Durban

  • Mum, Dad, I hope I have made you proud: Jacques Kallis December 30, 2013

    Durban: Jacques Kallis on Monday paid handsome tributes to his late parents for all the support they gave to make him a cricketer and hoped he did them proud. Kallis, who retired from Test cricket as South Africa wrapped up the two-match series 1-0 against India, also said he was fortunate...
  • Captain MS Dhoni blames batsmen for Durban loss December 30, 2013

    Durban: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni Monday blamed the batting collapse in the first session as South Africa won the second Test by 10 wickets and wrapped up the two-match series 1-0 here at the Kingsmead. Resuming the day at 68 for 2 in the second innings, India had a challenging task...
  • Dale Steyn becomes second fastest bowler to 350 Test wickets December 30, 2013

    South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn claimed his 350th Test victim on Monday that made him the joint second fastest to the landmark and en route earned his team a series-winning victory against India in Durban. Steyn equalled the likes of Richard Hadlee to the second spot in his 69th Test,...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs India, 2nd Test, Day 5 December 30, 2013

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 round-up: Jacques Kallis scored a fairytale hundred in his last Test as South Africa consolidated their position on the fourth day of the second and final Test against India, taking a 166-run lead which could prove decisive going...
  • Robin Peterson confident of South Africa victory in Durban December 29, 2013

    Durban: South Africa African spinner Robin Peterson is optimistic that his side could force a result on the final day of the second Test and win the series against India at Kingsmead on Sunday. India are placed 68 for two, trailing the hosts by 98 runs with 98 overs to play...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs India, 2nd Test, Day 4 December 29, 2013

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 round-up: Playing his final Test, Jacques Kallis approached his 45th century as South Africa made their position strong on day three of the second Test, reaching 299 for 5 at stumps, just 35 runs shy of India's first...
  • Scoring runs against South Africa is reassuring: Vijay December 28, 2013

    Durban: He might have missed out on a hundred but Indian opener Murali Vijay is satisfied that he made a significant contribution of 97 runs against a quality South African attack in the ongoing second Test here. "Home or overseas, scoring runs makes me happy. I am happy with the way...
  • As it happened: SA vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3 in Durban December 28, 2013

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: Durban was dark and gloomy on Friday morning, but by the end of the day, the home fans returned having witnessed a fine spell of fast bowling from Dale Steyn that saw India's first innings folding up...
  • Pujara's advice of playing Steyn carefully worked: Vijay December 28, 2013

    Durban: He might have missed out on what should have been a well-deserved ton but opener Murali Vijay is satisfied that he had made significant contribution with his score of 97 against a quality South African attack in the second Test on Friday. "Home or overseas, scoring runs makes me happy,"...
  • Jacques Kallis takes 200th Test catch December 27, 2013

    Durban: Jacques Kallis became the second fielder to take 200 catches in Test cricket when he held a sharp chance to dismiss Ravindra Jadeja on the second day of the second and final Test between South Africa and India at Kingsmead on Friday. Kallis, playing in his 166th and final Test...
  • 2nd Test: South Africa reach 81/0 after India's 334 on Day 2 December 28, 2013

    Durban was dark and gloomy on Friday morning, but by the end of the day, the home fans returned having witnessed a fine spell of fast bowling from Dale Steyn that saw India's first innings folding up for 334, adding just 153 for the loss of nine wickets on a...
  • Is Shikhar Dhawan a flat-track bully? Cullinan thinks so December 27, 2013

    Shikhar Dhawan hasn't lived up to his exceptional 2013 statistics ever since landing in South Africa, but that doesn't turn him into a bad batsman overnight. However, former South Africa batsman Daryll Cullinan doesn't agree and went a step further calling the Indian a "flat-track bully". Dhawan looked in good nick...
  • As it happened: India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 2 December 27, 2013

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round-up: Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara made sure India had an upper hand on the opening day of the second and final Test against South Africa despite bad light preventing 29 mandatory overs from being bowled at Kingsmead,...
  • Shaun Pollock and Kepler Wessels praise Kallis December 26, 2013

    Durban: Former South African captains Shaun Pollock and Kepler Wessels praised Jacques Kallis as one of South Africa's all-time great cricketers following the announcement that he will retire from Test cricket after this week's match against India at Kingsmead. Pollock said on Thursday that Kallis had been responsible for taking...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara's mind games set up Durban battle December 25, 2013

    It was unlike Cheteshwar Pujara to come out of his soft image and remind South Africa how they refused to accept India's challenge at Johannesburg, as the one-down batsman added some spark to the decisive Boxing Day Test. A win was there for the taking but Pujara felt the South Africans...
  • India vs SA: Who earns more from the draw? December 25, 2013

    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 takes...
  • Ishant, Umesh fail to impress in pace-friendly conditions December 9, 2013

    Durban: Going into the second one-dayer in Durban, India made changes to their bowling attack but unfortunately it didn't work. Considering the pace and bounce of the South African wickets, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma were drafted in, but the pace duo misfired by bowling inconsistent length. However, at the end...
  • Batsmen failed to take advantage of a flat track: Dhoni December 9, 2013

    Durban: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says an under-performing middle-order was one of the main reasons for his team's pathetic show against South Africa, where the home fast bowlers have ruled the roost. After being reduced to 34 for 4, India were bowled out for 146 in 35.1 overs, chasing 281...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs India, 2nd ODI December 8, 2013

    After losing just one match on a testing tour of South Africa, India find themselves in a must-win situation in the second ODI of the three-game series. The visitors were crushed by 141 runs in the first ODI and will target all-round improvement in Kingsmead after their bowlers leaked 359 runs...
  • 2nd ODI: India seek all-round improvement to stay alive December 7, 2013

    Durban: A short tour has its own perils. After losing just one match on a testing tour of South Africa, India find themselves in a must-win situation in the second ODI of the three-game series on Sunday. The visitors were crushed by 141 runs in the first ODI and will target...
  • India's tour of South Africa on schedule after Mandela's demise December 7, 2013

    Cape Town: The second one-day international between South Africa and India will go ahead in Durban on Sunday and will be marked by a tribute to former president Nelson Mandela. Cricket South Africa confirmed the fixture would be played after discussions with the government following Mandela's death on Thursday at the...
  • Manmohan Singh leaves for St. Petersburg to attend G20 Summit August 31, 2013

    With policy actions in the US shaking currency markets globally and the world economy still in the risk zone, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leaves on a three-day visit to St. Petersburg on Wednesday to join other leaders at the G20 Summit and find ways to tackle the challenges. The visit is...
  • India to play three Tests, seven ODIs and two T20s against South Africa April 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian cricket team will play three Tests, seven ODIs and two Twenty20 matches during their tour of South Africa, slated to start at the end of this year. Cricket South Africa and the Indian Cricket Board were contemplating accommodating one more Test but things could not materialise...
  • Manmohan Singh, Zuma interacted many times at BRICS April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and South African President Jacob Zuma "interacted on several occasions" during the BRICS summit in Durban though the two sides did not hold delegation-level talks, an official said in New Delhi on Wednesday. Seeking to refute reports that the Indian delegation failed to hold a...
  • BRICS promotes unity among emerging economies: Wang Yi April 1, 2013

    Beijing: The fifth BRICS summit has promoted unity among major emerging economies and injected fresh impetus into the cooperation mechanism, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday. President Xi Jinping attended the summit, which brought together leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, as part of his first...
  • PM arrives in Durban for BRICS Summit March 25, 2013

    Durban: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday arrived in South Africa on a four-day visit to attend the BRICS Summit that could launch a development bank for the five-nation grouping and discuss ways to reform governance in international financial institutions. The Prime Minister is leading a high-level delegation including Finance Minister...