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  • IPL 8: Can't have a set plan against AB de Villiers, says Morne Morkel April 10, 2015

    Kolkata: Praising Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman AB de Villiers' ability to read the game, Kolkata Knight Riders' South African pace spearhead Morne Morkel on Friday said it was a difficult to set a plan against his compatriot known for playing unorthodox shots. "You can't really plan against A.B. de Villiers, he...
  • IPL 2015: Don't regret missing out on century, says Rohit Sharma April 9, 2015

    Kolkata: The talented Indian youngsters of Kolkata Knight Riders made all the difference as Mumbai Indians struggled to get breakthroughs, skipper Rohit Sharma said after their seven-wicket loss in the IPL-8 T20 cricket tournament opener on Wednesday. "Their strength is their domestic batters who utilised the conditions in a better way,...
  • IPL 8: I only needed to make the best use of the conditions, says Morne Morkel April 9, 2015

    Kolkata: Having bagged the man of the match with impressive figures of 2/18 in the eighth Indian Premier League lung opener, South African pacer Morne Morkel says he only had to make the best use of the favourable conditions at the Eden Gardens. "With the new ball there was a little...
  • Twitter hails New Zealand's historic entry into World Cup final March 24, 2015

    Grant Elliott struck a six off the penultimate to lift New Zealand to a four-wicket win over South Africa in a cliff-hanging match on Tuesday which carried them into a World Cup final for the first time, ending their run of defeats in their six previous semi-finals. New Zealand went into...
  • World Cup 2015: Semi-final clash will be South Africa's greatest challenge March 23, 2015

    When one mentions the countries, South Africa and New Zealand, in the same sentence one automatically thinks of the great rugby union rivalry between the two nations that has been ongoing since 1921. Legendary South African rugby player, Boy Louw, possibly said it best: "When South Africa plays New Zealand, consider...
  • World Cup 2015: Vernon Philander absence may test depth, balance but not result February 26, 2015

    Vernon Philander's hamstring injury will not only upset the balance of South Africa's attack against West Indies but also test their pace bowling depth when the two sides clash in their World Cup Pool B match in Sydney on Friday. The 29-year-old Philander limped out of South Africa's 130-run humbling by...
  • World Cup: At MCG, India showed they can blow away any side, says Morkel February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Out of favour South African all-rounder Albie Morkel says India's hammering of the Proteas at the MCG demonstrated that the defending champions are capable of blowing any team away in the World Cup and big-ticket ICC events bring out the best in them. Morkel, holidaying after getting done with...
  • Fast bowlers should be ready for a challenging World Cup February 10, 2015

    International cricket is all about how you prepare. Keep yourself fit, put in the hard work and practice well. That in a nutshell is the mantra for doing well at the highest level. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be played in the challenging conditions of Australia and New...
  • Sensex snaps 7-day losing streak, ends 128 points up February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex on Tuesday snapped its seven-day losing streak but failed to maintain early gains a day when the BJP was trounced by the AAP in Delhi assembly elections. The BSE bluechip index, which rose over 400 points just before noon, more than halved its gain to conclude...
  • Kanye West almost pulls a Kanye on best album winner Beck February 9, 2015

    Los Angeles: Kanye West almost pulled another Kanye at the Grammy Awards. West briefly popped up on stage as Beck accepted the album of the year award on Sunday for 'Morning Phase,' beating out expected victor Beyoncé. West smiled and quickly jumped down, but not before getting guffaws from Beyoncé and Jay...
  • 1st ODI: South Africa, West Indies seek World Cup form January 16, 2015

    Durban: South Africa and West Indies square up in five One-Day Internationals, starting at Kingsmead on Friday, in their final round of competitive matches before the World Cup starts in Australia and New Zealand next month. South Africa will be fielding their World Cup squad, with the exception of injured...
  • Paceman Vernon Philander expecting lively Cape Town wicket January 2, 2015

    Cape Town: Fast bowler Vernon Philander returns to a happy hunting ground on Friday expecting plenty of opportunities for South Africa's much-vaunted pace attack to wrap up victory in the Test series against West Indies. The home team lead 1-0 going into the final Test in Cape Town and Philander believes...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 4 December 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 round-up: West Indies reached 144 for two in reply to South Africa's 417 for eight declared. The West Indies took four wickets before lunch, including the prize scalps of Amla and AB de Villiers, who were dismissed in successive...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 3 December 28, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: Faf du Plessis completed his fourth Test century and was dismissed immediately afterwards on a rain-hit second day of the second Test between South Africa and the West Indies. Only half an hour's play was possible at St...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 2 December 27, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round up: Dean Elgar and Faf du Plessis punished the West Indies for fielding lapses as South Africa built a strong position on the first day. South Africa were 270 for two at the close after being sent in...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 1 December 26, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The West Indies face a daunting task when they take on South Africa in the second Test at Port Elizabeth's St George's Park. The tourists were outplayed in the first Test at Centurion, where they were beaten by an innings and...
  • Bhim Niroula: The guy who sang the legendary song 'Sunday morning love' has a Christmas present for his fans December 26, 2014

    If you are addicted to web virals, you have at least once been forwarded a link to singer Bhim Niroula's music channel. Titled 'Give me tablet', Niroula's latest song sees him pondering about the effects of the weather on his health. ...
  • Sam Smith, Beyonce, Pharrell lead Grammys with six nods each December 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: British soul-pop artist Sam Smith, R&B star Beyonce and singer-producer Pharrell Williams led artists with six Grammy nominations each, including nods for the top prize of Album of the Year, the Recording Academy said Friday. Smith's 'In the Lonely Hour,' Beyonce's self-titled album and Pharrell's 'Girl' joined rocker Beck's...
  • Morne Morkel ready to take new ball for South Africa November 17, 2014

    South African quick Morne Morkel declared himself ready to take the new ball at the World Cup if required after posting career-best figures of 5 for 21 as the Proteas crushed Australia in the second one-day international. The 30-year-old helped account for two more Australian wickets with fine catches as South...
  • 2nd ODI: Morkel stars as South Africa beat Australia by 3 wickets, level series 1-1 November 16, 2014

    Perth: Morne Morkel took a career-best 5 for 21 and captain AB de Villiers made 48 as South Africa beat Australia by three wickets in the second one-day cricket international on Sunday to level the five-match series at 1-1. Handed the new ball ahead of Dale Steyn, Morkel took two wickets...
  • Meet Bhim Niroula, the YouTube star you've probably never heard of October 27, 2014

    New Delhi/Reading: If you are addicted to web virals, you have at least once been forwarded a link to singer Bhim Niroula's music channel. He's a nondescript man, wearing what can only qualify as week-day office wear, in a video that has now over two million views on YouTube. The track...
  • CLT20, CSK vs Dolphins: as it happened September 22, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After a jittery start, Chennai Super Kings will look for a turnaround to get their campaign back on track when they take on South African team Nashua Dolphins in a Group A match. Chennai had lost their opening encounter against Kolkata...
  • CLT20: Chennai Super Kings seek turnaround against Dolphins September 22, 2014

    Bangalore: After a jittery start, Chennai Super Kings will look for a turnaround to get their campaign back on track when they take on South African team Nashua Dolphins in a Group A match of the Champions League T20 on Monday. Chennai had lost their opening encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders...
  • As it happened: Perth Scorchers vs Dolphins, CLT20 Match 4 September 20, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) For the Scorchers, a lot will depend on Adam Voges and the top order batsman will look to come good on the Mohali track. Mitchell Marsh has the ability to tear apart the rival bowling attack. On the other hand, Dolphins,...
  • CLT20: Dolphins aim to swallow big teams, claims coach September 16, 2014

    Chandigarh: They may not be having the big names in world cricket but that doesn't dampen the sprits of South African team Dolphins, who are eyeing to win the Champions League T20. "We are really looking forward to the challenge up ahead. Our intention is to come and win this trophy and...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Morne Morkel ruled out of CLT20 September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders suffered another injury blow before the start of the Champions League Twenty20 season with South African mediumpacer Morne Morkel becoming the third overseas player to be ruled out of the competition due to a shoulder injury. Earlier, Australian batsman Chris Lynn was ruled out post a...
  • Morkel, Duminy in doubt for triseries final against Australia September 5, 2014

    Cape Town: South Africa fast bowler Morne Morkel and allrounder JP Duminy will undergo late fitness tests ahead of Saturday's triangular series final against Australia in Harare. South Africa, who have already lost allrounder Ryan McLaren to injury in the series, will give the players until just before the start of...
  • Oneoff Test: South Africa thump Zimbabwe by 9 wickets August 12, 2014

    South Africa beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets inside four days in the oneoff Test at Harare Sports Club on Tuesday to reinforce their position as the topranked team. The South Africans easily chased the 41run target they needed in their second innings, finishing on 441 to seal victory and follow up...
  • South Africa mull extra pace option against Sri Lanka in 2nd Test July 23, 2014

    South Africa, on the verge of a rare series win in Sri Lanka, are considering playing an extra fast bowler on the Singhalese SC track which is not as conducive to spin as the one in Galle. South Africa played legspinner Imran Tahir and the offspin of JP Duminy in...