South Africa

  • 2nd Test: Perera gives Sri Lanka big lead despite Amla ton 6 minutes ago

    South Africa captain Hashim Amla remained unbeaten after his 22nd Test hundred but off-spinner Dilruwan Perera's career best figures gave Sri Lanka a big first innings lead at the end of the third day of the second Test on Saturday. South Africa were dismissed for 282 in reply to Sri Lanka's...
  • All-round show by Karn takes India A closer to final 3 hours 24 minutes ago

    Darwin: Young leg-spinner Karn Sharma's all-round exploits helped India A eked out a thrilling one-wicket victory over South Africa A team to reach closer to the title round in the Quadrangular 'A' series on Saturday. Batting first, South Africa A scored 275 for eight in 50 overs with Rilee Russouw scoring...
  • Mahela Jayawardene cherishes playing against South Africa 6 hours 1 minutes ago

    In the twilight of his glorious Test career, Mahela Jayawardene will sign off with a bagful of memories when he hangs up his boots next month. But there is one team he will cherish playing against the most. The stylish right-hander has scored against all-comers but his records against South Africa...
  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka spinners keep South Africa in check on Day 2 21 hours 34 minutes ago

    Colombo: Hashim Amla led South Africa's recovery to 98 for 3 in reply to Sri Lanka posting 421 on day two of the second cricket Test on Friday. Mahela Jayawardene was run out for 165 on his home ground at Sinhalese Sports Club, hastening a Sri Lanka collapse from 385 for...
  • 2nd Test: Jayawardene ton gives Sri Lanka edge on Day 1 against South Africa 2 days ago

    Colombo: Mahela Jayawardene smashed his 34th Test century as Sri Lanka overcame an early hiccup and scored a healthy 305 for 5 on day one of the second Test against South Africa on Thursday. Jayawardene made a splendid unbeaten 140 off 225 balls with 16 fours and a six on a...
  • India votes in support of UNHRC resolution on Gaza 2 days ago

    Geneva: India along with BRICS countries on Wednesday voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel's offensive on Gaza. India joined Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa to vote for a Palestinian-drafted resolution on "Ensuring Respect for international law in The Occupied...
  • South Africa mull extra pace option against Sri Lanka in 2nd Test 2 days ago

    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 off-spin of JP Duminy in...
  • Mahela Jayawardene to end Test career on home ground 2 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka have shifted the venue of the second Test against Pakistan next month by request to enable star batsman Mahela Jayawardene to bow out of Test cricket at his club ground in Colombo. Sri Lanka Cricket in a statement on Wednesday says the request was made by Jayawardene's Sinhalese...
  • Amla heaps praise on struggling Tahir before 2nd Sri Lanka Test 2 days ago

    South Africa skipper Hashim Amla on Wednesday backed struggling leg-spinner Imran Tahir to come good, saying he had the qualities to be a match-winning bowler ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka. The 35-year-old Pakistan-born spinner took just one wicket off 45 overs in the first Test at Galle, raising...
  • Niroshan Dickwella included in Sri Lanka squad for 2nd Test against SA 3 days ago

    Colombo: Uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella has been included in the Sri Lanka squad for the second and final Test against South Africa which starts at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground here Thursday. "At a selection meeting, it was decided to include Niroshan Dickwella in the Sri Lanka national squad for the...
  • Sri Lanka pacer Eranga ruled out of second Test against South Africa 3 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's frontline seamer Shaminda Eranga was Tuesday ruled out of the deciding second Test against South Africa due to a hand injury, dealing a fresh blow to the beleaguered hosts. Eranga, 28, tore the webbing between the thumb and index finger of his right hand while fielding on day...
  • Manoj Tiwary, Manish Pandey script 70-run win for India A 4 days ago

    Darwin: Manoj Tiwary and Manish Pandey missed out on three-figure marks but their contrasting innings were enough to guide India 'A' to a comprehensive 70-run win over South Africa 'A' in the second match of the quadrangular series on Tuesday. Tiwary blazed his way to a 73-ball 93 while Manish Pandey...
  • Steyn thanks Donald, rates Galle heroics among his best 5 days ago

    Galle: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn rated his match-winning performance in the Galle Test against Sri Lanka among his best and said watching videos of former fast bowling great Allan Donald inspired him ahead of the series-opener. The 31-year-old right-arm fast bowler took a match haul of nine wickets on...
  • Victory vindicates Hashim Amla's declaration gamble 5 days ago

    Galle: Hashim Amla was probably more relieved than elated after his declaration gamble paid off and the bearded South African began his captaincy tenure with a thumping 153-run win against Sri Lanka on Sunday. South Africa's first permanent non-white skipper made a gamble on the fourth day of the series-opener when...
  • Peace walk held to mark Gandhi's departure from South Africa 5 days ago

    Johannesburg: A five kilometre peace walk was organised on Sunday as part of an event to commemorate the centenary of Mahatma Gandhi's departure from the shores of South Africa to India. The Indian community led by India's High Commissioner to South Africa Virendra Gupta organised the event at the former site...
  • Dale Steyn thanks Allan Donald, rates Galle heroics among his best 6 days ago

    South African fast bowler Dale Steyn rated his match-winning performance in the Galle Test against Sri Lanka among his best and said watching videos of former fast bowling great Allan Donald inspired him ahead of the series-opener. The 31-year-old right-arm fast bowler took a match haul of nine wickets on a...
  • 1st Test: Steyn, Morkel lead South Africa to 153-run win over SL 6 days ago

    South Africa pace bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel grabbed four wickets each to lead the tourists to a 153-run win over Sri Lanka on Friday in the first game of their two-Test series. Steyn grabbed 4-45 and Morkel 4-29 as the Proteas bowled out Sri Lanka for 216 on Sunday...
  • South Africa coach defends Philander in ball tampering row 6 days ago

    Galle: South Africa coach Russell Domingo on Saturday denied his team was earning a reputation for ball tampering after Vernon Philander become the second bowler in the last nine months to be fined for the offence. Philander was on Friday fined 75 per cent of his match fees after footage emerged...
  • Vernon Philander fined by ICC for ball tampering 1 week ago

    Dubai: South Africa's Vernon Philander has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee after breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day's play in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Philander was charged with an article 2.2.9 offence of the ICC Code of Conduct which...
  • 1st Test: Dale Steyn gives South Africa control at Galle on Day 3 1 week ago

    Galle: Pace bowler Dale Steyn grabbed 5 for 50 to help restrict Sri Lanka to 283 for 9 in reply to South Africa's first-innings score of 455 for 9 declared on day three Friday of the first Test. It was the 23rd five-wicket haul in 73 Tests for Steyn, who gained...
  • 1st Test: Sri Lanka end Day 2 trailing South Africa by 425 runs July 17, 2014

    Galle: Jean-Paul Duminy came up with a timely century Thursday that helped South Africa declare their first innings at a formidable 455 for 9 on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka. The left-hander was unbeaten on 100 when South Africa captain Hashim Amla declared midway into the...
  • IMF congratulates BRICS for new fund, offers help July 17, 2014

    Brasilia: The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday congratulated the five BRICS countries for creating a new reserves fund that intends to challenge Western dominance in the global lender. The IMF's managing director, Christine Lagarde, said the lender would like to work with the BRICS in the new fund, which pools together...
  • 1st Test: Late wickets hurt South Africa on Day 1, bring Sri Lanka back July 16, 2014

    Galle: Opener Dean Elgar notched a superb 103 on Wednesday as South Africa reached 268 for 5 on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka. Elgar dominated both pace and spin bowling to smash 11 fours and three sixes during his 187-ball knock and was supported well by...
  • Oscar Pistorius 'lonely and alienated': family July 16, 2014

    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius' decision to go to a night club while still on trial for murder was 'unwise' but it was done because the 27-year-old is 'lonely and alienated', his family said on Wednesday. Pistorius was involved in an argument with businessman Jared Mortimer at...
  • BRICS to set up $100 billion development bank, first President to be from India July 16, 2014

    Fortaleza: In a major victory for India, the agreement on the much anticipated 100 billion dollars BRICS Development Bank has been sealed. The BRICS Summit on Tuesday decided to establish the new development bank with an initial authorised capital of USD 100 billion for which the initial subscribed capital will...
  • Negotiations to launch new BRICS bank at impasse - sources July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza/ Brazil: Hours before launching a joint development bank to challenge Western dominance over global finances, the BRICS emerging market nations on Tuesday had still not agreed on where the new lender will be headquartered, senior officials involved in the talks told Reuters. Leaders of the five BRICS countries were expected...
  • Hamstrung De Villiers to play as specialist batsman in 1st Test against Sri Lanka July 15, 2014

    AB de Villiers will avoid putting extra stress on a hamstring injury by playing as a batsman only in the first Sri Lanka Test with Quinton de Kock taking over wicketkeeping duties, South Africa captain Hashim Amla said on Tuesday. "De Villiers unfortunately has being struggling with a hamstring, he hasn't...
  • Hashim Amla poised to lead South Africa into new Test era July 15, 2014

    South African Test cricket will usher in a new era under captain Hashim Amla on Wednesday when the country's first permanent non-white skipper leads the side out against Sri Lanka in Galle. Top order batsman Amla replaces the colossus Graeme Smith, who led the side for a decade and elevated them...
  • 1st Test: Sri Lanka plan winning farewell for Jayawardene July 15, 2014

    Sri Lanka are hoping to give former captain Mahela Jayawardene a memorable farewell by winning the last four Tests of his career against South Africa and Pakistan, skipper Angelo Mathews said on Tuesday. "We sent both Sanga (Kumar Sangakkara) and Mahela off (from the Twenty20 format) in a magnificent way in...
  • South African anti-apartheid author Nadine Gordimer dies July 14, 2014

    Johannesburg: South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, one of the literary world's most powerful voices against apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family said on Monday. Gordimer died peacefully at her Johannesburg home on Sunday evening in the presence of her children, Hugo and Oriane, a statement...