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  • Yearender 2012: The best Test innings of 2012 January 1, 2013

    In a year with many centuries and individual contributions of brilliance, we pick ten Test innings that really stood out. Michael Clarke – 329*, 2nd Test, Sydney The Australian captain set the tone for a record-breaking year by scoring his first triple-century, and the fourth-highest score by an Australian, as his...
  • Yearender 2012: Cricketnext's Test team of the year January 1, 2013

    We sift through the numbers, wickets and runs to pick the 11 most valuable Test cricketers of the year. 1. Alastair Cook – M 15, I 29, Runs 1249, Avg 48.03, HS 190, 100 4, 50 3 The second-highest run-scorer in Test cricket this year, after his captain in our...
  • Clarke tops Test rankings with career-best points December 29, 2012

    Dubai: In the form of his life, Australia captain Michael Clarke on Saturday reached a career-best 900 points to retain the top spot in the ICC Test Rankings for batsmen after his side's innings and 201 runs win against Sri Lanka in Melbourne. The win guaranteed Australia an unassailable 2-0 lead...
  • South Africa finally scale the summit December 19, 2012

    Melbourne: South Africa celebrated their long-heralded arrival at the summit of Test cricket in 2012 while West Indies enjoyed their first world title since the team's 1970s heyday with a maiden Twenty20 trophy. The giddy heights proved too much for England whose year-long reign as the number one Test nation...
  • 3rd Test: South Africa set 632-run target for Australia December 2, 2012

    Perth: Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers posted big centuries in quick time before South Africa was dismissed for 569 late on Sunday, setting Australia an unlikely victory target of 632 in the third Test. David Warner (29) and Ed Cowan (9) survived an hour before stumps to steer the Australians...
  • Half a Kallis better than none: Jennings November 29, 2012

    Johannesburg: The lingering doubts on his fitness notwithstanding, former South Africa coach Ray Jennings feels the Proteas should include the veteran allrounder for the third Test against Australia. Kallis' participation in the match is in doubt after he suffered an injury during which batting in the drawn second Test in...
  • South Africa wait on Kallis's fitness for 3rd Test November 29, 2012

    Perth: South Africa will give allrounder Jacques Kallis until the last moment to prove his fitness for the crucial third and final Test against Australia starting Friday at the WACA Ground. The 37-year-old had appeared certain to miss the series decider, which will also determine which of the two teams ends...
  • Injury-hit South Africa call up McLaren November 25, 2012

    Johannesburg: South Africa has called up allrounder Ryan McLaren as cover for injured pair Jacques Kallis and Vernon Philander, who are both doubts for the crucial third Test against Australia. The visitors will likely have to win that final match to save the series with Australia in a commanding position heading...
  • Kallis in doubt for 3rd Test with hamstring injury November 24, 2012

    Adelaide: Jacques Kallis is in danger of missing the third Test in Perth next week after aggravating his strained right hamstring while scoring a courageous half-century to help South Africa avoid the follow-on on Saturday in the second Test against Australia. The 37-year-old allrounder hurt his leg after taking two quick...
  • Kallis in doubt for 3rd Test with hamstring injury November 24, 2012

    Adelaide: Jacques Kallis is in danger of missing the third Test in Perth next week after aggravating his strained right hamstring while scoring a courageous half-century to help South Africa avoid the follow-on on Saturday in the second Test against Australia. The 37-year-old allrounder hurt his leg while bowling on Thursday...
  • Kirsten worried with SA injury list growing November 22, 2012

    Adelaide: Critics have condemned South Africa's decision to give players a holiday between Test matches after veteran allrounder Jacques Kallis limped off the Adelaide Oval just 3.3 overs into his opening spell on Thursday, only hours after paceman Vernon Philander was ruled out of the second Test against Australia with...
  • 2nd Test: Clarke's double ton leads Aus to 482/5 November 22, 2012

    Adelaide: Michael Clarke continued his Bradman-like year, producing his fourth 200-plus innings of 2012 to guide Australia to 482 for 5 at stumps in a remarkable opening day against a depleted South Africa attack in the second Test. The Australia captain became the first batsman to score four double centuries in...
  • Pujara, Ojha achieve career-best ICC rankings November 21, 2012

    Dubai: India’s batting sensation Cheteshwar Pujara and Test spinner Pragyan Ojha played pivotal roles in India’s nine-wicket win over England in Ahmedabad, and have now moved to career-best rankings in the ICC’s latest update for Test players. Pujara, 24, scored unbeaten innings of 206 and 41 to claim the Man-of-the-Match...
  • Kallis takes some blame for Amla's review refusal November 11, 2012

    Brisbane: Jacques Kallis took some blame for South African team-mate Hashim Amla not challenging his dismissal and missing out on a possible bigger score against Australia in the first Test on Sunday. Amla had reached his third century in four innings against Australia and his 17th overall before he was...
  • Kallis ready to assume bowling role for SA November 11, 2012

    Brisbane: After a stellar day with the bat and in the field on Sunday, South Africa's Jacques Kallis declared himself fit and ready to play his part with the ball in the last two days of the first Test against Australia. Kallis scored an impressive 147 to help South Africa...
  • SA vs Aus: Ed Cowan leads hosts fightback on day three November 11, 2012

    Brisbane: Ed Cowan and Michael Clarke added an unbeaten 71 to rescue Australia from 40 for 3 in their reply to South Africa's 450 on the third day of the first Test at Gabba on Sunday. Cowan (49) and Clarke (34) batted valiantly to take their team to 111 for 3...
  • Kallis blames weather for KKR's dismal show October 22, 2012

    Cape Town: Had it not been for the washed-out game against Perth Scorchers, reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders could have made the semi-finals of the ongoing Champions League Twenty20, said senior all-rounder Jacques Kallis. KKR, however, bid adieu to CLT20 with a bang thrashing in-form Titans by 99 runs in...
  • CLT20: A guide to the main draw October 13, 2012

    Ten of the best domestic T20 teams from around the world will showcase their prowess as the Champions League Twenty20 is all set to kick-off in Centurion on Saturday. Here's a guide to what all we can look forward to in the main draw of the multi-million dollar competition. Prize money:...
  • I find myself nowhere near Kallis: Watson September 23, 2012

    Colombo: Humility is a virtue that champion sportspersons are blessed with and Australian allrounder Shane Watson is no different as he sees himself "nowhere" when compared to South African great Jacques Kallis. "When I look at it, I find myself nowhere near Jacques Kallis simply because what he has achieved in...
  • World T20: Taylor slams 'sloppy' Zimbabwe September 21, 2012

    Hambantota: Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor has described his team as "sloppy" and "below par" after they crashed out of the World Twenty20 with a ten-wicket thumping by South Africa. Zimbabwe were no match for the formidable South Africans on Thursday as they were reduced to a paltry 93 for 8...
  • SL face SA to decide group winners September 21, 2012

    Hambantota: Already assured of their places in the Super Eight stage of the ICC World Twenty20, both Sri Lanka and South Africa would be eyeing a win to top their pool when they play against each other in the marquee Group C clash here on Saturday. Both hosts Sri Lanka and...
  • Dominant South Africa outclass Zimbabwe September 21, 2012

    Hambantota: South Africa produced a clinical performance to knock Zimbabwe out of the ICC World Twenty20 with a comfortable 10-wicket victory in a lop-sided Group C match here on Thursday. Zimbabwe crashed out of the event after slumping to their second defeat in the tournament having lost to hosts Sri...
  • SA outright favourites against Zimbabwe September 20, 2012

    Hambantota: Perennial under-achievers at big-ticket ICC events, South Africa will start their campaign to shed the 'chokers' tag when they take on minnows Zimbabwe in their opening Group C match of the World Twenty20 here on Thursday. The game should not prove too much of an ask for the Proteas as...
  • World T20: Can South Africa do it this time? September 19, 2012

    As so often happens when ICC tournaments begin, the big question hanging over South Africa is: will they choke in the knock-outs? The C word has unfortunately become synonymous with South African cricket sides, for reasons that are well documented. Going into the 2012 ICC World Twenty20, the expectations are...
  • Eng experience will hold SA in good stead: CSA September 15, 2012

    Johannesburg: The South Africa's largely successful tour of England will hold them in good stead in the ICC World Cup Twenty20 starting next week in Sri Lanka, said Cricket South Africa (CSA) acting CEO Jacques Faul. South Africa won the Test series 2-0 while the ODI and T20 series were drawn. "This...
  • 3rd T20: England aim to level the series September 11, 2012

    Birmingham: England will look to get the better of South Africa in the third Twenty20 international at Edgbaston on Wednesday to level the series and carry the momentum into the ICC World Twenty20 which begins next week. South Africa lead the series after hammering the hosts in the opener at...