IMRAN TAHIR

  • IPL 2015: Imran Tahir gives his 100 percent always, says JP Duminy Yesterday

    New Delhi: Lauding the bowling efforts of leg spinner Imran Tahir, Delhi Daredevils captain JP Duminy has said the former always puts his 100 percent on the field. Tahir turned the match against Mumbai Indians on their head returning with figures of 22 for 3 from his four overs at the...
  • IPL 8: Clinical Delhi Daredevils sink Mumbai Indians by 37 runs to break home jinx Yesterday

    New Delhi: Leg Spinner Imran Tahir returned with a three-wicket haul after skipper Jean-Paul Duminy and Shreyas Iyer's batting exploits as Delhi Daredevils ended a nine-match losing streak at home with a 37-run win over Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League match, here on Thursday. Chasing 191 for a win,...
  • IPL 8: Delhi Daredevils just short on luck, will win soon, feels Imran Tahir April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Despite 11 losses in a row for Delhi Daredevils in the IPL, spinner Imran Tahir feels the team was playing good cricket and will end up on the winning side very soon. Even after posting a challenging 184 for three, the Jean-Paul Duminy-led side were beaten by Rajasthan Royals...
  • IPL 8: Rahane, Hooda guide Rajasthan Royals to a 3-wicket win against Delhi Daredevils April 12, 2015

    For most of Sunday (April 12), Delhi Daredevils did everything right in their Pepsi Indian Premier League match against Rajasthan Royals at the Feroz Shah Kotla. They put up a solid effort with the bat to get to 184 for 3 in 20 overs. Then, their bowlers, led by Imran...
  • IPL 8: Limited-overs cricket makes you a better bowler, says Imran Tahir April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Relishing the challenges of Twenty20 cricket ahead of IPL-8, Delhi Daredevils spinner Imran Tahir believes that the limited-overs game may be hard on the bowlers but it helps them perfect their craft. The South African leg-spinner, who joined Daredevils in the 2014 season, wants to make an impact as...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Time to pay back my country, says Imran Tahir March 18, 2015

    Sydney: South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who was adjudged Man-of-the-Match for his superlative performance against Sri Lanka in the first cricket World Cup quarter-final on Wednesday, said he feels it is time to pay back his country which has given him everything in life. "I've got everything from South Africa, so...
  • World Cup 2015: AB de Villiers 'best of century', says Imran Tahir February 28, 2015

    Sydney: South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir described captain AB de Villiers as "the best player of the century" after the skipper smashed a whirlwind, undefeated 162 against the West Indies at the World Cup. De Villiers made his runs off just 66 balls as South Africa raced to the second-highest World...
  • World Cup: De Villiers, Tahir script South Africa's West Indies heist February 27, 2015

    Sydney: West Indies came into this match on the back of Chris Gayle's 215-run blitz against Zimbabwe. South Africa's World Cup credentials had been questioned after India brushed them aside in Melbourne. When the two met at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday (February 27), AB de Villiers stroked his...
  • Tahir leads South Africa to ODI series win over West Indies January 21, 2015

    East London: Imran Tahir's four-wicket haul led South Africa to a nine-wicket victory over a hapless West Indies in their third one-day international on Wednesday and secured an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Legspinner Tahir returned figures of 4-28 as the West Indies was bowled out for 122, before...
  • 2nd Test: South Africa in control after West Indies collapse December 29, 2014

    Port Elizabeth: A spectacular collapse has raised the prospect of a nervous finale for a brittle West Indies after they finished on 275 for nine on day four of the second Test against South Africa on Monday. Kraigg Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels made first innings centuries but the tourists then lost...
  • South Africa's Imran Tahir in doubt for fourth ODI vs Australia November 20, 2014

    South Africa could be without frontline spin bowler Imran Tahir for the fourth one-dayer against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after he injured his knee in the 73-run defeat in Canberra on Wednesday. The 35-year-old leg spinner did not bat in the loss at Manuka Oval, which left the tourists...
  • 1st ODI: Amla scores ton as South Africa ease to a 93run win over Zimbabwe August 17, 2014

    Bulawayo: South Africa were far too strong for Zimbabwe, making 3093 and bowling the home team out for 216 to win the first oneday international by 93 runs at Queens Sports Club on Sunday. Hashim Amla batted through South Africa's innings for an unbeaten 122 as the tourists posted a...
  • Amla heaps praise on struggling Tahir before 2nd Sri Lanka Test July 23, 2014

    South Africa skipper Hashim Amla on Wednesday backed struggling legspinner Imran Tahir to come good, saying he had the qualities to be a matchwinning bowler ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka. The 35yearold Pakistanborn spinner took just one wicket off 45 overs in the first Test at Galle, raising...
  • Luck is not favouring Daredevils in IPL 7, says Imran Tahir May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: South African legspinner Imran Tahir says it was not lack of effort that has spelt doom for Delhi Daredevils in this IPL edition but, simply, lady luck was not smiling on them. Delhi Daredevils suffered their seventh defeat in a row when they lost to Kings XI Punjab last...
  • Dominating Punjab reach IPL7 playoffs with 4wicket win over Delhi May 19, 2014

    Kings XI Punjab chased down Delhi Daredevils' 164 with little trouble to win by four wickets on Monday and become the first team to qualify for the IPL7 playoffs with their 9th win of the tournament, while Delhi suffered their 10th defeat and seventh in a row. After being put in...
  • IPL 7: De Kock or Pietersen may sit out to accommodate Tahir in DD XI May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In order to infuse some life into their lacklustre bowling unit, the Delhi Dardevils management are all set to include seasoned South African leggie Imran Tahir in their playing XI for Saturday's match. With Delhi's spin cupboard as bare as ever with Rahul Sharma being clobbered in the two...
  • IPL 7: Imran Tahir counting on subcontinent experience to rescue Delhi May 9, 2014

    Languishing at the bottom of the table, Delhi Daredevils need a miracle of sorts to make the knockouts and legspinner Imran Tahir, who is set to make his IPL debut, is hoping to use his experience of playing on subcontinent wickets to get the team out of doldrums. Delhi need to...
  • IPL 7: Delhi Daredevils trim squad temporarily, three players sent home May 4, 2014

    The Delhi Daredevils have decided to temporarily trim their squad of 23 players to 20 with three of the domestic uncapped players, including local boy Milind Kumar, being sent home as there is no immediate requirement of their services. Apart from Milind, the other two players who have gone back home...
  • Leg spin placates batsmen at stellar World T20 April 7, 2014

    Mirpur: Now that the dust has settled on Sri Lanka's maiden World Twenty20 triumph in Bangladesh, legspinners across the world can raise a toast to a craft that shone against a barrage of power-hitting over the past three weeks. Modern powerful bats, field restrictions and the brevity of the format instilled...
  • Spin doctors set up thrilling World T20 climax April 2, 2014

    Spinners, once considered irrelevant in hit-and-run cricket, will play a pivotal role when the World Twenty20 reaches the business end with the first of two semi-finals in Dhaka on Thursday. Among the top eight wicket-takers in the elite Super-10 round, six are spinners with South Africa's leggie Imran Tahir leading...
  • South Africa in World T20 semis, England eliminated March 29, 2014

    South Africa sailed into the World Twenty20 semi-finals with a three-run victory over England in their super 10 Group 1 match in Chittagong on Saturday. England slumped out of contention for a place in the last four after falling short of a 197-run victory target in the face of some impressive...
  • As it happened: England vs South Africa, World Twenty20 March 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: England have won the toss and elected to bowl against South Africa at Chittagong. Playing XIs: South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), AB de Villiers (capt), Jean-Paul Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, David Miller, Albie Morkel, Dale Steyn, Beuran Hendricks, Wayne...
  • South Africa survive scare to beat Netherlands by 6 runs at WT20 March 27, 2014

    Chittagong: South Africa survived a mighty scare before their bowlers brought the turnaround to pull off a narrow six-run victory over the Netherlands in their World Twenty20 match on Thursday. Put in to bat, South Africa suffered a batting collapse after a strong start to post a modest 145 for 9...
  • World T20: Sri Lanka sink South Africa in close contest March 22, 2014

    Chittagong: Opener Kusal Perera smashed 61 runs to steer Sri Lanka to a five-run win over South Africa in a tight contest in their World Twenty20 opener on Saturday. Sri Lanka put up a respectable 165 for 7 and in response South Africa were restricted to 160 for 8. Perera gave...
  • McLaren, Parnell in South Africa Test squad for Australia series January 29, 2014

    Durban: Allrounders Ryan McLaren and Wayne Parnell were named in South Africa's 15man squad on Wednesday for the threematch Test series against Australia starting on February 12. One of them is likely to fill the void left by the retirement of Jacques Kallis, who quit the fiveday game ahead of the...
  • 4th ODI: Misbah blames batting as South Africa eye series win November 7, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan captain MisbahulHaq called on his top order to play their part to prevent South Africa clinching the oneday series after the fourth match on Friday. Pakistan trail 21 after South Africa secured a commanding 68run win in the third match in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Chasing a challenging...