Wanderers

  • Swansea sign David Ngog from Bolton Wanderers 28-01-2014 07:20 AM

    London: Swansea City have completed the signing of French striker David Ngog from Bolton Wanderers, the Premier League club said on Monday. The former Paris St Germain and Liverpool forward has joined Swansea for an undisclosed fee until the end of the season. "It's a delight for me," Ngog told...
  • 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...
  • Dale Steyn upset by criticism from own fans, says AB de Villiers 24-12-2013 02:00 PM

    Cape Town: South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn was left distressed after being heavily criticised by his own fans for opting against chasing victory in the drawn first Test against India, the team's vice-captain AB de Villiers said. The hosts finished eight runs short of a world record target of...
  • Faf du Plessis records second century in another drawn Test 23-12-2013 02:03 PM

    Johannesburg: Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers once again set a perfect platform for South Africa at Wanderers, stitching together 205 runs for the fifth wicket, but they both got out at crucial moments, leaving their team in a quandry to whether go for victory or a draw. Here...
  • Five of Test cricket's greatest fourth innings 23-12-2013 09:27 AM

    Johannesburg: The near-historic finish between South Africa and India in the first Test on Sunday is likely to be remembered as one of the game's best ever - even if the end result was a draw. What a draw it was! Chasing a huge 458 to win, South Africa came...
  • Satisfied with draw result: Faf du Plessis 23-12-2013 08:55 AM

    Johannesburg: They came close to record a historic win against India but eventually had to settle for a draw and South African batsman Faf du Plessis' says his team was satisfied with the end result. Du Plessis' superb knock of 134 runs and his 205-run partnership with AB de Villiers...
  • Zaheer Khan becomes fourth Indian to take 300 Test wickets 22-12-2013 04:25 PM

    Johannesburg: Zaheer Khan on Sunday became the fourth Indian bowler and only the second pacer to take 300 wickets in Test matches. The 35-year-old achieved the milestone when Jacques Kallis, batting at 34, was given leg before wicket by umpire Rod Tucker despite his edging the ball onto his pads...
  • As it happened: India vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 5 22-12-2013 12:38 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, please scroll down to the bottom of the page) India were still left plenty to do on the final day of the first Test as the hosts finished the fourth day on 138 for 2, still 320 shy of India's target of 458 but still very much...
  • 1st Test: India look to pile on the lead on day four 21-12-2013 09:26 AM

    Johannesburg: India will take field on day four with their tail up after posting 284 for 2 at stumps on day three with a lead of 320 runs. The bowlers started the day strongly by wiping away the South African tail cheaply and then the Indian batsmen virtually took the...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli turn the heat on South Africa 20-12-2013 09:57 PM

    "My aim is simple: I want to hit a 100 each and every innings I play, it doesn't matter what level, what format, what match". When Cheteshwar Pujara stated that to a newspaper some time earlier this year, he had weighed every word carefully. And any lingering doubts over that...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs India, 1st Test, Day 3 20-12-2013 12:40 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: Pacers set the stage for India with a magnificent exhibition of swing bowling as South Africa suffered an unexpected collapse on Day 2. India, resuming with their overnight score of 255 for 5 on Thursday, were...
  • Hashim Amla praises Ishant Sharma for exploiting conditions well 19-12-2013 11:59 PM

    Johannesburg: South African batsman Hashim Amla on Friday came in praise of pacer Ishant Sharma, who led a devastating exhibition of seam bowling to bring India back into the first Test, saying he exploited the conditions well. "He (Ishant) bowled in the right areas, used bounce very well and nipped...
  • Virat Kohli grows taller with century at Wanderers 18-12-2013 08:38 PM

    India 24 for 2 at the Wanderers. Sachin Tendulkar could have stabilised that scorecard, but Dhoni had reminded his team on the eve of the Test match: "Sachin's gone now; we have to move on." And Virat Kohli ensured his captain's advice was followed. A fifth Test century on a...
  • As it happened: India vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 1 18-12-2013 12:56 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page). India won the toss and opted to bat, with Zaheer Khan and Ajinkya Rahane making their Test comebacks. The skimpy two-Test series between India and South Africa may seem harmless to reputations but it is certain to throw up...
  • 1st Test: Team India brace for hostile South Africa 17-12-2013 03:10 PM

    The skimpy two-Test series between India and South Africa may seem harmless to reputations but it is certain to throw up some questions, if not leave irreparable dents on characters, especially when, at the fall of second Indian wicket, there won't be a Sachin Tendulkar walking in anymore. India haven't...
  • Steyn, Kallis declared fit for 1st ODI against India 04-12-2013 09:35 AM

    Johannesburg: Fast bowler Dale Steyn and allrounder Jacques Kallis have recovered from minor injuries to be available for selection for South Africa's first one-day international against India at the Wanderers on Thursday. Cricket South Africa says Steyn is fit again after a side strain and Kallis' sprained finger has also...
  • India will face 'pink' South Africa in the first ODI 29-11-2013 10:11 AM

    The first one-day international of the three-match series between India and South Africa will see the hosts turn up in pink uniform instead of the customary green, Cricket South Africa (CSA) have announced. The match at the Wanderers on December 5 will be played on a 'Pink Day' in support...
  • Scorer of first league goal identified after 125 years 29-07-2013 06:51 PM

    London: A 125-year-old mystery surrounding the scorer of the world's first league goal has ended with the publication of a new book identifying James Kenyon 'Kenny' Davenport of Bolton Wanderers as the man. The world's first league fixtures took place on September 8, 1888 when the English League began with...
  • Stuart Holden leaves Gold Cup final with knee injury 29-07-2013 11:57 AM

    Chicago: Bolton Wanderers midfielder Stuart Holden's run of bad luck continues after he sprained his right knee early in the United States' 1-0 win over Panama in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final. US coach Jurgen Klinsmann said after the match Sunday that Holden's latest injury appears to be "very serious."...
  • Wolves chairman apologises after back-to-back relegations 05-05-2013 10:20 AM

    London: Wolverhampton Wanderers chairman Steve Morgan apologised to the fans on Saturday after the club was relegated to the third tier of English soccer for the first time since 1989. Wolves lost 2-0 at Brighton and Hove Albion to finish second from bottom of the Championship, twelve months after they...
  • Amitav Ghosh, Jeet Thayil shortlisted for lit prize 22-11-2012 11:32 AM

    New Delhi: Six books including "River of Smoke" by Amitav Ghosh, "Narcopolis" by Jeet Thayil and "The Wandering" by Pakistan-based author Jamil Ahmad, have been shortlisted for the DSC South Asian Literature Prize 2013. The list, announced in a gala at the Mayfair Hotel in London, it includes six writers...
  • Uthappa in squad for one-off T20 vs SA 07-03-2012 02:57 PM

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  • 'Wandering Falcon' wins Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 28-11-2011 06:29 PM

    New Delhi: Jamil Ahmad's The Wandering Falcon has won the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2011. As the name suggests, the winner is always a first-time author, and what better start to a literary career than to win an award with your first book? Ahmad, a 78-year-old retired civil servant...