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  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI November 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Australia have won the toss and have opted to bat against South Africa in the third ODI. Five match series is levelled at 1-1. Teams: Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey(c), Mitchell Marsh,...
  • Indian women's team poised to win Test November 18, 2014

    Mysuru: The Indian women's team was on the threshold of victory against South Africa who, following on, were 83 for six, still 84 runs in arrears, at stumps on the third and penultimate day of the one-off Test, here Tuesday. India, after making 400 for six declared in their first innings,...
  • Australian selectors rely on team depth to tide over batting cris November 18, 2014

    Sydney: Australian national selectors have opted not to redesign an under-pressure cricket team, ahead of the third One-Day International (ODI) of a five-match series against tourists South Africa Wednesday even as captain Michael Clarke remains in grave danger of missing the action due to a debilitating hamstring injury. The Clarke-less Australia...
  • South Africa's Dale Steyn plays down 'silly' Clarke feud November 18, 2014

    South African paceman Dale Steyn played down his rift with Australia captain Michael Clarke on Tuesday, saying their supposed feud had been "a bit silly". Clarke has been ruled out of the last three matches of the one-day series against the Proteas by a hamstring injury and Steyn said he wished...
  • India Women reduce South Africa to 85 for 3 on Day 2 November 17, 2014

    Mysore: Riding on centuries by Thirush Kamini and Poonam Raut, India Women scored a massive 400 for six declared and then reduced South Africa to 85 for three, at the end of the second day of the one-off Test match on Monday. Resuming at 211 for one, the hosts dominated the...
  • England set for bumper South Africa tour November 17, 2014

    Cape Town: England will play four Tests, five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches on a 10-week tour of South Africa during the 2015/16 summer season. The schedule of matches was confirmed by Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday, with the opening fixture a Boxing Day Test against the number one-ranked...
  • Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc added to Australia's ODI squad; Johnson rested November 17, 2014

    Sydney: Pacemen Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc have been recalled to Australia's squad for the remaining three limited-overs internationals against South Africa, while selectors gave Mitchell Johnson a rest and decided against drafting in a batsman to replace injured captain Michael Clarke. The 21-year-old Cummins returns to the national squad for...
  • Morne Morkel ready to take new ball for South Africa November 17, 2014

    South African quick Morne Morkel declared himself ready to take the new ball at the World Cup if required after posting career-best figures of 5 for 21 as the Proteas crushed Australia in the second one-day international. The 30-year-old helped account for two more Australian wickets with fine catches as South...
  • Thirush Kamini, Poonam Raut take India women to 211/1 on Day 1 November 16, 2014

    Mysore: Thirush Kamini and Poonam Raut scored unbeaten centuries to take India Women to a commanding 211 for one against South Africa Women at the end of the first day's play in the one-off Test match on Sunday. Electing to bat, India lost opener Smriti Mandhana (8) cheaply with just eight...
  • Australia, South Africa fined for slow over-rates in first ODI November 16, 2014

    Dubai: Australia and South Africa have been fined for maintaining slow over-rates during their first One-Day International at the WACA. Javagal Srinath of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after each side was ruled to be two overs short of its target in Friday's match when time...
  • 2nd ODI: Morkel stars as South Africa beat Australia by 3 wickets, level series 1-1 November 16, 2014

    Perth: Morne Morkel took a career-best 5 for 21 and captain AB de Villiers made 48 as South Africa beat Australia by three wickets in the second one-day cricket international on Sunday to level the five-match series at 1-1. Handed the new ball ahead of Dale Steyn, Morkel took two wickets...
  • Australia spinner Xavier Doherty to be called up for third ODI against South Africa November 16, 2014

    Xavier Doherty will be called into Australia's squad for the third one-day match against South Africa in Canberra, the spinner told reporters on Sunday. The 31-year-old Tasmanian played in two ODI matches of Australia's 3-0 sweep of Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates but was overlooked for the opening two games...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 2nd ODI November 16, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wK), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, Farhaan Behardien, AB de Villiers (c), Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey...
  • Michael Clarke ruled out as South Africa look to level series against Australia November 15, 2014

    Australia captain Michael Clarke will miss the rest of the one-day international series against South Africa with a hamstring injury, the country's cricket board (CA) said on Saturday. Clarke re-injured his problematic left hamstring on Friday in Australia's 23-run win over the Proteas in the first match in Perth and had...
  • George Bailey to stand in for captain Michael Clarke for second ODI November 15, 2014

    George Bailey will continue to captain Australia for at least the second one-day international against South Africa with regular skipper Michael Clarke in serious doubt to be fit for the rest of the series. Clarke re-injured his problematic left hamstring in Australia's 23-run win over the Proteas in Perth on Friday...
  • South Africa might be spared Johnson factor in final ODIs November 15, 2014

    Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson may be rested after the second one-day international against South Africa to keep him fresh for the Test series against India and next year's World Cup, the left-arm speedster said on Saturday. Johnson celebrated his ICC Cricketer of the Year award by removing both South Africa's openers...
  • 1st ODI: Pacers script Australia's 32-run win over South Africa November 14, 2014

    Perth: Paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile took four wickets to fire Australia to a 32-run victory over South Africa in the first one-day international in Perth on Friday. Australia captain Michael Clarke was ruled out midway through the match after re-aggravating his hamstring but stand-in skipper George Bailey scored a telling 70 to...
  • Australia captain Michael Clarke re-injures hamstring November 14, 2014

    Australia captain Michael Clarke has re-injured his hamstring and will take no further part in Friday's one-day match against South Africa, governing body Cricket Australia said. Clarke missed most of Australia's triangular one-day tournament with Zimbabwe and South Africa in August and September and all of the team's one-day series against...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 1st ODI November 14, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa opted to field against Australia Playing XIs: Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (capt), George Bailey, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Josh Hazlewood South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk),...
  • Mitchell Johnson, Dale Steyn face off in battle of lethal fast bowlers November 13, 2014

    Perth: Lethal fast bowlers Mitchell Johnson and Dale Steyn will spearhead the attacks as Australia and South Africa renew hostilities in a five-match one-day series opening in Perth on Friday. Johnson and Steyn are world cricket's most lethal speedsters and will look to create mayhem on an expected lively WACA pitch...
  • South Africa can break World Cup jinx: Du Plessis November 13, 2014

    Sydney: South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis believes they have a team that can win the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand Feb 14-March 29. Talking about his team's chances in the quadrennial One-Day International (ODI) tournament, du Plessis said, "It's too...
  • Steven Smith omitted from opening ODI against South Africa November 13, 2014

    Australia batsman Steven Smith will be rested for the opening one-day international against South Africa in Perth, with all-rounder Shane Watson returning to the side after recovering from injury, Cricket Australia said on Thursday. Smith was named man-of-the-series when Australia swept Pakistan 3-0 in the United Arab Emirates, but will be...
  • 1st ODI: Fireworks expected as Australia host South Africa November 13, 2014

    Fireworks can be expected when Australia meet South Africa in five one-day internationals over the next two weeks even if the focus for both sides will be putting in place the structures for World Cup success next year. The series pits the second-ranked South Africa against the third-ranked hosts with the...
  • Former cricket coach Gary Kirsten back as South Africa mentor November 13, 2014

    Former South Africa coach Gary Kirsten has been recalled to help the South Africa prepare for next year's World Cup and will act as a batting coach and mentor in the upcoming one-day series in Australia. The 46-year-old guided India to their World Cup triumph on home soil in 2011 and...
  • Chris Gayle returns for West Indies tour of South Africa November 13, 2014

    Hard-hitting left-hander Chris Gayle will return to the West Indies squad for their tour of South Africa after recovering from a back injury. Gayle was not involved in the ill-fated trip to India last month during which a dispute between players and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) led to the...
  • Broadcasters to air third-umpire discussions: ICC November 12, 2014

    Dubai: In a bid to make umpiring more understandable to viewers, the International Cricket Council (ICC) Wednesday confirmed it would conduct a live-match trial where broadcasters will be permitted to air the decision-making communication between on-field and TV umpires. The trial will be conducted in the forthcoming One-Day International (ODI) series...
  • No hate but plenty of fire in South Africa cricket rivalry: Mitchell Johnson November 12, 2014

    Sydney: Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson is expecting a fiery encounter with South Africa in the upcoming one-day series but thinks to say the teams "hate" each other would be to overstate the case. The bad blood between the sides goes back to Australia's Test triumph in South Africa at the start...
  • Umpire communication will be on air during Australia-South Africa series November 12, 2014

    Dubai: The fans will be able hear the conversation between on-field umpires and the TV umpire while arriving at a decision during the upcoming ODI series between Australia and South Africa as ICC has given a go ahead for the experiment. The umpire communications can be aired during umpire referrals, consultations...
  • South Africa withdraws case against suspect in soccer captain's murder November 11, 2014

    South African prosecutors on Tuesday withdrew the case against a suspect in the killing of national soccer team captain Senzo Meyiwa, the latest high-profile murder in which police and prosecutors have struggled to build an air-tight case. Police arrested Zamokuhle Mbatha late last month after witnesses picked him out in an...
  • Spin great Shane Warne backs misfiring Michael Clarke to regain form November 10, 2014

    Sydney: Shane Warne on Monday said he was concerned about Australia's batting but backed struggling skipper Michael Clarke to score heavily this summer season. The spin great said the congested home season looms as an opportunity for Australia to win some big trophies and regain the status of the top team...