Dale Steyn

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 one-dayer on Wednesday to draw the three-match series level at 1-1. 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 25, 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 23, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Chennai suffered a shocking eight-wicket loss against Kolakata Knight Riders who registered their fifth consecutive win, which left the two-time champions CSK still needing a win to seal their playoff spot. They are second on the table with 16 points...
  • IPL 7: Hyderabad's playoff hopes sink after defeat against Kolkata May 18, 2014

    Sunrisers Hyderabad's playoff hopes were delivered a body blow on Sunday as the hosts suffered a seven-wicket defeat at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders, who strengthened their position in the top half of the points table with their sixth win of the tournament. A disciplined bowling performance by KKR limited...
  • As it happened: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 7, Match 36 May 12, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Mumbai Indians' title-defence slipped further after the defeat against Chennai Super Kings, and now, with just 2 wins in 8 matches, the defending champions find themselves in must-win territory against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Mumbai registered comprehensive successive wins over Kings XI Punjab...
  • IPL 7: Struggling Delhi in must-win territory against Hyderabad May 10, 2014

    After three consecutive defeats, a beleaguered Delhi Daredevils - languishing at the bottom of the points table with just 2 wins in 8 games - will look to add some hope to their campaign when they face Sunrisers Hyderabad at home on Saturday. Only a miraculous comeback can now bring Delhi...
  • I'm learning a lot from Steyn: Bhuvneshwar Kumar May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Bhuvneshwar Kumar is fast becoming a sure shot death overs specialist in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Sunrisers Hyderabad medium pacer credits his success this season to bowling tight with a clear strategy in the critical last overs. The 24-year-old from Meerut has been the most successful bowler...
  • IPL 7: Rajasthan hold an edge over inconsistent Hyderabad May 7, 2014

    Rajasthan Royals will like to better their position further in the points table with a win when they take on an inconsistent Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL-7 clash at Ahmedabad on Thursday. In a dramatic finish in the last match, Rajasthan defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs while Hyderabad...
  • IPL7: AB de Villiers triumphs over Dale Steyn in the battle of South Africans May 5, 2014

    The M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday witnessed the battle of South Africans in an IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad where the world's two fiercest players and team-mates - AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn - took on each other. RCB kicked off their campaign...
  • IPL 7: Sunrisers Hyderabad win by 15 runs to keep Mumbai Indians winless May 1, 2014

    Mumbai Indians slumped to their fifth straight defeat in IPL 7 as Sunrisers Hyderabad thumped the defending champions by 15 runs in Dubai on Wednesday. After posting a fighting total of 172, Hyderabad bowlers came up with a superb show to restrict Mumbai to 157 for 7. Mumbai started on a...
  • I rely on swing not speed to get wickets, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar April 29, 2014

    Playing alongside Dale Steyn and Ishant Sharma, who work up genuine pace, Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar says speed is not his strength and therefore he relies on swing to get wickets. "My strength is not pace. I rely on swing to get wickets and I continue to do it that...
  • Cricket's style icons Kohli, Dhoni and Pietersen set the mood for IPL: 7 unpredictable hairstyles to look out for in IPL 7 April 28, 2014

    The Indian Premier League is not just a battle of cricketing talent. There is sizzling energy on the field and glamour on the stands in this shortest form of cricket. The enthusiasm in the stands is infectious as fans cheer not just their favourite teams but also their beloved cricketers....
  • IPL 7: Struggling Hyderabad aim to bounce back against inconsistent Delhi April 25, 2014

    After two successive defeats, Sunrisers Hyderabad look to improve their standings on the points table of IPL 7 when they take on an inconsistent Delhi Daredevils, who are expecting the return of their regular skipper and star player Kevin Pietersen. Unlike last year, Hyderabad, beyond everybody's expectations, made the playoffs but...
  • IPL 7: Rajasthan Royals edge Sunrisers Hyderabad to win by 4 wickets April 19, 2014

    Rajasthan Royals got off to a winning start in IPL 7 thanks to Ajinkya Rahane and Stuart Binny, who rescued the side from a shaky start to chase down Sunrisers Hyderabad's 133 for 4 at Abu Dhabi on Friday. After restricting SRH to an average total, RR lost three early wickets...
  • Ajinkya Rahane credits IPL, Dale Steyn bouncer for success April 14, 2014

    Other than Virat Kohli, only Ajinkya Rahane appeared confident on the tough tours of South Africa and New Zealand, and the Mumbai batsman credits his success to the Indian Premier League, where he continues to play a key role for 2008 champions Rajasthan Royals. Talking to The Indian Express, the 25-year-old,...
  • CSA lauds Dale Steyn on top cricket award April 9, 2014

    Cricket South Africa has lauded fast bowler Dale Steyn on being named the Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2014 edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, which was published on Wednesday. "South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World for 2013, a year in which he...
  • Virat Kohli gratefully accepts gift from skipper Dhoni April 5, 2014

    When Virat Kohli accepted the man of the match award on Friday, it was the second gift he had received in quick succession. With the scores level in the World Twenty20 semi-final against South Africa, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni could not have asked for a more innocuous delivery as...
  • Du Plessis hails Steyn after last-ball heroics March 25, 2014

    South African captain Faf du Plessis praised Dale Steyn as the world's best bowler after the ice-cool pacer kept his nerve to deny New Zealand victory in a last-ball thriller at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. The Black Caps, chasing a target of 171 runs on Monday, needed just seven...
  • World T20: Steyn's last-over heroics help South Africa beat New Zealand March 24, 2014

    Chittagong: JP Duminy blasted an unbeaten 86 and Dale Steyn bowled a sensational last over as South Africa pulled of a dramatic two-run win over New Zealand to bring their ICC World Twenty20 campaign back on track, here on Monday. Riding on Duminy's blistering knock, South Africa collected 70 runs in...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs New Zealand, World Twenty20 March 24, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS & TEAM NEWS: New Zealand won the toss and opted to bowl. South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis returned fit to play in place of Behardien. New Zealand went in with an unchanged side. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Kane...