added some spark to the decisive Boxing Day Test. A win was there for the taking but Pujara felt the South...
  • India vs SA: Who earns more from the draw? 25-12-2013 09:42 AM

    Cape Town:South Africa put up one of the boldest fightbacks in Test cricket and then shied away from a chance at history at the end. India enjoyed supremacy over the top team in the world for four out of five days and still nearly fell to a hurtful defeat. Who...
  • Ishant, Umesh fail to impress in pace-friendly conditions 09-12-2013 01:03 PM

    Durban: Going into the second one-dayer in Durban, India made changes to their bowling attack but unfortunately it didn't work. Considering the pace and bounce of the South African wickets, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma were drafted in, but the pace duo misfired by bowling inconsistent length. However, at the...
  • Batsmen failed to take advantage of a flat track: Dhoni 09-12-2013 11:15 AM

    Durban: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says an under-performing middle-order was one of the main reasons for his team's pathetic show against South Africa, where the home fast bowlers have ruled the roost. After being reduced to 34 for 4, India were bowled out for 146 in 35.1 overs, chasing...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs India, 2nd ODI 08-12-2013 12:24 PM

    After losing just one match on a testing tour of South Africa, India find themselves in a must-win situation in the second ODI of the three-game series. The visitors were crushed by 141 runs in the first ODI and will target all-round improvement in Kingsmead after their bowlers leaked 359...
  • 2nd ODI: India seek all-round improvement to stay alive 07-12-2013 02:15 PM

    Durban: A short tour has its own perils. After losing just one match on a testing tour of South Africa, India find themselves in a must-win situation in the second ODI of the three-game series on Sunday. The visitors were crushed by 141 runs in the first ODI and will...
  • India's tour of South Africa on schedule after Mandela's demise 07-12-2013 10:30 AM

    Cape Town: The second one-day international between South Africa and India will go ahead in Durban on Sunday and will be marked by a tribute to former president Nelson Mandela. Cricket South Africa confirmed the fixture would be played after discussions with the government following Mandela's death on Thursday at...
  • Manmohan Singh leaves for St. Petersburg to attend G20 Summit 31-08-2013 05:54 PM

    With policy actions in the US shaking currency markets globally and the world economy still in the risk zone, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leaves on a three-day visit to St. Petersburg on Wednesday to join other leaders at the G20 Summit and find ways to tackle the challenges. The visit...
  • India to play three Tests, seven ODIs and two T20s against South Africa 12-04-2013 08:21 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian cricket team will play three Tests, seven ODIs and two Twenty20 matches during their tour of South Africa, slated to start at the end of this year. Cricket South Africa and the Indian Cricket Board were contemplating accommodating one more Test but things could not materialise...
  • Manmohan Singh, Zuma interacted many times at BRICS 04-04-2013 03:18 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and South African President Jacob Zuma "interacted on several occasions" during the BRICS summit in Durban though the two sides did not hold delegation-level talks, an official said in New Delhi on Wednesday. Seeking to refute reports that the Indian delegation failed to hold...
  • PM arrives in Durban for BRICS Summit 25-03-2013 08:27 PM

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