SOUTH AFRICA

  • The 'God' knew it, Sachin Tendulkar's World Cup prediction on semis spot on 2 days ago

    Sydney: He isn't called the 'God of cricket' for nothing and Sachin Tendulkar lived up to the title by accurately predicting the cricket World Cup semi-finalists. Much before the tournament began, Tendulkar picked India, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa as the last four for the showpiece and the line-up turned...
  • World Cup: South Africa's comedy of errors is no laughing matter 4 days ago

    Sydney: Another Cricket World Cup semi-final but another failure to get to the final has left many South Africa fans questioning what their side must do to reach one-day international cricket's showpiece match. Tuesday's dramatic four-wicket defeat by New Zealand in a rain-affected clash at Auckland's Eden Park was the fourth...
  • AB de Villiers and Brendon McCullum are two gentlemen of the game 4 days ago

    "Cricket is a game that owes much of its unique appeal to the fact that it should be played not only within its Laws but also within the Spirit of the Game. Any action which is seen to abuse this spirit causes injury to the game itself. The major responsibility...
  • World Cup 2015: South Africa will have to wait for four more years 4 days ago

    When it was clear that Australia were about to defeat New Zealand in the 2003 rugby union World Cup semi-final, then Australian scrum-half, George Gregan, was caught on camera mouthing the words "four more years" to his All Black counterpart, Byron Kelleher. That semi-final defeat would condemn New Zealand to...
  • Jubilant New Zealand daring to dream of World Cup glory 4 days ago

    Wellington: New Zealanders hailed the Black Caps' cliffhanger World Cup semi-final win over South Africa as one of the country's top sporting moments on Wednesday and finally began dreaming of even greater glory in the tournament decider on Sunday. "One to go," trumpeted the front page of the New Zealand Herald,...
  • Watch: Elliott heroics helps New Zealand beat SA, ICC World Cup, Day 33 highlights 4 days ago

    Johannesburg-born Grant Elliott's 84 not out, capped with a stunning six off the penultimate ball, saw New Zealand to a four-wicket win over South Africa in a cliffhanger World Cup semi-final at Auckland's Eden Park on Tuesday. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 5 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Well-deserved World Cup final for New Zealand: Sunil Gavaskar 5 days ago

    Sydney: Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar praised New Zealand for playing "outstanding" cricket throughout the World Cup, saying the Kiwis thoroughly deserved to be in the final after edging past South Africa in a battle of nerves at Auckland today. Playing in their seventh World Cup semi-final, New Zealand, who have...
  • News 360: SC axes Section 66A of IT Act, calls it unconstitutional 5 days ago

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: New Zealand should stick to what they have been doing 5 days ago

    (Legendary New Zealand allrounder Chris Harris, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) The victory is fantastic. It seemed it was the recap of 1992. I was part of...
  • Rain, blemishes conspire to knock South Africa out, NZ reach maiden final 5 days ago

    Cricket is a great leveler but you tell that to a South African in any corner of the world and you would notice that the eyes are getting red and the face turning pale, fuming with anger and frustration. A nation gripped with inflation, unemployment and crime rates going up at...
  • This is the best ever New Zealand team in a World Cup: Chris Harris 5 days ago

    This is the best ever New Zealand team to have taken the field in a World Cup, given the kind of potential we have in our batting and bowling, feels Chris Harris. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Sachin Tendulkar congratulates New Zealand 5 days ago

    Auckland: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar congratulated New Zealand for making it to the World Cup final after the Black Caps beat South Africa by four wickets (Duckworth/Lewis) in the semi-final at the Eden Park here on Tuesday. "Big Congratulations to New Zealand for making the ICC World Cup finals and playing...
  • Elliott stars for New Zealand as they beat South Africa in a thriller 5 days ago

    Grant Elliott scored a match-winning 84 off 73 to power New Zealand (299/6) to their first ever World Cup final, beating South Africa (281/5) by 4 wickets (D/L) in a cliffhanger. ...
  • South Africa, rains and the World Cup jinx 5 days ago

    South Africa's tryst with rain God Zeus continued on Tuesday as it again played a cruel part in the outcome of the first semi-final of the World Cup 2015. New Zealand reached their first Cricket World Cup final when Grant Elliott struck a six from the penultimate ball to beat...
  • World Cup 2015: I cost South Africa the game, says AB de Villiers 5 days ago

    At a news conference after his team's loss to New Zealand in the World Cup semi-final, as the emotions of the defeated captain were almost painfully raw, AB de Villiers' most revealing answer was of only one word. De Villiers' voice cracked as he fielded questions, and he paused at times...
  • Twitter hails New Zealand's historic entry into World Cup final 5 days ago

    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: It is the greatest time of our lives, says Brendon McCullum 5 days ago

    Auckland: A sensational win over South Africa in the heart-stopping semi-final has given New Zealand their maiden entry into the cricket World Cup final, a moment which victorious captain Brendon McCullum described as the "greatest time" of their lives. New Zealand recorded a historic four-wicket win over a fighting South Africa...
  • New Zealand create history, reach maiden World Cup final by beating South Africa 5 days ago

    Grant Elliott scored a match-winning 84 off 73 to power New Zealand (299/6) to their first ever World Cup final, beating South Africa (281/5) by 4 wickets (D/L) in a cliffhanger heavily affected by rain. New Zealand, chasing a Duckworth-Lewis target of 298, reached 299 for 6 with a ball to...
  • Kings of Cricket: New Zealand chase 298 against South Africa 5 days ago

    Faf du Plessis overcame an early test of nerve and patience to score 82, AB de Villiers made 65 not out and David Miller struck a vividly aggressive 49 to set New Zealand 298 runs (D/L) to win. ...
  • Indian-origin author brutally assaulted in South Africa for praising Salman Rushdie 5 days ago

    Johannesburg: An Indian-origin author in South Africa was brutally assaulted and verbally abused after she praised controversial writer Salman Rushdie whose work has angered Muslims around the world. Zainub Priya Dala was hit in the face with a brick last week after she praised Rushdie's writing at a school in Durban,...
  • Google's new Cricket World Cup 2015 doodle pitches New Zealand vs. South Africa for the semi-final 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Google's latest doodle in the Cricket World Cup 2015 series shows New Zealand and South Africa, who are pitched against each other for the semi-final today. The Proteas and Black Caps come into this semi-final both having displayed a propensity to play an aggressive and attacking brand of cricket...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs South Africa, World Cup 2015, 1st semi-final 6 days ago

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) New Zealand will take on South Africa at the Eden Park, Auckland in the first semi-final as both the teams look to book a place in a World Cup final for the first time. New Zealand, who have lost all their six previous...
  • Brendon McCullum urges fans to take leave and come out in large numbers to support Kiwis 6 days ago

    New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has written a letter of excuse to the fans, urging them to come out in large numbers to support the team when they take on South Africa in the 1st semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 on Tuesday at Eden Park. The World Cup...
  • Indian-origin author assaulted in South Africa 6 days ago

    Johannesburg: An Indian-origin author in South Africa was brutally assaulted and verbally abused after she praised controversial writer Salman Rushdie whose work has angered Muslims around the world. Zainub Priya Dala was hit in the face with a brick last week after she praised Rushdie's writing at a school in Durban,...
  • ICC World Cup: Can New Zealand be 7th time lucky? 6 days ago

    Co-hosts New Zealand, who face South Africa in the 1st semi-final of the World Cup on Tuesday, have never won in semis despite being there on six previous occasions. ...
  • World Cup: Pace will be ace for South Africa in semis, says Ricky Ponting 6 days ago

    Auckland: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting on Monday said South Africa should consider unleashing an all-out pace assault against New Zealand in the semi-final of the Cricket World Cup on Tuesday. Ponting said the Proteas should leave out leg-spinner Imran Tahir, their leading wicket-taker for the tournament with 15 scalps, and...
  • World Cup: Challenge for me has been not to get too excited, says Kyle Abbott 6 days ago

    "I have learnt a lot from Dale about preparing for a game and keeping everything in check," says Abbott. ...
  • New Zealand, South Africa battle it out for their first World Cup final 6 days ago

    The apartheid had given the Proteas enough pain that denied the world to watch some of the best cricketers in action starting with the likes of Barry Richards to Basil D'Oliveira, who later went on to play for England. Cricket, much like any other sport in the African nation, had...