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  • Team India members arrive in Mumbai January 24, 2011

    Mumbai: Some members of the Indian cricket team, who participated in the five-match limited overs series against South Africa, arrived here Monday evening. Among those who landed at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport were all-rounder Yusuf Pathan, pacer Munaf Patel, wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel and batsman Rohit Sharma. According to Cricket Board sources,...
  • Smith all praise for Pathan's heroics January 24, 2011

    Centurion: South African captain Graeme Smith on Sunday praised Indian batsman Yusuf Pathan who threatened to single-handedly win the game for India with his brutal 70-ball 105. "He almost took the game away from us. We all know Yusuf's potential. Today he was incredible. He was timing the ball so sweetly....
  • Dhoni unhappy with batting performance January 23, 2011

    Centurion: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was disappointed that the batsmen failed to fire as a unit in the five-match ODI series against South Africa, which concluded here on Sunday with the Proteas eking out a 33-run win in the final one-dayer to clinch the series 3-2. "Its a disappointing series...
  • Ind-SA: Yusuf's ton in vain as SA clinch series January 23, 2011

    Centurion: Yusuf Pathan hit a blistering 68-ball century but could not stop South Africa from winning the series-deciding fifth and final one-day international against India at SuperSport Park on Sunday. South Africa won by 33 runs according to the Duckworth/Lewis method, clinching a come-from-behind 3-2 series win thanks mainly to a...
  • 4th ODI: SA beat India by D/L method January 22, 2011

    Port Elizabeth: South Africa beat India by 48 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-affected fourth one-day international on Friday to send the five-match series to a deciding game. Players came off twice for rain before the game was called off with India struggling at 142-6 in 32.5 overs, chasing...
  • CSA releases Albie for Titans January 20, 2011

    Port Elizabeth: South Africa on Thursday released Albie Morkel from its one-day squad, which is facing India in a five-match series, to let him play for the Titans in the SuperSport series. Morkel did not play in the first three ODIs and the management want him to play for Titans against...
  • Dhoni not worried by top order failure January 20, 2011

    Port Elizabeth: With their noses slightly ahead, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not overtly worried about the poor show of his batsmen in the ongoing ODI series against South Africa and said the team has learned to cope up with the absence of big players. India are playing the series...
  • India's top order needs to fire in 3rd ODI January 18, 2011

    Cape Town: Having levelled the five-match series with a thrilling one-run victory in the last game, an injury-hit India go into the third cricket one-dayer against South Africa here on Tuesday with the form of the top order batsmen continuing to be a worry. The batting has come a cropper in...
  • Dhoni praises Munaf, Harbhajan for victory January 16, 2011

    Johannesburg: Although the batting department flopped yet again, the bowlers led by a brilliant Munaf Patel brought us back in the series with the narrow one-run win over South Africa in the second ODI, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said. With figures of four for 29, Munaf led India's stunning comeback...
  • Poor shot selection cost us the match : Smith January 17, 2011

    Johannesburg: Chasing a paltry 190, South Africa squandered a great chance to take a 2-0 lead in the series after slumping to a narrow one-run loss against India in the second ODI and captain Graeme Smith said it was poor shot selection that cost his side the match. Smith, who led...
  • Tendulkar hands India World Cup worry January 16, 2011

    Johannesburg: Sachin Tendulkar's return One-day cricket after an 11-month hiatus has been cut short due to a hamstring injury and the iconic batsman will be replaced by diminutive Parthiv Patel for the remainder of the series against South Africa. Tendulkar's injury comes a day before the selection committee meeting in Chennai...
  • Ind-SA: India win humdinger at Bullring January 16, 2011

    Johannesburg: India staged a stunning comeback to defend a paltry 190-run target to win the second ODI by just one run and square the five-match series 1-1 here on Saturday. Hashim Amla was the first South African wicket to fall when the in-form Proteas opener fell for four. Graeme...
  • Albie Morkel thanks Dhoni for support January 14, 2011

    Johannesburg: South African all-rounder Albie Morkel has thanked Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for inquiring about him after he was excluded from the side for the five-match one-day series against the visitors. Dhoni inquired about Morkel, after the national selection panel led by former South Africa opener Andrew Hudson, gave the...
  • Ind-SA: India go down meekly in 1st ODI January 13, 2011

    Durban: South Africa's fast bowlers struck early to set up a comprehensive 135-run win in the first one-day international against India at the Kingsmead on Wednesday. Chasing a target of 290, India's hopes were effectively ended when they were reduced to 43 for four in the 11th over. Despite a half-...
  • Ind-SA: Smith excited about Tahir's presence January 11, 2011

    Durban: South African skipper Graeme Smith said it was his dream to have an attacking spinner like Imran Tahir in the side and is excited to have the Pakistan-born player for the one-day series against India. Tahir, 31, was last week named in South Africa's squad for the five match one-day...
  • Ind-SA: Ishant replaces injured Praveen January 11, 2011

    New Delhi: An elbow injury has ruled out Indian seamer Praveen Kumar from the five match ODI series against South Africa starting in Durban on Wednesday. Ishant Sharma who featured for India in the Test series againt the Proteas but was not considered for the one dayers has been named as...
  • Tahir confident of being in Proteas WC squad January 10, 2011

    Durban: After being selected in South Africa's provisional World Cup squad on Monday, Pakistan-born leg-spinner Imran Tahir said if he finds a place in the final 15-member team he will give his 100 per cent for his adopted country in the mega-event starting next month. Tahir, who recently qualified to play...
  • Ind-SA: India win T20 clash by 21 runs January 9, 2011

    Durban: An injury-hit India produced a disciplined all-round performance to notch up an emphatic 21-run victory over South Africa in the only twenty20 international here on Sunday. Playing without key openers Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag, India rode on a brilliant half-century by Rohit Sharma (53...
  • India win T20 clash against SA by 21 runs January 9, 2011

    Durban: Late replacement Morne van Wyk upstaged the millionaires of the Indian Premier League but couldn't stop India beating South Africa by 21 runs in a one-off Twenty20 international at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Sunday. Van Wyk hit the fastest half-century by a South African in a 20-overs international but...
  • We'll try our best in the T20 game: Dhoni January 9, 2011

    Durban: Leaving behind their impressive performance in the just-concluded Test series, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday said his side will come out all guns blazing in the one-off Twenty20 International against South Africa here on Sunday. On a high after their maiden drawn Test...
  • Injured Smith to miss T20 clash January 7, 2011

    Durban: South Africa Test captain Graeme Smith will miss Sunday's Twenty20 international against India because of a bruised hand, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Friday. A CSA spokesman said opener Smith would be fit for the five-match one-day series starting on Jan 6. The Proteas will also be without the...
  • Tendulkar junior practices with Team India January 2, 2011

    Cape Town: It was a net session that even Sachin Tendulkar would have only dreamt of when he started playing cricket. But for the iconic batsman's son, Arjun, a practice session with the big guns of the Indian cricket team seemed no big deal as it trained ahead the series-deciding...
  • Pak spinner Tahir gets SA citizenship January 1, 2011

    Durban: Pakistan-born spinner Imran Tahir was finally granted South African citizenship, but he won't be considered for the final Test against India in Cape Town. The leg-spinner, however, can feature in the five-match ODI series starting Jan 12. Tahir was granted South African citizenship by naturalisation on Friday and is now...
  • 3rd Test: India aim for historic series win January 2, 2011

    Cape Town: India's emphatic win in Durban has set the tone for a high-voltage climax as the visitors go into the series-deciding third cricket Test against the Proteas here on Sunday seeking to record their first-ever series triumph on South African soil. India, the world number one team, bounced back valiantly...
  • Newlands track will favour batsmen: Curator January 1, 2011

    Cape Town: The pitch for the series-deciding third cricket Test between India and South Africa starting here on Sunday would favour batsmen on last all five days, according to the curator of the Newlands ground. The series is currently tied 1-1 after India won the second Test in Durban by 87...
  • Teammates know who the crisis man is: Laxman December 31, 2010

    Cape Town: He may not have got the same recognition as some of his illustrious teammates despite having bailed India out of trouble on a number of occasions, but V V S Laxman says the respect he gets in the dressing is more valuable for him. ...
  • Dhoni calls for a disciplined approach December 31, 2010

    Durban: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels the team has to be disciplined in all three areas if they want to win the third Test against South Africa starting January 2 in Cape Town. "Our bowling, our batting and our fielding have to be at their best if we hope to...
  • Laxman, Zaheer achieve career-best rankings December 30, 2010

    Dubai: The match-winning 96-run knock in the Durban Test catapulted VVS Laxman to a career-best ninth in the batting chart while paceman Zaheer Khan's good show also helped him touch his career-best mark of number four in the bowling list of latest ICC rankings. Laxman's effort in the second innings played...
  • Smith tight-lipped over Sreesanth incident December 30, 2010

    Durban: South Africa captain Graeme Smith was tight-lipped on Wednesday about his confrontation with Indian bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth during the second Test at Kingsmead. "I'm not going to get into that. It's between me and Sreesanth," Smith said when asked what had happened on the field after he appeared to wave...
  • SA rest Kallis, Steyn for T20 clash December 30, 2010

    Durban: South Africa called batsman Hashim Amla into its squad and will rest allrounder Jacques Kallis and fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel for the one-off Twenty20 match against India next month. Retired pace bowler Makhaya Ntini was also named in the Proteas' 12-man squad on Wednesday for the Jan...