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  • ICC World Cup: AB de Villiers vs West Indies, a blow-by-blow account 17 hours 43 minutes ago

    AB de Villiers 162 not out off just 66 balls, including fastest ever ODI 150 in 64 balls, and then South Africa 408 for 5 - the Sydney crowd was treated to a feast in the ICC World Cup on Friday. If there ever was an exhibition on how to bat...
  • AB de Villiers - came, hammered, conquered; 162 off 66 18 hours 0 minutes ago

    Soon the dictionary for cricket synonyms will have AB de Villiers listed under fireworks. West Indies would admit that, and this: that nuclear weapons can't be much different than this South African's bat. He demolishes bowlers and bowling figures like a crater on missile-testing land. Jason Holder will be feeling the...
  • ICC World Cup: South Africa must beat West Indies to breathe easy 20 hours 49 minutes ago

    CNN-IBN's Kings of Cricket Ricky Ponting and Kris Srikkanth preview the crucial Pool B encounter between South Africa and West Indies. ...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, World Cup 2015, Match 19 Yesterday

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: If you go by numbers alone, Friday's clash in Sydney is one of the biggest mismatches of the tournament. South Africa haven't just dominated West Indies in recent seasons, they've toyed with them, winning 16 of their last...
  • ICC World Cup: South Africa need to conquer jitters in West Indies clash Yesterday

    Sydney: If you go by numbers alone, Friday's clash in Sydney is one of the biggest mismatches of the tournament. South Africa haven't just dominated West Indies in recent seasons, they've toyed with them, winning 16 of their last 18 matches. The only loss came at Port Elizabeth, in a...
  • World Cup 2015: Vernon Philander absence may test depth, balance but not result Yesterday

    Vernon Philander's hamstring injury will not only upset the balance of South Africa's attack against West Indies but also test their pace bowling depth when the two sides clash in their World Cup Pool B match in Sydney on Friday. The 29-year-old Philander limped out of South Africa's 130-run humbling by...
  • World Cup: South Africa have learnt their lessons, says Hashim Amla Yesterday

    Sydney: South Africa batsman Hashim Amla insisted his team won't panic despite their 130-run World Cup loss to defending champions India, while Friday's clash against a rejuvenated West Indies can't come round soon enough. The Proteas, widely-regarded as one of the favourites for a first world title, suffered a sobering wake-up...
  • World Cup: Dale Steyn next in Chris Gayle's firing line 2 days ago

    Struggling South African fast bowler Dale Steyn must find a way to contain record-breaking West Indian batsman Chris Gayle in Friday's crunch World Cup clash. Steyn's cutting edge has been blunted at the tournament so far with his two matches giving him total figures of two for 119 from a...
  • Cricket World Cup: Gayle, WI eye 300-plus against South Africa 2 days ago

    Canberra: Record-breaking Chris Gayle says the West Indies will be looking to post their fourth total above 300 in Friday's crunch World Cup game with South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Gayle exploded back to form with a World Cup record 215 off 147 balls and put on a record...
  • Vernon Philander ruled out of South Africa's next World Cup match 3 days ago

    Sydney: Paceman Vernon Philander has been ruled out of South Africa's next World Cup match against the West Indies due to a left hamstring injury he picked up during last weekend's loss to defending champion India. South Africa team manager Mohammed Moosajee released a statement on Tuesday saying medical scans in...
  • Tri-series: India split points to stay alive after washout against Australia January 26, 2015

    The Calton Mid Tri-series one-day international between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday was abandoned due to rain. The game could only see only 16 overs in which India scored 69 for the loss of two wickets before rain stopped play and thereafter wet conditions didn't...
  • Will the hosts once again win the cricket World Cup? Most likely January 25, 2015

    As we come closer to the World Cup, all the teams are busy sorting their permutations and combinations. Every World Cup brings with it a bank of surprises that opens up the tournament, but this one is all set to get a notch higher as there are no clear favourites...
  • Form guide of 2015 World Cup participants January 14, 2015

    Sydney: The 2015 World Cup takes place in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29 where India will be the defending champions in the 14-nation tournament. One month out from the start, AFP Sports updates the current form and prospects of the competing teams: Pool A Afghanistan - Afghanistan's main...
  • 4th Test: India manage a nervous draw, Australia win series 2-0 January 10, 2015

    It seemed the Adelaide nightmare will return to haunt India in the final session of the Sydney Test as well, but some sensible batting by Ajinkya Rahane and Bhuvneshwar Kumar allowed the hosts to overcome a five-wicket loss post tea to secure a nervous draw but lose the Border-Gavaskar Trophy...
  • Australia captain Steven Smith breaks Don Bradman's record January 9, 2015

    Sydney: Steven Smith's record-breaking spree continued after the Australian skipper eclipsed one of Donald Bradman's longest standing marks against India on day four of the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here Friday. According to foxsports.com.au, Smith's incredible run of form continued as he passed Bradman's record...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 4 January 9, 2015

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: KL Rahul scored his maiden Test century and Virat Kohli his fourth of the series as India reached 342 for 5 at stumps on Day 3. Kohli, who was appointed captain when MS Dhoni suddenly retired after the third...
  • 'Big relief!' says KL Rahul after burying Melbourne ghosts January 8, 2015

    Sydney: Criticised for failing in his debut Test in Melbourne, young Indian batsman Lokesh Rahul was relieved to score his maiden century in his second game to help India stay afloat on the third day of the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia on Thursday. The 22-year-old Karnataka batsman could...
  • Virat Kohli's captaincy criticised by Clarke, says Ian Chappell January 7, 2015

    Sydney: India's new Test skipper Virat Kohli's captaincy came under the scanner with former Australian captain Ian Chappell and injured regular skipper Michael Clarke criticising his decisions during the second day of the fourth Test here on Wednesday. Kohli switched the field around far too often for the Australian duo's liking...
  • Pacers working on consistency, says India bowling coach January 6, 2015

    India's young attack is still a work in progress and more time is needed to iron out its deficiencies, Indian bowling coach B Arun said on Tuesday after Australia piled up 348 for 2 on the opening day of the fourth and final Test in Sydney. Openers David Warner and Chris...
  • Kohli promises analytical, positive approach for SCG Test January 5, 2015

    Thrust back into the India captaincy after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's shock decision to retire from Tests last week, Virat Kohli hopes to put right some of the mistakes he made in his first match in charge against Australia. The aggressive right-handed batsman had deputised in the injured Dhoni's absence in the...
  • Starc in, Johnson out of Australia's XI for Sydney Test against India January 5, 2015

    Sydney: Mitchell Starc will replace injured allrounder Mitchell Johnson in the only change to Australia's lineup for the fourth Test against India starting at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday. Captain Steve Smith confirmed Australia's match XI Monday, saying Johnson has a slight hamstring strain and probably would have been considered...
  • Mitchell Johnson ruled out of Sydney Test January 4, 2015

    Sydney: Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has been ruled out of the fourth and final Test against India with hamstring soreness, Cricket Australia said on Sunday. Johnson, 33, who bowled long spells during the first three Tests against India, had some right hamstring soreness during the Boxing Day Test and had...
  • Mitchell Johnson in doubt for Sydney Test January 3, 2015

    Sydney: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is in doubt for the fourth Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground because of soreness in his left hamstring. Johnson did not train with the Australian team on Saturday and his condition will be further assessed in the lead-up to the final Test...
  • Brad Haddin prepared for India's short-ball attack January 2, 2015

    Sydney: Australian vice-captain Brad Haddin has said India is welcome to continue the short-ball attack on him in the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) Jan 6-10. India's quickies have bombarded the veteran Aussie gloveman with the short stuff in the past two Tests to mixed success....
  • David Warner claps on seeing Abbott's bowling figures on scoreboard December 12, 2014

    Adelaide: While he was leaving his imprint as a prolific scorer with yet another Test ton, David Warner also showed his support for Sean Abbott when the opener clapped after seeing the New South Wales (NSW) pacer's bowling figures on the Adelaide Oval scoreboard on Friday. Abbott's bouncer to Hughes in...
  • Sean Abbott takes two wickets on return to SCG December 9, 2014

    Australian paceman Sean Abbott took two for 53 for New South Wales on Tuesday as cricket returned to the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) two weeks after Phillip Hughes was fatally injured in freak accident during a match. Abbott, whose bouncer hit Hughes on the back of the head and caused the...
  • SCG retires pitch No.7 following Phil Hughes death December 5, 2014

    Sydney: Sydney Cricket Ground's Pitch No.7, the 22-yard strip on which Phillip Hughes fell after being fatally struck by a bouncer on head, has been retired. The wicket square at the SCG has 10 pitches. Hughes received his fatal blow on pitch No 7 and fell face-forward. He succumbed to the blow...
  • Sean Abbott to decide whether to return to SCG after Phillip Hughes shock December 5, 2014

    Sean Abbott alone will decide whether he wants to return to first class cricket at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday, two weeks after his short-pitched delivery felled Phillip Hughes at the same wicket, according to his state team. The talented 22-year-old all-rounder, who made his international debut in October, returned...
  • Sydney Cricket Ground puts out 63 bats to pay tribute to Phillip Hughes December 3, 2014

    Sydney: The outpouring of emotions over the tragic death of Phillip Hughes continues and the Sydney Cricket Ground, where the youngster was fatally struck on his head, paid its tribute by putting out 63 bats inside the stadium as a mark of remembrance to his final score. The ground, where Hughes...