South Africa

  • Jaques Kallis is one of the greatest allrounders in cricket history: ICC 6 hours 30 minutes ago

    Dubai: In a rich tribute to Jaques Kallis, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said the legendary South African all-rounder 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 semi-final spot 22 hours 2 minutes ago

    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 23 hours 13 minutes ago

    South Africa's Jacques Kallis has surprisingly decided to call time on his international limited overs career six months before the World Cup. The 38-year-old, one of the greatest all-rounders 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 one-day double ton Yesterday

    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 one-time batting prodigy has been recalled and...
  • CWG 2014: Indian women's hockey team eyeing win against South Africa for semis berth Yesterday

    Glasgow: The Indian women's hockey team will be eyeing for a semi-final 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 2 days ago

    South Africa have named an unchanged 15-man squad for the one-off 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 2 days ago

    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 lion-hearted 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 2 days ago

    Colombo: A gritty South African tail fought off Sri Lanka's spinners to snatch a nerve-jangling draw in the second Test and seal a historic 1-0 series win. The series victory propelled South Africa to the top of world Test ranking ahead of Australia and also ended their 21-year-old jinx on the...
  • Sri Lanka's Test debutant Dickwella fined 3 days ago

    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 21-year-old 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 3 days ago

    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 left-arm spinner had opener Alviro Petersen caught by Kithruwan Vithanage without scoring with the...
  • 2nd Test: Perera gives Sri Lanka big lead despite Amla ton 4 days ago

    South Africa captain Hashim Amla remained unbeaten after his 22nd Test hundred but off-spinner 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...
  • All-round show by Karn takes India A closer to final 5 days ago

    Darwin: Young leg-spinner Karn Sharma's all-round exploits helped India A eked out a thrilling one-wicket 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 5 days ago

    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 right-hander has scored against all-comers but his records against South Africa...
  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka spinners keep South Africa in check on Day 2 5 days ago

    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...
  • 2nd Test: Jayawardene ton gives Sri Lanka edge on Day 1 against South Africa 6 days ago

    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...
  • India votes in support of UNHRC resolution on Gaza 1 week ago

    Geneva: India along with BRICS countries on Wednesday voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel's offensive on Gaza. India joined Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa to vote for a Palestinian-drafted resolution on "Ensuring Respect for international law in The Occupied...
  • South Africa mull extra pace option against Sri Lanka in 2nd Test 1 week ago

    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...
  • Mahela Jayawardene to end Test career on home ground 1 week ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka have shifted the venue of the second Test against Pakistan next month by request to enable star batsman Mahela Jayawardene to bow out of Test cricket at his club ground in Colombo. Sri Lanka Cricket in a statement on Wednesday says the request was made by Jayawardene's Sinhalese...
  • Amla heaps praise on struggling Tahir before 2nd Sri Lanka Test 1 week ago

    South Africa skipper Hashim Amla on Wednesday backed struggling leg-spinner Imran Tahir to come good, saying he had the qualities to be a match-winning bowler ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka. The 35-year-old Pakistan-born spinner took just one wicket off 45 overs in the first Test at Galle, raising...
  • Niroshan Dickwella included in Sri Lanka squad for 2nd Test against SA July 23, 2014

    Colombo: Uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella has been included in the Sri Lanka squad for the second and final Test against South Africa which starts at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground here Thursday. "At a selection meeting, it was decided to include Niroshan Dickwella in the Sri Lanka national squad for the...
  • Sri Lanka pacer Eranga ruled out of second Test against South Africa July 22, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's frontline seamer Shaminda Eranga was Tuesday ruled out of the deciding second Test against South Africa due to a hand injury, dealing a fresh blow to the beleaguered hosts. Eranga, 28, tore the webbing between the thumb and index finger of his right hand while fielding on day...
  • Manoj Tiwary, Manish Pandey script 70-run win for India A July 22, 2014

    Darwin: Manoj Tiwary and Manish Pandey missed out on three-figure marks but their contrasting innings were enough to guide India 'A' to a comprehensive 70-run win over South Africa 'A' in the second match of the quadrangular series on Tuesday. Tiwary blazed his way to a 73-ball 93 while Manish Pandey...
  • Steyn thanks Donald, rates Galle heroics among his best July 21, 2014

    Galle: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn rated his match-winning performance in the Galle Test against Sri Lanka among his best and said watching videos of former fast bowling great Allan Donald inspired him ahead of the series-opener. The 31-year-old right-arm fast bowler took a match haul of nine wickets on...
  • Victory vindicates Hashim Amla's declaration gamble July 21, 2014

    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...
  • Peace walk held to mark Gandhi's departure from South Africa July 20, 2014

    Johannesburg: A five kilometre peace walk was organised on Sunday as part of an event to commemorate the centenary of Mahatma Gandhi's departure from the shores of South Africa to India. The Indian community led by India's High Commissioner to South Africa Virendra Gupta organised the event at the former site...
  • Dale Steyn thanks Allan Donald, rates Galle heroics among his best July 20, 2014

    South African fast bowler Dale Steyn rated his match-winning performance in the Galle Test against Sri Lanka among his best and said watching videos of former fast bowling great Allan Donald inspired him ahead of the series-opener. The 31-year-old right-arm fast bowler took a match haul of nine wickets on a...
  • 1st Test: Steyn, Morkel lead South Africa to 153-run win over SL July 20, 2014

    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...
  • South Africa coach defends Philander in ball tampering row July 19, 2014

    Galle: South Africa coach Russell Domingo on Saturday denied his team was earning a reputation for ball tampering after Vernon Philander become the second bowler in the last nine months to be fined for the offence. Philander was on Friday fined 75 per cent of his match fees after footage emerged...
  • Vernon Philander fined by ICC for ball tampering July 19, 2014

    Dubai: South Africa's Vernon Philander has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee after breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day's play in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Philander was charged with an article 2.2.9 offence of the ICC Code of Conduct which...
  • 1st Test: Dale Steyn gives South Africa control at Galle on Day 3 July 18, 2014

    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...