DALE STEYN

  • NZ dark horse for World Cup, Australia 'annoying', says Dale Steyn October 7, 2014

    South Africa paceman Dale Steyn rates co-hosts New Zealand as a "dark horse" to win next year's cricket World Cup, while one-day rivals Australia are "annoying." South Africa are among the favourites to win the quadrennial tournament but bring the dreaded "choker" tag after being upset repeatedly in past editions, including...
  • Du Plessis leads South Africa to triseries win at Harare September 6, 2014

    Harare: Faf du Plessis led South Africa to a sixwicket win over Australia in the final of the oneday international triseries at Harare Sports Club on Saturday. Du Plessis hit 96 from 99 balls and just missed out on his fourth century in five innings in the tournament as South Africa...
  • Triseries: South Africa cruise past Zimbabwe to enter final September 4, 2014

    Harrare: South Africa eased to a 63run win over Zimbabwe on Thursday and will play Australia in the oneday international triseries final at Harare Sports Club. Faf du Plessis hit his third century in four games to take South Africa to 2716 batting first and just about guarantee them a place...
  • Watch: 'I'm only joking mate!' South African fast bowler Dale Steyn terrifies teammate Quinton de Kock with onfield prank September 4, 2014

    South African fast bowler Dale Steyn recently pulled a prank on his teammate and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock on field. De Kock was approaching Steyn for a highfive after a catch when Steyn, senior to De Kock by 10 years, absolutely terrified him by pretending to be angry. The rest of...
  • Triseries: South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs, earn bonus point August 29, 2014

    Harare: South Africa's bowlers delivered a 61run win over Zimbabwe as Dale Steyn and Ryan McLaren took three wickets each to bowl the hosts out for 170 in the triangular oneday series on Friday. South Africa were kept to a mediocre total of 231 at Harare Sports Club but were saved...
  • TriSeries: Australia face South Africa after thrashing Zimbabwe August 26, 2014

    Harare: South Africa will look to extract an advantage from their superior spin stocks when they take on a hardhitting Australian side in the second match of a triangular series in Harare on Wednesday. Number 1 ranked Australia issued a statement of intent on Monday when they crushed Zimbabwe by 198...
  • Oneoff Test: South Africa thump Zimbabwe by 9 wickets August 12, 2014

    South Africa beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets inside four days in the oneoff Test at Harare Sports Club on Tuesday to reinforce their position as the topranked team. The South Africans easily chased the 41run target they needed in their second innings, finishing on 441 to seal victory and follow up...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, Oneoff Test August 12, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup: South Africa made 397 in their first innings and led Zimbabwe by 113 at the end of the third day of the oneoff Test at Harare Sports Club on Monday. The Zimbabweans were 28 for 1 in their...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka, Oneoff Test, Day 3 August 11, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 roundup: Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar made halfcenturies on Sunday as topranked South Africa slowly chased down Zimbabwe in the oneoff Test at Harare Sports Club. Du Plessis was 69 not out and opener Elgar earlier made 61...
  • 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),...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • South Africa mull extra pace option against Sri Lanka in 2nd Test July 23, 2014

    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 offspin of JP Duminy in...
  • Steyn thanks Donald, rates Galle heroics among his best July 21, 2014

    Galle: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn rated his matchwinning 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 seriesopener. The 31yearold rightarm 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 153run win against Sri Lanka on Sunday. South Africa's first permanent nonwhite skipper made a gamble on the fourth day of the seriesopener when...
  • Dale Steyn thanks Allan Donald, rates Galle heroics among his best July 20, 2014

    South African fast bowler Dale Steyn rated his matchwinning 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 seriesopener. The 31yearold rightarm fast bowler took a match haul of nine wickets on a...
  • 1st Test: Steyn, Morkel lead South Africa to 153run 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 153run win over Sri Lanka on Friday in the first game of their twoTest series. Steyn grabbed 445 and Morkel 429 as the Proteas bowled out Sri Lanka for 216 on Sunday...
  • 1st Test, SL v SA: as it happened July 20, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 roundup: Sri Lanka lefthander Kumar Sangakkara led a steady charge towards a challenging 370run target after South Africa declared on the fourth day of the first Test. The former captain was unbeaten on 58 with one six and...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Day 4 July 19, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 3 roundup: Pace bowler Dale Steyn grabbed 5 for 50 to help restrict Sri Lanka to 283 for 9 in reply to South Africa's firstinnings score of 455 for 9 declared on day three of the first Test. It...
  • 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 firstinnings score of 455 for 9 declared on day three Friday of the first Test. It was the 23rd fivewicket haul in 73 Tests for Steyn, who gained...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 3rd ODI July 12, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Toss and team news: South have won the toss and opted to bat. Both teams have one change as Sri Lanka replace Nuwan Kulasekara with Rangana Herath, while South Africa bring in Wayne Parnell in place of Vernon Philander. In the...
  • 2nd ODI: Dilshan shines as Sri Lanka thrash South Africa to level series July 9, 2014

    Pallekele: Tillakaratne Dilshan starred with both bat and ball as Sri Lanka crushed South Africa by 87 runs in their second onedayer on Wednesday to draw the threematch series level at 11. Dilshan smashed 86 off 90 balls and also took three wickets for 40 runs to set the stage for...
  • De Villiers named South African Cricketer of the Year June 5, 2014

    Johannesburg: AB de Villiers dominated the Cricket South Africa Awards banquet by bagging four awards, including Cricketer of the Year 2014, here on Wednesday evening. De Villiers was also named Test Cricketer of the Year, was recognised by his peers as SA Players' Player of the Year and by popular vote...
  • IPL 7: Yusuf Pathan blitz eliminates SRH, KKR No. 2 on points table May 24, 2014

    Yusuf Pathan sent Sunrisers Hyderabad into submission and Kolkata Knigh Riders to No. 2 on the points table with a stunning display of batsmanship that saw him score the fastest fifty in IPL history in just 15 balls to chase down SRH's 161 in just 14.2 overs at the Eden...
  • As it happened: Chennai vs Hyderabad, IPL 7, Match 50 May 22, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Chennai suffered a shocking eightwicket loss against Kolakata Knight Riders who registered their fifth consecutive win, which left the twotime champions CSK still needing a win to seal their playoff spot. They are second on the table with 16 points...