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England maintain lead in Test rankings, India slip to 5th


July 14th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 14 (IANS) England extended their lead as the top team in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings released Saturday while India slipped one place to be ... Read more...

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Freak eye injury ends Boucher’s international career


July 11th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) A freak eye injury forced South Africa's veteran wicketkeeper Mark Boucher to end his international cricket career, it was announced Tuesday.The 35-year-old Boucher, who suffered the ... Read more...

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South Africa name unchanged Test squad for England series


June 13th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 13 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) Wednesday showed faith in the Test squad that won their last series comprehensively against New Zealand when the selectors named an unchanged ... Read more...

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Graeme Smith recovering well from ankle surgery


April 26th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 26 (IANS) South African Test captain Graeme Smith is recovering well after undergoing surgery on his left ankle three weeks ago.Cricket South Africa (CSA) said in a statement ... Read more...

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CSA to release Botha from central contracts


March 31st, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 31 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) will be releasing Johan Botha from his central contract after the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in September.The Twenty20 captain said it ... Read more...

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England secure top spot in ICC Test championship table


March 11th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 11 (IANS) England have secured the top spot in the International Cricket Council Test Championship table at the April 1 cut-off date, after the first Test between New ... Read more...

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South Africa aim for clean sweep to claim No.1 ranking


March 6th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 6 (IANS) South Africa will be aiming to carry the winning momentum from its ODI series into the three-Test series against New Zealand starting in Dunedin Wednesday which ... Read more...

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Proteas thrash Sri Lanka for first home series win since 2008


January 6th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Jan 6 (IANS) South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the third and final cricket Test here for their first home series win since 2008.Following on, ... Read more...

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Whenever Dhoni hits a six, he says he didn’t connect: Laxman


November 15th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) "Whenever M.S. Dhoni hits a six, he says he did not connect the ball," stylish batsman V.V.S. Laxman said here Tuesday tongue-in-cheek at the end of ... Read more...

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Dhoni, Laxman shine, India in driver’s seat at Eden Gardens


November 15th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) Stylish batsman V.V.S Laxman and skipper M.S.Dhoni struck contrasting centuries as India piled up a mammoth total and then picked up two West Indies wickets to ... Read more...

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Clarke open to changes in line-up for second Test


November 12th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Nov 12 (IANS) Australian captain Michael Clarke has underlined the importance of winning the second Test against South Africa by saying he won't hesitate to make necessary changes ... Read more...

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Win showed the character of the team: Smith


November 11th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Nov 11 (IANS) South African captain Graeme Smith Friday hailed his team's eight-wicket win by lunch on the third day of the first Test against Australia at Newlands ... Read more...

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Australia bowled out for their fourth lowest Test total


November 10th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Nov 10 (IANS) Australia collapsed to their fourth lowest total in Test cricket, managing a paltry 47 in their second innings against South Africa here Thursday.In fact, Australia ... Read more...

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After Ponting-Clarke century stand, Johnson-Cummins bowl Australia to victory


October 20th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Oct 20 (IANS) New fast bowling sensation Pat Cummins spearheaded Australia's big win over South Africa in their first one-day cricket international, taking three important wickets in a rain-affected ... Read more...

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Finger injury forces de Villiers out of CL T20


September 28th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 28 (IANS) South African batsman AB de Villiers will not take further part in the Champions League T20 as he fractured a finger on his left hand while ... Read more...

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Lively to star in ‘Pride And Prejudice’?


September 27th, 2011 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) Actress Blake Lively has reportedly been offered the role of Elizabeth Bennet in "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies".Contactmusic.com reports that the film is an adaptation of ... Read more...

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Cricketers excited to see India-England play 2000th Test


July 20th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) The cricketing world is excited to see India and England play the 2000th Test match at Lord's and hopes that the match will live up to ... Read more...

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ICC defends abolishing runners, says batsmen were misusing it


June 30th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, June 30 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat Thursday defended the scrapping of runners saying the provision was being misused by the batsmen.The ICC, during ... Read more...

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Captains for different formats a positive step: Kirsten


June 7th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 7 (IANS) New South Africa coach Gary Kirsten said he will have no problem in working with two captains -- AB De Villiers and Graeme Smith -- in ... Read more...

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Would like to see Proteas winning big events: De Villiers


June 7th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 7 (IANS) South Africa's new ODI and Twenty20 captain AB de Villiers has said he would like to change the Proteas history of crumbling at big events.De Villiers, ... Read more...

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Graeme Smith is a rock star in bed: Fiancee


June 6th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 6 (IANS) Graeme Smith's fiancee Morgan Deane has revealed that the South African cricket captain is a rock star in bed.The Times reported that Deane, an Irish pop ... Read more...

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Needed break from being stupid: Graeme Smith


June 6th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 6 (IANS) South African cricket skipper Graeme Smith defended his decision of not returning home after the World Cup in India saying he had needed to break away ... Read more...

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Pune Warriors suffer seventh consecutive IPL defeat (Lead)


May 5th, 2011 - 1:55 am ICT by IANS
Navi Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Pune Warriors suffered their seventh consecutive loss in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as they went down to Mumbai Indians by 21 runs at ... Read more...

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IPL scoreboard: Mumbai Indians vs Pune Warriors


May 5th, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Navi Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Pune Warriors and Mumbai Indians at the D.Y. Patil Sports Academy here Wednesday.Mumbai Indians: Aiden Blizzard ... Read more...

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IPL scoreboard: Pune Warriors vs Delhi Daredevils


April 17th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Navi Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Scoreboard of the Indian Premier League match between Pune Warriors and Delhi Daredevils here Sunday:Pune Warriors: Jesse Ryder c Finch b Nadeem 60 Graeme ... Read more...

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IPL scoreboard: Kochi Tuskers Kerala vs Pune Warriors India


April 14th, 2011 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Navi Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Kochi Tuskers Kerala and Pune Warriors India at the D.Y. Patil Stadium here Wednesday.Kochi Tuskers ... Read more...

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Kochi Tuskers to bat first against Pune Warriors


April 13th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Navi Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Kochi Tuskers won the toss and elected to bat against Pune Warriors in an Indian Premier League match at the DY Patil Stadium here ... Read more...

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IPL scoreboard: Pune Warriors vs Kings XI Punjab


April 11th, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Navi Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Scoreboard of the Indian Premier league match between Pune Warriors and Kings XI Punjab here Sunday. Kings XI Punjab Adam Gilchrist c Uthappa b Thomas ... Read more...

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Pune Warriors begin IPL campaign with victory over Kings XI Punajb (Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Navi Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Pune Warriors began their Indian Premier League campaign in style with a thumping seven wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab at the DY Patil ... Read more...

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Poor World Cup for African nations


March 31st, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) It is a World Cup dominated by sub-continental teams and not an African Safari, as many believed seeing the all-round strength of the South African team.For ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka thump New Zealand for fifth straight time (Statistical highlights)


March 30th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 30 (IANS) Sri Lanka recorded their fifth straight World Cup win against New Zealand when they beat the Black Caps by five wickets here Tuesday to enter ... Read more...

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Chokers tag will stay with team: Cricket South Africa chief


March 28th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 28 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive Gerald Majola Monday admitted that the team will have to live with the chokers tag following their shock ouster from ... Read more...

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South Africa will not be bogged down by latest World Cup debacle: Smith


March 26th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Mar 26(ANI): South African captain Graeme Smith has predicted that his team will quickly overcome their latest World Cup debacle.The Proteas have been knocked out of the tournament after they collapsed ... Read more...

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We weren’t good enough tonight, says Smith


March 26th, 2011 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 25 (IANS) A shocked South African skipper Graeme Smith was at a loss for words after his side's 49-run defeat to New Zealand in the World Cup quarterfinal ... Read more...

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World Cup scoreboard: New Zealand vs. South Africa


March 25th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 25 (IANS) The scoreboard of the cricket World Cup quarterfinal match between New Zealand and South Africa at the Shere Bangla National Stadium here Friday:New Zealand: Martin Guptill ... Read more...

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