Imran Tahir

  • Amla heaps praise on struggling Tahir before 2nd Sri Lanka Test 2 days ago

    South Africa skipper Hashim Amla on Wednesday backed struggling leg-spinner Imran Tahir to come good, saying he had the qualities to be a match-winning bowler ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka. The 35-year-old Pakistan-born spinner took just one wicket off 45 overs in the first Test at Galle, raising...
  • Luck is not favouring Daredevils in IPL 7, says Imran Tahir May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir says it was not lack of effort that has spelt doom for Delhi Daredevils in this IPL edition but, simply, lady luck was not smiling on them. Delhi Daredevils suffered their seventh defeat in a row when they lost to Kings XI Punjab last...
  • Dominating Punjab reach IPL-7 playoffs with 4-wicket win over Delhi May 20, 2014

    Kings XI Punjab chased down Delhi Daredevils' 164 with little trouble to win by four wickets on Monday and become the first team to qualify for the IPL-7 playoffs with their 9th win of the tournament, while Delhi suffered their 10th defeat and seventh in a row. After being put in...
  • IPL 7: De Kock or Pietersen may sit out to accommodate Tahir in DD XI May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In order to infuse some life into their lacklustre bowling unit, the Delhi Dardevils management are all set to include seasoned South African leggie Imran Tahir in their playing XI for Saturday's match. With Delhi's spin cupboard as bare as ever with Rahul Sharma being clobbered in the two...
  • IPL 7: Imran Tahir counting on subcontinent experience to rescue Delhi May 9, 2014

    Languishing at the bottom of the table, Delhi Daredevils need a miracle of sorts to make the knock-outs and leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who is set to make his IPL debut, is hoping to use his experience of playing on sub-continent wickets to get the team out of doldrums. Delhi need to...
  • IPL 7: Delhi Daredevils trim squad temporarily, three players sent home May 4, 2014

    The Delhi Daredevils have decided to temporarily trim their squad of 23 players to 20 with three of the domestic uncapped players, including local boy Milind Kumar, being sent home as there is no immediate requirement of their services. Apart from Milind, the other two players who have gone back home...
  • Leg spin placates batsmen at stellar World T20 April 7, 2014

    Mirpur: Now that the dust has settled on Sri Lanka's maiden World Twenty20 triumph in Bangladesh, legspinners across the world can raise a toast to a craft that shone against a barrage of power-hitting over the past three weeks. Modern powerful bats, field restrictions and the brevity of the format instilled...
  • Spin doctors set up thrilling World T20 climax April 2, 2014

    Spinners, once considered irrelevant in hit-and-run cricket, will play a pivotal role when the World Twenty20 reaches the business end with the first of two semi-finals in Dhaka on Thursday. Among the top eight wicket-takers in the elite Super-10 round, six are spinners with South Africa's leggie Imran Tahir leading...
  • South Africa in World T20 semis, England eliminated March 30, 2014

    South Africa sailed into the World Twenty20 semi-finals with a three-run victory over England in their super 10 Group 1 match in Chittagong on Saturday. England slumped out of contention for a place in the last four after falling short of a 197-run victory target in the face of some impressive...
  • As it happened: England vs South Africa, World Twenty20 March 30, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: England have won the toss and elected to bowl against South Africa at Chittagong. Playing XIs: South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), AB de Villiers (capt), Jean-Paul Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, David Miller, Albie Morkel, Dale Steyn, Beuran Hendricks, Wayne...
  • South Africa survive scare to beat Netherlands by 6 runs at WT20 March 27, 2014

    Chittagong: South Africa survived a mighty scare before their bowlers brought the turnaround to pull off a narrow six-run victory over the Netherlands in their World Twenty20 match on Thursday. Put in to bat, South Africa suffered a batting collapse after a strong start to post a modest 145 for 9...
  • World T20: Sri Lanka sink South Africa in close contest March 22, 2014

    Chittagong: Opener Kusal Perera smashed 61 runs to steer Sri Lanka to a five-run win over South Africa in a tight contest in their World Twenty20 opener on Saturday. Sri Lanka put up a respectable 165 for 7 and in response South Africa were restricted to 160 for 8. Perera gave...
  • McLaren, Parnell in South Africa Test squad for Australia series January 29, 2014

    Durban: Allrounders Ryan McLaren and Wayne Parnell were named in South Africa's 15-man squad on Wednesday for the three-match Test series against Australia starting on February 12. One of them is likely to fill the void left by the retirement of Jacques Kallis, who quit the five-day game ahead of the...
  • 4th ODI: Misbah blames batting as South Africa eye series win November 7, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq called on his top order to play their part to prevent South Africa clinching the one-day series after the fourth match on Friday. Pakistan trail 2-1 after South Africa secured a commanding 68-run win in the third match in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Chasing a challenging...
  • Imran Tahir helps South Africa take 2-1 lead against Pakistan November 7, 2013

    Legspinner Imran Tahir ripped through Pakistan's batting order with figures of 4 for 53 to spur South Africa to a convincing 68-run victory in the third one-day international on Wednesday. Chasing a formidable 260-run total, Pakistan were bowled out for 191 in 44.3 overs with Tahir claiming the key wickets of...
  • 1st ODI: Nervy Pakistan lose to South Africa by one run October 31, 2013

    Sharjah:South Africa claimed six wickets for 17 runs in a dramatic finish to snatch an unlikely one-run victory over Pakistan in their first one-day international at Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday. Imran Tahir, Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Morne Morkel swept through the batting lineup as Pakistan collapsed to 182...
  • SA register an innings win over Pakistan, level two-match series 1-1 October 26, 2013

    Dubai: South Africa inflicted an innings and 92 run defeat on Pakistan in the second Test on Saturday and preserved their seven-year record of not losing a Test series away from home. The Test was marred by South Africa's Faf du Plessis being fined 50 per cent of his match fee...
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan struggle to avoid defeat against South Africa October 25, 2013

    Dubai: South Africa were penalised five runs for ball tampering as Pakistan fought grimly to avoid a heavy loss to the Proteas on an eventful third day of the second cricket Test on Friday. Pakistan were reeling at 132 for 4 in their second innings at stumps with captain Misbah-ul-Haq unbeaten...
  • 2nd Test: South Africa take control on Day 1 against Pakistan October 23, 2013

    Dubai: Top-ranked South Africa were eyeing a big first innings lead after legspinner Imran Tahir's five-wicket haul helped the Proteas bowl out Pakistan for 99 on the first day of the second and final Test on Wednesday. Captain Graeme Smith led from the front and was unbeaten on 67 off 138...
  • Perth Scorchers gear up for Lions test in opening game September 22, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The Lions from South Africa will look to go one up from their runners-up finish during last edition of Champions League T20 when they take on the Perth Scorchers in their opening group league game here on Monday. Lions will be banking on captain Alviro Petersen, veteran Neil McKenzie, leggie...
  • 2nd Test: Determined Australia eye series lead November 21, 2012

    Adelaide: Australia built momentum in a rain-hit draw in Brisbane and go into the second Test against South Africa starting in Adelaide on Thursday determined to channel that into a series-leading result. A victory for the home team will also seriously threaten South Africa's No. 1 ranking, and Graeme Smith...
  • South Africa bring back spinner Tahir for Adelaide Test November 21, 2012

    Adelaide: South Africa have brought back spinner Imran Tahir in one of two changes to their team for this week's second Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval. Tahir was left out of the side for the drawn opening Test in Brisbane to make way for debutant Rory Kleinveldt in...
  • Pak refugee helps Aus with spin practice November 6, 2012

    Brisbane: Australia on Tuesday used the leg-spin bowling of a Pakistani asylum seeker in their first net practice session ahead of this week's first Test against South Africa in Brisbane. Fawad Ahmed, who is awaiting a decision from the Australian government about his refugee protection claim, bowled against Australia's top...
  • Tahir likely to play first Test against Australia November 5, 2012

    Sydney: South Africa will be looking to play legspinner Imran Tahir and opt against playing four specialist pace bowlers in Friday's opening Test against Australia, a team coach said on Monday. Tahir proved expensive in the South Africa's drawn three-day tour match with Australia A, finishing with 2 for 157 off...
  • Tahir shocked at bowling 17 no-balls August 10, 2012

    Johannesburg: South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir is "shocked" at his performance against England and is wondering how he has bowled as many as 17 no-balls during the first two Test matches of the ongoing series. "I've never been a bowler who bowls so many no-balls and I'm shocked," Tahir told the...