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  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, Oneoff Test, Day 2 August 10, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 roundup: Dale Steyn and Dane Piedt claimed four wickets apiece for South Africa, but Zimbabwe defied the odds as they batted out the first day of the oneoff Test to reach stumps on 248 for 9. Topranked South Africa...
  • 1st Test: Battling Zimbabwe survive Dale Steyn, Dane Piedt onslaught August 9, 2014

    Harare: Dale Steyn and Dane Piedt claimed four wickets apiece for South Africa, but Zimbabwe defied the odds as they batted out the first day of the oneoff Test to reach stumps on 248 for 9. Topranked South Africa had been expected to rifle through ninthranked Zimbabwe after the hosts had...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, Only Test, Day 1 August 9, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to bat. Dane Piedt makes Test debut for South Africa while Zimbabwe hand two debut caps by giving chance to Nyumbu and Tiripano. Teams: South Africa: Dean Elgar, Alviro Petersen, Hashim Amla(c),...
  • Mark Vermeulen puts trauma behind him in Zimbabwe return August 9, 2014

    Acquitted arsonist Mark Vermeulen will make a remarkable return to Test cricket on Saturday when Zimbabwe face South Africa, seven years after he burned down his country's cricket academy. Vermeulen has been included in a 12man squad for the oneoff Test match after showing excellent form over the past year, and...
  • Verdict in Oscar Pistorius trial scheduled for September 11 August 8, 2014

    The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius said Friday that she will give a verdict on September 11, bringing closer to an end a globally televised fivemonth trial that has transfixed South Africans and others around the globe. Judge Thokozile Masipa made the announcement after the prosecution and defense...
  • South Africa pledge no mercy on struggling Zimbabwe in oneoff Test August 8, 2014

    Harare: Freshly reinstalled as the topranked Test team in the world, South Africa appear disinclined to take any mercy on their struggling neighbours Zimbabwe when the two teams engage in a rare Test starting on Saturday. Given Zimbabwe's lowly ranking and the myriad problems infecting its cricket, the Proteas could have...
  • Rossouw, Shezi in South Africa's ODI squad for Zimbabwe tour August 5, 2014

    The South Africa have rewarded the form of South Africa A batsman Rilee Rossouw and seam bowler Mthokozisi Shezi by naming them in their squad for three oneday internationals against Zimbabwe later this month. The uncapped pair were the standout performers for the country's A side on their recent tour to...
  • Mark Vermeulen returns to Zimbabwe training squad August 5, 2014

    Harare: Zimbabwe recalled batsman Mark Vermeulen to their cricket squad on Monday, six years after he was cleared of arson on psychiatric grounds after setting fire to the national union's headquarters and an academy building. Vermeulen was cleared in a court in 2008 despite admitting setting fire two years earlier to...
  • Lyon recalled to Clarkeled Australia ODI squad for Zimbabwe tour August 4, 2014

    Brisbane: Michael Clarke will lead Australia on their first tour to Zimbabwe in a decade for an international triseries also involving South Africa starting later this month. The 14man limitedovers squad is close to full strength, with Clarke, vicecaptain George Bailey, veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, paceman Mitchell Johnson and allrounder Shane...
  • CWG 2014: Indian men thrash SA 52 to set up semifinal date with NZ August 1, 2014

    Glasgow: A clinical firsthalf performance from India saw them breeze past South Africa by 52 margin to qualify for the semifinal of the men's hockey competition at the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Thursday. Having finished second in the pool behind defending champions Australia, India will now take on New Zealand...
  • Jaques Kallis is one of the greatest allrounders in cricket history: ICC July 31, 2014

    Dubai: In a rich tribute to Jaques Kallis, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said the legendary South African allrounder will be remembered for his consistency with both bat and ball in all formats of the game. Kallis yesterday announced his retirement, prompted by a poor run in the series against Sri...
  • CWG 2014: India eyeing win against South Africa for hockey semifinal spot July 30, 2014

    Glasgow: High on confidence after the spirited showing against Australia, the Indian men's hockey team would look to win outright against South Africa in their final group match on Thursday, even though a draw is enough to seal their semifinal spot in the 20th Commonwealth Games. Going into Thursday's crucial match,...
  • South Africa legend Jacques Kallis retires from all forms of cricket July 30, 2014

    South Africa's Jacques Kallis has surprisingly decided to call time on his international limited overs career six months before the World Cup. The 38yearold, one of the greatest allrounders in the game's history, retired from Test cricket last year but had been planning to finish his South Africa career at the...
  • Phil Hughes makes Australia case with oneday double ton July 30, 2014

    Sydney: Australia batsman Phil Hughes, who put aside personal grief with a record unbeaten double century in an A match against South Africa on Tuesday, is happy to let his runs do the talking as he presses his case for an international recall. The onetime batting prodigy has been recalled and...
  • CWG 2014: Indian women's hockey team eyeing win against South Africa for semis berth July 29, 2014

    Glasgow: The Indian women's hockey team will be eyeing for a semifinal berth with a win over a formidable South African outfit in the Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday. With three goals each by Jaspreet Kaur, Deepika and Rani, the Indian team will be looking at continuing their onslaught to book...
  • South Africa opt for unchanged Test squad against Zimbabwe July 29, 2014

    South Africa have named an unchanged 15man squad for the oneoff Test against Zimbabwe starting at the Harare Sports Club on August 9. Convener of selectors Andrew Hudson said in a Cricket South Africa statement issued on Tuesday that the players had "earned a vote of confidence" upon completing their first...
  • Angelo Mathews hails Sri Lankan spinners despite draw July 29, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews on Monday lavished praise on his ace spinners for nearly winning his team the second Test against South Africa with a lionhearted effort. The hosts were agonisingly close to victory, having taken eight wickets in the second innings, but South Africa's tailenders hung on to...
  • South Africa draw 2nd Test against Sri Lanka, jump to number one July 28, 2014

    Colombo: A gritty South African tail fought off Sri Lanka's spinners to snatch a nervejangling draw in the second Test and seal a historic 10 series win. The series victory propelled South Africa to the top of world Test ranking ahead of Australia and also ended their 21yearold jinx on the...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5 July 28, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 4 Round up: Kumar Sangakkara and skipper Angelo Mathews struck brisk halfcenturies to help Sri Lanka set up a thrilling finale to the seriesdeciding second Test against South Africa. At stumps on a raininterrupted day four, South Africa were...
  • Sri Lanka's Test debutant Dickwella fined July 28, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's debutant wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella was on Sunday fined 10 per cent of his match fee for claiming an unfair catch on day three of the ongoing second Test against South Africa. The 21yearold player was found guilty of conduct that is either "contrary to the spirit of the...
  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka on top against South Africa on curtailed Day 4 July 27, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath picked up an early wicket to put South Africa under pressure as the visitors finished day four on 38/1, needing another 331 runs to win the second Test. Opening the bowling, the leftarm spinner had opener Alviro Petersen caught by Kithruwan Vithanage without scoring with the...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 4 July 27, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 1 Roundup: South Africa captain Hashim Amla remained unbeaten after his 22nd Test hundred but offspinner Dilruwan Perera's career best figures gave Sri Lanka a big first innings lead at the end of the third day of the second...
  • 2nd Test: Perera gives Sri Lanka big lead despite Amla ton July 26, 2014

    South Africa captain Hashim Amla remained unbeaten after his 22nd Test hundred but offspinner Dilruwan Perera's career best figures gave Sri Lanka a big first innings lead at the end of the third day of the second Test on Saturday. South Africa were dismissed for 282 in reply to Sri Lanka's...
  • Allround show by Karn takes India A closer to final July 26, 2014

    Darwin: Young legspinner Karn Sharma's allround exploits helped India A eked out a thrilling onewicket victory over South Africa A team to reach closer to the title round in the Quadrangular 'A' series on Saturday. Batting first, South Africa A scored 275 for eight in 50 overs with Rilee Russouw scoring...
  • Mahela Jayawardene cherishes playing against South Africa July 26, 2014

    In the twilight of his glorious Test career, Mahela Jayawardene will sign off with a bagful of memories when he hangs up his boots next month. But there is one team he will cherish playing against the most. The stylish righthander has scored against allcomers but his records against South Africa...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 3 July 26, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 roundup: Hashim Amla led South Africa's recovery to 98 for 3 in reply to Sri Lanka posting 421 on day two of the second cricket Test on Friday. Mahela Jayawardene was run out for 165 on his home ground...
  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka spinners keep South Africa in check on Day 2 July 25, 2014

    Colombo: Hashim Amla led South Africa's recovery to 98 for 3 in reply to Sri Lanka posting 421 on day two of the second cricket Test on Friday. Mahela Jayawardene was run out for 165 on his home ground at Sinhalese Sports Club, hastening a Sri Lanka collapse from 385 for...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 2 July 25, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Roundup: The retiring Mahela Jayawardene showed what Sri Lanka would be missing as he smashed an unbeaten 140 on the first day of the seriesdeciding second Test. Sri Lanka were reeling at 162 but the stylish righthander batted through...
  • 2nd Test: Jayawardene ton gives Sri Lanka edge on Day 1 against South Africa July 24, 2014

    Colombo: Mahela Jayawardene smashed his 34th Test century as Sri Lanka overcame an early hiccup and scored a healthy 305 for 5 on day one of the second Test against South Africa on Thursday. Jayawardene made a splendid unbeaten 140 off 225 balls with 16 fours and a six on a...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 1 July 24, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Playing XIs: South Africa: Dean Elgar, Alviro Petersen, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla(c), AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock(w), JeanPaul Duminy, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir. Sri Lanka: Kaushal Silva, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews(c), Niroshan...