Morne Morkel

  • South Africa mull extra pace option against Sri Lanka in 2nd Test Yesterday

    South Africa, on the verge of a rare series win in Sri Lanka, are considering playing an extra fast bowler on the Singhalese SC track which is not as conducive to spin as the one in Galle. South Africa played legspinner Imran Tahir and the off-spin of JP Duminy in...
  • Victory vindicates Hashim Amla's declaration gamble 3 days ago

    Galle: Hashim Amla was probably more relieved than elated after his declaration gamble paid off and the bearded South African began his captaincy tenure with a thumping 153-run win against Sri Lanka on Sunday. South Africa's first permanent non-white skipper made a gamble on the fourth day of the series-opener when...
  • 1st Test: Steyn, Morkel lead South Africa to 153-run win over SL 4 days ago

    South Africa pace bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel grabbed four wickets each to lead the tourists to a 153-run win over Sri Lanka on Friday in the first game of their two-Test series. Steyn grabbed 4-45 and Morkel 4-29 as the Proteas bowled out Sri Lanka for 216 on Sunday...
  • 1st Test: Dale Steyn gives South Africa control at Galle on Day 3 6 days ago

    Galle: Pace bowler Dale Steyn grabbed 5 for 50 to help restrict Sri Lanka to 283 for 9 in reply to South Africa's first-innings score of 455 for 9 declared on day three Friday of the first Test. It was the 23rd five-wicket haul in 73 Tests for Steyn, who gained...
  • We'll make life easy for new skipper Hashim Amla, says Morne Morkel June 20, 2014

    Cape Town: South African players are determined to make life as easy as possible for new test skipper Hashim Amla as they prepare for next month's tour of Sri Lanka, paceman Morne Morkel said on Thursday. The Proteas play three one-day internationals, starting on July 3, before a two-match test series. "It's...
  • IPL 7: Body language is the key for bowlers, says Morne Morkel May 15, 2014

    Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders' attack helped set up the match in their team's favour by restricting the Mumbai Indians to 141, and pacer Morne Morkel, who finished with two wickets, said it is important for bowlers to have the right mindset and a good body language. "Body language is the key....
  • IPL 7: KKR's Morne Morkel reprimanded for using insulting language April 25, 2014

    Kolkata Knight Riders fast bowler Morne Morkel has received a reprimand for breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team's match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium here. "Morkel admitted to the level 1 offence (Article 2.1.4) of using insulting language during the...
  • I was not calm inside: Duminy after steering Delhi to win April 20, 2014

    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 a...
  • Clarke suffered fractured shoulder in South Africa barrage March 17, 2014

    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 injured as...
  • 3rd Test: Ryan Harris bowls Australia to South Africa series win March 5, 2014

    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 series-deciding...
  • Dale Steyn backs Morne Morkel to make Australia suffer again February 27, 2014

    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 231-run...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 2nd Test Day 4 February 23, 2014

    (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 on...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3 February 22, 2014

    (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 Friday. Allrounder...
  • Morne Morkel goes for scan on injured right shoulder February 13, 2014

    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 Africa's bowling...
  • As it happened: India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 2 December 27, 2013

    (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 Kingsmead,...
  • 2nd Test: All eyes on Vijay as India aim to score big December 27, 2013

    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 Indian...
  • Kingsmead wicket looks like a sub-continent pitch: Morne Morkel December 26, 2013

    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 like...
  • We'll be out to put Durban record right: Graeme Smith December 24, 2013

    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 only...
  • Morkel's injury was a huge loss: Philander December 21, 2013

    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 as...
  • 1st Test: India look to pile on the lead on day four December 21, 2013

    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 December 21, 2013

    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 first...
  • Morne Morkel injury adds to South Africa's struggle December 20, 2013

    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 the...
  • 1st Test: Kohli fills Tendulkar's No. 4 spot with hundred, takes India to 255/5 on Day 1 December 19, 2013

    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 December 17, 2013

    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 said...
  • South Africa rest Jacques Kallis for third ODI December 10, 2013

    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 South...