South Africa vs India

  • Youthful India learn valuable lessons in defeat 31-12-2013 05:58 PM

    India might have lost the brief Test series in South Africa but the experience garnered from two tough Tests against the top-ranked team will serve them in good stead in tough away campaigns to come over the next year, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Tuesday. As they departed for...
  • Kallis is a 'true champion' of the game, says Tendulkar 31-12-2013 11:34 AM

    New Delhi: Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday paid tribute to just-retired South African allrounder Jacques Kallis, calling him a "true champion" who always played the game in the right spirit. "@jacqueskallis75 Congratulations on a fabulous career. You have played the game in the right spirit....It's been a joy...
  • Indian batting in good hands despite Rohit and Dhawan's failure 31-12-2013 08:53 AM

    Touted as the next 'Fab Four' of Indian cricket, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara boarded the plane to South Africa with high hopes of replicating their overwhelming success on home soil overseas. But only two of them returned with some statistical gains. No doubt that the...
  • Kallis bids adieu to Test cricket in fairytale script 30-12-2013 11:19 PM

    Durban: Jacques Kallis, one of the greatest allrounders of the game, on Monday bid adieu to Test cricket after an illustrious 18-year career in a fairytale script as he hit a century in his swansong match in South Africa's 10-wicket thrashing of India on Monday. The script for Kallis' Test...
  • Wanted to win for 'irreplaceable' Kallis, says Smith 30-12-2013 10:36 PM

    Durban: South Africa captain Graeme Smith said that the series-clinching win over India in the second and final Test here was a fitting tribute to "irreplaceable" team-mate Jacques Kallis who bid farewell to Test cricket on Monday. "We wanted to win it for Jacques. Ultimately, we wanted to make sure...
  • Mum, Dad, I hope I have made you proud: Jacques Kallis 30-12-2013 08:57 PM

    Durban: Jacques Kallis on Monday paid handsome tributes to his late parents for all the support they gave to make him a cricketer and hoped he did them proud. Kallis, who retired from Test cricket as South Africa wrapped up the two-match series 1-0 against India, also said he was...
  • India surrender on the final day of Durban Test 30-12-2013 08:48 PM

    CNN-IBN cricket expert Krishnamachari Srikkanth discusses what went wrong for India as they suffered heavy defeat against South Africa in Durban. ...
  • Captain MS Dhoni blames batsmen for Durban loss 30-12-2013 08:38 PM

    Durban: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni Monday blamed the batting collapse in the first session as South Africa won the second Test by 10 wickets and wrapped up the two-match series 1-0 here at the Kingsmead. Resuming the day at 68 for 2 in the second innings, India had a challenging...
  • Dale Steyn becomes second fastest bowler to 350 Test wickets 30-12-2013 07:20 PM

    South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn claimed his 350th Test victim on Monday that made him the joint second fastest to the landmark and en route earned his team a series-winning victory against India in Durban. Steyn equalled the likes of Richard Hadlee to the second spot in his 69th...
  • South Africa defeat India by 10 wickets to give Kallis a perfect send-off 30-12-2013 06:59 PM

    India were left to rue the chances they missed as South Africa won the second and final Test in Durban convincingly by ten wickets, sealing the series 1-0 and giving a perfect send-off to Jacques Kallis who represented his country for one last time in Tests. Barring a valiant 96...
  • Special feeling to get hundred in last Test: Jacques Kallis 30-12-2013 02:39 PM

    Durban: South Africa's Jacques Kallis got a fairytail hundred against India in his farewell Test and the retiring all-rounder said it was a "special feeling" to reach the three-figure mark in his final appearance in the five-day game for the Proteas. "It is a special feeling," Kallis said. "It's strange...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs India, 2nd Test, Day 5 30-12-2013 12:28 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 round-up: Jacques Kallis scored a fairytale hundred in his last Test as South Africa consolidated their position on the fourth day of the second and final Test against India, taking a 166-run lead which could prove decisive...
  • Our batsmen will fight it out on day five: Penney 29-12-2013 11:26 PM

    Durban: India face a daunting task to save the second Test by batting out the final day but fielding coach Trevor Penney was upbeat about eking out a draw, saying his batsmen know very well what is required of them. India have eight wickets in hand and a full day...
  • Robin Peterson confident of South Africa victory in Durban 29-12-2013 11:14 PM

    Durban: South Africa African spinner Robin Peterson is optimistic that his side could force a result on the final day of the second Test and win the series against India at Kingsmead on Sunday. India are placed 68 for two, trailing the hosts by 98 runs with 98 overs to...
  • A fairytale hundred for Kallis; India 98 runs behind South Africa 29-12-2013 09:26 PM

    Jacques Kallis scored a fairytale hundred in his last Test as South Africa consolidated their position on the fourth day of the second and final Test against India, taking a 166-run lead which could prove decisive going into the fifth day in Durban. India were 68 for 2 in their...
  • Kallis goes past Dravid, becomes 3rd highest Test run-getter 29-12-2013 03:49 PM

    Durban: South African allrounder Jacques Kallis on Sunday surpassed Rahul Dravid as the third highest run-getter in Test cricket after a 115-run knock against India in his farewell match here on Sunday. Kallis, who would be retiring from Tests at the end of the ongoing second and final game against...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs India, 2nd Test, Day 4 29-12-2013 12:24 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 round-up: Playing his final Test, Jacques Kallis approached his 45th century as South Africa made their position strong on day three of the second Test, reaching 299 for 5 at stumps, just 35 runs shy of India's...
  • Jacques Kallis the greatest allrounder of modern era: Shaun Pollock 28-12-2013 11:31 PM

    Durban: Former South African captain Shaun Pollock termed Jacques Kallis as the "greatest allrounder of the modern era" and someone who can only be compared to the contemporary legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Brian Lara to name a few. "In the modern era, he will go down as...
  • Kallis playing the perfect innings: Alviro Petersen 28-12-2013 10:17 PM

    Durban: South Africa's opening batsman Alviro Petersen has said that Jacques Kallis in his last Test is "playing the perfect innings for his team". Petersen himself scored 67 runs, but deemed that Kallis' unbeaten knock of 78 as more important in placing the Proteas just 35 runs behind the visitors...
  • Ravindra Jadeja wants to answer his critics with a five-for 28-12-2013 10:00 PM

    Durban: Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja would like to go all out for his elusive fifth wicket on Sunday which will be an answer to his critics who had said that he can only perform on sub-continental tracks that offer turn. Jadeja was the pick of of the Indian bowlers as...
  • 2nd Test: Kallis stands firm as SA just 35 runs away from India's 334 28-12-2013 08:18 PM

    Playing his final Test, Jacques Kallis approached his 45th century as South Africa made their position strong on day three of the second Test, reaching 299 for 5 at stumps, just 35 runs shy of India's first innings total of 334. Kallis (78*) looked in imperious touch even in the...
  • Kallis gets guard of honour in his final Test 28-12-2013 02:42 PM

    Durban: Retiring South African allrounder Jacques Kallis was on Saturday given a guard of honour by the Indian players as he walked out to bat in the second and final cricket Test at Kingsmead here. Kallis, who will retire from Test cricket after this game, walked out to bat to...
  • Scoring runs against South Africa is reassuring: Vijay 28-12-2013 01:39 PM

    Durban: He might have missed out on a hundred but Indian opener Murali Vijay is satisfied that he made a significant contribution of 97 runs against a quality South African attack in the ongoing second Test here. "Home or overseas, scoring runs makes me happy. I am happy with the...
  • As it happened: SA vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3 in Durban 28-12-2013 12:33 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: Durban was dark and gloomy on Friday morning, but by the end of the day, the home fans returned having witnessed a fine spell of fast bowling from Dale Steyn that saw India's first innings folding...
  • 2nd Test: Tough test awaits Indian bowlers on Day 3 28-12-2013 10:36 AM

    Indian pacer bowlers will have to be at their best on day three at Durban if they are looking to take the advantage in the second Test. At stumps on day two, South Africa raced to 82 for 0...
  • Proud of my comeback today, says Dale Steyn 28-12-2013 12:02 AM

    Durban: South African pacer Dale Steyn who carried the attack back to the Indian camp with a sensational six-wicket haul said that he wasn't at all disappointed while not getting any wickets for more than 69 overs as he was bowling well. "I didn't mind the way I was bowling...
  • Pujara's advice of playing Steyn carefully worked: Vijay 27-12-2013 11:40 PM

    Durban: He might have missed out on what should have been a well-deserved ton but opener Murali Vijay is satisfied that he had made significant contribution with his score of 97 against a quality South African attack in the second Test on Friday. "Home or overseas, scoring runs makes me...
  • Jacques Kallis takes 200th Test catch 27-12-2013 11:35 PM

    Durban: Jacques Kallis became the second fielder to take 200 catches in Test cricket when he held a sharp chance to dismiss Ravindra Jadeja on the second day of the second and final Test between South Africa and India at Kingsmead on Friday. Kallis, playing in his 166th and final...