Morne Morkel

  • I was not calm inside: Duminy after steering Delhi to win 20-04-2014 10:31 AM

    Dubai: Holding his nerves under pressure, he played a gem of a knock to script Delhi Daredevils's splendid victory over Kolkata Knight Riders but JP Duminy says he was far from calm inside in the thrilling chase. Duminy hit an unbeaten 52 off 35 balls and finished the match with...
  • Clarke suffered fractured shoulder in South Africa barrage 17-03-2014 09:44 AM

    Sydney: Australian captain Michael Clarke is suffering from a fractured shoulder stemming from the barrage of bouncers he faced during the third Test against South Africa, it was revealed Monday. Cricket Australia said the injury has forced him out of the domestic Sheffield Shield final this weekend. "Michael Clarke was...
  • 3rd Test: Ryan Harris bowls Australia to South Africa series win 05-03-2014 11:04 PM

    Australia's Ryan Harris took the last two wickets as South Africa came within five overs of saving the third Test on a dramatic day in which a third umpire decision came close to deciding the outcome of the match. South Africa were bowled out for 265 as Australia won the...
  • Dale Steyn backs Morne Morkel to make Australia suffer again 27-02-2014 11:18 PM

    Cape Town: Dale Steyn, the world's number one Test bowler, says his team-mate Morne Morkel will be the player to watch when South Africa play Australia in the series-deciding third Test starting at Newlands on Saturday. Steyn tore through the Australian batting on Sunday to drive his side to a...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 2nd Test Day 4 23-02-2014 01:35 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Day 3 round-up: South Africa pressed home their big advantage over Australia in the second Test as Hashim Amla made 93 not out after earlier dislocating his finger and the hosts forged 369 runs ahead on the third day...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3 22-02-2014 01:42 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Day 2 round-up: JP Duminy, AB de Villiers, Wayne Parnell and Vernon Philander put South Africa on top as they reduced Australia to 112 for 4 on the second day of the second Test at St George's Park on...
  • Morne Morkel goes for scan on injured right shoulder 13-02-2014 04:27 PM

    Centurion: South Africa fast bowler Morne Morkel missed the start of the second day of the first Test against Australia to go for a scan on an injured right shoulder. The South African team said Morkel hurt his shoulder diving for a ball while fielding on the first day. South...
  • 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...
  • 2nd Test: All eyes on Vijay as India aim to score big 27-12-2013 10:40 AM

    Durban: The Kingsmead track was more of a surprise for the home side than the touring team. Unlike the Johannesburg wicket where there was something for the bowlers to exploit, the pitch here on day one behaved like a subcontinent one. The pace and bounce was missing and once the...
  • Kingsmead wicket looks like a sub-continent pitch: Morne Morkel 26-12-2013 10:50 PM

    Durban: South Africa pacer Morne Morkel was surprised at the nature of pitch on offer at the Kingsmead here after India took early control of the series-deciding second cricket Test by finishing day one on a commanding 181 for one on Thursday. Morkel termed the Kingsmead pitch as a "sub-continent...
  • We'll be out to put Durban record right: Graeme Smith 24-12-2013 08:52 PM

    Durban: South Africa skipper Graeme Smith on Tuesday said that his team will step on the field for the Boxing Day Test against India with an aim to set right its poor record here. The Proteas missed a chance to go 1-0 up in the series, as they could manage...
  • Morkel's injury was a huge loss: Philander 21-12-2013 10:29 AM

    Johannesburg: South African pacer Vernon Philander feels losing pacer Morne Morkel to injury has compounded matters for his team in the opening Test against India here. Morkel twisted his ankle in the first session of the second day on Friday and is now out of this Test match, as well...
  • 1st Test: India look to pile on the lead on day four 21-12-2013 09:26 AM

    Johannesburg: India will take field on day four with their tail up after posting 284 for 2 at stumps on day three with a lead of 320 runs. The bowlers started the day strongly by wiping away the South African tail cheaply and then the Indian batsmen virtually took the...
  • Pujara, Kohli firm India's grip on 1st Test, take the team to 284 for 2, a lead of 320 20-12-2013 09:27 PM

    India displayed the most clinical play they possibly could have on a foreign soil as they firmed their grip on the first Test against South Africa, ending day three at 284 for 2, a huge lead of 320 on a deteriorating Wanderers wicket on Friday. Having missed out in the...
  • Morne Morkel injury adds to South Africa's struggle 20-12-2013 06:06 PM

    Johannesburg: Fast bowler Morne Morkel left the field with a right ankle sprain early in India's second innings to add to South Africa's struggles in the first Test on Friday. Morkel went over awkwardly on the ankle while fielding near the boundary just before lunch and didn't come out for...
  • 1st Test: Kohli fills Tendulkar's No. 4 spot with hundred, takes India to 255/5 on Day 1 18-12-2013 09:36 PM

    Just a few days back it appeared that it would be impossible to fill the big boots of Sachin Tendulkar, but Virat Kohli, who came in to bat at No. 4 - the place which belonged to Tendulkar till India's last Test - on Wednesday put all those doubts to...
  • Tendulkar-less India will have a tough time in Test series: Morkel 16-12-2013 08:27 PM

    Johannesburg: South African pacer Morne Morkel on Monday fired the first salvo ahead of the two-match Test series, starting December 18, stating that the young Indian batsmen will miss 'Sachin Tendulkar's patience' in the middle and they should be prepared to face some hostile bowling from the home side. Morkel...
  • South Africa rest Jacques Kallis for third ODI 10-12-2013 01:02 PM

    Centurion: South Africa, who are leading the ODI series 2-0 have decided to rest Jacques Kallis for the third match, but a decision to sit out Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel is yet to be taken. After making a comeback into the ODI fold, Kallis hasn't done that great but...
  • 2nd ODI: Pakistan look to claw back after shocking defeat against SA 31-10-2013 08:46 PM

    Having got a lot of flak for their shocking one-run defeat in the first ODI, Pakistan have a chance to make things right when they take on South Africa in the second game of the five-match series at the Dubai International cricket Stadium on Friday. Chasing a below-par score of...
  • CLT20: Titans beat Brisbane Heat in exciting finish 24-09-2013 03:16 PM

    TOSS: Delayed due to wet conditions. Handed defeats in their opening matches, Brisbane Heat and Titans will look to put behind the disappointment and make quick amends when they face each other in their Champions League Twenty 20 match on Tuesday. While Brisbane lost to Trinidad & Tobago by 25...
  • South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 22 runs in 2nd T20 04-08-2013 10:40 PM

    Hambantota: Seam bowlers Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Morne Morkel took two wickets each on Sunday to propel South Africa to a 22-run win over Sri Lanka in the second Twenty20 match for an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Batting first after winning the toss, South Africa made a competitive...
  • Sri Lanka beat South Africa to take 2-0 series lead 23-07-2013 11:33 PM

    Colombo: Rangana Herath took two crucial wickets as Sri Lanka defeated South Africa in the rain-affected one-dayer in Colombo on Tuesday, taking a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. South Africa, set a revised target of 176 from 29 overs, were 104 for 5 in 21 overs when a heavy...
  • AB de Villiers upbeat despite humiliating defeat 21-07-2013 05:01 PM

    Colombo: South Africa suffered a heavy 180-run defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka in the first one day international at R Premadasa Stadium on Saturday, but the team captain AB de Villiers said he is not going to panic and he still thinks the series is wide open. "I...
  • JP Duminy elevation bears fruit, Morne Morkel injured in Sri Lanka 17-07-2013 09:04 PM

    Colombo: JP Duminy struck a fluent 92 after being elevated to number three in the batting order for South Africa's 73-run victory over a Sri Lankan Cricket Board President's XI on Wednesday. But fast bowler Morne Morkel pulled up after bowling three overs with the recurrence of a groin injury...
  • Take advantage of Steyn and Morkel's absence: Misbah to team 09-06-2013 08:00 PM

    London: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Sunday urged his batsmen to take full advantage of the absence of South Africa's top pace bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel when the two teams clash in a crucial Champions Trophy game on Monday. Steyn has not yet recovered from a side strain while...