Amla keen to keep running riot

Amla keen to keep running riot

Hashim Amla looked forward to returning to the scene of his greatest triumph after punishing England with yet another superb century. Amla’s brilliant 150 was the centrepiece of the Proteas 80 run-win in the second one-day international at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton as they went 1-0 up in the five-match series following last week’s […]

SA dethrones England as number one Test team

SA dethrones England as number one Test team

South Africa replaced England as the world’s number one Test side after a 51-run win in the third Test at Lord’s gave them the three-match series 2-0. England set a daunting target of 346 for victory, were dismissed for 294 on Monday’s final day with seamer Vernon Philander, who finished the innings with two wickets […]

Philander double leaves England reeling

Philander double leaves England reeling

Vernon Philander rocked England with a double strike late on the fourth day as South Africa cemented their grip on the third Test at Lord’s on Sunday. The seamer removed both England openers during a dramatic spell of two wickets for one run in 10 balls. At stumps England were 16 for two, needing a […]

Ashes revenge drives Ponting

Ashes revenge drives Ponting

Veteran Australian batsman Ricky Ponting says his key motivation to keep playing is the hurt of losing back-to-back Ashes series, as he works to stay fit for another crack at arch-rivals England. Former skipper Ponting, 38, could break Steve Waugh’s record as Australia’s most-capped Test cricketer in the first match of a three-Test series against […]

Pieterson pays price for life as an outsider

Pieterson pays price for life as an outsider

From the moment Kevin Pietersen walked out on South African cricket in protest at their selection policy it was clear the batsman’s sublime skills would often be overshadowed by his penchant for emotional gestures generated by self-interest. Now that dangerously narcissistic element of Pietersen’s personality, which has landed him in hot water so many times […]

South Africa take 1-0 lead in three match series against England

South Africa take 1-0 lead in three match series against England

  South Africa took a one-nil lead in the three-match series against England, beating the hosts by an innings and 12 runs and securing their first win at the Oval after a masterful display of top order batting yesterday. Hashim Amla’s unbeaten 311, ably supported by 182 not out from veteran all-rounder Jacques Kallis and […]

Triple century for Amla puts SA firmly in the lead

Triple century for Amla puts SA firmly in the lead

A triple century by Hashim Amla and four strikes by South Africa’s bowlers had England reeling on the fourth day of the first Test match at the Oval yesterday. Amla made 311 not out as South Africa made 637 for two declared; a first innings lead of 252. England were 102 for four at the […]

Lions coach Nosworthy resigns

Lions coach Nosworthy resigns

Highveld Lions head coach Dave Nosworthy resigned from his post today. The Lions Cricket Board said in a statement it had accepted his resignation and agreed to his request to sever ties after a one-month notice period, despite Nosworthy having another 11 months on his contract. Over the last four seasons, Nosworthy guided the Lions […]

Record breaker Best strikes after running riot

Record breaker Best strikes after running riot

Tino Best’s astounding 95, the highest ever score by a Test No 11, rocked England at Edgbaston yesterday. England, at stumps on the fourth day of the third Test, were 221 for five — a deficit of 205 runs and still needing a further 56 to avoid the follow-on — with Ian Bell 76 not […]

Cook a fan of floodlights

Cook a fan of floodlights

England opener Alastair Cook believes the way in which floodlights were used against the West Indies in the first Test at Lord’s could set an example to the rest of world cricket. Although there has been talk of day/night Test cricket, featuring pink balls, plans for such matches appear firmly stuck on the drawing board. […]

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