South Africa

  • India get richer for finishing third ranked Test side 15-04-2014 05:38 PM

    Dubai: India on Tuesday received a cheque of $265,000 for finishing third, while South Africa pocketed $475,000 for claiming the top position in the ICC Test Team Rankings at the April 1 cut-off date. While South Africa finished as the number one team, Australia claimed the second position and won...
  • CSA lauds Dale Steyn on top cricket award 09-04-2014 10:53 PM

    Cricket South Africa has lauded fast bowler Dale Steyn on being named the Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2014 edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, which was published on Wednesday. "South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World for 2013, a year in which...
  • I took Reeva's life: Oscar Pistorius tells South African court 09-04-2014 05:11 PM

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius told a South African court on Wednesday that his girlfriend died in his arms, blood pouring from her body, as he tried to revive her after shooting her by mistake. Facing questioning from prosecutor Gerrie Nel for the first time in his murder trial, Pistorius admitted killing...
  • Oscar Pistorius breaks down while recalling shooting 09-04-2014 08:01 AM

    Pretoria: A subdued Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday described dinner at home, chatting and looking at cell phone photos with Reeva Steenkamp on the last night of her life. Then he erupted in anguished howls and heaving sobs while testifying at his murder trial about the moments when he says he...
  • Relations with girlfriend Reeva sometimes troubled: Oscar Pistorius 08-04-2014 04:44 PM

    Testifying in his murder trial on Tuesday, Oscar Pistorius said he and girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp sometimes had troubles in their relationship but that they sorted them out, were in love and were planning a life together. Pistorius said he was "besotted" with the 29-year-old model when they started dating and...
  • India and South Africa: Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of apartheid

    The One World Blog |  Manu Bhagavan
    This month will mark 20 years since elections that brought the system of apartheid in South Africa to a formal end. India can rightfully celebrate...

  • Indian-origin honeymoon murder suspect Dewani extradited to S Africa 08-04-2014 07:07 AM

    London: UK-based Indian-origin businessman Shrien Dewani was on Monday extradited to South Africa to stand trial for allegedly plotting the 2010 murder of his Indo-Swedish wife while on their honeymoon. Dewani, 34, was put on a flight to Cape Town from Heathrow to face a charge for ordering the contract...
  • It was my best Twenty20 knock, says Virat Kohli 05-04-2014 10:58 AM

    Mirpur: Virat Kohli termed his unbeaten 72-run innings against South Africa on Friday night as his "best knock" considering the importance of the match although he said he had batted better than this on several other occasions. "If you look at the importance of this match (World T20 semi-final), then...
  • World T20: India blow away South Africa in semi-final 05-04-2014 10:45 AM

    Led by Virat Kohli's knock of 72, India chased down South Africa's total of 172 with ease to enter World T20 final. ...
  • Virat Kohli gratefully accepts gift from skipper Dhoni 05-04-2014 08:32 AM

    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 04-04-2014 11:03 PM

    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...
  • We were positive about chasing the target, says MS Dhoni 04-04-2014 10:59 PM

    Mirpur: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said there was a "sense of calmness" in the innings break as the team backed itself to chase down the 173-run target set by South Africa in the ICC World T20 semi-final, here on Friday night. "There was a sense of calmness in the...
  • World T20: Kohli, Ashwin star as India hammer South Africa to enter final against Sri Lanka 04-04-2014 09:32 PM

    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...
  • As it happened: India vs Sri Lanka, World T20 2nd semi-final 04-04-2014 05:21 PM

    (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...
  • England women cruise to World Twenty20 final 04-04-2014 04:55 PM

    Mirpur: Veteran skipper Charlotte Edwards and young Sarah Taylor batted sensibly to chase down a paltry total and help England women beat South Africa by nine wickets to enter the final of the ICC Women's World T20 on Friday. The English women will meet their Australian counterparts in the final...
  • South Africa are in safe hands, says former captain Graeme Smith 04-04-2014 09:44 AM

    Graeme Smith believes South Africa are in safe hands, despite his retirement as captain and the recent departures of coach Gary Kirsten and allrounder Jacques Kallis, because the squad are still brimming with experience. Smith announced his retirement in March after 12 years, more than 9,000 test runs and 27...
  • WT20 semi-final: India on a roll but South Africa a tough nut 04-04-2014 09:02 AM

    After rain played spoilsport in the first semi-final of the ICC World Twenty20 2014 and threatening to ruin the second where India take on South Africa on Friday, the weathermen in Mirpur have forecast another strong thunderstorm in the evening on April 4. But India, who have been on a...
  • Thunderstorm forecast during India's WT20 semi-final against SA 04-04-2014 08:58 AM

    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...
  • World T20: India will reach final if there is no play on Friday 03-04-2014 10:43 PM

    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...
  • WT20: Semi-final can be anybody's game, says R Ashwin 03-04-2014 09:30 PM

    Mirpur: Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin feels that winning all four-matches in the group stage at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium will give India some edge but admits that the semi-final against South Africa can be anybody's game. On the eve of Friday's semi-final here, Ashwin, Man of the Match in the last...
  • Graeme Smith baffled by Pietersen's England axing 03-04-2014 09:17 PM

    London: Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith on Thursday expressed his surprise at England's decision to end the international career of his Surrey team-mate Kevin Pietersen. Pietersen, 33, was sensationally axed by England in the aftermath of their 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia, despite the South Africa-born batsman being his...
  • World T20 semi-final: India favourites against dangerous South Africa 03-04-2014 06:27 PM

    It all boils to one game now. One bad day and the four wins on a trot will count nothing for the tournament's only unbeaten team, India, as they take on a dangerous and trophy-hungry South Africa in the second semi-final of the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 on Friday. India...
  • India favourites, South Africa underdogs: Faf du Plessis on WT20 semis 03-04-2014 05:38 PM

    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 says Yuvraj Singh fit for World T20 semi-final 03-04-2014 05:16 PM

    India received a boost ahead of Friday's World Twenty20 semi-final against South Africa when Yuvraj Singh was declared fit following an ankle injury, an official said. The dashing left-handed batsman hurt his left ankle while playing football with team-mates on Wednesday, but the Indian squad's media manager R.N. Baba said...
  • Chittagong track will help pace and bounce: Amla 03-04-2014 02:32 PM

    Mirpur: Hashim Amla is all too aware that the performance of the India spinners will go a long way to deciding the World Twenty20 semi-final against South Africa on Friday. The challenge posed by legspinner Amit Mishra and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who have each won two player-of-the-match awards so far...
  • Numbers game: India favourites to beat South Africa in World T20 semis 03-04-2014 11:40 AM

    The new world No. 1 Twenty20 team is on a roll. With four wins in as many games, India are hot favourites to extend South Africa's wait for a senior ICC trophy by ending the Proteas' run at the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 in the semis. Group 2 toppers India...
  • Shane Warne helping South Africa leggie Tahir for India battle 02-04-2014 02:07 PM

    Mirpur: As the South African spinners gear up to counter a formidable Indian line-up, they had a pleasant surprise awaiting them at the net session when legendary legspinner Shane Warne came over to hand them tips ahead of the second semi-final of the ICC World T20 on Friday. "We were...
  • Team India's check-list for South Africa test in World T20 semis 02-04-2014 02:05 PM

    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 01-04-2014 07:33 PM

    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...