Oval Test

  • 1st Test, Eng vs SA, Day 5: As it happened July 23, 2012

    London: South Africa beat England by an innings and 12 runs to go 10 up in the threematch Test series. With another fivefor to his credit, Dale Steyn turned out to be the chief destroyer in Englands second innings. The fast bowler picked up 5 for 56 to have the match...
  • Eng vs SA, 1st Test Day 4: As it happened July 23, 2012

    London: South Africa moved an inch towards registering a victory in the first Test against England after reducing the hosts to 102 for 4 in their second innings at The Oval on Sunday. The visitors declared their first innings at tea for 637 for 2, taking a huge 252 lead then...
  • Onions doubtful for first EngSA Test July 18, 2012

    London: Graham Onions's chances of playing in the first Test against South Africa receded further on Wednesday when he was unable to train on the eve of the match at the Oval because of a hamstring strain. The Durham seamer, included in England's 13man squad as an extra pace bowler, was...
  • 1st Test: Winatallcosts for Eng, SA July 18, 2012

    What was supposed to be the battle between the No. 1 and 2 ranked Test teams is not to be, after the ICC's latest rankings reshuffle over the weekend, but the result of England v South Africa will still be keenly anticipated because there is a lot at stake. Should...
  • ICC brings back Hair, Inzamam sees red March 19, 2008

    New Delhi: Controversial Australian Umpire Darrell Hair will return to umpiring in Tests and ODIs after the International Cricket Council (ICC) decided he had successfully completed a sixmonth rehabilitation period. However, former Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Shahryar Khan and former skipper Inzamamul Haq expressed shock over Hair's reinstatement. "It has come as...
  • 'Pakistan disgraced by Oval protest' August 24, 2006

    Islamabad: Amidst all the selfrighteous support that Pakistan is receiving at home for displaying "constraint" at Oval last Sunday, a Pakistani cricket commentator has pointed out that the team's protest during the day's play was not endorsed by the rules governing the game. Writing in The Nation, Muhammad Asim has said...
  • Scrap Oval Test result: Inzy to ICC August 22, 2006

    Karachi: Pakistan captain InzamamulHaq has called on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to give a noresult verdict for the fourth Test against England. England were declared winners at the Oval on Sunday when Pakistan failed to take the field after tea in protest against a decision by umpires Darrell Hair and...