South Africa

  • Scoring runs against South Africa is reassuring: Vijay 28-12-2013 01:39 PM

    Durban: He might have missed out on a hundred but Indian opener Murali Vijay is satisfied that he made a significant contribution of 97 runs against a quality South African attack in the ongoing second Test here. "Home or overseas, scoring runs makes me happy. I am happy with the...
  • As it happened: SA vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3 in Durban 28-12-2013 12:33 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: Durban was dark and gloomy on Friday morning, but by the end of the day, the home fans returned having witnessed a fine spell of fast bowling from Dale Steyn that saw India's first innings folding...
  • 2nd Test: Tough test awaits Indian bowlers on Day 3 28-12-2013 10:36 AM

    Indian pacer bowlers will have to be at their best on day three at Durban if they are looking to take the advantage in the second Test. At stumps on day two, South Africa raced to 82 for 0...
  • Proud of my comeback today, says Dale Steyn 28-12-2013 12:02 AM

    Durban: South African pacer Dale Steyn who carried the attack back to the Indian camp with a sensational six-wicket haul said that he wasn't at all disappointed while not getting any wickets for more than 69 overs as he was bowling well. "I didn't mind the way I was bowling...
  • Pujara's advice of playing Steyn carefully worked: Vijay 27-12-2013 11:40 PM

    Durban: He might have missed out on what should have been a well-deserved ton but opener Murali Vijay is satisfied that he had made significant contribution with his score of 97 against a quality South African attack in the second Test on Friday. "Home or overseas, scoring runs makes me...
  • Jacques Kallis takes 200th Test catch 27-12-2013 11:35 PM

    Durban: Jacques Kallis became the second fielder to take 200 catches in Test cricket when he held a sharp chance to dismiss Ravindra Jadeja on the second day of the second and final Test between South Africa and India at Kingsmead on Friday. Kallis, playing in his 166th and final...
  • 2nd Test: South Africa reach 81/0 after India's 334 on Day 2 27-12-2013 09:30 PM

    Durban was dark and gloomy on Friday morning, but by the end of the day, the home fans returned having witnessed a fine spell of fast bowling from Dale Steyn that saw India's first innings folding up for 334, adding just 153 for the loss of nine wickets on a...
  • Is Shikhar Dhawan a flat-track bully? Cullinan thinks so 27-12-2013 01:59 PM

    Shikhar Dhawan hasn't lived up to his exceptional 2013 statistics ever since landing in South Africa, but that doesn't turn him into a bad batsman overnight. However, former South Africa batsman Daryll Cullinan doesn't agree and went a step further calling the Indian a "flat-track bully". Dhawan looked in good...
  • Philander in SA preliminary T20 World Cup squad 27-12-2013 01:22 PM

    Durban: South Africa have included the world's number one Test bowler Vernon Philander in their preliminary 30-man squad for the World Twenty20 tournament to be played in Bangladesh in March and April next year. Philander played the last of his seven Twenty20 international matches in 2007, but his recent recall...
  • 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...
  • Sometimes Indian bowlers get unwarranted criticism: Joe Dawes 26-12-2013 10:32 PM

    Durban: Indian bowlers might have drawn flak after failing to win the first cricket Test on a responsive wicket at Johannesburg, but bowling coach Joe Dawes backed his wards, saying "sometimes they get unwarranted criticism". In the drawn first Test at Johannesburg, Indian bowlers couldn't bowl out the hosts on...
  • 2nd Test: Bad light stops India at 181/1 on Day 1 26-12-2013 08:23 PM

    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, stopping the visitors' progress at 181 for 1. Vijay was just nine short...
  • Shaun Pollock and Kepler Wessels praise Kallis 26-12-2013 03:33 PM

    Durban: Former South African captains Shaun Pollock and Kepler Wessels praised Jacques Kallis as one of South Africa's all-time great cricketers following the announcement that he will retire from Test cricket after this week's match against India at Kingsmead. Pollock said on Thursday that Kallis had been responsible for taking...
  • Steve Davis 11th umpire to officiate in 50 Tests 26-12-2013 03:25 PM

    Durban: Steve Davis on Thursday became the 11th umpire to complete a half-century of Tests when he took the field alongside Rod Tucker for the second and final cricket Test between South Africa and India here. Davis, born April 9 1952 in London, made his Test debut in the third...
  • King Kallis, the quiet conqueror set to retire 26-12-2013 02:46 PM

    Durban: Jacques Kallis was never one for displays of emotion or grand speeches. Instead, he preferred to move quietly, even serenely, through an 18-year Test career that established him as arguably the greatest allrounder of cricket's modern era. His expressions were mostly concealed by his helmet while batting or by...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs India, 2nd Test, Day 1 26-12-2013 11:51 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: India have opted to bat. Ravindra Jadeja replaces R Aswin while South Africa bring in Robin Peterson in place of Imran Tahir. A dramatic draw at Johannesburg last weekend has nicely set up the Durban...
  • Waqar praises 'best allrounder' Kallis 26-12-2013 08:30 AM

    Abu Dhabi: Former Pakistan fast bowler and coach Waqar Younis described Jacques Kallis as one of the world's leading allrounders after the South African star announced his retirement from Test cricket. Kallis, 38, said on Wednesday that the second Test between South Africa and India, starting in Durban on Thursday,...
  • Don't write Indian bowlers off, says SA coach Russel Domingo 25-12-2013 08:43 PM

    Durban: South Africa coach Russel Domingo said that it will be a foolish thing to "write off the Indian bowling attack" as the pitch at Kingsmead isn't exactly to the liking of the home team as they square off in the series decider here Thursday. "Everyone writes them off, but...
  • Indefatigable and inspiring, Kallis leaves rich legacy 25-12-2013 08:34 PM

    It turned out to be an emotional 12 months for Test cricket as South Africa's Indefatigable warhorse Jacques Kallis quit the format, having cemented his place as statistically the greatest allrounder ever and a modern great of the game. Australian Ricky Ponting bowed out at Perth late last year while...
  • Maturity and calmness of Jacques Kallis will be missed: SA Coach 25-12-2013 06:42 PM

    Durban: South African coach Russell Domingo today said his team would "sorely" miss the "maturity" of Jacques Kallis in the dressing room and they have a challenge to manage the legendary all-rounder in a way that he could be in peak form before the 2015 ODI World Cup. Kallis announced...
  • 2nd Test, SA vs India: Decisive battle after dramatic draw 25-12-2013 05:26 PM

    A dramatic draw at Johannesburg last weekend has nicely set up the Durban Test but, thanks to the different wavelengths of two boards, that will be the last chance for India and South Africa to win a series that would have lived up to its billing of No. 1 vs...
  • Jacques Kallis to quit Test cricket after Durban match 25-12-2013 04:30 PM

    South Africa allrounder Jacques Kallis has decided to quit Test cricket after the second Test against India, Cricket South Africa announced on Wednesday. Kallis, cricket's fourth highest Test run-getter, will remain available for selection in limited-overs cricket, that means he still has a chance to play at the 2015 ICC...
  • Telugu film 'Anthaku Mundhua' to be screened at IIFFSA 25-12-2013 04:02 PM

    Chennai: Telugu romantic-drama 'Anthaku Mundhu Aa Tharavatha', which was lauded by critics and audiences alike, is now travelling to foreign soil to be screened at the upcoming 2nd Indian International Film Festival of South Africa (IIFFSA). IIFFSA, a multi-city event, is scheduled to be held in Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara's mind games set up Durban battle 25-12-2013 11:32 AM

    It was unlike Cheteshwar Pujara to come out of his soft image and remind South Africa how they refused to accept India's challenge at Johannesburg, as the one-down batsman added some spark to the decisive Boxing Day Test. A win was there for the taking but Pujara felt the South...
  • India vs SA: Who earns more from the draw? 25-12-2013 09:42 AM

    Cape Town:South Africa put up one of the boldest fightbacks in Test cricket and then shied away from a chance at history at the end. India enjoyed supremacy over the top team in the world for four out of five days and still nearly fell to a hurtful defeat. Who...
  • PR executive Justine Sacco apologises for racist tweet 24-12-2013 10:34 PM

    A former PR executive who lost her job was forced to apologize for her racist tweet on AIDS and Africa. Justine Sacco found herself the target of a social media mob after publishing an offensive tweet that joked about AIDS and race. "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS....