India vs South Africa

  • 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...
  • Virat Kohli is in love with run-chases April 5, 2014

    There's such an inevitability about Virat Kohli anchoring India's run-chases in limited-overs cricket, and it once again came to the fore in Mirpur on Friday, when a victory over South Africa earned India another shot at the ICC World Twenty20 trophy. The target of 173 had the pressure of a semi-final...
  • As it happened: India vs Sri Lanka, World T20 2nd semi-final April 4, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) R Ashwin took 3/22 in South Africa's 172/4 while Virat Kohli once again anchored India's chase with a knock of 72 not out in the semi-final at Mirpur. Pre-match: After rain played spoilsport in the first semi-final of the ICC World Twenty20...
  • Thunderstorm forecast during India's WT20 semi-final against SA April 4, 2014

    With the weather playing a spoilsport during Thursday's first ICC World T20 semi-final clash between Sri Lanka and the West Indies in Mirpur, cricket lovers would expect a rain-free day during the second semi-final between India and South Africa to be played at the same venue on Friday. However, as per...
  • World T20: India will reach final if there is no play on Friday April 3, 2014

    Mirpur: With the weather forecast for Friday predicting another round of heavy rainfall, India will be the lucky team if it eventually pours as they would then automatically advance to the final of the ICC World T20. As per the weather forecast in Dhaka, around 70 percent chance of rain is...
  • India favourites, South Africa underdogs: Faf du Plessis on WT20 semis April 3, 2014

    Mirpur: South African skipper Faf du Plessis on Thursday said though he has learnt a lot from MS Dhoni during his stint with Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, he would be relying on his own style of captaincy when his team takes on India in the semi-finals of the...
  • Team India's check-list for South Africa test in World T20 semis April 2, 2014

    A fortnight ago, more than two months into 2014, India had only beaten Bangladesh and Afghanistan. But in the last 15 days of the financial year, the team made good gains at the ICC World Twenty20 to compensate for the losses it suffered in South Africa, New Zealand and at...
  • South Africa devising plans to counter 'exceptional' Indian spinners April 1, 2014

    Mirpur: Wary of India's "exceptional" spinners, South Africa are paying a lot of attention in devising a good gameplan against the spin duo of Amit Mishra and R Ashwin ahead of the semi-final clash of the ICC World Twenty20. South African batsman JP Duminy said performing well against the Indian spinners...
  • India to face South Africa in World Twenty20 semi-finals April 1, 2014

    India, who are the first team to enter the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, will face South Africa in the second semi-final on April 4 after the Group 1 games concluded on Monday. SA finished second in Group 1 after Sri Lanka leapfogged them on net run rate...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs India, 2nd Test, Day 1 December 26, 2013

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: India have opted to bat. Ravindra Jadeja replaces R Aswin while South Africa bring in Robin Peterson in place of Imran Tahir. A dramatic draw at Johannesburg last weekend has nicely set up the Durban Test but,...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs India, 1st Test, Day 3 December 20, 2013

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 roundup: Pacers set the stage for India with a magnificent exhibition of swing bowling as South Africa suffered an unexpected collapse on Day 2. India, resuming with their overnight score of 255 for 5 on Thursday, were bundled out...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 18, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Devyani moved to UN mission, Government says arrest a conspiracy December 18, 2013

    India has charged United States of America with planning the arrest of Devyani Khobragade in an alleged case of visa fraud related to her domestic help Sangeeta Richards. To ensure diplomatic immunity to Devyani, India has shifted her to the United Nations Permanent Mission in New York. ...
  • Tendulkarless India will have a tough time in Test series: Morkel December 17, 2013

    Johannesburg: South African pacer Morne Morkel on Monday fired the first salvo ahead of the twomatch Test series, starting December 18, stating that the young Indian batsmen will miss 'Sachin Tendulkar's patience' in the middle and they should be prepared to face some hostile bowling from the home side. Morkel said...
  • As it happened: India vs South Africa, 3rd ODI, Centurion December 11, 2013

    For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page Having conceded the ODI series with humiliating backtoback defeats, India will aim to salvage some pride by winning the third onedayer against South Africa on Wednesday and gain some confidence going into the twoTest series. The dead rubber isn't quite dead,...
  • South African conditions not a problem for us: Rohit Sharma December 11, 2013

    Centurion: Indian batsmen have been reeling under the onslaught of South African bowlers on bouncy wickets in the ongoing ODI series but opener Rohit Sharma on Tuesday dismissed talks of lack of technique and blamed the debacle to want of application. Rohit said the South African conditions were not a problem...
  • What's wrong with including Pujara in ODI setup December 10, 2013

    If he is currently India's most technically equipped batsman, then what stops the BCCI from bringing Cheteshwar Pujara into India's ODI setup? The ODI squad in South Africa is at sea against pace, bounce and movement. World's most prolific batsmen of 2013 are struggling to get bat to ball. A...
  • CSA, BCCI deal is a sad day for cricket: SACA October 22, 2013

    Johannesburg: The South African Cricketers' Association (SACA) on Tuesday described the curtailed IndiaSouth Africa series here as a sad day for the sport and said cricket in the country would be at an overall loss due to this decision. Putting an end to weeks of speculation, the BCCI on Tuesday gave...
  • South Africa sending Lorgat on long leave to save India tour? October 17, 2013

    BCCI may have agreed in principle for a curtailed tour of South Africa later this year on the condition that Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Haroon Lorgat has nothing to do with it, but according to ESPNCricinfo, CSA isn't taking any chances and has even offered to "send Lorgat on...
  • BCCI blames breach of protocol by CSA for series uncertainty October 3, 2013

    Mumbai: The BCCI on Thursday blamed breach of protocol by Cricket South Africa for uncertainty over the Indian team's scheduled tour later this year. "Things are going (on) since long. Certain things have to be put in right perspective. Let me inform you that BCCI in normal circumstances would have done...
  • Dale Steyn bats for IndiaSouth Africa series September 24, 2013

    Mohali: Dale Steyn does not want the standoff between the BCCI and CSA to result in a curtailed series between India and South Africa later this year as the speedster says the two teams share a "great cricketing rivalry". "It would be quite nice if India come to South Africa. There...
  • Tendulkar should finish as Tendulkar, not as a struggler: Ganguly July 15, 2013

    Kolkata: While looking forward to see Sachin Tendulkar light up the Test arena in South Africa, former India captain Sourav Ganguly says that Tendulkar's "massive reputation" demands that he finishes his career on a high and not as "someone who has struggled". "He's got such a massive reputation as a player,...
  • Dhawan ton sets up India's win over SA June 7, 2013

    Cardiff: Playing South Africa for the first time in a leaguestage match in the ICC Champions Trophy the previous two times had been semifinal fixtures in 2000 and 2002 India made it a hattrick of wins over this opposition with a 26run triumph at Sophia Gardens on Thursday....
  • Dhawan's 114 drives India to 331 against SA June 6, 2013

    Cardiff: Shikhar Dhawan's maiden ODI century proved the crux of India's 331 for 7 in the opening match of the ICC Champions Trophy, in what unfolded as 50 overs of two differing halves. The majority of the momentum lay with India as their makeshift opening pair of Dhawan (114) and...
  • India have a wellbalanced side: Kris Srikkanth June 6, 2013

    Former India captain Kris Srikkanth gave his insights on Team India heading into their match against South Africa in the Champions Trophy opener. Speaking to CNNIBN, Srikkanth said the overall batting and bowling combination packs a punch and is sure that India have gone with the perfect XI in Cardiff. ...
  • Favourites India face 'opening' blues June 5, 2013

    Indian openers didn't fire in the warmup games and Maninder Singh feels Rohit Sharma should replace Murali Vijay when India start their Champions Trophy campaign against South Africa. ...
  • 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...