Imran Tahir

  • Leg spin placates batsmen at stellar World T20 07-04-2014 01:49 PM

    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...
  • Spin doctors set up thrilling World T20 climax 02-04-2014 04:22 PM

    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 29-03-2014 11:24 PM

    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...
  • As it happened: England vs South Africa, World Twenty20 29-03-2014 06:12 PM

    (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,...
  • South Africa survive scare to beat Netherlands by 6 runs at WT20 27-03-2014 06:50 PM

    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...
  • World T20: Sri Lanka sink South Africa in close contest 22-03-2014 07:04 PM

    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...
  • McLaren, Parnell in South Africa Test squad for Australia series 29-01-2014 02:58 PM

    Durban: Allrounders Ryan McLaren and Wayne Parnell were named in South Africa's 15-man squad on Wednesday for the three-match 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 five-day game ahead of...
  • 4th ODI: Misbah blames batting as South Africa eye series win 07-11-2013 03:08 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq called on his top order to play their part to prevent South Africa clinching the one-day series after the fourth match on Friday. Pakistan trail 2-1 after South Africa secured a commanding 68-run win in the third match in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Chasing a...
  • Imran Tahir helps South Africa take 2-1 lead against Pakistan 07-11-2013 12:15 AM

    Legspinner Imran Tahir ripped through Pakistan's batting order with figures of 4 for 53 to spur South Africa to a convincing 68-run victory in the third one-day international on Wednesday. Chasing a formidable 260-run total, Pakistan were bowled out for 191 in 44.3 overs with Tahir claiming the key wickets...
  • 1st ODI: Nervy Pakistan lose to South Africa by one run 31-10-2013 01:54 AM

    Sharjah:South Africa claimed six wickets for 17 runs in a dramatic finish to snatch an unlikely one-run victory over Pakistan in their first one-day international at Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday. Imran Tahir, Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Morne Morkel swept through the batting lineup as Pakistan collapsed to...
  • SA register an innings win over Pakistan, level two-match series 1-1 26-10-2013 06:47 PM

    Dubai: South Africa inflicted an innings and 92 run defeat on Pakistan in the second Test on Saturday and preserved their seven-year record of not losing a Test series away from home. The Test was marred by South Africa's Faf du Plessis being fined 50 per cent of his match...
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan struggle to avoid defeat against South Africa 25-10-2013 08:33 PM

    Dubai: South Africa were penalised five runs for ball tampering as Pakistan fought grimly to avoid a heavy loss to the Proteas on an eventful third day of the second cricket Test on Friday. Pakistan were reeling at 132 for 4 in their second innings at stumps with captain Misbah-ul-Haq...
  • 2nd Test: South Africa take control on Day 1 against Pakistan 23-10-2013 08:19 PM

    Dubai: Top-ranked South Africa were eyeing a big first innings lead after legspinner Imran Tahir's five-wicket haul helped the Proteas bowl out Pakistan for 99 on the first day of the second and final Test on Wednesday. Captain Graeme Smith led from the front and was unbeaten on 67 off...
  • Perth Scorchers gear up for Lions test in opening game 22-09-2013 01:11 PM

    Ahmedabad: The Lions from South Africa will look to go one up from their runners-up finish during last edition of Champions League T20 when they take on the Perth Scorchers in their opening group league game here on Monday. Lions will be banking on captain Alviro Petersen, veteran Neil McKenzie,...
  • Tahir shocked at bowling 17 no-balls 10-08-2012 04:42 PM

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  • Kallis rested for ODIs against England 25-07-2012 10:28 PM

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  • Upbeat Tahir gears up for Oval turn 14-07-2012 09:27 AM

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  • Boucher ruled out of England tour 10-07-2012 03:46 PM

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